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Yohji Yamamoto

Yohji Yamamoto

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Yohji Yamamoto is one of fashion's continual innovators and this stunning book is a fascinating insight into his working approach and relationships with other creative practitioners. This comprehensive and groundbreaking volume includes an insightful interview with Yamamoto, as well as a roundtable discussion with some of his key collaborators, among them Nick Knight, Peter Saville, and Marc Ascoli. Photographer Max Vadukal, who has been working with Yamamoto for more than 25 years, is interviewed by Terry Jones, and long-time collaborator Masao Nihei contributes an essay on some of the wider influences on Yamamoto's designs and how they are presented.

Beautifully illustrated using amazing photographs from the likes of Nick Knight and Paolo Roversi, selected from the Yohji Yamamoto archive, this will be an invaluable resource for anyone with an interest in fashion and design.

Praise for Yohji Yamamoto:

The deluxe tome, which features images from runway shows, advertisements and editorial photo shoots over the years, paints a compelling portrait of the reclusive designer, whose work is defined by his fascination with textiles.
-LATimes.com, All the Rage blog

[Yohji Yamamoto] reflects not just the heart-stopping beauty of the clothes, as photographed by Yamomoto's longtime collaborators Nick Knight, Max Vadukul and Paolo Roversi, but also, in his own words, the designer's enigmatic stance. So we learn, almost poignantly, that from the beginning: 'I wanted to protect the clothing itself from fashion, and at the same time the woman's body from something, maybe from men's eyes or a cold wind.'
-NYTimes.com, The Moment blog

Yokai

Yokai

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The Japanese style of art known as ukiyo-e, which formed the mainstay of paintings and woodblock prints produced between the seventeenth and the twentieth centuries, depicted shadowy projections of the human mind, a transient realm of pleasures, horrors, and dreams. Focusing on yokai--mystic visions and mythic or monstrous beasts--this book collects a variety of woodblock prints from the nineteenth century, images whose subject matter covers the entire spectrum of the supernatural and the outlandish.

These stunning works appear in triptych format, which gave ukiyo-e artists the freedom to express their fantasies as narratives in a kinetic, detailed image frame. The work of over twenty different artists is featured in one hundred triptychs, which are spread over five different categories: kaiju (strange beasts), yurei (ghosts), oni (demons), juryoku (mystic forces), and yojutsu (black magic). This book also contains a special section for yakusha-e, prints directly depicting supernatural scenes from the kabuki theater.

An important influence on many Western artists, including Van Gogh, Klimt, Degas, Manet, and Gauguin, ukiyo-e has played a vital role in art history. Offering many prints never previously published, Yokai will amaze enthusiasts of Japanese art and culture.

You Are Here

You Are Here

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Mapmaking fulfills one of our most ancient and deepseated desires: understanding the world around us and our place in it. But maps need not just show continents and oceans: there are maps to heaven and hell; to happiness and despair; maps of moods, matrimony, and mythological places. There are maps to popular culture, from Gulliver's Island to Gilligan's Island. There are speculative maps of the world before it was known, and maps to secret places known only to the mapmaker. Artists' maps show another kind of uncharted realm: the imagination. What all these maps have in common is their creators' willingness to venture beyond the boundaries of geography or convention.
You Are Here is a wide-ranging collection of such superbly inventive maps. These are charts of places you're not expected to find, but a voyage you take in your mind: an exploration of the ideal country estate from a dog's perspective; a guide to buried treasure on Skeleton Island; a trip down the road to success; or the world as imagined by an inmate of a mental institution. With over 100 maps from artists, cartographers, and explorers, You are Here gives the reader a breath-taking view of worlds, both real and imaginary.
You Are Here : A New Approach to Signage and Wayfinding

You Are Here : A New Approach to Signage and Wayfinding

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Increasing complexity in our infrastructure and the agglomeration of buildings in our urban centres can be confusing or misleading. 'You are Here' examines brilliant design solutions to signage and graphics that allow seamless navigation through commercial establishments and public facilities. Aesthetically integrating a building's architecture and interiors with branding, colour theory, typography, symbols or pictograms, product design and more, designers provide unique experiences for visitors.
Young Architects 14

Young Architects 14

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2012 marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Architectural League Prize for Young Designers and Architects. Each year up-and-coming architects are recognized for excellent and inspiring work. This year's theme, No Precedent, reflects the perception of young architects as a self-defining generation driven by the desire to be heard and unwilling to either wait their turn or to follow in others' footsteps. They are quick to cast aside unfit precedents, codes, and rules. Their work is suggestive, speculative, and on the brink--neither here nor there, but fodder for the future. The projects in Young Architects 14 investigate what it takes to create something without precedent and how this influences the way designers work and what they produce.
Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre: The Ruins of Detroit

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Over the past 25 years, Detroit has suffered economically worse than any other of the major American cities and its rampant urban decay is now glaringly apparent. Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre have documented this disintegration, showcasing structures that were formerly a source of civic pride, and which now stand as monuments to the city's fall from grace. This is the sixth edition of this award-winning book.
Zen Coloring Book

Zen Coloring Book

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Free your mind and fill it with color! Hit the reset button and escape from life's hectic pace with the Zen Coloring Book. With 30 stunning illustrations--including mandalas, animals, landscapes, Celtic knots, whimsical patterns, and more--these gorgeous designs help channel your inner artist and allow you to enjoy some tension-relaxing bliss! The book also features blank pages for your own creations. The thicker paper is ideal for crayons, watercolors, markers, or colored pencils.
Zen Doodle Coloring Book

Zen Doodle Coloring Book

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Relax and restore with Zen Doodle coloring pages!

Some days you just need a break. A break from the stresses of everyday life. From the million little tasks and responsibilities that crowd your to-do list. A break from the world around you and its 24-hour news cycle. You know what you need? You need Me Time.

Remember when you were a child and you got deeply, intensely focused on coloring in your coloring books? Well, relive that feeling again with this coloring book for adults. This book is built of lovely Zentangle-inspired art, and coloring in these inspiring and unique designs will definitely help you relax and meditate. You'll clear your mind, you'll have fun, and you might even have a pretty piece of art to frame when you're finished!

- More than 100 Zen Doodle illustrations selected from some of our bestselling titles, including Zentangle Untangled, Zen Doodle and Creative Tangle
- Illustration themes include geometrics, organic shapes, animals, florals, letterforms, and more
- Can be colored with colored pencils, artists' markers, watercolor pencils, crayons, pastels or even watercolors
Enjoy the simple things!

Zen Spaces & Neon Places

Zen Spaces & Neon Places

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Moving across Japanese history in time and space--from its ancient Shinto beginnings to its largest recorded earthquake, and from the spiritual calm of Ise and Ryoanji to the psychedelic consumerism of Shinjuku and Ginza--Zen Spaces in Neon Places is the first book to catch all of the dimensions and sensations of the Japanese built environment: its architecture and urbanism; its historic buildings and cities; its digital streetscapes and mega-structures; its hyper-speed trains and theme parks; and its concurrent cultures of kinky love hotels and contemplative tea ceremonies. Zen Spaces also looks back at the vital defining moments in the culture's recent history--the reforestation policy of the Tokugawa, the entry of European influences, the insinuation of Western democracy, the expansion and collapse of the economic bubble--and the transformative effects they have had on the Japanese built world.

Combining two decades of author Vinayak Bharne's scholarship, fieldwork, and personal experience, this landmark volume evokes the bewildering and contradictory built world of Japan, and weaves together its delicate and raw intellectual textures into a unique reading experience.

Zendoodle Coloring Presents Nice Kitty

Zendoodle Coloring Presents Nice Kitty

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Calling all cat lovers: This illustrated collection features over 60 irresistible kitties just waiting for your artistic touch. From curious kittens to long-haired beauties to mischievous tabbies, Nice Kitty! celebrates felines of all shapes and sizes. Enjoy reading famous quotes from cat lovers throughout history as you add a rainbow of color to each gorgeous design. Thanks to sturdy, tear-out pages, you can frame your finished art to hang on the wall or share it with friends and loved ones. Make time for yourself and your furriest friend with Zendoodle Coloring Presents Nice Kitty!
Zerofriends : A Collection of Art and Madness

Zerofriends : A Collection of Art and Madness

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A Collection of Art and Madness. Throughout history and in fables and pop culture, every underdog has possessed a vital asset that led to success passion. The same can be said about art and apparel brands Zerofriends. Originally a small group of imaginative artists who shared a desire to create obscure, unique, and borderline demented artwork, Zerofriends has grown into a collective whose work has gained worldwide recognition. This is due in part to the artists uncompromising approach to their work and the DIY operation of the business that has sprouted from the passion of the artists involved. This book showcases the artists and illustratrators
Zie Tzaro

Zie Tzaro

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Zie Tzaro is a painter, illustrator and photographer. After spending many years travelling across Europe, he settled in France over 20 years ago. His unique style of illustration draws on everyday signs, graphics and his body as a starting point. His approach can be seen in the series Codes Bizarre, which utilises barcodes as a recurrent theme for constructing and disrupting narratives, 1001 Lines, which imagines a love story between two lines, and his more recent volumes of illustrations which incorporate hand and footprints.

Following titles such as The Secret of the Elephant (Le Secret de l'Éléphant), this first publication with Black Dog Publishing will appeal to fans of artists and illustrators such as David Shrigley and Saul Steinberg, and the quietly surreal line drawing found in The New Yorker. Though not widely known outside of a cult audience, this portable volume of Zie Tzaro's off-beat and witty drawings would make an excellent gift for the uninitiated and longtime fans alike.

Zoom

Zoom

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Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai
Zoom

Zoom

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Open this wordless book and zoom from a farm to a ship to a city street to a desert island. But if you think you know where you are, guess again. For nothing is ever as it seems in Istvan Banyai