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Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models

Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models

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Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959) is the most renowned and popular architect and designer in America. His buildings, including Fallingwater and New York's Guggenheim Museum, are iconic landmarks Create 14 of his best-loved buildings using the art of kirigami (cutting and folding) with the Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models book Each project features step-by-step instructions and a template that you remove from the book. You follow the lines on the template, cutting and folding to make your own model. All you need is a scalpel, a cutting mat and a ruler Clear cutting tips help you with the tricky stages, while photos of the finished model show you the final design. To make things easier, the most intricate parts of the templates have been pre-cut. Then simply display your finished model and admire your handiwork Suitable for folding experts and beginners alike, Frank Lloyd Wright Paper Models is a must for Wright fans and architectural model enthusiasts alike
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Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses

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Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses presents 25 of Le Corbusier's small residential works (self-sufficient and detached single and double-family houses) through sectional projections (perspectival sections) as well as plans, sections, and elevations Sectional projections, compared to other types of representation, capture most clearly the relational dynamic among different building elements and therefore express most effectively the architect's design intentions The book is the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of Le Corbusier's architecture
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House: First Words Board Books

House: First Words Board Books

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Budding young architects and their design-minded parents will love exploring this set of 5 miniature board books, each touring a different room in a stylish, modern house: living room, bathroom, kitchen, garage, and bedroom Inside, inviting illustrations of familiar, everyday objects are paired with first words, promoting early vocabulary development, pattern recognition, and open-ended, imaginative play
The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining

The Monocle Guide to Drinking & Dining

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This is a handbook for anybody who enjoys simple, honest food but can do without the foam, fuss and trickery it’s often served with. It’s also about the other elements that make a great meal: honed hosting skills, sourcing the best produce and using the sharpest kitchen kit. Plus, Monocle offer a global hit-list of must-visit restaurants from Adelaide to Zürich and the freshest markets, shops and producers Essential reading for anyone who wants to turn their love of food into a livelihood. Expect advice on everything from starting a bar to rolling out a restaurant chain or penning a cookbook. There are also recipes from Monocle’s favourite restaurants, plus a selection of time-tested dishes developed by the team in Monocle’s London kitchen Food for thought takes the form of zesty essays and dinner-time discussions with admired names from the worlds of architecture, hospitality, art and more. On the menu: The world’s finest restaurants, cafés and bars // Advice on starting a food firm // My Last Meal – the imagined final feasts of some high-profile personalities // How to host your own intimate dinner party // A batch of recipes from esteemed chefs, plus lip-smacking dishes from Monocle’s own repertoire // Tools of the trade for your kitchen
20 Iconic Film Posters by Saul Bass 20 Iconic Film Posters by Saul Bass

20 Iconic Film Posters by Saul Bass

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This collection of 20 iconic film posters by Saul Bass, one of the greatest American designers of the 20th century, is a must for graphic designers and film fans Each poster is removable and designed to fit the standard frame size 12 x 16 inches Posters included: The Man with the Golden Arm; Saint Joan; Love in the Afternoon; Bonjour Tristesse; The Big Country; Vertigo; Anatomy of a Murder; Exodus; Spartacus; The Magnificent Seven; Advise & Consent; The Cardinal; In Harm's Way; Bunny Lake is Missing; Seconds; Grand Prix; The Fixer; Such Good Friends; The Shining; and Schindler's List
Fashion Designers A-Z

Fashion Designers A-Z

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From Azzedine Alaïa and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent, celebrate a century’s worth of fashion greats. This accessibly priced and updated edition features photographs of approximately 500 garments selected from the permanent collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each featured designer This updated collection features photographs of approximately 500 garments selected from the Museum’s permanent collection. From an exquisitely embroidered velvet evening gown to Mondrian-style minimalist chic, each chosen piece is selected not only for its beauty but for its representative value, distilling the unique philosophy and aesthetics of each of the featured designers Texts by the museum’s curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the garments featured. In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon
School of Life: Great Thinkers

School of Life: Great Thinkers

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Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture, drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom arguably have the most to offer in today's world The book works hard to make the thinkers in clear, relevant and charming, mining the history of knowledge to bring their ideas that have the greatest importance to our times
Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue - signed copy Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue - signed copy

Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue - signed copy

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Grace: Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue showcases some of the most memorable photographs published in British and American Vogue from 1972 to 2002, stories created by the iconic fashion editor Grace Coddington. Both monograph and memoir, the book shows how Coddington transformed static studio portraiture into modern vivid tableaux and turned location shoots into cinematic narratives Grace's commentary gives behind-the-scenes insight into many famous images and fashion personalities, from the iconic shoot of a bikinied Naomi Campbell in Irving Penn's studio to Steven Meisel's boundary-pushing grunge aesthetic in nineties Vogue. This volume features photography by Irving Penn, Helmut Newton, Cecil Beaton, Guy Bourdin, Mario Testino, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Steven Klein, Peter Lindbergh, among others First published in 2002 and reissued by Phaidon in 2015, this paperback, midi-sized edition includes forewords by fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld and American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour
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Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura

Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura

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Rather than a catalogue of works, Solid Objectives: Order, Edge, Aura is a visual and textual manifesto introducing an attitude towards the design and realisation of architecture in an interconnected and global environment. Taking the form of a radical monograph, the book curates SO-IL's content based on conceptual themes, allowing the reader to have a generous, multi-dimensional and immersive experience, similar to how one would experience the firm's architecture This book introduces an eclectic and playful attitude towards the design and realisation of architecture in a time of increased instability. Order, Edge, Aura is illustrated with many rarely seen images, mostly taken by photographer Iwan Baan, and punctuated with essays by SO-IL. The book is not a road map – it is a continuum of small and large spatial events. Moving through distinct conceptual themes, this trajectory is sequenced with moments of reflection and focus The exceptionally designed layout and the various paper qualities – from glossy to rough – underline the diversity of SO-IL's work. The internationally recognised studio is an aspiring New York-based architectural firm operating in the fields of architecture, urbanism and the arts. Founded in 2008 by Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu, SO-IL is currently run in partnership with Ilias Papageorgiou
Wallpaper* City Guide Hong Kong  Wallpaper* City Guide Hong Kong 

Wallpaper* City Guide Hong Kong 

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An insider's guide that provides all you need to know about Hong Kong. A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. This pocket-sized guide with a polished Pantone cover introduces the hippest 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. View other city guides
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Who Built That? Modern Houses

Who Built That? Modern Houses

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In Who Built That? Modern Houses Didier introduces each architect, the main concepts of their work, as well as their most important projects in charming drawings and accessible text, Architects Design for Living is a fun primer for anyone interested in learning more about modern architecture. Didier's step-by-step drawings of houses ranging from Gerrit Rietveld's Schroeder House (1924) and Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye (1931) to Shigeru Ban's Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas's Bordeaux House (1998), provide original insight into the development of the architectural concepts behind each building Accessible to both children and adults, charming drawings are combined with informative text providing a fun primer to modern architecture
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Decorative Art 50s Decorative Art 50s

Decorative Art 50s

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Latex, plastics, and fervent consumerism: discover the design trends and materials which literally shaped the American 1950s. This overview explores a decade of postwar rebuilding driven by idealistic vision and positive spirit, applied from the suburbs to the inner cities, and from furniture to metalware Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers Decorative Art 50s explores the spirit of optimism and the fervent consumerism of the decade
Wallpaper* City Guide Madrid Wallpaper* City Guide Madrid

Wallpaper* City Guide Madrid

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An insider's guide that provides all you need to know about Madrid. A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. This pocket-sized guide with a polished Pantone cover introduces the hippest 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. View other city guides
Wallpaper* City Guide Milan Wallpaper* City Guide Milan

Wallpaper* City Guide Milan

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An insider's guide that provides all you need to know about Milan. A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. This pocket-sized guide with a polished Pantone cover introduces the hippest 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. View other city guides
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Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914-1939

Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914-1939

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Modernism: Designing a New World is the first book to explore Modernism and design from a truly international perspective, and across all the arts. It offers a reassessment of the idea of Modernism and reveals the fundamental ways in which it has shaped our own world and its visual culture Modernism flourished during the years 1914 to 1939. As a movement it was the key point of reference for 20th century architecture, design and art. Modernists had a Utopian desire to create a better world, frequently combined with social and political beliefs that design and art could transform society. The range of objects illustrated - including painting, sculpture, film, photography, prints and collage as well as architecture, interiors, furniture, manufactured products, graphic and fashion design - reflect the period's emphasis on the unity of the arts and the key role of the fine arts in shaping contemporary visual culture Europe and America take centre stage but the reach of Modernism is demonstrated by selected works from around the world, including Russia, Palestine and Japan
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Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design

Surreal Things: Surrealism and Design

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Surrealism was one of the most influential movements of the 20th century and had a profound impact on all forms of culture. It was a philosophy and a way of life for some of the most brilliant artists and writers of the century This is the first book to examine in depth Surrealism's impact in the wider fields of design and the decorative arts and its sometimes uneasy relationship with the commercial world. From the sensuality of Dalí's Mae West Lips Sofa to Schiaparelli's extraordinary Tear dress, Surrealism produced some of the most emotive objects ever created In this ground-breaking book, works in all media from artists and designers such as Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Man Ray, Alexander Calder, Max Ernst and Joan Miró will be used to explore some of the movement's dominant themes Containing over 350 stunning illustrations, including previously unpublished works in private collections and specially commissioned photographs, the range of objects spans painting, sculpture, bookbindings, jewellery, ceramics, glass, textiles, furniture, fashion, film and photography
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The Moderns: MidCentury American Graphic Design The Moderns: MidCentury American Graphic Design

The Moderns: MidCentury American Graphic Design

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In The Moderns, meet the men and women who invented and shaped Midcentury Modern graphic design in America The book is made up of generously illustrated profiles, many based on interviews, of more than 60 designers whose magazine, book, and record covers; advertisements and package designs; posters; and other projects created the visual aesthetics of postwar modernity. Some were émigrés from Europe; others were homegrown-all were intoxicated by elemental typography, primary colours, photography, and geometric or biomorphic forms. Some are well-known, others are honoured in this volume for the first time, and together they comprised a movement that changed our design world
The Language of Cities

The Language of Cities

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We live in a world that is now predominantly urban. So how do we define the city as it evolves in the twenty-first century? Drawing examples from across the globe, Deyan Sudjic decodes the underlying forces that shape our cities, such as resources and land, to the ideas that shape conscious elements of design, whether of buildings or of space Erudite and entertaining, he 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 Written by Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum
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Essential Eames: Word & Pictures Essential Eames: Word & Pictures

Essential Eames: Word & Pictures

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Pairing words of design wisdom with classic works, Essential Eamese encapsulates the duo's achievements Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Enthusiastic and tireless experimenters, this beloved husband-and-wife duo moved fluidly between the fields of photography, film, architecture, exhibition-making and furniture and product design. The Eames Office was a hub of activity where the Eameses and their collaborators produced an array of pioneering designs, communicating their ideas with a boundless creativity that defined their careers. The Eameses embraced the joy of trial and error and approached design as a way of life From personal letters, photographs, drawings and artwork, to their products, models, multimedia installations and furniture, Essential Eames includes not only some of the designs for which they are best known, but provides an insight into the lives of the Eameses, the Eames Office and the breadth of their pioneering work, bringing their ideas and playful spirit to life
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How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world

How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world

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How to is the first monograph and manifesto by one of the world’s leading graphic designers Logos, packages, signs, publications, websites: in the modern world we are surrounded by graphic design. Where does it come from? Why does it look that way? What is it supposed to do? This book is the first career monograph from graphic designer Michael Bierut. Using examples from a portfolio spanning five decades, Bierut provides the answers, describing three dozen projects from start to finish, with insights into the creative process, his working life, his relationship with clients, and the challenges that any creative person faces in bringing innovative work into the world today

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