April 2019 (49)

Designing Graphic Illusions

ISBN: 9789887928355

Publisher: Sendpoints

Monument Valley, an indie puzzle game based on optical illusions and impossible objects, generated nearly $14.4million of revenue on two years after its launch....


Monument Valley, an indie puzzle game based on optical illusions and impossible objects, generated nearly $14.4million of revenue on two years after its launch. An ordinary dress prompted an internet discussion around the world of whether it was black and blue or white and gold. Artists applied visual illusions to large 3D artworks which are so fascinating that a mass of spectators are willing to pay for taking a photo. Optical illusions can be seen everywhere in our lives, from interior design, installation, 3D art, product, to brand identity, book cover, and typeface design. They can always draw a wide public attention and bring economic benefits. This book has summarised 14 principles of visual illusion and 8 creation techniques, and included more than 60 amazing optical illusion artworks. Most important, it enable readers to create visual illusion flexibly and effectively either for personal interest or for commercial project.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2019


$85.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
New Architecture Los Angeles

ISBN: 9783791384771

Author: Mike Kelley    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles’s most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environme...


This exhilarating and richly illustrated guide to Los Angeles’s most exciting new buildings establishes the city as a mecca for forward-thinking and environmentally conscious architecture. Some of the world’s leading architects are making their mark on Los Angeles’s cityscape with exciting and innovative projects. Fifty of the most striking buildings are profiled in this book that features every type of architecture—houses, municipal structures, art museums, office buildings, performance spaces, and houses of worship. Some of the world’s leading design firms, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Eric Owen Moss Architects, Selldorf Architects, and wHY Architecture, have contributed to the city’s structural vernacular. While the projects here are as varied as the luminous Walt Disney Concert Hall by Gehry Partners and Bestor Architecture’s compact housing development named “Blackbirds,” each building embraces an unmistakably Californian aesthetic reimagined for a new century. With original photography, this is the first book to focus on the surge of creative building that has taken place in Los Angeles in the new millennium.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 235 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-04-2019


$100.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Bauhaus Journal 1926-1931

ISBN: 9783037785881

Author: Bauhaus    Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. ...


One hundred years after the founding of Bauhaus, it’s time to revisit bauhaus journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art. In this journal, published periodically from 1926 to 1931, the most important voices of the movement are heard: masters of the Bauhaus, among others, Josef Albers, Walter Gropius, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, László Moholy-Nagy, and Oskar Schlemmer, as well as Herbert Bayer, Marcel Breuer, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Gerrit Rietveld, and many more. They address the developments in and around the Bauhaus, the methods and focal points of their own teaching, and current projects of students and masters. At the time primarily addressed to the members of the “circle of friends of the bauhaus,” the journal published by Gropius and Moholy-Nagy makes tangible the authentic voice of this mouthpiece of the avant-garde. The facsimile reprint is intended to give new impetus to international discussion and research on the Bauhaus, its theories and designs. The exact replica of all individual issues are accompanied by a commentary booklet including an overview of the content, an English translation of all texts, and a scholarly essay which places the journal in its historical context.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 428


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 19-03-2019


$195.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Let Me Be Like Water (PB)

ISBN: 9781911545255

Author: S.K. Perry    Publisher: Melville House UK

Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life in this stunningly poignant d...


Under the cathartic spell of the sea, and with a little help from a retired magician, a young woman learns how to rebuild her life in this stunningly poignant debut novel. Holly moved to Brighton to escape her grief over the death of her boyfriend, Sam. But now she is here, sitting on a bench, listening to the sea sway… what is supposed to happen next? She had thought she’d want to be on her own. Wrecked. Stranded. But after she meets Frank, the tide begins to shift. Frank, a retired magician who has experienced his own loss but manages to be there for everyone else. Gradually, as he introduces Holly to a circle of new friends, young and old, all with their own stories of love and grief to share, she begins to learn to live again. A moving and powerful debut Let Me Be Like Water is a book simultaneously about nothing and everything: about the humdrum yet extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections; of loneliness and friendship.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 127 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 04-04-2019


$24.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
BFF

ISBN: 9781787832220

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Your best friend is your whole world. She knows what you are thinking just by looking at you, can make you laugh when you are sad and will always be just a phon...


Your best friend is your whole world. She knows what you are thinking just by looking at you, can make you laugh when you are sad and will always be just a phone call away if you are ever in need of advice. This book will let her know that for now and forever, you’re in this together.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
You're Outta This World

ISBN: 9781786859501

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Reach for the stars! It’s not rocket science – you’re simply stellar. Bring out your inner sass-tronaut with this collection of quotes and statements whi...


Reach for the stars! It’s not rocket science – you’re simply stellar. Bring out your inner sass-tronaut with this collection of quotes and statements which will remind you how astronomically amazing you are, and that you are light years ahead of everyone else.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
The Best Dog Memes Ever

ISBN: 9781786857835

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

For life’s every up and down, there’s a meme to capture the feeling – and with their lovable personalities, boundless energy and their distinct capacity f...


For life’s every up and down, there’s a meme to capture the feeling – and with their lovable personalities, boundless energy and their distinct capacity for being that little bit odd, who better to ride through these moments with us than man’s best friend? From the satisfaction of walking in time to your music to the horror of accidentally clicking ‘like’ when you’re seven months deep into your crush’s Instagram feed, this collection contains the funniest, most relatable memes about life, told through the expressive genius of dogs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$22.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
The Best Cat Memes Ever

ISBN: 9781786857842

Author: Charlie Ellis    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

For life’s every up and down, there’s a meme to capture the feeling – and with their sassy personalities, their endless curiosity and their distinct capac...


For life’s every up and down, there’s a meme to capture the feeling – and with their sassy personalities, their endless curiosity and their distinct capacity for being that little bit odd, who better to live these moments with us than our cuddly feline friends? From the satisfaction of walking in time to your music, to the crushing awkwardness of saying say ‘you too’ when a waiter tells you to enjoy your meal, this collection contains the most hilarious and relatable memes about life, told through the expressive brilliance of cats.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 146 x 146 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$22.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Team Bride

ISBN: 9781786859471

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

TEAM BRIDE FOR THE WIN Don your sparkly sashes and raise your glasses, as you celebrate the lead-up to the wedding of the year. Packed with tips and ideas for ...


TEAM BRIDE FOR THE WIN Don your sparkly sashes and raise your glasses, as you celebrate the lead-up to the wedding of the year. Packed with tips and ideas for organising the hen party and preparing for the big day, as well as inspiring quotes and statements on love and friendship, this little book is a must-have for any bridal party.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
Keep Calm for Brides

ISBN: 9781786857866

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS It’s going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it’ll need to be after the months of planning and preparation. Th...


CHEERING WORDS FOR NEARLY-NEWLYWEDS It’s going to be the happiest day of your life. Well, it’ll need to be after the months of planning and preparation. That honeymoon can’t come soon enough! Here’s a book packed with quotations to help you keep smiling until the day you say ‘I do’.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 12-04-2019


$19.99
DUE > 30th Jun 2019
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