• 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: 9783836546744
    Title: 1000 Chairs
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & PETER

    Chairs displayed on their own as pure form. An overview of the 20th century More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the stylistic consciousness of each era. From Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Verner Panton to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style, from Pop Art to Postmodernism, the phenomenon of the chair is so complex that it requires a reference work as comprehensive as this to do it full justice. They are all here: Thonets bentwood chairs and Hoffmanns sitting-machines, Marcel Breuers Wassily chair and Ron Arads avant-garde armchairs. The book devotes one page to each chair, displayed on its own as pure form, with biographical and historical information about the chairs and their designers. A special treat for anyone who loves design and a must for collectors!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • 1000 Chairs
    1000 Chairs
    ISBN: 9783836563697
    Title: 1000 Chairs
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & PETER

    Take a Seat
    An overview of exemplary chairs

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

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

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

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

    Text in English, French, and German

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


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.00
    $29.00
  • 1000 Lights
    1000 Lights
    ISBN: 9783836546768
    Title: 1000 Lights
    Author: FIELL CHARLOTTE & PETER

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • 101 Danish Design Icons
    101 Danish Design Icons
    ISBN: 9783775742122
    Title: 101 Danish Design Icons
    Author: DYBDAHL LARS

    Denmark has long since written international design history. Today, Danish furniture, textiles, and home appliances and utensils from the sixties and seventies are more popular than ever. The beautiful pieces are meanwhile for sale at design galleries and have become a rarity at flea markets. In short, Nordic items for everyday use have become internationally sought-after trophies for sophisticates. This publication provides an extensive overview of those everyday objects that have to this day written design history both in Denmark as well as worldwide. Along with thirty-two leading scholars and journalists, the head of the library and research at the Designmuseum Danmark in Copenhagen, Lars Dybdahl, advances into the fascinating history of the individual objects. Playfully presented and situated in their historical context, the catalogue sheds new light on this unique world of objects.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School
    101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School
    ISBN: 9780451496690
    Title: 101 Things I Learned in Urban Design School
    Author: FREDERICK MATTHEW & MEHTA VIKAS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Text in English, French and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • 20th Century Travel
    20th Century Travel
    ISBN: 9783836553964
    Title: 20th Century Travel
    Author: HEIMANN JIM & SILVER ALLISON

    Ticket to ride, fly, or sail: The golden age of global adventure Over the course of the twentieth century, travel experienced an unprecedented boom. As ocean liners broke speed records, aerodynamic trains roared down tracks, and stylish boat-plane clippers evolved into jumbo jets, travel transformed from a cushioned journey of the elite into a convenient pastime for the general public.With the mass production of automobiles, invention of airplanes, freeways and motels, America led the wanderlust phenomenon. With nearly400 vintage print advertisementsfrom the Jim Heimann Collection, this book documents the exponential expansion of American tourism, through the domestic and global, exclusive and popular, exotic and standardized adventure.With anintroduction, decade-by-decade analysis, and anillustrated timeline, rediscover the thrilling energy of this new age of mobility in which Americans climbed aboard locomotives or ships, jets or Greyhound buses to explore distant lands, or to see whole new sides to their own country. 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 Universalisbrings 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: $50.00
    $50.00
  • 30-Second Engineering: 50 Key Principles, Methods, & Fields Explained in Half a Minute
    30-Second Engineering: 50 Key Principles, Methods, & Fields Explained in Half a Minute
    ISBN: 9781782408376
    Title: 30-Second Engineering: 50 Key Principles, Methods, & Fields Explained in Half a Minute
    Author: TREVELYAN JAMES

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

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

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


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • 360 Industrial Design Fundamentals of Analytic Product Design
    360 Industrial Design Fundamentals of Analytic Product Design
    ISBN: 9783721209150
    Title: 360 Industrial Design Fundamentals of Analytic Product Design
    Author: EMAMI ARMAN

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 64 Gb: 64 Bright New Creatives from Great Britain
    64 Gb: 64 Bright New Creatives from Great Britain
    ISBN: 9789881222831
    Title: 64 Gb: 64 Bright New Creatives from Great Britain
    Author: VICTION:WORKSHOP STAFF (CONTRIBUTION BY)


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Alexander Girard: a Designer's Universe
    Alexander Girard: a Designer's Universe
    ISBN: 9783945852057
    Title: Alexander Girard: a Designer's Universe
    Author: KRIES MATEO & EISENBRAND JOCHEN

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $145.00
    $145.00
  • All-American Ads of the 50s
    All-American Ads of the 50s
    ISBN: 9783836551328
    Title: All-American Ads of the 50s
    Author: HEIMANN JIM & HELLER STEVEN

    Advertising in the Atomic Age
    From "The World's Finest Automatic Washer" to the Cadillac which "Gives a Man a New Outlook"

    As McCarthyism swept across the United States and capitalism was king, white America enjoyed a feeling of pride and security that was reflected in advertising. Carelessly flooding society with dangerous misinformation, companies in the 50s promoted everything from vacations in Las Vegas, where guests could watch atomic bombs detonate, to cigarettes as healthy mood-enhancers, promoted by a baby who claims his mother feels better after she smokes a Marlboro.

    From "The World's Finest Automatic Washer" to the Cadillac which "Gives a Man a New Outlook," you'll find a colorful plethora of ads for just about anything the dollar could buy. Oh, and "Have you noticed how many of your neighbors are using Herman Miller furniture these days?" If only you could really travel back in time and pick up a few chairs for your collection...

    "Anyone who approaches with questions about how people lived, ate, felt and consumed in earlier decades will find the TASCHEN ad books an excellent investment."
    -- The Toronto Star

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $76.00

    $76.00
  • Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    ISBN: 9788867325719
    Title: Almost 100 Chairs for 100 People
    Author: LOBKOWICZ ISABELLA GAETANI

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Amazing Auctions 02
    Amazing Auctions 02
    ISBN: 9789079761104
    Title: Amazing Auctions 02
    Author: JOACHIM MARTIN & ALT DIRK

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Animal Kingdom: Design With Animal Aesthetics
    Animal Kingdom: Design With Animal Aesthetics
    ISBN: 9789881383457
    Title: Animal Kingdom: Design With Animal Aesthetics
    Author: SENDPOINTS (EDITOR)

    Some of the earliest examples of figurative art in existence are representations of animals. Whether wild as predator or prey, or domesticated for food or companionship, animals have played an important role in our lives throughout human history. It is no surprise then that their very forms can be imbued with so much meaning. Animal Kingdom, the first volume in the new series Untamed Graphics explores the wide variety of graphic depictions of animals in contemporary design. From branding and packaging, to product design and installation art the examples showcase the diversity as well as universality of their appeal. Some are gestural or abstract, designs that merely hint at their iconic features, others are highly stylized reflecting the voice of the artist or the needs of the market or client. From animalistic typography, to boutique window displays insect identification apps to larger than life sculptures of stalking tigers, the range of scale is staggering with as many variations as there are species on earth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • 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
  • Are We There Yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design
    Are We There Yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design
    ISBN: 9789063694098
    Title: Are We There Yet? Insights on How to Lead by Design
    Author: BUCOLO SAM

    Are our efforts to innovate aligned to the challenges of our times? We face high costs, global competition, low productivity, and technology disruptions. We have relied on massive technology investments, but our growth is declining. If we want to maintain our standard of living, we need firms to grow.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00

    $35.00
  • Art of Dinosaur Designs
    Art of Dinosaur Designs
    ISBN: 9781921383960
    Title: Art of Dinosaur Designs
    Author: OLSEN LOUISE & ORMANDY STEPHEN

    "As young art students Louise Olsen and Stephen Ormandy began selling resin jewellery with a stall at Sydney's Paddington markets. Today they have a business that employs 85 people and nine stores around the world including New York and London. Dinosaur Designs is the name of their jewellery and homewares company, admired around the world for its bold, colourful designs and unique fusion of art and design. Almost every Dinosaur Designs piece is still handmade by artisans in its Sydney studio, because creativity remains at the core of what they do. Over 30 years since founding the business, Olsen and Ormandy are still going strong and their passion and creative flow is more exhilarating than ever. With this book Olsen and Ormandy open their hearts, minds and studio doors, to share their inspirations, ideas and process."

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Artist's Way
    Artist's Way
    ISBN: 9781509829477
    Title: Artist's Way
    Author: CAMERON JULIA

    The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron provides a twelve-week course that guides you through the process of recovering your creative self. It aims to dispel the 'I'm not talented enough' conditioning that holds many people back and helps you to unleash your own inner artist. Its step-by-step approach enables you to transform your life, overcome any artistic blocks you may suffer from, including limiting beliefs, fear, sabotage, jealousy and guilt, and replace them with self confidence and productivity. The Artist's Way will demystify the creative process by making it a part of your daily life. From Alicia Keys to Elizabeth Gilbert, Patricia Cornwell to Pete Townshend and Russell Brand, The Artist's Way has helped thousands of people around the world to discover their inner artist. Whatever your artistic leanings, this book will give you the tools you need to enable you to fulfil your dreams.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Assembled
    Assembled
    ISBN: 9781910254547
    Title: Assembled
    Author: KARPATI ESZTER ED


    Did you know that you can transform a cheese grater, a few bits of old cutlery and a handful of nuts and bolts into a household robot brimming with character in no time? Presented like a recipe book, Assembled will inspire you to make your own bots from random flea market finds and some unwanted junk through 23 quirky "robot recipes."

    Each of the 23 robots is shown through the transformation of a group of "found objects" into a finished sculpture with accompanying instructions on inspiration, assemblage methods and bonding techniques. The projects are disassembled to their very core to reveal not just the easily identifiable elements used in their creation, such as a tennis racket, thermos, or bicycle frame, but also every screw, bolt, thread, rope or wire used to assemble them. The text accompanying each piece comes from the artists and offers a unique insight into the creation and character of each individual robot. These charming background stories describe the journey from seemingly random, found objects to a finished, named creation, and are followed with precise instructions on how each piece is put together. A list of individual components and tools used completes the "recipes."

    The three-dimensional counterpart of collage, as an art form assemblage art traces its origins back to Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque and Marcel Duchamp who famously attached a bicycle wheel to a stool and called it a readymade. The term assemblages was first used by Jean Dubuffet in the 1950s to describe a series of collages using butterfly wings while the genre of assemblage art was created in 1961 by Peter Selz and William Seitz who co-curated the exhibition The Art of Assemblage at the MoMA in New York.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Barbie Forever Her Inspiration, History, & Legacy
    Barbie Forever Her Inspiration, History, & Legacy
    ISBN: 9780760365779
    Title: Barbie Forever Her Inspiration, History, & Legacy
    Author: GERBER ROBIN


    Barbie Forever: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy presents a detailed, full-color portrait of this beloved doll through all-new interviews, original sketches, vintage photos, advertisements, a foldout timeline, and much more. Explore how the doll came to be, what it takes to create one of her many looks, and how her legacy continues to influence the world.


    Since her debut in 1959, Barbie has been breaking boundaries and highlighting major moments in art, fashion, and culture. She has been an interpreter of taste and style in every historic period she has lived through and has reflected female empowerment through the more than 200 careers she has embodied. Today, an international icon, Barbie continues to spark imaginations and influence conversations around the world.


    Barbie Forever is a vibrant celebration for the "Barbie Girl" in all of us.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Beatles in Comic Strips
    Beatles in Comic Strips
    ISBN: 9788857208114
    Title: Beatles in Comic Strips
    Author: GENTILE ENZO & SCHIAVO FABIO

    A collection of some two hundred cartoon strips dedicated to the Beatles, many of which are extremely rare and now inaccessible. Forty years after their break up, the Beatles remain the biggest phenomenon of music and mass culture in the world of entertainment. The book for the first time investigates and documents the interest that cartoonists, publishers, and enthusiasts have shown in their special relationship with the universe of comic strips-a rich and variegated relationship with thousands of publications, in every part of the world, and a production that continues to the present day. In some stories the Beatles are the protagonists, in others they make cameo appearances, while others feature their lyrics transformed into comic strips. Published on the fiftieth anniversary of the Fab Four's first single ("Love Me Do"), the book celebrates the band with a festive, fun and original product, conveying a dimension that does not age, transmitting the legend that endures through the years and changing fashions.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Behind the Zines: Self-publishing Culture
    Behind the Zines: Self-publishing Culture
    ISBN: 9783899553369
    Title: Behind the Zines: Self-publishing Culture
    Author: COMMENTI SONJA

    With a cutting-edge selection of international examples, this book introduces the broad range of zines that exists today. These include zines that function as a new kind of project-oriented portfolio to showcase a self-profile or document an exhibit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $93.00
    $93.00
  • 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
  • Beyond the Wall: Art & Artefacts from the Gdr
    Beyond the Wall: Art & Artefacts from the Gdr
    ISBN: 9783836548854
    Title: Beyond the Wall: Art & Artefacts from the Gdr
    Author: JAMPOL JUSTINE

    Life behind the Iron Curtain: The East German collection of the Wende Museum For 40 years, the Cold War dominated the world stage. East and West Germany stood at the frontlines of the global confrontation, symbolized by the infamous Berlin Wall, which separated lovers, friends, and families, coworkers and compatriots. The Wende Museum in Los Angeles, California, is named after the period of change following the wall's destruction. It was established in 2002 to study the visual and material culture of the former Eastern Bloc, and, with physical and psychic distance, to foster multiple perspectives on this multilayered history that continues to shape our world. This encyclopedic volume features over 2500 items from its extraordinary collections. Never before has a book included this full a spectrum of art, archives, and artifacts from socialist East Germany official symbols and dissident expressions, the spectacular and the routine, the mass-produced and the handmade, the funny and the tragic. Packaged in a slick, portable box, the book also comes with a facsimile of a GDR family scrapbook, documenting real and imagined travels both within East Germany, and across the border. Accompanying these remnants of a now-vanished world are texts from scholars and specialists from across Europe, Canada, and the United States, with themes ranging from the secret police to sexuality, from monuments to mental-mapping. More than 900 pages, featuring over 2500 objects. Color-coded tabs for swift navigation throughout the eight main chapters. Most comprehensive overview of GDR visual and material culture to date. Several dozen images of everyday life and public events from the most famous GDR photographers. Bonus material inside the handy shipping box: 56-page facsimile of a GDR family scrapbook, documenting real and imagined travels both in East Germany, and across the border. Enhanced, multimedia content, providing original videos and audio recordings from the GDR. Text in English and German

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $280.00
    $280.00
  • Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-century Home
    Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-century Home
    ISBN: 9780500518380
    Title: Bitten by Witch Fever: Wallpaper & Arsenic in the Nineteenth-century Home
    Author: HAWKSLEY LUCINDA

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



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    ISBN: 9780500021293
    Title: Bittersweet: Noma Bar
    Author: NOMA BAR


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


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


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



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
    $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: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Bookshelf Design
    Bookshelf Design
    ISBN: 9789881294449
    Title: Bookshelf Design


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Brand by Hand: Blisters, Calluses, & Clients
    Brand by Hand: Blisters, Calluses, & Clients
    ISBN: 9781419732249
    Title: Brand by Hand: Blisters, Calluses, & Clients
    Author: CONTINO JON

    Brand by Hand documents the work, career, and artistic inspiration of graphic designer extraordinaire Jon Contino.

    Jon is a born-and-bred New Yorker. He talks like one, he acts like one, and most importantly, he designs like one. He is the founder and creative director of Jon Contino Studio, and over the past two decades, he has built a massive collection of award-winning graphic-design work for high-profile clients such as Nike, 20th Century Fox, and Sports Illustrated. Throughout all of this, he has gone to design hell and back, facing obstacles like fear, self-doubt, and bad luck. Brand by Hand documents the work and career of Jon Contino, exploring his lifelong devotion to the guts and grime of New York and cementing his biggest artistic inspirations, from hardcore music to America's favorite pastime. A graphic-design retrospective showcasing his minimalist illustrations and unmistakable hand-lettering, Brand by Hand shares how Contino has taken a passion for pen and ink and turned it into an expanding empire of clients, merchandise, and artwork.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Branding Element Logos
    Branding Element Logos
    ISBN: 9789881562593
    Title: Branding Element Logos
    Author: SENDPOINTS STAFF

    Branding Element Logos 2 is a thick treasury of logo design examples paired with selected logos in use on stationery and promotional materials demonstrating how to create a cohesive brand. Collected here are over 300 examples of successful logo designs for a wide range of uses, including: the PEW Center for Arts & Heritage, Nokia, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, MIT Media Lab, Museums Antwerp, Turkish Airlines, Eye-Candy Tattoo and Art Studio, Barcelona Rebranding, and the Jiu-Jitsu Federation of Kazakhstan. Interviews with designers and companies about their creative process when designing the perfect logo that expertly responds to a specific client brief make this the perfect resource book for designers, brand specialists, and marketing professionals.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • Breathe List Journal
    Breathe List Journal
    ISBN: 9781781453452
    Title: Breathe List Journal
    Author: BREATHE MAGAZINE

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • 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
  • Care Packages: Celebrating the Art & Craft of Thoughtfully Made Packages
    Care Packages: Celebrating the Art & Craft of Thoughtfully Made Packages
    ISBN: 9781743791387
    Title: Care Packages: Celebrating the Art & Craft of Thoughtfully Made Packages
    Author: MACKINTOSH MICHELLE


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
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