May 2017 (39)

Be Maker Be Happy

ISBN: 9788416500505

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Monsa

“We are all born makers.” We can say that the Makers movement can be identified with the DIY culture and the feeling we get when you make something with you...


“We are all born makers.” We can say that the Makers movement can be identified with the DIY culture and the feeling we get when you make something with your bear hands. Likewise, we can say that said movement is based on hobbies that go from being a leisure activity to an economic force. The power of the Makers movement knows no limits! Be Makers, Be Happy!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2017


$65.00
Container & Prefab Homes Eco-Friendly Architecture

ISBN: 9788416500499

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Prefabricated architecture is turning into an important trend in the world of contemporary design. The modularity allows for greater design flexibility and make...


Prefabricated architecture is turning into an important trend in the world of contemporary design. The modularity allows for greater design flexibility and makes them more affordable. Nowadays, architectural projects made with recycled loading containers are becoming increasingly popular and, considering the need for more sustainable construction, increasingly necessary. This book presents 14 Eco-Friendly architectural projects committed to environmental conservation based on sustainable construction, featuring prefabricated homes made of wood, steel, etc., as well as container homes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$49.99
100 Great Street Photographs

ISBN: 9783791383132

Author: David Gibson    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colorful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of ...


This celebration of contemporary street photography—in all its edgy, strange, beautiful, haunting, colorful, and humorous glory—brings together the work of a new generation of talented artists. Over the past few decades, the long tradition of street photography has been wholly transformed by the proliferation of digital cameras, the Internet, and smartphones. A new generation of photographers have embraced this modern technology to capture the world around us in a way that is un-staged, of-the-moment, and real. Exploring this rich seam of emergent and exciting street photography, the 100 photographs featured in this book—the majority of which are previously unpublished and taken in the last few years—are presented on double-page spreads along with commentary about the work and its creator. Curated by David Gibson, a street photographer and expert in the genre, this stunning book offers a truly global collection of images. Gibson’s insightful introduction gives an insider’s overview of street photography, illuminating its historic importance and its renaissance in the digital age.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 230 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-07-2017


$79.99
Prix Pictet 07 Space

ISBN: 9783832769079

Author: teNeues    Publisher: TeNeues

Since it was launched in 2008, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability. Each edition of the prize has unearthe...


Since it was launched in 2008, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading prize for photography and sustainability. Each edition of the prize has unearthed powerful images that speak to today’s vast societal, environmental, and cultural challenges. The award’s seventh cycle, Space, is an invitation to artists to explore topics as diverse as overpopulation, deforestation, cyber space, and territorial conflicts. Central to this year’s theme is the concept of humanity’s role as guardians of space—and its failures in protecting it. The space of the natural world, from our planet’s oceans and wild forests to outer space, is equally touched upon. Featuring the work of the award’s shortlisted photographers as well as other nominees, this new book presents a poignant visual journey into a world defined by man’s complex relationship with space. Accompanied by a fore-word by honorary president Kofi Annan, it’s a chronicle of some of the most critical problems facing modern society—and a celebration of the thought-provoking photographs made by artists who have the courage to confront such issues through their work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 132


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$115.00
Mallorca

ISBN: 9783832769147

Author: Michael Poliza    Publisher: TeNeues

A perceptive and very personal portrait of Mallorca—Michael Poliza’s unique photographs and thoughtful selection of motifs makes this so much more than a co...


A perceptive and very personal portrait of Mallorca—Michael Poliza’s unique photographs and thoughtful selection of motifs makes this so much more than a conventional travel guide The island’s stunning variety of landscapes are captured in a single photo book Wherever you live, no matter the season, Poliza’s photos will make you long for sunshine and the sea   Rich with promise: one of teNeues’s most successful and revered artists uncovers an inimitable tourist destination for international travelers. Nature photographer Michael Poliza has already published nearly a dozen books—­including bestsellers like Africa, Eyes Over Africa, and AntArctic—and as an organizer of high-end nature adventure treks, he has a particularly keen sense for unique locations. For his latest tome, he focused on a place of legendary beauty that brims unexpected surprises: ­Mallorca. It’s no wonder that Mallorca has certain qualities in common with tapas, the island’s culinary specialty. The great thing about tapas is that you don’t have to make a meal out of just one ingredient; you can taste a bit of this and have a nibble of that and enjoy a broad spectrum of flavors. And that is the perfect way to describe the vacation mecca of Mallorca, which boasts an attractive mix of old and modern architecture, lively beaches and secluded bays, and the vibrant city of ­Palma and quaint mountain villages. On the ground or from the air, Michael Poliza paints an intimate picture of Mallorca and its most exciting locales—the salt mounds of Es Trenc, Cala sa Nau, the Cap de Formentor lighthouse, and the serpentine road to Sa Calobra—and fulfills his promise magnificently.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$115.00
Driven By Design : Values Visions Skoda

ISBN: 9783961710034

Publisher: TeNeues

The exciting history of a major brand: from the legendary ŠKODA 935 DYNAMIC to stars from ŠKODA’s current portfolio – Driven by Design “Everything needs...


The exciting history of a major brand: from the legendary ŠKODA 935 DYNAMIC to stars from ŠKODA’s current portfolio – Driven by Design “Everything needs a soul - at least everything that’s supposed to have meaning.” This is one of the guiding principles for the ŠKODA Design team and the jumping-off point for Driven by Design, which takes the reader on an exciting and emotional journey into the DNA of the Czech auto manufacturer. Since its founding over 120 years ago, the company has successfully captured the spirit of every era while simultaneously creating vehicles of timeless beauty throughout its long, rich history. Driven by Design provides thrilling insights into the vehicle design and development process. We’ll look over the designers’ shoulders during the crowning moments of their long journey from a vision to a finished product, from idea to ideal: inspiration, sketch, sculpture. The bar is set high – to create cars with character that appeal to all five senses. This aspiration has been perfectly realized in the new KODIAQ SUV, a vehicle that combines breathtaking design, functionality, and comfort while remaining decidedly and distinctively a ŠKODA. Thanks to Driven by Design, we know how such masterpieces are made. ŠKODA is one of the world’s oldest auto manufacturers. The company was established in 1895 by Václav Klement and Václav Laurin and initially used the founders’ last names as the company name. The headquarters, however, have always been in Mladá Boleslav, northeast of Prague. ŠKODA vehicles have always been known for their emotional and contemporary design: from the hand-built ŠKODA 860 (1929–1933) and the ŠKODA POPULAR MONTE CARLO (1935–1938) to the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI (1961–1971). On April 16, 1991, “ŠKODA Automobil AG” became part of the Volkswagen Group. But one thing has never changed: ŠKODAs do more than move people; they move dreams as well.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 235 x 293 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2017


Tags: May 2017   Transport
$89.99
In The Shadow of The Raj : Derry Moore in India

ISBN: 9783791383323

Author: Derry Moore    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Harking back to each of its bygone eras, renowned photographer Derry Moore presents a unique view of India in all its magnificent, sumptuous, and sometimes fade...


Harking back to each of its bygone eras, renowned photographer Derry Moore presents a unique view of India in all its magnificent, sumptuous, and sometimes faded glory. Derry Moore first began photographing India in the 1970s, where he encountered the unique atmosphere of a country that seemed suspended in time. In his photographs of the stately architecture and sprawling landscapes, Moore captures the continent’s unique visual identity from its Ancient and Medieval temples, through the Mughal period, up to the architecture of the European colonial era. In so doing, he captures the essence of India at a time before the homogenizing tide of globalization swept the country. Moore’s architectural photographs of richly decorated temples, imposing colonnades, intricate multifoil arches, and formal gardens reflect the interaction between British and Indian styles. Featuring black-and-white photographs of the grand palaces and lavish, marble ballrooms that embody India’s past, this book also explores Moore’s portraits of cultural icons, high society women, as well as some of the servants and staff who form a continued, yet fading, presence within the architectural spaces. Including many of Moore’s most popular images, plus more than 40 photographs that have never been published before, this comprehensive book will appeal to anyone who has a love of India, and the often breathtakingly beautiful, and timeless aesthetics of India’s past, which can only be seen in the shadow of its present.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2017


$110.00
Pieter Hugo : Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea

ISBN: 9783791383842

Author: Pieter Hugo    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Pieter Hugo’s images are unflinching and unforgettable. Beginning with “Looking Aside,” his series of portraits of marginalized people, Hugo has striven t...


Pieter Hugo’s images are unflinching and unforgettable. Beginning with “Looking Aside,” his series of portraits of marginalized people, Hugo has striven to capture the African continent with empathy and impartiality. Whether confronting the aftermath of genocide in Rwanda, documenting electrical waste dumps in Ghana, or photographing in Nigeria’s dynamic film industry, Nollywood, Hugo treats his subjects with reverence and awe. Including examples of his most recent series taken in the US and China, this book offers stunning reproductions of Hugo’s work in colour and black-and-white, accompanied by the photographer’s personal commentary. Bringing together more than a decade of work that has elicited fulsome praise, this volume lets readers appreciate Pieter Hugo’s extraordinary oeuvre.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 260 x 315 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2017


$125.00
Words Into Shapes : The graphic art of Calligram

ISBN: 9788416500512

Author: Daniele Tozzi    Publisher: Monsa

A calligram is a form of poetry created to be viewed and admired, as well as being read, and stands out given its peculiar typographic layout, as the words are ...


A calligram is a form of poetry created to be viewed and admired, as well as being read, and stands out given its peculiar typographic layout, as the words are placed to create a picture or other strange designs. In such calligrams, in general terms, the poet makes a picture related to the poems main theme with the words. For example, if the poem is about a flower, the words in the text are written out and placed on the flower’s petal, for example, to simulate the shape of a flower. On the other hand, the text’s drawing holds no direct relation but is a simple evocative or semantic relationship.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2017


$65.00
Eat & Go

ISBN: 9788415967293

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press

Takeout food is a booming business, with more and more restaurants providing not only in-house table service, but also dishes to be eaten elsewhere. However, pr...


Takeout food is a booming business, with more and more restaurants providing not only in-house table service, but also dishes to be eaten elsewhere. However, providing suitable packaging for their food that allows diners to enjoy the restaurant experience at home represents a real challenge, for both restaurants and designers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$89.99
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