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Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World

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Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the official catalogue that accompanies the opening exhibition of the new Design Museum. It is essentially a book about what design means today. We know that design shapes the world around us, but Fear and Love goes further, arguing that it is implicated in some of the defining issues of our time. In this book, eleven designers from around the world – including OMA, Hussein Chalayan, Kenya Hara and Neri Oxman – explore a spectrum of contemporary themes. The result is a diverse portrait of the world that includes sentient robots, networked sexuality, slow fashion and settled nomads. These are explored through the eyes of the designers themselves and through a series of essays by renowned writers and thinkers. The result captures the emotionally charged mood of the present and suggests that design is a way of looking at the world, and a way to change it. Dimensions   27 cm × 20.5 cm240 pages200 colour and black & white illustrations
Designer Maker User

Designer Maker User

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Designer Maker User is the official catalogue for the Design Museum’s new permanent collection display. It also serves as an accessible introduction to contemporary design, providing non-specialists and enthusiasts with an appreciation of the objects and spaces that shape everyday life. As well as showcasing the individual roles within the industry, this book demonstrates where the three roles merge, giving readers fresh insight into the sometimes complex, but always fascinating, world of design. The book highlights key designs, designers, movements, and manufacturers in spheres as diverse as fashion, furniture, and the digital revolution. Dimensions   220 × 160 mm240 pages250 colour and black & white illustrations
Story of the Design Museum

Story of the Design Museum

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The definitive and essential guide, The Story of the Design Museum charts the history of London’s world-class Design Museum from the 1980s to the present day – from twenty-five years of groundbreaking exhibitions at its former home in Shad Thames to the future in its spectacular new home in a landmark 1960s architectural icon in Kensington. Contributions from founder Sir Terence Conran, director Deyan Sudjic, designer John Pawson and photographer Hélène Binet capture the pioneering creative spirit of the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture. Dimensions 22 cm × 16 cm160 pages100 colour and black & white illustrations
100 Years of Swiss Design 100 Years of Swiss Design

100 Years of Swiss Design

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A new perspective of Switzerland's achievements in furniture and product design. The book presents the essential historical designs in chronological sequence, from the regional roots of the early days around 1900 to the globalized network of today. Thirty essays by known experts shed light on themes typical of their times in word and image. Featuring one hundred key works from the Designsammlung, the world's largest collection of Swiss design, this reference work is the first to present and discuss a comprehensive show of Swiss designers' achievements, from the anonymous to the famous. Hardback, 352 pages 2.2 kg, 22.5 x 33.3 x 3.2 cm
Heinz Mack: Reliefs Heinz Mack: Reliefs

Heinz Mack: Reliefs

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The first publication focusing on Heinz Mack's reliefs, in stone, wood, and ephemerally, in sand, from his extensive oeuvre. This book presents the sculptural reliefs that are central to his artistic practice. Mack coined the term 'light-relief' to describe his approach, a term that highlights the interplay between light and surface. With nearly three hundred colour images, the book is the first to focus on Mack's reliefs, presenting works from 1952 to the present, including reliefs created in stone, wood, and even sand. Hardback, 400 pages 3 kg, 26.7 x 29.8 x 3.6 cm
Fifty Years of Illustration Fifty Years of Illustration

Fifty Years of Illustration

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This book charts contemporary illustration's rich history: from the rampant idealism of the 1960s to the bleak realism of the 1970s, and from the over-blown consumerism of the 1980s to the digital explosion of the 1990s, followed by the increasing diversification of illustration in the early twenty-first century. The book explores the contexts in which the discipline has operated and looks historically, sociologically, politically, and culturally at the key factors at play across each decade, while artworks by key illustrators bring the decade to life. Contemporary illustration's impact and influence on design and popular culture are investigated through introductory essays and profiles of leading practitioners, illustrated with examples of their finest work. Hardback, 384 pages 1.7 kg, 20.2 x 25.9 x 4 cm
Did You Ever See? Did You Ever See?

Did You Ever See?

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See the world through the eyes of a child looking at things for the first time.  Have you ever sped past in such a hurry that everything you passed was soft and blurry? And did you ever squeeze your eyes so tight that you saw lots of dots of coloured light? Why do things look tiny from above, enormous from below, backwards in a mirror, wobbly through water, and blurry from a distance? This book, by Joanna Walsh, puts into words a variety of visual experiences. Children will be inspired to notice both what they see and how they see the world around them, gaining new perspectives as they do. Hardback, 32 pages 381 g, 23.7 x 26.4 x 1 cm
Everything is Connected: Vitra Everything is Connected: Vitra

Everything is Connected: Vitra

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 This book shows the evolution of a piece of furniture such as the iconic Eames Lounge Chair through situational sequences. Ads, snapshots, portraits, and sketches demonstrate the prevalence of such objects with elegance, subtle wit, and sometimes blatant humour. The Swiss interior design company’s book echoes the game when, as a child, we learned to be visual detectives by looking for hidden objects in puzzling images. This book was conceived as a window into the world of Vitra, allowing viewers to catch a glimpse of the infinity of connections between the featured objects. Paperback, 304 pages 1.1 kg, 19.5 x 25.3 x 3.3 cm  
The Language of Cities The Language of Cities

The Language of Cities

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Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum, defines the greatest artefact of all time: the city. An entertaining and insightful study of the modern city and how it has evolved in the twenty-first century. Sudjic considers the differences between capital cities and the rest to understand why it is that we often feel more comfortable in our identities as Londoners, Muscovites, or Mumbaikars than in our national identities.  
African Modernism - The Architecture of Independence African Modernism - The Architecture of Independence

African Modernism - The Architecture of Independence

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In the 1950s and 1960s, most African countries gained independence from their respective colonial power and architecture became one of the principal means by which the newly formed countries expressed their national identity. This groundbreaking book investigates for the first time the relationship between architecture and nation building in Ghana, Senegal, Kenya, Cote d'Ivoire, and Zambia. The book features well over one hundred buildings with brief descriptive texts, images, site plans and selected floor plans and sections. Paperback, 640 pages 4 kg, 24.1 x 33 x 3.8 cm
Toto's apple

Toto's apple

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A children's story about the creativity and perseverance that leads to unexpected success for a little worm who goes after an apple high up in a tree. The bold and dynamic illustrations are engaging for little minds. Tells the story of Toto's crafty strategies whilst encouraging children to follow in Toto's footsteps and seize the moment. Dimensions L 19.8 cm x H 25.1 cm 64 pages
The fashion book

The fashion book

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Hailed by Vogue as the fashion bible and by Elle as the ultimate fashion reference book, takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created it. The perfect A-Z guide to 500 key clothes and accessory designers, photographers, models and iconic celebrities who make up the fashion industry. Spanning 150 years, the entire industry is represented; from pioneering designers, including Coco Chanel and Issey Miyake, to influential photographers such as Richard Avedon. Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing that shows the designer's work or style. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 576 pages
The Fashion Book - Mini Edition

The Fashion Book - Mini Edition

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Spanning almost 200 years, this book contains all the biggest and brightest names in fashion – including designers, photographers, style icons, models and retailers. Easy to use and filled with beautiful and memorable images, it is the perfect A-Z guide to 500 key clothes and accessory designers, photographers, models and iconic celebrities who make up the fashion industry.  Each entry is illustrated with a photograph or drawing that shows a quintessential aspect of the respective designer's work or style. An accompanying text describes where they fit into the fashion story and includes essential biographical information. Paperback, 592 pages 626 g, 12.6 x 16.4 x 3.2 cm
On and by Frank Lloyd Wright

On and by Frank Lloyd Wright

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This volume brings together the most important essays on and by Lloyd Wright, providing both an illuminating study of one of the key figures of the 20th century, as well as an overview of the very principles that are at the foundation of great architecture. Each essay is illustrated with archival material. Contains fourteen analytical essays that use Wright's buildings as a means to understanding his complex creative process. Paperback, 372 pages 1.1 kg, 17.2 x 24.5 x 4.1 cm
The Art of Looking Sideways The Art of Looking Sideways

The Art of Looking Sideways

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Master designer Alan Fletcher has distilled a lifetime of experience and reflection into a brilliantly witty and inimitable exploration of such subjects as perception, colour, pattern, proportion, paradox, illusion, language, alphabets, words, letters, ideas, creativity, culture, style, aesthetics and value. A primer in visual intelligence and an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination is comprised of an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, trivia, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, colour and imagery. Hardback, 1064 pages 2.5 kg, 21.9 x 25.2 x 6.5 cm
The Future of Architecture Since 1889

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

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Jean-Louis Cohen, one of today's most distinguished architectural historians and critics, gives an authoritative and compelling account of the twentieth century, tracing an arc from industrialisation through computerisation, and linking architecture to developments in art, technology, urbanism and critical theory. Encompassing both well-known masters and previously neglected but significant architects, this book also reflects Cohen's deep knowledge of architecture across the globe, and in places such Eastern Europe and colonial Africa and South America that have rarely been included in histories of this period. It is richly illustrated not only with buildings, projects and plans, but also with publications, portraits, paintings, diagrams, film stills, and exhibitions, showing the immense diversity of architectural thought and production throughout the twentieth century. Hardback, 528 pages 2 kg, 21.3 x 27.7 x 3.8 cm  
30:30 Landscape Architecture

30:30 Landscape Architecture

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30 of the most renowned landscape architects explore the work of the 30 of the world's top emerging architects with more than 500 illustrations. A global and influential group of landscape architects divulge fascinating details about their work - including their inspirations and design processes, as well as debate the key issues for landscape architects today and in the future. Features some of the best-known and most established landscape architects in the world as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers. By Meaghan Kobol Hardback, 320 pages 2.3 kg, 25.7 x 29.6 x 3.4 cm
The High Line The High Line

The High Line

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The first-hand, behind-the-scenes account of the creative inspiration behind the High Line, the transformative public 'park in the sky' that has reshaped global perceptions of urban space. The first full documentation that visually charts the journey of this global landmark from the designer's point of view. Hundreds of illustrations showcase every aspect of the project and its unforeseen influence in its entirety. Includes previously unpublished archival materials such as the drawings behind the original proposal and exclusive images of construction. Hardback, 452 pages 500 g, 23.2 x 34 x 4.4 cm
Modern Art in America 1908-68

Modern Art in America 1908-68

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A radical re-evaluation of art history from the early twentieth century to the late 1960s, by William C. Agee. There is a long, subtle history of the development of modernism in relation to American artists, as well as teachers, patrons and collectors, which can be traced through the first half of the twentieth century. Agee's analysis includes artists working in the first half of the century as well as a discussion of the continuity between this period and the artists who went on to become celebrated internationally. Hardback, 352 pages 1.7 kg, 22.2 x 29.7 x 3.7 cm  
Peter Marino: Art Architecture

Peter Marino: Art Architecture

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A profile of architect Peter Marino's extensive, collaborative process of commissioning art for luxury brand spaces and private clients worldwide. Dubbed 'The Leather Daddy of Luxury' by New York Magazine, Peter Marino is the premier architect of luxury brand spaces worldwide, including for Chanel, Dior, and Louis Vuitton, in cities including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo. This is the first book to look at the collaborative process by which Marino has commissioned site-specific works for luxury retail spaces from artists. The process of these collaborations is documented here through personal anecdotes, notes, diaristic photographs and sketches, culminating in beautifully photographed images of the final work in situ. Hardback, 240 pages 1.8 kg, 24.8 x 30.9 x 2.6 cm  
Ettore Sottsass

Ettore Sottsass

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A lavishly illustrated monograph chronicling the life and works of the unparalleled Italian designer and architect. A gorgeous object in itself, the unique design of the book allows it to either be read cover-to-cover as a narrative history, or by discipline, picking up the relative thread under each period, with multi-coloured tabs to distinguish each sub-chapter. Packed with 800 beautiful images taken from the extensive Sottsass archives as well as drawings and sketchings, many of which have never been published before. Also includes four short essays from experts in their fields, including Deyan Sudjic, director of London's Design Museum. Hardback, 500 pages 3.1 kg, 25.1 x 32.8 x 5.1 cm  
Mies Mies

Mies

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The most definitive monograph ever published on the modern master of architecture, Mies van der Rohe, by Detlef Mertins. Unprecedented in scope and illustrated with more than 700 original drawings, plans, diagrams, and contemporary and archival photographs. Mertins' rich and highly readable text traces the aesthetic and intellectual context for all Mies' work, with in-depth discussions of his most important projects. Mies paints a fascinating portrait of the famed architect whose contribution to the modern urban landscape cannot be overlooked. Hardback, 544 pages 3 kg, 24.6 x 31.2 x 4.6 cm  

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WA: The Essence of Japanese Design WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

WA: The Essence of Japanese Design

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Explore the enduring beauty of Japanese design through some 250 objects. Designs range from bento boxes, calligraphy brushes, and Shoji sliding doors to Noguchi's Akari lamp, the iconic Kikkoman soy sauce bootle, and a modern-day kimono designed by Issey Miyake. Printed on craft paper and bound in the traditional Japanese style, WA features stunning, full-page illustrations and an introduction by MUJI art director Kenya Hara. Hardback, 288 pages 1.2 kg, 20.6 x 26.7 x 2.8 cm  
Regarding cocktails

Regarding cocktails

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The only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey. Contains 85 cocktail recipes from his repertoire; the beloved classics and modern variations, with stories from the bartenders he personally trained.  Ingredients, measurements, and preparations are beautifully illustrated so that professional cocktails are easy to make at home. A book to inspire a new generation of bartenders and cocktail enthusiasts. Dimensions L 15.6 cm x H 22 cm 256 pages
Plain space John Pawson

Plain space John Pawson

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An exquisite presentation of renowned architect John Pawson’s recent work. Presents Pawson's recent body of work and earlier projects from the perspective of someone who has had unique access to the work and archives of the office. Examines the firm’s working processes, relationship with clients, and approach to design. Filled with photographs and detailed drawings, it is a great introduction to Pawson's work for those interested in contemporary design. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 240 pages
Patterns: Inside the design library

Patterns: Inside the design library

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An insider's guide to the world's largest archive of patterns and textiles, the source of inspiration for the globe's top designers. Designers including; Boden, Calvin Klein, Clinique and Nike look to the Design Library, the world's largest archive of surface design.  An exclusive and ultimate sourcebook of pattern and ornament. A one-of-a-kind book, drawn from the Design Library’s archive. Dimensions L 22.2 cm x H 30.5 cm 332 pages  
Nordic: A photographic essay of landscapes, food and people Nordic: A photographic essay of landscapes, food and people

Nordic: A photographic essay of landscapes, food and people

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A personally curated selection of Magnus Nilsson's photographs from The Nordic Cookbook. Also includes previously unpublished images taken during his research. Magnus travelled extensively throughout the Nordic countries, not only collecting recipes but also photographing the landscape, food and people. A travelling exhibition of Magnus Nilsson's work. Dimensions L 18 cm x H 27 cm 128 pages
Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition

Le Corbusier Le Grand - midi edition

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A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier (1887–1965), one of Modernism’s most influential architects, urban planners, and theorists. Approximately 2,000 images and documents, many previously unpublished, feature his major built works, urban plans, paintings, publications, and furniture as well as sketches, archival photographs, and personal correspondence. Rarely seen photographs and correspondence shed new light on Le Corbusier’s relationships with Josephine Baker, Eileen Gray, Fernand Léger, Pablo Picasso, Jean Prouvé, and many others. Hardback, 864 pages 846 g, 23.5 x 5.1 x 29.8 cm
British Rail Designed 1948-1997

British Rail Designed 1948-1997

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This book tells the complete story of British Rail design and branding right up to the late 1990s.  It covers firstly the challenge of nationalisation and corporatisation, then the complete branding of the network to include trains, rolling stock, staff, architecture, the development of BR corporate identity and then on to the 1990s when denationalisation brought a new requirement for design diversification. This beautiful book will be enjoyed by all those with an interest in commercial design and branding, as well as enthusiasts of the British Rail era. Hardback, 240 pages 1 kg, 21 x 28 x 2.5 cm  
Magnum photobook

Magnum photobook

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The complete illustrated bibliography of 1,000 iconic photobooks created by members of the renowned photo agency. A fascinating in-depth survey that brings Magnum's history alive through the genre of the photobook. Includes unpublished behind the scenes material, along with photographers' archives about the making of their books. Explores the evolution of the photobook and the important role that Magnum has played in the history of documentary photography. Dimensions L 21.4 cm x H 29 cm 272 pages
Grids: A drawing book for squares

Grids: A drawing book for squares

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This book is packed with fill-in inspirational grids and patterns, providing all the tools needed to create a riot of geometric and free-flowing designs, from a robot workshop to a city of 3-D skyscrapers. There are grids with spirals, grids with spots, cross-hatches, triangles, letter-shapes, blobs and more. Children start by following the picture ideas in the book, then come up with their own creative ideas. Paperback, 128 pages 421g, 21.1 x 1.5 x 28.2 cm
MAD works MAD architects

MAD works MAD architects

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A complete overview of the most important contemporary architecture practice ever to have emerged from China. It documents the buildings of the MAD architects and traces the development of their ideas through associated practice including art, research, and exhibition projects. MAD works is illustrated with photographs, architectural drawings, and 3D visualizations to explore their works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas. Dimensions L 25 cm x H 29 cm 240 pages
Breakfast Lunch Tea

Breakfast Lunch Tea

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Breakfast staples, light lunches and afternoon treats by Rose Carrarini, co-founder of the much imitated delicatessen Villandry in London in 1988, from her Rose Bakery in Paris. This book includes recipes for 100 of Rose Bakery’s most popular dishes, from breakfast staples such as crispy granola to afternoon treats, including sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake, as well as soups, risottos and other dishes perfect for a light lunch. Hardback, 192 pages DImensions 21.2 x 2.2 x 27.9 cm  716g  
Grace thirty years of fashion

Grace thirty years of fashion

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A celebration of the work of legendary fashion stylist Grace Coddington during her first 30 years at Vogue UK and US. A 408-page monograph of Grace's work that showcases some of the greatest photographs ever published in British and American Vogue. Includes forewords by American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and designer Karl Lagerfeld, as well as personal anecdotes and insider stories. Dimensions Hardback L 27.3 cm x H 35.3 cm 408 pages
Grace the American Vogue years

Grace the American Vogue years

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The second and final volume of collected works by Vogue editor and international fashion icon Grace Coddington. Showcasing the last fifteen years of work by Grace Coddington, as well as her collaborations with seventeen master photographers. A compilation celebrating Coddington's most beloved and iconic fashion stories. Dimensions Hardback L 27.3 cm x H 35.3 cm 408 pages
Going once: 250 years of culture, taste and collections at Christie's

Going once: 250 years of culture, taste and collections at Christie's

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A celebration of evolving taste, told through the stories behind 250 objects sold by the world’s largest auction house. During its history the auction house Christie's has sold has sold the personal possessions of  historical figures such as artists Picasso and Leonardo da Vinci as well as Marilyn Monroe, Yves Saint Laurent, and Princess Diana. Going once brings to life the shifts in aesthetic trends, fashion, and design over the centuries, showcasing 250 of the most outstanding objects in its storied history. Dimensions Hardback L 17.2 cm x H 24.5 cm 496 pages
Drink Me Now

Drink Me Now

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An introduction to mixology, with recipes to 150 cocktails. From classics, such as a long island iced tea or an old fashioned, to new favourites, like the fresh Paloma, Primrose Fizz or the Mexican Marshmallow Mocha. Includes a guide to choosing the right glass, common cocktail ingredients and useful equipment for cocktail making, as well as a glossary of techniques - from muddling to mixing. Hardback, 336 pages 13.3 x 3 x 15.2 cm  
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

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An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika - a twice-daily coffee break. Includes recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom. 50 illustrated recipes - from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread. Hardback, 168 pages  524 g, 21.1 x 3 x 26.2 cm    
Frieze A to Z of contemporary art

Frieze A to Z of contemporary art

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The ultimate guide to 25 years of contemporary art, seen through the world's leading contemporary art magazine. Charts the dynamic, changing landscape of the contemporary art and culture of the past quarter century. Frieze presents a collection of over fifty engaging highlights featuring artist interviews; essays on subjects on museums, photography, pre-historic art and television. Also, contains think pieces on broader cultural topics, such as fame, gentrification, nostalgia, and style. Dimensions L 16.5 cm x H 24 cm 352 pages
China the cookbook

China the cookbook

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A definitive cookbook bible of the world’s most popular and oldest cuisine. Featuring more than 650 recipes for delicious and authentic Chinese dishes for the home. Gives an insight into the history of the cuisine through recipes from the 33 regions and sub-regions. Popular Chinese staples are celebrated as well as special selections from star chefs from around the world. Dimensions L 18 cm x H 27 cm 720 pages
Alpha, Bravo, Charlie

Alpha, Bravo, Charlie

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A complete book of nautical codes and the first reference guide to signal flags for children. A visual reference that is an introduction maritime communication through nautical flags, along with morse code, the phonetic alphabet, and semaphore signalling. Maritime signal flags were developed in the 19th century and are still used for communication between ships and with shore. Each boldly coloured flag presented stands for a letter and a phrase relevant to seafaring. Alpha, Bravo, Charlie gives the ability to code and decode personal messages. Suitable for ages six to eight years. Dimensions L 27.9 cm x H 22.9 cm 120 pages
Oh, naughty me! Oh, naughty me!

Oh, naughty me!

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Activity book by Julie Verley and Alexandra Butruille for Minus Anarchic activities to pursue within the safety of a book. Say rude words, stick gum under chairs, keep track of things your parents do, but it all stays inside the book! 40 pages Paperback 10.5 cm x 15 cm For ages 5+
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.  
Do / Story

Do / Story

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Dieter Rams: As Little Design As Possible

Dieter Rams: As Little Design As Possible

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A clear, concise presentation of Dieter Rams life and work. Dieter Rams is one of the most influential product designers of the twentieth century. He is famous for not only his vast array of well - formed products, but for his remarkably prescient ideas about the correct function of design. His ideas are summed up within the "ten principles" of good design, it's innovative, useful, aesthetic, easy to understand, unobtrusive, honest, thorough, concerned with the environment and most of all, as little design as possible. 400 pages. Hardback.
Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen

Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen

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This book celebrates the communal spirit of cooking and creativity by one of today's most internationally recognised artists; Olafur Eliasson. This cookbook contains over 100 vegetarian recipes from his studio kitchen. He encourages creative process through communal lunch and it is the recipes included within this book that served as nourishment and a source of inspiration every day for his staff. This book portrays the idea that cooking and eating together creates a daily connection of which inspires. Hardback, 368 pages 789 g, 19 x 25.5 x 3.5 cm
British Design from 1948

British Design from 1948

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This visually stunning book, created for a major V&A exhibition, celebrates the best of British design from 1948 to today. Essays by leading curators as well as pieces by key designers - including Peter Saville, Barbara Hulanicki, Paul Smith, and Tom Dixon - build a comprehensive survey of more than 400 of the finest examples design from the period.  From works commissioned for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to the globally influential, and very British, counterculture, included here are works created for the 1960s boutiques of Mary Quant and Ossie Clark through the club cultures of punk, the new Romantics, and rave. Hardback, 400 pages 2.3 kg, 24.7 x 3 x 28.7 cm

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