Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Books from NOBROW

New books purchased from Nobrow.

London Deco by Thibaud Herem
Dimensions: 240 x 300mm
Extent: 24pp, 3 metre unfurled
Format: Hardback|
Series: Leporello
US$40

Join architectural illustrator Thibaud Herem as on a journey through the streets of London to discover the capital’s most intriguing, striking and elaborate art deco buildings. From imposing Orwellian giants to the hidden jewels of the thirties, Herem takes us on a tour of London’s forgotten Deco landmarks in an art edition of giant proportions. Each faithfully reproduced facade is accompanied on the reverse by a short passage on the building’s history. 

Rise & Fall by Micah Lidberg
Dimensions: 138 x 235mm  |  Extent: 20 panel fold out panorama
Format: Concertina|  |  Series: Leporello  |  Colour: Spot color  |  US$16

The beautiful concertina book folds out to a stunning 136 cm panorama detailing the demise of some of our planet’s most dominant and long standing occupants only to be replaced by another group of breastfeeding placental creatures that would come to reign over the globe millions of years later. Micah’s seamless use of line and adeptness with a limited colour palette recalls the intricate patterns of traditional Japanese kimono design and the murals of 1930s New York Deco in a book that is really more of a work of art, to be coveted and cherished. The nature of the concertina book also means that it is easily displayed on your mantelpiece or shelving unit, and printed on heavy card stock, it will stand the test of time.

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