May 2016 (46)

Handmade Graphics

ISBN: 9788416500222

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Iit seems incredible that in the times we live in, where technology is a basic work tool for everybody, there are artists who manage to make us drop our jaws wi...


Iit seems incredible that in the times we live in, where technology is a basic work tool for everybody, there are artists who manage to make us drop our jaws with their handmade works. From drawing and paintings to 3D graphics with unusual materials, fantastic paper or collage creations..., you will find a wide range of handmade projects that demonstrate that there are no limitations, that it is the moment to reinvent the traditional methods.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2016


$65.00
Branding & Spaces Design

ISBN: 9788416500239

Author: Anna Jorda    Publisher: Monsa

This book presents different spaces, offices, bookshops/cafes, hairdressers, jewellery shops, fashion retail stores, tea shops, etc ... In all of them, we can s...


This book presents different spaces, offices, bookshops/cafes, hairdressers, jewellery shops, fashion retail stores, tea shops, etc ... In all of them, we can see that their branding and interior design generate a global image with its own personality, which attracts and foster loyalty in the customer who looks for new experiences more special and intimate. These are spaces that show us the spirit and soul of these small businesses which through their visual image, surprise us with more innovative and creative experiences.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


$69.99
Furniture Design Now

ISBN: 9789881264374

Author: Artpower    Publisher: Gingko Press

Filled with projects by dozens of furniture designers from around the globe, Furniture Design Now is the perfect resource for designers and other creatives sear...


Filled with projects by dozens of furniture designers from around the globe, Furniture Design Now is the perfect resource for designers and other creatives searching for inspiration in interior design, set design, or just simply looking to let their imaginations run wild. It features pieces ranging from the whimsical to the ultra-modern, from utilitarian to abstract, all demonstrating an incredible variety of building materials such as steel, wood, fur, glass, plastic, and even cardboard. Its contents include armchairs and sofas, bookshelves, tables, lamps, beds, and kitchen and bathroom appointments, as well as design sketches and blueprints, making Furniture Design Now an exhaustive and stimulating reference for anyone interested in this field of design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 282


Dimensions: 247 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2016


$130.00
Organic Design : Products Inspired by Nature

ISBN: 9789881470355

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Gingko Press

An endless source of visual stimulation for designers, the natural world encompasses all possibilities from the ubiquitous to the improbable. Organic Design fea...


An endless source of visual stimulation for designers, the natural world encompasses all possibilities from the ubiquitous to the improbable. Organic Design features designs that have made use of this plethora of opportunities to craft highly unique products that show their inspiration while retaining each designer’s distinct vision. Divided into three sections, Form, Texture and Function, this book reflects the incredible variety of industrial output. From hanging lights reminiscent of fireflies and flower bulbs, to honeycomb stools and bird’s beak tongs. Includes illustrations from the designer’s own sketchbooks as well as process photography documenting the act of creation.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 210 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2016


$110.00
Authentic Japanese Gardens

ISBN: 9781504800044

Author: Yoko Kawaguchi    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

This beautifully illustrated book provides an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, using natural materials such a...


This beautifully illustrated book provides an inspirational and practical introduction to the traditions of Japanese Zen gardens, using natural materials such as wood, bamboo, rocks and pebbles. Emphasizing the value of shape in trees and shrubs with the subtlety of colour through the varied greens of foliage and moss, Serene Gardens is the only book that explains how western plants and materials can be used to achieve the natural, minimalist look so beloved by Japanese garden designers.There are instructions and tips for selecting plants and materials which are readily available, as well as plant lists and climate zone maps to aid western gardeners. As the wealth of stunning colour photographs from around the world demonstrates, Japanese garden design is concerned with a reverence for nature and the overall effect is of tranquility. Serene Gardens will help people to create much-needed oases of calm in their own outdoor spaces.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 168


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2016


Tags: May 2016   Home & Garden
$39.99
Frida Obsession

ISBN: 9788416500246

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Frida Kahlo is the most famous Latin-American painter of the 20th century and a fundamental figure in Mexican art. She met Pablo Picasso and André Bretón; she...


Frida Kahlo is the most famous Latin-American painter of the 20th century and a fundamental figure in Mexican art. She met Pablo Picasso and André Bretón; she was a friend of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky and of poet Pablo Neruda. She received at her home writers, artists, film directors, doctors, politicians, photographers... Diego Rivera, the most recognised artist of Mexican mural art and Frida´s husband, described her in this manner: “Your genius is in the painting and in your image. Decidedly, there is no other living painter that can do what you do. You have laid (Te has echado al pico) with the whole painter race”.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2016


$49.99
Steampunk : The Art of Retro Futurism

ISBN: 9781908175618

Author: Dopress Books    Publisher: Gingko Press

More than just cogs, gears, and goggles, steampunk burst from the pages of science fiction and fantasy inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and r...


More than just cogs, gears, and goggles, steampunk burst from the pages of science fiction and fantasy inspired by the likes of Jules Verne and H.G. Wells and rapidly grew into one of the most recognizable aesthetic movements of the 21st century. Steampunk: The Art of Retro-Futurism gathers work by the best artists, designers, and craftsmen in the field in a collection sure to fire the imagination of any fan. Its pages overflow with intricate sculpture work, digital and traditional art, and fashion that is at once decadent and utilitarian, perfect for an afternoon fixing your airship or an evening spent at a retro-futuristic Victorian ball. Projects within include conceptual designs and realized projects in fashion, sculpture, toys, props, and more, all of which explore a world where inventions of the past and a fantastical future coexist. Features the works of artists such as Samuel Gomez, Kazuhiko Nakamura, Nicole Stengel, 2-Far Playthings, and many more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2016


$89.99
Tornado Boys

ISBN: 9781910690130

Author: Ian Hall    Publisher: Grub Street

Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, th...


Tornado Boys is the latest in the ever-popular ‘Boys’ series, and differs from earlier titles. With the introduction of female pilots to the RAF in 1994, the Tornado was among the first aircraft to be flown by both men and women. This is acknowledged in the book with a chapter written by one female pilot. Another aspect that makes this book different from the rest of the series is that it covers an aircraft which is still in active service, currently as a key player in Middle East operations. With focus on the GR1/GR4 versions of the Tornado (and not the F3 interceptor), readers will enjoy fascinating insights on what it is like to operate this multi-role bomber/reconnaissance aircraft against the backdrop of modern-day scenarios.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 16-05-2016


Tags: May 2016   Military
$59.99
Jigsaw - Teaching Poetry to Middle Secondary Students

ISBN: 9781925169027

Author: Ken Watson    Publisher: Phoenix Education

This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teachin...


This photocopiable resource provides teachers with a range of poetry suitable for middle secondary years, and a wealth of suggestions and approaches for teaching the poems. Two Australian poets, Jeff Guess and Kris Hemensley, have provided drafts of their poems, enabling students to study the ways in which poets revise and perfect their work. Jeff Guess has also provided many suggestions for poetry-writing workshops. A section on performance poetry suggests ways in which students, in groups, can prepare poems for oral presentation. Contents A VARIETY OF APPROACHES Jigsaw poem — Alfred Tennyson Verse Riddles — Anglo-Saxon riddles, John Fuller, John Mole, May Swenson, Vasko Popa Asking Questions — poem by E.E. Cummings Cloze — Percy Bysshe Shelley Sequencing — George Herbert, James Wright Jumbled Poems — John Dryden, Vernon Scannell, Thomas Otway POEMS FOR PERFORMANCE Choral Speaking — Ogden Nash Dialogue Performance — Paul Fleischman, Roger McGough, Gael Turnbull Readers Theatre — Allan Ahlberg, Paul Dehn, Peter Dixon WRITING POETRY Getting Started — The Joeys Memories — Marietta Elliott Tone — Jeff Guess Haiku — Jeff Guess,Roger McGough THE DRAFTING GRIND The Drafting Grind — Jeff Guess, Chris Hemensley THE DRAMATIC MONOLOGUE The Dramatic Monologue — Robert Browning, Carol Ann Duffy THREE THEMES School — Gregory Harrison, John Latham, Barrie Wade Progress? — Vachel Lindsay, Raymond Wilson Prejudice — Jack Davis, Jackie Kay, Jim Wong-chu POEMS FOR DISCUSSION AND ACTIVITY Sounds and Pictures — William Blake Perfect? — Jeff Guess Poems in Translation — two versions of one of the Songs of Solomon Missing Words — John Donne Poems to Compare — John Donne, Richard Lovelace POEMS BY PETER SKRYZNECKI


Publication Date: 11-04-2016


Tags: May 2016   Education
$55.00
Life and I

ISBN: 9783899557718

Author: Elisabeth Helland Larsen    Publisher: Gestalten

Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a green-eyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals...


Rosy-cheeked and wrapped in blue, with a flower in her hair, Death rides a pink bike. Death, a green-eyed little girl in this pastel world, visits small animals with soft fur and big animals with sharp teeth. She lingers with a kindly grandmother as they knit one last scarf together. She wanders through surroundings of gentle beauty and she tells us who she is. For parents of children facing the loss of a family member, a friend, or a pet, this book finds words to express what is often so difficult to explain. It ends with such a feeling of uplift and acceptance that readers of any age will turn the last page with a smile and a tear. Author Elisabeth Helland Larsen and illustrator Marine Schneider weave a tapestry out of direct, poetic words and hand-drawn pictures to give voice to emotions that are moving, real, and most of all, honest.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 220 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2016


$39.99
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