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  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    It was in 1946 that the world first came to hear of a coral atoll in the Marshall Islands called Bikini. The following year, French couturier Louis Réard borrowed the name and applied it to a bathing costume for women. Breaking from decades of conformity, Réard dared to ?undress? women?s bodies in order to better emphasize what remained clothed - albeit... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    En 1946, le monde découvrait un atoll des îles Marshall : Bikini. En 1947, le couturier français Louis Réard s'emparait de ce nom pour en faire un vêtement de bain pour les femmes. Rompant avec des décennies de conformisme, M. Réard choisissait de dénuder leur corps pour mieux l'habiller, de quelques morceaux d'étoffe.En adoptant le bikini sur les... more...

  • Bikini Storyby Patrik Alac

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Im Jahre 1946 entdeckt die Welt auf den Marshallinseln ein Atoll namens Bikini, auf dem die Amerikanerverheerende Atomtests durchführen. Nur wenige Tage später bedient sich der französische Modemacher Louis Réartdes skandalträchtigen Namens für ein neuentworfenes Badekostüm, das den weiblichen Körper wie nie zuvorentkleidet, um ihn ? mit einem winzigen... more...

  • Biophilic and Bioclimatic Architectureby Amjad Almusaed

    Springer London 2010; US$ 195.96

    Here is a guide to innovative architectural design for those working with biophilic and bioclimatic architectural concepts. It develops an architectural strategy, which integrates the concepts of passive and low-energy buildings, biophilia and human comfort. more...

  • Production and Use of Urban Knowledgeby Hans Thor Andersen; Rob Atkinson

    Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 130.64

    This book discusses the emerging importance of urban knowledge, and the controversies surrounding issues of power and bias, selection and implementation of knowledge economies in urban contexts. more...

  • Warman's Shoes Field Guideby Caroline Ashleigh

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.29

    "Warman's" Shoes Field Guide" offers up-to-date pricing from Caroline Ashleigh. The book is organized by era and designer, highlighting the leading fashion trends and innovations that captivate collectors today. Gorgeous color photos illustrate everything from chunky and wild disco platforms to the restrained elegance of Roger Vivier and Prada. Each... more...

  • Innovation By Designby Chakravarthy B K; Janaki Krishnamoorthi

    Springer India 2013; US$ 76.20

    This book details how a product is designed and developed , from identifying user need through market research to manufacturing and final performance. A complete case-study, the development of a postal box, illustrates the different steps and challenges. more...

  • Integrated Buildingsby Leonard R. Bachman

    Wiley 2004; US$ 130.00 US$ 112.67

    An "anatomical" study of building systems integration with guidelines for practical applications Through a systems approach to buildings, Integrated Buildings: The Systems Basis of Architecture details the practice of integration to bridge the gap between the design intentions and technical demands of building projects. Analytic methods are introduced... more...

  • The Humanities in Architectural Designby Soumyen Bandyopadhyay; Jane Lomholt; Nicholas Temple; Renée Tobe

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 58.95

    Offering an in-depth consideration of the impact which humanities have had on the processes of architecture and design, this book asks how we can restore the traditional dialogue between intellectual enquiry in the humanities and design creativity. Written by leading academics in the fields of history, theory and philosophy of design, these essays... more...

  • Die Dessousby Muriel Barbier

    Parkstone International 2015; US$ 9.95

    Worin liegt der Nutzen der Dessous, die heutzutage sowohl in denMagazinen als auch auf großen Litfass-Säulen oder Plakatwändebeherrschenden Postern zu finden sind und die Körperformgerechter Models umhüllen? Viele Frauen kaufen Dessous, umihrem Partner ? oder sich selbst ? eine Freude zu machen. Unddennoch scheinen seit vielen Jahrhunderten die Frauen... more...