Author: Marnie Fogg
Publisher: Anova Books
A sourcebook of 1980s fashion print, this edition showcases prints from a design period that is having a major revival. Covering the whole of this decade of excess, the book includes prints that were, for the first time, produced completely by fashion fabric designers (not the interior print designers of earlier eras.) The creativity of the period is given full expression in this sourcebook of hundreds of designs that make it an essential for contemporary designers and students. The book contains exclusive illustrations and original artwork from designers as well as finished prints. Each short chapter introduction is followed by illustrations with captions to give provenance and relevance. The prints are arranged in the following chapters: • Glamazon: the big-hair look demanded bold, colourful patterning that said 'Look at me' • Neon Blitz: dazzling colour, ostentation and the influence of graffiti • Urban Jungle: An urban take on the floral print with exotic multi-coloured images, typified by the prints of Kenzo • Catch The Wave: the influence of the surfing, skateboarding trends on print with high-voltage motifs and a modern take on the Hawaiian shirt • Radical Classical: Revisiting the past, as in all design eras, the 1980s appropriated Classical statues and architectural detail Word count 8000 Hundreds of prints from this key decade of fashion design A unique sourcebook for designers and students Ideal for the 1980s revival in fashion design and print Contains exclusive illustrations and original artwork of print designers
Author: Christopher Howse
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
In the 1980s Daniel Farson published Soho in the Fifties. This memoir is a sequel from the Eighties, a decade that saw the brilliant flowering of a daily tragi-comedy enacted in pubs like the Coach and Horses or the French and in drinking clubs like the Colony Room. These were places of constant conversation and regular rows fuelled by alcohol. The cast was more improbable than any soap opera. Some were widely known – Jeffrey Bernard, Francis Bacon, Tom Baker or John Hurt. Just as important were the character actors: the Village Postmistress, the Red Baron, Granny Smith. The bite came from the underlying tragedy: lost spouses, lost jobs, pennilessness, homelessness and death. Christopher Howse recaptures the lost Soho he once knew as home, its cellar cafés and butchers' shops, its villains and its generosity. While it lasted, time in those smoky rooms always seemed to be half past ten, not long to closing time. As the author relates, he never laughed so much as he did in Soho in the Eighties.
Author: Jamie Chavez
Just open this Party in a Book for hours of nostalgic fun. From an overview of the decade, to songs and albums that were tops of the charts, popular television shows, Academy Award-winning movies, and books that everyone bought-to historic events and people that shaped our nation and the world, everything about the eighties is inside this book! You'll find lists of the decade's Super Bowl, Stanley Cup, World Series and NBA Championship winners, as well as highlights from a myriad of other sporting events. There's clothing trends, hairstyles, interior design references, popular foods-even a recipe representative of the era! With slang and buzzwords on every page, you'll be reminded of pop culture references that are still heard today, and remember things that society has moved beyond (neon spandex biker shorts).Each 24-page book has a presentation page at the front, plus an autograph spread for partygoers to convey their best wishes to the recipient. Additionally, a CD at the back sets the mood with three of the most popular songs of the era. Music titles to come.
Author: Robert L. Alderman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to Prosper as an Interior Designer It has been fifteen years since Robert L. Alderman, Esq., wrote his classic, How to Make More Money at Interior Design—the book that helped a generation of designers to manage successful practices. Since then, the profession has been subjected to momentous changes. Designers have persevered through the boom and bust of the eighties, the upsurge of the nineties, the emergence of "e;mega firms,"e; and greater specialization within the field. Robert Alderman’s new book, How to Prosper as an Interior Designer, provides detailed guidance for all designers seeking to succeed in today’s competitive environment. It will help educate newcomers, reassure seasoned professionals, and equip a tough new breed of designer-entrepreneurs to thrive under any market conditions. Drawing upon his legal and financial experience as an attorney and financial adviser in the interior design field, Robert Alderman offers advice on many crucial legal and business issues to those who operate commercial or residential practices. He helps design professionals make informed decisions about proposals and contracts, letters of agreement, charging clients, budgeting, financial management, working with architects and contractors, legal liability, purchases and deliveries, and more. Employing similar techniques from his previous bestseller, Mr. Alderman uses real-life case studies to show designers how to cope with their daily problems of cost overruns, contract disputes, fraudulent contractors, and difficult clients. These practical case studies show firsthand how other designers react when a crisis occurs—an invaluable source of learning by example.
Author: Michael Galinsky, Margaret Hundley Parker, Bela Koe-Krompecher
Throughout the 1980s, as Americas downtown districts declined in importance and the big-box stores began their slow march across the country, malls became increasing central to American popular culture, dominating the social life of a large swath of the population. In 1989 Michael Galinsky, a twenty-year-old photographer, drove across the country recording this change: the spaces, textures and pace that defined this era. Starting in the winter of 1989 with the Smith Haven Mall in Garden City Long Island, Galinsky photographed malls from North Carolina to South Dakota, Washington State and beyond. The photos he took capture life in these malls as it began to shift from the shiny excess of the 1980s towards an era of slackers and grunge culture. Malls Across America is filled with seemingly lost or harried families navigating their way through these temples of consumerism, along with playful teens, misfits, and the aged. There is a sense of claustrophobia to the images, even in those that hint at wide commercial expanses a wall or a ceiling is always there to block the horizon. These photos never settle or focus on any one detail, creating the sense that they are stolen records of the most immediate kind. Michael Galinsky, born in 1969 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is a musician, filmmaker and photographer. Throughout the 1990s he was a member of the band Sleepyhead and documented the underground rock world through film and photography. His work has been published in Option, Chemical Imbalance, Tape Op, Puncture, Copper Press and on album covers. Galinsky and his partner, Suki Hawley, have collaborated on five feature length films: Half-Cocked (1994), Radiation (1999), Horns and Halos (2002), Code 33 (2005) and Battle for Brooklyn (2010). In 2012 Galinsky received a Guggenheim fellowship.
Author: Darryl Pinckney
Jed--young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago--flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the subsidized city isolated behind the Berlin Wall, is where he's chosen to become the figure that he so admires, the black American expatriate. Newly sober and nostalgic for the Weimar days of Isherwood and Auden, Jed arrives to chase boys and to escape from what it means to be a black male in America. But history, both personal and political, can't be avoided with time or distance. Whether it's the judgment of the cousin he grew up with and her husband's bourgeois German family, the lure of white wine in a down-and-out bar, a gang of racists looking for a brawl, or the ravaged visage of Rock Hudson flashing behind the face of every white boy he desperately longs for, the past never stays past even in faraway Berlin. In the age of Reagan and AIDS in a city on the verge of tearing down its walls, he clambers toward some semblance of adulthood amid the outcasts and expats, intellectuals and artists, queers and misfits. And, on occasion, the city keeps its Isherwood promises and the boy he kisses, incredibly, kisses him back. An intoxicating, provocative novel of appetite, identity, and self-construction, Darryl Pinckney's Black Deutschland tells the story of an outsider, trapped between a painful past and a tenebrous future, in Europe's brightest and darkest city.
Author: Mary Gilliatt
Clever solutions to specific interior-design problems and more than two hundred specific room schemes are supplemented by more than eleven hundred finish, flooring, and fabric samples
Author: Sherrie A. Inness
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
The 1970s tend to be allocated a slender role in American cultural and social history. The essays in Disco Divas reveal that the 1970s, far from being an era of cultural stasis, were a time of great social change, particularly for women.
Author: George Fischler, Barrett Gould
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Scandinavian design in in the mid-twentieth century combined the fundamentals of craftsmanship, quality, subtlety, and a relationship to the natural surroundings. Here is glass and ceramics from some of the leading designers of the era, Friberg, Lindberg, Nylund, K**ge, Hald, Palmquist, Wirkkala, Sarpaneva, and Lindstrand, and the manufacturers, Rrstrand, Gustavsberg, Arabia, Saxbo, Palshus, Orrefors, Kosta, and Iittala. Over 500 color photos illustrate this beautiful volume, and a price guide makes it a great tool for collectors.
Author: John Marshall
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
From G.I. Joe to Star Wars John Marshall has provided a thorough, informative, and entertaining look at the action figures produced during the 1980s. In over 430 superb colour photographs, fans of the pocket-sized G.I. Joes, of movie and TV characters, of fantasy figures, He-Man, the Thunder Cats, super heroes, of those ever-popular quick change artists of the robot world -- the Transformers, and even pro-wrestling fanatics will find figures here to warm their souls! Price listings are provided for every figure shown and for every known figure produced within a particular product line. Price ranges are provided both for figures that are mint-in-the-box and for those which, while running loose, have retained all of their accessories and lost none of their finish.
Author: Charlotte & Peter Fiell
Postmodern & High-Tech The 1980s in full force Founded in 1928 as a iving diary by the great Milanese architect and designer Gio Ponti, domus has has been hailed as the world s most influential architecture and design journal. With both style and rigor, it has offered consistent coverage of major themes and stylistic movements in product, structure, interior, and industrial design. In this freshly revised edition, see how domus covered the 1980s in full force from the Postmodern to the High-Tech Style. 1980 1984: Postmodern preoccupations The early 80s saw the rise of Postmodernism. Italian design groups Alchimia and Memphis, led by Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Michele de Lucchi, and Ettore Sottsass, questioned the functionality of design objects. Everyday items and classic designs were reinterpreted with ironic relish. In architecture, similar ideas took shape in the buildings of Hans Hollein, Michael Graves, Studio Nizzoli, and the offices of Venturi, Rauch & Scott Brown, while deconstructivist tendencies were recognizable in early designs by Zaha Hadid. 1985 1989: The 80s in full force Along with the Postmodern buildings, interior decoration, and designs by Peter Shire, Richard Meier, Gustav Peichl, Ricardo Bofill, Ettore Sottsass, Arata Isozaki, and Arquitectonica the High-Tech Style was dominant, led by the Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation offices by Foster Associates, and the Lloyds Building by Richard Rogers. Contemporary avant-garde led with designs by Daniel Libeskind in Berlin. In product design, furniture and lamps by Alberto Meda and Philippe Starckwere published in domus for the first time. domus distilled Seven volumes spanning 1928 to 1999 Over 6,000 pages featuring influential projects by the most important designers and architects Original layouts and all covers, with captions providing navigation and context New introductory essays by renowned architects and designers Each edition comes with an appendix featuring texts translated into English, many of which were previously only available in Italian A comprehensive index in each volume listing both designers and manufacturers names About the series: Bibliotheca Universalis Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia. Bookworm s delight never bore, always excite! Text in English, French, German, and Italian"
Author: Steve J. King
This book describes all the different feelings I have felt throughout my life about love. Times when I thought I was in love and times when I was in love. These feelings for me started as a teenager and continued during my life. Sometimes we can't explain to our love ones what we need to say, and since I have that gift, I want to share it with all the lovers and friends throughout the world.
The seven papers contained in this report describe various aspects of the small car safety problem and suggest some solutions. The small car safety problem is illustrated by the fatality projection chart on the report cover. This chart shows that large increases in deaths of subcompact car occupants may be expected if current trends continue. The first three papers in this report deal with trends in small car design, market penetration, and safety. The last four papers deal with solutions available to mitigate the small car safety problem. These solutions include actions the consumer can take to improve the safety of small car operation. They also include actions the Government has taken to develop and test vehicles with higher levels of safety and to develop information about automobile safety for the consumer. Although research conducted to date indicates that improved crash performance of small cars is easily possible and that a large variation exists in the crash test results of different small cars on the market, no solution is offered to individual consumers who desire higher levels of safety in their cars. Suggested actions to improve small car safety include (1) more perfect safety standards which insure that the worst cars perform as well as the best ones; (2) improved consumer information to allow consumers to select the level of safety they desire, and (3) continued research in safety improvements to determine the safety features which are most effective and to advise the consumer and the Government on the levels of safety which are feasible through advanced technology. (Author).
Author: Dian Zillner
Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited
Illustrates over 400 catalog, magazine, and trade journal advertisements for dollhouses, dollhouse furniture, and accessories from the 1880s to the 1980s. Companies represented include Arcade, Meccano, Lines Brothers, Schoenhut, Strombecker, Wisconsin Toy, Rich Toys, Keystone, Converse, Tynietoy, Renwal, Marx, Plasco, Ideal, Playsteel Built-Rite, Nancy Forbes, Tootsietoy, and many others. A wonderful resource for dollhouse collectors seeking to identify and date items in their collections.