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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Contemporary Culture 6 October 2016
Karel Martens - Prints

Isbn 9789491843778
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16497
EUR 23.15

As a follow up of Reprint, this publication by renowned Dutch graphic designer Karel Martens contains a sequence of unique letterpress monoprints made between 2014 and 2016. The book comes in two different covers which is the result of a printing experiment by printing all the content of the book in 3 layers on top of each other. This particular print sheet was cut and folded into two different covers.

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

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Best Book Designs Netherlands And Flanders 2015

Isbn 9789059653931
Publisher Cpnb
Idea code 16494
EUR 30.35

The annual catalogue of the Best Dutch Book Designs transformed this year to accommodate a selection of books from both the Netherlands and Flanders. With the two regions acting together as guest country at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, it was a natural decision to mount a joint selection, the result of which is 33 Dutch and 17 Flemish Best Designed Books. As always, an eye for innovation and inventive image-text symbiosis was given priority, as was the “necessity” of a project, according to Dirk Leyman, author of the judges’ report. The publication presenting the chosen books was designed by Irma Boom, with data printed on fine, semi-transparent paper in grey tones.

256 p, ills bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Self Service 45 Fall/ Winter 2016: The New Femininity

Publisher Self Service
Idea code 16543
EUR 20.85

Self Service 45 features the new femininity, with Luna Bijl photographed by David Sims, Raquel Zimmermann by Inez and Vinoodh and Charlotte Rampling by Ezra Petronio. With model mothers Amber Valetta, Mini Anden and Heidi Mount and their children. Dialogs with Charlotte Rampling, Emmanuelle Seigner and Melanie Ward, among others. Edie Campbell and Harriet Quick write shortly about what is femininity.

1012 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, hb, English

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Flaneur Issue 06: Boulevard Ring, Moscow

Isbn 9772196537004
Publisher Edition Messner
Idea code 16537
EUR 15.40

Diverging from the principle of focussing on one street, Flaneur succumbs to Moscow’s underlying cosmological blueprint: the city is in this issue made up of orbits. The Boulevard Ring is the first orbit and on it five bubbles are chosen that encircle the Kremlin. These bubbles are not just places – they are constellations, principles, motifs for exploration. Featuring Arbatskaya Square, Pushkinskaya Square, as well as a personal journey of Ksenia Golubovich. Photographer Stas Galaktionov explores the underground vibes of one of the last remaining squats in the neighbourhood. Moscow Waters has a contribution by Grashina Gabelmann and artist Judith Sönnicken considers the mental architecture of disappearing and reappearing structures. The last chapter considers the future as much as the possible futures of the past, the crossroads that haven’t been taken, through a collection of poems, short stories and visuals.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Dirty Furniture 3/6: Toilet

Isbn 9780993351129
Publisher Dirty Furniture
Idea code 16504
EUR 11.70

In the third issue of 'Dirty Furniture
' on the theme of the toilet, we wonder why poo-bum jokes are funny, lament the loss of the public loo, and stand for girls who stand. Sanitation in India is investigated, toilet paper unrolled, nappies reconsidered, and we interview a farmer and a toilet attendant. With Alex Schweder on pissing, Natalie D Kane on nappies, Alice Twemlow on graphic design, plus shitting monarchs, Superflex, and the poo emoji.

152 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Gispen Specials - De Klant Is Koning

Isbn 9789069182964
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 16490
EUR 12.30

Gispen maakt al honderd jaar furore met zijn industrieel vervaardigde meubels. Minder bekend is dat de Nederlandse meubelfabriek al sinds de oprichting ook unieke of in kleine oplage gemaakte producten uitvoert. Deze specials zijn soms het resultaat van bijzondere opdrachten, maar vaak ook experimenten van ontwerpers. Van bioscoopstoelen voor Paleis Soestdijk tot een kantoormeubel voor de toekomst – een selectie van bijna vijftig voorbeelden toont de kwaliteit en flexibiliteit van het bedrijf en maakt duidelijk dat het maken van specials in de genen van Gispen verankerd zit.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Dutch

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See Red - Women's Workshop - Feminist Posters 1974-1990

Isbn 9781909829077
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 16458
EUR 26.85

Founded in 1974, See Red Women’s Workshop grew out of a shared desire to combat sexist images of women and to create positive and challenging alternatives. Women from different backgrounds came together to make posters and calendars that tackled issues of sexuality, identity and oppression. With humour and bold graphics, they expressed the personal experiences of women as well as their role in wider struggles for change. Written by See Red members, detailing the group’s history, the book features all of their original screenprints, alongside posters commissioned for radical groups and campaigns.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 31 cm, pb, English

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The Responsible Object A History Of Design Ideology For The Future

Isbn 9789492095190
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 16552
EUR 22.50

Imagine how future archaeologists will discover countless things we have thrown away: plastic and metal objects, discarded electronics, synthetic textiles, and other items that do not easily decompose; the leftovers of an age of rampant, imperishable objects. Today, in an economic system that revolves around producing and consuming such things, we now face how to deal with them in the challenges that lie ahead. The intrinsic design ideologies of sustainability and social responsibility are often not new. This book presents a history of socially committed design strategies within the Western tradition, from William Morris to Victor Papanek, and from VKhUTEMAS to FabLab.

284 p, ills in b&w, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Rijksmuseum Cookbook

Isbn 9789082543711
Idea code 16481
EUR 46.30

The Rijksmuseum presents a cookbook in which 50 ingredients that define the Dutch kitchen, from potatoes and seaweed to cod and eel, form the basis for 130 dishes, both traditional and modern. Conceived by culinary journalist Jonah Freud and a team of celebrated and expert chefs from across the Netherlands, including Robert Kranenborg and Jonnie Boer, the recipes are inspired by paintings in the museum’s collection. Printed on paper reminiscent of parchment, this exceptional book was designed by Irma Boom and features hundreds of colourful images of objects from the collection, attesting to this rich culinary history and the prominent role of food and drink in Dutch culture.

600 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Earth And The Moon 360 Book - Yusuke Oono

Isbn 9784861525513
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16478
EUR 27.50

Earth, our home planet, came into existence as the third planet in the solar system 4.6 billion years ago. A catastrophic collision with another large celestial body sent scattered pieces of both into the void, which would eventually gather to form the Moon 100 million years later. The Moon’s gravitational pull gave rise to tides on Earth, and from this primordial ocean life emerged. Since mankind’s very beginnings, the Moon has been a symbol of our dreams and faith. Human ventured into space and witnessed our “blue planet” for the first time in 1961, and landed on the Moon itself in 1969. This three-dimensional panorama book celebrates our perpetual skyward gaze.

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

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Utsuwa Katachi: Japanese Ceramics And Forms

Isbn 9784903348483
Publisher Adp
Idea code 16418
EUR 30.80

The Japanese world utsuwa literally means “vessel” or “container”, and commonly refers to any kind of cup, plate, dish, or pot. Unlike mass-produced crockery, the spontaneous ceramic form is momentary and fleeting, with an unparalleled warmth and aesthetic pleasure. This art form emerges from the particular clay or raw material used, the thickness and flow of the glaze, and the condition of the kiln. An individual piece depends on the distinct balance between all of these factors, and each piece is one-of-a-kind; encounters with utsuwa are said to be once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This book features gorgeously photographed pieces by a selection of specialised ceramists.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 27 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Mika Miyamoto - The Netherlands Hindeloopen

Isbn 9784861525551
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 16486
EUR 31.90

Hindeloopen is the name of a small village in the northern area of the IJsselmeer in the Netherlands. This style of painting was born in the 17th century, and even now there are a small number of craftsmen with workshops in town where they continue to produce traditional painted furniture. In this style, flowers, birds, arabesque patterns, and other designs are painted over serene base colours of red, dark blue, and green, giving off a sense of calm and grace. The author, Mika Miyamoto, first encountered this style in Hindeloopen 30 years ago. Motivated by the retirement of popular artists, Miyamoto has compiled this volume in an effort to preserve a vanishing Hindeloopen.

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

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Inverted Commas - Postcards On Books

Isbn 9789082396607
Publisher Alauda Publications
Idea code 17065
EUR 12.85

'Inverted Commas' is the title of a set of 16 postcards containing quotes on books, paper and the print world. The pithy, humorous, and poignant quotes are selected from a wide range of famous and lesser known international sources. The postcards are printed in letterpress on embossed design paper and feature a digitally reproduced 17th century font. The booklet format allows for both a compact overview as well as easy removal. The postcards speak to the hearts of bibliophiles: they are suitable as quotes to hang on the wall, to post with a memorable note along with a gift of a book, or simply to keep on a shelf and read for inspiration.

36 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, English

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