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New Titles in Design 31 October 2017
Changemakers (English Edition Reprint)

Isbn 9789069183022
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 17516
EUR 15.40

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, this catalogue is about the creative power of change that is needed to face global issues and threats, now more than ever. Based on three key topics that are increasingly urgent in today’s societies – scarcity, conflict, and unanimity – the presentation aims to inspire people to look at these social issues through the eyes of creative thinkers. Projects by some 50 national and international designers and artists are shown, including young luminaries such as Christien Meindertsma, Arne Hendriks, Ruben Pater, and Malkit Shoshan. The publication features all projects, plus several interviews.

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

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Changemakers (Dutch Edition)

Isbn 9789069183015
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code
EUR 15.40

Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, this catalogue is about the creative power of change that is needed to face global issues and threats, now more than ever. Based on three key topics that are increasingly urgent in today’s societies – scarcity, conflict, and unanimity – the presentation aims to inspire people to look at these social issues through the eyes of creative thinkers. Projects by some 50 national and international designers and artists are shown, including young luminaries such as Christien Meindertsma, Arne Hendriks, Ruben Pater, and Malkit Shoshan. The publication features all projects, plus several interviews.

204 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 18 cm, pb, Dutch


Claudy Jongstra

Isbn 9789462083608
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 17520
EUR 51.35

Internationally acclaimed Dutch artist Claudy Jongstra creates visceral landscapes of texture and colour. These site specific and often monumental murals and sculptural installations have a strong connection with their physical space. Using a surprising range of natural materials and techniques, Jongstra’s distinctive approach involves a breathtaking inquiry into the mysteries of dye crops and natural pigments from which her intense nuances of colours are crafted. With deep connections with her surroundings as vital elements for the production of her work and sustainability at the center of her philosophy and working process, Jongstra is committed to the preservation and activation of natural and cultural heritage.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 25 x 35 cm, pb, English

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Best Dutch Book Designs 2016

Isbn 9789059654433
Publisher Cpnb
Idea code 17482
EUR 30.35

Thirty-three winners were chosen in this year’s selection of the best book designs coming out of the Netherlands. Each was picked by the five-person jury based on its own merits, and no rankings were given in the selection process or final presentation in this catalogue. For this reason the catalogue appears in 33 versions, each winner having its own section with an image of its cover on the first page. Moreover, the individual sections were all printed by different printers, to show respect for their involvement in a process that led to what can be considered the epitome of this year’s book production in the Netherlands. In short, an egalitarian, stylish, and truly exceptional book.

444 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 27 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Xtra Small - Miniature Books In Museum Meermanno

Isbn 9789490913786
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 17471
EUR 12.85

The result of an international hand bookbinding competition for miniature books, this small volume presents reproductions of all 155 entries, detailed descriptions of the 66 books on the shortlist, the jury report, and an essay by Anne C. Bromer, “Minibibliomania is Highly Contagious”. The entries form the basis for an exhibition at Museum Meermanno in The Hague, which also helped to produce this book. It offers concise insight into the fascinating world of the miniature book, from its roots in ancient Japanese prayer scrolls and medieval European miniature manuscripts, to Napoleon’s travelling library of miniature French classics and tiny books illustrated by Picasso and Miró.

128 p, ills colour, 11 x 16 cm, pb, English

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Dutch Alphabets - New Examples Of Writing & Lettering

Isbn 9789490913595
Publisher De Buitenkant
Idea code 17472
EUR 154.25

The Netherlands has a rich tradition of producing printed manuals for the teaching of handwriting and lettering, and in the 1830s, following the invention of lithography, printed lettering model books began to be published in great numbers internationally. Compiled by Mathieu Lommen and Peter Verheul, this limited edition, bound portfolio contains an introductory booklet and 46 plates featuring samples by some of today’s most prominent lettering artists, type designers, calligraphers, and sign painters. All of the contributors – among them Hansje van Halem, Nina Stössinger, René Knip, Max Kisman, and many more – are working and/or educated in the Netherlands.

50 , ills colour, 34 x 25 cm, sheet, English

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Vincent Sardon: The Stampographer

Isbn 9781938221163
Publisher Siglio
Idea code 17509
EUR 34.80

Using rubber stamps he designs and manufactures himself, Sardon commandeers a medium often associated with petty and idiotic displays of bureaucratic power, then uses those stamps not to assert authority, but to refuse it. He scours the Parisian landscape as well as the world at large, skewering the power-hungry and the pretentious, reveling in the vulgar and profane. In 'The Stampographer', there are insults in multiple languages, sadomasochistic Christmas ornaments, and a miniature Kamasutra with an auto-erotic Jesus.

108 p, ills colour, 20 x 27 cm, hb, English

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Typedesigner's Days & Graphic Designers' Days & Calligraphers' Days & Illustrators' Days

Isbn 9789082680607
Publisher Stichting Print
Idea code 17469
EUR 30.35

The result of a collaborative project which gathered the talent and know-how of 366 Dutch typographers, graphic designers, calligraphers, and illustrators, plus a paper company, seven printers, two cardboard manufacturers, a producer of binding materials, and two bookbinders, ‘Days’ functions like a baroque calendar for graphic design freaks. The task was to design a spread in black-and-white and place the given date somewhere on the spread. With a different spread for each day of the year, the book’s series of illustrations and designs “reads” like a marathon of wildly divergent creative visions. Every month includes a comprehensive list of those responsible for each day.

378 p, ills bw, 16 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Self Service 47

Isbn
Publisher Self Service
Idea code 17454
EUR 26.80

Self Service 47 features fashion photography by Glen Luchford, Collier Schorr, Cass Bird, Inez & Vinoodh, Alasdair McLellan, David Sims, Colin Dodgson, and many more.

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


Booming Bamboo

Isbn 9789082755206
Publisher Materia
Idea code 17491
EUR 25.70

'Booming Bamboo' provides a comprehensive overview of the enormous potential of this sustainable resource. Not only for architecture and design but also for a multitude of other applications. After covering the "bamboo basics" (growth, properties, cultural history, industrialisation), the first part of the book introduces the many benefits of bamboo as a fast-growing, renewable resource. The second part presents the various ways in which bamboo can be transformed into many different exciting materials and fabrics.

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

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Art Deco In Paris

Isbn 9789462621589
Publisher Uitgeverij De Kunst
Idea code 17531
EUR 22.50

The emergence of Art Deco in France was a complex and fascinating process, in which couturier Paul Poiret played a key role. Poiret worked with many artists, architects, and photographers, including Raoul Dufy, Erté, Georges Lapape, Paul Iribe, Mallet-Stevens, and Man Ray. He surrounded himself with the work of Constantin Brancusi, Robert Delaunay, and Kees van Dongen, who was inspired by the extravagant parties Poiret gave. Poiret's creations and the artists in his circle provided the seed for French Art Deco.

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

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Anja Lutz - Marginalia

Isbn 9783941644007
Publisher The Green Box
Idea code 17523
EUR 30.95

'Marginalia' draws our attention towards the territory of the overseen elements coexisting in the realm of the book itself. Text and image content of several art books designed by Anja Lutz withdraw to let appear the non-descript details: the margins, the edges, the backgrounds, the spaces between the lines … Each book is unique in its choice of format, material, layout, and rhythm. The selected pages underwent a process of transformation in which with surgical precision Lutz dissects them, layer by layer, removing the vital parts and revealing their skeleton. The results are filigrane grids, fragments of images and traces of the layout that form intricately layered compositions of voids, exposing the hidden relations between the pages.

112 p, ills colour, 24 x 33 cm, pb, German/English

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Lost In The Wood(s)

Isbn 9789526074443
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code 17524
EUR 35.50

In this book, top science, business and design professionals give a good glimpse of the emerging New Biomateriality movement in Finland. How can Finnish natural resources, renewable biomaterials – such as cellulose – replace oil-based resources and how can we create new models for society through design and collaboration? Inspiring cases and stories from researchers working with biomaterials suggest how a more sustainable future could be achieved.

160 p, ills colour, 21 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Modern French Posters

Isbn 9784861526312
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 17486
EUR 16.50

The modern poster began in Paris, where artists like Chéret, Toulouse-Lautrec, and Mucha skillfully embellished the city with colourful creations that symbolised the florid life-styles of the Belle-Époque. This book traces the history of the modern poster as a testament to the times and features 227 works from the beginnings of this genre to Art Nouveau, Art Déco, and the war years.

280 p, ills colour & bw, 11 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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On Honest Design: The Design Works Collection Of Keiji Ashizawa

Isbn 9789869331586
Publisher Garden City
Idea code 17437
EUR 25.75

Designer and architect Keiji Ashizawa is deeply influenced by the principles of 20th-century modernism, carrying on its spirit through user-friendly design in the everyday lives of people. Whether it be furniture or architectural design, his rational disassembling of objects into smaller elements reflects shared mutual spatial and structural concepts, despite differences in proportion and dimensions. Ashizawa combines the Arts and Crafts movement and the design-manufacture process of mass production in his quest for honest design, viewed through a 21st-century, neo-modernist lens. This book presents his prolific vision, from furniture and objects to interiors and homes.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, Taiwanese/English

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Design What ?#%!

Isbn 9788793604032
Publisher Strandberg Publishing A/s
Idea code 18020
EUR 24.30

What is design and what is design method? And how do we use design thinking in practice? The decades since the 1960s have seen an explosion in the development in design methods, and the domain of design has developed into an expanded field of practices. Ida Engholm and Nanna Norup’s incisive and humorous graphic guide provides a route through the historical development of design methods and gives an easy-to-read introduction to competing ideas in current design research debates. They present the essential ideas and methods of leading exponents within the field of design method studies and pay special attention to recurring themes and concerns of designers and design researchers within today’s increasing complexity contexts.

90 p, ills bw, 22 x 22 cm, hb, English


Redstone Diary 2018: Play

Isbn 9780992831691
Publisher Redstone Press
Idea code 17225
EUR 0.00

Redstone celebrates its 30th year of producing playful diaries with its newest 2018 edition. Whether you treat it like an agenda, a place to jot down thoughts, or a keeper of your deepest secrets, this richly illustrated little book will be your trusted companion throughout every season of the year. Themed around that which comes naturally in almost every aspect of our lives as humans – play – the diary encourages remembering your childhood impulses and enjoying existence to the fullest.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Tehran Notebook - Aylar Shahbazi

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Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 17474
EUR 11.30

Notebook with drawings from everyday scenes in Tehran.

240 p, ills bw, 15 x 21 cm, pb, no text

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