September 2017 (79)

Modular Loft

ISBN: 9788416500567

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

In the projects presented in this book, besides being ingenious and capable, planners make creative use of construction techniques, often artisanal, to create f...


In the projects presented in this book, besides being ingenious and capable, planners make creative use of construction techniques, often artisanal, to create flexible-use living environments that optimize the use of space. Some recurring elements in this type planning are enclosures that integrate and conceal furnishings, new lofts that take advantage of underutilized interior height, furniture that can be moved to differentiate areas, and independent volumes that focus functional areas.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$49.99
Frida Kahlo : The Story of Her Life

ISBN: 9783791383880

Author: Vanna Vinci    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vi...


The perfect subject for a graphic novel, Frida Kahlo’s brief life was dramatic and romantic, tragic and painful. In this illustrated “biography”, Vanna Vinci captures the spirit of Kahlo’s world in boldly colored, minutely detailed illustrations. Blending facts and history with dreamlike and surreal sequences, Vinci creates an intimate portrayal of an artist who incorporated her life experiences into her art. Burning love and crushing loss, incredible joy and deep despair—these were all part of Kahlo’s life and part of the paintings that are some of the most celebrated art of all time. Filled with images that populated Kahlo’s work—monkeys and parrots, traditional clothing and lush gardens—Vinci imbues her text and drawings with an artist’s perception and sensitivity. The result is an evocative, fittingly passionate tribute to a legendary figure.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 200 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$65.00
Le Corbusier : The Complete Buildings

ISBN: 9783791384023

Author: Cemal Emden    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden ph...


In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three continents, Emden photographed all the 52 buildings that remain standing. Each of these buildings is featured in the book and captured from multiple angles, with images revealing their exterior and interior details. Interspersed throughout the book are texts by leading architects and scholars, whose commentaries are as fascinating and varied as the buildings themselves. The book closes with an illustrated, annotated index. From the early Villa Vallet, built in Switzerland in 1905, to his groundbreaking Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, completed in 1947, this ambitious project presents the entirety and diversity of Le Corbusier’s architectural output. Visually arresting and endlessly engaging, it will appeal to the architect’s many fans, as well as anyone interested in the foundation of modern architecture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 216 x 324 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$125.00
Elements : The art of make-up by Yasmin Heinz

ISBN: 9783791383439

Author: Yasmin Heinz    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One of the world’s most renowned make-up artists, Yasmin Heinz works at the cutting edge of fashion. From photo shoots to runway shows and from music videos t...


One of the world’s most renowned make-up artists, Yasmin Heinz works at the cutting edge of fashion. From photo shoots to runway shows and from music videos to advertising, Yasmin's expertise is in demand by photographers, designers, and celebrities alike. This sumptuous volume of her most striking creations is divided into sections that echo the universe’s four elements: earth, air, fire, and water. Chosen from Yasmin's vast archive, and featuring renowned illustrators and artists, the images in this book reveal her extraordinary skills—whether adding contour to a beautiful face, or completely transforming another. Weaving together the best of fashion, beauty, and photography, this irresistible volume shows that make-up can be an exciting form of art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2017


$140.00
A Gentleman's Look Book

ISBN: 9783848011407

Author: Bernhard Roetzel    Publisher: h f Ullmann

You’ve often heard the proverb „You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” And why? Because it’s true. Appearance counts! And the appea...


You’ve often heard the proverb „You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression” And why? Because it’s true. Appearance counts! And the appearance of a gentleman is his stage. In A Gentleman’s Look Book, menswear and style expert Bernhard Roetzel presents stylish combinations fit for every occasion – from elegant to casual chic. For this book, the author has summoned the best dressed men from the fashion scene to share their favorite looks. What does a man wear to a business-lunch, over the weekend, or on special occasions? From the tie to the shoe, from the shirt to the tuxedo – everything a man needs for a stylish appearance is shown in exquisite color photos and diverse, elegant outfits. In the business look, the gentleman appears in a classic and formal outfit, which has many advantages. Bernhard Roetzel: “The classic look is timeless, independent of fashions and trends so to say. It is however timeless in the sense that you can wear classic clothing at any age.” The look of the “casual gentleman” is well suited for day-to-day life. On the one hand, the wearer demonstrates timeless taste; on the other, he shows himself to be finely dressed, despite a certain casualness. The wardrobe for festive occasions shows the gentleman in striking, yet discreet elegance. Bernhard Roetzel, born 1966, is a book author, journalist and one of the best experts of classical gentleman’s style in Germany. He has written several books on the subject and regularly writes for German and international magazines. In the textile industry, he is a sought-after speaker, trainer and consultant


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2017


Tags: September 2017   Fashion
$45.00 $19.99
The Working Woman's Handbook

ISBN: 9783791383149

Author: Phoebe Lovatt    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

The Working Woman’s Handbook is a detailed, practical guide that covers the spectrum of establishing and growing a self-made career: from choosing a path and ...


The Working Woman’s Handbook is a detailed, practical guide that covers the spectrum of establishing and growing a self-made career: from choosing a path and finding clarity, to obtaining clients and setting up a workspace. Author Phoebe Lovatt offers tips for negotiating and setting rates, improving creative skills, and networking. Finally, she coaches readers on how to look after themselves through nutrition, exercise, and finding a balance between work and play. Along the way, she includes words of wisdom from other successful women such as Teen Vogue editor Elaine Welteroth, musician Neneh Cherry, and WAH Nails founder Sharmadean Reid; worksheets and goal-setting outlines; and specific, helpful “how-to” sections. This feisty, philosophical, and feminist-leaning book will help young women find happiness and professional fulfillment by following their dreams—and Phoebe’s hard-won advice.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 130 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2017


$49.99
Seeing Slowly

ISBN: 9783791383835

Publisher: Prestel Publishing

When it comes to viewing art, living in the information age is not necessarily a benefit. So argues Michael Findlay in this book that encourages a new way of lo...


When it comes to viewing art, living in the information age is not necessarily a benefit. So argues Michael Findlay in this book that encourages a new way of looking at art. Much of this thinking involves stripping away what we have been taught and instead trusting our own instincts, opinions, and reactions. Including reproductions of works by Mark Rothko, Paul Klee, Joan Miró, Jacob Lawrence, and other modern and contemporary masters, this book takes readers on a journey through modern art. Chapters such as “What Is a Work of Art?”, “Can We Look and See at the Same Time?”, and “Real Connoisseurs Are Not Snobs,” not only give readers the confidence to form their own opinions, but also encourages them to make connections that spark curiosity, intellect, and imagination. “The most important thing for us to grasp,” writes Findlay, “is that the essence of a great work of art is inert until it is seen. Our engagement with the work of art liberates its essence.” After reading this book, even the most intimidated art viewer will enter a museum or gallery feeling more confident and leave it feeling enriched and inspired.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 180 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 11-09-2017


$69.99
100 Years 100 Landscape Designs

ISBN: 9783791383101

Author: John Hill    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever cre...


Beginning with Filoli, the century-old, forward-looking estate situated just south of San Francisco, and closing with The Park, the first public garden ever created in Las Vegas, John Hill takes readers on a worldwide tour, one per year, of beautiful, inspiring, creatively designed, and historically significant landscapes. From the leafy promenades along the Ljubljanica River in Slovenia and the lush, tropical gardens at Lunuganga in Sri Lanka, to the Peace Memorial Park in Japan and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, each of these public sites is currently accessible—a fact that makes this grouping a superb “must-see list” for landscape enthusiasts. Double-page spreads feature color images paired with Hill’s insightful texts. An introductory essay lays out Hill’s selection criteria and an overview of major landscape design innovations and trends from 1917 to 2016. Fans of landscape design will treasure this compendium and students in the field will come away with a greater understanding of how and why the creation of outdoor public spaces has evolved over time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 247 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2017


$95.00
The Island London Mapped Posters

ISBN: 9783791383347

Author: Stephen Walter    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

London’s streets, built up over more than two thousand years, are a maze of history, cultures, and stories. In his fantastically detailed maps of the city, St...


London’s streets, built up over more than two thousand years, are a maze of history, cultures, and stories. In his fantastically detailed maps of the city, Stephen Walter converts the densely packed streets into a tangle of insightful yet humorous words and symbols. As The Guardian notes, “the features Walter selects [in a map] are by turns funny, crass, touching, burlesque, murderous and uncanny.” Jokingly dismissing neighbouring cities, the artist reimagines London as an insular body of land surrounded by water. The book includes posters of all 33 London boroughs that can be pulled out, framed, and displayed, and a further poster contains a key to the many symbols used by the artist to help readers navigate their way through the maps. Walter’s cartographic creations have a cult following and his books enable a wider audience to immerse themselves in his personal vision that celebrates the art of mapmaking and pokes intelligent fun at the city he calls home.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 28 x 34 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2017


$59.99
50 Designers You Should Know

ISBN: 9783791383620

Author: Claudia Hellman    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is ev...


Designers have shaped our modern age, whether it’s the chair we’re sitting in, the computer we’re reading on, or the house we’re living in. Design is everywhere, and this volume profiles fifty of the most influential figures over the past one hundred years. From the first bentwood chairs by Thonet to the holistically designed worlds of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, and from the signature styles of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, and Philippe Starck to internationally known brands like Swatch, Muji, and Apple, the designers presented here are profiled in double-page spreads packed with fascinating background information, photographs, and illustrations. As inspiring as it is informative, this far-reaching book celebrates the impact that design has on our daily life.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 193 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2017


$45.00
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