Between Sample's white, pleated paper covers unfolds a fashion catwalk within a book. This group show, curated by ten leading figures in the fashion industry, displays the work of 100 international designers of clothing and accessories who are not just shaping today's look but also profoundly influencing what will happen next. Each designer's style is communicated through a superlative visual display - a mixture of archival material, formative design sketches and candid photographs, most of which have never been seen before. Accompanying the images are concise essays, written by each curator about their chosen designers, which function as expert guides on the Sample exhibition tour.
Lee Friedlander is one of the most important of the 1960s generation of photographers for whom the posture of disinterested objectivity served as a vehicle for passionate personal inquiries. His large body of work is broad in subject matter and supple and complex in style, and focuses on what he calls America’s 'social landscape. At the same time, he has pursued a playful dialogue with artistic tradition, as though open- eyed curiosity about the world, and a sophisticated taste for the wiles of picture-making were one and the same thing. The book takes a deep critical look at Friedlander’s abundantly productive career. Including over 500 photographs grouped by series, and an incisive essay by Peter Galassi, Chief Curator of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art, this oversized publication is the most comprehensive review of the photographer’s career to date. The book accompanies a retrospective exhibition at MoMA.
Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarter - these are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fibre bicycle frame to the cardiac constraint sock and the Mars Pathfinder landing airbags, material innovations surround us. Our landscape, our buildings, our vehicles, our clothes and our bodies all benefit from these highly engineered performance textiles. Featuring examples of fully realized products from all classes of technical textiles - architectural, product design, apparel, medicine, transportation, aerospace, industry and the environment - Extreme Textiles highlights successful collaborations between design, industry and science. The book accompanies an exhibition at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.
Sean Godsell is one of Australia’s leading young architects and is beginning to attract an international following for his spare industrial forms and innovative use of materials.

Primarily known for his residential work – Future Shack, Carter/Tucker House, Peninsula House – Godsell employs economic means to maximum effect. This award-winning architect was listed in Wallpaper magazine as one of the 10 people destined to “change the way we live.” This is the first book to provide an overview of this innovative architect’s career.