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New Titles in Design 15 July 2015
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2014

Isbn 9783909928309
Publisher Federal Office Of Culture Bern
Idea code 15405
€ 25.00

More than 400 books were submitted to the annual competition this year, from which were selected the seventeen most outstanding titles of 2014. Studio NOI was commissioned to design this catalogue, choosing to approach each of the books from different angles, in terms of both form and content, and photographers were asked to make portraits of the books as objects. Also included are a brief overview of each book, the jury reports, plus an interview with jury members discussing the considerations behind the selections. The catalogue delves into the collaboration between designers, authors, and publishers through conversations with the individuals involved in their making.

206 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, French/German/English/Italian

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Jost Hochuli: Detail In Typography (english Reprint)

Isbn 9782917855669
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 15645
€ 17.20

Jost Hochuli’s concise guide to micro-typography considers everything that can happen within a column of text. Detail in Typography discusses in simple steps the factors that make text easy to read and good to look at. It provides, in its own form and manufacture, a demonstration of how books can be made. The book was published first, in several languages, in 1987 and 1988. Hochuli then developed the German text, publishing it again in 2005, in Switzerland. This new edition, by Éditions B42, will be available in german, french and english versions.

70 p, ills bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Jost Hochuli: Das Detail In Der Typografie (german Ed)

Isbn 9782917855652
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 15393
€ 18.00

Jost Hochuli’s concise guide to micro-typography considers everything that can happen within a column of text. Detail in Typography discusses in simple steps the factors that make text easy to read and good to look at. It provides, in its own form and manufacture, a demonstration of how books can be made. The book was published first, in several languages, in 1987 and 1988. Hochuli then developed the German text, publishing it again in 2005, in Switzerland. This new edition, by Éditions B42, will be available in german, french and english versions.

70 p, ills bw, 13 x 21 cm, pb, German

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Jost Hochuli: Le Detail En Typographie (french Reprint)

Isbn 9782917855096
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code
€ 16.15

Jost Hochuli’s concise guide to micro-typography considers everything that can happen within a column of text. Detail in Typography discusses in simple steps the factors that make text easy to read and good to look at. It provides, in its own form and manufacture, a demonstration of how books can be made. The book was published first, in several languages, in 1987 and 1988. Hochuli then developed the German text, publishing it again in 2005, in Switzerland. This new edition, by Éditions B42, will be available in german, french and english versions.


Roma Publications At Fondazione Giuliani, Roma

Isbn 9789491843358
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 15323
€ 15.00

Towards the end of 2014, Amsterdam-based publisher Roma Publications presented a retrospective exhibition at Fondazione Giuliani in Rome, entitled ‘Roma Publications 1998–2014’. Curated by Lorenzo Benedetti and Roger Willems, in collaboration with Marc Nagtzaam, it gathered together numerous artists included in the publisher’s repertoire since its beginning. Presented as a sort of documentary of the exhibition, this book offers an abundance of installation views, plus a detailed bibliography of the publications through the years. With contributions by Gwenneth Boelens, Marlene Dumas, Geert Goiris, Irene Kopelman, Mark Manders, Oksana Pasaiko, and many more.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, pb, English

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The Form Of The Book Book (reprint)

Isbn 9780956260574
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 12458
€ 14.50

A collection of essays, analyses and examples regarding the theory and production of bound volumes, this small but dense publication includes contributions by Catherine de Smet, James Goggin, Richard Hollis, Sarah Gottlieb, Armand Mevis and Chrissie Charlton, and ranges in topic from the Matta-Clark Complex and Le Corbusier as book designer to the Most Beautiful Swiss Books in retrospect, modern typographer Herbert Spencer and essential notes for designers.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Design For Local Paper Media In Japan

Isbn 9784861009549
Publisher Bnn
Idea code 15370
€ 41.00

This book focuses on paper media with outstanding designs carefully considered and created by editors, designers, and people from the countryside. The media introduced in this book deals with the most effective ways to deliver information, what information to send, and who to send it to. When you want to convey something, whatever the format, is there a better way to send out the information? You may just find a hint from the many published works in this book.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Graphic Design For Wedding

Isbn 9784861009747
Publisher Bnn
Idea code 15377
€ 23.75

Every couple has their ideal wedding style, and the ever-increasing number of options for wedding concepts, as well as wedding styles where the couple themselves design everything, reflects the sheer volume of diversity available nowadays. When not limited to just choosing items, what kind of design can allow the couple to realise the perfect “scene” they imagine? Focusing on the design of printed materials, this book gathers creative and inspirational answers to this question from designers who use a multitude of forms to choreograph the wedding scene, from catalogues, albums, and goods, to custom-made paper items like invitations, RSVP cards, and various inserts.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 24 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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In Residence 8: Resonance Tuning

Isbn 9788875704957
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code
€ 19.35

Created in 2008, the IN Residence project is a workshop that becomes a book, a reflection on contemporary design that comes out of a format that is somewhere between an artist’s residence, an educational seminar, a training Master’s and workshop activities.The eighth edition, held in the usual, evocative setting of the Du Parc Contemporary Suites in Turin, focuses on the theme “Resonance Tuning”. With contributions by Marjan van Aubel, Faberhama, Laureline Galliot, OS Δ OOS, Julie Richoz, and Philipp Weber.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Italian/English


In Residence 7: Today Was Tomorrow

Isbn 9788875704940
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code
€ 19.35

Created in 2008, the IN Residence project is a workshop that becomes a book, a reflection on contemporary design that comes out of a format that is somewhere between an artist’s residence, an educational seminar, a training Master’s and workshop activities. This year, for the first time since its inception, the IN Residence project focuses on two distinct themes, developed through two different workshops. Contributions by Antonio Aricò, Atelier NL, Daphna Laurens, Itay Ohaly, Brynjar Sigurdarsun, and Studio Swine.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Italian/English


Gio Ponti And The Richard Ginori A New Correspondence

Isbn 9788875705084
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 15273
€ 24.20

This book is published on the occasion of a special collection of the Triennale Design Museum at Monza featuring numerous works, sketches, and drawings, that retraces the historic partnership between Italian architect and designer Gio Ponti and Richard-Ginori, formerly known as the Doccia porcelain manufactory. Ponti began his collaboration with the company in 1922, and would become its artistic director for the decade following, a time during which he expressed his conviction of the essential connection between art and industry that was necessary in the creation of a truly modern style. With texts based on a 2007 doctoral thesis by Maria Teresa Giovannini.

108 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 20 cm, pb, Italian/English


Houtfruit - Luitzen Zandbergen

Isbn 9789082361902
Publisher Pit
Idea code 15355
€ 40.00

Self-taught Frisian furniture designer Luitzen Zandbergen creates a range of interior objects and lighting designs inspired by the art and graphics found on wooden fruit crates, and even uses material from the crates in his designs. The colourful illustrations are incorporated in things as diverse as room screens, boxes, drawers, cabinets, and wall panels. Published on the occasion of a retrospective exhibition of Zandbergen’s work, this book gives an overview of 40 years of idiosyncratic production and reuse through images, curious furnishings, and a profusion of small boxes. With contributions by Hans Masselink and others, the volume comes in its own wooden slipcase.

238 p, ills colour, 16 x 19 cm, pb, Dutch

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Rob Parry

Isbn 9789492058027
Publisher The Architecture Observer
Idea code 15312
€ 25.00

This is the first monograph on the work of Dutch industrial and interior designer Rob Parry. Parry is best known in the Netherlands for his innovative design, together with Emile Truijens, for the red and grey mailbox for the PTT. This piece of industrial design was part of the nation’s streetscape from 1960 until the 1990s. As a prolific and versatile designer, Parry worked on a large number of varied projects: furniture, shop interiors, houses, offices, and a large number of exhibitions and exhibition stands for trade fairs.

160 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Rob Parry (dutch Edition)

Isbn 9789492058010
Publisher The Architecture Observer
Idea code 15313
€ 25.00

This is the first monograph on the work of Dutch industrial and interior designer Rob Parry. Parry is best known in the Netherlands for his innovative design, together with Emile Truijens, for the red and grey mailbox for the PTT. This piece of industrial design was part of the nation’s streetscape from 1960 until the 1990s. As a prolific and versatile designer, Parry worked on a large number of varied projects: furniture, shop interiors, houses, offices, and a large number of exhibitions and exhibition stands for trade fairs.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

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Ted Noten - Ubiquist

Isbn 9789462082328
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 15391
€ 34.50

Ted Noten is one of today’s most original, radical designers. His transparent acrylic bags – containing objects ranging from animals, jewels and cocaine to pistols – have seduced collectors, confused the establishment, inspired fellow artists and challenged students all over the world. Beauty and violence, perfection and decay: these are themes that have never been absent from his oeuvre since he made his famous pendant featuring a mouse wearing a pearl necklace. This book illustrates the pitiless precision of each separate design. At the same time it documents the immense playing field in which Noten operates.

232 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Tsuchida Yasuhiko - The Crossroads Of Fate

Isbn 9784903348445
Publisher Adp
Idea code 15369
€ 26.80

Born in Osaka, Tsuchida Yasuhiko is the only Japanese glass artist to run an atelier in Murano, Venice. Nicknamed the “poet of glass”, much of his work revolves around producing majestic glass objects with enigmatic titles: vases, bowls, basins, and other vessels. This monographic volume features numerous beautifully photographed examples of the objects into which he pours his creative expression: boldly coloured glass pieces that resonate with presence and light. The book also includes meditative texts reprinted from the catalogues for the 2012 exhibition ‘The Crossroads of Fate’ and the 2006 ‘Tsuchida Yasuhiko Glass Exhibition’.

118 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/Italian/English

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Black Dolls

Isbn 9781934435892
Publisher Radius Books/mingei Museum, Sa
Idea code 15382
€ 50.55

This book presents over 100 unique handmade African American dolls made between 1850 and 1930 from the collection of Deborah Neff, a Connecticut-based collector and champion of vernacular art. It is believed that African Americans created these dolls for the children in their lives, including members of their own families and respective communities as well as white children in their charge. The dolls portray faithful yet stylized representations of young and old African Americans – playful boys and girls, well-dressed gentlemen, elegant young ladies, and distinguished older men and women.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 30 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Becky Baur Notebook: Rabbit's Adventures Around The World

Isbn 9690000018771
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code 15390
€ 12.00

A whimsical notebook to let your imagination wander the globe. Follow Rabbit’s adventures in the corners of these otherwise blank pages as she travels from one place to another across almost every continent. From beaches, deserts, and mountains, to cities like London, Paris, Moscow, Miami and Sydney, and historic attractions like the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Rabbit explores the wide world with her camera always ready by her side. Write a story about what she sees and who she meets, or draw other fun places for her to visit.

196 p, ills colour, 16 x 12 cm, pb, English

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Luke James Notebook Bicycle Parts

Isbn 5033435990429
Publisher Noodoll
Idea code
€ 6.40

A pocket-sized book of blank pages to fill with your imagination.

256 p, ills colour, 13 x 17 cm, pb, no text


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