• The Arts
      October 2016


      LGBT Portraits

      by Tom Dingley

      In 2014 Photographer Tom Dingley set up his #Outcome project - to photograph LGBT people with the attributes of their everyday life - their work, or their interests; and holding apicture of themselves as a child. The message was, no matter how hard it is growing up, no matter who you were, you become who you become, and you are amazing. Several well known people are included. Two years and several exhibitions later, this is the Outcome. 80 photographs with short biographical statements from the subjects. Royal format, High quality paper.

    • Photographs: collections
      May 2015

      Bridges of Paris

      by Michael Saint james

      The ideal gift for someone special: an award winning, large-format coffee table book, with over 350 original color photographs, which casts new illumination on the City of Light. The famous love-locks of Paris are portrayed at the peak of their glory, along with stunning portraits of each bridge and intimate riverside moments. Discover the unique history of every bridge crossing the Seine. Every bit a labor of love, Bridges of Paris takes a tour of this renowned city via a newly discovered route that begins with the first bridge built before Julius Caesar’s arrival in France and concludes with the first bridge of the new millennium. Once you’ve experienced this river tour, you’ll never look at Paris—or its bridges—the same way again.

    • Architecture
      April 2017

      Nairn's Paris

      by Iain Nairn, Andrew Hussey

      'This book is an invitation not to argument but to discovery.' Out of print since 1968, this is a unique guide book from the late, great architectural writer, Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author's snaps of the city, Nairn gives his readers an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the 'collective masterpiece' that is Paris. With an introduction by Andrew Hussey

    • Architecture
      April 2017

      Nairn's Paris

      by Iain Nairn, Andrew Hussey

      'This book is an invitation not to argument but to discovery.' Out of print since 1968, this is a unique guide book from the late, great architectural writer, Ian Nairn. Illustrated with the author's snaps of the city, Nairn gives his readers an idiosyncratic and unpretentious portrait of the 'collective masterpiece' that is Paris.

    • The Arts


      by Peter Murray and Lorri Lynn

      The Woodstock Music & Art Fair was held in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000. Scheduled for August 15–17 on a dairy farm in the Catskill Mountains of southern New York State, northwest of New York City, it ran over to Monday, August 18. Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", it was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel. Located in Sullivan County, Bethel is 43 miles (70 km) southwest of the town of Woodstock in adjoining Ulster County

    • The Arts


      50th Anniversary

      by Peter Murray

      The most significant event of our time and the start of hundreds of Space expeditions for mankind, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's journey to the moon and back. With amazing images of the event supplied by NASA with a foreword from astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the book is an amazing resource.

    • The Arts

      Life of China 1965

      Selected Photography of Saito Koichi

      by Qin Feng Photo Studio

      This book contains photos shooting by Japanese photographer Saito Koichi in 1969, when he was in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Changsha, Shaoshan in Hunan province and places in Guangdong. During his staying in China, he took lots of photos about city streets and citizen activities. Not only are these photos reflect the mental outlooks of Chinese people’s lifestyle, but also spread out an entire architecture landscape in cities. These photos are of highly documentary values. Meanwhile, it shows profound plot. During the selecting and assembling, instead of redundant subjective annotation, we don’t add them and make comments on the photos any more, just let the photos tell. Let the architectures, people and characters, ordinary life and some politic symbols filled with streets emerged to a song of a times, a song that has been faded away but affected every Chinese people.

    • The Arts

      Chinese Civil Unique Copy of Succinct New Year’s Pictures

      by Ma Zhiqiang

      The whole book has collected more than 200 Chinese civil unique copy of New Year’s pictures, which falls into six categories in terms of the subject, namely, stories of immortals and saints, Chinese operas and legends, landscapes and flowers and plants, beauties and kids, literary and historical stories and affairs in daily life. Cultural interpretation of this picture basically includes the characters, events and its social influence, requiring the comination of the storytelling of content with the literariness of language. Artistic interpretation mainly introduces the creating techniques of this picture, such as delineating, wood block for printing and coloring, and its artistic characteristics.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Reading Room

      Re-Lektüren des Innenraums

      by Christine Göttler, Peter J. Schneemann, Birgitt Borkopp-Restle, Norberto Gramaccini, Peter W. Marx, Bernd Nicolai

      Reading Room erprobt Entwürfe, Theorien und Lektüren des Innenraums von der Frühen Neuzeit bis in die Gegenwart. Ausgangspunkt ist ein dynamisches und relationales Raumkonzept, das die Vielfalt historischer Medien, Kontexte und Diskurse berücksichtigt. Die Beiträge untersuchen die Erzeugung und Umformung von Innenräumen durch soziale Praktiken und visuelle und materielle Strategien. Sie bieten exemplarische Lektüren heterotopischer, dystopischer und utopischer Raumsituationen in Kunst, Architektur und Theater im Spannungsfeld von Innen und Außen, Realität und Repräsentation. Das Buch entwickelt Fragestellungen weiter, die gegenwärtig in der Kunst- und Architekturgeschichte und der Theaterwissenschaft verhandelt werden.

    • The Arts
      November 2018

      Handbook of Art and Global Migration

      Theories, Practices, and Challenges

      by Burcu Dogramaci, Birgit Mersmann

      How can we think of art history as a discipline that moves process-based, performative, and cultural migratory movement to the center of its theoretical and methodical analyses? With contributions from internationally renowned experts, this manual, for the first time, provides answers as to what consequences the interaction of migration and globalization has on research in the field of the science of art, on curatory practice, and on artistic production and theory. The objective of this multi-vocal anthology is to open up an interdisciplinary discourse surrounding the increased focus on the phenomenon of migration in art history.

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Handbook of International Futurism

      by Günter Berghaus

      The Handbook of International Futurism is the first reference work ever to presents in a comparative fashion all media and countries in which the movement, initiated by F.T. Marinetti in 1909, exercised a particularly noteworthy influence. The handbook offers a synthesis of the state of scholarship regarding the international radiation of Futurism and its influence in some fifteen artistic disciplines and thirty-eight countries. While acknowledging the great achievements of the movement in the visual and literary arts of Italy and Russia, it treats Futurism as an international, multidisciplinary phenomenon that left a lasting mark on the manifold artistic manifestations of the early twentieth-century avant-garde. Hundreds of artists, who in some phase in their career absorbed Futurist ideas and stylistic devices, are presented in the context of their national traditions, their international connections and the media in which they were predominantly active. The handbook acts as a kind of multi-disciplinary, geographical encyclopaedia of Futurism and gives scholars with varying levels of experience a detailed overview of all countries and disciplines in which the movement had a major impact.

    • The Arts
      December 2018

      Ursprung des Bildakts

      by Horst Bredekamp

      Der Ursprung des Bildakts bindet die in den letzten drei Jahrzehnten erzielten Forschungsergebnisse der Vor- und Frühgeschichte kunsthistorisch ein und ist als anthropologische Grundlegung einer Wirkmacht der Form konzipiert. Fossilien-Inklusionen in Faustkeilen erlauben eine materiale und philosophische Bestimmung der «ikonischen Differenz» (Boehm), die für das Verständnis des Bildakts fundamental ist.

    • The Arts
      June 2019

      China's New Architecture

      Return to the context

      by Christian Schittich

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Architecture | Design | Data

      Practice Competency in the Era of Computation

      by Phillip Bernstein

      Im architektonischen Entwerfen und Konstruieren und im Ingenieurwesen ereignet sich gerade eine systematische Transformation. Die Vermittlung zwischen Information, Kreation und Produktion findet im architektonischen Schaffensprozess nicht mehr länger wesentlich über das Medium der Zeichnung statt. Andere, erstmals in vollem Umfang digitale Technologien bringen fundamental andere Workflows, Verantwortlichkeiten und Geschäftsmodelle mit sich. Auf dem Hintergrund umfassender Erfahrung unternimmt der Autor eine detaillierte Analyse und kritische Einschätzung der aktuellen Entwicklungen und entwirft Handlungsstrategien für eine neue Ära der Architekturproduktion – für eine Profession, die sich besser aufstellen muss, um ihre Zukunft im digitalen Zeitalter selbst zu bestimmen.

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Modern Construction Handbook

      by Andrew Watts

      Owing to regular revision, the Modern Construction Handbook has become a classic in advanced building construction literature, not least because of its clear structure covering the chapters "Material", "Wall", "Roof", "Structure", "Environment", and "Applications". For the fifth edition, a large part of the 3D presentations has been redrawn, all six chapters have been revised and updated. New standards have been established for this handbook, which is a basic resource for many architectural study courses, by adding more component details, new examples with a focus on sustainability and energy consumption, and a major update on finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

    • Product design
      October 2018

      Creative Souvenirs Design

      by Zhu Yue, Yang Meng

      It is quite significant for the souvenirs for travellers to mould fine figures of tourism and make brands for tourism and promote the development of tourism. The souvenirs for travellers which adopt the people's ideas in particular regions, give expressions to the history of the regions, prolong the folk contradition and make the regional culture be rich and bring forth new ideas. No matter who they are, Whatever they are, famous specialized working men or new hands, they have the same wish to activate the regionous culture, then, improve people's income and raise their consumption. The author of the book collects many concrete examples showing the design of the unique keepsakes by outstanding designers from all over the world into the book. Following the publishment of this book, more and more readers will suely become better and better designers of tourist souvenirs.

    • The Arts
      February 2019

      Collected Feminist Games

      by Ana Galvañ & Patricia Escalona

      At this point, there’s no ducking the topic. It doesn’t matter whether your social circle is a bunch of gender activists or your city’s branch of the Real Madrid fan club, we’d still bet our ovaries that in this past year, you have argued about feminism at least once. At some point, you’ve put it all on the table. And you’ve probably wound up confused more than once. Or mad. But never indifferent. That’s why we’ve written this book. A notebook of activities full of games and explanations so your arguments get funnier, more heated, but above all, deeper. Passing through its three levels, you will get to know the fundamental concepts of feminism and recognize the effects of the patriarchy in your everyday life. Collected Feminist Games is a book meant to be fun, whether you are alone or with others, but it is also a provocative path to change. We’ve come here to laugh, sure. But we’ve also come to fight. And if you don’t believe it, play and see.

    • The Arts
      April 2019

      About Sieves and Sieving

      Motif, Symbol, Technique, Paradigm

      by Barbara Baert

      The sieve exhibits a wide-ranging symbolism that extends across art history, philosophy, anthropology, psychoanalysis, and gender studies. Barbara Baert looks at the sieve from an interdisciplinary perspective and from four different innovative methodological angles: as motif and symbol, as technique and as paradigm. The sieve as motif goes back to Roman stories the Vestal Virgins. In later times, their impermeable sieve, which - according to legend - they used to fetch water from the River Tiber, was iconographically transferred to Elisabeth I as a sign of her integrity. Furthermore, the long durée life of sieves as symbolic-technical utilitarian object is investigated: in examples from the Jewish folklore, the Berber culture, and ancient Egypt.

    • The Arts
      January 2018

      Flowers and Children

      by LIN Xi

      Lin Xi’s paintings distinguish themselves with innocence and delicacy expressed, which often pay attention to blossoms, children and small items. Lin’s paintings reveal her distinctive thoughts and reflections on nature, art and life. In this book, Lin focuses on themes related to "flowers" and "children", and leads readers to a wonderful journey for discovering the subtle, beautiful, and moving moments in everyday life. Through these lovely paintings, we may find possessions that really matters in our life. 林曦的画作朴拙天真、细腻灵动,尤其喜画花朵、孩童、案头玩意等美好小景。画集是林曦对自然、艺术、生活等的一份内心独白,以“花”和“童”为主题来反观日常生活中细微的美好、感动的瞬间、烂漫的时刻。在花间寻天真,重拾宁静美好的天然本性;于童心得热忱,找回生命中珍贵的持有。

    • The Arts
      October 2018

      Glimpses of Gardens in Eastern China

      by TUNG Jun, TUNG Ming (translator)

      The architect Chuin Tung introduced the classic beauty of Chinese gardens to the world through this book The interest of garden appreciation: profound interpretation of the spirit and connotation of Chinese gardens The method of gardening: comprehensive analysis of the details and techniques of garden construction (including architectural and planning, ornament and furniture, rockery, planting) The history of gardens: detailing the difference between garden history and Eastern and Western gardens 建筑学界一代宗师童寯向世界介绍中国园林之美的经典著作 赏园之趣:深刻解读中国园林的精神与内涵 造园之法:全面分析园林营造的细节与技法(建筑与布局,装修与家具,叠石,植物配置) 园林之史:细述园林历史及东西方园林的区别

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