The Khalili Collection of kimonos comprises over 200 garments spanning 300 years of Japanese textile artistry. The form of the T-shaped, straight-seamed, front-wrapping kimono has changed very little over the centuries, yet the collection reveals an astonishing variety of designs. The garments presented here convey the remarkable creativity of designers who produced works of art that would enfold the wearer. The enormous range of patterns were executed in a complex combination of techniques, with some garments requiring the expert skills of a number of different artisans.
The Khalili Collection includes formal, semi-formal and informal kimono, underkimono and jackets, worn by women, men and children. Represented are the sophisticated garments of the samurai elite and the affluent merchant classes of the Edo period (1603– 1868), the shifting styles and new colour palette of Meiji-period dress (1868–1912) and particularly the bold and dazzling kimono of the Taisho- (1912–26) and early Sho-wa (1926–89) eras, which utilized innovative techniques and drew fresh inspiration from both past traditions and the modern world.
Here, an international team of authors examine the art and evolution of the kimono in the historical context of the 17th to the 20th centuries, under the editorship of Anna Jackson, Keeper of the Asian Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Author: Anna Jackson is Keeper of the Asian department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, and Honorary Curator of the Khalili Collection.
Format: Paperback Size: 30.0 x 24.0 cm Extent: 320 pp Illustrations: 400 Publication date: 20 February 2020
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Graphics Standards Manual
Designed by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, Danne & Blackburn, 1975
The NASA Graphics Standards Manual by Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn is a futuristic vision for an agency at the cutting edge of science and exploration.
The book features a foreword by Richard Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, scans of the original manual (from Danne’s personal copy), reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the ‘Managers Guide’, a follow up booklet distributed by NASA.
220 pages 129 image plates 9.5 × 11.5" 24.1 × 29.2 cm CMYK + 5 Pantone® spot colors Stochastic screen 100 gsm Yupo Original and Perigord Matte 135 gsm papers Case-bound with two-color silkscreen and soft touch lamination Individually packaged in static shielding pouch Printed in Italy
From Pictures to Words: Persuasion and the National Parks by Lyz Nagan-Powell
Parks, our second title with photographer Brian Kelley, is a collection of over 300 United States national park maps, ephemera, and brochures spanning over 100 years.
Part of an ongoing project, Kelley collects oft-overlooked objects within the Parks Service. The book showcases nearly a century of art, cartography, and printed materials in a compelling visual history of America’s national parks and evolving graphic design styles culminating in Massimo Vignelli’s iconic design system, the Unigrid.
Edited by Justin McGuirk, Andrew Nahum and Eleanor Watson
Designed by Studio Julia
Getting humans to Mars has become one of the great challenges of our time. It will be an extraordinary technological feat, but also a feat of design. This is the first book dedicated to designing for the Red Planet. From life on a spacecraft to survival on Mars’ inhospitable surface, new forms of clothing, farming and architecture will be needed. This volume looks at the real work designers and architects are generating now – as well as more speculative proposals of what this future might look like. Some ask whether we should go to Mars at all, while others argue that the rigours of such a mission would force us to design a waste-free way of life.
Illustrated with more than 300 images and featuring original essays by leading thinkers in their field, Moving to Mars: Design for the Red Planet includes projects by NASA, SpaceX and the European Space Agency, as well as new work by designers and architects including HASSELL, Konstantin Grcic, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg and RÆBURN. It also includes an interview with the science fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson, who addresses why speculative design is the ideal discipline for imagining the ‘material grammar' of a life on Mars
André Fu is one of Asia’s leading interiors designers. When his design for the worldrenowned The Upper House hotel in Hong Kong opened ten years ago, he became an overnight sensation around the world. As one of Asia’s most widely sought-after interior designers, the Hong Kong–based designer has gone on to create forwardthinking interiors for other major hotels, restaurants and leading brands, including Louis Vuitton, The Berkeley (London) and Waldorf hotels. This showcase of his works to date features eighteen recent projects around the world and provides fresh insights into Fu’s creative process, including his hand-drawn sketches and mood boards, as well as an introductory essay that explores Fu’s key influences and the importance of his unique and highly refined East-meets-West aesthetic. With an illustrated chronology of all the designer’s works to date, this rich overview presents the award-winning vision of interior design’s rising star, not only in Asia but across the world.
Format: PLC Size: 30.0 x 25.5 cm Extent: 272 pp Publication date: 27 February 2020
The Fashion Business Manual is the world’s first visual manual for fashion business. It covers business topics including branding, production, marketing and retailing in an easy to read, visual format. Unlike traditional business books which emphasize philosophy and theory, this book focuses on the practical business skill set needed to survive in the fashion world.
Who is it designed for?
Fashion Designers While fashion designers can be incredibly talented, they often lack the business skills to make it in the fashion world. Usually visually driven, many have never touched a business book which significantly hurts the success rate of their company. This highly-visual manual is here to change that!
Fashion Entrepreneurs From creating branding to selling to customers, there is plenty to consider when running a fashion company. This manual aims to serve as your very own mentor, reducing the mistakes you make along the way. It’s also the perfect tool for improving your skills across a range of business areas.
People in the Fashion Industry Fashion is business. Whether you’re the head designer or a sales assistant, a 360° understanding of industry can help you tackle issues faced in your day-to-day role. The extra knowledge can give you the upper hand, and maybe even a career boost, too.
Everyone Anyone interested in fashion or looking to get their foot in the industry’s door will benefit from reading this book. By presenting a balanced overview of business insight and know-how, it’ll help prepare you for your first steps into the fashion world.
Wherever we go and whatever we do, the printed word plays a part in every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Behind all the messages we see, read, and absorb, the design and choice of typeface dictate the tone, context and immediacy of these words. From advertising and news headlines to book jackets or wayfinding at an airport, choosing the most appropriate typeface is not an easy task, nor one based on aesthetic alone.
With such a diverse and inspiring range of types now on offer, Type Directoryseparates and identifies these forms to provide a comprehensive selection of available typefaces. Over 1,800 typefaces are organized by category – Serif, Sans Serif, Display and Script – and subsequently arranged by recognized sub-categories. This allows the reader to make a direct comparison of typefaces with a similar appearance, thus facilitating a deeper understanding of the design and selection process. A visual celebration of the craft, innovation and beauty of these letterforms is presented throughout, from classic typefaces like Garamond, Bodoni and Times through to the contemporary Bliss, Gotham and Meta.
The ultimate visual encyclopedia, Type Directory is an essential creative tool for novices and aficionados alike. This sumptuous sourcebook will inform, educate, inspire and stimulate as a must-have reference title.
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