Abstract City

Harry N. Abrams - Because he is insanely funny and completely tenderly true. In july 2008, illustrator and designer Christoph Niemann began Abstract City, a visual blog for the New York Times. In niemann’s hands, mundane experiences such as riding the subway or trying to get a good night’s sleep were transformed into delightful flights of visual fancy.

The struggle to keep up with housework became a battle against adorable but crafty goblins, and nostalgia about New York manifested in simple but strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. His posts were inspired by the desire to re-create simple and everyday observations and stories from his own life that everyone could relate to.

Abstract City - And he will make me laugh like crazy about the whole thing. Every single time i come across a piece of his work, which is often as he either works all the time, draws incredibly fast, or worse, it is wonderful. Once again, virtuosic circles around the rest of us, performing neat, to our delight. Print magazine "Irresistible.

Very short list “a masterpiece of sophisticated humor, this is a brilliant one-of-a-kind work. Library Journal, starred review Abrams. If he wasn’t such a genuinely sweet man, we’d surely hate his ass a lot.

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Sunday Sketching

Abrams - Enhanced with nearly 350 original images, this book is a tremendous inspirational and aspirational resource. Also available from Christoph Niemann: Abstract City and I Lego N. Y. Taking its cue from his new york times column Abstract Sunday, this book covers Niemann’s entire career and showcases brilliant observations of contemporary life through sketches, travel journals, and popular newspaper features.

Sunday Sketching - The narrative guides readers through christoph’s creative process, how he built his career, and how he overcomes the internal and external obstacles that creative people face—all presented with disarming wit and intellect. Abrams. From award-winning artist and author Christoph Niemann comes a collection of witty illustrations and whimsical views on working creatively.

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Greenwillow Books - Browse the pages to discover words you don’t know or find a new facet of the ones you do! Create your own stories or poems by combining words, images, and ideas. This compilation of more than 300 words and pictures encourages reading, fuels the imagination, and offers hours of decoding fun. Christoph niemann has illustrated each word with a picture that challenges readers to make connections and puzzle out meaning in a playful way.

What can you do with a word? read it, spell it, tell a story with it, make a sentence with it, picture it, understand it, say it, share it with a friend. Homophones, basic punctuation, and an assortment of silly and unusual words are also included to delineate the eighteen sections of the book. Or pick a word and draw or write what you think happens next.

Words - Can you think of other words to describe the images, or new drawings to interpret the words? Cover a word with your finger and ask a friend to guess it just by looking at the picture. Abrams. Greenwillow Books. Edward fry’s list of sight words are paired with striking and playful illustrations by internationally renowned designer and artist Christoph Niemann to deepen understanding, and to enlighten those learning to read and write English, to enrich, whether they be children or adults.

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The Discovery of Slowness

Paul Dry Books - The discovery of slowness is the slowness of discovery. New york review of books"nadolny's vision is conveyed with restraint and charm…He has written a Utopia of character. New york times book review"its appeal lies in its observation of the texture of life, seen by a character who has to work everything out from first principles.

1942 was an historian and filmmaker, before writing four novels and two collections of essays. Used book in Good Condition. That beat eventually led franklin to sail once more—on his final, fateful voyage—into the Arctic in search of the Northwest Passage. The discovery of Slowness is a riveting account of a remarkable and varied life.

The discovery of slowness 1983 has been translated into all major languages. And it is also a profound and thought-provoking meditation on time. It needs to be read slowly, to be absorbed as much as understood. Scotland on sunday"this is more than an adventure; it's a meditation on time and perception…Not to be rushed, or forgotten.

The Discovery of Slowness - The herald"nadolny brilliantly sets the narrative pace to the rhythms of the frozen landscape, and to the 'slowness which is bred by hunger. Robert macfarlane"this is both a wonderful historical novel and a spell-binding individual portrait…This is a marvellous translation of a masterly work. The observerSten Nadolny b.

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Greenwillow Books - Subway - Greenwillow Books. A father. Two children. And more than 840 miles of track. What does it addup to?Something thrilling. Are you ready for Subway? Abrams. Used book in Good Condition. Greenwillow Books.

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I Lego N.Y.

Harry N. Abrams - I lego n. Y. Abrams Image. Is an imaginative look at life in New York City constructed entirely out of LEGOs. Resident and honorary new yorkers around the world responded enthusiastically to the clever and minimalist inventions, which captured both the iconic the Empire State Building and the mundane man standing on a subway platform in fewer LEGO pieces than one might think possible.

Designer and illustrator christoph niemann was inspired to create a series of miniature New York vignettes out of his sons' toys after a few cold and dark winter days in Berlin. The resulting collection is delightful in its simplicity and moving in its ability to cature the spirit of life in New York in so few strokes.

I Lego N.Y. - . Abrams. Also available from Christoph Niemann: Abstract City and Sunday Sketching. Greenwillow Books. Used book in Good Condition. The former new yorker then posted photographs of his creations along with his handwritten captions on his New York Times blog. This book includes all of the original images, plus thirteen new creations.

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Yes is More. An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution

TASCHEN - Yes is more is a play on words that represents the company’s ethos and sums up its irreverent attitude towards excessive formalism, and its determination to involve the population at large in its creations. Or, as the group itself says:“historically, architecture has been dominated by two opposing extremes: an avant-garde full of crazy ideas, originating from philosophy or mysticism; and the well organized corporate consultants that build predictable and boring boxes of high standard.

In all our actions we try to move the focus from the little details to the BIG picture. Bjarke ingels attracts highly talented coworkers, but also gifted and ambitious clients from all over the world. Yes is more is the easily accessible but unremittingly radical manifesto of Copenhagen-based architectural practice Bjarke Ingels Group, or BIG.

Unlike a typical architectural monograph, this book uses the comic book format to express its groundbreaking agenda for contemporary architecture. Abrams. Greenwillow Books. At big we are devoted to investing in the overlap between radical and reality. As an extension of its methods and results, its debut monograph uses the most approachable and populist means of communication available―the comic.

Yes is More. An Archicomic on Architectural Evolution - He then creates intelligent synergies from wild energies and unforeseen dynamics, valuable, and transforms them into surprising, functional, and beautiful solutions to the specific and complex challenges in each task. Big projects have won awards from the royal Academy of Fine Arts, and the Special Jury Prize at the Venice Architecture Biennale, as well as many other international prizes.

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The Pet Dragon: A Story about Adventure, Friendship, and Chinese Characters

Greenwillow Books 9780061577765 - Greenwillow Books. And readers set off on a journey of learning and discovery. Evergreen. Greenwillow Books. Abrams Image. And a terrific story to share with children everywhere. Used book in Good Condition. By ingeniously integrating written Chinese characters into the illustrations as the story progresses, unique, Christoph Niemann has created a book that is engrossing, and memorable.

Meet lin and her pet dragon! When the dragon mysteriously disappears, Lin sets off on a journey to find her best friend. You are invited to join Lin for an adventure you will not soon forget! Abrams. The pet dragon is a playful introduction to the fascinating world of Chinese language and culture. Greenwillow Books.

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That's How!

Greenwillow Books 9780062019639 - How do things work?Hmmm. Let me think. That's how!christoph niemann invites you to look below the surface in this visual exploration of the way things work. Turns out there is more to it than meets the eye! Abrams. Greenwillow Books. Greenwillow Books. Greenwillow Books. Used book in Good Condition. Abrams Image. Evergreen.

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Paula Scher: MAPS

Princeton Architectural Press - Paintings as tall as twelve feet depict continents, and cities swirling in torrents of information and undulating with colorful layers of hand-painted boundary lines, countries, place-names, and provocative cultural commentary. Displaying a powerful command of image and type, Scher brilliantly transformed the surface area of our world.

Collected here for the first time, Paula Scher MAPS presents thirty-nine of Scher's obsessively detailed, highly personal creations. In the early 1990s, celebrated graphic designer Paula Scher Make It Bigger, 2002 began painting maps of the world as she sees it. Greenwillow Books. Used book in Good Condition.

Paula Scher: MAPS - . The larger her canvases grew, the more expressionistic her geographical visions became. Abrams. Evergreen. Greenwillow Books. Greenwillow Books. Abrams Image.

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Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It

Independently published - Abrams. The power to choose. Every time social network’s interface allows a stalker to find their victim, that’s on us. Every cigarette ad is on us. You’ll learn how to make a case using data and good storytelling. Every ballot that a voter cannot understand is on us. Who we choose to work for is a political act.

Ruined by Design: How Designers Destroyed the World, and What We Can Do to Fix It - Which means we need to do a better job of designing it. You’ll learn how to present your concerns. This book will make you see that design is a political act. But mostly, this book will fill you with the confidence to do the job the way you always wanted to be able to do it. Greenwillow Books. You’ll learn to say NO in a way that’ll make people listen.

Design is also a craft with a lot of blood on its hands. Abrams Image. You’ll learn the importance of building and working with diverse teams who can approach problems from multiple points-of-view. And every time we “improve” their design, they get better at killing. It should make you angry. Evergreen.

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