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A selection of authoritative and beautiful books from Phaidon
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
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
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Failed It! Failed It!

Failed It!

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A fun and fabulous take on the art of making mistakes - Erik Kessels celebrates imperfection and failure and shows why they are an essential part of the creative process. Part photobook and part guide to loosening up and making mistakes to take the fear out of failure and encourage experimentation. It showcases the best and most hilarious examples of imperfection and failure across a broad range of creative forms, including art, design, photography, architecture and product design, to inspire and encourage creatives to embrace and celebrate their mistakes. Paperback, 168 pages 234 g, 11.2 x 17.2 x 1.7 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  
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Hella Jongerius: Misfit

Hella Jongerius: Misfit

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The book has been written and designed in collaboration with Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius and includes all of her work. The book exhibits Jongerius' work in detail and discusses her unique aesthetic; a fusion of industry and craft, high and low tech, traditional and contemporary. Has contributions from three experts on contemporary product deisgn, Louise Schouwenberg, Paola Antonelli and Alice Rawsthorn. Illustrated with over 350 photographs and designed by renowned graphic designer Irma Boom.  308 pages 771 g, 17.8 x 25.4 x 2 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  
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
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Management of art galleries

Management of art galleries

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An insightful examination of the business of selling art and how galleries can succeed. An explanation that the art world is tough, the rules are a mystery, and only a few make money. Based on the results of an anonymous survey sent to 8,000 art dealers in the US, UK, and Germany. Dimensions L 14.6 cm x H 21 cm 152 pages
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
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
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
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
Wallpaper* City Guide Rio De Janeiro

Wallpaper* City Guide Rio De Janeiro

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A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should.  Paperback.
Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher

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The first monograph on German graphic designer and educator Otl Aicher. He was an internationally acclaimed graphic designer and educator, renowned for his corporate identity work, visual communication systems and typography. He emerged as an influential innovator in the field of visual communication, keenly informed by a strong sense of politics, social responsibility and theology.  Aicher promoted forthright communication through simple, elegant, elemental presentation.  This book features extensive illustrations from private archives, museums and Aicher's estate.  Hardback, 240 pages 1.5 kg, 25.3 x 29.1 x 2.7 cm

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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.

Coco

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Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni

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A detailed study of 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. The book contains more than 800 photographs and drawings which does full justice to his designs that won eight prestigious Compasso d'Oro prizes. Paperback, 480 pages 2.7 kg, 25.4 x 27.9 x 4.4 cm  
Aalto Aalto

Aalto

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Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.

Aalto

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Fäviken Fäviken

Fäviken

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An exclusive insight into one of the world’s most interesting restaurants, Fäviken Magasinet, and its remarkable head chef Magnus Nilsson. Narrative texts, photographs and recipes explain head chef Magnus Nilsson's remarkable approach to sourcing and cooking with ingredients that are farmed and hunted in the immediate vicinity of the restaurant, and how he creates a seasonal cycle of menus based on them. The text in Fäviken will provide inspiration for chefs and food-lovers all over the world and are fully accessible to the general reader. Hardback 272 pages 220 colour illustrations 1.4 kg, 22.2 x 3.2 x 29.8 cm

Fäviken

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Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent! Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!

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Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!) is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois.  Offering indispensable lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration. This book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. Lessons from the incomparable life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original “Mad Man” of Madison Avenue.  Organized into inspirational, bite-sized pointers, each page offers fresh insight into the sources of success, from identifying your heroes to identifying yourself.  The ideas, images and illustrations presented in this book are fresh, witty and in-your-face.  Whether it’s communicating your point in nanosecond, creating an explosive portfolio or making your presence felt, no one is better placed than George Lois to teach you the process of creativity.
Animals Are Delicious Animals Are Delicious

Animals Are Delicious

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Animals eat animals in this informative exposé of three animal food chains. Three of the longest food chains of the animal kingdom are depicted in three accordion-foldout volumes, complete with stunning dimensional art and sparse read-aloud text. Young children will experience the factual, specific, and possibly surprising information via bright visuals, pleasingly repetitive text, and a physical folding-out of the chain itself. The food chains are themed as terrestrial, avian, and aquatic, respectively, fully researched and vetted by a professional. Created for ages 2-4 years Hardback, 48 pages 208 g, 16.5 x 22.8 x 3.5 cm
Shiro Kuramata Shiro Kuramata

Shiro Kuramata

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The first complete monograph on influential Japanese designer Shiro Kuramata (1934–91), presented across two volumes in a specially designed acrylic slipcase. The first volume includes text by Deyan Sudji, which covers Kuramata's whole life and the radical changes in Japan through which he lived, and explains in detail the ideas, relationships and technical innovations that made his work possible. Also presents a selection of Kuramata's writings that have been translated into English for the first time, giving the reader a sense of his poetic, humorous and thoughtful intellect. The second volume is a catalogue of works, presenting the over 600 pieces of furniture, products and interiors that Kuramata designed in his lifetime, most of which have never been published. Hardback, 416 pages 3 kg, 32 x 36.3 x 5.8 cm  
Toast: The Cookbook Toast: The Cookbook

Toast: The Cookbook

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50 seasonal recipes that reimagine the 'bread and butter' of cuisine with simple ingredients in surprising ways. Easy enough for breakfast, yet suitable for brunch, lunch, dinner and even dessert, the possibilities of heaping beautiful seasonal ingredients on bread are limitless. Organized by season, Toast features 50 recipes from savory to sweet that unleash the power of fresh ingredients and simple techniques guaranteed to impress and satisfy any kitchen audience on any occasion.  Hardback, 120 pages 716 g, 18.1 x 1.6 x 25.4 cm
The Kitchen Shelf

The Kitchen Shelf

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With 100 amazing recipes to cook up in an instant. Packed with recipes and information on how to have a perfectly stocked "kitchen shelf" so when you head home after a long day, all you need to do is pick up a couple of fresh ingredients and you can be sure you have everything required to make a delicious meal. With handy tips and simple techniques, the home cook will feel confident to swap ingredients and create new dishes to share with friends. Hardback, 216 pages 789 g, 19.7 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
Future Systems

Future Systems

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Future Systems is an architectural and design practice who have rocked the architectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy that merges modern ideas with natural shapes and technological innovations from other fields. This book by Deyan Sudjic presents a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years - some of it previously unpublished. It celebrates the perfected accomplishments for which Future Systems are recognized today, as well as looking at the more recent proposals and concepts that continue their forward-looking philosophy. Organised according to theme, this innovative format furthermore presents well-known works in a new light, permitting a fresh appreciation of Future Systems' oeuvre today - at their highest point of public acclaim yet. Hardback, 240 pages 1.2 kg, 25.2 x 29.2 x 3 cm  
The Design Book

The Design Book

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The greatest compilation of inspirational design and must-have products ever assembled in one amazingly-priced collectable book. An extraordinary journey through the objects that have shaped our society, from the first attempts to combine function and beauty in the nineteenth century, through the machine aesthetics of the thirties, the advent of plastic and other new materials in the fifties and sixties, up to the 'classics'-to-be of the last ten years. The objects in this book - all of which are still in production today - are presented chronologically: each on a single page with a large image and a concise caption, written by one of over fifty experts in the field of design. Hardback, 512 pages 610 g, 12.7 x 16.5 x 3.3 cm
Marks of Excellence

Marks of Excellence

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A revised and expanded edition of the best-selling Marks of Excellence title, including 500 new images plus 80 pages of additional material First published in 1997, Marks of Excellence offers a rigorous exploration of the trademark: its history, development, style, classification and relevance in today's world. The book includes extensive discussion of its origins in heraldry, monograms, owner's marks and certificates of origins, and also contains a comprehensive taxonomy of trademarks and an alphabetical index of trademark themes.
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Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

Nanotecture: Tiny Built Things

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The most wide-ranging, comprehensive and inclusive book on small-scale architecture ever published. An inspiring, surprising and fun collection of 300 works of small-scale architecture including demountable, portable, transportable and inflatable structures as well as pavilions, installations, sheds, cabins, pods, capsules and tree houses.  Hardback, 336 pages 789 g, 12.4 x 18.4 x 3.1 cm
Paul Rand

Paul Rand

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A definitive study of a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a 'problem-solving' approach, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language. As an art director, teacher, writer and design consultant to major companies including IBM, Oliveti and Ford, he was a major force and influence in the field of graphics and visual communication and enjoyed a committed following. Rand's career spanned almost seven decades and numerous chapters of design history. By Steven Heller, with texts by Armin Hofmann, George Lois and Jessica Helfand

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