Thursday, December 30, 2010

open in the old and the new year!

We are open the december the 31st from 8.00 till 18.00
& the first of january from 12.00 till 17.00
If necessary we can also get you books from our bookstore!

31 december - Oudejaarsdag - is Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum geopend van  8.00 tot 18.00 .  Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum is ook open op 1 januari - het is dan mogelijk voor ons om boeken uit de boekhandel te halen van 12.00 tot 17.00

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS


GAMES FIVE STAR GIFT *****








TYRANNEN QUARTET
The dictators of the world on 32 cards Franco, Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Idi Amin, Pinochet, Saddam Hussein, Pol Pot, and many others... Quartettgroups: Monarchs Faschists Communists Military, Kleptokraten, US-Marionetts, Religious Fanatics, Völkermörder (the quartett is in German) Categories: Year of birth, Age when came to power, Lenght of reign, How may killed, How much money owned.. order now: € 9.90
NOW ALSO A PART TWO WITH MORE BAD GUYS: order part 2 € 9.90

Friday, December 24, 2010

TIPS FOR FESTIVE GIFTS


TV SERIES FIVE STAR GIFT *****
MAD MEN UNBUTTONED
"This is the smartest and the most fun of all the Mad Men books -- and it's also the most beautiful. Natasha Vargas-Cooper is obviously a fan, but she's also a terrific writer; and I am in awe at her success at finding the photos, ads and images that became the icons of the era. Her explanations of "How to be a Betty" and "Sex and the Single Girl" should become classics. ( Jon Wiener )
€; 15,00,  230 PAGES


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Thursday, December 23, 2010

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TYPO MAG : TYPOGRAPHY IN MAGAZINES
                                        FIVE STAR GIFT*****
(LAURA MESEGUER)
This first volume is dedicated to the use of typography in magazines. TypoMag analyses excellence in the use of typography 29 magazines from around the world and on a variety of topics. Detailed typographic solutions as used in these magazines are clearly explained and shown through numerous illustrations.

TypoMag analyses magazines such as Monocle, The New York Times Magazine, Carl’s Cars, Nico, Wired UK, Mark, Elephant and many more. It also includes resources for books and blogs on magazine design.
Laura Meseguer is a graphic and typographic designer from Barcelona.
€ 19.90 , 191 PAGES

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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DVD MAGAZINE FIVE STAR GIFT*****
WOLPHIN:DVD MAGAZINE OF RARE AND UNSEEN SHORT FILMS NO.11
"Wholphin is a quarterly DVD magazine published by McSweeney’s, lovingly encoded with unique and ponderable films designed to make you feel the way we felt when we learned that dolphins and whales sometimes, you know, do it."
Wholphin No 11 features Werner Herzog giving a voice to a lovelorn plastic bag in search of his Maker at the Pacific Trash Vortex, a shocking documentary about a Russian finishing school for the modern-day gold digger, the Sundance 2010 Short Award winner, a time-traveling Viking odyssey, the most humiliating break up of all time, a documentary set the only checkpoint between India and Pakistan where 20,000 people gather daily to celebrate, the world’s most dangerous jog, plus Dock Ellis, Reggie Jackson, Melissa Auf der Maur, Yogi Bear, and much more.

€19.90 ; 11 films. 2 hours, 16 minutes / ORDER NOW!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New magazine movie

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY FIVE STAR GIFT *****
Keith Richards: LIFE
"You can't imagine that this book could be any better than it is...Keith holds nothing back. It's funny, gossipy, profane and moving and by the time you finish it you feel like you're friends with Keith Richards." (Will Dana, Rolling Stone )

"The most scabrously honest and essential rock memoir in a long time....the voice that emerges is unmistakably the dark lord's: growly and profane and black with comedy." (Lou Bayard, The Washington Post )

We could not say it any better. Available both in english (hardback) and in Dutch (paperback)
English €24.50 Dutch €24.95 / ORDER NOW DUTCH
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Monday, December 20, 2010

GIFTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

DESIGN BOOKS 5 STAR GIFT *****
A beautiful book published by Gingko Press in Berkely:  CARD BOARD BOOK
'Dozens of the best cardboard ideas from around the world'.
Indeed, a vast collection of brilliant designs. Cardboard is recycleable, strong and easy to work with. So from toys to desks, from sculptures to walls, from bars to buildings; everything is possible. An inspirational book for everyone who is interested in design and sustainable materials. € 29,90 ORDER NOW!



Saturday, December 18, 2010

GIFTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

LITTLE TRESURES FIVE STAR GIFT*****
CURATORS COLLECTIVE PRESENTS:
EVERYDAY DELIGHTS
 JJAM Curators Collective have challenged London-based designers to reinvent the classic yellow duster in a way that we never imagined before!
The result was exhibited in London but also put in a stunning postcardbook with 45 pictures of artists solutions; will give you this warm yellow holiday glow!

€ 11.95 / 45 postcards
bestel nu!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

fashion!

Some great magazines have arrived this week and we are happy about it. Fashion all over!With great photography, well printed, good stories and an update of what's going on. Some of you were craving about them. Well, here they are: Acne paper, winter 2010-2011 issue, 10 euro Stockholm S/S 11, 20,95 euro AMagazine, curated by Gianbattista Valli, 14,80 euro Industrie, 10 euro.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

TIP FOR FESTIVE GIFT

POSTCARDS FIVE STAR GIFT *****


"Reading is highly addictive" a wonderfull set of 12 postcards drawn by JOOST SWARTE all concerning the joys of reading much to much !
€ 5.00 both in dutch and english (lezen werkt zeer verslavend)

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Dutch review: Handcrafted Modern

'Perfection is supremely uninteresting to me.' Daarmee begint Leslie Williamson zijn boek Handcrafted Modern, met foto's van de huizen van Amerikaanse modernisten. Een opvallende zin als je bedenkt dat juist perfectie datgene is wat deze architecten en ontwerpers in hun werk hebben nagestreefd. Het modernisme, dat zijn kille strakke lijnen, een fascinatie voor industriële productie, beton, chroom en leer, toch? Na het bekijken van dit boek begrijp je dat er veel meer achter zit. In deze huizen van de pioniers van het modernisme vind je niet zozeer perfectie, wel een ongebreidelde creativiteit en interesse voor het leven. Door joris nielander.


Klik hier voor de hele recensie


order here

New movie!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

GIFTS FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON

FASHION  5 STAR GIFT*****
MY WONDERFULL WORLD OF FASHION -een ontwerp en tekenboek om bij weg te dromen....-
"An interactive colouring book for fashionistas of all ages, My Wonderful World of Fashion is packed with beautiful and sophisticated illustrations specially created by the leading fashion-illustrator Nina Chakrabarti. The book encourages creativity, with illustrations to colour in and designs to finish off, as well as simple ideas for making and doing (how to make a sari, turn a napkin into a headscarf, dye a t-shirt, etc.). Covering clothing, shoes, bags, jewellery and other accessories, the illustrations span both vintage fashions, drawing on beautiful and interesting objects from past ages, and contemporary designs from the illustrator's own imagination. 'Did you know...?' features giving brief historical notes encourage children to be inspired by history and by the fashions of other cultures. A wonderful celebration of fashion, the book will appeal to addicts from 8 years plus."
IN DUTCH only € 15.00
bestel nu!

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ILLUSTRATION  FIVE STAR GIFT *****
What is FUKT?
FUKT is a magazine for contemporary drawing
How long has FUKT been around?
Established in Trondheim 1999 and based in Berlin since 2001
By whom?
Nina Hemmingsson and Björn Hegardt are the founders.
Since 2004 is Björn Hegardt the sole editor of FUKT
How often is FUKT published?
Usually annually
Can I subscribe to FUKT?
No
Where can I buy FUKT?
Athenaeum Nieuwscentrum Amsterdam
€ 18.95 , 180 pages colour
bestel nu!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

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INTERIOR MAGAZINE FIVE STAR GIFT *****
APARTAMENTO#06
"This is not that kind of magazine that tells you what furniture you should buy or not buy or how you should decorate your appartment. It’s more the other way around: this Spanish venture is all about having a peek at how people organise their daily environment. Voyeurism or admiration? The point is that it’s a real pleasure to browse through other peoples livingrooms or bedrooms." € 12.00 ORDER NOW

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Club Donny

In the december issue of Art Forum there's a list. A review of the best art books of 2010. We were happy to read that Club Donny, the website, open-ended club and biannual magazine, is among them. Some short quotes by Brian Kennon: " The print publication is impressive in its simplicity and ingenuity." "Framing nature as something not outside the city's limits but intergral to its daily life, Club Donny has pictured this symbiosis in such disparate scenes as a nudist camp in Maastricht, a London flower shop, a Neanderthaler display in Mexico City's National Museum of Anthropology and ..." Hurray and congratulations! We stock it proudly and the price is 10 euro! And ofcourse we sell Art Forum too.
http://www.clubdonny.com/
http://artforum.com/inprint/id=26860

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

wolphin

Today we received Wolphin, a DVD magazine of 'rare and unseen short films'. The latets issue is # 11, but we also received # 9 and 10. In the lateste issue Werner Herzog, _twenty thousand people out in the road. dancing_, TJ Miller, plastic bags, 'How to acquire a Russian Millionaire husband and much more. More than 2 hours of great movies. 19,90 euro