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Aug/2020 release in the US/Europe°°°°
Aubrey Beardsley:
The Fin-de-Siècle Magician of Light and Darkness
Aubrey Beardsley:<br/>The Fin-de-Siècle Magician of Light and Darkness
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Aubrey Beardsley, a shooting star who vanished into fin de siecle darkness.

This 240-page book, Aubrey Beardsley: The Decadent Magician of the Light and the Darkness, reveals the core of the artist Aubrey Beardsley through more than 180 of his art works, compiled under the supervision of Hiroshi Unno, a critic and a writer who has contributed to many books on the fin-de-siecle.
Aubrey Beardsley was an illustrator who was best known for his drawings in black ink filled with erotic and decadent features. He was born in Brighton, England on August 21, 1872. The Victorian era in which Aubrey lived was gripped by a strict, rigid, conservative morality. The society was male dominated and forced women to be modest. However, in Brighton, which developed into a seaside resort for the upper classes full of entertainment, people were relieved from such strictness. Brighton was also a breeding ground of a sense of liberty in all things, and sexuality was no exception. In other words, it can be said that the Victorian era was a chaotic era during which open-minded thoughts on sexuality and strict, male-dominated morality coexist.
Aubrey's mother, Ellen, was a person who embodied that Brighton atmosphere. Although she worried about raising her son in such an environment, she also taught literature and music to Aubrey. It was lucky for him to spend his youth with Ellen, and Brighton definitely became the basis of his talent for grasping the oddness of society in this era.
Aubrey moved to London when he was 15 years old. When the Beardsley family left Brighton, Aubrey lost the feeling of liberty he had been raised with, but at the same time was able to develop his talent by interacting with Edward Burne-Jones, Oscar Wilde, and William Morris, the artists that colored this period. Aubrey, whose talent blossomed in London, began to offer his illustrations to many literary and theatrical outlets. The most famous examples are his illustrations for Oscar Wilde°«s Salome, Sir Thomas Malory°«s Le Morte d°«Arthur, Edgar Allan Poe°«s Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, °»Alibaba and the Forty Thieves°… from One Thousand and One Nights, the French magazine Yellow Book, and the play Lysistrata. The illustrations for these literary and theatrical artworks had also been drawn by many other illustrators, but Aubrey°«s work was totally different from anyone else°«s.
The seductive motifs that he drew, using only black ink, such as a woman with a fearless smile, a gentleman with disdainful contempt, and figures with extremely exaggerated genitals, all express Aubrey°«s incomparable talent for grasping the chaos and unsettled atmosphere of the period. The rebellious nature and imagery of his illustrations were often controversial. People even called him °»the Devil°«s younger brother°…. But there is no doubt that he was a star of the age, which is evident from the many influential illustrators who came after him who were influenced by Aubrey°«s work, such as Harry Clarke, Alastair, John Austin, Kay Nielsen and George Barbier.
Unfortunately Aubrey°«s genius illuminated the end of the nineteenth century, the era of fin-de-siecle decadence, only briefly before fading away, when his tragically short life ended after just twenty five years.
How did the rebellious, yet refined, monochrome artworks drawn by °»the Devil°«s younger brother°… come about? Was his life simply the art itself? This book is a gem that presents the artwork that is most identified with °»Beardsley°… himself, revealing both the artist and the idea, through his life and his masterpieces.
Author : Hiroshi Unno
Size°ß257 °Ŗ 186 mm
Pages°ß240 pages (Full color)
Binding°ßFlexibound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5288-3
Release Date : Aug/2020
Language : English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,800.00
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*2021/Feb Release in US/Europe°°
Kamawanu Collection
- 100 Writing & Crafting Papers
Kamawanu Collection <br/>- 100 Writing & Crafting Papers
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From traditional to modern, a collection of 100 lovely Tenugui designs by Kamawanu.

Kamawanu is a Japanese company, founded in 1987, which manufactures and sells tenugui Japanese cotton cloths. They are committed to traditional Japanese dyeing techniques and have over 500 tenugui with unique patterns in their product line ranging from traditional to modern. Tenugui is an essential item, which Japanese people have been using in daily life for a long time. Not only are they practical, but they also come in a variety of seasonal designs. People enjoy selecting the design that match the season, making tenugui something beautiful to enjoy every day, and also makes them a popular tourist souvenir. This book collects 100 design patterns from the Kamawanu collection, each accompanied by an explanation of the design.
Each page is removable for use in various ways: writing a letter, using it as crafting paper, origami paper°ńetc. Enjoy Kamawanu°«s design brimming with a playful spirit which makes your everyday happy.
Author : Kamawanu
Size°ß210 °Ŗ 148mm
Pages°ß216 pages(Full color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5345-3
Release Date : May/2020
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $1,800.00
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Graphics from Shops for Women
Graphics from Shops for Women
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A collection of 100 influential shops using graphic designs that appeal to women.

Thanks to social media, it°«s now easier than ever for women to find new things they like, from adorable kawaii products and other fun things to gorgeous images of delicious food and drinks. These images can be °»liked°… and shared easily, often going viral and shaping new trends. From a graphic design point of view, therefore, appealing to women is one of the key factors in making a business successful. This book shows the most effective, attractive and up-to-date interior graphic designs and design tools for women.
Size°ß300 °Ŗ 224 mm
Pages°ß224 pages (Full Color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5279-1
Release Date : Apr/2020
Language : J/E Bilingual
Price : $5,900.00
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Designing Public Spaces, Creating a Community
Designing Public Spaces, Creating a Community
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Full of ideas for designing public spaces that create a community by connecting one another.

Recently there are many unique public facilities that have been designed utilizing renovated old schools, warehouses and houses. From nurseries and cafes to local gathering spaces and cultural facilities, these innovative spaces connect people and create communities. These buildings reflect the social needs they fulfill and, at the same time, use ingenious design to blend harmoniously into their local community and embrace the community°«s values in order to create a sustainable lifestyle through design. Collecting examples from Japan and internationally, this book showcases a range of special design and graphic tools and features used in these public facilities.
Size°ß300 °Ŗ 224 mm
Pages°ß184 pages (Full color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5327-9
Release Date : Apr/2020
Language : Japanese
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $5,900.00
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Jan/2021 release in the US/Europe°°
New Retro Illustration
New Retro Illustration
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Retro but modern.
This is the new trend, the new way, the new form of illustration created by the new generation.


°»New retro°…, a combination of the word °»New°… and °»Retrospective°…, is a newly coined phrase meaning °»appreciating and enjoying something old while reimagining it into something modern.°… This book introduces 40 up-and-coming illustrators working in this °»new retro°… style. Through the 300 illustrations showcased in this one book, readers can appreciate and enjoy retro culture, items and motifs reimagined and transformed into something new.

Retro culture, along with items such as 80s/90s fashion, neon lights, old Japanese anime/movies, and retro items like cassette tapes and Polaroid cameras, are now being reappraised by younger generations, who did not experience them in real time. The °»New Retro°… artistic movement, which began as a new and cool subculture before sparking a trend that took off in Japan in the late 2000s, has now become an established genre among illustrators and continues to influence and attract many creators in the industry with its magical appeal.

This °»New Retro°… wave in the art, music and fashion industries in Japan brings a somewhat retro but also modern and trendy feel to popular culture. This collection gathers together the most notable New Retro artists and their works to give readers the most up-to-date, cutting-edge collection of this unique style, and will surely be an important reference book for those who want to appreciate and enjoy the essence of these updated and reimagined retro motifs.
Size°ß257 °Ŗ 186 mm
Pages°ß192 pages (Full color)
Binding°ßSoftbound
ISBN°ß978-4-7562-5347-7
Release Date : Apr/2020
Language : Japanese, some English
Publisher : PIE International
Price : $2,000.00
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