May 2015 (21)

Inspiration and Motivation for Musicians

ISBN: 9781849537063

Author: Tamsin King    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This colourful little book of uplifting quotes and tailored tips delivers motivational sparks and creative signposts for musicians. Read it, play to it, use it ...


This colourful little book of uplifting quotes and tailored tips delivers motivational sparks and creative signposts for musicians. Read it, play to it, use it as a make shift percussion instrument – whatever you do it, the aim is simple: to get you making music!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 04-05-2015


Tags: May 2015   Humour & Gift   Music
$19.99
The Joy of Dance

ISBN: 9781849536370

Author: Suzanne Barr    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, captivating stories and inspiring quotes from the world of dance, is perfect for anyone who knows t...


This pocket-sized miscellany, packed with fascinating facts, captivating stories and inspiring quotes from the world of dance, is perfect for anyone who knows the incomparable joy and freedom of slipping on your dance shoes and expressing yourself through movement to music.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 116 x 182 mm


Publication Date: 04-05-2015


Tags: May 2015   Humour & Gift
$27.99
Surface

ISBN: 981584235798

Author: Soren Solkoer    Publisher: Gingko Press

Søren Solkær has traveled the globe to create Surface, a collection that captures some of the most important names in street art and graffiti. Dynamic images ...


Søren Solkær has traveled the globe to create Surface, a collection that captures some of the most important names in street art and graffiti. Dynamic images of artists alongside their work provide an adrenaline-fueled look at street art culture and the creators that paint, tag and wheat paste every wall, bridge, building and sign they can reach. Street art aficionados will be captivated by the images of their favorite artists, while the uninitiated will be instantly drawn in by the unrelenting color and in-your-face design of every piece. Surface reaches down deep to capture the living, beating heart of the street art scene. Artists featured include COPE2, ELLE, DabsMyla, Shepard Fairey, LISTER, and more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 242 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$99.00
Information Made Beautiful

ISBN: 9789881383464

Publisher: Gingko Press

Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and import...


Overwhelming amounts of information are available for readers and consumers in modern times, but how can it be made understandable, and given context and importance? The designers and creatives whose works are featured in Information Made Beautiful address these issues with projects that don’t just make data easy to understand, but make it understanding it an appealing experience. Work from over 100 designers and studios includes projects for clients such as Wired Italy, the Royal Mail, Money Today, Lionsgate Entertainment, Ronald McDonald House, and the UN, as well as universities, research facilities, and private clients. These pieces range from abstract to hands-on, and break down information ranging from the status of female children in India and global water usage to coffee bean maps covering the amount of caffeine consumed in the US and crocheted diagrams of time spent crafting on German public transportation. The bright colors, eye-catching graphics, and specialty typographies of Information Made Beautiful make it easy to understand how designers are translating this new form of visual language to create information that is also inspiration.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2015


$99.00
GUI Design

ISBN: 9789881383495

Publisher: Gingko Press

As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; n...


As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; now, users expect a massive range of colors, layouts, and fonts to be used to entertain and assist them in their daily lives. GUI Design assembles the best of recent graphic user interface for a collection that provides practical encouragement for those new to the world as well as inspiration for experienced designers. The book gathers Twitter’s Vine video creation app for Windows phones, the vulgar yet amusing Authentic Weather app, an application designed to help tourists follow the physical and ideological path of the Iron Curtain, and more to showcase programs that balance information flow with user experiences and highlight the creativity, inspiration, and expressive techniques used in their design. The projects within demonstrate the increasingly significant role of user interfaces in both design and our everyday lives in the modern world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 217 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$99.00
Landscape Installation Art II

ISBN: 9789810933692

Publisher: Gingko Press

A 100-square-meter flower pavilion that roams central London; delicate golden rice illuminated to honor the king of Thailand in Bangkok; a heart in Times Square...


A 100-square-meter flower pavilion that roams central London; delicate golden rice illuminated to honor the king of Thailand in Bangkok; a heart in Times Square made of planks from boardwalks destroyed by Hurricane Sandy; an entire 65-foot-tall tree in Illinois left whole and turned into a swing set, picnic area, and snack kiosk. All of these projects and dozens more are on display in Landscape Installation Art II, a collection of public installations both large and small from locations worldwide. The installations inside are made with public interaction in mind, representing their location and the hopes and cultures of locals, and inspiring passers-by to explore the neighborhood or just pause, put their feet up, and take some time to think. Bursting with stunning photography, the book also includes precise diagrams and text detailing each piece from conception through construction, making Landscape Installation Art II as informative to peruse as it is creatively stimulating.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 230 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$110.00
Residential Garden Design

ISBN: 9787562339489

Publisher: Gingko Press

Residential Garden Design draws our attention to the important role outdoor living environments play in the quality of our daily lives. Three types of gardens a...


Residential Garden Design draws our attention to the important role outdoor living environments play in the quality of our daily lives. Three types of gardens are highlighted, starting with a stunning variety of gardens and landscapes for private houses around the world; the second chapter reinforces the value of community garden areas for a range of dwellings from mixed-use residences to townhouses and boutique apartment complexes; the final chapter looks at the profound balance these outdoor garden spaces can bring to our personal well-being and that of the local environment when ecological concerns are placed highest on the list. The book highlights the planning, design and innovation of residential gardens, covering gardens of all shapes and sizes, textures, plants and various materials through the private, community-based and ecological designs showcased. Specific garden features and concerns such as lighting, privacy, sustainability, regional characteristics, sensory experience, local ecology and native plantings are fully illuminated with plans and lush photography throughout.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 266


Dimensions: 255 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2015


$110.00 $55.00
The Pininfarina Book

ISBN: 9783832732349

Author: Gunther Raupp    Publisher: TeNeues

What is innovation? The dictionary defines it as “renewal through the use of new processes and technologies.” In advertising, everything is an innovation. B...


What is innovation? The dictionary defines it as “renewal through the use of new processes and technologies.” In advertising, everything is an innovation. But what is truly innovative? Since 1930, the Pininfarina design firm of Turin, Italy, has been answering that question. This is where the Cistalia 202 was developed, the first vehicle to be added to MoMA’s permanent collection. The list goes on: the interior of the new stadium for Juventus Turin, the Nash Healey Spider seen in Billy Wilder’s Sabrina, and the legendary Ferrari Dino 246 and Ferrari Testarossa. However, Pininfarina is not resting on its laurels, but blasting full speed ahead into the future with an expanded portfolio while honoring its heritage. Whether it’s a solution for sustainable mobility, interior designs, or household gadgets, all Pininfarina projects bear an unmistakable signature. To visually celebrate the history and influence of Pininfarina, there is no one better suited than a man who has made his own unmistakable mark on automotive photography. Günther Raupp has spent 30 years photographing cars for Ferrari’s official calendars, which enjoy a cult following among the experts. He has two successful books with teNeues, the most recent being The Ferrari Book. As a star photographer and connoisseur of industrial design, Raupp showcases a company that embodies true italianità.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 290 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 27-03-2015


Tags: May 2015   Transport
$225.00
The World's Most Magical Wilderness Escapes

ISBN: 9783832732387

Author: Michael Poliza    Publisher: TeNeues

Michael Poliza’s wildlife and landscape photography has fascinated us for years, and his photo books of Africa and the polar regions have already captivated t...


Michael Poliza’s wildlife and landscape photography has fascinated us for years, and his photo books of Africa and the polar regions have already captivated tens of thousands of readers. His extensive travels into the most remote corners of the world are the basis for his artistry. These trips made him an expert on magical places where one can experience unspoiled nature, observe and photograph breathtaking landscapes and wild animals, and stay at hidden hideaways far from the beaten tourist path. For more than five years, a few lucky souls have had the pleasure of having the globetrotting Poliza as their personal guide on land, air, and sea. Now his readers can join in on these tours. Stunning photographs paired with useful travel information make this volume a one-of-a-kind experience.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2015


$135.00
Fifty Years of Flying Fun

ISBN: 9781909808270

Author: Rod Dean    Publisher: Grub Street

Fifty Years of Flying Fun covers, in a roughly chronological order, over fifty continuous years of flying. This ranges from joining the RAF in 1962, through h...


Fifty Years of Flying Fun covers, in a roughly chronological order, over fifty continuous years of flying. This ranges from joining the RAF in 1962, through his intriguing first operational tour on Hunters in Aden, the early days of the Jaguar in Germany and, finally in the RAF, an almost outrageous two years flying the Jaguar and Hunter with the Sultan of Oman’s Air Force. His subsequent civil flying has been exclusively in the General Aviation and flying display fields as a flying instructor and well known display pilot, including being involved in many varied and interesting display-related episodes. With in excess of 7,000 flying hours on 59 different types – and only one aircraft (Spencer Flack’s Mustang) with a working autopilot – Rod gives a clear, and largely humorous, insight into the operation of a cross section of piston and jet engine vintage aircraft and his undoubted fifty years of fun since the first solo on 19 March 1963. Fifty Years of Flying Fun is not just a book for the aviation enthusiast, but for anyone wanting to learn about any aspect of flying history through the memoir of a man who lived through it all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2015


Tags: May 2015   History   Military   Transport
$55.00
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