The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture

Drawing on ArchDaily’s curation of more than 40,000 projects over the past 15 years, it spotlights the most innovative built environments of our age—those paving the way for a better, more sustainable future.

Centered around ArchDaily’s 10 principles of good architecture, the book showcases a rich variety of projects—both built and planned—from a sunken restaurant with subterranean views to a Mediterranean cave transformed into a remarkable residence.

Specifications - Hardcover. 336 pages. 

 
Wild Life

Wild Life

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Ladybugs, dogs, owls, otters: Charley Harper’s geometric illustrations are more than a source of delight. With a never-ending curiosity for the natural world, especially for wildlife and flora, Harper developed a unique style that influenced generations of artists and designers.

Wild Life celebrates the centenary and legacy of Charley Harper, a master of midcentury American illustration: a vast collection of works originally created as posters, magazine covers, murals, and more. Compiled by design writer Margaret Rhodes and the artist’s son, Brett Harper, this definitive monograph offers a glimpse into Harper’s creative universe and considers him anew in different contexts: as a student, a professional artist, a husband, an honorary naturalist, and a conservationist.

Specifications - Hardcover. 336 pages. 

 
Jaime Hayon

Jaime Hayon

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Welcome to Jaime Hayon’s beautiful world: mysterious ceramic creatures, finely crafted objects, and the warm pastel colors of his Mediterranean home. This title is a compilation of Jaime Hayon’s famed work exploring his relationship with materials, his theory of color, his technique, inspiration, and creative process.

Specifications - Hardcover. 304 pages.
 
A Year with Our Food Stories
Quality food has the ability to awaken our senses, a concept well-known to photographer and food-stylist-turned cooks, Laura and Nora. Through Our Food Stories, the pair have made it their mission to attain these delights through gluten-free, vegetarian, and healthy cooking, supporting the opinion that where we eat matters just as much as what. When Laura and Nora lay out a table, the centerpiece and the dishes intertwine to provide a new found connection and appreciation for the ever-changing offerings of nature.

Specifications - Hardcover. 240 pages. 
 
The Wild Game Cookbook
The Wild Game Cookbook is a recipe book for aspiring chefs, hunters, and hands-on gourmets interested in the world of wild game. Rediscover this organic, sustainable, and versatile meat through delicious recipes that range from fine dining to everyday meals.

Specifications - Hardcover. 204 pages.
 
Brick By Brick

Brick By Brick

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The venerable brick is one of the oldest and most sustainable building materials in the world. It is simple yet versatile, modest yet resilient, global in usage yet local in appearance.


Recently, young architects have been rediscovering the circular use of brick and embraced its warm, aesthetic appeal to design some of the most exciting buildings of the day.

Specifications - Hardcover. 288 pages.

 
The Great American Road Trip
When it comes to the great outdoors, the USA has it all: wild mountains, vast prairies, barren deserts, tropical forests and other worldly canyons. And there is no better way to explore them than that all-American activity: the road trip.

 
Specifications - Hardcover. 288 pages.


 
The Getaways

The Getaways

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What if you could pull back the curtain to a new view each day? Call the Alps your office? Head off-road into the sweeping sand dunes of the Sahara for a few days of total peace? Dip into the Mediterranean any day of the week? And, as the sun starts to set, return to the comfort of your compact roving home?

Specifications - Hardcover. 288 pages.
 
Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

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Nestled in thriving woodlands, overlooking bodies of water, or even exposed to the elements on a mountain’s peak, architects are contending to create high-impact spaces on a small scale. Cabin Fever takes a broad look at remote retreats designed to make the most of their natural surroundings and illustrates why the call of the wild is louder than ever.

Specifications - Hardcover. 272 pages
 
Slow Escapes

Slow Escapes

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A thoughtful guide to a new kind of travel, Slow Escapes explores hotels, guesthouses, and hospitality venues that are reinvigorating rural areas by fostering meaningful connections between people and place. Drawing upon principles of the slow movement, these places embrace ideas of community, sustainability, and seasonality, and are involved in the preservation of heritage, culture, and tradition.


Specifications - Hardcover. 288 pages.

 

 
Ultra Violent
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Ultra Violent is a visual study edited by Pouria Khojastehpay that focuses on the appearance and behavior of diehard football club fans, known as Ultras and Casuals.

Men join these groups and riot for fun because it’s an instant way to feel they’re connected to a community. The antisocial kick is like doing drugs: bad for you but addictive. Violence produces endorphins and lets their adrenaline flow. It’s like sex – you live in the moment.

This publication comprises low-resolution grayscale images, reframed and cut to create a new, first-person perspective of the lifestyles of football fanatics from the streets to the stands.

When you quickly flip through this book, it hardly differs from zapping through hundreds of news channels or scrolling through your timeline on social media. The enormous number of (horrific) images we see every day, unsolicited, makes us realize less and less what we are actually looking at. We cannot (and do not want to) close ourselves off from our contemporary, violent visual culture. The author used hardcore football culture to study this.

Specifications - Hardcover. 100 pages. 

 
Art Escapes

Art Escapes

Hidden Art Experiences Outside the Museum

Art exists all around us, sometimes hidden in plain sight and sometimes in remote corners of the world.

Art Escapes explores exciting art outside conventional spaces, freely available for those willing to discover creativity on another plane.

From the Italian countryside via the Utah desert to the forests of Finland and beyond, culture editor Grace Banks offers a list for art lovers seeking unique experiences.

Specifications - Hardcover. 256 pages.

 
The Godfather of Street Art

The Godfather of Street Art

Richard Hambleton

The first definitive career retrospective of the visionary underground godfather of street art at the center of New York’s 1980s urban art scene.

Richard Hambleton (1954–2017) was a Canadian artist known for his pioneering street art. He was a surviving member of a group that emerged from the New York City art scene during the booming art market of the 1980s, which also included his close friends Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
 
 As a conceptual artist, Hambleton’s early work instal-lations titled “Image Mass Murder” from 1976–1979 were secretly placed onto streets in over 15 cities, depicting chalk-body outlines and blood-splattered crime scenes of what appeared to be “victims.” This theme of a prevailing violence, fear, and morbid curiosity elicited surprise and anxiety from its unsuspecting viewers. In the early 1980s, Hambleton created his most iconic “Shadow Man” works—artfully splattered ominous shadowy figures on unexpected street corners, walls, and alleys that startled viewers into a visceral awareness that the city was still a dangerous place.
 
 This book features over 200 images including his early “Shadow Man” canvas paintings, as well as photographs of his in situ street work, a selection of his “Marlboro” rodeo horse silhouettes, and his “Beautiful Paintings” series of landscapes and seascapes, alongside other works on paper; behind-the-scenes studio shots; personal, unseen photographs of the artist; and inspirational imagery. Hambleton was renowned for influencing artists such as Banksy, Blek le Rat, and Shepard Fairey. This arresting, one-of-a-kind book will appeal to those interested in visual arts, street art, graffiti, and art history.

Specifications - Hardcover. 240 pages.
 
i-D: Wink and Smile!:

i-D: Wink and Smile!:

The First Forty Years

i-D began as a fanzine dedicated to the street style of punk-era London in 1980 and quickly earned its position at the vanguard of fashion and style, abiding by the premise of “originate—don’t imitate.” This anniversary volume is the ultimate tribute to the irreverent and forward-thinking magazine that revolutionized not only the world of fashion publishing but fashion itself. 

Over the 40 years since its launch, i-D has grown from a hand-stapled zine to one of the world’s leading international style titles with two million Instagram followers. Founded by Terry Jones in 1980, i-D began as a chronicle of style and attitude as much as a fashion bible, and over the years it has kept to that ethos, in the process becoming a nurturing ground for gener-ations of fashion talents, from David Sims to Juergen Teller, Edward Enninful to Wolfgang Tillmans, Tyler Mitchell to Harley Weir.
This celebratory volume commemorates the 40th anniversary of i-D through the prism of different cultural eras, with each chapter focusing on a decade of the magazine’s history and featuring a mix of original rephotographed spreads from the magazine, reprinted text pieces, archival imagery, covers, and new essays exploring both the history of i-D and the wider cultural contexts of the era it was created in. It’s a magazine that has given Greta Thunberg, Madonna, Naomi Campbell, and Sonic the Hedgehog their first covers; that invented the emoticon; and that, across 40 years and 500 cover winks, has had one defining message: that fashion should be inclusive, fun, diverse, and—always—original.

Specifications - Hardcover. 336 pages.
 
Dieter Rams

Dieter Rams

The Complete Works

"Chances are if you've shaved with an electric razor, blow-dried your hair, or sparked up a cigarette in the past 60 years, you owe a debt of gratitude to Dieter Rams." – New York Times.

Made in close collaboration with Rams himself, this catalogue raisonné is the ultimate reference on one of the most influential product designers of all time.

Specifications - Hardback. 344 pages.
 
African Artists:

African Artists:

From 1882 to Now

As featured in the New York Times, ARTnews, Colossal, Metropolis and New York Magazine’s The Strategist.
A groundbreaking A-Z survey of the work of over 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Africa.

Specifications - Hardback. 352 pages.

 
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