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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Popular Culture 8 February 2016
Graphic 35 Book Designs

Isbn 9771975790005
Publisher Propaganda
Idea code 16017
EUR 25.20

This issue features seventeen designers or studios who are mostly working for independent and art publishers that are also noted for accomplishment in their field. Found among these pages are not only current trends in book making, but also diverse opinions on the current role of book design, representative examples of designing practices, and insightful interviews with eleven of the designers, including Lamm & Kirch, Gilles Gavillet, and John Morgen, as well as Nina Ulmaja, head of graphic design at Albert Bonniers Förlag, and Julia Hasting, creative director at Phaidon Press. In addition, six studios were invited to contribute their own sections to display their creativity.

240 p, ils colour & bw, 23 X 30 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Purple Fashion 25

Publisher Purple Institute
Idea code 16074
EUR 24.35

Purple Fashion is the avant-garde reference for fashion and style on the biannual fashion magazine market, with the usual big names. Featuring Anjelica Huston, Chloë Sevigny, Kenneth Anger, Bernard Frize, Jacquemus, Balthus, JR, Monte Hellman, and an exclusive book by Glenn O'Brien.

512 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 32 cm, pb, English

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Acid Magazine 4

Isbn 9782919159161
Publisher 19/80 Editions
Idea code 16019
EUR 13.25

The magazine about surfing and all things tangential thereto returns with a new issue wherein Alain Bombard writes on the theme of shipwreck and survival, Yann Gross travels to Peru, underwater cameras become a curious case, the theory behind surf holidays is pondered, and more. Also in this edition: how do surfing, erotica, and feminism relate?

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

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Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen: The World Our Toolkit

Isbn 9789462261532
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 16073
EUR 33.45

Atelier Remy & Veenhuizen was formed in 2000, though the individual designers have been active since the 1990s, when “Dutch Design” exploded on the international scene. Although the two have different backgrounds, in their current practice neither is able or willing to distinguish who has contributed what to a specific design. This book explores their design process through well-known commissioned works and independent projects, framing their current practice in terms of compromise, freedom of materials, and the liberties they often take with assignments. An interview with the two designers forms a thread that weaves its way through the book’s many illustrated pages.

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

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Rrripp!! Paper Fashion

Isbn 9789608963719
Publisher Atopos
Idea code 16031
EUR 33.15

Like the eponymous exhibition, this book begins with 1960s throwaway paper dresses, and launches into an examination of new ways to approach the invention and use of textiles and non-woven materials. It juxtaposes modern creations with paper garments from various cultures, analysing the history of paper and paper-like materials in relation to fashion, art, and design through creators like Anna Piaggi, John Galliano, Hussein Chalayan, Issey Miyake, Andy Warhol, Jackie Nickerson, Robert Wilson, Kosuke Tsumura, and many more. Essays by specialists address the various aspects of this humble material, and inside is a CD of ‘Paperdelic’ (2006) by Yannis Kyriakides.

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

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Subjective Atlas From Colombia

Isbn 9789585898776
Idea code 16059
EUR 20.05

As a whole, the works compiled in this volume constitute an unconscious autobiography of Colombia’s current aspirations and fears. They reveal that the nation is at a crossroads in terms of its cultural identity, caught between socio-political commitment and poetic escape, and offer tools to engender both economic and cultural ideas and prejudices. Over 60 artists and designers form a map that traces, challenges, and vindicates what it means to live in Colombia, embodying its contemporary historical memory. The initiative was conceived by Hugo Herrera Tobón, Moniek Dreisse, and Annelys de Vet to further encourage a discussion of the nation’s complex cultural identity.

232 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, Spanish/English

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Deco Room With Plants Here And There

Isbn 9784861009952
Publisher Bnn
Idea code 16223
EUR 17.00

The 3rd volume of “Deco Room with Plants”, by the plant artist, Satoshi Kawamoto features the styling of modern apartments with plants including Kawamoto’s recent works in Japan, Taiwan, and New York. Satoshi Kawamoto, a popular garden stylist who owns several shops in fashionable areas in Tokyo, demonstrates how to display plants categorised by room type using his own house. Including indoor plants, dry & preserved flowers, artificial flowers and driftwood, he suggests several ways ion which plants can enhance the interior space. Especially suitable for those who don’t have much space or aren’t confident enough to grow plants.

112 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, pb, Japanese

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Monogram Logo, Monograms & Ciphers

Isbn 9780957081628
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 16071
EUR 9.90

Monogram logo is a collection of categorised monograms and ciphers from around the world and contains 452 logos from some of the world's greatest design companies such as; Bruce Mau Design, Louise Fili, FITCH, BankerWessel, Stefan Kanchev and many more.

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

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Fedja Vukic: The Other Design History

Isbn 9789537703288
Publisher Upi-2m Books
Idea code 15769
EUR 20.45

Professor at the Graduate School of Design, University of Zagreb, Fedja Vukić undertakes an investigative journey through the theory and criticism surrounding industrial production in the context of the mass market. Starting from the notions of design history in the United Kingdom and design studies in the United States since the mid-1980s onwards, he argues that these are an important component of a much broader history of industrialisation. In doing so, Vukić proposes that, in the Croatian context, this history could be differentiated by distinguishing the terms “form-giving” and “design” – in short, aestheticism in production versus the environment of production.

100 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 20 cm, pb, English

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From Design To Design: Masaaki Hiromura

Isbn 9784903348476
Publisher Adp
Idea code 16015
EUR 33.45

Based on an exhibition of Masaaki Hiromura’s personal repertoire as a designer and architect, this handsome volume offers insight into his design process and the thought that goes into a design. He addresses questions of whether new designs are of added value, or if such a design is necessary, and thereby also considers the negative aspects and potential drawbacks. It features numerous works and projects on every scale by Hiromura in its analysis, from wayfinding, signage, and labels, to domestic objects and entire interior design schemes. Richly supplemented with his own writings on the nature of design, the book includes an in-depth interview with the architect.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Paul Derrez 1975-2015 Jewellery & Objects

Publisher Galerie Ra
Idea code 16010
EUR 25.70

Jewellery maker Paul Derrez designed his first pieces in 1975, while interning as part of his goldsmith training at the Schoonhoven Vocational School in the Netherlands. In 1976, he opened Galerie Ra, and has since produced a large body of jewellery and objects, presented in this book as a virtually complete survey of his work. Colourful, whimsical, and idiosyncratic in form, the objects Derrez creates are a reflection of the craftsman and artist himself. Filled with illustrations and personal explanations, the book includes both his acclaimed and less well-known pieces, offering insight into his underlying interests and motives, as well as the relationship of his work to the spirit of the times.

80 p, ills colour, 19 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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