May 2014 (29)

Car Design Asia

ISBN: 9783832795382

Author: Paolo Tuminelli    Publisher: TeNeues

The third volume in a series on automotive culture, Car Design Asia continues and concludes the narrative that has already explored Europe and America. Having s...


The third volume in a series on automotive culture, Car Design Asia continues and concludes the narrative that has already explored Europe and America. Having started in the 1950s as a smaller player, compared to Europe and the United States, East Asia’s automobile industry has since consistently grown, developing into the most dynamic global creative force in the process. At the forefront of technology and design, cars from Japan today include some of the most commercially successful automobiles ever built, as well as a great many of the odd, the whimsical, and the spectacular kind. From the cute, microscopic Kei cars, through iconic sports cars to innovative crossover vehicles: Like a well-kept secret, many East Asian brands and models still remain concealed from Western eyes and ears—and put an end to the myth of the East copying the West. Equally mysterious are the people behind these automotive legends. Seemingly a logical consequence of a long-term strategy is a global automotive fashion, at once of purely Asian breed, yet rooted in global design trends, originating from the Chinese, South Korean, and Japanese manufacturers. Enriched by hundreds of original photographs and pointing out the links among the East Asian cars and the cultures they respectively originated from, this volume bridges the gap between fascinating heritage and a promising future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 194 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Transport
$115.00
Prix Pictet 05 : Consumption

ISBN: 9783832798147

Publisher: TeNeues

The Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. The award aims to uncover outstanding photograp...


The Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability. The award aims to uncover outstanding photography that confronts the most pressing social and environmental challenges of today. The theme of the fifth cycle and this volume is “Consumption.” Consumption is a multi-faceted theme, rich with creative potential. We are all consumers. We have invented new forms of building, industrial production, farming, and energy. We have emptied the seas and ravaged the land in our relentless drive to satisfy our unquenchable desires. We have sustained this through the sometimes thoughtless exploitation of the world’s poorest people. This book will showcase photographs of high artistic quality that also bear powerful messages about global sustainability


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2014


$115.00
Pussy Riot Unmasked

ISBN: 9783832798512

Author: Bert Verwelius   

As a result of their actions such as the “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral and their subsequent trials, the girls of Pussy Riot were t...


As a result of their actions such as the “Punk Prayer” in Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral and their subsequent trials, the girls of Pussy Riot were transformed into icons of protest. The images of the principal members, Nadezda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, were seen all around the world before the two disappeared for two years into Russian prison camps. Immediately after their release, the successful Dutch entrepreneur and avid photographer Bert Verwelius contacted the two women, setting into motion what was to be an extraordinary photo shoot: using the activists’ stories and sketches of the prison camp, he depicted their living and working conditions there as an impressive picture series. Yet Bert Verwelius also shows us a very different, hidden side to the two young women in this book, his first publication. With his sensitive portraits, he captures the open and loveable nature of Nadezda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina—not to mention their beauty.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 25 x 32 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2014


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For Forever I'll Be Here

ISBN: 9781584235156

Author: Marci Washington    Publisher: Gingko Press

Marci Washington’s distinctive artwork subverts Victorian gothic imagery into a contemporary visual language all its own. Flat washes of gouache and watercolo...


Marci Washington’s distinctive artwork subverts Victorian gothic imagery into a contemporary visual language all its own. Flat washes of gouache and watercolor make up grotesque faces and distorted bodily forms that stare off the page into another dimension.

With a muted palette of somber dark green, black, cream, blood red, and brown and gold hues, dismembered bloody hands and still heads float seemingly frozen in negative space, while livid male and female figures in full gowns and uniforms collapse within rooms of floral wallpaper and carpet and glistening chandeliers. Marci Washington’s imagery creates a world of hidden stories, bloody handwritten letters, ghosts, forest threats, poisoned drinks, haunted manors, barren winters and betrayal — and this dark world draws you in completely.

Marci Washington: For Forever I’ll Be Here is an oversize monograph of recent work by this Oakland, California based artist — including a collection of paintings exhibited at Leeds College of Art in 2011. Marci Washington has exhibited widely and her work has been featured in a range of magazines and books, including Juxtapoz Dark Arts (one of her pieces was used on the cover of the book) and New American Paintings, as well as the 2009 film “Jennifer’s Body.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 230 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$59.99
Everything is Everywhere

ISBN: 9789491727269

Author: Ryan McGinness    Publisher: Gingko Press

Once again Ryan McGinness blurs the lines between fine art and design in his latest experimental book. Featured are McGinness current paintings and sculptures f...


Once again Ryan McGinness blurs the lines between fine art and design in his latest experimental book. Featured are McGinness current paintings and sculptures from different bodies of work Mindscapes, Blackholes and Women as well as site-specific work made for these pages. For Women, his photographic sessions resulted in 2D forms, their gestures and movements captured, and their images layered with graphics. Reproductions of reproductions fold in on themselves as McGinness treats the metadata captions about the work with as much (or even more) importance as the reproduced works they describe. Adventurous typography is also employed with incongruous phrases and texts culled from the artists sketchbook. McGinness is as experimental as ever, and has produced a collection of new work imbued with youthful energy. The stunning juxtapositions of all these elements create a textured and vividly explosive book that continues to reward readers after multiple visits.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$79.99
Creative Product Design

ISBN: 9789881683533

Publisher: Gingko Press

We all live in an age of accessibility, with inspiration and resources available at our very fingertips. As a result, industrial designers are able to realize o...


We all live in an age of accessibility, with inspiration and resources available at our very fingertips. As a result, industrial designers are able to realize original design concepts as never before, balancing the use of new materials with environmental concerns to create innovative designs that resonate with our lifestyles. Some mimic organic shapes, while others create brand-new geometric forms. Whether re-envisioning a ladder or a picnic basket, designers breathe life into preconceived realities. This ultimate resource combines interviews with concept sketches, schematics and product photography to provide a comprehensive overview of the design process from start to finish. The book is divided into 5 sections: lamps, shelves and cabinets, tables and chairs, kitchenware and containers, and tools.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 400


Dimensions: 223 x 223 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$95.00
Installation Art Now

ISBN: 9781584235149

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

The follow-up volume to our bestselling Installation Art, this is the most impressive collection of renowned avant-garde installation pieces to-date. Only top-t...


The follow-up volume to our bestselling Installation Art, this is the most impressive collection of renowned avant-garde installation pieces to-date. Only top-tier projects are featured including biennale pieces from many countries. Interior gallery and museum installations encourage poetic new ways of looking at enclosed space, while exterior projects on both large and small scales astound through their dramatic use of materials and reinvent the urban and rural built environment. Pink balloons are suspended in rows above the the main thoroughfare of a major city, a prism of color threads hung in the air makes an otherwise blasé staircase magical, thin rays of light hover in space, a hole in a gallery wall reveals an entire hidden realm composed of layered ice blocks, while neoclassical arched windows pour transparent crystallized ice flows onto marble floors. This beautiful book completely changes how we look at our everyday surroundings and their possibilities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 29-01-2014


$79.99
Wood Art : Innovative Wood Design

ISBN: 9781584235439

Publisher: Gingko Press

A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued wit...


A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued with strength, it can perform in unusual ways depending on use and setting. Working with new or reclaimed wood, bent plywood, or solid wood construction, the designers featured in this book all bring something new to the table, creating new forms from the whimsical to the elegant, the delicate to the robust. From animal shaped bookcases to textile “rugs,” and wooden bicycles to bark shade lamps, this is the ultimate guide to this beloved resource. Products include furniture, lighting, textiles, housewares, personal accessories and toys. Interviews follow with an international cast of industrial, interior, product, and furniture designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$79.99
Paper Play

ISBN: 9781584235552

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

The follow-up to the bestselling Paper Works, this title continues the exploration of paper as the ultimate artists material. From an award-winning documentar...


The follow-up to the bestselling Paper Works, this title continues the exploration of paper as the ultimate artists material. From an award-winning documentary to a nationally touring museum exhibition, paper is no longer a blank canvas for other media, but has become the media itself. Follow artists and designers from around the world who cut, fold and sculpt paper to new heights of creativity, and develop new techniques that open up doors of expression. In two or three dimensions, full color or monochromatic, the effects are limitless. Some designs are geometric, creating real or imagined cityscapes _ others delicately trace the fluidity of a jellyfishs tentacles or the movement of water. Projects include fashion, jewelry and furniture design, origami, sculpture and installation art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2014


$69.99
Arm Knitting

ISBN: 9781574219456

Author: Mary Beth Temple    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

There's a new craze sweeping the knitting world. Arm knitting is the fun way to make a gorgeous, chunky-knit scarf in only 30 minutes, using your arms instead o...


There's a new craze sweeping the knitting world. Arm knitting is the fun way to make a gorgeous, chunky-knit scarf in only 30 minutes, using your arms instead of knitting needles. Why not try it out? This book makes it so easy to whip up simple and stylish scarves, cowls, wraps, and capes. Knitting expert Mary Beth Temple shows you how to master basic arm knitting techniques, with clear instructions and step-by-step color photos. She offers 15 original projects arranged by level of difficulty. You can get started making something beautiful immediately, and then advance to more ambitious creations as your skills increase. Arm knitting is the quickest way there is to knit a fashionable scarf, and you can do it anywhere. All you need are your own two hands, a few skeins of bulky yarn, and a half-hour to spare. Before you know it you'll become an expert arm knitter, and you'll be right on trend, too!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 29-01-2014


$19.99
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