Design
Nothing Is Lost: Selected Essays
Nothing Is Lost
Selected Essays
Hardcover      ISBN: 1524732036
From the late editor, writer, and critic, one of the great chroniclers of the art, fashion, and celebrity scenes: an expansive collection of thirty-five essays that offer an intimate look into the worlds of some of the most important and well-known artists, designers, and actors of our time.

For more than three decades, Ingrid Sischy's profiles and critical essays have been admired for their keen observation and playful style. Many of the pieces that appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair from the 1980s to 2015 are gathered here for the first time, including her masterful profiles of Nicole Kidman, Kristen Stewart, Miuccia Prada, Calvin Klein, Jeff Koons, Jean Pigozzi, Alice Neel, and Francesco Clemente, among others, as well as her exclusive interview with John Galliano after his career nose-dived in 2011. Whether writing about a young Alexander McQueen, the photography of Robert Mapplethorpe, Sebasti o Salgado, Cindy Sherman, or Bob Richardson, or the Japanese musical theater group Takarazuka Revue, Sischy's close attention to the unexpectedly telling detail results in vividly crafted, incisive portraits of individuals and their works.

Here is a unique collection that gives readers unprecedented access to a dazzling range of artists from one of the greatest cultural critics of a generation.
French Art Deco
French Art Deco
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300204302
An essential survey of French Art Deco, with alluring photographs that render it an art object in its own right

The French Art Deco style, which encapsulates the complex, modern sensibilities of the early 20th century, is epitomized by the French works exhibited at the Paris 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts D coratifs et Industriales. The exquisite craftsmanship and artistry of the dazzling works displayed spoke to a sophisticated modernity, yet they were rooted in tradition. Interest in Art Deco has not only endured to the present day, but has grown steadily, and the style is now better known and more collected than ever before.

This informative publication provides an introduction to the historical backdrop for the Art Deco movement and outlines the most salient aspects of the aesthetic. Sumptuous, all-new photography features over one hundred masterpieces, created by forty-five artists, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's renowned collection. Each chapter focuses on a specific designer, and includes a biography and discussions of the objects, enlivened by generous quotes from contemporary writings. As one of the only English volumes devoted to French Art Deco, this is a significant contribution to the study and appreciation of the style.
Modernism: Modernist Design 1880-1940 : The Norwest Collection, Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis
Modernism
Modernist Design 1880-1940 : The Norwest Collection, Norwest Corporation, Minneapolis
Hardcover      ISBN: 1851492747

Six major design styles during 1880 - 1940 form the basis of the Modernist Movement which embraces a diverse range of the decorative and applied and graphic arts. Starting with the Arts and Crafts movement in Britain and America we progress through European and American Art Noveau, the Weiner Werkstatte based on Vienna, the De Stijl movement centred in Holland, the Bauhaus emanating from Germany, and ending with the Art Deco movement throughout Europe and America."

Living 2016/2017
Living 2016/2017
Hardcover      ISBN: 3899391853
"Living" is a must-have for anyone looking to stay on top of the most current trends in the international product design.
Amsterdam: Made by Hand
Amsterdam
Made by Hand
Paperback      ISBN: 1892145847

This is the second Made by Hand guide by stylist Pia Jane Bijkerk. The first, Paris: Made by Hand, received an ecstatic reception around the world from magazines such as British House & Garden, Vogue Living, and Martha Stewart Living, and on dozens and dozens of design blogs from design*sponge to decor8. Amsterdam: Made by Hand takes readers to dozens of boutiques, studios, and workshops offering not only newly created items fashioned by hand, but also vintage objects and found objects that may have been reworked by a talented artist. Also included are shops providing exclusive European supplies if you want to make your own objects: fabric, vintage silk tassels, yarn, handmade buttons, flowers in feathers and silk, and more. Pia describes her book the best:

"As a stylist, I am always on the lookout for objects that are distinctive and alluring--which is why I adore all things handmade. Amsterdam: Made by Hand is an insider's guide where you'll discover Dutch ateliers tucked away on the cobble stoned backstreets of the old canal district, and boutiques that Dutch designers and stylists have kept well-hidden inside their black books. . . until now. Between its pages you can expect to find woodworkers, flower artists, jewelry designers, dressmakers, ceramicists, and more: with the backdrop of Amsterdam's beautiful canals and wonky buildings, you can expect to see this quaint old city in a whole new light."

This is a book for all professional designers and decorators and lovers of design and decorating, lovers of all things handmade, the chic and unique, and of course Amsterdam.
Hkda Global Design Awards 2016
Hkda Global Design Awards 2016
Hardcover      ISBN: 9881468892

In 2016, the Hong Kong Designers Association (HKDA) enters its 45th year. Coincidentally, this will also be the 40th anniversary of the Global Design Awards (GDA). In celebration of these prestigious institutions, the 'Design NextGen Awards' and 'Best Design Teacher' awards have been established to acknowledge the importance of design education in the academic world. In addition to this 2016 will be the year that HKDA launches the 'Lifetime Honorary Award': an accolade dedicated to Dr Kan Tai Keung, who has contributed to the design industry for almost 50 years. With these awards, HKDA not only aims to further promote the field of design but to provide fertile soil for networking, allowing like-minded designers to connect and compete. HKDA Global Design Awards 2016 Annual Book 6500 K covers over 200 awarded works in 4 main categories - Digital, Graphics, Products (incl. Fashion), and Spatial & Environmental - with a further total of 41 related sub-categories. The book presents each prize winner alongside the story of its development from inspiration to execution, and the professional commentaries of 14 world-class judges.

The Design of Childhood: How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
The Design of Childhood
How the Material World Shapes Independent Kids
Hardcover      ISBN: 1632866358

From building blocks to city blocks, an eye-opening exploration of how children's playthings and physical surroundings affect their development.

Parents obsess over their children's playdates, kindergarten curriculum, and every bump and bruise, but the toys, classrooms, playgrounds, and neighborhoods little ones engage with are just as important. These objects and spaces encode decades, even centuries of changing ideas about what makes for good child-rearing--and what does not. Do you choose wooden toys, or plastic, or, increasingly, digital? What do youngsters lose when seesaws are deemed too dangerous and slides are designed primarily for safety? How can the built environment help children cultivate self-reliance? In these debates, parents, educators, and kids themselves are often caught in the middle.

Now, prominent design critic Alexandra Lange reveals the surprising histories behind the human-made elements of our children's pint-size landscape. Her fascinating investigation shows how the seemingly innocuous universe of stuff affects kids' behavior, values, and health, often in subtle ways. And she reveals how years of decisions by toymakers, architects, and urban planners have helped--and hindered--American youngsters' journeys toward independence. Seen through Lange's eyes, everything from the sandbox to the street becomes vibrant with buried meaning. The Design of Childhood will change the way you view your children's world--and your own.
The Nature of Design: Principles, Processes, and the Purview of the Architect
The Nature of Design
Principles, Processes, and the Purview of the Architect
Paperback      ISBN: 1939621429

Design is a widely-misunderstood discipline. In fact, the design profession itself often accepts and promotes a vague and misleading definition of design. The Nature of Design asks design professionals, their clients and interested students to examine the fundamental nature and practice of their discipline, and to understand the true criteria behind design and the design process. In this insightful, irreverent and beautiful exposition of the design process, one of the world's most prolific practitioners proposes an absolutely clear distinction between Design and Art. Whereas artists express their own interpretations of the world, the designer's charge is to translate their client's vision into reality, orchestrating a complex, often-conflicting array of criteria into a single solution. The ability to design well--to orchestrate effectively, and even efficiently--requires a broad and adaptable capability, derived from specific knowledge and skills, applied in a pragmatic and effective design process. Questions of a designer's personal style and expression must follow the process, not lead it. By its integration of insightful philosophical stance, practical application, and visual example, The Nature of Design is not only a primer for students and reference for practitioners, but a revealing behind-the-scenes tour for clients, and anyone with an interest in the practice of design and architecture. Conversational yet uncompromising in its message--illustrated throughout by hundreds of actual design drawings from real-world projects of all types and scales demonstrating Lockard's highly effective and versatile process--the book's overarching principles will find application in all fields of design.

Butterflies and All Things Sweet Deluxe Edition: The Story of Ms. B's Cakes
Butterflies and All Things Sweet Deluxe Edition
The Story of Ms. B's Cakes
Hardcover      ISBN: 1939621089

Bonnae Gokson's book Butterflies and All Things Sweet opens a window into the inspiration and ideas behind her extraordinary cake designs. Unique in the world, these cakes encapsulate the creative vision of the woman who made her name working with luxury brands including Chanel, Giorgio Armani, W Hotels and Ritz Carlton.

Butterflies and All Things Sweet is not a cookbook, but a visual feast, exploring the ingredients, ideas and inspiration behind the works of edible art through lush photography shot on location in Hong Kong--the home of Bonnae Gokson's cafes and restaurants--and internationally.

The ruffles of a petticoat. The petals of a delicate peony. Rolls and rolls of satin ribbons in a dozen shades of red. The startling purple hue of taro at the market. The juicy citrus cells of a pomelo, the jewel-like seeds of a pomegranate. Fragrant ripe raspberries at the height of their perfection. The gold luster of a butterfly's wing, glimpsed and then gone. "When there's a lot going on, it is the simple things in life that are the most powerful," she says.

Bonnae Gokson's Hong Kong cafes and restaurants include Ms B's Cakery, SEVVA and C'est La B.
Bonnae Gokson's privileged upbringing exposed her to fine dining, grand entertaining and extensive international travel, and these influences shaped her destiny as the Hong Kong style icon she is today.

Yet it is her quest for authenticity and joy that drives her creativity, resulting in cakes that taste as extraordinary as they look. "A little flour, a little sugar, a little butter and the power of the imagination: that's what it takes," she says. From pure raw ingredients to the last bite, when all that remains is a few crumbs on a hand-painted porcelain plate, each cake is a celebration of all that is sweet and transient in life itself.

Bonnae Gokson's Hong Kong cafes and restaurants include Ms B's Cakery, SEVVA and C'est La B.

Plastic slipcase is broken. The book itself is in very good condition.

Anthon Beeke: Ita's a Miracle!
Anthon Beeke
Ita's a Miracle!
Paperback      ISBN: 9063693303

This is a landmark book about one of the most prolific designers in the Netherlands who shaped the history of Dutch design in the twentieth century. This book celebrates Anthon Beeke's impressive body of work through the stories that define the different aspects of his life in design, including erotica, typography, photography, provocation, and communication.