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FURNITURE OF THE FOGO ISLAND INN

Joseph Kellner (Ed.)

Located between Joe Batt’s Arm and Barr’d Islands on the Back Western Shore of Fogo Island, Newfoundland, the Fogo Island Inn is a spectacular building set in a spectacular landscape, and the site of a collaborative design effort between local artisans and international designers. In annotated full-bleed color images, their designs, furniture and textiles evince the inventive and resourceful use of regional materials, forms and colors responsive to and reflective of this unique environment. Categorized as traditional, minimal, tactile, functional, pattern and fancy, each piece functions as both object and artifact. The project, supported by the Shorefast Foundation and described in introductory text by editor Joseph Kellner, is part of a greater effort to rebuild the economy of care, craft and culture that existed on these islands for hundreds of years. It also serves as inspiration and model for resistance to cultural homogenization and rural decline.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
SHOREFAST FOUNDATION, CANADA
February 2016 / Softcover
6 x 8 ¼ inches / 144 pp / 88 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-154-3 · Retail Price: $28.00

FURNITURE OF THE FOGO ISLAND INN

Joseph Kellner (Ed.)

This unique publication, filled with annotated images, presents an inventory of design, furniture, and textiles produced for Fogo Island Inn. Each piece is a collaborative effort between artisans and craftspeople living on the island and designers from various parts of the world who were invited to engage with the history and communities of Fogo Island and Change Islands in Newfoundland, Canada.

Connecting to hospitality and its import on the island, the project attempts to preserve local heritage, foster the arts, and to stimulate an entrepreneurial culture of art and design as well as international dialogue. The furniture and textile pieces featured in the book, which are inventive and resourceful in their use of regional materials, respond to the unique environment of Fogo Island. Categorized under themes such as traditional, minimal, tactile, functional, pattern, and fancy, each function as both object and artifact. As a point of exchange and means toward self-sufficient community building, this project also serves as a model for resistance against the homogenization in design by focusing on a particular place and time that is expressed through form, color, and material.

STERNBERG PRESS, BERLIN
SHOREFAST FOUNDATION, NEWFOUNDLAND
2015 / Softcover / Softcover / 6 x 8 1/4 inches / 144 pp / 88 color
ISBN: 978-3-95679-154-3 · Retail Price: $28.00

GASOLINE AND MAGIC

Hilar Stadler & Martin Stollenwerk (Eds.)

Everything about them is cool—the baby-blue Porsche 917s, the Chevy Camaros, the striped overalls, the women in thick eyeliner and bell-bottoms, the girls in crocheted bikinis at the finishing line. Taken by amateur photographers the world over, most never before published, the photographs in Gasoline and Magic were selected from the archives of Swiss filmmaker and collector Thomas Horat. Together they tell the story of the evolution of motorcar racing from the 1950s—with such heroes as González and Moss—to the turbocharged chaos of the 1980s. While the amateurism is tangible, careful thought has gone into the composition of these photos, and the result is fascinating. Pop culture buffs and racing car enthusiasts who love the sport with their heart and soul will delight in this publication published to coincide with the eponymous exhibition at the Museum Belpark Kriens, Switzerland.

EDITION PATRICK FREY, ZÜRICH
MUSEUM BELLPARK KRIENS, SWITZERLAND
February 2016 / Exhibition catalog / Hardcover
8 ½ x 12 ½ inches / 288 pp / 264 color
ISBN: 978-3-905929-88-1 · Retail Price: $60.00

RON GILAD

Spaces, Etc./ An Exercise in Utility

Zoë Ryan

Ron Gilad’s hybrid objects combine material wit with aesthetic play; they sit on the fat, delicious line between the abstract and the functional. After training as an industrial designer in Jerusalem, he established his studio Designfenzider in New York in 2001. Though primarily working on furniture, products and tabletop objects, these forms are conceptual opportunities for Gilad to ask questions in 3-D form. Published to coincide with Ron Gilad’s first US exhibition, this volume documents the designer’s recent work, Spaces Etc./ An Exercise in Utility plus an essay from Art Institute of Chicago design curator Zoë Ryan.

Wright
2009 / Exhibition catalog
Softcover / 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches / 62 pp / 57 color
ISBN: 978-0-9904955-2-9 · Retail Price: $20.00

Golden Bell and Beehive

Light Fittings Designed by Alvar and Aino Aalto

Alvar Aalto Museum, Finland
2002 / English and Finnish / Exhibition catalog Softcover / 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches
68 pp / 26 b&w and 81 color
ISBN: 978-952-5371-09-3 · Retail Price: $35.00

HENRIK VIBSKOV & ANDREAS EMENIUS

The Fringe Projects 1–10

A vast, comprehensive – and sometimes hilarious – collaboration, The Fringe Projects brings together two young artists, the Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov (born 1972) and the Swedish graphic artist Andreas Emenius (born 1973), who embarked on a two-year, 10-part journey to explore, as essayist Hannah Heilmann describes it, the “choreography of random.” The artists presented earnest-yet silly tableaus featuring themselves as models, as well as furniture, “man-machines,” and a soap-box dragster-always involving yards of fringe-in magazines, museums, and even a restaurant. The book itself features a fringe-bedecked cover as well as interviews with the artists (one of which, in keeping with the tone of the projects, takes place in a car wash).

Episode Publishers, The Netherlands
2009 / Hardcover / 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches / 138 pp / extensive b&w and color
ISBN: 978-90-5973-115-8 · Retail Price: $55.00

IMPORTANT ITALIAN GLASS

Sara Blumberg & Jim Oliviera (Eds.)

There is an old Murano saying, “Good tools are nice, but good hands are better”, highlighting the deeply artistic nature of Italian glassmaking. This historic compilation of three outstanding private collections offered at auction covers a wide range of 20th-century Italian glass and features all the titans of the field: Napoleone Martinuzzi, the Baroviers, Fulvio Bianconi, Tomaso Buzzi, Paolo Venini, Carlo Scarpa, Dino Martens and Eugene Berman. Volume 1 (2012) documents the collection of Frank Toskan; Volume 2 (2013), the Parisian private collection, including a fine collection of mid-century glass by Barovier; Volume 3 (2014), contains glass from the Dimitri Levas collection and is currently the highest grossing Italian Glass sales in history. Levas began collecting in 1979 just as these works entered the secondary market, buying from the legendary Fifty/50 Gallery in New York. For the first time all three volumes are joined together in this one important document on the best of modernist Italian glass.

WRIGHT, CHICAGO
May 2014 / 3-volume set / Softcover,
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 750 pp / 735 color
ISBN: 978-0-9904955-1-2 · Retail Price: $120.00

IMPORTANT ITALIAN GLASS

Sara Blumberg & Jim Oliviera (Eds.)

There is an old Murano saying, “Good tools are nice, but good hands are better”, highlighting the deeply artistic nature of Italian glassmaking. This historic compilation of three outstanding private collections offered at auction covers a wide range of 20th-century Italian glass and features all the titans of the field: Napoleone Martinuzzi, the Baroviers, Fulvio Bianconi, Tomaso Buzzi, Paolo Venini, Carlo Scarpa, Dino Martens and Eugene Berman. Volume 1 (2012) documents the collection of Frank Toskan; Volume 2 (2013), the Parisian private collection, including a fine collection of mid-century glass by Barovier; Volume 3 (2014), contains glass from the Dimitri Levas collection and is currently the highest grossing Italian Glass sales in history. Levas began collecting in 1979 just as these works entered the secondary market, buying from the legendary Fifty/50 Gallery in New York. For the first time all three volumes are joined together in this one important document on the best of modernist Italian glass.

WRIGHT, CHICAGO
May 2014 / 3-volume set / Softcover,
8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 750 pp / 735 color
ISBN: 978-0-9904955-1-2 · Retail Price: $120.00

INFOGRAPHICS DESIGN

Only the Tokyo-based design publisher BNN would create a book on how to spruce up boring graph-driven Power Point presentations. Infographics Design is an indispensable resource for designers, public relations personnel and anyone who needs to condense and convey statistical information in today’s information society. This beautifully illustrated compendium of infographics and data visualization is divided into five parts including Graphs and Charts, Maps, Pictograms, Motion Graphics and Interactive Graphics. Focusing on expressive methods for use with infographic and data visualization, it presents hundreds of creative designs from around the world. Each entry is referenced with a brief text on its intent and use. In the introduction, Takashi Murakami of Kartz Media Works, who runs the world’s largest infographic community website, Infogra.me, discusses how to create infographics and suggests some key points when creating these effective but engaging digital designs.

BNN, INC., JAPAN
January 2015 / English & Japanese
Softcover / 9 x 11 1/2 inches
168 pp / 300 color
ISBN: 978-4-86100-933-4 · Retail Price: $49.95

IMPORT ANT ITALIAN GLASS

Selected Masterworks from a Private New York Collection

Sara Blumberg & Jim Oliviera (Eds.)

Over 25 years in the making, this collection tells the story of the rebirth of the art-glass industry in the late 19th through 20th centuries. Testament to the vision and dedication of the collectors, this assembly of rare, important and sometimes obscure pieces is exceptional in both quality and scope. Expertly photographed and documented by Wright, the collection features more than 200 works from the most renowned Italian manufacturers and designers, including the greatest collection of Barovier ever to come to market, including early Mosaico and Floreali vases, monumental works of the 1930s and 1940s and rare Tessere Polichrome vases of the 1960s. Works by Carlo Scarpa, Dino Martens, MVM Cappallin, Archimede Seguso, Giorgio Ferro, Thomaso Buzzi, Francesco Ferro e Figlio, Piero Fornasetti, Fratelli Toso, Paolo Venini and others. An invaluable record of this rich and creative time in Italian glass design and production.

WRIGHT, CHICAGO
July 2015 / Softcover
Softcover / 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches / 140 pp / 355 color
ISBN: 978-0-9862138-8-5 · Retail Price: $35.00