Take a trip to the heart of suburbia through the lens of Kim Walvisch as she captures the icons that define our neighbourhoods.
From the humble weatherboard to a postwar brick veneer, ornate iron gates to the faded signage of a once-busy corner store, The Burbs takes us on a nostalgic journey through the streets where we grew up and the places we call home.
Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, Thackara shows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities creating a replacement economy--one that nurtures the earth and its inhabitants rather than jeopardizing its future--from the ground up. Each chapter is devoted to a concern all humans share--land and water management, housing, what we eat, what we wear, our health, how and why we travel--and demonstrates that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment.
An important little how to in our current climate.
A new comprehensive overview on the history of modern furniture design. With more than 1,000 pages, the Atlas is the most extensive book ever to be published on the topic. It documents 1,740 objects by over 540 designers, and features more than 2,800 illustrations, from object photographs to design sketches and interiors as well as patents, brochures, art, architecture, and portraits of the designers.
The publication includes works by the most significant designers of the past 230 years and documents all important stages of design history. This includes 19th century furniture made out of bentwood and metal, Art Nouveau and Secession style designs, iconic designs by protagonists of modernism such as Le Corbusier, Gerrit Rietveld, Charlotte Perriand, Marcel Breuer, and Eileen Gray, but also post-war, post-modern, and contemporary furniture by designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Gae Aulenti, Finn Juhl, Ettore Sottsass, Philippe Starck, Hella Jongerius, Jasper Morrison, and Konstantin Grcic.