Dots Team wants to suggest to you books that we think are worth your time in this period of isolation.
Design Revolution – 100 products that are changing People’s lives
By Emily Pilloton
The book would for sure interest those interested in design as it features more than 100 contemporary design products and systems, Book is written & structured in exceptionally smart, friendly and well-designed way and it definitely makes the point for design as a tool to solve some of the worlds biggest social problems in beautiful, sustainable and engaging ways.
Book title implies a revolution for a reason, it’s a call to action, urgent and optimistic, for design itself to push further. That is what makes it one of most interesting books to lay your eyes at.
40 years of New Museum – Phaidon Publishing House
A rich, illustrated history of the New Museum, a pioneering, internationally renowned institution. Through a detailed chronology that captures the New York museum’s legendary firsts, major milestones, groundbreaking exhibitions, and prescient curatorial thinking, this book provides the first authoritative history on an institution whose bold and experimental spirit has made it a model twenty-first-century art museum. The book traces its growth, from its beginnings in a classroom at the New School, to its role as an international institution.
The twenty first century art book – Phaidon Publishing House
The 21st‐Century Art Book is an A‐to‐Z guide of contemporary artists featuring established art‐world figures – Maurizio Cattelan, Cindy Sherman, Jeff Wall – alongside rising stars of the next generations. Global in scope, the book features work from 50 countries across a variety of mediums, from painting, drawing, and sculpture to digital art, video installation, and performance.
Each of the 280 artists included has a dedicated page pairing a significant artwork from his or her oeuvre with lively and informative text. An international directory of major art events along with a helpful glossary round out the package, making this both a must‐have resource and a beautifully illustrated celebration of contemporary art.
Web Fashion Now – by Laird Borrelli
The internet has quickly proved itself as an ideal and ever-expanding medium for use by high fashion. Laird Borrelli’s sequel to her bestselling Fashion Illustration Now brings her unrivalled knowledge of the international scene to identify the sites that are most effective for the established big names, but also those that are playing to the strengths of the new medium to make an immediate impact from a small or previously non-existent base. Illustrated with exciting visual sequences throughout, Net Mode crystallizes a complex subject into three main themes, Fashion Image, Fashion Sale and Fashion Talk. Fashion defines the contemporary and is itself defined by constant change, qualities that are also shared by technology. This lively, beautifully designed but always informative survey will be an essential purchase for anyone in the fashion world, anyone interested in fashion, or anyone involved – creatively or commercially – with the Internet.
The times Atlas of the world – Reference Edition
A new edition of this popular atlas from the prestigious and authoritative Times Atlas range. This sixth edition contains the latest satellite images and fascinating historical images, and contains the breadth, scale and detail to make it an ideal reference resource for school, home and business.
Fashion Now 2 – by Taschen
The iconic British style magazine “”i-D”” delivers a guide to the world’s most important designers. “”Fashion Now 2″” is illustrated with the very best fashion photography and styling, extracted from the archives of the magazine that truly is a must have for anyone interested in Fashion.
Art Now – Artists at the rise of new millennium – by Taschen
Contemporary art in a nutshell (TASCHEN’s 25th anniversary special edition) This Art Now 25th anniversary special edition brings together recent work and biographical information for over 80 of today’s most influential artists, forming a broad and vibrant spectrum of the work that has shaped the art world in recent years. Featured artists include: Matthew Barney, Maurizio Cattelan, John Currin, Tacita Dean, Thomas Demand, Rineke Dijkstra, Douglas Gordon, Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang Tillmans and many more!