It’s no secret that we love books and are always on the lookout for new and exceptional additions to our growing collection. These are the latest releases to have made the grade.
High Fashion: The 20th Century Decade by Decade by Emmanuelle Dirix Far from a coffee table book, this well-illustrated guide looks at the significant stylistic changes that occurred over the past century, placing them in their wider cultural and socioeconomic context. The designers whose work best represents their era are profiled and their key looks deconstructed from the vertical silhouette of the 1900s to the minimalism of the 1990s. Combining thoughtful analysis with a carefully curated selection of archival images, this is an invaluable resource for students and enthusiasts alike.
Keepers of the Golden Shore: A History of the United Arab Emirates by Michael Quentin Morton The UAE as we know it came into existence when Great Britain signed the 1971 Treaty of Friendship, marking the end of its presence in the region. Morton traces the extraordinary history of how the region’s impoverished tribal societies became one of the richest conglomerates of nations today by covering the emergence of Oman after the rise of Islam, the rise and fall of the pearling industry, the hungry years of the Second World War and the discovery of oil.
International Yearbook Communication Design 2015/16 by Peter Zec As the standard reference for international communication design, this latest yearbook showcases the developments in the industry through the world’s best creative campaigns. You’ll find everything from achievements in corporate and brand design, publishing and print media, posters, typography, illustrations to spatial communication, film and animation, sound and game design, apps and interface design as well as the trend-setting designers awarded with the Red Dot awards.
On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace by Michael O’neill Photographer Michael O’neill set out to make portraits of the most influential yogis of our time but for this book his drive to look past the personalities took him beyond the traditional epicentres to meditate with monks in the Tibetan Plateau, live with sadhus in their tents at the Kumbh Mela, and marvel at the boys who practice the little known discipline of Mallakhamba. The result is 200 never-before-seen images that pay homage to a thousand-year-old practice through the eyes of its masters.