Architecture & Design (331)

Let's Write!

ISBN: 9783791371818

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether you love the feel of pen on paper or are attached to your keyboard, this unique book will open you up to the fascinating world of letters. No skill is r...


Whether you love the feel of pen on paper or are attached to your keyboard, this unique book will open you up to the fascinating world of letters. No skill is required, just an imagination and a willingness to scribble, draw, colour and play. In quirky, uniquely designed spreads, Julia Kaergel demonstrates how entire alphabets can be created with the simplest of tools: pencils, pen and ink, paintbrush, markers, quill, sticks and even junk. Her encouraging step-by-step instructions are accompanied by examples of her own creative expressions that are sure to inspire all doodlers. In addition, she offers great ideas for ways you can incorporate your typeface creations into invitations, posters, t-shirts and even cake decoration! Whether you're a budding graphic artist or obsessed with fonts, this book serves up endless ideas to let your imagination run wild.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 236 x 276 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2014


$27.99
Logo Decode

ISBN: 9788416504169

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Branding and visual identity in business can be a powerful marketing tool and logo is an absolute essential. It not only plays an important role in presenting t...


Branding and visual identity in business can be a powerful marketing tool and logo is an absolute essential. It not only plays an important role in presenting the philosophy of a company, but also attracts the consumers by its particular form. Logo Decode focuses on "how a logo comes into being," taking you through some of the decisions designers made and why they made them. It will be a invaluable guide for people engaged in graphic design and marketing, and even brand owners.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2016


$110.00
Modern Living Homes Away From Home

ISBN: 9783961710133

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand ...


his volume features beautiful holiday homes where we would happily check in for a month Rustic retreats, opulent villas, and cozy beach houses from New Zealand to South Africa to Cornwall to Malibu Includes useful advice to decorate your own travel-inspired home It’s fair to say we all love a holiday. That perfect countryside retreat, captivating beach house, or remote island villa offers an experience that lingers beyond a stolen weekend or those carefree two weeks. But how do you grab some of that global glamour and transport it back home? Featuring fabulous homes from Puglia to New Zealand, Modern Living—Homes Away From Home is packed with ideas on how to replicate the look and bring the spirit of escapism to your door. Bringing together two of our favorite pleasures—architecture and travel—design writer Claire Bingham takes a tour of some of the world’s most inspiring escapes. From ultra-contemporary, simple rustic, or opulently-styled spaces, this volume goes off grid in search of the world’s most beautiful rural abodes, decoding the design details that give them their unique sense of style. With hotels increasingly going for a “home-from-home” vibe, they are now a great source of inspiration for home decor. That beautifully-patterned tile flooring in the bathroom or an eclectic mix of furniture in the bedroom? There are many effects that can be replicated at home, too. Homes Away From Home gives the lowdown on the latest trends and how to use them, so next time you’re on holiday and in an interior you love, you can figure out what you’ve fallen for and take the ideas home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2017


$89.99
Modern Living Grandiflora

ISBN: 9783961710102

Author: Claire Bingham    Publisher: TeNeues

Features an astonishing selection of nature-filled interiors to inspire home decorators of all tastes and lifestyles Learn how to add the florist’s touch to y...


Features an astonishing selection of nature-filled interiors to inspire home decorators of all tastes and lifestyles Learn how to add the florist’s touch to your own home with these insider secrets and step-by-step guides Includes interviews with well-known florists and inspiring personalities who embrace nature in their work and homes Modern Living – Grandiflorais an uplifting, inspiring, and practical guide to using flowers and foliage in the home. From lush greenery to modern florals, we step inside beautiful botanical interiors that lift your spirits with a cool mix of vibrant colors, stylish accessories, and elegant design details. Author and interiors writer Claire Bingham leads by example, sharing her passion for floral- themed houses and people who dream up eye-catching schemes using nature as their cue. Alongside the blossom-filled abodes, the book is crammed full of ideas for easy, seasonal floral arrangements to step-by-step guides to flower pressing the modern way. Bingham believes nature should feature highly in the contemporary family home. No space is ever too small for a potted plant or floral-patterned cushion. Anything that brings nature indoors counts for a lot! For one apartment in the Netherlands, dark charcoal walls show off vibrant, floral-inspired prints to dramatic effect. Elsewhere, glamorous botanical prints on wallpapers, fabrics, and accessories abound, yet the interiors remain elegant and balanced. Claire Bingham shares the styling secrets that make it all work. Pretty chinoiserie, vintage chintz, or cool palm prints, there’s a multitude of ways to revitalize your decor. Whatever your decorating delectation, Grandiflora will harness your flower power and teach you how to turn your home into a floral sanctuary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 17-07-2017


$89.99
New York

ISBN: 9783961710270

Author: Bernard Hartmann    Publisher: TeNeues

New York is probably the most photographed city in the world. It is hard to resist the fascination for the Big Apple, and many have tried to visually capture th...


New York is probably the most photographed city in the world. It is hard to resist the fascination for the Big Apple, and many have tried to visually capture the singularly unique “Empire State of Mind.” It’s not just the classic landmarks that belong to an emotional portrait of the metropolis, but also the bustling life in the urban canyons of Manhattan and its neighborhoods. And this is why Bernhard Hartmann never approaches New York City from just one perspective. He employs multiple angles: brilliant studies that make the sculptural details of architectural icons, both old and new, come alive, alongside snapshots of ephemeral, shadowy pedestrians hurrying by on rain-soaked asphalt illuminated by neon sign reflections. Hartmann is especially taken with the city’s lights, as his black-and-white photos twinkle in an almost magical way. His color photographs possess a near-hypnotic quality that make the nighttime neon-lit streets feel like an homage to decades past, and his aerial photos almost tangibly pull you into the scene. Despite the technical refinement and exquisite detail of Hartmann’s photos, their unequalled atmospheric intensity is what truly makes them special: he combines the latest photographic techniques with the glamour of historic pictures. The result is a dazzling, contemporary portrait of the most amazing city in the world, one that—like your own first visit to New York—you will never forget.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 275 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2017


$135.00
Le Corbusier : The Complete Buildings

ISBN: 9783791384023

Author: Cemal Emden    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden ph...


In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden photographed all the 52 buildings that remain standing. Each of these buildings is featured in the book and captured from multiple angles, with images revealing their exterior and interior details. Interspersed throughout the book are texts by leading architects and scholars, whose commentaries are as fascinating and varied as the buildings themselves. The book closes with an illustrated, annotated index. From the early Villa Vallet, built in Switzerland in 1905, to his groundbreaking Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, completed in 1947, this ambitious project presents the entirety and diversity of Le Corbusier’s architectural output. Visually arresting and endlessly engaging, it will appeal to the architect’s many fans, as well as anyone interested in the foundation of modern architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 216 x 324 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$125.00
50 Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383620

Author: Claudia Hellman    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is ev...


Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is everywhere, and this volume profiles fifty of the most influential figures over the past one hundred years. From the first bentwood chairs by Thonet to the holistically designed worlds of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, and from the signature styles of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, and Philippe Starck to internationally known brands like Swatch, Muji, and Apple, the designers presented here are profiled in double-page spreads packed with fascinating background information, photographs, and illustrations. As inspiring as it is informative, this far-reaching book celebrates the impact that design has on our daily life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$45.00
The Big Book of Small Home Plans

ISBN: 9781580117944

Author: Design America    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility and fewer possessio...


Smaller homes are growing in popularity as more people decide to live simpler yet fuller lives with less square footage, less responsibility and fewer possessions. Smaller homes can provide substantial savings in tax, building, heating, maintenance and repair costs, with reduced ecological impact. Build the small home of your dreams by doing all or part of the work yourself. This practical do-it-yourself guide will help you make your dreams a reality. Whether you’re looking to build the ideal cabin, cottage, small home or tiny house, you’re sure to find it here. Select from a catalogue of more than 360 expertly prepared plans for building a variety of small homes under 1,200 square feet. Easy-to-follow construction blueprints and materials lists are available for each project to ensure success. Big Book of Small Home Plans is also packed with advice for rightsizing your house while maximizing your living space, with useful tips on small home organizing, decorating and smart storage.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$29.99
Modular Loft

ISBN: 9788416500567

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In the projects presented in this book, besides being ingenious and capable, planners make creative use of construction techniques, often artisanal, to create f...


In the projects presented in this book, besides being ingenious and capable, planners make creative use of construction techniques, often artisanal, to create flexible-use living environments that optimize the use of space. Some recurring elements in this type planning are enclosures that integrate and conceal furnishings, new lofts that take advantage of underutilized interior height, furniture that can be moved to differentiate areas, and independent volumes that focus functional areas.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$49.99
Clever Solutions For Small Apartments

ISBN: 9788416500598

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choo...


Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choosing good storage options. All resources come into play when conceiving and designing functional and versatile rooms that adapt to their inhabitants and lend a coherent decor to the whole, all to one’s personal taste. This book explores various storage solutions for apartments of different sizes. It is structured from the lowest to the highest available surface, and they all have aspects in common: the style of each house, the space available, the entrance of light and how to take advantage of it, and finally the color.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$49.99
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