July 2016 (48)

Art Deco

ISBN: 9783791382418

Author: Norbert Wolf    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Now available in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The Art Deco sty...


Now available in a new format, this lavishly illustrated volume explores Art Deco art and design from its origin to its present day influences. The Art Deco style is so recognizable and widespread that its original impact on the culture in which it emerged has been all but lost in the clutter of imitation. This book draws our attention back to the birth of Art Deco a period between two devastating world wars when industrialization was flourishing, interest in archaeology was peaking, and movements such as Cubism, Constructivism, Futurism, and Modernism were turning the art world on its head. Brilliantly designed to reflect the style it celebrates, "Art Deco" is filled with hundreds of examples of painting, architecture, interiors, jewelry, crafts, furniture, and fashion. Author Norbert Wolf traces the chronology of the Art Deco style by looking at the politics and culture of Europe in the 1920s and early 30s and the artistic movements that paralleled its popularity. He follows Art Deco s influence in Europe and its spread to the Americas and Asia. Most importantly, this wideranging volume looks beyond the era of Art Deco s origination to the present day. Pointing to the numerous revivals and contemporary echoes in painting and even literature, this beautiful volume demonstrates the style s lasting importance."


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 226 x 323 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2016


$95.00
The Magic of Lines II

ISBN: 9781908175731

Publisher: Gingko Press

Magic of Lines II returns to the rich source of inspiration found in the most basic of illustrative forms: lines themselves. Works from a multitude of artists f...


Magic of Lines II returns to the rich source of inspiration found in the most basic of illustrative forms: lines themselves. Works from a multitude of artists from all around the world explore how a talented illustrator can guide a viewer’s eye with the most simple of expressions and create movement and vivid depth with only a few strokes of a pen. The human body, impressionistic images, natural forms, and overwhelmingly detailed patterns are all accompanied by interviews with the artists, offering insight into their own inspirations and methods as well as suggestions for artists aspiring to reach new heights in their own art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 209 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2016


$89.99
Sketching Times 2

ISBN: 9789810983376

Publisher: Gingko Press

Apart from honing one’s skills, sketching allows for a freedom of expression in experimenting with shadow and form, line weight, and color to produce work tha...


Apart from honing one’s skills, sketching allows for a freedom of expression in experimenting with shadow and form, line weight, and color to produce work that can creatively rival the finished art. Exposed and unbridled, the international cast of artists included in the second volume of Sketching Times are masters of the craft of illustration that can create a world of feeling or depth with a few simple strokes. Captivating in their simplicity, they remind us of the importance of essence in determining a work’s impact. Inspiration for comic artists, animators, and game designers alike, this book covers a wide range of subject matter from human characters and caricatures, to animals, fantastical creatures, robots, and more.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 222 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-06-2016


$79.99
Emigre Fonts: Type Specimens 1986-2016

ISBN: 9781584236207

Author: Rudy Vanderlans    Publisher: Gingko Press

In 1985, Berkeley-based graphic design company Emigre, the publisher of the legendary design magazine of the same name, launched one of the first independent di...


In 1985, Berkeley-based graphic design company Emigre, the publisher of the legendary design magazine of the same name, launched one of the first independent digital type foundries to explore the new design possibilities offered by the MacIntosh computer. To announce each of their new typeface releases, Emigre published small booklets displaying the virtues of the fonts and revealing the processes used to design them. By creating specific contexts, many of these so called “type specimens” went beyond being simple sales tools. In fact the Emigre booklets were meant to be enjoyed as much for the typefaces as for their esoteric content. Emigre broke rules and raised eyebrows, winning them both world-wide acclaim and much criticism. Ultimately, Emigre’s typefaces came to define an era. They were one of the first digital type foundries to sell typefaces online, and they created the model for hundreds of small foundries who followed in their footsteps. Five of Emigre’s digital typefaces were included in MoMAs permanent design collection. The type specimens featured in this book are a selection of some of Emigre’s most memorable productions of the past 30 years.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 752


Dimensions: 146 x 209 mm


Publication Date: 10-06-2016


$79.99 $40.00
Reigning Men

ISBN: 9783791355207

Author: Sharon Sadako Takeda    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This fully illustrated book accompanies one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated solely to three centuries of men’s fashion. The fashionable male m...


This fully illustrated book accompanies one of the most comprehensive exhibitions dedicated solely to three centuries of men’s fashion. The fashionable male may be making a comeback, but early fashion trends centered around what men—not women—were wearing. This intriguing book traces the history of men’s fashion since the 18th century, when young Englishmen imitated foreign dress and manners after touring the European continent. This phenomenon is only one of many explored in sections titled "Revolution/Evolution", "East/West", "Uniformity", "Body Consciousness", and "The Splendid Man". In addition to numerous illustrations of extant menswear, the book captures the 19th-century dandy, a more restrained brand of expensive elegance which became the hallmark of Savile Row; the post-WWII mod, who relished the colorful styles of Carnaby Street; and the 21st-century man—ultra-chic in a sleek suit by day, wearing a flowered tuxedo by night. "Reigning Men" illuminates connections between history and high fashion, traces cultural influences over the centuries, examines how uniforms have profoundly shaped fashionable dress, and reveals that women aren’t the only ones who cinch and pad their bodies. Beautifully produced and lavishly illustrated, this eye-opening book will certainly appeal to men and women alike.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$110.00
Fashion Made Fair

ISBN: 9783791381763

Author: Ellen Kohrer    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Is green the new black? This beautifully illustrated book pays tribute to contemporary designers whose creations are at once fashionforward as well as sustainab...


Is green the new black? This beautifully illustrated book pays tribute to contemporary designers whose creations are at once fashionforward as well as sustainable, responsible, and humanely produced. Sustainability is in fashion right now and designers are taking note. With an ever-growing number of environmentally conscious consumers at hand, the fashion industry is responding to demands for products that are both beautiful and resourceefficient. This book showcases the work of today’s designers who are doing just that. It features up-and-coming designers and established brands from all over the world, chosen for their ability to manufacture wearable, highly covetable clothing while also contributing to better working conditions, protecting the environment, and applying innovative design techniques or materials. Included in this book are companies that are rediscovering traditional handicrafts, upcycling designers who reuse textile waste, and consumer-oriented approaches that make high fashion a little more cost-effective. From Vivienne Westwood to Patagonia, Umasan to Mud Jeans, this enlightening exploration features designers and brands that cover the spectrum from casual chic to haute couture as well as interviews with fashion experts such as Bruno Pieters, Lily Cole, and Michael Braungart. Filled with images of gorgeous clothing, this book looks at a revolution in the making and points to a fashion future that benefits the people and the planet.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2016


$105.00
Harrier Boys Volume Two

ISBN: 9781910690178

Author: Bob Marston    Publisher: Grub Street

In the second volume of Harrier Boys, as with the first, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service with UK armed forces is illustrated through personal...


In the second volume of Harrier Boys, as with the first, the history of this remarkable aircraft in service with UK armed forces is illustrated through personal reminiscences of the people who worked with it. The book begins with explanations of the mature concept of operations with the Harrier GR3 in the Cold War. It then progresses through the evolution of Harrier II, starting with the GR5, and updates to the Sea Harrier, while the potential battles to be fought necessitated ever-changing tactics and technology.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2016


Tags: July 2016   Military   Transport
$59.99
A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945 Volume Three

ISBN: 9781910690000

Author: Christopher Shores    Publisher: Grub Street

The third volume in this series returns to November 1942 to explain the background to the first major Anglo-American venture – Operation Torch, the invasion o...


The third volume in this series returns to November 1942 to explain the background to the first major Anglo-American venture – Operation Torch, the invasion of French North Africa. It deals with the fratricidal combats which followed the initial landings in Morocco and Algeria for several days. It then considers the efforts made – unsuccessfully in the event – to reach northern Tunisia before the Germans and Italians could get there to forestall the possibility of an attack from the west on the rear of the Afrika Korps forces, then beginning their retreat from El Alamein.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 736


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2016


Tags: July 2016   Military
$135.00
Oswald Boelcke

ISBN: 9781910690239

Author: R Head    Publisher: Grub Street

Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, inspirational leadership, organisational genius, devel...


Oswald Boelcke was Germany’s first ace in World War One with a total of forty victories. His character, inspirational leadership, organisational genius, development of air-to-air tactics and impact on aerial doctrine are all reasons why Boelcke remains an important figure in the history of air warfare. In this definitive biography RG Head explores why Oswald Boelcke deserves consideration as the most important fighter pilot of the 20th century and beyond; but also for setting the standard in military aviation flying. This book will appeal to enthusiasts of the German air force, military aviation in general and World War One in particular.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 170 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2016


Tags: July 2016   Military
$59.99
The Manual of Horsemanship

ISBN: 9781907279133

Publisher: The Pony Club

The Manual of Horsemanship is a complete basic guide to horsemanship and horse care, suitable for all ages and containing an amalgam of expert knowledge. Boasti...


The Manual of Horsemanship is a complete basic guide to horsemanship and horse care, suitable for all ages and containing an amalgam of expert knowledge. Boasting numerous improved, updated features and enjoying its biggest overhaul in a decade, the manual has been comprehensively revised with an exciting new format and design. This new edition has been brought up to date by members of the Training Committee of The Pony Club to include major updates to the Bridle, Bitting and Additional Saddlery, Shoeing and Worm Control chapters. With The Training Scale now included, along with an addition of an extensive glossary of terms, the chapters within the book have been re-arranged and grouped into three themed sections Part One: The Horse, Part Two: The Rider and Riding and Part Three: Saddlery and Lorinery, which makes reading the manual more logical. New photographs, charts and diagrams feature throughout


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 200 x 270 mm


$55.00
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