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New Titles in Design & Fashion: now for real. It's true. We fixed it. 15 February 2017
Karel Martens - Motion

Isbn 9789491843853
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17055
EUR 30.85

Published as part of ‘Motion’, an exhibition by Dutch artist and graphic designer Karel Martens at Kunstverein München, this book is the seventh instalment of the ‘Companion’ series produced by the Kunstverein and Roma Publications. With concept and design by Julie Peeters, the greater part of the book’s content is derived from the video ‘Not for Resale’, a sequence of photographs of the array of images and objects found on the artist’s studio wall, taken in 2000. Material from two other videos, ‘Lost & Found’ (2004) and ‘Tol’ (2008), is also included, along with a transcription of a conversation between Martens and Chris Fitzpatrick, director of the Kunstverein.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 29 cm, pb, English

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365 Typo Volume 2

Isbn 9791095254010
Publisher Etapes - Editions
Idea code 17022
EUR 45.40

Representing a new level of self-awareness in the typographic community, this second volume of '365 Typo', published in collaboration with the Association Typographique Internationale (ATypI), presents a comprehensive survey of current happenings in type design, typography, and graphic design today. Conceived as a printed book that is fully integrated with digital publishing, it offers not only a service to the industry but also a resource for future research, with stories about important events, themes, and information, covered by 100 leading international contributors. Richly illustrated and with a detailed index, it offers a peerless take on the field today.

308 p, ills colour & bw, 23 X 29 cm, hb, French/English

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Purple Fashion 27 (Booklet By Carsten Holler)

Publisher Purple Institute
Idea code 17028
EUR 26.75

Purple Fashion is the avant-garde reference for fashion and style on the biannual fashion magazine market, with the usual big names. Featuring William Eggleston, Rick Owens, Vanessa Beecroft, Ryan McGinley, Mike Mills, John Currin, and a booklet by Carsten Höller.

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

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Ideas From Massimo Osti

Isbn 9788875706296
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17054
EUR 89.80

From Bologna emerged a revolution in fashion concepts – modern textile research and experimentation that changed the course of style in the 1980s towards the more casual, sportswear look so common today. This book traces the career of visionary garment engineer and fashion designer Massimo Osti, and gives an overview of his various brands, from the early silkscreen prints with Chester Perry, to his worldwide success with C.P. Company and Stone Island. It explores the technical and stylistic innovations that have characterised his pioneering lines over the years, from studying attributes of military and work clothing, to the invention of new dyeing techniques.

426 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 33 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Finn Juhl At The U. N.

Isbn 9788792894205
Publisher Strandberg Publishing
Idea code 17037
EUR 24.30

This vibrant book delves into the history of the Trusteeship Council Chamber at the United Nations Headquarters, a true ‘Gesamtkunstwerk’ designed by Danish architect and interior and industrial designer Finn Juhl. Inaugurated in 1952, it has since been named a part of Denmark’s cultural heritage, carefully restored and revitalised with modern furniture designed by Salto & Sigsgaard. The book is filled with illustrations, including historical photographs, sketches, and other material, plus new photographs by Ole Madsen. With a foreword by Michael Sheridan, a leading authority on Scandinavian architecture and design, and an essay by Danish architecture critic Karsten R.S. Ifversen.

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

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Exploring The Space For Design Research Between I-We-Do-Think

Isbn 9789491444456
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 17016
EUR 10.25

Authored by Jeroen van den Eijnde, professor of product and interior design at ‎ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, this book explores how scientific thinking and artisanal making are inextricably linked. Based on the fact that the regulations at some universities in the Netherlands make it possible to obtain a doctoral degree with artistic work, this book discusses both Van den Eijnde’s views on the type of research he advocates in an art college and why this type of research by artistically motivated product and interior designers is important for people and society as a whole. Part personal history, part theoretical analysis, the experiences he shares are quite topical for the design field.

136 p, ills bw, 14 x 21 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Jewellery A La Mode

Isbn 9788875706173
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17053
EUR 49.75

This volume takes the reader on a journey through society’s aesthetic mirror, with 500 pieces of jewellery which, from the post-war period to the present, and through changing styles and technological progress, have defined the evolution of feminine customs, achievements, and ambitions. Within are great Italian jewellers in dialogue with masters of fashion and talents of design, a combination offering three diverse views on the contemporary. The book is authored by jewellery expert Alba Cappellieri, full professor at the Polytechnic University of Milan and Stanford University, as well as director of the Museo del Gioiello in Venice, the first museum in Italy dedicated solely to jewellery.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 31 cm, pb, Italian/English

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In Need Of - Graduation 2016 Design Academy Eindhoven

Isbn 9789491400278
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17041
EUR 30.85

According to the introduction by Jurriënne Ossewold, “Humanities and narratives are needed to train and understand compassion, but… compassion is about action, engagement. It is about doing things, and in our case about creating and giving form to ideas based on a deep understanding of what defines us as human beings.” This notion of compassion thematically frames design education as an optimistic counter-movement at the Design Academy Eindhoven, which presents its full range of 171 graduating talents in this volume. Besides fifteen texts and conversations, the book includes students’ work in the design fields of identity, contextual, information, social, and more.

480 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 34 cm, hb, English

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Tulip Pyramid - Copy And Identity

Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17040
EUR 15.45

This publication is the first in a new series that seeks to engage a broader audience with excellent design research, and is part of the Design Academy Eindhoven’s ‘Dialogue’ programme. Jing He is frequently asked whether her work reflects her Chinese identity, or in what way it differs from other nationalities. Like other Chinese designers, she is anxious about her identity, and aims for a design methodology inspired by the practice of copying Chinese culture. In examining the historical, political, cultural, and economic reasons behind this phenomenon, she finds that it is rooted in a long history of cultural exchange, of borrowing and transformation – in short, design hybrids.

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

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Inventario 12: Everything Is A Project

Isbn 9788875706180
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17051
EUR 13.80

The cover story of this issue is dedicated to the feather, an emblem of freedom and lightness, a modular “object” which lets you imagine. Inside, Stefano Salis discusses assemblage pioneer Joseph Cornell, Michele Calzavara investigates the work of Krzysztof Wodiczk, and Daniele Greppi reflects on Upcycling, a creative reuse project involving 40,000 discarded clothes hangers. Also featured is an examination of the ways in which different artists reflect on the phenomenon of migration, an overview of various artworks made from reworking everyday objects, a visit to Stella Park in Hokkaido, designed by Alessandro Mendini in 1985, and much more.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Studio Fm Milano - Bodies

Isbn 9788875706128
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17052
EUR 30.40

In this book is a collection of pictographs made by studio FM milano, a graphic design studio founded in 1996 by Barbara Forni, Cristiano Bottino, and Sergio Menichelli. Each one is essentially a fragment of more complex and articulated projects. Presented in this way, they take on a life of their own, becoming characters independent of the design contexts in which they were created. The subjects are ordered randomly, or in relation to simple visual similarities or pictorial graphic systems, and only two colours (purple and green) are used. It is simultaneously a monograph and a manifesto that expresses the essence of the studio’s output over its two decades of work.

288 p, ills colour, 21 x 26 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Decorative Lettering

Isbn 9784802510233
Publisher Bnn
Idea code
EUR 23.95

This book introduces selections of decorative logotype and beautiful calligraphy from Japan and around the world. Includes examples that will be useful for various situations, such as advertising, signage, display, packaging, book binding, posters, a zakka (daily use items), gift cards, shop cards, websites, and so on. This book aims to allow designers that work with decorative lettering or calligraphy as well as illustrators or artists to be inspired by the creative use of lettering.

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

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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