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Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing 2013 ISBN 9789187543012 Acqn 22757 Pb 22x24cm 224pp 250col ills 42 Swedish jewellery represented by names as Wiwen Nilsson and Torun Blow-Hbe had its high days during the 1950s and 60s. The anti-commercial and anti-decorative political trends in the period after 1968 prevented a new generation. What has happened after modernism? A new generation has emerged, representing the art jewellery; jewellery in close connection with, and reflecting other trends in, the artistic field. The new Swedish jewellery artists have often had difficulties being accepted as artists. They stand for a new language of jewellery, using new materials and often reflecting changes in society and environment. Here Inger Wstberg, art historian and collector of contemporary Swedish jewellery, presents 25 of the best contemporary artists illustrated with several examples of their work. A much needed overview of an exiting and challenging art form.

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The History Of Modern Furniture Design - Collections Of The Museum Of Decorative Arts Prague Arbor Vitae 2013 ISBN 9788074670206 Acqn 22933 Pb 21x25cm 320pp 615ills 600col 33.50 This abundantly illustrated monograph tells the story of modern furniture in Czechoslovakia and the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, from the first half of the nineteenth century (the Biedermeier period) to the late twentieth century. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the modern history of furniture in this region against the backdrop of significant developments in the field worldwide. Particular attention is devoted to the most distinguished artistsdesigners, as well as to the stories of furniture manufacturers and institutions. The volume examines the history of furniture manufacturing, sources of inspiration and types of material as well as technological aspects. Profiles of eminent Czech and international furniture designers form an important part of the publication: Jir?i Brta, Leopold Bauer, Jaroslav Benda, Frantisek Bilek, Josef Fanta, Marian Farka, Jaroslav Grunt, Radek Hegmon, Jaroslav Kadlec, Jerry Koza, Josef Macek, Karel Mrkva, Rudolf Netik, Peter Opsvik, Otto Rothmayer, Pavel Rychlink, Karel Teige and many others.

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Self Service 39 Self Service 2013 no ISBN Acqn 22998 Hb 23x31cm 326pp 300ills 150col 21.50 Self Service Magazine is a Paris based fashion and culture biannual.

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Fruits 193 Street Magazines 2013 no ISBN Acqn 23000 Pb 15x21cm 96pp 96col ills 7.50 A small-format magazine covering Japanese girl street style found and photographed in Tokyo, Fruits is unconventional, offbeat and original.

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Street 263 - Paris Fashion Week Street Magazines 2013 no ISBN Acqn 23001 Pb 21x28cm 80pp 80col ills 11.95 This issue of Street delivers the second instalment of its coverage of the fall 2013 Paris Fashion Week, with numerous full-page snapshots and showcasing a diverse spectrum of off-the-catwalk street styles in the Big Apple. Here you can find inspiration for everything from new everyday looks and trending fashions to quirky accessories and outlandish party outfits.

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Tune 106 Street Magazines 2013 no ISBN Acqn 23002 Pb 19x26cm 80pp 80col ills 9 Japanese street fashion magazine focusing on styles worn by guys and limited only by the imagination. Filled with full-page snapshots of distinctive urban moments and characters, it showcases the breadth of creativity waiting to be found in Tokyo.

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Signals From Unknown - Czech Comics 1922-2012 Arbor Vitae 2013 ISBN 9788074670138 Acqn 22564 Pb 25x31cm 350pp 280col ills 52 As Czech comic culture gains momentum in the new millennium, artists and fans are starting to excavate the countrys rich comics heritage. This richly illustrated volume presents the first survey of Czech comics, from the early twentieth century to the present. The story begins with Koule, the first comics magazine in Czechoslovakia, which ran from 1926 to 1928, and which included Antonin Burkas fashionably dressed dandy character Skulifinda, Otto Messmers Kocour Felix (an adaptation of Felix the Cat) and, most famously, Adolf, Ladislav Vlodeks tales of the adventures of a young boy, which was partly inspired by early American comics. Koule was succeeded by Punta (193542), but after the war there followed a fallow period, which was brought to a halt by the arrival of Ctyrlistek in 1969--Czechoslovakias longest-running comics magazine. Following the liberalization of social conditions in the mid-1980s, Kometa published adventurous works by Jan Patrik Krsny, Marko Cermk, Vladimir Tucapsky and Jan Stepnek, as well as earlier work by Kja Saudek. Starting in the mid-1990s, a slew of magazines began to add critical mass to this burgeoning culture, among them Crew, Aargh! and, mostly recently, the alternative comic magazine Kix!. The detailed essays throughout the book are in English, while the comics, reproduced in the original, remain in Czech.

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Irma Boom: The Architecture Of The Book (Revised & Augmented Biography Books In Reverse Chronological Order 2013-1986 Lecturis 2013 ISBN 9789462260351 Acqn 22877 Pb 5x6cm 800pp 500col ills 31.50 Irma Boom has become one of the most widely renowned and laureated book designers in the world today. Her often ingenious solutions to individual book productions have gained her international fame and her work is now collected by many leading museums such as the MoMa in New York. Besides book designs she also creates corporate identities, postage stamps and posters. The Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam Library honoured Irma Boom with a major retrospective exhibition of her work, now traveling to Paris. To accompany this exhibition she produced an exceptional catalogue; this miniature book contains a complete overview of her work, now re-printed in a slightly bigger version and with more pages.

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Subjective Atlas Of Fryslan Afuk 2013 ISBN 9789062739578 Acqn 22924 Pb 17x22cm 192pp 350ills 300col 15.75 Almost 40 designers, visual artists and students of the Academy of Pop Culture in Leeuwarden, the capital of Frysln, were involved in a project to map the identity and character of this northern province of the Netherlands. What does it mean to live in Frysln today? How is the past represented in the future? Lead by graphic designer Annelys de Vet, publisher of several books concerning the representation of cultural and national identity, the contributors have gathered a selection of images from a wide cross-section of topics that works towards exposing the current soul of Frysln. With many infographics, photos, artworks and more, plus an introduction by Max Bruinsma.

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Vojtech Preissig Arbor Vitae 2013 ISBN 9788074670329 Acqn 22932 Pb 19x22cm 224pp 150ills 130col 26 Vojtech Preissig (18731944) was one of the most prominent Czech artists and designers of the first half of the twentieth century. His influence on typography and graphic design was international (in fact he was often more recognized abroad than domestically). This book presents a comprehensive overview of Preissigs oeuvre, which ranges from graphics for books and periodicals to ornamental patterns, designs and typography influenced by Alfons Mucha. We learn of his years in Prague, Paris and America (where he taught at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York and at Wentworth Institute in Boston), and his return to Czechoslovakia, where his fresh start was unfortunately thwarted by the onset of World War II. This publication recounts previously unpublished information about Preissigs life, and contains a wealth of little-seen and previously unseen works.

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Finnish Design - A Concise History Aalto 2013 ISBN 9789515582959 Acqn 22963 Pb 17x21cm 336pp 250ills 150col 55 Outlining the evolution of applied art and design in Finland, from origins in the late 19th century to the outset of the 21st, this study by Pekka Korenmaa pinpoints the main underlying factors behind Finnish design today and shows how these have become an integral aspect of the countrys identity, economy and international image. From industry to culture, and training and education to designers and products, it thoroughly demonstrates how design has historically operated in the tension between art and industry, both serving and enhancing everyday life. Numerous photos, posters and illustrations portray every imaginable aspect of the rich diversity found in Finnish design.

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Let's Panic 01 Let's Panic Magazine 2013 no ISBN Acqn 23073 Pb 29x39cm 176pp 200ills 100col 39 Lets Panic is a New York based biannual publication committed to exploring the creative. Each story is a collaboration between editors and contributors which result in a cultural statement of individuality that transcends the ordinary and allows opportunities to evolve in an arena free of constraints. The result is a surprising curation of mixed talent. Honouring the art of publishing and magazines, it strives to solidify the importance of the physical printed image and word by producing an artfully crafted object. This issue features Mike Brodie, Harmony Korine, Sean Lennon, Dan Colen, Dash Snow, John Waters and many more.

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Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-1990) Valiz 2013 ISBN 9789078088707 Acqn 22749 Pb 17x24cm 422pp 400ills 200col 33.50 Jurriaan Schrofer was one of the trend setting graphic designers of the 1950s and 60s. Widely recognised for his photography books, the Dutch designer also created house styles, stamps, magazines, advertisements and typefaces. Schrofer played the role of adviser, art director, teacher, author and board member in the art world. This informative monograph provides a fascinating overview of his work, ideas and adventurous career.

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Tattoo Library Fujimi 2013 ISBN 9784799502051 Acqn 22947 Pb 23x30cm 160pp 1000col ills 24.95 The full spectrum of Japanese body art is at your fingertips. Featuring more than 150 pages of vibrant, exotic and inspirational tattoos, this index of inked bodies is a great resource for imagination. It contains hundreds of tattoos, illustrated in full colour and arranged by category plant, circle, biomechanical, skull, frog, symmetry, tribal, god and red, among other themes. To locate talented artists, the book features an index of Japanese tattoo studios and their contact information.

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