5 yr aniiversary a4d in salone

5 yr aniiversary a4d  in salone

Sunday, 12 June 2016


Picture above (background): Vintage card by the E.L.I.A Archives (eng.: Hellenic Literary and Historical Archives), supported by M.I.E.T, Greece (: National Bank Educational Foundation) Publications. For more info on M.I.E.T and E.L.I.A actions, initiatives, schemes and shops please follow:

The A4D-D4A exciting choice of 10 best design and crafts publications, for the summer!
Read and think:

1. www.prestel.com FASHION/ ECOLOGY (English, 2016)

 Fashion Made Fair by Ellen Kohrer and Magdalena Schaffrin

Is green the new black? This beautifully illustrated book pays tribute to contemporary designers whose creations are at once fashion-forward as well as sustainable, responsible, and humanely produced.

2. www.arnoldsche.com JEWELLERY (English, available from Mid-September 2016)

by Beatriz Chadour-Sampson and Janice Hosegood

The life and career of contemporary jewellery's patron saint: Barbara Cartlidge and her legendary gallery/boutique Electrum in 21,South Molton str., London - finally thoroughly presented and illustrated. A rare study dedicated to an exquisite woman, artist, designer, entrepreneur, activist and pilar of the contemporary jewellery and crafts movement, as recorded from the 70's and beyond.

3. www.arnoldsche.com DESIGN/ FURNITURE (English- Norwegian)

EKSTRØM EXTREME. Norwegian Furniture and Industrial Design :by Denise Hagströmer(ed)

The phenomenal and unique creativity of pioneer furniture designer Terje Ekstrøm (1944-2013) whose work contributed a new vitality and independence to the Norwegian design scene of the 1970s and 80s. Challenging the ideals of the golden age of Scandinavian design, his practice was characterized by an eclectic search for originality.

4. www.dardanos.net  GUTENBERG PUBLISHERS, Athens HISTORY/ INDUSTRIAL DESIGN (Greek, 1st edition: December 2015 available from Jan 2016)
Μια Ιστορία για τα Ελληνικά Μηχανήματα του Μηχανουργείου Κούππα (1882-1940), Ευγενία Κρεμμυδά
(:A History of Greek Machinery: The Kouppas Factory of Industrial Machinery (1822-1940) by Eugenia Kremmyda)

A concise history of Greek Industrial machinery through the analysis of the Kouppas factory, in Piraeus, Greece- the biggest industrial unit in the field, on Hellenic ground. The book is far more than a discovery of the company's archives, it contributes immensely to the actual understanding of greek industrial heritage and engineering - by also giving a perspective on the sectors rebirth.

5. www.routledge.com  SOCIAL SCIENCE/ DESIGN (english, 2015)

The Routledge Companion to Design Research. Edited by Paul Rodgers, Joyce Yee

The Routledge Companion to Design Research offers a comprehensive examination of design research, celebrating the plurality of design research and the wide range of conceptual, methodological, technological and theoretical approaches evident in contemporary design research.

6. www.tezukuritown.com (manufacturer name  : NIHON VOGUE) CRAFTS (Japanese,

COS costume Making Book

Basic instructions For Cosplay costume production, fabric and sewing recommendations, such as Tsukekata  paper arrangements and patterns, commentated in detail. Beautiful dresses and flared skirts, body suits, Manabu orchid-garments, swallowtail jackets....FUN! S ~ L size for women. CD ROM included!

7. www.tezukuritown.com (manufacturer name  : NIHON VOGUE) CRAFTS (Japanese,

Fully -used Bags

Introduction to semicircle bag, purse, round pochette, tetra pouch, triangle bag, Azuma bag, cube bag, collage bag, etc. In addition to the basics of sewing, a three-step work process on photos, to make  beginners confident with the book content. Work it, you will be a fanatic!

8. http://store.nardinieditore.it/   INTERIOR DESIGN/ CONSERVATION/ RESTORATION (Italian)

Colore. Colorimetria: sistema di colore Carlieri-Bianco (: Colour. Colorimetry: the Carlieri-Bianco system)

The classic manual on color science and technology, now on E-Book!!! Essential. You can read it on your Kindle device, PC, mobile, tablet.

9. http://www.nardinibookstore.it  ARCHITECTURE/ URBANISM (Italian)

APE – Guida al nuovo Attestato di Prestazione Energetica (:APE - Guide to the new Energy Performance Certificate)

III Edition (on call from 26 June 2015): Energy performance , prescriptions and minimum requirements . Project technical report . Adaptation of national guidelines for energy certification. If you are an architect, with a practice in Europe, is worth having a look on the new, updated laws applied to energy certificates for buildings in Italy- it is a very complete list of rules, useful to adopt in other countries. The Italians do it better....?

10. http://pepinpress.com WEB DESIGN/ ON-LINE MEDIA DESIGN (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Chinese, 2016,)

Web Design Index by Content 05

Would you like an overview of the state of the art in web design in a specific field? this book provides exactly that: every year, 500 new designs are selected and grouped in more than 20 categories, such as architecture, art, fashion, food, IT, music, photography, product catalogues, etc.
Two pages from each site are included: an opening page and a page representative of the nature of the site. This is the fifth in a series  of titles, which has become the industry standard in tracking trends in web design. This year has seen an emphasis on large images, typographic innovations and a more hand-made or hand-drawn feel in web design.
The websites featured in this book are organized by subject and provide an invaluable reference for web designers.The enclosed CD contains previews of and a link to each of the featured websites. TOP!

Enjoy and get the most out of it. (Design) Books are TREASURES.


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