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New titles 2015

L'Affiche Art Nouveau
by Alain Weill, published by Editions Hazan, Paris (FR) (October 2015); 384 pages, 27 x 32 cm, 470 color illustrations; hardcover; in french; ISBN 978-2754107716; EUR 55 (about US$ 59).
Cet ouvrage offre un panorama inédit de l’affiche dans le monde entier, des années 1880 à la guerre de 1914, à l’heure où la rue devient un musée de peinture. La reconnaissance de l’affiche fut l’un des combats de l’Art Nouveau, ce mouvement européen qui proclame la sortie de l’historicisme en matière de décoration, et tente d’abolir la hiérarchie traditionnelle entre arts mineurs et arts majeurs. Une iconographie exceptionnelle de près de 470 affiches. Un texte vivant et accessible. Une réflexion sur la place de l’image dans la société de l’information et de la consommation modernes. Par l’auteur de L’Encyclopédie de l’affiche, livre de référence incontournable.
VeryGraphic - Polish Designers of the 20th Century
edited by Jacek Mrowczyk, designed by Kuba Sowinski, published by Adam Mickiewicz Institute and 2+3D Magazine, Warsaw (PL) (March 2015), available from Supersalon; 448 pages, 21 x 28 x 4 cm, about 1000 color illustrations; hardcover; in english; ISBN 978-83-60263-18-1; PLN 159 (about US$ 40). (book cover painted by hand, using different colours for each book)
A handbook of polish graphic design, not only posters but including book, magazine and logo design from 1900 to the present, with portraits and biographies and an index of 800 names, written by the cream of polish graphic design experts: 64 designers, 57 chapters, 30 authors. Read the publishers description, or a review by Steven Heller with many pictures.
Teresa Sdralevich - Attention affiches!
by Teresa Sdralevich, published by and available from Teresa Sdralevich, Brussels (BE) (2014); 40 pages, 14 x 21 cm, numerous black&white illustrations; softcover; in french
Teresa Sdralevich produced this small booklet for a poster workshop for children, that accompanied an exhibition of her posters. Despite its simple text and illustrations, all hand-drawn, it covers the essential aspects of poster history, design and production, and is a masterpiece of book design and visual communication.
Jan Lenica, Legenda polskiego plakatu - Dzielo i postac (Jan Lenica, The legend of polish poster - Work and personality)
Edited by Zdzislaw Schubert, published by Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Sopot (PL) (2014); 80 pages, 32 x 24 cm, about 136 color illustrations and 37 photographs; softcover; in polish and english; ISBN 978-83-61270-92-8;
Catalogue of an exhibition in Sopot (PL) in 2014, with texts by Mariusz Knorowski, Peter Gyllan, Marcin Gizycki, and a very detailled 13 page bibliography by Zdzislaw Schubert. The works come from the collection of the National Museum in Poznan.
Polish Posters: Face or Mask
Edited by Hiroko Shikida, published by Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Kodaira (JP) (2014); 136 pages, 28 x 22 cm, about 170 poster reproductions in color; softcover; in japanese and english
Catalogue of an exhibition at Musashino Art University in 2014, with texts by Yoshiro Imai, Zdzislaw Schubert and Maria Kurpik, a detailes list of posters, and a bibliography
Anton Beeke - it's a miracle
Author Lidewij Edelkoort, edited by Eric Slot, published by and available from BIS Publishers, Amsterdam (NL) (2013); 448 pages, 27 x 21 cm, about 400 poster reproductions in color; softcover; in english, a dutch edition is also available; ISBN 978-90-6369-330-5; EUR 45 (about US$ 50)
A long missing monograph about the most provocative, colorful and creative dutch poster designer, with texts by Esther Cleven, Alston Purvis, Steve Heller, Lidewij Edelkoort, Erwin Olaf, Marian Bantjes, James Victore, Erik Kessels and others. Read more
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L'affiche neuchateloise de la reforme au cap du 21e siecle
by Michel Schlup & Jean-Charles Giroud; Published by Editions Attinger, Hauterive (CH)(2014); 240 pages, 30 x 24 cm, 180 color reproductions, hardcover; in french; ISBN 978-2-940418-76-3; CHF 65 (about US$ 66)
An excellent book about posters from a small region of french speaking Switzerland, with an extensive 12 page bibliography, about artists like Edmond Bille, Jules Courvoisier, Eric de Coulon, Charles l’Eplattenier or Hans Erni, well researched by the top specialists in the field. "Une synthèse historique magistrale" . Read more (pdf of 9 page book review)
Graphic Design : Toyotsugu Itoh
Self promotion book; Designed and published by Toyotsugu Design Office, Nagoya (JP)(2013); about 90 pages, 25 x 25 cm, 66 mostly full page color reproductions, hardcover; in english and japanese;
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Anschlaege von "Drueben" DDR-Plakate 1949-1990
Catalogue of a poster exhibition at the Museum Folkwang / Deutsches Plakatmuseum, Texts by Rene Grohnert, Sylke Wunderlich & Tobia Bezzola; Published by Folkwang / Steidel Goettingen (DE)(2015); 144 pages, 26 x 20 cm, about 160 color reproductions, softcover; in german; ISBN 978-3-86930-981-1;
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Dansk Plakatmuseum - Punk, protest og provokation
Catalogue of an exhibition of punkposters, Texts by Elsebeth Aasted Schanz; Published by Dansk Plakatmuseum & Den Gamle By Aarhus (DK)(2015); 48 pages, 17 x 13 cm, about 30 full page color reproductions, softcover; in english and danish; ISBN 978-87-89328-75-1;
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Earthquakes Mudslides Fires and Riots - California & Graphic Design 1936 - 1986
by Louise Sandhaus, Texts by Denise Gonzales Crisp; Published by Thames & Hudson London (GB))(2015); 416 pages, 25 x 19 cm, hardcover; in english; ISBN 9780500517963; GBP 40 (about US$ 61)
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Josef Mueller-Brockmann Poster Collection 25, Museum fuer Gestaltung Zuerich
Essays by C. de Smet and Lars Mueller; Published by Bettina Richter / Lars Mueller Publishers Zuerich (CH)(2014); 96 pages, 24 x 17 cm, 140 poster reproductions in color; softcover; in german and english; ISBN 978-3-03778-392-4; EUR 28 (about US$ 32)
A compact, well written survey of one of the best known swiss pioneers of graphic design, with a detailed list of posters, a biography, and a short bibliography.
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Peter Bankov - I make posters every day
by Peter Bankov, published by and available from Peter Bankov, Prague (CZ) (2014); 80 pages, 22 x 18 cm, about 400 poster reproductions in color; softcover; in english, czech and russian; ISBN 978-5-91761-293-5; EUR 36 (about US$ 43)
An explosion of creativity from russian graphic designer Peter Bankov, well know as editor of russian graphic design magazine Kak and co-founder of graphic design publishing company Design Depot, now living in Prague and Moscow.

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