Author: Thomas McGuane
From one of our most deeply admired storytellers, author of the richly acclaimed Gallatin Canyon, his first collection in nine years. Set in Thomas McGuane’s accustomed Big Sky country, with its mesmeric powers, these stories attest to the generous compass of his fellow feeling, as well as to his unique way with words and the comic genius that has inspired comparison with Twain and Gogol. The ties of family make for uncomfortable binds: A devoted son is horrified to discover his mother’s antics before she slipped into dementia. A father’s outdoor skills are no match for an ominous change in the weather. But complications arise equally in the absence of blood, as when lifelong friends on a fishing trip finally confront their deep dislike for each other. Or when a gifted traveling cattle breeder succumbs to the lure of a stranger’s offer of easy money. McGuane is as witty and large-hearted as we have ever known him—a jubilant, thunderous confirmation of his status as a modern master. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Llorenç Bonet
Publisher: Rockport Pub
Exhibition design has become a significant architectural way to present an idea or a product; to communicate its meaning; to show its beauty; and, ideally, to increase sales. This book shows how trade fair and exhibition design projects have evolved into a perfect demonstration of architectural art: an art that combines the forming of space with the use of materials and lighting to achieve a convincing narrative and setting. Whether we find them in trade fairs or in museums, this book gathers the best recent installations, featured through full-color pictures, drawing plans, and sketches; and supplemented with descriptive text with practical information on manufacturers, furniture, and materials.
Author: Nigel Coates
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
The book is designed to give a stimulating idea of the current direction of international interior design by Nigel Coates, one of the foremost practitioners in the field. The author has selected approximately 30 international designers whose work he thinks is especially interesting. The book will then present a selection of work by these designers in such a way that the relations between different designers (both the differences and similarities) are brought out as well as broader themes in current interior design. While each project selected will be featured over a series of pages, the same project may crop up at various other points through book. The purpose of this is to draw comparisons between each project by letting them cross over into one another’s territory. Hence ‘Collidoscope’, the provisional title of the publication. As such, it should work both as a sourcebook with reference to current tendencies in design and to the ideas that underpin them. It will foreground the designers yet raise challenging differences and overlaps between them.
Author: Rhona Richman Kenneally, Johanne Sloan
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and architectural design as well as for cultural exchange, intended to enhance global understanding and international cooperation. This collection of essays brings new critical perspectives to Expo 67, an event that left behind a significant material and imaginative legacy. The contributors to this volume reflect a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and address Expo 67 across a broad spectrum ranging from architecture and film to more ephemeral markers such as postcards, menus, pavilion displays, or the uniforms of the hostesses employed on the site. Collectively, the essays explore issues of nationalism, the interplay of tradition and modernity, twentieth-century discourse about urban experience, and the enduring impact of Expo 67's technological experimentation. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
Author: Tom Fletcher
Publisher: Penguin UK
Lucy Dungston has woken up to find all the grown-ups in her town have disappeared. Lucy's friends are thrilled there are no more grown-ups. They're running wild! They're building roads of trampolines, and eating cereal for every meal. But Lucy wants her mum back, and nothing is going to stop her. Even if it means having to venture into the strange, upside-down world of the mysterious monsters under her bed... And the upside-down world isn't the most hygienic of places . . . __________ Tom Fletcher's bestselling story is packed with amazing illustrations by the disgustingly talented Shane Devries. It's the perfect spooky (and slightly gross) tale for Halloween! Praise for The Creakers: 'A stonkingly good novels for the over-sevens . . . gleeful descriptions of malodorous underworld creatures, it's both a compelling adventure and a nuanced celebration of friendship and family love' The Guardian 'The illustrations are stunning and the storyline is full of twists and great ideas' R Patterson, Toppsta Reviewer '10 out of 10 bum trumps!' Guff the Creaker
Author: Marlous van Rossum-Willems, Enya Moore
Publisher: Frame Pub
Masterclass: Interior Design provides an in-depth overview of 30 leading schools from all over the world that offer a masters degree in interior design and interior architecture. The featured schools are selected based on a list of criteria including the quality of the graduation work and the success of former students, plus the list of faculty and their reputation in the design industry. Each school is explored extensively on 10 pages that contain an introduction by the dean, photographs of the schools interior and exterior, a description of the course, application details and requirements, recent graduation work, student demographics, faculty and alumni lists, an interview with a successful alumnus, information about the schools location regarding housing, transportation and the cultural scene, and more. Various indexes, world map indicating the demographic spread of included schools, comparison tables and a notebook section for students own research, complete this guide.
Author: Jeanne Madeline Weimann
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers, Limited
The World's Columbian Exhibition, held in Chicago in 1893, included amazing exhibits of the results of women's activities-- in the arts, in industry, in science, and in reform and philanthropic work. Most of these were housed in the Women's Building, which was designed, decorated, and controlled entirely by women. Weimann traces the struggles among the women for the domination of the Board of Lake Managers, describing the politics and passion for the first time.
Author: Mateo Kries, Jochen Eisenbrand, Catharine Rossi, Katarina Serulus
A history of the nightclub from Studio 54 to the Double Club Nightclubs and discothèques are hotbeds of contemporary culture. Throughout the 20th century, they have been centres of the avant-garde that question the established codes of social life and experiment with different realities, merging interior and furniture design, graphics and art with sound, light, fashion and special effects to create a modern Gesamtkunstwerk. Night Fever: A Design History of Club Culture examines the history of the nightclub, with examples ranging from Italian nightclubs of the 1960s that were created by members of the Radical Design group to the legendary Studio 54 in New York, Philippe Starck's Les Bains Douches in Paris and the more recent Double Club in London, conceived by German artist Carsten Höller for the Prada Foundation. Featuring films and vintage photographs, posters and fashion, Night Fever takes the reader on a fascinating journey through a world of glamour, subculture and the search for the night that never ends.
Author: Anne Hellman
Design Brooklyn is a visual exploration of the unique and diverse architecture, interiors, and design of public and private spaces in today’s Brooklyn, from mechanics’ shops renovated into restaurants, to newly built museums, to restored brownstones and modern townhouses. Chapters focusing on renovation, restoration, innovation, and industry come to life with more than 150 original photographs representing various neighborhoods and trends. Including studies of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s newest addition, Fort Greene Park, and Boerum Hill’s Flavor Paper, Design Brooklyn will appeal to anyone interested in urban living, design, and trendsetting Brooklyn style. Praise for Design Brooklyn: “A terrific book. Anne Hellman and Michel Arnaud perfectly capture the essence of the innovative, independent style of the creative people who define Brooklyn!†? —Wendy Goodman, Design Editor, New York magazine “Brooklyn’s design identity is captured in this inspired collection of projects that takes you from the manufacturing past of the Brooklyn Navy Yard to influential architect-designed new construction, with plenty of bespoke brownstone renovations and handmade artists’ studios in the mix.†? —Francesca Connolly, New York editor of Remodelista.com “The creativity that New York City is so known for seemed synonymous with Manhattan . . . that was until Brooklyn bloomed. And boy, has it bloomed!†? —Newell Turner, editor in chief, Hearst Design Group “Brooklyn’s cutting-edge creativity, beauty, and bold self-confidence are well represented in this extraordinary book of Brooklyn design. Brooklyn has more character and characters than anywhere else in the world, and that spirit of originality and sense of history is vibrant and alive in these homes and cultural institutions.†? —Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn borough president “No sleep till you devour Design Brooklyn—a thrilling guide to architecture and décor in the mythical New York City borough. From a Beastie Boy’s clever brownstone renovation to insider tours of cultural spaces and imaginative restaurant design, this stunning and idea-packed guide to Brooklyn design shows how wonderfully the old can meld with the new. Design Brooklyn is sure to resonate far beyond its borders.†? —Ingrid Abramovitch, Author of Restoring a House in the City “A visual feast of the best of Brooklyn style.†? —atHome magazine “Packed with engaging back stories of Brooklyn’s homes, shops, restaurants and public institutions like Fort Greene Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden Visitor Center in Prospect Heights.†? —New York Times “It’s turned the borough into a playground for high design, all beautifully chronicled in a new survey by Anne Hellman, Design Brooklyn, with page after page of gorgeous photos by Michel Arnaud.†? —Town & Country “Design Brooklyn is expansive, inclusive and filled with inspiring ideas and images of interiors, both public and private.†? —Janel Laban, Apartment Therapy “What makes this book special, is that it documents the interior spaces of Brooklyn in a way that I haven’t seen before. We all know that Brooklyn has drastically changed in the last few years, but it’s rare to get the opportunity to peek into some of the private homes or have the luxury of time or money to check out all the new public spaces—restaurants, bars and hotels—that have popped up around the borough . . . It gave me a new appreciation for the sheer volume of design happening in Brooklyn every day.†? —Amy Azzarito, Design*Sponge “Quirky, spirited, surprising and useful—brimming with charm and delight.†? —New York Times Book Review
Author: Sonny Varela, Peter Mahr
“It's not fair!” This is the lament of countless children when they perceive that a sibling or classmate is receiving more. Do special needs for one mean less love for another? This is the question explored in this short children's story of three zoo animals. They learn that being equally loved doesn't necessarily mean that they're treated the exact same. Rather, true love is expressed when each animal gets what they need.
Author: Susan Carden
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
The development of digital textile printing at the end of the twentieth century has had a profound effect on the design, creation, use and understanding of textiles. This new technology - combined with advances in fabric and dye chemistry - has made it possible to produce complex images on fabric comprising millions of colours, quickly, inexpensively and in flexible quantities; a revolution that has led to a rapid increase in demand, which is predicted to rise still further. This book is the first to describe the historical and cultural context from which digital textile printing emerged, and to engage critically with the many issues that it raises: the changing role of the designer in the creation of printed textiles; the ways in which the design process is being transformed by new technology; the relationships between producers, clients and the textile industry; and the impact of digital printing on the wider creative industries. At the core of this study are two key questions: what constitutes authenticity in an age when printed textiles are created through the combined agency of the artist/designer and the computer? And how can this new technology be put to work in a sustainable way during a period of spiralling demand?
Author: Alan Elder
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
The red maple leaf is the quintessential symbol of Canada and the flag that popularized it throughout the world was designed in the 1960s as a result of government legislation aimed at creating a vital, new Canadian national identity through objects, events, and building projects. Made in Canada looks at the development of Canadian craft, design, and culture through ambitious government programs meant to reinforce the country's identity as a modern, sophisticated, and autonomous nation. As well, it documents the demise of a singular notion of modern life and its replacement with a focus on personal identity and consumerism. Changes in the 1960s included the building of modern airports, first space satellite, and new national symbols such as the maple leaf flag. Canadians embraced this heightened sense of individuality and demanded products that were equally individual. As a result pop culture objects sat on cool furniture influenced by Scandinavian modernism while handmade crafts reflected a growing concern with environmental issues. Expo 67 was the turning point - one final expression of optimism before Canada was rocked by social change and varied struggles for identity. Made in Canada examines national dreams and expressions of individuality in thoughtful and illuminating essays. Contributors include Sandra Alfoldy (NSCAD University), Paul Bourassa (Musée des beaux-arts de Québec), Brent Cordner (designer and educator, Toronto), Douglas Coupland (artist and author, Vancouver), Bernard Flaman (Government of Saskatchewan), Rachel Gotlieb (freelance curator and writer, Toronto), Michael Large (Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning), and Michael Prokopow (Design Exchange).