Arts & Photography (850)

The Lives of Colonial Objects

ISBN: 9781927322024

Author: Annabel Cooper    Publisher: Otago University Press

The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them....


The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them. In this collection of 50 essays the authors, including historians, archivists, curators and Māori scholars, have each chosen an object from New Zealand’s colonial past, and their examinations open up our history in astonishingly varied ways. Some are treasured family possessions such as a kahu kiwi, a music album or a grandmother’s travel diary, and their stories have come down through families. Some, like the tauihu of a Māori waka, a Samoan kilikiti bat or a flying boat, are housed in museums. Others – a cannon, a cottage and a country road – inhabit public spaces but they too turn out to have unexpected histories. Things invite us into the past through their tangible, tactile and immediate presence: in this collection they serve as 50 paths into New Zealand’s colonial history. While each chapter is the story of a particular object, The Lives of Colonial Objects as a whole informs and enriches the colonial history of Aotearoa New Zealand.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 376


Dimensions: 255 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2015


$50.00
GUI Design

ISBN: 9789881383495

Publisher: Gingko Press

As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; n...


As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; now, users expect a massive range of colors, layouts, and fonts to be used to entertain and assist them in their daily lives. GUI Design assembles the best of recent graphic user interface for a collection that provides practical encouragement for those new to the world as well as inspiration for experienced designers. The book gathers Twitter’s Vine video creation app for Windows phones, the vulgar yet amusing Authentic Weather app, an application designed to help tourists follow the physical and ideological path of the Iron Curtain, and more to showcase programs that balance information flow with user experiences and highlight the creativity, inspiration, and expressive techniques used in their design. The projects within demonstrate the increasingly significant role of user interfaces in both design and our everyday lives in the modern world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$99.00
Surface

ISBN: 981584235798

Author: Soren Solkoer    Publisher: Gingko Press

Søren Solkær has traveled the globe to create Surface, a collection that captures some of the most important names in street art and graffiti. Dynamic images ...


Søren Solkær has traveled the globe to create Surface, a collection that captures some of the most important names in street art and graffiti. Dynamic images of artists alongside their work provide an adrenaline-fueled look at street art culture and the creators that paint, tag and wheat paste every wall, bridge, building and sign they can reach. Street art aficionados will be captivated by the images of their favorite artists, while the uninitiated will be instantly drawn in by the unrelenting color and in-your-face design of every piece. Surface reaches down deep to capture the living, beating heart of the street art scene. Artists featured include COPE2, ELLE, DabsMyla, Shepard Fairey, LISTER, and more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 242 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$99.00
Information Made Beautiful

ISBN: 9789881383464

Publisher: Gingko Press

Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and import...


Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and importance? The designers and creatives whose works are featured in Information Made Beautiful address these issues with projects that don’t just make data easy to understand, but make it understanding it an appealing experience. Work from over 100 designers and studios includes projects for clients such as Wired Italy, the Royal Mail, Money Today, Lionsgate Entertainment, Ronald McDonald House, and the UN, as well as universities, research facilities, and private clients. These pieces range from abstract to hands-on, and break down information ranging from the status of female children in India and global water usage to coffee bean maps covering the amount of caffeine consumed in the US and crocheted diagrams of time spent crafting on German public transportation. The bright colors, eye-catching graphics, and specialty typographies of Information Made Beautiful make it easy to understand how designers are translating this new form of visual language to create information that is also inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2015


$99.00
Box It Up

ISBN: 9781584235972

Author: Basheer Graphics    Publisher: Gingko Press

The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, ...


The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, and other boxes and crates have flourished in mediums beyond simple wrapping and storage. Installations featuring multicolored storage containers, reusable cardboard furniture, and cardboard pop-ups are showcased in chapters “Stack it Up,” “Open it Up,” and “Wrap it Up.” Projects as small as to-go fondu kits and large as fully functional cardboard theatrical stages, friendly as blocky cardboard friends and sophisticated as Nike shoeboxes modeled after 1980s boom boxes fill the pages, documented with bright, high-quality images. Full of constructions that are imaginative as well as downright fun, Box It Up proves that when it comes to innovative design, the “humble box” is incredibly versatile.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 316


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
RSVP

ISBN: 9781584235910

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

More than 100 invitations are gathered in RSVP – Invitations for Gatherings and Special Occasions, a collection of enticing event announcements from around th...


More than 100 invitations are gathered in RSVP – Invitations for Gatherings and Special Occasions, a collection of enticing event announcements from around the world. The designs inside reveal personal and professional invitations too special to be delegated to pre-printed cards or generic digital notifications. Some embody the nature of the event, such as an architectural invitation printed on blueprints, or the announcement of a fashion film festival printed on transparent paper that resembles film stock. Others serve to reflect a celebration’s setting, such as an outdoor wedding invitation that can be folded into cardstock teepees. And some simply provide a fun and memorable nudge for the recipient to join in the festivities, as seen in a connect-the-dot invitation that has to be played to reveal the event’s details. With an eye for detail and passion for unique materials as well as intricate design, the pieces featured help to prove that sometimes an invitation can be just as exciting as the event itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 190 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
Follow Me 3

ISBN: 9789881383419

Publisher: Gingko Press

With eye-catching imagery and in-depth text, Follow Me 3 leads intrepid readers on an expedition through the latest in wayfinding and signage projects from arou...


With eye-catching imagery and in-depth text, Follow Me 3 leads intrepid readers on an expedition through the latest in wayfinding and signage projects from around the world. The book delves into the concept behind each project and the integration of wayfinding programs in their environments, with a focus on visual guidance, space planning, and functional integration in a variety of settings. Projects are organized in easy to follow sections that cover educational and medical institutions, indoor public space, business centers, leisure centers, hotels and housing, and outdoor signage. Each chapter includes projects such as the Graphic Design Faculty Building in the University of Fine Arts, Gdansk, a high-tech Red Cross blood donation center in Kawagoe, Japan, the Vienna Airport, Google’s Engineering Headquarters in London, and an interactive mountain bike trail in New Zealand, all of which can be explored just by turning the first page.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2015


$99.00
Licht

ISBN: 9783832732608

Author: Andreas von Maltzan    Publisher: TeNeues

Heliographs, or light drawings, was the term French inventor of photography Nicéphore Niépce used for his photographic images. “Light drawings” is also a ...


Heliographs, or light drawings, was the term French inventor of photography Nicéphore Niépce used for his photographic images. “Light drawings” is also a fitting description of Andreas von Maltzan’s work. The areas of light and shadow that convey a suggestion of the object being photographed may remind the viewer of Niépce’s View from the Window at Le Gras, the earliest known photograph taken in 1826/1827. Andreas von Maltzan photographs real places, like Venice or the Maldives, but it is never about the places as such, but rather the trails of light that they leave on the digital camera’s chip, the exuberant colors and movements. In his spontaneous images, usually taken at night, reality crumbles into pixels and is reborn as abstract works of art. This volume provides the first survey of von Maltzan’s work. • An eye-opening discovery: powerful photographs with an hypnotic effect • A refreshing new perspective on supposedly familiar subjects


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 03-07-2015


$199.00
Palette 06 : Transparent

ISBN: 9789881320339

Author: Victionary    Publisher: Gingko Press

In a departure from the realm of pure chromatic design, this surprising new volume in Viction:ary’s bestselling Palette series investigates the use of transpa...


In a departure from the realm of pure chromatic design, this surprising new volume in Viction:ary’s bestselling Palette series investigates the use of transparency in design. From crystal clear translucency through a full range of opaque treatments, designers use the latest in materials and printing techniques to create interest and mystery. From the whimsical to the ingenuous, the designs conceal or reveal, incorporating color, pattern and typography in this interplay of layers. Some are interactive, requiring the participation of the consumer or even light itself to produce the desired effect. Other designs quietly demonstrate their visual power, appealing to our innate sense of wonder. This volume includes a diverse assemblage of examples from the fields of architecture, fashion, print, product, packaging design and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 180 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 31-07-2015


$79.99
Arctica : The Vanishing North

ISBN: 9783832732813

Author: Sebastian Copeland    Publisher: TeNeues

Few landscapes convey Nature in all of its untamed splendor like the Arctic. Fewer still conjure respect like the seldom traveled and ethereal North Pole. Yet, ...


Few landscapes convey Nature in all of its untamed splendor like the Arctic. Fewer still conjure respect like the seldom traveled and ethereal North Pole. Yet, sadly, this largely pristine and mostly misconceived treasure is now in jeopardy. Sebastian Copeland’s noble goal in these pages is to pay homage to this wonderland, and, in turn, draw awareness to its perilous plight. Copeland’s multi-faceted background—not only as polar explorer and award-winning photographer, established author and journalist, but also as a dedicated environmental activist—offers us a unique vantage point from which to appreciate this lonely spot. Surely, this is the last true wilderness on the planet—and its demise should ring the alarm for the lower latitudes. Copeland’s authority on the subject is unparalleled and, in this book, his passion for this place truly shines. Although the vision presented in these pages may be poetic, the book’s aims are pragmatic—to seduce and inspire the world in order to help foster a market transformation towards a sustainable future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 17-08-2015


$225.00
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