Today’s television is packed with programs featuring crime scene investigation and their ubiquitous scenes of autopsy and forensic medicine. Existential questions about life and death are no longer only addressed on the philosophical level of Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, but in drastic images. Splatter, horror and the Gothic are not only making their comeback in TV or in movies, but are influencing the current style of editorial design, illustration and photography.
Beyond Architecture is the first publication of its kind to document the creative exploration of architecture and urban propositions in the contemporary arts. Presenting experimental projects from an array of creative contexts, the book features a multitude of groundbreaking approaches. It demonstrates how not only architects and designers, but also artists are taking architecture as a starting point for experimentation.
The trailblazing, self-made Belgian designer and artist, Arne Quinze, is a creative phenomenon. Effortlessly crossing over between the most diverse disciplines from art, design and architecture, he has established a new invigorating design language that has taken the design world by storm and has instantly become
In today’s changing world, architects and engineers must address issues of sustainability when designing buildings, homes and urban developments. Through groundbreaking architecture, innovative urban planning and social engagement, the awareness of how sustainable architecture can make an environmental impact are becoming increasingly grounded in public consciousness. Like its successful predecessor, Architecture of Change 2 presents an unrivaled collection of the most innovative architecture projects that make a considerable contribution to a brighter future.
Today’s architects and engineers are increasingly being asked to address issues of sustainability in our changing world. Architecture of Change presents outstanding architectural projects that combine creativity, scientific knowledge, technical innovation, social engagement and a strong sense of responsibility to address environmental challenges. The book is based on the Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity in the Built Environment.
In Greek mythology Arcadia was a pristine, remote mountain idyll in which mankind lived in harmony with nature, free of burdens and responsibilities. Today, the desire to escape the urban bustle inspires the longing to retreat to natural serenity. The book Arcadia takes readers on a journey through a collection of alpine and backcountry architecture and interior design projects by architects, designers and artists.
Despite their rich tradition of calligraphy, the Arab World and Persia are not known for their contemporary graphic design, illustration and typography. Especially now, it’s worth taking a look at the region’s creativity. Young designers are just beginning to chart their own compelling course between local visual convention and a modern, international style.
Arabesque investigates the creative potential of the Arab World and Iran. This book features examples of recent innovative and groundbreaking design work that is inspired by the richness of the region’s visual culture.
Building on the success of Grimm, dgv is publishing an illustrated selection of fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen in commemoration of his 200th birthday in 2005. As in Grimm, the original texts of the traditional stories are combined with contemporary visuals – a mix that proved to be popular with a broad general audience from children to grandparents.