February 2017 Non-Fiction Releases

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    Series: Revue
    Cahiers d'Art Issue N°1, 2012 Staffan Ahrenberg, Sam Keller, Hans Ulrich Obrist
    9782851171740 Hardcover ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Art On Sale Date: February 14, 2017
    $131.00 CAD 9.9 x 13.9 x 0.8 in | 136 pages Carton Quantity: 10 Canadian Rights: Y Thames and Hudson
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      The first issue to be published since 1960, here is Issue N° 1 from highly revered art publisher Cahiers d’Art

      “Cahiers d’Art” refers at once to a publishing house, a gallery, and to a revue founded in 1926 by Christian Zervos at 14 rue du Dragon in the heart of Saint-Germain des-Prés. Cahiers d’Art was entirely unique: a journal of contemporary art defined by its combination of striking typography and layout, abundant photography, and juxtaposition of ancient and modern art, including original works by Picasso, Miró, Giacometti, Duchamp, and Man Ray, where writers like Paul Éluard, Ernest Hemingway, and Samuel Beckett often replaced the usual art critics.

      This is the first issue of the Cahiers d’art revue to be published since 1960. The first issue contains an extensive article of 70 pages dedicated to a defining artist of our time, Ellsworth Kelly; texts from renowned architects, art historians, and critics; as well as portfolios of previously unpublished material by Cyprien Gaillard, Sarah Morris, and Adrián Villar Rojas.

       

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      Staffan Ahrenberg is the publisher of Cahiers d’Art.

      Sam Keller is Director of the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland and Chairman of Art Basel.

      Hans Ulrich Obrist
      is an art critic and Co-Director of the Serpentine Gallery in London.
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    Series: General Military
    Samurai Armour Volume I: The Japanese Cuirass Trevor Absolon
    9781472807960 Hardcover ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES / Firearms & Weapons On Sale Date: November 21, 2017 Print Run: 15000
    $79.00 CAD 9.7 x 11.43 x 1.26 in | 372 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y Osprey Publishing
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      For beauty, precision and strength, nothing has ever matched the combination of form and function found in the armour of the samurai. For a samurai, the consummate warrior, his suit of armour was so much more than 'just' protective equipment that could save his life in the heat of battle--it was the embodiment of his personality, social status and very soul.

      This volume, the first in a two-part series on the armour of the samurai, traces first the history of the samurai themselves and then examines the history and evolution of the cuirass ordou, the armour protecting the samurai's chest. Drawing on over 20 years of research and technical work by Trevor Absolon, a leading expert, this is a complete study of this fundamental aspect of samurai armour construction. Stunningly illustrated with photographs and diagrams throughout, this is more than just a detailed technical exploration; it is a meditation on a process that was, and still is, nothing short of an art form.

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      Trevor Absolon's passion for history and militaria was well developed by the time he bought his first book by Osprey Publishing at the age of nine. He moved to Japan in the early 1990s and immersed himself in all aspects of traditional Japanese culture, becoming, in 2007, the first and only non-Japanese national to ever hold a formal rank and title in the prestigious Soma Noma-oi, or Wild Horse Chase, the oldest and last authentic samurai equestrian event still held in Japan which dates back to the tenth century. Through his business and private collection Trevor has documented and studied tens of thousands of authentic items of samurai armour, which has helped him to achieve an unrivaled understanding of these fascinating items--attested to by his large international clientele of private collectors and renowned museums. Trevor has privately published three books on samurai armour and co-produced a documentary film about the Soma Noma-oi.
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        "Facebook promo to samurai interest groups Holiday Gifts email campaign Promoted in Osprey eblasts, direct mail, blogs, and social networking sites Promotions, sponsorships, and giveaways at military history events Targeted review campaign to such military publications as MHQ and Military History Possible excerpt in military history magazine or Smithsonian . Review and feature campaign to military blogs and websites"
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    Peter Rich Learnt in Translation Rosa Maria Falva
    9788857224800 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms On Sale Date: August 01, 2017
    $60.00 CAD Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Skira
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      The first retrospective monograph on world-acclaimed South African architect Peter Rich. Peter Rich’s internationally distinctive body of work is a documentation of the spatial and aesthetic elements of African tribal settlements, which develop an architectural vocabulary fusing modernist principals with local tribal convention.
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      Peter Rich began his career in the early 1970s in Johannesburg. He received the South African Institute of Architects Gold Medal for his lifetime contribution to African architecture.

      Rosa Maria Falvo is a writer and curator.


      Author Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa

      Author Hometown: Johannesburg, South Africa
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    Renzo Piano: The Complete Logbook Renzo Piano, Kenneth Frampton
    9780500343104 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms On Sale Date: February 21, 2017
    $92.00 CAD 9.82 x 9.9 x 1.65 in | 573 pages Carton Quantity: 5 Canadian Rights: Y Thames and Hudson
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      The most up-to-date complete illustrated account of the work of one of the world’s most influential architects, in his own words

      Renzo Piano has created some of the most emblematic buildings of our age, including the New York Times Building in New York City, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Shard in London, and the Parco della Musica in Rome. Here, Renzo Piano himself—whose many international awards include the prestigious Pritzker Prize—presents in his own words the works on which he has built his reputation over a span of fifty years.

      Over one hundred works are featured, accompanied by over one thousand images of Piano’s work around the world including new photographs, drawings, and sketches, both intimate and authoritative, all with commentaries by the architect that combine personal anecdote and technical description with original insights.

      No other architecture book will appeal to such a broad range of professionals and general readers alike. This is an unmatched introduction to the work of one of the world’s most influential and inspiring architects.

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      Renzo Piano is a world-renowned architect, recipient of the RIBA Gold Medal, the AIA Gold Medal,and many other prestigious awards. The non-profit Renzo Piano Foundation and his practice, the Renzo Piano Building Workshop, are based in Genoa, Italy.

      Kenneth Frampton is a historian and theorist, and a professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. His many books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Le Corbusier, and Kengo Kuma: Complete Works.
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      An impressively comprehensive book.—Architectural Record
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    What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower? 70 Questions That Will Change the Way You Think about Architecture Jonathan Glancey
    9781780679198 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / General On Sale Date: February 28, 2017 Print Run: 4500
    $27.99 CAD 5.75 x 8 x 0.63 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 40 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      Why do we find the idea of a multi-colored Parthenon so shocking today? Why was the Eiffel Tower such a target for hatred when it was first built? Is the Sagrada Família a work of genius or kitsch? Why has Le Corbusier, one of the greatest of all architects, been treated as a villain?

      This book examines the critical legacy of both well known and either forgotten or underappreciated highpoints in the history of world architecture. Through 70 engaging, thought-provoking, and often amusing debates, Jonathan Glancey invites readers to take a fresh look at the reputations of the masterpieces and great architects in history. You may never look at architecture in the same way again!
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      Jonathan Glancey is a critic, journalist, and broadcaster. He was Architecture and Design correspondent ofThe Guardian from 1997 to 2012 and Architecture and Design Editor of the Independent from 1989 to 1997. Before this, he was Assistant Editor of the Architectural Review and a founding editor of Blueprint. He currently writes for theDaily Telegraph,L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, theArchitectural Review, andArchitectural Digest among many other publications, and makes documentaries for the BBC. His many books includeNew British Architecture,20th Century Architecture,Lost Buildings, andThe Story of Architecture.
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    Archidoodle City An Architect's Activity Book Steve Bowkett
    9781780676081 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / General On Sale Date: February 28, 2017 Print Run: 8000
    $27.99 CAD 9.5 x 9.5 x 0.65 in | 160 pages Carton Quantity: 30 Canadian Rights: Y Laurence King Publishing
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      Following the success of Archidoodle, this new title focuses on the city. Filled with an array of beautiful and fun drawings, it poses 75 architectural challenges for the user: from building an underground community or designing your own imaginary city to creating a new park for New York, plus many more.

      Aimed at at anyone who loves drawing buildings and cities, it encourages the users to imagine their own creative solutions by sketching, drawing, and painting in the pages of the book. In so doing, they will learn about a whole range of significant issues, such as the importance of transport, lighting and green spaces, the history of urban design and planning, and the use of monuments and symbols.

      The book also includes numerous examples of works and ideas by major architects to draw inspiration from and will appeal to everyone from children to students and professional architects.
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      Steve Bowkett has taught and practiced architecture for over 25 years in numerous universities and art colleges and is currently a senior lecturer at London South Bank University. He studied at the Royal College of Art in London and the Polytechnic of Central London. He is the author ofArchidoodle (2013).
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    Mark #65 David Keuning, Arthur Wortmann
    9789492311115 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / Buildings On Sale Date: February 24, 2017
    $29.50 CAD 9 x 12 x 0 in | 240 pages Carton Quantity: 16 Canadian Rights: Y Frame Publishers
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      David Keuning: David Keuning is an architect who primarily writes, or a journalist who happens to have studied architecture. After following a journalism programme in Rotterdam he became a professional architecture journalist. He wrote for publications including the newspapers Het Parool and NRC Handelsblad and the magazines de Architect and Frame. Since 2006 he is an editor at the architectural magazine Mark.
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    The Work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects Economy as Ethic Robert McCarter, Juhani Pallasmaa, Kenneth Frampton
    9780500343319 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Individual Architects & Firms On Sale Date: April 18, 2017
    $92.00 CAD 9.8 x 11.87 x 1.49 in | 372 pages Carton Quantity: 5 Canadian Rights: Y Thames and Hudson
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      An inspiring monograph that captures the practical yet beautiful architecture of one of the leading architectural firms in the world

      The work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects embodies two interrelated primary principles: economy and place. Economy as an ethical imperative leads to creating the “maximal" experience with minimal form, material, and cost. Reinforcing this imperative is the architects’ engagement of their place of practice, coastal Nova Scotia, and its climate, landform, and material culture.

      The practice has evolved plan types that allow the architects to engage the land and climate of their native Nova Scotia, and is also focused on the importance of the interior spatial experience. The work of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple is predicated on the belief that what really matters in architecture is not fashion and form but the material culture of building and the making of places. The result, evident in the nearly one hundred projects featured in the book, is both practical and poetic.

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      Robert McCarter is an architect and a professor at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University, in St. Louis. His has written many books.

      Juhani Pallasmaa is a Finnish architect and former professor of architecture and dean at the Helsinki University of Technology. He was director of the Museum of Finnish Architecture 1978-83, and head of the Institute of Industrial Arts, Helsinki.

      Kenneth Frampton is a historian and theorist, and a professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, New York. His many books include Modern Architecture: A Critical History, Le Corbusier, and Kengo Kuma: Complete Works.
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      The rigorously crafted modernist architecture is illustrated by photos…often shown against the spectacular coastal landscape.—Architectural Record
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    The Coastal Cottage Ann Zimmerman, Scot Zimmerman
    9781423644125 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Buildings On Sale Date: March 07, 2017 Print Run: 7000
    $50.00 CAD 8.5 x 11 x 0.82 in | 176 pages Carton Quantity: 12 Canadian Rights: Y Gibbs Smith
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      Decidedly not your grandparents’ beach cottage . . .

      The Coastal Cottage will usher you into summer with its quintessential exteriors and sunbathed interiors. Ann and Scot Zimmerman take the reader on tours of fourteen cottage homes along America’s coastal waterways, from the mid-Atlantic and South Florida to Southern California and Puget Sound. Lively prose and light-filled, colorful photographs will inspire the homeowner who wants to decorate in a relaxed, colorful family style. Discover the laid-back coastal way of life. Pull up a chair and soak up the surf, sand, and sun.

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      Scot Zimmerman is a widely published commercial photographer with over thirty-five years experience specializing in location photography, including architecture, interiors, historical, resort, travel, landscape, and industrial. Scot works closely with his wife, Ann Zimmerman, who frequently styles his photos, and who has written books and articles about home construction, design, architecture, landscaping, lifestyle, and green building.
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    Building Community New Apartment Architecture Michael Webb
    9780500343302 Hardcover ARCHITECTURE / Buildings On Sale Date: March 21, 2017
    $86.00 CAD 9.8 x 12.1 x 1 in | 256 pages Carton Quantity: 6 Canadian Rights: Y Thames and Hudson
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      An international survey of the most inventive contemporary apartment buildings, to inspire architects, developers, urban planners, and informed city dwellers

      There’s an urgent need to build more and better apartments: to relieve an acute shortage of affordable housing in major cities; to use scarce land more economically; to save energy wasted on long-distance commutes; and to revitalize urban centers. These challenges have led to the creation of some of the most inventive contemporary buildings of the last few years.

      In his new book Building Community, author Michael Webb explores apartment buildings as a typology of growing significance and traces the history of multiple-occupancy housing through its most innovative 20th-century exemplars. These range from the pioneering projects of Henri Sauvage and Michel de Klerk to the landscaped housing estates of Weimar Germany, the radical proposals of Le Corbusier, and public housing in post-war Europe.

      Thirty recent apartment complexes are grouped by theme, from compact urban villages to mega-structures, and from social housing to upscale high-rises. Each is considered for the way in which it enriches the lives of residents and the city, and is illustrated with drawings and photographs. Nine projects currently under construction anticipate the surge of innovation as architects become increasingly involved in this area of design.

      Creativity is the theme that links these diversified examples: finding new ways to share space, while maintaining a balance of privacy and community. Building Community offers dozens of proven successes, offering valuable lessons in the creation of good living environments. It also includes interviews with Bjarke Ingels, Édouard François, Michael Maltzan, Lorcan O’Herlihy and Stanley Saitowitz: architects who have each set an example for their peers.

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      Michael Webb is a Los Angeles–based writer who has authored more than twenty books on architecture and design, most recently Modernist Paradise: Niemeyer House, Boyd Collection, and Venice, CA: Art + Architecture in a Maverick Community, while contributing essays to many more. He is also a regular contributor to leading journals in the United States and Europe. Growing up in London, he wrote for The Times and Country Life before moving to the US to direct film programs for the American Film Institute and curate a Smithsonian exhibition, Hollywood: Legend and Reality, which traveled to major American cities and Tokyo.
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      This attractive and informative volume, filled with color photographs and black-and-white drawings, offers 30 bold, innovative case studies [of] solutions to myriad challenges of urban living, including overcrowding, housing shortages, neglected neighborhoods, and sustainability issues. Webb begins with a brief essay outlining the evolution of the apartment building as typology and introduces readers to exceptional examples of 20th-century modernist dwellings. The greater portion of this book showcases contemporary designs, with brief texts describing the challenges the architects addressed. Design professionals will appreciate being introduced to these projects and trends. For general readers, this work will expand the notion of what apartment design can be.—Library Journal

      Highly recommended. Webb makes the reader aware of some innovative contemporary solutions to the unrealized potential of the apartment building. Nothing was spared in illustrating the book: more than 300 high-quality color photographs, diagrams, floor plans and sections provide an excellent understanding of the concepts the author is propagating.—CHOICE

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