New Books

Some of our recent publications. Click on the covers for full details

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Art and Ecology Now

Art & Ecology Now

‘Eco’ awareness has had an enormous impact, not least in the art world. This accessible and thought-provoking book is the first in-depth exploration of the ways in which contemporary artists are confronting nature, the environment, climate change and ecology.


The Bicycle Artisans

The Bicycle Artisans

A richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today – a celebration of the creativity and craftsmanship behind the world’s most inventive makers of bicycles and their components. With over 600 illustrations!

‘Amazing … bike porn … look on in awe’ – Forever Sports


Brand New

Wally Olins: Brand New
The Shape of Brands to Come

Incisive, invigorating and visionary, this analysis of our fast-evolving global marketplace comes from the guru described by The Financial Times as ‘the world’s leading practitioner of branding and identity’. No one interested in branding, marketing, business or contemporary culture will want to be without it.

‘Mr Olins is well placed to coach companies and to scold them. His voice is that of a humanist, not a corporate functionary, which makes it persuasive’ – The Economist


Henri Cartier-Bresson: Here and Now

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Here and Now

This lavishly illustrated monograph – published to accompany France’s first major retrospective since the photographer’s death in 2004 – traces Cartier-Bresson’s development as a photographer, activist, journalist and artist. In addition to some of his best-known photographs, here are many seldom seen or unpublished images, and some rarities in colour as well as black and white.


Comics - a Global History

Comics: A Global History

This groundbreaking book is the first to integrate the global story of comics over the last five decades. Includes nearly 300 images, reproduced in original colour and with extensive captions.

‘Smart and interesting, and might make you laugh, too’ – The Observer


Designing Here/Now

Designing Here/Now
A Global Selection of Objects, Concepts and Spaces for the Future

From consumer products to speculative ventures, from transportation to visual communication, from design writing to food design, the entrants and winners of the Core77 Design Awards capture the spirit of the design industry, and the best work chosen by panels of jury members that include design luminaries from the US, Europe, India and China.


Duchamp Dictionary

The Duchamp Dictionary

Explores Marcel Duchamp’s life and work in more than 200 alphabetical entries – from alchemy and anatomy to Warhol and windows, via the Bicycle Wheel, chess and the fourth dimension!

'It’s about time that a publication reveals the vastness of Duchamp’s influence and thinking in the 20th and 21st centuries. I have absolute praise for Girst’s achievement with this historic publication' – Jeff Koons


Eureka!

Eureka!
The Most Amazing Scientic Discoveries of All Time

Packed with fascinating details of experiments and equipment, blunders and lucky escapes, Eureka! will appeal to children around the age of nine and over with an interest in history, science and adventure.

‘Exciting and educational’ – Parent Talk


The Fashion Swatch Book

The Fashion Swatch Book

With fabric designs by more than one hundred of the world’s top fashion designers and brands and over 1,100 images, this is the most comprehensive sourcebook of fashion fabrics ever produced. Also features step-by-step factory photoshoots of the processes involved in the production of fashion fabrics – offering an invaluable insight into the world of fabric manufacturing today.


Hats by Madame Paulette

Hats by Madame Paulette
Paris Milliner Extraordinaire

Madame Paulette learned her trade between the wars, and by the 1940s and ’50s her hats crowned the heads of everyone who was anyone in Paris – film stars such as Greta Garbo and Audrey Hepburn; royal customers, including Princess Grace of Monaco; Cecil Beaton asked her to create the hats for 'My Fair Lady' and 'Gigi'. The great fashion photographers clamoured for her designs: Avedon, Newton, Horst and Klein vied for her latest creations for their photoshoots. Even Gabrielle Chanel, a former hat-maker herself, came to her!

‘She was the last of a line of artists of this kind. She had something in her fingers, a magic touch...’ – Karl Lagerfeld


Horses by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Horses by Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Yann Arthus-Bertrand's photographs show horses as they really are – lively, high-spirited, mettlesome, animated, and even ethereal. He portrays these magnificent creatures on location around the globe, from central Asia to Argentina, Mongolia to Cameroon, Montana to Russia ...


Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy
and Other Posters from the Nanny State

Using slogans combined with eye-catching graphics the British government in the postwar era sought to influence everything from the jobs people did to what they ate and drank, how they saved their money and behaved on the road. Includes 40 detachable posters

‘Clever, colourful, creative … entertaining … a fascinating piece of social history and a chronicle of changing graphic styles’ – Saga


Rowing Blazers

Rowing Blazers

A stylish celebration of the striped, piped, trimmed and badged blazers that are still worn by oarsmen and oarswomen around the world, and of the rituals, elite athletes, prestigious clubs and legendary races associated with them. The original photographs are taken at the historic boathouses, campuses and team rooms all over the world, punctuated by action shots from major rowing events and accompanied by histories, anecdotes and descriptions of the esoteric traditions behind each blazer.


Verve: The Sound of America

Verve: The Sound of America
Collector's edition

Hot on the heels of one of the most talked-about jazz books in years, comes the musically-enhanced, strictly limited Collector’s Edition. Slipcased with vinyl re-issues of ten legendary recordings on Verve, this is an exceptional opportunity to own a unique slice of jazz history.

‘Exhaustive, weighty and beautifully packaged … The assemblage of glorious archive photographs, tour posters, album sleeves and ephemera is eye-poppingly beautiful’ – The Daily Telegraph}


Why Fashion Matters

Why Fashion Matters

Fashion matters to the economy, to society and to each of us personally. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are – or who we want to be. In 101 provocative entries Frances Corner teases out the contradictions of an industry that simultaneously values technology and craft, timeless style and fast fashion, the bespoke and the mass-market, consumption and sustainability, cold hard numbers and creative expression.
Frances Corner is Head of London College of Fashion.

‘… a thought-provoking read delivered with gentle authority … I can see myself returning to it again and again for reference … an essential read for any aspiring fashion industry professional or fashion student’ – Style London