Design Thinking

How to Make Better Advertising and Advertising Better

How to Make Better Advertising and Advertising Better

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The manifesto for a new creative revolution. Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop Independent creative agency, Sell! Sell! discuss how they see the advertising industry, what is wrong, and how they can fix it.
Brutal Simplicity of Thought Brutal Simplicity of Thought

Brutal Simplicity of Thought

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Simplicity looks easy. It's not. It's easier to complicate than simplify. Thought-provoking and incisive, Brutal Simplicity of Thought is the creative philosophy of M&C Saatchi, in words and pictures. Whether you are a student, a manager, self-employed or a CEO, this book has something to teach us all: simplicity rules.  
Pantone: 35 Inspirational Colour Palettes

Pantone: 35 Inspirational Colour Palettes

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Pantone is the world-renowned authority on colour. This handy fan deck takes the guesswork out of using colour in bold and innovative new ways. Selected specifically for décor, these palettes are perfect for color coordinating every room in the house. Cards, 37 pages 260 g, 12.1 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm
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The Mixer's Manual The Mixer's Manual

The Mixer's Manual

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Mix drinks like a pro with this indispensible collection of 150 of the world's finest cocktails. Dan Jones shares recipes for classic tipples such as the Margarita and Martini to the more modern Thank God it's Friday and Morning After. With a stylish vintage design and illustrations throughout, The Mixer's Manual is witty, informative and set to become a classic.  
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Chineasy

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Nominated in Designs of the Year 2014 A graphically appealing, illustration-led system that will enable all readers, from schoolchildren to adults, to grasp the concept of Chinese ideograms with ease. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Fun, witty, educational, enriching, Chineasy provides a winning way to approach Chinese language and culture.

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Terence Conran - The Way We Live Now

Terence Conran - The Way We Live Now

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Published to coincide with the Design Museum Exhibition, this book celebrates the work of one of Britain's most influential designers, Sir Terence Conran. The book is comprised of the text from four presentations given at a talk held by the Design Museum at Tate Modern by four people who know him well as a collegue, mentor and friend and the transcript of an interview by Blueprint editor, Johnny Tucker.
Confessions of an Advertising Man

Confessions of an Advertising Man

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Regarded as the father of modern advertising David Ogilvy created some of the most memorable advertising campaigns that set the standard for others to follow. Ogilvy was also an expert in management. If you aspire to be a good manager in any kind of business then this is a must read. Confessions of an Advertising Man is the distillation of all the successful Ogilvy concepts, tactics and techniques.        
London in Fifty Design Icons

London in Fifty Design Icons

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The Design Museum reveals fifty design icons of its home city, London.  The icons when viewed together, form a unique portrait of the city. From the long-serving Routemaster buses and world-famous tube map to the miniskirts of the swinging sixties and the imposing silhouette of Battersea Power Station. Join Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, as he unravels the visual history of one of our most complex and intriguing cities.
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The Eighty-Eight

The Eighty-Eight

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An adventurous magazine for the occasional thinker. A beautifully designed collection of riveting reads and random curiosities containing essays, stories, poetry and pictures curated by Jamie Cullum.  Volume two features esteemed contributors such as authors Evie Wyld and Rebecca Hunt, artists Matthew the Horse and Sergio Membrillas, as well as appearances by Professor Green, Stella Creasy, Sophie Dahl and Ben Folds. With high production values and timeless content by the freshest and brightest writers and artists, The Eighty Eight is something to proudly display on your bookshelf or coffee table.
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The Geometry of Pasta The Geometry of Pasta

The Geometry of Pasta

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This unique cook book pairs over 100 authentic recipes from acclaimed chef Jacob Kenedy with award-winning designer Caz Hildebrand’s stunning black-and-white designs to reveal the science, culture, and philosophy behind spectacular pasta dishes from throughout Italian history. Wheels and tubes, twists and folds and grooves—pasta comes in hundreds of shapes, each with its own unique history, beauty, and place on the dinner table. A triumphant fusion of food and design, The Geometry of Pasta invites us to unlock the hidden properties of Italy’s most mathematically perfect deliciousness.  The book explains how to team up the perfect pasta shape with the prefect sauce to maximise taste and texture. Hardback, 288 pages 750 g, 15.3 x 2.2 x 21.2 cm
New York in Fifty Design Icons

New York in Fifty Design Icons

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The Design Museum reveals the fifty design icons of New York. The icons when viewed together, form a unique portrait of the city. From the Empire State Building and the NY Yankees' logo to the hidden gems that would otherwise pass us by. Join Julie Iovine, architectural writer at the Wall Street Journal and formerly of the New York Times, as she unravels the visual history of one of the most complex and intriguing cities.
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Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing

Copywriting: Successful Writing for Design, Advertising and Marketing

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Copywriting, Second Edition takes you through step-by-step processes that can help you to write content quickly and effectively. Teaches the art of writing great copy for digital media, branding, advertising, direct marketing, retailing, catalogues, company magazines and internal communications.
Story of the Design Museum

Story of the Design Museum

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The definitive and essential guide, The Story of the Design Museum charts the history of London’s world-class Design Museum from the 1980s to the present day – from twenty-five years of groundbreaking exhibitions at its former home in Shad Thames to the future in its spectacular new home in a landmark 1960s architectural icon in Kensington. Contributions from founder Sir Terence Conran, director Deyan Sudjic, designer John Pawson and photographer Hélène Binet capture the pioneering creative spirit of the world’s leading museum of contemporary design and architecture. Dimensions 22 cm × 16 cm160 pages100 colour and black & white illustrations
Whatever You Think; Think the Opposite

Whatever You Think; Think the Opposite

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Whatever You Think Think The Opposite looks at life the wrong way in a bid to explain the benefits of making wrong decisions.
The Rule Breaker's Book of Business: Win at Work by Doing Things Differently

The Rule Breaker's Book of Business: Win at Work by Doing Things Differently

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A simple, refreshing approach to business that defies conventional wisdom and aims to make work in the office more successful and more enjoyable. In The Rule Breaker’s Book of Business, Roger Mavity provides clear advice and guidance for anybody ambitious about work, yet uncertain of their route to success. A business bible for imaginative and aspirational young men and women.
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Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent! Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!

Damn Good Advice (For People With Talent!

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Damn Good Advice (for people with talent!) is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois.  Offering indispensable lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration. This book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. Lessons from the incomparable life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original “Mad Man” of Madison Avenue.  Organized into inspirational, bite-sized pointers, each page offers fresh insight into the sources of success, from identifying your heroes to identifying yourself.  The ideas, images and illustrations presented in this book are fresh, witty and in-your-face.  Whether it’s communicating your point in nanosecond, creating an explosive portfolio or making your presence felt, no one is better placed than George Lois to teach you the process of creativity.
Quiet London

Quiet London

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Quiet London is a guide to 140 calm and relaxing establishments where you can meet, drink, eat, sleep, read or browse in peace. Get away from all the hustle and bustle of city life and discover areas of tranquillity that are full of charm and off the beaten track.
The Designer Says (Words of Wisdom)

The Designer Says (Words of Wisdom)

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The Designer Says is a compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history's leading practitioners. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, a designer from the nineteenth century might sit next to one working today or two contemporary designers may strike up a conversation. This portable collection makes the perfect gift for designers, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have shaped the art of visual communication.
Everyone is Creative

Everyone is Creative

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Everyone is Creative is a book about the power of creativity and how it can transform your life. Michael Atavar guides you through the process of creativity – where to begin, what to look at and how to develop your unique way of seeing.
B is for Bauhaus

B is for Bauhaus

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This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. An essential tool kit for understanding the world around us. A book about the modern world of fashion, technology, design and art. Written by Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum.  
PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing

PATTERNITY: A New Way of Seeing

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In this inspirational collection of photography and essays, pattern pioneers PATTERNITY offer an entirely new way of viewing the world around us. Pattern is everywhere we go and in everything we do. We wear patterns, we walk over them, we even eat, drink and think them but it's unlikely they demand too much of our attention. Innovative creative and cultural organization PATTERNITY exists to look beyond the mundane forms that we see every day to find the hidden beauty in the underlying patterns that normally pass us by. A source of endless inspiration and innovation, this uniquely curated book will open your eyes anew. Hardback | 224 pages
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Museums & Galleries of London

Museums & Galleries of London

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London is home to some of the best museums in the world, from renowned institutions such as the British Museum to smaller specialist venues like the Cartoon Museum. This newly revised pocket guide provides all the information you’ll need, with comprehensive coverage of museums and galleries across the city as well as London’s vibrant commercial art scene, art fairs, degree shows, heritage venues, archives and libraries.
The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

The Edifice Complex: The Architecture of Power

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The Edifice Complex explores the intimate and inextricable relationship between power, money and architecture in the twentieth century. How and why have presidents, prime ministers, mayors, millionaires and bishops come to share such a fascination with grand designs? From Blair to Mitterrand, from Hitler to Stalin to Saddam Hussein, architecture has become an end in itself, as well as a means to an end. This is a book of genuine timeliness, throwing new light on the motivations of the rich and powerful around the world - and on the ways they seek to affect us.
Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style

Plain Simple Useful: The Essence of Conran Style

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Terence Conran's style guide for easy living. Filled with inspirational interiors that are effortlessly stylish, confident and timeless. Organized according to the main activities that take place at home.
Designer Maker User

Designer Maker User

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Designer Maker User is the official catalogue for the Design Museum’s new permanent collection display. It also serves as an accessible introduction to contemporary design, providing non-specialists and enthusiasts with an appreciation of the objects and spaces that shape everyday life. As well as showcasing the individual roles within the industry, this book demonstrates where the three roles merge, giving readers fresh insight into the sometimes complex, but always fascinating, world of design. The book highlights key designs, designers, movements, and manufacturers in spheres as diverse as fashion, furniture, and the digital revolution. Dimensions   220 × 160 mm240 pages250 colour and black & white illustrations
British Design from 1948

British Design from 1948

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This visually stunning book, created for a major V&A exhibition, celebrates the best of British design from 1948 to today. Essays by leading curators as well as pieces by key designers - including Peter Saville, Barbara Hulanicki, Paul Smith, and Tom Dixon - build a comprehensive survey of more than 400 of the finest examples design from the period.  From works commissioned for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II to the globally influential, and very British, counterculture, included here are works created for the 1960s boutiques of Mary Quant and Ossie Clark through the club cultures of punk, the new Romantics, and rave. Hardback, 400 pages 2.3 kg, 24.7 x 3 x 28.7 cm
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle

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Bruno Munari uses examples from ancient Greece and Egypt, as well as works by Le Corbusier and Alvar Aalto. He invests the three shapes with specific qualities: the circle relates to the divine, the square signifies safety and enclosure, and the triangle provides a key connective form for designers.  Munari was one of the great designers of the 20th century who contributed to the fields of sculpture, painting, design and photography. This book is sure to catch the eye of Munari fans, as well as introduce his theories to new audiences as he has a wide following within the graphic design and art - world communities.  Paperback, 280 pages.
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Bicycle DVD

Bicycle DVD

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Bicycle, a 90 minute documentary, asks the question why is cycling and the bicycle back in fashion? The film, which is directed by BAFTA winning director and keen cyclist Michael B.Clifford tells the story of cycling in the land that invented the modern bicycle, it’s birth, decline and re birth from Victorian origins to today. The film weaves bicycle design, sport and transport through the retelling of some iconic stories and features interviews with notable contributors Sir Dave Brailsford, Gary Fisher, Chris Boardman, Ned Boulting, Sir Chris Hoy, Tracy Moseley, Mike Burrows and many more plus great archive, animation and music. Bicycle is a humorous, lyrical and warm reflection on the bicycle and cycling and its place in the British national psyche.  
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The Laws of Simplicity

The Laws of Simplicity

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John Maeda is a professor in MIT's Media Lab and a world-renowned graphic designer. In this book he explores the question of how we can redefine the notion of 'improved' so that it doesn't always mean something more, something added on.    
Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World

Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World

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Fear and Love: Reactions to a Complex World is the official catalogue that accompanies the opening exhibition of the new Design Museum. It is essentially a book about what design means today. We know that design shapes the world around us, but Fear and Love goes further, arguing that it is implicated in some of the defining issues of our time. In this book, eleven designers from around the world – including OMA, Hussein Chalayan, Kenya Hara and Neri Oxman – explore a spectrum of contemporary themes. The result is a diverse portrait of the world that includes sentient robots, networked sexuality, slow fashion and settled nomads. These are explored through the eyes of the designers themselves and through a series of essays by renowned writers and thinkers. The result captures the emotionally charged mood of the present and suggests that design is a way of looking at the world, and a way to change it. Dimensions   27 cm × 20.5 cm240 pages200 colour and black & white illustrations
Wallpaper* City Guide New York

Wallpaper* City Guide New York

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A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should.
The Grand Tour Cookbook

The Grand Tour Cookbook

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The long awaited ultimate performance cookbook, a modern classic, a must-have for all cycling aficionados serious about nutritional intake. Translated from the original in Danish, Hannah Grant’s unmissable cookbook is now available with updated recipes in time for the 2015 Grand Tours. With 350-pages of easy-to-prepare recipes containing allergy friendly, natural, un-processed foods, The Grand Tour Cookbook is the ultimate companion in the kitchen for athletes. Based on actual food prepared for professional cycling’s grueling 3-week Grand Tours including the Giro, Tour de France and the Vuelta. This book is a guide on how to cook, what to eat and how to maximize athletic performance throughout the year.
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The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends in Europe The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends in Europe

The New York Times. 36 Hours. 125 Weekends in Europe

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Dream weekends with practical itineraries in all corners of Europe. 4,500 hours worth of insightful itineraries to make the most of your stay. 125 European destinations, from major cities to lesser known gems. Practical recommendations for over 500 restaurants and 400 hotels. Color-coded tabs and ribbons to bookmark your favorite cities in each region. Nearly 800 photos. Illustrations by Olimpia Zagnoli. Easy-to-reference indexes. Detailed city-by-city maps pinpoint every stop on your itinerary
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Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

Things Come Apart: A Teardown Manual for Modern Living

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Reconnect with the child-like joy of taking something apart to see how it works. This book makes visible the inner workings of some of the world’s most familiar designs visible.
Mid-Century Modern Complete

Mid-Century Modern Complete

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This definitive survey of one of the most popular, collectable and dynamic periods of international design offers a rich overview of all aspects of the subject.  It covers furniture, lighting, glass, ceramics, textiles, product design, industrial design, graphics and posters, as well as architecture and interior design. Complete with thirteen specially commissioned essays by renowned experts and over 1,000 mainly colour illustrations, this is a must-have for any design aficionado, collector or reader seeking inspiration for their home. Hardback, 544 pages 3.6 kg, 25.1 x 31.9 x 5 cm
100 Designs for a Modern World

100 Designs for a Modern World

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A curated overview of the most influential pieces of modern industrial design from 1900 to the present day by Penny Sparke and George R. Kraviss II Industrial design has played a major role in shaping society and the everyday objects used for living, working and travelling. An accessible but authoritative introduction to the field and a source of inspiration for collectors and enthusiasts of modern industrial design. Presents exceptionally designed objects: chairs, radios, irons, textiles, posters, and other graphic designs. 176 pages. Hardback
Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni

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A detailed study of one of the most important and prolific designers of the twentieth century. This comprehensive monograph is the only detailed study of his remarkable career and includes a catalogue of his complete works of architecture and exhibition, interior and product design. This book discusses Castiglioni's wide range of diverse projects including the spatial design work that dominated his early career as well as late. The book contains more than 800 photographs and drawings which does full justice to his designs that won eight prestigious Compasso d'Oro prizes. Paperback, 480 pages 2.7 kg, 25.4 x 27.9 x 4.4 cm  
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100 Masterpieces from Vitra

100 Masterpieces from Vitra

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The collection of the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, Germany, comprises numerous objects and is one of the most significant of its kind. This book is arranged into themes of technology, construction, reduction, organic design, decoration and furniture programs. The most important collection items that spans 150 years of furniture design are presented in this volume in great detail: chairs and armchairs, chaise longues and stools, tables and desks, landscaped interiors and shelves. Read biographies and bibliographies of designers such as; Charles and Ray Eames, Frank Gehry and George Nelson.  Paperback, 270 pages
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The Story of Design

The Story of Design

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Design is a multi-disciplined approach to problem-solving that has always uniquely reflected humankind's aspirations, needs and desires. It has both shaped and mirrored the spirit of our times. The Story of Design is a fascinating multi-stranded account that is truly comprehensive in its scope, introducing the styles, movements, theories, materials, processes, technologies, leading practitioners and companies that have shaped modern design into what it is today. Contextualizing developments in design with regard to wider social, cultural and political matters, this is an indispensable overview of creative endeavour in the pursuit of the better-designed product. Through exquisite illustrations and authoritative text, this definitive account studies the foundations of design practice from its earliest inception and defines the major themes that have guided this discipline from the from the prehistoric era to the Ancient world, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the Industrial Revolution and Modern Movement to our own Digital Age. Leading design historians Charlotte and Peter Fiell, through careful analysis of the evolution of modern design, uncover the real importance of this unique yet all-encompassing creative activity and assess its crucial future role in society. Hardcover: 512 pages Language: English Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 4 x 25.2 cm
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Wallpaper* City Guide London

Wallpaper* City Guide London

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A tightly edited, discreetly packaged selection of city highlights for the design-conscious visitor. Each Wallpaper* City Guide unearths the most happening restaurants and nightlife, the buzziest hotels, the most influential art galleries and enticing retail, the very best in local design, and the historical styles and contemporary architecture that define a destination. Local writers have delved deep into the urban psyche to enable you to come away from your trip, however brief, with a real flavour of the creative scene and the satisfaction you’ve seen all that you should. 
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It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Good You Want to Be

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A handbook of how to succeed in the world: a pocket bible for the talented and timid alike to help make the unthinkable thinkable and the impossible possible. The world's top advertising guru, Paul Arden, offers up his wisdom on issues as diverse as problem solving, responding to a brief, communicating, playing your cards right, making mistakes, and creativity - all endeavours that can be applied to aspects of modern life.
Monocle Travel Guide - New York Monocle Travel Guide - New York

Monocle Travel Guide - New York

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The Monocle Travel Guide to New-York will take you on a journey around the sprawling metropolis, taking you away from the obvious and into the hidden. A guide for those who want to make the most of their stay, feeling like a resident rather than a tourist. Full of surprises and quirks, the guides feature detailed design and architecture pages, neighbourhood walks to escape the crowds and places to eat everything be it tasty fast food or something truly celebratory. Written in an informed but informal manner, each book has 148 pages printed on great paper stock with a hard cover.
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Type Matters

Type Matters

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Multifaceted perspectives on the world of work today and in the future—from compelling business ideas to inspiring company cultures. The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups, and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas.
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Trim Phone

Trim Phone

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Probably the most famous, most widely read book on feminism ever. A worldwide bestseller, translated into over twelve languages. The Female Eunuch is a landmark in the history of the women’s movement.

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Brazil Modern

Brazil Modern

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Twentieth century Brazilian furniture design is perhaps the last great largely unknown tradition of modernism. This book has well over 400 historic images and new photography, surveying the history and legacy of this innovative design tradition.  Features the work of Titans of Brazilian design - Lina Bo  Bardi, Oscar Niemeyer, Joaquim Tenreiro and Sergio Rodrigues. The first comprehensive guide to this untapped vein of modernist design.  Hardback, 304 pages.
Contemporary Interiors: a Dialogue with the Classic

Contemporary Interiors: a Dialogue with the Classic

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This volume examines the variations encompassing commercial and residential interiors from East to West and all points in between. Incorporating minimalist tendencies with baroque details, ethnic artefacts and rustic flourishes, designers sample from many styles and cultures to provide their seamless visions.  Deliberate use of colour, lighting and texture provide for numerous contextual variations and moods. Includes restaurants, hotels, offices, designer showrooms, converted churches, houses, apartments and more. Hardcover, 312 pages.
Alexander Girard

Alexander Girard

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Renowned designer Todd Oldham and Kiera Coffee have created this monograph on designer Alexander Girard. This book covers virtually every aspect of his distinctive career as one of the most prolific and versatile mid - 20th century designers. Girard's work included textile design, graphic design, illustration, typography, interior design, furniture design, exhibit design, product design and architecture. A must - have book on Girard that has been exhaustively researched and lovingly assembled. Girard's work has inspired new generations of designers and this book is the ultimate tribute to his legacy.  Hardback, 672 pages.
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Design as Art Design as Art

Design as Art

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An illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design translated by Patrick Creagh and published as part of the 'Penguin on Design' series in Penguin Modern Classics. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, he was described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'.  Munari insisted that design should be beautiful, functional and accessible.   It is within this book that his ideas are set out about visual, graphic and industrial design looking at how it plays a role in objects we use everyday. He turns his illuminating gaze to lamps, road signs, typography, advertising and more. This book will enlighten the reader to think; how do we see the world around us? Paperback, 224 pages

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