March 2017 (59)

Skate Surf & Art

ISBN: 9788416500437

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

This extreme sport originated in California USA. The early designs were a simple board customized using roller skate wheels. By the 1980’s skateboarding had r...


This extreme sport originated in California USA. The early designs were a simple board customized using roller skate wheels. By the 1980’s skateboarding had reached all corners of the USA and was becoming popular worldwide with kids adopting the culture as their own and taking over public spaces to practice the sport. Over the following pages we will show the work of 44 artists, displaying the evolution of the skateboard with a whole range of designs, colours and shapes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 150 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$65.00
Upgrade

ISBN: 9783899556995

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

Adding. Extending. Transforming. Upgrade breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and alt...


Adding. Extending. Transforming. Upgrade breathes new life into forgotten architecture. Past structures are consciously preserved and revamped, expanded and altered, to create something exciting and enticing. Upgrade explores architectural and design concepts that seek to enhance and repurpose our surroundings from slight changes to complete renovations. Extensions upon a rooftop. Factories turned into relaxing retreats. Wood additions contrasting with antique brick exteriors. Through engaging anecdotes and inspiriting images, Upgrade provides vibrant exemplars and enthusiasm for revamping existing spaces. Repurposing the unused: be it an empty chapel that becomes an inviting writer s nook or a rotten barn converted into a cozy living space for a small family. The projects illustrate the possibility of adding a touch of the new to the old: farmhouses adorned with modern glass additions or churches whose traditional lines now frame an office. What are ruins to some become another's architectural playground


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$120.00
Inside Utopia

ISBN: 9783899556964

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

Spectacular and reflective. Unpretentious and efficient. The interiors welcome habitation and spark curiousity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and...


Spectacular and reflective. Unpretentious and efficient. The interiors welcome habitation and spark curiousity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 17-03-2017


$130.00
New Romance

ISBN: 9783899556971

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural ma...


The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural materials, and corresponding accessories create an atmosphere that produces both warmth and comfort. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale grays and rose tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$120.00
The Big Picture

ISBN: 9783791382845

Author: Matthew Israel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Discover the compelling story of the evolution of contemporary art, its state today, and where it’s headed, through a sample of ten artworks created by ten ar...


Discover the compelling story of the evolution of contemporary art, its state today, and where it’s headed, through a sample of ten artworks created by ten artists over a span of fifteen years. Written in an engaging, straightforward style by prominent art historian Matthew Israel, this book presents ten outstanding examples of contemporary art, each with significant historical or cultural relevance to contemporary art’s big picture. Drawn from the fields of photography, painting, performance, installation, video, film, and public art, the works featured here combine to create a bigger picture of the state of contemporary art today. From Andreas Gurskys large-scale color photograph “Rhine II” to Kara Walkers acclaimed installation in the Domino Sugar Factory in Brooklyn, each work is carefully explored within the larger perspective of its social and artistic milieu. Articulate and insightful, this book offers readers the ability to consider each work in-depth, while also providing an easily digestible foundation from which to study the often challenging but continually fascinating world of 21st-century art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 240 mm


$69.99
Pics Or It Didn't Happen

ISBN: 9783791383071

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Featuring photographs that have been banned from Instagram, this generously illustrated book explores modern censorship. Instagram’s user guidelines prohibit ...


Featuring photographs that have been banned from Instagram, this generously illustrated book explores modern censorship. Instagram’s user guidelines prohibit posting “violent, nude, partially nude, discriminatory, unlawful, infringing, hateful, pornographic, or sexually suggestive photos.” Unsurprisingly, these policies have been a source of tension and debate for many creatives who use the social media platform as a means of self-expression. Having received many takedown notices themselves, artists Arvida Bystrom and Molly Soda put out an open call asking avid Instagrammers to submit their own censored images. The result is this collection of pictures from well-known and emerging IG users including Petra Collins, Rupi Kaur, Amalia Ulman, Lina Scheynius, Harley Weir, and dozens more. The book features a wide range of subject matter, from body image and sexual relationships to menstruation and nude selfies. Pushing the boundaries of social media guidelines and social mores, this book reveals a fascinating picture of 21st century society’s complex views on the image of the human body and censorship.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 153 x 153 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$55.00
Food Trucks - Delights on Wheels

ISBN: 9788416500444

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Food Trucks are something of an institution in American culture, and have been around for more than a century. These days there is a huge range of gastronomic t...


Food Trucks are something of an institution in American culture, and have been around for more than a century. These days there is a huge range of gastronomic treats available, dished up out of an incredible variety of vehicles – from caravans, station wagons and vans to trucks, buses... all decorated in their own distinctive and charismatic style. Each Food Truck can offer not just something to eat, but a complete gastronomic experience, 18 exclusive recipes full of creativity and good taste, an essential part of what these fabulous pop-up kitchens on wheels provide for their customers. Image and originality have become as important to the product as the food itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$49.99
New Town Houses

ISBN: 9788416500451

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

This book is a compilation of some of the more interesting town houses which have been recently constructed. We use recent examples for analyze the difficulty o...


This book is a compilation of some of the more interesting town houses which have been recently constructed. We use recent examples for analyze the difficulty of integrating new residential volumes. If we had to highlight one characteristic from the projects presented here, it would be their ability to make the most out of their space in such crea­tive ways. Within the basic typology of flat between parallel walls, a world of possibilities open: spaces full of light, endless staircases, curtain walls, facades which spread completely out to the street or contrarily enclose into mysterious gardens and interior patios.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$49.99
Stone Houses

ISBN: 9788416500406

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In modern architecture natural stone is now thought of as a material that provides both elegance and sustainability, which can transform both residential and co...


In modern architecture natural stone is now thought of as a material that provides both elegance and sustainability, which can transform both residential and commercial buildings and is a first choice for both its durability and ecological qualities. The houses we will present below have been built in line with bioclimatic principles and have all received high praise for the ingenious combinations of materials used in their exterior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$49.99
New Architecture London

ISBN: 9783791382784

Author: Prestel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world’s most acclaimed ar...


London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world’s most acclaimed architects. This breathtaking volume offers a fascinating look at the city’s rapidly changing skyline and celebrates the enormous array of styles, materials, and cutting-edge technology that have been employed by today’s leading architects. The projects profiled here—brought to life by photographer Richard Schulman—range from dance and aquatic centers to world-class museums and global office headquarters. The book includes Rafael Viñoly’s “Walkie-Talkie” and “The Gherkin” by Foster + Partners, as well as Renzo Piano’s mixed-use skyscraper, “The Shard,” across the Thames. Tucked into a medieval alley, OMA’s New Court Rothschild Bank nimbly juxtaposes contemporary features with more traditional ones. Meanwhile, alongside St. Paul’s Cathedral, Jean Nouvel’s One New Change cleverly plays off its storied environs with an ingeniously constructed glass block that allows for multiple views of the iconic church. From the Tate Modern extension to the Emirates Airline tram, and from the Peckham Library to the US Embassy building, no new stone is left unturned or unremarked upon. This book demonstrates how one of the world’s oldest cities manages to feel eternally new and exciting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$100.00
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