March 2016 (51)

Visual Harmony

ISBN: 9789881470300

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

Effective visual communication is not an accidental occurrence, but the result of serious intention on the part the designer to balance all aspects of the desig...


Effective visual communication is not an accidental occurrence, but the result of serious intention on the part the designer to balance all aspects of the design. This is often achieved through careful application of proportion based on certain guiding principles long in existence: the golden ratio, or divine proportion, and the Fibonacci sequence. Both mathematical constructs that mirror patterns found throughout nature, from leaves and shells to sunflowers and pinecones. Artists and designers have made use of these principles for centuries to create work with long lasting appeal, from renaissance paintings to modern logos. Following a practical overview, Visual Harmony presents a survey of contemporary graphic design that all exhibits this masterful use of proportion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 10-02-2016


$105.00
Otherworldly

ISBN: 9783899556384

Publisher: Gestalten

Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn't have even been imagined in the past. Hig...


Other rules apply to the fashion of the future. New technologies and materials make things possible today that couldn't have even been imagined in the past. High-tech fabrics and melting forms are no longer science fiction but reality. Inspired by the odd, mutant, and deformed, many designers and stylists are now redefining clothing to expand the body and speculate on the evolution of identity— from wearables to the utter transfiguration of the human silhouette. Otherworldly showcases a fashion avant-garde between futurism and fetish. Featuring work by emerging talents and established designers such as Alexander McQueen, Martin Margiela, Lucy McRae, Peter Popps, Iris van Herpen, and others, it not only explores ground-breaking developments but also their fruitful interplay with photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 22-02-2016


$130.00
Rhythm in Force and Fire

ISBN: 9783832733353

Author: Xander Spronken    Publisher: TeNeues

Held in the same high esteem as modern masters Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick, Xander Spronken has become renowned for his rough-hewn forms. Essential to his gen...


Held in the same high esteem as modern masters Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick, Xander Spronken has become renowned for his rough-hewn forms. Essential to his genius is the creation of robust works that span the border between abstract and figurative, creating a fresh visual language with a rhythm all its own. Although primarily known for his sculptures in iron, this Dutch master has also created glass objects and painted iron wall panels. Now, at last, photographer Peter Kessels offers us a comprehensive overview of Spronken’s work, including his iconic tree and chair series. This extensive chronicle explores the manifold stimuli that inspire this revered giant of the contemporary art world. Sought after by prominent collectors in America, the Arabic world, Australia, and Europe, Xander Spronken participates in the top international art fairs such as TEFAF.


Bind: hardback


Dimensions: 250 x 312 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2015


$179.00
The Big Brother Book

ISBN: 9781584236030

Author: Sean Cliver    Publisher: Gingko Press

No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantl...


No other magazine pushed the boundaries of skateboarding and pop culture like Big Brother, the raunchiest, rowdiest magazine to come out of the 1990s. Constantly at the center of much-deserved controversy, the rag has been decried as pornography, bought and unexpectedly dropped by Larry Flynt of the Hustler empire, and credited as the genesis of the Jackass universe; it was also the champion of unknown skaters and featured some of today’s biggest names in skate culture when they were just children. Now author Sean Cliver puts a bow on the publication with The Big Brother Book, a collection of covers and spreads from every issue of the notorious publication. Featuring high-quality scans of the magazine itself — no production or layout files remain in existence — with just enough text to explain what’s going on and choice quotes from each issue, this book makes it easy as well as fun to stoop to Big Brother’s level. The Big Brother Book contains adult content and is recommended for ages 18 and up.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 304 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2016


$69.99
Dare to be Different

ISBN: 9783939566441

Author: Yvette Amann    Publisher: Gingko Press

DARE to be Different chronicles the life and work of pioneering graffiti artist Sigi “DARE” von Koeding, presenting photographs of street pieces, sketches, ...


DARE to be Different chronicles the life and work of pioneering graffiti artist Sigi “DARE” von Koeding, presenting photographs of street pieces, sketches, and more that fully explore Koeding’s legacy. As the graffiti movement spread into Europe from the US in the mid-1980s, DARE rapidly became one of its major protagonists. Born and originally based in Basel, Switzerland, DARE created a network of friends that first stretched half a continent and later came to encompass the globe, his art continuing to find new audiences until the time of his death in 2010. DARE’s original simple four-letter tag evolved into a 3D style that he perfected on canvas as well as on the street; this versatility eventually created a bridge from the back-alley atmosphere of traditional graffiti to the world of avant-garde art galleries, and eventually his contribution to the scene helped it to become an urban spectacle, an art form focused on large-scale mural creations, well-organized competitions, and cultural festivals. His careful eye for form, layout, and coloration gave audiences insight into his personality and often inspired viewers to change their perspective on street art, pushing their perception of the style from simply a form of vandalism to a legitimate art movement. The respect his colleagues had for DARE is still obvious today, especially in Basel, where pieces of his created 25 years ago can still be found untouched by other graffiti artists.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 300 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2016


$105.00
Risk : Old Habits Die Hard

ISBN: 9780692312704

Author: 1XRun    Publisher: Gingko Press

1xRUN is pleased to present the definitive book on Los Angeles graffiti originator and icon RISK. With a career spanning over four decades RISK recounts his his...


1xRUN is pleased to present the definitive book on Los Angeles graffiti originator and icon RISK. With a career spanning over four decades RISK recounts his history, failures, success and of course the many brushes with the law. Over 350 pages and 700+ many never-before-seen photos help navigate the reader through the story of Los Angeles graffiti and how it was shaped. From the very early 80s to present-day, RISK has not slowed down but instead has continued to evolve, remaining at the forefront of the culture. Over the years, many graffiti writers and street artists have come and gone, but RISK has established that he is here to stay through his constant progression and his willingness to stay true to his art. This book narrates his role as one of the pioneers of graffiti in Los Angeles and his aim to not only push the boundaries of his own art but also help elevate the graffiti movement to worldwide recognition.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 02-02-2016


$95.00 $47.50
Master Dressage

ISBN: 9781910016084

Author: Peter Dove    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Approaching dressage from a newcomer’s perspective can be a little daunting. There seems to be so much to learn, so much to understand and some confusion sur...


Approaching dressage from a newcomer’s perspective can be a little daunting. There seems to be so much to learn, so much to understand and some confusion surrounding what judges are looking for in tests. Even experienced riders find it difficult to break out of the 65–70% range in their test marks. Using the steps of Accuracy, Fluidity, Understanding, Practice and Review this book gives readers a clear framework on which they can build confidence in their approach to dressage training and test riding. These steps reveal where readers could be losing valuable marks and arms them with the understanding needed to achieve much higher scores. Published privately, the first edition of this book was a great success, garnering over five-star reviews and being placed in the top best-selling books on Amazon. Its popularity owed much to the ‘easy to understand language’, the clear diagrams and photographs and the overall philosophy of communication, empathy and skill development. These aspects are all retained in this revised edition, which has been expanded to include chapters on groundwork, and rider fitness. After reading this book you will be able to have a better relationship with your horse, ride more beautiful tests and get higher marks. 'Read this book to help you understand and develop the skills that good trainers often take for granted. Students and teachers all benefit when these are made explicit, giving a road map that can take us from point A to point B. This is a journey of increasing skills and scores, designed to bring more satisfaction to your riding.’ – From the Foreword by Mary Wanless BHSI BSc


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2015


$49.99
When Life Gets You Down, Keep Dancing

ISBN: 9781849538350

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.' - Anonymous Life isn’t always sunshine and roses, but with t...


'Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s about learning to dance in the rain.' - Anonymous Life isn’t always sunshine and roses, but with the right attitude no challenge is too big and no positive thought too small. These inspirational quotes will keep your worries at bay and have you smiling, laughing and dancing in the rain in no time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-03-2016


$17.99
The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen

ISBN: 9781849538329

Author: Max Morris    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

'Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.' - Letter to Fanny Knight This entertaining collection gathers togeth...


'Wisdom is better than wit, and in the long run will certainly have the laugh on her side.' - Letter to Fanny Knight This entertaining collection gathers together Jane Austen’s wisest and wittiest quotations. The Wit and Wisdom of Jane Austen is a book full of sense and sensibility that’s sure to delight all lovers of this great British writer’s uniquely humorous and perceptive style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 08-03-2016


$29.99
Violence in the Skies

ISBN: 9781849538381

Author: Philip Baum    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

In Violence in the Skies, aviation security expert Philip Baum delves into the history of flying to reveal the stories behind the most astonishing and shocking ...


In Violence in the Skies, aviation security expert Philip Baum delves into the history of flying to reveal the stories behind the most astonishing and shocking crimes in our skies, calling on testimony from hijackers, crew members, passengers and politicians. Beginning with a guerrilla attack on a 1931 flight from Peru and taking us right up to theories surrounding the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370, Baum explores the details and motivations behind plane sabotage in an account that is as authoritatively comprehensive as it is unforgettably thrilling. Whether you’re interested in terrorism, travel or psychology, and whether you’re an aviation industry professional or an infrequent flyer, you will be utterly gripped by this page-turning history of hijacking.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 07-03-2016


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$29.99
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