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My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

My Life in Design Sir Terence Conran

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Terence Conran tells the story of the Conran brand over the last 60 years. A diverse, remarkable career including the founding of Habitat, The Design Museum and his own extensive work in product design, furniture, catalogues and books. Forward by Thomas Heatherwick, featuring more than 400 photographs and drawings. Hardback | 264 pages
Hello Japan: The Official Exhibition Catalogue for ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’ Hello Japan: The Official Exhibition Catalogue for ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’

Hello Japan: The Official Exhibition Catalogue for ‘Hello, My Name is Paul Smith’

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  Following the success of Hello, My Name Is Paul Smith, which opened at the Design Museum in November 2013, the exhibition toured to Japan (Kyoto, Tokyo and Nagoya) in 2016. Hello Japan is the official catalogue that was produced to accompany the touring exhibition, and is written in Japanese. The catalogue was specially commissioned for a Japanese audience, and celebrates not only Paul Smith’s story, his collections and collaborations, but also the inspirations and obsessions that have helped to transform a small bedroom-sized shop into an innovative global forum for culture and style. From his company’s modest beginnings in Nottingham to its international prominence today, this exhibition reveals how Paul Smith’s intuitive take on design, together with an understanding of the roles of designer and retailer, have laid the foundations for lasting success and offers a unique insight into the magnificent mind of Paul Smith. - See more here.  
British Design from 1948

British Design from 1948

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This book brings together the leading international scholars, designers and journalists to provides new perspectives on British design in the last sixty years. It looks backs to the past with the continuation of traditions that spoke to Britain's design heritage and looks forwards with the embrace of modernist and postmodernist style. Responds to and develops new ways of understanding the recent history of British design, with case studies on design no spaces and objects such as; domestic interiors, retail spaces, schools and transport. Addresses significant moments and phenomena in the historical and social history of design in Britain. Paperback.
I Don't Have A Favourite Colour: Creating the Vitra Colour & Material Library I Don't Have A Favourite Colour: Creating the Vitra Colour & Material Library

I Don't Have A Favourite Colour: Creating the Vitra Colour & Material Library

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A vibrant lesson in the interaction between facades and surfaces. Ten years ago, designer Hella began research for the Swiss company to study the properties and possibilities of colours, textures, finishes and materials.  The long - term project is dedicated to the establishment and further development of an intelligent system of colours, materials and textiles. Helps to create inspiring environments in offices, homes and public spaces.  This book describes the method of research and the application of results.  Hardback, 152 pages. 
Marc Newson XXL

Marc Newson XXL

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Marc Newson has designed chairs, restaurants, boutiques, cars, planes and even a spaceship. From mass produced objects to limited edition furniture to fashion, Newson has blurred boundaries, mapped new territories and made himself an international superstar. This book contains Newson's works to date, from early designs through to designs of household objects and large scale projects. Encyclopedia style entries chronologically categorised, in - depth case studies, visual index cataloguing and exclusive interview.  Hardcover.
London Every Day

London Every Day

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Arranged by season, this book is a personal perspective and an eclectic mix of photographer Andrea Hamilton's images, ideas, favourite quotations and reminiscences as well as contributions from a host of famous Londoners.  Andrea never leaves the home without a half decent camera, documenting the daily life of the city and its people. Offers a complete cross section of the social spectrum from Her Majesty The Queen to the homeless and not just the London of the tourist guide book. This wonderful mosaic of everyday life in London will lead the reader to explore the city anew.  Hardback.
Contemporary Interiors: a Dialogue with the Classic

Contemporary Interiors: a Dialogue with the Classic

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This volume examines the variations encompassing commercial and residential interiors from East to West and all points in between. Incorporating minimalist tendencies with baroque details, ethnic artefacts and rustic flourishes, designers sample from many styles and cultures to provide their seamless visions.  Deliberate use of colour, lighting and texture provide for numerous contextual variations and moods. Includes restaurants, hotels, offices, designer showrooms, converted churches, houses, apartments and more. Hardcover, 312 pages.
100 Designs for a Modern World

100 Designs for a Modern World

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The first book on one of the leading collections of modern industrial design. A must - have for lovers of modernism, an accessible but authoritative introduction to the field. Industrial design has played a major role in shaping society and the everyday objects used for living, working and travelling. A curated overview of the most influential pieces of modern industrial design from 1900 to the present day.  Presents exceptionally designed objects: chairs, radios, irons, textiles, posters, and other graphic designs. An informative guide and a source of inspiration for collectors and enthusiasts of modern industrial design. 176 pages. Hardback
Build A Robot

Build A Robot

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A super - charged book that will give the reader a unique, interactive guide to the world of robots. It combines a fact - filled book (did you know there are robot explorers and even robot doctors?) with a slide - out box containing three motors and pre - cut card pieces. The book to make you an expert robot - inventor in no time!  Hardback.
Human Logo Human Logo

Human Logo

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The book is a collection of people - based logos categorised in sections such as bodies, hands, hearts, eyes and faces.  It contains over 300 logos from some of the world's leading design companies such as; Hay, Pushpin Group and many more.  Paperback, 132 pages.
Alphabet Logo Alphabet Logo

Alphabet Logo

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The book is a collection of logos designed from letters of the alphabet. It contains over 500 logos from some of the world's leading design companies such as; Bond Creative, Hype Type Studio, Pentagram and many more. Paperback, 228 pages.
Animal Logo Animal Logo

Animal Logo

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The book is a collection of categorised animal logos and symbols from around the world. It contains 266 logos from some of the world's greatest designers and companies such as; Total Identity, Lance Wyman, Stockholm Design Lab, Stefan Kanchev and many more.  132 pages. Paperback
London Design Guide fourth edition

London Design Guide fourth edition

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The only definitive guide to the capital's thriving design scene. Within the guide 150 hotspots are compiled and reviewed, from galleries of Mayfair to vintage clusters of Hackney and the ever - evolving creative hub of Shoreditch.  Showcases the diversity of design destinations across the city and the people that make them happen. Author Max Fraser is a design commentator whose work broadens the conversation around contemporary design. Fraser is the founder of Spotlight Press, an independent imprint that publishes London Design Guide and other titles. Paperback.
Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition

Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition

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This book is a masterwork in art education. This influential book presents Albers singular explanation of complex colour theory principles, making it a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors and students. With a selection of close to sixty colour studies alongside Albers text, it also demonstrates principles of colour relativity, intensity, temperature, vibrating and vanishing boundaries, illusion of transparency and reversed grounds. Celebration of longevity and unique authority of Albers contribution, this book will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world.  Paperback.
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

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Bruno Munari uses examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto. He invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers.  Munari was one of the great designers of the 20th century who contributed to the fields of sculpture, painting, design and photography. This book is sure to catch the eye of Munari fans, as well as introduce his theories to new audiences as he has a wide following within the graphic design and art - world communities.  Paperback, 280 pages.
Drop Caps: 100 Postcards Card Book Drop Caps: 100 Postcards Card Book

Drop Caps: 100 Postcards Card Book

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An A-Z of good design, this is an alphabetically oriented set of 100 postcards. The set features the best hand - drawn letters from Daily Drop Cap, Jessica Hische popular typography website. The highly illustrative letters and bright colours make these cards uniquely personal to send in the post or as part of a display. 50 designs repeated twice.
Marimekko: In Patterns Marimekko: In Patterns

Marimekko: In Patterns

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Finnish design brand Marimekko is internationally beloved with their patterns gracing home decor, accessories and apparel. The brand has informed and influenced tastemakers worldwide for over half a century. With photographs and prints both classic and new, this volume offers a behind - the - scenes tour of the brand's creative process. Features 1950s pioneers to 21st century masters that have shaped the company's heritage. Page after page of gorgeous design and sketches this book is sure to enchant anyone with interest in fashion or art. Paperback.
Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard

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Renowned designer Todd Oldham and Kiera Coffee have created this monograph on designer Alexander Girard. This book covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career as one of the most prolific and versatile mid - 20th century designers. Girard's work included textile design, graphic design, illustration, typography, interior design, furniture design, exhibit design, product design and architecture. A must - have book on Girard that has been exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled. Girard's work has inspired new generations of designers and this book is the ultimate tribute to his legacy.  Hardback, 672 pages.
Issey Miyake Issey Miyake

Issey Miyake

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This book presents a definitive history of Miyake's clothes offers expert insight into the designer's vision and daring. It looks at the texture - driven originality of Miyake's materials and techniques from the very earliest days of his career before establishing the Miyake Design Studio. Featured within are stunning photographs which capture his clothes in their particular quotidian originality, including a breathtaking shoot in Iceland. A complete chronology of Miyake's work, unprecedented personal profile as well as a look at the ambition and inspirations that have driven his repertoire.  A must - have book for designers, students, and fashion devotees - a timeless tribute to one of the most innovative makers of our age.  512 pages
Fantastic Man Fantastic Man

Fantastic Man

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Men of great style and substance! Charismatic, trendsetting and compelling, 69 of the world's most influential and creative men that is presented by cult - style bible 'Fantastic Man'. This publication celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the magazine. Featuring some of today's biggest male celebrities including Tom Ford and David Beckham. Photography is provided by renowned photographers such as Bruce Weber and Wolfgang Tillmans. Elegant and cool. 288 pages.
Coco

Coco

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100 of most exciting new chefs and restaurants around the world are selected in this book as part of Phaidon's 10 x 10 series. From Singapore to New York, Stockholm to Surrey, Hong Kong to Paris, these chefs are pushing their craft to new heights and are now receiving attention for their standard of cooking.  The book presents the chefs sample menus, signature recipes, favourite ingredients, and photographs of the chefs at work.  Hardback, 448 pages.

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Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni

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Achille Castiglioni was one of the most important and prolific designers of the twentieth century. This comprehensive monograph is the only detailed study of his remarkable career and includes a catalogue of his complete works of architecture and exhibition, interior and product design. This book discusses Castiglioni's wide range of diverse projects including the spatial design work that dominated his early career as well as late. Castiglioni's work is celebrated for its combination of technical innovation with an aesthetically - pleasing form.  He created hundreds of pieces of furniture, lighting and products for a distinguished client list including Kartell, Knoll, Alessi and Siemens. The book contains more than 800 photographs and drawings which does full justice to his designs that won eight prestigious Compasso d'Oro prizes. 480 pages, Hardback  
Eero Saarinen Eero Saarinen

Eero Saarinen

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Eero Saarinen was one of the world's most celebrated architects at the time of his tragic death at the age of 51. This volume is the most thorough monograph to be published to date on Eero Saarinen and the first major publication on the architect in 40 years. Organised into 14 chapters chronologically, it traces Saarinen's life and career from his childhood in Finland through the collaboration with his father, to his iconic airport projects of the 1960s.  Documenting more than sixty commissions and competitions with approximately 300 including period photography by renowned architectural photographers, such as Ezra Stoller and Harvey Croze.  A great book examining how Saarinen was perceived in the past as well as the present with rarely seen sketches and plans.  Paperback, 250 pages.
A short book about Art A short book about Art

A short book about Art

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This illuminating and lively book provides authoritative answers to the key questions about how art is made, interpreted and displayed.  Deliberately avoiding unnecessary jargon the book offers an unusually accessible route to new ways of thinking about the creative drive of individual artists and their relationships with their work.  Includes fresh comparisons between works of art form different cultures and periods, from cave paintings to contemporary multi- media work.  It is an ideal companion for anyone who wants to learn about art without a dictionary in their hands.  Paperback, 192 pages.
Alphadoodler activity book

Alphadoodler activity book

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Alphadoodler is an electrifying activity book that brings letters to life. Developed by award winning graphic designer Jan Bajtlik the book invites children to take an anarchic approach to the alphabet for their own creative expression. Packed with activities for children to draw, scribble, cut, stick, paint and design. The letters are camouflaged in various settings including a messy bedroom and skiiing down a mountain as well as morphed into creepy crawlies, skyscrapers and ghost letters. The letters being something that has been brought to life will excite children and inspire their imagination whilst learning. Paperback, 156 pages.
Art Photography Art Photography

Art Photography

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The last few decades have seen a huge growth in interest in photography, with Art photography now recognised as central to the development of modern and contemporary art.  Within this book David Bate introduces the major themes from the earliest days of photography in the 1830s to the present day. The reader is able to examine the many ways in which photography and art have intersected. Art photography has become global, vibrant and diverse and this is shown from pictorialism and documentary to archives, narratives and conceptual uses of photography.  This is an essential introductory guide from one of the leading writers in the field for students, gallery-goers and all those interested in photography. Paperback, 160 pages.
Information is Beautiful Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful

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A visual guide to the way the world really works. Every day, every hour, every minute we are bombarded by information - from television, from newspapers, from the internet and perhaps we get lost within it all. We need a new way to relate to it, to discover the beauty and fun of information without dry facts, theories or statistics. This book is the answer, it contains visually stunning displays of information that blend the facts with their connections, their contexts and their relationships - making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. The book keeps text to a minimum using unique visuals with colour illustrations that are easy to flick through but intriguing. Hardback, 256 pages 
Hello Nature: Draw Collect Make and Grow Hello Nature: Draw Collect Make and Grow

Hello Nature: Draw Collect Make and Grow

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A new nature activity book that explores the natural world around us. The reader's very own nature scrapbook that is packed with fascinating facts and brilliant activities. Doodle, draw and colour in leaves, plants, butterflies and much more. The book will also teach how to make your own leaf prints, twig sculptures and mini beast hotels.  The beautiful, distinctive illustrations explore the weird and wonderful things you can find all around you. In the park, in the back garden or even sitting indoors! Paperback, 224 pages. 
Life Hacks: Uncommon solutions to Common Problems Life Hacks: Uncommon solutions to Common Problems

Life Hacks: Uncommon solutions to Common Problems

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Life Hacks: A strategy or technique adopted in order to manage one's time and daily activities  in a more efficient way - Oxford English Dictionary. Life hacks contains over thirty solutions to everyday problems encountered in the home or out and about. Each life hack is demonstrated in a full colour photograph for easy reference for the reader. Hardback, 64 pages.
Living with Plants

Living with Plants

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Plants have invaded our homes, we have a fascination with them and they have become a part of our way of life.  An atmosphere with plants is one that captivates us as it is minimalist.  Through her meetings and images Caroline Gomez has composed this book as an inspiring journey to the heart of the plant.  80 pages.
DESTINATION Londres

DESTINATION Londres

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A travel book for contemporary and urban travellers. An immersion in daily life and an inspiring reading of the city across its atmospheres and inhabitants. The reader will be guided by pictures and around 30 addresses in order to discover the city differently.  Texts French/ English. Paperback, 80 pages. 
New Branding. Start me up! New Branding. Start me up!

New Branding. Start me up!

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Start me up! is a compendium of innovative corporate design for a new generation. This book is brimming with imaginative business ideas presenting brands that break away from stereotypes through their visual identities.  From the book the reader is shown that entrepreneurship is more personal than ever as it features outstanding work that results when young founders turn to creative agencies then turning their business ideas into personalised narratives through visual storytelling strategies. Little brand, big effect: Start me up! truly showcases the best in branding from around the world. Hardback, 256 pages. 
The Monocle Guide to Better Living

The Monocle Guide to Better Living

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The guide is original, informative, comprehensive and entertaining that is full of writing, reports and recommendations.  It is an upbeat survey of products and ideas that are built to treasure and last, it is not about glitz. Monocle is one of the most successful magazines to be developed in the past decade. The better living guide is an intelligent publication that continually inspires a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design.  This is their first ever book and it focuses on a core theme: how to live well. Hardback, 408 pages. 
The Still Life

The Still Life

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This book showcases the evolution of this age - old genre in striking product portraiture by some of today's most imaginative photographers, stylists and designers. Still life has been making a speedy comeback onto contemporary platforms - from glossy magazines to Instagram feeds. The book showcases the new directions in product portraiture by the best in photography, styling and design. Still life staples such as fruit bowls are still seen in modern day arrangements, however are now presented alongside the latest fashion accessories or luxury gadgets showing the progression of still life.  Elaborate tabletops, collages, installations, and photographic illustrations which feature in The Still Life bridge the past and present making an inspiring visual read.  Hardback, 288 pages.
Design as Art Design as Art

Design as Art

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An illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design translated by Patrick Creagh and published as part of the 'Penguin on Design' series in Penguin Modern Classics. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, he was described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'.  Munari insisted that design should be beautiful, functional and accessible.   It is within this book that his ideas are set out about visual, graphic and industrial design looking at how it plays a role in objects we use everyday. He turns his illuminating gaze to lamps, road signs, typography, advertising and more. This book will enlighten the reader to think; how do we see the world around us? Paperback, 224 pages
Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

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World - renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist offers a unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world leading artists.  Since the age of 19 Obrist has conducted ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists. Within this book he has selected 19 of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes.  The books explores the meaning of art and artists today, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time.  Artists included are; David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas and Oscar Niemeyer. A wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art.  Paperback, 720 pages. 
100 Masterpieces from Vitra

100 Masterpieces from Vitra

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The collection of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, comprises numerous objects and is one of the most significant of its kind. This book is arranged into themes of technology, construction, reduction, organic design, decoration and furniture programs. The most important collection items that spans 150 years of furniture design are presented in this volume in great detail: chairs and armchairs, chaise longues and stools, tables and desks, landscaped interiors and shelves. Read biographies and bibliographies of designers such as; Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Gehry and George Nelson.  Paperback, 270 pages
Palette 02: Multicolour Palette 02: Multicolour

Palette 02: Multicolour

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Palette No. 2: Multicolour looks at the most engaging use of colour in design, packaging, fashion and architecture today. Shunning the use of singular colour, the harmonious use of multiple hues are displayed and discussed, presenting a veritable rainbow of striking images. Colours are increasingly being used as a powerful communication tool, and their striking presence conveys a variety of meanings which Multicolour displays in full. Looking at visual communication solutions based on a rich palette, Palette No.2: Multicolour amasses a hoard of identity systems, stationery, art direction, installations and environmental graphics that feature a blend of colours in one place. Through the colourful showcase, the title lends a striking perspective to what makes colour a practical and powerful tool to simplify ideas and catch people’s eyes from near and afar. Paperback: 256 pages Product Dimensions: 18.5 x 2 x 24.9 cm
GUI Design GUI Design

GUI Design

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As technology has rapidly advanced, so too has the way we use and interact with it. Gone are the days of flat black backgrounds dotted with blocky green text; now, users expect a massive range of colors, layouts, and fonts to be used to entertain and assist them in their daily lives. GUI Design assembles the best of recent graphic user interface for a collection that provides practical encouragement for those new to the world as well as inspiration for experienced designers. The book gathers Twitter’s Vine video creation app for Windows phones, the vulgar yet amusing Authentic Weather app, an application designed to help tourists follow the physical and ideological path of the Iron Curtain, and more to showcase programs that balance information flow with user experiences and highlight the creativity, inspiration, and expressive techniques used in their design. The projects within demonstrate the increasingly significant role of user interfaces in both design and our everyday lives in the modern world. 256 pages, Hardcover 8 1/2" x 11" 800 Illustrations

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DESTINATION Paris DESTINATION Paris

DESTINATION Paris

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80 pages of images enhanced with forty addresses to plan your future trips, to remember your favourite holiday or to inspire yourself for new destinations! The books of travel photography in the Destination series are not travel guides but an invitation to travel! The Destination collection provides two series of contemporary books which provide photographic and inspirational reading The TRAVEL Destination books project us into the cities’ atmosphere and make us want to travel in order to discover places and meet exciting people Full color / Coated paper  Soft cover - 80 pages  13 x 19 cm  Texts French/English
DESTINATION Copenhague DESTINATION Copenhague

DESTINATION Copenhague

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80 pages of images enhanced with forty addresses to plan your future trips, to remember your favourite holiday or to inspire yourself for new destinations! The books of travel photography in the Destination series are not travel guides but an invitation to travel! The Destination collection provides two series of contemporary books which provide photographic and inspirational reading The TRAVEL Destination books project us into the cities’ atmosphere and make us want to travel in order to discover places and meet exciting people Full color / Coated paper  Soft cover - 80 pages  13 x 19 cm  Texts French/English
CITIX60 - Paris CITIX60 - Paris

CITIX60 - Paris

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Cultural and taking pride in her rich history, Paris is a natural trendsetter for all things beautiful. Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, CITIx60 Paris city guide is your inspirational guide to places that only insiders of the French capital know and go. The pocket-sized guide sports an artistic edge with a city map jacket drawn by Allan Deas as well as practical info essential for a satisfying trip. A unique collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 City Guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment. All featured artists and designers are at the cutting edge of what’s on and when, and known for their accomplishments in fields across advertising, architecture and graphics, fashion, industry and food, music and publishing. Paperback: 132 pages Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.8 x 17.3 cm
CITIX60 - New York CITIX60 - New York

CITIX60 - New York

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Diverse and never lacking in surprises, New York is where one realises opportunities and dreams. Whether it’s a one-day stopover or a longer trip, CITIx60 New York city guide is your inspirational guide to places that only insiders of the Big Apple know and go. This pocket-sized guide sports an artistic edge with a city map jacket drawn by Mike Perry as well as practical info essential for a satisfying trip. A unique collaboration with local creatives from selected cities, each CITIx60 City Guide points you to 60 hangouts loved by 60 stars of the cities’ creative scene, covering architecture, art spaces, shops and markets, eating and entertainment. All featured artists and designers are at the cutting edge of what’s on and when, and known for their accomplishments in fields across advertising, architecture and graphics, fashion, industry and food, music and publishing. Paperback: 132 pages Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.8 x 17.5 cm
CITIx60 - Berlin CITIx60 - Berlin

CITIx60 - Berlin

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Citix60 is a pocket-sized informative, handpicked list of local hot spots for travellers who are ready to lose themselves into the truest spirit of the world's most exhilarating design hubs. Focusing on urban life, each volume is a unique collaboration with 60 regional creatives who have distinctive tastes and vision in life and disciplines varying from music, design, architecture, advertising and food etc. Whether it's a one day stopover, or a week-long journey, CITIx60 is your inspirational sputnik. Paperback: 132 pages Language: English Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 2.8 x 17 cm
Strand Strand

Strand

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British artist and designer Stuart Haygarth gathers discarded or overlooked objects and elevates them into art. He makes exquisite designs and stunning installations out of common detritus and everyday waste. Yet his work is as much about the process of collecting and collating materials as it is the creation of value or beauty. For Strand – the Old English and Old German word for ‘beach’ – he walked the entire length of the English south coast, from Gravesend to Land’s End, picking up hundreds of man-made items left washed up on the shore. Combs, lighters and baby dolls, plastic balls, toys, containers and shoes were just some of the many objects he gathered on the 450-mile trip. Back in the studio, he categorised every item by type and colour before arranging them into precise compositions and photographing them. Displaying the formal rigour of the designer and the aesthetic eye of the artist, the resulting images seduce with their beauty and visual immediacy. The objects form an archive of sorts, a fragmented narrative of unknown people’s lives, as well as a material document of Haygarth’s journey. But his beautiful pictures tell another tale too: the story of our reckless pollution of the environment, for each of these manufactured objects has been thrown away and then carried by the world’s oceans and seas. They are the flotsam and jetsam of daily life. 128 pages Hardback 26 x 21 cm landscape 56 colour illustrations April 2016

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The Story of Design

The Story of Design

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Design is a multi-disciplined approach to problem-solving that has always uniquely reflected humankind's aspirations, needs and desires. It has both shaped and mirrored the spirit of our times. The Story of Design is a fascinating multi-stranded account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, introducing the styles, movements, theories, materials, processes, technologies, leading practitioners and companies that have shaped modern design into what it is today. Contextualizing developments in design with regard to wider social, cultural and political matters, this is an indispensable overview of creative endeavour in the pursuit of the better-designed product. Through exquisite illustrations and authoritative text, this definitive account studies the foundations of design practice from its earliest inception and defines the major themes that have guided this discipline from the from the prehistoric era to the Ancient world, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution and Modern Movement to our own Digital Age. Leading design historians Charlotte and Peter Fiell, through careful analysis of the evolution of modern design, uncover the real importance of this unique yet all-encompassing creative activity and assess its crucial future role in society. Hardcover: 512 pages Language: English Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 4 x 25.2 cm
Richard Rogers & Architects

Richard Rogers & Architects

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British architect Richard Rogers has been described as the last humanist, in recognition of his determination to create public spaces that encompass the diversity and complexity of the contemporary world. This book takes a look at the work of Rogers and his partners, from his early career in the Sixties and Seventies, to his collaboration with Renzo Piano on the design of the Pompidou Centre (1971-77), to numerous projects up to present day through his architectural practice, Richard Rogers Partnership (now Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners). Rogers and his team use new materials and innovative techniques to build structures that are lightweight, transparent and environmentally friendly. His buildings create a seductive interplay of light and shadow and are simple to understand and use. In this book, projects executed by Richard Rogers and his partners are presented in sections devoted to the various architectural themes that define his work: legible; transparent; lightweight; systems; green; urban; public; together with sections on both early work and work in progress. Hardcover: 272 pages Language: English Product Dimensions: 21.2 x 3 x 26.8 cm
ABC Word Play ABC Word Play

ABC Word Play

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An engaaging, hands-on alphabet extravaganza by Fany Perret. The letters of the alphabet come to life in this bright, graphic, and delightfully interactive ABC novelty board book that pairs early learning with captivating play Just punch out the oversize neon letters and assemble the simple words featured on each spread, or spell new words. It's the perfect way to play, spell and learn, from A to Z!

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