The Walking Society
Edited by Anniina Koivu
Camper has made an art out of contemporary shoemaking and all the artistry that goes with it. The Mallorca-based brand has a fine backstory – it began as an ad hoc shoe solution made using any materials to hand. Today Camper is a global name, ably stewarded by neat graphics and smart cultural curation. The Walking Society is an example of the latter, a brand monograph that explores not just Camper's own visual history, but the role of walking in a world that's keen to rediscover it.
Published by Lars Müller Publishers, £35
Photography: Ciaran Coulstock
From the book: Camper's first store (pictured left) with shoes lined up on shelves and the original carpet design by Javier Mariscal. Pictured right: an imaginative and theatrical window display
The making of Pelotas, Camper's classical casual sports shoe which was inspired by traditional English footballs, made of leather and stitched by hand
The gradual progression of the Wabi shoe design – the simplest model, made from only 3 pieces. The development saw TPE replaced with natural fibres
Ice Station: The Creation of Halley VI
By Ruth Slavid
We featured the remarkable tale of Halley VI back in W*171, but now there's a whole monograph dedicated to the construction of the UK's award-winning Arctic ice laboratory, designed by Hugh Broughton Architects. The book is a fascinating insight into design for extreme environments, with a history of the polar mission together with Broughton's further adventures in building for sub-zero science.
Published by Park Books, €29
From the book: the entrance to the science modules. Stairs can be lifted on chains when the station is relocated and roof decks provide space for science equipment. Photography courtesy James Morris
Bedrooms were prefabricated with all the furniture pre-installed. Each room includes a bunk bed, a desk and plenty of storage. Photography courtesy James Morris
At heart of the social module there is a double-height space glazed with translucent panels insulated with nanogel, giving high levels of both thermal insulation and light transmittance. Photography courtesy James Morris
Graphic Design Visionaries
By Caroline RobertsGraphic Design Visionaries is an essential primer for both the history of modern graphics and the biographical stories of the people behind the designs. The people that shaped the modern era weaved their own lives into their creations, with legacies that continue to develop as our cumulative archive and awareness of visual imagery grows and grows.
Published by Laurence King, £24.95Photography: Ciaran Coulstock
From the book: covers produced under the art direction of Cipe Pineles, the first female designer to become a member of the Art Directors Club and enter their Hall of Fame. Pictured left: Charm cover, March 1952. Right: Seventeen magazine covers from July 1948 and 1949
Work by Dutch designer Bob Noorda including his most seen work, the signage of New York's subway station (pictured above right). Pictured above left: cover of Pagina magazine, June 1963. Below left: Lanco advertisement, 1956. Below right: advert for Pirelli Rolle tyres, 1959, and an advert for Pirelli Cinturato tyres, 1960
The energetic style of Swiss designer Lora Lamm. Pictured left: Apertura di Stagione, la Rinascente poster, 1957. Above right: Cynar poster, 1962. Below right: Pirelli per lo Scooter, window decal, 1959, and Pneumatici Pirelli per Biciclette, poster/offset print, 1959
Soviet Bus Stops
By Christopher Herwig
What do you get if you combine an inclement climate with a culture that prides itself on vibrant visual expression? The answer is a better bus stop. Thanks to the tireless research and travels of photographer Christopher Herwig, we now have a directory of some of the most eclectic small structures built in the former Soviet Union and its satellites. Concrete, wood, metal and mosaic are all pressed into service to shelter those waiting for the only transport for miles around. Thanks to a revised edition, this cult photobook is now more widely available.
Published by Fuel Publishers, £19.95Photography: Ciaran Coulstock
From the book: concrete bus pavilion found in Yerevan, Armenia. Armen Sardarov, an architect who designed close to 100 bus stops, says the creativity was limited to the particular structure in the Soviet Union as 'it was practically impossible to express oneself'
Designing a bus stop was often one of the first independent projects assigned to students of architecture, who were encouraged to be as creative as possible. Pictured: an angular brick structure in Saratak, Armenia
The bus stops were often built from materials that were characteristic of the region, such as stone, wood, rubble, concrete or steel. This futuristic mosaic form found in Gudauta, Abkhazia is almost luxurious, glittering in its remote surroundings
Located in Kootsi, Estonia, this model utilises native wood, shaped into a contemporary geometrical structure
Arts and Crafts Houses in the Lake District
By Matthew Hyde and Esme Whittaker
The kind of timeless book that you find tucked away in a guest bedroom in a musty country house, Arts and Crafts Houses in the Lake District chronicles that most English of combinations – craft, domesticity and bucolic splendour – with a genteel perambulation around the Lake District, the original playground of wealthy industrialists, many of whom ploughed their wealth into architecture and design, with an attention to detail that has rarely been equalled.
Published by Frances Lincoln, £35Photography: Ciaran Coulstock
From the book: Holehird by Joseph Stretch Crowther, built between 1854 and 1873. The Gothic house has panoramic views of the fells and was updated with tactful alterations by Dan Gibson from 1897Photography: Val Corbett
The interiors of Langdale Chase by Joseph Pattinson, built 1890–95. While it may not be strictly follow the tenets of Arts and Crafts in its plan, it is full of entertaining decorative detailPhotography: Val Corbett
Waterbeck, designed in 1913 by WL Dolman, is located in the suburbs of Windermere. It boasts a Lakeland architectural style and lavish Edwardian interiorsPhotography: Val Corbett
Built by the Sea: Villas and Small Houses by Lund Hagem Architects
Edited by Julie Cirelli
Lund Hagem's first monograph focuses on the small Norwegian studio's forays into cabins and retreats. A staple of the country's architectural scene, the seaside site is here parlayed into a series of effortless cool and desirable small buildings, all of which feel perfectly at home as they nestle alongside beaches and rocky coves. Founded in 1990, the firm's five partners – Svein Lund, Einer Hagem, Mette Røsbekk, Per Suul and Kristine Strøm-Gundersen – work on a variety of scales, from public libraries to commercial offices. Small, however, is still beautiful.
Published by Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing, €48Photography: Ciaran Coulstock
From the book: a summer house found in the archipelago off the southern coast of Norway, Lyngholmen. Sitting on the threshhold between the rocky landscape and the ocean, the house's island is only accessible by boat
A view through the sheltered outdoor space in Lyngholmen, crafted to fit naturally with the elements. As Lund Hagem state in their introductory interview, 'it is vital that special landscape formations and elements should be allowed to influence the character of each house'
Located in Furuland, just outside of Oslo, this villa is made up of two homes, creating a secluded atmosphere by forming two sheltered courtyards. Pictured: the studio in House A
This summer house in Potør, Telemark is surrounded by an intimate sea and came together in collaboration with architect Anna Røtnes. The cabin includes an outdoor kitchen, two separate bedrooms, living area, a covered outdoor space and terrace
Fragments of Metropolis – Berlin
By Niels Lehmann (photographer), Christoph Rauhut (editor)
On the evidence of Niels Lehmann's new photographic monographic, Berlin's expressionist legacy is in surprisingly good shape. Lehmann has compiled a photographic chronicle of some 120 buildings, all of which presented a bold, thrusting, brick-faced modernity that still stands in stark contrast to the clinical simplicity of Bauhaus-era modernism and its descendants. The book also maps out the location and history of these elegant survivors.
Published by Hirmer Verlag, $35Photography: Ciaran Coulstock
From the book: the entrance to the Church of the Holy Cross in Hohenzollerndamm by architects Ernst Günther, Paulus Günther, built 1927–29. Almost a parody expression on the church, the pantomine-style entrance has detail and colours which contrast the building's brick work. Photography courtesy Niels Lehmann
Modernist lines form the Hat Factory Dye and Spinning Works, built 1922–23 by Frederick Steinberg, Herrmann & Co. Photography courtesy Niels Lehmann
Constructed between 1922–23, the ADGB Building (Hermann Schlimme Building) was designed by Franz Hoffmann and Max Taut. Photography courtesy Niels Lehmann
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