Coming Soon (507)

Wanderlust Himalaya

ISBN: 9783967040029

Author: Cam Honan    Publisher: Gestalten

Wanderlust Himalaya explores one of the most appealing regions to hikers around the globe. The Himalayas. The legendary mountains, epic and mythical to all who ...


Wanderlust Himalaya explores one of the most appealing regions to hikers around the globe. The Himalayas. The legendary mountains, epic and mythical to all who are serious about hiking. Straddling Nepal, India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Bhutan, this area could fill a life-time of wandering and transcendence. In this, our new release in the Wanderlust series, we guide you through breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, and various hikes across the whole region. Spectacular photography, informative maps, first-hand tips, and itineraries for an attractive mix of one-day, multi-day, long-distance trails offer everything you need to plan your own adventure, or to dream from an armchair. Wanderlust Himalaya lifts you to the top of the world, literally.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2022


Tags: Coming Soon   March 2022   Travel
$120.00
DUE > 31st May 2022
The Obsessed

ISBN: 9783967040081

Author: Irwin Wong    Publisher: Gestalten

Whether it be Cosplay, Rockabilly, HipHop or Gothic: when the Japanese immerse a subculture, they do it like no other. For the Otaku, their passion is their lif...


Whether it be Cosplay, Rockabilly, HipHop or Gothic: when the Japanese immerse a subculture, they do it like no other. For the Otaku, their passion is their life, and it pervades every aspect. From cosplayers and colourful anime-covered vehicles, to hotrodders and leather-clad rockabillies: sub-cultures in Japan are as varied as they are fascinating. Delving into this world of passions, The Obsessed reveals the all- consuming approach that many people take to their hobbies and lifestyle choices. With dazzling photography and background information, this book show-cases a panoply of scenes and people that make up Japan’s many countercultural groups.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2022


$120.00
DUE > 31st May 2022
Soft Electronics

ISBN: 9783967040401

Author: Jaro Gielens    Publisher: Gestalten

The golden era of industrial design that revolutionized home appliances. The fascinating world of product design that emerged between the 1960s and 1980s sym-bo...


The golden era of industrial design that revolutionized home appliances. The fascinating world of product design that emerged between the 1960s and 1980s sym-bolized the birth of a new age and human behavior. From coffee grinders to fondue sets to hairdryers, each home appliance was in-tended to help in the daily household rou-tines—but they were also masterpieces of style. Based on Jaro Gielens’s collection, one of the largest in the world, Soft Electronics explores a nostalgic and unique set of prod-ucts from a very distinct time for design. Each object possesses a sense of longevity, quality, and innovation—one that has been hard to match since manufacturing was moved overseas and planned obsolescence redefined our relationship with electronic goods. Soft Electronics pays homage to an iconic era of design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2022


$120.00
DUE > 31st May 2022
Wild Life : The Life and Work of Charley Harper

ISBN: 9783967040463

Author: Charley Harper    Publisher: Gestalten

Celebrating the centenary and legacy of Charley Harper, a master of mid-century American illustration. Ladybugs, dogs, owls, otters: Charley Harper’s whimsica...


Celebrating the centenary and legacy of Charley Harper, a master of mid-century American illustration. Ladybugs, dogs, owls, otters: Charley Harper’s whimsical illustrations are more than a source of delight. With a never-ending curio-sity for the world, especially for wildlife and flora, Harper developed a unique style that influenced a whole generation of artists and designers. His œuvre is, simply, synonymous with mid-century modernism. Wild Life is a vast collection of works originally created as posters, magazine covers, murals, and others. Compiled by illustration expert Margaret Rhodes and the artist’s son, Brett Harper, this definitive monograph offers a rare glimpse into Charley’s private and creative universe. Telling the story of his life and of his masterpieces, Wild Life is essential for enthusiasts of the American master and for those interested in mid-century visual culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 245 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2022


$200.00
DUE > 31st May 2022
Brick By Brick

ISBN: 9783967040012

Publisher: Gestalten

Creatively laying the bricks of tomorrow: how an ancient material is building the future. The venerable brick is one of the oldest and most sustainable building...


Creatively laying the bricks of tomorrow: how an ancient material is building the future. The venerable brick is one of the oldest and most sustainable building materials in the world. It is simple yet versatile, modest yet resilient, global in usage yet local in appear-ance. Recently, young architects have been rediscovering the circular use of brick and embraced its warm, aesthetic appeal to design some of the most exciting buildings of the day. Brick by Brick showcases the best examples of modern brick applications, with a focus on residential buildings and interiors. These forward-looking projects from around the globe push the boundaries of brick architecture and design. Brick by Brick reveals how traditional forms are revitalized and made contemporary, and how this LEGO block of human civilization can help build our future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2022


$150.00
DUE > 31st May 2022
A Spoonful of Sun : Mediterranean Cookbook for All Seasons

ISBN: 9783967040364

Author: Pauline Chardin    Publisher: Gestalten

Where the Mediterranean diet meets design: this cookbook feeds your taste buds, your eyes, and your joie de vivre. Hilltop villages, pristine coves, lavender, v...


Where the Mediterranean diet meets design: this cookbook feeds your taste buds, your eyes, and your joie de vivre. Hilltop villages, pristine coves, lavender, vineyards, and a balmy sun. The smell of herbs in the air. Drawn-out apéritifs on terraces. Provence is a feast for the senses that epitomises the French art of slow living. At the heart of it, there is always a table. In this book, cook Pauline Chardin shares her delicious, healthy, and—best of all—easy recipes. Using seasonal fruit and veg from her local market and her garden, Chardin’s cuisine is rooted in the Med, yet flavored by her travels around the world. This is more than just a cookbook. With a keen sense for design, Chardin knows that the eye takes the first bite. A Spoonful of Sun lavishes us with aesthetic pleasures too, taking us around the house Chardin designed for herself, into the irresistible surrounds of her Provençal home, and back to what matters most: the food on the table.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2022


$135.00
DUE > 31st May 2022
Landfall 243

ISBN: 9781990048371

Author: Lynley Edmeades    Publisher: Otago University Press

Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and critical es...


Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. It showcases new fiction and poetry, as well as biographical and critical essays and cultural commentary. Each issue brims with a mix of vital, fresh work from Aotearoa’s newest writers, alongside well-known and established authors such as Vincent O’Sullivan, Catherine Chidgey, Breton Dukes, C.K. Stead, Albert Wendt, Cilla McQueen, Selina Tusitala Marsh and David Eggleton. Landfall also features art portfolios in full colour and reviews of the latest New Zealand books.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2022


$30.00
DUE > 23rd May 2022
Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer

ISBN: 9780473575953

Publisher: Index

Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition...


Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition of medieval imagery on current marine charts from around Aotearoa, Mortimer presents metaphorical, timeless and universal stories of navigation and transformation, drawing on 15th century illustrated manuscripts of the famous poem The Divine Comedy by the Italian poet Dante. This important and beautiful new book – with 160 pages, more than 50 images (some on double page spreads) and seven texts including a conversation with the artist – examines 12 years of Mortimer’s map paintings. The editors say they hope the book will contribute to a discussion, not simply around the nature and place of New Zealand art and its complex relationship to its European origins, but also around contemporary Pākehā cultural identity and its relationship to Te Ao Māori. As art historian Leonard Bell writes in his essay in the book, Mortimer’s pictorial mappings are productively improbable, outside the predictable and formulaic, just as the most intriguing contemporary art is.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 195 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2022


$65.00
DUE > 28th Feb 2022
100 Movies of the 2010s

ISBN: 9783836584388

Author: Jurgen Muller    Publisher: Taschen

Cinema has likely never been written off so often. In the decade of the 2010s, it is true, much has changed - both in how we watch movies, and in how we see our...


Cinema has likely never been written off so often. In the decade of the 2010s, it is true, much has changed - both in how we watch movies, and in how we see ourselves. Social media and the internet have shaped a new understanding of the self and the world. As streaming services multiplied our viewing options and video games offered alluring realities of their own, the big screen faced serious competition. Even before the usual delays between theatrical release and further distribution became ever shorter, movies often found themselves downgraded to mere "content", to be clicked at on colorful screen tiles. Are all that remain to cinema its cult of celebrity, blockbusters, and computer-animated visual effects? Quite the contrary - even a cursory glance at our anthology reveals a cinema that is surprisingly diverse, dynamic, and above all alive and kicking, resulting in a decade that was anything but boring, monotonous, and doomed to extinction. And in all honesty: Would you really be satisfied watching all the films compiled here purely via streaming? The movie theater remains a place of yearning, and our book lets you feel its powerful breath. Each of the 100 most compelling movies of the decade is discussed in detail by editor Jurgen Muller and his team of authors, and illustrated with a wealth of visual material. The volume also includes biographies of actors and directors, box-office takings, background information, and a comprehensive list of Oscar (R) winners from 2012 to 2021. For Jurgen Muller and Philipp Buhler in their wide-ranging introduction, Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) offers the perfect metaphor for the contradictions and ambivalences of contemporary cinema. This volume is a new milestone for all cineastes and movie lovers!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 880


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-2022


$115.00
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
Henna On My Hands

ISBN: 9789390126026

Author: Fawzia Gilani-Williams    Publisher: Tulika Publishers

Squiggles and swirls, loops and curls, diamonds and dots... and a small surprise! The little girl watches as her mother traces the cool, moist patterns on her p...


Squiggles and swirls, loops and curls, diamonds and dots... and a small surprise! The little girl watches as her mother traces the cool, moist patterns on her palm. Then comes the waiting. The henna must dry, nothing must touch it - and she can be patient no longer!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 24


Dimensions: 216 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 15-02-2022


$19.99
DUE > 30th Apr 2022
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