Coming Soon (574)

Two Years On A Bike

ISBN: 9783967040500

Author: Martijn Doolaard    Publisher: Gestalten

Could you live permanently on the road? When all your belongings fit in a few bags, your office is a roadside diner, and your home is a meandering route from Ca...


Could you live permanently on the road? When all your belongings fit in a few bags, your office is a roadside diner, and your home is a meandering route from Canada to the southern tip of Argentina? In Two Years on a Bike, Martijn Doolaard puts it to the test. Strapping the necessities onto his bicycle, he ventures into desolate wastelands and sojourns in vast cities, exploring what it means to be at home in the world while embracing a life of minimalism and long-term travel. Along the winding roads of California's coasts, the impenetrable jungles of Mexico, the ever-higher passes of the Andes Mountains, and the severe alpine forests of Patagonia, Doolaard eschews comfort and convention for the sake of documenting life on one of the world's most breathtaking--and notorious--routes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 420


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 05-11-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   November 2021   Travel
$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Details of Dinghy Building

ISBN: 9781907206214

Author: W.N.C. Stirling    Publisher: Lodestar Books

Whether she is to be rowed or sailed independently, or will be the tender to a larger vessel, nothing feels or looks quite like a traditional clinker-built ding...


Whether she is to be rowed or sailed independently, or will be the tender to a larger vessel, nothing feels or looks quite like a traditional clinker-built dinghy, 'done right'. And those two words are the key to a boat which will truly grace the water, charm all who use or see her, and maintain her value. In Details of Dinghy Building Will Stirling painstakingly describes and illustrates the many arcane yet vital tasks which can daunt the beginning boatbuilder. Will has been building clinker dinghies professionally for many years and has made, and learned how to avoid, all the mistakes which lie in wait for the unwary. Take advantage of his experience, and some 'tricks of the trade', and draw inspiration from the many mouthwatering photographs of finished boats which punctuate the book. If you're building a boat, this textual guide and photographic reference will pay for itself many times over in the time, frustration and embarrassment it will save you. If you're not, you'll find it a fascinating verbal and visual window into a time-honoured traditional craft.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 216 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 22-10-2021


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
From The Loft Floor To The Sea

ISBN: 9781907206535

Author: Christian Topf    Publisher: Lodestar Books

From the Loft Floor to the Sea is photographer and designer Christian Topf's exhaustive visual and verbal journal of the building of the 68ft Pilot Cutter Pelle...


From the Loft Floor to the Sea is photographer and designer Christian Topf's exhaustive visual and verbal journal of the building of the 68ft Pilot Cutter Pellew, by Luke Powell and his team in Cornwall. This is the largest traditional wooden boat build in the UK for decades - and at 360 large-format colour pages, this is probably the largest and most gorgeous book to illustrate the process. Chris visited the yard at Truro almost every week throughout the build to bring us this mouthwatering production, in which you can almost smell the sawdust, the hot pitch, and the linseed oil.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 360


Dimensions: 215 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Logo Beginnings

ISBN: 9783836582285

Author: Jens Muller    Publisher: Taschen

The origins of modern logos Countless global brands, including Rolex, BMW, Louis Vuitton, and the New York Yankees, still use logos that were designed over 100 ...


The origins of modern logos Countless global brands, including Rolex, BMW, Louis Vuitton, and the New York Yankees, still use logos that were designed over 100 years ago. Yet there has never been a monograph devoted to the origins of logo design. In the second half of the 19th century, the trademark replaced traditional symbols such as the family coat of arms as a promotional and identifying symbol for companies. At first, the designs were often still figurative; only gradually did they develop into the abstract marks that have become fixtures in everyday life today. Author Jens Müller, described as the “logo detective” by Wired magazine, examined historical trademark registers, international corporate archives, and early design publications to unearth more than 6,000 logos from 1870 to 1940. This unparalleled collection traces the development of modern trademarks and sheds light on forgotten designs and early versions of famous logos. The catalog is divided into four design categories: “Figurative,” “Form,” “Effect,” and “Typographical.” Each chapter is then systematically subdivided according to basic elements of design such as circle, line, overlap, and outline, thus offering a new perspective on design principles that are still relevant today. Along with an extensive picture section, the book comprises an introduction by Jens Müller on the history of the trademark as well as a reproduction of the first comprehensive examination of modern corporate logos: the influential design pioneer F.H. Ehmcke’s (1878–1965) illustrated essay “Wahrzeichen—Warenzeichen” (Symbols—trademarks) from 1921. Also included are ten case studies of famous trademarks, including those of 3M, NBC, Shell, and Olivetti, and numerous rare images illustrating the—at times varied, at times consistent—developments in international logo design and the birth of the corporate identity. Logo Beginnings is not only a fundamental and inspiring graphic design manual but also an excellent read for anyone interested in social, cultural, and corporate history and the fascinating impact of trademarks. It is also the perfect complement to the TASCHEN classic Logo Modernism.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 432


Dimensions: 246 x 372 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2021


$180.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Dig It! Building Bound To The Ground

ISBN: 9783836578172

Author: Bjarne Mastenbroek    Publisher: Taschen

Building is one of very few endeavours that are physically connected to the surface of the earth, fixed and enduring. Nevertheless, for centuries, especially in...


Building is one of very few endeavours that are physically connected to the surface of the earth, fixed and enduring. Nevertheless, for centuries, especially in the West, we have considered ourselves separate and above nature, drifting away, defining our own systems and order, and using the ground as a nothing more than a passive foundation. Other times we sought connection, drawing on nature for ritual and religion, fortified protection, and ecological balance. This global compendium of nearly 1,400 pages brings architecture back in harmony with Earth's surface. For years, Bjarne Mastenbroek and his architectural firm, SeARCH, have delved into the relationship architecture has, had, and will have with its surroundings, seeing buildings as landscapes that fit into their site without dominating or disturbing it. For Dig It!, they have dug deep into the history of building culture and brought to light fascinating examples of this philosophy-some well known, some previously overlooked. From African churches chiseled from rock and Chinese villages dug into terrains to Parisian housing vibrantly overgrown and a villa built into the cliffs of Capri (famously featured in the film Le Mepris starring Brigitte Bardot), this book dissects structures from the past millennia. Part atlas, part encyclopedia, it highlights traditional vernacular practices, reconsiders all-time favorites, and celebrates contemporary examples across the globe. Designed by Mevis & Van Deursen, the extensive collection features analytical drawings from SeARCH and photo essays by Iwan Baan. Dig It! acknowledges an effort to reconnect architecture and landscape and merge building with ground. Separated into six chapters (or "strategies")-Bury, Embed, Absorb, Spiral, Carve, and Mimic-this remarkable survey reveals humanity's connection to the earth through building culture: clever and utterly relevant for the challenges that we have and will face in both urban and natural environments.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 1390


Dimensions: 193 x 271 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2021


$275.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Living In Tiny Homes : Big Ideas For Small Spaces

ISBN: 9783791387611

Author: Marion Hellweg    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Around the world people are choosing to live small-whether it's downsizing from a large home or converting a van into a house on wheels. This gorgeous book look...


Around the world people are choosing to live small-whether it's downsizing from a large home or converting a van into a house on wheels. This gorgeous book looks at a variety of scenarios, taking readers across the globe and inside the doors of remarkable compact homes. Interior design expert Marion Hellweg combines her years of experience with that of inveterate style bloggers to offer practical and innovative advice on interior design; storage solutions; finding adaptable, multifunctional furniture; decluttering and organising; and, more generally, leading a mindful, eco-conscious minimalist lifestyle. Filled with mood board-type layouts that offer hundreds of great ideas, this book does more than offer an architectural survey of tiny homes-it illustrates room-by-room real world examples of how people are adopting a sustainable lifestyle that minimizes things and maximizes quality of life. Inspiring as well as practical, this book is the first step toward imagining and creating your own small happy place.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$65.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Lulu Loves Flowers (pb)

ISBN: 9781907825293

Author: Anna McQuinn    Publisher: Alanna Max

Now in paperback When Lulu reads Mary, Mary Quite Contrary in a book of garden poems, she wants to grow some flowers herself. Being Lulu, she has to do some re...


Now in paperback When Lulu reads Mary, Mary Quite Contrary in a book of garden poems, she wants to grow some flowers herself. Being Lulu, she has to do some research first. She gets gardening books, chooses the best flowers to grow, buys seeds and plants them. Then she has to wait...While she is waiting she makes a flower book, collects silver bells, beads and shells to decorate the garden like the rhyme and even makes a 'Mary Mary' doll! When her flowers have grown, she bakes some cupcakes and invites her friends to see it. Whew! Lulu Loves Flowers; encourages indoors and outdoors activity, covers spending time with both parents, promotes love of reading and visiting libraries


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2021


$22.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
My Daddy Is The Best

ISBN: 9781912923243

Author: Guido Van Genechten    Publisher: Five Quills

Isabella has so much fun with daddy. Daddy has a really cool tail and with it he can sail like a boat and even do balancing tricks. Playing with daddy is the BE...


Isabella has so much fun with daddy. Daddy has a really cool tail and with it he can sail like a boat and even do balancing tricks. Playing with daddy is the BEST! Award-winning Guido Van Genechten's bright and playful illustrations accompany this heartwarming and humorous story about the special bond between a little crocodile and her daddy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 07-10-2021


$19.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Baby Visual Cards : First Colours

ISBN: 9781911689041

Publisher: Step By Step International Publishing UK Ltd

Special series for newborns. By 3-4 months, babies respond to both black & white and also colour. Showing them vivid, high-contrast images provides excellent vi...


Special series for newborns. By 3-4 months, babies respond to both black & white and also colour. Showing them vivid, high-contrast images provides excellent visual stimulation, helps in brain development, and intrigues them to explore the world around them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 155 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2021


$17.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Baby Visual Cards : Black & White

ISBN: 9781911689058

Publisher: Step By Step International Publishing UK Ltd

Special series for newborns. By 3-4 months, babies respond to both black & white and also colour. Showing them vivid, high-contrast images provides excellent vi...


Special series for newborns. By 3-4 months, babies respond to both black & white and also colour. Showing them vivid, high-contrast images provides excellent visual stimulation, helps in brain development, and intrigues them to explore the world around them.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 12


Dimensions: 155 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2021


$17.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
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