March 2017 (42)

Inside Utopia

ISBN: 9783899556964

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

Spectacular and reflective. Unpretentious and efficient. The interiors welcome habitation and spark curiousity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and...


Spectacular and reflective. Unpretentious and efficient. The interiors welcome habitation and spark curiousity while embodying the foundations of minimalism and bygone visions of the future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 17-03-2017


$130.00
New Romance

ISBN: 9783899556971

Author: Gestalten    Publisher: Gestalten

The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural ma...


The raw charm of rustic farmhouses, the inviting ease of country homes: New Romance presents romantic interiors inspired by modernity. Soft palettes, natural materials, and corresponding accessories create an atmosphere that produces both warmth and comfort. From country house to chalet, New Romance highlights the charm and grace of interiors. Soft classic tones and unfinished woods provide the look and feel of dreamy antiquity. Mudrooms and breezeways bring the bright airiness of rustic outdoor spaces within the walls of beautiful homes and residences. The classic lines and traditional textures nestled within a palette of pale grays and rose tones add to the visual storyline: soft and sophisticated, nostalgic and contemporary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$120.00
Food Trucks - Delights on Wheels

ISBN: 9788416500444

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Food Trucks are something of an institution in American culture, and have been around for more than a century. These days there is a huge range of gastronomic t...


Food Trucks are something of an institution in American culture, and have been around for more than a century. These days there is a huge range of gastronomic treats available, dished up out of an incredible variety of vehicles – from caravans, station wagons and vans to trucks, buses... all decorated in their own distinctive and charismatic style. Each Food Truck can offer not just something to eat, but a complete gastronomic experience, 18 exclusive recipes full of creativity and good taste, an essential part of what these fabulous pop-up kitchens on wheels provide for their customers. Image and originality have become as important to the product as the food itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$49.99
New Town Houses

ISBN: 9788416500451

Author: Eva Minguet    Publisher: Monsa

This book is a compilation of some of the more interesting town houses which have been recently constructed. We use recent examples for analyze the difficulty o...


This book is a compilation of some of the more interesting town houses which have been recently constructed. We use recent examples for analyze the difficulty of integrating new residential volumes. If we had to highlight one characteristic from the projects presented here, it would be their ability to make the most out of their space in such crea­tive ways. Within the basic typology of flat between parallel walls, a world of possibilities open: spaces full of light, endless staircases, curtain walls, facades which spread completely out to the street or contrarily enclose into mysterious gardens and interior patios.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 220 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2017


$49.99
Stone Houses

ISBN: 9788416500406

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In modern architecture natural stone is now thought of as a material that provides both elegance and sustainability, which can transform both residential and co...


In modern architecture natural stone is now thought of as a material that provides both elegance and sustainability, which can transform both residential and commercial buildings and is a first choice for both its durability and ecological qualities. The houses we will present below have been built in line with bioclimatic principles and have all received high praise for the ingenious combinations of materials used in their exterior design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$49.99
New Architecture London

ISBN: 9783791382784

Author: Prestel    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world’s most acclaimed ar...


London has always been known for its iconic buildings, but the city has recently witnessed an explosion of new architecture from the world’s most acclaimed architects. This breathtaking volume offers a fascinating look at the city’s rapidly changing skyline and celebrates the enormous array of styles, materials, and cutting-edge technology that have been employed by today’s leading architects. The projects profiled here—brought to life by photographer Richard Schulman—range from dance and aquatic centers to world-class museums and global office headquarters. The book includes Rafael Viñoly’s “Walkie-Talkie” and “The Gherkin” by Foster + Partners, as well as Renzo Piano’s mixed-use skyscraper, “The Shard,” across the Thames. Tucked into a medieval alley, OMA’s New Court Rothschild Bank nimbly juxtaposes contemporary features with more traditional ones. Meanwhile, alongside St. Paul’s Cathedral, Jean Nouvel’s One New Change cleverly plays off its storied environs with an ingeniously constructed glass block that allows for multiple views of the iconic church. From the Tate Modern extension to the Emirates Airline tram, and from the Peckham Library to the US Embassy building, no new stone is left unturned or unremarked upon. This book demonstrates how one of the world’s oldest cities manages to feel eternally new and exciting.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$100.00
Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern

ISBN: 9783791356013

Author: Wanda M. Corn    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This book explores how Georgia O’Keeffe lived her life steeped in modernism, bringing the same style she developed in her art to her dress, her homes, and her...


This book explores how Georgia O’Keeffe lived her life steeped in modernism, bringing the same style she developed in her art to her dress, her homes, and her lifestyle. Richly illustrated with images of her art and views of the two homes she designed and furnished in New Mexico, the book also includes never before published photographs of O’Keeffe’s clothes. The author has attributed some of the most exquisite of these garments to O’Keeffe, a skilled seamstress who understood fabric and design, and who has become an icon in today’s fashion world as much for her personal style as for her art. As one of her friends stated, O’Keeffe “never allowed her life to be one thing and her painting another.” This fresh and carefully researched study brings O’Keeffe’s style to life, illuminating how this beloved American artist purposefully proclaimed her modernity in the way she dressed and posed for photographers, from Alfred Stieglitz to Bruce Weber. This beautiful book accompanies the first museum exhibition to bring together photographs, clothes, and art to explore O’Keeffe’s unified modernist aesthetic.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 230 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2017


$125.00
Impressive Advertising

ISBN: 9788416500413

Author: Miquel Abellan    Publisher: Monsa

A visual and emotional impact, etc… the key to many campaigns, and the essential element for reaching the widest possible audience, generating a whole range o...


A visual and emotional impact, etc… the key to many campaigns, and the essential element for reaching the widest possible audience, generating a whole range of sensations in the viewer. A successful advertising campaign, via its script and presentation, needs to stand out amid hundreds of other received images, and manage to ensure that is more memorable and visible than the rest. To achieve this it must impact on the senses after first capturing our attention through surprise, intrigue, curiosity, and sometimes even via negative sensations such as disgust, rejection or an appeal to the conscience. All sorts of emotional responses may be affected by a well planned publicity campaign, leaving the viewer with a strong sense of the specific and desired message. We have looked at two particular chapters in the book, “Printed Advertising”, which presents a range of work produced for media such as magazines, newspapers, brochures, mailbox leaflets and mailing…, in short all types of advertising on paper, as well as “outdoor Advertising”, in which public spaces are used to display messages to an undetermined audience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$65.00
Geometric Trend

ISBN: 9788416500420

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

Geometry imposes on the design. It not only manifests itself in clothing; Dresses, skirts, shorts, pants and blazers, but also accessories such as rings, neckla...


Geometry imposes on the design. It not only manifests itself in clothing; Dresses, skirts, shorts, pants and blazers, but also accessories such as rings, necklaces, handbags, tattoo, furniture... The concept is to use simple lines, embellishing in a minimalist way, these are the characteristics that best define this tendency, no matter the shape, color or mixture of combinations. In this book you will see how different design studies, combine geometry on surfaces, to decorate the interior of the home, the skin, or use as a corporate image of a company.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2017


$65.00
Retro Graphics

ISBN: 9789887757269

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Gingko Press

The modern yearning for vintage and classical design work is well-documented in Retro Graphics, an in-depth exploration of diverse applications of retro element...


The modern yearning for vintage and classical design work is well-documented in Retro Graphics, an in-depth exploration of diverse applications of retro elements in modern graphic design. The first section, Evolution of Graphic Style, provides a deeper level of understanding of cultural connotations and context in design with explanations of movements, trends and styles from the 1840s to the 1990s. The second section, Retro Design, then reveals how designers capture the zeitgeist of an era and express it through modern media and design methods with a showcase of projects such as food and alcohol packaging, wedding programs, promotional materials, business identities, and more. Masterful retro design evokes the best part of a time or era, inspiring a sense of nostalgia in viewers or consumers not for what really was, but for what ideally could have been; Retro Graphics will show both design enthusiasts and professionals exactly how this can be done.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 222 x 285 mm


Publication Date: 22-02-2017


$89.99
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