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New Titles in Design, Decorative Arts & Gift 25 July 2018
Marion Bataille - Vues / Lues (Seen/read)

Isbn 9791095902126
Publisher -zeug
Idea code 18396
EUR 16.60

VUES / LUES (SEEN/READ) is a postcards collection, selected and organised in alphabetical order, in the form of a leporello. The visual game of this alphabet book is: what is the difference between two letters, and between a letter and a landscape?

26 p, ills colour, 11 x 15 cm, hb, French/English

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Food Is Fiction - Stories On Food And Design

Isbn 9789462084674
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18370
EUR 26.00

On a daily basis, tens of thousands of food products fight for our attention in supermarkets. It’s a miracle that we seem to effortlessly choose what we want from the overwhelming supply. Designers play a crucial role in this. They ‘package’ food and change it into products that appeal, inform, and seduce us. As artisans of alienation, designers make up stories, create illusions and dream images. 'Food Is Fiction' places these stories in the context of the rise of the food industry and contemplates the future of food. From early advertising for classic brands such as Van Houten and Van Nelle, to food pornography, astronaut food, and gastrophysics.

272 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 22 cm, pb, Dutch/English

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Yvonne Joris - Pioneer & Terrier

Isbn 9789462084490
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18368
EUR 23.60

Yvònne Joris was an avid advocate of the emancipation of applied arts and free design. She followed a dynamic exhibition policy at Het Kruithuis, the forerunner of the Design Museum Den Bosch, of which she was in charge from 1987 to 2009. 'Yvònne Joris. Pioneer&Terrier' tells the story of this extraordinary museum director and her love for modern jewellery, and at the same time provides an overview of the history of the museum to which she was so closely connected. Recent research by the museum staff in collaboration with guest curator and author professor Titus Eliëns provides ample evidence of the rich and ambitious history of the museum.

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

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Benno Premsela - Warrior & Seducer

Isbn 9789462084483
Publisher Nai010 Publishers
Idea code 18369
EUR 23.60

A collection represents its collector. This means that it can also be read as an ego document, a personal story. That story, for example about the relationship between Benno Premsela’s own (strict) design views and the things he collected, is the guiding principle of 'Benno Premsela. Warrior&Seducer'. The book’s many illustrations first and foremost show the functional context of his collections: his residence, which witnessed numerous discussions about the displayed objects, and the exhibitions to which he so generously contributed. In addition, the book contains a lot of visual material concerning Benno Premsela’s ceramics collection.

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

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Kwab; Ornament As Art In The Age Of Rembrandt

Isbn 9789462084285
Publisher Nai010 Publishers/ Rijksmuseum
Idea code 18361
EUR 41.15

The auricular style is one of the most important and remarkable Dutch contributions to the decorative arts in Europe. This book traces the history and meaning of the auricular style, with its fabulous, organic shapes, from the work of the goldsmith Paulus van Vianen at the court of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor, in Prague to that of his brother Adam in Utrecht and Johannes Lutma in Amsterdam. Their masterpieces were admired as high art by Rembrandt and his pupils, who produced auricular designs themselves. The story of this abstract decorative form is illustrated using silver and gold masterworks, design drawings and prints, paintings by Rembrandt, furnishings, and Cuir de Cordoue gold leather wall coverings.

304 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, hb, English

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Christine Birkle - How I Felt

Isbn 9783957634061
Publisher Revolver Publishing
Idea code 18356
EUR 39.10

Costume designer Christine Birkle, who founded the Berlin-based fashion label “Hut up” and passed away in late 2016, was a virtuoso of the nuno felting technique, which incorporates a base fabric and is shaped and decorated through only felting specific areas. Her garments have an organic appearance in their shaping and contours, creating soft, sophisticated pieces with richly detailed and understated textures. Her deep love of nature and its colours is reflected in these creations, which characteristically lack consistent thicknesses and straight edges. A loving tribute to Birkle’s life and work, this book offers a closer look at her collection, studio, costume design, and more.

192 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, hb, German/English

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Inventario 13: Everything Is A Project

Isbn 9788875707187
Publisher Corraini Edizioni
Idea code 18384
EUR 13.80

Besides a cover featuring the magic of soap bubbles, the contents of this issue include 50 crazy chairs inspired by manga and a love of Japanese design, Diller + Scofidio’s dissident ironed shirts, the “Minimal Baroque” of Elisabetta Di Maggio, political artist of architecture Ângela Ferreira, a conversation with French designer Martin Szekely, photographer Gabriel Orozco, and an analysis of “Arabesco”, an astonishing table design conceived by Carlo Mollino. Also, reportages on Eduardo Chillida, who trained as an architect but a passion for art led him to focus on sculpture, and Italian artist Francesco Lo Savio, whose mathematical rigour foreshadowed minimal art.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 21 x 27 cm, pb, Italian/English

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The Motif Magazine 001: The Blue Motif

Isbn
Publisher The Motif Magazine
Idea code 18363
EUR 25.45

Each issue of ‘The Motif Magazine’ offers a new experience, a canvas entirely devoted to a single theme. The colour blue has been chosen for its inaugural edition, which celebrates blue in all its incarnations. Encompassing illustration, photography, painting, poetry, and short story, it offers a spectrum of interpretations of this one small part of the visible spectrum, this singular expression of energies. From sky to sea, from fashion to face, and from object to emotion, blue becomes the universe in which we dwell. Creative director Jakob de Tobon enlists the expertise and insight of numerous photographers, writers, artists, and other contributors in the actualisation of this issue’s motif.

206 p, ills colour, 25 x 34 cm, pb, English

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Leeds Postcards

Isbn 9781909829114
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 18374
EUR 15.85

For the past four decades, independent postcard press Leeds Postcards has been making oppositional, inspiring images – activism by design. The name itself represents a defiant rejection of the hegemony of London. The images cover a fascinating range of domestic and international politics, causes, and campaigns in a graphically inventive way. Frequently humorous, over 100 cards tell the story of the struggles as well as progressive political triumphs from 1979 to the present, all capturing the cultural zeitgeist of their time. Over the years they have featured work by a huge number of artists and designers, among them Steve Bell, Jacky Fleming, Ray Lowry, and Angela Martin.

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

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Modern Japanese Posters - Design Collection 3

Isbn 9784861526565
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18349
EUR 16.50

Posters were introduced to Japan from Europe toward the end of the Meiji period, along with printing techniques and design concepts from which their modern-day counterparts evolved. This convenient, pocket-size collection presents more than 200 posters ranging in style from examples reminiscent of ukiyo-e ‘bijin-ga’ and featuring beautiful women, to colourful contemporary designs produced during the Taisho and early Showa periods, a time when visual design flourished in Japan. Compiled from the collection of the Museum and Archives at the Kyoto Institute of Technology Design, it is a fascinating look at the variety and scope of Japanese posters through the 20th century.

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

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Suika-An: A Miscellany Of Flowers - Fujio Kawagishi

Isbn 9784861526794
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code
EUR 35.20

For Fujio Kawagishi it all starts with paper. Gazing upon a sheet, holding it this way and that to admire its beauty, he will soon be moved to complement it with some beauty of his own. It might be a sketch of a blossom that he adds, or a few lines in elegant lettering; he might trim and work the paper itself, to craft a hand-bound book, or a scroll, or an envelope, or a playing card. Whatever he does, it is always the desire to strike a harmony with the neauty of paper that guides him and gives birth to this singular world.

124 p, ills colour, 18 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English summary


It's My Own. An Everyday Fashion History

Isbn
Publisher Mad Brussels
Idea code 18393
EUR 20.55

This catalogue is published as part of an eponymous exhibition at MAD – Brussels Fashion and Design Platform that explores the fashion and world of Belgian duo OWN. It is not a retrospective, but rather an invitation to discover a warehouse where diverse pieces can be found side by side, the traces of a personal fashion vocabulary composed over the course of sixteen seasons. OWN invited a range of creative actors, from designer to graphic artist, scenographer, photographer, architect, and choreographer, to delve into their archives and reinvent them. It is a world in which different approaches to fashion are confronted, examining notions such as the everyday and desire.

200 p, ills colour & bw, 20 x 26 cm, pb, English

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Byobu Card Book - The Four Seasons In Japan

Isbn 9784861526589
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18350
EUR 17.60

This book consists of twelve cards – one for each calendar month – that can be displayed like Japanese folding screens. Pre-cut areas on each card result in surprising three-dimensional forms when they are folded along the indicated lines. Share the beauty of the changing seasons by making the cards a decorative aspect in your home, or by writing a note on the reverse and sending them to friends or loved ones. In addition, the book includes sixteen letter pads printed with Japanese-style motifs. Produced by Porigami, a paper design team run by two women, Tereza Hradilkova in Prague and Kumi Kobayashi in Tokyo, this card book also makes a great gift by itself.

64 p, ills colour, 22 x 15 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Everyday Flower Arrangements In Kyoto Vol. 2

Isbn 9784861526640
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18348
EUR 27.50

An integral part of everyday life in Kyoto, ikebana flower arrangements can be found gracing spaces from restaurants and inns to temples and art galleries. Although these unassuming presentations are often not made by specialists, they speak to the origins of ikebana as sacred offerings while also reflecting the attitude of respect toward the sacred and others that has been nurtured for hundreds of years in this ancient capital. This book presents the traditional spirit of Kyoto as it lives on through the seasons in flowers and vessels selected for each unique context, including some decidedly contemporary settings. With a foreword by textile dye historian Sachio Yoshioka.

168 p, ills colour, 15 x 21 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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The Art Of Hanamasa - Purveyors Of Fine Flowers In Kyoto For 160 Years

Isbn 9784861526756
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18346
EUR 27.50

Hanamasa is one of the oldest florists in Japan, having been established in the Fushimi ward of Kyoto around 160 years ago to deliver flowers to the city’s famous shrines and temples. Since then, it has grown into a modern practice that nevertheless carefully preserves the traditions of ikebana, or Japanese flower arrangement. Fitting flowers to a particular room or space requires untold consideration and patience. The end result is a seamless adornment, a unity of purpose that blends the flower arrangement with the room and even extends to the entire house. This book displays the results of Hanamasa’s meticulous and beautiful work in all kinds of scales and contexts.

166 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 23 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Tupera Tupera Postcards

Isbn 9784861526763
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18347
EUR 16.50

Japanese illustrator Toshiyuki Fukuda teamed up with art and design team Tupera Tupera to produce this book of simple, Russian-themed postcards. Fukuda is a Tokyo-based illustrator who specialises in quirky prints which often feature animal motifs. His illustrations have an inherently childish quality, and his small realms, full of colour and detail, are in a way intrinsically nostalgic. Tupera Tupera, also based in Tokyo, comprises the artists Tatsuya Kameyama and Atsuko Nakagawa, who have been working together since 2002. The pair is known for its humorous, colourful, and highly original picture books and illustrations, and also engages in a wide variety of creative fields.

58 p, ills colour, 15 x 15 cm, hb, no text

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Cats In Art

Isbn 9784861526633
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18388
EUR 25.30

Lovers of cats and art are often one and the same, making this anthology from Seigensha all the more appealing. Gathering examples from the history of both Western and Japanese art – from paintings, etchings, and sculptures, to plenty of ukiyo-e prints – it celebrates our multifaceted relationship with these animals as expressed through feline appearances in artworks. Such depictions are categorised in five chapters: Holy Cats and Evil Cats (deified, harbingers, or good luck talismans), Cats in Lives (our mutually adoring relationships), Cats in Various Situations (snoozing, stealing, playing), and Various Metamorphosis of Cats (wildly anthropomorphic imaginations).

198 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese

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