Posts tagged as 'book'

‘Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’ from nai010 publishers

‘Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’ from nai010 publishers

Architonic book draw: The respected Dutch manufacturer Pastoe is celebrating its first 100 years in business. Here’s to 100 more! Although convention suggests that one receives rather than gives on one’s birthday, our kind friends at Pastoe have kindly offered to give away 5 FREE COPIES of their beautiful anniversary book ‘Pastoe. 100 years of design innovation’ to lucky Architonic Facebook fans.

 

The draw will take place on 6 May, so if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring publication, follow this link and comment on our photo album. Good luck! >>

 

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‘The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism’ published by Laurence King Publishing

Architonic book draw: Thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘The New Modern House: Redefining Functionalism’ to our and Laurence King Publishing’s Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 16 November and if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring book, follow this link and comment on our photo album. Make sure to ‘Like’ both Architonic and Laurence King Publishing‘s Facebook pages too! Good luck! >>

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The Very Many Varieties of Beer poster, design: Ben Gibson, Patrick Mulligan (Pop Chart Lab)

Detailed statistics, rankings, facts and figures can all prove difficult to decipher when presented in a format of good old spreadsheet, not to mention the uninspiring appearance of an endless tabulation bursting with untold letters and digits. And while they might be crucial when it comes to totalling up a budget or expenses, it is not much fun to spend hours examining uniform, grid charts when reading a magazine or newspaper. Now, to celebrate the richness, diversity, complexity and sometimes, utmost simplicity, Taschen has released a book which explores the multiplicity of infographics. Here, we share some of the intriguing and undoubtedly engaging extracts from ‘Information Graphics‘, which we have come across earlier today during our diurnal lecture of the Guardian. (more…)

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Uncertain future for one of world’s best architecture & design publishers

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Birkhäuser was founded by Emil Birkhäuser in 1879

Founded in 1879, the Basel-based publishing house Birkhäuser has since issued some of the best titles on architecture, design and landscaping, with many of its excellent manuals, text books, reference works and monographs being at the core of Architonic’s in-house reference library. Now, we have learnt that the publisher, who just two years ago was acquired by a Spanish brand Actar, has announced insolvency and is seeking potential buyers. Given the quality of Birkhäuser’s titles (including the ever-insightful Form magazine) and its contribution to promoting knowledge and providing inspiration to both professionals and architecture & design enthusiasts, we hope to see the house back in business before long. (more…)

'Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern' published by Black Dog Publishing

Architonic book draw: Thanks to our friends at Black Dog Publishing, Architonic is giving away 3 FREE COPIES of ‘Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern’ to our Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 12 August and if you’d like to get your hands on this inspiring book, all you need to do is follow the link and comment on our photo album. Good luck! >> (more…)

'1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them' by Geraldine and Ian Rudge; published by Laurence King

Once again, thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘1000 Designs for the Garden and Where to Find Them’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 18 May. Good luck! >>

 

Now that BBQ season is in full swing and staying indoors no longer seems to cut the mustard, chances are many of us will endeavour to spruce up what is set to become the venue for these endless alfresco gatherings; be it a garden, roof terrace, patio or a balcony. (more…)

'Very Small Cafés & Restaurants' by John Stones; published by Laurence King

Thanks to our friends at Laurence King Publishing, Architonic is giving away 5 FREE COPIES of ‘Very Small Cafés & Restaurants’ to Architonic Facebook fans. The draw will take place on 7 February. Good luck! >>


When you’re gasping for a cuppa (that’s desperate for a cup of tea for anyone who doesn’t live in the UK), you’re not going to get hung up on the size of the nearest café. Yet a number of leading designers have made a virtue out of limited space by creating functionally innovative and aesthetically intriguing eating and drinking spaces that punch well above their weight.

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Numbers and dates encrypted into patterns: 'WIRRWARR' by Jürgen Mayer H.

The German publishing house Hatje Cantz recently launched this large-sized book by Jürgen Mayer H. The Berlin based architect presents one of his special intrests, his collection of around four hundred different patterns of data protection methods and preprints used by banks to encrypt pass codes or PIN numbers in letters to customers.

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