The influence of traditional motifs in Chinas visual identity continues to be a source of inspiration for todays designers who incorporate updated versions into their finished designs to reflect cultural continuity and an awareness of the past. Chinese Motifs in Contemporary Design collects numerous examples of these ancient decorative elements and combines them with modern examples of their use in branding, packaging, promotion, fashion and more. From face makeup for the Chinese Opera to paper cutting, New Year paintings and auspicious patterns, or animal and plant motifs, the variety is staggering with over 700 individual graphics. Includes interviews with a select few designers and design studios.
Revealing the rich possibilities being explored by a new generation of African creators, a beautiful guide, focusing on interior decoration, showcases 50 designers, artisans and cooperatives based in and around the continent who are creating sophisticated and innovative products and interiors. Original.
Dieser Band fasst Highlights von TASCHENs Reihe Fashion Now! zu einer umfassenden Bestandsaufnahme der Mode weltweit zu Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts zusammen. Das von i-D-Gründer Terry Jones herausgegebene Konvolut ist ein unverzichtbares Nachschlagewerk für alle, die sich für die Zukunft des Fashiondesigns interessieren. Neue aufstrebende Designer - die Superstars von morgen - werden dabei genauso berücksichtigt wie die Giganten der Branche und etablierte Namen. Dazu zählen Haider Ackermann, Azzedine Alaïa, Ann Demeulemeester, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicolas Ghesquière, Marc Jacobs, Rei Kawakubo, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Martin Margiela, Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, Rodarte, Dries Van Noten, Rick Owens, Stefano Pilati, Zac Posen, Miuccia Prada, Proenza Schouler, Gareth Pugh, Jeremy Scott, Raf Simons, Jil Sander, Olivier Theyskens, Alexander Wang, Junya Watanabe, Vivienne Westwood, Bernhard Willhelm und Yohji Yamamoto.
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This book is oriented on cities and their role in society, from the public places created in cities to the visionary and more abstract views on large scale developments. The chapter authors argue, each in their own way, how urban design can produce an answer to these questions. Furthermore, detailed insights are given into how current designers, architects, urbanists and landscape architects deal with the contemporary urban problems of our time: climate change, migration, resiliency, politics, environmental change This book includes chapters from leading thinkers in urban design, city development and landscape urbanism fields. The authors have included the most recent insights in urbanism ensuring that this book provides a state-of-the -art text which is both actual and timely.
The figure of Osvaldo Borsani and his role of primary importance in the history of architecture, especially interiors and design in the 20th century. The reordered and complete archive, made up of over 10,000 drawings, which gathers together the story of the atelier ABV (founded by his father in 1923) and all the documentation of its development after the war including the fundamental step of opening Tecno (established by Osvaldo Borsani with his twin brother Fulgenzio) bear witness, in a complete and fascinating way, to this research and invention in constant evolution from the craft workshop to the technical office of this industrial designer. The book offers an introductory section with scholarly texts, followed by, in chronological order, from the 1930s to the 1970s, four historical sections presented by a general text, in turn followed by two groups of in-depth entries for each section: one relating to some significant interior designs and another on the most important furnishing models. The volume also provides a portfolio of some of the best designs present in the archive. The book ends with a rich appendix with illustrations that document, according to type and chronology, the furnishing elements designed by Osvaldo Borsani.
Das 860 Seiten starke Buch beschreibt die Planung und Anwendung eingebetteter Systeme aus der Entwicklerperspektive. Es untersucht sämtliche wichtigen theoretischen und praktischen Aspekte, die beim Design moderner, betriebssicherer Anwendungen berücksichtigt werden müssen.