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New Titles in Design, Fashion & Popular Culture 27 June 2018
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2017

Isbn 9783909928477
Publisher Federal Office Of Culture Bern
Idea code 18332
EUR 29.65

Teo Schifferli, whose work involves the idea of “the architecture of the book”, was responsible for the design and typesetting of this year’s roundup of the best of Swiss books. The catalogue can be viewed as a list of characteristic elements drawn from each of the recognised books from 2017. As a result, the reader is able to witness the design process in action: research, reproduction, photography, image editing, text editing, image processing, type design, layout. Besides a detailed documentation of these work processes, each of the eighteen awarded books is accompanied by the jury review and a technical index, giving a complete picture of what makes them outstanding.

384 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 32 cm, pb, German/French/Italian/English

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Oase 100: The Architecture Of The Journal

Isbn 9789462084315
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18280
EUR 42.95

The 100th issue of OASE takes the journal’s long-standing collaboration with its graphic designer Karel Martens as a starting point to explore the relationship between architecture journals and graphic design. In doing so, it challenges the conventional idea that architecture journals are mere carriers of information, showing instead how these journals play a defining role in the message they convey. Adhering to Marshall McLuhan’s famous maxim ‘the medium is the message’, it considers the graphic space of the journal, its materiality, its production, and the physical experience of reading.

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

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Counter-Print Packaging

Isbn 9780993581250
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 18315
EUR 27.10

The art of packaging design represents a playground of opportunities for the designer. The myriad and varied quantities of consumer products result in one of the widest ranges of applications of all the forms of graphic design. Done well, it can be deceptively simple. Good packaging serves as an effective communication mechanism, providing visceral cues designed to affect the consumer’s perception and encouraging potential buyers to purchase a product while reflecting the brand’s message. This stylish compendium of packaging design showcases a selection of the best work from around the world, from cosmetics to beer and wine, and from confections to kitchenware.

180 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Viktor & Rolf Fashion Artists 25 Years

Isbn 9789462084384
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18304
EUR 41.10

In the course of their quarter-century career together, Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren have carved out a surprising identity that pushes the boundaries between art and fashion. In contrasting romance and rebellion, exuberance and control, classicism and conceptualism, the Dutch design duo has come to produce some of the most gorgeous imagery of our times. This large volume explores their concept of “wearable art” and features some of their most breathtaking and innovative works. It offers an exclusive interview by curator Thierry-Maxime Loriot with the fashion artists, plus a glossary and rich iconography, with images by leading contemporary artists and photographers.

212 p, ills colour & bw, 27 x 39 cm, pb, English

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Science Of The Secondary 9: Plate

Isbn 9789811163791
Publisher Atelier Hoko
Idea code 18333
EUR 19.50

'Science of the Secondary: Plate' is the ninth edition in the series of ongoing research conceived and developed by Atelier HOKO. "In spite of the plate’s supposed ubiquity, very little is known and discussed of this practical tableware beyond fine craftsmanship or pretty decorations. While the use of plates has long since settled comfortably in our everyday, our daily interactions with the plate are often 'from a distance’ since we almost never have to touch it throughout an entire meal; not especially during one dominated by presumptuous conversations around magnificent tableware that exists only to impress... "

56 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 25 cm, pb, English

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Eileen Gray - Jean Badovici: E1027 House By The Sea

Isbn 9782919230099
Publisher Editions Imbernon
Idea code 18292
EUR 35.35

‘L’Architecture vivante’, the French-language quarterly magazine for avant-garde architecture, was published in France from 1923 to 1932. In 2006 Editions Imbernon published the first identical reissue of a famous special edition of the magazine, the 1929 winter issue devoted to E.1027 House by the Sea, the iconic villa designed by Eileen Gray. At the time this was within the context of the rescue and restoration of the villa, initiated by the Fondation Le Corbusier and the French Ministry of Culture, among others. This second reissue, published in 2015 and with English translations of the original French texts, marks a new phase for the site as it is opened to the public.

136 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 27 cm, pb, French/English

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O, Wonder! Magazine On Green Culture #2 Sounds Like Silence

Isbn 9772543288009
Publisher O,wonder!
Idea code 18301
EUR 10.30

As the Swiss philosopher Max Picard argued in 1948, “Nothing has changed the nature of man so much as the loss of silence”. This loss of silence reflects the disastrous secularisation and progressively materialistic direction of life. Our living environment is filled with a rising din and a profusion of visual noise, creating a sea of distracting stimuli that is draining the world of its mystery and poetry, as well as its sensuous appeal. This issue explores the spectrum between silence and noise, in the interest of human well-being. With contributions by Marloe Mens, Ian McCallum, and more, plus interviews with author, traveller, and photographer Arita Baaijens and artist Melanie Bonajo.

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

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Composing The New Carpet Design Research In Context (Dutch Only)

Isbn 9789491444555
Publisher Artez
Idea code 18284
EUR 15.40

Ontwerpers kunnen de wereld niet in hun eentje veranderen, maar als visionaire veldwerkers kunnen ze hiertoe wel de eerste aanzetten geven. Voor 'Composing the New Carpet' daagde Future Makers van ArtEZ hogeschool voor de kunsten ontwerpers en ontwerpstudenten uit om op basis van hun eigen expertise, ervaring en interesses te reageren op enkele belangrijke uitdagingen in de Nederlandse tapijtindustrie. Het onderzoek leverde fascinerende resultaten op: van printbare tapijttegels en tapijtgarens gewonnen uit cellulose van algen tot tapijten die groeien op basis van fermentatieprocessen.

108 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 28 cm, pb, Dutch

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Dear Howard - Tales Told In Letters

Isbn 9780995518100
Publisher Redstone Press
Idea code 18310
EUR 11.80

Written by antiquarian bookseller David Batterham, this collection of letters to the painter Howard Hodgkin introduces us to a richly bohemian world that we might otherwise never encounter. For several decades Batterham has scoured Europe and beyond in pursuit of the rare and the forgotten. Book dealing can be a solitary way of life, and in these intimate letters he writes with mordant humour about his journeys from Venice to New York, from Copenhagen to Paris, and his encounters with proud book-dealing families, old actors, and mad professors. In sharing his adventures, he reveals a unique and observant eye for food, cultural artefacts, and hidden places.

ills bw, 13 x 20 cm, hb, English

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Iann Vol 9: Asian Bookmakers Society

Publisher Iann
Idea code 18223
EUR 3.00

This issue of the contemporary art photography magazine from Asia introduces eight figures who are actively involved in the independent art publishing world. It focuses on how artistry in itself is mandatory in the progression within Asia’s so-called publishing ecosystem, taking examples from Taiwan, China, Korea, and Japan. The cover story features Japanese photographer Go Itami, and a focus piece examines Korean photographer Seung-Woo Yang. While the former artist deals with how attributes of contemporary photography can be presented in book form, the latter, who also studied in Japan, pursues an authentic, documentary-style photobook.

138 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 28 cm, pb, Korean/Japanese/English

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Gisele Buthod-Garcon - The Clay, Simply

Isbn 9782930451251
Publisher Prisme
Idea code 18215
EUR 43.50

Gisèle Buthod-Garçon’s passion for clay was awakened in Senegal in 1979. The raw aspect of clay, the burning vivacity it offers, and its carnal appearance are at the heart of this attraction. Since adopting ceramics and starting to work professionally in 1982, she has continually experimented. All of her work is conditioned by her use of a specific method known as raku firing. Oily enamel and raku seem irreconcilable, yet the artist has become recognised on the basis of this paradox, able to combine rough surfaces and formal harmony. This catalogue with texts by various authors is published on the occasion of an exhibition of Buthod-Garçon’s work at Keramis in Belgium.

144 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, hb, French/English

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M. Sasek - Questa Non E Una Pietra

Isbn 9788822901743
Publisher Quodlibet
Idea code 18288
EUR 15.50

Illustrator Miroslav Šašek grew up in Prague and left his homeland in 1947 to find success drawing travel books designed for children. He lived in Paris but was often off globetrotting, gathering inspiration and making sketches for his illustrations. ‘Questa non è una pietra’ is the particular account of one of his Roman holidays, where he imagines Moses taking a Vespa to reach the Sinai, Nero watching Rome burn on the television, a satisfied Medusa observing her new hairstyle in the mirror, Cicero addressing the major broadcast networks, David in the act of mugging his next victim, the Discobolus poised and ready to knock down all nine pins, and many other humorous graphic impertinences.

64 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, no text

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Fausto Gilberti - The Circus Of The Dwarf And The Bearded Lady

Isbn 9788875707132
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18328
EUR 22.10

What happens when a dwarf and a bearded woman meet and get married? They start a family and even a circus. 11 children, different from each other, nobody obviously “normal”: there are those who are tiny, the one who has a huge ear, the other who has two heads and the deaf one. There is also Pompeo, who does not exist but everybody pretends him to be there. A peculiar family that sets up an amazing circus, where diversity becomes an added value. 'The Circus of the Dwarf and the Bearded Woman' is a gallery of these characters’ bizarre portraits, where oddities are put on display and shame does not exist.

48 p, ills bw, 21 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Changemakers (English Edition Reprint)

Isbn 9789069183022
Publisher Boijmans Van Beuningen
Idea code 17516
EUR 15.00

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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O.oo Imperfection Booklets: Risograph (Reprint)

Isbn 9789869322201
Publisher O.oo Risograph & Design
Idea code 17142
EUR 30.00

Risograph printing is unlike regular four-colour printing, and was developed through an independent system that creates each colour individually. This two-part booklet aims to act as a guide for those interested in risograph printing, as well as a supplement for others who may already be familiar with the many variables that should be taken into account when preparing to print. The authors feel that risograph, despite its imperfections and difficulties, has the most personality and is the most fun type of printing process to use. The booklet’s first part presents information in a more easily understandable graphic language, while the second part focuses on all aspects of colour.

102 p , ills colour & bw, 18 X 24 cm, folder, Chinese/English

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Stitching Worlds

Isbn 9783957634221
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 18335
EUR 27.75

What if electronics emerged from knitting, weaving, crochet, and embroidery? 'Stitching Worlds' blends the territories of textiles and electronics by investigating textile techniques as controversial means for manufacturing electronic objects. Bringing together the results of a four-year arts-based research project, the book challenges our assumptions and expectations about technology by revealing unexpected potentials of often-undervalued knowledge and skills. With contributions by, among others, Onur Akmehmet, Ekmel Ertan, So Kanno, Irene Posch, Mika Satomi, and Rebecca Stewart.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 25 cm, pb, English

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