Architecture & Design (346)

Colorama

ISBN: 9783791373287

Author: Cruschiform    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves int...


What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves into the nuances of the universal palette while also explaining the history behind some of the terms used to describe certain hues. Elegantly designed it offers two-page spreads for 133 different shades. Each full-page of brilliant color faces a charming explanatory illustration and text of technical, scientific, historic, etymological, or linguistic terms. Two helpful indices present the colors in the order in which they appear in the book and also sorts them thematically in categories such as "Birds," "Cloth," "Modes of Transport," and "Formulas." The book also offers inspiration and guidance to painters and illustrators. Young lovers of art can understand why artists chose a particular shade over another. As fun to peruse as it is informative, this unique, cleverly designed book offers a wealth of surprises about the colors around us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 160 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$55.00
Ingenious

ISBN: 9788416851324

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

One of the most challenging task for a product designer is certainly to combine form and function in an effective way. Creativity, thus, is an important asset f...


One of the most challenging task for a product designer is certainly to combine form and function in an effective way. Creativity, thus, is an important asset for them, if they want to find the right balance. This book features different examples from all over the world of how inventiveness results in outstanding and original products, in the form of furniture, decorative objects, lamps and toys. The volume includes product descriptions, photographs, and designers’ sketches which show the design processes. A must-have for both students and professionals of product and interior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2018


$125.00
Kehinde Wiley - A New Republic

ISBN: 9783791354309

Author: Eugenie Tsai    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as ...


Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as his sculptural work—which boldly explore ideas about race, power, and tradition. Celebrated for his classically styled paintings that depict African American men in heroic poses, Kehinde Wiley is among the expanding ranks of prominent black artists—such as Sanford Biggers, Yinka Shonibare, Mickalene Thomas, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye—who are reworking art history and questioning its depictions of people of color. This volume surveys Wiley’s career from 2001 to the present. It includes early portraits of the men Wiley observed on Harlem’s streets, and which laid the foundation for his acclaimed reworkings of Old Master paintings by Titian, van Dyke, Manet, and others, in which he replaces historical subjects with young African American men in contemporary attire: puffy jackets, sneakers, hoodies, and baseball caps. Also included is a generous selection from Wiley’s ongoing World Stage project; several of his enormous Down paintings; striking male portrait busts in bronze; and examples from the artist’s new series of stainedglass windows. Accompanying the illustrations are essays that introduce readers to the arc of Wiley’s career, its critical reception, and ongoing evolution.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 25 x 31 mm


$125.00
Floating Houses - Living over the water

ISBN: 9788416500734

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities l...


There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities like Amsterdam and Seattle boast spectacular neighbourhoods of floating homes with all the comforts and amenities of traditional homes. Available in different sizes and finishes, they are tailored to the needs of each individual homeowner.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2018


$49.99
Shoplifters

ISBN: 9783899559415

Publisher: Gestalten

Shoplifters explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online s...


Shoplifters explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online shopping, shops and brands find themselves in a permanent battle over the most innovative store concepts, striking window displays, and genius presentation of goods to breath new life into the traditional retail flow. It is this creative struggle that has heralded in a golden era of retail design. Brand experiences now stretch far beyond the end product; the dialogues between a shop and its consumers are becoming increasingly important. Companies are tapping top designers and retooling their talents, be it through sophisticated flagship stores or unexpected temporary venues. Shoplifters showcases the most outstanding concepts across a number of industries, introducing the most innovative brands with rich, in-depth case studies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 23-04-2018


$150.00
Masterworks of Architectural Drawing

ISBN: 9783791357218

Author: Christian Benedik    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Since the medium began, artists have used architectural drawings to document the urban and rural past and to envision the future. Covering a period that runs fr...


Since the medium began, artists have used architectural drawings to document the urban and rural past and to envision the future. Covering a period that runs from the 16th-century to today, this collection of 140 architectural drawings presents a panoply of styles and perspectives from some of the leading artists of their day, including Dürer, Bernini, Hansen, Loos, and others. From delicately colored Baroque vedute and magnificent Renaissance buildings to Habsburg palaces and Art Deco structures, these works both document and reflect upon the architects and the artists’ visions and hopes for our built environments. With detailed sketches and painters’ compositions, this book will fascinate architectural enthusiasts and art lovers alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 290 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2018


$140.00
Jean-Francois Koenig Architect

ISBN: 9783961710751

Author: Jean-Francois Koenig    Publisher: TeNeues

An architecture book for all those excited by contemporary, innovative building design and development Richly illustrated with a broad spectrum of architectural...


An architecture book for all those excited by contemporary, innovative building design and development Richly illustrated with a broad spectrum of architectural photography, drawings, and sketches A look behind the scenes with one of the world’s leading architects In many regards, architecture of the 21st century has to fit a square peg into a round hole. It should be energetic and meaningful and yet be as sustainable as possible in all details. It should offer ample and proportioned space for its inhabitants, but also fit harmoniously into its environment. Architect Jean-Francois Koenig has been meeting these requirements for four decades. With the goal of improving the life quality of the inhabitants and users of his buildings, he sets out elaborate aesthetic designs that also include infrastructure and transport connections. The projects in Jean-Francois Koenig’s portfolio—including offices, private houses, hotels, public buildings, and schools—reflect his enhancement and integration of the many facets of urban life. When he won the third prize in a RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) competition in 1979, with Norman Foster as judge, Koenig was the only architecture student among the winners. Even at that stage, his sketch for a pedestrian link between Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square demonstrated his sense for the city environment, not to mention his outstanding graphic talent. One of Koenig’s many esteemed projects is the Commercial Bank on the island of Mauritius, Koenig’s native home, where he continues to reside. JEAN-FRANCOIS KOENIG was elected one of the “100 Architects 2012,” a competition organized by the Interna­tional Union of Architects (UIA) and the Korean Institute of Architects (KIA). In the 1980s, he worked with the RIBA Gold Medal Award architect, Sir Philip Dowson. At the 2011 UIA World Congress in Tokyo, under the heading “Sustainable by Design 2050,” his Mauritius Commercial Bank was amongst the best of the archi­tecture of Africa. Koenig has worked in England, South Africa, India, Madagascar, the Seychelles, La Réunion, and Mauritius for the last 30 years.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2018


$115.00
Exceptional Homes

ISBN: 9783961710959

Author: Ralf Scmitz    Publisher: TeNeues

As good as living can get: real estate with a rare combination of outstanding location, stylish architecture, and high-quality materials With an eye for archit...


As good as living can get: real estate with a rare combination of outstanding location, stylish architecture, and high-quality materials With an eye for architectural tradition, as well as an instinct for the finer details, Ralf Schmitz homes are outstandingly unique Redefining comfort zones—for designers, architects, and residents who have elevated standards for their living spaces Architectural mastery with handcrafted details, enhanced with all of today’s modern conveniences, is on full display in the elegant residences of Ralf Schmitz’s extraordinary portfolio. Whether urban villas or townhouses, Wilhelminian style or Art Deco, glimpse refined classical architecture combined with state-of-the art finishes as you tour an array of luxury interiors in this opulent book. Exceptional Homes shows a variety of distinctive, newly-constructed buildings and ultra-stylish homes in prime locations. The showroom apartments in Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg feature exquisite furnishings and tasteful color combinations that make them truly inspiring. Traditional architectural layouts are skillfully re-imagined and re-designed for modern living, allowing for light-flooded floor plans with harmonious room sequences to create beautiful, upscale home environments. Even the common areas of the unique properties are splendidly accentuated—lavish lobbies and elaborate elevators make the mere arrival to a building or residence a memorable experience. Exclusive cooperative projects with prestigious interior design professionals, such as Jacques Grange and Tomas Maier from the Italian luxury label Bottega Veneta, demonstrate the exceptional standard upheld by this historic company. All structures are designed by renowned, highly sought--after architectural firms. “Only value endures” is the guiding principle of the Schmitz family, the real estate developers for subdued luxury. This is precisely what the founder of the company mandated in 1864. Today, the company embodies the same values: developing and building high-quality residential estates on exclusive properties on the basis of a building culture that stands for architectural perfection.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2018


$115.00
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
New Architecture New York

ISBN: 9783791383682

Author: Alexandra Lange    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

From Bjarke Ingels Group’s VIA West 57 to SHoP Architects’ Barclays Center, and from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s High Line to SOM’s One World Trade Cente...


From Bjarke Ingels Group’s VIA West 57 to SHoP Architects’ Barclays Center, and from Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s High Line to SOM’s One World Trade Center, New York City has been home to some of this century’s most exciting new architecture. Profiling more than fifty projects that are shaping the city’s streets and skylines, this book features color photographs of each building and a brief, informative text about its significance. Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Foster + Partners, Selldorf Architects, Gehry Partners, and Adjaye Associates are just some of the firms that have recently completed projects in New York City. Visitors to the city as well as its denizens will find this book an exhilarating guide, while fans of architecture will gain an even greater appreciation of the city’s unprecedented development in the past fifteen years by the world’s best architects. PAVEL BENDOV is an architectural photographer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 13-10-2017


$110.00
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