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The complete gardener / Second edition. (2021). Monty Don. London : Dorling Kindersley Limited.



This extensively revised new edition of his "Complete Gardener", first published in 2003, brings you right up-to-date on how Monty gardens today - and his recommendations for you. The most comprehensive, practical, and highly illustrated book Monty has ever written, it covers what he believes are the most important aspects of gardening. Organic techniques have always been at the core of his practice, but this new edition picks up on another key principle: the need to provide habitats in your garden for local wildlife.


 





Caps lock : how capitalism took hold of graphic design, and how to escape it. (2021). Ruben Pater. Amsterdam : Valiz









Capitalism could not exist without the coins, banknotes, documents, information graphics, interfaces, branding, and advertisements made by graphic designers. Even anti-consumerist strategies such as social design and speculative design are appropriated to serve economic growth. It seems design is locked in a cycle of exploitation and extraction, furthering inequality and environmental collapse. CAPS LOCK uses clear language and visual examples to show how graphic design and capitalism are inextricably linked. The book features designed objects and also examines how the study, work, and professional practice of designers support the market economy. Six radical design cooperatives are featured that resist capitalist thinking in their own way, hoping to inspire a more socially aware graphic design.



 

Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to psychology / 16th edition. (2014). Andover, United Kingdom : Cengage Learning





Now in its 16th edition, Atkinson & Hilgard’s Introduction to Psychology has been fully revised and updated to reflect all recent research developments, theories and ideas, whilst also retaining all of the qualities which have established it as a leading undergraduate psychology textbook over the past five decades, including its highly accessible and engaging student-centred approach. The established author team of Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, Barbara Fredrickson and Geoffrey R. Loftus has been joined by Christel Lutz (University of Utrecht), who has helped to add a fresh European influence, and thereby create a truly international introductory textbook. The ‘Cutting Edge Research’ box features and ‘Seeing Both Sides’ essays which conclude each chapter have been fully updated and replaced throughout, using contributions from a range of experts across the globe, and really help to bring the text to life for students.


 




לפיד קרמיקה : כלים בכור ההיתוך. (2020).

קלייטמן, קובי, קרן גליקליך. מהדורה ראשונה. רמת גן: קובי קלייטמן













ספר זה מעלה מן האוב ואל הכתב את זיכרונו של "לפיד קרמיקה" - מפעל שהיה חוד החנית בתעשיית הקרמיקה המפוארת שהייתה בישראל. הספר, שהוא פריצת דרך בחקר תעשיית הקרמיקה, מספר את סיפורו של המפעל שמוצריו עדיין מצויים בבתים רבים בישראל, ומזכיר לנו את מקומם החשוב של כלים אלה ביצירת התרבות הישראלית הצעירה"--מן הכריכה האחורית.



 



Colour space. (2020). Milano : Silvana Editoriale














Colour is at the core of our perception, the very essence of how we see and understand the world, but the question to ask is: how does one interpret it?Six well-known British artists – David Batchelor, Ian Davenport, Lothar Götz, Jim Lambie, Annie Morris, Fiona Rae – have interpreted in different ways, the relationship of colour within space.Colour is the main protagonist of their works: it can be found in Batchelor’s sculptures assembled with found objects, in the coloured trails of Davenport’s paintings, in Fiona Rae’s delicate, floating marks on white surfaces, and in Annie Morris’ sculptures that powerfully define the environment. Finally, the colour comes out of the paintings to invade the walls and the floor of the Gallery itself, with two site-specific creations: an entire wall painted by Lothar Götz, and Zobop, the floor made of vinyl by Jim Lambie.

 



אוצר-גרילה : מבוסס על סיפור אמיתי. (2020)

עפרת, גדעון. בני ברק: הוצאת הקיבוץ המאוחד.
















אוצֵר-גרילה הוא מעין אוטוביוגרפיה אינטלקטואלית של גדעון עפרת, אוצֵר-יוצר הפועל עצמאית, על-פי-רוב בשולי האמנות הממוסדת, אורב לה, מאגף אותה, נאבק בה ופועל נגדה. הוא אקטיביסט העושה את אמנותו מכוח המחויבות לאמנות ובהכרה ש"אוצרות היא קיר ותשוקה". הוא אצר את תערוכותיו בחללים אלטרנטיביים ובאמצעים מאולתרים, לא אחת על גבול הלגיטימי, והציג תערוכות היסטוריות ואוונגרדיות, שהעלו נושאים ומגמות שלא טופלו, או קידמו מדיומים חדשים שלא היו מוכרים בישראל, כגון "מיצג" ו"מיצב" (שני מונחים שהוטבעו על-ידו), וכך שפך אור על אמנים חשובים שהודרו מההכרה הממסדית.



 





Peter Blake : collage. (2021). London : Thames and Hudson








Peter Blake (b.1932) has remained constant and ground-breaking in his exploration of the medium of collage throughout his career spanning seven decades. Most recognised for his iconic 1967 cover for The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album, Blake already understood the potential of collage as an art form as a student at the Royal College of Art in the 1950s, where his reputation as a founder and key proponent of the Pop Art movement was established. An avid collector, Blake's collages combine junkyard treasures and found objects with images from popular culture. He revisits themes drawn from his childhood - the entertainments of the circus, the glamour of the cinema and the showmanship of the wrestling ring - weaving detailed, often humorous narratives. From his early paintings depicting assembled fragments of popular imagery, to his found object constructions and his most recent digital print photo-collages, Blake has broadened the scope of what collage can be and communicate. "Peter Blake Collage" provides the first comprehensive survey of Peter Blake's work in the medium. It features an introductory text by Peter Blake, an essay by Patrick Elliott, Senior Curator of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, a recent interview with Peter Blake by Natalie Rudd, Senior Curator of the Arts Council Collection, over 250 colour reproductions and a newly compiled illustrated chronology.


 



Medieval bodies : life, death and art in the Middle Ages. (2018). Hartnell, Jack.

New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.







With wit, wisdom, and a sharp scalpel, Jack Hartnell dissects the medieval body and offers a remedy to our preconceptions. Medieval beliefs about the body were drastically different from ours today: Hair was thought to be a condensation of fumes emitted from the pores, ideas were supposedly committed to memory by being directly imprinted on the brain, and the womb of a goat was believed to function as a contraceptive. But while this medieval medicine now seems archaic, it also made a critical contribution to modern science. Medieval Bodies guides us on a head-to-heel journey through this era's revolutionary advancements and disturbing convictions. We learn about the surgeons who dissected a living man's stomach, then sewed him up again; about the geographers who delineated racial groups by skin color; and about the practice of fasting to gain spiritual renown. Encompassing medicine and mysticism, politics and art-and complete with vivid, full-color illustrations-Medieval Bodies shows us how it felt to live and die a thousand years ago.


 


Rethinking sitting. (2009). Opsvik, Peter. New York : W.W. Norton & Co.






A Scandinavian furniture designer offers insight into his thinking about sitting and explains the philosophy that informs his pioneering chairs.For millions of years humans have led physically active lives. In recent centuries, however, industrialization has fostered passivity and the growing predominance of the sitting posture for more and more people. Increasingly, chairs and furniture for sitting have become standard pieces of equipment in the workplace, institutions, and private homes. These sitting devices were designed according to the established standard of the chair, based on the accepted western manner of sitting.In Rethinking Sitting, Scandinavian industrial designer Peter Opsvik addresses the issue of whether this is the only, and functionally best, design for the human body. When the various authorities on ergonomics promote their one and only “correct” sitting posture, he says all of them are right: Every recommended sitting posture is good. Opsvik sees it as his task to design chairs that allow as many different sitting postures as possible and make it easy to move and change frequently between positions.In this beautifully illustrated reference Opsvik offers insight into his thinking on the subject of sitting and explains the philosophy that informs his furniture designs. Rethinking Sitting contains important information for everyone who is interested, for professional, educational, or personal reasons, in sitting solutions.

 

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