This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. It looks like cookies are disabled in your browser. To find out more about our cookie usage policy click here then to find out about changing your browser cookie settings click here (This link opens in a window).

This site requires cookies for account access and purchasing. You can review our use of cookies in our Cookie Policy, or Accept and Close this bar now.

99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design

99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design
An alternative guide to the hidden everyday objects in a city, from the hugely successful podcast 99% Invisible
Our Price: €22.06
ISBN/EAN9781529355277
Stock: 7
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pub. Date: October 6 2020
Author: Mars, Roman
Format: Hardback
Save wishlist

This is 99% Invisible.
__________

A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?

Or stopped to ponder who gets to name the streets we walk along?

Or what the story is behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?

99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs.

Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.
__________

You are about to see stories everywhere, you beautiful nerd. Now get out there.

'If you've ever wondered why our world is the way it is, this show has your answers' The Hustle

'99% Invisible...is completely wonderful and entertaining and beautifully produced...' Ira Glass, This American Life

'The hugely inventive 99% Invisible treats the design of everyday things like a forensic science.' WIRED
No recommended products at the moment.
 
Life On Our Planet: My Witness Statement And Vision For The Future ***exp
'Read this book to learn, but also to honour the man. We shall never see his like again.' - Sunday Times

See the world. Then make it better.

'I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary.

As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The tragedy of our time has been happening all around us, barely noticeable from day to day - the loss of our planet's wild places, its biodiversity. I have been witness to this decline.

A Life on Our Planet is my witness statement, and my vision for the future. It is the story of how we came to make this, our greatest mistake - and how, if we act now, we can yet put it right. We have one final chance to create the perfect home for ourselves and restore the wonderful world we inherited.'All we need is the will to do so.'
Our Price: : €16.61

click to see more

 
 
Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story **EXP
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE

A page-turner with the authority of history PHILIPPA GREGORY

As gripping as a novel. An engaging, unsettling, deeply satisfying read SARAH WATERS London, 1938. Alma Fielding, an ordinary young woman, begins to experience supernatural events in her suburban home.
Our Price: : €14.34

click to see more

 
 
Butterfly Effect: How Kendrick Lamar Ignited Soul Of Black America **EXP
Kendrick Lamar understands and employs blues, jazz, and soul in his music, which makes it startling. His work is more than merely brilliant; it is magic. - Toni Morrison

Kendrick Lamar has been described as the poet Laurette of hip-hop, perceptive, philosophical, unapologetic, fearless, and an innovative storyteller whose body of work has been compared to James Joyce and James Baldwin.
Our Price: : €16.53

click to see more

 
 
Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath
Our Price: : €33.06

click to see more

 
 
Fire of Joy: Roughly 80 Poems to Get by Heart and Say Aloud **EXP
Clive James read, learned and recited poetry aloud for most of his life. In this book, completed before just before his death, he offers a selection of his favourite poems and a personal commentary on each. Our Price: : €16.55

click to see more