Author: Sarah Elsie Baker
Publisher: A&C Black
Retro interiors have come to the fore in recent years as a highly desirable and valuable branch of interior design. The emergence of a need for decorative objects and vintage furniture has resurrected retro style and placed it firmly as a key trend of contemporary design. Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home is the first book to explore the modern position of retro by asking important questions around the emergence of the trend, its impact on production and consumption and how it manifests itself in the contemporary interior. Examining themes ranging from design, taste and the aestheticisation of everyday life to the bohemianisation of popular culture, the book provides a fascinating insight into how retro has shaped modern interior design. Using original ethnographic research from retro retailers, enthusiasts, designers and media professionals Retro Style explores the positive and negative side of the style, ultimately providing an original and thought-provoking perspective on the history and trajectory of how retro has become what it now is and its bearing on the future of designed interiors.
Author: Marion Haslam, Sue Wilson
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
This modern take on the styles of the 50s defines the retro palette, materials and patterns, and provides tips on sourcing essential furniture classics and all the accessories to recreate the 50s look in the modern home. The book includes ten simple but stunning projects.
Author: Christopher Hart
Love that Sponge Bob? Always lurking in Dexter's lab? Wishing for Fairly Odd Parents? Millions of fans watch these shows avidly, often solely for their zingy, stylized look and hip visual jokes. Now there's a drawing book just right for everyone who admires that quirky style: Cartoon Cool. Top-selling author Christopher Hart shows beginning cartoonists, retro fans, and all other hipsters how to get that almost-1950s look in their drawings. His trademark step-by-step drawings and crystal-clear text are sure to make Saturday mornings more creative!
Designers often look to earlier decades or generations for inspiration, borrowing motifs and palettes that are recognizable through their ability to elicit nostalgia. New Retro focuses specifically on graphic designers that evoke bygone eras with their creative work. The first section showcases logo design and examines the ways in which designers are able to incorporate vintage typefaces and imagery to create innovative identities and logotypes. The second presents graphic output from poster and print design to fashion, product, packaging design and more.
Author: Jane Field-Lewis, Chris Haddon
A weekend away in a stylish caravan provides the perfect antidote to 21st-century living and more and more people are now taking a look at caravans, breathing fresh 'retro' vibes into the humble caravan and campervan. Old style caravans and campervans also tap into the nostalgia/retro market and the desire for a simpler lifestyle. my cool caravan aims to inspire with both text and well-styled photography a new generation of caravan and campervan owners and provide an idiosyncratic sourcebook for the design conscious. The inspiration for the styling can come from many different sources – this book looks at 40 styled caravans of all vintages, from across the world, covering themes such as Country Cottage, Old Retro, Trailer Park Treasures, Silver Bullets and Recycled.
Author: Naomi Thompson, Katie Reynolds, Belinda Hay
Publisher: Pavilion Books Limited
Have you ever wanted to introduce vintage into your life, but felt unsure where to start? Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from major stars to teens on the street looking to indulge in retro glamour. Style Me Vintage Look Book provides all you need to know about all things vintage, so whether you are looking to completely overhaul your look, go for total vintage glam, or just introduce a few key vintage elements into your day-to-day, this book shows you how. Combining step-by-step hair and make-up styling techniques with a guide to sourcing vintage clothing from the 1920s to the 1980s, Style Me Vintage Look Book’s detailed photographs and expert insight from its three authors, provides you with the knowledge needed to determine an individual style. You’ll also find tips on how to make retro styles work with modern accessories. Style Me Vintage Look Book is essential reading for every girl who likes to dress up!
Author: Nathalie Taverne, Anna Lambert
Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)
This series will bring together unique, inspiring interiors by renowned photographers worldwide and is made in cooperation with photo agency Taverne Agency. The series will consist of small, practical books, Homes World Wide - Compact as well as luxuriou
Author: Theo Stickley
Publisher: Pccs Books
This is the first published book in the UK that brings together a range of key qualitative research studies supporting the assertion that involvement in participatory arts can be specifically beneficial to people with a variety of mental health difficulties.
Author: Jane Field-Lewis, Chris Haddon
my cool campervan celebrates the new wave of interest in campervans and motorhomes, and the diverse ways that owners are styling them. Campervans have always had a certain appeal to those who buy into the notion of the open road but the current interest in all things retro has led to a new generation exploring the freedoms which they offer. my cool campervan is unique in celebrating all types of campervan – looking beyond the VW to vans from other manufacturers and earlier eras. It includes over 30 examples from the UK, US, Europe and Australia, including classics such as the Dormobile, VW, Commervan and Winnebago. A visual voyage through time, the book features stylish photography, informative text and the owners’ stories of their love affairs with their vans. With an engaging text and beautifully styled photography, my cool campervan aims to inspire a new generation of campervan owners. The Caravan Club estimate that there are 130,000 motorhome owners in the UK and it is a fast growing sector.
Author: Naomi Thompson
Have you ever wanted to introduce vintage into your wardrobe, but felt unsure where to start? Vintage styles have never been more popular, with everyone from major stars to teens on the street looking to indulge in retro glamour. Whether you are looking to completely overhaul your look, go for complete vintage glam, or just introduce a few key vintage pieces into your day-to-day wardrobe, this book shows you how. Packed with tips on how to find unique, one-off items that fit your budget, that will look fabulous and also retain their value, Style Me Vintage: Clothes also teaches you what to look for, when to part with your cash, and what to avoid. Learn how to determine which era suits your shape and how to build a retro look from the base up. You’ll also find tips on how to make retro styles work with modern accessories. Filled with fun, detailed photographs showing classic looks from the 1920s to the 1980s, this is essential reading for every girl who likes to dress up.
Author: Rachel Mintz
Color 36 Retro Pop Art Style Comics Great book for grown ups who loves to color people figures, pop art comics, vintage art drawings and sketches. Including spicy women for adults and grown ups. Look INSIDE & BACK COVER. LARGE Book = 8.5"x11" pages! 36 Different vintage, old style comics frames to color. ONE SIDED FORMAT PER PAGE! for clean coloring. Great coloring book gift for grown ups as a relaxing activity to clear the mind and calm the artistic soul. Enjoy and share your paintings with the people you love.
Author: Elizabeth E. Guffey
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Flares are in. Flares are out. Flares are back again. Fads constantly cycle and recycle through popular culture, each time in a slightly new incarnation. The term ‘retro’ has become the buzz word for describing such trends, but what does it mean? Elizabeth Guffey explores here the ambiguous cultural meanings of the term and reveals why some trends just never seem to stay dead. Drawing upon a wealth of original research and entertaining anecdotal material, Guffey unearths the roots of the term retro and chronicles its evolving manifestations in culture and art throughout the last century. Whether in art, design, fashion or music, the idea of retro has often meant a re-emergence of styles and sensibilities that evoke familiar touchstones of memory from the not-so-distant past. Guffey explores how and why the past keeps coming back to haunt us in a variety of forms, from the comeback of Art Nouveau nearly fifty years after its original decline, to the infusion of Art Deco into the kitsch glamour of Pop art, to the recent popularity over 1980s vogue. She also considers how advertisers and media have employed the power of such cultural nostalgia, using recycled television jingles, familiar old slogans and famous art to sell a surprising range of products. An engrossing and wholly unprecedented study, Retroreveals how the past is embedded in the future of contemporary art and culture.
Author: Neil Bingham, Andrew Weaving, Andrew Wood
In recent years, mid-century modern furniture, glass, ceramics, and textiles have become popular among those who appreciate their stylish contribution to the contemporary home. 'Modern Retro' will inspire you to create a look that combines modern classics by such visionaries as the Eameses, Bertoia, and Aalto with yard-sale treasures and the best of contemporary design. Created by modern classics dealer Andrew Weaving and design commentator Neil Bingham, 'Modern Retro' is not about slavishly recreating a period feel. Instead, it shows how to take the best designs from the 1920s to the 1970s and use them throughout your home in a relaxed and individual way, making the most of the gloriously eclectic forms, colors, and patterns available.
Author: Lauren Rennells
Publisher: Hrst Books
There was something very special and beautiful about women in the early- to mid-20th century. The way they dressed was elegant and the way they wore their hair was feminine. This book shows how to create so many of those hairstyles by taking hairstyles from the 1930s, 40s, 50s, and 60s and breaking them down into simple, easy-to-follow instructions. It uses brand new photographs and detailed directions. Not only a manual, it is also fun to read. The Finished Styles chapter of the book contains coffee table book quality images of models with their finished hairstyles. Sprinkled in introductions and throughout the book are interesting facts about the history of hairstyling, origins of styles, and information about starlets and performers who made the styles popular.