Architecture & Design (367)

Clever Solutions For Small Apartments

ISBN: 9788416500598

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choo...


Household organization is complicated, and the basic steps to attaining rooms which are uncluttered yet have everything within arm’s reach usually lie in choosing good storage options. All resources come into play when conceiving and designing functional and versatile rooms that adapt to their inhabitants and lend a coherent decor to the whole, all to one’s personal taste. This book explores various storage solutions for apartments of different sizes. It is structured from the lowest to the highest available surface, and they all have aspects in common: the style of each house, the space available, the entrance of light and how to take advantage of it, and finally the color.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 10-10-2017


$49.99
Graphic Design For Art Fashion Film Architecture Photography Product Design And Everything In Between

ISBN: 9783791383507

Author: Andy Cooke    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This guide explores ways in which graphic designers can successfully collaborate with other creative professionals and sectors, whether it be a more sophisticat...


This guide explores ways in which graphic designers can successfully collaborate with other creative professionals and sectors, whether it be a more sophisticated logo for a product, a better-designed lookbook for a fashion brand, or a more intuitive wayfinding system for a museum. The book features exceptionally conceived design solutions across a variety of industries—from architecture and product design to art, fashion, and film. Through dynamic spreads, readers will discover the Berlin-based studio Hort's transformative campaign for Nike; Base's responsive, flexible logo for Munich’s Haus der Kunst museum; how design agency Bond worked with ArtRabbit, a website and app that catalogs contemporary art exhibitions, on a clever identity rollout; and how John Haslam, managing director of bespoke paper company G.F Smith, feels about the process of working with designers. Each example illustrates the significance of the graphic designer’s role in making a campaign marketable and successful. Insights from clients and the designers themselves reveal the inner workings of the design process. An indispensable reference for the graphic design industry, this visually arresting and informative volume shows how excellence can be achieved when creative minds work together.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2018


$79.99
New Cabin Homes

ISBN: 9788416500741

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Cabins in the woods and rural environments have evolved to such a degree that they have become nothing short of a benchmark in the latest trends in sustainable ...


Cabins in the woods and rural environments have evolved to such a degree that they have become nothing short of a benchmark in the latest trends in sustainable architecture. They are original, alternative, artistic, creative, etc. We could go on and still fall short of describing this new half-urban half-rural housing concept. In this book we feature a selection of innovative and comfortable cabins, mountain lodges, cosy countryside and seaside homes designed by prestigious architects around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 05-02-2018


$49.99
Wiener Werkstatte 1903 1932 The Luxury of Beauty

ISBN: 9783791357164

Authors: Christian Witt-Dorring, Janis Staggs    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The Wiener Werkstätte, founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waerndorfer, was an artists’ and craftsmen’s collective that existed in Vienna f...


The Wiener Werkstätte, founded by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Fritz Waerndorfer, was an artists’ and craftsmen’s collective that existed in Vienna from 1903 until 1932. The artists’ goal was to bring high-quality design and craft into all areas of life and to elevate everyday objects into pieces of art. During that time, the collective produced items in a variety of media including ceramics, furniture, glass, jewelry, metalwork, and textiles. The Wiener Werkstätte style influenced generations of architects from Bauhaus to Art Deco. This book features the work of well-known Wiener Werkstätte members such as Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser, and Dagobert Peche along with lesser known designers such as Gudrun Baudisch, Carl Otto Czeschka, and Ugo Zovetti. It also includes in-depth essays that explore the Wiener Werkstätte’s long history and legacy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 235 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2017


$150.00
Colorama

ISBN: 9783791373287

Author: Cruschiform    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves int...


What is the color white? The serenity of a snowfall? The peace of a dove? The purity of alabaster? This original and captivating exploration of color delves into the nuances of the universal palette while also explaining the history behind some of the terms used to describe certain hues. Elegantly designed it offers two-page spreads for 133 different shades. Each full-page of brilliant color faces a charming explanatory illustration and text of technical, scientific, historic, etymological, or linguistic terms. Two helpful indices present the colors in the order in which they appear in the book and also sorts them thematically in categories such as "Birds," "Cloth," "Modes of Transport," and "Formulas." The book also offers inspiration and guidance to painters and illustrators. Young lovers of art can understand why artists chose a particular shade over another. As fun to peruse as it is informative, this unique, cleverly designed book offers a wealth of surprises about the colors around us.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 160 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$55.00
Ingenious

ISBN: 9788416851324

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

One of the most challenging task for a product designer is certainly to combine form and function in an effective way. Creativity, thus, is an important asset f...


One of the most challenging task for a product designer is certainly to combine form and function in an effective way. Creativity, thus, is an important asset for them, if they want to find the right balance. This book features different examples from all over the world of how inventiveness results in outstanding and original products, in the form of furniture, decorative objects, lamps and toys. The volume includes product descriptions, photographs, and designers’ sketches which show the design processes. A must-have for both students and professionals of product and interior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2018


$125.00
Kehinde Wiley - A New Republic

ISBN: 9783791354309

Author: Eugenie Tsai    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as ...


Filled with reproductions of Kehinde Wiley’s bold, colorful, and monumental work, this book encompasses the artist’s various series of paintings as well as his sculptural work—which boldly explore ideas about race, power, and tradition. Celebrated for his classically styled paintings that depict African American men in heroic poses, Kehinde Wiley is among the expanding ranks of prominent black artists—such as Sanford Biggers, Yinka Shonibare, Mickalene Thomas, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye—who are reworking art history and questioning its depictions of people of color. This volume surveys Wiley’s career from 2001 to the present. It includes early portraits of the men Wiley observed on Harlem’s streets, and which laid the foundation for his acclaimed reworkings of Old Master paintings by Titian, van Dyke, Manet, and others, in which he replaces historical subjects with young African American men in contemporary attire: puffy jackets, sneakers, hoodies, and baseball caps. Also included is a generous selection from Wiley’s ongoing World Stage project; several of his enormous Down paintings; striking male portrait busts in bronze; and examples from the artist’s new series of stainedglass windows. Accompanying the illustrations are essays that introduce readers to the arc of Wiley’s career, its critical reception, and ongoing evolution.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 25 x 31 mm


$125.00
Floating Houses - Living over the water

ISBN: 9788416500734

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities l...


There is a growing trend around the world –especially in Europe and America– to build greener and more sustainable housing, such as floating homes. Cities like Amsterdam and Seattle boast spectacular neighbourhoods of floating homes with all the comforts and amenities of traditional homes. Available in different sizes and finishes, they are tailored to the needs of each individual homeowner.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 16-03-2018


$49.99
Shoplifters

ISBN: 9783899559415

Publisher: Gestalten

Shoplifters explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online s...


Shoplifters explores innovative store concepts and provides expert insights into how brands can engage with their customers in novel ways. Disrupted by online shopping, shops and brands find themselves in a permanent battle over the most innovative store concepts, striking window displays, and genius presentation of goods to breath new life into the traditional retail flow. It is this creative struggle that has heralded in a golden era of retail design. Brand experiences now stretch far beyond the end product; the dialogues between a shop and its consumers are becoming increasingly important. Companies are tapping top designers and retooling their talents, be it through sophisticated flagship stores or unexpected temporary venues. Shoplifters showcases the most outstanding concepts across a number of industries, introducing the most innovative brands with rich, in-depth case studies.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 23-04-2018


$150.00
Insiders and Company

ISBN: 9783899559361

Publisher: Gestalten

When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days p...


When it comes to the world of crafts, it is not unexpected to hear conversations reminiscing about the good old days. It is a familiar fallacy, but these days people are on the hunt for quality. Straying from a path of finding someone to perform a quick fix, people are searching for objects that will stand the test of time. From the hand-woven rugs of La Manufacture Cogolin in France to the elegant custom-built cabinets of Copenhagen’s Københavns Møbelsnedkeri or to the tale of Cristina Celestino’s ceramic and porcelain tiles, whether reviving traditional skills or experimenting with modern techniques, these specialists all share a passion for crafting of the highest tier. Who specializes in marble inlays, and who is the go-to for a bespoke stool? And just where can these stunning designs be found? Insiders and Company reveals how high-end furnishings are made, shows you where to acquire them, and proves that the world of artisanship is more exciting today than ever. Meet the craftspeople and designers that pair traditional processes and modern materials to redefine the modern standard with a nod to the past. Embrace the good old days: the present day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2018


$120.00
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