October 2023 (192)

The Wild Alps

ISBN: 9780764366697

Author: Katinka Holupirek    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Large-format collection of photography featuring the flora, fauna, and pristine landscapes of the Alps’ protected regions. Capturing the allure of this grand...


Large-format collection of photography featuring the flora, fauna, and pristine landscapes of the Alps’ protected regions. Capturing the allure of this grandiose legacy of the ice age is difficult, even in superlatives, but this photo book provides up-close natural experiences throughout the parks and preserves of six Alpine nations: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Italy, and France. From the snowy heights of Mont Blanc in France, to the Alpine fields abloom with wildflowers in Italy's Tre Cime, to the lakes and forests of Austria's Tyrol region, hundreds of color images show where the Alps still exist in a wild, unfettered state. Accompanied by species identification, geological history, and websites for trip planning, the book is both inspirational. and informational. Also included are tips on the best spots for hiking, skiing, and all types of climbing. This expansive trip through the Alps includes the following and more: • Little to no traces of human settlement and culture throughout the 750+ images • Beautiful, painterly photos that capture the region’s majestic landscapes at magic hour and with the best seasonal lighting throughout the year • More than ten UNESCO-designated Biosphere Reserves and Parks and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites • Hundreds of plant and animal species captured, including underwater photography from pristine lakes and streams • Photos range above and below the treeline and feature everything in between, such as picturesque waterfalls and plains This is the definitive documentation and photographic escape into the wilds of the Alps.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 424


Dimensions: 228 x 292 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2023


$170.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
Glass Houses

ISBN: 9781838667504

Publisher: Phaidon

An inspiring collection of 50 spectacular houses built almost entirely from glass Glass Houses presents 50 stunning architect designed homes that utilize glass ...


An inspiring collection of 50 spectacular houses built almost entirely from glass Glass Houses presents 50 stunning architect designed homes that utilize glass to maximum effect. The international selection includes early modernist houses from the 1930s, such as Philip Johnson's Glass House and Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth House, and glamorous mid-century LA villas like Pierre Koenig's Case Study #22, alongside outstanding contemporary examples, where new innovations have made even more daring glass structures possible. Each house is celebrated with awe-inspiring photographs that showcase the dynamic, light-filled living spaces that only glass can deliver. Features homes in: Australia, Brazil, Chile, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, UK, USA, and Vietnam Features architects including: Tatiana Bilbao, Lina Bo Bardi, Ofis Arhitekti, Herzog & de Meuron, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kazuyo Sejima, Philip Johnson, Mecanoo, John Lautner, Richard Rogers, and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 259 x 298 mm


Publication Date: 05-10-2023


$80.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2023
Designing Brands

ISBN: 9783967041224

Publisher: Gestalten

Explains how to design an elegant and holistic visual identity for a contemporary brand. Multiply serves as a definitive guide for creating meaningful, elegant ...


Explains how to design an elegant and holistic visual identity for a contemporary brand. Multiply serves as a definitive guide for creating meaningful, elegant and timeless brand identities. Chapters on Discovery, Direction, Typography, Photography, Illustration, Design, Digital Physical provide an insightful step-by-step approach on how to develop the various visual elements that define a contemporary brand in various media, channels, and activations. Through the expert eyes of Mario Depicolzuane and a close-knit community of industry-leading designers, creative directors, and tastemakers, the book will explain how to develop a brand's world and to design with grace, rationality, thoughtfulness, and intuition.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 27-10-2023


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
Store Front NYC

ISBN: 9783791389646

Authors: James Murray, Karla Murray    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For decades, husband-and-wife photography duo James and Karla Murray have been on a mission to document and preserve on film the various small shops of New York...


For decades, husband-and-wife photography duo James and Karla Murray have been on a mission to document and preserve on film the various small shops of New York City—many of which are quickly disappearing—and a culture of authenticity that is hanging by just a thread. Featuring glorious new reproductions of images from their past books as well as never-before published photos, this elegiac volume will delight the Murrays’ multitude of fans, as well as anyone interested in the charm and history of small urban retail. Large in format and filled with color and affectionate detail, the book includes an introduction by the Murrays explaining the genesis of their lifelong project and why they love to photograph store fronts. Chapters are organized by each of the city’s five boroughs and include descriptions and maps. Most of the store fronts are featured in generous single-page images with captions listing location, neighborhood, and year the photo was taken. Filled with diversity and character, these images honor destinations lost to rising rents and changing demographics. Together they comprise both a guidebook and a love letter to a city that never sleeps, and is always evolving.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 300 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2023


$100.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
Street Art's Rising Stars

ISBN: 9783791389929

Author: Alessandra Mattanza    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

As street artists move from the fringe to the mainstream, it’s hard to know who is a true talent and who’s just a flash in the pan. Filled with stunning pho...


As street artists move from the fringe to the mainstream, it’s hard to know who is a true talent and who’s just a flash in the pan. Filled with stunning photography and portraits of each artist, this book identifies twenty rising stars whose imaginative and technically brilliant works are bringing them to the forefront of the genre. Each artist is profiled in multiple-page spreads that include background texts, portraits, and a sampling of their work. Included here are London-based artist Ben Slow, whose black ink and deeply expressive faces grace a number of buildings in the UK capital; Parisian artist Ardif, whose hybrid creatures merge machines with nature; Inti, who uses large, vividly colored murals to critique modern Chilean society; and American Vince Ballentine, whose technique combines elements of rap and hip hop. Whether rebelling against the establishment or bringing communities together; highlighting important issues or expressing a unique creative vision; these artists are living proof of street art’s lasting influence, infinite adaptability, and remarkable diversity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 235 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2023


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
Anime Through The Looking-Glass

ISBN: 9783791380148

Author: Nathalie Bittinger    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

A uniquely powerful form of artistic expression, anime has embraced complex and provocative ideas since its inception in the mid twentieth century. This dynamic...


A uniquely powerful form of artistic expression, anime has embraced complex and provocative ideas since its inception in the mid twentieth century. This dynamic and wide-ranging book explores eighty key themes of the genre, from wars to natural disasters, nature to ecology, childhood to magic, dystopias to fables. It looks at more than one hundred masterpieces of Japanese animation, including Akira, Ghost in the Shell, One Piece, Princess Mononoke, Grave of the Fireflies and Howl’s Moving Castle, to show how practitioners consistently balance tradition with modernity and how anime’s distinct style has influenced other forms of media such as video games, comic books and live-action films. Covering an enormous range of talent—from Isao Takahata, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, and Makoto Shinkai to Studio Ghibli and Mamoru Oshii—it demonstrates how anime makes room for limitless creativity. Unfettered by the physical constraints of nature’s laws, these artists realize our deepest emotions and our wildest dreams.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 220 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 03-10-2023


$89.99
Gustav Klimt: The Interiors

ISBN: 9783791379784

Author: Tobias Natter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Interior design was supremely important to Gustav Klimt, and many of his paintings were created for specific settings or spaces. This aspect of Klimt’s practi...


Interior design was supremely important to Gustav Klimt, and many of his paintings were created for specific settings or spaces. This aspect of Klimt’s practice comes beautifully to life in this book that illustrates how some of the artist’s most beloved canvases appeared in situ—in private dining rooms and salons, galleries, museums, and public exhibition spaces. Works such as the portraits of Emilie Flöge and Hermine Gallia, the shocking Nuda Veritas, and landscapes A Morning by the Pond and The Tall Poplar I are presented in double-page spreads. Full-color reproductions of paintings by Klimt are juxtaposed with blackand-white vintage photographs of the original interiors with the featured paintings overlaid in color. Thoughtful and personal texts by Klimt scholar Tobias Natter accompany each spread, providing invaluable contextual insight about how these pictures were conceived as part of the interior design of their respective rooms and spaces, and the passionate collectors who first owned these pictures. Meticulously produced and packaged, this book provides a refreshing perspective on Klimt’s œuvre and artistic vision.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 140


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2023


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
Caspar David Friedrich : Masters of Art

ISBN: 9783791379937

Author: Michael Robinson    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Considered one of the most important figures in German art of the nineteenth century, Caspar David Friedrich is best known for his dramatic and emotional painti...


Considered one of the most important figures in German art of the nineteenth century, Caspar David Friedrich is best known for his dramatic and emotional paintings, which often feature contemplative figures, sweeping landscapes, and an emphasis on the sublime and the spiritual. This book takes a chronological approach to Friedrich’s career, beginning with his early years producing traditional religious and historical scenes. It explores his innovative use of light and color, and his unprecedented treatment of the landscape as a living, dynamic entity, rather than simply as a backdrop or setting for other subjects. The beautifully reproduced works and details in this volume help readers appreciate the astounding qualities of Friedrich’s works: his palette of muted, atmospheric colors; swirling clouds, dramatic mountains, and turbulent seas; and subtle changes in light and shadow that occur throughout the day. Readers will come away with a renewed appreciation for Friedrich’s portrayals of the natural world and the unique and provocatively emotive qualities of his work.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 02-10-2023


$29.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
Gabriele Munter

ISBN: 9783791379845

Authors: Isabelle Jansen, Matthias Muhling    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Filled with the vibrant color that is the hallmark of Münter’s oeuvre, this dynamic consideration of the German painter offers a lively and detailed analysis...


Filled with the vibrant color that is the hallmark of Münter’s oeuvre, this dynamic consideration of the German painter offers a lively and detailed analysis of her life, work, and contributions to modern painting. While Münter is most often linked to Wassily Kandinsky and the Blue Rider movement, this book offers a refreshing appreciation of her work in its own right. Multifaceted, imaginative, and stylistically diverse, Münter’s creative output spanned genres to include portraits, landscapes, interiors, and abstractions. Beautifully reproduced images allow readers to marvel at Münter’s joyful vibrant hues, her bold brushstrokes and her experimental and innovative approach to painting. Lively texts offer important biographical insights into her artistic evolution and place her work in the broader context of modern art. Comprehensive and insightful, this newly formatted edition pays tribute to a hugely influential woman artist whose work is all too often overlooked.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 12-09-2023


$100.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
Max Beckmann: The Formative Years, 1915-25

ISBN: 9783791379944

Author: Olaf Peters    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Max Beckmann's brief but profoundly jarring service as a medical orderly during World War I led to a nervous breakdown. He assimilated his experiences and incor...


Max Beckmann's brief but profoundly jarring service as a medical orderly during World War I led to a nervous breakdown. He assimilated his experiences and incorporated recent and radical developments in art, such as Cubism and Expressionism, leading him to advance new pictorial conceptions beginning in 1915. To many of his contemporaries, the work Beckmann created between 1917 and 1925 placed him at the forefront of the latest developments in representational painting. In 1925, Beckmann’s celebrated status was confirmed by his prominence in the groundbreaking “Neue Sachlichkeit” (New Objectivity) exhibition in Mannheim, although he later distanced himself from the term. This book will situate Beckmann artistically and historically. Essays by both established experts and emerging scholars investigate the seminal energy found in the work he created between 1915 to 1925—a period to which the artist himself repeatedly returned over the course of his lifetime. The selfreferential aspect of Beckmann’s output is key to understanding his progression as an artist, which comes more clearly into focus via an analysis of these critical early years.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 258


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 06-10-2023


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2024
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