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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Textiles 20 April 2016
A Magazine Guest Editor Thom Browne

Isbn 9789077745144
Publisher A Magazine
Idea code 16157
€ 17.45

Following Rodarte and Proenza Schouler, Browne is the third American designer to take part in the A Magazine project, which offers carte blanche to a fashion designer to open their universe across 200 pages of creative content. He is the first menswear designer to curate A Magazine since Riccardo Tisci in 2008. Browne has tipped a both prestigious and personal cast of contributors for the issue, calling on members of staff, his partner and close friends to collaborate as well as a host of international artists and personalities including Baz Luhrmann, Martha Stewart, Rick Owens, and Hans Ulrich Obrist.

220 p, ills bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Yearbook Textiellab 2015

Isbn 9789070962593
Publisher Textielmuseum
Idea code 16190
€ 21.80

What is often lacking for new textile talents are the time and facilities to cultivate their creativity. The TextielLab is a crucial gateway to specialist skills and technology, enabling students and graduates to gain hands-on experience and further their careers. Meanwhile, fabric developed at the TextielLab is appearing in high-profile projects worldwide, from the Persian Gulf to the Parisian catwalk. This yearbook offers an overview of the special projects, young talent, and dazzling collaborations that have taken place there over the past year. Among these are Rafaël Rozendaal, Aleksandra Gaca for Iris van Herpen, Hella Jongerius, TheGreenEyl, Lisa Oppenheim, and more.

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

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Fashionary Postcards Watercolor Womens Figure

Isbn 9789881245717
Publisher Fashionary
Idea code 16196
€ 10.45

15 Detachable watercolour paper postcards. Bound together, with the preprinted figure templates barely visible, for instant outfit sketching and perfect for postal use.

30 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, pb, English


Fashionary Postcards Watercolor Mens Figure

Isbn 9789881245847
Publisher Fashionary
Idea code 16195
€ 9.90

15 Detachable watercolour paper postcards. Bound together, with the preprinted figure templates barely visible, for instant outfit sketching and perfect for postal use.

30 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, pb, English


Yusuke Nishimura The Folk Japanese Performing Arts

Isbn 9784898154311
Publisher Little More
Idea code 15757
€ 121.00

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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Living In The Amsterdam School - Designs For The Interior 1910-1930

Isbn 9789068686999
Publisher Thoth
Idea code 16188
€ 32.50

Published in conjunction with a large exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum of furniture and other interior objects designed in the style of the Amsterdam School, this book sheds light on the movement’s influence in fields other than its widely known style of early 20th-century architecture. With its captivating and expressive forms, the Amsterdam School was a phenomenon unique to the Netherlands, and its influence can be seen in an array of clocks, ceramics, lamps, textiles, stained glass, posters, and more. With a critical analysis of the school’s aesthetics and designers, such as Michel de Klerk, and essays detailing its commercial reception, international context, and preservation.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Unlocked

Isbn 9789608963757
Publisher Atopos
Idea code 16132
€ 49.70

The new publication from ATOPOS attempts to “unlock” the depiction of the naked body in the post-photographic, digital era. Based on an original idea and research by Vassilis Zidianakis, the book’s more than 500 pages constitutes a recording of a new visual language that has emerged from contemporary digital platforms and other forms of social media. From Ren Hang’s raw, avant-garde photography and the hedonistic, vibrant images of Maisie Cousins, to Robert Wilson’s unconventional video portraits of Lady Gaga, the volume presents works by 145 international photographers and artists, including Cheyenne Sophia, Jacopo Benassi, and Kostis Fokas.

512 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Uta Eisenreich James Langdon A Play

Isbn 9789491843600
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16199
€ 14.00

This diminutive book is published in relation to a series of performances and an exhibition: ‘Things on a Table’ by Uta Eisenreich and Eva Meyer-Keller with Katrin Hahner at Pact Zollverein, Essen, and ‘A Play’ by Eisenreich with Meyer-Keller and James Langdon, shown at Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam. The departure point is Gertrude Stein’s modernist text, ‘Objects Lie on a Table’ (1922). The exhibition takes form as a mural conceived with graphic designer James Langdon. Unlike the experience of the stage piece, where elements appear in a timeline, the book offers an excess of elements – signs, colours, fragments, and texts – to assemble and construct meaning.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Tine Melzer - Taxidermy For Language-animals

Isbn 9783906213101
Publisher Rollo Press
Idea code 16183
€ 32.00

A parrot can be trained to repeat the sounds we make when we speak. But what does a parrot say? 'Taxidermy for Language-Animals' examines language fragments from different practices – philosophy, literature, visual art – by exploiting some of our linguistic habits and tools. This book includes examples of ordinary language trapped in images. Games we play with language and games language plays with us are introduced. Like language itself, language-games are based on perception, habit and memory and are played in collaboration with others.

464 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Secret Behavior: Issue 03 Exhibitionism

Isbn 9780989745628
Publisher Secret Behavior
Idea code 16182
€ 28.20

The third issue of Secret Behavior revolves around the theme of Exhibitionism. It features Nicola Canavan's "Raising the Skirt," an empowering display of female sexuality, as well as a lighthearted nod to today's nude selfies, and a huge selection of intimate art, poetry and fiction. Some of the talent featured in this issue includes Miguel Andrés, Aneta Bartos, Shane Book, Paul Burgess, Nicola Canavan, Julia Cohen, Louise Colbourne, Jen Davis, Matthias Herrmann, Philippe Jusforgues, Slava Mogutin, Jeremy Sigler and many more.

154 p, colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Richard Prince's Publications Bibliotheque D'un Amateur

Isbn 9788897753117
Publisher Viaindustriae
Idea code 16159
€ 26.90

This diminutive, eponymous catalogue to an exhibition, curated by Christophe Daviet-Thery and taking place in Spoleto and Paris in 2012, seems to draw up an inventory of a “book-lover’s library”. But on closer inspection, the individual in question is the same person who designed these books: Richard Prince. Through their varied depictions of miscellaneous publications, Prince’s artist’s books and catalogues have gradually themselves become collection catalogues of other books. The phenomenon reflects an urge to make public one’s private interior, and by extension, one’s personal life and inspirations. The publication includes detailed bibliographical notes and two critical essays.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Atelier National De Recherche Typographique Archives 1985-2006

Isbn 9782840668541
Publisher Les Presses Du Reel
Idea code 16204
€ 41.95

Through 650 images drawn from the French National Institute for typographic research unpublished archives, this catalogue tells the untold story of a period of profound technological change, exploring the little-known world of typography design through a diverse selection of projects drawing on both an age-old craft tradition and the most radical innovation. The Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (ANRT) was set up by the French government in 1985, in order to revitalise typeface design in France, a sector beset by problems. Its remit was soon extended to cover fields of typographical research and practice beyond type design proper. Between 1985 and 2006 the Atelier trained around a hundred students, contributing to a spectacular revival of French typography.

328 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, French/English

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A Sustainist Lexicon

Isbn 9789461400529
Publisher Architectura & Natura
Idea code 16130
€ 15.00

Words are our first tools for making sense of the world. 'A Sustainist Lexicon' presents seven words for a changing time. In this timely exploration of our cities, heritage, civic initiatives, urbanism and the future, Michiel Schwarz, co- creator of the Sustainism manifesto, charts how a new ethos and praxis is emerging in the ‘design’ of our living environment. This concise lexicon explores the changing cultural landscape through seven entries: Placemaking, Connectedness, Local, Commons, Circularity, Proportionality, and Co-Design.

156 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Andrea Antinori - A Book About Whales

Isbn 9788875705626
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16171
€ 21.50

The whale in literature: the animal that swallowed Jonah in the Holy Bible and Melville’s whale symbolising the invincibility of nature over human fragility. But what do we really know about whales? And how many different kinds of whales are there? A book for finding out everything about this mythical animal that has always been the subject of legends and is, in fact, one of the most prominent figures in the history of world literature. Andrea Antinori has written a book about whales, complete with monochromatic pictures and striking pencil illustrations to talk about whales from an “alternative” and more scientific viewpoint.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 27 cm, pb, English

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