The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Collection

The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Collection – The most complete, accurate and authoritative resource on Andy Warhol. Includes detailed commentary,...

Arte Povera Movement - Jannis Kounellis' Ultimate Monograph

Arte Povera Movement – Jannis Kounellis’ Ultimate Monograph – The ultimate monograph on one of the most important artists of...

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A Visual Exploration of Red's Role in Global Architecture

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Verner Panton: Most Influential and Recognizable Postwar Designers

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The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Collection
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Arte Povera Movement - Jannis Kounellis' Ultimate Monograph
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Must-Have Interior Design Books Arriving This Fall
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A Visual Exploration of Red's Role in Global Architecture
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Verner Panton: Most Influential and Recognizable Postwar Designers
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The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Collection

The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Collection – The most complete, accurate and authoritative resource on Andy Warhol. Includes detailed commentary, documents and illustrations of some 3,000 works. Andy Warhol (1928–1987) is one of the most iconic figures of twentieth-century art, a highly enigmatic personality who not only altered the definition of art but also left in his wake a vast and staggeringly complex record of his studio life and daily activities. The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, the definitive record of the artist’s paintings, sculptures and drawings, will document over 15,000 works produced by Warhol between 1948 and 1987. Also included is an incredible array of rarely published source material, including newspaper scraps and movie star publicity stills that inspired Warhol’s boundlessly fascinating life and career. The Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné, initiated in 1977 by Thomas Ammann, has been sponsored by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts since 1993. The original advisors to the project were the distinguished curators and art historians Kynaston McShine and Robert Rosenblum. The Editors and the Catalogue Raisonné team have examined the vast majority of Warhol’s works first-hand and conducted a thorough review of his massive archive, which at his death consisted of some 1,500…

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Children’s Product and Furniture Design from Bauhaus to Today

Children’s Product and Furniture Design from Bauhaus to Today – A comprehensive, genre-defining survey of children’s product and furniture design from Bauhaus to today. Design for Children, a must-have book for all style-conscious and design-savvy readers, documents the evolution of design for babies, toddlers, and beyond. The book spotlights more than 450 beautiful, creative, stylish, and clever examples of designs created exclusively for kids – from toys, furniture, and tableware, to textiles, lights, and vehicles. Contemporary superstars and twentieth-century masters, including Philippe Starck, Nendo, Marc Newson, Piero Lissoni, Kengo Kuma, and Marcel Wanders, are showcased. >> Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! Kimberlie Birks is a New York-based design writer and editor. Born in Montreal, she studied art history at Brown University and design criticism at the School of Visual Arts, where she wrote a graduate thesis on playground design. Her writing has featured in Dwell, Domus, Metropolis, and Azure. SPECIFICATIONS: Format: Hardback Size: 245 x 210 mm (9 5/8 x 8 1/4 in) Pages: 536 pp Illustrations: 650 illustrations ISBN: 9780714875194 See also: 2018 Design Books Guide How to Decorate Like a Pro: Free eBooks Collection Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing design books and…

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Arte Povera Movement – Jannis Kounellis’ Ultimate Monograph

Arte Povera Movement – Jannis Kounellis’ Ultimate Monograph – The ultimate monograph on one of the most important artists of the twentieth century – a key figure in Arte Povera. This book is the final, most comprehensive book ever made by Greek-born Jannis Kounellis, one of the key artists in the Arte Povera movement. Following his breakthrough in the late 1960s in Rome, when he questioned the traditionally sterile environment of the gallery by exhibiting live animals within its walls, Kounellis went on to include diverse materials in his work, including fire, earth, gold, wood, and charcoal, quickly establishing himself as one of the most innovative sculptors of our time. Writings by the artist and a collection of tributes from people who have known and worked with him over the years, such as Pierre Audi, David Hammons, Gloria Moure, Giulio Paolini, Vassili Vassilikos, and many others, are included. Jannis Kounellis is the latest addition to the acclaimed Phaidon Contemporary Artists Series. Philip Larratt-Smith is an independent curator and writer based in New York. Rudi Fuchs is an art historian and former director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. >> Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books!…

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Must-Have Interior Design Books Arriving This Fall

Must-Have Interior Design Books Arriving This Fall – For lovers of beautiful books, autumn is heaven. Anticipating the first rush of holiday shoppers in late November, heaps are due for release in the coming weeks, their densely illustrated pages begging to be perused. Château de Villette: The Splendor of French Decor (Flammarion) September 4 The Château de Villette, once home to the Marquess de Grouchy and his wife, Sophie, is a grand manor house in the communne of Poil in Burgundy, France. Art and architecture historian Guillaume Picon walks us through the late 17th-century house’s rich history and beautiful rooms, noting how, as part of the first wave of country houses built for pleasure instead of defense, the Château featured all kinds of forward-thinking details for its time. Dior and His Decorators: Victor Grandpierre, Georges Geffroy, and the New Look (Vendome) September 25 As one of history’s most influential couturiers, Christian Dior was a man of impeccable taste. So, too, were fashion photographer Victor Grandpierre and designer/man-about-town Georges Geffroy, both of whom helped to translate the ethos of Dior’s sartorial New Look for the interiors of his 30, avenue Montaigne atelier, and his townhouse in the 16th arrondissement. Buckingham Palace:…

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A Visual Exploration of Red’s Role in Global Architecture

A Visual Exploration of Red’s Role in Global Architecture  – A visual exploration of red’s vivid role in global architecture over the centuries. From the earliest structures to today’s contemporary creations, red has been one of the most traditional, and, at the same time, most cutting-edge, colors in the built world. Through stunning photography with informative text, you can explore more than 150 of the most striking buildings in existence – from the deep-red and stainless steel of LA’s Petersen Automotive Museum to Moscow’s red-brick State Museum and beyond. Visual pairings juxtapose striking works in a fresh, new approach to looking at and understanding architecture, including projects by some of the best architects of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. From the publisher of Black: Architecture in Monochrome. Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! See also: 2018 Design Books Guide How to Decorate Like a Pro: Free eBooks Collection Keep following Best Design Books for the latest book reviews and the most amazing design books and magazines! Follow Best Design Books on Pinterest! Source: phaidon uk   Best Design Books brings a genuine and inspirational thinking about the best design books in the world.From diverse disciplines and…

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Verner Panton: Most Influential and Recognizable Postwar Designers

Verner Panton: Most Influential and Recognizable Postwar Designers – A comprehensive monograph on one of the world’s most influential and recognizable postwar designers. The uncompromising bad boy of postwar Danish design, Verner Panton created enduring icons of pop culture, beloved the world over. He broke with the Scandinavian tradition of handcrafted teak-wood furniture to pioneer the use of plastic, fibreglass, synthetic fabrics, and industrial mass production, and this thoroughly researched and exhaustively illustrated book examines Panton’s ground-breaking approach to environments, systems, patterns and color. Panton’s oeuvre is a truly pioneering achievement, the wide-ranging influence of which is still felt today. Containing a wealth of images, including hand-drawn sketches by Panton, personal photographs, and advertisements from the official Panton archive, this monograph documents the astonishing breadth of Panton’s work, from candlesticks and clocks to the seminal S Chair and Living Tower, to total floor-to-ceiling interiors, encompassing textiles, lighting, and furniture. This book is organized thematically with Panton’s unique approach to environments, systems, and vividly illustrated patterns, and features a comprehensive, illustrated chronology of Panton’s works, including many unrealized projects. >> Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! Born in Denmark but spending most of his life in…

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The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture – This is the only book to thoroughly document the world’s finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings – existing and demolished, classic and contemporary – are organized geographically into nine continental regions. 878 Buildings, 798 Architects, 102 Countries, 9 World Regions, 1 Style BRUTALISM. Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life. From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond – 102 countries in all. Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph. Contemporary architects featured include Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid. Conceived and edited by Phaidon Editors. >> Subscribe Best Design Books newsletter and get to know incredible Design Books! “Brutalism was mocked and misunderstood. But it produced some of the most…

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Pet-tecture: Design for Pets

Pet-tecture: Design for Pets – An inspiring, surprising, and fun collection of contemporary design for pets of different shapes, sizes, breeds, and species. The perfect book for design-conscious pet owners and animal lovers alike, Pet-tecture presents an irresistible assortment of hundreds of houses and objects by the world’s leading designers, created with our furred and feathered friends in mind – from cats and dogs to birds, rabbits, horses, fish, mice, guinea pigs – even kangaroos and turtles! Whether it’s playful cat trees, concrete dog homes, luxury chicken coops, 3D-printed fish tanks, or a dog-shaped cat scratcher, Pet-tecture has the incredible range of design for animals covered. This compact and portable book Includes works by some of the biggest names in global architecture and design, including Nendo, Kenya Hara, Sou Fujimoto, MAD Architects, Kengo Kuma, and Shigeru Ban. From the publisher of Nanotecture and Mobitecture. With two writers for parents, it was inevitable that London-based writer Tom Wainwright would take up a career in publishing. Tom began his career working on books at Miller’s, before moving to Phaidon to work on various architecture and design titles. It was there that he developed a passion for design. Pet-tecture: Design for Pets combines two of…

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The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries

The World’s Most Beautiful Libraries – From the mighty halls of ancient Alexandria to the coffered ceilings of the Morgan Library in New York, human beings have had a long, enraptured relationship with libraries. Like no other concept and like no other space, the collection of knowledge, learning, and imagination offers a sense of infinite possibility. It’s the unrivaled realm of discovery, where every faded manuscript or mighty clothbound tome might reveal a provocative new idea, a far-flung fantasy, an ancient belief, a religious conviction, or a whole new way of being in the world. In this new photographic journey, Massimo Listri travels to some of the oldest and finest libraries to reveal their architectural, historical, and imaginative wonder. Through great wooden doors, up spiraling staircases, and along exquisite, shelf-lined corridors, he leads us through outstanding private, public, educational, and monastic libraries, dating as far back as 766. Between them, these medieval, classical, baroque, rococo, and 19th-century institutions hold some of the most precious records of human thought and deed, inscribed and printed in manuscripts, volumes, papyrus scrolls, and incunabula. In each, Listri’s poised images capture the library’s unique atmosphere, as much as their most prized holdings and design details. Featured libraries include the papal collections of…

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