• 100 Ideas That Changed Design
    100 Ideas That Changed Design
    ISBN: 9781786273437
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Design
    Author: FIELL PETER & FIELL CHARLOTTE

    This inspiring book chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped industrial and product design. Written by two experts on modern design, it provides both a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader.

    From the origins or modern design in the craft movements of the 19th and early 20th century and the changes brought about by mass production, the book traces the most important ideas in design through the modern movement and post-war consumer society to more recent ideas such as Open-Source Design and Biomimicry.

    Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, 100 Ideas that Changed Designexplores when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
    100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
    ISBN: 9781786273895
    Title: 100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
    Author: HELLER STEVEN & VIENNE VERONIQUE

    This accessible book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design. Lavishly illustrated, it is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years. The entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical (overprinting, rub-on designs, split fountain); to stylistic (swashes on caps, loud typography, and white space); to objects (dust jackets, design handbooks); and methods (paper cut-outs, pixelation).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 1000 Chairs
    1000 Chairs
    ISBN: 9783836563697
    Title: 1000 Chairs
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & PETER

    Take a Seat
    An overview of exemplary chairs

    More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era.

    From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are all here: Thonet's bentwood chairs and Hoffmann's sitting-machines, Marcel Breuer's Wassily chair and Ron Arad's avant-garde armchairs.

    The book devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors

    About the series:
    Bibliotheca Universalis-- Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe at an unbeatable, democratic price
    Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, the name TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible, open-minded publishing. Bibliotheca Universalis brings together nearly 100 of our all-time favorite titles in a neat new format so you can curate your own affordable library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia.
    Bookworm's delight -- never bore, always excite

    Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • 1000 Dot to Dots Animals: Twenty Incredible Creatures to Complete Yourself
    1000 Dot to Dots Animals: Twenty Incredible Creatures to Complete Yourself
    ISBN: 9781781571453
    Title: 1000 Dot to Dots Animals: Twenty Incredible Creatures to Complete Yourself
    Author: PAVITTE THOMAS

    Its dot-to-dot gone wild in this latest addition to the series, as author Thomas Pavitte sets out to explore the animal kingdom. Enjoy bringing your favourite animals to life with The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book: Animals, featuring popular pets such as cats and dogs, as well as the more exotic beasts of feathers, fur, and scales... With 20 incredible drawings for you to complete at home each consisting of no fewer than a thousand dots youll discover the unique pleasure and satisfaction that comes from joining dots. Best of all, the fun doesnt end with the last dot joined, because the perforated pages make it easy to tear out your drawing, rewarding you with a brilliant piece of art that you yourself had a hand in creating!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    ISBN: 9788867325719
    Title: Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    Author: LOBKOWICZ ISABELLA GAETANI

    A little book redesigning the shape and the role of the chair, adapting it to different people, personalities and body features.Interior design, illustration, comics and sociology all in one book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    ISBN: 9780500022566
    Title: Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    Author: LEWIS-JONES HUW & RIDDELL CHRIS


    What is it about islands that is so alluring, and why do so many people find these self-contained worlds irresistible? Utopia and Atlantis were islands, and islands have captured the imaginations of writers and artists for centuries. In 1719, Daniel Defoe published his tale of a castaway on a desert island, Robinson Crusoe, one of the first great novels in the history of English literature and an instant bestseller. Defoe's tale combined the real and the imagined into a compelling creative landscape, establishing a whole literary genre and unleashing the power of islands in storytelling.


    To celebrate the tercentenary of the publication of Robinson Crusoe, Archipelago presents a truly international range of leading illustrators who imagine they too have washed up on their own remote island. In specially created maps, they visualize what their island looks like, what it's called, and what can be found on its mythical shores. In a panoply of astonishingly creative responses, we are invited to explore a curious and fabulous archipelago of islands of invention that will beguile illustrators, cartographers, and dreamers alike.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Atlas of Furniture Design
    Atlas of Furniture Design
    ISBN: 9783931936990
    Title: Atlas of Furniture Design
    Author: KRIES MATEO ; VINDUM KJELD

    In 2019, the Vitra Design Museum will publish the Atlas of Furniture Design, the definitive, encyclopedic overview of the history of modern furniture design. Featuring over 1700 objects by more than 500 designers and 121 manufacturers, it includes approximately 2800 images ranging from detailed object photographs to historical images documenting interiors, patents, brochures, and related works of art and architecture. The basis for the Atlas of Furniture Design is the collection held by the Vitra Design Museum, one of the largest of its kind with more than 7000 works. The book presents selected pieces by the most important designers of the last 230 years and documents key periods in design history, including early nineteenth-century industrial furniture in bentwood and metal, Art Nouveau and Secessionist pieces and works by protagonists of classical modernism and postwar design, as well as postmodern and contemporary pieces. The Atlas of Furniture Design employed a team of more than 70 experts and features over 550 detailed texts about key objects. In-depth essays provide sociocultural and design-historical context to four historical epochs of furniture design and the pieces highlighted here, enriched by a detailed annex containing designer biographies, glossaries, and elaborate information graphics. The Atlas of Furniture Design is an indispensable resource for collectors, scholars and experts, as well as a beautifully designed object that speaks to design enthusiasts.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $350.00
    $350.00
  • Being Creative (Build & Become)
    Being Creative (Build & Become)
    ISBN: 9781781317181
    Title: Being Creative (Build & Become)
    Author: ATAVAR MICHAEL

    Creativity begins with you.

    Through a series of 20 practical and effective exercises, all using a unique visual approach, Michael Atavar challenges you to open your mind, shift your perspective and ignite your creativity. Whatever your passion, craft or aims, this book will expertly guide you from bright idea, through the tricky stages of development, to making your concepts a reality.

    We often treat creativity as if it was something separate from us - in fact it is, as this book demonstrates, incredibly simple: creativity is nothing other than the very core of 'you'.

    At BUILD+BECOME we believe in building knowledge that helps you navigate your world.
    Our books help you make sense of the changing world around you by taking you from concept to real-life application through 20 accessible lessons designed to make you think.
    Create your library of knowledge. Find out about other BUILD+BECOME titles at the BUILD+BECOME Amazon store, and follow us at buildbecome.com& @buildbecome
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Bi-Scriptual Typography & Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems
    Bi-Scriptual Typography & Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems
    ISBN: 9783721209822
    Title: Bi-Scriptual Typography & Graphic Design with Multiple Script Systems
    Author: WITTNER BEN; THOMA SASCHA (EDS)

    Analyzing the theoretical backgrounds and presenting various possibilites of creating designs incorporating different writing systems as multilingualism is becoming increasingly important.As a result of globalization and increased interaction across countries and cultures, multilingualism has gained importance. Script, as the most important conveyor of confirmation, plays a major role in this development. Designers are more and more faced with the challenge of creating designs that not only combine various languages but two or even more writing systems. At first, Bi-Scriptual discusses on a theoretical level questions such as the sociocultural relations between various writing systems and the increasing importance of sociocultural communication. Following a general section on the practical application of bilingual design, experts of the concerned languages compare eight writing systems with the Latin script. This part also contains topical interviews and practical examples of more than 100 designers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    ISBN: 9780500021293
    Title: Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    Author: NOMA BAR


    From an illustration of Donald Trump, his signature pout forming the shape of a fist, to Bob Dylan, seemingly composed of musical instruments, Noma Bar's innovative, playful style has made him one of the most sought-after illustrators working today. His use of negative space and minimalist forms creates images within images--layers of meaning that delight and surprise in equal measure. Each of Bar's illustrations tells a story that is hidden in the details, the whole message revealing itself with a second look.


    For this retrospective volume, Bar has handpicked his iconic illustrations and favorite works, covering a range of topics, all in the distinctive style that has established his reputation. The works are organized into the thematic chapters Less More (daily life), Pretty Ugly (portraits), In Out (sex), and Life Death (conflict). Alongside the images, Bar reveals his working methods and the stories behind his often idiosyncratic inspiration for different illustrations, and he reflects on how his life experiences have shaped him as an artist.


    Noma Bar is a must-have reference source for students or professionals in the worlds of graphic design and illustration, and a treasury for any follower of visual and popular culture.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Book of Surrealist Games
    Book of Surrealist Games
    ISBN: 9781570620843
    Title: Book of Surrealist Games
    Author: GOODING MEL, BROTCHIE ALISTAIR

    This delightful collection allows everyone to enjoy firsthand the provocative methods used by the artists and poets of the Surrealist school to break through conventional thought and behavior to a deeper truth. Invented and played by such artists as Andr Breton, Rene Magritte, and Max Ernst, these gems still produce results ranging from the hilarious to the mysterious and profound.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Breathe List Journal
    Breathe List Journal
    ISBN: 9781781453452
    Title: Breathe List Journal
    Author: BREATHE MAGAZINE

    A guided journal of lists that help you live a more mindful life and achieve your goals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Broken Nature Design Takes on Human Survival
    Broken Nature Design Takes on Human Survival
    ISBN: 9788891824301
    Title: Broken Nature Design Takes on Human Survival
    Author: ANTONELLI PAOLA

    The XXII Triennale di Milano exhibition Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival highlights a range of international architecture and design projects that underline the concept of restorative design.

    By bringing together the voices of a number of curators, scientists, scholars, designers, and artists, the XXII Triennale di Milano seeks to engage its visitors with questions of climate change, migration, artificial intelligence, politics, gender, labor, economics, social justice, and natural histories. This exhibition catalog highlights objects and concepts at all scales that reconsider humans' relationship with their environment, including research into both natural and social ecosystems. The aim is to trace design's ability to move us into a more constructive sense of indebtedness toward nature.

    This volume will appeal to the design community as well as a broader readership and scholars who study the sociological, economic, political, and personal ramifications of design as it relates to the environment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.00

    $75.00
  • Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2
    Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2
    ISBN: 9780473396565
    Title: Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2
    Author: TREMONT DAVID

    This series of books is a look into the world of making models, telling stories and having fun with the process. Models are broken down into basic steps on how they are made, photographed and put into stories of Robots at War. Part of the process is teaching how to look at ordinary objects and see something completely different. How to create simple scenes from items found around the back yard. A lot can be achieved with simple recourses. The books are designed to be an inspiration to becoming a creative person in whatever work people move into.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3
    Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3
    ISBN: 9780473429768
    Title: Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3
    Author: TREMONT DAVID

    This series of books is a look into the world of making models, telling stories and having fun with the process. Models are broken down into basic steps on how they are made, photographed and put into stories of Robots at War. Part of the process is teaching how to look at ordinary objects and see something completely different. How to create simple scenes from items found around the back yard. A lot can be achieved with simple recourses. The books are designed to be an inspiration to becoming a creative person in whatever work people move into.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Chair Anatomy Design & Construction
    Chair Anatomy Design & Construction
    ISBN: 9780500295946
    Title: Chair Anatomy Design & Construction
    Author: ORROM JAMES

    Chairs are the design pieces that most of us use most of the time: from offices to dining tables, from lounging to working, the importance of good chair design to our well-being cannot be underestimated. Accordingly, designers and architects, who seek solutions to space, comfort and function, have grappled with making the perfect - or most unusual - chairs for centuries. But we only really see the end product, and have little idea of how our chair was made, or even perhaps, why it is special.Chair Anatomy reveals in photos and illustrations the form and the construction details - the anatomy - of a selection of fifty chairs chosen from the last 150 years of modern chair design. It also introduces the designers behind these chairs, their backgrounds and their routes to creating the chairs. In reducing chairs to their constituent parts, the book gets to the heart of each design: how pieces are designed and produced to fit together; why a certain material imparts a certain quality, functional advance or comfort level; and how the chair's structure can withstand stress while being elegant and economical to produce. In short, a chair is architecture in miniature.'Exploding' these chairs gives insight into the careful and detailed thinking that has gone into a piece of furniture that we take for granted, and offers designers and students, in a single reference source, a truly nuts-and-bolts perspective on masterpieces of design.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Characters
    Characters
    ISBN: 9780500501184
    Title: Characters
    Author: BANHAM STEPHEN

    In Characters, Stephen Banham has meticulously researched the signage and typography of a city to present an exuberant collection of quirky, poignant and often funny stories.



    Type and signage surround us. They are part of our daily lives and the history of whichever city we happen to live in. Whether old or new, each sign has a story to tell. From architecture and advertising to cultural history and much more, Characters is a book that will appeal to historians, designers

    and typophiles alike. Featuring a treasure trove of long overlooked examples, Banham reveals how typography is a rich form of cultural expression,redefining the way we look at our surroundings one letter
    at a time. You will never walk down the street in the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Create Your Life Book Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity & Encouraging Personal Growth
    Create Your Life Book Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity & Encouraging Personal Growth
    ISBN: 9781631593536
    Title: Create Your Life Book Mixed-Media Art Projects for Expanding Creativity & Encouraging Personal Growth
    Author: LAPORTE TAMARA

    Inspired by artist Tamara Laporte's popular online art classes (willowing.org), Create Your Life Book presents 18 step-by-step mixed-media drawing and painting projects that encourage self-fulfillment through the creative process. Tamara's kind, non-judgmental voice guides your way.

    What is holding you back? Where do you want to go? Let go of the past Use these expressive exercises to help you recognize your personal challenges and other obstacles, then work through them. Let go of limiting beliefs, find courage, feel gratitude, heal pain, and develop self-love as you playfully create.

    Each themed chapter presents four to five two-part projects. First, you will explore a common issue that hampers creativity and/or positive self-worth. The second portion is a step-by-step mixed-media art project designed to help you work through that issue. Just a few of the explorations:
    • Let go of what no longer serves you by taking stock of what's holding you back, then create a zentangle butterfly to symbolize you flying away from those limiting things.
    • Embrace and love your inner quirky bird by taking an inventory of your quirky traits, then create a bird that celebrates them.
    • Heal old wounds by writing a letter to yourself as a child, then create a house to keep your inner child safe.
    Adding rich variety to the messages and art inspiration, some of the project outlines have been contributed by Tamara's guest teachers: Roxanne Coble, Andrea Gomoll, Alena Hennessy, Mystele Kirkeeng, Ivy Newport, and Effy Wild, each of whom are noted mixed-media artists in their own right. The final chapter presents a simple binding method for creating a keepsake book of your Life Book projects.

    Steeped in inspirational images and uplifting affirmations, Create Your Life Book can help you achieve both personal and creative growth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance
    Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance
    ISBN: 9781631594243
    Title: Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance
    Author: GLASER MILTON

    Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinions is not only our privilege, it is our responsibility. Most importantly, it is a human right, one which must be fervently fought for, protected, and defended.

    Many of the issues and conflicts visited in the first edition of this book remain vividly present today. They are reminders of how democracy and social change are often incremental, requiring patience, diligence, hope, and the continuing brave voices of designers whose skillful imagery emboldens in the face of struggle.

    The 160-plus new works in this edition document the Arab Spring, the Obama presidency, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the election of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin's continuing influence, the Women's March, the ongoing refugee crises, the environment, and much more. This powerful collection, totaling well over 550 images, stands not only as a testament to the power of imagery, but also as an urgent call to action.

    This edition includes the original Foreword by Tony Kushner as well as Steven Heller's interview of Milton Glaser entitled, "Dissenting Conditions."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Design of Everyday Things: Revised & Expanded Edition
    Design of Everyday Things: Revised & Expanded Edition
    ISBN: 9780465050659
    Title: Design of Everyday Things: Revised & Expanded Edition
    Author: NORMAN DONALD A

    Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or otherassistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. 'The Design of Everyday Things' shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time.In this entertaining and insightful analysis, cognitive scientist Donald A. Norman hails excellence of design as the most important key to regaining the competitive edge in influencing consumer behavior. Now fully expanded and updated, with a new introduction by the author, 'The Design of Everyday Things' is a powerful primer on how-and why-some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
    Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
    ISBN: 9780714875576
    Title: Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
    Author: MOSCOW DESIGN MUSEUM


    A fascinating glimpse into design behind the Iron Curtain, revealed through the products and graphics of everyday Soviet life


    This captivating survey of Soviet design from 1950 to 1989 features more than 350 items from the Moscow Design Museum's unique collection. From children's toys, homewares, and fashion to posters, electronics, and space-race ephemera, each object reveals something of life in a planned economy during a fascinating time in Russia's history. Organized into three chapters - Citizen, State, and World - the book is a micro-to-macro tour of the functional, kitsch, politicized, and often avant-garde designs from this largely undocumented period.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Designing a Coffeehouse
    Designing a Coffeehouse
    ISBN: 9789887928454
    Title: Designing a Coffeehouse
    Author: SENDPOINTS ED

    The origin of coffee dates back thousands of years, The unique charm of coffee makes it an irreplaceable part of life, with more and more coffee houses popping up in different parts of the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Drawing the Curtain
    Drawing the Curtain
    ISBN: 9783791358550
    Title: Drawing the Curtain
    Author: DOONA LIAM


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana - A Visual History
    Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana - A Visual History
    ISBN: 9780399580949
    Title: Dungeons & Dragons: Art & Arcana - A Visual History
    Author: NEWMAN KYLE & PETERSON JON & WITWER MICHAEL

    An illustrated guide to the history and evolution of the beloved role-playing game told through the paintings, sketches, illustrations, and visual ephemera behind its creation, growth, and continued popularity.

    From one of the most iconic game brands in the world, this official DUNGEONS & DRAGONS illustrated history provides an unprecedented look at the visual evolution of the brand, showing its continued influence on the worlds of pop culture and fantasy. Inside the book, you'll find more than seven hundred pieces of artwork--from each edition of the core role-playing books, supplements, and adventures; as well as Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance novels; decades of Dragon and Dungeon magazines; and classic advertisements and merchandise; plus never-before-seen sketches, large-format canvases, rare photographs, one-of-a-kind drafts, and more from the now-famous designers and artists associated with DUNGEONS & DRAGONS. The superstar author team gained unparalleled access to the archives of Wizards of the Coast and the personal collections of top collectors, as well as the designers and illustrators who created the distinctive characters, concepts, and visuals that have defined fantasy art and gameplay for generations. This is the most comprehensive collection of D&D imagery ever assembled, making this the ultimate collectible for the game's millions of fans around the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $87.00

    $87.00
  • Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    ISBN: 9780008241780
    Title: Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
    Author: WINCHESTER SIMON

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE 2018 Bestselling author Simon Winchester writes a magnificent history of the pioneering engineers who developed precision machinery to allow us to see as far as the moon and as close as the Higgs boson. Precision is the key to everything. It is an integral, unchallenged and essential component of our modern social, mercantile, scientific, mechanical and intellectual landscapes. The items we value in our daily lives - a camera, phone, computer, bicycle, car, a dishwasher perhaps - all sport components that fit together with precision and operate with near perfection. We also assume that the more precise a device the better it is. And yet whilst we live lives peppered and larded with precision, we are not, when we come to think about it, entirely sure what precision is, or what it means. How and when did it begin to build the modern world? Simon Winchester seeks to answer these questions through stories of precision's pioneers. Exactly takes us back to the origins of the Industrial Age, to Britain where he introduces the scientific minds that helped usher in modern production: John 'Iron-Mad' Wilkinson, Henry Maudslay, Joseph Bramah, Jesse Ramsden, and Joseph Whitworth. Thomas Jefferson exported their discoveries to the United States as manufacturing developed in the early twentieth century, with Britain's Henry Royce developing the Rolls Royce and Henry Ford mass producing cars, Hattori's Seiko and Leica lenses, to today's cutting-edge developments from Europe, Asia and North America. As he introduces the minds and methods that have changed the modern world, Winchester explores fundamental questions. Why is precision important? What are the different tools we use to measure it? Who has invented and perfected it? Has the pursuit of the ultra-precise in so many facets of human life blinded us to other things of equal value, such as an appreciation for the age-old traditions of craftsmanship, art, and high culture? Are we missing something that reflects the world as it is, rather than the world as we think we would wish it to be? And can the precise and the natural co-exist in society?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    ISBN: 9781869664855
    Title: Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Author: HENDERSON WARWICK

    Toys and Games have been entertaining children and adults alike for centuries. From the time of the Pharaohs to current day Chinese Chequers, Model Cars, the Space Race and Star Wars.

    This illustrated history is an incredible insight into the background of the toys that we grew up with, including particular toys and games that became international favourites. The book is not just for toy and game aficionados, but anyone who is interested in history, both social and industrial, and collectors in general. Over 250 colour photographs compliment this wonderfully researched and detailed book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Fucking History of Swearing
    Fucking History of Swearing
    ISBN: 9789063694678
    Title: Fucking History of Swearing
    Author: KIOSSE ANNA MARIA


    Swearing is and always has been regarded as undereducated, obscene, rude, and profane in society. However, the number of times we swear daily is huge. This stylish, beautifully illustrated book recounts the complete history of swearing, detailing extraordinary and interesting information on this beautifully offensive topic.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    ISBN: 9780995745575
    Title: Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    Author: BROWN ROLAND ELLIOTT (TEXT BY); SORRELL STEPHEN (E

    Drawing on the early Soviet atheist magazines Godless and Godless atthe Machine, and postwar posters by Communist Party publishers, the authorpresents an unsettling tour of atheist ideology in the USSR.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Graphic Design Manual: Principles & Practice
    Graphic Design Manual: Principles & Practice
    ISBN: 9783721210064
    Title: Graphic Design Manual: Principles & Practice
    Author: HOFMANN ARMIN

    Armin Hofmann's richly varied work is recognized for its reliance on the fundamental elements of graphic form - point, line, and shape - and the economic use of color and fonts. The thoroughly revised edition of the 1965 design ma-nual classic is still setting standards. Especially in times of the re-turn to clear and minimalistic geomet-ric forms and patterns, his rich body of work serves as a perfect starting point for contemporary design practices. Elements of image and form are ana-lyzed and examined with regard to their inherent laws. To correspond to the contemporary design techniques, this new edition is divided into computer-system-friendly sections. Thus adapting Hofmann's methods to the requirement of modern design practices and serv-ing as a valuable handbook for a new generation of designers

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Great Designs
    Great Designs
    ISBN: 9780241298817
    Title: Great Designs
    Author: DK

    A lavishly illustrated guide to the history of design, this book showcases more than 100 of the most groundbreaking and important design classics ever created - from the 1860s to the present.

    Discover the story of design and its evolution from the industrial revolution to the modern day - from William Morris wallpaper and the Swiss Army Knife to 21st-century icons of design such as the Apple iPad and Philippe Starck's Master's Chair.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • History of Graphic Design, Vol.2 1960-Today
    History of Graphic Design, Vol.2 1960-Today
    ISBN: 9783836570374
    Title: History of Graphic Design, Vol.2 1960-Today
    Author: MULLER JENS; WIEDEMANN JULIUS (EDITOR)

    Visual Revolutionaries
    Design game changers, from the 1960s until today

    Through the turbulent passage of time, graphic design--with its vivid, neat synthesis of image and idea--has distilled the spirit of each age. Surrounding us every minute of every day, from minimalist packaging to colorful adverts, smart environmental graphics to sleek interfaces: graphic design is as much about transmitting information as it is about reflecting society's cultural aspirations and values.

    This second volume rounds off the most comprehensive exploration of graphic design to date, spanning from the 1960s until today. About 2,500 seminal designs from across the globe guide us in this visual map through contemporary history, from the establishment of the International Style to the rise of the groundbreaking digital age. Around 130 key pieces go under the microscope in detailed analyses besides 120 biographies of the era's most important designers, including Massimo Vignelli (New York subway wayfinding system), Otl Aicher (Lufthansa identity), Yusaku Kamekura (Nikon poster campaign), Paula Scher (Citibank brand identity), Neville Brody (The Face magazine), and Stefan Sagmeister (handwriting posters).

    With his sweeping knowledge of the field, author Jens M ller curates the standout designs for each year alongside a running sequence of design milestones. Organized chronologically, each decade is prefaced by a succinct overview as well as a stunning visual timeline, offering a vivid display of the variety of graphic production in each decade as well as the global landscape which it at once described and defined.

    This collection of important graphic works represents a long-overdue reflection on the development of a creative field constantly changing and challenging itself. These key pieces act as coordinates through contemporary history, helping us trace the sheer influence of graphic design on our daily lives.

    Text in English, French, and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $141.00
    $141.00
  • How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    ISBN: 9780316445436
    Title: How Things Work: The Inner Life of Everyday Machines
    Author: GRAY THEODORE


    Million-copy bestselling author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science, beauty, and rich history of everyday things.


    Theodore Gray has become a household name among fans, both young and old, of popular science and mechanics. He's an incorrigible tinkerer with a constant curiosity for how things work. Gray's readers love how he always brings the perfect combination of know-how, humour and daring-do to every project or demonstration, be it scientific or mechanical.


    In How Things Work he explores the mechanical underpinnings of dozens of types of machines and mechanisms, from the cotton gin to the wristwatch to an industrial loom. Filled with stunning original photographs in Gray's inimitable style, How Things Work is a must-have exploration of stuff - large and small - for any builder, maker or lover of mechanical things.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
    How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
    ISBN: 9780141977409
    Title: How to See the World: a Pelican Introduction
    Author: MIRZOEFF NICHOLAS

    Since the rise of the internet and personal computers, we have seen an exponential increase in the number of visual images around us. From YouTube to Instagram, video games to installation art, this dramatic visual transformation is liberating, confusing and worrying all at once. Nicholas Mirzoeff is a leading figure in the burgeoning field of visual culture, which aims to make sense of the images and artefacts all around us. In the first book to explain this fascinating and timely subject to the general reader, Mirzoeff draws on art history, theory and everyday experience to provide an engaging, approachable introduction to how visual materials shape our lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things
    Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things
    ISBN: 9781350112476
    Title: Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things
    Author: LEES-MAFFEI GRACE

    Iconic Designs is a beautifully designed and illustrated guide to fifty classic 'things' - designs that we find in the city, in our homes and offices, on page and screen, and in our everyday lives. In her introduction, Grace Lees-Maffei explores what makes a design 'iconic', and fifty essays by leading design and cultural critics tell the story of each iconic 'thing', its innovative and unique qualities, and its journey to classic status. Subjects range from the late 19th century to the present day, and include the Sydney Opera House, the Post-It Note, Coco Chanel's classic suit, the Sony WalkmanT, Hello KittyT, the typeface Helvetica, the Ford Model T, Harry Beck's diagrammatic map of the London Underground and the Apple iMac G3. This handsome volume provides a treasure trove of 'stories' that will shed new light on the iconic designs that we use without thinking, aspire to possess, love or hate (or love to hate) and which form part of the fabric of our everyday lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions Discover the True Stories Behind the World's 64 Most Overlooked Objects
    Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions Discover the True Stories Behind the World's 64 Most Overlooked Objects
    ISBN: 9781732512641
    Title: Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions Discover the True Stories Behind the World's 64 Most Overlooked Objects
    Author: HETHERINGTON LAURA; PRYCE REBECCA (ILLUSTRATOR)

    The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origins behind the world's most overlooked innovations!

    Nobody knows the backstories behind our most taken-for-granted inventions, like credit cards, egg cartons, windshield wipers, and breakfast sandwiches! But the strange and wonderful origins of these inventions are far from ordinary: They are rooted in forgotten history. Inside this hardcover book, discover the extraordinary true stories of:

    the TOASTER --& actually the best thing before sliced bread &
    the PASSPORT& --& the original Facebook &
    the TOOTHBRUSH& --& so much more than bamboo + hog bristles&
    the PIZZA SAVER& --& no pie left behind since 1985 &
    SLICED BREAD& --& at first, no one wanted it&
    and MANY, MANY MORE& of history's most influential discoveries!&

    Organized chronologically from 75,000 B.C. to today and illustrated with more than 200 pieces of original artwork, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions is as beautiful as it is entertaining and informative. Discover who invented BATHING, why some of the first-ever BEDS were naturally mosquito-repellant, how president Theodore Roosevelt's encounter with a black bear inspired the TEDDY BEAR, and why SELFIE STICKS might be older than you think!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Industrial Design in the Modern Age
    Industrial Design in the Modern Age
    ISBN: 9780847862405
    Title: Industrial Design in the Modern Age
    Author: SPARKE PENNY

    An ambitious new survey of industrial design from 1900 to the present day in the United States, Europe, and around the world, as told through selected objects from the George R. Kravis II Collection.

    Destined to become a new classic in the design genre, this major work summarizes an enormous topic--the creation of everyday objects for mass production and consumption from 1900 to the present--and shows how these products have become both symbols of the modern age and harbingers of our future. It covers the work of the heroes of modern and post-modern design, from the early pioneers--Dreyfuss, Bel Geddes, and Eames--to the leaders in the field today, including Starck, Newson, and Ive.

    More than 200 objects from the Kravis Design Center's collection are highlighted as important exemplars of industrial design. A wide range of media is represented, including furniture, metalwork, ceramics, and plastics. New research by contributing scholars has uncovered illuminating details about each object that help tell a more complete story of design in the past 100 years.

    Among the more than 400 photographs, which include a wealth of historical images and ephemera, are those of the objects taken especially for this book and seen as never before, in vibrant color and precise detail. This concise new history introduces a whole new audience to the topic in a style that is at once educational and accessible.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $175.00
    $175.00
  • It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    ISBN: 9780714843377
    Title: It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be: the World's Best Selling Book
    Author: ARDEN PAUL

    It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be is a handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible.The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.This uplifting and humorous little book provides a unique insight into the world of advertising and is a quirky compilation of quotes, facts, pictures, wit and wisdom - all packed into easy-to-digest, bite-sized spreads. If you want to succeed in life or business, this book is a must.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Justice Is Beauty: MASS Design Group
    Justice Is Beauty: MASS Design Group
    ISBN: 9781580935272
    Title: Justice Is Beauty: MASS Design Group
    Author: MURPHY MICHAEL & RICKS ALAN

    The first monograph of MASS Design Group, the internationally lauded firm creating some of the most powerful and humane works of architecture today.

    Founded in 2008, MASS Design Group collaborated with Partners In Health and the Rwanda Ministry of Health to design and build the Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda, a masterwork of architecture that also uniquely serves a community in need. Since then, MASS has grown into a dynamic collaborative of architects, planners, engineers, filmmakers, researchers, and public health professionals working in more than a dozen countries in the fields of design, research, policy, education, and strategic planning.
    Amid ongoing recognition (the 2018 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, the 2017 Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture), MASS's most recent project, the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, has been featured in more than 400 publications, including the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Washington Post. Mark Lamster of Dallas Morning News called the memorial "the single greatest work of American architecture of the twenty-first century."
    Justice Is Beauty highlights MASS's first decade of designing, researching, and advocating for an architecture of justice and human dignity. With more than thirty projects built or under construction and some 200,000 people served, MASS has pioneered an immersive approach in the practice of architecture that provides the infrastructure, buildings, and physical systems necessary for growth, dignity, and well-being, while always engaging local communities with attention to the specifics of cultural context and social needs.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $140.00

    $140.00
  • Knowledge Is Beautiful
    Knowledge Is Beautiful
    ISBN: 9780007427925
    Title: Knowledge Is Beautiful
    Author: MCCANDLESS DAVID

    This is the captivating follow-up to the bestseller INFORMATION IS BEAUTIFUL. KNOWLEDGE IS BEAUTIFUL will offer a deeper look at the world and its history, and David McCandless will work with his army of followers to achieve an entirely democratic, global look at key issues bedded into the foundations of world knowledge - from questions and facts on history and politics to science, literature and much, much more. He will design the findings in his characteristically fantastic, and surprising, visual style. Featuring input and contributions from a range of online collaborators, this eye-catching, full colour volume will push the boundaries of books and provide knowledge about our world in a way you’ve never seen before.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Light for Visual Artists 2Ed
    Light for Visual Artists 2Ed
    ISBN: 9781786274519
    Title: Light for Visual Artists 2Ed
    Author: YOT RICHARD

    This introduction to light for students and visual artists explores the way light can be used to create realistic and fantastical effects in a wide range of media. Divided into three parts, the clearly written text explains: the fundamental properties of natural and artificial light; how to create realistic images by observing people and the environment; the creative use of light in composition and design. Updated with revised photos and artwork, as well as15 practical exercises and new online video material, this second edition is an indispensable resource for animators, digital illustrators, painters, photographers, and artists working in any medium.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
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