Architecture & Design (349)

Houses & Materials

ISBN: 9788415829324

Publisher: Monsa

This book explores basic building materials can be used in exciting and creating ways. This richly illustrated volume provides architects and designer with a su...


This book explores basic building materials can be used in exciting and creating ways. This richly illustrated volume provides architects and designer with a superb source of inspiration and ideas. Exploring a wide variety of projects from around the world - from the Isle of Skye to Tokyo, it showcases how the five basic building materials - wood, stone, concrete, metal, glass - can be used in novel and exciting ways to create buildings that are not only stylish, but practical, and environmentally friendly.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 220 x 240 x 12 mm


$39.99 $14.99
Collage

ISBN: 9788415829287

Publisher: Monsa

From photomontage to digital collage, this is a superb visual celebration of the art of collage. Collage is an artistic technique where works are made from an a...


From photomontage to digital collage, this is a superb visual celebration of the art of collage. Collage is an artistic technique where works are made from an assemblage of different forms - anything from photographs to newspaper, found objects to other artworks - to create a whole new work. Although its origins can be traced back hundreds of years, the technique became popular during the 20th century when artists such as Pablo Picasso began using it to added layers of complexity to their works. It has continued to grow in popularity as an art form, especially as the rise in use digital tools has brought it to the attention of a whole new generation of artists. Collage: Illustrations Cut & Paste brings together the most exciting and innovative works from some of the most talented artists using the technique today.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 255 x 215 x 17 mm


$79.99 $29.99
Monsters from the Imagination - Best Creatures by Global Artists

ISBN: 9781908175816

Publisher: CYPI Press

The stuff of nightmares, monsters have haunted the human psyche for millennia, cropping up in all cultures through our stories and myths, in three-dimensional a...


The stuff of nightmares, monsters have haunted the human psyche for millennia, cropping up in all cultures through our stories and myths, in three-dimensional and graphic representations. This hold has not diminished as newer technologies keep evolving to visually render them faster and with increased nuance for a variety of applications from games and animation to film characters. Monsters of the Imagination looks at this legacy through the diverse work of 30 world-renowned creature designers who share their inspiration, choice of materials and techniques with the readers. The chapters include Digital Painting, Traditional Hand Drawing, 3D Modeling and Rendering, and Sculpture. Embrace the horror...


Bind: paperback


Pages: 196


Dimensions: 210 x 260 x 15 mm


$79.99
House Plans for Challenging Sites

ISBN: 9788417557027

Publisher: Monsa

House Plans For Challenging Sites features more than 350 floor plans, sections, sketches, and elevations, as well as construction details of 35 housing projects...


House Plans For Challenging Sites features more than 350 floor plans, sections, sketches, and elevations, as well as construction details of 35 housing projects which represent a true challenge for architects. either because of their topography or the geological composition of the soil. Regarding their outside appearance, these homes are designed to integrate into the landscape and minimise environmental impact, since they are mostly located in beautiful, ecologically diverse natural settings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 230 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$49.99
Ephemeral Architecture (PB)

ISBN: 9788417412227

Author: Alex Sanchez Vidiella    Publisher: Promo Press

The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. ...


The term ephemeral is faithfully illustrative of our times. However, constructions with a limited lifespan have been a constant in the history of architecture. Research of materials and, above all, the evolution of design; have made this discipline an essential area of study for scholars and authorities alike. Ephemeral Architecture offers a wide and also rigorous selection of the best contemporary projects by some of the most daring and innovative architecture studios. The spectacular projects contained in these pages are profusely illustrated and thoroughly documented with drafts, scale and layout drawings, illustrations, renderings and photographs. The book is divided into content blocks that will allow the reader to enjoy the most innovative interventions, be they pavilions, art installations, interactive constructions, stands and finally, award winning projects within the field of temporary architecture.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 24-05-2019


$69.99
Design Create Thrill : The power of graphic design to spark emotions

ISBN: 9788417656027

Author: Sara Caldas    Publisher: Promo Press

In this book, the author presents the perspectives of several authors and designers on how to achieve an emotional graphic design. Even though they are not abso...


In this book, the author presents the perspectives of several authors and designers on how to achieve an emotional graphic design. Even though they are not absolute truths and there is no guarantee that if a designer follows those principles people will be emotional attached to the work, they will certainly bring them closer to that. Emotional design is a design that reflects on the crucial role emotions have in the human ability to understand the world, promising to enhance the quality of life of its audience. A successful emotion-driven design improves the relationship between the audience and the ‘product’, creating deep emotional bounds between the two. There are already many theories talking about emotional design in product design, industrial design, and even web design. But what about graphic design? This book aims to bring the graphic designer closer to delivering an emotion-driven design.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 187 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$67.50
Form Follows Technique

ISBN: 9780764358197

Author: Richard Schultz    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Based on a series of lectures developed by noted furniture designer Richard Schultz, this brief, striking book lays out his design manifesto both challenging an...


Based on a series of lectures developed by noted furniture designer Richard Schultz, this brief, striking book lays out his design manifesto both challenging and adding to Louis Sullivan's credo ""form follows function."" From African stools carved from a single log to advanced techniques of laminating wood; from simple twisted wire chairs to complex wire furniture bending in three axes; and from basic stonework to iconic post-and-beam structures, the art of design evolves along with the available materials and techniques. Combining Zen wisdom, examples of classic furniture, and a lifetime of experience as a designer, Schultz explores how technology both limits and fosters innovative design. It is the author's hope that this book will encourage students, designers, and others to think about new materials and techniques so that they, too, will create iconic designs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 152 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2019


$39.99
Grand and Private Rooms of the Winter Palace

ISBN: 9785912084133

Author: Tatyana Sonina    Publisher: Arca Publishers

A stunning volume presents the thrilling history of the Winter Palace, connected with the life of Russia and Saint Petersburg for more than 250 years. Externall...


A stunning volume presents the thrilling history of the Winter Palace, connected with the life of Russia and Saint Petersburg for more than 250 years. Externally the Palace has not changed much, however its interior, as a living organism, has been constantly updated for the royal family members’ needs, status, and artistic tastes. These numerous changes are reflected in splendid illustrations, mostly from the State Hermitage collection. Colourful album will let you both walk along the halls of bygone epochs and get acquainted with the Palace’s modern life, enjoying magnificent masterpieces of painting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 228 x 266 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2019


$100.00
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Optical Illusions in Graphic Design

ISBN: 9788417412296

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

What are illusions? Illusions trick you into perceiving something differently from how it actually exists, so what you see does not correspond to physical reali...


What are illusions? Illusions trick you into perceiving something differently from how it actually exists, so what you see does not correspond to physical reality. While scientists and doctors are studying how pathological illusion arises, our excellent designers are also working on how to trick your eyes with graphic illusion! It's unbelievable to see how simple elements create extraordinary effects that attract your attention, make you doubt, and fall for their ''tricks.'' Be prepared, and welcome to the ''dizzyland!''


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2019


$75.00
The Christchurch Town Hall 1965-2019

ISBN: 9781988503103

Author: Ian Lochhead    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 201...


The 2019 re-opening of the Christchurch Town Hall is celebrated in this richly illustrated volume. Threatened with demolition following earthquake damage in 2011, the building has been renewed through seismic strengthening, restoration and repair. With contributions from those who shaped its original design, along with accounts of the renewal project and the story of the hall’s Rieger organ, this book explains why the Christchurch Town Hall is of both national and international significance. It will appeal to a diverse range of readers, from architects and acousticians, to musicians and those who seek a better understanding of what makes it such an outstanding performance venue, as well as to citizens who take pride in their town hall. Opened in 1972, the Christchurch Town Hall was acclaimed for its architectural excellence and established the national reputation of its designers, Warren & Mahoney. Harold Marshall’s acoustic design brought international recognition and helped to transform the way concert halls were designed around the world. Serving as the city’s leading concert venue for almost forty years, the Christchurch Town Hall has been acclaimed by performers as diverse as Leonard Bernstein, Kiri Te Kanawa and Carlos Santana. Yet it was always more than just a performance venue, becoming the focus for many of the city’s civic, social, cultural and educational rituals. In 2019 the renewed town hall became, once more, Christchurch’s ‘public living room’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 220 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2019


$59.99
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