• 100 Designs for a Modern World Kravis Design Center
    100 Designs for a Modern World Kravis Design Center
    ISBN: 9780847848324
    Title: 100 Designs for a Modern World Kravis Design Center
    Author: KRAVIS GEORGE R. (FOREWORD BY); SPARKE PENNY (INTR

    The first book on one of the leading collections of modern industrial design. A must-have for lovers of modernism, this is an accessible but authoritative introduction to the field. From the second industrial revolution to the start of the digital revolution, industrial design has played a major role in shaping society and the everyday objects used for living, working, and traveling. As factories transitioned from manufacturing machines for war to mass-produced goods, industrial design evolved to meet the needs of a quickly growing consumer economy. "100 Designs for a Modern World" is a curated overview of the most influential pieces of modern industrial design from 1900 to the present day. George R. Kravis II has collected some of the most innovative and memorable products including, for example, the Silver Streak glass iron that contributed to this radical transformation of global culture. This book presents one hundred exceptionally designed objects: chairs, radios, irons, electric clocks, ceramic tableware, textiles, posters, and other graphic designs. The chronological organization generates a history of industrial design since the turn of the twentieth century. With an introduction by design historian Penny Sparke, this book is an authoritative reference on industrial design in the twentieth and early-twenty-first centuries. Meticulously selected and beautifully photographed, this elegant book is both an informative guide and a source of inspiration for collectors and enthusiasts of modern industrial design."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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 T Shirts That Make a Statement
    1000 T Shirts That Make a Statement
    ISBN: 9780789336637
    Title: 1000 T Shirts That Make a Statement
    Author: KRAVIS DESIGN CENTRE

    A visual history of the world's most popular and versatile street wear, 1000 T-Shirts celebrates the evolution of the t-shirt from simple underwear to sportswear to fashion statement and urban design icon.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $59.99
    $59.99
  • 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
  • An Eames Primer Revised Edition
    An Eames Primer Revised Edition
    ISBN: 9780847839445
    Title: An Eames Primer Revised Edition
    Author: DEMETRIOS EAMES

    An in-depth look at Charles and Ray Eames's prolific legacy--one that has placed them among the most important American designers of the twentieth century and at the forefront of modernism.

    Charles and Ray Eames's expansive and monumental career in furniture design ran from 1941 to 1978. This comprehensive and illustrated text serves as a guidebook to their most important pieces and themes.

    As beloved figures in design, art, and architecture who emerged from the optimism of the 1950s, the couple's egalitarian and humanistic furniture designs made them household names. Most famous for their chairs, they also created seminal works of architecture and film. Written by their grandson, Eames Demetrios, An Eames Primer is an easy-to-read and informational book to the world's most famous and influential furniture designers.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $75.00

    $75.00
  • 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
  • Artist's Way Workbook
    Artist's Way Workbook
    ISBN: 9781788164306
    Title: Artist's Way Workbook
    Author: CAMERON JULIA

    A new, gorgeously repackaged edition of the classic companion to The Artist's Way.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 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: $35.00
    $35.00
  • 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
  • Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    ISBN: 9781408870372
    Title: Built: The Hidden Stories Behind Our Structures
    Author: AGRAWAL ROMA


    Winner of the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books


    The wonders of engineering revealed--by the inspirational female engineer behind the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building.


    While our cities are full of incredible engineering feats, most of us live with little idea of what goes into creating the built environment, let alone how a new building goes up, what it is constructed upon, or how it remains standing.


    In Built, star structural engineer Roma Agrawal explains how construction has evolved from the mud huts of our ancestors to skyscrapers of steel that reach into the sky. She unearths how humans have tunneled through solid mountains; how we've walked across the widest of rivers, and tamed nature's precious water resources. She tells vivid tales of the visionaries who created the groundbreaking materials used to build the Pantheon and the Eiffel Tower; and explains how careful engineering can minimize tragedies like the collapse of the Quebec Bridge. Interweaving science, history, illustrations, and personal stories, Built offers a fascinating window into a subject that makes up the foundation of our everyday lives.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Cabinets of Curiosities
    Cabinets of Curiosities
    ISBN: 9780500022887
    Title: Cabinets of Curiosities
    Author: MAURIES PATRICK

    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
    $45.00
  • Century of Colour in Design 250 Innovative Objects & the Stories Behind Them
    Century of Colour in Design 250 Innovative Objects & the Stories Behind Them
    ISBN: 9781760760533
    Title: Century of Colour in Design 250 Innovative Objects & the Stories Behind Them
    Author: HARRISON DAVID

    'One sits more comfortably on a colour that one likes.'-Verner Panton The allure of colour is undeniable, but its wholesale use in product design is a relatively recent development. Perhaps more than any other object, the Eames Chairs of the 1950s symbolise the cultural intersection of design, technology and colour that continues to influence designers to this day. Suddenly, post WWII, pigment-imbued moulded fibreglass allowed buyers to express their individuality through coloured seating, forever changing the way we think about furniture. From the pale blue Anglepoise lamp to Marimekko's hot-red poppy print and the wine-red Bookworm Bookshelf, this book includes classics, future classics and equally exciting new pieces that will be a discovery for readers. Broad in its scope, A Century of Colour in Design delivers a snapshot of 20th-century history through the lens of design, exploring the origins and rationale behind the design and colouration of some of the century's most iconic furniture and objects.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 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
  • Craftland Japan
    Craftland Japan
    ISBN: 9780500295342
    Title: Craftland Japan
    Author: ROTTGEN UWE & ZETTL KATHARINA


    Generations of artisans in Japan have forged and refined their crafts to become the envy of the world. Each of the country's regions are renowned for specific traditions relating to local materials and the natural world in which they are produced. While tourists and design enthusiasts have long acknowledged the unique history and quality of Japanese craftsmanship, very few crafts have made their way outside the country, preventing many from witnessing the quality of Japanese workmanship for themselves.


    With the aim of sharing these unseen treasures with the wider world, designers Uwe R ttgen and Katharina Zettl set out to find the finest examples of Japanese craftsmanship, traveling around the country to document the makers, their workshops, and the landscapes that influence them. Craftland Japan is the result of this extraordinary journey into the heart of Japanese culture.


    Featuring twenty-five expert artisans, Craftland Japan reveals the techniques and materials that are used to produce a wide variety of beautiful objects, from porcelain bowls to indigo-dyed fabrics to paper. This book is a celebration of how Japan's union of craft, design, materiality, and landscape continue to flourish in contemporary interpretation, however much the world around them has changed.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness
    Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness
    ISBN: 9781627310857
    Title: Crap Hound Big Book of Unhappiness
    Author: TEJARATCHI SEAN (EDITOR)

    This rich tapestry of trouble is pure vintage 20th-century imagery, carefully collected from old catalogs, advertising, obscure books, and found ephemera. Its emotionally painful mixture of social commentary and somewhat overindulgent graphic design is intended for education and reference.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $83.00
    $83.00
  • Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    ISBN: 9780743235273
    Title: Creative Habit: Learn It & Use It for Life
    Author: THARP TWYLA

    What makes someone creative? How does someone face the empty page, the empty stage and making something where nothing existed before? Not just a dilemma for the artist, it is something everyone faces everyday. What will I cook that isn't boring? How can I make that memo persuasive? What sales pitch will increase the order, get me the job, lock in that bonus? These too, are creative acts, and they all share a common need: proper preparation. For Twyla Tharp, creativity is no mystery; it's the product of hard work and preparation, of knowing one's aims and one's subject, of learning from approaches taken in the past. It's a process undertaken every day. It's a habit. The Creative Habit is not merely a look inside the mind of a remarkable woman with remarkable skills, but a programmatic, inspiring, encouraging guide to help each of us achieve our fullest creative potential.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $43.00
    $43.00
  • Design Book, New Edition
    Design Book, New Edition
    ISBN: 9781838661434
    Title: Design Book, New Edition
    Author: PHAIDON


    The ultimate collection of the most innovative, beautiful, and influential products ever designed -- now fully up to date


    From the paper clip to the Eames Lounge Chair, the hundreds of everyday objects included in The Design Bookspan the last five centuries and shape our society in indelible ways. This extraordinary collection includes classic pieces by Breuer, Le Corbusier, and Castiglioni as well as anonymously designed objects like the deck chair and the whisk. Each entry has been carefully reviewed to bring every detail fully up to date and, with the addition of 30 products designed within the last 15 years, this new edition is more comprehensive -- and relevant -- than ever.


    Praise for the original edition:


    "Phaidon seems to have pulled off the rare trick of creating something accessible and wide-ranging, but genuinely interesting and informative too." --Design Week



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Design for the Real World
    Design for the Real World
    ISBN: 9780500295335
    Title: Design for the Real World
    Author: PAPANEK VICTOR

    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
    $35.00
  • Design in Asia The New Wave
    Design in Asia The New Wave
    ISBN: 9780500023617
    Title: Design in Asia The New Wave
    Author: ANNETTA PHILIP & ANNETTA SUZY


    The axis of design influence has begun shifting from west to east, and designers in Asia are at the forefront of many burgeoning creative and cultural movements. In Design in Asia, Philip and Suzy Annetta--cofounders of Asia's premier design and architecture magazine, Design Anthology--have created a compendium of leading young designers working across the region, from Vietnam and Thailand to China and Korea.


    Selected design pieces are accompanied by firsthand accounts from each designer, revealing their inspirations, collaborations, and the challenges facing young professionals in the industry. The designers represented here encompass a new generation of--and attitude toward--design. With over 400 pages and 800 color illustrations, this book is a key resource for professionals, enthusiasts, and anyone else interested in Asia's contemporary design scene.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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
  • 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
    $40.00
  • 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
  • Designing Fonts An Introduction to Professional Type Design
    Designing Fonts An Introduction to Professional Type Design
    ISBN: 9780500241554
    Title: Designing Fonts An Introduction to Professional Type Design
    Author: CAMPE CHRIS & RAUSCH ULRIKE

    Type design is often presented in either such detail-obsessed complexity that it is not welcoming to beginners, or it is so simplified with the help of apps and web services that the resulting fonts are virtually useless. This book is different. It shows readers how to design professional fonts - without having to find out all of type design's secrets first. Designing Fonts teaches the basics of type design from sketched letters to finished font, offering an uncomplicated but thorough introduction to type design. With easy-to-follow instructions, many examples and professional tips, readers will learn how to design unique typefaces tailor-made for their own projects or customer orders. This book has two parts. Part 1 explains the theoretical, creative and technical basics of type design and font production. Six chapters then cover everything from alphabet to font, showing readers how to find and develop typeface ideas, design matching letters, produce fonts and expand them with special functions. Part 2 comprises eight workshops that explore how to design and implement different kinds of typefaces, from decorative interlocking display fonts with alternative letters to well-developed headline fonts with multiple cuts and OpenType features.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Designing Type: Second Edition
    Designing Type: Second Edition
    ISBN: 9781786277480
    Title: Designing Type: Second Edition
    Author: CHENG KAREN

    This comprehensive guide to type design is hailed as a 'must-have' for typographers, graphic designers and students and has been fully refreshed and updated with the introduction of more contemporary typefaces, more explanatory diagrams and a closer connection between text and corresponding image.The new edition of Designing Type also features more in-depth discussion of the processes behind developing typefaces and the basic issues that need to be taken into consideration such as visual principles and letter construction, optical compensation and legibility, and the relationships between letters and shapes in a font. This is a valuable reference for both experienced professionals and novice designers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Dieter Rams: the Complete Works
    Dieter Rams: the Complete Works
    ISBN: 9781838661533
    Title: Dieter Rams: the Complete Works
    Author: KLEMP KLAUS


    The ultimate reference on one of the most influential product designers of all time


    For more than sixty years Dieter Rams has defined the look, feel, and function of some of the world's best-loved consumer items. Using his 'ten principles for good design' as a philosophy and practice for improving the industry in a more holistic, responsible way, Rams has built a reputation with global resonance. Here, for the first time, is a catalogue raisonné of every product that he has designed in his lifetime -- a true celebration of his seminal contribution to the field of industrial and product design.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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
    $22.00
  • 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
  • Edmund de Waal Library of Exile
    Edmund de Waal Library of Exile
    ISBN: 9780714123479
    Title: Edmund de Waal Library of Exile
    Author: DE WAAL EDMUND

    Published to mark the display of library of exile at the British Museum, this beautifully produced new book reflects on the themes raised by de Waal's thought-provoking work of art. A preface by Booker Prize-nominated author Elif Shafak reflects on the importance of literature and its capacity to transcend language and borders. The introduction from Hartwig Fischer, Director of the British Museum, positions the artwork within the wider context of the Museum's collection, highlighting the dialogue between objects from across time and throughout history and the contemporary. Finally, de Waal concentrates on the work itself, its journey to the British Museum via Venice and Dresden, and its future role in the foundation of the New University Library in Mosul.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
    Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
    ISBN: 9780465051366
    Title: Emotional Design: Why We Love (Or Hate) Everyday Things
    Author: NORMAN DONALD A.

    Why attractive things work better and other crucial insights into human-centered design
    Emotions are inseparable from how we humans think, choose, and act. In Emotional Design, cognitive scientist Don Norman shows how the principles of human psychology apply to the invention and design of new technologies and products. In The Design of Everyday Things, Norman made the definitive case for human-centered design, showing that good design demanded that the user's must take precedence over a designer's aesthetic if anything, from light switches to airplanes, was going to work as the user needed. In this book, he takes his thinking several steps farther, showing that successful design must incorporate not just what users need, but must address our minds by attending to our visceral reactions, to our behavioral choices, and to the stories we want the things in our lives to tell others about ourselves. Good human-centered design isn't just about making effective tools that are straightforward to use; it's about making affective tools that mesh well with our emotions and help us express our identities and support our social lives. From roller coasters to robots, sports cars to smart phones, attractive things work better. Whether designer or consumer, user or inventor, this book is the definitive guide to making Norman's insights work for you.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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
1 2 3