March 2017 (59)

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
Graphic Design Elements - Shapes

ISBN: 9788416504541

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Dots and lines form all the geometrical shapes: circles, arches, triangles, squares, trapeziums, rhombuses, cubes, spheres, polyhedrons... Geometric shapes are ...


Dots and lines form all the geometrical shapes: circles, arches, triangles, squares, trapeziums, rhombuses, cubes, spheres, polyhedrons... Geometric shapes are widely used by graphic designers and applied to all the fields of communication. This book displays how familiar shapes can be transformed and used to convey concepts and trends in design. With a broad range of case studies featured, it will undoubtedly be an invaluable source for all professionals in graphic design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-02-2017


$125.00
New Fashion Illustration

ISBN: 9781908175779

Author: Dopress Books    Publisher: Gingko Press

New Fashion Illustration is a visually-stunning collection of illustrated art that encapsulates the marriage of imagination and haute couture. The artwork withi...


New Fashion Illustration is a visually-stunning collection of illustrated art that encapsulates the marriage of imagination and haute couture. The artwork within ranges from fantastical haute couture to the practical and every-day; some rendered in lush watercolor, others in stark black and white, both figurative and abstract, all expressing the same sharp eye for style, design, and aesthetic beauty. It includes advertising, editorial art, and personal work, conceptual designs as well as pieces realized by some of the biggest brands in the world. Features work by 24 artists, including Sara Vera Lecaro, Masaki Mizuno, Nicole Jarecz, David Despau, Ëoldie, and Pippa McManus.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 215 x 255 x 15 mm


Publication Date: 06-03-2017


$79.99
Until

ISBN: 9783791356051

Author: Nick Cave    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Nick Cave’s “Soundsuits”—exuberant, brightly coloured wearable sculptures adorned with buttons, hair, toys and other found objects—have made him one o...


Nick Cave’s “Soundsuits”—exuberant, brightly coloured wearable sculptures adorned with buttons, hair, toys and other found objects—have made him one of the best-known contemporary artists. This book documents his most extensive work to date, turning his art inside out. Until fills MASS MoCA’s football field-sized gallery, without a single Soundsuit to be found. Instead Cave takes us inside the belly of one of his iconic sculptures with an immersive environment populated by a dazzling array of found objects, echoing some of Cave’s and America’s most confounding dilemmas: gun violence, racial inequality, injustice within our cities’ police departments, and death. An installation diary and numerous images reveal how an idea becomes reality. Until also incorporates special appearances by dancers, singer/songwriters, and poets, as well as community forums, and opportunities for public debate and engagement. Transcripts of the first of these events accompany the book’s illustrations. This book features an essay by exhibition Curator Denise Markonish, commentary by David Byrne and Lori E. Lightfoot that contextualizes Cave’s work against today’s headlines, and an excerpt from Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. Powerful and transformative, Until promises to take its place among the era’s most important artistic statements.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 200 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$110.00
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