November 2018 (42)

Portfolio Design & Self-Promotion

ISBN: 9788416851799

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Designers and students structure their portfolios following their instincts and according to their own professional development. A portfolio principally contain...


Designers and students structure their portfolios following their instincts and according to their own professional development. A portfolio principally contains print designs, which are used to plan, organise and document the designer’s personal experience, work samples and skills. These selections are collective representations, through which designers seek to highlight their best accomplishments for the purposes of appreciation and promotion. This is precisely the object of this unique book: to present a selection of samples of the best works by young designers from all over the world. Fresh, inventive and full of original and ground-breaking ideas that use new materials and experimental techniques, Portfolio Design aims to offer not only visual delights but also invaluable references and solutions for those who are looking for inspiration in producing an eye-catching portfolio of their own.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 22-10-2018


$89.99
Color Now : Color Combinations For Commercial Design

ISBN: 9789887849407

Publisher: Sendpoints

Color plays a significant role in design. It can make a design work more impressive, appealing and distinctive. For designers, it means the basic skill in combi...


Color plays a significant role in design. It can make a design work more impressive, appealing and distinctive. For designers, it means the basic skill in combining colors. This book includes basic color theories that help readers gain a better understanding of color. It also delves into the psychology of color, along with color associations and applications in commercial designs. Featuring referential color schemes and creative projects with color codes as well as color talk, this is an essential manual of great practicality and inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2018


$100.00
New Signage Design

ISBN: 9788416851782

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

This book is a selection of projects from across the world in which the graphic signage system stands out not only for its meticulous form but its unmistakable ...


This book is a selection of projects from across the world in which the graphic signage system stands out not only for its meticulous form but its unmistakable illustrative function. Public spaces where a large number of people need to find their way such as auditoriums, airports, museums, hotels, shopping centers and offices require a good orientation system to handle and facilitate the circulation of these people, in addition to ensuring easy accessibility. Signage must achieve this objective to ensure the result is effective, intelligible to everyone and aesthetically pleasing at the same time. Matters such as scale, volume, position, colors and materials used to build the signage will be determined by the type of equipment or office while graphic communication elements will reflect and be adapted to the client’s identity. Symbols, fonts, pictograms, arrows, optical effects and other resources are used here in a multitude of surprising, suggestive and varied ways that will not fail to grab readers’ attention, presenting them with an extensive range of ideas in which to find inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2018


$89.99
DUE > 28th Feb 2019
Art In Book Form

ISBN: 9789887849421

Publisher: Sendpoints

Opposite to the prediction of its fall in recent years, physical books, by virtue of its particular “five senses” for readers, unexpectedly remained its pop...


Opposite to the prediction of its fall in recent years, physical books, by virtue of its particular “five senses” for readers, unexpectedly remained its popularity. Echoing this circumstance, ART IN BOOK FORM is born, as an anthem for physical books. It shares with you book design philosophy of LU Jingren (the Chinese book design master) and Stefan Sagmeister (the design rockstar) and Hubert & Fischer. The book also “unfolds” the history of book form in detail in front of you, in a more visual way, explaining both historical and modern book formats with diagrams and real pictures. A selection of modern book designs is featured to enhance your understanding.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2018


$100.00
Brian Gluckstein : The Art of Home

ISBN: 9781773270302

Author: Brian Gluckstein    Publisher: Figure 1

Everyone should have a beautiful home. Quite simply, life is better when you live in a space you love, and giving people that joy is always gratifying. Internat...


Everyone should have a beautiful home. Quite simply, life is better when you live in a space you love, and giving people that joy is always gratifying. Internationally renowned interior designer Brian Gluckstein believes that elegant personal style can be achieved in any home. Brian Gluckstein: The Art of Home features a distinguished collection of homes that are at once luxurious, chic and livable. From a stylish New York apartment and a tailored beach house to a timeless Aspen chalet and a refined country estate, these stunningly designed homes reveal that a well-considered space is essential to both traditional and contemporary aesthetics. The beautifully photographed interiors are complemented with riveting anecdotes, inspiring quotes and style statements to reflect the importance of comfort and personal expression through form, function and decor. A carefully curated room can also feature a combination of statement pieces to create a successful living space. Ideal for anyone who loves design, Brian Gluckstein: Art of Home proves that luxury is about enjoying everyday things in a beautiful way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 250 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2018


$79.99
DUE > 28th Feb 2019
Victorian Radicals

ISBN: 9783791357638

Author: Tim Barringer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Although the word “Victorian” connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite...


Although the word “Victorian” connotes a kind of dry propriety, the artists working in the Victorian era were anything but. Starting with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and lasting through the dawn of the 20th century, the era’s painters, writers, and designers challenged every prevailing belief about art and its purpose. The full spectrum of the Victorian avant-garde is in magnificent display in this book that features nearly 150 works drawn from the Birmingham Museum’s unparalleled collection. Characterized by attention to detail, vibrant colours, and engagement with literary themes and daily life, the paintings, works on paper, and decorative objects featured reveal the myriad ways Victorian artists and artisans made sense of a rapidly changing world. Perceptive essays and the latest scholarship illuminate the issues these artists contended with, including the relationship to art and nature, questions of class and gender identity, the value of handmade versus machine production, and the search for beauty in an age of industry. Designed to reflect the tactile nature of the work and featuring typography inspired by the Victorian era, this beautiful volume is as fresh and bold as the visionaries it celebrates.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$155.00
Rosetsu : Ferocious Brush

ISBN: 9783791357263

Author: Matthew Mckelway    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Born into the family of a low-ranking samurai, Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799) is renowned today as one of the most imaginative artists of early modern Japan. His ...


Born into the family of a low-ranking samurai, Nagasawa Rosetsu (1754-1799) is renowned today as one of the most imaginative artists of early modern Japan. His visually stunning and highly idiosyncratic paintings earned him a place in Japan’s “Lineage of Eccentrics.” This book surveys Rosetsu’s art with sixty of his most important paintings, beginning with his earliest works in the realist mode of his teacher Maruyama Okyo, and ending with his haunting, visionary, and occasionally bizarre final masterpieces. Screen paintings, scrolls, and albums depicting Zen eccentrics, raucous children, ethereal beauties, otherworldly landscapes, and vivacious animals and birds take viewers on a journey through Rosetsu’s own travels and into his unbridled imagination.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 246


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 19-10-2018


$140.00
Gauguin : A Spiritual Journey

ISBN: 9783791357959

Author: Christina Hellmich    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This vibrant examination of Paul Gauguin's life and work features more than fifty pieces from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek collection in Copenhagen, including pai...


This vibrant examination of Paul Gauguin's life and work features more than fifty pieces from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek collection in Copenhagen, including paintings, wood carvings, and ceramics along with Oceanic art and Gauguin's works on paper from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco's permanent collections. Each piece is reproduced in exquisite detail, offering a superb opportunity to enjoy Gauguin's groundbreaking use of color, line, and form. Essays examine Gauguin's relationships and reveal the struggles, indulgences, awakenings, and betrayals of his personal and professional life. Other essays provide new insights into Gauguin's travels to the far reaches of the French colonial empire in the Pacific and explore his cultural identity, sexuality, and spirituality. Beautifully designed to complement Gauguin's extraordinary oeuvre, this book offers a refreshing take on an artist whose life and work continue to fascinate to the present day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 220 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 16-11-2018


$140.00
World Domination : The Sub Pop Records Story

ISBN: 9781947026186

Author: Gillian G Gaar    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Founded in the late 1980s by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Seattle-based Sub Pop Records released early recordings by then-upstart regional bands such as G...


Founded in the late 1980s by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Seattle-based Sub Pop Records released early recordings by then-upstart regional bands such as Green River, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Tad, Nirvana, Flaming Lips, Afghan Whigs, and Screaming Trees. When the world went grunge crazy in the 1990s, Sub Pop was suddenly the epicenter of Seattle cool. Emerging organically from Bruce Pavitt’s Subterranean Pop fanzine, the story of Sub Pop Records is the story of a couple of irreverent music lovers who stumbled into the record business because they simply loved working with bands they wanted to listen to themselves. From barely paying the bills to the trappings of major music industry success to the inevitable fallout, this is the inside story of the musicians, producers, staffers, and stars who built Sub Pop into an independent powerhouse. World Domination takes you deep inside the chaotic early days of the label’s founding, all the way to the present. It’s a fascinating snapshot of a label that has promoted Death Cab for Cutie, the White Stripes, the Shins, Iron & Wine, the Postal Service, Sleater-Kinney, Band of Horses, Flight of the Conchords, Fleet Foxes, Sunny Day Real Estate, Shabazz Palaces, the Head and the Heart, Father John Misty, and many others. Author Gillian G. Gaar, a longtime Seattle-based writer, draws on firsthand interviews, deep research, and her years of covering the Seattle scene as a local music journalist to bring together the first in-depth historical narrative of one of America’s more influential independent record labels.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 178 x 178 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2018


Tags: November 2018   History   Music   Business
$49.99
Tiny Cabins & Treehouses for Shelter Lovers

ISBN: 9788416500949

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

The idea of an environmentally respectful house is appealing to more and more people. In the last decade, architects from all over the world have been especiall...


The idea of an environmentally respectful house is appealing to more and more people. In the last decade, architects from all over the world have been especially interested in the possibilities of an innovative home in a natural environment, with ecological solutions and a low impact on the environment. The book “Tiny Cabins and Treehouses” shows a new concept of housing and some of the most original and avant-garde pieces of contemporary architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2018


$49.99
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