June 2021 (8)

Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji

ISBN: 9783836575720

Author: Andreas Marks    Publisher: Taschen

Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series...


Mount Fuji has long been a centerpiece of Japanese cultural imagination, and nothing captures this with more virtuosity than the landmark woodblock print series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). The renowned printmaker documents 19th-century Japan with exceptional artistry and adoration, celebrating its countryside, cities, people, and serene natural beauty. Produced at the peak of Hokusai's artistic ambition, the series is a quintessential work of ukiyo-e that earned the artist world-wide recognition as a leading master of his craft. The prints illustrate Hokusai's own obsession with Mount Fuji as well as the flourishing domestic tourism of the late Edo period. Just as the mountain was a cherished view for travelers heading to the capital Edo (now Tokyo) along the Tokaido road, Mount Fuji is the infallible backdrop to each of the series' unique scenes. Hokusai captures the distinctive landscape and provincial charm of each setting with a vivid palette and exquisite detail. Including the iconic Under the Great Wave off Kanagawa (also The Great Wave), this widely celebrated series is a treasure of international art history. Among only a few complete reprints of the series, this XXL edition pays homage to Hokusai's striking colors and compositions with unprecedented care and magnitude. Bound in the Japanese tradition with uncut paper, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji presents the original 36 plates plus the additional 10 later added by the artist. The perfect companion piece to TASCHEN's One Hundred Views of Edo and The Sixty-Nine Stations along the Kisokaido, this publication paints an enchanting picture of pre-industrial Japan and is itself a stunning monument to the art of woodblock printing.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Publication Date: 17-06-2021


$375.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
Frida Kahlo The Complete Paintings

ISBN: 9783836574204

Author: Andrea Kettenmann    Publisher: Taschen

Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist and champion of justice and women's rights, transformed the pain and suffering of her life into enduringly powerful paintings. This ...


Frida Kahlo, Mexican artist and champion of justice and women's rights, transformed the pain and suffering of her life into enduringly powerful paintings. This XXL monograph brings together all of Kahlo's 156 paintings in stunning reproductions.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 608


Dimensions: 290 x 395 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2021


$450.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
Understanding The World

ISBN: 9783836583848

Author: Sandra Rendgen    Publisher: Taschen

Dazzling in scale, diversity and detail, the world never ceases to open our eyes and captivate our curiosity. Ever since the earliest cave paintings, humans hav...


Dazzling in scale, diversity and detail, the world never ceases to open our eyes and captivate our curiosity. Ever since the earliest cave paintings, humans have looked at this Earth that is our home and endeavored to understand it. This expansive visual atlas presents exciting, creative and inspiring ways of explaining the world in information graphics. Divided into five chapters, the book covers the environment, technology, economics, society, and culture to reveal some of the Earth's greatest intricacies in accessible visual form. With more than 40 new pieces this updated edition features around 260 infographics in a compact, reader-friendly format, including seven fold-out spreads. The collection focuses on the 21st century, but also includes historical masterpieces to put our current situation into perspective.Nigel Holmes introduces the book with an infographic of his own, while Sandra Rendgen provides an illustrated historical essay to explore how we have studied and interpreted our world over the centuries. With graphics drawn from such sources as Fortune, National Geographic, and The Guardian, this is not only a showcase of outstanding data design, but also a fascinating digest of where and how we live.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 456


Dimensions: 210 x 315 mm


Publication Date: 17-05-2021


$115.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Get Impressed : The Rival of Letterpress and Handmade Type

ISBN: 9788417656379

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Letterpress, a Chinese invention from the 10th century consisting of movable types and later adopted in the western hemisphere about 1440, forever changed the f...


Letterpress, a Chinese invention from the 10th century consisting of movable types and later adopted in the western hemisphere about 1440, forever changed the face of communication and the speed in which information could be passed along from person to person. It gave birth to the "press." Today letterpress is in revival and widely used in books, posters, bespoke stationery like invitations, name cards, letterheads and so on. Letterpress designers like Alan Kitching or Jesus Morentin carve out their names in the computer-generated design world with beautifully-composed types. This book introduces the history and the process of letterpress printing and includes a list of classic movable types arranged in style order. The volume also includes letterpress designers, artists, type foundries, institutions, or even museums from all over the world, each with a detailed biography as well as exclusive interviews with the most relevant professionals in this area. It will prove to be a handbook for type designers, letterpress designers, type lovers, design students and ordinary readers who enjoy crafts and prints.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


$100.00
DUE > 31st May 2021
Book Design

ISBN: 9788417656300

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Do you know when the first book was born? Have you ever wondered what are the basic components of a book? And how can we possibly make a book from scratch? Book...


Do you know when the first book was born? Have you ever wondered what are the basic components of a book? And how can we possibly make a book from scratch? Book Design is a publication that answers all these questions. It offers an overview of what a book is, how it is made, and how we can improve it with good design and printing techniques. The first two chapters focus more on historical and theoretical knowledge, while the last two showcase examples of contemporary book designs, including detailed information and interviews with eight graphic designers from all over the world. It is not just a "must-have" book for designers in the field, but a "should-have" for those who want to know more about book design, as well as self-publishers and small presses.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 04-03-2021


$120.00
DUE > 31st May 2021
Buddha Bowls

ISBN: 9781911677056

Author: Tanja Dusy    Publisher: Grub Street

The perfect way to eat: a colourful bowl, packed with wonderful healthy ingredients. Buddha Bowls are now a ‘must’ on the menus of many on-trend bars and re...


The perfect way to eat: a colourful bowl, packed with wonderful healthy ingredients. Buddha Bowls are now a ‘must’ on the menus of many on-trend bars and restaurants: they are not only satisfying, they are also really nourishing. The concept comes from Asia and all recipes have a simple basic theme in common: a wide variety of ingredients and flavours come together in a bowl to create a harmonious overall meal. The balanced combination of carbohydrates, fat and protein provides the body with everything it needs for well-being. In Buddha Bowls, bestselling author Tanja Dusy provides 50 meat-free recipes for breakfast bowls, quick and easy bowls and sophisticated super bowls, and also gives readers numerous basic recipes so that you can combine your own bowl creations in no time at all. Each bowl in this book is put together as an ideal mix. Whatever you like is allowed, and anyone who wants can simply replace individual components. In this way, everyone gets full, happy and completely satisfied in their own personal way. It’s so easy to mix and match parts of the meals to make your own combos for healthy comfort food that tastes great and is easy to prepare. Tanja Dusy feels most comfortable when she is in her kitchen. She has written many cookbooks for over 20 years now and has been working as an editor for well-known publishing houses. Specializing in cookery books, she develops recipes that guarantee success but also have a little pinch of something special.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 126


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2021


$45.00
DUE > 30th Jun 2021
The Art of Protest

ISBN: 9783967040111

Authors: Alain Bieber, Francesca Gavin    Publisher: Gestalten

Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in wh...


Thanks to art's ability to communicate and influence, it has always had a charged relationship with activism and politics. And, given the tumultuous times in which we live, with traditional democracies being challenged from all sides, the changing climate, global movements for social justice, and political upheaval causing millions to search for a better life abroad, this relationship has never been more important. The Art of Protest will explore the connection between art, politics, and activism today, revealing how, over the past decade, artists have been engaging with political and social issues of all kinds, through different artistic mediums.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 27-05-2021


$135.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
Bikepacking

ISBN: 9783967040135

Author: Stefan Amaro    Publisher: Gestalten

They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelle...


They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelled, exploring the surroundings at every pedal of the way, and embracing the freedom it offers: long-distance cycling is more than a method of transportation - it's a vibrant travelling philosophy. Bicycle Getaways is the ultimate publication to discover the adventurous spirit of bikepacking. Exploring journeys in different regions around the world, introducing the people and culture around it, and giving you the lowdown of all the tips and tricks, this book presents the insights and inspiration to plan your own expeditions, no matter how experienced (or not) you are. Pack your bag and prep your bike, the journey awaits!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 18-05-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   June 2021   Travel
$120.00
DUE > 31st Jul 2021
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