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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Popular Culture 20 July 2016
Graphic 37: Introduction To Computation

Isbn 19757905
Publisher Propaganda
Idea code 16328
€ 24.75

How might computational approaches inform contemporary graphic design practices? That is the question posed by this instalment of Graphic, which seeks to delineate the quintessential nature of using computation, not only as a means to govern automatic and algorithmic production of objects, but also as a logical thinking process for design. Various designers and writers were invited to explore tangible experiences of using computation and to discuss the validity and possibilities of these approaches, both today and in the future. Includes an interview with Rob Giampietro, plus contributions from Hansje van Halem, Adrian Shaughnessy, MuirMcNeil, Jürg Lehni, and many others.

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

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Fashionpedia - The Visual Dictionary Of Fashion Design

Isbn 9789881354761
Publisher Fashionary
Idea code 16368
€ 45.95

'Fashionpedia' is a visual fashion dictionary covering all the technical terms from style to material to production with illustrations and infographics. It encompasses rich, extensive information and yet is easy to read. Whether you’re an industry insider or a fashion connoisseur, 'Fashionpedia' is all you’ll ever need to navigate the fashion scene. The encyclopedia covers History and Styles, Apparel, Detail, Accessories, Textile, Manufacturing, Body & Beauty, Measurement & Care.

336 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, hb, English

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My Residence - Swedish Interiors From Residence Magazine

Isbn 9789198310900
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 16343
€ 17.60

'MY RESIDENCE' is an annual publication in English, covering the best of Swedish interiors, design and architecture presented by Residence Magazine throughout a year. This first issue will include the homes and studios of 19 creatives, including super stylist Lotta Agaton, ceramicist Carina Seth Andersson and world renowned choreographer Alexander Ekman. My Residence is a luxurious take on what a magazine can be with thick, matte paper and an inspiring layout. My Residence will be released anually during the Stockholm furniture fair in February, and lead the way for all those interested in Swedish interiors, design and architecture.

140 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Issey Miyake: Exhibition

Isbn 9784763016010
Publisher Kyuryudo
Idea code 16339
€ 40.55

This impressive volume is part of an exhibition at the National Art Center, Tokyo, in 2016, the first full-scale retrospective to showcase the myriad ideas that have emerged over the course of the designer’s career, from his earliest activities to current projects. Widely recognised for his technology-driven clothing designs, exhibitions, and fragrances, Miyake Issey has been stimulating the world of culture and fashion for almost half a century with his organic and skilfully articulated repertoire, fuelled by boundless curiosity and love of experimentation. The catalogue explores the main themes of his innovative drive, complemented by Hiroshi Iwasaki’s expert photography.

248 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Intrus Sympathiques - Bernard Chadebec

Isbn 9783906213118
Publisher Rollo Press
Idea code 16352
€ 25.00

Graphic designer Bernard Chadebec was an employee of the INRS (National Research and Safety Institute) throughout his professional life, between 1965–2005. At this French organisation for the prevention of occupational accidents, he realised more than 300 boldly coloured posters. Published in conjunction with the first monographic exhibition of Chadebec’s work at the Écomusée Creusot Montceau, the book includes an engaging essay by Camille Pageard detailing the history of accident awareness and prevention in the workplace, as well as the changing modes of discourse surrounding how safety messages are delivered, and why Chadebec is unique in this respect.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 19 cm, pb, French/English

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The House Of Beauty And Culture

Isbn 9789491843686
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16351
€ 24.00

The House of Beauty and Culture (HOBAC) was an avant-garde boutique, design studio, and crafts collective in late 1980s London, with key figures like Judy Blame, John Moore, Cindy Palmano, and duo Fric and Frack. Until recently, HOBAC’s influence was widely felt, yet barely documented, part of a subculture rooted in artistic practice, post-punk rebellion, and resistance to mainstream culture and overproduction. Against a dire socio-political and economic backdrop, they were among the first to upcycle found materials and champion androgynous urban style. Through diligent research, interviews, and countless images, Kasia Maciejowska honours the group’s legacy.

154 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, pb, English

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Sleeping Beauties The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2015

Isbn 9789080270008
Publisher Federal Office Of Culture Bern
Idea code 16295
€ 27.50

The Swiss Federal Office of Culture organizes the competition “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” on an annual basis, in order to recognize excellence in the field of book design and production, as well to draw attention to remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss designers, printers, and publishers. The five-member jury, chaired for the first time by Gilles Gavillet, appraised all the submissions and in January 2016 selected eighteen titles as finalists. These books are presented here in creatively staged and shot object portraits, as if each is living a life of its own. An text written from a book’s perspective describes its thoughts about each of its selected peers.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 20 cm, pb, English

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La Main Et Le Dos. Les Plus Beaux Livres Suisses 2015

Isbn 9783909928392
Publisher Bundesamt Fur Kultur Bern
Idea code
€ 27.50

The Swiss Federal Office of Culture organizes the competition “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” on an annual basis, in order to recognize excellence in the field of book design and production, as well to draw attention to remarkable and contemporary books by Swiss designers, printers, and publishers. The five-member jury, chaired for the first time by Gilles Gavillet, appraised all the submissions and in January 2016 selected eighteen titles as finalists. These books are presented here in creatively staged and shot object portraits, as if each is living a life of its own. An text written from a book’s perspective describes its thoughts about each of its selected peers.

188 p, ills colour & bw, 14 x 20 cm, pb, French


Nero Freedom / Soul Issue

Isbn 9784898154373
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16310
€ 29.15

With articles on or interviews with, Sunflower Bean, Blood Orange, Kindness, Connan Mockasin, Jenny Lewis, Beau, Hal Hartley, photographs by Chad Moore, Michael Lavine, artwork by Hayato Kiyuna, and much more.

258 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 29 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Nudes Curated By Julien Dossena- Photographed By Coco Capitan

Isbn 9789077745151
Publisher Paco Rabanne
Idea code 16271
€ 16.15

In 1969, photographer Jean Clemmer immortalised his creative partnership with fashion designer Paco Rabanne in a daring monograph of glamorous female nudes strategically covered by sculptural garments made of plastic, synthetic fibres, and metal. It epitomised an era of sexual liberation and female empowerment. French designer Julien Dossena has worked towards a contemporary vision of femininity for the Paco Rabanne fashion house since 2013, most recently by commissioning Spanish photographer Coco Capitán to revisit Clemmer’s images in a new portfolio shot on the grounds of the 1920s Villa Noailles. Poems by Capitán accompany the sensual and bold images.

94 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Harumi Gals Harumi Yamaguchi

Isbn
Publisher Lim Art
Idea code 16175
€ 64.30

This catalogue for an exhibition features a selection of iconic illustrations created by Harumi Yamaguchi for the PARCO chain of department stores in Japan. Since 1972, Yamaguchi has depicted female figures using airbrush techniques, establishing herself as an illustrator that symbolized the era. Contrary to notions of eroticism as portrayed from the commonly male perspective in pin-ups, her women seem to unabashedly celebrate their own sexuality and existence. Besides the glossy elegance of ads for stockings and lingerie, Yamaguchi’s subjects are also shown engaged in “male” sports like skateboarding, boxing, and baseball, an ironic gesture in society of the time.

130 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Book Cover Design From East Asia

Isbn 9780957081697
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 16349
€ 9.95

Book Cover Design from East Asia is a compendium of more than 100 covers from China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan and elsewhere.

112 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 15 cm, pb, English

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Counter Fictional Design

Isbn 9782917053225
Publisher It:editions
Idea code 16308
€ 21.50

This publication contains five conference performances, written in French and English, by the Franco-Korean duo of Ju Hyun Lee and Ludovic Burel. Known for work that combines publications, performances, and installations, the artist-researchers present a critical examination of the status of design within the KVM (an acronym that varies with the projects in the Korean Vitra Museum, Korean Vocal Museum, Korean Vernacular Museum, etc.). The term “counter fictional design” applies equally to objects and behaviours, in both the cultural and managerial spheres. Interested in postcolonial issues, the two artists together pursue a self-described approach of mimicry and sly civility.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, French/English

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Illustrated Encyclopedia 150 Years Of Japanese Uniforms

Isbn 9784861524752
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16341
€ 25.70

If you understand the uniforms, you'll understand Japan. This text contains illustrations of 200 different uniforms, including public uniforms, private uniforms and school uniforms. Japanese uniforms are born from a variety of origins, such as points of western influence that come with modernization and elements of long-held Japanese tradition. Through these transitions, we can see the "nature of Japanese people" taking shape. Having worked with uniform illustrations for many years, Naoki Watanabe, reviewed an enormous volume of reference material and photographs to provide illustrations and diagrams from multiple sources that include information on historical background, functionality and more.

144 p, ills colour, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English introduction

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Takashi Miyagawa - Miyako

Isbn 9784898154366
Publisher Little More
Idea code 16330
€ 29.50

Takashi Miyagawa’s drawings are thick with curlicues, squiggles, zigzags, whorls, and broad strokes. Often bordering on writing in script, or forming characters akin to an ancient calligraphy, the relatively small-scale works can be expansive, with denser shapes emerging in patterns amidst the seeming chaos of scribbles and marks. Some are light and open, others are seething and dark. In all, more than 130 drawings are included here, with a detailed index of the dimensions of each. Surprisingly, many of these intricate works are no larger than a standard A4 size sheet of paper.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 13 x 19 cm, pb, Japanese

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The Alluring World Of Maiko And Geiko

Isbn 9784473040596
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 16324
€ 16.10

Judith Clancy has lived in Kyoto since 1970, studying the Japanese tea ceremony and flower arrangement, and becoming well-versed in the city’s culture and history. In this book, she reveals the beautiful and graceful realm of the maiko and geiko, for which Kyoto is especially famous. These ornately decorated and kimono-clad young women are bound to the strict customs and tacit rules of the lifestyle to which they are committed. Using thoughtful writing and numerous photographs, Clancy documents every aspect of the history, talents and artistry, and conditions and expectations of the maiko and geiko, as well as the recent changes this venerated tradition has undergone.

104 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 20 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Kyoto Colouring Book

Isbn 9784473040961
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 16327
€ 17.40

Colouring book with traditional and trendy patterns selected from prints used by the dying studios in Kyoto.

90 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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