Ever heard of surrealist fine dining? This must-have reprint of Les diners de Gala reveals the exotic flavors and elaborate imaginings behind the legendary dinner parties of Salvador and Gala Dali. With recipes from such leading Paris restaurants as La Tour d'Argent and Maxim's, a special section on aphrodisia, and bespoke illustrations from...
Diminutive rooms, grand possibilities. Small Homes, Grand Living shows how to make use of a limited space and turn a small apartment into a design marvel. Small Homes, Grand Living's assortment of projects and homes pays homage to the iconic innovation within modest living areas and shows the creative usage of space in continually expanding urban areas. As more people across the globe move into cities, living space becomes a precious commodity. Designers, architects, and innovative inhabitants seek new ways of creating a home that is just as comfortable as it is functional and aesthetically pleasing. Where does one stow clothing, bicycles, suitcases, or bed linens? Where is the perfect place for the desk, bed, or couch? How does one use less square meters more effectively?
Compact flats perched atop the roofs on high-rise buildings. A one-bedroom apartment that houses a family of four. Stairs that cleverly transform into wardrobes. A collection of cozy cocoons shows the personality and innovation of those living inside: a home is both shelter and a welcoming reflection of the residents. Small Homes, Grand Living offers real interior design solutions directly from the occupants' imaginations.
Fattobene takes us on a taxonomic exploration of typically Italian articles that have been around forever and that deserve a closer look. It's a one-of-a-kind platform on where you can find little-known treasures and iconic products representing an Italian tradition of quality that draws on the highest industrial and artisan values. Fattobene presents itself as a refined guide to shopping that in the coming months will be turned into a proper online store.
The project stems from an idea of the journalist Anna Lagorio and the photographer Alex Carnevali, who after a journey in the South of Italy decided to bring together and promote a series of precious products that are not very well known outside the regions from which they come, recounting their histories in detail, along with anecdotes and curiosities.
For its online debut, Fattobene, the Italian for well-made, has chosen twelve articles, to which others will be added in the future. Visual identity and site by the Actant Visuelle studio.
This guide is aimed at providing a useful instrument for understanding the architectural history of London as well as a means for analysing the new construction trends that are characteristic of the city. The itineraries include about eighty architectural works, both historical and contemporary, which are fully illustrated with images, drawings and descriptions, and are marked on the front of the map with a reference number corresponding to the section in the book and the icon on the back of the map. The guide also provides information about museums, libraries, institutions, movie theatres, restaurants and gathering places. Among others, the project selection includes works by Allies and Morrison, Arup Associates, Ateliers Jean Nouvel, Avery Associates, Foster + Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Herzog & De Meuron, James Stirling, Jestico + Whiles, John Mc Aslan + Partners, Stanton Williams, OMA, Renzo Piano Building Workshop, Richard Rogers Partnership, Stanton Williams Architects, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects. AUTHORS: Andrea Nastri, architect and journalist, is involved in research in modern and contemporary architecture and collaborates with Italian and international magazines and publishing houses specialising in this field. Giuliana Vespere, architect, has written articles and essays on contemporary architecture published in specialised books and magazines. SELLING POINTS: A contemporary guide to the architecture of London, the purpose of which is to tell about the city through its architectural works The book's jacket opens out into a map marking the locations of the architectural works and interesting sites to visit Includes general information about London, and useful tips for travellers Each entry includes a photo of the whole building, architectural drawings, a short description, and facts including architect, year of construction, address, website, and how to visit 97 colour, 84 b/w images