March 2018 (47)

Borrowed Light

ISBN: 9783791357423

Author: Ian Berry    Publisher: DelMonico Books

This visual history of photography from its inception to the present day is a treasure trove of 400 color and black-and-white images, carefully sequenced and pr...


This visual history of photography from its inception to the present day is a treasure trove of 400 color and black-and-white images, carefully sequenced and profoundly evocative. Culled from the idiosyncratic collection of photographer and curator Jack Shear, recently gifted to the Tang Teaching Museum, this selection of photographs offers a highly immersive viewing experience. Page after page of images allow the reader to make their own connections across time, place, style, and technique. Modeled after Sam Wagstaff’s seminal 1978 A Book of Photographs, this volume features work by history’s most revered photographers, alongside anonymous snapshots, press photos, and even images from NASA’s collection. Surprising and wholly absorbing, this collection celebrates every aspect of the photographic medium.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 372


Dimensions: 299 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2018


$165.00
Christian Tagliavini

ISBN: 9783961710850

Author: Christian Tagliavini    Publisher: TeNeues

Since the beginning of his career, Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini has been fascinated by mise-en-scène photography and Renaissance portraiture. Refer...


Since the beginning of his career, Swiss photographer Christian Tagliavini has been fascinated by mise-en-scène photography and Renaissance portraiture. Referencing the painting style of the Old Masters, his carefully-staged photo portraits exude the dignity and composure of 15th and 16th-century courtly culture, meticulously replicating their dimensions, framing, and chiaroscuro effects. After his breakthrough with the series 1503, Tagliavini returns to the art historical theme with his new series, 1406, published for the first time in this book. In his process, however, Tagliavini takes a step further back from the Renaissance artist ideal, pre-senting himself instead as a “photographic craftsman” who designs each of his costumes and props by hand with a small team. Particularly elaborate was the work on his most extensive series to-date, the Jules Verne-inspired Voyages Extra-ordinaires, for which Tagliavini constructed entire scenes according to both historical models and descriptions from Vernes’ novels. All of Tagliavini’s series are meticu-lously composed mise-en-scènes with a stunning, fan-tastical effect partly reminiscent of his early photographic idols Jeff Wall, Erwin Olaf, and Gregory Crewdson. This Tagliavini monograph includes all of his photograph-ic series to-date as well as the images documenting the evolution of his work at monthly intervals. The result is both a comprehensive Tagliavini catalogue and a fasci-nating insight into the working process of one of the most original and talented photographers working today.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2018


$115.00
Another Kind of Life

ISBN: 9783791384276

Author: Alona Pardo    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

At a time when individual rights are being contested and when those on the fringes of society feel deeply threatened, this powerful photographic compilation del...


At a time when individual rights are being contested and when those on the fringes of society feel deeply threatened, this powerful photographic compilation delivers a message of humanity and inclusiveness that transcends geopolitical and cultural boundaries. Works by critically acclaimed photographers including Bruce Davidson, Paz Errazuriz, Jim Goldberg, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, and Dayanita Singh cast a compassionate, unflinching eye on the worlds inhabited by transsexuals, hookers, hustlers, bikers, junkies, circus performers, gang members, survivalists, petty criminals, and others who live in the shadows, on the streets, and out of the public eye. Grouped by photographer and ranging in genre from portraiture to photojournalism, these images were selected for their authentic and humane perspective, as well as for their artistic brilliance. An important testament to photography's power to both expose injustice and provide affirmation for those outside the norm, this collection bears witness to the ways social attitudes change across time and space, and how visual representation can promote understanding and dialogue.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 225 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2018


$130.00
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New Cabin Homes

ISBN: 9788416500741

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Cabins in the woods and rural environments have evolved to such a degree that they have become nothing short of a benchmark in the latest trends in sustainable ...


Cabins in the woods and rural environments have evolved to such a degree that they have become nothing short of a benchmark in the latest trends in sustainable architecture. They are original, alternative, artistic, creative, etc. We could go on and still fall short of describing this new half-urban half-rural housing concept. In this book we feature a selection of innovative and comfortable cabins, mountain lodges, cosy countryside and seaside homes designed by prestigious architects around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 05-02-2018


$49.99
Floating Houses - Living over the water

ISBN: 9788416500734

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities l...


There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities like Amsterdam and Seattle boast spectacular neighbourhoods of floating homes with all the comforts and amenities of traditional homes. Available in different sizes and finishes, they are tailored to the needs of each individual homeowner.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2018


$49.99
Modern Forms A Subjective Atlas of 20th-Century Architecture

ISBN: 9783791384313

Author: Nicholas Grospierre    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

At once a reference work and a personal exploration of modernist architecture, this fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre’s photography covers structur...


At once a reference work and a personal exploration of modernist architecture, this fascinating collection of Nicolas Grospierre’s photography covers structures built between 1920 and 1989 in Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. These images range from iconic buildings, such as the Gateway Arch in Saint Louis and the Ukrainian Institute of Scientific Research and Development in Kiev, to little-known structures such as the Balneological Hospital in Druskininkai, Lithuania or Oscar Niemeyer’s unfinished International Fair Grounds in Tripoli. Derived from his popular blog, A Subjective Atlas of Modern Architecture, and organized by architectural form, this book reveals how modernist architecture is the embodiment of political and social ideologies, especially in public institutions such as banks, churches, libraries, and government buildings. Following the series of full-page images, an index details the location, date, architect and purpose of each building. While many of the buildings in this archive often go unrecognized, their forms are prominent in the landscape of modern civilization. Grospierre’s keen eye and enthusiasm for the mundane as well as the sublime will motivate readers to look at the buildings around them in new and exciting ways.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 180 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$65.00
Graphic Design For Art Fashion Film Architecture Photography Product Design And Everything In Between

ISBN: 9783791383507

Author: Andy Cooke    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This guide explores ways in which graphic designers can successfully collaborate with other creative professionals and sectors, whether it be a more sophisticat...


This guide explores ways in which graphic designers can successfully collaborate with other creative professionals and sectors, whether it be a more sophisticated logo for a product, a better-designed lookbook for a fashion brand, or a more intuitive wayfinding system for a museum. The book features exceptionally conceived design solutions across a variety of industries—from architecture and product design to art, fashion, and film. Through dynamic spreads, readers will discover the Berlin-based studio Hort's transformative campaign for Nike; Base's responsive, flexible logo for Munich’s Haus der Kunst museum; how design agency Bond worked with ArtRabbit, a website and app that catalogs contemporary art exhibitions, on a clever identity rollout; and how John Haslam, managing director of bespoke paper company G.F Smith, feels about the process of working with designers. Each example illustrates the significance of the graphic designer’s role in making a campaign marketable and successful. Insights from clients and the designers themselves reveal the inner workings of the design process. An indispensable reference for the graphic design industry, this visually arresting and informative volume shows how excellence can be achieved when creative minds work together.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$79.99
Kaleidoscope

ISBN: 9781584236894

Author: Sandu Publications    Publisher: Gingko Press

Similar to a kaleidoscope, a good story employs reflection on the different elements to create a narrative or pattern that is captivating to the reader. The pre...


Similar to a kaleidoscope, a good story employs reflection on the different elements to create a narrative or pattern that is captivating to the reader. The pressure is that much more when the storyteller is a graphic artist and has a page or less in which to tell the tale with little or no words. The result relies heavily on the artist’s ability to turn the lens just right and capture the essentials of setting characterization, mood, detail, motion and more to convey the intended meaning. The artists utilize traditional illustration techniques along with embroidery, paper cutting, carving and collage to create pieces that standout for their low-tech charm. Derived from magazines, posters, books, blogs and personal projects, Kaleidoscope includes interviews with six talented and enthusiastic artists who are masters of the art of storytelling.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 16-02-2018


$79.99
Handmade Art

ISBN: 9781584236870

Publisher: Gingko Press

In an age where most everything is mass-produced and technology has become the filter through which we experience much of life, there is a growing appreciation ...


In an age where most everything is mass-produced and technology has become the filter through which we experience much of life, there is a growing appreciation of the handmade. From scented soaps to designer jeans, leather wallets and jewelry, furniture and bicycles, we place more value in goods that were crafted by hand, feeling a human connection. Handmade Art explores the art and artists who exemplify the movement through the skill of their craftsmanship and their creative vision. With forty material experts working with embroidery and felt, paper cutting or folding, linocut stamps, clay or wood to revive old crafts or seek new ones, all the while providing helpful tips and techniques as they share the inspiration for their work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2018


$79.99
Picasso's Animals

ISBN: 9783791349909

Author: Boris Friedwald    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One of the few under-examined aspects of Picasso's life and work was his love of animals. The son of a pigeon breeder and an aficionado of bullfighting, Picasso...


One of the few under-examined aspects of Picasso's life and work was his love of animals. The son of a pigeon breeder and an aficionado of bullfighting, Picasso had an eye trained for capturing an animal's movement, shape, and personality - often with just a single line. Organised around the different types of animals that played a role in the artist's life and body of work - from his beloved dachshund, Lump, to dogs, cats, and doves, among others - each chapter offers personal accounts, amusing anecdotes, and wondrous works of arts. The perfect gift for lovers of animals or Picasso's art, this exquisite treasury of expertly rendered creatures is filled with humour, warmth, and the tremendous bonds between man and animal. Includes a preface by Davis Douglas Duncan.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 120


Dimensions: 144 x 188 mm


Publication Date: 12-11-2014


$49.99
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