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  • Les Wallpaper* City Guides proposent au voyageur amateur de design, un choix rigoureux des meilleures adresses qu'une ville peut offrir, dans une mise en pages sobre et élégante. Précis et pratiques, ils réunissent toutes les informations nécessaires pour vous faire découvrir de l'intérieur les villes les plus enivrantes du monde. Que vous voyagiez pendant 48 heures ou une semaine, que ce soit pour affaires ou pour le plaisir, nous avons sélectionné pour vous les meilleurs restaurants, bars et hôtels (et les chambres à retenir), les sites et les magasins les plus incroyables, et réalisations les plus séduisantes en matière de design et d'architecture. Nous espérons vous faire sortir des sentiers battus et, quelle que soit la durée de votre séjour, vous donner une réelle perception de la géographie de la ville ainsi que la satisfaction d'avoir vu l'essentiel. En bref, ces guides sont autant de passeports pour découvrir ce qu'il se fait de mieux à travers le monde. Bon voyage!

  • Since the samurai battles of the 15th century, Kyoto has avoided confrontation by preserving the old and tolerating the new, which is what makes it so alluring.
    This is a place where mixologists use tea-ceremony techniques to pour a single malt in a bar so minimal you can't see any bottles, and artisans use ancestral methods to make fabric for Lady Gaga's shoes.

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  • Vitamin D3 ; today's best in contemporary drawing Nouv.

    The latest instalment of this indispensable survey of contemporary drawing, chosen by the world's leading art experts.

    Over the past 50 years, drawing has been elevated from a supporting role to a primary medium, ranking alongside painting as a central art form.
    Since the publication of Vitamin D (2005) and D2 (2013), contemporary artists have continued to explore drawing's possibilities - from intimate to large-scale works, in a diversity of mark-making processes and materials. Vitamin D3 showcases more than 100 such artists, nominated by more than 70 international art experts.

  • A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you've seen all that you should.

  • Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.

    Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.

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    - 55 stunning original colour photographs.
    - A unique barometer of the contemporary scene.
    - Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight.
    - A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods.

    Published November 2018.

  • Much of the attraction of Porto derives simply from the picturesque manner in which its granite houses cluster on the steep terrain. Now, though, an active arts and student scene has revitalized the city. It retains an old-world community spirit, but a new wave of architects, designers, and restaurateurs are keeping it well in sync with contemporary Europe.

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  • Les Wallpaper* City Guides proposent au voyageur amateur de design, un choix rigoureux des meilleures adresses qu'une ville peut offrir, dans une mise en pages sobre et élégante. Précis et pratiques, ils réunissent toutes les informations nécessaires pour vous faire découvrir de l'intérieur les villes les plus enivrantes du monde. Que vous voyagiez pendant 48 heures ou une semaine, que ce soit pour affaires ou pour le plaisir, nous avons sélectionné pour vous les meilleurs restaurants, bars et hôtels (et les chambres à retenir), les sites et les magasins les plus incroyables, et réalisations les plus séduisantes en matière de design et d'architecture. Nous espérons vous faire sortir des sentiers battus et, quelle que soit la durée de votre séjour, vous donner une réelle perception de la géographie de la ville ainsi que la satisfaction d'avoir vu l'essentiel. En bref, ces guides sont autant de passeports pour découvrir ce qu'il se fait de mieux à travers le monde. Bon voyage!

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  • Anglais Printed in north Korea

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    Never-before-seen North Korea - a rare glimpse into the country behind the politics and the creativity behind the propaganda.
    This incredible collection of prints dating from the 1950s to the twenty-first century is the only one of its kind in or outside North Korea. Depicting the everyday lives of the country's train conductors, steelworkers, weavers, farmers, scientists, and fishermen, these unique lino-cut and woodblock prints are a fascinating way to explore the culture of this still virtually unknown country. Together, they are an unparalleled testament to the talent of North Korea's artists and the unique social, cultural, and political conditions in which they work.

  • Les Wallpaper* City Guides proposent au voyageur amateur de design, un choix rigoureux des meilleures adresses qu'une ville peut offrir, dans une mise en pages sobre et élégante. Précis et pratiques, ils réunissent toutes les informations nécessaires pour vous faire découvrir de l'intérieur les villes les plus enivrantes du monde. Que vous voyagiez pendant 48 heures ou une semaine, que ce soit pour affaires ou pour le plaisir, nous avons sélectionné pour vous les meilleurs restaurants, bars et hôtels (et les chambres à retenir), les sites et les magasins les plus incroyables, et réalisations les plus séduisantes en matière de design et d'architecture. Nous espérons vous faire sortir des sentiers battus et, quelle que soit la durée de votre séjour, vous donner une réelle perception de la géographie de la ville ainsi que la satisfaction d'avoir vu l'essentiel. En bref, ces guides sont autant de passeports pour découvrir ce qu'il se fait de mieux à travers le monde. Bon voyage!

  • A landmark survey of one of architecture's most controversial yet popular styles - in a great, new, classic edition.

    The Brutalist aesthetic is enjoying a renaissance - and this book documents Brutalism as never before. In the most wide-ranging investigation ever undertaken into one of architecture's most powerful movements, more than 850 Brutalist buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organized geographically into nine continental regions. Much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 102 countries in all, proving that Brutalism was, and continues to be, a truly international architectural phenomenon.

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  • Anglais Ai Weiwei

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    Ai Weiwei (b. 1957) is truly an artist for the twenty-first century. In his sculptures he refashions artefacts and antiques into surprising, sometimes monumental constructions such as Template (2007): hundreds of wooden doors and windows taken from demolished Ming and Qing dynasty temples and arranged into a massive outdoor sculpture. As much as these materials look to the past, they also speak of the present, because never before (and probably never again) have they been available in such abundance. Like his benches carved from centuries-old temple beams, Template is a sly commentary on the speed with which China's building boom is obliterating its past. (When Template collapsed in a rainstorm two weeks after its unveiling at Documenta 12, the artist embraced its demise as a clever artistic twist.) In China today, making art that's critical of current cultural and economic policies is not a particularly safe career move. But Ai's father, the poet Ai Qing, walked a similar path, absorbing European avant-garde styles while studying in 1930s Paris and later standing by them in the face of Communist opposition, a move that eventually led to his exile to the distant provincial town where his son Weiwei came to be born and raised. In the late 1970s Ai Weiwei moved to Beijing, banding together with other pro-democracy artists in a loose collective known as the Stars Group. In 1981, following government retaliation against one of their exhibitions, Ai moved to New York, where he attended art school and lived the life of the bohemian for twelve years, his East Village apartment serving as a base for countless visiting Chinese artists. When his father became ill in 1993 Ai returned to China, settling in Beijing and finally taking up his art career in earnest.

    Weiwei's artistic forebears belong primarily to the Western modernist avant-garde (Duchamp and Beuys are particularly relevant). But Ai has equally and increasingly been influenced by modernist architecture and contemporary urban planning, citing the need for an ideal for living in a country where runaway economic development has shown little regard for the everyday life of the individual. In stark contrast to the glass-and-steel high-rises going up around Beijing, the art galleries, ateliers and homes Ai designs are boxy and modest, made from brick and other vernacular materials. Their resolution of Eastern and Western styles is a fitting parallel to his antique readymade sculptures.

    At a time when the West is finally discovering Chinese contemporary art, Ai is one of the few to have transcended the label 'Chinese artist'. In part thanks to his gallery Urs Meile (Lucerne and Beijing), Ai has won the support of strong European collectors. His work is increasingly being shown at major venues around the world (Kunsthalle Bern, Kunsthaus Graz, Tate Liverpool) and included in major international exhibitions (the Moscow Biennial, the Guangzhou Triennale, Documenta). A complex, multi-faceted artist, Ai is poised to make a deep impact on contemporary art far beyond China's borders.

    In the interview Hans Ulrich Obrist discusses Ai Weiwei's life and motivations, his childhood in a rural province close to the Russian border, his underground political work, his move to New York in the 80s and consequent return to China in the 90s, and his break within the art world.

    Karen Smith's survey examines the evolution of Ai Weiwei's work from the early paintings, drawings, and sculptures pieces through his most recent installations and architectural work, including the cotton-made sculpture World Map (Biennale of Sydney, 2006), the wooden doors and windows structure Template (Documenta 12, 2007) and his collaboration with the Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron for the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

    Bernard Fibicher focuses on Working Progress (Fountain of Light) (2007), a site-specific sculpture for Tate Liverpool inspired by Tatlin's Monument to the Third International (1919) and that takes the form of a spectacular chandelier.

  • Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.

    Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.
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    - Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style.
    - 55 stunning original colour photographs.
    - A unique barometer of the contemporary scene.
    - Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight.
    - A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods.

    Published November 2018.

  • Anglais The art book

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    A brand-new revised and updated edition of Phaidon's accessible, acclaimed A-Z guide to the most important artists of all time.

    Updated for only the third time in its 16-year history, this new edition of the award-winning landmark publication has been refreshed with more than 40 important new artists, including many previously overlooked and marginal practitioners. The new edition spotlights more than 600 great artists from medieval to modern times. Breaking with traditional classifi cations, it throws together brilliant examples from all periods, schools, visions, and techniques, presenting an unparalleled visual sourcebook and a celebration of our rich, multifaceted culture.

  • The high line

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    The acclaimed exploration of the iconic 'park in the sky' in New York that reshaped global perceptions of urban space - back in print.

    Since opening to the public in 2009, the High Line has rapidly become one of New York City's most popular and beloved attractions.
    Phaidon's bestselling The High Line was the first book to document the creative process behind this remarkable architectural achievement comprehensively from concept to completion.
    Seven chapters offer a multidimensional perspective from the minds behind the iconic structure. Now back in print, and featuring over 1,000 images, including drawings and plans, this visual masterpiece captures the High Line's very essence.

  • Look beyond the cinematic backdrop and you'll fi nd a burgeoning creative scene. Beginning in the late noughties, this has led to the launch of major galleries focusing on Czech and Slovak talent. Many of them are found in Holešovice, which used to be off piste but is now one of the city's most exciting enclaves, due to its arty hotspots and lively club culture.

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  • 1 autre édition :

  • Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.

    Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.

    /> - Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style.
    - 55 stunning original colour photographs.
    - A unique barometer of the contemporary scene.
    - Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight.
    - A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods.

  • Your passport to global style, Wallpaper* City Guides present an insider's checklist of all you need to know about the world's most intoxicating cities. Under slick Pantone covers, these pocket-sized travel bibles unearth the hippest nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the coolest retail, the most influential art galleries and cultural spaces, the best in local design and the contemporary architecture that defines a city.

    Perfectly sized for travel, discreet and easy to use, so you don't feel like a tourist, these books are ideal for either extended breaks or business trips. They are rigorously researched, and curated by an extensive network of experts, from in-house editors to in-the-know local correspondents. The series now covers more than 100 dynamic destinations.

    /> - Focus on architecture, design, luxury and style.
    - 55 stunning original colour photographs.
    - A unique barometer of the contemporary scene.
    - Eight main chapters with 11,000 words of insight.
    - A map colour-coded by the hippest neighbourhoods.

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