Gràfica de les Rambles

The Signs of Barcelona

Author: Louise Fili

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616895617

Category: Design

Page: 264

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From the labyrinthine paths and serene squares of the Gothic Quarter to the stunning art nouveau architecture of the Eixample, Barcelona is a place of irresistible charm. Throughout this beloved Catalan city by the sea, dazzling signage is everywhere: glowing mosaics and stained glass, intricately carved stonework and brilliantly gilded placards that herald the city's eclectic mix of commerce, all documented with affection and a dash of obsession by celebrated graphic designer Louise Fili. Gràfica de les Rambles is Fili's travelogue and photographic diary of the most striking and inventive signs for restaurants and hotels, farmàcias and pastisserias, the workshops of artisans, and grand department stores. This follow-up to Graphica della Strada: The Signs of Italy and Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris is a love letter to Barcelona and a trove of inspiration.
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Graphique de la Rue

The Signs of Paris

Author: Louise Fili

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616893132

Category: Design

Page: 264

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Paris is a city of pure enchantment, and everyone who loves the City of Light has a Parisian muse, from the Tour Eiffel to crème caramel. For celebrated graphic designer and incessant flâneur Louise Fili, it's the city's dazzling signage. For more than four decades, Fili has strolled picturesque Parisian rues and boulevards with map and camera, cataloging the work of generations of sign craftsmen. Graphique de la Rue is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Paris's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. Classic neon café signs are juxtaposed with the dramatic facades of the Moulin Rouge and the Folies Bergère. Colorful mosaics cheerfully announce hotel entrances, department stores, fishmongers, even public toilets. Hector Guimard's legendary entrances to the Paris Métro stations brush elbows with graceful gold-leaf and dimensional Art Deco, Futurist, or Art Nouveau architectural lettering, as well as whimsical pictorial signs (giant eyeglasses announce optiques, and oversized hanging shears indicate a knife and scissors maker). A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these masterpieces of vernacular design, now destroyed, live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Paris sure to inspire designers and armchair travelers alike.
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Grafica Della Strada

The Signs of Italy

Author: Louise Fili

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616893575

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self-described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities and countryside of Italy cataloging the work of sign craftsmen in whose hands type takes on new life with a tantalizing menu of styles. Classical, eclectic, or Futurist; in gold leaf, marble, brass, wood, wrought iron, enamel, ceramic, or neon; painted, carved, inlaid, etched, tiled, or stenciled— the creative possibilities are endless. Grafica della Strada is Fili's photographic diary of hundreds of Italy's most inventive restaurant, shop, hotel, street, and advertising signs. A major influence on Fili's own work, many of these marvels of vernacular design live on solely in this book, a typographic love letter to Italy that will be an inspiration to designers and Italophiles everywhere.
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0847861651

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Saul Bass

Anatomy of Film Design

Author: Jan-Christopher Horak

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813147190

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 492

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Iconic graphic designer and Academy Award--winning filmmaker Saul Bass (1920--1996) defined an innovative era in cinema. His title sequences for films such as Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) and Anatomy of a Murder (1959), Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) and North by Northwest (1959), and Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (1955) introduced the idea that opening credits could tell a story, setting the mood for the movie to follow. Bass's stylistic influence can be seen in popular Hollywood franchises from the Pink Panther to James Bond, as well as in more contemporary works such as Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002) and television's Mad Men. The first book to examine the life and work of this fascinating figure, Saul Bass: Anatomy of Film Design explores the designer's revolutionary career and his lasting impact on the entertainment and advertising industries. Jan-Christopher Horak traces Bass from his humble beginnings as a self-taught artist to his professional peak, when auteur directors like Stanley Kubrick, Robert Aldrich, and Martin Scorsese sought him as a collaborator. He also discusses how Bass incorporated aesthetic concepts borrowed from modern art in his work, presenting them in a new way that made them easily recognizable to the public. This long-overdue book sheds light on the creative process of the undisputed master of film title design -- a man whose multidimensional talents and unique ability to blend high art and commercial imperatives profoundly influenced generations of filmmakers, designers, and advertisers.
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Free Women of Spain

Anarchism and the Struggle for the Emancipation of Women

Author: Martha A. Ackelsberg

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781902593968

Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 5346

With fists upraised, Mujeres Libres struggled for their own emancipation and the freedom of all.
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You Are Here: NYC

Mapping the Soul of the City

Author: Katharine Harmon

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616895497

Category: Design

Page: 192

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Maps are magical. Every graphic, like every story, has a point of view, and New York is rife with mapmaking possibilities, thick with mythology, and glutted with history. You Are Here: NYC assembles some two hundred maps charting every inch and facet of the five boroughs, depicting New Yorks of past and present, and a city that never was. "A Nightclub Map of Harlem" traces a boozy night from the Radium and the Cotton Club to the Savoy and then the Lafayette; "Wonders of New York" pinpoints three hundred sites of interest, including the alleged location of Captain Kidd's buried treasure; the Ghostbusters subway map plots the route from Astral Projections Place to Stay Puft Street; and a rejected proposal of ornate topiaries illustrates a Central Park that might have been. This sequel to the best-selling You Are Here includes original essays by Bob Mankoff, Maria Popova, Sarah Boxer, and Rebecca Cooper, among others.
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The Art of Moana

Author: Jessica Julius,Maggie Malone

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452158975

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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The Art of Moana is the latest title in our exceptional series showcasing artwork from the creation of Walt Disney Animations' latest releases. Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world ventured across the Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped—and no one today knows why. From Walt Disney Animation Studios, Moana is a CG-animated adventure about a spirited teenager who sails out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder and fulfill her ancestors' unfinished quest. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demi-god Maui and together they traverse the open ocean on an action-packed adventure, encountering enormous fiery creatures and impossible odds. The stunning artwork in this behind-the-scenes book includes character designs, storyboards, colorscripts, and much more.
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Great Business Teams

Cracking the Code for Standout Performance

Author: Howard M. Guttman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470428443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Understand and decode the inner workings of great business teams with the more than 30 in-depth examples in Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance. Author Howard Guttman examines and dissects teams at top-management, business-unit, and functional levels and isolates five key factors that drive team performance to offer you insight into the ways these teams achieve success. Using this book, go directly to the marketplace to scrutinize teams in a variety of industries, evaluating the challenges they face and the methods they choose to manage these challenges.
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Now You See It and Other Essays on Design

Author: Michael Bierut

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616896249

Category: Design

Page: 240

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"Design is a way to engage with real content, real experience," writes celebrated essayist Michael Bierut in this follow-up to his best-selling Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design (2007). In more than fifty smart and accessible short pieces from the past decade, Bierut engages with a fascinating and diverse array of subjects. Essays range across design history, practice, and process; urban design and architecture; design hoaxes; pop culture; Hydrox cookies, Peggy Noonan, baseball, The Sopranos; and an inside look at his experience creating the "forward" logo for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Other writings celebrate such legendary figures as Jerry della Femina, Alan Fletcher, Charley Harper, and his own mentor, Massimo Vignelli. Bierut's longtime work in the trenches of graphic design informs everything he writes, lending depth, insight, and humor to this important and engrossing collection.
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Stencil Type

Author: Steven Heller,Louise Fili

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500241462

Category: Design

Page: 352

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Stencils are ubiquitous in the fields of industry, military, traffic and transportation, as well as in the home, often applied as ornamental patterns on cabinets, walls and floors. And because they are an affordable means of mass communication, stencils are even employed by populist, rebellious and street-art movements. This follow-up to the cult typography volumes Scripts and Shadow Type, perennial favourites among designers looking for fresh and unexpected ideas, presents hundreds of examples from the 19th through the 20th centuries, artfully selected by Steven Heller and Louise Fili, preceded by a historical introduction and arranged by country of origin.
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The Design of Dissent

Socially and Politically Driven Graphics

Author: Milton Glaser,Mirko Ilic

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1616736372

Category: Design

Page: 240

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Chosen by the Editors at Amazon.com as one of the top 50 Best Books of 2005 - Now in paperback! With the world's economy in a slump, the Middle East's never ending conflict, and the on-going war on terrorism, there is a heightened awareness in the world community of the many sides of the numerous issues that both directly and indirectly affect our lives. Increasingly, people are feeling powerless and underrepresented because they have no voice. Designers, however, have a voice. They are among the most influential bystanders because their skills enable them to communicate a message easily through the Web or through posters and printed pieces. A picture is worth a thousand words and designers have used this adage to their advantage for years by creating simple yet powerful designs that immediately convey the message to the viewer. The Design of Dissent focuses on graphic work that designers have made as a result of social and political concerns. The time is certainly ripe as the U.S., and world, flares in opposition on so many important issues.
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Class, Culture and Conflict in Barcelona, 1898-1937

Author: Chris Ealham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113442339X

Category: History

Page: 284

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This book investigates urban conflict, popular protest and social control in Barcelona during the period 1898-1937. Focusing upon the sources of anarchist power in the city and the role of the organised anarchist movement during the Second Republic the volume concludes with an analysis of the decline of the power of the anarchist movement during the civil war in its identification of the local conditions that made Barcelona into the capital of European anarchism.
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The Splintering of Spain

Cultural History and the Spanish Civil War, 1936–1939

Author: Chris Ealham,Michael Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445528

Category: History

Page: N.A

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This 2005 book explores the ideas and culture surrounding the cataclysmic civil war that engulfed Spain from 1936 to 1939. It features specially commissioned articles from leading historians in Spain, Britain and the US which examine the complex interaction of national and local factors, contributing to the shape and course of the war. They argue that the 'splintering of Spain' resulted from the myriad cultural cleavages of society in the 1930s that are investigated here at both local and national levels. Thus, this book tends to see the civil war less as a single great conflict between two easily identifiable sets of ideas, social classes or ways of life than historians have previously done. The Spanish tragedy, at the level of everyday life, was shaped by many tensions, both those that were formally political and those that were to do with people's perceptions and understanding of the society around them.
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The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition

Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance

Author: Milton Glaser,Mirko Ilic,Steven Heller

Publisher: Rockport Publishers

ISBN: 1631595024

Category: Design

Page: 296

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Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinions is not only our privilege, it is our responsibility. Most importantly, it is a human right, one which must be fervently fought for, protected, and defended. Many of the issues and conflicts visited in the first edition of this book remain vividly present today. They are reminders of how democracy and social change are often incremental, requiring patience, diligence, hope, and the continuing brave voices of designers whose skillful imagery emboldens in the face of struggle. The 160-plus new works in this edition document the Arab Spring, the Obama presidency, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the election of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin’s continuing influence, the Women’s March, the ongoing refugee crises, the environment, and much more. This powerful collection, totaling well over 550 images, stands not only as a testament to the power of imagery, but also as an urgent call to action. This edition includes the original Foreword by Tony Kushner as well as Steven Heller's interview of Milton Glaser entitled, "Dissenting Conditions."
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Vintage Type and Graphics

An Eclectic Collection of Typography, Ornament, Letterheads, and Trademarks from 1896-1936

Author: Steven Heller,Louise Fili

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581158922

Category: Design

Page: 207

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This collection of rare and vintage typefaces, page layouts, logos and decorations dating from 1869 to 1936 provides inspiration and is a handy resource for graphic designers and anyone with an interest in vintage design. Original.
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Fodor's Barcelona

with Highlights of Catalonia

Author: Fodor's Travel Guides

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0804142297

Category: Travel

Page: 416

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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. This stunning full-color guide contains magazine-style features illustrating Barcelona's biggest draws, from the cutting-edge cuisine to the dizzying heights of Gaudí's architecture. This travel guide includes: · Dozens of full-color maps plus a handy pullout map with essential information · Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks · Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path · Major sights such as The Boqueria Market, Gaudi's Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo and the Manzana de la Discordia, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Museu Picasso, Park Guell, Palau de la Musica Catalana, and Santa Maria del Mar Basilica · Coverage of Barcelona, Catalonia, Valencia, the Costa Blanca, Bilbao, and the Basque Country Planning to visit more of Spain? Check out Fodor's country-wide travel guide to Spain.
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Ceramics

Contemporary Artists Working in Clay

Author: Kate Singleton

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452148155

Category: Art

Page: 176

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This ebook presents the work of 30 contemporary artists who have turned to clay to shape their most innovative ideas into stunning works of art. From cups shaped like crystals to a tree trunk made of porcelain and stoneware planters painted to look like ladies, popular curator and blogger Kate Singleton collects here whimsical pieces with narrative, graphic, curious, and organic qualities that blur the line between fine art, design, and craft. Ceramics is a vital guide to an evolving medium and for those interested in the future of art and craft.
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We Are Bananas

Author: Charles Saatchi

Publisher: Palazzo Editions

ISBN: 9781786751072

Category:

Page: 240

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In his new book, Charles Saatchi looks at hard-to-believe bewildering facts. Amongst the startling images, these mystifying hidden stories are explained in Saatchi's entertaining, succinct style. His previous books include Holy Cow!, Beyond Belief: The Golden Age of Madison Avenue, Known Unknowns, Dead: A Celebration of Mortality, Naked Eye, Be The Worst You Can Be, and My Name Is Charles Saatchi and I'm An Artoholic, in which he answered questions from journalists, critics, and members of the public with brutally frank candor.
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