Melbourne is a stately European-style city that emanates elegance and charm. The city’s laneways are filled with surprises, and the generous parklands and wide boulevards make for an enjoyable afternoon stroll. The city’s vibrant café culture and sartorial splendour add to this European sensibility. By exploring Melbourne’s bustling streets and laneways you will encounter a rich architectural legacy and extraordinary contemporary artistic flair. There are also gems hidden in the basement of a building, or via a flight of stairs leading above the street. Make sure you look up, too, as some of the interesting decor is way above eye level.
Capturing the essence of Melbourne is a challenge. Many of the city’s unique places are difficult to find, often discovered by word of mouth or simply by getting lost. Rather than try and list every great place and every ‘local’, this book focuses on a few of the most fascinating areas and their attractions. Melbourne Secrets tempts the reader with a taste of the delights this capital has to offer, through lavish photography and insightful suggestions.
This book trails two very successful books in the series, Paris Secrets and Rome Secrets. This latest volume is a modern guide for the urban aesthete—it’s perfect for those who are already in love with
Melbourne, or those planning a memorable first visit—it is both a beautifully illustrated travel resource and a love letter to the city that captures Melbourne’s unique history and atmosphere in spectacular detail.
Dimensions: 286mm x 223mm
Page Count: 224
Publication: Sept 2015
Colour: Full Colour
Stephen Crafti has been writing about architecture and design since the early 1990s. Inspired by the architecture around him in Melbourne, Australia, he was keen to share the things he saw, whether buildings, furniture, fashion or other stunning pieces of contemporary design. After many years of writing about his ‘favourite things’, and with numerous books and articles behind him, Crafti still delights in discovering and promoting exhilarating design. He is a regular contributor to several Australian newspapers and local and international design magazines. His other titles for The Images Publishing Group include Beach Houses Down Under, The Ultimate Urban Makeover and Courtyards for Modern Living and Eclectic Collections.
Coffee Culture: hot coffee + cool spaces is a full-color presentation of coffee shops crafting great coffee in interesting spaces with good design aesthetics. The author has selected thirty-three coffee shops located in cities across the United States, including Ann Arbor, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Oakland, Philadelphia, Portland, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, and Seattle.
Photography by an eclectic group of photographers captures the feel and personality of each coffee shop. The concept of space is often extended from the shop interior to the neighborhood—interweaving coffee, art, architecture, design, and historic preservation.
The book showcases coffee shops located in historic buildings, modern architecture, an art museum, an arcade, a courtyard, a former loading dock and even a reclaimed cargo shipping container—but the common thread is an appreciation for great coffee in spaces that invite human interaction and create memories through good design.
Dimensions: 254mm x 254mm
Page Count: 224
Publication: April 2016
Colour: Full Colour
Robert Schneider received degrees in political science and finance and investments—providing the foundation for a successful career in capital markets including research, marketing/business development and working with start-up/early-stage companies. He currently pursues his lifelong interest in art and design. coffee shops: hot coffee + cool spaces is his first book. He lives and studies (art ǀ architecture ǀ design ǀ photography) in Minneapolis, United States.
The architects, designers, artists and others represented in Fifty Under Fifty are innovators of our time. After a world-wide search of 50 top architecture and design firms by the editors, lead author Beverly Russell along with Eva Maddox and Farooq Ameen help bring together a unique body of work; all partners in these firms will be 50 years old or under at the time of publication, and represent a forward-thinking generation of creative people, aware of global issues that urgently need solutions through imaginative design.
A distinguished five-person jury presided over the final selection: Stanley Tigerman, founding partner, Tigerman McCurry, Chicago; Ralph Johnson, design principal, Perkins+Will, Chicago; Jeanne Gang, founder Gang Studio, Chicago; Marion Weiss, founding partner, WEISS/MANFREDI, New York; and Qingyun Ma, Dean of Architecture, University of Southern California, and founder MADA s.p.a.m., Shanghai and Beijing.
The innovators featured in this impressive volume share with us, and the world, their desires for exponential learning; designs are illuminated with full-color photography and detailed illustrations, helping to showcase the innovators’ individual curiosities, imaginations, and talents. This material shows how they bridge disciplines, respect cultural norms, respond to human needs regardless of costs, and how they adopt team transparency in their passion to create and solve problems with a clear mission.
This highly anticipated book showcases honorees located across many different countries, including Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Mexico, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, and the United States. Significantly, a quarter of these innovators are women, representing the elevated leadership of women in architecture and design.ﾠ
Dimensions: 278mm x 228mm
Page Count: 352
Publication: Aug 2015
Colour: Full Colour
A British-American author, educator and editor, Beverly Russell has written and edited 12 books, including Architecture & Design, 1970-1990, Women of Design, Forty Under Forty, Six, and Design Does Matter. An internationally respected magazine editor and frequent lecturer, recipient of numerous honors including a Neal Award for creative publishing, and two Doctor of Fine Arts degrees, she has toured Australia, China, India, South and Central America, Dubai, Europe, as well as the United States and Canada, to report on architecture and design. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
Eva Maddox is Design Principal of the global design firm, Perkins+Will, and founder of P+W Branded Environments, a research-based design approach that identifies and integrates a client’s DNA into tangible brand expressions, experiences and environments. Fast Company named her as one of the “change agents...designers, and dreamers who are creating your future.” In 2011 Eva received the design industry’s Contact LEGEND Award, and in 2004 the International Women’s Forum honored her with their “Women Who Make A Difference” award. She was elected into the Interior Design Hall of Fame in 1992. Eva is co-founder of Archeworks, a socially oriented design laboratory and multi-disciplinary school. She is a strong mentor and advocate for the value of design in society.
Farooq Ameen is the Founding Principal at City Design Studio, an architecture and urban design practice dedicated to repositioning communities. He is Chair of Exhibitions at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles where he is co-curating (with Kenneth Frampton and Ken Yeang) the exhibition Decoding Asian Urbanism. Ameen has held academic appointments at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (Los Angeles / Lugano), Woodbury University and Calpoly Pomona and has lectured widely, including at the Bauhaus Dessau, Columbia, Harvard and UCLA. Publications include The South Asian Paradigm focusing on Architecture and Urbanism in South Asia, City Form and Culture by the ACSA and DeCoding Dhaka by the South Asia Institute at Harvard. He received a Master of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.
This is the first monograph by New York–based architecture and interior design firm Janson Goldstein. Janson Goldstein’s diverse practice ranges from artisan-crafted custom furnishings, to highly personalized homes and apartments, to large-scale urban retail, hospitality, and condominium projects.
The firm’s founding principles were to bring the disciplines of architecture and interior design together under one roof, and to embrace a diversity of project typologies. The result is a richness of unique ideas, from conceptual development through to the materiality of the executed work, that is evident in every project.
With this richly photographed monograph, we illustrate how these principles have been implemented in more than 400 projects world-wide.
Dimensions: 248mm x 248mm
Page Count: 256
Publication: Oct 2015
Colour: Full Colour
Janson Goldstein LLP was founded in 1995 by Mark Janson and Hal Goldstein, and joined by partner Steven Scuro in 2000. Janson Goldstein combines the disciplines of architecture and interior design, providing clients with the resources they need to conceive and execute a project seamlessly inside and out. The firm’s three partners share a common background, all having worked with both architecture and interior design firms prior to establishing Janson Goldstein. Janson has worked on notable and award- winning projects for Steven Holl, Goldstein for I.M. Pei and Steven Holl, and Scuro for John Saladino. All three partners worked together at Naomi Leff & Associates, where they executed important retail and residential projects worldwide.
Frank O Gehry, one of the most influential architects of his generation, is famous for many iconic buildings. Works to date include the Dancing Building, Prague, Czech Republic (1996); the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Spain (1997) and, in the United States, the Weatherhead School of Management, Ohio (2002), the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles (2003), and the Peter B. Lewis Library at Princeton University (2008). The distinctive nature of Gehry’s design for his first building in Australia, the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at the University of Technology Sydney, is showcased in this richly illustrated monograph. The design is unlike anything Gehry has previously constructed. In creating the building skin Gehry designed an undulating and corbelled brick veneer for the eastern façade facing the city, which was laid entirely by hand, while for the western façade he created a chevron pattern in large sheets of glass. The book provides a fresh analysis of Gehry’s working process and offers insightful perspectives on the context, negotiation, commission, design and construction of the building. It is illuminated by many of the Gehry Partners’ models for the building and rich photographic essays, as well as the architect’s unique sketches.
Dimensions: 240mm x 210mm
Page Count: 288
Publication: Oct 2015
Colour: Full Colour
Liisa Naar is a UTS Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow. She has previously produced the monograph Glenn Murcutt, Architect and is a partner in a design practice. Her research bridges design and organisation studies.
Stewart Clegg is Professor of Management at UTS, the author of many books and papers, with a particular interest in space and the built environment.