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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Textiles 5 April 2017
Macguffin 4: The Sink

Isbn 24058203
Publisher Macguffin
Idea code 17165
EUR 16.45

The biannual design and crafts magazine featuring remarkable stories about ordinary things returns with its fourth instalment – this time dedicated to the sink. An object that speaks volumes about who we are and how we live, the sink’s many alluring manifestations are featured here in a variety of ways. Some surprising sink typologies make an appearance, from inox sinks to kommunalka sinks, plus specialised sinks for pathologists, babies, and more. Inside, a short story by prize-winning author Kira Wuck, a series of photos of stainless steel sinks by Scheltens & Abbenes, writings about kitchenettes, and an intriguing photo essay about Suriname Jungle Sinks by Viviane Sassen.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Collecting Colour

Isbn 9789491444487
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 17158
EUR 18.40

In this book Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center, takes us on a tour of the amazing universe of the Forbes Pigment Collection, which at present is kept in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies at Harvard University. This collection contains over three thousand natural and synthetic colouring agents. Khandekar shows the origins of the pigments and their cultural uses. At the same time, he demonstrates that pigments are essential building blocks of the unique nature of a work of art. Explore the unique collection through the essay and the many images in this book. Printed with high pigment ink.

136 p, ills colour, 10 x 13 cm, pb, English

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Out Of Fashion | The New Fashion

Isbn 9789081005906
Publisher Birgitta De Vos
Idea code 17138
EUR 65.00

Fashion is all about exponential growth, producing faster and cheaper. With everybody rushing after the latest must have’s and do’s. We all see that this leads to copy and clone and more of the same products and numb customers. After years of working in the garment industry designer, photographer, artist and author Birgitta de Vos took a time out and travelled the world. One year became 10 years. One country became many countries. She captured her findings in this inspirational journal and retrieved her initial passion for textiles. She also realized that time is not something we are short of, but a present, we can only fully embrace, if we take our time and go slow.

412 p, ills colour, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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Self Service 46 S/s 2017 The Last Boxes

Publisher Self Service
Idea code 17126
EUR 26.10

Self Service 46 features "The last Boxes", with photography by Paolo Roversi, Nobuyoshi Araki, Bruce Weber, Robert Frank, and Ezra Petronio, essays about polaroid photography, deconstructed fashion, and a selected group of 24 creative minds who pay a personal homage to the polaroid.

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

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Novo Typo Color Book

Isbn 9789490913656
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 17133
EUR 37.10

Are typographers and type designers really black-and-white thinkers? Are they so conservative as to think that the text you see everywhere, even on your laptop, tablet, or mobile phone, should always be black? Traditionally, texts in manuscripts were written in black, but this is probably because of the technical limitations of Gutenberg’s groundbreaking invention. Mark van Wageningen is pushing to change this accepted norm. With text and design by Van Wageningen, a (typo-)graphic designer and founder of Novo Typo, an Amsterdam-based type foundry and graphic design studio, and a preface by Gerard Unger, this book celebrates the functionality and decoration of letters.

104 p, ills colour, 18 x 25 cm, hb, English

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O.oo Imperfection Booklets: Risograph (Reprint)

Isbn 9789869322201
Publisher O.oo Risograph & Design
Idea code 17142
EUR 28.25

Risograph printing is unlike regular four-colour printing, and was developed through an independent system that creates each colour individually. This two-part booklet aims to act as a guide for those interested in risograph printing, as well as a supplement for others who may already be familiar with the many variables that should be taken into account when preparing to print. The authors feel that risograph, despite its imperfections and difficulties, has the most personality and is the most fun type of printing process to use. The booklet’s first part presents information in a more easily understandable graphic language, while the second part focuses on all aspects of colour.

102 p , ills colour & bw, 18 X 24 cm, folder, Chinese/English

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Sapeurs - The Gentlemen Of Bacongo (Japanese Ed.)

Isbn 9784861524998
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17086
EUR 25.30

The Sapeurs today belong to 'La SAPE' (Societe des Ambianceurs et des Personnes Elegantes) – one of the world's most exclusive clubs. Members have their own code of honour, codes of professional conduct, and strict notions of morality. Designer brands are important to sapeurs, and they work hard to save as much money as they can to dedicate to the most beautiful suits and accessories they can find. But their amazing style is also based on strict rules of elegance, beauty, and harmony of colours. The result is a unique and inspiring style, that has captured the imagination of people all over the world – the sapeurs are now truly the kings of elegance.

224 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese

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Bruno Munari Total Artist

Isbn 9788875706333
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17145
EUR 48.35

“Everyone knows a different Munari”, reads the back cover of 'Codice ovvio', the collection published by Einaudi in 1971. And nothing could be more true: the diversity and originality of Bruno Munari’s artistic experimentation gave rise to a plethora of creative activities, ranging from drawings to designs, collages, paintings, sculptures, readable and not-so-readable books, new image reproduction techniques, industrial design, editorial graphics, architecture and new pedagogical ideas. 'Bruno Munari Total Artist' is the printed edition that accompanies the exhibition on show at Museo Ettore Fico in Turin from 16 February to 11 June 2017.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Boro - Rags And Tatters From The Far North Of Japan (Reprint)

Isbn 9784757215962
Publisher Aspect
Idea code 09114
EUR 40.20

On the northernmost tip of the main island of Japan an astonishing textile aesthetic has been operating for many years, called 'boro (rags) stichery.' Born out of desperate necessity, this intricate needlework has remained largely unknown because of its embarrassing associations with poverty, but can now also be explained as a loving frugality towards cloth and sewing techniques. In fact, if exactingly reproduced and labelled with designer tags, these rags could deliver haute couture prices. This fascinating publication presents a unique survey of these clothing and furnishing pieces that have been collected over many years and will in turn raise fundamental questions in fashion and design circles everywhere. Blankets, bags, diapers, trousers, futon covers, uniforms and traditional Japanese clothing are some of the items presented here, many in fine detail, accompanied by full colour photographs and historical and explanatory notes.

128 p ills colour 17 x 21 Japanese/English pb

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