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Axel Salto på papir

Axel Salto - on paper is the first book ever about the visual artist and artisan Axel Salto's extensive work with paper as a medium. The Danish artist Axel Salto (1889-1961) is world famous for his ceramics in the knurled, budded style. His work is currently experiencing a well-deserved revival with major exhibitions around the country, most recently the retrospective Stoneware Master, which is currently on display at Øregaard Museum. The book contains both reproductions of Salto's many 'finished' paper works, such as lithographs for books and the artist magazine Klingen and a large amount of completely unique Salto sketches for ceramic works and decoration assignments - of which only a very limited part is known and has been published previously. Axel Salto - written on paper by Denmark's leading design historian Lars Dybdahl, who is behind numerous publications on design and crafts, most recently The Danish Furniture Boom 1945-1975 and Danish Design Now.
DKK 349

Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style

Cultivated: The Elements of Floral Style elevates floral design to fine art in this richly informative work on the principles of floral style. A charming and intelligent mentor, Christin Geall emboldens designers, gardeners, and entrepreneurs to think differently and deeply about their work with flowers as she draws upon the fine arts and historical sources, exploring Baroque music, the paintings of the Impressionists, or the work of floral innovators like Gertrude Jekyll and Constance Spry.Covering all aspects of floral design, including choosing plants to grow and arrange, selecting tools and vessels, balancing color and form, and even photographing and selling arrangements, Cultivated offers universal lessons for all levels of practitioners, budgets, and materials. Geall's stunning photographs of her own lush designs illustrate techniques for creating brilliant arrangements that spark the imagination
DKK 189

Secret places

What should your guests see when world-famous icons such as Amalienborg, Grundtvig's Church and Danmarks Nationalbank have been ticked? The architect Marie-Louise Høstbo shows us with this book 50 overlooked buildings in and around Copenhagen. Special places that are guaranteed to both surprise and challenge.

With his creative gaze, the author in 50 building portraits shares his enthusiasm and respect for Danish architecture. She places the works in a historical context and shows how they are created with care in relation to context, material and detail, which dissolves their contemporaneity so that a universal relevance emerges. The selected works have a human scale and appeal to the user - tactile, whimsical, sensory and visual. They are all an essential part of the Danish architectural tradition that society today is built on, and they are all durable both aesthetically and practically.

Under the themes Nordic Light & Functionalism, Tiles & Monoliths, Pattern & Color, Geometry & Composition and Brutalism & Concretism, the author gathers excellent examples from the last 90 years of modern Danish architecture. Details and angles point to new contexts across time, style and place, and for the architecture lover, the city will change and reopen.
DKK 250

Color for Architects

As far back as the earliest Greek temples, color has been an integral part of architecture but also one of its least understood elements. Color theory is rarely taught in architecture schools, leaving architects to puzzle out the hows and whys of which colors to select and how they interact, complement, or clash. Color for Architects is profusely illustrated and provides a clear, concise primer on color for designers of every kind. This latest volume in our Architecture Briefs series combines the theoretical and practical, providing the basics on which to build a fuller mastery of this essential component of design. A wealth of built examples, exercises, and activities allows students to apply their learning of color to real-world situations.
DKK 249

In the City

For the follow-up to In the Wilds , his much-loved illustrated ode to rural life, Nigel Peake swaps the bucolic Irish countryside, where he grew up, for the bustling sidewalks of the city. Peake's companion volume, In the City , explores the visual details of a variety of urban metropolises, including Shanghai, New York, Antwerp, London, Paris, Oslo, Lausanne, Budapest, Istanbul, and San Francisco. These new drawings and paintings document the sights, sounds, shapes, and textures he absorbs as he wanders the streets without a map or sits in a cafe while waiting for a train. Peake's hand-drawn observations capture the colors, grids, surfaces, paths, reflections, rooftops, and other details-from reflections on windows and cracks in the pavement to the frayed posters on building walls. What emerges is a personal and universal portrait of a city in all its beautiful and intricate forms, structures, and patterns.
DKK 129

What is Color ?

Arielle and Joann Eckstut, authors of The Secret Language of Color, offer a thorough, readable, and highly visual exploration of the science of color. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields—physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology—this book examines how and why we see color; how color relates to light; what the real primary colors are; how biology, language, and culture affect the colors that we see; and much more. Full of clear and elegant infographics, What Is Color? is a must-have for artists and designers, scientists, students, and decorators, and anyone else whose work or play involves color.
DKK 189

Natural Palettes

Renowned natural dyer, artist, and educator Sasha Duerr envisions a new age of fresh, modern color palettes, drawing from our original source of inspiration and ingredients-the natural world around us. This innovative plant-based color-guide includes twenty-five palettes with five hundred natural color swatches, providing inspiration for sustainable fashion, textiles, fine art, floral design, food, medicine, gardening, interior design, and other creative disciplines. Bring the healing power of forest bathing into your home with a palette of spruce cones, pine needles, and balsam branches. Move past Pantone and embrace the natural balance of a pollinator palette with Hopi sunflower, red poppy, echinacea, and scabiosa.
Duerr complements the palettes with short essays that provide useful information. She connects the colors with particular landscapes, the restorative qualities of medicinal plants, common garden flora, lifestyle experiences, food and floral waste, and the ecological benefits of using organic materials to create colors. You may never view color-or your plants-the same way again.
DKK 219

Gold in Mouth

Danish Edition. Historical cookbook by Gertrud With. Apple soup, dove cheese and salted, pickled lemons.
45 original recipes revive the golden age of cooking in this cookbook.
DKK 295 978-87-970902-0-6

The golden age of the image world

Danish Edition.An exploration of the golden age of the image universe.
The golden age of the world of images shows, through a rich illustration material, how paintings and stage images met a need to get to know the story, contemporary celebrities and Denmark's nature, the foreign countries and the animal and plant world: not far from the topics shown in the TV stations' most popular series. The golden age of the artistic universe seems familiar. We know it from the museums' hangings and from exhibitions. But the images presented today are not the same as you could see if you were an art-interested citizen or citizen - during the period between Eckersberg's return from France and Italy - in the 1816- and Three-Year War from 1848-50. The book The Golden Age picture world tells about how contemporary art then took its place, in everyday life, in the theater and at the few public exhibitions.
DKK 399 978-87-970902-0-6

Dialogue-based teaching. The art museum as a learning space

By Nana Bernhardt, Olga Dysthe and Line Esbjørn
Danish, English and Spanish Edition
2012, 256 pp., ill.
What happens when children and young people are not passive recipients, but make active use of art and culture in the museums? This book examines how dialogue-based teaching in Danish museums helps support pupils’ active learning processes.
DKK 198 978-87-91663-10-9