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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
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100 Questions: Love 100 Questions: Love

100 Questions: Love

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A set of 100 question cards to spark meaningful conversations around love and relationships We often suffer in relationships because we don’t know how to talk. We feel there is no good excuse to raise certain questions – and so we miss out on conversations that might have rescued us Inside this box you will find 100 carefully composed questions, designed by leading experts, on how to get lovers talking to one another and their friends about who they are, who they hope to become, some of the things they secretly want, and the pleasures and sorrows of love
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100 Questions: Original Edition 100 Questions: Original Edition

100 Questions: Original Edition

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A set of 100 question cards to spark meaningful conversations around love, life, culture and family It isn’t easy to get into a good conversation. Many of our best ones seem to have happened by chance. Far from it – we believe a great conversation always starts with someone asking a great question In this set of beautiful cards, you’ll find laid out 100 of the very best questions around, carefully designed to get a group of people into exceptionally entertaining and meaningful conversations
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1000 Chairs: Revised and Updated Edition 1000 Chairs: Revised and Updated Edition

1000 Chairs: Revised and Updated Edition

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Featuring some of the most iconic chair designs in history. A must for design lovers and collectors Provides biographical and historical information on each chair and their designers Showcases designs from Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto to Eva Zeisel, from Art Nouveau to International Style
30:30 Landscape Architecture

30:30 Landscape Architecture

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30 of the most renowned landscape architects explore the work of the 30 of the world's top emerging architects with more than 500 illustrations A global and influential group of landscape architects divulge fascinating details about their work - including their inspirations and design processes, as well as debate the key issues for landscape architects today and in the future. Features some of the best-known and most established landscape architects in the world as well as the best and brightest of the next generation of designers
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40 Years New

40 Years New

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A rich, illustrated history of the New Museum, a pioneering, internationally renowned institution Through a detailed chronology that captures the New York museum's legendary firsts, major milestones, groundbreaking exhibitions, and prescient curatorial thinking, this book provides the first authoritative history on an institution whose bold and experimental spirit has made it a model twenty-first-century art museum The book traces its growth, from its beginnings in a classroom at the New School, to its role as an international institution
500 hidden secrets of London

500 hidden secrets of London

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The 500 Hidden Secrets of London reveals those good-to-know places that are often kept a secret only known to those select few with local knowledge Discover a diverse range of under-the-radar yet outstanding addresses that will allow you to explore the best of the city away from the crowds For those who want to avoid the usual London tourist traps and for residents who are keen to track down the city's best-kept secrets Includes: places to eat or buy good food; for a drink; to shop; to enjoy culture; to discover historic London; to discover contemporary London; things to do with children; to sleep; weekend activities; and 35 random details and useful knowledge
A-Z of Design & Designers A-Z of Design & Designers

A-Z of Design & Designers

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A-Z of Design & Designers is a Design Museum publication with an introduction by Director Deyan Sudjic. It is a guide to the world's leading design innovators - from Alvar Aalto and Joe Colombo to Charles and Ray Eames and Zaha Hadid - and covers every aspect of design, from architecture, automotive design and heavy industrial design to product design, graphic design and interactive design, including key styles, themes, movements, technologies and materials A great reference for design students, designers and design aficionados
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A2Z+ Alphabets & Signs A2Z+ Alphabets & Signs

A2Z+ Alphabets & Signs

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The original A2Z presented an astonishing array of alphabets, emblems, letters and signs with stunning graphics drawn from classic modernist publications and obscure professional manuals. It was a uniquely unconventional collection of fascinating visual material designed for practical and creative use This spectacular updated version contains an abundance of newly-discovered material with over 130 new images, features the statistical charts of W. E. Du Bois and a wealth of rare graphics and ephemera Capricious and unpredictable, it is an art book of a completely different kind that will be an indispensable source of ideas and inspiration for artists, poets, designers and other professionals of the letter, word and sign
Act Now! Postcard Book Act Now! Postcard Book

Act Now! Postcard Book

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Inspired by the nominated graphics project, Protest Banner Lending Library, this set of 50 postcards invites us all to fear less, do more, and ACT NOW! Use these spirited protest postcards to write your MP or inspire a friend—or display one above your desk or in your study Contains 50 postcards
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Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa

Africa Rising: Fashion, Design and Lifestyle from Africa

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The African artistic spirit extends far beyond the canvas and studio; a new wave of African creatives is on the rise and making a name for itself in design, fashion, photography, and architecture across Africa and abroad. While the colours, patterns, and crafts are profoundly rooted in African tradition, young designers infuse their creations with a delightfully discordant edge making them contemporary, unique, and truly pieces of African design Africa Rising calls stereotypes and archaic clichés into question. A comprehensive portrait of Africa manifests from marrying Peter Mabeo’s furniture made from indigenous wood or Nobukho Nqaba’s body of photographic work that handles the themes of migration and foreignness through the clever use of every day objects or the publicly-minded architecture of David Adjaye with the up-and-coming threads of Selly Raby Kane’s energetic fashion line or the soundscapes of Spoek Mathambo’s Fantasma that fix Bantu lyrics to computerised beats Insightful essays from experts and artisans contextualise each portrait and provide insight into talented pioneers, outstanding projects, and the way craft can be a catalyst for social and economic developments. The volume is co-edited by Design Indaba: a multifaceted design platform that garners worldwide critical acclaim for their annual design conference held in Cape Town. Africa Rising celebrates the way art strengthens and unifies cultures and, most importantly, invokes the multi-faceted richness of Africa. Explore Africa’s worldwide ripple effect of inspiration, creativity, and artistic community
Alex Steinweiss - Music for the eyes: The inventor of album art Alex Steinweiss - Music for the eyes: The inventor of album art

Alex Steinweiss - Music for the eyes: The inventor of album art

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Record collectors and graphic designers rejoice! With this fresh, affordable edition of Alex Steinweiss’s genius cover art, discover the bold typography and illustration that revolutionised the way music was consumed Includes personal recollections of the father of album covers, ephemera from his epic career, and insightful essays
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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Alexander Girard - A Designer's Universe Alexander Girard - A Designer's Universe

Alexander Girard - A Designer's Universe

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This richly illustrated catalogue draws on the vast holdings in Alexander  Girard’s private estate, which were exhaustively investigated for the first time at the Vitra Design Museum The book presents the oeuvre of the multi-talented designer in all its facets, while offering the first scholarly, critical examination of his work Include never-before-shown archive materials and a complete list of works
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Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology

Alphabetics: An Aesthetically Awesome Alliterated Alphabet Anthology

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From Atticus, the altruistic astronaut, to Zooey, the zonked zombie, this book revamps the ABCs. C is for Cat? D is for dog? Not in this book. Here, Colossal Cornelius captures his companions with his camera and Daisy the diver dares a death-defying dip with dinosaurs In Alphabetics, each of the alphabet's twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration--not to mention an illuminating illustration--that will captivate and stimulate young minds Although the lettered tales are meant to be humorous and fun, they also serve a purpose. Complex words are introduced to expand children's vocabularies and linguistic horizons The book includes a glossary so that readers can look up any terms that are unfamiliar to them
Andy Warhol "Giant" Size, Mini Format Andy Warhol "Giant" Size, Mini Format

Andy Warhol "Giant" Size, Mini Format

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Andy Warhol "Giant" Size is the visual biography of one of the twentieth century's most innovative, influential artists The definitive document of this remarkable creative force that was Andy Warhol, and a telling look at late twentieth-century pop culture A must-have for Warhol fans and pop culture enthusiasts, this in-depth and comprehensive overview of Warhol's extraordinary career is packed with more than 2,000 illustrations culled from rarely seen archival material, documentary photography, and artwork Dave Hickey's compelling essay on Warhol's geek-to-guru evolution combines with chapter openers by Warhol friends and insiders to give special insight into the way the enigmatic artist led his life and made his art Also provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the New York art world of the 1950s to the 1980s
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Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

Appetizer: New Interiors for Restaurants and Cafés

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Indulge all the senses. Interior designers and architects are creating unforgettable spaces and setting stunning new standards for restaurants, bars, cafes Pastel colours, hyper-realistic murals, indoor jungles, curved and luxurious couches, golden accents, and soft light. Designers, architects and restaurateurs transform a night out at a restaurant into a unique and memorable experience. An array of interiors creatively correspond with each particular menu's offerings: flower shops that serve coffee amongst the blooms; art galleries that mix the best cocktails in town; shoe boutiques that double as dessert bars. Appetizer visits fashionable bars, tasteful eateries, cosy cafes, and everything in between Exquisite room concepts are realised with unusual ideas and materials, and experts showcase how to create dream rooms in dining realms. Within Appetizer awaits a range of inspiration for all who wish to satisfy their visual hunger
Art & Dots activities book Art & Dots activities book

Art & Dots activities book

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Connect the dots in this dot to dot activity book and you'll find absent minded aliens, clothes on the washing line, mice that are crazy about cheese, hungry snakes, ferocious lions, and many more creatures and creations to ignite the imagination Colour in afterwards and add some your own drawings and backgrounds Suitable for kids from 3+ A compact gift to take on a holiday 50 pages with activities on both side
Artivism Artivism

Artivism

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Artivism, is becoming a common way of denouncing conflicts, of being a megaphone of the unfairness, demanding more public space or pushing political agendas; in short, to highlight what does not work well Artivists use art as a weapon of public and social exigency charged with particular doses of shrewdness, inventiveness, imagination, sense of humour and, above all, social impact, either throughout impressive pieces or the most subtle and invisible actions

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Arts & Architecture 1945-49 Arts & Architecture 1945-49

Arts & Architecture 1945-49

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Ambitious and engaged, Arts & Architecture magazine celebrated change and innovation across politics, society and especially culture. This selection from the magazine's first five years features the complete covers.  It focuses on the groundbreaking Case Study House Program, one of the most unique and influential events in the history of American architecture.
Atlas of Brutalist Architecture Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

Atlas of Brutalist Architecture

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The Atlas of Brutalist Architecture is the only book to comprehensively document the world's finest examples of Brutalist architecture. More than 850 buildings - existing and demolished, classic and contemporary - are organised geographically into nine continental regions Presented in an oversized format with a specially bound case with three-dimensional finishes, 1000 beautiful duotone photographs throughout bring the graphic strength, emotional power, and compelling architectural presence of Brutalism to life From 20th century masters to contemporary architects, much-loved masterpieces in the UK and USA sit alongside lesser-known examples in Europe, Asia, Australia, and beyond - 104 countries in all Twentieth-century masters included in the book: Marcel Breuer, Lina Bo Bardi, Le Corbusier, Carlo Scarpa, Ernö Goldfinger, Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Kahn, Oscar Niemeyer, and Paul Rudolph Contemporary architects featured include: Peter Zumthor, Alvaro Siza, Coop Himmelb(l)au, David Chipperfield, Diller and Scofidio, Herzog & de Meuron, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, OMA, Renzo Piano, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid
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
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Baby's First Eames Baby's First Eames

Baby's First Eames

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This whimsically illustrated board book offers a delightful A-to-Z overview of modern design icons for the toddler set Parents who appreciate architecture and modern design will get a kick out of sharing their passion with little ones. From Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to Knoll furniture to Noguchi sculptures, Baby's First Eames makes timeless structures and styles fun and accessible for aesthetes of all ages
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Banksy: Myths & Legends - Volume 1 & 2 Banksy: Myths & Legends - Volume 1 & 2

Banksy: Myths & Legends - Volume 1 & 2

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No single living artist has created as many myths, rumours and legends as Banksy. In his home-town of Bristol almost everyone seems to have a Banksy story. Many of the tales in this book are from Bristol, some are from further a field. What they share is that they are all told with the wide eyed wonder which Banksy inspires Each volume sold separately
Barber Osgerby, Projects - signed copy Barber Osgerby, Projects - signed copy

Barber Osgerby, Projects - signed copy

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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
Beazley Designs of the Year 2017 Beazley Designs of the Year 2017

Beazley Designs of the Year 2017

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The Beazley Designs of the Year awards and exhibition, now in its tenth year, is an annual review of the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design Introduced by Deyan Sudjic and guest curator Glenn Adamson, this illustrated catalogue brings together all the shortlisted projects, together with the reasons for their selection by an international cohort of design experts and practitioners It is a snapshot of the most exciting things happening in design right now
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Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

Beazley Designs of the Year 2018

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Now in its eleventh year, the Design Museum’s Beazley Designs of the Year award and exhibition showcase the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design From the first iPhone to Zaha Hadid’s final building, the nominations for the award have spanned the fields of architecture, digital, fashion, graphics, product and transport Introduced by Deyan Sudjic and guest curator Aric Chen of M+ in Hong Kong, this illustrated book brings together all the nominated designs for 2018, along with the reasons for their selection by an international group of design experts, practitioners and critics. It is a snapshot of the most exciting things happening in design today Eighty-five nominees are featured in this book, including: OMA // Gucci // SpaceX // Nike // Erdem // Nintendo // Rihanna // Sony // nendo // Burberry // fuseproject // Naoto Fukasawa // Amateur Architecture Studio // Formafantasma // Jasper Morrison // Forensic Architecture // Telfar Clemens // Thomas Heatherwick Purchase tickets to the exhibition here
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Being Hear: A book about being present and listening Being Hear: A book about being present and listening

Being Hear: A book about being present and listening

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Being Hear charts a multi-sensory exploration of what it means to be present and our ability to listen to each other and the world in modern technological times. It was created as a response to observed behaviours and questions about the effects of technology by graphic designer Scott Boms and illustrator Fuchsia MacAree for the Analog Research Lab at Facebook Features more than 70 curious and delightful original illustrations that draw from a distinct geographic influence and reflect the journey the authors went on during the book’s creation, along with essays, connected narratives that reward readers for their attentiveness, and interactive activities Construct a paper record player, tune out the visual world with a buildable mask, learn more about someone, and more This book may make you want to find a quiet place to ask: what does it really mean to listen? Exclusive to the Design Museum Shop
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Black Black

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A stunning exploration of the beauty and drama of 150 black structures built by the world's leading architects over 1,000 years A visually rich book, Black: Architecture in Monochrome casts a new eye on the beauty - and the drama - of black in the built world. Spotlighting more than 150 structures from the last 1,000 years, Black pairs engaging text with fascinating photographs of houses, churches, libraries, skyscrapers, and other buildings from some of the world's leading architects, including Mies van der Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Eero Saarinen, David Adjaye, Jean Nouvel, Peter Marino, and Steven Holl

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Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture

Blue Blooded: Denim Hunters and Jeans Culture

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Jeans are equal parts subculture and establishment. Worn as both work clothes and luxury fashion, they are practically universal. This book contains everything you need—and want—to know about jeans Denim embodies authenticity, rebellion, workwear, and the old west. Denim hunters tirelessly search ghost towns for vintage jeans. Families weave heritage cloth for generations. Craftsman on foreign shores preserve the old ways while designers back home redefine the iconic five-pocket look. And all of us trade stories of how we got that perfect fade Blue Blooded is the story of denim and denim culture: The secrets of selvedge. The true origins of the Osaka Five. The immigrants and inventors in the Wild West who created jeans. Exclusive profiles of the independent designers and makers invigorating the denim scene, like 3sixteen and Iron Heart, along with forces like Levi's that shaped the industry. No other garment has the iconic status of jeans. Jeans are never out of fashion, and they will continue to outlive other sartorial trends for the foreseeable future A contemporary overview of our favourite article of clothing, Blue Blooded introduces traditional brands as well as designers who are stirring up the industry. The book covers the topic of jeans in its entirety—from their rivets to their various washes and from their cultural history to a recommended selection of stores where they can be bought. And, of course, the things every denimhead needs to know: How to wash—or not wash—your jeans. How denim is made. And how denim makes us who we are
Bobby's Got A Brand-New Car Bobby's Got A Brand-New Car

Bobby's Got A Brand-New Car

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Bobby is having the best day ever. Not only has he bought a car with his own money but he spends the day driving round town like a grown up. He even has to pick up Mum and Dad Bobby's amazing day turns out to be a wonderful dream and, after having such a good time, Bobby wonders what amazing things he can dream of next This stylish, retro celebration of the power of dreams and imagination is the perfect bedtime read - especially for children who like cool cars
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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 Limited edition of 2000

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Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design

Brand Spaces: Branded Architecture and the Future of Retail Design

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Brands are always hungry for new communication ideas. With unique spatial experiences—quirky events, experimental showrooms, radical pop-up shops, and stunning flagship stores—they are reaching out to their most sophisticated audiences Brand Spaces showcases cutting-edge interior concepts and locations with character that effectively communicate brands in several dimensions at the same time. Decision-makers from leading brands such as Audi, Camper, Aesop, Freitag, Gaggenau, Nike, Nokia, and Starbucks share concepts and strategies that communicate overall brand identity while respecting local specifications A wide range of exceptional examples of contemporary interior design also shows that the work of smaller brands and local retailers is as groundbreaking as that of larger global players In short, Brand Spaces shows how trailblazers are creating branded worlds that are more than worth a visit. They are places that become urban landmarks or community hubs; they provide us with experiences that stick with us on an emotional level—and we buy products there as souvenirs to preserve their memory
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Branding Branding

Branding

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In Branding, Johnson strips everyday brands down to their basic components, with case studies that enable us to understand why we select one product or service over another and allow us to comprehend how seemingly subtle influences can affect key life decisions The first part of the book shows how the birth of a brand begins not with finding a solution but rather with identifying the correct question the missing gap in the market to which an answer is needed. Johnson proceeds to unveil hidden elements involved in creating a successful brand from the strapline that gives the brand a narrative and a purpose to clever uses of typography that unite design and language With more than 1,000 illustrations showcasing the world's most successful corporate identities, as well as generic templates enabling you to create your own brand or ad with ease, Branding explores every step of the development process required to create the simplest and most immediately compelling brands

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Bread is Gold Bread is Gold

Bread is Gold

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Bread is Gold is the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, presenting recipes for three-course meals from 45 of the world's top chefs. These recipes, which number more than 150, turn everyday ingredients into inspiring dishes that are delicious, economical, and easy to make. 150 recipes show creative home cooks how the world's best chefs – including René Redzepi, Ferran Adrià, Alain Ducasse, Daniel Humm, and others – take humble ingredients and turn them into inspiring and extraordinary meals A book for everyone interested in food, and in the future of food in terms of societal and environmental issues
Breakfast Lunch Tea

Breakfast Lunch Tea

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Breakfast staples, light lunches and afternoon treats by Rose Carrarini, co-founder of the much imitated delicatessen Villandry in London in 1988, from her Rose Bakery in Paris This book includes recipes for 100 of Rose Bakery’s most popular dishes, from breakfast staples such as crispy granola to afternoon treats, including sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake, as well as soups, risottos and other dishes perfect for a light lunch Hardback 192 pages Dimensions: 21.2 x 2.2 x 27.9cm  Weight: 716g
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Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture

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When Brick was just a baby, tall buildings amazed her. Her mother said, "Great things begin with small bricks. Look around and you'll see." Brick's observations begin at home and then extend globally as she travels to a diverse list of brick structures – Malbork Castle in Poland, Mahabodhi Buddhist Temple in India, Grosvenor Estate apartments in England, and more – all the while pondering where she may end up. With a tender and timeless text by Joshua David Stein and architectural line art by Julia Rothman, this tribute to becoming part of something greater serves children and adults alike. Suitable for ages 3-5 years
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
Brutal London

Brutal London

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In response to a growing interest in London's less glamorous Brutalist architectural history, Simon Phipps's Brutal London offers a photographic exploration of the city's postwar modernist architecture The book inspires the viewer to revisit and reimagine London's cityscape, revealing familiar and unfamiliar buildings in a fresh and evocative way The photographer divides the city into geographical sections, allowing the viewer to dip in and out of the book at their leisure Simon Phipps is a fine art photographer based in London, and has spent over 15 years documenting and photographing Brutalist architecture across the UK
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Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City - signed copy

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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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Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes

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Sustainability and energy efficiency play a critical role for anyone building or renovating a house. Thankfully, architects from around the world are now developing single-family homes that combine ecological responsibility with contemporary and imaginative design Building Better is an engaging visual showcase of outstanding environmentally friendly houses. It not only offers an insightful exploration of the latest developments in sustainable design, but it also takes an in-depth look at the high performance building materials and technical data involved in each featured project In the book, architects and homeowners work together to find unique and aesthetically compelling ways to build more sustainably. Melding client desires with real world pragmatism, these efficient homes present a diverse spectrum of solutions that include everything from state of the art climate control systems to ancient, passive, and renewable building techniques
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California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

California Captured: Mid-Century Modern Architecture

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Los Angeles photographer Marvin Rand created iconic images of some of the most celebrated architectural creations of his time, photographing buildings by the likes of Modernist masters Craig Ellwood, Louis Kahn, and Frank Lloyd Wright to capture the essence of their work - and, in doing so, played a critical role in shaping the Mid-Century California style now worshipped the world over The discovery of Rand's archive has brought a treasure trove to life, and California Captured showcases it - and the period - as never before
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California Crazy. American Pop Architecture California Crazy. American Pop Architecture

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In this vivid new examination of a rogue architectural style, discover the roadside structures of California. Fresh discoveries and several pictorial essays explore how these buildings became synonymous with the West Coast and how the power of personal expression championed any architectural establishment with structures eccentric, innovative, and bizarre.
California Designing Freedom catalogue

California Designing Freedom catalogue

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How did California come to have such a powerful influence on contemporary design? This book explores how the ideals of the 1960s counterculture morphed into the tech culture of Silicon Valley, and how ‘Designed in California’ became a global phenomenon The central premise is that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation, from LSD to surfboards and iPhones. This ambitious survey brings together political posters and portable devices, but also looks beyond hardware to explore how user interface designers in the San Francisco Bay Area are shaping some of our most common daily experiences. By turns empowering, addictive and troubling, Californian products have affected our lives to such an extent that in some ways we are all now Californians Lavishly illustrated, California: Designing Freedom features essays by leading experts in the field, such as Barry M Katz and Louise Sandhaus, as well as interviews with key designers and thinkers, including Fred Turner, Kevin Kelly and April Greiman. It also features a rediscovered lecture by Steve Jobs, introduced by Apple’s chief design officer, Jonathan Ive
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Calm Calm

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Few life skills are as neglected, yet as important, as the ability to remain calm. Our very worst decisions and interactions are almost invariably the result of a loss of calm - and a descent into anxiety and agitation. Surprisingly, but very fortunately, our power to remain calm can be rehearsed and improved We don't have to remain where we are now: our responses to everyday challenges can dramatically alter. We can educate ourselves in the art of remaining calm not through slow breathing or special teas but through thinking. This is a book that patiently unpacks the causes of our greatest stresses and gives us a succession of highly persuasive, beautiful and sometimes dryly comic arguments with which to defend ourselves against panic and fury  Yellow ribbon bookmark

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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
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Chair: 500 Designs that Matter Chair: 500 Designs that Matter

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The most compelling collection ever of the world's most innovative, stylish, and influential chairs Throughout history, the chair has presented designers the world over with infinite opportunities to experiment with new methods and materials within the set parameters of an object that is primarily there to serve a practical purpose Chair: 500 Designs that Matter celebrates the humble chair as never before, from early examples to today's cutting-edge creations. It invites you to sit back and be taken on a journey through the creative imaginations of hundreds of internationally renowned designers
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

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