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Industrial / commercial art & design

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Object Lessons

Object Lessons

Author: Laura Muir Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/10/2020

A fresh look at the influential pedagogy and practice pioneered by the Bauhaus Founded by architect Walter Gropius (1883-1969) in 1919, the Bauhaus was the 20th century's most influential school of art, architecture, and design. After the school was shuttered under pressure from the Nazis in 1933, many Bauhaus artists brought their innovative practices and teaching methods to the United States. Gropius himself accepted a position at Harvard, where he would help establish a collection of Bauhaus material that has since grown to more than 30,000 objects-the largest such collection outside Germany. Harvard in turn became an unofficial center for the Bauhaus in America. Written by established and emerging voices in the field, the scholarship presented here expands on the special link between the two institutions, while highlighting understudied aspects of the Bauhaus, such as weaving, photography, and art made by women. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations-some of never-before-published objects-this book yields fascinating insights for Bauhaus devotees and design aficionados.

new exhibition design 03

new exhibition design 03

Author: Uwe J. Reinhardt Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/10/2020

The new edition in this successful series presents the status quo in exhibition design and scenography with over 110 projects and 15 interviews. The focus is on current trends and corresponding methods, renowned firms, exceptional designers and curators. The manifesto Indian method - design in difficult times takes a stand regarding the current social and political discourse and opens up new strategies for poetic spaces. Text in English and German.

Beazley Designs of the Year 2020

Beazley Designs of the Year 2020

Author: Emily King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/10/2020

Design and Political Dissent

Design and Political Dissent

Author: Jilly Traganou Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2020

This book examines, through an interdisciplinary lens, the relationship between political dissent and processes of designing. In the past twenty years, theorists of social movements have noted a diversity of visual and performative manifestations taking place in protest, while the fields of design, broadly defined, have been characterized by a growing interest in activism. The book's premise stems from the recognition that material engagement and artifacts have the capacity to articulate political arguments or establish positions of disagreement. Its contributors look at a wide array of material practices generated by both professional and nonprofessional design actors around the globe, exploring case studies that vary from street protests and encampments to design pedagogy and community-empowerment projects. For students and scholars of design studies, urbanism, visual culture, politics and social movements, this book opens up new perspectives on design and its place in contemporary politics.

Die Frauen der Wiener Werkstatte / Women Artists of the Wiener Werkstatte

Die Frauen der Wiener Werkstatte / Women Artists of the Wiener Werkstatte

Author: MAK - Museum fur angewandte Kunst Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

The oeuvre of the artists of the Wiener Werkstatte is known worldwide; however, to date, only scant interest has been afforded the women artists. The ceramicists G. Baudisch, S.Singer, and V. Wieselthier are well known; Mathilde Floegl, Hilda Jesser, Maria Likarz, and Felice Rix at least evoke some association, but only experts are familiar with Martha Alber, Rose Krenn, and Margarete Reingold. As part of research carried out at the MAK, approx. 180 women artists have been identified whose participation in the development of Viennese arts and crafts is presented in this exhibition for the first time. The professional image of women artisans is analyzed, including its emancipatory potential; the catalog illustrates these women's enormous wealth of ideas that has contributed to the unique status of the Wiener Werkstatte.

Additive Manufacturing Handbook

Additive Manufacturing Handbook

Author: Adedeji B. Badiru Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/09/2020

Theoretical and practical interests in additive manufacturing (3D printing) are growing rapidly. Engineers and engineering companies now use 3D printing to make prototypes of products before going for full production. In an educational setting faculty, researchers, and students leverage 3D printing to enhance project-related products. Additive Manufacturing Handbook focuses on product design for the defense industry, which affects virtually every other industry. Thus, the handbook provides a wide range of benefits to all segments of business, industry, and government. Manufacturing has undergone a major advancement and technology shift in recent years.

V&A Pattern: Indian Florals

V&A Pattern: Indian Florals

Author: Rosemary Crill Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2020

V&A Pattern: Indian Florals provides a dazzling introduction to the vibrant designs of the Indian subcontinent A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexander McQueen, the V&A holds over three million designs for textiles, decorations, wallpapers and prints. Now beautifully re-presented, the bestselling V&A Pattern series invites you to appreciate the work of some of the greatest names and styles in design history, highlighting interesting and imaginative works that are all too rarely seen. Each pocket-sized book features 66 carefully selected patterns, and has a concise expert introduction, making these an invaluable source of inspiration for creatives - and the perfect gift for pattern-lovers.

V&A Pattern: Kimono

V&A Pattern: Kimono

Author: Anna Jackson Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2020

V&A Pattern: Kimono showcases the staggering breadth of textile designs associated with Japan's most iconic garment A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexander McQueen, the V&A holds over three million designs for textiles, decorations, wallpapers and prints. Now beautifully re-presented, the bestselling V&A Pattern series invites you to appreciate the work of some of the greatest names and styles in design history, highlighting interesting and imaginative works that are all too rarely seen. Each pocket-sized book features 66 carefully selected patterns, and has a concise expert introduction, making these an invaluable source of inspiration for creatives - and the perfect gift for pattern-lovers.

Dior Joaillerie

Dior Joaillerie

Author: Victoire De Castellane, Olivier Gabet Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2020

As creative director of Dior Joaillerie since its beginnings in 1998, Victoire de Castellane is renowned for her fearless approach to jewellery. Crossing the boundary between natural and artificial, her fantastical jewels are inspired by global pop culture, Christian Dior's life and work, and the floral world and embody a timeless, poetic style. To fete 20 years of Victoire de Castellane's designs, this luxurious volume presents a dictionary of 26 chapters, each introduced with a dazzling drop cap embellished with an original photo collage. From the first Couture collection to the acclaimed Excentriques necklaces and the celebrated floral gardens of Belladone Island, Dior Joaillerie's history is explored from its debut and up to the latest collection, presented in Venice in June 2019 and exclusively shot for this publication. More than 300 images by renowned photographers such as Guido Mocafico and Erwan Frottin illustrate this original, alphabetical journey. Through the dictionary entries penned by Olivier Gabet, director of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, readers uncover nonlinear, playful insights into the fascinating world of one of the world's foremost jewellery designers. Printed in Italy and featuring a jewel-shaped tip-on, and with creative direction by Thomas Lenthal, this exquisite piece of bookmaking is a stunning homage to Victoire de Castellane's artistry and imagination. As creative director of Dior Joaillerie since its beginnings in 1998, Victoire de Castellane is renowned for her fearless approach to jewellery. Crossing the boundary between natural and artificial, her fantastical jewels are inspired by global pop culture, Christian Dior's life and work, and the floral world and embody a timeless, poetic style. To fete 20 years of Victoire de Castellane's designs, this luxurious volume presents a dictionary of 26 chapters, each introduced with a dazzling drop cap embellished with an original photo collage. From the first Couture collection to the acclaimed Excentriques necklaces and the celebrated floral gardens of Belladone Island, Dior Joaillerie's history is explored from its debut and up to the latest collection, presented in Venice in June 2019 and exclusively shot for this publication. More than 300 images by renowned photographers such as Guido Mocafico and Erwan Frottin illustrate this original, alphabetical journey. Through the dictionary entries penned by Olivier Gabet, director of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, readers uncover nonlinear, playful insights into the fascinating world of one of the world's foremost jewellery designers. Printed in Italy and featuring a jewel-shaped tip-on, and with creative direction by Thomas Lenthal, this exquisite piece of bookmaking is a stunning homage to Victoire de Castellane's artistry and imagination.

Travel with Me Forever

Travel with Me Forever

Author: Matt Hranek, Stephen Lewis Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2020

With its luxurious line of luggage, backpacks, bags, and other accessories, TUMI has made a name for its self as a leader in the world of modern-day travel since its founding in 1975. Functional superiority, technical innovation, and pared-back elegant design especially its soft black-on-black ballistic nylon travel bags have made its products favorites among discerning travelers, including the celebrity jet set. In celebration of its core collection relaunch, TUMI presents the stories of its avid A-list fans, and the bags that accompanied them on their global travels. Still-life photographs, artwork, and collage-style journal entries make for an endlessly fascinating, intimate look into the journeys taken by the world s luminaries. Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgard shares his trips to Venice and Budapest with his Alpha 2 backpack, which carried all of his essential items. Barack Obama discusses how his leather Alpha Collection briefcase informed his tenure as President and the diplomatic trips he took. And It-model Gigi Hadid is featured alongside the TUMI suitcases she brings with her as she jets across the globe to international fashion shows and photoshoots. Part celebrity travel diary, part ode to fine luggage, this new book is a perfect gift for wanderlust-filled and style-conscious readers everywhere.

The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978 - 40th Anniversary Edition

The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978 - 40th Anniversary Edition

Author: Roy Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2020

It was an age of mighty heroes, misunderstood monsters, and complex villains. With the publication of Fantastic Four No. 1 in November 1961, comics giant Marvel inaugurated a transformative era in pop culture. Through the next two decades, the iconic Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the X-Men leapt, darted, and towered through its pages. Captain America was resurrected from his 1940s deep-freeze and the Avengers became the World's Greatest Super Heroes. Daredevil, Doctor Strange, and dozens more were added to the pantheon, each with their own rogues' gallery of malevolent counterparts. Nearly 60 years later, these thrilling characters from the 1960s and '70s are more popular than ever, fighting the good fight in comics, toy aisles, and blockbuster movies around the world. In The Marvel Age of Comics 1961-1978, legendary writer and editor Roy Thomas takes you to the heart of this seminal segment in comic history-an age of triumphant character and narrative innovation that reinvented the super hero genre. With more than 500 images and insider insights, the book traces the birth of champions who were both epic in their powers and grounded in a world that readers recognized as close to their own; relatable heroes with the same problems, struggles, and shortcomings as everyone else. By the '70s, we see how the House of Ideas also elevated horror, sword and sorcery, and martial arts in its stable of titanic demigods, introducing iconic characters like Man-Thing, Conan, and Shang-Chi and proving that their brand of storytelling could succeed and flourish outside of the capes and tights. Behind it all, we get to know the extraordinary Marvel architects whose names are almost as familiar as the mortals (and immortals!) they brought to life-Stan The Man Lee, Jack King Kirby, and Steve Ditko, along with a roster of greats like John Romita, John Buscema, Marie Severin, Jim Steranko, and countless others. The result is a behind-the-scenes treasure trove and a jewel for any comic fan's library, brimming with the innovation and energy of an invincible era for Marvel and its heroes alike. (c) 2020 MARVEL About the series TASCHEN turns 40 this year! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program-now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

What Can A Body Do?

What Can A Body Do?

Author: Sara Hendren Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2020