Since the original TASCHEN edition of Manga Design, Japan's comic phenomenon has produced yet more captivating characters and a whole host of hot new talents. This revised and updated edition delivers the lowdown on the latest and the greatest makers and shapers of the manga scene.Through an A-Z dir..
More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designer. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact; each element reflects the stylistic consciousness of an era.From Gerrit Riet..
Using contemporary sources, photographs and meticulous research 'The 1960s Look' walks you through the decade telling you how men, women and children dressed and how you too can achieve the '1960s Look'. The 1960s, known as the 'Swinging Sixties', are recognised as a landmark decade both by those w..
From the author of 50 Ways to Wear a Scarf and 50 Ways to Wear Denim, comes the perfect follow-up for the ever-popular series: 50 Ways to Wear Accessories! Savvy and smartly designed, this gifty little guide to accessorising is an essential go-to for any women looking to refresh her wardrobe: from n..
Edited by famous art directors who represent the very best in Japanese Art and Design and its the most trustworthy advertisement and design yearbook. This is an essential book for those who need to know the current design trends in Japan. Categories of works included: Poster design; Newspaper Advert..
Artists, photographers, architects, fashion designers, product designers, street artists, graphic designers: all are helping to redefine our aesthetics, values and ideas about the future. Here, a group of international experts from twelve contemporary fields of creative practice from fine art and ph..
"I love music so much and I had such ambition that I was willing to go way beyond what the hell they paid me for. I wanted people to look at the artwork and hear the music." -Alex SteinweissAlex Steinweiss (1917-2011) invented the album cover as we know it. In 1940, as Columbia Records' young new ar..
From the frock coats of Gainsborough's portraits to the city workers' two-piece suits, the structure of men's clothing after 1800 seemed to favor uniformity over variety. But a closer look reveals that the language of this uniformity is actually subtly varied in its details in the cut, proportion an..
Am I Overthinking This? is a book of advice for the over thinker who just wants an answer and the chart lover who wants a laugh. Each of the 101 charts asks and answers a super-important and yet not-actually-vital question, like "Do I need more plants?," "What wine should I bring?," or "Do I have ti..
The manga phenomenon originated in Japan and is rapidly growing as a cult genre in the US and the UK. Having been introduced to the template 'hero' of the book, the aspiring manga artist is carefully led through every stage of the drawing process: starting with the hero's head through to the complet..
Since the dawn of modernism, visual and music production have had a particularly intimate relationship. From Luigi Russolo's 1913 Futurist manifesto L'Arte dei Rumori (The Art of Noise) to Marcel Duchamp's 1925 double-sided discs Rotoreliefs, the 20th century saw ever more fertile exchange between s..
Originally published in France between 1876 and 1888, Auguste Racinet's Le Costume historique was in its day the most wide-ranging and incisive study of clothing ever attempted. Covering the world history of costume, dress, and style from antiquity through to the end of the 19th century, the six vol..