March 2017 (63)

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
Frank Lloyd Wright's Dana House

ISBN: 9780486291208

Author: Donald Hoffmann    Publisher: Dover Publications

"Mr. Hoffmann's magisterial command of the vast Wright literature is matched by his gift for placing the architect in the broader cultural crosscurrents of his ...


"Mr. Hoffmann's magisterial command of the vast Wright literature is matched by his gift for placing the architect in the broader cultural crosscurrents of his time … long a respected Wright authority, [he is in] the very forefront of his peers."—The New York Times Built in Springfield, Illinois, in 1902–04 for socialite Susan Lawrence Dana, the lavish home known as the Dana House was designed for extensive entertaining and for housing the owner's art collection. The house was the largest and most ornamental residence Frank Lloyd Wright had constructed up to that time. The lines, dynamic structure, decorative sculpture, and a thousand other felicities of this magnificent house are captured here in a handsome pictorial essay by noted architectural historian Donald Hoffmann. More than 160 rare photographs and line drawings—including interior and exterior views, plans, elevations, sketches, and studies—clearly document Wright's residential masterpiece. The informative and perceptive text discusses the history and background of the house; its site, plans, and construction; the elements and principles underlying its design, and many other aspects of the home's creation.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 235 x 274 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$32.99
Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

ISBN: 9783791356013

Author: Wanda M. Corn    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book explores how Georgia O’Keeffe lived her life steeped in modernism, bringing the same style she developed in her art to her dress, her homes, and her...


This book explores how Georgia O’Keeffe lived her life steeped in modernism, bringing the same style she developed in her art to her dress, her homes, and her lifestyle. Richly illustrated with images of her art and views of the two homes she designed and furnished in New Mexico, the book also includes never before published photographs of O’Keeffe’s clothes. The author has attributed some of the most exquisite of these garments to O’Keeffe, a skilled seamstress who understood fabric and design, and who has become an icon in today’s fashion world as much for her personal style as for her art. As one of her friends stated, O’Keeffe “never allowed her life to be one thing and her painting another.” This fresh and carefully researched study brings O’Keeffe’s style to life, illuminating how this beloved American artist purposefully proclaimed her modernity in the way she dressed and posed for photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Bruce Weber. This beautiful book accompanies the first museum exhibition to bring together photographs, clothes, and art to explore O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 230 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$125.00
Impressive Advertising

ISBN: 9788416500413

Author: Miquel Abellan    Publisher: Monsa

A visual and emotional impact, etc… the key to many campaigns, and the essential element for reaching the widest possible audience, generating a whole range o...


A visual and emotional impact, etc… the key to many campaigns, and the essential element for reaching the widest possible audience, generating a whole range of sensations in the viewer. A successful advertising campaign, via its script and presentation, needs to stand out amid hundreds of other received images, and manage to ensure that is more memorable and visible than the rest. To achieve this it must impact on the senses after first capturing our attention through surprise, intrigue, curiosity, and sometimes even via negative sensations such as disgust, rejection or an appeal to the conscience. All sorts of emotional responses may be affected by a well planned publicity campaign, leaving the viewer with a strong sense of the specific and desired message. We have looked at two particular chapters in the book, “Printed Advertising”, which presents a range of work produced for media such as magazines, newspapers, brochures, mailbox leaflets and mailing…, in short all types of advertising on paper, as well as “outdoor Advertising”, in which public spaces are used to display messages to an undetermined audience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$65.00
Geometric Trend

ISBN: 9788416500420

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Geometry imposes on the design. It not only manifests itself in clothing; Dresses, skirts, shorts, pants and blazers, but also accessories such as rings, neckla...


Geometry imposes on the design. It not only manifests itself in clothing; Dresses, skirts, shorts, pants and blazers, but also accessories such as rings, necklaces, handbags, tattoo, furniture... The concept is to use simple lines, embellishing in a minimalist way, these are the characteristics that best define this tendency, no matter the shape, color or mixture of combinations. In this book you will see how different design studies, combine geometry on surfaces, to decorate the interior of the home, the skin, or use as a corporate image of a company.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$65.00
Retro Graphics

ISBN: 9789887757269

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Gingko Press

The modern yearning for vintage and classical design work is well-documented in Retro Graphics, an in-depth exploration of diverse applications of retro element...


The modern yearning for vintage and classical design work is well-documented in Retro Graphics, an in-depth exploration of diverse applications of retro elements in modern graphic design. The first section, Evolution of Graphic Style, provides a deeper level of understanding of cultural connotations and context in design with explanations of movements, trends and styles from the 1840s to the 1990s. The second section, Retro Design, then reveals how designers capture the zeitgeist of an era and express it through modern media and design methods with a showcase of projects such as food and alcohol packaging, wedding programs, promotional materials, business identities, and more. Masterful retro design evokes the best part of a time or era, inspiring a sense of nostalgia in viewers or consumers not for what really was, but for what ideally could have been; Retro Graphics will show both design enthusiasts and professionals exactly how this can be done.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 222 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 22-02-2017


$89.99
Less is More

ISBN: 9789881320490

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Artists have long explored the nuances of limited color palettes in their work, from El Lissitzky’s highly symbolic abstractions to Shepard Fairey’s iconic ...


Artists have long explored the nuances of limited color palettes in their work, from El Lissitzky’s highly symbolic abstractions to Shepard Fairey’s iconic “Hope” poster. Recognizing the power of simplicity in conveying a succinct message without too much noise or artifice instantly changes the way we interact with these compositions, and allows for the subtle use of texture, form and layer to create interest and convey information in unique and innovative ways. Not limited to social or political commentary, designers too have been utilizing these techniques for a wide variety of applications, from book design and packaging, to brand identity and promotion. Less is More examines the very best of recent graphic design in one, two and three colors.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 550


Dimensions: 190 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2017


$89.99
Logoism

ISBN: 9781584236542

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

Logoism is an inspirational reference for contemporary logo design, a guide to the latest innovations as well as a precursor to coming trends. Over 1,500 cuttin...


Logoism is an inspirational reference for contemporary logo design, a guide to the latest innovations as well as a precursor to coming trends. Over 1,500 cutting-edge logos were selected and divided into six groups based on their styles and characters - symbol, type, symbol and type, form, ensemble, and retro. Whether they consist purely of symbols and/or letters, apply retro aesthetics or vintage styles, were designed with multiple variations or draw inspiration from geometric structures, all are brilliant examples of the form from designers around the globe.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 190 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$89.99
Graphic Design Elements - Simplicity

ISBN: 9788416504527

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Minimalism emphasizes extreme simplicity of form. By diminishing the number of graphic elements, the strength of each element is enhanced; or, as Mies van der R...


Minimalism emphasizes extreme simplicity of form. By diminishing the number of graphic elements, the strength of each element is enhanced; or, as Mies van der Rohe famously said, less is more. Known for their simple and unassuming rules, both Nordic and Japanese design schools are the most outstanding representatives of this extending trend, used by more and more graphic designers in their creative fields, be it branding, editorial, communication or packaging, to name just a few. Simplicity collects over 100 works by graphic designers all over the world, who apply minimalism in their works to infuse them with an elegant simplicity and a clean style. It aims to be an indispensable guidebook for designers who are looking for new ways of expression, and also a leisure book for readers who wish to learn more about the beauty of all things simple.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 13-03-2017


$120.00
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