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New Titles in Design & Popular culture 11 January 2016
Yes Yes Yes Alternative Press 1966-1977, From Provo To Punk

Isbn 9788887071627
Publisher A+m Bookstore, Viaindustriae
Idea code 15619
EUR 51.40

The ultimate compendium of counterculture press in the United States and the Netherlands during the heady decades of the 1960s and ’70s, this volume is the definition of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. From underground pornography, free love, anti-establishment anarchism, and Provo, to anti-war protests, spiritual empowerment, the Black Panthers, and women’s liberation, it’s all here. Page after page of magazine covers, articles, advertisements, and clippings encapsulate the era when academia revolted, gays marched in the streets, and hippies wondered if Jesus got high, too.*Please note*: this book has four different covers and these are shipped randomly.

496 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Wim Crouwel Modernist

Isbn 9789462261471
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 15755
EUR 50.90

A new, detailed monograph about Wim Crouwel: graphic designer and exhibition designer who defined the look of post war Holland with his studio Total Design. His modernism was reflected in countless posters and catalogues for the Stedelijk Museum, in stamps and experimental work like a sensational computer alphabet. In the seventies Crouwel evoked a lot of criticism but nowadays he is seen as a cult figure and an inspiration for many.

454 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Joris Laarman Lab

Isbn 9789090294360
Publisher Joris Laarman
Idea code 15744
EUR 50.90

Published on the occasion of the first major solo survey exhibition of Dutch designer Joris Laarman at the Groninger Museum, this weighty and amply illustrated volume highlights his most important series and experiments, along with a number of key works. Laarman’s team has conducted countless investigations over the past twelve years, using emerging technology to produce objects that embody beauty, technology, and mystery, as well as a visual language of the future. With an aesthetic rooted in organic forms, 3D printing, and the ingenious, challenging evolution of craftsmanship, Laarman here offers an upfront and personal introduction to his work in its many forms.

328 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, English

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Tokyo Totem - A Guide To Tokyo

Isbn 9784904894286
Publisher Flick Studio
Idea code 15662
EUR 35.65

Among cities, Tokyo in particular seems to baffle foreigners. This subjective guidebook to the spectacular Japanese metropolis intends to help you navigate and read the city in a way that evokes both a sense of adventure and a feeling of belonging. A whole spectrum of seasoned urban explorers invites you to look, read, and experience Tokyo differently, offering insights and imaginative perspectives to understand the city, its facets, and wealth of features. From a tour of Roppongi’s uneven topography, konbini food offerings, and exploring bathhouses, to following the rhythm of temporal urban totems, this densely packed book guarantees an alternative take on Tokyo.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Mount Fuji 360 Book - Yusuke Oono

Isbn 9784861525162
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15577
EUR 27.50

Yusuke Oono, born in Germany and trained as an architect, has designed a surprising twist on the pop-up book. As its title suggests, unfolding this petite book in a circular fashion results in a 360-degree panoramic scene of layered silhouettes. Here, Mount Fuji is unveiled in all its majesty, surrounded by curling clouds and a fiery round sun, and with graceful red-crowned cranes alighting on its slopes.

40 , ills colour, 12 x 12 cm, box, Japanese/English

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360 Book Snow White - Yusuke Oono

Isbn 9784861525179
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 15660
EUR 27.50

Yusuke Oono, born in Germany and trained as an architect, has designed a surprising twist on the pop-up book. As its title suggests, unfolding this petite book in a circular fashion results in a 360-degree panoramic scene. Here, the classic fairy tale is revisited in a progression from light to dark. With the dwarves and animals cheerfully working and playing on one side, Snow White stands hesitatingly in the middle as the witch beckons with her cursed apple from the murky forest depths.

64 p, ills colour, 12 x 12 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Nature Logo, Trades & Symbols

Isbn 9780957081680
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 15758
EUR 8.00

268 "Nature" trademarks and symbols by Mike Abbink, DADADA Studio, Grand Deluxe, Klor, Softmoss and many, many more.

132 p, ills bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Beauty Cooper Hewit Design Triennial

Isbn 9781942303114
Publisher Cooper Hewitt
Idea code 15764
EUR 50.40

'Beauty' – the book, born out of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's 2015 Triennial of the same name, curated by Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton – showcases some of the most exciting and provocative design created around the globe during the past three years. These pages aim not to emphasize the hidden beauty in the everyday, but to locate transformational beauty in contemporary design that is exuberant, ethereal, atmospheric, experiential, exceptional or sublime. Sixty-two designers represent a vast range of disciplines from architecture, fashion, digital, graphic, and product design, to interiors, hair, nail and lighting design.

276 p, colour & bw, 23 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Salt Bags: Iranian Tribal And Rural Weavings

Isbn 9786001521867
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 15732
EUR 73.50

Iranian sculptor, scholar, and collector Parviz Tanavoli presents a book about the hand-woven bags made by Iran’s tribal peoples. These practical objects are steeped in folkloric narratives and myths, each a unique expression of their makers. Mainly woven by women, the bags are used by shepherds to carry salt for their livestock while grazing. Not only are the traditional bags a reflection of the material culture of the tribes of the Iranian Plateau, they also signify the deep social significance salt has held since prehistoric times. Like bread, the concept of salt permeates Iranian culture both historically and today through many sayings, proverbs, rituals, and social interactions.

240 p, ills colour, 21 x 26 cm, hb, Persian/English

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Yusuke Nishimura The Folk Japanese Performing Arts

Isbn 9784898154311
Publisher Little More
Idea code 15757
EUR 116.15

Japan is home to a centuries-old tradition of folk performing arts, here captured in a marvellous portrait series by Yusuke Nishimura. The traditions have changed very little since their beginnings, and the various dance groups’ performances are a reflection of their geography, occupations, diets, and customs. Besides Shishimai (Deer Dance), Toramai (Tiger Dance), Kagura (Sacred Music and Dance), festivals and events with agricultural significance are also found throughout Japan, such as Taueodori (Rice Planting Dance). Nishimura photographs the costumed figures against black backgrounds, emphasising the vibrant colours and craftsmanship of each style of dress.

330 p, ills in colour, 21 x 26 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Aurelia Alcais - Toi Et Moi

Isbn 9788875704414
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16006
EUR 20.75

Like all great ideals, Love – the kind written with a capital letter – often seems elusive. So then maybe it’s better, as Aurelia Alcaïs does, to talk about the kind written in lower case, the more intimate kind of love, the one that intertwines with our lives and creeps into the cracks of the everyday. There’s the requited love that Daisy has for nature, and then there’s David who buys flowers for his wife of twenty years, not to mention Jean, the punk rocker who is secretly looking for a girl who is just like his grandmother. With simple and elegant illustrations, Toi et moi tells us about love in all its forms, not concerning itself with who or what you love, but above all how you love.

64 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Italian/French/English

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Hal Fischer: Gay Semiotics

Isbn 9780976184171
Publisher Cherry And Martin
Idea code 15761
EUR 26.75

Hal Fischer's 'Gay Semiotics: A Photographic Study of Visual Coding Among Homosexual Men' (1977) is one of the most important publications associated with California conceptual photography in the 1970s. This new edition reproduces the look and feel of the original volume. The photographs in 'Gay Semiotics' present the codes of sexual orientation and identification Fischer saw in San Francisco's Castro and Haight Ashbury districts, ranging from such sexual signifiers as handkerchiefs and keys to depictions of the gay fashion "types" of that era--from "basic gay" to "hippie" and "jock."

56 p, ills bw, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Obliquite 01: Paradigm

Isbn 9782955447901
Publisher Les Presses Ponderees
Idea code 15682
EUR 28.25

The seven designers participating to the first issue of Obliquite, explore the way objects come to life, their significations, their narratives. They dissect our society of spectacle, and transgress it. They play with memory, myths, fetishes, the hidden mechanisms and historiography of objects. They are not focusing on the function of objects. Instead, they explore the narratives and various ways in which our lives are conditioned by design.

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

Apology Magazine: No. 4

Isbn 9780985932633
Publisher Apology Magazine
Idea code 15759
EUR 20.15

Apology is a new magazine of art, fiction, games, humor, essays, interviews, journalism and photography, founded and edited by former Vice magazine editor-in-chief Jesse Pearson. Each new issue will be just different enough from the one before it that it will be slightly unsettling if you were a big fan of the previous issue. You will, however, be able to rely on each and every issue of 'Apology' containing, in varying degrees: Fiction, poetry, photography, interviews, essays, humor and art.

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

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Subway Magazine 6

Publisher 4478zine
Idea code 15738
EUR 6.40

‘Subway’ is an artist’s magazine by Erik van der Weijde and his imprint, 4478zine. Much of its content comes from eBay and Wikipedia, but works by contemporary artists are also featured. The magazine focuses on a fresh mix of art, photography, poetry, facts and fun. This sixth issue features work by Paul Kooiker, Melanie Bonajo, Takayuki Yamamoto, Count von Count, and Ponzi Scheme.

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

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