• 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
  • 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
  • 101 Things I Learned(r) in Product Design School
    101 Things I Learned(r) in Product Design School
    ISBN: 9780451496737
    Title: 101 Things I Learned(r) in Product Design School
    Author: THALER MARTIN ; SUNG JANG; MATTHEW FREDERICK

    Product design is not art, engineering, or craft, yet the skills and understandings it calls for touch all these areas. In 101 brief, illustrated lessons, this accessible guide leads students and design lovers into the vast field of product design through explorations such as-

    Why all design occurs in relation to the body
    Why every product must be designed as part of a system
    The difference between clever and gimmicky, and between kitsch and camp
    Why every product has a "right" weight
    Why it's usually more effective to persuade through story than argument

    Written by three experienced design instructors and professionals, 101 Things I Learned in Product Design School provides a concise, thoughtful starting point for understanding this complex field that shapes our lives every day.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • 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 25th Anniversary Edition
    Artist's Way 25th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9780143129257
    Title: Artist's Way 25th Anniversary Edition
    Author: CAMERON JULIA

    "Julia Cameron invented the way people renovate the creative soul." -The New York Times

    Over four million copies sold

    Since its first publication, The Artist's Way phenomena has inspired the genius of Elizabeth Gilbert, Tim Ferriss, and millions of readers to embark on a creative journey and find a deeper connection to process and purpose. Julia Cameron's novel approach guides readers in uncovering problems areas and pressure points that may be restricting their creative flow and offers techniques to free up any areas where they might be stuck, opening up opportunities for self-growth and self-discovery.

    The program begins with Cameron's most vital tools for creative recovery - The Morning Pages, a daily writing ritual of three pages of stream-of-conscious, and The Artist Date, a dedicated block of time to nurture your inner artist. From there, she shares hundreds of exercises, activities, and prompts to help readers thoroughly explore each chapter. She also offers guidance on starting a "Creative Cluster" of fellow artists who will support you in your creative endeavors.

    A revolutionary program for personal renewal, The Artist's Way will help get you back on track, rediscover your passions, and take the steps you need to change your life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Being Creative (Build & Become)
    Being Creative (Build & Become)
    ISBN: 9781781317181
    Title: Being Creative (Build & Become)
    Author: ATAVAR MICHAEL

    Creativity begins with you.

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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



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

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

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Colour by Design
    Colour by Design
    ISBN: 9780500480274
    Title: Colour by Design
    Author: TRAVIS TIM


    The V&A Book of Color in Design is attractively simple: a celebration and exploration of color, as revealed through objects in the world-class collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Structured by color, it offers fascinating insights into the choices made by designers and makers from across the world and throughout history.


    Each chapter begins with a brief introduction that considers the history, symbolism, and use of an individual color. Objects--from items of jewelry, textiles, glassware, and ceramics to furniture and more--are reproduced in a visual selection that explores the varied hues of every color. However different objects within each section may be in their detail and meaning, they are united by their common color, revealing surprising connections between them. Throughout, narrative captions bring together disparate items from across the V&A's collection to explore the universal significance of color in art and design.


    Beautifully designed, this highly visual, color-led survey of design and the applied arts is a compelling sourcebook with broad appeal for anyone interested or involved in all aspects of visual culture.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 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: $42.00
    $42.00
  • Creativity: A Short & Cheerful Guide
    Creativity: A Short & Cheerful Guide
    ISBN: 9781786332257
    Title: Creativity: A Short & Cheerful Guide
    Author: CLEESE JOHN


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    Creativity is usually regarded as a mysterious, rare gift that only a few possess. John Cleese begs to differ, and in this short, immensely practical and often very amusing guide he shows it's a skill that anyone can acquire. Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, he shares his insights into the nature of the creative process, and offers advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing. What do you need to do to get yourself in the right frame of mind? When do you know that you've come up with something that might be worth pursuing? What do you do if you think you've hit a brick wall?


    Not only does he explain the way your mind works as you search for inspiration, he also shows that, regardless of the task you've set yourself, you can learn to be better at coming up with a promising idea, refining it and knowing when you're ready to act on it.


    We can all be more creative. John Cleese shows us how



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Decorative Art 1960s
    Decorative Art 1960s
    ISBN: 9783836584463
    Title: Decorative Art 1960s
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & FIELL PETER


    Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers.Decorative Art 1960s looks at the birth of pop in a decade of unprecedented social, sexual, and political change. All the restless energies bubbling throughout the world during the 1960s made their way into the design style of the decade. Liberation was in the air, men were rushing to the moon, and the sky was the limit as far as visual creativity was concerned.


    The concept of lifestyle really came into its own, and although the early years of the decade still saw a rivalry between the well-crafted object and the industrially manufactured, by its end both ethnic and pop iconography had gained equal foothold in the aesthetic. Light was also predominant in shaping interiors. Freedom of choice and personal expression were the buzzwords for the young consumer, and so the likes of Panton, Sottsass, Paolozzi, Parisi, Sarpaneva, and Lomazzi did what they could to oblige.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • 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

    $26.00
  • 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 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: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat
    Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat
    ISBN: 9789063695859
    Title: Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat
    Author: TOMISCH MARTIN & BORTHWICK MADELEINE

    Revised edition: 20 additional methods and a new chapter to introduce humanity-centered design

    This handbook documents 80 methods used in design innovation projects leading to the design of new products or services. It is the first publication to bring together methods, tools, and case studies that involve multiple disciplines and perspectives - from product and service design to interaction and user experience design. In this revised edition, the authors look beyond the human-centered design paradigm and include perspectives from humanity centered design. This extended focus introduces readers to design methods for considering the broader ecosystem in which products and services are used, including the use of natural resources, ethical concerns, and the long-term impact of design decisions.

    Design. Think. Make. Break. Repeat. Addresses the needs of anyone interested in deploying design thinking academically or operationally inside their organization or community. With design thinking becoming an increasingly valued skillset for solving complex problems, there is a growing demand for design-based skills in the workplace. The book offers an easily accessible overview of the design thinking process along with a wide range of methods that can be applied across many different areasand contexts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 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
  • 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: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands
    Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands
    ISBN: 9781907974861
    Title: Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands
    Author: OTTER JAMES

    We are all makers. From brewing our morning coffee to folding a paper aeroplane, we find it satisfying to create something that didn't exist before. And it isn't just about the outcome. Making requires us to slow down and become absorbed in the process: an antidote to our fast-paced world.

    James Otter is an award-winning wooden surfboard maker with a passion for craftsmanship - and the ocean. In Do Make, he invites us to rediscover the joy of making. By using our hands to transform natural materials into objects of beauty and utility, we reconnect with our creativity, our environment, and back to ourselves. Learn about:

    - Preparation: what to make, where and how to get started
    - Process: learn to trust it and let go of perfection
    - Power: develop confidence in your natural skills and ability

    With incredible photography, plenty of encouragement and even a how to guide to make your own handplane to take bodysurfing, Do Make reminds us that nothing quite beats the feeling of having made something with our own hands.

    Isn't it time to make your mark on the world?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • 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
    Author: ROOS DONALD & DE BRUIJN ANNE

    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
    $30.00
  • Draplin Design Co Pretty Much Everything
    Draplin Design Co Pretty Much Everything
    ISBN: 9781419720178
    Title: Draplin Design Co Pretty Much Everything
    Author: DRAPLIN AARON JAMES

    "Esquire." Ford Motors. Burton Snowboards. The Obama Administration. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in common: a teeny, little bit of Aaron James Draplin. Draplin is one of the new school of influential graphic designers who combine the power of design, social media, entrepreneurship, and DIY aesthetic to create a successful business and way of life.
    "Pretty Much Everything "is a mid-career survey of work, case studies, inspiration, road stories, lists, maps, how-tos, and advice. It includes examples of his work posters, record covers, logos and presents the process behind his design with projects like Field Notes and the Things We Love State Posters. Draplin also offers valuable advice and hilarious commentary that illustrates how much more goes into design than just what appears on the page. With Draplin s humor and pointed observations on the contemporary design scene, "Draplin Design Co. "is the complete package for the new generation of designers."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • 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: $89.00

    $89.00
  • 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: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
    Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
    ISBN: 9781782216452
    Title: Encyclopedia of Printmaking Techniques
    Author: MARTIN JUDY

    A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia on printing techniques by professional artist Judy Martin.

    This inspirational, visual guide offers a wealth of information on all the different methods of printmaking, from monoprinting, wood engraving and etching to intaglio printing, screen-printing and more. Then, learn how to apply these methods yourself by following the helpful, illustrated step-by-step demonstrations inside to create your own printed pieces. Included is a stunning gallery of images created by professional printmakers, featured throughout the book, to provide both inspiration and examples of how to take your new skills further. There is something for everyone in this comprehensive, colourful encyclopedia.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    ISBN: 9781471185137
    Title: Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
    Author: SAVAGE ADAM

    In this New York Times bestselling "imperative how-to for creativity" (Nick Offerman), Adam Savage--star of Discovery Channel's Mythbusters--shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

    Every Tool's a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It's an exploration of making, but it's also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you're interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.

    Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break-ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop's worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer--don't wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don't have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever's handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance--making is messy and filled with screwups, but that's okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid--it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it's a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric-tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue--mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.

    This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.

    I hope this book serves as "creative rocket fuel" (Ed Helms) to build, make, invent, explore, and--most of all--enjoy the thrills of being a creator.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00

    $27.00
  • 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
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