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New Titles in Design & Fashion 17 November 2016
A Magazine Guest Editor Alessandro Michele (gucci)

Isbn 9789077745168
Publisher A Magazine
Idea code 16633
€ 19.00

As Dan Thawley writes in his editorial, “Alessandro Michele could be considered something of an anachronism: a designer who traverses aesthetic and ideological worlds in a great temporal leap and who belongs, perhaps, to another era.” Gucci’s creative director since 2015, responsible for its rapid revitalisation, Michele’s proclivity for applying the powers of storytelling traces parallels and forms collisions between unlikely personas, places, and periods. “Blind for Love” is this issue’s theme, reflecting his idiosyncratic approach in a baroque selection of images, artworks, words and musings. With contributions by Annie Leibovitz, William Blake, Umberto Eco, and many more.

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

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Back Cover #7

Isbn 9782917855638
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 16629
€ 15.05

‘Back Cover’ returns with its first issue since 2013. This time, in different forms and with a certain degree of eclecticism, it sets out to discover French design. Editor Alexandre Dimos proclaims this to be a subject the magazine has “failed to examine sufficiently in the past”, a response to past criticism from British writer on design, Rick Poynor. Included are features on Benoît Bonnemaison-Fitte, Yorgo Tloupas, Matthieu Cortat, Otl Aicher, and Claude Closky, plus a variety of other contributions: Gilles Rouffineau writes about “Reading Barthes (typo)graphically”, Helmut Völter revives Masanao Abe’s vision of Mt. Fuji, Étienne Greib looks back at K Records, and much more.

80 p, ills colour, 20 x 28 cm, pb, French/English

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Invitation To Sol Lewitt

Isbn 9788898120994
Publisher Danilo Montanari
Idea code 16582
€ 25.80

This book presents notices and announcements of exhibitions and editions by one of conceptual art’s foremost practitioners, Sol LeWitt. Covering a period from the 1970s through the early 2000s, it explores a long history of the artist’s shows through numerous reproductions of notices, invitations, posters, and more, reflecting the intense and multifaceted investigation carried out by LeWitt across every realm of visual art. Several of the informational objects presented here were designed by the artist himself, while other selections testify to the universal scope of his work in terms of presentation and appreciation alike. A fascinating look at themes and relevance in his oeuvre.

128 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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What Africa Can Do For Europe - 31 Brilliant Ideas To Inspire The World

Isbn 9789082388619
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 16602
€ 19.95

Published to coincide with the What Design Can Do Live Amsterdam 2016 conference, this book presents a selection of 31 design projects that have the potential to change Africa and inspire the world. Right now many African nations are experiencing an economic upturn, which itself has triggered a surge in cultural production. The evolving identity of the continent can thus provide a mirror for us to view the identity issues facing Europe in new ways. The selected projects of varying scales come from fifteen different countries, from Morocco to South Africa, and from Uganda to Ghana, and represent the entire design spectrum, offering fresh perspectives on topical discussions.

104 p, ills colour, 18 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Annouk Post - Ontdekkingsreis Naar Een Duurzame Wereld

Isbn 9789491444289
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 16618
€ 29.50

Als er in de nabije toekomst een nieuw tijdperk aanbreekt, hoe ziet de wereld er dan uit? In dit boek opent Annouk Post voor ons een wereld van nieuwe luxe, waarin duurzaamheid hand in hand gaat met mooie en toekomstbestendige (product)ontwerpen. Het verhaal van Annouk Post leest als een bewustwordingsreis. Onderweg introduceert ze de mensen die haar inspireerden, en haar grote voorbeelden uit de mode, design, kunst, voeding en wetenschap: voorlopers die de nieuwe wereld gaan vormgeven. Chocolatiers in Vietnam. Een groene, zelfvoorzienende school op Bali. Geluksportretten van de inwoners van Bhutan. Allemaal voorbeelden van de duurzame route, van positieve verandering.

224 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb, Dutch

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Slow Reader A Resource For Design Thinking And Practice

Isbn 9789492095015
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 16583
€ 19.90

This book comprises a collection of theoretical reflections and practical perspectives that offer a holistic vision of human activity in enduring, dynamic interaction with other living systems. Positioned as a “resource for design thinking and practice,” it challenges the paths through which contemporary design practitioners operate, suggesting alternative perspectives and an expanded palette of tools for addressing a complex web of interdependencies. Intended to inspire well beyond the various design fields, it serves as a vehicle for reflection, (re-)imagination, and further investigation of “slower” approaches to living, individually and collectively, now and into the future.

256 p, no ills, 16 x 21 cm, pb, English


Wabi Sabi For Artists, Designers, Poets And Philosophers

Isbn 9780981484600
Publisher Imperfect Publishing
Idea code 16616
€ 22.40

Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional. Leonard Koren was trained as an architect but never built anything – except an eccentric Japanese tea house – because he found large, permanent objects too philosophically vexing to design. Instead he founded avant-garde magazine Wet and currently writes and publishes books about design.

96 p, ills bw, 14 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Wabi Sabi: Further Thoughts

Isbn 9780981484655
Publisher Imperfect Publishing
Idea code 16617
€ 22.40

'Wabi-Sabi: Further Thoughts' is a complement to 'Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers', the seminal volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. Author Leonard Koren, who trained as an artist and architect, is a design and aesthetics theorist.

96 p, ills bw, 14 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Cover Revolution!

Isbn 9788875706098
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 16575
€ 24.20

There’s a revolution going on in Italian bookstores! The last few years have seen a shake-up among the book covers of many of the legendary narrative series. Exploiting the creativity of a group of Italian illustrators of international fame, 'Cover Revolution!', edited by Melania Gazzotti, maps this phenomenon. With a selection of some of the best new covers by Franco Matticchio, Lorenzo Mattotti, Emiliano Ponzi, Guido Scarabottolo, Gianluigi Toccafondo, and Olimpia Zagnoli, illustrators who have successfully brought new energy to Italian publishing, it shows how the potential of books sometimes considered classics can be enhanced with punchy and effective designs.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Roma 1-272 (seoul 2016)

Isbn 9789491843693
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 16548
€ 18.00

Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Artists' Documents: Art, Typography and Collaboration at MMCA in Seoul (May 26 - August 31, 2016), organized by Roma Publications and mediabus. Besides exhibition views this books contains a complete and richly illustrated Roma Publications backlist from number 1, published in 1998, till this book (Roma 272), published in August 2016. Text in English and Korean, with contributions by Min Choi and LIM Kyung yong. Design: Na Kim and Roger Willems with a cover illustration by Karel Martens.

224 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Korean/English

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Vormgevingserfgoed In Vlaanderen Na 1945 (dutch Only)

Isbn 9789490800482
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code
€ 25.00

Met dit boek biedt het Centrum Vlaamse Architectuurarchieven van het Vlaams Architectuurinstituut voor het eerst een overzicht van archieven en collecties over vormgeving die publiek toegankelijk zijn. Zo’n tweehonderd archieven van ontwerpers, producenten, overheden, opleidingen en winkels, worden voorafgegaan door vijf essays van Fredie Floré, Ko Goubert, Irène Lund, Katarina Serulus en Eva Van Regenmortel. De gids is een instrument voor onderzoekers, erfgoedmedewerkers en liefhebbers en verschijnt als zesde nummer in de reeks Focus Architectuurarchieven.

262 p, ills colour, 16 x 23 cm, pb, Dutch


Erwan Bouroullec - Maarten Van Severen Chair Mvsc01

Isbn 9789490800543
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 16568
€ 19.00

The Maarten Van Severen Chair (MVSC) was founded in 2015 by the Royal Academy of Fine Arts at University College Ghent and the Maarten Van Severen Foundation with the aim of conveying the relevance and significance of his work for today’s designers. Erwan Bouroullec, one half of the design team of brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, was the first to hold the chair in 2015. He gave a master class and two lectures, which resulted in this richly illustrated first edition of the MVSC cahier. Not only does the diminutive book include extracts from his lectures, but it also offers fascinating documentation of the student projects produced during the workshop he supervised.

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

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Koos Van Den Akker (dutch Only)

Isbn 9789491444326
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 16556
€ 24.90

Koos van den Akker is vooral bekend geworden doordat hij de truien ontwierp die Bill Cosby in The Cosby Show droeg. Maar zijn verdiensten reiken veel verder dan dat. In 1968 sluit Van den Akker zijn Haagse couturesalon om met 168 dollar op zak en zijn naaimachine onder de arm zijn geluk in Amerika te beproeven. In 1970 opent hij zijn eerste winkel, om uiteindelijk in 1975 op de ‘Gold Coast of Shopping’ terecht te komen: Madison Avenue. Daarna volgen veel pieken en dalen, zowel zakelijk als privé. In deze monografie, die gebaseerd is op uitgebreid archiefonderzoek, schetst Hanka van der Voet een beeld van de omvangrijke en veelzijdige carrière van Koos van den Akker.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

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Cindy Wang: I See Eye See.

Isbn 9789869331500
Publisher Garden City
Idea code 16623
€ 27.20

Vibrantly illustrated, this children’s book designed by Cindy Wang takes its young readers on a journey to discover all kinds of special animals. From the elephants and lemurs of the deep jungle to the clouded leopards and giraffes of the savannah, and from icy seas full of ducks and penguins to a pond where a hippopotamus dwells, all manner of exotic beasts are encountered. At the story’s core is an appreciation for nature’s wonders and what kind of fulfilment can be gained from opening your eyes to the world around you.

82 p, ills colour, 24 x 27 cm, hb, English

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