Futurpiaggio

Author: Jeffrey Schnapp
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847859214
Size: 42.24 MB
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A fascinating visual history of the iconic Italian scooter maker told through Futurist design concepts. This book is a celebration of design in both subject and execution. Modeled after Fortunato Depero's iconic bolted book published in 1927, it will be sold in a limited, numbered edition also bound by two metal bolts. Like the Futurist tome that inspired it, this book pays homage to the Machine Age, which at the time signaled a new era in speed, technology, and transportation. A visual feast for the senses, this volume is composed of various papers, colors, typefaces, and typesettings, actively engaging the reader and highly appealing to design enthusiasts and fans of scooter culture. This graphically rich retrospective describes key moments throughout Piaggio's history and the various models that have been introduced over the years, including the seductively stylish Vespa, which remains a cult classic. From working design sketches to exploded views of a scooter's inner mechanical workings to vintage advertisements and photographs, this book captures the essence of a brand that continues to be relevant and exciting today. The epitome of freedom, style, and cool, Piaggio scooters continue to redefine transportation, and this book pays tribute through its revolutionary design.

Los Angeles Modern

Author: Tim Street-Porter
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847830671
Size: 58.23 MB
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An oversized visual tribute to the seminal architecture of southern California evaluates the influence of the International Style on designs by such noted names as Frank Lloyd Wright, Greene & Greene, and Rudolph Schinder, in a photographic survey that showcases forefront examples of modernist structure.

It S Modern

Author: Charles Churchward
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780847840717
Size: 58.79 MB
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Profiles the life and career of the Russian-born photographer, collecting his commercial work and artwork in one volume, showcasing his time spent at Condâe Nast and Vogue.

Houses

Author: Ron Broadhurst
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847834778
Size: 34.98 MB
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"This carefully curated presentation of new and recent houses represents the vanguard of architects creating innovative structures that maintain a sensitive relationship to their natural contexts. Author Ron Broadhurst has selected projects on five continents to demonstrate the inexhaustible potential of the modern house to enter into a dialogue with nature. Featured here are houses that are either composed of natural materials or maintain an engaging relationship to the natural landscape, or both, designed by such exciting contemporary architects as Kengo Kuma, Atelier Bow-Wow, KieranTimberlake, Sean Godsell, and Allied Works Architecture." "With more than 230 exceptional color photographs, the book presents houses that incorporate the cutting edge of environmentally sensitive design, as well as those that radically rethink the use of "traditional" materials such as wood and stone. An authoritative collection, Modern Natural/Natural Modern demonstrates uniquely of-the-moment architecture and offers up a vision of how we will think of the relationship between houses and the natural landscape in the decades to come."--BOOK JACKET.

French Flair

Author: Sebastien Siraudeau
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
ISBN: 9782080200945
Size: 71.29 MB
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This essential 700-page resource is a wellspring of ideas for incorporating vintage French flair into the modern home. Organized into seven styles, it reveals how a diverse range of interiors can be achieved by adding the simplest of decorative touches or by juxtaposing unexpected combinations to create a unique living space - from traditional to contemporary, from natural to romantic, or from eclectic to elegant. Photographer and author Sébastien Siraudeau takes the reader on a journey throughout France to discover over one hundred remarkable locations, including idyllic farmhouses, exquisite manors, and charming antique shops, each one abound with French panache and steeped in the inspiration for the home.

The Electric Information Age Book

Author: Jeffrey Schnapp
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: 9781616890346
Size: 32.27 MB
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The Electric Information Age Book explores the nine-year window of mass-market publishing in the sixties and seventies when formerly backstage players-designers, graphic artists, editors-stepped into the spotlight to produce a series of exceptional books. Aimed squarely at the young media-savvy consumers of the "Electronic Information Age," these small, inexpensive paperbacks aimed to bring the ideas of contemporary thinkers like Marshall McLuhan, R. Buckminster Fuller, Herman Kahn, and Carl Sagan to the masses. Graphic designers such as Quentin Fiore (The Medium Is the Massage, 1967) employed a variety of radical techniques-verbal visual collages and other typographic pyrotechnics-that were as important to the content as the text. The Electric Information Age Book is the first book-length history of this brief yet highly influential publishing phenomenon.

Palm Springs Modern

Author: Adele Cygelman
Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications
ISBN: 9780847844104
Size: 57.96 MB
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Examines the impact architects and designers have had on Palm Springs.

Digital Humanities

Author: Anne Burdick
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262312115
Size: 78.58 MB
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Digital_Humanities is a compact, game-changing report on the state of contemporary knowledge production. Answering the question "What is digital humanities?," it provides an in-depth examination of an emerging field. This collaboratively authored and visually compelling volume explores methodologies and techniques unfamiliar to traditional modes of humanistic inquiry -- including geospatial analysis, data mining, corpus linguistics, visualization, and simulation -- to show their relevance for contemporary culture. Written by five leading practitioner-theorists whose varied backgrounds embody the intellectual and creative diversity of the field, Digital_Humanities is a vision statement for the future, an invitation to engage, and a critical tool for understanding the shape of new scholarship.

The Library Beyond The Book

Author: Jeffrey T. Schnapp
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780674725034
Size: 35.49 MB
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Jeffrey Schnapp and Matthew Battles reflect on what libraries have been in order to speculate about what they will become: hybrid places that intermingle books and ebooks, analog and digital formats, paper and pixels. They combine the cultural history of libraries with innovations at metaLAB, a research group at the forefront of digital humanities.

Edible Paradise

Author: Jessie Kanelos Weiner
Publisher: Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books
ISBN: 9780789336682
Size: 59.52 MB
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This beautiful, intricately illustrated coloring book rejoices in the magnificence of the edible plant kingdom. Appealing to all ages from gardeners and farmers market loving foodies to parents wanting to inspire their children with incorporating more fruits and vegetables into their diets. A delightfully whimsical coloring book celebrating the delicious bounty of the edible plant kingdom.