• 100 Best Bikes
    100 Best Bikes
    ISBN: 9781780670089
    Title: 100 Best Bikes
    Author: SARDAR ZAHID

    A collection of the best and most popular bikes to be found anywhere right now, this book gives the overview of what is out there for every kind of cyclist.Whether you are a BMXtreme or mountain bike enthusiast, a keen tourer or racer, a city commuter or courier, or simply fascinated with the constantly advancing mechanics and engineering of folding and other innovative bike designs, this book has something for you.100 Best Bikes is the essential resource for anyone wanting to know what is the best they can find now in design and engineering for every kind of bike.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • 100 Classic Graphic Design Journals
    100 Classic Graphic Design Journals
    ISBN: 9781780673363
    Title: 100 Classic Graphic Design Journals
    Author: GODFREY JASON

    100 Classic Graphic Design Journals surveys a unique collection of the most influential magazines devoted to graphic design, advertising, and typography. These journals together span over 100 years of the history of print design and chart the rise of graphic design from a necessary sideline to the printing industry to an autonomous creative profession.
    Each magazine is generously illustrated with a large selection of spreads and covers. A descriptive text based, where possible, on interviews with editors, designers, and publishers is also included for each magazine alongside comprehensively researched bibliographic material. The magazines featured cover a range of industries and eras, from advertising (Publimondial, La Pubblicita Italiana), posters (Das Plakat, Affiche), and typography (Typografische Monatsblatter, Typographica), to Art Nouveau (Bradley, His Book), Modernist design (Neue Grafik, ULM) and Post-Modern and contemporary graphics (Emigre, It's Nice That). These 100 journals offer an invaluable resource to historians and students of graphic design, and a rich seam of visual research and inspiration for graphic designers.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 100 Diagrams that Changed the World
    100 Diagrams that Changed the World
    ISBN: 9781849940764
    Title: 100 Diagrams that Changed the World
    Author: CHRISTIANSON SCOTT

    100 Diagrams That Changed The World is a fascinating collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings and illustrations that have changed the way we think about the world. From primitive cave paintings to the complicated DNA double helix drawn by Crick and Watson, they chart dramatic breakthroughs in our understanding of the world and its history. This fascinating book encompasses everything from the triple spirals found on prehistoric megalithic tombs dating right up to the drawings sent out on the side of space exploration probes. Discover Leonardo da Vinci's beautiful technical drawings, pre-empting the invention of manned flight, Copernicus's bold diagrams that dared to tell us that Earth was not at the centre of the Universe, as well as the history of the more everyday diagrams that we now take for granted. Every diagram is clearly illustrated and placed into context with very accessible text even for the lay reader. Diagrams include: Egyptian Book of the Dead, Chauvet cave drawings, Aztec Calendar, sheet music, Vitruvian Man, Galileo's telescope, Hooke's Micrographia, the Porphyrian Tree, Dunhuang Star Map, Newcomen's steam engine, the Morse Code, Brooks Slave Ship, William Playfair's bar chart, Thomas Edison's light bulb, Nazi propaganda map, sewing patterns, Feynman Diagrams, the DNA double helix, IKEA flat-pack furniture instructions, the World Wide Web schematic, Carl Sagan's Pioneer Plaque.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    ISBN: 9781856697941
    Title: 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design
    Author: HELLER STEVEN & VIENNE VERONIQUE

    New in the "100 Ideas that Changed..." series, this book demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 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). Written by one of the worlds leading authorities on graphic design and lavishly illustrated, the book 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.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 100 Midcentury Chairs and Their Stories
    100 Midcentury Chairs and Their Stories
    ISBN: 9781910904336
    Title: 100 Midcentury Chairs and Their Stories
    Author: LUCY RYDER RICHARDSON


    A stylish and informative guide to the best of Midcentury Modern chair design. These are the top 100 most interesting, most controversial, or simply most beautiful chairs from the period spanning 1930-1970, according to expert curator and chair addict Lucy Ryder Richardson.


    Get to know the designers of the Modern era, and find out about the controversies, drama, gossip and intrigue that accompanied these fascinating figures. Featuring a range of top international names, including Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames, Ernest Race, Arne Jacobsen, Pierre Paulin, Finn Juhl, Harry Bertoia, Ero Saarinen and Norman Cherner.


    There is also an exploration into materials and manufacturing processes, plus lots of information about the manufacturers that brought chair designs to the masses, such as Knoll, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen and Asko. Packed full of design details, historical facts, quotes and anecdotes - you can even find out the position in which the designers intended you to sit in their chairs! With a 'chair timeline', showcasing the very best of European, Scandinavian, Japanese and American design, this is the perfect book for collectors, enthusiasts and design junkies alike.


    Word count: 50,000



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $53.00
    $53.00
  • 100 Years of Colour: the Colour Palettes of the 20th Century Through Its Art & Design
    100 Years of Colour: the Colour Palettes of the 20th Century Through Its Art & Design
    ISBN: 9781781572849
    Title: 100 Years of Colour: the Colour Palettes of the 20th Century Through Its Art & Design
    Author: GREENWOOD KATIE


    This beautiful book features 100 carefully chosen images from the graphic arts, each representing a colour palette for every year of the 20th century. The images are taken from a variety of sources including magazines, book covers, adverts, posters, illustrations and postcards.


    A perfect source of inspiration for any professionals in the creative arts, the palettes taken from the images are displayed in a number of ratios, demonstrating the different effects achieved when altering the dominant colour. Ten palettes per decade gives an authentic overview of the colours and trends of an era, making this an ideal historical reference for anyone working in set or interior design, graphic design, illustrations or fashion. Not just a collection of pretty palettes, but a fascinating compendium of 20th-century imagery and artistic styles, this book aims to please the eye on more than one level.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 100% Pallet: from Freight to Furniture 20 Diy Designer Projects
    100% Pallet: from Freight to Furniture 20 Diy Designer Projects
    ISBN: 9781902686776
    Title: 100% Pallet: from Freight to Furniture 20 Diy Designer Projects
    Author: DROUET AURELIE & BLIN JEROME

    Artists have long been inspired by the often literally priceless treasure of discarded packing materials, and the field of interior design is no exception. Here, the humble wooden pallet is recycled and transformed to create chic and original pieces of furniture, devised by some of Europes most innovative designers and, thanks to clear, step-by-step instructions and photographs, now you can build them for yourself. Whether bed, bookshelf, lamp or coffee table, each beautifully photographed project is accompanied by detailed plans and technical advice, making the pieces both simple and achievable. All you need is a little time and a few basic tools to create stylish, eco-friendly designer furniture for your own home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $52.00
    $52.00
  • 1000 Chairs
    1000 Chairs
    ISBN: 9783836546744
    Title: 1000 Chairs
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & PETER

    Chairs displayed on their own as pure form. An overview of the 20th century 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: Thonets bentwood chairs and Hoffmanns sitting-machines, Marcel Breuers Wassily chair and Ron Arads 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!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • 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: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 1000 Chairs T25
    1000 Chairs T25
    ISBN: 9783822841037
    Title: 1000 Chairs T25
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & PETER


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • 1000 Dot to Dot Book: Twenty Iconic Portraits for You to Complete Yourself
    1000 Dot to Dot Book: Twenty Iconic Portraits for You to Complete Yourself
    ISBN: 9781781571040
    Title: 1000 Dot to Dot Book: Twenty Iconic Portraits for You to Complete Yourself
    Author: PAVITTE THOMAS

    Twenty iconic portraits to complete yourself In an age of childhood fun for grown-ups, we bring you The Dot-to-Dot Book . Thomas Pavitte has put together a unique collection of dot-to-dot drawings, all of them consisting of exactly , dots and taking a satisfyingly long time to complete. His unique style, recreating iconic people and portraits in dot form, results in images that are not only fun to join, but cool enough to put on your wal

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 1000 Dot to Dot Cityscapes: Twenty Exotic Locations to Complete Yourself
    1000 Dot to Dot Cityscapes: Twenty Exotic Locations to Complete Yourself
    ISBN: 9781781571446
    Title: 1000 Dot to Dot Cityscapes: Twenty Exotic Locations to Complete Yourself
    Author: PAVITTE THOMAS

    Following the global success of The 1000 Dot-to-Dot Book, author Thomas Pavitte is now taking his extraordinary illustrations to the urban jungle in 1000 Dot-to-Dot Cityscapes. With 20 incredible drawings of some of the greatest cities in the world each consisting of no fewer than one thousand dots and rendered in amazing detail youll discover the unique pleasure and satisfaction that comes from joining dots. Best of all, the fun doesnt end with the 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
  • 1000 Dot to Dot Masterpieces: Twenty Iconic Paintings to Complete Yourself
    1000 Dot to Dot Masterpieces: Twenty Iconic Paintings to Complete Yourself
    ISBN: 9781781572054
    Title: 1000 Dot to Dot Masterpieces: Twenty Iconic Paintings to Complete Yourself
    Author: PAVITTE THOMAS

    After the phenomenal worldwide success of the 1000 Dot-to-Dot Series, for his fourth outing author and artist Thomas Pavitte is taking on the challenge of recreating some of the worlds finest pieces of art in 1000 dots! With Thomass unique style, 20 masterpieces by the likes of Van Gogh and Hokusai are rendered in exquisite line drawings for you to complete yourself. Not only will you discover the satisfaction of seeing each artwork come to life as you join up the dots, but once youve finished it the perforated pages make it easy to tear out your masterpiece ready to be proudly displayed!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • 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
  • 1000 Lights
    1000 Lights
    ISBN: 9783836546768
    Title: 1000 Lights
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & PETER

    Designed to be a companion to our classic title 1000 Chairs, this edition contains an awesome selection of over 1000 lights. Presented chronologically by decade are the 20th centurys most interesting electric lights, from Tiffanys beautiful leaded glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles are represented hereArts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Movement, De Stijl, Postwar, Pop, Radical, Post-Modern, and Contemporaryin 640 pages of truly illuminated works. This definitive reference work is a must-have for collectors and design fans.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Advertising School
    101 Things I Learned in Advertising School
    ISBN: 9780451496713
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Advertising School
    Author: FREDERICK MATTHEW & ARRINGTON TRACY

    Providing unique, accessible lessons on advertising, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals.
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    The advertising industry is fast paced and confusing, and so is advertising school. This installment in the 101 Things I Learned® series is for the student lost in a sea of jargon, data, and creative dead-ends. One hundred and one illustrated lessons offer thoughtful, entertaining insights into consumer psychology, media, audience targeting, creativity, and design, illuminating a range of provocative questions: Why is half of advertising bound to fail? Why should a mug in an ad be displayed with its handle to the right? How did the ban on cigarette advertising create more smokers? Why do people fall for propaganda? When doesn't sex sell?
    &
    Written by an experienced advertising executive and instructor, 101 Things I Learned® in Advertising School is sure to appeal to students, to seasoned professionals seeking new ways to craft an ad campaign, and to small-business owners looking to increase awareness of their brand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    ISBN: 9781455509775
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Engineering School
    Author: FREDERICK MATTHEW & CABRERA ALFREDO

    In this unique primer, an experienced civil engineer and instructor presents the physics and fundamentals that underlie the many fields of engineering. Far from a dry, nuts-and-bolts exposition, however, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL probes real-world examples to show how the engineer's way of thinking can-and sometimes cannot-inform our understanding of how things work. Questions from the simple to the profound are illuminated throughout: Why shouldn't soldiers march across a bridge? Why do buildings want to float and cars want to fly? What is the difference between thinking systemically and thinking systematically? How can engineering solutions sympathize with the natural environment?

    Presented in the familiar, illustrated format of the popular 101 THINGS I LEARNED® series, 101 THINGS I LEARNED® IN ENGINEERING SCHOOL offers an informative resource for students, general readers, and even experienced engineers, who will discover within many provocative new insights into familiar principles.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School
    101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School
    ISBN: 9780451496690
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School
    Author: FREDERICK MATTHEW & MEHTA VIKAS

    Providing unique, accessible lessons on urban design, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals.
    &
    Students of urban design often find themselves lost between books that are either highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving them with few tangible tools to use in their design projects. 101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School fills this void with provocative, practical lessons on urban space, street types, pedestrian experience, managing the design process, the psychological, social, cultural, and economic ramifications of physical design decisions, and more. Written by two experienced practitioners and instructors, this informative book will appeal not only to students, but to seasoned professionals, planners, city administrators, and ordinary citizens who wish to better understand their built world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • 20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads
    20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads
    ISBN: 9783836566520
    Title: 20th Century Alcohol & Tobacco Ads
    Author: SILVER ALLISON & HELLER STEVEN & HEIMANN JIM

    A Century's Worth of Pleasure and Pause
    Selling the most delicious vices

    Vices or virtues: drinking and smoking provided marketers with products to be forged into visual feasts. In this lush compendium of advertisements, we explore how depictions of these commodities spanned from the elegant to the offbeat, revealing how manufacturers prodded their customers throughout the 20th century to imbibe and inhale.

    Each era's alcohol and tobacco trends are exuberantly captured page after page, with brand images woven into American popular culture so effectively that almost anyone could identify such icons as the Marlboro Man or Spuds MacKenzie, figures so familiar they could appear in ads without the product itself. Other advertisers devised clever and subliminal approaches to selling their wares, as the wildly successful Absolut campaign confirmed. Even doctors contributed to a perverse version of propaganda, testifying that smoking could calm your nerves and soothe your throat, while hailing liquor as an elixir capable of bringing social success.

    Whether you savor these visual delights, or enjoy inhaling and wallowing in forbidden pleasures, you will certainly be thrilled by this exploration of a decidedly vibrant--and sometimes controversial--chapter of advertising history.

    "This excellent series never fails to amuse... A wonderful selection of the kitsch and the bizarre."
    -- Creative Review, London

    Text in English, French and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • 360 Industrial Design Fundamentals of Analytic Product Design
    360 Industrial Design Fundamentals of Analytic Product Design
    ISBN: 9783721209150
    Title: 360 Industrial Design Fundamentals of Analytic Product Design
    Author: EMAMI ARMAN

    Our world is developing in the fast lane, becoming more complex by the second. What challenges are pace and complexity bringing for product design? Rapidly shrinking resources and ever-more-fierce global competition are in any case forcing us to re-think the entire design process. What significance do form, function, feel and appearance have? Is the only important factor the constant drive to make it new at all costs, or is the aim rather to marry the tried-and-tested and the innovative and establish an efficient link, a working relationship between them? Arman Emami has set out with the intention of writing short, clear and entertaining texts. The book comprises a comprehensive view of relevant matters relating to industrial design. Development steps from idea to mass production are described gradually and supported by illustrated examples of good practices. A working compendium not only for design students and young designers, but also a guide book for creative lateral thinkers, product and marketing managers and all those who are interested in intelligent design. Complex processes are displayed in an entertaining and easily understandable way.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 3d Printers: a Beginners Guide
    3d Printers: a Beginners Guide
    ISBN: 9781854862747
    Title: 3d Printers: a Beginners Guide
    Author: BOTHMANN OLIVER

    3D printing is a new craft technique that seems like science fiction. Objects appear to be created out of nothing - as if by magic. This book shows you the practice of 3D printing at home. It gives the reader an overview of the basics of this technique and the materials and the knowledge you need for a successful start in the use of 3D printing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 40 Legends of Nz Design
    40 Legends of Nz Design
    ISBN: 9781869621209
    Title: 40 Legends of Nz Design
    Author: LLOYD JENKINS DOUGLAS

    This gorgeous book takes a look at the work of forty of New Zealand's leading designers and craftspeople of the twentieth century. Douglas Lloyd Jenkins, well known as a writer, lecturer and critic on design, has been writing columns for the magazine Home & Entertaining for the last 15 years, and this book gathers together some of his best columns, plus several new profiles.The format is a series of short, authoritative, highly accessible biographical profiles, detailing the careers of top New Zealand designers and craftspeople, from textile and wallpaper designers, to furniture, jewellery and industrial designers. The profiles are accompanied by the information necessary to identify the work of these creative people, and illustrated with a combination of new and original photographs.The design 'legends' covered include:* Reuben Watts, who worked in jewellery in the 1920s and 1930s.* Avis Higgs who designed textiles in the 1940s.* John Crichton and his interior designs of the 1950s-1970s.* Danske Mobler and furniture from the 1960s.* Levi Borgstrom, who carved wooden spoons in the 1970s.* Warren Tippett and his ceramics of the 1970s and 1980s.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future
    60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future
    ISBN: 9780500514924
    Title: 60 Innovators Shaping Our Creative Future
    Author: DIETRICH LUCAS

    Artists, photographers, architects, fashion designers, product designers, street artists, graphic designers: all are helping to redefine our aesthetics, values and ideas about the future. Here, a group of international experts from twelve contemporary fields of creative practice from fine art and photography to graphic design, architecture and ecology have each selected five people who are making significant contributions to the way we experience everyday life and visual culture. The resulting compendium contains hundreds of the most exciting projects and concepts being produced today.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $136.00
    $136.00
  • 64 Gb: 64 Bright New Creatives from Great Britain
    64 Gb: 64 Bright New Creatives from Great Britain
    ISBN: 9789881222831
    Title: 64 Gb: 64 Bright New Creatives from Great Britain
    Author: VICTION:WORKSHOP STAFF (CONTRIBUTION BY)


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 740 Park: the Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
    740 Park: the Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
    ISBN: 9780767917445
    Title: 740 Park: the Story of the World's Richest Apartment Building
    Author: GROSS MICHAEL

    For seventy-five years, it's been Manhattan's richest apartment building, and one of the most lusted-after addresses in the world. One apartment had 37 rooms, 14 bathrooms, 43 closets, 11 working fireplaces, a private elevator, and his-and-hers saunas; another at one time had a live-in service staff of 16. To this day, it is steeped in the purest luxury, the kind most of us could only imagine, until now. The last great building to go up along New York's Gold Coast, construction on 740 Park finished in 1930. Since then, 740 has been home to an ever-evolving cadre of our wealthiest and most powerful families, some of America's (and the world's) oldest money--the kind attached to names like Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, Bouvier, Chrysler, Niarchos, Houghton, and Harkness--and some whose names evoke the excesses of today's monied elite: Kravis, Koch, Bronfman, Perelman, Steinberg, and Schwarzman. All along, the building has housed titans of industry, political power brokers, international royalty, fabulous scam-artists, and even the lowest scoundrels. The book begins with the tumultuous story of the building's construction. Conceived in the bubbling financial, artistic, and social cauldron of 1920's Manhattan, 740 Park rose to its dizzying heights as the stock market plunged in 1929--the building was in dire financial straits before the first apartments were sold. The builders include the architectural genius Rosario Candela, the scheming businessman James T. Lee (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis's grandfather), and a raft of financiers, many of whom were little more than white-collar crooks and grand-scale hustlers. Once finished, 740 became a magnet for the richest, oldest families inthe country: the Brewsters, descendents of the leader of the Plymouth Colony; the socially-registered Bordens, Hoppins, Scovilles, Thornes, and Schermerhorns; and top executives of the Chase Bank, American Express, and U.S. Rubber. Outside the walls of 740 Park, these were the people shaping America culturally and economically. Within those walls, they were indulging in all of the Seven Deadly Sins. As the social climate evolved throughout the last century, so did 740 Park: after World War II, the building's rulers eased their more restrictive policies and began allowing Jews (though not to this day African Americans) to reside within their hallowed walls. Nowadays, it is full to bursting with new money, people whose fortunes, though freshly-made, are large enough to buy their way in. At its core this book is a social history of the American rich, and how the locus of power and influence has shifted haltingly from old bloodlines to new money. But it's also much more than that: filled with meaty, startling, often tragic stories of the people who lived behind 740's walls, the book gives us an unprecedented access to worlds of wealth, privilege, and extraordinary folly that are usually hidden behind a scrim of money and influence. This is, truly, how the other half--or at least the other one hundredth of one percent--lives.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Aalto
    Aalto
    ISBN: 9780714844428
    Title: Aalto
    Author: MCCARTER ROBERT

    With Nordic culture at the height of its influence this book offers the chance to discover the region's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto, one of the twentieth-centuries most popular and accessible masters.& Born in Finland, Aalto's work is steeped in the influence of the unique Nordic 'nightlands,' a severe climate with limited sunlight that has informed much of Scandinavia's design legacy and current noir-ish appeal. In architecture, this intensity has lead to an unparalleled integration of culture and place. Aalto's sensitivity to external factors became a touchstone for all his work and his enthusiastic engagement of Modern architecture became a response to the severity long dictated by Finland's climate. This was followed by a lifelong resistance to the 'dehumanisation' of the International Style, an empty formal shell unable to respond to life taking place.& Aalto's significant body of work includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects, Aalto's architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life.& This book engages the architecture of Aalto through an integrated examination of his major works, how they engage the light, climate and topography of their sites, exemplifying the way in which he extended Finnish tradition and engaged newly emerging Modern materials. It describes the actual inhabitation of Aalto's architecture and the way in which daily life and of contemporary culture are integrated in the experience of interior space - something that was of paramount importance to Aalto.& This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Alan Kitching: a Life in Letterpess
    Alan Kitching: a Life in Letterpess
    ISBN: 9781780677729
    Title: Alan Kitching: a Life in Letterpess
    Author: KITCHING ALAN; WALTERS JOHN L

    Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.
    Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Album Cover Album
    Album Cover Album
    ISBN: 9780061626951
    Title: Album Cover Album
    Author: DEAN ROGER & THORGORSEN STORM


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Alcohol: Soviet Anti-alcohol Posters
    Alcohol: Soviet Anti-alcohol Posters
    ISBN: 9780993191152
    Title: Alcohol: Soviet Anti-alcohol Posters
    Author: MURRAY DAMON & SORRELL STEPHEN

    Soviet propaganda against the demon drink: the latest in Fuel's Russian pop culture series
    From the acclaimed authors of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedias and Soviet Space Dogs comes Alcohol, a glorious and exhaustive collection of previously unpublished Soviet anti-alcohol posters. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on posters produced during Mikhail Gorbachev's campaign initiated in 1985. These posters attempted to sober up Soviet citizens by forcing them to confront the issues associated with excessive alcohol consumption. This government-led urgency allowed the poster designers to present the anti-alcohol message in the most graphic terms: they depicted drunks literally trapped inside the bottle or being strangled by "the green snake." Their protagonists are paralytic freeloaders and shirkers who always neglect their families, drive under the influence, produce substandard work, are smashed when pregnant and present a constant danger to fellow citizens. A two-part essay by renowned cultural historian Alexei Plutser-Sarno attempts to explain, from a Russian perspective, the reasons behind this phenomenon.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Alexander Girard: a Designer's Universe
    Alexander Girard: a Designer's Universe
    ISBN: 9783945852057
    Title: Alexander Girard: a Designer's Universe
    Author: KRIES MATEO & EISENBRAND JOCHEN

    Alexander Girard (1907-1993) was one of the most important modern textile artists and interior designers of the twentieth century. He worked closely with designers such as Charles Eames and George Nelson and combined Pop Art and Folk Art influences to create a colourfully opulent aesthetic language, whose impact continues to be felt today. The richly illustrated catalogue draws on the vast holdings in Alexander Girard's private estate, which were exhaustively investigated for the first time at the Vitra Design Museum. The book presents the entire oeuvre of the multitalented Italian- American designer in all its facets while offering the first scholarly critical examination of his work. Six essays address Girard's textile creations and graphic design for the furniture manufacturer Herman Miller, important interior design projects such as the Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana (1953) and the restaurant La Fonda del Sol in New York (1960), his activities as a pioneering exhibition organizer and curator, and his passion for folk art, which resulted in a collection of more than 100,000 objects and served as one of the most important sources of inspiration for his own work. In addition to extensive portfolios with never-before-shown archive material, the publication also provides the first comprehensive biography and a complete list of works.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $145.00
    $145.00
  • Alphabet Stencil Book
    Alphabet Stencil Book
    ISBN: 9781849942867
    Title: Alphabet Stencil Book
    Author: BATSFORD

    From quilting and textiles to cardmaking and scrapbooking, these alphabet stencils are perfect for almost any design or craft project. They'll even work for cake decorating, wedding ornaments, or anywhere you want a monogram. Featuring a classic serif front, this mini-book includes all 24 capital letters, accents, punctuation, and numbers, printed on perforated card stock that's easy to tear out and reuse.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Alphabet Stencil Book: Letters & Numbers for Craft & Design Projects
    Alphabet Stencil Book: Letters & Numbers for Craft & Design Projects
    ISBN: 9781849941662
    Title: Alphabet Stencil Book: Letters & Numbers for Craft & Design Projects
    Author: BATSFORD

    Featuring everything from simple sans serif to ornate letters, these 30 stencils will become every crafter's go-to resource. Use them to customize soft furnishings like cushions, curtains, and lampshades; to monograph luggage; in scrapbooks; or on quilts, clothes, cards, and even cakes. Each stencil is printed on tear-out, perforated card stock, and the sets include upper- and lower-case fonts plus accent marks.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Alphasaurus & Other Prehistoric Types
    Alphasaurus & Other Prehistoric Types
    ISBN: 9781609051938
    Title: Alphasaurus & Other Prehistoric Types
    Author: WERNER SHARON

    Like the creatures so artfully rendered in the best-selling Alphabeasties, the dinosaurs in this stylish book are ingeniously engineered out of letters. A different typeface comprises each animal. Factual information about each dinosaur appears in multiple entries and fonts, making for an eye-catching and witty way to look at the ABC-DINO's.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Alvin Lustig for New Directions
    Alvin Lustig for New Directions
    ISBN: 9780811221009
    Title: Alvin Lustig for New Directions
    Author: LUSTIG ALVIN

    With his first book for New Directions, Alvin Lustig began a partnership that would revolutionize the art of book cover design. Between 1941 and 1952, Lustig produced one masterpiece after another - stylized, fragmented, some combining multiple photographs, others drawn by hand in glorious abstraction.Each cover displayed an artistic unity where even the book's title and author became simply one integral part, joined together by Lustig's unerring sense of composition and his exquisite sense of color. Gorgeous and radically original,these designs immediately caught the public eye and became an iconic part of New Directions' history.

    Format: Cards
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Amazing Auctions 02
    Amazing Auctions 02
    ISBN: 9789079761104
    Title: Amazing Auctions 02
    Author: JOACHIM MARTIN & ALT DIRK

    An illustrated introduction to the glamorous world of celebrity and fashionable ephemera auctions. The book celebrates the auctioning of the most fashionable artefacts, the highest prices and the rarest collectibles from the world of leisure and popular culture.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Amazing Layout Design
    Amazing Layout Design
    ISBN: 9781908175496
    Title: Amazing Layout Design

    The role of layout design is simply stated. It operates with design elements such as font, colour and graph to deliver visual aesthetic perception without compromising proper content layout. Layout design in the information age has demonstrated more and more diversified forms and features based on traditional aesthetic principles.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Amazing Weapons that Never Were Robots, Flying Tanks & Other Machines of War: Popular Mechanics
    Amazing Weapons that Never Were Robots, Flying Tanks & Other Machines of War: Popular Mechanics
    ISBN: 9781588168627
    Title: Amazing Weapons that Never Were Robots, Flying Tanks & Other Machines of War: Popular Mechanics
    Author: BENFORD GREGORY & THE EDITORS OF POPULAR MECHANICS

    Between 1910 and 1970, scientists and military experts made hundreds of predictions inPopular Mechanicsabout the future of warfare. Some of those prophecies were downright nuts, while others veered eerily close to reality. This collection of vintage articles, with their stunning original art, will spark the imagination of every military buff, retrophile, and futurist. And the jacket unfolds into an amazing 24" x 19" poster of fantastic machines, blasters, and flying tanks. Astrophysics professor, science-fiction author, and NASA advisor Gregory Benford provides an introduction to every chapter.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • American Trademarks
    American Trademarks
    ISBN: 9780811872201
    Title: American Trademarks
    Author: BAKER

    While they were in print, the three volumes of Eric Baker and Tyler Blik's classic Trademarks series (which together sold 60,000 copies) were the authoritative books of logo design by decade. This definitive collection is now available in an expanded single volume with essays by contemporary graphic design luminaries such as Paula Scher, Stephen Doyle, and many more. Over 1,000 iconic trademarks are packed into this extra-chunky paperback. While the original books have long enjoyed cult status, this attractive, updated edition will win legions of new fans among today's ever-increasingly design-savvy public.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators & Designers
    An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators & Designers
    ISBN: 9781600610868
    Title: An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators & Designers
    Author: GREGORY DANNY

    Find Insight and Inspiration for Your Creative Life

    An artist's journal is packed with sketches and captions; some rough, some polished. The margins sometimes spill over with hurriedly scrawled shopping lists and phone numbers. The cover may be travel-worn and the pages warped from watercolors. Open the book, and raw creativity seeps from each color and line. The intimacy and freedom on its pages are almost like being inside the artist's mind: You get a direct window into risks, lessons, mistakes, and dreams.

    The private worlds of these visual journals are exactly what you'll find inside An Illustrated Life. This book offers a sneak peak into the wildly creative imaginations of 50 top illustrators, designers and artists. Included are sketchbook pages from R. Crumb, Chris Ware, James Jean, James Kochalka, and many others. In addition, author Danny Gregory has interviewed each artist and shares their thoughts on living the artistic life through journaling.

    Watch artists--through words and images--record the world they see and craft the world as they want it to be. The pages of An Illustrated Life are sometimes startling, sometimes endearing, but always inspiring. Whether you're an illustrator, designer, or simply someone searching for inspiration, these pages will open a whole new world to you.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00

    $42.00
  • Anatomy of Type: a Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces
    Anatomy of Type: a Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces
    ISBN: 9780062203120
    Title: Anatomy of Type: a Graphic Guide to 100 Typefaces
    Author: COLES STEPHEN & SEDDON TONY

    A visual treat for anyone who loves fonts and typographic design.


    The Anatomy of Type explores one hundred traditional and modern typefaces in loving detail, with a full spread devoted to each entry. The full character set from each typeface is shown, and the best letters for identification are enlarged and annotated, revealing key features, anatomical details, and the finer, often-overlooked elements of type design. Containing in-depth information on everything from the designer and foundry, the year of release, and the different weights and styles available, The Anatomy of Type is more than a reference guide to the intricacies of typeface design. It is a visual send-up of some of the world's most beloved typefaces, whimsically displayed in vibrant color.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
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