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JUNYA ISHIGAMI | STUDIES FOR THE SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
NZ$350 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2010
Pages: 151
Size: 148 x 105 mm
Publisher: Junya.Ishigami+Associates 
Text: English
Condition: Perfect

This extremely rare publication was published on the occasion of  an exhibition held at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh, Scotland. It presents a proposal to re-design the relationship between the museum and surrounding  environment. It includes an collection of beautiful drawings, whimsical renders and writing by Junya Ishigami. 

This publication is one of two (the other is 'Plants + Architecture') ever published by Junya.Ishigami+Associates. Both were made in very limited numbers. 

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PETER ZUMTHOR | WORKS 1979 - 1997
NZ$1425 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 1998
Pages: 312
Size: 240 x 320 mm
Publisher: Lars Mueller Publishers
Text: English
Condition: Near Fine

The first complete survey of this exemplary Swiss architect. Photographs by Helene Binet. This copy is in near fine condition - the purple text is a bit scuffed and spine slightly sunned, and front and back covers with minuscule signs of wear. Inside is near fine.

A truly special publication!

Since completing the thermal bath in Vals/ Graubünden (1996) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Bregenz/Austria, Peter Zumthor has become one of the most renowned architects in Europe. His buildings and projects inspire enthusiasm with their peerless exactitude, their poetry and a radical, independent aesthetic and vocabulary of forms. This publication is the first complete survey of Peter Zumthor’s oeuvre. The book presents eight buildings in depth, with a photo essay by Hélène Binet. The descriptive commentaries were written by Peter Zumthor himself.

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A.MAG | ISSUE FIVE: SCANDINAVIAN SPECIAL
NZD$83 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 208
Size: 240 x 320 mm
Publisher: A.Mag Editiorial
Text: English/Spanish/Portuguese

Light, place and nature all play a crucial role in thinking about architecture in Nordic countries, as the sensorial experience offered by these regions ranges from subtle to extreme. The merging of boundaries between sea, sky and land and extraordinary natural settings contribute to simple, clear and rigorous formal characteristics, which are explored in this issue through a selection of sixteen works by four outstanding offices: Tham & Videgård, Johannes Norlander, In Praise of Shadows and Petra Gipp. Among the features are the popular Mirrorcube Tree Hotels in Harads, remarkable private homes and sculptural refuges in the midst of nature, all beautifully illustrated in detail.


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BRUNO MUNARI | GOOD DESIGN
NZD$20 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2015
Pages: 32
Size: 120 x 120 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English/Italian

Good Design was published for the first time in 1963 by Scheiwiller Editore. It was then reprinted by Maurizio Corraini and Vanni Scheiwiller together in 1997 to celebrate Bruno Munari’s 90th birthday. With its good-humoured look at natural shapes seen through the eyes of a designer, this hugely significant book has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. An example of good design? An orange - “an almost perfect object where shape, function and use display total consistency”.

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.

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BRUNO MUNARI | IN THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT
NZD$75 - MORE COMING SOON

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Date of Edition: 2011
Pages: 60
Size: 160 x 230 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English

This intricately presented book was published for the first time in 1956. Thanks to its intrinsic strength and the exceptional timelessness of the pictures, the book has now become a cult and a reference point in children's publishing. The different types of paper used, simplicity of the images and holes that echo the story lead the reader along the mysterious path of the "darkness of the night". Munari has used textured, tactile surfaces and cut-outs to create a book that teaches about touch, movement, and color through kinesthetic learning.

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity. Munari was also a huge contributor to the field of children's books and toys in his late life, though he had been producing books for children since the 1930s. 


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BRUNO MUNARI | GOODNIGHT EVERYONE
NZD$50 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2006
Pages: 10
Size: 240 x 320 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English

This illustrated book formed part of the historic series created by Munari in 1945 and dedicated to children. It is a lively book where illustrations and short sentences chase one another across large coloured pages and small hidden inserts. "Goodnight Everyone" is a sweet third-person narration of the event that is sleep time. This 2006 edition is the first reprint since it was originally released by Munari in 1945. 

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity. Munari was also a huge contributor to the field of children's books and toys in his late life, though he had been producing books for children since the 1930s. He used textured, tactile surfaces and cut-outs to create books that teach about touch, movement, and color through kinesthetic learning.


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BRUNO MUNARI | NEVER CONTENT
NZD$50 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2008
Pages: 10
Size: 240 x 320 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English

This illustrated book formed part of the historic series created by Munari in 1945 and dedicated to children. It is a lively book where illustrations and short sentences chase one another across large coloured pages and small hidden inserts. As often happens in real life, here animals dream of being other animals in a humorous and entertaining circle. Never content - the title sums up the essence of this story in pictures. This 2008 edition is the first reprint since it was originally released by Munari in 1945. 

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity. Munari was also a huge contributor to the field of children's books and toys in his late life, though he had been producing books for children since the 1930s. He used textured, tactile surfaces and cut-outs to create books that teach about touch, movement, and color through kinesthetic learning.


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BRUNO MUNARI | THE CIRCLE
NZD$29 - MORE COMING SOON


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 88
Size: 160 x 160 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English

“God is a circle whose centre is everywhere but whose circumference is nowhere”. Circle means perfection, cyclicity, superiority of the divinity, but also instability and movement. In nature soap bubbles are spherical and internal trees’ rings are circular; the legend tells that Giotto drew a perfect O, while perfection is tangible on Michelangelo’s “Tondo Doni” and Botticelli’s “Vergine col Bambino”. King Arthur’s knights were pairs around a round table, and nowadays people sit in circle to make a decision or watch a show. Bruno Munari selects and describes in this little, extraordinary encyclopedia, several uses of this fascinating and mysterious form, instable and hieratic at the same time.

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.


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BRUNO MUNARI | THE SQUARE
NZD$29 - MORE COMING SOON


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 88
Size: 160 x 160 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English

Square has much importance in man's life: a lot of churches, monuments, games (like chess), fonts are square-based. But man seems not to realise it... one more time Bruno Munari amazes us with an historical, anthropological, scientific square book.

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.


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BRUNO MUNARI | THE TRIANGLE 
NZD$29 - MORE COMING SOON


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Date of Edition: 2014
Pages: 108
Size: 160 x 160 mm
Publisher: Corraini Edizioni
Text: English

From the vegetable structure of the coconut to the diagram of human settlements by Le Corbusier, one can frequently find the shape of the equilateral triangle in many different occurences, both in a natural environment and in artificial works. Along with the circle and the square, the equilateral triangle is one of the three basic forms, and is suitable to be combined in modular frameworks to generate a structured field in which endless other combinatorial forms may be constructed. From classical Arab and Japanese decorations to the contemporary architecture of Buckminster Fuller and Wright, the familiarity with the equilateral triangle, in all its formal and structural resources, generates curious and fascinating experimentations. 

Bruno Munari (1907 - 1998) was an Italian artist, designer, and inventor who contributed fundamentals to many fields of visual arts (painting, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphic design) in modernism, futurism, and concrete art, and in non-visual arts (literature, poetry) with his research on games, didactic method, movement, tactile learning, kinesthetic learning, and creativity.


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GA HOUSES | SPECIAL 01 1945 - 1970

NZD$115 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2001
Volume: One
Pages: 283
Size: 335 x 260 mm
Publisher: ADA Edita
Text: English / Japanese

This special two-set volume by GA Houses presents the very best of post-war residential masterpieces realised throughout the world. 

Volume One covers the years from 1945 to 1970.A selection of more than 50 houses of late Modernism, from the rehabilitation period just after the WWII up to the times of Cultural Revolution. Works by the modern masters of Europe and America attaining maturity and those of their followers full of bloom depict a generation shift from old to new. 

Works are presented in a variety of mediums: sketches, architectural plans and sections and impressive photography (both b/w and colour). 

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GA HOUSES | SPECIAL 02 1971 - 2000

NZD$115 - IN STOCK


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Date of Edition: 2002
Volume: Two
Pages: 283
Size: 295 x 230 mm
Publisher: ADA Edita
Text: English / Japanese

This special two-set volume by GA Houses presents the very best of post-war residential masterpieces realised throughout the world. 

Volume Two covers the years from 1971 to 2000. A selection of more than 50 houses from a time of major transition headed for the new possibilities of the 21st century, starting from the rise of Post-Modernism and ending with the chaotic fin de siecle.

Works are presented in a variety of mediums: sketches, architectural plans and sections and impressive photography (both b/w and colour). 

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