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New Titles in Design & Textiles 10 July 2017
Etnomanie - Ellie Uyttenbroek

Isbn 9789462083639
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17266
EUR 20.50

'Etnomanie' is a tribal style bible. Fashion stylist Ellie Uyttenbroek (known from Exactitudes) made a personal selection from the ethnographic photo collection of the Nederlands Fotomuseum. Using her eye for fashion, she selected 100 posed portraits, from the 1850s to recent ones, focusing on individual expression, silhouette, pose, outfit, styling, body adornment, accessories, and other fashionable details. The starting point was style, which is popularly understood to mean something like attitude, approach, habitus, bearing, modus, manner, and taste. In addition to historical information, Uyttenbroek reports her stylistic observations, making the viewer aware of the beauty and autonomous visual power of the different portraits.

174 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Hilde Bouchez: A Wild Thing

Isbn 9789490800604
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code 17265
EUR 20.55

This book attempts to identify and describe the often elusive qualities we experience in everyday objects. What gives a specific glass, for instance, more “aura” or “mystical allure” than another? Some things seem to have a bright quality that speaks to the imagination, perhaps the result of the methodology and intent of the creator. Hilde Bouchez outlines this type of conveyance, emphasising a way to both design and experience things that centres on an essential oneness between humans, objects, and the cosmos. Essays explore the history of design, along with the latest tendencies within the field, ecological aspects of materials, and the quest for sustainability.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, English

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Hilde Bouchez: Het Wilde Ding

Isbn 9789490800598
Publisher Art Paper Editions
Idea code
EUR 20.55

This book attempts to identify and describe the often elusive qualities we experience in everyday objects. What gives a specific glass, for instance, more “aura” or “mystical allure” than another? Some things seem to have a bright quality that speaks to the imagination, perhaps the result of the methodology and intent of the creator. Hilde Bouchez outlines this type of conveyance, emphasising a way to both design and experience things that centres on an essential oneness between humans, objects, and the cosmos. Essays explore the history of design, along with the latest tendencies within the field, ecological aspects of materials, and the quest for sustainability.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 18 cm, pb, Dutch

Earth Matters

Publisher Textielmuseum
Idea code 17313
EUR 16.40

This book accompanies an eponymous exhibition at the Textiel Museum in Tilburg, in which curators Lidewij Edelkoort and Philip Fimmano examine a new wave of innovative design that holds a deep respect for our planet at its core. According to them, “this young century will bring about an opportunity for reflection and radical change, making up for a century of ecological abuse, overconsumption, greed, and violence.” With the emergence of a post-fossil society, our understanding with nature is being reconceived. The exhibition brings together designers and artists who are investigating new ways of producing ideas, changing our mentality through a progressive body of work.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Sheila Hicks & The Dutch - Why Not?

Isbn 9789070962616
Publisher Textielmuseum
Idea code 17312
EUR 16.40

Published on the occasion of a retrospective of work by Sheila Hicks at the Textiel Museum in Tilburg, this book traces the pioneering textile artist’s influences, from her extensive travels through Latin America as a student to the New Tapestry Movement of the 1960s, as well as numerous examples of commissioned work in the Netherlands. Her works were in keeping with changing views in the art world and contemporary art practices of the time, with sculptors adopting non-traditional materials and museum curators recognising an emancipation of media in the applied arts. Only recently, however, has work by Hicks been widely accepted into the canon of visual art.

56 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 24 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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From Scandinavia

Isbn 9780993581229
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 17356
EUR 13.00

'From Scandinavia' is the latest book published by Counter-Print and is a celebration of graphic design from this area.The book is a collection of work from some of the most talented agencies in Scandinavia such as Snask, Stockholm Design Lab, Bielke & Yang, Bond, Heydays, and many more.

168 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, 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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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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Cartier In Motion

Isbn 9788494509643
Publisher Ivorypress
Idea code 17241
EUR 71.85

This magnificent publication marks an exhibition curated by Norman Foster, which took place at London’s Design Museum in 2017. Richly illustrated, the book explores the life and times of pioneering watchmaker Louis Cartier and his circle of friends in the context of early 20th-century Paris, highlighting the many connections to the period’s art, automobiles, aircraft, engineering, and fashion. Rather than envision a typical exhibition that would start and end with Cartier’s famed products, Foster presents a celebration of an era, with various artefacts and memorabilia reflecting a break with tradition, and illustrating how Cartier’s verve played a part the emergence of a truly modern lifestyle.

344 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Ravage - Illustre Inconnu

Isbn 9789462262133
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 17276
EUR 33.45

Published on the occasion of their major retrospective at Museum Arnhem, this book presents four decades of work by the inseparable Clemens Rameckers and Arnold van Geuns, better known as the design duo Ravage. Early on, it became clear that the art direction of the fashionable Rameckers would match the visual talent of the tradition-savvy Van Geuns, and that one’s inventiveness would complement the insight of the other, sparking an unbridled curiosity which would lead them to develop a distinctive partnership. Through numerous images and a range of contributions, a magnificent overview of their body of work from the 1970s to the present emerges.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, hb, French/English

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Khorjins - Tribal And Rural Weaves From Iran

Isbn 9786001522239
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 17303
EUR 56.55

Following the publication of ‘Salt Bags’ in 2016, this is the second in a series of books by Parviz Tanavoli on woven objects from the tribal and rural people of Iran. Dedicated to ‘khorjins’ (saddlebags), this volume offers a multitude of beautifully crafted and colourful examples of what is, in fact, the most often used and multifunctional type of bag among the tribal peoples of the Iranian Plateau. The 150 ‘khorjins’ presented in this book were made during a time when seasonal migrations with horses and camels still took place, and to call these objects a rich archive of tribal designs is no exaggeration. The book explores geographical differences, terminology, and history of weaving in Iran.

196 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 26 cm, hb, Persian/English

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Tadanori Yokoo: Prints Retrospective Hanga Jungle

Isbn 9784336061447
Publisher Kokushokankokai
Idea code 17264
EUR 36.95

Japanese graphic designer, illustrator, printmaker, and painter Tadanori Yokoo achieved international recognition for his work during the 1960s. His great interest in psychedelia, mysticism, and the pop culture of the time led him to produce brightly coloured, intensely autobiographical works using complex, multi-layered imagery, but also posters for events by leading figures of the counterculture movement in Japan, like Tatsumi Hijikata, Juro Kara, and Shuji Terayama, that reflect a keen painterly expression. A retrospective look at Yokoo’s vibrant oeuvre, this book features more than 250 works, including prints, posters, and paintings, from the late 1960s up to 1990.

260 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese

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Infographical Illustration & Icon

Isbn 9784802510349
Publisher Bnn
Idea code 17309
EUR 34.90

This book focuses on infographical designs that will be used for print and computer screen media, and introduces plenty samples of excellent designs all over the world. With contributions by Saskia Rasink, Studio Nebulosa, Vy Tat, Thomas Vanhuyse, Miguel Camacho, Jonathan Calugi, Jaime Hayde, and many more.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Coci La Elle

Isbn 9784861526084
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17283
EUR 52.80

Chika Higashi started Coci la elle in 2010, a Tokyo-based shop for handmade parasols that are painted or decorated with embroidery, and with no two alike. The brand name is a nuanced reference to the Japanese term ‘koshiraeru’, meaning “to make”. The rich expressions of these delicately crafted umbrellas can bring a splash of colour into any day – startling, pretty, and at times with a pinch of humour. Coci la elle has since branched out to include original print umbrellas, scarves, and accessories. Filled with beautiful photos, sketches, and inspirational mood boards, this book shows Higashi’s work yet is also a tribute to artisan umbrella makers, a skilled craft that is slowly disappearing.

182 p, ills colour, 22 x 30 cm, hb, Japanese/English

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Modernism: In Print Dutch Graphic Design 1917-2017

Isbn 9789462262249
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 17321
EUR 30.80

Published in conjunction with an exhibition curated by Mathieu Lommen at the Special Collections facility of the University of Amsterdam, this book by design historian Frederike Huygen explores modernism in Dutch graphic design of the 20th century. Divided into three periods – pre-war, post-war, and from 1990 to the present – it emphasises the various aspects and meanings of the term “modernism”, and how its concept dominates the discourse on graphic design, through an extensive overview of the subject. Moreover, it questions the canon by including some less well-known examples of graphic design work, thereby giving recognition to an often underestimated complexity.

184 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Copy Construct

Isbn 9789491843945
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17353
EUR 8.25

This catalogue documents both the artworks and the almost 300 books on view at an eponymous exhibition at the Mechelen Cultural Centre. Featuring works by Jan Kempenaers, Kasper Andreasen, Aglaia Konrad, Ria Pacquée, Simon Popper, Mitja Tušek, and more, the artistic positions are set against an exhibition design conceived by Kris Kimpe and Koenraad Dedobbeleer, a kind of communal archive that systematically displays a selection of contemporary artists’ books. The works closely relate to the codex of the book as a medium for artistic expression, as well as to the different gestures of reproduction that are representative of artists working in various media.

68 p, ills bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, English

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Eileen Gray Intimate Architecture

Isbn 9782373820072
Publisher Hyx Editions
Idea code 17357
EUR 16.60

Eileen Gray was one of the most emblematic figures of the art deco and modernist movements, having developed a new and intimate form of architecture over her 50-year career. Through her projects, and with great independence with regard to her contemporaries and critics, she anticipated the eternal movement of sensitivities, optimising the relation between space and furniture, defying conventions and uses, and advocating a return to emotion. This monograph is published in conjunction with an exhibition at the Centre Pompidou. The book features and illustrates many of Gray’s designs and interiors, with essays by Cloé Pitiot, Renaud Barrés, and Tim Benton.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, hb, French/English

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Talisman - Contemporary Symbolic Objects

Isbn 9788875706432
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17360
EUR 22.10

The 'Talisman' volume gathers a highly evocative series of talismans and symbolic artefacts with extraordinary evocative power. Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò asked young but already established designers on the international scene to design innovative talismans: they are symbols, vehicles of meaning, objects that embody individual and collective values. Talisman thus illustrates a series of empathetic objects made of different materials and interesting shapes. The book designed with simple and captivating graphics, features images of the designers’ creations accompanied by captions with project details and descriptions.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 16 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Steven Guarnaccia - Collecting Merano

Isbn 9788875706487
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17346
EUR 13.80

Ava lives in Rome, her cousin Otto lives in Berlin. They are great collectors: Ava collects leaves from interesting plants, Otto is crazy about collecting cupolas and campanili. They will meet at Merano to enrich their collections. What will they find between the alleys of the old town, under the shadow of La Polveriera? This book is part of the more extensive “Primavera Meranese” project, a multifaceted festival involving lots of different events focusing around interaction between art and nature aimed at discovering – or rediscovering – Merano in a different and engaging way.

32 p, ills colour, 22 x 22 cm, pb, English

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Paul Cox - Alphabetical Little Theatre

Isbn 9788875706456
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17345
EUR 16.60

The combination of painting and graphics is Paul Cox’s signature style and here the French artist remains true to his form. In a mix of design, games, and scenic art, he creates a mini-theatre with 42 cut-out objects and characters, ready to take the stage and perform. But that is not all, as this little theatre is also alphabetical. Each character represents its initial letter, multiplying expressive possibilities in a game of references between drawings and letters, meaning and significance.

16 p, ills colour, 36 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Illustrators Annual 2017

Isbn 9788875706371
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17342
EUR 43.50

The Illustrators’ Exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is one of the most important international events in the world of illustration. The 'Illustrators Annual 2017' unites projects by the 75 artists selected from the 16,000 boards created by 3,200 illustrators from around the globe. With a cover illustration by Rotraut Susanne Berner, winner of the International Hans Christian Andersen Award, in addition to the selected works the volume also features contributions by the five jury members: illustrators Jean-François Martin, Daniela Stamatiadi and Steven Guarnaccia, and editors Harriet Birkinshaw and Arianna Squilloni.

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

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