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The Monocle Guide Bundle

Based in London and acclaimed the world over, Monocle has delivered a unique briefing on global affairs, business, culture, and design since it was founded by Tyler Brûlé in 2007. Alongside the magazine, Monocle has created a 24-hour radio station, a film-rich website, retail ventures around the globe, and cafes in Tokyo and London.

Armed with an unmistakable sense of aesthetics and journalistic tenacity, its team has intelligent publications that continually inspire a global readership who are interested in everything from diplomacy to design.

The Beauty of Transgression

Today, Berlin is celebrated around the world as a magnet for creative talent. But many people do not know or have forgotten how this came to be. In the 1980s, the island city surrounded by the Wall was a sanctuary for musicians, artists, avoiders of West Germany’s mandatory military service, and other outsiders, who were inspired by Berlin’s distinct atmosphere. Berlin winters were cold, long, and especially delirious. When the Wall fell, an unparalleled vacuum of authority was created that further fueled the city’s already uniquely free creative climate.

ABSTRAKT N°7: Abwehr

Gestalten Books

Abwehr – Überlebensstrategien im 21. Jahrhundert untersucht durch faktische und fantasievolle Texte sowie ansprechende und humorvolle Illustrationen das Phänomen Abwehr. Welche Abwehrstrategien gibt es? Wie begegnen wir den komplexen Herausforderungen rund um den Umbruch auf dem Finanzmarkt oder der wachsenden psychischen Belastung in der Leistungsgesellschaft? Und wieviel Abwehr ist gesund?

ABSTRAKT N°7: Defence

Gestalten Books

Defence – survival strategies in the 21st century explores through factual and fantastic texts as well as appealing and funny illustrations the phenomenon of defence. What defence strategies exist? How can we arm ourselves against the complex threats of the present and the future such as the revolution in the financial markets or the growing mental stress of the achievement-oriented society?

For The Record

Gestalten Books

In a similar fashion, For the Record also explores the topics of live performance, instruments/interfaces, conceptualism, drumming, rhythm, and many more. Together with stunning visual design by Chris Rehberger’s Double Standards agency, the results make for one of the most insightful publications on the current state of music and the music industry.

About the Academy

The Berlin Design Guide

Gestalten Books

Berlin’s mayor once summed up the city as “poor but sexy.” Today, Berlin’s creative scene has moved on and is more alive, experimental, and professional than ever before. The Berlin Design Guide is a practical handbook for anyone who wants to get to know this seething metropolis and its creative hotspots.

Confessions: Eroticism in Media

Gestalten Books

Although Internet porn is just a few clicks away, independent print publications devoted to erotica are currently thriving. While porn became digital, more anonymous, and even faster to get, recent examples of printed erotica became more individual, more distinct, and more elaborately presented. The current edition of Nico, “Confessions: Eroticism in Media,” takes a compelling look at the recent boom of smaller, independent erotic publications. 

Pretty Ugly

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The painting The Young Ladies of Avignon by Picasso was initially scorned but is now considered to be seminal to the development of both cubism and modern art. The dissonance and complex rhythm structures of Stravinsky’s ballet music The Rite of Spring caused a scandal when it premiered, but the composition now ranks among the most important musical works of the twentieth century.

The Design Hotels™ Book

Comprised of almost 800 pages of stunning accommodations, this is the most extensive edition of the Design Hotels Book to date. The opulent hardcover showcases an exclusive selection of the most attractive design hotels from around the world.

The publication introduces more than 230 hotels and their makers. Detailed profiles contain information about the architecture, design, and location of each hotel as well as the distinctive features that make each of them so special.

Miami: The Monocle Travel Guide Series

Monocle reports from around the globe in print, on radio, and online. As its editors and correspondents dart from city to city, they get to know the best places to rest their heads, stretch their limbs, and kick back with a contact in a hard-to-find cocktail bar. That information is now available in Monocle’s Travel Guide Series: a line-up of titles that speaks to you in an informed but informal way about everything from architecture to art, late-night bars to early-morning markets.