Coming Soon (470)

F.L. Wright

ISBN: 9783836560498

Author: Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer    Publisher: Taschen

Acclaimed as the "father of skyscrapers," the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an architect of aspiration. He believed in givin...


Acclaimed as the "father of skyscrapers," the quintessentially American icon Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) was an architect of aspiration. He believed in giving cultivated American life its fitting architectural equivalent and applied his idealism to structures across the continent, from suburban homes to churches, offices, skyscrapers, and the celebrated Guggenheim Museum. Wright's work is distinguished by its harmony with humanity and its environment, a philosophy he called organic architecture, and which found its paradigm at Fallingwater, a house in rural Pennsylvania, cited by the American Institute of Architects as "the best all-time work of American architecture." Wright also made a particular mark with his use of industrial materials, and by the simple L or T plan of his Prairie House which became a model for rural architecture across America. Wright was also often involved in many of the interior elements of his buildings, such as the furniture and stained glass, paying particular attention to the balance between individual needs and community activity.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$33.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Fashion History from the 18th to the 20th Century

ISBN: 9783836577915

Author: Kyoto Costume Institute    Publisher: Taschen

Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it’s a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, eve...


Clothes define people. A person’s attire, whether it’s a sari, kimono, or business suit, is an essential code to his or her culture, class, personality, even faith. Founded in 1978, the Kyoto Costume Institute recognizes the importance of understanding clothes from sociological, historical, and artistic perspectives. With one of the world’s most extensive clothing collections, the KCI has amassed a wide range of historical garments, underwear, shoes, and fashion accessories dating from the 18th century to the present day. Showcasing the Institute’s vast collection, Fashion History is a fascinating excursion through clothing trends from the 18th to the 20th century. Featuring impeccable photography of clothing expertly displayed and arranged on custom-made mannequins, it is a testimony to attire as “an essential manifestation of our very being” and to the Institute’s passion for fashion as a complex and intricate art form.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 632


Dimensions: 240 x 330.6 mm


Tags: Coming Soon   Fashion   History
$160.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Eames

ISBN: 9783836560214

Author: Gloria Koenig    Publisher: Taschen

The creative duo Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912-1988) transformed the visual character of America. Though best known for their furniture, ...


The creative duo Charles Eames (1907-1978) and Ray Kaiser Eames (1912-1988) transformed the visual character of America. Though best known for their furniture, the husband and wife team were also forerunners in architecture, textile design, photography, and film. The Eameses' work defined a new, multifunctional modernity, exemplary for its integration of craft and design, as well as for the use of modern materials, notably plywood and plastics. The Eames Lounge Chair Wood, designed with molded plywood technology, became a defining furniture piece of the 20th century, while the couple's contribution to the Case Study Houses project not only made inventive use of industrial materials but also developed an adaptable floor plan of multipurpose spaces which would become a hallmark of postwar modern architecture. From the couple's earliest furniture experiments to their seminal short film Powers of Ten, this book covers all the aspects of the illustrious Eames repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-class American living.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$33.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Dali The Paintings

ISBN: 9783836544924

Author: Robert Descharnes    Publisher: Taschen

Painter, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) was one of the century’s greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics—and was rewarded with...


Painter, sculptor, writer, and filmmaker, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) was one of the century’s greatest exhibitionists and eccentrics—and was rewarded with fierce controversy wherever he went. He was one of the first to apply the insights of Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis to the art of painting, approaching the subconscious with extraordinary sensitivity and imagination. This publication presents the artist’s painted oeuvre. After many years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret finally located the paintings of this highly prolific artist. Many of the works had been inaccessible for years—in fact so many that almost half the illustrations in this book had rarely been seen in public.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 780


Dimensions: 150.1 x 190.5 mm


$33.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Dali

ISBN: 9783836560009

Author: Gilles Néret    Publisher: Taschen

From soft watches to burning giraffes, this book celebrates the fantastical world and flamboyant personality of Salvador Dalí, one of the most visionary and pr...


From soft watches to burning giraffes, this book celebrates the fantastical world and flamboyant personality of Salvador Dalí, one of the most visionary and prolific artists of the 20th century. In equal parts provoking, eccentric, and technically skilled, Dalí’s provocative work, and his controversial persona, revolutionized the concept of the artist. A must-have exploration of the world’s favorite mustache-twirler.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$33.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Case Study Houses

ISBN: 9783836557498

Author: Elizabeth A. T. Smith    Publisher: Taschen

With 36 prototype designs, the Case Study House program created paradigms for modern living that would extend their influence far beyond their Los Angeles heart...


With 36 prototype designs, the Case Study House program created paradigms for modern living that would extend their influence far beyond their Los Angeles heartland. This essential introduction features 150 photographs and plans to explore each of these model residences and their architects, including Richard Neutra, Charles and Ray Eames, and Eero Saarinen.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$46.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Bauhaus, Updated Edition

ISBN: 9783836565547

Author: Magdalena Droste    Publisher: Taschen

This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in c...


This handy, updated edition explores the Bauhaus School of Art and Design through some 575 illustrations and biographies of its key personalities. Realized in collaboration with the Bauhaus-Archiv in Berlin, the reference work is now available in Bibliotheca Universalis format, the perfect companion for your next trip to Berlin, Weimar, or Dessau.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 552


Dimensions: 140 x 190.5 mm


$46.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Basquiat

ISBN: 9783836559799

Author: Leonhard Emmerling    Publisher: Taschen

An icon of 1980s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) first made his name under the graffiti tag “SAMO,” before establishing his studio practice and...


An icon of 1980s New York, Jean-Michel Basquiat (1960–1988) first made his name under the graffiti tag “SAMO,” before establishing his studio practice and catapulting to fast fame at the age of 20. Although his career lasted barely a decade, he remains a cult figure of artistic social commentary, and a trailblazer in the mediation of graffiti and gallery art. Basquiat’s work drew upon diverse sources and media to create an original and urgent artistic vocabulary, biting with critique against structures of power and racism. His practice merged abstraction and figuration, poetry and painting, while his influences spanned Greek, Roman, and African art, French poetry, jazz,and the work of artistic contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Cy Twombly. The results are vivid, visceral mixtures of words, African emblems, cartoonish figures, daubs of bold color, and beyond. This book presents Basquiat’s short but prolific career, his unique style, and his profound engagement with ever-relevant issues of integration and segregation, poverty and wealth.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


$33.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
The Costume History

ISBN: 9783836555401

Author: Françoise Tétart-Vittu    Publisher: Taschen

Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of cloth...


Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet’s Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six volume work remains completely unique in its scope and detail. This TASCHEN reprint presents Racinet’s exquisitely precise color illustrations, as well as his delightful descriptions and often witty commentary. Spanning everything from ancient Etruscan attire to French women’s couture, material is arranged according to Racinet’s original plan by culture and subject. As expansive in its reach as it is passionate in its research and attention to detail, Racinet's Costume History is an invaluable reference for students, designers, artists, illustrators, and historians; and a rich source of inspiration for anyone with an interest in clothing and style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 752


Dimensions: 140 x 190.5 x 30 mm


$46.00
DUE > 25th Sep 2020
Nga Kare A-Roto Me Nga Ahua : Feelings & States Magnet Set

ISBN: 735850488714

Author: Kat Quin    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

From #1 Best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Quin. Magnet Set - Ngā Kare Ā-roto Me Ngā Āhua (Feelings &...


From #1 Best-selling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Quin. Magnet Set - Ngā Kare Ā-roto Me Ngā Āhua (Feelings & States), in te reo Māori and English. From the #1 Best-selling Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary - He Papakupu Whakaahua 2 x Magnets sheets with pop-out circle 45mm magnets - 47 magnets. Designed for everyday use, for the whānau, for the kura and for all New Zealanders. Ages 3-100+. English Text and Illustration by Kat Quin Te Reo Māori Translation by Pānia Papa Nā Kat Quin ngā tuhinga reo Pākehā me ngā whakaahua Nā Pānia Papa ngā whakamāoritanga


Bind: stationery


Pages: 2


Dimensions: 255 x 390 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2020


$19.99
DUE > 23rd Oct 2020
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