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New Titles in Design, Textiles & Popular Culture 15 May 2017
Na Kim - Set (Revised Edition)

Isbn 9789491843914
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17227
EUR 30.85

Updated reprint in black of a book featuring a collection of Na Kim’s work from 2006 to 2015 published on the occasion of her fourth solo exhibition, SET (named after this publication) at DOOSAN Gallery New York, from October 8 to November 5, 2015. For this book, fragments of her works are set in more or less personal categories, taking on a form reminiscent of a sample book. In contrast with the first edition, published before the show’s opening, this book also contains images of the actual exhibition and a text by Jae Seok Kim.

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

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Isbn 9783946848004
Publisher Grass Publishers
Idea code 17232
EUR 30.65

The use of typography in art can convey an unmistakable presence that visually communicates a desired idea or attitude. But besides being a carrier of information or visual expression, it can also serve as a decorative element. For the fourteen artists in this book, including Ed Ruscha, Fiona Banner, Shannon Ebner, Liam Gillick, Tsang Kin-Wah, and Rose Nolan, it is a fundamental tool. Intentionally or not, this leads to the emergence of an individual “handwriting” in their work. According to Tino Graß, art and visual communication employ the same tools, which leads to similar or identical forms of expression. The artists and works he has interviewed and gathered reflect an outstanding typographic quality.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 16 cm, pb, German/English

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Rechts/ Averechts - Plain/ Purl

Isbn 9789490800628
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 17176
EUR 20.55

'Plain/Purl' is published to accompany the eponymous exhibition at the Design Museum Gent (BE). The book and exhibition mark ten years of Textile Design at KASK / School of Arts Gent and frame the Textile Design programme in different contexts within which the discipline evolves: education, research, industry, art… The book emphasizes the potential of the programme and clarifies its philosophy of openness, artistic research, and experimentation. It contains contributions by Wim de Temmerman, Katrien laporte, Els Roelandt, Diane Steverlynck, Els and Clara Huygelen Vankerschaver and is profusely illustrated with the most inspiring pictures textile design creations of final year students.

260 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Sofa Issue 02 Summer 2017: What Are Cyber Hearts Made Of?

Publisher Edition Messner
Idea code 17170
EUR 6.15

While orbiting the new frontiers of cybersupportgroups, hook up apps, webcam love, virtual nationhood, net art, hacking & stalking, porn tag hegemonies, AI empathy, political videogaming & digital sexercising, 'SOFA' looks at the allure of digital relationships and how these are a new meta level of loving and being that solve some of yesterday’s problems while creating new ones for tomorrow. In this issue interviews with mavericks and the uncovering of the glitzy participation promoted by cyberculture to ask whether it is real democracy or if user-friendly atmospheres mask deeper emotional and psychological manipulations.

92 p, ills colour, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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My Residence 2: Scandinavian Interiors From Residence Magazine

Isbn 9789187543593
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code 17183
EUR 21.50

'My Residence' is an annual publication in English, covering the best of Scandinavian interiors, design, and architecture presented by 'Residence Magazine' throughout a year. This second issue features the homes of 16 creatives in the Nordic region, including Kinfolk editor in chief Nathan Williams in Copenhagen. There is also a section about the Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aaltoo who has had an enormous impact on modern Scandinavian design.

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

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Scandinavia 11th Issue 2017 Spring/summer Realness

Isbn 9789163922770
Publisher Pine Cone Publishing
Idea code 17200
EUR 22.85

The most independent fashion and art magazine — Scandinavia S/S/A/W — has its roots deep in the northern forests and its branches in the fashion capitals all over the world. Merging the Scandinavian aesthetics with the most interesting photographers of the world it’s a fashion magazine less about fashion and more about photography and art. Besides contributions and fashionable photo essays by Philip Messmann, Marcus Ohlsson, Benny Horne, Benjamin Vnuk, and Boo George, the magazine is interspersed with paintings by Marion Jaklin, art by Maciek Kobielski, and writings by Dorothea Barth Jörgensen.

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

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Re Fuse

Isbn 9789460050374
Publisher Kesselskramer
Idea code 17187
EUR 19.30

An avant-garde glossy that hijacks the language of traditional fashion magazines, ‘Re|Fuse’ strips the medium back to its bare essentials in order to stage a creative protest that reflects our own “crisis” of prejudice and intolerance. Not merely a commercial construct, fashion is a universal language that we use to visually communicate something about ourselves and relate to others. This is fashion for humanity, featuring trends and styles emerging from global hotspots like Aleppo, Ramallah, Baghdad, Mogadishu, Athens, Amsterdam, and New York. The debut issue features Ai Weiwei, Barbara Visser, Lucy Orta, Bas Kosters, Tammam Azzam, and many more.

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

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Tomihiro Kono: Head Prop - Studies 2013-2016

Isbn 9780998620510
Publisher Konomad
Idea code 17184
EUR 45.80

Tomihiro Kono’s distinctive creations, called head props, are the subject of this fascinating book. Already established in his successful international career as a session hair stylist, since 2013 Tomihiro has ventured into new territory with his head props. This book documents the path and inspirations he has followed in his innovative efforts to make decorative designs for the human head, and gives a sense of the uncompromising approach he takes in his work. Filled with detailed sketches, development models, and finished concepts, it makes clear that Tomihiro not only attempts to produce visually striking head designs, but also focuses on functionality in the beauty of form.

230 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 20 cm, pb, English

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Notes On Ghosts Disputes And Killer Bodies

Isbn 9789491400315
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17168
EUR 7.20

At the Salon del Mobile 2017, Design Academy Eindhoven shows #TVclerici, a live TV studio where media is presented in the making. It is an experiment with facts and fiction, props and performance, as well as individual bodies and objects. An alternative reality is created for a world of designed fakery, from biometrics, cybernetics, and GPS fences, to gendered architecture and the era of khaki. This small book takes a behind-the-scenes look to reveal the underlying conversations, inspirations, controversies, narratives, and points of view. In addition, it uncovers how the positions taken by the students connect to what is going on in the world, beyond the safe confines of the academy.

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

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Leon Bakst - Designing Dreams

Isbn 9788867492770
Publisher Mousse Publishing
Idea code 17214
EUR 49.75

Viewing  theater  as a total artwork in which choreography,  music, costumes and sets were of equal importance, Léon Bakst worked closely with artists such as Serge Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Jean Cocteau, Ida Rubinstein and Igor Stravinsky, transforming the perception of ballet.Like the eponymous exhibition at Musée National de Monaco (2016/17), Designing Dreams offers a detailed presentation of Bakst's  drawings, costume and textile designs, previously unpublished writings on ornament and  fashion, new scholarship on Bakst's sources and the impact of his vision, as well in situ views of the scenography created by Nick Mauss. The exhibition and book highlight Bakst's finest achievements in stage design, while also revealing his decisive influence in the field of  textile  design.

208 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, pb, French/English

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Abdulkader Arnaout: Designing As Visual Poetry

Isbn 9789490939113
Publisher Khatt Books
Idea code 17198
EUR 29.30

Abdulkader Arnaout is a graphic designer and a pioneer of graphic design in Syria. He has was one of the first graphic design practitioners, and was renown in his native Syria as a modernist designer and artist. Arnaout is considered one of the first designers to experiment with Arabic type and lettering, and with the development of an Arab graphic language based on Islamic ornamentation and Arabic calligraphy. This book highlights a compilation of Arnaout’s salient design work – his numerous poster designs for theatre, art exhibitions, and cultural events – and presents his outstanding contribution to the development of graphic design and typography in Syria and the Arab region.

176 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Arabic/English

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Dia Al-Azzawi. Taking A Stand: Activism Through Graphic Design

Isbn 9789490939120
Publisher Khatt Books
Idea code 17199
EUR 29.30

Dia al-Azzawi is a renown Iraqi contemporary artist whose graphic design work is largely undocumented. His multifarious involvement with graphic design – encompassing a rich output of illustration, publication and print design as well as a variety of promotional, curatorial and critical activities – is unmistakably a form of activism: a fervent expression of his social, political and artistic position and an energetic endeavour to bring about change. This book outlines al-Azzawi’s graphic activism, focusing on the period between the mid-1960’s and the mid-1980’s. It charts his journey in design from his beginnings in his native Baghdad in the 1960s to his later work at the Iraqi Cultural Center in London.

176 p, ills colour, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Arabic/English

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The Legend Of Harajuku Goro's Vol 3

Isbn 9784846531317
Publisher World Photo Press
Idea code 17163
EUR 40.35

Through numerous photographs of gorgeously crafted pieces, this book showcases Goro Takahashi’s fascination with Native American lore and the image of the Wild West. For more than 40 years, he has been hand-crafting accessories such as belts, necklaces, bracelets, bags and medallions, and his eagle and feather designs, learned and honed over many years of living with the Navajo, are highly sought after – and only available at Goro’s single store in Tokyo. Silver, gold, turquoise, leather and beads are just some of the materials in this storied anthology of outstanding dedication, love and skilled craftsmanship, accompanied by biographical texts and anecdotes.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Skateboarding Annual 3

Publisher Carhartt
Idea code 17215
EUR 15.50

A rich selection of stories about art and travel, all at some point having to do with skateboarding. First off in this issue, ‘Paving Space’, in which Raphaël Zarka combines geometric shapes he found in science and nature with the movements of skateboarding, letting us decide whether it is sculpture. Also in this issue, Lovenskate visits tea plantations in Kerala, India, in order to further the dialogue between tea and skateboarding; Mauro Caruso offers insightful information on his seven-year mission to skateboard in Gibellina, Sicily; a skateboard trip to Seoul to sample the old and new; plus various exhibitions, book launches, and projects in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Tokyo, more.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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