September 2015 (36)

How We Live

ISBN: 9783832732189

Author: Marcia Prentice    Publisher: TeNeues

How We Live is an intimate photographic journal of designers’ and artists’ homes from around the world, including Mumbai, Beirut, Marrakech, Reykjavik, Mexi...


How We Live is an intimate photographic journal of designers’ and artists’ homes from around the world, including Mumbai, Beirut, Marrakech, Reykjavik, Mexico City, and Amsterdam, amongst others. American photographer Marcia Prentice traveled to each of the international cities to experience and present ‘the soul’ of a diverse selection of domestic spaces, revealing the unique spirit of each creative environment. The book includes homes shown in the context of both the pristine, more-established design cities as well as urban locales where economic disadvantage and strife impacts daily life. Each of the 18 featured homeowners provide a glimpse into their private, interior world to show us how the design and atmosphere created in one’s own home can be the ultimate artistic canvas.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2015


$89.99
Retrospective 1975-2015

ISBN: 9783832732967

Author: Josef Hoflehner    Publisher: TeNeues

The worldwide recognition he has received attests to the tremendous impact of his work. This Austrian photographer, who has been shooting primarily, though not ...


The worldwide recognition he has received attests to the tremendous impact of his work. This Austrian photographer, who has been shooting primarily, though not exclusively, in black and white for over 40 years, captures surreal moments in his photos. Reductions and overexposures help him discover special elements and draw both technical and substantive contrasts between the spectacular and the banal. His subjects—everything from peaceful, expansive Icelandic landscapes that look like paintings to jets coming in for a landing just above people’s heads—fascinate the viewer. Even more astoundingly, all of these contrasting facets of nature and technology bear Hoflehner’s distinct stamp. No matter what topic Hoflehner is skillfully weaving a photographic narrative around, his work exudes incredible serenity and focus. Maybe that’s what we find so compelling. Whether it’s a photo of a New York skyline or a Malaysian tea plantation, his images have a soothing, contemplative effect on the viewer, although there is also a painful undertone of transience and social criticism.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 300 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2015


$180.00
Lettering : Drawing Letters

ISBN: 9788415829850

Publisher: Monsa

This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as ...


This lavishly illustrated volume showcases lettering and typographic work from some of the world's most exciting, innovative and talented designers. As well as featuring full-page examples of their best work, Lettering also includes a brief introduction to each artist/designer which explores their techniques and inspirations.


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 184 x 236 mm


$69.99 $24.99
Wall Writers

ISBN: 9781584236016

Author: Roger Gastman    Publisher: Gingko Press

Wall Writers explores graffiti’s eruption into mainstream society in the period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and takes a closer look ...


Wall Writers explores graffiti’s eruption into mainstream society in the period of social turmoil in the late 1960s and early ’70s, and takes a closer look not only at early graffiti’s place on the wall but its place in the culture of the time. More comprehensive than any other book on the subject, Wall Writers explores not only early graf writing itself but the writers creating it, the new technology of spray paint that made it possible, and the culture that drove them to write — be it a need to rebel against the government, to pass a message, or simply be recognized by society. Hundreds of images of everything from spray paint advertisements to commercial greeting cards to images of buildings completely covered in spray painted monikers are included, and reveal the context of the beginnings of a movement that would eventually grow to “transform city life, public transit, public art, and ultimately visual art the world over.” Includes interviews and profiles of some of the most prolific writers of the time, including TAKI 183, Cornbread, and dozens more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 255 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2015


$115.00 $60.00
Oriental Birds

ISBN: 9781908175434

Author: Zheng Zhonghua    Publisher: Gingko Press

A companion to Oriental Flowers, which illuminates tips and techniques for painting highly revered plants and flowers in the classical brush painting style, Ori...


A companion to Oriental Flowers, which illuminates tips and techniques for painting highly revered plants and flowers in the classical brush painting style, Oriental Birds focuses on the other most esteemed denizens of classical Chinese painting: birds. While Western painting historically put more emphasis on form, structure, color and perspective, the Eastern tradition concerns itself more with the essence of what is being depicted, attempting to capture the spirit of the subject through seemingly simple gestural lines and a more muted color palette. Features the classical Chinese style of such Qing Dynasty masters as Yun Shouping and Yu Zhi as well as that of Japanese woodblock prints (or Ukiyo-e) of the 17th and 18th centuries. Includes step-by-step instructions on creating 16 unique paintings of birds situated amongst traditional plants and flowers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 184


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2015


$69.99
The Dark Carnival

ISBN: 9781908211385

Author: Derek Ridgers    Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture

For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise. Out here you will find Hum...


For some, heaven will not be a perpetual dawn but rather an endless night – an eternity of the wild hours between dusk and sunrise. Out here you will find Human Beings given a rare space to play out their fantasy visions of themselves. The Dark Carnival is a darkly fascinating celebration stretching across five decades of London Nightlife’s exuberance and self-expression. Derek Ridgers has been a feature in these clubs and on the streets of the capital for many years – indulging in his passion for collecting these images, the fleeting impressions of people dressed up for the glorious night.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$89.99 $20.00
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