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The Design Book

The Design Book

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The greatest compilation of inspirational design and must-have products ever assembled in one amazingly-priced collectable book An extraordinary journey through the objects that have shaped our society, from the first attempts to combine function and beauty in the nineteenth century, through the machine aesthetics of the thirties, the advent of plastic and other new materials in the fifties and sixties, up to the 'classics'-to-be of the last ten years The objects in this book - all of which are still in production today - are presented chronologically: each on a single page with a large image and a concise caption, written by one of over fifty experts in the field of design Hardback 512 pages Weight: 610g Dimensions: 12.7 x 16.5 x 3.3cm
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.
Paul Rand

Paul Rand

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A definitive study of a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a 'problem-solving' approach, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language. As an art director, teacher, writer and design consultant to major companies including IBM, Oliveti and Ford, he was a major force and influence in the field of graphics and visual communication and enjoyed a committed following. Rand's career spanned almost seven decades and numerous chapters of design history. By Steven Heller, with texts by Armin Hofmann, George Lois and Jessica Helfand

Paul Rand

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Marks of Excellence

Marks of Excellence

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A revised and expanded edition of the best-selling Marks of Excellence title, including 500 new images plus 80 pages of additional material First published in 1997, Marks of Excellence offers a rigorous exploration of the trademark: its history, development, style, classification and relevance in today's world The book includes extensive discussion of its origins in heraldry, monograms, owner's marks and certificates of origins, and also contains a comprehensive taxonomy of trademarks and an alphabetical index of trademark themes
Modern Architecture Since 1900

Modern Architecture Since 1900

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A penetrating analysis of the modern architectural tradition and its origins by William J R Curtis Since its first publication in 1982, Modern Architecture Since 1900 has become established as a contemporary classic For the third edition the text has been radically revised and expanded, incorporating much new material and a fresh appreciation of regional identity and variety Worldwide in scope, it combines a clear historical outline with masterly analysis and interpretation Technical, economic, social and intellectual developments are brought together in a comprehensive narrative which provides a setting for the detailed examination of buildings Throughout the book the author's focus is on the individual architect, and on the qualities that give outstanding buildings their lasting value
Breuer Breuer

Breuer

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The most comprehensive book on architect and designer Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) The book examines, in detail all the houses, furniture, and public buildings he designed in Europe and the United States Trace Breuer's career from his beginning at the Bauhaus through his collaboration with Walter Gropius, and the establishment of his own practice in the USA Hardback 456 pages 800g Dimensions: 16 x 30.5 x 3.6cm

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Jutaku: Japanese Houses Jutaku: Japanese Houses

Jutaku: Japanese Houses

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Frenetic. Pulsating. Disorienting. Japan’s contemporary culture is constantly in flux, with a host of new architectural practices ushering in an era of continuous experimentation Featuring more than 400 houses - one per page, one image per house - Jutaku: Japanese Houses is a fast-paced, shock to the system that shines a Harajuku–bright neon light on the sheer volume, variety and novelty of contemporary Japanese residential architecture Hardback 512 pages Weight: 1kg Dimensions: 13.3 x 19.4 x 4.8cm
Design: An Essential Introduction

Design: An Essential Introduction

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Design: an essential introduction is a highly illuminating primer that explores and explains the different aspects of design and the design process - from a design brief to the complete lifecycle of products. It introduces in clear and concise language the different materials and production methods available to contemporary designers, which allow them to transform their design ideas into better products. This useful handbook also covers other design- relevant topics such as ergonomics, Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacture and rapid prototyping and additionally features a number of fascinating design case studies.
Poemotion 1

Poemotion 1

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In Poemotion 1 Japanese designer Takahiro Kurashima established a link to the motif of a “School of Seeing”  Abstract graphic patterns start to move as soon as the reader overlays them with the special film enclosed This playful, slim volume lets the ready discover the secret motion of each illustration 64 pages 30 illustrations Dimensions: 17 x 23cm
Little Leon Recipe Book - Brownies, Bars and Muffins

Little Leon Recipe Book - Brownies, Bars and Muffins

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Few of us can resist a baked treat and the Leon family are the masters of guilt-free baking, offering plenty of wheat-, dairy- or sugar-free options This super-stylish collection includes their classic Better Brownie, their nutty Almond Date Oat Muffins and energy packed Bar of Good Things 64 pages
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
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
Reproducing Scholten & Baijings Reproducing Scholten & Baijings

Reproducing Scholten & Baijings

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Scholten and Baijings are nominated in Designs of the Year 2015. A beautiful insight into the creative processes of one of the most exciting European design duos to have emerged in the last ten years. Covering all aspects of their practice from textiles to ceramics, this new monograph is illustrated with photographs, models and sketches pulled directly from the firm's archives.  A complete list of their projects produced to date makes this an incomparable resource for professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Shh, We Have a Plan

Shh, We Have a Plan

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The latest book from award-winning illustrator Chris Haughton, one of the most exciting new voices in children's literature, comes a brand new A picture book about a beautiful bird, an unquenchable desire and plans gone awry
People

People

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Real, mythical and imaginary people come together in this stunning picture book A fisherman and a fishmonger, a slave and a goddess, a princess and a werewolf Stunningly illustrated with retro-looking silkscreened images

People

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The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

The Architect Says: A Compendium of Quotes, Witticisms, Bons Mots, Insights and Wisdom on the Art of Building Design (Words of Wisdom)

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The Architect Says is a colorful compendium of quotations from more than one hundred of history’s most opinionated design minds. Paired on page spreads like guests at a dinner party, these sets of quotes convey a remarkable depth and diversity of thinking. Alternately wise and amusing, this elegant gem of a book makes the perfect gift for architects, students, and anyone curious about the ideas and personalities that have helped shape our built world.
Palette 05: Pastel

Palette 05: Pastel

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The fifth edition in Viction:ary's Palette series, focusing on the use of pastel tones. Featuring 110 recent visual experiments and thoughtful solutions in fashion, product and extensive areas of communication designs. Three versions of the book with different page colours - one supplied.
Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things To Do

Little London: Child-friendly Days Out and Fun Things To Do

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Little London is full of fun and fascinating things to do with little adventurers in the big city Get out and about and inspire your children’s imaginations Full of the capital's best-kept secrets, just waiting to be discovered, Little London contains over two hundred things to do all year round, all over the city, and best of all, most of them are free Bursting with activities, day trips and a few games, recipes and craft makes, there’s lots of ideas to keep tiny toddlers and older boys and girls entertained, and plenty for the big kids to enjoy too 224 pages Dimensions: 19 x 2.3 x 19cm
Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

Fifty Dresses That Changed the World

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The top 50 dresses that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today From the 1915 Delphos Pleated dress to Hussein Chalayan's 2007 LED dress
Hello, My Name is Paul Smith: Fashion and Other Stories

Hello, My Name is Paul Smith: Fashion and Other Stories

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This handsome volume celebrates over forty years of the playful and trendsetting English fashion brand and retailer Paul Smith. Published in association with the Design Museum, this volume celebrates not only the line’s fashion history, collections, and collaborations but also the inspirations and obsessions that have helped to transform a small bedroom-sized shop into an innovative global forum for culture and style. Signed by Paul Smith
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
Young Frank, Architect

Young Frank, Architect

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This whimsical children’s book by award-winning author and illustrator Frank Viva explores MoMA's collection A great introduction to MoMA’s diverse architecture and design collection An inspiration for budding architects as well as a lesson for those who think they’ve seen everything Ages three to eight
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.
I like it What is it? I like it What is it?

I like it What is it?

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I Like It. What Is It? is a collection of unique posters featuring catchy typographic slogans by designer Anthony Burrill. Simply pull out the detachable prints and display the bright statements on your wall. Artfully designed and printed using special colours, these bespoke artworks will brighten up any room or workspace. Burrill's persuasive and upbeat style of graphic communication will appeal to design lovers from all walks of life. Includes 30 pull-out posters, with details of the stories behind the designs on the back, and a page of witty stickers including 'This Way Down' and 'Sorry, We're Open!'
Still Lifes, California Still Lifes, California

Still Lifes, California

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Contains more than 100 photographs spanning a decade of work and thousands of miles of California highways Vignettes that punctuate the beauty and absurdity of the Californian environment The photographs are void of people but are rich with traces of human enterprise Hardcover 256 pages Dimensions: 18.5 x 2.8 x 13.7cm
Susan Kare Icons

Susan Kare Icons

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This book provides a curated look at 80 of Susan Kare's favourite icons created between 1983 and 2011 A zoomed-in view allows the reader to see how many icons are crafted pixel by pixel and notes by the artist accompany selected images The book also features an introductory essay by Steve Silberman Signed by the author
Cartier: The Tank Watch

Cartier: The Tank Watch

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Cartier: The Tank Watch celebrates the history of one of Cartier’s greatest masterpieces through designs from Cartier’s rich archives, historical models, and photographs of the famous clients who have chosen the Tank Watch as their favourite timepiece This book charts the evolution of one of the most coveted items of modern style, showcasing Cartier's extraordinary craftsmanship The Tank Watch is the classic timepiece with a distinctive square face and smooth lines that make it instantly recognisable Hardcover 216 pages  150 illustrations Dimensions: 25.5 x 2.8 x 29.1cm
Do/Design

Do/Design

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Designer Alan Moore invites the reader to rethink not only what we produce, but how and why By providing examples from Pixar, Apple, Yeo Valley and Blitz motorcycles the reader is encouraged to ask: Is it useful and considered? This book will inspire the reader to improve their creative process, raise the quality & craft of their work, and consider the experience as much as the product Readers will be inspired to create better things for better reasons Paperback 112 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 12 x 17.8cm
Do/Grow

Do/Grow

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Ever wanted to grow your own but don’t have the time, the space, or even know where to start? Alice Holden has spent her life outdoors working on small and large scales – from kitchen gardens to commercial farms, and in Do/Grow she explains how to optimise the space and time available to you Find out the basic tools to get started, how to make a raised bed and why you need one and how to increase your chances of success Includes colour photographs throughout and delicious recipes from celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Paperback 128 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 12 x 17.8cm

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Do/Improvise

Do/Improvise

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Everyday we deal with the unplanned and the unexpected, from a broken toaster to losing (or gaining) a major client. Our natural ability to improvise gets us through. But we feel as if we're winging it, rather than acting with courage and conviction Robert Poynton teaches his acclaimed method of improvisation to some of the world's biggest brands and companies; skills that an actor might use on stage are honed and applied to the everyday business of work and life. The end result is a new approach that embraces change as a natural process and has creativity and innovation at its heart Do/Improvise includes games to put the theory into practice This book will help you become more productive without trying harder; overcome creative blocks and generate new ideas; respond fluently to circumstances beyond your control; and inspire and motivate others Paperback 152 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 13.4 x 17.8cm
Do/Purpose

Do/Purpose

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Do/Purpose offers insight into all aspects of building a purpose-driven brand Learn how to define the 'why' behind what you do Contains stunning black and white photography and linocuts Author David Hieatt is an ex Saatchi & Saatchi marketer and founder of Hiut Denim Co Paperback 160 pages Materials: Munken, an FSC-certified paper Dimensions: 13.4 x 17.8cm
Do / Story

Do / Story

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Today’s world wants to know you and the real story behind why you do what you do People are far more likely to engage and connect if you deliver a well-crafted story with an emotional core Author Bobette Buster is a story consultant, lecturer and screenwriter and she shares the tools and principles used by some of the world’s best storytellers and helps you apply them to your own Learn the 10 principles of storytelling that will take your story from good to great Includes practical exercises Paperback 112 pages Dimensions: 12.1 x 1.3 x 17.8cm
Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form

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Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials This unique book explains 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
Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things

Ettore Sottsass and the Poetry of Things

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The incredible life story of one of the 20th century’s most important designers, who knew everyone from Hemingway to Picasso Features anecdotes of his encounters with the biggest creatives of the time, and details of his influences and inspirations, documenting the contemporary design scene both in Italy and abroad Hardback Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6cm 216 pages
Structural Packaging: Design Your Own Boxes and 3-D Forms

Structural Packaging: Design Your Own Boxes and 3-D Forms

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Okido magazine - latest issue

Okido magazine - latest issue

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Okido is the arts and science magazine for kids Designed to engage young children in scientific discovery in the most fun and creative way it's full of stories and fun activities Designed for children aged three to eight
Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break

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An illustrated lifestyle cookbook on the Swedish tradition of fika - a twice-daily coffee break Includes recipes for traditional baked goods, information and anecdotes about Swedish coffee culture and the roots and modern incarnations of this cherished custom 50 illustrated recipes - from cinnamon buns and ginger snaps to rhubarb cordial and rye bread
Chairs by Architects

Chairs by Architects

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Pairing great buildings with great chairs by the same architect, this book demonstrates how the defining qualities of a building's style can also be evident in that architect's furniture designs The fifty-five architects featured here include Otto Wagner, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Antoni Gaudí, Oscar Niemeyer, Santiago Calatrava, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind The book contains interviews on designing, manufacturing, selling, collecting and preserving Dimensions: 21 x 26 x 1.3cm Paperback 160 pages Weight: 503g
Poemotion 3

Poemotion 3

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The third instalment of Takahiro Kurashima’s series, Poemotion For more vibrating graphics, try Poemotion 1 and for ones in colour there is Poemotion 2 Thirty abstract graphic and geometric shapes are brought to life by a black plastic foil. Only when it is laid on the paper do the shapes begin to dance, jump, spin and weave, the reader experiencing the impressive moiré-effect in a playful way 64 pages 30 illustrations Dimensions: 17 x 23cm
Squares and other shapes

Squares and other shapes

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An introduction to shapes through the acclaimed art of Josef Albers A read-aloud board book, which takes children through Albers' range of geometrics, one artwork per page, beginning with squares A variance of colour, scale, and quantity with accompanying text to provide a commentary to learn shapes and become familiar with fine art 30 pages Dimensions: 17.8 x 20.4cm
Aalto Aalto

Aalto

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Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.

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Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

Lives of the Artists, Lives of the Architects

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World - renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist offers a unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world leading artists.  Since the age of 19 Obrist has conducted ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists. Within this book he has selected 19 of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes.  The books explores the meaning of art and artists today, their varying approaches to creating, and a sense of how their thinking evolves over time.  Artists included are; David Hockney, Gilbert and George, Gerhard Richter, Louise Bourgeois, Rem Koolhaas and Oscar Niemeyer. A wonderful and unique book for those interested in modern art.  Paperback, 720 pages. 
Beazley Designs of the Year 2016 catalogue Beazley Designs of the Year 2016 catalogue

Beazley Designs of the Year 2016 catalogue

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The Beazley Designs of the Year awards and exhibition is an annual review of the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design. This catalogue brings together all the shortlisted projects, together with the reasons for their selection by an international team of design experts voted for in 2016. It is a snapshot of the most exciting things that design is doing right now.
London Design Guide 4th Edition

London Design Guide 4th Edition

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More than 150 new and established London Design hotspots have been compiled and reviewed, providing an overview of the design capital of the world From the art galleries, vintage gems, furniture showrooms to the creative hub of Shoreditch, and the Design Museum itself, this guide showcases the diversity of design destinations across the capital Also includes, restaurant, bar and café recommendations, selected for their design credentials and quality of their food and service There is no better resource for exploring the rich panoply of design in London Paperback 208 pages Dimensions: 16 x 1.8 x 24cm
Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

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This pack contains six design lessons based around famous designers and their designs that feature in the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' gallery The lessons can be taught without a visit to the Design Museum but for maximum impact it is advisable to combine teaching a few lessons from the pack and with a visit to the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' permanent exhibition Topics include; The politics of the poster and Unlikely materials for everyday jobs  
Future Systems

Future Systems

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Future Systems is an architectural and design practice who have rocked the architectural world with their daring forms and inventive design philosophy that merges modern ideas with natural shapes and technological innovations from other fields This book by Deyan Sudjic presents a sophisticated selection of work from the past twenty-five years - some of it previously unpublished It celebrates the perfected accomplishments for which Future Systems are recognised today, as well as looking at the more recent proposals and concepts that continue their forward-looking philosophy Organised according to theme, this innovative format furthermore presents well-known works in a new light, permitting a fresh appreciation of Future Systems' oeuvre today - at their highest point of public acclaim yet Hardback 240 pages 1.2 kg Dimensions: 25.2 x 29.2 x 3cm
Sar: The Essence of Indian Design

Sar: The Essence of Indian Design

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An exploration of the timeless beauty of Indian design through 200 classic objects The book explores the elements that make Indian design so special, including the varied manufacturing and decorating techniques of the country’s incredibly skilled craftsmen, highly specialized object designs that have been refined over centuries, and ongoing responses to nature, technology, and necessity The objects were chosen for their enduring quality and beauty, and their integral connection to Indian culture Rather than following a chronological order or concentrating on the (often anonymous) designers, this book separates the objects into abstract categories anchored by Hindi words chosen to illuminate how each object fits into the lives of Indians
The Future of Architecture Since 1889

The Future of Architecture Since 1889

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Jean-Louis Cohen, one of today's most distinguished architectural historians and critics, gives an authoritative and compelling account of the twentieth century, tracing an arc from industrialisation through computerisation, and linking architecture to developments in art, technology, urbanism and critical theory Encompassing both well-known masters and previously neglected but significant architects, this book also reflects Cohen's deep knowledge of architecture across the globe, and in places such Eastern Europe and colonial Africa and South America that have rarely been included in histories of this period It is richly illustrated not only with buildings, projects and plans, but also with publications, portraits, paintings, diagrams, film stills, and exhibitions, showing the immense diversity of architectural thought and production throughout the twentieth century Hardback 528 pages Weight: 2kg Dimensions: 21.3 x 27.7 x 3.8cm

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