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New Titles in Design 30 November 2017
Usha Doshi - Creating With Shapes

Isbn 9781527212138
Publisher Cos
Idea code 17579
EUR 46.35

Produced by Usha Doshi, a member of COS design studio since 2007, this book explores the possibility of creating garments using seven basic shapes – square, rectangle, triangle, diamond, circle, oval, and octagon. According to Doshi, the conception of the method and techniques happened accidentally, as she observed her granddaughters experimenting with fabric cut-outs. She joined in, and soon discovered that these shapes could be used to form intricate folds, drapes, and pleats, without using excessive fabric or complex darts and seams. With clearly drawn diagrams and beautiful photography, the book is intended to inspire creativity across all disciplines.

210 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Mined Graduation 2017

Isbn 9789491400353
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17551
EUR 40.10

The 2017 graduation catalogue of the Design Academy Eindhoven, this richly illustrated volume comprises bachelors and masters texts and detailed profiles of many student projects. Its theme, “mined”, is a play on words which explores the changeable and interrelated definitions of “mine”, “mind”, and “mined”. A mine, for instance, is an abundant source, yet because something is mine does not mean that it cannot be yours. It takes time, patience, and perseverance to dig up a treasure, while studying mined fragments can lead to a different perspective. The extensive content covers contextual, social, and information design, as well as approaches to design curating and writing.

500 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Be The Future / Back To The Future Dutch Design Awards 2017

Isbn 9789462262539
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 17543
EUR 25.65

'Be the Future' presents an overview of the best Dutch design in the field of product, fashion, communication, service & systems, habitat, design research, young designer, and best client that have been realised in 2017. The publication includes a detailed overview of all finalists of the Dutch Design Awards. It highlights the Piet Zwart Prijs 2017. Both the process and the end product of the nominated works are presented in image. To celebrate the 15-year anniversary of the Dutch Design Awards, a retrospective layer has been added.

240 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Gorilla For President

Isbn 9789462262157
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 17572
EUR 30.80

'Gorilla' is a recurring visual column that depicts current events through pictures and commentary. Published in various magazines and online, the powerful and effectual illustrations offer a sharp reflection of our times. Produced by the design collective Gorilla and presented chronologically alongside the photo or news item that inspired each, the roughly one hundred illustrations function as an alternative, critical overview of more than a decade of recent history. Gorilla’s members believe in demonstrating the importance of their involvement in the social debate, lending them both a degree of responsibility and the opportunity to share their vision with the world.

216 p, ills colour, 24 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Cruz Novillo - Logos

Isbn 9780993581236
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 17466
EUR 26.20

'Cruz Novillo: Logos' provides a comprehensive guide to an important facet of Pepe Cruz Novillo's output, his logo design; and in doing so proves the importance of this body of work, both to Spain and the global design community. This book offers inspiring content for any designer in this field and those looking to explore Spanish corporate design.

368 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 21 cm, pb, English

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Illustrated Guide To Japanese Traditional Clothing And Performing Arts

Isbn 9784473041951
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 17538
EUR 18.50

Although the explosion in popularity of Japanese culture over recent decades has led to the inclusion of words like “kimono” or “kabuki” in dictionaries, trying to explain these traditions in English can prove tricky. Even for the Japanese, there are many things that are not actually understood very well, which can be equally familiar or unfamiliar, or for which the origins and names are difficult to explain or remember. This richly illustrated book is aimed at those who wish to introduce Japanese culture in English, including foreigners who want to learn more about traditional clothing and performing arts. The clear drawings and concise descriptions unlock an entire universe of Japanese culture.

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

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An Illustrated Guide To Japanese Cooking And Annual Events

Isbn 9784473041814
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 17410
EUR 20.30

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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American Overalls

Isbn 9784846531096
Publisher World Photo Press
Idea code 17555
EUR 89.65

A tribute to overalls, a type of garment developed and used as protective clothing for working men and (later) women, this edition presents items from the Harris Collection of vintage denim and workwear. Overalls are most often made of denim and usually feature riveted pockets, similar to those on jeans. Countless advertisements, posters, and actual articles of clothing from manufacturers like Levi Strauss & Co. and OshKosh B’gosh, both founded in the latter half of the 19th century, as well as lesser-known makers like Finck’s, Headlight, Carhartt, and Keystone bring the history of overalls to life. This is for the true overalls fetishist, compiled by Charla Harris and Russ V. Miller.

320 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Marco Zanuso Jr - Works

Isbn 9788875706302
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 17587
EUR 37.30

"Out of all the projects I have worked on since the Eighties, I have chosen those which, for different reasons, seem to have been the most successful – even if I don’t believe they should ever be taken too seriously: even those that have been finished and turned out well can eventually be resumed, developed, explored and interpreted again and again. I consider them all as, more or less, still open projects. The 'unfinished' and 'almost finished', for me, are magical and have a special kind of beauty." Marco Zanuso Jr. 'Works' is the collection of all the accomplished, finished or unfinished ideas that architect Marco Zanuso Jr has gathered up to now, with the inclusion of his 1973 thesis as introduction to the text.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 25 cm, pb, Italian/English

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Let's Talk Water (Strategic Creativy Series)

Isbn 9789491400346
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17539
EUR 10.30

In this era of climate change, our relationship to water – be it rain or rivers, for drinking or wastewater – is changing. A new awareness and an understanding of how we can use water sustainably, are needed, and we must investigate how we can prepare for heavy rain, droughts and flooding. This publication presents a range of design research methods which build on our thinking-through-making approach, which tailored specifically to fit the complex situations we faced.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Immersive Narratives (Strategic Creativity Series)

Isbn 9789491400322
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17540
EUR 10.30

Digital and social media offer endless possibilities to create and share multi-layered stories at a rapid pace across the globe. Virtual Reality headsets have become a new way to deliver these stories – and those are new on the verge of entering the mainstream. 'Immersive Narratives' addresses how these changes influence journalism. In the Design Academy Eindhoven minor programme students embarked on a design research journey in close collaboration with the Dutch broadcaster VPRO Medialab.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Radical Ecologies Designing For The Risk Society

Isbn 9789491400339
Publisher Design Academy Eindhoven
Idea code 17582
EUR 10.30

This reader is part of the ‘Strategic Creativity Series’ at the Design Academy Eindhoven. An overview of the educational programme entitled ‘The Risk Society’, it offers insights and tools that were generated by students through design research on risk situations. How can designers help us prepare for, deal with, or act upon risks? This question has become increasingly crucial with the growing number of risks currently faced by humankind – radical ecologies such as melting glaciers, fragile financial systems, and failing democracies. The topical investigation involves established theories about risk and newly developed ethnographic, visual, and design research tools.

80 p, ills colour & bw, 15 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Jean Prouve - Double Volume

Isbn 9782909187204
Publisher Galerie Patrick Seguin
Idea code 17568
EUR 204.30

Today the oeuvre of French architect and designer Jean Prouvé is considered essential to the history of twentieth century design. Prouvé’s furniture designs were determined by the interior spaces the pieces would inhabit, and were developed in tandem with Modernist principles of the “art of living” and “harmonious habitat” that were so characteristic of the time. This exquisitely produced and comprehensive volume is an enriched version of the original monograph published in 2007. It includes a collection of interviews with collectors and design professionals, a detailed biography of Prouvé by his daughter, Catherine Prouvé, and essays by design historian Raymond Guidot and architecture historian Catherine Coley.

764 p, ills colour & bw, 26 x 31 cm, hb, French/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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Rop Van Mierlo - Wild Animals ( English Reprint )

Isbn 9789081612258
Publisher Rop Van Mierlo
Idea code 17570
EUR 22.65

Amsterdam based, graphic designer Rop van Mierlo recently published his colourful work in a book appropriately called ‘Wild Animals’. This title collects several of van Mierlo's joyous and colourful paintings of animals. The designer's loose and free spirited wet-on-wet painting style makes for an upbeat book with a collection of wild and not-so wild animals for young and old to look at and admire.

36 p, ills colour, 23 x 33 cm, hb, English

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Gabor Palotai: Zoo

Isbn 9789163924330
Publisher Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing
Idea code
EUR 58.80

In this book, the internationally renowned graphic designer and artist Gábor Palotai displays a different take on the depictions of animals as figurative illustrations. Every animal is portrayed as an abstract art: sharply outlined in contrast with a pattern in light and dark. The effects of this black and white pattern enhance the impression that every animal is etched into the paper.

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


Sarah Vade - Boy

Isbn 9791096155040
Publisher Tombolo Presses
Idea code 17573
EUR 27.65

'BOY': an anthology of selected commercial ads published in the US Playboy from 1960 to 2003, edited and arranged by author Sarah Vadé. 800 pages of glamour advertising aimed at the 20th century male, patiently converted by a 21st century young woman into a 400 pages publication.

400 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, no text

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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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Richard Hollis: About Graphic Design

Isbn 9780956962317
Publisher Occasional Papers
Idea code 12388
EUR 18.60

Featuring a comprehensive selection of writings by renowned graphic designer, graphic design theorist and historian Richard Hollis, this densely illustrated book includes a wide array of interviews, essays, letters, articles and lectures. It covers virtually everything regarding the field and history of graphic design, from Soviet revolutionary posters and designers in Nazi Germany to Penguin book covers, New 'New' Typography, Max Bill and Nicolete Gray. Various texts on Robin Fior, Theo Ballmer, Uwe Loesch and Pierre Faucheux, among many others, add depth to this very thoroughly researched story of graphic design.

296 p, ills bw, 17 x 25 cm, pb, English

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