May / June 2020 (93)

Sporting Fashion : Outdoor Girls 1800 to 1960

ISBN: 9783791359434

Author: Kevin Jones    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Discover how the designers of women's sporting attire navigated the worlds of fashion, function, and propriety, from the beginning of the 19th century to 1960. ...


Discover how the designers of women's sporting attire navigated the worlds of fashion, function, and propriety, from the beginning of the 19th century to 1960. This book offers a stunning visual record of the evolution of women's sporting attire over nearly two centuries. With selections from Keds, Pendleton, and Spalding and garments by Coco Chanel, Claire McCardell, and Jean Patou, among many others, it features familiar names in fashion, as well as significant rediscoveries. At the intersection of the history of fashion and feminism, Sporting Fashion highlights the extraordinary impact of new technologies and evolving social mores on women's clothing for sport. It explores how the basic forms of women's sportswear we know today--from swimsuits to sneakers--were developed during a time when women were achieving more freedom. Full color illustrations of sport and leisure ensembles are included, along with magazine spreads and archival images. In thematic sections, the authors examine the ways women entered into the sporting world--from traveling to calisthenics, motorcycling to promenading. The book looks at examples of clothing that allowed women to walk freely and compete in sports previously restricted to men. It explores how designers reacted to and encouraged the growing acceptance of exposed skin at public beaches and pools--and how cold weather fashion made its way onto the slopes and ice. Never before have the garments that defined women's roles as both spectators and athletes been presented on this scale and in such detail.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 250 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 26-06-2020


Tags: May / June 2020   Fashion   History
$135.00
Richard Prince : Cowboy

ISBN: 9783791359687

Author: Robert M Rubin    Publisher: DelMonico Books

In the mid-1970s, Richard Prince was an aspiring painter working in Time Inc.'s tear sheet department clipping texts for magazine writers. After he removed the ...


In the mid-1970s, Richard Prince was an aspiring painter working in Time Inc.'s tear sheet department clipping texts for magazine writers. After he removed the articles, he was left with advertisements: glossy pictures of commodities, models, and other objects of desire. He began to re-photograph the advertisements, cropping and enlarging them, and selling the artworks as his own. Prince paid particular attention to the motif of the cowboy, often depicted in advertisements for Marlboro cigarettes. He had an explosive effect on the art world, provoking lawsuits and setting auction records for contemporary photography. More recently, he has revisited copies of TIME from the 1980s and 90s using contemporary technology to produce a new series of work, extending his preoccupation with the cowboy in the era of Instagram to demonstrate that the stakes around originality, appropriation, and truth in advertising are as high as ever. This book showcases how Prince has mined the mythological American West within the artwork he produced during the last four decades. Each chapter contains a brief introduction, followed by artwork by Prince, and concludes with a section of related ephemera, relics, and fragments that aid in contextualising Prince's work. Once again challenging the conventional limits of photography, Prince is reigniting the debate he sparked forty years ago through the lens of cowboys and the West.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 480


Dimensions: 230 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$165.00
Rockers

ISBN: 9783943330489

Author: Seb Carayol    Publisher: Gingko Press

Set amongst the reggae scene of late 70s Jamaica, the film Rockers achieved instant cult status among music and cinema fans. Rockers' director, Ted Bafaloukos h...


Set amongst the reggae scene of late 70s Jamaica, the film Rockers achieved instant cult status among music and cinema fans. Rockers' director, Ted Bafaloukos has received many accolades for his work on the film, but the fact that he was also a fine writer and undercover photographer is often overlooked. In 2005, just before his death, Bafaloukos penned this vivid and never-before-published autobiography. Beyond Bafaloukos' fascinating story of the "making-of" Rockers, it tells the tale of a Greek immigrant from a family of sailors and his move to New York, eventually rubbing shoulders with the likes of The Velvet Underground, Robert Frank, Jessica Lange and Philippe "Man on Wire" Petit. But there's a twist to this 1970s' New York story: Bafaloukos fell in love with reggae when it was still just an underground facet of Jamaican culture in the City. His experiences in New York eventually led him to shoot Rockers, praised for the portrait it paints of Kingston's late 70s music scene along with its unique style, mentality and fashion. The director's intense experiences in Jamaica and New York between '75 - '78 provide the substance of the scorching stories within, including; gunshots at his first ever reggae concert in Brooklyn, the director's bizarre arrest for suspicion of being a CIA operative, paranoia at the Bob Marley compound, musicians-turned actors' "rude boy" antics, and naturally, sympathetic, highly descriptive recollections of the music that first drew Bafaloukos into Jamaica's music and culture. An invaluable collection of photographs taken during the conception, writing and production of the film captures the zeitgeist and breathes life into the book. Production stills and photos taken during the era by Bafaloukos form the visual, cinematic backbone of the tome, faithfully rendering the amazing people, styles, and locations in living, breathing color. Taken all together, the text and images within Rockers will uncover new facets of this all-important era in Reggae music for even the most seasoned reggae aficionados. Beyond reggae circles, this new anthology offers an unparalleled snapshot of a highly fantasized and sought after je-ne sais-quoi the all-time Jamaican cool.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 229 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 16-06-2020


Tags: May / June 2020   Fashion   Music   History
$150.00
Acid Vomit

ISBN: 9783943330540

Author: Sean Aaberg    Publisher: Gingko Press

Acid Vomit! is a large, full color, hardbound, coffee-table book of Sean Äaberg's artwork, featuring his original illustrations from the last twenty plus years...


Acid Vomit! is a large, full color, hardbound, coffee-table book of Sean Äaberg's artwork, featuring his original illustrations from the last twenty plus years. This vibrant monograph includes a range of Sean's styles, from initial concept sketches to completed artwork, showcasing drawings from many different published projects, and some never before seen work as well. Covering his early zine and comic work in the '90s and '00s, his conceptual work in the '00s, his work on PORK magazine and the Dungeon Degenerates board game - Acid Vomit! covers all the bases and then some! Sean Äaberg works to be both avant-garde and low-brow simultaneously.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 230 x 305 mm


Publication Date: 07-05-2020


$89.99
Manga Sketchbook

ISBN: 9781497101357

Author: Sweatdrop Studios    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Go mad with manga! Manga Sketchbook is the ultimate guide to learning how to draw a variety of iconic manga-style characters. A must-have for every fan, this bo...


Go mad with manga! Manga Sketchbook is the ultimate guide to learning how to draw a variety of iconic manga-style characters. A must-have for every fan, this book provides tons of tips and details the building blocks to drawing both male and female manga characters. Including graph paper practice pages both with and without helpful guides, children will spend hours sketching and perfecting dozens of drawings! Also included are in-depth character profiles to draw, color, and bring to life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 23-06-2020


$39.99
Lina Bo Bardi : Habitat

ISBN: 9783791359649

Author: Jose Esparza Gong Cuy    Publisher: DelMonico Books

Lina Bo Bardi is regarded as one of the most important architects in Brazil's history. Beginning her career as a Modernist architect in Rome, Bo Bardi and her h...


Lina Bo Bardi is regarded as one of the most important architects in Brazil's history. Beginning her career as a Modernist architect in Rome, Bo Bardi and her husband emigrated to Brazil following the end of WWII. Bo Bardi quickly resumed her practice in her adopted homeland with architecture that was both modern and firmly rooted in the culture of Brazil. In 1951 she designed "Casa de Vidro" ("Glass House"), her first built work, where she and her husband would live for the rest of their lives. She also designed the Museu de Arte de Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo Art Museum), a landmark of Latin American modernist architecture which opened in 1968. It was for this museum she created the iconic glass easel display system, which remains radical to date. This book presents a comprehensive record of Bo Bardi's overarching approach to art and architecture and shows how her exhibition designs, curatorial projects, and writing informed her spatial designs. Essays on Bo Bardi's life and work accompany archival material such as design sketches and writings by the artist, giving new insight into the conceptual and material processes behind this radical thinker and creator's projects.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 205 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2020


$135.00
Low Cost Houses : A&D series

ISBN: 9788415223573

Publisher: Monsa

This title presents a superbly illustrated look at the latest trends and innovations in low-cost housing solutions. This visually stunning volume brings togethe...


This title presents a superbly illustrated look at the latest trends and innovations in low-cost housing solutions. This visually stunning volume brings together some of the finest examples of innovative, stylish, and high-concept yet low-cost architectural solutions. Filled with superb full-colour photography, detailed architectural illustrations, and descriptions of each project, this is an invaluable resource for architects and designers looking for inspiration. Slipcase edition


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


$250.00 $130.00
Extreme Architecture : A&D series

ISBN: 9788415223504

Publisher: Monsa

This is a lavishly illustrated showcase of the latest architectural solutions of creating successful projects in extreme locations. Filled with stunning full-co...


This is a lavishly illustrated showcase of the latest architectural solutions of creating successful projects in extreme locations. Filled with stunning full-colour photography and detailed architectural illustrations and plans, "Extreme Architecture" showcases some of the most creative and innovative solutions to an age-old problem - how to make the best use of either limited or unusual space without compromising on style and comfort. Featuring a wide range of projects - from cliff-edge contemporary to houses spaced over longitudinal and transverse double slopes - architects and designers will find inspiration and ideas in abundance. Slipcase edition.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


$250.00 $130.00
Ecological Dwellings : A&D series

ISBN: 9788415223801

Publisher: Monsa

This is a superbly illustrated source of inspiration for architects looking to create truly sustainable projects. Creating a truly sustainable architectural pro...


This is a superbly illustrated source of inspiration for architects looking to create truly sustainable projects. Creating a truly sustainable architectural project is a hugely complicated, yet extremely rewarding challenge. One in which architects must take into account not only the immediate impact of construction and the types of materials used, but also the continued effect of the project on its environment, and the suitability of the mechanical and technological systems used within the project. Superbly illustrated with full-colour photographs and detailed architectural plans and drawings, Ecological Dwelling brings together some of the latest trends and innovations in sustainable architecture, providing architects with and indispensible source of inspiration. Slipcase edition


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


$250.00 $130.00
Urban Landscapes : A&D series

ISBN: 9788415223795

Publisher: Monsa

This is a innovative collection of sustainable urban landscape projects from around the world. The ever growing demand for incorporating natural elements into m...


This is a innovative collection of sustainable urban landscape projects from around the world. The ever growing demand for incorporating natural elements into manmade environments in a sustainable manner has led to increasing recognition of landscape architects by the rest of the profession. Urban Landscapes, with its full-colour photography and detailed architectural plans, brings together some of the most innovative and exciting projects from both established and up-and-coming landscape architects. Slipcase edition.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm


$250.00 $130.00
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