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RJUYI NAKAMURA | CONTROLLED AND UNCONTROLLED LINES
NZD$49 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 158
Size: 15 x 21cm
Publisher: Lixil
Text: English/Japanese


The sixteenth instalment of the ‘Contemporary Architect’s Concept Series’ takes the delicately structured work of Japanese visual artist and architect Ryuji Nakamura as its theme. Nakamura’s often room-filling installations are formed by regular patterns of lines that play with perceptions of scale, and are occasionally so thin as to almost disappear into the space around them. Filled with fascinating objects, structures and images, the book accompanies each project with short, contemplative texts by Nakamura that set forth an array of queries into the nature of structure, form, variation and spatiality. A captivating look at the complexity and depth of lines in architecture.


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RESIDENTIAL MASTERPIECES | 16: LE CORBUSIER SHODHAN HOUSE
NZD$65 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 72
Size: 26 x 36cm
Publisher: Global Architecture
Text: English/Japanese


In this large-format book, photographer Yukio Futagawa recounts his pilgrimage to Le Corbusier’s modernist villa in Ahmedabad, India, built between 1951-56. A symbol of the famed architect’s domestic architecture, the private residence integrates traditional features of local design, such as the double-height living room on the ground level, with key aspects like sun, wind and landscaping. The raw concrete form frames the open character of its interior spaces and the overall plan, a five-level cube divided by beams and slabs. In a lovingly photographed and recounted experience, Futagawa makes a tribute to the house like none other.


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COMME DES GARCONS | 5: OTOMO KATSUHIRO
NZD$22 - SOLD OUT



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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 8, Softcover
Size: 22.4 x 29.8cm
Publisher: CDG 
Text: English/Japanese


Each year japanese fashion house, Comme des Garcons, collaborate with an artist to celebrate the coming fashion season.    


This Spring/Summer 2013 catalogue is issue five of approx. twenty (when collected and compiled they read as a traditional comic). Designed by CDG founder Rei Kawakubo, the publication showcases Otomo’s AKIRA artwork in a series of collages put together and coloured by Kawakubo herself. Otomo is the first Japanese artist to feature in the brand’s publication.

This beautifully published 8 paged flick-through is a nice collectors piece for both Comme des Garcons fans and anime enthusiasts. Comes with the original CDG Issue 5 envelope.



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ZOE GHERTNER | SIMPLE PLEASURES
NZD$50 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2013
Pages: 42, Softcover
Size: 14 x 19cm
Publisher: Verlag Gottlund
Edition: 300


This is the second artist book by Los Angeles based photographer Zoe Ghertner. Between the two bright red card covers, Ghertner has composed a group of measured still lives. The brightly coloured painted wooden shapes and their equally colorful backgrounds playfully tease the viewer's sense of scale, dimension and space.


The  publication was produced in a limited number of 300 and is now out of print (and extremely hard to come by). 

Ghertner is known for her flawless and fresh imagery of women and still life in natural light. Contributing to such magazines as The Gentlewoman, Fantastic Man and 032c. She also works on advertising material for Celine, Chanel, Hermes and Dior.  

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EL CROQUIS | 172: STEVEN HOLL 2008-2014
NZD$139 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 362
Size: 25 x 34cm
Publisher: El Croquis
Text: English/Spanish


This special issue features 25 recent projects by acclaimed American architect Steven Holl, many of them in China. Besides his widely published Sliced Porosity Block in Chengdu, the magazine also profiles designs for the Glasgow School of Art, the Campbell Sports Centre, arts centres at Princeton University and Virginia Commonwealth University, the HEART Herning Museum of Contemporary Art, the Knut Hamsun Centre, V&A Dundee and the ecology and planning museums in Tianjin Eco-city, among others. The issue includes a conversation with Holl and Sol Madridejos, Juan Carlos Sancho and Antón García Abril, plus an analytical essay by Thomas de Monchaux.


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JEAN PROUVE | MAISON DEMONTABLE 6x6
NZD$69 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 80, Hardcover
Size: 20 x 24cm
Publisher: Galerie Patrick Seguin
Text: English


Though lacking any formal education in architecture, Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) became one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, boldly experimenting with new building designs, materials and methods. 


Working from the postulate that there was no structural difference between a piece of furniture and a building, Jean Prouvé developed a “constructional philosophy” whose artifice-free aesthetic of functionality and fabrication applied the same principles to furnishings and architecture. First produced in small series in the 1930s, his structures were assembled and integrated with the aid of shrewdly designed systems for modification, dismantling and moving of both furniture and buildings.

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JEAN PROUVE | MAISON DEMONTABLE 8x8
NZD$69 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 80, Hardcover
Size: 20 x 24cm
Publisher: Galerie Patrick Seguin
Text: English


Though lacking any formal education in architecture, Jean Prouvé (1901–1984) became one of the most influential architects of the twentieth century, boldly experimenting with new building designs, materials and methods. 


Working from the postulate that there was no structural difference between a piece of furniture and a building, Jean Prouvé developed a “constructional philosophy” whose artifice-free aesthetic of functionality and fabrication applied the same principles to furnishings and architecture. First produced in small series in the 1930s, his structures were assembled and integrated with the aid of shrewdly designed systems for modification, dismantling and moving of both furniture and buildings.

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A+U EXTRA | LIGHT IN JAPANESE ARCHITECTURE
NZD$150 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 1995
Pages: 400
Size: 21.8 x 21.8cm
Publisher: A+U
Text: English/Japanese


Acclaimed architectural writer Henry Plummer explores the use of light in japanese architecture in this special issue by A+U. 


From traditional to contemporary, the book features works such as Katsura Imperial Villa, Fumihiko Maki, Kazuo Shirohara and Tadao Ando.  

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ANNE TRUITT | DRAWINGS
NZD$120 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2012
Pages: 104
Size: 24.8 x 29.8cm
Publisher: Matthew Marks Gallery
Text: English


Drawing was always of primary importance to Truitt throughout her life as an artist. The works in this book, the first exclusively devoted to her works on paper, date from the early 1960s, when Truitt first developed the sculptures in painted wood for which she is best known, to the year before she died in 2003. They include the full range of her drawing techniques in graphite, ink, pastel, and acrylic on paper.  The publication also includes an extensive essay by Brenda Richardson.

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PIN-UP ISSUE 16 | MILANO DESIGN ISSUE
NZD$34 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 172
Size: 23 x 29cm
Publisher: PIN-UP
Text: English


This, the first-ever design issue of the magazine, highlights a variety of persons and stories, and also includes an extensive, 80-page Milan Design Week special. Among the featured contributors and designers are Max Lamb, Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola, Nathalie du Pasquier, Eindhoven-based Studio Formafantasma, American artist Matthew Barney, Luigi Caccia Dominioni, key Italian designer Alessandro Mendini, Japanese fashion label Comme des Garçons, Los Angeles-based furniture design duo the Haas Brothers and Francesco Vezzoli.

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CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI | MASTERPIECES FROM ROMANIAN MUSEUMS
NZD$191 - OUT OF STOCK

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Date of Edition: 2011
Pages: 50
Size: 26 x 32.4cm
Publisher: Gagosian Gallery
Text: English

This 2011 publication reproduces and updates Gagosian Gallery's 1990 edition which was published on the occasion of the exhibition ' Brancusi : Masterpieces From Romanian Museums'. 

This illustrated catalogue also features 'A Stone, Being' by Radu Varia (originally published in the 1990 exhibition catalogue) as well as Anna Chave's essay 'Brancusi's Masquerade: Social Standing, Self-Image, and Photographic Imposture'. 

A beautifully compiled publication on this extremely influential artist - considered the pioneer of modernism. 

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WILLEM DE KOONING | THE LAST BEGINNINGS
NZD$179 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2007
Pages: 91
Size: 26 x 29.8cm
Publisher: Gagosian Gallery
Text: English

A fully illustrated catalogue of works by Willem de Kooning that accompanied the exhibition 'The Last Beginnings' held at the Gagosian Gallery in 2007. 

Curated by Klaus Kertess and presented in cooperation with the Johanna Liesbeth de Kooning Trust, twenty-three works attest to the final transformations in the artist's oeuvre during the 1980s. 

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