The soaring, rigid walls of the tenement blocks torn open by the bombing of World War II dominated the German streetscapes of the 1950s. Fire walls, originally integrated in the building and serving as fire shields, suddenly became visible and turned into outer walls. That is how the originally rather technical term got a new meaning: Firewalls as walls spared by the fire. Those long brick walls often adjoin to vast vacant lots once taken up by buildings that were never reerected after the war. Windowssometimes bricked up againcover the walls without any rational order, bearing witness to the troublesome moments of Germanys history, just like smut, traces of bullets, shrapnel holes, the outlines of previous buildings, and provisional repairs. The remarkable housing boom following the fall of East Germany whitewashed most of the scars and overgrew the occasional graffiti and advertisements originally decorating those walls. A look behind them revealslike a negative form of the same castthe imprint of the buildings story.
Specifications - 128 pages. Hardcover. 30.7 x 2.2 x 38.3 cm. Language: English.
Over the past twenty-five years, Christian Liaigre has built his reputation on the refined quality of his furniture and interiors. With a keen sensibility for space and light, design inspiration drawn from local cultures and traditions, an affinity for artisanal work, and meticulous attention given to the sourcing of materials, the designer combines the art of understatement with great elegance. According to Liaigre, interior architecture and design should not be a reflection of fashion and trends, but should instead embody timelessness, tranquil beauty, and subtle luxury. For Liaigre, comfort resides in delicacy and rareness. Featuring private and public spaces from Nantucket to Malibu, from Athens to Korea, and from the Caribbean to London, this book takes the reader inside his rarefied world to reveal his signature style. Highlights of his freshest creations encompass the full range of his talents in furniture and interior design. This handsome large-format volume is a visual feast of exquisitely reproduced images, offering inspiration for professional architects and interior designers, as well as home chic aficionados.
Specifications - 360 pages. Hardcover. 27.2 x 3.9 x 36.1 cm. Language: English.
Office is an unorthodox approach to fashion and creative culture at large. The magazine is a collection of original personalities and uncommon lives. Each issue will showcase the work of renowned talents in fashion styling and photography, and present a spectrum of characters from the realm of celebrity to the realm of the unfamiliar.
Covers will be shipped out randomly.
Truly international, consistently intelligent and hugely influential, Wallpaper* is the world's most important design and style magazine. It attracts the most sophisticated global audience by constantly pushing into new creative territories and ensuring its coverage of everything from architecture to motoring, fashion to travel, and interiors to jewellery remains unrivalled.
Specifications - 21,9 x 29,8 cm. Language: English.
Revive the art of storytelling using these nine beautifully illustrated wooden dice to create the most imaginative, funny and bizarre stories. Construct your own intergalactic adventure tale with flying saucers, cyborgs, mad scientists and aliens. Form an army with your space troopers to battle giant insects, dodge black holes and even gain superpowers like time travel and x-ray vision! This is the perfect family game that will stimulate the imaginations of children and adults alike.
Specifications - Box: 85 x 85 mm. 9 Dice Pages.
The creator of some of the most popular, enduring images of late 20th-century art, Keith Haring was also an iconic figure of the downtown New York scene in the 80's.
Christina Clausen's documentary offers an affectionate, deeply personal glimpse into Haring's life, from his early years growing up in a small, conservative Pennsylvania town to his heyday as a world-renowned artist, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Madonna, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Grace Jones, Yoko Ono, among many others.
Lacking a formal narrative, Andy Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
Scenes from the Life of Andy Warhol by Jonas Mekas
A videocosa by Enrico Ghezzi
Interview with Achille Bonito Oliva
Interview with Mario Zonta
Paul Morrissey interviews Jonas Mekas