June 2016 (26)

The Shopkeepers: Storefront Businesses and the Future of Retail

ISBN: 9783899555905

Author: Robert Klanten    Publisher: Gestalten

In the age of online shopping, opening a store and becoming a shopkeeper seems like a bold move. Yet from Vienna to Vancouver, storefronts are emerging once aga...


In the age of online shopping, opening a store and becoming a shopkeeper seems like a bold move. Yet from Vienna to Vancouver, storefronts are emerging once again as worthy opponents to commercial corporations. Customers embrace individual businesses that share the distinctive knowledge, personalities, vision, and humour of their owners. Whether brand new and based on innovative ideas or passed down for generations and revamped, the stores and their shopkeepers featured in this book stand out for the singular experience they provide to their customers and the personal selection of items they sell. The Shopkeepers: Storefront Businesses and the Future of Retail celebrates the diversity and creativity of brick-and-mortar businesses, telling the stories of the shops and their unique owners.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-12-2015


$130.00
Gentleman

ISBN: 9783848008162

Author: Bernhard Roetzel    Publisher: h f Ullmann

An elegantly dressed man does not only look smart and attractive, he also implies confidence and respect. A self-assured appearance, excellent manners and caref...


An elegantly dressed man does not only look smart and attractive, he also implies confidence and respect. A self-assured appearance, excellent manners and carefully chosen quality garments are distinctive signs of a true gentleman. Paying tribute to the latest evolutions in fashion and social trends, this thoroughly revised edition of Bernhard Roetzel’s tried-and-tested guide is set for the men of the 21st Century. How to dress for a certain occasion? Which accessories must a gentleman have in his wardrobe? Which shirt-makers and tailors are synonymous for indisputable taste? The new edition of this classic companion to the genuine gentlemen answers all these questions, and many more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 376


Dimensions: 216 x 253 mm


$79.99 $19.99
The Drive

ISBN: 9783899556513

Authors: Maximilian Funk, Robert Klanten    Publisher: Gestalten

From early hot rods and lowriders to modern tuning: this book presents a huge variety of unique cars from around the world. Automobiles have been tuned, restore...


From early hot rods and lowriders to modern tuning: this book presents a huge variety of unique cars from around the world. Automobiles have been tuned, restored, and rebuilt for years, but -whether made for leisurely cruising or peak performance - today's custom machines are more interesting than ever before. After exploring custom motorcycles in The Ride and The Ride 2nd Gear, it's high time to focus on the four-wheeled scene. The Drive showcases the diversity and reach of this custom movement. Each car is utterly unique; each builder a true personality. Passion and craft meet in their workshops in North America, Europe, and Asia. The resulting vehicles -and this book - are for anyone for whom a car is so much more than just a way to get around.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 300 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2016


$150.00
Beautiful Earth : Our Planet Explored From Above

ISBN: 9783848008285

Author: Dirk Lorenzen    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-...


Beautiful, constantly changing yet endangered: this is what our planet looks like from the skies. Beautiful Earth offers a completely new viewpoint on our well-known globe. From fascinating cloud formations caught by weather satellites to erupting volcanoes, sand storms or urban developments with all environmental issues they cause, no activity on our planet can be hidden from the “heavenly eyes.” This book pays tribute both to the splendour of Earth with its ever-changing facets, and to human genius, which made the observation of each and every corner of the planet possible. Beautiful Earth does not only contain captivating and intriguing pictures, it also provides a wealth of information on how to predict the weather, use data in aviation, geophysics, nutritional predictions, and many other sciences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2015


$39.99 $12.99
The World's Most Famous Marathons

ISBN: 9783848008315

Author: Enrico Aiello    Publisher: h f Ullmann

This book is a marvelous guide to 30 of the world's most famous or truly fascinating marathons. Sorted by month, you find the important venues in America, Europ...


This book is a marvelous guide to 30 of the world's most famous or truly fascinating marathons. Sorted by month, you find the important venues in America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia, from classics such as the New York City Marathon to the extraordinary courses like the Run Iceland in Iceland or the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa. This lavishly illustrated volume provides the maps of all routes with their breathtaking views and architectural highlights as well as background information and valuable advice on what to eat and which clothes to wear for the event. In addition, one also fi nds travel tips and sightseeing locations in the area to enjoy once the marathon is over. With its wealth of substantial information and its gorgeous layout, this book is an outstanding gift for passionate runners, marathon fans, and those who aspire to become such.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 182 x 250 mm


$39.99 $12.99
The New Tattoo

ISBN: 9788416500277

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

When tattoo becomes something more than ink. Tattoos always manage to be innovative window displays of a wide range of styles full of freshness. In this book yo...


When tattoo becomes something more than ink. Tattoos always manage to be innovative window displays of a wide range of styles full of freshness. In this book you will have the chance to explore and see how today’s tattoo culture is heavily influence by art, fashion and contemporary visual culture, and to be surprised by the evolution that each artist has imprinted on the traditional tattoo styles, achieving unique results and creating surprising personal styles.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


$69.99
Illustrated Maps

ISBN: 9788416500260

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

This book is a selection of different ways to interpret a map at the illustrative level. Several artists have created maps of the world´s most beautiful places...


This book is a selection of different ways to interpret a map at the illustrative level. Several artists have created maps of the world´s most beautiful places and also of its main cities: Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Rio de Janeiro... They are illustrations full of color in which, each artist shows us his or her own way of working with them, with lines, geometrical shapes, some very detailed, very synthesized, using computers, watercolors or simply a pen... Illustrations by Studio Muti, Marcus Oakley, Katie Vernon, Jackkrit Anantakul, Olaf Hajek who are only some of the artists collaborating in this great work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


$69.99
Efficient Offices

ISBN: 9788416500253

Author: Octavi Mestre    Publisher: Monsa

Today, nobody doubts that in the same way we can parameterize a building, to know its height, its weight (the famous question that Buckminster Fuller made to No...


Today, nobody doubts that in the same way we can parameterize a building, to know its height, its weight (the famous question that Buckminster Fuller made to Norman Foster, “How much does your building weigh Mr Foster?”), today, we should know how much do our buildings spend and what to do to improve their energetic efficiency. In fact, our last buildings are all “passive house” (the CERN buildings are adjusted to the specifications of the RT-2012, the strict French regulation and that of CERN itself) and the last two reforms in Barcelona (the buildings at Travesera-Amigó and the Diagonal 409) have obtained the CS LEED ORO Certificate and the Calener GT Nivel B energetic qualification in rehabilitation), something that is always harder than when it is applied on brand new buildings and we can play with the thermal coating. Within the environmental concern that should distinguish us and in order to make our buildings worth of the GREEN BUILDING consideration, at the Geoda de Travesera Building, we have projected installations in order to allow the reduction of 40% and 45% of the energetic consumption of a building of similar characteristics and to minimize the carbon emissions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2016


$49.99
Type Hybrid

ISBN: 9789881320391

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

With increased globalization comes increased sharing of ideas — a cultural exchange than can lead to new and diverse possibilities. This hybridization has lon...


With increased globalization comes increased sharing of ideas — a cultural exchange than can lead to new and diverse possibilities. This hybridization has long been at work not only on the foods we eat and the music we listen to, but the very words we speak. Type Hybrid examines its impact on the written aspects of our languages. Appealing to an audience that speaks more than one language, multilingual designers are able to broaden their reach and that of their clients at the same time as expanding the arsenal of characters at their disposal. Divided into two chapters and showcasing logos and visual communication, this book is revolutionary in its exposŽ of a growing trend in typography, one that is demonstrably here to stay.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 184 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2016


$99.00
Make It Happen

ISBN: 9781908175694

Author: CYPI Press    Publisher: Gingko Press

Graphic designers today have access to an overwhelming amount of options in terms of techniques and materials when it comes realizing their ideas in print. New ...


Graphic designers today have access to an overwhelming amount of options in terms of techniques and materials when it comes realizing their ideas in print. New technologies gives ambitious designers access to a variety of new options in printing, from speciality paper stocks, inks, and engraving techniques to non-traditional materials such as wood, cloth, metal, and even cement. Make It Happen – Materials and Techniques for Graphic Design shows how creatives are using these new opportunities in subjects ranging from book and magazine printing to brochures, promotional items, and packaging, in small personal projects as well as large corporate branding programs, all following and even predicting the latest trends in printing techniques. The works are organized into four sections — materials, printing, finishing, and folding and binding — making it easy for readers to find on-point inspiration for making their own projects happen.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 184 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2016


$110.00
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