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California Designing Freedom catalogue California Designing Freedom catalogue

California Designing Freedom catalogue

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How did California come to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design? This book explores how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley, and how ‘Designed in California’ became a global phenomenon The central premise is that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation, from LSD to surfboards and iPhones. This ambitious survey brings together political posters and portable devices, but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the San Francisco Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences. By turns empowering, addictive and troubling, Californian products have affected our lives to such an extent that in some ways we are all now Californians Lavishly illustrated, California: Designing Freedom features essays by leading experts in the field, such as Barry M Katz and Louise Sandhaus, as well as interviews with key designers and thinkers, including Fred Turner, Kevin Kelly and April Greiman. It also features a rediscovered lecture by Steve Jobs, introduced by Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive Edited by Justin McGuirk and Brendan McGetrick Format: softcover Size: 27 x 20.5cm Pages: 240 Illustrations: 200 colour illustrations 
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Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth

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Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years Greenfield has travelled the world bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost Lauren Greenfield is an Emmy-award-winning photographer and filmmaker Format: Hardback Dimensions: 30.5 x 22.9cm Pages: 504 Illustrations: 625
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.
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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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

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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
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 recognised 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 Dimensions: 25.2 x 29.2 x 3cm  
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.
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

Paul Rand

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Breuer Breuer

Breuer

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The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) The book examines, in detail all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed in Europe and the United States Trace Breuer's career from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA Hardback 456 pages 800g Dimensions: 16 x 30.5 x 3.6cm

Breuer

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Jutaku: Japanese Houses Jutaku: Japanese Houses

Jutaku: Japanese Houses

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Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture Hardback 512 pages 1kg 13.3 x 19.4 x 4.8cm
Brick Brick

Brick

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A fresh, insightful and surprising look at one of the world’s most versatile and popular architectural building materials Brick explores the beauty of brick through 169 structures dating from 2,100 BC to the present day "Brick is a glorious, surprising and moving account of this, the first building material. It is a record of the depth of imagination that has been invested in clay over millennia and I loved it." Edmund de Waal Author: William hall Hardback

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Concrete

Concrete

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A visual exploration of the aesthetics of concrete architecture through 180 structures, from ancient Rome to the present day. Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron. Arranged to promote comparison and discussion, the selected projects take the reader on a global tour of inspiring and intriguing structures: a German skatepark sits beside an Italian rooftop test track, a Japanese crematorium alongside a Portuguese swimming pool and a Brazilian government building next to a Chinese opera. Dimensions: 26.2 x 29.5 x 3cm Hardback, 240 pages Weight: 2 kg

Concrete

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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
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 Dimensions: 25.4 x 27.9 x 4.4cm  
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
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  
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
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.
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: 22 × 16cm 240 pages 250 colour and black & white illustrations
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  
Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things

Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things

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The incredible life story of one of the 20th century’s most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso. Features anecdotes of his encounters with the biggest creatives of the time, and details of his influences and inspirations, documenting the contemporary design scene both in Italy and abroad. 
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  
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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 Worldis 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 × 20.5cm 240 pages 200 colour and black & white illustrations
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
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
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
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
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 design, Louise Schouwenberg, Paola Antonelli and Alice Rawsthorn Illustrated with over 350 photographs and designed by renowned graphic designer Irma Boom 308 pages Weight: 771 g Dimensions: 17.8 x 25.4 x 2cm
It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

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A handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.
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 23.5 x 5.1 x 29.8 cm Please note the book is very heavy and weighs 3.2kg
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 visualisations to explore their works, unbuilt projects, and future ideas Dimensions: 25 x 29cm 240 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
Mid-century modern architecture travel guide: West Coast USA Mid-century modern architecture travel guide: West Coast USA

Mid-century modern architecture travel guide: West Coast USA

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A study of Architecture on the US West Coast by Sue Lubell and Mike Bradely Travellers are provided with 250 must-see architectural destinations A selection that includes less celebrated hidden gems alongside some wold famous buildings A compelling record of one of the USA's most important architectural movements 384 pages 250 illustrations Dimensions: 18.4 x 12.4cm
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  

Mies

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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  
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
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
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On Vegetables On Vegetables

On Vegetables

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On Vegetables is the highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appeal In his first book, Jeremy presents his food philosophy in the form of 160 accessible recipes for the home cook On Vegetables elevates vegetarian cooking, using creative methods and ingredient combinations to highlight the textures, flavours, and varieties of seasonal produce and including basic recipes for the larder Format: Hardback Dimensions: 27 x 20.5cm 320 pages 150 colour illustrations
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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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  
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  
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
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  
Steven Holl Steven Holl

Steven Holl

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A comprehensive monograph on one of America's greatest living architects by award-winning author and architecture critic Robert McCarter Robert McCarter has known and taught with Holl for over 30 years and provides an authoritative and personal examination of Holl and his work Offers an extensive overview of both realised and unrealised works and the inspiration behind them Richly illustrated with hundreds of colour photographs and Holl's own watercolours Hardback 288 pages 2.3 kg Dimensions: 26 x 29.8 x 3.8 cm  

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