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Imagine you woke up one morning to find everything created by engineers had disappeared. What would you see?
No cars, no houses; no phones, bridges or roads. No tunnels under tidal rivers, no soaring skyscrapers. The impact that engineering has had on the human experience is undeniable, but it is also often invisible.
In BUILT, structural engineer Roma Agrawal takes a unique look at how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach hundreds of metres into the sky. She unearths how engineers have tunnelled through kilometres of solid mountains; how they've bridged across the widest and deepest of rivers, and tamed Nature's precious - and elusive - water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials in the Pantheon's record-holding concrete dome and the frame of the record-breaking Eiffel Tower. Through the lens of an engineer, Roma examines tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge, highlighting the precarious task of ensuring people's safety they hold at every step.
With colourful stories of her life-long fascination with buildings - and her own hand-drawn illustrations - Roma reveals the extraordinary secret lives of structures.
Debra Hilda Hood
Getting the best possible photo is not a game of chance - there are proven methods and innovative approaches that the professional photographer uses to succeed. From Freeman's decades of reportage experience, he has developed proven methods for going beyond where tourists stop, and delivering the photographs that make the cover. Get the Photos Others Can't uses five 'nodes' or guiding principles, in various combinations, to elucidate each particular method of access:
Right Place, Right Time - train yourself in the art of anticipation
Hearts & Minds - understand the importance of people skills
Immersion - involve yourself fully in your subject
Deep Learning - research and reflect
Left Field - take an unexpected direction to find a new angle.
With examples from Freeman's own archive of images, as well as from iconic photographers including Weegee, Cindy Sherman, Guy Bourdin, W. Eugene Smith and Garry Winogrand, the secrets shared in this book will let you find your own modus operandi for overcoming the obstacles between you and the shot, so you can bring home your own world-class images.
It lets you juxtapose disparate elements, styles, and media against each other and create something entirely novel, bizarre, arresting, beautiful, ironic, or unsettling. Old and new can be fused together; the digital and hand-made can be combined.
What you can create with collage knows no bounds.
This little book is full of big ideas from contemporary collage artists to inspire you to think differently.
With a new idea on every page, you will discover fresh ways of tackling the medium to create work that is original and exciting.
Australia has wildly differing topographies and climates, and its best residential architecture draws on those site conditions in inventive ways. This book illustrates the strength of the country's shift from British-influenced Georgian-style homes to more indigenous structures attuned to the land - a movement led by Australian architects such as Glenn Murcutt, Richard Leplastrier, and Gabriel Poole in the 1970s. Witness a range of new houses that grapple with the locales in which they are built. Up north, down south, and on the coast, from small and low-budget to multimillion-dollar dwellings, the focus is on the use of raw materials, energy efficiency, adaptable spaces, and embrace of the great outdoors for which the country is known. Drawings and interviews with the architects shed light on how they apply their intelligence and creativity to produce striking buildings that are uniquely Australian.
AUTHOR: Steve Huyton is a an architectural writer for international magazines and a blogger at Total Design Reviews.
Private Gardens: Design Secrets to Creating Beautiful Outdoor Living Spaces features nearly forty spectacular garden designs from around the world. Each garden is beautifully photographed and includes detailed diagrams and construction and planning schemes, with practical advice from professional landscape architects and designers, who share details regarding the many aspects to making a successful garden design function perfectly and inspire beauty. Nearly 40 beautiful private gardens from all over the world, including traditional European gardens, American gardens, Japanese gardens and a number of gardens from Southeast Asia, with a wealth of high-res photos, floor plans, hand drawings and plant details to showcase the beautiful view of gardens. In this book, the reader is guided by a group of well-established designers, who are able to design beautiful private gardens following their clients.
AUTHOR: A graduate from Michigan State University, with a degree in Landscape Horticulture with a focus on design. Kurt Schaus, Principal Designer of R. Youngblood & Co., has heightened the levels of all projects since his joining the firm in 2002. He is known for his ability to conceptualise a landscape plan that harmonises with proven install specifications, overcomes site challenges, and functionally serves the desired vision and lifestyle. With a strong understanding of the relationship between site, architecture, and environment, Kurt effectively prioritises the project scope to the most desirable outcome. He serves the firm and its clients greatly with his 30 years of experience and the understanding of what is behind the making of a garden. His role and abilities have allowed R.Youngblood & Co. to be the proud recipient of awards for garden design and excellence on several occasions.
There's something very special about being able to relish a quality espresso or expertly brewed filter coffee in beautifully designed surroundings. What is the magic formula that makes a café space so inviting, so successful, with a buzz in the atmosphere that's so enjoyable? Cafe Culture: For Lovers of Coffee and Good Design brings together a selection of well-crafted interior spaces by those with both a strong sense of good design aesthetics and a refined appreciation of the art of a good coffee experience.
As the much-anticipated follow-up to Robert Schneider's very successful first book, Coffee Culture: hot coffee + cool spaces - design inspiration that presents coffee shop designs from across the United States, in his new book Schneider expands on the theme by showcasing a wonderful new collection of designs, this time from around the globe, including from Australia and New Zealand, Europe, China, South Korea and Japan, Britain, and North America.
Richly illustrated throughout with full-colour photos that capture the feel and personality of each coffee shop, and with detailed analysis of each design and its features, along with an insightful overview of the industry trends in design across the globe, this book successfully connects an appreciation for great coffee with spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.
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Megan Fontanella, Karole P. B. Vail
This comprehensive survey of the work of the Swiss-born modern master Alberto Giacometti offers a fresh and incisive account of his creative output. Published on the occasion of Giacometti's first major museum presentation in the US in over a decade, the volume brings together nearly 200 sculptures, paintings and drawings to trace the artist's wide-ranging and hugely innovative engagement with the human form across various mediums.
While Giacometti may be best known for his distinct figurative sculptures that emerged after World War II, including a series of elongated standing women, striding men and expressive busts, this volume devotes equal attention to the artist's early and midcareer development. It explores his lesser-known engagement with Cubism and Surrealism as well as African, Oceanic and Cycladic art, while also highlighting his remarkable talents as a draftsman and painter alongside his sculptural oeuvre. Of particular focus is Giacometti's studio practice, which is examined through rarely seen plaster sculptures that highlight the artist's working process, in addition to historical photographs documenting his relationship with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum--which hosted the artist's first US museum exhibition, in 1955--and with New York City.
Alberto Giacometti was born in Borgonovo, Switzerland, in 1901. In 1922, Giacometti settled in Paris, and began to exhibit his sculptures. By 1930 he was a participant in the Surrealist circle, up until 1934--also the year that he first exhibited in the US, at the legendary Julien Levy Gallery in New York. From 1942, Giacometti lived in Geneva, where he associated with the publisher Albert Skira. In 1948, he was given a solo show at the Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York. In 1955, he received retrospectives at the Arts Council Gallery, London, and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. He received the Sculpture Prize at the 1961 Carnegie International in Pittsburgh. In 1965, retrospective exhibitions were organized by the Tate Gallery, London, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Giacometti died in 1966.
Capturing life at sea through engaging photographs, compelling stories, and authentic fisherman's recipes, this characterful volume is a one-of-a-kind companion for all sea lovers with a sense of adventure and appetite.
Whether in the shimmering sunshine of the Adriatic Coast or up against a two-and-a-half-meter swell in Brittany, Captain's Dinner is a maritime journey of discovery through the world of fishing. What does it mean to be dependent on the vagaries of nature on a daily basis? What is it like to haul in fishing nets in rain and galeforce 8 wind? How do freshly caught breams, herring, etc. actually end up on deck by lunch break and on the plate by night? In search of answers, photographer Paul Pflüger braved the wind and weather to accompany 27 fishermen at work on European seas, observing their daily routine over several months. The result is a lively, intimate, and unadulterated logbook of fishing and life at sea, combining captivating portraits of the protagonists alongside their own commentaries on the delicate craft and hard labor that make up a fisherman's existence today, not least when faced with critically-diminished fish stocks and attendant fishing quotas. The featured fishermen also share their own favorite, previously-unpublished seafood dishes, from fried onion herb herring to Irish surf & turf or cold smoked mullet. With more than 50 of these delicious, simple seafood recipes, Captain's Dinner is a must for all those who love and care about the sea and its unique flavors.
Sven Ehmann,_ S Borges
The future of spatial branding experiences. New concepts for communicating brands via architecture, trade show presentations, shops, and interior design. Brand communication is becoming increasingly sophisticated and diversified. Today, the consistent implementation of a corporate design is not enough to keep a brand relevant. More and more companies are discovering the benefit of spatial brand experiences for communicating their messages effectively on an emotional level. Until recently, uniformity was the rule. Today, however, an impressive range of ideas, concepts, variations, and experiences for effective spatial brand communication are being developed. The results are locations with character that are a far cry from the excessively ornate brand temples of the past. Brand Spaces shows how trailblazers are creating branded worlds, event locations, flagship stores, and pop-up shops to continually surprise and inspire their target audiences. In the first part of the book, decision makers from global brands such as Camper, Aesop, Freitag, Gaggenau, and Nokia share their concepts and strategies. Case studies illustrate striking applications from around the world that communicate overall brand identity while respecting local specifications. In this context, innovators, including Audi, Starbucks, and Nike, are represented with their most unusual projects. The second part of Brand Spaces offers a cutting-edge showcase of international trends in interior design for stores. This section not only presents the unconventional application of colors, forms, and materials, but also the compelling use of sculptural elements as well as thematic and dramatic stagings. Here, the work of smaller brands and local retailers is as groundbreaking as that of larger global players.