November 2021 (17)

Movies of the 2000s

ISBN: 9783836587341

Author: Jurgen Muller    Publisher: Taschen

The films that defined the noughties Our Movies series enters the 21st century with this definitive lineup of the most important films made during the 2000s, an...


The films that defined the noughties Our Movies series enters the 21st century with this definitive lineup of the most important films made during the 2000s, an age of evergreen franchises, historical epics, and comic-book superheroes, as well as fast-evolving CGI aesthetics, low-key global indies gaining unprecedented audiences, and hard-hitting documentaries (and mockumentaries) becoming mainstream feature hits. Through the gripping stories, insightful dramas, and thrilling, mindless escapism Movies of the 2000s gathers the best of the best around the globe, from the blockbuster Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings installments to cult classics Lost in Translation, Inglourious Basterds, No Country for Old Men, The Lives of Others, and And Your Mother Too. Each movie masterpiece is profiled with stills and production photos, a synopsis, analysis, and movie-buff trivia, as well as cast, crew, and technical listings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 736


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2021


$90.00
DUE > 30th Nov 2021
Logo Beginnings

ISBN: 9783836582285

Author: Jens Muller    Publisher: Taschen

The origins of modern logos Countless global brands, including Rolex, BMW, Louis Vuitton, and the New York Yankees, still use logos that were designed over 100 ...


The origins of modern logos Countless global brands, including Rolex, BMW, Louis Vuitton, and the New York Yankees, still use logos that were designed over 100 years ago. Yet there has never been a monograph devoted to the origins of logo design. In the second half of the 19th century, the trademark replaced traditional symbols such as the family coat of arms as a promotional and identifying symbol for companies. At first, the designs were often still figurative; only gradually did they develop into the abstract marks that have become fixtures in everyday life today. Author Jens Müller, described as the “logo detective” by Wired magazine, examined historical trademark registers, international corporate archives, and early design publications to unearth more than 6,000 logos from 1870 to 1940. This unparalleled collection traces the development of modern trademarks and sheds light on forgotten designs and early versions of famous logos. The catalog is divided into four design categories: “Figurative,” “Form,” “Effect,” and “Typographical.” Each chapter is then systematically subdivided according to basic elements of design such as circle, line, overlap, and outline, thus offering a new perspective on design principles that are still relevant today. Along with an extensive picture section, the book comprises an introduction by Jens Müller on the history of the trademark as well as a reproduction of the first comprehensive examination of modern corporate logos: the influential design pioneer F.H. Ehmcke’s (1878–1965) illustrated essay “Wahrzeichen—Warenzeichen” (Symbols—trademarks) from 1921. Also included are ten case studies of famous trademarks, including those of 3M, NBC, Shell, and Olivetti, and numerous rare images illustrating the—at times varied, at times consistent—developments in international logo design and the birth of the corporate identity. Logo Beginnings is not only a fundamental and inspiring graphic design manual but also an excellent read for anyone interested in social, cultural, and corporate history and the fascinating impact of trademarks. It is also the perfect complement to the TASCHEN classic Logo Modernism.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 432


Dimensions: 246 x 372 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2021


$180.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Heart of the City : The Story of Christchurch's Controversial Cathedral

ISBN: 9780995143845

Author: Edmund Bohan    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

From the days even before Christchurch was settled its cathedral has been the focus of ferocious public debate: Where should a cathedral be built? How would it ...


From the days even before Christchurch was settled its cathedral has been the focus of ferocious public debate: Where should a cathedral be built? How would it be paid for? Should it be built in wood or stone in an earthquake-prone country? Who should oversee the building? It took far too long to build and its financial position has often been perilous. In recent times there have been fresh quarrels over a visitors’ centre and whether ratepayers should help to pay for necessary earthquake strengthening. And, when the building was left almost in ruins, should it be demolished and rebuilt or should it be restored? And, most important of all to the people of Christchurch, to whom did it really belong? It has been a tranquil and lovely place of devotion and worship, and a venue for the celebration of civic, national and international events. Thousands of tourists have walked its aisles and climbed its tower. It has won fame for the beauty of its music. Along with the Avon/Ōtakaro River, its silhouette appears on all the city’s official signage. Christ Church Cathedral has stood in its square for close to a century and a half. Acclaimed historian Edmund Bohan tells the full and fascinating story of this beloved building, from its begin-nings in an embryonic settlement to its resurrection after disaster. In a lively, approachable text – well-illustrated throughout – he outlines the cathedral’s remarkable past and brings to life the equally remarkable people who have worked and worshipped there. He details the triumphs and the troubles, and looks to a future in which this instantly recognisable church will once again stand as the safe and welcoming heart of the city to which it belongs.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 14-02-2022


$50.00
DUE > 20th Feb 2022
Come Together : The Architecture of Multigenerational Living

ISBN: 9783967040043

Author: Joann Plockova    Publisher: Gestalten

Multiple generations of the same family living under one roof is not a new idea. But what is new is the way architects around the world are re-embracing this fo...


Multiple generations of the same family living under one roof is not a new idea. But what is new is the way architects around the world are re-embracing this form of living, back by increasingly popular demand. While the 20th century experience emphasized a single-family home for the nuclear family and bachelor pads, we are now seeing more tiers of the family unit choosing to live together. Come Together explores the why, the what, the where and, perhaps most importantly, the how of the homes that succeed to be livable for all generational tiers - with designs that are not only architecturally stunning, but balancing private and communal spaces to come together.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2021


$120.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Two Years On A Bike

ISBN: 9783967040500

Author: Martijn Doolaard    Publisher: Gestalten

Could you live permanently on the road? When all your belongings fit in a few bags, your office is a roadside diner, and your home is a meandering route from Ca...


Could you live permanently on the road? When all your belongings fit in a few bags, your office is a roadside diner, and your home is a meandering route from Canada to the southern tip of Argentina? In Two Years on a Bike, Martijn Doolaard puts it to the test. Strapping the necessities onto his bicycle, he ventures into desolate wastelands and sojourns in vast cities, exploring what it means to be at home in the world while embracing a life of minimalism and long-term travel. Along the winding roads of California's coasts, the impenetrable jungles of Mexico, the ever-higher passes of the Andes Mountains, and the severe alpine forests of Patagonia, Doolaard eschews comfort and convention for the sake of documenting life on one of the world's most breathtaking--and notorious--routes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 420


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 05-11-2021


Tags: Coming Soon   November 2021   Travel
$135.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
The Walt Disney Film Archives : The Animated Movies 1921-1968

ISBN: 9783836576154

Author: Daniel Kothenschulte    Publisher: Taschen

One of the most creative minds of the 20th century, Walt Disney created a unique and unrivaled imaginative universe. Like scarcely any other classics of cinema,...


One of the most creative minds of the 20th century, Walt Disney created a unique and unrivaled imaginative universe. Like scarcely any other classics of cinema, his astonishing collection of animated cartoons revolutionized storytelling on screen and enchant to this day across geographies and generations. In TASCHEN's first volume of one of the most expansive illustrated publications on Disney animation, some 1,500 images and essays by eminent Disney experts take us to the beating heart of the studio's "Golden Age of Animation." This landmark book traces Disney's complete animation journey from the silent film era, through his first full-length feature Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and the pioneering artistic experiment Fantasia (1940), right up to his last masterpieces Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) and The Jungle Book (1967). With extensive research conducted through the historical collections of the Walt Disney Company, as well as private collections, editor Daniel Kothenschulte curates some of the most precious concept paintings and storyboards to reveal just how these animation masterpieces came to life. Masterful cel setups provide highly detailed illustrations of famous film scenes while rare pictures taken by Disney photographers and excerpts from story conferences between Walt and his staff bring a privileged insider's view to the studio's creative process. Each of the major animated features that were made during Walt's lifetime-including Pinocchio, Fantasia, Dumbo, Bambi, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Lady and the Tramp, and One Hundred and One Dalmatians-are given their own focus chapter, without forgetting less familiar gems such as the experimental short films of the Silly Symphonies series and underappreciated episodic musical films such as Make Mine Music and Melody Time, all of which receive the same meticulous research and attention. Many unfinished projects, among them the proposed sequels to the legendary musical Fantasia or a homage to Davy Crockett by painter Thomas Hart Benton, are also highlighted with rarely seen artworks, many of them previously unpublished. Throughout, contributions from leading Disney specialists detail the evolution of each respective film. Realizing the Disney style was a collective project and, as much as the master himself, The Walt Disney Film Archives acknowledges the outstanding animators and designers who influenced the style of the studio, among them Albert Hurter, Gustaf Tenggren, Kay Nielsen, Carl Barks, Mary Blair, Sylvia Holland, Tyrus Wong, Ken Anderson, Eyvind Earle, and Walt Peregoy.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 620


Dimensions: 337 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 16-09-2021


$150.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Helmut Newton : Basic Art series

ISBN: 9783836571128

Author: Helmut Newton    Publisher: Taschen

Enter a world of dark, brooding landscapes, of high-voltage sexual energy, and of glamorous, powerful women. With an unfailing eye for impact, Helmut Newton rev...


Enter a world of dark, brooding landscapes, of high-voltage sexual energy, and of glamorous, powerful women. With an unfailing eye for impact, Helmut Newton revolutionized the art of photography. The Berlin-born master becomes the first photographer to grace our Basic Art series in this collection exploring all facets of his career, across portraits, polaroids, fashion work, and street scenes.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2021


$33.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Henri Matisse : Cut Outs Drawing with Scissors 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836589192

Author: Xavier-Gilles Neret    Publisher: Taschen

Toward the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush for long. ...


Toward the end of his monumental career as a painter, sculptor, and lithographer, an elderly, sickly Matisse was unable to stand and use a paintbrush for long. In this late phase of his life-he was almost 80 years of age-he developed the technique of "carving into color," creating bright, bold paper cut-outs. Though dismissed by some contemporary critics as the folly of a senile old man, these gouaches decoupées (gouache cut-outs) in fact represented a revolution in modern art, a whole new medium that reimagined the age-old conflict between color and line. This edition of the first volume of our original award-winning XXL book provides a thorough historical context to Matisse''s cut-outs, tracing their roots in his 1930 trip to Tahiti, through to his final years in Nice. It includes many photos of Matisse, some rare images, by Henri Cartier-Bresson and the filmmaker F. W. Murnau and text from Matisse, publisher E. Tériade, the poets Louis Aragon, Henri Michaux, and Pierre Reverdy, and Matisse''s son-in-law Georges Duthuit. In their deceptive simplicity, the cut-outs achieved both a sculptural quality and an early minimalist abstraction which would profoundly influence generations of artists to come. Exuberant, multi-hued, and often grand in scale, these works are true pillars of 20th-century art, and as bold and innovative to behold today as they were in Matisse''s lifetime.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 412


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2021


$58.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Modern Architecture A-Z XL Edition

ISBN: 9783836583169

Publisher: Taschen

With more than 270 entries, this architectural A-Z offers an indispensable overview of the key players in the creation of modern space. From the period spanning...


With more than 270 entries, this architectural A-Z offers an indispensable overview of the key players in the creation of modern space. From the period spanning the 19th to the 21st century, pioneering architects are featured with a portrait, concise biography, as well as a description of her or his important work. Like a bespoke global architecture tour, you'll travel from Manhattan skyscrapers to a Japanese concert hall, from Gaudi's Palau Guell in Barcelona to Lina Bo Bardi's sports and leisure center in a former factory site in Sao Paulo. You'll take in Gio Ponti's colored geometries, Zaha Hadid's free-flowing futurism, the luminous interiors of SANAA, and Charles Rennie Mackintosh's unique blend of Scottish tradition and elegant japonisme. The book's A to Z entries also cover groups, movements, and styles to position these leading individual architects within broader building trends across time and geography, including International Style, Bauhaus, De Stijl, and much more. With illustrations including some of the best architectural photography of the modern era, this is a comprehensive resource for any architecture professional, student, or devotee.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 672


Dimensions: 250 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 24-11-2021


$180.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
The History of Graphic Design 40th Anniversary Edition

ISBN: 9783836588065

Author: Jens Muller    Publisher: Taschen

In this volume, Jens Muller traces 130 years of graphic design, designers, and developments from the late 19th century through the economic boom after World War...


In this volume, Jens Muller traces 130 years of graphic design, designers, and developments from the late 19th century through the economic boom after World War II until today. Year-by-year spreads are combined with in-depth features on hundreds of landmark projects, industry-leader profiles, as well as visual timelines of each decade.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 512


Dimensions: 156 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 24-10-2021


$58.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
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