A timely celebration of British design legend Sir Paul Smith and his one-of-a-kind creativity.
This new monograph captures the unique spirit of British fashion icon Sir Paul Smith through 50 objects chosen by Sir Paul himself for the inspiration they have provided him over the years - from a wax plate of spaghetti and a Dieter Rams radio to a Mario Bellini Cab chair and a bicycle seat. Each object has impacted his worldview, his creative process, and his adherence to a design approach that's always imbued with distinctly British wit and eccentricity.
The most in-depth exploration of one of the most important, innovative, and creative architecture practices working today.
For the last twenty years Studio Gang, led by Jeanne Gang, has created buildings that, while spectacular, also deal with the most urgent problems of our time - inequality, climate change, and the challenges of urbanism. The studio's award-winning body of work spans multiple scales and typologies worldwide. This book showcases 25 exceptional projects - including the Aqua Tower and O'Hare International Airport in Chicago and Solar Carve Tower in New York City - that collectively demonstrate Studio Gang's bold, collaborative, research-based design approach.
A spectacular visual biography of the life and work of Le Corbusier - one of the twentieth century's most influential architects A decade after its first publication, the bestselling monograph Le Corbusier Le Grand is finally available in a new paperback edition. Documenting the life and work of one of the giants of twentieth-century architecture and design, the book presents an array of sketches, photographs, and correspondences, charting the vast and varied output of Le Corbusier, an artist who continues to fascinate those inside and outside the architectural world.
Les Wallpaper* City Guides proposent au voyageur amateur de design, un choix rigoureux des meilleures adresses qu'une ville peut offrir, dans une mise en pages sobre et élégante. Précis et pratiques, ils réunissent toutes les informations nécessaires pour vous faire découvrir de l'intérieur les villes les plus enivrantes du monde. Que vous voyagiez pendant 48 heures ou une semaine, que ce soit pour affaires ou pour le plaisir, nous avons sélectionné pour vous les meilleurs restaurants, bars et hôtels (et les chambres à retenir), les sites et les magasins les plus incroyables, et réalisations les plus séduisantes en matière de design et d'architecture. Nous espérons vous faire sortir des sentiers battus et, quelle que soit la durée de votre séjour, vous donner une réelle perception de la géographie de la ville ainsi que la satisfaction d'avoir vu l'essentiel. En bref, ces guides sont autant de passeports pour découvrir ce qu'il se fait de mieux à travers le monde. Bon voyage!
Univers est une étude novatrice qui explore ce sujet qui passionne tant, l'astronomie. Les 300 images présentées ont été créées par des hommes ayant tenté de comprendre la beauté et le mystère des étoiles, des planètes et de l'univers, ou qui s'en sont inspirés. Une sélection effectuée avec soin par un comité international de spé cia- listes, organisée pour montrer les similitudes et les différences. L'ouvrage présente des tableaux, photographies, sculptures, animations, gravures, croquis, images numériques et oeuvres emblé- matiques de photographes, d'artistes et d'astro- nomes célèbres ainsi que des créations inédites.
Dans la lignée des best-sellers Cartes : Explorer le monde et Végétal : Explorer le monde botanique, cet ouvrage plaira autant aux lecteurs férus d'astronomie comme aux fervents amateurs d'espace, de planètes et de galaxies - Une sélection des 300 images provenant du monde entier, associées pour créer des juxtapositions stimulant la curiosité - Des images couvrant des milliers d'années, allant des peintures rupestres et des manuscrits médiévaux à l'art contemporain, la photographie, l'animation et les sites Internet interactifs - Inclut des oeuvres emblématiques réalisées par des artistes et des astronomes de renommée internationale, tels que Copernic, David Malin, Olafur Eliasson, Galilée, Yayoi Kusama, Isaac Newton, Pablo Picasso et Gerhard Richter
Since the samurai battles of the 15th century, Kyoto has avoided confrontation by preserving the old and tolerating the new, which is what makes it so alluring.
This is a place where mixologists use tea-ceremony techniques to pour a single malt in a bar so minimal you can't see any bottles, and artisans use ancestral methods to make fabric for Lady Gaga's shoes.
Now in paperback - the acclaimed survey of 100 global artists, chosen by experts for their work with threads, stitching, and textiles.
Celebrating tapestry, embroidery, stitching, textiles, knitting, and knotting as used by visual artists worldwide, leading curators, critics, and art professionals have nominated 100 global living artists for inclusion in this stunning and wide-ranging survey. As boundaries between art and craft have blurred, artists have increasingly embraced these materials and methods, with the resulting works being coveted by collectors and exhibited in museums worldwide. Now available in paperback, Phaidon's acclaimed survey is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey - the first of its kind.
A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you've seen all that you should.
Look beyond the cinematic backdrop and you'll fi nd a burgeoning creative scene. Beginning in the late noughties, this has led to the launch of major galleries focusing on Czech and Slovak talent. Many of them are found in Holešovice, which used to be off piste but is now one of the city's most exciting enclaves, due to its arty hotspots and lively club culture.
Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.
Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.
/> - Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style.
- 55 stunning original colour photographs.
- A unique barometer of the contemporary scene.
- Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight.
- A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods.
Published November 2018.
At Nike, the desire to be the best is a journey, not a destination-better is always temporary.
Nike: Better is Temporary is a landmark publication that charts Nike's transformation from rebellious upstart to global phenomenon.
This immersive visual survey offers an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes exploration into Nike's ethos-driven design formula, placing industry-defining innovations and globally recognized products alongside previously unpublished designs, prototypes, insider stories, and more.
Beginning with "Breaking2," an introduction detailing Nike's 2017 attempt to facilitate a sub-two-hour marathon, the book lays out in five thematic chapters Nike's focus on performance, brand expression, collaboration, inclusive design, and sustainability.
The book's extraordinary design also nods to its contents. The striking cover features overlapping silkscreened layers of Nike's proprietary Volt yellow and Hyperpunch pink colors overlaying an image of world-champion marathoner Eliud Kipchoge printed in a half-tone dot pattern. The book's spine, visible through the clear jacket, showcases a series of colored tabs that extend from its interior pages.
Combining 500 color illustrations with stories, insights, knowledge, passion, and history shared by Nike's remarkable team, Nike: Better is Temporary will serve as a manual of innovation and inspiration for generations to come.
A richly illustrated, authoritative global survey of the best and most creative interior designers and decorators working today.
Our surroundings are the key to our comfort and happiness, and we're endlessly inspired by the creative professionals that show us how to put a personal stamp on the spaces we inhabit.
This gorgeous book is a timely, comprehensive showcase of the most exceptional, innovative, and groundbreaking interior designers working today, nominated by an esteemed group of industry experts and thoughtfully curated to demonstrate why the world of interior design continues to raise the bar of creative practice.
The latest instalment of this indispensable survey of contemporary drawing, chosen by the world's leading art experts.
Over the past 50 years, drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form.
Since the publication of Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (2013), contemporary artists have continued to explore drawing's possibilities - from intimate to large-scale works, in a diversity of mark-making processes and materials. Vitamin D3 showcases more than 100 such artists, nominated by more than 70 international art experts.
Raw, by acclaimed Icelandic cook Solla Eiriksdóttir, was first published in 2016, when the concept of raw food was relatively new.
Now a widely accepted route to healthy eating, her book features 75 healthy and delicious mainly raw recipes, introducing readers to an approach to ethical and sustainable eating that has found its way into the everyday diets of people around the world. Divided into five chapters - breakfast, snacks, light lunches, main dishes, and sweet treats - the book abounds with bright, fresh tastes such as turmeric tostadas, quinoa pizza, kelp noodles with tofu, and vegan vanilla ice cream.
- Award-wining cook Solla Eiríksdóttir is the owner of Gló in Reykjavik - Iceland's most popular vegetarian and raw-food restaurant. She opened Gló twenty years ago, and today runs five successful restaurants, an organic market, and her own organic food brand.
She has published five cookbooks and her cuisine has gained an international reputation.
Key Selling Points - Now available in paperback - bringing this exciting, groundbreaking recipe collection to a new audience of health-conscious home cooks - Every recipe in this delicious selection of plant- based dishes is vegetarian, and many are raw, vegan, and/or gluten-free, making it ideally suited for a wide range of appetites and dietary requirements - The approach capitalizes on the global movement toward vegetable-based cuisine - which has now evolved from a food trend to a genuine lifestyle preference for millions of people around the world - Gorgeous photographs exemplify the book's focus on simple ingredients and clean living
The definitive collection of this year's most inspiring - and acclaimed - new buildings and spaces around the world.
The Architizer A+Awards honor the year's most extraordinary architecture and building products from across the globe. The winners, a diverse group of established and emerging architects and designers, are carefully chosen by more than 400 international luminaries from ?elds such as fashion, publishing, product design, real estate development, and technology - and are also voted on by the public. Each year, the awards are celebrated in a fully-illustrated compendium and on Architizer.com, the largest online architecture community on the planet.
The curator who founded MoMA's video program recounts the artists and events that defined the medium's first 50 years.
Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted their latest technologies to art-making. In this book, curator Barbara London traces the history of video art as it transformed into the broader field of media art - from analog to digital, small TV monitors to wall-scale projections, and clunky hardware to user-friendly software. In doing so, she reveals how video evolved from fringe status to be seen as one of the foremost art forms of today.
The groundbreaking sculptor's most comprehensive monograph to date.
Jean-Michel Othoniel is an artist who creates sculptures that explore themes of fragility, transformation, and ephemerality. Using the repetition of such modular elements as bricks or beads, his work deploys various strategies that hint at loss and despair - cracks in his objects' perfect surfaces, negative spaces and, early in his career, transient materials such as sulfur. The most authoritative study of the artist's work to date, it includes intimate gallery pieces as well as monumental public commissions around the world.
An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present.
Life Meets Art is an unparalleled behind-thescenes tour of some of the most fascinating, inspirational and unique home interiors in the world. The living spaces of hundreds of the globe's most talented people in the spheres of art, design, fashion, literature, music, and fi lm, here provide inspiration for anyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design and the myriad possibilities for home decor. It's a fascinating glimpse into the homes of some of the greatest creatives in history - painters, sculptors, novelists, poets, fashion designers, composers, musicians, architects, and more.
Ferrari is an extraordinary company that emerged as World War II receded in Italy, combining collegiality, an almost religious dedication, and dictatorship in equal parts.
Above all, it was impelled by the remorseless ambition of its founder Enzo Ferrari. Richly illustrated with personal ephemera, technical drawings, master models, and luxurious product shots, this in-depth exploration of Ferrari - the man, company, cars, and clientele - reveals what goes into the making of, many would argue, the world's most desirable car brand.
- Andrew Nahum is principal curator of technology and engineering at the Science Museum, London.
In 2005, he led the curatorial team in the development of the exhibition 'Inside the Spitfire', and previously directed the creation of the major new synoptic gallery at the museum on the history of technology and science entitled 'Making the Modern World'.
Key Selling Points - Published on the occasion of the Design Museum's headline exhibition in November 2017 - An in-depth and revealing book on one of the world's most powerful, desirable, and recognizable car brands - Features exceptional and noteworthy Ferraris, each one chosen for its particular significance in the history of the company - Beautifully illustrated with full-size wooden 'masters' from Ferrari's bodywork designers, engineering drawings, and styling sketches, as well as memorabilia, documents, and personal items - A must-have for Ferrari enthusiasts and car fans, as well as anyone wanting to know more about one of the most famous brands in history