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The Grammar of Ornament
The Grammar of Ornament
by Owen Jones
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An excellent resource for artists, designers, architects, craftspeople, or anyone interested in the decorative arts. First published in 1856, The Grammar of Ornament remains a design classic. Its inspiration came from the pioneering architect and... (read more)

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2d Visual Perception
2d Visual Perception
by Moritz Zwimpfer
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Das Verhältnis zwischen Bild und Betrachter hat sich mit der Erfindung der Fotografie und mit dem Aufkommen bewegter Bilder (Film) grundlegend verändert. In unserer Zeit erfährt die zeitliche Dimension der Bildwahrnehmung noch einmal eine... (read more)

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The Design of Everyday Things
The Design of Everyday Things
by Donald A Norman
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First, businesses discovered quality as a key competitive edge; next came service. Now, Donald A. Norman, former Director of the Institute for Cognitive Science at the University of California, reveals how smart design is the new competitive frontier... (read more)

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Scandinavian Design
Scandinavian Design
by Charlotte Fiell
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The best of design from Europe's neighbors to the north Scandinavians are exceptionally gifted in design. They are world-famous for their inimitable, democratic designs which bridge the gap between crafts and industrial production. The marriage of... (read more)

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Graphic Design: A History (Discoveries)
Graphic Design: A History (Discoveries)
by Alain Weill
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This tightly knit account examines the birth, development, and evolution of graphic art, or commercial art, from its beginnings in late-19th-century Europe through the Information Age 100 years later. Graphic design began as artisan experimentation in... (read more)

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Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition (Design Briefs)
Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition (Design Briefs)
by Kimberly Elam
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At last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have... (read more)

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The Arts and Crafts Movement (World of Art)
The Arts and Crafts Movement (World of Art)
by Elizabeth Cumming
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This volume surveys the highly influential Arts and Crafts design movement - which embraced architecture, furniture, glass, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and books - in Britain, America and Europe. Although the styles adopted by the movement were diverse,... (read more)

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Graphic Style : From Victorian To Digital ((Rev)00 Edition)
Graphic Style : From Victorian To Digital ((Rev)00 Edition)
by Steven Heller
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' This visual survey of graphic design styles through the ages is an essential resource for designers, art and design students, and art lovers. With more than 700 illustrations, it is the only wide-ranging history of graphic design to be completely... (read more)

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The Design of Everyday Things
The Design of Everyday Things
by Donald A. Norman
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Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious—even liberating—book, lies not in ourselves, but in... (read more)

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Identity Theft: Cultural Colonisation and Contemporary Art (Liverpool University Press - Tate Liverpool Critical Forum)
Identity Theft: Cultural Colonisation and Contemporary Art (Liverpool University Press - Tate Liverpool Critical Forum)
by Jonathan Harris
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Identity Theft examines the complex socio-political forces that powerfully influence the production of visual art in our postcolonial and globalised world. Offering multiple and detailed case-studies drawn from around the world - the work of exiled... (read more)

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ABC of 20th-Century Graphics
ABC of 20th-Century Graphics
by Sergio Polano
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This book inaugurates a series on design, aimed at those in the field of graphic design and students of design. This book presents a critical overview of influential figures in 20th-century international design, from artists such as Alexander Rodchenko... (read more)

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Twentieth-Century Design (Oxford History of Art)
Twentieth-Century Design (Oxford History of Art)
by Jonathan Woodham
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The most famous designs of the twentieth century are not those in museums, but in the marketplace. The Coca-Cola bottle and McDonald's logo are known the world over and may tell us more about our culture than a narrowly-defined canon of classics. One of... (read more)

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Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005
Penguin by Design: A Cover Story 1935-2005
by Phil Baines
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By looking back at 70 years of Penguin paperbacks, graphic designer Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, the ever-changing currents of cover art and style, and the role of artists and designers in creating the Penguin look.... (read more)

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Massive Change a Manifesto for the Futur
Massive Change a Manifesto for the Futur
by Bruce Mau
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A modern illustrated primer on the new inventions, technologies, and events that are affecting the human race worldwide. 25/02/04 ADVISED BY PUBLISHER PUBLICATION MOVED TO AUTUMN 2004 - NO DATE.... (read more)

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The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to Be as They Are.
The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to Be as They Are.
by Henry Petroski
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   How did the table fork acquire a fourth tine?  What advantage does the Phillips-head screw have over its single-grooved predecessor? Why does the paper clip look the way it does? What makes Scotch tape Scotch?    In... (read more)

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World Design: The Best in Classic and Contemporary Furniture, Fashion, Graphics, and More
World Design: The Best in Classic and Contemporary Furniture, Fashion, Graphics, and More
by Uta Abendroth
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The vivid kaleidoscope of contemporary design comes alive in this whopper of a book. World Design offers an A-to-Z encyclopedia of the greatest designers of the last century, featuring 1000 color photographs of their most distinctive pieces in a tour-de... (read more)

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Nonobject
Nonobject
by Branko Lukic
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andlt;Pandgt;The andquot;objectiveandquot; world is one of facts, data, and actuality. The world of the andquot;nonobjectandquot; is about perception, experience, and possibility. In this highly original and visually extravant book, Branko Lukic (an... (read more)

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Skira Dictionary of Modern Decorative Arts: 1851-1942
Skira Dictionary of Modern Decorative Arts: 1851-1942
by Valerio Terraroli
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A useful, fact- filled, highly illustrated dictionary containing a wealth of information on modern decorative arts. The Dictionary covers more than a century of artistic creations in the modern decorative arts - in Europe and the United States - focusing... (read more)

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Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design: An Illustrated Handbook
Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design: An Illustrated Handbook
by Kathryn B Hiesinger
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The Philadelphia Museum of Art was founded in 1876, after its home city hosted the Centennial, with the primary goal of acquiring important examples of contemporary design and decorative arts. Collecting Modern explores for the first time the development... (read more)

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Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
by Juliet Kinchin
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Over the course of the past century, the kitchen, more than any other room in the modern dwelling, has been the focus of intensive aesthetic and technological innovation. Historically, European and American kitchens were often drab, poorly ventilated... (read more)

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