Architecture & Design (256)

Africa Rising

ISBN: 9783899556414

Publisher: Gestalten

The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fas...


The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While the colors, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly pieces of African design. Africa Rising calls stereotypes and archaic clichés into question. A comprehensive portrait of Africa manifests from marrying Peter Mabeo’s furniture made from indigenous wood or Nobukho Nqaba’s body of photographic work that handles the themes of migration and foreignness through the clever use of every day objects or the publicly-minded architecture of David Adjaye with the up-and-coming threads of Selly Raby Kane’s energetic fashion line or the soundscapes of Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma that fix Bantu lyrics to computerized beats. Insightful essays from experts and artisans contextualize each portrait and provide insight into talented pioneers, outstanding projects, and the way craft can be a catalyst for social and economic developments. The volume is co-edited by Design Indaba: a multifaceted design platform that garners worldwide critical acclaim for their annual design conference held in Cape Town. Africa Rising celebrates the way art strengthens and unifies cultures and, most importantly, invokes the multi-faceted richness of Africa. Explore Africa’s worldwide ripple effect of inspiration, creativity, and artistic community.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2016


$135.00
Efficient Offices

ISBN: 9788416500253

Author: Octavi Mestre    Publisher: Monsa

Today, nobody doubts that in the same way we can parameterize a building, to know its height, its weight (the famous question that Buckminster Fuller made to No...


Today, nobody doubts that in the same way we can parameterize a building, to know its height, its weight (the famous question that Buckminster Fuller made to Norman Foster, “How much does your building weigh Mr Foster?”), today, we should know how much do our buildings spend and what to do to improve their energetic efficiency. In fact, our last buildings are all “passive house” (the CERN buildings are adjusted to the specifications of the RT-2012, the strict French regulation and that of CERN itself) and the last two reforms in Barcelona (the buildings at Travesera-Amigó and the Diagonal 409) have obtained the CS LEED ORO Certificate and the Calener GT Nivel B energetic qualification in rehabilitation), something that is always harder than when it is applied on brand new buildings and we can play with the thermal coating. Within the environmental concern that should distinguish us and in order to make our buildings worth of the GREEN BUILDING consideration, at the Geoda de Travesera Building, we have projected installations in order to allow the reduction of 40% and 45% of the energetic consumption of a building of similar characteristics and to minimize the carbon emissions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


$49.99
Type Hybrid

ISBN: 9789881320391

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

With increased globalization comes increased sharing of ideas — a cultural exchange than can lead to new and diverse possibilities. This hybridization has lon...


With increased globalization comes increased sharing of ideas — a cultural exchange than can lead to new and diverse possibilities. This hybridization has long been at work not only on the foods we eat and the music we listen to, but the very words we speak. Type Hybrid examines its impact on the written aspects of our languages. Appealing to an audience that speaks more than one language, multilingual designers are able to broaden their reach and that of their clients at the same time as expanding the arsenal of characters at their disposal. Divided into two chapters and showcasing logos and visual communication, this book is revolutionary in its exposŽ of a growing trend in typography, one that is demonstrably here to stay.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 184 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2016


$99.00
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Ars Sacra

ISBN: 9783848008957

Author: Rolf Toman    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Ars Sacra is an unique tribute to 2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality. This glorious tome takes the reader on a tour through seventeen ce...


Ars Sacra is an unique tribute to 2000 years of Christian art, architecture and spirituality. This glorious tome takes the reader on a tour through seventeen centuries of sacral art, architecture, and culture, from the late antiquity to the middle ages, renaissance, baroque, art nouveau to works by contemporary artists such as Marc Chagall and Gerhard Richter.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 800


Dimensions: 250 x 380 mm


$240.00
Islam: Art and Architecture

ISBN: 9783848008384

Author: Markus Hattstein    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Islam, the second largest and the youngest of the major world religions, has changed the world and left its mark on human history since the appearance of the pr...


Islam, the second largest and the youngest of the major world religions, has changed the world and left its mark on human history since the appearance of the prophet Mohammed in the seventh century. This book follows the historical development of the Islamic dynasties and regions, showing the variety of their forms of artistic expression from the beginning until today. From decorative elements of buildings to calligraphy and the embellishment of everyday objects, ornamentation, that most characteristic Islamic art form, is displayed in an extraordinary rich range of ways. The contributions of important scholars bring to life before our very eyes this culture, which belongs next to Greek and Roman antiquity as one of the pillars of our modern society.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 624


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$49.99
Handmade Shoes for Men

ISBN: 9783848003686

Author: Lazlo Vass    Publisher: h f Ullmann

A man’s shoes are the most important items in his wardrobe. However, a pair of custom-made welted shoes goes beyond mere items of apparel. They are the creati...


A man’s shoes are the most important items in his wardrobe. However, a pair of custom-made welted shoes goes beyond mere items of apparel. They are the creation of a master craftsman, expressing the social standing of the wearer while simultaneously providing the delicate structure of the feet with optimum protection from the stress and strain of everyday life. Custom-made shoes are also a work of art in leather, designed for the distinctive feet and the individual taste of the fashion-conscious gentleman. This book takes an expert look into the workshops of internationally renowned shoemakers. The many detailed photographs in this book reveal the closely-guarded secrets and tricks of the trade that come between the taking of measurements and the completion of the shoe. This book is for those with a sense of both fashion and tradition, for those who love shoes. It is also a worthy introduction, for both the professional and the layman, to the wealth of tradition that is waiting to be discovered in the shoemaker’s workshop.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$49.99
Monasteries and Monastic Orders

ISBN: 9783848000630

Author: Kristina Kruger    Publisher: h f Ullmann

How did the monks, nuns, and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the rela...


How did the monks, nuns, and hermits live? What rules did they agree to obey? To what extent were they able to uphold those ideals in reality? What was the relationship between the monasteries and worldly authorities? And what was the source of the power that the religious orders were able to exercise in political affairs at various times? Are the remarkable cultural accomplishments of the cloisters simply the fruits of great self-discipline, or did they also result from a privileged way of life? Who were the men and women who entered monasteries? Knowledgeable responses to these and many other questions, in conjunction with opulent illustrations, make this an impressive volume that is destined to become a standard on the subject.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 432


Dimensions: 234 x 324 mm


$49.99
A Guy's Guide to Style

ISBN: 9783848000289

Author: Berhard Roetzel    Publisher: h f Ullmann

A Guy’s Guide to Style illustrates the basic, generally appropriate and long-term fundamentals of a good fashion style for every man, and gives practical tips...


A Guy’s Guide to Style illustrates the basic, generally appropriate and long-term fundamentals of a good fashion style for every man, and gives practical tips for all situations from business meetings and festive occasions to recreational activities. Outfit examples assist with the right combinations of clothing. The Guy’s Guide to Style thus will actually be a style advisor and should be in every men’s pocket.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 122 x 180 mm


$34.99
Florence: Art and Architecture

ISBN: 9783848000081

Author: Antonio Paolucci    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and clearly written texts with an abundance of pictures. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors ...


Florence: Art and Architecture combines interesting and clearly written texts with an abundance of pictures. Prominent Florentine scholars and museum directors accompany the reader on a journey to the unique artistic treasures of the city on the Arno. They introduce historical buildings and sculptures in their historical contexts, and lead you through world famous painting galleries such as the Accademia and the Palazzo Pitti.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 528


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


$59.99
Branding & Spaces Design

ISBN: 9788416500239

Author: Anna Jorda    Publisher: Monsa

This book presents different spaces, offices, bookshops/cafes, hairdressers, jewellery shops, fashion retail stores, tea shops, etc ... In all of them, we can s...


This book presents different spaces, offices, bookshops/cafes, hairdressers, jewellery shops, fashion retail stores, tea shops, etc ... In all of them, we can see that their branding and interior design generate a global image with its own personality, which attracts and foster loyalty in the customer who looks for new experiences more special and intimate. These are spaces that show us the spirit and soul of these small businesses which through their visual image, surprise us with more innovative and creative experiences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


$69.99
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