'Men Photographing Women in the 1970s' by Michael Abramson, 96pp, paperback, pink foil, 175 x 120mm.
Once a month, in 1970s Chicago, men were allowed to take cameras into underground strip clubs. Michael Abramson, a local photographer, thought it would be more revealing to photograph the men photographing the women. Left in a drawer until now, the resulting images are a fascinating, funny and at times unsettling portrayal of the uninhibited male gaze.
Introduced by Midge Wilson.
Michael Abramson (1948-2011) was an American photographer best known for his work documenting the nightlife of black night clubs on the south side of Chicago. His photographs can be found in the permanent collections of many major American institutions including the Smithsonian, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Chicago History Museum, the California Museum of Photography and more.
A unique collection of female erotic photography from world-renowned photographers
A new book from the teNeues/MENDO partnership
A fascinating and fresh contemporary erotic photography collection
This new photo collection captures the erotic body and gaze with as much realism, rather than projection, as possible. The portfolio delights in diversity, from provocative shots to more tender images, united by an artistic quality and flair. Whether refined or candid, posed or unedited, modern or retro, this is a unique celebration of female sexuality and form in the 21st century.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
The companion edition to an upcoming photo exhibition at Fotografiska New York in July 2020
The male counterpart to Girls! Girls! Girls! presents a contemporary collection of male erotic photography, full of variety, power, and intensity.
Ghislain Pascal, one of the co-founders of London’s well-known The Little Black Gallery, has already curated numerous photography collections and successful auction sales with the Boys!Boys!Boys! project, partnering with the UK’s largest online auction house, Paddle8.
Now, for this new publication, he asked renowned photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Matt Lambert, Allen Ginsberg, Greg Gorman, and many others on both sides of the Atlantic to contribute to a stunning celebration of contemporary queer and fine art.
19,5 x 24 cm 224 pp, 130 color photographs Hardover Text: English
Presenting a medley of playful and masterfully crafted designs from around the world, Special Edition focuses on product packaging that stands out for its engaging concept, unexpected choice of material or artistically elaborate design. Tailored to celebrate a unique product or extend a brand, these solutions come often about as the result of a one-off creative collaboration.
The artists, designers and brands are able to use these special opportunities to communicate more freely, with fewer rules or restrictions on form or budget hemming them in. Three distinctive approaches to special packaging are featured within Special Edition; a carefully curated selection of deluxe promotional gifts; a terrific selection of customised product packaging and finally artists’ editions that place a premium on unbridled imagination. From sneakers to designer toys and wines to confectioneries, almost any consumer brand or product can benefit from an inspiring makeover, as seen within the pages of Special Edition.
Editor: Victionary Specs: 185 x 250 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover with jacket Release date: July 2015 Language: English
A guide to, and consolation for, the restless early hours
Not being able to sleep is deeply frightening. We panic about our ability to cope with the demands of the next day; we panic that we are panicking; the possibility of sleep recedes ever further as the clock counts down to another exhausted, irritable dawn.
Our societies have learnt to treat insomnia with the best-applied discipline we know: medicine - in particular, with pills powerful enough to wrestle consciousness into submission. But there are other things to do besides, or alongside, medicalising insomnia. We can reflect on our sleeplessness, define it to ourselves and others, try to understand where it springs from in human nature and speculate on what it might - in its own confused way - be trying to tell us.
This book is an eloquent guide to, and companion through, the long sleepless hours of the night. We come away from its soothing pages informed, consoled and armed with insights that will make us feel a lot less alone – as we wait for sleep, eventually, to come.
Watching Someone Sleeping
Questions for The Insomniac
So What If I Don't Sleep
Hardback book | 53 Pages | 190mm x 160mm x 17mm | Colour Photography
_ Biografische Reflexionen eines Architekten _ Selbstständige Geschichten, die an diversen Fäden zusammenhängen _ Vom Lokalen über das Regionale zum Globalen _ Thema der Verdichtung der Welt und was das für die Schweiz bedeutet
Ein Block mit Bleistift, ein kleiner Laptop, eine Loggia im Schatten – möglicherweise mit Blick aufs Meer: Über eineinhalb Jahrzehnte, meist in den Sommerferien, hat Architekt Markus Lüscher über seine Streifzüge durchs Leben reflektiert um herauszufinden, wie diese ihn beeinflusst und seinen Horizont erweitert haben und insbesondere sein Schweizersein prägen. Aus seinen biografisch durchsetzten Aufzeichnungen, die viel Alltägliches, Menschliches und Persönliches, aber auch Fantastisches und Groteskes beschreiben, setzt sich dieses Lesebuch zusammen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen neben Beobachtungen und Geschichten aus der Heimat des Autors im Seetal (Kanton Aargau) und der Schweiz auch seine Erfahrungen, die er auf Reisen in andere Länder sowie im Rahmen eines längeren beruflichen Auslandaufenthaltes in Hongkong machte. Was Markus Lüscher beschreibt, ist exemplarisch für die heutige Verdichtung der globalisierten Welt, dem Wachstum von Metropolen und Agglomerationen. Er macht deutlich, dass diese Entwicklungen auch für die Schweiz in der Mitte Europas relevante Themen sind, die die Zukunft der Eidgenossenschaft maßgeblich beeinflussen.
Deutsch 864 Seiten 100 Abbildungen 12 x 18 cm Klappenbroschur Erscheinungsdatum: 11/2018
The history of the adidas shoe, from its earliest beginnings until today
The adidas story is one of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and conceiving the all-around sports shoe, worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Run DMC, and Madonna. A mecca for sneaker fans, this book presents adidas’s history through more than 350 pairs of shoes from the “adidas Archive”, including one-of-a-kind originals, vintage models, never-before-seen prototypes, and designs from Stella McCartney, Yohji Yamamoto, Parley for the Oceans, and more.
100 years ago the brothers Adolf ("Adi") and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and star-studded collabs later, this book presents the first visual review of the adidas shoe through more than 350 models including never-before-seen prototypes and one-of-a-kind originals.
To further develop and tailor his products to athletes’ specific needs, Dassler asked them to return their worn footwear when no longer needed, with all the shoes eventually ending up in his attic (to this day, many athletes return their shoes to adidas, often as a thank you after winning a title or breaking a world record). This collection now makes up the "adidas archive", one of the largest, if not the largest archive of any sports goods manufacturer in the world—which photographers Christian Habermeier andSebastian Jäger have been visually documenting in extreme detail for years.
Shot using the highest reproduction techniques, these images reveal the fine details as much as the stains, the tears, the repair tape, the grass smudges, the faded autographs. It’s all here, unmanipulated and captured in extremely high resolution—and with it comes to light the personal stories of each individual wearer. We encounter the shoes worn by West Germany’s football team during its “miraculous” 1954 World Cup win and those worn by Kathrine Switzer when she ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, before women were officially allowed to compete; custom models for stars from Madonna to Lionel Messi; collabs with the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Raf Simons, Stella McCartney, Parley for the Oceans or Yohji Yamamoto; as well as the brand’s trailblazing techniques and materials, like its pioneering use of plastic waste that is intercepted from beaches and coastal communities.
Accompanied by a foreword by designer Jacques Chassaing and expert texts, each picture tells us the why and the how, but also conveys the driving force behind adidas. What we discover goes beyond mere design; in the end, these are just shoes, worn out by their users who have loved them—but they are also first-hand witnesses of our sports, design, and culture history, from the beginnings of the Dassler brothers and the founding of adidas until today.
Concept and photography by
Christian Habermeier has been working as a photographer and designer since 1989. He taught communication design and has taught photography and digital illustration from 2000 to 2006. His own projects span from Cuba, Kenya, Nepal, India, Switzerland, to Hong Kong. In 2000 he founded studio waldeck photographers and was able to realize his long cherished vision of a CO2-neutral studio in 2013.
Sebastian Jäger studied design at the Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg, focusing on moving images and photography, where he met former lecturer Christian Habermeier in 2005. Their joint company studio waldeck photographers serves customers from industry and the cultural sector. Since 2011, they have been creating a visual record of the holdings of the historical adidas archive.
Christian Habermeier, Sebastian Jäger
Hardcover, 31.8 x 29.6 cm, 5.63 kg, 644 pages Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
NEW RESIDENTIAL GARDEN CONCEPTS & ARCHITECTURE FOR A GREENER PLANET
Wander through an assortment of innovative gardens, from rooftop plots to lush countryside backyards.
As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with our gardens. No matter what size your patch is, it’s easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or to grow your own fruits or vegetables. The Gardens of Eden introduces you to over 20 imaginative projects, featuring interviews with garden designers, insightful texts, and plans to show what contemporary garden culture looks like. In addition, this title offers information about different climate zones and soil types and gives tips for sustainable gardening and self-sufficiency. Get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples of gardens around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a green space can do for you.
Abbye Churchill was the editorial director of Wilder Quarterly, and her first book, A Wilder Life (co-written with Celestine Maddy), was featured in the New York Times Book Review. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, Vogue, Food & Wine, and W. She lives in Brooklyn, New York City.
Author Marcel Beyer gets us to witness an evening at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg attended by a host of celebrities—a reception in honour of Andreas Gursky. In his waspish descriptions of the images, the writer, who relies on widely disseminated and easily accessible photographic material, takes umbrage at the way executives, football managers, and actresses confidently push themselves in front of the art. In the process he produces an ironic commentary on Gursky’s series of large-format, decorative pictures. Beyer’s essay is based on a lecture that the writer gave in spring 2017 at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum at the launch of the DFG Research Training Group (GRK 2132) “Das Dokumentarische: Exzess und Entzug”. The audience who attended the event now respond to the talk in writing: with comments, remarks, and ripostes.
Marcel Beyer (b. 1965 in Tailfingen) is a German writer, epic poet, essay writer, and editor. He received the Georg Büchner Prize in 2016.
Text: Marcel Beyer & Graduiertenkolleg 2131 (Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Tabea Braun, Esra Canpalat, Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky, Robert Dörre, Julia Eckel, Oliver Fahle, Katja Grashöfer, Maren Haffke, Sarah Horn, Felix Hüttemann, Niklas Kammermeier, Cecilia Preiß, Matthias Preuss, Stefan Rieger, Simon Rothöhler, Armin Schäfer, Monika Schmitz-Emans, Robin Schrade, Annette Urban, Leonie Zilch)
65 pp. with 7 drawings thread-sewn softcover
Leipzig April, 2020
Edition Number: 1
Width: 16 cm
Length: 24 cm
AUTHOR Marcel Beyer , GRK 2132
EDITOR Friedrich Balke, Natalie Binczek, Maren Haffke, Simon Rothöhler
Driven by ‘simple, remarkable ideas’ Stockholm Design Lab (SDL) has been transforming brands as one of the leading forward-thinking design agencies in the world. From developing visual identities to defining creative approaches for the biggest brands today, its works are as diverse as they are distinct and delightful to capture hearts across all walks of life.
To mark its 21st year in the industry, SDL has compiled a special monograph with over 500 pages of exclusive insight into its creative inspiration, processes, and portfolio. Categorised by industry, the book’s contents include behind-the-scenes anecdotes, mock-ups, and never-seen-before images; serving as a valuable source of reference and reflection for designers at any level.
Editor: Victionary Specs: 230 x 290 mm, 568 pp Format: full colour, hard cover with dust jacket Release date: March 2020 Language: English
As the western world struggles with its legacies of racism and colonialism, what can we learn from the past in order to move forward?
Susan Neiman's Learning from the Germans delivers an urgently needed perspective on how a country can come to terms with its historical wrongdoings. Neiman, who grew up as a white girl in the American South during the civil rights movement, is a Jewish woman who has spent much of her adult life in Berlin. In clear and gripping prose, she uses this unique perspective to combine philosophical reflection, personal history and conversations with both Americans and Germans who are grappling with the evils of their own national histories.
Through focusing on the particularities of those histories, she provides examples for other nations, whether they are facing resurgent nationalism, ongoing debates over reparations or controversies surrounding historical monuments and the contested memories they evoke. It is necessary reading for all those confronting their own troubled pasts.
‘I first met Blondey in early 2013. He was really quiet when I first shot him; he was only fifteen. There are certain people you meet, male or female, who just have a power to them, you can put anything on them and they really carry it off—Blondey had that.I remember getting the pictures back—and he’s probably not going to be very flattered by this—and I thought he had something of a very young Shaun Ryder about him. The thing is, Blondey never looked soft.’ —Alasdair McLellan
Blondey 15-21 is the fifth book by the photographer Alasdair McLellan and it his first to focus on a single subject: Blondey McCoy.
Meeting and photographing the skater when he was fifteen years old, McLellan has since gone on to photograph Blondey many times, covering each year since that initial meeting. Their close working relationship has gone on to define a distinct period of time in Blondey’s life, one that is a seven-year rites-of-passage story.
‘A lot has happened to Blondey since 2013. He is now 21 years old, on the cusp of turning 22—although, by his own admission, it feels more like 32. A weariness has crept into his demeanour. This replaced his earlier shyness. In between there has been drunkenness, obnoxiousness, coke bloat, fragility, vulnerability, charm, humorousness, imperiousness, kindness, intelligence, honesty —and sometimes all of the above, all at once. Along the way, he lost a front tooth—he can’t really remember how—and people have watched him being knocked over by a black cab many hundreds of thousands of times. He’s gone from Bambi to ennui, you can see it in his eyes; it’s all in the pictures.’ —Jo-Ann Furniss
176 pgs, 24.5 × 24.5 cm, with a reversible dual-sided fold-out poster, and a protective plastic cover with sticker , 2019,
Japan may be one of the world’s biggest economies, a global leader in everything from architecture to food and a country whose brands have flourished around the world, but it remains a bit of a mystery. Somehow it is simultaneously familiar and hard to fathom – or it has been, until now. This book is the culmination of years of reporting across the country by Monocle and it delivers a unique insight into the people, places and products that define Japan. Whether you’re planning a visit or simply curious, The Monocle Book of Japan will unpack the nation for you. We’ll take you from snowy Hokkaido in the north to the tropical southern islands of Okinawa and, along the way, deep-dive into the worlds of culture, design, retail and more. It’s Japan revealed as never before.
Features: 306 pages, hardcover with gold foil Published by: Monocle Printed in: Germany Book Dimensions: 30cm x 22.5cm x 2.5cm (11.8in x 8.8in x 1in)
Book 4 from the series 'East London Photo Stories'.
‘Shoreditch Wild Life’ by Dougie Wallace. 176pp hardcover, quarter-bound, gold foiled,199 x 139 mm
Wild, brash, outrageous and laced with humour, Dougie Wallace's unflinching photos capture the extreme variety of street life in one of London's most iconic and colourful areas: Shoreditch.
East London-based photographer Dougie Wallace grew up in Glasgow (hence his moniker ‘Glasweegee’). Internationally recognised for his long-term social documentary projects and a distinct style of expressive street photography, his work has extensively been featured in international publications including The New York Times and Germany’s Stern Magazine.
The second volume of Modern Heraldry contains a vast resourse of trademarks, based on heraldic symbology, from all over the world.
Featuring the work of A Practice for Everyday Life, Carpenter Collective, Doublenaut, Grand Deluxe, Peter Horridge, Interbrand, Brandon Nickerson, Rinker Design Co., Socio Design, Type08, Werklig, Yossi Belkin Design Co. & many more.
The book 'Designing Lightness. Structures for Saving Energy' is an appeal to start designing minimum weight applications to seriously save energy. It also offers practical advice for doing so. Designing Lightness entertains the reader with its free associations, creating unexpected crosslinks between the world of composite materials and structural solutions. It therefore precedes the conventional approach to sustainability, which focuses on symptoms rather than causes of environmental overload. The book is of interest to all designing disciplines, combining packaging, vehicles, skyscrapers and nanoscale phenomena.
Adriaan Beukers is an emeritus professor in Lightweight Structures. Ed van Hinte is a writer and award-winning critic with a design and engineering background. The book is the extended and improved sequel to their book Lightness, which appeared in 1998.
Alan I W Frank House: The Modernist Masterwork by Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer
Text by Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll and Charles A. Birnbaum and Alan I W Frank
The first book to feature this modernist masterpiece, one of Walter Gropius and Marcel Breuer's most important residential commissions.
Offering a rare opportunity to explore the largest and most luxurious house designed by Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus, and Marcel Breuer, leading architect and furniture designer of the twentieth century, this beautifully designed volume celebrates the Alan I W Frank House in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Built in 1939-40, the house embodies the Bauhaus "total work of art" philosophy, with Gropius and Breuer having designed every aspect of the building and its site. Illustrations including new and archival images and the architects' plans and sketches highlight an exquisite balance of proportions and colors. Accompanying essays place this house firmly within the American modernist canon just as the Bauhaus celebrates its one-hundreth anniversary in 2019.
About The Author
Alan I W Frank, son of the original owners, is president of the Alan I W Frank House Foundation, whose mission is to restore and preserve the Frank House. Kenneth Frampton is one of the world's leading architectural historians of modernist architecture. Barry Bergdoll, former curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art, is a professor of modern architectural history at Columbia University. Charles A. Birnbaum is president and CEO of the Cultural Landscape Foundation.
The curator who founded MoMA's video program recounts the artists and events that defined the medium's first 50 years
Since the introduction of portable consumer electronics nearly a half century ago, artists throughout the world have adapted their latest technologies to art-making. In this book, curator Barbara London traces the history of video art as it transformed into the broader field of media art - from analog to digital, small TV monitors to wall-scale projections, and clunky hardware to user-friendly software. In doing so, she reveals how video evolved from fringe status to be seen as one of the foremost art forms of today.
Format: Hardback Size: 203 x 137 mm (8 x 5 3/8 in) Pages: 280 pp Illustrations: 75 illustrations
Beat Schlatter, einer der bekanntesten Schweizer Komiker und Schauspieler, hat eine Sammelleidenschaft: Postkarten! Seit Jahrzehnten sammelt er Ansichtskarten. Der Grossteil der bunten Karten stammt aus der Hochblüte der europäischen Ferienzeit zwischen den 1960er- und 1980er-Jahren. Für Postcards hat Beat Schlatter mehr als vierhundert Ansichtskarten aus seiner umfangreichen Sammlung ausgesucht und in zwölf Bildkapiteln geordnet, z.B. Strandpromenaden, Hotelanlagen, Gärten und Brunnen, Stadtansichten bei Nacht, Alpenstrassen oder verschneite Winterlandschaften. Mit der Fotopostkarte kommt Ferienstimmung auf, sie speichert Erinnerungen, stimuliert Fernweh und stillt vorübergehend die Sehnsucht der Daheimgebliebenen. Ein Buch zum Staunen, Schmunzeln und sich Erinnern.
Über den Autor: Beat Schlatter (* 1961 in Zürich) ist einer der bekanntesten Schweizer Komiker, Schauspieler und Drehbuchautoren. Er selbst schreibt fleissig Postkarten und hat in über dreissig Jahren eine umfangreiche Sammlung angelegt.
März 2020, 256 Seiten, 448 farbige Abbildungen, gebunden, 17,5 x 24,5 cm, Deutsch/Englisch
No real public figure has seen more fictious representations than POTUS
What single figure has been represented most frequently in Western film history? The answer: By far, the President of the United States.
This unique compendium of POTUSs on screen reveals both the ubiquity and remarkable range of presidential portrayals, from the earliest appearances to the present. Featuring 164 fictitious screen presidents—including the first female president, seen in the 1964 comedy Kisses for My President—the book shows film presidents making speeches, in the Oval office, riding around in limos, addressing the press, and in more private moments. Graphic designer Lea N. Michel has sorted these presidents into six key types—Father and Husband, Villain, Alien, Clown, Hero, Lover—which she has further sorted into a dizzying 240 subcategories, such as Shaking Hands, Looking Shocked at a Screen, or In in a Video Conference with a Terrorist.
Drawn from both films and TV, familiar works and lesser-known productions, the images highlight the intense relationship between fiction and reality in a time when the sitting president exploits all media to an unprecedented extent to market himself and to increase his popularity. You won’t find a more surprising or striking book this election.
Lea N. Michel is a Zurich-based graphic designer, working independently and as partner of Studio HOMI. She is also working as a teaching assistant at Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK.
Ludovic Balland runs the graphic design studio Typography Cabinet in Basel, Switzerland, and he is professor of typography at the Academy of Fine Arts HGBin Leipzig, Germany.
Julia Blume is a research assistant at the Institute of Theory in the Academy of Fine Arts HGB in Leipzig, Germany.
1st edition, 2020 Paperback 464 pages, 1877 color illustrations 16.5 x 23 cm
The work of Miranda July—the most impressively cross-disciplinary artist of her generation—is brought into focus in this mid-career retrospective.
From her early rarely seen Riot Grrrl-influenced fanzines and performances to a career that has produced seminal films, fiction, sculptures, public art, and even a smartphone app, Miranda July has proven adept at articulating the poignancy and humor of the human plight while also achieving enormous acclaim along the way. This chronological retrospective includes July’s performance and video projects, awardwinning films, digital multimedia, and written pieces which make clear the multidimensionality of her work. The book includes photography, stills, and archival ephemera and is narrated by friends, collaborators, curators, assistants, and audience members including David Byrne, Spike Jonze, Lena Dunham, Carrie Brownstein, and Hans Ulrich Obrist, as well as July herself. This behind-the-scenes commentary reveals an intimate perspective on the process, struggles, and grit involved in forging one’s own path. What emerges is just how singular her voice is—from a movie narrated by an injured cat to a performance that builds an intentional community; from sculpture that engages the public to an interfaith charity shop in a London department store. July may be impossible to categorize, but the importance of her work and her status as an essential cultural icon with wide-ranging appeal is irrefutable.
Hardcover, 224 pages, 23,5 x 28,5 cm, 200 color illustrations
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