• 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

    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
  • 30-Second Engineering: 50 Key Principles, Methods, & Fields Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Engineering: 50 Key Principles, Methods, & Fields Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782408376
    Title: 30-Second Engineering: 50 Key Principles, Methods, & Fields Explained in Half a Minute

    30-Second Engineering surveys the tasks and& challenges that engineers face in every field, from civil to electrical, and explores their methods, inventions, and achievements.

    This introduction to engineering is split into 7 chapters that cover:
    • Engineering Methods--from problem solving to applying mathematics
    • Civil & Environmental Engineering--building bridges, taming rivers and industry& ethics&
    • Mechanical, Materials & Mechatronic Engineering--from thrust bearings to robotics
    • Chemical Engineering & Energy Production--energy supplies and industry hazards
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering--from computers to internet storage and biomedical body parts
    • Aerospace & Transport Engineering--driverless cars, floating factories and lessons from space
    • Engineering the future--how engineers endeavour to save the planet
    Plus profiles of notable engineers, such as Ernst Dickmanns, William Rankine, Liang Jianying and Fazlur Khan.

    Each topic is summarised in 300 words with one image, helping you understand the subject at great speed. Written by industry experts from around the world, this book gives incredible insight to an underrated but integral occupation. Without it, skyscrapers, driverless cars, energy supply systems, AI, factories, the internet, and aircraft would not exist. Engineering enabled our evolution and this book will arm you with the conversational prowess to discuss it.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
  • Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    ISBN: 9788867325719
    Title: Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People

    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
  • Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands
    ISBN: 9780500022566
    Title: Archipelago: An Atlas of Imagined Islands

    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
  • Atlas of Furniture Design
    Atlas of Furniture Design
    ISBN: 9783931936990
    Title: Atlas of Furniture Design

    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
  • Being Creative (Build & Become)
    Being Creative (Build & Become)
    ISBN: 9781781317181
    Title: Being Creative (Build & Become)

    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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-century Home
    Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-century Home
    ISBN: 9780500518380
    Title: Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-century Home

    In Germany, in 1814, Wilhelm Sattler created an extremely toxic arsenic and verdigris compound pigment, Schweinfurt green–known also as Paris, Vienna, or emerald green–which became an instant favorite amongst designers and manufacturers the world over, thanks to its versatility in creating enduring yellows, vivid greens, and brilliant blues. Most insidiously, the arsenic-laced pigment made its way into intricately patterned, brightly colored wallpapers and from there, as they became increasingly in vogue, into the Victorian home. As its use became widespread, commercial arsenic mines increased production to meet the near-insatiable demand. Not least of which was the UK's largest mining plant, DGC whose owner was William Morris, originator of the British Arts and Crafts movement and arguably the finest wallpaper designer of his generation.
    Bitten by Witch Fever (Morris's own phrase to dismiss arsenic- and- wall-paper-related public health concerns in 1885) tells this fatal story of Victorian home décor, building upon new research conducted especially for this book by the British National Archive, on their own samples. Spliced between the sections of text are stunning facsimiles of the wallpapers themselves.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
  • 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
  • Book of Surrealist Games
    Book of Surrealist Games
    ISBN: 9781570620843
    Title: Book of Surrealist Games

    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: $34.00
  • Breathe List Journal
    Breathe List Journal
    ISBN: 9781781453452
    Title: Breathe List Journal

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $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

    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

  • 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

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Cabinets of Curiosities
    Cabinets of Curiosities
    ISBN: 9780500022887
    Title: Cabinets of Curiosities

    Unicorns' horns, mermaids' skeletons, stuffed and preserved animals and plants, precious metals, clocks, scientific instruments, celestial globes -- all knowledge, the whole cosmos, arranged on shelves in a single room. Such were the cabinets of curiosities of the seventeenth century, the last period of history when man could aspire to know everything.
    The collectors were archdukes and kings -- the Emperor Rudolf II was the prince of all collectors--rich merchants and scholars, and their collections ranged from a single crowded room to whole palatial suites. 'Cabinets of Curiosities' traces the amazing history of these unique spaces, receptacles, and fascinating contents within, from their first appearance in the inventories and engravings commissioned by Renaissance noble families, such as the Medicis or the Hapsburgs, via those of the Dane Ole Wurm and the German polymath Athanasius Kircher, to the seventeenth-century scientist Elias Ashmole and Dutch collector Levinus Vincent.
    Author Patrick Maurie s chronicles the amazing history of these rooms of wonders in this ingeniously erudite survey. Not many of the rooms survive, but there are pictorial records and their contents still exist and are among the treasures of museums all over the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Characters
    ISBN: 9780500501184
    Title: Characters

    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
  • Cities of the World
    Cities of the World
    ISBN: 9783836556415
    Title: Cities of the World

    Talk of the town: A landmark in urban mapping More than four centuries on from its first publication, discover one of the jewels of urban cartography and civic studies. This quality reprint includes all 363 color plates from the Civitates orbis terrarum, a magnificent collection of town map engravings, produced between 1572 and 1617. Featuring plans, bird's-eye views, and maps for all major cities in Europe, plus important urban centers in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, this masterwork in urban mapping gives us a comprehensive view of city life at the turn of the 17th century. It was edited and annotated by theologian and publisher Georg Braun and largely engraved by Franz Hogenberg, but also involved over a hundred different artists and cartographers who contributed not only town views, but additional elements, such as figures in local dress, courtroom scenes, and topographical details, to help convey the situation, commercial power, and political influence of each city. TASCHEN's reprint contextualizes the plates with selected extracts from Braun's original texts on the history and significance of each urban center as well as detailed commentaries to place each city map in its cartographical and cultural context.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Color Now Color Combinations for Commercial Design
    Color Now Color Combinations for Commercial Design
    ISBN: 9787568033183
    Title: Color Now Color Combinations for Commercial Design
    Author: SENDPOINTS

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Design As Art
    Design As Art
    ISBN: 9780141035819
    Title: Design As Art
    Author: MUNARI BRUNO

    An illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design, by the enfant terrible of Italian art and design for most of the twentieth century

    A Penguin Classic

    Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as "the new Leonardo." Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday. Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children's books, advertising, cars and chairs--these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

  • Design for the Real World
    Design for the Real World
    ISBN: 9780500295335
    Title: Design for the Real World

    Design for the Real World has been translated into over twenty languages since it first appeared in 1971; it has become the world's most widely read book on design and is an essential text in many design and architectural schools. This edition offers a blueprint for survival in the third millennium. Victor Papanek's lively and instructive guide shows how design can reduce pollution, overcrowding, starvation, obsolescence and other modern ills. He leads us away from 'fetish objects for a wasteful society' towards a new age of morally and environmentally responsible design.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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

    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
  • Design The Key Concepts
    Design The Key Concepts
    ISBN: 9781350068148
    Title: Design The Key Concepts
    Author: HUPPATZ D J

    Design is everywhere. It shapes not only our present but also our future. An essential introductory guide, Design: The Key Concepts covers fundamental design concepts: thinking, service, context, interaction, experience, and systems.Each concept is situated within a broad context, enabling the reader to understand design's contemporary practice and its relationship to issues such as new technology, social and economic development, globalization, and sustainability. Concepts are also explained by use of concise, illustrated case studies of contemporary objects, spaces, systems, and methods such as Uber, the iPhone, Kickstarter and IKEA. Chapter summaries and supporting discussion questions make this an engaging and accessible introduction for students and those new to the field. An annotated bibliography provides direction for further reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
    Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989
    ISBN: 9780714875576
    Title: Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989

    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
  • Designer's Dictionary of Type
    Designer's Dictionary of Type
    ISBN: 9781419737183
    Title: Designer's Dictionary of Type
    Author: ADAMS SEAN

    The Designer's Dictionary of Type follows in the footsteps of The Designer's Dictionary of Color, providing a vivid and highly accessible look at an even more important graphic design ingredient: typography. From classic fonts like Garamond and Helvetica, to modern-day digital fonts like OCR-A and Keedy Sans, author and designer Sean Adams demystifies 48 major typefaces, describing their history, stylistic traits, and common application. Adams once again provides eye-catching illustrated examples, this time showcasing the beauty and expressiveness of typography, as employed by the world's greatest designers. Organized by serif, sans-serif, script, display, and digital typefaces, this book will be a vital guide for designers, teachers, or students looking to gain a foundational understanding of the art, practice, and history of typography.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Do Design: Why Beauty Is Key to Everything
    Do Design: Why Beauty Is Key to Everything
    ISBN: 9781907974281
    Title: Do Design: Why Beauty Is Key to Everything
    Author: MOORE ALAN

    So much goes unnoticed. We multi-task, switch between screens, work faster. When was the last time you paused to consider a beautifully made object or stunning natural landscape? Yet this is when our spirits lift, our soul is restored. Some say beauty is a luxury. But what if it is key to creating a better world for us all?Designer Alan Moore invites us to rethink not only what we produce âe" whether itâe(tm)s a website, a handmade chair, or a business âe" but how and why. With examples including Pixar, Apple, Yeo Valley and Blitz Motorcycles, we are encouraged to ask: is it useful and considered. Is it a thing of beauty? Do Design you will inspire you to:- Improve your creative process- Raise the quality and craft of your work- Consider the experience as much as the product- Adopt simplicity, utility and honesty as guiding principlesWe are creative beings. We love to make things. This book will inspire you to create better things, for better reasons. Things that people will love âe" for a long time to come.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Don't Buy This Book: Entrepreneurship for Creative People
    Don't Buy This Book: Entrepreneurship for Creative People
    ISBN: 9789063695378
    Title: Don't Buy This Book: Entrepreneurship for Creative People

    Don�t Buy This Book is the sequel to the highly successful Don�t Read This Book � Time Management for Creative People. Like its predecessor, it uses the ToDon�tList method to help you make the right choices � choices that help you achieve your goals as a creative entrepreneur.Don't Buy This Book walks through the necessary steps: testing your idea, getting it ready for business, and building on it. It covers everything you need to get started or improve your business as a creative and offers practical exercises to clarify who you want to be as an entrepreneur.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Draw People in 15 Minutes: Amaze Your Friends with Your Drawing Skills
    Draw People in 15 Minutes: Amaze Your Friends with Your Drawing Skills
    ISBN: 9781781576250
    Title: Draw People in 15 Minutes: Amaze Your Friends with Your Drawing Skills
    Author: SPICER JAKE

    Anyone can draw, and anybody who can already draw can always learn to draw better. In this book, best-selling author and art tutor Jake Spicer gives you all the skills you need to sketch the human figure in just 15 minutes.

    Good drawings aren't always the ones that you've spent a lot of time over; some of the best pieces are swift, energetic studies that capture the feel of the subject in a few well-placed lines. This book contains a series of exercises that develop the core skills for drawing people, all of which can be completed in a quarter of an hour.

    · Master the basic figure.
    · Build confidence in mark making.
    · Understand anatomy.
    · Play with proportion and foreshortening.
    · Capture details such as hair, hands and feet.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Drawing the Curtain
    Drawing the Curtain
    ISBN: 9783791358550
    Title: Drawing the Curtain
    Author: DOONA LIAM

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    Fascinating History of Toys & Games
    ISBN: 9781869664855
    Title: Fascinating History of Toys & Games

    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
  • Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Creativity
    Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Creativity
    ISBN: 9781452166360
    Title: Feck Perfuction: Dangerous Ideas on the Business of Creativity

    Renowned designer and professional hell-raiser James Victore wants to drag you off your couch and throw you headfirst into a life of bold creativity. He'll guide you through all the twists, trials, and triumphs of starting your creative career, from finding your voice to picking the right moment to start a project (hint: It's now)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
  • Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbook
    Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9780500294277
    Title: Free Hand: New Typography Sketchbook

    Steven Heller, the world's foremost graphic-design commentator, and Lita Talarico, design educator, open up designers' personal sketchbooks to provide an intimate look at the creative processes behind typefaces, word-images and logos. Arranged alphabetically by name, the world's most exciting designers and typographers, including Philippe Apeloig, Ed Benguiat, Hoefler Type Foundry, Henrik Kubel, Toshi Omagari and Francesco Zorzi, present a staggering range of unique and exciting ways to communicate through letters and words. Sketchbook pages reveal the designers' creative processes across diverse briefs, concepts, languages and alphabets, from Roman to Cyrillic to Arabic.

    Aimed at all those who engage creatively with type, whether by hand or on screen, this rich compendium of typographic ideas stresses the importance of typographic thinking at a time when reading habits are evolving, while celebrating the varied and innovative ways that designers practise this time-honoured craft.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Fucking History of Swearing
    Fucking History of Swearing
    ISBN: 9789063694678
    Title: Fucking History of Swearing

    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
  • Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda
    ISBN: 9780995745575
    Title: Godless Utopia: Soviet Anti-Religious Propaganda

    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
  • Graphic Design Manual: Principles & Practice
    Graphic Design Manual: Principles & Practice
    ISBN: 9783721210064
    Title: Graphic Design Manual: Principles & Practice

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things
    Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things
    ISBN: 9781350112476
    Title: Iconic Designs: 50 Stories About 50 Things

    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
  • 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

    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
  • Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns & Techniques
    Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns & Techniques
    ISBN: 9780500480427
    Title: Indian Textile Sourcebook: Patterns & Techniques

    Textiles have a long and distinguished history on the Indian subcontinent, from the dazzling woven silks worn by royalty to the simple block-printed patterns worn by the masses. Drawing from the Victoria and Albert Museum's world-class collection, this beautiful and informative reference features breathtaking and varied textile designs, techniques, and colors.

    Each piece is examined in detail through close-up shots of the fabric and patterns, and demonstrates different weaving techniques, allowing readers to see precisely how the textile was made. Divided into three chapters by pattern style--"Floral," "Figurative," and "Geometric"--each chapter comprises an introduction to the style's history along with its intended use.

    This authoritative volume overflows with distinctive colors and patterns to inspire and inform the reader about the history of Indian textiles and patterns, their intended use, and the methods by which they were made.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • 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
  • Information Is Beautiful  2ed Revised
    Information Is Beautiful 2ed Revised
    ISBN: 9780007492893
    Title: Information Is Beautiful 2ed Revised

    A visual guide to the way the world really works

    We are overwhelmed by information – from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. This new edition of Information is Beautiful offers shelter from the flood by visualising data in a new way that blends facts with their connections, their context and their relationships – making information meaningful, entertaining and beautiful. This is information like you have never seen it before – easy to flick through but also engaging enough to study – information that comes to life in your hands and your eyes.

    This new edition has been thoroughly revised, updated and improved – now featuring a range of new visualisations and updates to existing pages.
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00

  • Islamic Geometric Patterns
    Islamic Geometric Patterns
    ISBN: 9780500294680
    Title: Islamic Geometric Patterns
    Author: BROUG ERIC

    The marvels of Islamic patterns--the most recognizable visual expression of Islamic art and architecture--are not just a beautiful accident. The ancient practitioners of this craft used traditional methods of measurement to create dazzling geometric compositions, often based on the repetition of a single pattern. The results are magnificent in their beauty and awe-inspiring in their execution.
    Now, with the aid of this book, everyone can learn how to master this ancient art and create their own intricate patterns or re-create classic examples. All that is needed is a pencil, a ruler, a compass, and a steady hand. Technical tips demonstrate the geometric basics such as how to create designs from one of the foundational "family" shapes: a square, hexagon, or pentagon. This is followed by step-by-step instructions for reproducing some of the best examples of geometric patterns.

    Islamic Geometric Patterns contains twenty-three geometric patterns and brief histories of some of the most famous and beautiful Islamic art and architecture from around the world. This revised edition features seven new patterns from locations including: Ak Medrese in Nigde, Turkey; Chellah necropolis in Rabat, Morocco; Shah Jahan Mosque in Thatta, Pakistan; the Tomb of I'timad-ud-Daulah in Agra, India; the Alcazar in Seville, Spain; Zaouia Moulay Idriss II in Fes, Morocco; and Darwish Pasha Mosque in Damascus, Syria.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
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