10 Years, 100 Books, 18,788 Pages of Book Design

Author: Joost Grootens

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064507198

Category: Design

Page: 111

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This book displays and dissects the career and design motives of graphic designer Joost Grootens. In a systematic fashion it charts the first 100 books designed by Grootens over the past ten years. In the first chapter, '10 years', Grootens uses timelines, lists and graphs to map the course of his career as a designer, the people he worked with and the places where the work took place. In '100 books', the designer dissects his book designs. He details the grids, formats, paper stocks, colours and typefaces, and charts the books' structures and compositions. '18,788 pages' shows at actual size a selection of spreads from books designed by Grootens, including the internationally acclaimed atlases. In the text 'I swear I use no art at all' Joost Grootens gives a personal account of making books and the ideas behind his designs.
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Drawings in Fieldwork Notebooks, Namely My Own

Author: Michael Taussig

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226789845

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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I Swear I Saw This records visionary anthropologist Michael Taussig’s reflections on the fieldwork notebooks he kept through forty years of travels in Colombia. Taking as a starting point a drawing he made in Medellin in 2006—as well as its caption, “I swear I saw this”—Taussig considers the fieldwork notebook as a type of modernist literature and the place where writers and other creators first work out the imaginative logic of discovery. Notebooks mix the raw material of observation with reverie, juxtaposed, in Taussig’s case, with drawings, watercolors, and newspaper cuttings, which blend the inner and outer worlds in a fashion reminiscent of Brion Gysin and William Burroughs’s surreal cut-up technique. Focusing on the small details and observations that are lost when writers convert their notes into finished pieces, Taussig calls for new ways of seeing and using the notebook as form. Memory emerges as a central motif in I Swear I Saw This as he explores his penchant to inscribe new recollections in the margins or directly over the original entries days or weeks after an event. This palimpsest of afterthoughts leads to ruminations on Freud’s analysis of dreams, Proust’s thoughts on the involuntary workings of memory, and Benjamin’s theories of history—fieldwork, Taussig writes, provokes childhood memories with startling ease. I Swear I Saw This exhibits Taussig’s characteristic verve and intellectual audacity, here combined with a revelatory sense of intimacy. He writes, “drawing is thus a depicting, a hauling, an unraveling, and being impelled toward something or somebody.” Readers will exult in joining Taussig once again as he follows the threads of a tangled skein of inspired associations.
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A Life on the Low Road

Author: Mishka Shubaly

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 161039559X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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An odyssey of family, heartbreak, violence, punk rock, brokenness, broke-ness, sex, love, loss, drinking, drinking, drinking, and an unlikely savior: distance running. A misfit kid at the best of times, Mishka Shubaly had his world shattered when, in a twenty-four-hour span in 1992, he survived a mass shooting on his school’s campus, then learned that his parents were getting divorced. His father, a prominent rocket scientist, abandoned the family and their home was lost to foreclosure. Shubaly swore to avenge the wrongs against his mother, but instead plunged into a magnificently toxic love affair with alcohol. Almost two decades later, Shubaly’s life changed again when a fateful five-mile run after a bar fight inspired him to clean up his life. And when he finally reconnected with his estranged father, he discovered the story of his childhood was radically different from what he thought he knew. In this fiercely honest, emotional, and self-laceratingly witty book, Shubaly relives his mistakes, misfortunes, and infrequent good decisions: the disastrous events that fractured his life; his incendiary romances; his hot-and-cold career as a rock musician; meeting his newborn nephew while out of his gourd on cough syrup. I Swear I’ll Make It Up to You is an apology for choices Shubaly never thought he’d live long enough to regret, a journey so far down the low road that it took him years of running to claw his way back.
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Uncensored Tales from the Hollywood Trenches

Author: Carrie Keagan,Dibs Baer

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1250026202

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 8373

She’s been called vulgar, crass, sophomoric, offensive and dirty...and that was just in one article. But there’s so much more to talk show host, internet entrepreneur, and original YouTube sensation, Carrie Keagan. You may know her as host, writer, and producer of VH1’s hit morning show Big Morning Buzz Live with Carrie Keagan, but before Judd Apatow made being dirty mainstream, she was pioneering the R-rated, A-List celebrity digital video to an audience of tens of millions on one of the first and most successful YouTube networks ever, No Good TV. She’s turned swearing into an art-form and invited all of Hollywood to join in. Some women f*ck their way to the top but she “f*cked” her way to the top. Her naughty interviews with Hollywood’s elite are the stuff of legend, earning her the nickname “Barbara Walters on Acid.” She’s gone toe-to-toe with virtually every celebrity in the world, and she’s been taking notes. Get ready for all the juicy, behind-the-scenes stories from the biggest stars as she shares her journey from being a bullied kid from Buffalo to Hollywood’s most fearless host. After 8,000 interviews, 2 billion views online, her own TV show, and countless appearances including her upcoming season on Celebrity Apprentice, she’s got crazy stories to tell. Everybody Curses, I Swear! is the quintessential book on the wonderful world of potty-mouthed depravity inside Hollywood!
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Israel-Palestine

Author: Malkit Shoshan

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064506884

Category: Architecture

Page: 479

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The Atlas of the Conflict maps the processes and mechanisms behind the shaping of Israel-Palestine over the past 100 years. Over 500 maps and diagrams provide a detailed territorial analysis of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, explored through themes such as borders, settlements, land ownership, archaeological and cultural heritage sites, control of natural resources, landscaping, wars and treaties. A lexicon, drawing on many different information sources, provides a commentary on the conflict from various perspectives. As a whole, the book offers insights not only into the specific situation of Israel-Palestine, but also into the phenomenon of spatial planning used as a political instrument.
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Author: Brigitte Schuster (Graphic designer),Paul van Capelleveen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783033042599

Category: Book designers

Page: 256

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Interviews met dertien prominente boekontwerpers uit Nederland.
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Adaptive Reuse as a Resource for Sustainable Urban Development

Author: Martina Baum,Kees Christiaanse

Publisher: E T H Honggerberg Zurich

ISBN: 9783856763022

Category: Political Science

Page: 383

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It’s always about each specific location, the people, and a vision. This is the message distilled from these portraits of 30 reused industrial areas. In a wide variety of places all round the globe, reinterpretations of the legacy of the industrial age are releasing tremendous potential energy and creativity – in the USA, Russia, Brazil and China just as much as in Europe. The book examines the background, protagonists and concepts involved and shows various strategies for reuse. In essays and interviews, specialists from both the theoretical and practical fields explain their findings and experiences. Dutch book designer Joost Grootens, well known for his self-explanatory ‘infographics’, has given the 30 projects a visual form allowing fascinating comparisons.
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Author: Jelte Boeijenga,Jeroen Mensink

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9064505942

Category: Architecture

Page: 303

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The Vinex atlas is the result of five years of visits to sites built in accordance with the supplement to the government's fourth report on spatial planning (Vierde Nota over de Ruimtelijke Ordening Extra or Vinex.
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Author: David Nolan

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1786062135

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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'A f**king great book' PETER HOOK, JOY DIVISION 'A fascinating insight into a gig that really did change the world' ROCKSOUND On 4 June 1976, four young men took to the tiny stage of the Lesser Free Trade Hall in Manchester. The noise they made changed everything... The NME named it as the most important gig of all time. When the Sex Pistols played Manchester in '76 they set off a series of musical detonations that are still being felt today. Despite thousands claiming they were in attendance, only a handful of people were actually there – but those that were went on to form bands including The Smiths, Buzzcocks, Joy Division, New Order and The Fall. They kick-started the Manchester music scene, created Factory Records and laid the foundations for the world-famous Haçienda nightclub. Forty years on, music journalist David Nolan tells the true story of that legendary gig, plus the Pistols' follow up performance and the band's first ever TV appearance at Manchester's Granada TV a few weeks later. The question has truly become one of rock 'n' roll's greatest mysteries: Who really saw the Sex Pistols at the Lesser Free Trade Hall in 1976? So how does David Nolan finally solve it? By trying to track down the whole audience! In an updated edition comprised of scores of exclusive, extensive interviews with key players and audience members, and featuring previously unpublished photos, I Swear I Was There is the true story of the electrifying gig that changed the music scene forever. 'The gig that truly heralded the punk revolution. Who was there? David Nolan should know, he wrote a bloody book about it! Here he separates fact from fiction' NME 'Excellent, in-depth study...Hilarious eyewitness testimonies' UNCUT 'One of the greatest rock stories ever told' GQ
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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 219

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As admired for his writing as for his work in art, photography and architecture, Dan Graham was one of the first contemporary artists to embrace Punk, Postpunk and No Wave, becoming a figurehead for those movements, and an early supporter of (and friend to) Glenn Branca and Sonic Youth among many others. "Rock/Music Writings" collects 13 of Graham's most influential writings, on bands ranging from The Kinks to Bow Wow Wow, first published in art journals such as "Real Life," "Open Letter" and "ZG" between 1968 and 1988, and in the now rare volume "Rock My Religion." It includes such landmark essays as "Punk as Propaganda," which explicates the self-packaging and media critique of The Ramones, Devo, the Sex Pistols, the Desperate Bicycles and others; "Rock My Religion," in which Graham traces themes of ecstatic reverie in rock performance (with a focus on Patti Smith), through a beautiful composite of quotation, commentary and photography; and "New Wave Rock and the Feminine," which discusses the onstage personae of Lydia Lunch, Debbie Harry and Siouxsie Sioux, and the gender politics of all-female groups such as The Slits, The Raincoats, Bush Tetras and others. Throughout "Rock/Music Writings," Graham's appraisals are clear-eyed, sophisticated and poetically constructed, a genre of their own within artists' writings.
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Sex Pistols and the Shape of Rock

Author: David Nolan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781903854020

Category: Punk rock music

Page: 192

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TV Tie-in with Major Granada Documentary In June 1976, a fledgling young band called the Sex Pistols played a gig at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. Seemingly only 34 people were actually in the 'crowd' but the impact of that explosive performance has become the stuff of legends and is still being felt. Compiled by award-winning TV producer David Nolan this book tells the story of that seminal concert and reveals how it led directly to the Buzzcocks, Joy Division, Factory Records, the Hacienda, Madchester House Music, the rave scene and Oasis. Illustrated with b/w photos.
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A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.
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Author: Najma F. London

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781425776039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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Growing up going form one foster home to another like a game piece on a no-win board can shatter your view of yourself and the world. In my memoir, "I Swear to tell the truth, the Whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth, So Help Me God" I expose the thoughts and feelings I experienced as I struggled over the past two years to make sense of a life shattered by childhood abandonment, neglect, and abuse. It's difficult for people who live in secure homes to understand how being deprived of simple things like safety, security, and warmth can make you seek these things even in destructive ways. Even with the support of different social services, nothing seemed to fill the emptiness growing inside me, an emptiness I desperately crave to fill. For the past two years I struggled to escape the pain of being unwanted by seeking comfort in the world of alcohol, drugs, and sexual addiction three worlds that have nearly destroyed me. Keywords: Memoir; diary; Journal; Autobiography; Sex Addiction; Drug Addiction; Alcoholism; Childhood Abuse; Mental Illness; Bipolar.
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Author: Donald J. Trump,Tony Schwartz

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307575333

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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President Donald J. Trump lays out his professional and personal worldview in this classic work—a firsthand account of the rise of America’s foremost deal-maker. “I like thinking big. I always have. To me it’s very simple: If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.”—Donald J. Trump Here is Trump in action—how he runs his organization and how he runs his life—as he meets the people he needs to meet, chats with family and friends, clashes with enemies, and challenges conventional thinking. But even a maverick plays by rules, and Trump has formulated time-tested guidelines for success. He isolates the common elements in his greatest accomplishments; he shatters myths; he names names, spells out the zeros, and fully reveals the deal-maker’s art. And throughout, Trump talks—really talks—about how he does it. Trump: The Art of the Deal is an unguarded look at the mind of a brilliant entrepreneur—the ultimate read for anyone interested in the man behind the spotlight. Praise for Trump: The Art of the Deal “Trump makes one believe for a moment in the American dream again.”—The New York Times “Donald Trump is a deal maker. He is a deal maker the way lions are carnivores and water is wet.”—Chicago Tribune “Fascinating . . . wholly absorbing . . . conveys Trump’s larger-than-life demeanor so vibrantly that the reader’s attention is instantly and fully claimed.”—Boston Herald “A chatty, generous, chutzpa-filled autobiography.”—New York Post
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A Companion

Author: Spark Publishing

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781411497467

Category: Drama

Page: 302

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Using selected passages from the "No Fear Shakespeare" translations, offers an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare and includes a brief biography, a portrait of life in sixteenth century England, and an overview of Shakespearian-eratheater.
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Author: Jay Asher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1595147888

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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Includes an introduction by the author, alternate ending, early notes and ideas, deleted scenes, discussion guide, and town map on reverse side of jacket.
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Author: Arjen van Susteren

Publisher: 010 Publishers

ISBN: 9789064505485

Category: Atlases

Page: 311

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Atlas waarin 101 stedelijke regio's in de gehele wereld centraal staan en waarin gegevens als bevolkingsdichtheid, metrogebruik, dataverkeer, de snelheid op autowegen en de gemiddelde temperatuur in juli in een oogopslag te vergelijken zijn.
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Author: Jonathan Olivares

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714861036

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Featuring chairs from a number of well-known designers, 'A Taxonomy of Office Chairs' provides a visual overview of the entire evolution of the modern office chair.
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A Novel

Author: Renée Carlino

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501105809

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9720

Booklist, Top 10 Women’s Fiction of 2016 Goodreads Best Romance of August Redbook.com’s “20 Books by Women You Must ReadThis Fall” Popsugar’s “21 Fiction Reads to Add to Your Fall Reading List” Bustle’s “11 New Romance Books Perfect for Summer Beach Reading” Brit+Co’s “16 Must-Read Adult Books Out in August” Sunset magazine’s “Bookmark this: Your ultimate summer reading list” From USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino (Before We Were Strangers), a warm and witty novel about a struggling writer who must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she’s the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel. When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer. Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio. That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending. The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?
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