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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
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. By Meaghan Kobol Hardback, 320 pages 2.3 kg, 25.7 x 29.6 x 3.4 cm
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 paperback 259 pages Dimensions: 12.5 x 2.5 x 18.1cm
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 Hardcover 400 pages Dimensions: 19.8 x 3 x 24.9cm
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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
Aalto Aalto

Aalto

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Discover Scandinavia's most famous and successful architect, Alvar Aalto. Robert McCarter chronicles Aalto's significant body of work which includes architecture and design, spanning furniture, textiles and glassware. Considered by most to be by far the most popular and accessible of the first generation of leading Modern architects. Aalto’s architecture is arguably unmatched by that of any other major designer of the 20th century in its integration with place and daily life. This is a fantastic and leading title for Aalto and architecture enthusiasts as well as the uninitiated who are keen to learn more.

Aalto

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Achille Castiglioni

Achille Castiglioni

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A detailed study of one of the most important and prolific designers of the twentieth century This comprehensive monograph is the only detailed study of his remarkable career and includes a catalogue of his complete works of architecture and exhibition, interior and product design This book discusses Castiglioni's wide range of diverse projects including the spatial design work that dominated his early career as well as late The book contains more than 800 photographs and drawings which does full justice to his designs that won eight prestigious Compasso d'Oro prizes Paperback, 480 pages 2.7 kg Dimensions: 25.4 x 27.9 x 4.4cm  
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
Alaïa: Livre De Collection - The Secret Alchemy of a Fashion Show Alaïa: Livre De Collection - The Secret Alchemy of a Fashion Show

Alaïa: Livre De Collection - The Secret Alchemy of a Fashion Show

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The complete story of an Azzedine Alaïa fashion show from start to finish, including: all participants, the objects required, and every item of décor or inspiration which helped form Alaïa’s work A seismographic recording of all the emotions, colours, fabrics, and shapes that go into creating a fashion show The French call such a show a “collection,” hence the title Livre de Collection, which offers an inside view of an intensely creative universe A faithful mirror, this “Collector’s Book” reflects the intense and magnificent work of couturier Azzedine Alaïa
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
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

Artivism

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Azzedine Alaïa Galleria Borghese Azzedine Alaïa Galleria Borghese

Azzedine Alaïa Galleria Borghese

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A catalogue of the exhibition at Galleria Borghese in Rrome during summer 2015 Published by association Azzedine Alaïa and Carla Sozzani Editore Photographs by Italian photographers Andrea&Valentina The clothes on show at Galleria Borghese are placed on pedestals like sculptures among the existing sculptures of Bernini and Canova and next to the paintings by Caravaggio and Raffaello Includes essays by Anna Coliva, director of Ggalleria Borghese, Jean Louis Froment, founder of Capc Museum in Bordeaux, Fabrice Hergott, director of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, Olivier Saillard, director of Palais Galliera in Paris and Mark Wilson, curator of the exhibition at Galleria Borghese and chief curator of the Groninger Museum Limited edition of 5000 numbered copies
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 Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.1 x 18.1cm Paperback
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 2016 catalogue Beazley Designs of the Year 2016 catalogue

Beazley Designs of the Year 2016 catalogue

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The Beazley Designs of the Year awards and exhibition is an annual review of the most innovative, relevant and thought-provoking projects in contemporary design. This catalogue brings together all the shortlisted projects, together with the reasons for their selection by an international team of design experts voted for in 2016. It is a snapshot of the most exciting things that design is doing right now.
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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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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?
Berlin in Fifty Design Icons

Berlin in Fifty Design Icons

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Explore the fifty designs that have shaped Berlin with this latest addition to the Design Museum Fifty series In this series, the Design Museum looks at the turbulent history of Berlin with the  wealth of innovative and evocative design it generated, from the TV Tower and Jewish Museum to the S-Bahn and even kebab kiosks Uncover this history and explore the fifty design icons that have shaped Germany's capital With stunning photography selected by the Design Museum, Berlin in Fifty Design Icons is the perfect gift for design enthusiasts and anyone who loves Berlin
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 Hardcover 160 pages Dimensions: 30.4 x 2.1 x 43.3cm Limited edition of 2000

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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

Branding

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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
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 192 pages Dimensions: 20 x 15cm
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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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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
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
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

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
Coco

Coco

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100 of most exciting new chefs and restaurants around the world are selected in this book as part of Phaidon's 10 x 10 series From Singapore to New York, Stockholm to Surrey, Hong Kong to Paris, these chefs are pushing their craft to new heights and are now receiving attention for their standard of cooking The book presents the chefs sample menus, signature recipes, favourite ingredients, and photographs of the chefs at work Hardback 448 pages

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Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture

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If you are one of the many who drink coffee every day, you may have marvelled at the ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid, with its clever combination of indentations, protrusions, tabs, and score lines that can be pinched, pulled, pushed, punctured, and tucked to create an opening to sip from while also keeping a piping-hot liquid in its place Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have collected these familiar triumphs of industrial design, in their many variations, for decades, creating what Smithsonian magazine calls the world's largest collection of coffee cup lids In addition to oddly compelling close-up photographs, Harpman and Specht include lively field-guides to their classification system and patent drawings for many of the most unique designs This beautifully designed book will appeal to designers, coffee drinkers, and anyone who delights in the small bits of humble genius that surround us every day
Concrete - mini format

Concrete - mini format

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New, reimagined, and easy-to-use stylish size, Concrete takes a fresh look at the world's most versatile and abundant building material A visual exploration of the aesthetics of concrete architecture through 180 structures, from ancient Rome to the present day Collating fascinating and beautiful concrete buildings by some of the most celebrated architects of the last century, it features familiar projects from Le Corbusier and Frank Lloyd Wright alongside work from some of the leading lights of contemporary architecture including Zaha Hadid, Herzog & de Meuron Dimensions: 16.3 x 12.3cm Hardback 384 pages
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
David Adjaye Constructed Narratives David Adjaye Constructed Narratives

David Adjaye Constructed Narratives

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Constructed Narratives brings together essays and illustrations of several recently completed buildings around the globe by architect David Adjaye In the essays, Adjaye shows how his approach to the design of temporary pavilions and furniture, private houses, and installations at the 2015 Venice Biennale feeds into his designs for public buildings Other essays discuss his engagement with geography, the urban environment, his approach to materiality, and architectural types The projects presented include two public libraries and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, a residential mixed-use building in New York, and a hybrid art-retail building in Beirut. Two of Adjaye’s current projects are also included Paperback 320 pages 361 illustrations Dimensions: 16.5 x 24cm
Decorative Art 60s Decorative Art 60s

Decorative Art 60s

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Published annually from 1906 until 1980, Decorative Art, The Studio Yearbook was dedicated to the latest currents in architecture, interiors, furniture, lighting, glassware, textiles, metalware, and ceramics. Since the publications went out of print, the now hard-to-find yearbooks have become highly prized by collectors and dealers Decorative Art 1960s looks at the birth of pop in a decade of unprecedented social, sexual, and political change. All the restless energies bubbling throughout the world during the 1960s made their way into the design style of the decade. Liberation was in the air, men were rushing to the moon, and the sky was the limit as far as visual creativity was concerned. The concept of lifestyle really came into its own, and although the early years of the decade still saw a rivalry between the well-crafted object and industrial manufacture, by its end both ethnic and pop iconography had gained equal foothold in the aesthetic. Light was also predominant in shaping interiors. Freedom of choice and personal expression were the buzzwords for the young consumer, and so the likes of Pasmore, Panton, Safdie, Sottsass, Paolozzi, and Lomazzi did what they could to oblige
Design as Art

Design as Art

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An illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design translated by Patrick Creagh and published as part of the 'Penguin on Design' series in Penguin Modern Classics. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, he was described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'.  Munari insisted that design should be beautiful, functional and accessible.   It is within this book that his ideas are set out about visual, graphic and industrial design looking at how it plays a role in objects we use everyday. He turns his illuminating gaze to lamps, road signs, typography, advertising and more. This book will enlighten the reader to think; how do we see the world around us? Paperback 224 pages Dimensions: 11.4 x 3 x 17.8cm
Design Museum in a Box

Design Museum in a Box

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One hundred iconic works of art and design, published to mark the museum's relaunch in Kensington The Design Museum is home to the visionaries that shape our lives and create our futures The museum spotlights era-defining designs in fashion, interiors, architecture, transport and technology This is a 'museum in a box' containing 100 world-famous designs, including the first apple computer, chairs by Eames and the iconic mini cooper Deyan Sudjic, the Director of The Design Museum, was born in London and studied Architecture in Edinburgh. He has also worked as a critic, editor, curator and author
Design: An Essential Introduction

Design: An Essential Introduction

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Design: an essential introduction is a highly illuminating primer that explores and explains the different aspects of design and the design process - from a design brief to the complete lifecycle of products It introduces in clear and concise language the different materials and production methods available to contemporary designers, which allow them to transform their design ideas into better products This useful handbook also covers other design- relevant topics such as ergonomics, Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacture and rapid prototyping and additionally features a number of fascinating design case studies
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Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989 Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989

Designed in the USSR: 1950-1989

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A fascinating glimpse into design behind the Iron Curtain, revealed through the products and graphics of everyday Soviet life This captivating survey of Soviet design from 1950 to 1989 features more than 350 items from the Moscow Design Museum's unique collection From children's toys, homewares, and fashion to posters, electronics, and space-race ephemera, each object reveals something of life in a planned economy during a fascinating time in Russia's history Organised into three chapters - Citizen, State, and World - the book is a micro-to-macro tour of the functional, kitsch, politicised, and often avant-garde designs from this largely undocumented period
Designer Maker User

Designer Maker User

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Designer Maker User is the official catalogue for the Design Museum’s new permanent collection display. It also serves as an accessible introduction to contemporary design, providing non-specialists and enthusiasts with an appreciation of the objects and spaces that shape everyday life As well as showcasing the individual roles within the industry, this book demonstrates where the three roles merge, giving readers fresh insight into the sometimes complex, but always fascinating, world of design The book highlights key designs, designers, movements, and manufacturers in spheres as diverse as fashion, furniture, and the digital revolution
Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

Designing Making Using: KS3 Teacher Pack

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This pack contains six design lessons based around famous designers and their designs that feature in the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' gallery The lessons can be taught without a visit to the Design Museum but for maximum impact it is advisable to combine teaching a few lessons from the pack and with a visit to the Design Museum's 'Designer Maker User' permanent exhibition Topics include; The politics of the poster and Unlikely materials for everyday jobs
Designs of our Time: 10 Years of Designs of the Year Designs of our Time: 10 Years of Designs of the Year

Designs of our Time: 10 Years of Designs of the Year

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This book celebrates the ten-year anniversary of the Designs of the Year exhibition at the Design Museum. It is unique worldwide survey of contemporary design, reflecting a period of enormous social and technological change that began with the launch of the iPhone in 2007  A total of 840 innovative and thought-provoking designs from across the world, selected by 205 nominators, are featured in design categories: 135 projects in architecture, 117 in digital, 92 in fashion, 145 in graphics, 275 in product and 76 in transport Ranging from the scale of Zaha Hadid’s architecture to Harvard’s human organs-on-chips project, these are some of the designs that have defined our times: Alexander McQueen’s bridal dress for the Duchess of Cambridge, Google’s self-driving car, the London 2012 Olympic Torch, Pokémon Go, David Adjaye’s newly opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, and many more

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