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ABC Word Play ABC Word Play

ABC Word Play

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An engaaging, hands-on alphabet extravaganza by Fany Perret The letters of the alphabet come to life in this bright, graphic, and delightfully interactive ABC novelty board book that pairs early learning with captivating play Just punch out the oversize neon letters and assemble the simple words featured on each spread, or spell new words. It's the perfect way to play, spell and learn, from A to Z!
Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solution

Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solution

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Alphabet Logo Alphabet Logo

Alphabet Logo

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The book is a collection of logos designed from letters of the alphabet. It contains over 500 logos from some of the world's leading design companies such as; Bond Creative, Hype Type Studio, Pentagram and many more. Paperback, 228 pages.
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
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. 
Eiffel Tower debossed notebook Eiffel Tower debossed notebook

Eiffel Tower debossed notebook

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The Eiffel Tower, with its elegant lattice of steels takes centre stage on the cover of this debossed Parisian notebook Hand-pressed cover Colour: pink 144 blank pages Size: A6 Layflat bound
Structural Packaging: Design Your Own Boxes and 3-D Forms

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

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A Bit Lost

A Bit Lost

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Chris Haughton's heart-warming story of a little lost owl is now in a gorgeous board book edition Little Owl must be more careful when he is sleeping... Uh-oh! He has fallen from his nest, and with a bump he lands on the ground. Where is his mummy? With the earnest assistance of his new friend Squirrel, Little Owl sets off in search of her, and meets a sequence of other animals. Yet while one might have his mummy's BIG EYES, and another her POINTY EARS, they are simply not her Follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy?
Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World

Fifty Bicycles That Changed The World

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The Design Museum brings you the 50 most important, pivotal bicycles from around the world. From the penny-farthing to high-performance cycles, conceptual bikes to practical run-arounds.
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
Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California & Graphic Design 1936-1986

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California & Graphic Design 1936-1986

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Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots is the first book to capture the enormous body of distinctive and visually ecstatic graphic design that emanated from California throughout most of the twentieth century, spurred on by the natural, social and political upheavals in the state Edited and designed by graphic designer Louise Sandhaus, this raucous gathering of smart, offbeat, groundbreaking graphic design from the Left Coast will amaze readers with its breadth and richness Hardcover 416 pages Dimensions: 19.7 x 4.4 x 26.2cm
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. Hardback, 168 pages  524 g, 21.1 x 3 x 26.2 cm    
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
From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network and the Rise of Digital Utopianism

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From Counterculture to Cyberculture explores the extraordinary and ironic transformation of computers, from tools of the military to collaborative machines that could herald a future digital utopia The author traces the previously untold story of a highly influential group of San Francisco Bay–area entrepreneurs: Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth network Between 1968 and 1998 Brand and his colleagues brokered a long-running collaboration between San Francisco flower power and the emerging technological hub of Silicon Valley. Thanks to their vision, counterculturalists and technologists alike joined together to reimagine computers as tools for personal liberation, the building of virtual and decidedly alternative communities, and the exploration of bold new social frontiers Paperback 354 pages Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9cm
The Secret Lives of Colour The Secret Lives of Colour

The Secret Lives of Colour

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The Secret Lives of Colour' tells the unusual stories of the 75 most fascinating shades, dyes and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso's blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history Author Kassia St Clair studied the history of women's dress and the masquerade during the eighteenth-century at Bristol and Oxford. She has since written about design and culture for the Economist, House & Garden, Quartz and 1843, and has had a column about colour in Elle Decoration since 2013. She lives in London Hardback 320 pages Dimensions: 14.6 x 3.2 x 22.4cm
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Poemotion 2 Poemotion 2

Poemotion 2

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Poemotion 2 is the colour sequel to Takahiro Kurashima’s popular Poemotion 1 The abstract graphic patterns in this slim volume start to move as soon as the reader overlays them with the special film enclosed Moiré effects create complex shapes, make circles start to spin, and set graphic patterns vibrating For more mind-bending moving patterns, try Poemotion 3 64 pages 30 illustrations Dimensions: 17 x 23cm
Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers

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With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, the book bridges the gap between colour theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone who works with colour Includes sections on key colour principles such as colour perception, visual structure, materials and techniques, psychological experience of colour, and colour composition in digital formats Takes a practical approach to colour A useful resource for art students and professionals alike Generously illustrated throughout Paperback 168 pages Dimensions: 21.5 x 1.3 x 27.8cm
Cartier Time Art: Mechanics of Passion Cartier Time Art: Mechanics of Passion

Cartier Time Art: Mechanics of Passion

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Cartier Timeart captures Cartier's most famous and complicated watches as well as a new, never before published collection The book looks at Cartier watch forms and movements, and what makes them unique; their ability to combine the unexpected and the classical The book chronicles Cartier's constant quest for excellence in the manufacture of complicated watches Photographed by Laziz Hamanis Hardcover 268 pages Dimensions: 24.7 x 2.7 x 24.7cm
Chairs by Architects 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 1.3 cm Paperback, 160 pages Weight: 503g
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Poemotion 3 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
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 Format: paperback Dimensions: 17.8 x 12cm 128 pages
Hella Jongerius: Misfit

Hella Jongerius: Misfit

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The book has been written and designed in collaboration with Dutch product designer Hella Jongerius and includes all of her work The book exhibits Jongerius' work in detail and discusses her unique aesthetic; a fusion of industry and craft, high and low tech, traditional and contemporary Has contributions from three experts on contemporary product design, Louise Schouwenberg, Paola Antonelli and Alice Rawsthorn Illustrated with over 350 photographs and designed by renowned graphic designer Irma Boom 308 pages Weight: 771g Dimensions: 17.8 x 25.4 x 2cm
Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life

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In Radical Technologies digital innovator and thinker Adam Greenfield looks at the ideas that are shaping the future, and asks who profits?   He also examines the possible ways that 3D printing will impact on manufacturing and whether Virtual Reality will challenge the way we see the world Greenfield questions how new technologies can be either tools of liberation or weapons to be used by the powerful against the weak, increasing inequality and restricting freedoms Hardcover 368 pages
Encyclopedia of Rainbows:  Our World Organized by Color Encyclopedia of Rainbows:  Our World Organized by Color

Encyclopedia of Rainbows: Our World Organized by Color

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This playful collection of rainbows is a bright and beautiful appreciation of all the colour that surrounds us See the extraordinary beauty of everyday objects as they are grouped together and neatly arranged to form rainbows An index details all the objects in each rainbow, bringing the magnetic appeal of meticulous organisation to this burst of colour in book form A bright and colourful addition to an art or design lovers collection Suitable for ages 8+ Hardcover 176 pages Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 17.8cm
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
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
Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition

Interaction of Color: 50th Anniversary Edition

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This book is a masterwork in art education This influential book presents Albers singular explanation of complex colour theory principles, making it a handbook and teaching aid for artists, instructors and students With a selection of close to sixty colour studies alongside Albers text, it also demonstrates principles of colour relativity, intensity, temperature, vibrating and vanishing boundaries, illusion of transparency and reversed ground Celebration of longevity and unique authority of Albers contribution, this book will find new audiences in studios and classrooms around the world Paperback 192 pages Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.5 x 23.4cm
Icon magazine - current issue

Icon magazine - current issue

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Icon is one of the world’s leading architecture and design magazines Every month Icon interviews the most exciting architects and designers in the world, visits the best new buildings, analyses the most interesting new cultural movements and technologies, and reviews an eclectic range of exhibitions, books, products and films Beautifully presented and accessible, rigorous and insightful, Icon shows you exactly what’s happening in architecture and design today, and what it means for the future
One Thousand Things One Thousand Things

One Thousand Things

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A visual encyclopedia for preschoolers learning to see and say their first words. Features graphic artwork and simple questions that prompt language learning, arranged by topic and narrated by Little Mouse, who can be found with his periscope in every scene. Topics include: First Things to Learn; All About You; Things Around the World; Things in Nature; Things That You Can Do; Things Inside the House; Things Outside the House; and finally, 1,000 Things, where you learn what 1,000 really looks like.
Miffy the Artist Miffy the Artist

Miffy the Artist

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First created in 1955 Miffy has endeared herself to generations of young children and is now one of the best-loved children's characters of all time. This charming new addition to her story is about how Miffy takes inspiration from a recent trip to an art gallery and decides to become an artist herself.  By looking at the shapes and colours around her she discovers what fun it would be to make pictures of the things she sees. By bedtime she transforms her walls with her wonderful artworks, inspiring children to do the same. This is the perfect gift for a budding young artist! Hardback, 32 pages.
The Designer's Dictionary of Color The Designer's Dictionary of Color

The Designer's Dictionary of Color

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The Designer’s Dictionary of Color provides an in-depth look at 30 colours key to art and graphic design Organised by spectrum, in colour-by-colour sections for easy navigation, this book documents each hue with charts showing colour range and palette variations Chapters detail each colour’s creative history and cultural associations, with examples of colour use that extend from the artistic to the utilitarian A practical and inspirational resource for designers and students alike Hardcover 256 pages Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2.5 x 25.4cm
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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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 colour coordinating every room in the house Cards, 37 pages Weight: 260g Dimensions:12.1 x 15.5 x 2.5cm
Cartier Panthere Cartier Panthere

Cartier Panthere

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Silently stalking its way through Cartier iconography for a century, the Panther is the proud leader of the pack of precious animals that make up the famous Cartier menagerie Cartier Panthere illustrates the panther throughout art history and popular culture, chronicles the creative evolution and technical expertise behind Cartier’s exquisite Panther jewellery, and recounts anecdotes of legendary Cartier personalities and patrons Features beautiful photography and imagery, including rarely seen sketches from the Cartier archives Hardcover Dimensions: 35.5 x 5.3 x 28.2cm Pages: 300
Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture

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Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture offers 256 pages of exclusive material, including archival photographs and historic advertising campaigns as well as interviews, sketches, and style tips from designers and tastemakers Features an introduction by Bobbito Garcia, an in-depth essay on the history of sneaker culture and annotated exhibition checklist by exhibition curator Elizabeth Semmelhack, Senior Curator of the Bata Shoe Museum, a discussion of sneaker preservation by Ada Hopkins, Conservator of the Bata Shoe Museum, an interview between Dee Wells of Obsessive Sneaker Disorder and Nike designers Tinker Hatfield and Eric Avar, and contributions by sneaker experts including Cey Adams, James Bond, Darryl DMC McDaniels, Marc Eck, D’Wayne Edwards, Walt Clyde Frazier, Adam Ad Rock Horovitz, Christian Louboutin, Hiroki Nakamura, Tom Sachs, Jeremy Scott, and Stan Smith, among others Hardcover 256 pages Dimensions: 26 x 2.54 x 30.5cm
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. 
Leon: Happy Salads

Leon: Happy Salads

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The Leon restaurant was founded on the principles that food can both do you good and look good Authors Jane Baxter and John Vincent bring together 100 recipes for fresh, vibrant, delicious salads that will have you feeling healthy and happy Divided into chapters that include Classics, Naturally Fast, Salads for Friends, Family Salads and Lunchbox, this book contains salads for all tastes and all occasions Hardback 224 pages Dimensions: 21 x 2.5 x 21cm
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.
Grids: A drawing book for squares

Grids: A drawing book for squares

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This book is packed with fill-in inspirational grids and patterns, providing all the tools needed to create a riot of geometric and free-flowing designs, from a robot workshop to a city of 3-D skyscrapers. There are grids with spirals, grids with spots, cross-hatches, triangles, letter-shapes, blobs and more. Children start by following the picture ideas in the book, then come up with their own creative ideas. Paperback, 128 pages 421g, 21.1 x 1.5 x 28.2 cm
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Architecture Words 13: Flash in the Pan

Architecture Words 13: Flash in the Pan

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In this collection of meditations on what Baudelaire championed (and Michael Fried chastised) as presentness, Sylvia Lavin investigates the convergence of notions such as liveness, the provisional and the obsolete in revealing qualities of the contemporary Three sets of essays explore different forms of architectural time, particularly as they shape the differences between history, theory and criticism as genres of writing Paperback Dimensions: 18 x 11cm 160 pages
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  
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ICON

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ICON is the story of the most recognisable section of a truly historic aeroplane, yhe nose assembly of Concorde airframe no. 6, and a group of people who have dedicated their time and skills restoring it to its former glory, perpetuating its life by creating a dramatic and powerful sculpture Pages 56 Dimensions: 32 x 23 x 1.5cm

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Bottom Ash Observatory Bottom Ash Observatory

Bottom Ash Observatory

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Bottom Ash Observatory, is the encyclopedic book by Christien Meindertsma that takes the reader on a expedition through a bucket filled with 25 kg of bottom ash, and shows the astounding richness and value this material holds By sieving, drying, laser-analyzing and separating tens of thousands of pieces by hand, Meindertsma succeeded in extracting numerous materials, melting down the 12 most valuable to show the richness of the bottom ash The process of adding value to waste by separating it is rapidly innovating, and Meinderstma illustrates where this rich urban ore deposit can lead us. Photographer Mathijs Labadie captures every step of this process in minute detail Hardcover 160 pages Dimensions: 30.4 x 2.1 x 43.3cm Limited edition of 2000

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Fifty Cars That Changed the World

Fifty Cars That Changed the World

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The top 50 cars that have made a substantial impact in the world of British design today From the 1908 Ford Model T to the 1998 smart car 112 pages Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.3 x 21.6cm
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  
Hella Jongerius Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius

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Hella Jongerius is the Dutch designer whose innovative, colourful creations first gained recognition in 1993 as a member of the renowned Dutch group Droog Design. She now heads her own Rotterdam-based company, JongeriusLab, designing a highly unique collection of products including ceramics, textiles, tableware and furniture Jongerius brings an emphasis on sensuous but simple forms, intriguing textures, and organic and malleable materials that often retain traces of their origin and making The first ever book on Jongerius, designed by COMA in collaboration with Jongerius herself, it showcases her work of the past decade with specially commissioned photographs, an extended interview and essays by Louise Shouwenberg, who is a frequent collaborator Hardcover 144 pages Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.7 x 25.4cm
Chromaphilia The Story of Colour in Art Chromaphilia The Story of Colour in Art

Chromaphilia The Story of Colour in Art

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Discover how and why colour it has been used in art over the centuries A vibrant and compelling book that uses 240 artworks as case studies to tell the story of ten individual colour groups Explores the history and meaning of each colour in art, highlighting fascinating tales of discovery and artistic passion Offers easily accessible explanations of the science and theory behind specific colours Dimensions: 24.5 x 21cm 296 pages 240 illustrations
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

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