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New Titles in Design 27 May 2015
Textiellab Yearbook 2014

Isbn 9789070962579
Publisher Textielmuseum
Idea code 15262
€ 21.80

Besides exhibitions and research, the Netherlands’ TextielMuseum houses a laboratory for innovation in textiles: TextielLab. With its fleet of modern looms, 3D knitting machines, and high-tech yarns, the lab facilitates pioneering new technologies and techniques by international designers and craftspeople. Their artistic vision becomes physical reality in this yearbook, which features special projects and collaborations in fields ranging from interiors to fashion, and highlights work by Aiko Tezuka, Viktor&Rolf, Jessie Lecomte, Claes Iversen, Studio Formafantasma, and more. The book also includes a section on young talent and education, plus a special insert, ‘TextielLab in Depth’.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Graphic 33: Bookshops

Isbn 0028672540969
Publisher Propaganda
Idea code 15275
€ 23.20

Conceived and compiled as a direct follow up to issue 30, with the theme ‘Publishers’, which appeared summer 2014, this issue of the magazine delves into the realm of the independent bookshop. Champions of some of the most stimulating and creative books appearing today, independent bookshops around the world strive to disseminate their own brand of topical culture and inspiration to niche readers and specialised markets alike. Featured are 20 exemplary bookshops located in various cities (New York, Tokyo, Berlin, Melbourne, Auckland, London, Tallinn, Utrecht, Madrid, Seoul, and more). Each profile comprises an interview, photos, and book recommendations.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Christien Meindertsma - Bottom Ash Observatory

Isbn 9789081865210
Publisher Thomas Eyck
Idea code 15217
€ 87.50

Following a tour through the largest and most energy-efficient waste-to-energy plant in the world, Dutch artist and designer Christien Meindertsma became intrigued with the dark residue leftover by the process of incinerating municipal solid waste. Using a 25-kilo sample of raw bottom ash, as it is called, she demonstrates the rich properties and versatility of this resource by successfully gleaning numerous materials from it by hand – among them valuable reusable ones such as zinc, aluminium, copper, and silver. Meindertsma commissioned photographer Mathijs Labadie to document every step of this exhaustively precise process in a surprisingly scientific inquiry.

160 p, ills colour, 30 x 42 cm, hb, English

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Works That Work 5 2015: The Edges Of Legality

Publisher Typotheque
Idea code 15219
€ 16.00

Creativity often challenges generally accepted assumptions and standards. After all, new ideas are new because they deviate from the norm, flout convention, or break rules. This instalment explores creativity on the edge of legality and beyond, from makeshift Norwegian wineries to faking priceless art in China. Among the contributions, Anne Quito plunges into Manila’s forgery market, Ahmed Al Majid seeks out underground art in Saudi Arabia, Barbara Eldredge brings to light designer bags and gadgets for clandestine gardening, Jonah Goodman investigates how prisoners create imaginative inventions using contraband, and Peter Guest discusses Brixton’s homegrown currency.

88 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Science Of The Secondary 3: Clock

Isbn 9789810935474
Publisher Atelier Hoko
Idea code 15171
€ 18.00

In general, there are two different kinds of clocks. The first tells time in the form of a common factor that most of us can relate to, a concept of ‘time’ that is shared in order for a social and ordered life to be lived with one another. Then, there is another ‘clock’ that is neither time nor instrument but a continuous stream of rhythm that flows through each and everyone of us. Between these two, which clock have you been using daily? Uncovering the implicit conditions that describes our interactions and encounters with the ‘Clock', the authors translated these findings through images, diagrams and texts.

46 p, ills colour, 18 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Hansje Van Halem - Sketch Cahier

Isbn 9789490913502
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 15082
€ 30.00

Collected here are highlights from graphic designer Hansje van Halem’s sold-out previous publication, ‘Sketchbook’, together with new work. This volume contains 52 pages with a dizzying array of commissioned, applied, self-generated, rejected, and unfinished sketches, type drawings, motifs, and experiments (both successes and failures). According to Van Halem, experimenting with typography is something she began to do in between deadlines for book designs: a hobby that has translated into a number of assignments. The tension between a systematic approach, legibility, and (ir)regularity appeals to Van Halem, visible in her patterns and textures.

52 p, ills colour, 20 x 29 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Beeldstatistiek Peter Alma

Isbn 9789490913472
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 15083
€ 48.00

Since 2010, Wim Jansen has undertaken a search for the infographics created by Peter Alma, who is more widely known for his work as a painter and graphic designer. In the 1930s, Alma worked in Otto Neurath’s museum in Vienna, and also in its affiliates in Moscow and Kharkiv. Upon returning to the Netherlands, he started his own office and developed infographics for the city of Amsterdam, Schiphol Airport, and the Dutch Union of Government Workers, among others. The symbols were printed using linocuts, and of extremely high quality. They are collected in this publication for the first time, which includes 68 detached plates that can be spread out or hung on the wall.

156 , ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, box, Dutch/English summary

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Design For The Good Society - Utrecht Manifest 2005-2015

Isbn 9789462082052
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15192
€ 34.50

This book is the culmination of ten years of critical reflection on engaged design and the relation between design and society. The publication marks the conclusion of five editions of the Utrecht Manifest, the biennial event dedicated to the social aspects of design, which was launched a decade ago. It also outlines an agenda for the future on the basis of those biennials. In interviews with the architect duo Brillembourg/Klumpner, design activist Alastair Fuad-Luke and philosopher of technology Pieter Paul Verbeek, the theory of social design is held up against the often intractable practice.

186 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Geografie - Representations Of The World Between Art And Design

Isbn 9788875705015
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15248
€ 33.60

To mark the 'Geographies' exhibition, Inventario and the Museo Poldi Pezzoli return to ponder on a specific argument, between design and the visual arts. A reflection that, on this occasion revolves around the theme of geographic representation, cartography, the graphic depiction of the planet, maps and globes. The catalogue gathers objects created by some of the protagonists of the international design scene – such as Matali Crasset and Giulio Iacchetti, and from emerging figures such as Drill Design – along with the works of visual artists who have always worked on the “cartographic” story, such as Alighiero Boetti, and Michelangelo Pistoletto among others.

208 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Inventario 10: Everything Is A Project

Isbn 9788875704933
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15246
€ 13.45

In this instalment, quite varied as usual, is work by Iranian-born American artist Siah Armajani, why an exhibition of scythes is significant, a special feature on designer Andrea Anastasio, a profile French composer and pianist Erik Satie, the many mutations of the humble umbrella, a conversation with Austrian designer Robert Stadler where he addresses the question of mass production versus small collections for museums, Venetian ‘fórcola’ (rowlocks) and the skilled craftsmanship thereof, architect Enric Miralles, an analysis of contemporary labyrinths by artists and (landscape) architects, and more.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Herbarium Taste The Four Seasons

Isbn 9788875704681
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15218
€ 26.90

'Herbarium Taste' is a graphic project designed to be eaten: a collection, a nutritional herbarium divided into seasons. Fruits and vegetables are represented in a simple and essential way, and they are then sectioned to reveal the valuable resources contained within. This book is not a treatise on medicine, nor is it a boring health lesson; it is an easy way of showing that there is something important in each piece of fruit or vegetable, and that it would be good for our well being to include them in our repertoire of recipes. It is a small educational manual that lists nutritional information and pieces of trivia, like crumbs of knowledge to be eaten up in one mouthful.

110 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 28 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Ugo La Pietra - Green Works It Out!

Isbn 9788875704919
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15247
€ 16.15

Architecture insists on building, only introducing “greenery” in built-up areas as an element capable of accomplishing or performing various functions. Architecture often forgets, however, that greenery, unlike buildings and cities, has its own life and developmental processes. Given time, greenery will always get the upper hand. Grounded in the research and ideas of Italian architect and thinker Ugo La Pietra, this publication addresses the metamorphoses inherent in the unseen or spontaneous forms of natural progression. He maps the conformation, deterioration, obsolescence, temporary modification, and human action that impact our physical world.

64 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Marti Guixe - Bicycle Book

Isbn 9788875705046
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15272
€ 18.80

There is a bicycle to suit every taste, moment and circumstance: robust mountain bikes for climbing on the crest of a hill and functional folding bikes for pedalling around town, racing bicycles for speeding along the pavements of Flanders and bold BMXs to carry out impossible stunts, streamlined track bikes and small Graziellas perfect for a trip to the park on a spring afternoon. It would be fantastic to have them all, but perhaps it’s just as nice to imagine them, without having to find space in the garage for such a vast collection. That’s why Martí Guixé proposes this new funny, ironic do-it-yourself book: two wheels on each page and the freedom to imagine and draw your own models

28 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, English

Page 1 Great Expectations

Isbn 9780957238107
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 15205
€ 17.50

'Page 1: Great Expectations' is an unusual typographic experiment designed to explore the relationship between graphic design, typography and the reading of a page. Crafted to engage the culturally curious, this publication collects the responses of 70 international graphic designers when posed with the same brief – to design and lay out the first page of 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, a text chosen in part because it directly references lettering as Pip searches for clues about his family from the letterforms inscribed on their tombstone. Each layout is accompanied by a short rationale explaining the designer’s decision-making process.

318 p, ills b&w, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

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The Curly Letter Of Amsterdam

Isbn 9789462261174
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 15216
€ 29.95

What are the origins of the exuberant swash letters that can be found on the windows of many of Amsterdam's most traditional bars? Who painted them? Was it a collective creation, or the work of a lone gifted letter painter? How old is the style? For almost a decade the authors of 'The Curly Letter of Amsterdam' thoroughly researched this lettering style and documented every surviving example in Amsterdam, Maastricht, and Ghent in an effort to answer these questions and raise awareness of the importance of this little known chapter of the Dutch graphical tradition.

212 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Fereydoun Ave Designer

Isbn 9786001521850
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 15208
€ 55.00

The first publication of a three-volume compilation on Iranian artist and designer Fereydoun Ave, this book collects handicrafts from a wide range of sources: posters, logos, costumes, set designs, and interior and furniture designs. Educated in Great Britain and the United States, Ave is a member of the first generation of Iranian contemporary artists, and his career has already spanned more than four decades. The geometrical expression of his works, their dichotomy of light and dark, speaks to his upbringing in an era influenced by Bauhaus and cinema, and reflects a mixed American iconography and Persian mythology. Prolifically illustrated, with an essay by Dariush Kiaras.

244 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 33 cm, hb, Persian/English

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The Puppet And The Modern

Isbn 9788074670565
Publisher Arbor Vitae
Idea code 15224
€ 77.95

Czechoslovakia’s unique culture of puppet theater reached a glorious apex between about 1900 and 1950, and its visual style was integral to the development of modernist and contemporary theater and animation. 'The Puppet and the Modern' looks at this incredibly fertile phase in puppetry in Bohemia and Moravia and traces the development of stage design and stage technologies, also focusing on the connection of artists from disciplines and styles – designers, carvers, painters and scenographers – to the development of avant-garde and modernist currents in twentieth-century art.

470 p, colour, 22 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Nordic Graphic Designers

Isbn 9789185689224
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code
€ 42.45

'Nordic Graphic Designers' is the third volume in a series on Nordic architecture and design. The book demonstrates the diversity among graphic designers from the five Nordic countries, but also tracks a distinctly Nordic identity shared by a great variety of designers. The book serves as both an encyclopedia of contemporary expression and a catalogue of leading designers, with established titans and rising stars side by side. We learn what sparks the creativity of Kari Piippo, Acne, and Bleed. An introduction gives the reader a diagnosis of today’s Nordic graphic design. Each of the following chapters is devoted to a single designer, beginning with a brief interview.

384 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, hb, English

See The Light

Isbn 9789187543241
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 15270
€ 46.20

'See the Light' is an inspirational book about Nordic light, lighting design, and the art of getting to know your visual sense. Generous image material makes light theory easy to understand, and even complex concepts like visual perception become lively and engaging. See the Light illustrates everything from spectacular outdoor lighting to original interior solutions, as well as comparative images that teach us to see the difference between various lighting designs.

224 p, ills colour, 22 x 24 cm, pb, English

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