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New Titles in Design & Popular Culture 13 December 2018
Dirty Furniture 4/6: Closet

Isbn 9780993351136
Publisher Dirty Furniture
Idea code 18682
EUR 11.70

The fourth issue of the independent design magazine that focuses on uncovering the relationship between people and the things we live with takes the closet as its theme. It considers things like decluttering, moths, fashion, modularity, and coming out, but also questions the need for storage when goods and items are constantly available and in flow. Through contributions by Alice Twemlow, Jeremy Atherton Lin, Philippa Snow, Rob Gallagher, Brian Dillon, and Clare Lyster, time capsules are excavated, portals are entered, and avatars are dressed. Additionally, the issue features an interview with an archivist and a storage hunter.

160 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, pb, English

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Sofa Issue 3 Autumn 18: Oh Boy! Masculinities Issue

Isbn
Publisher Edition Messner
Idea code 18602
EUR 6.15

‘Masculinities’, the third instalment of ‘SOFA’ magazine, addresses current news headlines in context, as today’s crisis of masculinities marks both a process of collective transformation and spiritual implication. We are in the midst of a major cultural shift, one that requires compassion and a diverse male presence. With numerous contributors covering topics like #MeToo, body image in the social media era, the influence of porn and gaming, love in the tech space, men’s mental health, dad complexes, gay gym culture, and more, the magazine offers a safe space for dialogue in a time when the male species has not been socialised or encouraged to expose vulnerability.

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

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Greetings From The Barricades - Revolutionary Postcards In Imperial Russia

Isbn 9781909829121
Publisher Four Corners
Idea code 18628
EUR 21.30

Amid the chaos and violence of the 1905 Revolution in Russia, the Tsar's opponents printed and distributed vast quantities of picture postcards. Easy to share, hide and smuggle, postcards were a way to beat the censor and spread a message of defiance. Produced by a diverse set of revolutionaries, liberals, and opportunists, the content of these cards is equally wide-ranging: from satirical caricatures directed against the government to rare photographs of revolutionary demonstrations. Many of the cards are darkly humorous, combining laughter with a sense of raw indignation at the injustices of Imperial Russia.

480 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, hb, English

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Archive Species: Bodies, Habits, Practices

Isbn 9789492095435
Publisher Valiz
Idea code 18674
EUR 39.50

'Archive Species' is an inquiry into the representation of clothed bodies in print media since the 1970s. Artist Joke Robaard and writer Camiel van Winkel have been re-assembling and re-reading the vast archive of fashion and newspaper images that Robaard has collected since 1979. Together they selected images from the archive and arranged them into dynamic series or cycles, generating new narratives and unexpected pathways of signification. Using an artistic strategy of appropriation and alienation, the authors identify crucial connections between body, object, and behaviour, in an elaborate attempt to expose the hidden cultural and political layers of fashion photography.

496 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 28 cm, pb, English

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Hey: Design & Illustration

Isbn 9780993581274
Publisher Counter-print
Idea code 18678
EUR 19.45

The name ‘Hey’, is not only a moniker for the company, but an ethos – a smile, a surprise, a welcome shock to the system – and every form of communication that comes out of their studio adheres to this. One of the most innovative and celebrated European design agencies of recent years, Hey are capable of working in a variety of mediums and fields, uniting both spheres of graphic design and illustration seamlessly. The work and accompanying text, covering clients such as Monocle, Paypal, Nokia, and Uniqlo, as well as the promotional pieces and illustrations, were selected to help demonstrate this versatility and to give an insight into how the studio’s ideas are hatched and their problems solved.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Inca - Textiles Et Parures Des Andes

Isbn 9789491819964
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 18689
EUR 30.75

The Incas and their predecessors are renowned for their ceramics, their precious metalwork, and their colossal stone buildings. But how did they dress? Precious textiles were used by the Incas not only to clothe themselves but also as a symbol of power and identity, for sacrificial purposes and as a means of exchange. This autumn, the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels will show a breath-taking collection of textiles and feathers, as well as gold, silver and shell jewellery. There will even be a workshop at which Peruvian women will demonstrate their traditional weaving techniques.

208 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, pb, French

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Inca - Pracht En Praal Uit De Andes

Isbn 9789491819957
Publisher Ludion
Idea code 18688
EUR 30.75

The Incas and their predecessors are renowned for their ceramics, their precious metalwork, and their colossal stone buildings. But how did they dress? Precious textiles were used by the Incas not only to clothe themselves but also as a symbol of power and identity, for sacrificial purposes and as a means of exchange. This autumn, the Royal Museums of Art and History in Brussels will show a breath-taking collection of textiles and feathers, as well as gold, silver and shell jewellery. There will even be a workshop at which Peruvian women will demonstrate their traditional weaving techniques.

208 p, ills colour, 22 x 27 cm, pb, Dutch

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Blooming Couture - Tatyana Parfionova Maison

Isbn 9788864760810
Publisher Massimiliano Piretti Editore
Idea code 18572
EUR 97.30

Fashion designer Tatyana Parfionova is known for her flower dresses. Since opening her fashion house in Saint Petersburg in 1995, she has incorporated her great love of nature in her creations. A wide variety of colours and flora and fauna appears on the dresses, paintings, pillows, handbags, and other pieces she has produced. Through bold and delicate embroidery, graceful interpretation, and meticulous handwork, each dress becomes a work of art. This volume pays tribute to Parfionova’s dedication to the blooming bounty of nature, featuring myriad haute couture designs photographed both in detail and against the backdrop of a variety of enchanting settings.

304 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Teryuhin - Folk Fashion

Isbn 9788864760803
Publisher Massimiliano Piretti Editore
Idea code 18571
EUR 109.45

Fashion designer Nickolay Teryuhin hails from a remote part of northern Russia. As a child, he developed a great interest in the history and people of this region, and discovered authentic folk costumes in antique chests. This sparked his passion for traditional Russian styles of dress, the cuts, colours, and textiles of which he has since integrated in the contemporary fashion collections found in this volume. From patchwork and folk denim, to patterns from Kargopol and indigenous inspirations, Teryuhin’s garments reflect a wide range of traditional costumes, as well as the pride that comes in bringing his own narrative of Russian couture to the international fashion world.

388 p, ills colour, 24 x 30 cm, hb, English

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Russian Folk Costume - Sergey Glebushkin Private Collection

Isbn 9788864760650
Publisher Massimiliano Piretti Editore
Idea code 18540
EUR 75.15

The Russian national costume is of great interest to many contemporary fashion designers. Patterns, texture, colour, and unique elements are a huge source of inspiration for them. This volume shows genuine Russian costumes from different regions of Russia. All the costumes shown are exhibits from the personal collection of Sergey Glebushkin.

184 p, ills colour, 23 x 30 cm, hb, Italian/English

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Markovka's Natural Patterns

Isbn 9788864760391
Publisher Massimiliano Piretti Editore
Idea code 18539
EUR 42.00

Illustrator Irina Markovskaya, known as Markovka, offers a collection of her magical, vibrant patterns inspired by plants, birds, fish, leaves, flowers, insects, and all kinds of things found in nature. Bursting with life, her patterns appear in a wide range of colour palettes. Markovka’s imagination produces complex yet coherent designs covering a range of styles, from traditional folk art and modern abstraction, to detailed motifs and psychedelic bursts. As an added bonus, the book comes with a CD containing 100 royalty-free images – one for every pattern printed on its pages. Use them for furniture, packaging, fashion, interior design, textile, branding, or whatever takes your fancy.

102 p, ills colour, 18 x 25 cm, hb, English

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Emil Pirchan - Universal Artist

Isbn 9783038500438
Publisher Nimbus
Idea code 18696
EUR 48.65

Emil Pirchan (1884-1957), born in Brno, started his artistic career as a student of the Viennese art nouveau architect Otto Wagner, then switched to interior design. Soon he broadened his field into commercial art with the focus on poster art and in 1913 he founded a school in Munich for applied arts and set decoration whose promising development got interrupted by the First World War. As the head of stage design at the Bavarian State Theatre Pirchan caused a sensation with revolutionary expressionistic stage decorations. During the time of National Socialism he increasingly withdrew into writing and published diverse monographs and relevant works about theatre arts and dance.

368 p, ills colour & bw, 23 x 31 cm, hb, German/English

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Sustainable Fashion In A Circular Economy

Isbn 9789526000893
Publisher Aalto University
Idea code 18701
EUR 32.25

The promotion of sustainable fashion within a circular economy is a vital contemporary topic. This book presents the latest research about the various levels of circularity currently at work in the fashion industry. Design, business, and industry experts explain the many ways that circularity in the production and consumption of fashion can be approached. Essays highlight the fresh and critical thinking that is influencing the fashion industry today, encouraging it to adopt sustainable transformation practices, such as the recovering and recycling of materials at an industrial level. Editor Kirsi Niinimäki of Aalto University is a leading researcher in the field of sustainable fashion.

256 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 23 cm, hb, English

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De Vijf Pijlers Van Design. Handboek Over Het Ontwerpen Van Gebruiksvoorwerpen

Isbn 9789491444449
Publisher Artez Press
Idea code 18643
EUR 35.50

Hoe verschillend ontwerpers ook zijn, basiskennis van de vijf belangrijkste thematische pijlers waarop elk product is gebouwd, is onmisbaar: materiaal, constructie, functie, betekenis en markt. Kennis van deze pijlers helpt de ontwerper bij het kritisch ontwikkelen en beoordelen van zijn product, maar ook bij het beantwoorden van vragen als de volgende: "Wat will ik maken en op welke manier?", "Wat is mijn fascinatie?", "Hoe verhoud ik mij tot de wereld, en welke plaats wil ik daarin innemen?" Dit boek is gemaakt voor iedereen die zich verdiepen in het proces van ontwerpen en in het effect van ontwerpen op de omgeving.

300 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch

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The Book Of Japanese Tea

Isbn 9784473042613
Publisher Tankosha
Idea code 18635
EUR 19.80

Japanese food culture and the Japanese concept of hospitality are embedded in the rituals surrounding the preparation, presentation, and consumption of Japanese tea. Most tea produced in Japan is green tea, and freshness and savouriness are sought after and praised as important characteristics of the drink. From taste elements to fresh aromas, this enlightening book examines Japanese tea in depth, celebrating its special character. Moreover, it delves into the traditions, methods, and geographies of tea in Japan. The book’s author, Per Oscar Brekell, relocated from his native Sweden to Japan in order to follow his passion for tea and become a certified Japanese tea instructor.

96 p, ills colour & bw, 19 x 26 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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Saft 01-09 Modular Book On Architecture, Art & Culture

Isbn 9788831942010
Publisher Corraini/ Fondazione Oami
Idea code 18561
EUR 37.00

The book is dedicated to the practice of design. It investigates experimentally the encounter between architecture and other related creative practices, between applied arts and sciences. Carefully selected unpublished materials from different fields are combined in such a way as to incite the maximum amount of questions. Each of the nine issues of SAFT contained in this collection is dedicated to a different topic or phenomenon, combining different materials; it is dense in feedback and feedforward, in juxtapositions and casual encounters. Printed on a large sheet of coloured paper it multiplies in your hands growing in an exponential manner.

9 posters, ills colour & bw, 15 x 22 cm, box, English

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Laurent Muschel - Tropical Hair Salons

Isbn 9789462263024
Publisher Lecturis
Idea code 18521
EUR 30.80

Laurent Muschel has travelled all over the tropics, photographing the intimacy surrounding this special world of hair salons. The series took off in the “Afro part” of Brussels, called Matonge (the name comes from a surrounding in Kinshasa) and then continued in East and West Africa: Addis Abeba and Shire (Ethiopia), Abidjan and Grand Bassam (Ivory Coast), Accra (Ghana), and Banjul (Gambia). The journey was accompanied by many short cuts and extensions along the way. Laurent Muschel likes to photograph the details and small gestures, inviting us to come closer and explore further.

128 p, ills colour, 23 x 27 cm, hb, Dutch/English

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Plants. Flowers

Isbn 9788864760797
Publisher Massimiliano Piretti Editore
Idea code 18574
EUR 31.50

Plants have developed an enormous spectrum of textures, patterns, lines, forms, and structures. This book comprises a rich collection of different kinds of plants, beautifully photographed, and ranging from northern to subtropical regions. All kinds of surfaces and colours are represented, from leaves, fronds, and stalks, to bark, needles, and spines. Likewise, flowers are a source of infinite inspiration, with a seemingly endless variation of colour, form, and texture. The book also presents a fantastic collection of well over 100 different kinds of blooms, all photographed in meticulous detail.

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

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Japanese Connections - The Birth Of Modern Decor

Isbn 9786148035159
Publisher Kaph Books
Idea code 18659
EUR 38.70

Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, this catalogue traces the fascination that Western painters developed for the art of the Far East in the late 19th century. Sparked by Japan’s opening up to the world in 1853, “Japonism” came to describe the enthusiasm for all things Japanese that superseded earlier trends of chinoiserie and Orientalism in the West. Edited by Isabelle Cahn, curator of paintings at the Museé d’Orsay, the volume presents a selection of Japanese prints and screens, as well as works by French artists, especially ‘Les Nabis’, the post-impressionist avant-garde group that shaped both fine and decorative arts in France in the 1890s.

176 p, ills colour & bw, 24 x 29 cm, hb, English

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Toulouse Letters: Teaching Experiments In Letter Drawing

Isbn 9782917855966
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 19043
EUR 19.90

Following a series of invitations made since 2005 in the field of type design at the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse, this book retraces the collective experiments undertaken in the Graphic Design option through workshops, exhibitions, lectures, semester courses, and projects in partnership with the City of Toulouse. By way of interviews and essays proposed by the different guest type designers (Alejandro Lo Celso, Frederik Berlaen, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Hans-Jürg Hunziker) and the teacher coordinating this programme (François Chastanet), its subject is about sharing different pedagogical approaches to drawing letterforms at the beginning of the 21st century.

216 p, ills colour & bw, 12 x 19 cm, pb, French/English


Paul Cox Jeu De Construction ( French Only )

Isbn 9782490077038
Publisher Editions B42
Idea code 18671
EUR 30.95

Les pages de ce livre reproduisent, sous une forme légèrement raccourcie et modifiée, un blog publié par Paul Cox en 2005 à l’occasion de son exposition «Jeu de construction» à la Galerie des enfants du Centre Pompidou.Autodidacte qui souhaitait devenir, selon l’expression de Dubuffet, «peintre du dimanche pour qui chaque jour serait un dimanche», Paul Cox travaille au croisement de plusieurs disciplines. Artiste, auteur, illustrateur et designer graphique, il occupe une place à part dans le monde des arts visuels.

244 p, ills colour & bw, 16 x 24 cm, pb, French

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Notebook Green Blossom For My Sake

Isbn
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 18582
EUR 11.30

Notebook with drawings by Atieh Bozorg Sohrabi.

192 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, pb, Persian/English

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Notebook Reeed Blossom For My Sake

Isbn
Publisher Nazar Publishing
Idea code 18583
EUR 11.30

Notebook with drawings by Atieh Bozorg Sohrabi.

192 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, pb, Persian/English

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Notebook White Blossom For My Sake

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Publisher Nazar
Idea code 18581
EUR 11.30

Notebook with drawings by Atieh Bozorg Sohrabi.

192 p, ills colour, 12 x 17 cm, pb, Persian/English


Para Para Flipbooks Three Tree Shops

Isbn 9784861526855
Publisher Seigensha
Idea code 18576
EUR 14.50

The latest instalment in the ‘Flip Book’ series from Seigensha Art Publishing is a three-in-one book with falling (down or up) as its theme. In each of three drawn and animated narratives, a different protagonist falls through the floor of a fantastical little shop inside a tree. As might be expected, each ends up in a completely unexpected turn of events.

112 p, ills colour, 10 x 10 cm, pb, Japanese/English

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