Of All That Ends Suddenly, in spite of the trials of old age, and with the end in sight, everything seems possible again: love letters, soliloquies, scenes of jealousy, swan songs, social satire, and moments of happiness.Only an ageing artist who had once more cheated death could get to work with such wisdom, defiance and wit. A wealth of touching stories is condensed into artful miniatures. In a striking interplay of poetry, lyric prose and drawings, Grass creates his final, major work of art.A moving farewell gift, a sensual, melancholy summation of a life fully lived.
Experimental Eco-Design Balance is the theme of this year′s Baden-Wurttemberg International Design Award: the products selected must offer consumers and viewers inner harmony and equilibrium. They were evaluated according to the following criteria: their ergonomic and design quality as well as environmental friendliness, innovation content and quality of workmanship. Of the 440 entries, ranging from a shower head to a car, an international jury selected nine objects to be awarded the International Design Prize in gold; fifty-nine more won silver medals. The finalists′ work will be presented to a broader public at an exhibition in the Stuttgart Haus der Wirtschaft in 2003. Since last year the state of Baden Wurttemberg has concomitantly awarded the Mia Seeger Prize for Junior Designers with the aim of providing a foum for young talent and thus promoting the next generation of designers. 'About this title' may belong to another edition of this title.
Libraries This book presents recently completed libraries from around the world. Readers will experience how the architects deal with the special functions of the library setting, how they combine architecture and books, and how they reflect local architecture styles. Both architecture and interior design are covered, making this a practical reference for professional architects and interior designers.
Bunny Williams′ Scrapbook For Living Bunny Williams is renowned for her glamorous design and attention to every little detail in her clients’ homes. Using her incredible knowledge of design and decor, and drawing on her wealth of experience, Williams takes the reader through several homes room by room, showing creative ways to organize and add personal touches. From dining rooms (place a chest of drawers near the dining table to store flatware, napkins, place mats, and votives) to lighting (place sconces on the wall at eye level to cut the glare from ceiling lights), and pets (find interesting flat-bottom bowls for water small Chinese fish bowls or the bottom of a porcelain tureen work perfectly!), Williams empowers the reader with her practical and inspiring tips for making a house a home.
Cover Art By The album cover is a subject of perennial interest among graphic designers. Sleeve design remains a popular subject for college projects, and many young working designers aspire to design for the music industry. Revealing state-of-the-art contemporary music graphics, Cover Art By: is packed with more than 400 examples of sleeve art. As well as CD and album covers, the insides of CD booklets and the backs of vinyl sleeves are shown. The book opens with an in-depth essay reviewing the current scene, then focuses on the work of 30 international designers/labels who are the most influential in the field, making this a must-have for designers and students, as well as music industry professionals and fans.
The Fundamentals Of Sonic Arts and Sound Design Sound is all around. In movies. On TV. On the radio. Now the idea that sound can be an artistic medium in its own right is shaking the art world. Written by an authority in the field, The Fundamentals of Sonic Arts and Sound Design describes and begins the process of defining this entirely new subject. Topics covered include new and radical approaches to sound recording, performance, installation works and exhibitions, plus visits with sonic artists and sound designers. Designed for students, yet packed with exciting examples of the principles and practice of this new art form, this book is on the cutting edge where technology and art meet.
Architect Of Photography Architect of Photography not only features a visual narrative of buildings which have been photographed by Eugeni Pons, it also examines and highlights the different architectural elements that are captured by the camera, as directed by the photographer′s critical and sensible eye. This book presents a selection of photographs according to the subjects of Geometry, Volume and Space, Repetition and Modulation, Color, Light and Shadow, Reflection and Transparency, and Abstraction.
Sample House III: European Garden Including cases about over 60 latest sample house, this book introduces and illustrates the British and French style sample house. It is a practical book, suitable for high-end interior designers, ordinary interior design staff and those going to decorate their houses.
Zen Gardens Shunmyo Masuno, Japan′s leading garden designer, is at once Japan′s most highly acclaimed landscape architect and an 18th-generation Zen Buddhist priest, presiding over daily ceremonies at the Kenkoji Temple in Yokohama. He is celebrated for his unique ability to blend strikingly contemporary elements with the traditional design vernacular. He has worked in ultramodern urban hotels and in some of Japan′s most famous classic gardens. In each project, his work as a designer of landscape architecture is inseparable from his Buddhist practice. Each becomes a Zen garden, 'a special spiritual place where the mind dwells.' This beautiful book, illustrated with more than 400 drawings and color photographs, is the first complete retrospective of Masuno′s work to be published in English. It presents 37 major gardens around the world in a wide variety of types and settings: traditional and contemporary, urban and rural, public spaces and private residences, and including temple, office, hotel and campus venues. Masuno achieved fame for his work in Japan, but he is becoming increasingly known internationally, and in 2011 completed his first commission in the United States which is shown here. Zen Gardens, divided into three chapters, covers: 'Traditional Zen Gardens,' 'Contemporary Zen Gardens' and 'Zen Gardens outside Japan.' Illustrated with photographs and architectural plans or sketches, each Zen garden design is described and analyzed by author Mira Locher, herself an architect and a scholar well versed in Japanese culture. Celebrating the accomplishments of a major, world-class designer, Zen Gardens also serves as something of a master class in Japanese garden design and appreciation: how to perceive a Japanese garden, how to understand one, even how to make one yourself. Like one of Masuno′s gardens, the book can be a place for contemplation and mindful repose.
Detached Commercial Architecture The book focuses on the planning and design of commercial architecture that belongs to one brand. Nowadays companies tend to build single buildings for their own brands to highlight their brand value and characters. The book includes more than 20 amazing projects from different countries with various styles. These projects interpret basic architectural vocabulary of detached commercial buildings and demonstrate design principles comprehensively. Each project has its unique characteristics: some use unique forms and skillful colour combination to give unique features to the buildings, some emphasise integration with environment, some place the buildings in historical and cultural inheritance, some use new materials and reasonable texture to reinforce the expression, some focus on the use functions, some conform to contemporary requirements of low carbon and energy saving…The content is divided into four parts: architecture with shopping environment, architectural forms and materials, color, and eco-architecture. The projects are presented in combination with design guidelines, depicting the international status of detached commercial architecture now.