May 2016 (53)

Paris: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

ISBN: 9783899556582

Author: Monocle    Publisher: Gestalten

Paris: the city of love, the city of light - the city everyone thinks they know from movies and books. But there's more to this vigorous new-old metropolis than...


Paris: the city of love, the city of light - the city everyone thinks they know from movies and books. But there's more to this vigorous new-old metropolis than Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower. Along its winding streets and hidden in picturesque views along the Seine, there's so much more to do and discover, to taste and see, than what you imagine. The Monocle team is your guide as you explore the nouvelle cuisine in the city's up and coming restaurants that are revitalizing classic dining. Step off the beaten path and into galleries showcasing works that will inspire future art world trends. Escape the crowds and the tourists in laidback local bars and classy clubs. And then bundle up in designer goods from the best unknown boutiques as you stroll through history and romance. Paris is a wonderland. This is your ticket.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 148


Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 11-04-2016


Tags: May 2016   Travel
$39.99
Ultimate Containers

ISBN: 9788416500215

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

The making of architectural projects made partly or totally from recycled freight containers is getting more and more common, and added to this, the need for a ...


The making of architectural projects made partly or totally from recycled freight containers is getting more and more common, and added to this, the need for a more sustainable construction is also becoming increasingly necessary. Building on the basic concept that with containers we can create any type of building, we have divided this book in two chapters: equipments for public use and single family homes. Within these two categories, we show a selection of the last creations of architecture studios from all over the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2016


$49.99
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
Fashion

ISBN: 9783848007639

Author: Charlotte Seeling    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Fashion – that means glamour, creativity and always the expression of a certain attitude toward life. This book is devoted to the legendary world of fashion f...


Fashion – that means glamour, creativity and always the expression of a certain attitude toward life. This book is devoted to the legendary world of fashion from its origins in the nineteenth century until our own time. Which social, historical and cultural developments coalesced to allow fashion to become what it is today? Which designers had especially significant impact on their fashion eras, and what did their creations look like? Informative chapters that introduce each era coupled with extensive portraits of the groundbreaking fashion icons and countless expressive photographs work together to form a comprehensive portrayal of the rapid development that took fashion from the liberation of women from the corset all the way to the creations of modern designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 197 x 257 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2014


$74.99 $34.99
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
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