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Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City

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In Building and Dwelling, Richard Sennett distills a lifetime's thinking and practical experience to explore the relationship between the good built environment and the good life. He argues for, and describes in rich detail, the idea of an open city, one in which people learn to manage complexity. He shows how the design of cities can enrich or diminish the everyday experience of those who dwell in them The book ranges widely - from London, Paris and Barcelona to Shanghai, Mumbai and Medellin in Colombia - and draws on classic thinkers such as Tocqueville, Heidegger, Max Weber, and Walter Benjamin. It also draws on Sennett's many decades as a practical planner himself, testing what works, what doesn't, and why. He shows what works ethically is often the most practical solution for cities' problems This is a humane and thrilling book, which allows us to think freshly about how we live in cities. The experience and wisdom of the author are visible on every page. His voice is distinctive and engaging. It should attract anyone interested in the physical circumstances of civilisation Signed by the author
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Barber Osgerby, Projects Barber Osgerby, Projects

Barber Osgerby, Projects

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The definitive monograph on the work of internationally-acclaimed design duo Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby Features major projects from the Tip Ton chair with Vitra to the London 2012 Olympic Torch, as well as lesser-known but equally memorable works A fascinating view into the minds and visions of a hugely successful and long-lasting creative partnership Includes exclusive insight from influential figures in the world of design, including Rolf Fehlbaum, Christopher Wilk and Dunne & Raby Signed by Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby
Spectrum by John Pawson

Spectrum by John Pawson

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John Pawson, globally acclaimed miminalist architect and the man behind the architectural design of the Design Museum, celebrates colours through 320 inspiring photographs A multi-coloured journey across the world through a carefully curated sequence of images. Spectrum is a celebration of colour from one of the most unexpected sources. His architecture might be known for its limited colour palette, but his photographs tell a different story. Pawson is always taking photographs of patterns, details, textures, and spatial arrangements that often inform and inspire his work Signed by the author
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
Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook

Paul Smith's Cycling Scrapbook

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With a foreword from David Millar, this lively 'scrapbook' seeks to illustrate Paul Smith's favourite people, races and places in the cycling world through the romantic and beautiful images and places that inspired him From his collection of cycling jerseys and his extensive library of cycling publications and brochures of the 1950s and 1960s, to the inspiration he has found in his cycling heroes (Coppi, Anquetil, Bartali) and his collaborations with bike-makers (Mercian and Pinarello) and race organiders, this is a personal and highly visual journey that connects Smith's love of cycling with his love of design One climax to this parallel career came in 2013, when he was invited to design the legendary maglia rosa - the pink jersey worn by the leader of the Giro d'Italia, which was blessed by Pope Francis I and presented to the winner Ultimately, this is not merely a book about one man's enthusiasm for a sport, but an insight into how the people, stories and imagery that fill this passion have influenced one of the most successful personalities in the design world
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

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