Spring Gift Fair 2021 : Gift & Design Books (83)

Curate : Inspiration for an Individual Home

ISBN: 9781784727390

Authors: Lynda Gardener, Ali Heath    Publisher: Hachette

Doyenne of the unique and decorative, Australian interior stylist and boutique hotelier, Lynda Gardener, is always on the hunt for finds to enhance her homes an...


Doyenne of the unique and decorative, Australian interior stylist and boutique hotelier, Lynda Gardener, is always on the hunt for finds to enhance her homes and decorating projects. Her ability to curate and display these personal treasures has created a trademark style that is loved internationally. Curate, the highly anticipated book by creative duo, Lynda Gardener and journalist and stylist Ali Heath, reveals how to create a home that is truly individual. With their shared love of a monochrome aesthetic and natural imperfections, they explore the eight Elements that bring a space to life: palette, nature, textiles, lighting, a combination of old and new, storage, collections and art. Ten aspirational homes show the style in practice, including a converted warehouse, one-bedroom studio, bijoux apartment, historic cottage, country estate, new-build barn, remote shack, period townhouse and rural retreat. With gloriously evocative photography and plenty of down-to-earth ideas, Curate will encourage the reader to embrace their individual style, dream big and create a timeless interior of their own. "This gorgeous book marries inspirational ideas with real interiors, to help you curate a home that reflects your personal story and style." Kate Watson-Smyth of Mad About The House


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 222 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 10-06-2021


$60.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2021
Dali - The Paintings

ISBN: 9783836576246

Author: Robert Descharnes    Publisher: Taschen

The essential reference on Salvador Dalí’s painted oeuvre At the age of six, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) wanted to be a cook. At the age of seven, he wanted...


The essential reference on Salvador Dalí’s painted oeuvre At the age of six, Salvador Dalí (1904–1989) wanted to be a cook. At the age of seven, he wanted to be Napoleon. “Since then,” he later said, “my ambition has steadily grown, and my megalomania with it. Now I want only to be Salvador Dalí, I have no greater wish.” Throughout his life, Dalí was out to become Dalí: that is, one of the most significant artists and eccentrics of the 20th century. This weighty volume is the most complete study of Dalí’s painted works ever published. After years of research, Robert Descharnes and Gilles Néret located painted works by the master that had been inaccessible for years—so many, in fact, that almost half the featured illustrations appear in public for the first time in this book. More than a catalogue raisonné, this book contextualizes Dalí’s oeuvre and its meanings by examining contemporary documents, from writings and drawings to material from other facets of his work, including ballet, cinema, fashion, advertising, and objets d’art. Without these crutches to support analysis, the paintings would simply be a series of many images. The study is divided into two parts: the first examines Dalí’s beginnings as an unknown artist. We witness how the young Dalí deployed all the isms—Impressionism, Pointillism, Cubism, Fauvism, Purism and Futurism—with playful mastery, and how he would borrow from prevailing trends before ridiculing and abandoning them. The second part unveils the conclusions of Dalí’s lifelong inquiries, as well as the great legacy he left in works such as Tuna Fishing (1966/67) or Hallucinogenic Toreador (1970). It includes previously unpublished homages to Velázquez or Michelangelo, painted to the same end as the variations on past masters done by his contemporary, Picasso. We discover how, motivated by the desire to tease out the secrets of great works and become a Velázquez of the mid-20th century, Dalí became Dalí. “Bound to become the standard reference work.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 752


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2020


$115.00
Decorative Art 1950s

ISBN: 9783836584449

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell    Publisher: Taschen

Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of...


Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of postwar rebuilding driven by idealistic vision and positive spirit, applied from the suburbs to the inner cities, and from furniture to metalware. This edition revives the rare and revelatory Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook to trace the materials and styles behind the midcentury boom.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 96 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2021


$90.00
Decorative Art 1960s

ISBN: 9783836584463

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell    Publisher: Taschen

From the snap and crackle of Pop to the florid excesses of the hippie era, explore the most memorable designs from the transformative 1960s. Drawn from the much...


From the snap and crackle of Pop to the florid excesses of the hippie era, explore the most memorable designs from the transformative 1960s. Drawn from the much-coveted Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook, this colorful survey of interiors, lighting, textiles, and more records explosive creativity in a decade of unprecedented social, sexual, and political change.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-01-2021


$90.00
Decorative Art 1970s

ISBN: 9783836584487

Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell    Publisher: Taschen

With dramatic expressions of futurism alongside rustic eco-trends, this book collects the best of 1970s design in one expertly curated and annotated volume, dra...


With dramatic expressions of futurism alongside rustic eco-trends, this book collects the best of 1970s design in one expertly curated and annotated volume, drawn from the now-classic collectible, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook. Across metalware, textiles, ceramics, and more, explore a decade of fast-moving ideas and vehemently opposing schools and movements.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 576


Dimensions: 196 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2021


$90.00
Dogs : Photographs 1941-1991 Walter Chandoha

ISBN: 9783836584296

Author: Walter Chandoha    Publisher: Taschen

The world appears to be divided into cat and dog lovers, but fortunately Walter Chandoha, the 20th century’s greatest pet photographer found himself happily i...


The world appears to be divided into cat and dog lovers, but fortunately Walter Chandoha, the 20th century’s greatest pet photographer found himself happily in the middle. He loved these intriguing creatures equally for their unique beauty and individualism, and as subjects to photograph in a career spanning over 70 years. While working on his critically acclaimed TASCHEN book Cats, Chandoha handpicked his favorite dog photos for a potential follow-up title, putting into carefully marked boxes hundreds of contact sheets, prints, and color transparencies, many unseen for at least 50 years, and some totally unseen. Chandoha sadly passed away in 2019 at the age of 98, but his legacy lives on in this dashing sequel dedicated to man’s best friend. “Walter Chandoha’s photographs of dogs are compelling not just because dogs have an inherent charm, but because the person behind the camera was a master of his craft,” writes the photography critic Jean Dykstra in the book’s introduction. We see terriers, collies, beagles, bloodhounds, poodles, small dogs, big dogs, show dogs, working dogs, and many more, featuring over 60 breeds photographed in both black-and-white and glorious Kodachrome. Spanning a 50-year period, the book is divided into six sections, and each chapter reveals Chandoha’s exceptional combination of technique, versatility, and soul. The opening chapter “In the Studio” focuses on formal portraiture; next it’s “Strike a Pose” where our canine companions ham it up for the camera; in “Out and About” they get to roam and play, often photographed with Chandoha’s own children; next it’s “Best in Show” with Chandoha using his reportage skills to capture vintage dog shows from the Mad Men era; in “Tails from the City,” the dogs are hitting the streets of mid-century New York; and in the closing chapter “Country Dogs,” it’s back to nature, the fields, and the beaches. Dogs is an unleashed photographic tribute to these lovable and loyal creatures. The photographer Walter Chandoha (1920–2019) was a combat photographer in the Second World War, before a chance encounter with a cat led him on a path that would shape his professional career. He is regarded as the world’s greatest domestic animal photographer with a career spanning over seven decades and an archive of more than 200,000 photographs. His photographs have appeared on over 300 magazine covers, thousands of advertisements, and were regularly featured in magazines such as Life, Look, and their equivalents around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 296


Dimensions: 237 x 316 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2020


$115.00
Evergreen Architecture

ISBN: 9783967040104

Publisher: Gestalten

Nature and architecture have never been more intertwined. As more of the earth's surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly u...


Nature and architecture have never been more intertwined. As more of the earth's surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly up to the task of integrating flora and greenery into their creations. There are many ways to express this: green roofs, living walls, indoor courtyards and entire facades filled with plants. But where these are posed as solutions there are yet more questions. How does a skyscraper uphold the weight of hundreds of trees? How do residents keep moss-covered walls alive? Jungle Architecture explores this, and much more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2021


$120.00
Evergreen

ISBN: 9783899556735

Publisher: Gestalten

Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows...


Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the verdant aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial; beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. Throughout this engaging collection of projects, urban gardening is complimented by a softer side: balconies that add an extra relaxing touch to a morning cup of coffee, flowers that provide calming fragrances throughout the home, or romantic blooms that feed the soul rather than fill a plate. Evergreen also inspires those who already live in the midst of lush horticultural and sustainable oases. Straightforward plans and examples illustrate how to transform unused spaces, both indoors and out, into flourishing and functional patches. Sketched floorplans visually detail a myriad of projects including which plants thrive in dark living room corners or which foliage enjoys the damp environment of a bathroom. The profiles of both professional and hobbyist plant lovers provide an engaging guide to productively getting one’s hands dirty; herb gardens on fire escapes, greenhouses that double as living spaces, and community gardens atop roofs all awaken growing curiosities. From cactus farmers and florists to shop owners and activists, let Evergreen’s cast of characters guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quenching gardening longings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2016


$120.00
The Fly Fisher (2020 ed)

ISBN: 9783899551464

Publisher: Gestalten

Reel the rewards of fly fishing while being surrounded by nature and wildlife. The lure of pristine rivers coupled with the sensation of casting a net into the ...


Reel the rewards of fly fishing while being surrounded by nature and wildlife. The lure of pristine rivers coupled with the sensation of casting a net into the open make fly fishing the perfect balance of outdoor activities. The Fly Fisher is a celebration of both the community and artistry of a sport with an ever-growing global appeal. By showing a new generation of aficionados alongside an established, avid band of global fishers, we take a refreshing overview on the essence of the sport, while showing how to care for nature and connect with the environment. For both curious minds and prolific fishers, this is an updated version of a gestalten favorite. In this definitive look at contemporary fly fishing, we go through gear essentials and knot patterns, and explain the techniques needed to master this pastime. Join us as we explore new fishing spots, introduce new- comers to the sport on a beautiful scale, and exhibit an opulence of stunning new photography.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 25-08-2020


$120.00
Garden Apothecary

ISBN: 9781787839793

Author: Christine Iverson    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From the best-selling author of The Hedgerow Apothecary Learn how to make the most of your common garden plants like the herbalists of the past Unlock the sus...


From the best-selling author of The Hedgerow Apothecary Learn how to make the most of your common garden plants like the herbalists of the past Unlock the sustainable and ethical art of the apothecarist, and explore its rich folklore and history. Discover the hidden delights in your own garden and how to use them to make delicious edible treats, herbal cures and restorative beauty products. With photographs to help you safely identify edible plants and tips on how best to prepare and preserve your finds, this is the essential guide to enjoying the home-grown riches of your garden. Enjoy the therapeutic delights of the plants to be found in your own garden with easy-to-follow recipes. Heal dry hands with calendula balm Encourage restful sleep with cherry moon milk Get creative with a vivid blue ink made from cornflowers Try a borage infusion for tired eyes Soothe itchy skin with herbal bath tea Bake a delicious nettle and lemon sponge cake Freshen up with a rosemary mouthwash Enjoy a cool glass of red clover lemonade And much more!


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 176 x 196 mm


$39.99
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