Design Books

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    Scandinavian Design

    This all-you-need guide includes a detailed look at Scandinavian furniture, glass, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, metalware and industrial design from 1900 to the present day, with in-depth entries on over 200 designers and design-led companies, plus essays on the similarities and differences in approach between Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, and Denmark.

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    Bauhaus

    The Bauhaus as a school, where handicrafts, art and technology were taught together, has outlived the subsequent fashions in architecture and design. This volume provides an insight into the historical, cultural philosophical, political and pedagogical circumstances of the early years.

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    Presentation Basics

    Presentation Basics helps students hone both of the critical aspects of successful presentation-visual and verbal skills.

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    New Public Works

    Between 1999 and 2002 the National Endowment for the Arts's New Public Works program sponsored design competitions in cities across the United States. The forward-thinking designs that emerged have influenced the physical form of major public works projects nationwide. New Public Works presents a history of the program, along with interviews with participants.

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    Manage Your Day-to-Day

    With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace. The book features contributions from: Dan Ariely, Leo Babauta, Scott Belsky, Lori Deschene, Aaron Dignan, Erin Rooney Doland, Seth Godin,Todd Henry, Christian Jarrett, Scott McDowell, Mark McGuinness, Cal Newport, Steven Pressfield, Gretchen Rubin, Stefan Sagmeister, Elizabeth G. Saunders, Tony Schwartz, Tiffany Shlain, Linda Stone, and James Victore.

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    Design Firms Open for Business

    Design Firms Open for Business is a firsthand look inside studios and offices, both large and small, from all over the world. The inner workings of more than 40 different-sized and variously focused design establishments are explored, offering keen insights into firms working on everything from two- to three-dimensional projects. Designers reveal their thinking about a broad spectrum of important issues, ranging from the names they selected to the underlying philosophy of their practices to the business models they employ.

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    Drawing: Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

    Drawing, 864-page paperback book, collects more than 850 drawings that Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec made between 2005 and 2012.

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    Dutch Design Yearbook 2012

    The fourth Dutch Design Yearbook presents an overview of more than 60 of the best projects in urban design, product design, fashion and graphic design produced in the Netherlands in 2011-2012.

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    Working with Multimodality: Rethinking Literacy in a Digital Age

    In today's digital world, we have multiple modes of meaning-making: sounds, images, hypertexts. Yet, within literacy education, even 'new' literacies, we know relatively little about how to work with and produce modally complex texts. In Working with Multimodality, Jennifer Rowsell focuses on eight modes: words, images, sounds, movement, animation, hypertext, design and modal learning. Throughout the book each mode is illustrated by cases studies based on the author's interviews with thirty people, who have extensive experience working with a mode in their field.

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    Behavior Space

    Behavior Space proposes that corporations do not design products or services anymore: they design behavior spaces. Facebook is not a product, not a technology, but a behavior space. Innovation is the creation of a new behaviour space. Alexander Manu illustrates how these new concepts are transforming design and product development so that the process changes from a static and product-centred approach to one that is entirely centred on the user and their behaviours that emerge as they interact with what they have bought.

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    The Berlin Design Guide

    The Berlin Design Guide is a practical handbook for anyone who wants to get to know this seething metropolis and its creative hotspots. From the Buchstabenmuseum, an innovative museum devoted to letterforms, to the Mauerpark, a stretch of green that follows the former path of the Berlin Wall; from Prenzlauer Berg's popular Bonanza Coffee Heroes to our own Gestalten Space; from legendary concert venue SO36 to the iconic ICC - the book features various tours that reveal the city's epicenters in architecture, design, art, and fashion.

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    10+1: Eleven Years of Young Design

    10+1 presents a selection of outstanding design projects of the past eleven years, allowing the reader and observer to trace the development lines of young designers in a set timeframe.

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    Masterpieces of British Design

    Masterpieces of British Design surveys in detail one hundred landmark designs spanning a period of 250 years - from Industrial Revolution period Coalbrookdale ironwork, to William Mitchell's Spitfire, right up to the latest designs by today's most celebrated designers, including Ross Lovegrove, Jasper Morrison and Ron Arad. Each featured design is not only beautifully illustrated but also accompanied by authoritative descriptive information and an in-depth explanatory text.

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    Color and Design

    Color and Design addresses how we understand and experience colour, and through specific examples explores how colour is used in a spectrum of design-based disciplines including apparel design, graphic design, interior design, and product design.

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    Modern Living Accessories: 100 Years of Design

    odern Living Accessories presents on 512 pages a retrospective of the most important developments and highlights in design of the past 100 years, beginning with the latest trends for 2011.

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    Design for Inclusivity

    Design for Inclusivity: A Practical Guide to Accessible, Innovative and User-centred Design, written by a team that has pioneered inclusive design practice internationally, reviews the recent social trends and pressures that have pushed this subject to the fore, and assesses design responses to date in an international context. The authors make the business case for inclusive design and explain the formalisation of the approach in standards and legislation.

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    Art Directors Annual 91

    Art Directors Annual 91 features, in full colour, the winners of the toughest competition in the field-the Art Directors Club Annual Awards. The book presents, with exceptional clarity and detail, the work of gold and silver medallists and distinctive merit winners in national and international advertising, graphic design, interactive design, interactive media, photography, and illustration.

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    Designed in China

    Designed in China is packed with more than 600 photos of the most exciting projects created by today's top Chinese designers. Covering everything from furniture to lighting fixtures, jewelry, tableware, installations, and wall decor, the designs included in this collection are both contemporary and cosmopolitan, with a wealth of imagery drawn from big city living but still incorporating the functional elegance of traditional aesthetic Chinese design philosophies such as feng shui.

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    Success By Design

    Success By Design: The Essential Business Reference for Designers is a guide to help you become a stronger businessperson and better plan your career path as a design leader.

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    Creativity 41

    Creativity 41 is a limited edition compilation of the best in global advertising and design, featuring the winners of the 41st Creativity Media & Print Awards.

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    London Underground By Design

    London Underground By Design is a comprehensive history of one of the world's most celebrated design achievements, and of the visionaries who brought it to life. Beginning in the pioneering Victorian age, Mark Ovenden charts the evolution of architecture, branding, typeface, map design, interior and textile styles, posters, signage and graphic design and how these came together to shape not just the Underground's identity, but the character of London itself.

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    50 Designers You Should Know

    50 Designers You Should Know profiles the most influential figures of the past century. From the first bentwood chairs by Thonet to the holistically designed worlds of Bauhaus and Le Corbusier, and from the signature styles of designers such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, and Philippe Starck to internationally known brands like Swatch, Muji, and Apple, the designers here are profiled in double-page spreads packed with fascinating background information, photographs, and illustrations.

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    Design of the 20th Century

    From furniture to graphics, Design of the 20th Century feautres 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.

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    The Art of Folding

    The Art of Folding: Creative Forms in Design and Architecture features designs by creators all around the world, using diverse materials (paper, plastic, textiles) applied to very different areas of creation, such as fashion, jewelry or interior design.

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    Folding Techniques for Designers

    Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form features the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease-pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.

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    Design Forward

    Design Forward: Creative Strategy at the Core of Sustainable Change presents design for change - design as a strategic and holistic way of finding and creating sustainable solutions that are also successful in an economic sense.

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    Make Design Matter

    Make Design Matter is a pocket size guide to meaningful design. The book is an important iterative and strategic approach based on holistic thinking, shared wisdom, and reflective insights, and will help you to make design better - and matter!

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    D.E.S.I.G.N.

    D.E.S.I.G.N. is a fascinating review of 69 of the most innovative household items from the past 150 years - from the classic to the most crazy.

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    Graphic Design and Architecture

    Graphic Design and Architecture: A 20th-Century History is the first historical overview which examines the intimate relationship between graphic design and architecture in the context of artistic, social, and cultural movements and influences of the twentieth century.

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    China's Design Revolution

    In China's Design Revolution, Lorraine Justice maps the evolution of Chinese design and innovation. She explores current award-winning projects in media, fashion, graphic, interior, and product design; and examines the lifestyle and purchasing trends of the "fourth generation," now in their teens and twenties.