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Tiki Modern now available for pre-order! (But only in Europe for now)
Sneakytiki
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From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2007-05-19 02:10 am   Permalink

I pre-ordered but would be very interested in a signed copy as well.


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-05-19 4:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-05-18 23:15, RevBambooBen wrote:
Is "Sven new school tiki" or "old school tiki"



I dunno, lately I just feel OLD.


 
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Dr.TikiMojo
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Joined: May 26, 2006
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From: Elk Grove, CA
Posted: 2007-05-21 12:34 pm   Permalink

I've pre-ordered my copy on amazon.

The confirmation says, "Delivery estimate: September 11, 2007 - September 13, 2007".

So I guess I have a while to wait.
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ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2007-05-21 8:08 pm   Permalink

I just received the Spring/Summer Taschen catalog in the mail today. 127 pages of the best eye candy around - and inside was a 4 page spread on the new Tiki Modern book. One was a full page photo of a Witco gun rack and throne chair (in a room done with orange Shag carpeting) - and when you turn the page, there is a full page photo of the Kahiki fireplace.

The Taschen website finally has their page up for Tiki Modern. Make sure you go through the 7 pages of examples from the book.
http://www.taschen.com/pages/en/catalogue/books/popculture/new/facts/03881.htm

The Taschen catalog also had some previews of their large format books coming soon, neither listed on their website yet. I have my sights set on a 3 volume set titled 'Jules Shulman: Modernism Rediscovered', a followup to the earlier book with the same name.

The other is titled 'Diego Rivera: The Complete Murals' murals will also likely be good - the images in the catalogue look great, and it turns out that Rivera also did a mural for San Francisco's International Golden Gate Exposition. So between Covarrubias and Rivera, I may soon have a Mexican mural thing going on.

Vern



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Tipsy McStagger
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From: HELL
Posted: 2007-05-21 8:18 pm   Permalink

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Until someone comes along and employs a "bad taste" concept in a daring and new way, it will stay just that. But once used in a new fashion, "cheesy" can quickly turn to "cool", and everybody is grateful for the new perspective. You just have to have the vision. In this case they don't.






..sounds like a job for ..."SUPERTIPSY"!!!!!!


...awright!!!.....i'll do it!!!


 
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Tiki Kollektor
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Joined: Aug 29, 2006
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From: A Cave in Manhattan
Posted: 2007-07-25 10:11 am   Permalink

Hey Sven -- just curious, does Amazon provide you with pre-order stats? If so, how's the new book "selling"?

http://www.amazon.com/Tiki-Modern-Sven-Kirsten/dp/3822847178/ref=pd_bbs_3/103-7367459-8215822?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1185382187&sr=8-3



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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-07-25 1:11 pm   Permalink

No idea, nobody tells me nuthin' around here....neither Amazon nor Taschen. Well who would wanna buy a book that is in GERMAN, anyway! (see under "Language") And only 250 Pages! (it's actually 336)

Well they DO have a good price for it. And on their preview pages you still have a last chance to see the OLD lay out, before it got white-walled.

The cover is not going to be padded, but CLOTH, with no dust cover. I have never seen a sample, so I do not know if it will be a slick, plastiky cloth imprint type of surface, or REAL, rough, hairy cloth.....or somewhere in between.

And the size will be slightly larger than the BOT......which I had used as a template to write the text, and after all was laid out, they suddenly decided to make the book much larger! Which blew up the damn type so much that it looked like text in a children's book! I mean all TikiphiIes are arrested in childhood, but don't rub it in! I had a mild panic attack, and so they shrunk it back a little, but not to BOT size.

I will know more (and will post some pics) once I have my own advance copy. Don't ask me when that will be, though.


 
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thejab
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tradewinds Apartments, Alameda, CA
Posted: 2007-07-25 1:43 pm   Permalink

Can't wait for it! With the recent new Tiki Road Trip and Sippin' Safari, this is going to be a great year for Tiki-themed books!

 
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aquarj
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Joined: Apr 02, 2002
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From: SF bay area, CA
Posted: 2007-07-25 4:03 pm   Permalink

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Well they DO have a good price for it. And on their preview pages you still have a last chance to see the OLD lay out, before it got white-walled.


Really, the pages are gonna have those big white borders? That's really too bad - when I saw the preview pics on Amazon I was so happy to see that you were creating an atmosphere again on the pages, just like you did with the BOT. Very few books accomplish that as effectively, where the nature of the layout goes so well with the content.

-Randy


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-07-25 5:58 pm   Permalink

Well, to many people in the book business the BOT lay out seemed too "cluttered", and I was sort of lucky that Taschen was just opening shop in the US when I did my first book, and so I got to fly under the radar with my heavily layered, textured design.

I tried it again this time, but it was too far away from the "TASCHEN house-look" and it got shot down. And so now there are only very few pages that have a colored or textured background (I hope they got those right, at least.)

The reasoning was that too much background would diminish the impact of the images...which is debatable. To me, all white pages are just boring. But don't worry, it will not look empty, this book is so densely packed with eye candy that one hardly notices. I got to squeeze one hundred images more than the BOT into it.

P.S.: Taschen just opened their second TASCHEN STORE in L.A., at the Farmer's Market on Fairfax, in the clock tower.


 
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teaKEY
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Posted: 2007-07-25 7:09 pm   Permalink

White pages, thats modern for you.



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-07-25 7:30 pm   Permalink

Exactly! That's the kind of modernism I find uninteresting, white or empty space, and those spartan, clean, straight lines. It all had its value when it was new and rose up against extraneous ornamental kitsch, but nowadays this concept of "modern" has been abused too much, to save money and build cheap and boring boxes. That's where primitivism comes in, to break up that stiff monotony.

I am looking forward to do "The Look of Tiki" with Martin McIntosh next, where I will be able to go all out with textures and patterns and colors, it will be a clutter fest!


 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2007-07-26 06:12 am   Permalink

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On 2007-07-25 19:30, bigbrotiki wrote:
Exactly! That's the kind of modernism I find uninteresting, white or empty space, and those spartan, clean, straight lines. It all had its value when it was new and rose up against extraneous ornamental kitsch, but nowadays this concept of "modern" has been abused too much, to save money and build cheap and boring boxes. That's where primitivism comes in, to break up that stiff monotony.

I am looking forward to do "The Look of Tiki" with Martin McIntosh next, where I will be able to go all out with textures and patterns and colors, it will be a clutter fest!



You need to get with Wayne Coombs and help him finish his "Book of Tacky"...
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fatuhiva
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From: Melbourne Beach, FL
Posted: 2007-08-07 10:06 pm   Permalink

I, for one, am excited to finally get my grubby mitts on this book

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2007-08-08 06:40 am   Permalink

Thanks Brian. And after all is said and done, I think it will be a very nice object of desire.

 
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