This handy guide to New York City bars lists 31 great places to have a drink whatever your mood, from a quick beer to an elaborate cocktail. It is a guide for the connoisseur as well as the thirsty, taking in fancy bars and dive bars, bars with views and bars with history, bars to play bocce, and bars to get into trouble. And, of course, there are bars to forget those troubles too.
Monumental and modern. Intimate and rustic. Living sculptures. Created by thirty-eight of the world's most renowned designers, these are flowers as you have never seen them before.
Once upon a time, flowers were merely beautiful. Now, they can be breathtaking (Rebecca Louise Law's installation of 7,000 roses strung from the Royal Opera House ceiling), mind-bending (Harijanto Setiawan's floral kaleidoscope), or surprising (Azuma Makoto's candy-colored bottled flowers).
With an exquisite cover and monumental size, this elegant tome is both a gorgeous object to anchor a coffee table and a trip around the world of contemporary floral design. Through the work of 38 artists from 14 countries--from Amsterdam to Japan and from Spain to the United States--this collection shows the ingenuity possible for every occasion: decorations for weddings, arrangements for banquets, installations for shops and hotels, accessories for fashion shows, art gallery exhibits, and more intimate but no less memorable displays for the home.
There are bears when they arrive, they do not want to leave anymore. Ther’s nothing you can do when a bear comes to stay. He follows you everywhere, and the more you try to send him away, the more he sticks to you: on the couch, while you are having a bath, or when you try to sleep. He even would get on a boat with you! This book created by the illustrator Noemi Vola tell us that sometimes it is possible to live with those who are heavy, dark and cumbersome; we just need to find our balance. Because eventually everyone has a bear on the stomach with whom he has to deal everyday.
Alphabet legend: The complete reproduction of a typographical masterwork
Official printer for the Duke of Parma, Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) declared that well-designed type derived its beauty from four principles: uniformity of design, sharpness and neatness, good taste, and charm. In his Manuale tipografico, published posthumously in 1818, he distilled these principles into a comprehensive catalog of type and set the standard for printing the alphabet thereafter.
TASCHEN’s meticulous reprint of Bodoni’s masterwork celebrates what was an unprecedented degree of technical refinement and visual elegance, as well as exploring the origins of the much-loved Bodoni typeface, still much deployed in both print and digital media. Like the original, the book features 142 sets of roman and italic typefaces, a wide selection of borders, ornaments, symbols, and flowers, as well as Greek, Hebrew, Russian, Arabic, Phoenician, Armenian, Coptic, and Tibetan alphabets.
About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm’s delight — never bore, always excite!