BERTOIA THE METALWORKER

BERTOIA THE METALWORKER

A celebration of the rich and varied work of Italian-born American artist, designer, and master of metal, Harry Bertoia From chapel altarpieces and bronze fountains, to wire chairs and silver brooches, Harry Bertoia's creative output was varied in the extreme. This new book explores his entire career: his move from Italy to Detroit at 15; his formative years at Cranbrook; his work with Charles Eames and Knoll; through to his fascinating sound sculptures. In doing so, the book demonstrates how seemingly disparate works are in fact united in being reflections of nature, and places Bertoia's art squarely at the heart of American modernism.
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MAKING MARKS: ARCHITECTS' SKETCHBOOKS - THE CREATIVE PROCESS

MAKING MARKS: ARCHITECTS' SKETCHBOOKS - THE CREATIVE PROCESS

Making Marks follows up the highly successful Architects' Sketchbooks, which presented, for the first time, the rich breadth of sketches being created by contemporary architects following the digital revolution. Taking a post-digital perspective, the sixty renowned architects whose work is collected here show how drawing and new forms of manual presentation have been refined since the reawakening of this basic technique. Notepads, stacks of paper, pencils and fine-point pens are as present in the architect's studio as phalanxes of screens.
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OFF THE GRID: HOUSES FOR ESCAPE

OFF THE GRID: HOUSES FOR ESCAPE

Recent advances in technologies and home-generated renewable energy have made building away from urban and rural infrastructures more practical and affordable than ever. This survey of the world's most innovative off-grid homes reveals the cuttingedge architecture and technology that is enabling us to escape to some of the most extraordinary natural environments on the planet. All of the houses featured in this book are fully, or almost fully, self-sufficient in terms of energy, water and, in some cases, food. Architecture and interior design expert Dominic Bradbury reveals how each architect has made everyday living in these wild and natural settings a rewarding and tempting reality.
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ERWIN OLAF: I AM

ERWIN OLAF: I AM

In honor of Erwin Olaf’s sixtieth birthday, Erwin Olaf: I Ampresents the first comprehensive survey of his work, bringing together his earliest images in black and white with his now-iconic color work, including selections from his most recent and heretofore unpublished series shot in Shanghai. This chronological presentation traces the evolution of the artist from cheeky provocateur to royal portraitist, as well as the refinement of his unique vision and stylistic panache over the last four decades. Interspersed among the various series is a wry, incisive commentary by Olaf on the contexts of and inspirations for his work.
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THIERRY MUGLER : COUTURISSIME

THIERRY MUGLER : COUTURISSIME

Thierry Mugler has, since the creation of his label in 1974, continuously revolutionized contemporary fashion with his singular, imaginative vision. Beyond creating his iconic ready-to-wear and haute couture garments, Mugler inhabits multiple worlds as a photographer, director, choreographer, and perfumer. Lavishly designed and richly illustrated, the book traces Mugler’s career and reveals never-before-seen material by photographers such as Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, and David LaChapelle.
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BLOOMS: CONTEMPORARY FLORAL DESIGN

BLOOMS: CONTEMPORARY FLORAL DESIGN

A glorious survey of work by more than 80 contemporary floral designers who are extending the boundaries of their art Blooms celebrates the explosive impact that floral designers from the last decade have had on a previously underappreciated art form. This stunning book is the most ambitious survey of contemporary floral design ever published and demonstrates just how far these innovative designers have pushed the boundaries of contemporary floral design. Blooms showcases the work of more than 80 designers across the globe - featuring established florists alongside rising new talent - each nominated by industry experts, from perfumer Lyn Harris of Miller Harris to floral-design icon Eric Buterbaugh.
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TU CASA MI CASA: MEXICAN RECIPES FOR THE HOME COOK

TU CASA MI CASA: MEXICAN RECIPES FOR THE HOME COOK

Learn authentic Mexican cooking from the internationally celebrated chef Enrique Olvera (and featured in the Netflix docuseries Chef's Table), in his first home-cooking book Enrique Olvera is a leading talent on the gastronomic stage, reinventing the cuisine of his native Mexico to global acclaim - yet his true passion is Mexican home cooking. Tu Casa Mi Casa is Mexico City/New York-based Olvera's ode to the kitchens of his homeland. He shares 100 of the recipes close to his heart - the core collection of basic Mexican dishes - and encourages readers everywhere to incorporate traditional and contemporary Mexican tastes and ingredients into their recipe repertoire, no matter how far they live from Mexico.
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BUBBLETECTURE : INFLATABLE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

BUBBLETECTURE : INFLATABLE ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

Following in the footsteps of Nanotecture, Mobitecture, and Pet-tecture, a fascinating and fun guide to everything inflatable Although inflatable objects have been around for more than 200 years, architects, artists, and designers keep rediscovering this deceptively simple - often playful, and occasionally bizarre - technology. Bubbletecture brings together inflatables in every conceivable size, shape, and hue across the realms of architecture, design, art, and fashion. From inflatable dresses and hats to buildings employing cutting-edge technologies, from ingenious chairs, lights, bowls, and even egg cups to children's toys and provocative art installations, Bubbletecture demonstrates that inflatable design is simply irresistible.
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EXOTIC: A FETISH FOR THE FOREIGN

EXOTIC: A FETISH FOR THE FOREIGN

Exotic explores our obsession with the lure of distant lands and their promise of the weird and wonderful, the beautiful and grotesque. Through a host of evocative images, this book shows how the absorption of ‘the foreign,’ through arts, design, architecture, and other cultural elements, has consistently enriched Western society, contributing to it cultural dynamism and artistic energy. Exotic’s focus is especially relevant to the modern globalized world in which our engagement with cultures and traditions from around the globe is easier – and potentially more fraught – than ever before.

 
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ART AND QUEER CULTURE

ART AND QUEER CULTURE

Updated and revised, Art & Queer Culture is an unprecedented survey of visual art and alternative sexuality from the late nineteenth century to the present. Beautifully illustrated and clearly written, this second edition has been updated to include art and visual culture of the current moment. A group of new contributors – themselves gay, lesbian, queer, and trans – join the primary authors in emphasizing the global sweep of queer contemporary art and the newfound visibility of gender non-conforming artists. In a compact, reader-friendly format, this revised volume packs over 130 years of queer art histories.

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VITAMIN T: THREADS AND TEXTILES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

VITAMIN T: THREADS AND TEXTILES IN CONTEMPORARY ART

Celebrating tapestry, embroidery, stitching, textiles, knitting, and knotting as used by visual artists worldwide, Vitamin T is the latest in the celebrated series in which leading curators, critics, and art professionals nominate living artists for inclusion. 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. Vitamin T is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey – the first of its kind.
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ARCHITIZER: THE WORLD'S BEST ARCHITECTURE

ARCHITIZER: THE WORLD'S BEST ARCHITECTURE

The Architizer A+Awards represent a celebration of the year’s best architecture and products from a group of influencers bigger than just the architectural community. Entries are judged by more than 400 luminaries from fields as diverse as fashion, publishing, product design, real- estate development, and technology, and voted on by the public, culminating in a collection of the world’s finest buildings. This year, the celebration is going global. In lieu of an awards gala, the architects’ work is honored via this fully illustrated book, a podcast, and the largest online architecture community on the planet. Featuring select A+Award winners and other works, this is the definitive guide to the year’s best buildings and spaces.

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SNOHETTA: COLLECTIVE INTUITION

SNOHETTA: COLLECTIVE INTUITION

With offices in Oslo, Innsbruck, San Francisco, and New York, and projects all over the world, Snøhetta’s architecture, landscape, interior, and branding design projects are created across political boundaries, at all scales, and are fundamentally concerned with the unique interactions between people and places. Through stunning imagery and evocative narrative text, this book showcases 24 exceptional projects – including the 9/11 Memorial & Museum Pavilion and the Oslo Opera House – which, together, illustrate Snøhetta’s boundary-pushing and highly collaborative approach to design.
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RUIN AND REDEMPTION IN ARCHITECTURE

RUIN AND REDEMPTION IN ARCHITECTURE

This book captures the awe-inspiring drama of abandoned, forgotten, and ruined spaces, as well as the extraordinary designs that can bring them back to life – demonstrating that reimagined, repurposed, and abandoned architecture has the beauty and power to change lives, communities, and cities the world over. The scale and diversity of abandoned buildings is shown through examples from all around the world, demonstrating the extraordinary ingenuity of their transformation by some of the greatest architectural designers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
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