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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Popular Culture 28 September 2017
Purple Fashion 28 (25th Anniversary Issue)

Publisher Purple Institute
Idea code 17425
EUR 26.75

For their 25th anniversary issue, Purple celebrates the artists and models who incarnated the spirit of the magazine through their style, attitude, and personality. Since 1992, Purple has been connecting art and fashion. This issue pays tribute to some of their favourite models and celebrate modelling as a form of art. Throughout 25 different covers showing 25 Purple Icons, the magazine tells the story of its 25 years working with the best fashion designers, photographers and stylists. With extra insert The Paul MCcarthy Purple Book. Please note that different covers will be randomly supplied.

500 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Urban Potters

Isbn 9789491819704
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 17426
EUR 35.90

Clay is back: the age-old craft of ceramics is being embraced by a new generation of urban makers and collectors. Katie Treggiden explores the contemporary revival of pottery, focusing on six inspiring cities and their makers. 27 young and passionate ceramicists in New York, London, Tokyo, Copenhagen, Sydney, and Sao Paulo introduce us to their work, their studios and their inspiration. 'Urban Potters: Makers in the City' will appeal to a broad audience – not only those who practice pottery themselves, but anyone who is interested in the handmade. The book also includes a practical source list of places to buy handmade ceramics in the six cities featured.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 26 cm, hb, English

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The Serving Library Annual 2017/18

Isbn 9789492811011
Publisher Roma Publications
Idea code 17430
EUR 25.70

'The Serving Library Annual' comprises a number of individual “Bulletins” organized around a theme for an international audience of designers, artists, writers, and researchers. Newly published by ROMA Publications in a yearly format, this inaugural issue is realised in collaboration with Public Fiction, a journal and exhibition-maker based in Los Angeles. It deals with acts of civil disobedience and other forms of resistance, particularly in view of the relationship between entertainment and power. Contributors include Hilton Als, Tauba Auerbach, Anne Carson, Mark Leckey, Adrian Piper, Frances Stark, and Martine Syms.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 30 cm, pb, English

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The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2016

Isbn 9783909928408
Publisher Federal Office Of Culture Bern
Idea code 17451
EUR 29.65

Beauty lies in the details. Organised each year, the competition for the Most Beautiful Swiss Books recognises outstanding graphic design in the field of books, promotes and showcases high-quality production, and raises public awareness of the winning books, both nationally and abroad. This year’s five-member jury, chaired by Gilles Gavillet, selected 24 publications from among more than 400 submissions. The works were appraised for concept, graphic design and typography, quality of printing and binding, and attention to the materials used. The exceptional catalogue for this edition was designed by Hubertus, who takes us literally back to the book and its material essence.

420 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 30 cm, pb, German/French/Italian/English

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Ufo Drawings From The National Archives

Isbn 9781909829091
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 17442
EUR 16.65

Originally set up after a request from Winston Churchill, the Ministry of Defence’s UFO Desk ran for over 60 years, collating mysterious sightings and records of strange objects in the sky from observant, and sometimes imaginative, members of the public. As well as letters and official reports, the UFO files contain photographs, drawings and even paintings of these curious sightings. David Clarke has selected examples from The National Archives to present a history of British UFO art and the remarkable stories behind these images, including an alien craft on the A1, flying saucers over Hampstead, and a spaceship landing at a primary school in Macclesfield.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Eyeball Cards - The Art Of British Cb Radio Culture

Isbn 9781909829084
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 17443
EUR 19.45

From the hiss and crackle of Britain’s CB radio heyday, only Eyeball cards remain. These are the mysterious business cards of ‘breakers’ exchanged when British CB enthusiasts would meet up in person after chatting on the airwaves. These alternate identities are sometimes amusing, occasionally mundane, dark or bawdy, but always personal creations — flotsam from a more innocent analogue world. This book is the first to document this late 70s and early 80s sub culture and presents hundreds of the funniest, strangest and most intriguing Eyeball cards from across the UK.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 22 cm, hb, English

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Typologie: The Petanque Boule

Isbn 9782917855911
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 17461
EUR 22.10

‘Typologie’ is a new serial publication about everyday objects that focuses on a single typology in each issue. This first issue takes the pétanque boule as its topic, examining this popular playing piece by discussing its affiliation with the universal and ancient tradition of boules and examining the broad range of techniques used to produce the boule itself. The seemingly homogenous spheres contain a rich and layered character, one that often personifies the carefree, recreational side of life that the game represents. The aesthetics of the pétanque boule are deciphered through more than 70 black-and-white illustrations, including 50 photographs specially shot for this publication.

64 p, ills bw, 21 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Pirelli Advertising With A Capital P

Isbn 9788875706562
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code
EUR 62.20

This book tells the story of Pirelli advertising from the 70s through to the present day, drawing on the Group’s Historical Archive, which contains thousands of advertising prints and dozens of television commercials. In the 70s and 80s, the advertisements were made by Pirelli’s Centro, with such great names as Pino Tovaglia, Salvatore Gregorietti, and François Robert. It was Centro, an interesting example of an Italian in-house agency, that took Pirelli communication from a world of tradition into one of marketing-oriented strategies. The 90s saw the arrival of international agencies with global campaigns that used endorsers from the world of cinema and sport.

440 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 28 cm, pb, English

An Illustrated Guide To Japanese Cooking And Annual Events

Isbn 9784473041814
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 17410
EUR 20.25

A must-have for any lover of Japanese cuisine, this guide features a heady plethora of ingredients, dishes, tableware, and more. With distinct categories – classic dishes, noodles, sushi, soup stock, herbs and spices, edible wild plants, seasonal confections, tea, and so on – each item is accompanied by an attractive hand-drawn illustration and detailed description. The extensive handbook also includes ceramics, porcelain, tea utensils, kitchen utensils and cookware, and chopsticks. An overview of annual events observed in Japan is also given. The guide’s editorial supervisor is Yukio Hattori, best known as an expert commentator on the Japanese television show ‘Iron Chef’.

160 p, ills colour, 13 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Big Book Series 03: Alice In Wonderland

Isbn 9784861525841
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17399
EUR 35.35

The third instalment in the ‘Big Book’ series again offers a children’s story that unfolds into a gigantic sheet, revealing beautifully illustrated images by Mao Fujimoto that create new opportunities for interactive storytelling. This time we venture down the rabbit hole with Alice in a tribute to Lewis Carroll’s classic tale. Three double-sided posters bring the adventure to life through a selection of six scenes: “The Rabbit Hole”, “Down the Hole”, “In the Hall”, “With the Dodo and Friends”, “The Mashroom”, and “The Trial”. Also included are a set of reusable stickers that children can use to interact with the story along the way.

6 , ills colour, 21 x 32 cm, poster, Japanese/English

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Extra Extra 9 (Nouveau Magazine Erotique)

Isbn 22140581
Publisher Extra Extra
Idea code 17420
EUR 15.45

Extra Extra ‘Nouveau Magazine Erotique’ is the ultimate sensual experience, bringing to you intimate interviews with some of the most desirable men and women we know, escorted by emerging essays and sweltering visual imagery in 176 pages. Lose yourself in the stories of a fiery imaginative city life while Extra Extra unveils the hidden pleasures of Cape Town, Antwerp, London, Winnipeg, Moscow, Tehran, Hamburg, Amsterdam and New York. With contributions by Nico Krijno, Laure Prouvost, Sarah Anne Johnson, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Nikolay Bakharev, Kahlil Joseph, Michael Portnoy, and Celia Hempton, among others.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, English

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Bart Hess - Future Bodies

Isbn 9789462262263
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 17350
EUR 30.80

Dutch designer Bart Hess, who became widely famous with his Slime Dress for Lady Gaga, focuses on the cutting edge of design, fashion, and visual art. In the past ten years he has presented a variety of projects in which the relationship between man and material, nature and technology plays a central role. The starting point in the work of Bart Hess is the human body, which he always dresses in a different way, distorts or decorates in a way that has very little to do with fashion or styling. High-tech materials fuse with the model’s bodies. This is done with such conviction in the video Mutants (2011) that it went viral on YouTube. What looks like a digital animation is actually a filmed performance in a latex suit.

96 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, pb, English

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Ralf Mitsch - Why I Love Sex

Isbn 9789082205718
Publisher Ralf Mitsch
Idea code 17434
EUR 46.30

In his second book, following on ‘Why I Love Tattoos’ (2014), photographer Ralf Mitsch tackles another subject that has fascinated him for most of his life. Puzzled by the overwhelmingly negative messages in the mainstream media about the erotic industry and the people who work in it, he sought out individuals who have chosen a wide variety of ways to embrace eroticism in their life and work, and truly love what they do. By including over 50 portraits and personal stories contributed by a variety of people from all walks of life, Mitsch hopes the book will create awareness about the positive, life-affirming side of the erotic industry, thereby also helping to shift people’s perceptions.

232 p, ills colour, 22 x 33 cm, hb, English

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