The world of contemporary mapmaking is brought up-to-date in this revised and expanded edition of a best-selling book.
Maps help us understand and navigate the world. In our age of satellite navigation systems and Google Maps, personal interpretations of the geography around us are becoming even more relevant.A Map of the Worldis a compelling collection of work by a new generation of original and sought-after designers, illustrators, and mapmakers.
This work showcases specific regions, characterizes local scenes, generates moods, and tells stories beyond sheer navigation. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations, the featured projects in this updated version range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.
Antonis Antoniou is fascinated by the ways in which material things can be brought to life through immaterial visualizations. He grew up in Cyprus, where he was interested in colors and forms from an early age. When not obsessively designing maps and lists, he makes his living as an architect.
They say that what matters is the journey and not the destination, and that couldn't be more accurate when one goes bikepacking. Choosing the path less travelled, exploring the surroundings at every pedal of the way, and embracing the freedom it offers: long-distance cycling is more than a method of transportation - it's a vibrant travelling philosophy. Bicycle Getaways is the ultimate publication to discover the adventurous spirit of bikepacking. Exploring journeys in different regions around the world, introducing the people and culture around it, and giving you the lowdown of all the tips and tricks, this book presents the insights and inspiration to plan your own expeditions, no matter how experienced (or not) you are. Pack your bag and prep your bike, the journey awaits
Lift yourself into the world of bouldering and teach the body and mind new extremes.
Bouldering goes beyond being just a pastime, it is a sense of community that teaches you to challenge your physical and mental boundaries. Power, discipline, and pure focus that pushes you to new heights - Bouldering is a comprehensive guide that shows the different motifs behind the sport and the inspirational figures of this high-performance lifestyle.
The joy of experimenting teaches perseverance and how to deal with failure, bouldering forces the body to new limits. No ropes or strings attached, this is a climb into a community of people spurred by passion and adventure.
Bernd Zangerl is regarded as one of the best boulderers of all-time. Born in 1978 in Tyrol, he was surrounded by mountains and began bouldering at a young age. After great success in alpine climbing, he later turned to bouldering and found his true passion here. Today he is a superstar in his field and one of the most acclaimed boulders ever to grace the sport.
Nestled in thriving woodlands, overlooking bodies of water, or even exposed to the elements on a mountain’s peak, architects are contending to create high-impact spaces on a small scale.Cabin Fevertakes a broad look at remote retreats designed to make the most of their natural surroundings and illustrates why the call of the wild is louder than ever.
A desire to escape the commotion of the city without sacrificing creature comforts is something felt by many—especially in today’s interconnected world. Featuring rustic timber cabins on stilts, mirrored pods in the woods, and otherworldly off-grid getaways,Cabin Fevershowcases a new wave of modern hideaways, all remotely positioned and away from the hustle and bustle.
Once hanging on the fringes of unusual pastimes, Climbing has undergone a generational transformation—turning the sport into a cultural phenomenon. From bouldering to sport climbing, Cliffhanger explores the most notable aspects of this fascinating activity. Julie Ellison delves into a journey around the globe sharing climbing anecdotes of the Alps and Patagonia or following the flourishing bouldering scene in Virgin Gorda.
Using breathtaking imagery and in-depth stories, this book will give you a complete look at the world of this outdoor pursuit—both as a sport and a lifestyle—by highlighting the people, places, history, and culture that make climbing so unique. Whether you’ve been doing it for a long time or have never climbed in your life, this book will make your palms sweat and your heart race.
A dizzyingly beautiful presentation of the people and places that make up the world of climbing.
Julie Ellison has been writing, shooting, and editing stories about climbing and the outdoors for more than a decade. She was Climbing magazine’s first female Editor in Chief, and now works as a freelance writer, photographer, and filmmaker. With a genuine documentary style, she uses adventure as a way to experience the world and help the people in it.
Through the lens of climbing, she’s documented the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean, a climbing camp for cancer survivors, a transgender climber’s ground-breaking journey, and seeing death firsthand in Mexico. For four years, Julie lived in a van named Betsy, chasing interesting stories, dry rock, and good climbing conditions across the U.S., all with her pit bull Lizzie by her side. In fall 2016, she and two colleagues formed Never Not Collective, a women’s production company that seeks to tell the stories of everyday people doing great things.
Julie lives now in the mountains of southeastern Idaho, where she plays in the Tetons half the year and travels for climbing and work the other half.
A journey through dreamlike landscapes, bizarre buildings, and whimsical interiors floating between reality and fantasy.
Digital renderings have long served architects and interior designers to help visualize spaces before the building begins. But a new generation of digital artists are taking this craft a step further to create otherworldly scenes that can’t, and won’t, ever be built.
This inspiring compilation of the most innovative projects in digital art covers the work of the artists and creatives at the forefront of this aesthetic. Discover Filip Hodas and his captivating pop culture dystopia artwork series, explore Massimo Colonna's surrealist urban landscapes and dive into the abstract compositions of Ezequiel Pini, founder of Six N. Five studio.
Dreamscapes & Artificial Architecture presents the work of leading creatives from across the globe, exploring the infinite ways to conceptualize utopian oases and dystopian nightmares. With their roots in spatial design, their ideas present a new creative current defined by the fusion of digital techniques such as computer rendering and 3D art, and an aesthetic that moves between fantasy and reality. Freed from the constraints of the physical world, these dreamscapes expand the possibilities for architecture and interior design.
As more of the earth’s surface is swallowed up by the built environment, architects are increasingly advised to integrate urban flora and fauna into their designs. Whether developing green roofs, living walls, abundant indoor courtyards, or balconies that connect interior and exterior spaces, the urge to intertwine nature and architecture has never been more apparent.
Embracing this ubiquitous trend,Evergreen Architecturesurveys a broad spectrum of residential, institutional, urban, and rural spaces. But as change occurs and solutions to the climate crisis are being integrated on the ground, many new questions are posed. How do residents keep moss-covered walls alive? How can a skyscraper uphold the weight of hundreds of trees?
Evergreen Architectureinvestigates this movement from the perspective of the architects leading the charge whilst offering diagrams and plans to help the reader understand how each building came together and how it intends to survive.
Mapping the expeditions that shaped the world as we know it.
Every explorer is a true adventurer. Bound by a common curiosity for the unknown, the intrepid individuals featured in Explore the World traveled across land and sea gathering expansive knowledge of geography, climate, culture, flora, and fauna. The expeditions that shaped the world we live in are gathered in this illustrated, non-fiction compendium.
From Vikings setting sail in choppy waters to Polynesians investigating the many islands in the South Pacific, this book shines a light on the people that made these adventures possible. Telling stories of teamwork and courage, from the sherpas climbing up Mount Everest to the astronauts who dared to fly into space,Explore the Worldbrings the history up to date.
Anton Hallmann was born in Brandenburg, Germany, and studied illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Science. He is primarily working in editorial illustration for newspapers like Die Zeit, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and FAZ. His other clients include the likes of Google, Lufthansa, Deutsche Bahn, and others. He currently lives in Stockholm and Explore the World is his kid’s book debut.
Discover the exceptional artistry and rich traditions being kept alive by Japanese artisans in the twenty-first century. In an era where global interest in handmade, small-batch products is heightening as a response to mass production, Handmade in Japan takes a look inside the workshops of the country's artisans, revealing their endless pursuit of excellence, and what it means to dedicate one's life to the stewardship of irreplaceable cultural heritage. International readers with an appreciation for handmade processes using sustainable materials will find inspiration in the exploration of craft ecosystems, such as the harvesting of natural lacquer in Iwate. Likewise, those who admire skill and beauty will enjoy discovering the lengths these makers go to in ensuring every product is perfect.
A weekend trip, a longer vacation off the beaten track, or a nomadic journey around the globe. Hit the road features vans, overland vehicles, and their passionate owners—and celebrates a life on the move.
Step aboard a four-wheeled home that allows you the freedom to stay wherever you want, whenever you want, and however you want. Watch the passing landscapes, follow the desire to see what is just over the horizon line, and escape from modern monotony.
The story of a couple that traveled across spain, portugal, and the united kingdom in a volkswagen t4 on a journey to enrich their culinary education to a trek from one tip of canada to the other behind the wheel of a honda element with the aurora borealis as a guiding light to a group of friends who perseveringly drove a porsche 944 from england to cape town: Hit the road welcomes you to follow these nomads and their journeys with stunning photography and details of their intrepid transportation. Rides range from classic volkswagen camper vans to refurbished airstream trailers and unstoppable 4x4s. From the deserts of africa to the snow-capped mountains of mongolia: Prepare to hit the road.
A book that encourages children to go play outside and discover what nature has to offer.
Leave the house and roam outdoors: It is a fascinating place, waiting to be conquered by little ones with curious minds. Whether in the garden, park, or a nearby forest, a closer look at nature will draw out budding architects, their first constructions built from stones, branches, and leaves. A thorough investigation of trees will reveal all kinds of insects; and listening to animals will teach their sounds.
Let’s Play Outdoors! is for a new generation of environmentally conscious children, showing them how to interact with their surroundings in a meaningful way. The suggested activities inspire independent learning about animals, plants, and the weather, as well as how to look after the world.
Coolly coast into the homes and retreats by the sea and discover a serene style spurred by the calming oceanic blue.
With the sound of the waves crashing against the coastline and the beautifully salty air that dominates the climate, the sea has a majestic and relaxing hold on the mind. This lifestyle of respite also transcends into local architecture and interior design.Life’s A Beachtakes readers into beach homes around the world, from the coasts of Australia to the shores of Brazil to the remote islands of the Aegean Sea.
Explore the many ways to decorate a cozy home by the sea, including handmade touches, natural materials, and elegant interiors each imbuing a sense of well-being. From humble little beach cottages to extraordinary modern bungalows, these spaces are designed for rest and relaxation, and for enjoying the beachy surrounds.
Based on Mr Hudson's identity, the book is featuring destinations for gays, but not necessarily gay destinations. It is about travelling in style for everyone who is looking for something different and special - no matter if men or women, travelling solo or as a couple. Mr Hudson Explores shows that every part of a trip is an incredible experience. The core content of the book will consist of 20 cities in the Northern Hemisphere and showcases the very best the destination has to offer. Each guide will give a general introduction to the city and, if applicable, its relevance for the gay community. It showcases various locations on culture and art, the most inspiring museum to visit, traditional and upcoming food places, best shopping experiences, music and nightlife: Where to go out, which bars do have the best drinks, and clubs you can have the most fun at the city's best parties and concerts. Depending on the location, day trips and activities can be included. Luxury accommodations and places to stay complete the range. The book will not just give descriptions of the places but also background information, telling the story of the owner, history or anecdotes.
Feel the cool of glaciers as we pedal through Greenland and follow us into the Faroe Islands as we roam remote Nordic corners by bike.
Ride through the fairytale-like snowy plains of the Nordic lands, where signs of civilization appear vanished. This journey combines radical touring, camping, and cooking the best of what local nature has to offer. By taking on some of the most treasured biking trails and terrains across the Nordic landscape, this book is a seated journey of discovery and escapism across a vast scenery set to inspire your next trip.
Nordic Cycleis an exploration of regions, people, and food on a mountain bike, with stunning photography and aerial shots. Discover illustrated maps and routes, follow the path of Tobias Woggon in his adventure and learn over 16 recipes with step-by-step instructions, paying homage to the local cuisine across the Nordics.
Many of us long to get away from it all in the great outdoors. Converted vans, trucks, and other vehicles are increasingly popular means of escape that provide temporary homes amid isolated terrain, sandy dunes, and endless skies.
Off the Road is a collection of outdoor adventures and the vehicular travel companions and equipment that make them possible. Its stunning photography transports us to awe-inspiring landscapes while revealing the lifestyle of those who make their homes on wheels—at least temporarily.
More and more people are hitting the road to the middle of nowhere. Along less-traveled paths they are heading up mountains and down dunes. They are enjoying the drive and the view through mud-splattered windshields as much as the stops and evening campfires amid stunning terrain.
By heading off to discover the great outdoors in their own converted campers, jeeps, station wagons, or 4X4s, they can determine their own routes, itineraries, and pace, as well as how many challenges they’d like to meet along the way. After a day on the go, these multifunctional vehicles also serve as kitchens, campgrounds, and sleeping quarters that offer a great deal more improvised fun than a standard, perfectly equipped RV. Conventional luxuries are eschewed for the sake of greater freedom, tranquility, and adventure.
Off the Road is a collection of outdoor adventures and the vehicular travel companions and equipment that make them possible. Its stunning photography transports us to awe-inspiring landscapes while revealing the lifestyle of those who make their homes on wheels—at least temporarily. The book also tells the stories of young families, globetrotters who travel on a dime, weekend explorers, surf libertines, and professional adventurers who have created a slice of paradise wherever they chose to park.
On your marks, get set, go! Embrace the enduring appeal of running for sport, fitness, and fun.
Running is one of the most popular and accessible sports in the world. From training apps to park runs, marathons, and ultra-marathons, the world of running is diverse and widespread. Offering insight on its rich history whilst demystifying the science of the body, On the Run has been composed to educate and inspire runners of all experience levels. Inspiring you to put your best foot forward, this title looks at races and clubs throughout the world and displays how runners from different backgrounds, of different ages, and with different abilities are championing the sport.
More than a health trend, running fosters community.On the Runis a step by step introduction into this adrenaline-fueled world, providing mentorship and encouragement through profiles of runners setting the pace in their own ways.
The title says it all: one man, one bike, one long ride, the adventure, the pleasure, and the pain. It is simultaneously a travelogue and visual journey. Martijn Doolaard traded the convenience of a car and the distractions of daily life for a cross-continental cycling journey: a biped adventure that would take him from Amsterdam to Singapore. Leaving behind repetitive routines, One Year on a Bike indulges in slow travel, the subtlety of a gradually changing landscape, and the lessons learned through traveling. Venturing through Eastern European fields of yellow rapeseed to the intimate hosting culture and community in Iran, One Year on a Bike is a vivid chronicle of what can happen when the norm is pointedly replaced by exceptional self-discoveries and beautiful scenery. Doolaard shares the gear and knowledge that made his trip possible alongside the passionate curiosities that served as his impetus.
Inventive new ways of building using nature’s oldest and most adaptive material.
Humans have been building homes from wood for thousands of years, and yet, in a contemporary world of option and innovation, the most primitive resource could in fact be the most pertinent.
Stretching back to historic Japanese houses, becoming synonymous with resort accommodation, and intertwining itself in the modern trend of hygge, its tactility and warmth have influenced countless architectural design movements. Timber is fast emerging as a viable material of choice, a safe, sturdy, and sustainable alternative to concrete. Architects are rediscovering wood’s universal appeal, thanks to recent technological advances.
This book explores the innovative and inspiring ways architects are using this universal building material. Spanning grand Alpine escapes to tropical getaways, plywood penthouses to mass timber high-rises,Out of the Woodsdocuments their progressive and inspiring creations from the foundations up.
Did you know that Antarctica is not just the coldest, but also the driest continent on Earth? Have you ever wondered how a polar bear stays warm in the Arctic?
Penguins and polar bears never get to meet—except maybe at the zoo! But what else is there to know about the Arctic and Antarctica, two of our planet’s most mysterious, fascinating, and vulnerable regions?
Penguins and Polar Bearstakes the reader on an adventure to the ends of the world, exploring the land, as well as the the unique and resilient animals and plants to be found at the North and South Poles. You’ll dive into the chilly oceans, skim over the brightest ice sheets, and meet the incredible people who live and work in these regions. So pack your warmest clothes and get ready for a very cool journey!
Precious Planet is a book for children from the age of 10 and up to learn about ways in which we can preserve our planet. Sustainability is becoming more important for older and younger generations alike, to create a liveable world for the future.
1 planet, 197,000,000 square meters, 7.7 billion people and 1 ton of facts.
This spectacular book uses eye-popping illustrations to explain the world’s natural phenomena. Sarah Tavernier and Alexandre Verhille illustrate our home that was formed almost 4.6 billion years ago in a very detailed manner, from the earth’s crust, the continents we live on to the oceans in between.
Dive with them and the author Emmanuelle Figueras into the planet’s fascinating geography, from saving water and trees, to looking out for each other, while opening children’s eyes to the importance of sustainability and conservation in a fun and engaging way.
Emmanuelle Figueras is a journalist and children’s book author who lives in the south of France.
Sarah Tavernier is a French artist and designer who creates murals, books and pop-ups.
Aleexandre Verhille is a French illustrator and the author of several children’s book.