New Books

Architecture of ChangeArchitecture of Chnage2“Architecture of Change features recently built and realised work that – in addition to its exceptional architectural quality – makes a notable contribution to a liveable and sustainable future. The book also covers current initiatives that promote innovative research in this sector and thus encourage an emerging generation of environmentally aware architects and urban planners. Presenting over forty impressive examples of pioneering international projects that are improving our environment in real ways, the publication is a relevant reference for both a professional and general audience.”

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“Food is not just a hot topic in design and cutting edge creativity today, but also an enormous industry with changing standards and perceptions. Based upon research by trend analysts from the London firm The Future Laboratory, crEATe. investigates recent trends and visual developments in and around food. The book examines everything from the way we eat, the interiors and furniture of innovative restaurants and shops, industrial design and the packaging of food to branding and consumerism. With incisive texts including profile features accompanied with stunning visuals, this sourcebook indicates how food is gaining new meaning in our lives and in top-notch contemporary design.”

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“Stephan Doitschinoff’s street alias is Calma. This book presents the emblematic and spiritual paintings and murals that the Brazilian painter has emblazoned on houses, churches and walls in rural villages in his South American homeland. His metaphoric imagery feeds off Afro-Brazilian folklore, pagan and alchemic symbolism and contemporary pop culture. For the first time, Calma documents his artistic journey through these rustic areas and presents the complete visual pandemonium of a young urban artist who creates powerful figurative worlds.”

vaniavania2“The Russian-born artist Vania Zouravliov creates surreally haunting illustrations. In artworks that often depict beautiful women involved in macabre or erotic scenes, Vania’s intense emotional style evokes a nostalgia rooted in the artist’s Russian background. Drawn in painstaking detail, they capture a mixture of innocence, brutality, beauty and decay. His resulting drawings are elaborately composed and demonstrate the technical brilliance of an old master. The first monograph on the artist’s work, this publication presents the expansive scope of an exceptional young talent.”

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“A new breed of contemporary artists is celebrating new found international recognition for their style and approach to creating art that is sprouting from and largely influenced by visual subcultures. The Upset documents the burgeoning artists in this new movement whose works are often figurative and narrative employing classical techniques with great skills to create sculpture, illustration design and painting with the use of spray cans, sharpies and elaborate colour palettes on canvas. In addition to the striking visual work, the book features portraits of artists as well as in-depth interviews with selected artists who are creating outstanding cutting-edge contemporary fine art.”

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“Edgar Allan Poe is one of the most celebrated American writers of short stories and poems. A master in creating characters and plots that send shivers down your spine, his dark, Gothic and horrifying tales and poems of mystery and imagination come to life in this book featuring art-work by dgv’s favourite contemporary illustrators. POE contains ten short stories including his masterpieces, “The Pit and the Pendulum”, “The Masque of the Red Death”, and “The Black Cat” as well as poems including “The Bell” and “The Raven”.”

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