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100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod
100 Diagrams That Changed the World: From the Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod
by Scott Christianson
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A collection of the most important ideas, theories, and concepts of all time 100 Diagrams That Changed the World is a fascinating collection of the most significant plans, sketches, drawings, and illustrations that have influenced and shaped the way we... (read more)

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The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design
The Chair: Rethinking Culture, Body, and Design
by Galen Cranz
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Perhaps no other object of our daily environment has had the enduring cultural significance of the ever-present chair, unconsciously yet forcefully shaping the physical and social dimensions of our lives. With over ninety illustrations, this book traces... (read more)

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The Design of Everyday Things
The Design of Everyday Things
by Donald A. Norman
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A popular, entertaining, and insightful analysis of why some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them. B & W photographs and illustrations throughout.... (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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To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design
by Henry Petroski
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How did a simple design error cause one of the great disasters of the 1980s — the collapse of the walkways at the Kansas City Hyatt Regency Hotel? What made the graceful and innovative Tacoma Narrows Bridge twist apart in a mild wind in 1940? How... (read more)

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Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things
by Donald A Norman
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Did you ever wonder why cheap wine tastes better in fancy glasses? Why sales of Macintosh computers soared when Apple introduced the colorful iMac? New research on emotion and cognition has shown that attractive things really do work better, as Donald... (read more)

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Abitare: 50 Years of Design: The Best of Architecture, Interiors, Photography, Travel, and Trends 1961-2011
Abitare: 50 Years of Design: The Best of Architecture, Interiors, Photography, Travel, and Trends 1961-2011
by Mario Piazza
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The first-ever compilation of the most innovative design magazine of the 1960s and 1970s. Launched in 1961, Abitare is considered by some to be the Wallpaper* magazine of its day: the source of all things hip, important, and avant-garde, as well as must... (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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Design of Everyday Things ((Rev)13 Edition)
Design of Everyday Things ((Rev)13 Edition)
by Don 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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A Taxonomy of Office Chairs
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs
by Jonathan Olivares
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Details over 180 of the most innovative office chairs designed and built from the 1840s to the present, with a colour photograph, details of the designer and manufacturer, and a short text accompanying each chair.... (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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I Miss My Pencil
I Miss My Pencil
by Kara Johnson
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What if doorbells used smell instead of sound? What if watches told time more slowly on weekends? Designers at the ground-breaking firm IDEOthe most innovative design company in the worldpush themselves to ask seemingly outrageous questions like these... (read more)

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100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
100 Ideas That Changed Graphic Design
by Steven Heller
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New in the 100 Ideas that Changed... series, this book 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... (read more)

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Objects for Use: Handmade by Design
Objects for Use: Handmade by Design
by Paul Smith
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In our age of technology and mass production, the exquisitely handcrafted, one-of-a-kind object continues to delight the imagination and inspire reverence. Objects for Use is the first panoramic survey of American contemporary craft in over a decade, and... (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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Emigre
Emigre
by Rudy Vanderlans
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This is the first time 'Emigre' is being published in pocketbook format.... (read more)

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Graphic Design: A New History, Second Edition
Graphic Design: A New History, Second Edition
by Stephen J Eskilson
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Now in its second edition, this innovative look at the history of graphic design explores its evolution from the 19th century to the present day. Author Stephen J. Eskilson demonstrates how a new era began for design arts under the influence of Victorian... (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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Thinking Through Craft
Thinking Through Craft
by Glenn Adamson
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Co-published in Association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London This book is a timely and engaging introduction to the way that artists working in all media think about craft. Workmanship is key to today's visual arts, when high 'production... (read more)

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