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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.
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.
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.
Eames: Beautiful Details

Eames: Beautiful Details

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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.        
Chairs: 1000 Masterpieces of Modern Design

Chairs: 1000 Masterpieces of Modern Design

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A survey of highly original and important seating designs by the renowned authorities on the subject - Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Showcasing over 1000 chairs by some of world's greatest designers, from Alvar Aalto to Marco Zanuso. This comprehensive book traces the fascinating history of the modern chair and explains why it has become such an important cultural phenomenon.
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.  
A Map of the World A Map of the World

A Map of the World

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The world according to illustrators and storytellers. Contemporary maps in line with the zeitgeist by today’s most original and sought-after designers, illustrators, and mapmakers. From accurate and surprisingly detailed representations to personal, naïve, and modernistic interpretations, the featured projects from around the world range from maps and atlases inspired by classic forms to cartographic experiments and editorial illustrations.  
A Logo For London

A Logo For London

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The London Transport bar and circle – also known as the bulls-eye or roundel – is an icon of commercial design. This fascinating book charts the history and development of the symbol from the early 20th century to the present day.
101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School

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From the basics of 'How to Draw a Line' to the complexities of color theory, this book expresses in clear and simple language things that tend to be murky and abstruse in the classroom. These 101 concise lessons in design, drawing, the creative process, and presentation provide a much-needed primer in architectural literacy, making concrete what too often is left nebulous or open-ended in the architecture curriculum.
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.
Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style

Velo - 2nd Gear: Bicycle Culture and Style

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Choosing to ride a particular bike conveys an attitude and a way of life. Velo - 2nd Gear illuminates and celebrates contemporary bicycle culture’s diverse scenes. The book introduces coveted manufacturers, specialized boutiques, and historical tours. It also explains how each bike-related scene cultivates its own distinct codes through the choice of certain frames, jerseys, caps, or bags or by visiting specific events or key establishments. In doing so, the book shows why, for more and more people, bicycles have now replaced cars as the vehicles that best express their identity.
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.
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.
Redesigning Leadership (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)

Redesigning Leadership (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life)

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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.
Oh No, George!

Oh No, George!

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It's hard work being good all the time. And it's especially hard for a dog like George. Chris Haughton's distinctive artwork perfectly accompanies the innocent charm of affable George, a dog trying to be good – with hilarious results. Harris is off to do some shopping. "Will you be good, George?" he asks. George hopes he can. He really wants to ... but chocolate cake is just so very delicious and he does love to chase cat... What will George do now?
Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1970s

Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1970s

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The Design Museum and fashion guru Paula Reed present Fifty Fashion Looks that Changed the 1970s. The most exciting, influential and definitive looks of one of the most significant decades in fashion. From Bianca Jagger in Halston and Diane Von Furstenberg's first wrap dress.
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.
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.
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. Chris Haughton's striking colour illustrations follow Little Owl on his quest. Which of his new friends will lead him back to his mummy?
100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design

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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design demonstrates how ideas influenced and defined graphic design, and how those ideas have manifested themselves in objects of design. The 100 entries, arranged broadly in chronological order, range from technical; to stylistic; to objects; and methods. Written by one of the world’s leading authorities on graphic design and lavishly illustrated, the book is both a great source of inspiration and a provocative record of some of the best examples of graphic design from the last hundred years.
100 Ideas that Changed Architecture

100 Ideas that Changed Architecture

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An inspiring book that chronicles the most influential ideas that have shaped architecture. Entertainingly written by an expert on architecture, 100 Ideas that Changed Architecture provides a concise history of the subject, and offers a fascinating resource to dip into for the general reader. Arranged in a broadly chronological order, the ideas are presented through fascinating text and arresting visuals, exploring when each idea first evolved and the subsequent impact it has had up to the present day.
Toolkit for Life Vol. 2 Toolkit for Life Vol. 2

Toolkit for Life Vol. 2

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Toolkit for Life Vol. 2 from School of Life includes the following titles: How To Be AloneHow To Develop Emotional HealthHow To Deal with AdversityHow To Connect with NatureHow To Think About Exercise How To Age  Written by some of the leading minds in the field, this collection is essential reading for anyone seeking new perspectives and practical insights about how to live a more balanced and fulfilling life.    
12 Rules of Creativity 12 Rules of Creativity

12 Rules of Creativity

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12 Rules Of Creativity is a book of twelve practical steps that help to stimulate your creativity. Michael Atavar guides you through the basic principles of the creative process – how to begin, developing an original voice and working with creative blocks. From beginner to famous artist, everyone at some time in their career will become stuck. These twelve rules will help you to navigate the stages of impasse, freeing up the log-jam of ideas. Packed with tips and insider information, the book represents a useful repository of original ways of thinking – methods that can be applied to any area of creativity. 'If you take one thing away from the reading of this book, it should be that creativity, as it manifests within you, is always possible.’
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!'

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