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Art Today


In Art Today Brandon Taylor charts the ideas and practices of contemporary art across a wide international spectrum. From Minimalism and Conceptualism to video and film, from painting and sculpture to performance and installation, he shows how advanced art has continued to provoke and perplex a fascinated public. Art Today shows how the new art of the last three decades has been energized not merely by changing technologies of art-making, but by the spread of new museum architecture, by the voice of the critic, and in recent times by the activity of the powerful international curator. It also shows how the dominant narrative of advanced art in the USA and Western Europe has been invigorated by an expanding international network, from the West Coast of America, from Eastern and Central Europe, and more recently from Asia and Africa. Reviewing the major controversies of the later twentieth century and the early years of the twenty-first, it also includes a discussion of the impact of the internet and digital art. Generously illustrated in colour, Art Today is a guiding narrative to the most adventurous art of our time.
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25,60 € 26,95 €

1000 New Designs and Where to Find Them: a 21st-Century Sourcebook


Bringing together the best of contemporary design for the home, this is a comprehensive round-up of 1000 striking and innovative objects produced in the last five years. Includes furniture, storage, lighting, textiles, carpets and rugs, bathrooms, table and kitchenware, and electronic products. Captions provide details of materials and dimensions and numerous commentaries give an insight into current developments in design.
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40,63 € 42,77 €

Graphic Design Essentials:Ski


Creating effective, eye-catching designs for layouts, logos, posters and more is a matter of both inspiration and practical know-how. Graphic Design Essentials is the ultimate guide to great design for aspiring designers. Written by a leading teacher and practitioner, the book integrates clear explanations of the concepts behind great design with instruction in the use of the core software packages available to turn these designs into reality, including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator. Illustrations and analyses of classic images by great designers sit alongside step-by-step introductions to both the design and the software skills necessary to achieve powerful results.
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27,50 € 28,95 €

Stone architecture


The limitations of the Modernist palette have long been recognized and contemporary architects are looking to the ancient values of stone to give new expression to their ideas. Its permanence is increasingly used to express a sense of civic stability or ground the fluid forms of contemporary architecture. This paperback version of the book New Stone Architecture, originally published in 2003, explores the special role of stone in a timely reassessment of the ideas that underpin today's stone renaissance. The introduction uncovers the expressive possibilities of stone, describes the new technologies which make the new forms possible and offers an interpretation based on the author's technical and theoretical understanding of material themes. This is followed by 33 case studies from around the world. Architects featured include Michael Hopkins, Kengo Kuma and Renzo Piano.
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25,60 € 26,95 €

1000 Interior Details for the Home


This book looks at every aspect of interior detail for domestic spaces. It is designed to appeal to anyone interested in improving the home environment, from DIY enthusiasts to professionals such as architects and interior designers. Products selected come from around the world and are all currently available to buy (websites of manufacturers/suppliers are included in the product captions). The selection includes a combination of the newest and the best products launched since the millennium, arranged into chapters to provide inspiration for every space in the domestic interior. The book has seven chapters: Walls and Floors; Doors, Windows and Stairs; Heating and Cooling; Kitchens; Bathrooms; Lighting; Home Technology. Each chapter is prefaced by an in-depth interview with a leading architect/designer, who has a specialist knowledge of the chapter's subject. For example, James Soane, co-founder of Project Orange, looks at windows and doors. Gregorio Spini, the founder of Kundalini, one of Italy’s most progressive lighting manufacturers, discusses domestic lighting. Jack Mama, creative director at Philips Design, talks about technology in the home.
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30,35 € 31,95 €

Fixed


Fixed-wheel cycling has today become the coolest form of urban transport, giving rise to a global fixed-wheel culture. Fixed is the first book to document fixed-wheel culture. The authors have travelled to cities around the world to examine at first hand the intersections between the fixed-wheel bikes design and its racing heritage, and the street style and customisation that are at the heart of its current popularity. Interviews with sports-people, frame-builders and those at nexus of design, art and fixed-wheel culture give an insight into fixed-wheel design, philosophy and riding experience. The book will appeal to cyclists fixedwheel riders, urban riders, racers and those interested in cycling heritage as well as to a wider design audience.
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21,80 € 22,95 €

Graphic Design: A User's Manual


This book offers students, novice designers, and battle-toughened professionals alike an insider's guide to the complexities of current graphic design practice and thinking.It contains all you need to know to survive and prosper in the complex, ever-shifting world of graphic design. Set out in A-Z style and written in a realistic, conversational, and insightful way, the book provides advice on the fundamental topics and issues that face designers in their daily lives. It looks at everything from kerning to presenting, from budgeting to dealing with rejection, from annual reports to interface design. Adrian Shaughnessy, author of the best-selling How to be a Graphic Designer Without Losing Your Soul, is himself a successful designer, and brings a wealth of experience to this very useful and entertaining book.
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23,70 € 24,95 €

1000 New Designs 2


1000 New Designs 2 and Where to Find Them is a comprehensive roundup of the best in contemporary design, from around the world. It features a huge range of striking new products, chapters include: Tables and chairs; Sofas and beds; Storage; Kitchens and bathrooms; Tableware; Textiles; Lighting; Electronics and more. Works by the leading international designers, such as Konstantin Grcic, Tokujin Yoshioka, Ron Arad, Patricia Urquiola and Pearson Lloyd, are featured, along with commentaries giving an insight into current developments in design and in-depth studies on selected products.
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25,60 € 26,95 €

Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture


Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture provides analysis of both the technical and the aesthetic importance of details in modern timber architecture. Featuring the work of renowned architects from around the world, this book presents 50 of the most recently completed and influential timber designs for both residential and commercial architecture. Each project is presented with colour photographs, site plans and sections and elevations, as well as numerous construction details. There is also a descriptive text, detailed captions and in-depth information for each project, including the location, client, architectural project team, main consultants and contractors. The projects are presented in clear and concise layouts over four pages. All of the drawings are styled in the same consistent way and presented at standard architectural scales to allow for easy comparison. There is also a CD-ROM which contains all the drawings as printed in the book, in both EPS and DWG (generic CAD) formats. In addition the book features an index of architects that includes the name, address and all contact details for each architect included.
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41,75 € 43,95 €

Print and pattern


Pattern is everywhere. Years of minimalism have been superseded by a riot of colour and shape, whether on walls, fabrics, clothes or signage. Print and Pattern is a visual celebration of contemporary surface design. Compiled by the creator of the cult blog of the same name, this truly international book documents the work of the best surface designers from around the world and features products that have been embellished with a surface print or pattern, including graphics, cards, gift wrap, stationery, textiles, ceramics, badges, stickers and wallpaper. As well as successful commercial designs, the book also showcases previously unseen pattern designs from designers’ portfolios. Accessible but with a cool edge, the book will appeal to surface designers, designer-makers and craftspeople, graphic designers, illustrators and fashion and textile designers.
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25,60 € 26,95 €

This is advertising


Advertising has changed. In today's world of multimedia and digital technology, the industry must find ways to build new relationships between brands and their audience, to make each product relevant as well as desirable. No longer is a simple television advertisement enough; brands need to communicate with their audience through all different kinds of media. This is Advertising addresses the changes that are occurring within advertising, from the perspective of key figures within the industry. Each deals with a key emerging trend - digital, branded, ambient, integrated, and self-initiated. Featuring in total over 80 projects as well as ten-in-depth interviews by a selection of leading advertising figures, it offers an insightful overview for students or anyone involved with or interested in the current world of advertising.
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30,35 € 31,95 €

Key Buildings of the 20th Century + CD


Featuring more than 100 of the most significant and influential buildings of the twentieth century, this second edition includes both classic works by such seminal architects as Le Courbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies van der Rohe and Alvar Aalto, as well as those by more recent masters, such as Norman Foster, Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas. Addtional buildings and images make this new edition even more comprehensive and up-to-date. For each of the buildings included there are numerous, accurate scale plans showing typical floors, together with elevations, sections and site plans where appropriate. All of these have been specially commissioned for the book and are based on the most reliable information and sources. There is also a concise text explaining the significant architectural features of the building and the influences it shows or generated, together with full-colour images. Cross-references to other buildings in the book highlight the various connections between these key structures.
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37,00 € 38,95 €

Technical Drawing for Fashion + CD


Technical drawings are essential for anyone working in the fashion industry. Used to convey design ideas and garment details to pattern cutters and machinists, it is essential that they are drawn accurately to avoid misunderstanding and costly mistakes in sampling and production. Technical Drawing for Fashion explains how to create a technical fashion drawing using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method accompanied by some time-saving tips. This method is explained for those who wish to use Adobe Illustrator as well as for those who prefer to draw by hand. The second part of the book presents over 600 technical drawings of garment types, styles and construction details, the basic key shapes of which are shown alongside a specially created and photographed calico toile. Accompanying each illustration will be a list of all the terms by which that garment is known. This unique presentation illustrates the relationship between the three dimensional garment and the two-dimensional drawing, allowing readers to really understand how to render technical drawings. The accompanying CD-ROM includes templates and basic garment shapes.
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28,45 € 29,95 €

Cult Streetwear


From its origins in American workwear, via west coast subcultures, extreme sports and subsequent commercialism, streetwear has become to fashion as hip-hop has to music: a global phenomenon. Incorporating cultural codes of dress, the best in graphic design, as well as exemplary brand-building – the products not of corporate giants but cottage/tenement industries – the leading streetwear brands have become influential beyond the sphere of fashion alone. Streetwear may form a fundamental look for out-of-office-hours dress for teenagers and middle youth alike, but its leading lights have connections with the worlds of art, advertising, music and interiors that make them as potent as ‘designer’ brands many times their size. Showcasing over 30 of the most exciting and – importantly – pioneering of streetwear brands, this book focuses not on the endless me-too labels, but those that have shaped the market since the late 1980s. Cult Streetwear tells the stories of the people behind the brands – from entrepreneurs to graffiti writers, DJs to surf dudes to sneaker nuts, from LA to NYC, London to Berlin and Tokyo. It explores each brand’s cultural resonance, and explains why so many have gained a cult following while continuing to break new ground in a market with unlimited scope for innovation.
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24,65 € 25,95 €

Designs for Small Spaces


Small space living is no longer a lifestyle choice but a necessity in most cities, where property is expensive and space is at a premium. Designs for Small Spaces brings together over 500 cleverly designed products suitable for small spaces, and includes full details on where the products can be sourced.
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27,50 € 28,95 €

Encyclopedia of Detail in Contemporary


This comprehensive reference work contains scale drawings of every type of detailing used in contemporary residential architecture. This is a definitive sourcebook, with sections on each element of residential architecture, each one of which contains at least 50 drawings, with detailed keys explaining construction and material. Each drawing is cross-referenced to other details from the same house. The opening section of the book forms a directory that shows interior and exterior images of the source houses, together with credits, a brief descriptive text and information as to which details from that house are included. The houses in this section are organized by main construction material (wood, concrete, glass etc). The book will be an invaluable reference work for all architects showing the best examples of residential detailing from around the world.
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66,45 € 69,95 €