• Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2
    Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2
    ISBN: 9780473396565
    Title: Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 2

    This series of books is a look into the world of making models, telling stories and having fun with the process. Models are broken down into basic steps on how they are made, photographed and put into stories of Robots at War. Part of the process is teaching how to look at ordinary objects and see something completely different. How to create simple scenes from items found around the back yard. A lot can be achieved with simple recourses. The books are designed to be an inspiration to becoming a creative person in whatever work people move into.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3
    Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3
    ISBN: 9780473429768
    Title: Build Stuff & Let Slip the Androids of War - Volume 3

    This series of books is a look into the world of making models, telling stories and having fun with the process. Models are broken down into basic steps on how they are made, photographed and put into stories of Robots at War. Part of the process is teaching how to look at ordinary objects and see something completely different. How to create simple scenes from items found around the back yard. A lot can be achieved with simple recourses. The books are designed to be an inspiration to becoming a creative person in whatever work people move into.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • 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
  • Cabinets of Curiosities
    Cabinets of Curiosities
    ISBN: 9780500022887
    Title: Cabinets of Curiosities

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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Chair Anatomy: Design & Construction
    Chair Anatomy: Design & Construction
    ISBN: 9780500021750
    Title: Chair Anatomy: Design & Construction
    Author: ORROM JAMES

    From offices to dining tables, lounging to working, chairs are ubiquitous pieces of design.

    Designers and architects, whose work revolves around space, comfort, and function, have grappled with making the perfect--or most unusual--chairs for centuries. Most chairs, however, are not one- offs but are manufactured in large quantities, to be shipped around the world, displayed, and marketed. We only really see the end product and rarely know how our chair has come into being.

    Through the painstaking work of deconstructing and reducing chairs to their constituent parts, Chair Anatomy gets to the heart of more than fifty iconic designs: how pieces were designed and produced to fit together; why a certain material imparts a certain quality, functional advance, or comfort level; how the chair's structure can withstand stress while being elegant and economical to produce.

    Offering a truly nuts- and- bolts perspective on masterpieces of design, Chair Anatomy gives insight into a piece of furniture that we so often take for granted.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $85.00
  • Chair Times: A History of Seating
    Chair Times: A History of Seating
    ISBN: 9783945852286
    Title: Chair Times: A History of Seating

    Chair Times: A History of Seating takes the reader on a journey through a "sea of chairs." Here, 124 objects dating from 1807 to the latest 3D-printed designs are arranged in the order of their production year, to create a timeline of modern furniture design. Professionals in the design field (gallerists, curators, conservators, artists and designers) were invited to choose objects from the Vitra Design Museum collection to discuss; contributors include Franco Audrito, Ronan Bouroullec, David Chipperfield, Antonio Citterio, Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, Susanne Graner, Hella Jongerius, Maira Kalman and Amelie Klein, among others. Serving as guide on this excursion is Rolf Fehlbaum, former CEO of Vitra.
    Published to accompany the documentary film of the same name, the book includes a USB drive with the associated feature documentary as well as the "Chair Stories" a series of short interviews with key design protagonists about the history of seating design.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Characters
    ISBN: 9780500501184
    Title: Characters

    In Characters, Stephen Banham has meticulously researched the signage and typography of a city to present an exuberant collection of quirky, poignant and often funny stories.

    Type and signage surround us. They are part of our daily lives and the history of whichever city we happen to live in. Whether old or new, each sign has a story to tell. From architecture and advertising to cultural history and much more, Characters is a book that will appeal to historians, designers

    and typophiles alike. Featuring a treasure trove of long overlooked examples, Banham reveals how typography is a rich form of cultural expression,redefining the way we look at our surroundings one letter
    at a time. You will never walk down the street in the same way again.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Chinese Propaganda Posters
    Chinese Propaganda Posters
    ISBN: 9783836531085
    Title: Chinese Propaganda Posters

    Mao's starring role in Chinese propaganda art. With his smooth, warm, red face which radiated light in all directions, Chairman Mao Zedong was a fixture in Chinese propaganda posters produced between the birth of the People's Republic in 1949 and the early 1980s. These infamous posters were, in turn, central fixtures in Chinese homes, railway stations, schools, journals, magazines, and just about anywhere else where people were likely to see them. Chairman Mao, portrayed as a stoic superhero (a.k.a. the Great Teacher, the Great Leader, the Great Helmsman, the Supreme Commander), appeared in all kinds of situations (inspecting factories, smoking a cigarette with peasant workers, standing by the Yangzi River in a bathrobe, presiding over the bow of a ship, or floating over a sea of red flags), flanked by strong, healthy, ageless men and "masculinized" women and children wearing baggy, sexless, drab clothing.The goal of each poster was to show the Chinese people what sort of behavior was considered morally correct and how great the future of Communist China would be if everyone followed the same path toward utopia by uniting together. Combining fact and fiction in a way typical of propaganda art, these posters exuded positive vibes and seemed to suggest that Mao was an omnipresent force that would accompany China to happiness and greatness. This book brings together a selection of colorful propaganda artworks and cultural artifacts from photographer Michael Wolfs vast collection of Chinese propaganda posters, many of which are now extremely rare. Michael Wolf has lived in Hong Kong for eight years and works as a photographer for Stern. He collects posters and photographs from the period of the Cultural Revolution till today. (http://www.photomichaelwolf.com)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Classic Patterns
    Classic Patterns
    ISBN: 9789881294319
    Title: Classic Patterns
    Author: ANON

    From Egypt to Morocco, Greece to China, patterns and pattern makers played a valuable role in the creation of early arts and crafts. Ornamental carpets, tapestries and fabrics from the classical period, through the Middle Ages and into the 20th century, predominantly featured flora, fauna and ancient symbols. This title takes inspiration from this rich history, but draws out new and fresh nuances in pattern creation.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Co Lab: Collaborative Design Survey
    Co Lab: Collaborative Design Survey
    ISBN: 9789063693732
    Title: Co Lab: Collaborative Design Survey

    The object of "CO LAB" is to promote the ideals and methods of contemporary design collaboration by informing on cultural context, surveying some unexpected practitioners, and highlighting techniques and practices that apply to studio work and forward-thinking education initiatives.There are three main sections with ten to twenty short-burst chapters in each, befitting the collection/handbook format.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Collecting Design
    Collecting Design
    ISBN: 9783836519939
    Title: Collecting Design

    Insiders' Tips on Your Favorite Design and How to Enjoy and Make Profit Adam Lindemann's previous book for TASCHEN,Collecting Contemporary, has been an unprecedented success, introducing the lay reader to collecting contemporary art, with tell-all interviews by the biggest players in the global art market. Where this book was mainly the outcome of Lindemann's personal fascination with the art,Collecting Design, in similar fashion, started when he was furnishing his new house. ""Art collectors like myself who hung beautiful contemporary paintings on their walls suddenly saw their furniture look sad and tired,"" Lindemann writes in his preface and relates how hobby became passion and an overwhelming desire to know everything. Which is how this latest volume manages to give sucha perfect introduction into collectible design: it follows the path its author went. It all started in the late eighteenth century: artists designed porcelain pieces that became editioned works in high demand. Art Deco to the Wiener Werkst?tte, Bauhaus to the Eameses, the French modernists, and a whole bunch of designers you haven't heard of yet,this volume is the best guide to the collectability and overall desirability of the best designfor connoisseurs and anybody interested in the way we live today. Collecting Designtells all about an addictive occupation, vintage pieces vs. limited editions, the big names and what to keep an eye on,all from the perspective of a passionate collector meeting market luminaries for in-depth conversations-his fellowcollectors(Bruno Bischofberger, Michael Boyd, Peter Brant, Dennis Freedman, Reed Krakoff, Ronald Lauder, Rachel Lehmann), thedealers(Anthony DeLorenzo, Suzanne Demisch, Barry Friedman, Cl?mence and Didier Krzentowski, Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman, Murray Moss, Patrick Seguin, Alasdhair Willis), selecttastemakers(Jacques Grange, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, Peter Marino, Robert Rubin, Ian Schrager, Axel Vervoordt), andauction experts(Philippe Garner from Christie's, Alexander Payne from Phillips de Pury, Richard Wright, James Zemaitis from Sotheby's). Lindemann writes:""Sitting down for hours with 24 experts, I can now discuss the finer points of Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann versus Eileen Gray, Carlo Mollino versus Gio Ponti, of Marc Newson versus Ron Arad, and so on. I hope you will enjoy and profit from this fascinating field as much as I have.""

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • Colour Deconstructed
    Colour Deconstructed
    ISBN: 9781849493147
    Title: Colour Deconstructed
    Author: GUILD TRICIA

    In Colour Deconstructed, Tricia Guild aims to unlock the secrets of her distinctive style. Why are we drawn to certain colours and patterns? Where does inspiration come from and, most importantly, how do we translate that into a workable plan for our own homes? The book focuses on colour as a starting point but, through careful dissection, looks at how other elements of a room come together. Pattern, texture, function and atmosphere are all vital aspects that can make a room not only look stunning but also serve its purpose and establish the right mood and spirit.

    Featuring more than 25 decorative schemes arranged in seven colour chapters, it is this seemingly invisible equation that Colour Deconstructed aims to capture and analyse.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Connecting: Harness Your Emotions to Enhance Your Creativity
    Connecting: Harness Your Emotions to Enhance Your Creativity
    ISBN: 9789063695262
    Title: Connecting: Harness Your Emotions to Enhance Your Creativity

    We are happier when we are more creative but are we more creative when we are happy? The longstanding view in psychology is that positive emotions are conducive to creativity. When we are feeling up, we feel we are more resourceful, but what if we are measuring the wrong thing? New studies have shown it is not the type of emotions, but the intensity with which we experience them that is the real driver of our creativity. Nor is our emotional palette limited to "good" feelings. All of our emotions offer creative gifts provided we experience them with depth and understanding. How to cultivate your creativity to live a more emotionally rewarding life Drawing on insights from neuroscience and psychology, Connecting will explore seven paradoxical aspects of our emotional experiences that fuel our creativity. We will bring it to life through a visually rich immersion that by simply reading it, you will be connecting to your creativity to live a deeper, more meaningful life.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Contemporary Gardens of Nz
    Contemporary Gardens of Nz
    ISBN: 9780143566946
    Title: Contemporary Gardens of Nz

    Author Carol Bucknell and photographer Sally Tagg have travelled the length of New Zealand to capture more than twenty of our most impressive and interesting modern garden designs. The result is Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand, a stunningly photographed book celebrating some of the best contemporary gardens our country has to offer. With gardens ranging in style from cutting-edge minimalism to landscaping as architecture, Contemporary Gardens of New Zealand offers you the experience and enjoyment of a garden trail, all from the comfort of your own home.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design
    Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design
    ISBN: 9789063692841
    Title: Convivial Toolbox: Generative Research for the Front End of Design

    Generative design research is an approach to bring the people we serve through design directly into the design process in order to ensure that we can meet their needs and dreams for the future. The book introduces an emerging domain of design that is of immense interest today not only to the academic design research community but also to those in the business community charged with the development of human-centred products, systems, services, and environments. There are no other books with this focus and coverage currently available.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $90.00
  • 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: $40.00
  • Creative Product Design
    Creative Product Design
    ISBN: 9789881683533
    Title: Creative Product Design
    Author: ANON

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Das Bauhaus #allesistdesign
    Das Bauhaus #allesistdesign
    ISBN: 9783945852026
    Title: Das Bauhaus #allesistdesign

    The Bauhaus was one of the 20th century's most influential cultural movements, yet at the same time it is regarded as the epitome of the Modernist design cliché: geometric, industrial, minimalistic. The publication »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« disproves this cliché and takes a new, up-to-date look at the design of the Bauhaus. The book offers the very first comprehensive overview of the extended concept of design which was initiated at the Bauhaus showing the great interest of Bauhaus designers in social interconnections, experiments and processes. Alongside rare exhibits from design, architecture, art, film, and photography, the book documents the development processes as well as the socio-political concepts behind the Bauhaus. To underline their relevance for today's creative practise, these ideas are contrasted to current themes in design such as the digital revolution, and the works of numerous present-day artists and designers. Among others, Olaf Nicolai, Adrian Sauer, Wilfried Kühn and Joseph Grima created artistic works on the topic especially for the exhibition and the publication. The lavishly illustrated publication features essays by renowned authors, a glossary of key terms related to all aspects of the Bauhaus, as well as a detailed catalogue section.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $130.00
  • Decorative Art: 50s
    Decorative Art: 50s
    ISBN: 9783836544580
    Title: Decorative Art: 50s

    Published annually from 1906 until 1980,Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbookwas 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. TASCHEN'sDecorative Art 50sexplores the spirit of optimism and the fervent consumerism of the decade. Technology and construction had been enervated by research during the war and these discoveries could now be applied in peacetime. The popularization of plastics, fiberglass, and latex literally shaped the decade. Rising incomes and postwar rebuilding on bother sides of the Atlantic led to a massive housing boom in both the suburbs and inner cities, and these new homes reflected the new style. While European design was extraordinarily inventive, American design was looking to an idealized vision of the futurebetween them a modern idiom was developed that can be seen vividly on these pages. This overview of the decade includes the work of such famous innovators as Charles and Ray Eames, George Nelson, Hans Wegner, and Gio Ponti.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Decorative Art: 60s
    Decorative Art: 60s
    ISBN: 9783836546553
    Title: Decorative Art: 60s

    Hippie or Pop? Opposing styles in 1960s design 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 industrial manufacture, 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 Pasmore, Panton, Safdie, Sottsass, Paolozzi, and Lomazzi did what they could to oblige.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Decorative: Art 70's
    Decorative: Art 70's
    ISBN: 9783836546560
    Title: Decorative: Art 70's

    Looking forward. A decade marked by adventures in futurism 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. This volume spotlights the futuristic, experimental aesthetic of the 1970s. After the revolutions of the 60s, the world of design and architecture became an increasingly exciting and fast-moving hotbed of ideas, rife with vehemently opposing schools and movements. In many ways it was a more extreme era for design than the previous decade. Experimentalism was everywhere, and many projects, thought not practical, were forward-thinking visions of a new kind of decorative art and design. Various groups advocated returning to natural methods, rejecting style in favor of craft or pushing the logic of industrial living to its concrete, high-rise extreme. Decorative Art 1970s includes the work of the decades brightest stars, such as Afra and Tobia Scarpa, Luigi Colani, Ettore Sottsass, Achille Castiglioni, Kisho Kurokawa, Norman Foster, Richard Meier, and Theo Crosby.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Design Affairs: Shoes, Chandeliers, Chairs etc. by Architects
    Design Affairs: Shoes, Chandeliers, Chairs etc. by Architects
    ISBN: 9783037682234
    Title: Design Affairs: Shoes, Chandeliers, Chairs etc. by Architects

    Why should architects restrict their abilities and creative faculties to buildings and rooms? A closer look reveals that many of them are also active as creators of objects - often of furniture in the context of their own buildings but also of products of all types, independent of their architectural projects. There are even architects who are better known for their product design than for their buildings, such as Philippe Starck for example, a star of the design scene. This book shows how architects translate their architectural style into product design or modify it to suit the task at hand. It is fascinating to observe how the vaulted walls in a piece of parametric architecture influence the design of a pair of shoes or how a minimalist building convolution is echoed in a chandelier. The 50 examples presented here convey the remarkable diversity of contemporary architects in the world of product design and reveal how the art of architecture can generate new perspectives in other creative fields.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Design As Art
    Design As Art
    ISBN: 9780141035819
    Title: Design As Art
    Author: MUNARI BRUNO

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

    A Penguin Classic

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00

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

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Design of 20th Century
    Design of 20th Century
    ISBN: 9783836541060
    Title: Design of 20th Century

    Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation.

    From furniture to graphics, its all here - the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials. From the organic to the geometric, from Art Deco, through to Pop and High-Tech, this book contains all the great names - Bernhard Bertoia, De Stijl, Dieter Rams, Philippe Starck, Charles and Ray Eames, to name only a very few. This essential book is a comprehensive journey through the shapes and colors, forms and functions of design history in the 20th century. An A-Z of designers and design schools, which builds into a complete picture of contemporary living. Lavishly illustrated, this is design in the fullest sense.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance
    Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance
    ISBN: 9781631594243
    Title: Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, & the Resistance

    Dissent is an essential part of keeping democratic societies healthy, and our ability as citizens to voice our opinions is not only our privilege, it is our responsibility. Most importantly, it is a human right, one which must be fervently fought for, protected, and defended.

    Many of the issues and conflicts visited in the first edition of this book remain vividly present today. They are reminders of how democracy and social change are often incremental, requiring patience, diligence, hope, and the continuing brave voices of designers whose skillful imagery emboldens in the face of struggle.

    The 160-plus new works in this edition document the Arab Spring, the Obama presidency, Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter, the election of Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin's continuing influence, the Women's March, the ongoing refugee crises, the environment, and much more. This powerful collection, totaling well over 550 images, stands not only as a testament to the power of imagery, but also as an urgent call to action.

    This edition includes the original Foreword by Tony Kushner as well as Steven Heller's interview of Milton Glaser entitled, "Dissenting Conditions."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Design of Everyday Things: Revised & Expanded Edition
    Design of Everyday Things: Revised & Expanded Edition
    ISBN: 9780465050659
    Title: Design of Everyday Things: Revised & Expanded Edition

    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: $42.00
  • Design The Key Concepts
    Design The Key Concepts
    ISBN: 9781350068148
    Title: Design The Key Concepts
    Author: HUPPATZ D J

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

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.00
  • Design(h)ers A Celebration of Women in Design Today
    Design(h)ers A Celebration of Women in Design Today
    ISBN: 9789887903321
    Title: Design(h)ers A Celebration of Women in Design Today
    Author: VICTIONARY

    With the amount of progress the world has made in attitudes and achievements to-date, the time cannot be more apt than now for a celebration of women in the creative industry today.

    DESIGN(H)ERS is a stunning showcase of 30 female talents spanning across a variety of design mediums to highlight the diversity that women bring to their respective fields. With insightful interviews revolving around the thoughts and stories of pioneers who have already made their mark, this book serves to inspire and encourage the creatives of the future.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $65.00
  • Designa: Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts
    Designa: Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts
    ISBN: 9781907155154
    Title: Designa: Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts

    Technical Secrets of The Traditional Visual Arts. 'Designa' brings together six bestselling visual arts titles, each of them a bestseller in their own right: 'Celtic Art', 'Islamic Design', 'Curves', 'Perspective', 'Symmetry' and 'The Golden Section'. This is an awesome collection of world-class reference material. With super-clear high-resolution old-style graphics printed in 13 different ink colours, this is the perfect gift book for anyone interested in design and the visual arts. In a class of its own for years to come.

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

    A fascinating glimpse into design behind the Iron Curtain, revealed through the products and graphics of everyday Soviet life

    This captivating survey of Soviet design from 1950 to 1989 features more than 350 items from the Moscow Design Museum's unique collection. From children's toys, homewares, and fashion to posters, electronics, and space-race ephemera, each object reveals something of life in a planned economy during a fascinating time in Russia's history. Organized into three chapters - Citizen, State, and World - the book is a micro-to-macro tour of the functional, kitsch, politicized, and often avant-garde designs from this largely undocumented period.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Designing Design
    Designing Design
    ISBN: 9783037784501
    Title: Designing Design
    Author: HARA KENYA

    Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon the reader the importance of "emptiness" in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design, made visible by means of numerous examples from his own work: Hara for instance designed the opening and closing ceremony programs for the Nagano Winter Olympic games 1998. In 2001, he enrolled as a board member for the Japanese label MUJI and has considerably moulded the identity of this successful corporation as communication and design advisor ever since. Kenya Hara, among the leading design personalities in Japan, has also called attention to himself with exhibitions such as Re-Design: the Daily products of the 21st Century of 2000.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $106.00
  • Designing for the Common Good
    Designing for the Common Good
    ISBN: 9789063694081
    Title: Designing for the Common Good
    Author: DORST KEES

    Our societies are becoming more complex, dynamic, and networked every day. Public organizations and companies alike are learning the hard way that the societal challenges before us cannot be resolved as they were in the past. We need new approaches to these problems.
    Over the past ten years, an increasing number of government organizations, companies, and individuals have realized that special practices from design can help us rise to the challenge. At the core of this book are twenty case studies from around the world that demonstrate how design approaches can be used for societal change. These extensive case descriptions are interspersed with reflections, lessons learned, and tricks and tips for the practitioner, culminating in a vision of how design can revolutionize society. This inspirational book helps the reader to become an innovation leader in creating for the common good.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
  • Designing Here/now: a Global Selection of Objects, Concepts & Spaces for the Future
    Designing Here/now: a Global Selection of Objects, Concepts & Spaces for the Future
    ISBN: 9780500517482
    Title: Designing Here/now: a Global Selection of Objects, Concepts & Spaces for the Future

    It is difficult to keep pace with the most relevant design innovations, but Core 77 has been presenting the design world's best work since 1995. Considered by some to be one of the very first online magazines, Core 77 works with many of the leading design agencies and design-led companies, such as Apple, Nike, Philips, DuPont, Braun, and many others. For the past several years, it has hosted a unique set of design awards, juried by the world's design experts, which has attracted a dazzling spectrum of international practices.From consumer products to speculative ventures, from transportation to visual communication, from design writing to food design, the entrants and winners of thenbsp;Core77 Design Awards capture the spirit and preoccupations of the design industry, and the best work chosen by panels of jury members that include design luminaries from the U.S., Europe, India, and China. Designing Here/Now includes over 500 objects at the leading edge of all fields of design, presented in topical categories and selected by the world's most influential critics, curators, and educators.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
  • Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics
    Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics
    ISBN: 9783899554687
    Title: Designing News: Changing the World of Editorial Design and Information Graphics

    Francesco Franchi's perceptive book about the design of media and information graphics. In it, Franchi also envisions the future of news reporting by publishing companies and on the internet. Francesco Franchi is one of the most exceptional talents working in information graphics today. Although relatively young and new to the field, Franchi has already received worldwide acclaim for his distinctive graphic and editorial design of IL--Intelligence in Lifestyle, an Italian magazine now widely considered to be a modern classic. With Designing News, Franchi conveys his vision for the future of news and the media industry. Based on personal insight and experience, he offers valuable analysis and perspectives on the fundamental changes that are taking place in the way media is being used. Franchi explores consumer behaviors and expectations that represent the biggest challenges facing traditional publishing houses and broadcasting companies as well as journalists and designers. For Franchi, reporting is not merely filing a story once, but rather telling a continuous narrative in a way that is most relevant for a broad range of traditional and digital media--from breaking news to analysis, from interviews to commentaries, and from photo essays and illustrations to information graphics and interactive visualizations of data. In this book, Franchi explains the ramifications of this development and how newspapers can become credible, comprehensive news brands. In Designing News, Franchi also outlines a new, integrated approach for editorial designers. If they show enough dedication, creativity, and talent for interdisciplinary teamwork, Franchi sees editorial designers as playing a key role in advancing the evolution of media.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $121.00
  • Different Brains, Different Approach: Successful Neuro Advertising for Both Genders
    Different Brains, Different Approach: Successful Neuro Advertising for Both Genders
    ISBN: 9789063694357
    Title: Different Brains, Different Approach: Successful Neuro Advertising for Both Genders
    Author: VAN OSCH HUUB

    This book describes neurological differences between the male and female brain, and the effect of advertising. It describes how men and women think, the origin of their emotions, and why they make certain decisions. With this knowledge, the creatives and marketers of a brand can create more effective communication.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $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: $27.00
  • Don't Read this Book: Time Management for Creative People
    Don't Read this Book: Time Management for Creative People
    ISBN: 9789063694234
    Title: Don't Read this Book: Time Management for Creative People
    Author: ROOS DONALD

    Most of our ideas never see the light of day. Why? If you ask a creative person, the answer will always revolve around time. "Don't Read This Book "focuses on how to make choices about everything you do in your daily creative practice and life.
    It s not about a minimalist way to spend and organize your creative time as Hemingway with twitter, it s not even to be as synthetic as you can in your to-do lists so that procrastination is taken into consideration without provoking late afternoon regrets. It s about too many characters in this sentence as there isn t time for everything.
    It s actually Less = Less.
    To Do Lists are actually too many times a naive knowledge about yourself (birthday and new year resolutions are a painful reminder of this reality). The main message of this book is Focus. It connects the decisions you make at a personal, professional and creative level. It s a reminder of how management of time is essential to complete your project and how being dispersed around too many ideas can make you lose time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Dos Logos
    Dos Logos
    ISBN: 9783899552669
    Title: Dos Logos

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $72.00
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