Design Books

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    Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color

    Pantone invites you on a rich visual tour of 100 transformative years. Longtime Pantone collaborators and color gurus Leatrice Eiseman and Keith Recker identify more than 200 touchstone works of art, products, and fashion, and carefully match them with 80 different official PANTONE color palettes to reveal the trends, radical shifts, and resurgences of various hues.

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    Eat Me: Appetite for Design

    Eat Me: Appetite for Design is an all-new volume of design ideas and art creations entirely inspired by food and the way we eat. The showcase covers a symphony of artwork, events, identity projects, packaging design, restaurant designs, culinary implements and products, such as accessories and furniture, sliced in between two wafer biscuits (in Vanilla and Chocolate flavour) with a greedy bite at the corner.

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    Foundations of Design

    Foundations of Design is a clear, concise text covering all major topics in the fundamentals of design. Practical and straightforward, the author builds upon each concept of design from a blank canvas to a final product. The prose is paired with diagrams created by the author that visibly illustrate each concept in the same crisp approach as the narrative. A selection of contemporary and graphic design examples aid students in making connections from the principles of design through to a final work.

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    Just Design: Socially Conscious Design for Critical Causes

    For many, doing good work that also does good in the world is part of the ethos of design practice. Just Design celebrates and explores this increasingly critical aspect of design by showcasing a diverse collection of inspiring projects, people and causes.

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    Designing for Growth

    Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie educate readers in one of the hottest trends in business: "design thinking," or the ability to turn abstract ideas into practical applications for maximal business growth. Liedtka and Ogilvie cover the mind-set, techniques, and vocabulary of design thinking, unpack the mysterious connection between design and growth, and teach managers in a straightforward way how to exploit design's exciting potential.

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    The Handbook of Design Management

    The management of design has emerged as central to the operational and strategic options of any successful organization. The Handbook of Design Management presents a state-of-the-art overview of the subject - its methodologies, current debates, history and future.

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    Brilliant: White in Design

    Brilliant: White in Design examines the spectrum of colors and talents inherent in white, exploring how it is used, and viewed, in art, design, architecture, and nature. Noted design writer Linda O'Keeffe parses the language of white and considers its strengths and, at times, its weaknesses. She shows that living with white has soothing rewards and dust-collecting drawbacks; that beige is not a four-letter word but a glamorous alternative to its more pristine counterpart; that designing with white reduces everything to pure form; and much more.

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    Design by Nature

    In Design by Nature: Using Universal Forms and Principles in Design, author Maggie Macnab takes you on an intimate and eclectic journey examining the unending versatility of nature, showing how to uncover nature's ingenuity and use it to create beautiful and compelling designed communications. Written for designers and creative thinkers of all types, this book will guide you through a series of unexpected a-ha! moments that describe relationships among nature, art, science, technology, and design.

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    Italian Uniqueness

    Starting with the historical Compasso d'Oro Collection of iconic objects of Italian design, the book tells the story of Italian creativity and cutting-edge production between 1961 and 2011, thus reconstructing some aspects of ItalyâEURs history, a story told through images ranging from documentaries and film stills to first hand accounts and advertising.

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    Design for Services

    In Design for Services, Anna Meroni and Daniela Sangiorgi articulate what Design is doing and can do for services, and how this connects to existing fields of knowledge and practice. Designers previously saw their task as the conceptualisation, development and production of tangible objects. In the twenty-first century, a designer rarely 'designs something' but rather 'designs for something': in the case of this publication, for change, better experiences and better services.

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    Zeitgeist: Modern Architecture and Design in Germany

    The German architecture and design scene today is characterized by imaginative and progressive concepts on the highest technical and creative level. Especially in the field of ecological construction Germany set the international standards. Zeitgeist introduces the most compelling German architecture - and design offices, from the most established and renoun to the shooting stars of the scene.

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    Creative China

    Creative China introduces the creative scene of the country in six chapters subdivided into the fields of architecture, design, art, fashion, photography and advertising.

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    Erratic is a collection of current, often playful work by designers, photographers, and artists who are exploring the reciprocal effects between stability and instability, symmetry and asymmetry, and pressure and counter-pressure.

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    Design, Creativity, and Culture

    Design, Creativity, and Culture: an orientation to design offers a unique, fresh and innovative approach to assessing the role of design and creativity in human culture. The text provides an exploration of the cultural heritage of design together with future visions on the role of design in the coming decade. It provides an essential orientation to the understanding of design in the twenty-first century.

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    Designers Don't Have Influences

    Creative director, writer, advocate, and design cheerleader Austin Howe's elegant, incisive, and amusing essays are sure to appeal to a wide spectrum of readers. Howe chronicles the lives, philosophies, and work processes of leaders in disparate fields from art to spirituality and even ice hockey, many of whom have never before been profiled in print. Howe explores the creative process and conceptualization, delving into what to do when creativity is lacking.

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    Open Design Now

    Open Design Now looks at design in the new creative commons, co-creation era. It presents practices, tools, and licensing systems, as open design is a way of designing everyone can participate in.

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    Taxing Art: When Objects Travel

    In recent years, the boundaries between art and design have become more and more blurred. It is not the object itself, but rather its economic functionality that determines where design stops and art begins - and this functionality is reassessed at every link in the chain of the object s dissemination. Taxing Art is a buoyantly ironic, clever case study and analysis of the effect of traditional, bureaucratic procedures on innovative work. This revealing illustrated essay puts the spotlight on the largely underestimated effect that tax laws have on where design ends and art begins.

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    Clients From Hell

    Clients From Hell sheds an insider's perspective on difficult - and all-too-often irrational and insane - interactions with clients.

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    Living with Complexity

    Simplicity turns out to be more complex than we thought. In this provocative and informative book, Don Norman writes that the complexity of our technology must mirror the complexity and richness of our lives. It's not complexity that's the problem, it's bad design. Bad design complicates things unnecessarily and confuses us. Good design can tame complexity.

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    Ten years in the making, Cult-ure is a provocative and incisive guide to navigating the modern landscape of ideas. It powerfully illustrates how the internet and new media revolution have permanently altered the way we communicate.

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    Disrupt introduces a complete five-step program for identifying disruptive business opportunities-and successfully executing on them! frog design's Luke Williams combines the design industry's most powerful creativity techniques with true business implementation discipline.

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    Design as Politics

    Design as Politics confronts the inadequacy of contemporary politics to deal with unsustainability. The book argues that finding solutions to this problem, of which climate change is only one part, demands original and radical thinking. Rather than reverting to failed political ideologies, the book proposes a post-democratic politics.

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    The first-ever compilation of the most innovative design magazine of the 1960s and 1970s. This important compilation brings together the very best of the Abitare universe: the most noteworthy design developments of the last fifty years, with emphasis on the 1960s and 1970s.

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    Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture is a non-technical introduction to the history, theory, and practice of software in the arts. Organized into themes linked to aspects of code-repetition, transformation, parameters, visualization, and simulation-each of the book's sections contains an essay, code samples, and numerous illustrations.

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    GSD Platform 3

    GSD Platform 3 is a selection of work produced during the 2009-2010 academic year of the Harvard Graduate School of Design and the potential of that work to address broader questions and inform global initiatives.

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    I Wonder

    Quirky, poignant, astute, funny-this beautiful book presents a compelling collection of observations on visual culture and design, written and illuminated by world-renowned typographic illustrator Marian Bantjes.

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    Tokujin Yoshioka

    The complete work of Tokujin Yoshioka, one of the most innovative designers working today. Based in Tokyo, Tokujin Yoshioka has built a career using unconventional materials to create objects and spaces.

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    Lifting the Curtain on Design

    Vicente Wolf is famous for his modern and elegant style, always guided by integrity and simplicity. Lifting the Curtain on Design delves into his selected themes from myriad viewpoints: through the prism of international travel, via the detailed focus on a single project, and finally by means of the sweeping perspective of a seasoned design mind.

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    This book contains powerful techniques to help you sell your ideas to those with approval power. You'll find tips from designers, writers, marketers and other creative professionals, along with meaty advice from selling and branding gurus.