January / February 2018 (62)

Jil Sander: Present Tense

ISBN: 9783791357515

Author: Matthias Wagner    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Jil Sander is known for designing well sculptured, high quality clothes in subdued colours. This comprehensive book presents her work from the late 1960s to 201...


Jil Sander is known for designing well sculptured, high quality clothes in subdued colours. This comprehensive book presents her work from the late 1960s to 2014. Challenging the styles of flamboyant femininity, her collections delighted the fashion world with their purity. She proposed a modernity which did away with senseless ornaments, while dynamizing the individual. This lavishly illustrated book will showcase the ingenuity and creative power of a designer who aimed at underlining a person's personality. More than 150 illustrations present the Jil Sander vision which had a huge impact not only on fashion, but on product design, advertising campaigns, and store architecture as well.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2017


$140.00
Visual Journalism

ISBN: 9783899559194

Author: Javier Errea    Publisher: Gestalten

From election results to catastrophes to wars to scientific discoveries: the stream of data we are exposed to daily becomes ever more complicated. Infographics ...


From election results to catastrophes to wars to scientific discoveries: the stream of data we are exposed to daily becomes ever more complicated. Infographics help make sense of it, transforming difficult to grasp facts and figures into accessible visualizations. Print media are increasingly making successful use of them. Visual Journalism reveals the masters of this discipline and their finest works. The portraits of studios and individuals within this compendium illustrate how the world of infographics continues to evolve as it informs data and graphic trends. A visual revolution showcases the myriad possibilities of non-verbal communication.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$150.00
Playful Data

ISBN: 9788416851348

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Playful Data: Graphic Design and Illustration for Infographics features brilliant and illustrative infographic projects from gifted graphic designers, illustrat...


Playful Data: Graphic Design and Illustration for Infographics features brilliant and illustrative infographic projects from gifted graphic designers, illustrators, artists, and even scientists. Not only do they visualize data in a tangible and memorable way through playful illustrations, but they also provide us with inspiration for balancing colors, words, and images, as well as for distinguishing between primary and secondary information when data is presented alongside pictures. The projects revealed in this volume are divided into three main categories: statistical findings, flow diagrams, and instruction and explanation. Some of the projects illustrate data acquired from rigorous and precise scientific research, while others are the product of designers’ imagination and experimentation. It’s time to learn to play with data!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$125.00
767 Handmade Illustrations

ISBN: 9788416851270

Author: Joan Escandell    Publisher: Promo Press

Handmade Illustrations features an outstanding showcase of nearly 800 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the talented visual artist Joan Escandell. Con...


Handmade Illustrations features an outstanding showcase of nearly 800 highly graphic pen and ink illustrations of the talented visual artist Joan Escandell. Contemporary yet with a nostalgic retro flavour, this title draws on classic styles from various eras, evoking the particular mood and atmosphere of the old with an intriguing modern twist. This book offers a long-needed new perspective to the world of graphic design and illustration by showing a superb collection of timeless illustrations organized in 10 different thematic: animals, accessories, plants & flowers, furniture, world & people, sports, objects & curious, transportation, food and war. For all those wanting to master the techniques of movement design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 174


Dimensions: 220 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 17-11-2017


$55.00
Lettering Through the Creative Process

ISBN: 9788416500635

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

This is not just another lettering book. At present, this art has been performed for several decades. It enjoys a high level of popularity due to the possibilit...


This is not just another lettering book. At present, this art has been performed for several decades. It enjoys a high level of popularity due to the possibilities, uses, and techniques that give you the opportunity to experience, play, and enjoy while you create. There are more people now than ever who understand its potential and are dedicated to making “letters” full of beauty and individual style. Following the hand of authentic masters of the art of lettering from around the world, you can enter into their fascinating worlds full of unique letters and learn their techniques, tips and tricks from each artist.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2017


$65.00
Element

ISBN: 9788097107635

Author: Filip Kulisev    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Traveler and photographer Filip Kulisev, MQEP (Master Qualified European Photographer) and FBIPP (Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography) h...


Traveler and photographer Filip Kulisev, MQEP (Master Qualified European Photographer) and FBIPP (Fellow of the British Institute of Professional Photography) has reworked his photographs of nature scenes over the past decade to make them among the world´s best. Through his photographs, Filip Kulisev seeks to present the diversity and charm of Earth´s four basic climatic zones at different times of the year. These zones also symbolize the four basic elements shaping the nature of our planet since its very beginning. More than 400 photographs taken by Kulisev during his travels highlights the geographical realities about the places he has visited. If you view them with open eyes and an open mind, you will see the symphony of the four elements of our planet, whether standing in front of the blood red, sun-burning fire of Uluru in Australia, before the glacial walls of Svalbard, on the last bit of solid ground before the North Pole, or taking in the rich palette of colors from Indian summer in Maine.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 300 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2017


$250.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2018
Eco Design Lamps

ISBN: 9788416504596

Authors: Ivy Liu, Jian Wong    Publisher: Promo Press

Green products and initiatives have become a key aspect of virtually all areas of our lives, and our interior surroundings are no exception to this. This book p...


Green products and initiatives have become a key aspect of virtually all areas of our lives, and our interior surroundings are no exception to this. This book presents cutting-edge lighting and lamp designs that through their use of recycling techniques, natural materials and new technologies are both exceptionally environmentally friendly and highly stylish. This book gathers a comprehensive showcase of the most innovative ecological lighting designs by leading designers from around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 225 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 15-12-2017


$65.00
Cezanne: Metamorphoses

ISBN: 9783791356679

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

As an artist, Paul Cézanne sought to capture the secrets and essence of the world around him—a world he perceived as phenomena constantly in flux. This book ...


As an artist, Paul Cézanne sought to capture the secrets and essence of the world around him—a world he perceived as phenomena constantly in flux. This book explores Cézanne’s oeuvre through the lens of that philosophy, thoughtfully organizing individual works into a series of thematic phases. Breaking up pictorial genres, it sheds light on the fluid interplay among the artist’s still lifes, landscapes, and portraits. Cézanne’s practice of studying and imitating his predecessors and contemporaries is explored as a fundamental feature of his work. It also delves into the artist’s reliance on his emotional, rather than objective, perception of reality. Filled with full color reproductions of the artist’s famous and lesser-known works, as well as illuminating essays by leading curators and critics, this groundbreaking exploration offers readers an unprecedented appraisal of one of the world’s most loved artists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 10-11-2017


$140.00
James Rosenquist Painting As Immersion

ISBN: 9783791357249

Author: Stephan Diederich    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A monograph on the great Pop Art master, James Rosenquist, this book shows how the artist’s large-scale works and their source materials remain powerful and r...


A monograph on the great Pop Art master, James Rosenquist, this book shows how the artist’s large-scale works and their source materials remain powerful and relevant as cultural and political commentary. With a background in advertising and painting billboards, James Rosenquist had a unique perspective on the dual effects of imagery and scale on the viewing experience. His colossal pieces are immersive—they surround the viewer and dominate most gallery spaces. In this volume readers can examine his process of creating image-laden abstractions through his source materials. Rosenquist often started with images he’d literally ripped from the pages of print media and which he then transformed into collages. From there he would scale up the collage, recreating it as a large-scale canvas or installation. This book presents both well-known and rarely exhibited pieces, including F-111 and The Swimmer in the Economist, to show how juxtaposing seemingly incongruent images creates a powerful mirror of commercialist culture. Essays about Rosenquist’s life, oeuvre, technique, and impact on the art world create a multi-faceted portrait of an artist who believed that the sum of the parts was essential to understanding the whole.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 253 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2018


$140.00
Twin Peaks Glorious and Bizarre

ISBN: 9788416500628

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

This is a book that pays tribute to the mythical Twin Peaks series of the 1990s that revolutionized television and created countless followers. Created by David...


This is a book that pays tribute to the mythical Twin Peaks series of the 1990s that revolutionized television and created countless followers. Created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, we were introduced to Dale Cooper, an eccentric FBI agent addicted to coffee and cake, who had to investigate the murder of a popular girl named Laura Palmer. These geniuses set a precedent in 1990, and twenty-five years later, just as Laura Palmer promises at the end of the second season, they have returned to continue to fascinate the public from that small town called Twin Peaks.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-12-2017


$49.99
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