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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
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
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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
100 Questions: Work Edition 100 Questions: Work Edition

100 Questions: Work Edition

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A set of 100 question cards to spark meaningful conversations around work and careers True fulfilment is hard to imagine without the possibility of finding work that not only pays fairly and well, but also taps into our talents and aspirations: a job one can love. Such work is, of course, hard to find Inside this box you will find 100 carefully composed questions designed to help you start a conversation about you and your working life. Use them to sharpen your understanding of who you are and what you should be asking of the world of work These question cards can be brought out at family gatherings or dinner parties to initiate discussion about work and why we do it A lovely gift for anyone who’d like to rethink their careers or reassess their talents in the company of friends and family
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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
20 Iconic Film Posters by Saul Bass 20 Iconic Film Posters by Saul Bass

20 Iconic Film Posters by Saul Bass

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This collection of 20 iconic film posters by Saul Bass, one of the greatest American designers of the 20th century, is a must for graphic designers and film fans Each poster is removable and designed to fit the standard frame size 12 x 16 inches Posters included: The Man with the Golden Arm; Saint Joan; Love in the Afternoon; Bonjour Tristesse; The Big Country; Vertigo; Anatomy of a Murder; Exodus; Spartacus; The Magnificent Seven; Advise & Consent; The Cardinal; In Harm's Way; Bunny Lake is Missing; Seconds; Grand Prix; The Fixer; Such Good Friends; The Shining; and Schindler's List
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
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A Few Minutes of Design: 52 Activities to Spark Your Creativity A Few Minutes of Design: 52 Activities to Spark Your Creativity

A Few Minutes of Design: 52 Activities to Spark Your Creativity

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This colourful, handy card deck presents fifty-two exercises and activities to jump-start your creative juices, free you from creative block, start a new project, or finish an existing one Each exercise offers insight into the innumerable small decisions involved in design: How to establish a pattern, continue a series, how to say it without words, how to name a project, what fits, and what doesn't? These cards benefit established practicing designers or creatives in any field with activities that are sometimes playful, sometimes challenging, but always enlightening Each activity takes approximately 15 minutes to complete
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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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
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andreas uebele material andreas uebele material

andreas uebele material

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A major presence in contemporary German graphic design, Andreas Uebele trained as an architect, a thread that continues to present itself in much of his work. From the graphics of the Reichstag to the iconic signage of the Vitra campus, his experiments lead to dynamic solutions, while simultaneously maintaining lightness and clarity This new book presents 85 of büro uebele’s projects through two types of materials: the raw materials from which they emerged, and materials from creative collaborators who’ve accompanied the studio along the way. These include Matthew Carter, Adrian Frutiger, Massimo Vignelli and Hermann Zapf
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
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Archigram - The Book

Archigram - The Book

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Archigram comprised Warren Chalk (1927-88), Peter Cook (1936-), Dennis Crompton (1935-), David Greene (1937-), Ron Herron (1930-94), and Michael Webb (1937-). Together, in the 1960s and early 1970s, they envisioned the future of architecture in ways that enthralled a generation In an era defined by the space race, they developed a 'high-tech', lightweight, infra-structural approach that stretched far beyond known technologies or contemporary realities. They devised autonomous dwellings and focused on survival technology; they experimented with megastructures and modular construction systems; they explored mobility through the environment, and the use of portable living capsules: all through the medium of an incredible series of drawings and models Archigram's influence has been profound and enduring. They gave the High-tech movement its impetus; they inspired architects such as Renzo Piano and Norman Foster; and they laid the ground for the design of buildings such as the Pompidou Centre. This book catalogues Archigram's activities over fourteen years, together with commentaries by the architects and critics writing then and now. Edited and designed by Archigram member Dennis Crompton, it has been 40 years in the making
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Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings

Architecture on the Carpet: the Curious Tale of Construction Toys and the Genesis of Modern Buildings

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This entertaining book offers a novel view of architecture through the prism of construction toys. Ranging over the last century to the present, Brenda and Robert Vale draw parallels between the model-building sets of the modern period and architectural movements, social history, and national identities and myths. Some children’s construction toys such as Lincoln Logs and Tudor Minibrix have looked to the past. Others have looked to the future: as early as the 1920s, the American metal toy Bilt-E-Z could be used to construct a stepped-back skyscraper like the Empire State Building The Vales investigate not only how models sets have reflected different building styles but also whether the toys themselves influenced the careers of the children who grew up playing with them. They explore connections between model-railway buildings and modernism; model sets such as Castos and reinforced concrete housing; and even between the creative but slightly surreal Playplax and postmodern deconstructivist architecture
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
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Beautiful Users: Designing for People

Beautiful Users: Designing for People

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In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss, widely considered the father of industrial design, pioneered a user-centred approach to design that focuses on studying people's behaviours and attitudes as a key first step in developing successful products. In the intervening years, user-centred design has expanded to undertake the needs of differently abled users and global populations as well as the design of complex systems and services Beautiful Users explores the changing relationship between designers and users and considers a range of design methodologies and practices, from user research to hacking, open source, and the maker culture Designs featured range from classics such as Henry Dreyfuss s telephone to cutting-edge inventions such as Yves Behar s pill dispenser, the Nest thermostat, Robohand (3D-printed prosthetics), off-road wheelchairs, and Thimas Carpentier's Measure(s) of a Man project
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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
Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Small Notebook - A6 Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Small Notebook - A6

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Exclusive to the Design Museum and produced for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, this compact notebook is ideal for jotting down ideas or making sketches on the go Supplied in a Designs of the Year branded wrap Fits neatly in a pocket or bag Purchase tickets to the exhibition here
Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tab Notebook - A5 Beazley Designs of the Year 2018 Tab Notebook - A5

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Exclusive to the Design Museum and produced for the Beazley Designs of the Year 2018, this tabbed notebook is ideal for keeping different sections of work distinct from one another Each section is separated by a different colour; yellow, grey and black, with white paper used for each section Supplied in a Designs of the Year branded wrap An exposed stitched spine gives the book a hand made feel 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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Biomorphic Structures Biomorphic Structures

Biomorphic Structures

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This book, part of the Form + Technique series, examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies and is packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs From leaves to liquids, caves to crystal formations, nature has always been a major source of inspiration for architects. This book examines how nature can act as a precedent for design solutions through twelve case studies. Packed with computer drawings, sketches, models and photographs, this will be an ideal resource of ideas for students in their studio work, as well as for practising architects
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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

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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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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

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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
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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
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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

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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

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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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