During his over 50-year career, Dieter Rams left his mark on the design world with his work for companies like Braun and Vitsoe. His "less, but better" approach set the standard for good design and developed his ten principals. These philosophies were the basis of his radios, watches, and calculators and can still be seen in products made today through companies like Apple. In the book Dieter Rams: As Little Design As Possible, author Sophie Lovell honors the legacy of one of the most iconic product designers through 400 pages examining of is life and work.
Kate Moss took the fashion world by storm in the infamous Calvin Klein Obsession campaign. Just before that meteoric rise, Moss was photographed by her then-boyfriend Mario Sorrenti in a series of intimate portraits that sparked her ascent in the early 1990s. The never-before-published photos celebrate the start of Moss' career, reproduced in tritone and presented in a cloth-covered clamshell box. Each hardbound book includes tipped-on images as well as an introductory essay by the photographer.
12 1/8" x 11 1/2" / 120 pages
From William Hall, the author of Concrete and Brick, comes the aptly titled Wood, a look at the world's most celebrated timber architecture. Featuring 170 structures from the last 1,000 years, Wood is organized into themes like Texture, Light, and Juxtaposition. The latter of which is arranged to promote comparison and discussion, taking readers on a global tour of different projects — like an onion-domed Russian church that sits next to a fortified Japanese castle. Each project is highlighted with outstanding photography and an extended caption for commentary about each structure. Hall provides an original look at one of the most versatile and storied building materials on earth.
11.375" x 9.875" / 224 pages
Black's place in fashion is well-known. Its place in architecture is nearly as notable. Black: Architecture in Monochrome is a celebration of dark buildings across the globe. From centuries-old churches and chalets to modern skyscrapers, it covers more than 150 structures from obscure origins and legendary architects alike, with excellent photography paired with enlightening text.
11.375" x 7.875" / 224 pages
Starting in 1951, modernist concrete fortresses started popping up across Europe. The movement spread across the globe, spawning a controversial new style. The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture pays tribute to those bulky jewels around the world and the masters that created them. Featuring over 850 buildings from 102 countries, the book is the first to extensively document the architectural style, detailing the evolution with examples from the 20th-century as well as contemporary models while its oversized format artistically displays 1000 frame-worthy photographs.
13 3/8" x 9 1/2" / 560 pages
Used in the construction of buildings for hundreds of years, concrete is as durable as it is ubiquitous. Edited by trained architect William Hall, this informative tome takes you on a tour of concrete architecture, showing the material's versatility through the lens of various projects. From the denseness of Brutalism to the airiness of modern works, from Le Corbusier to Hadid, it's both a worthwhile read and an ideal coffee table page-flipper.
Dimensions: 11 3/8" x 9 7/8" / Pages: 240