Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Hardcover ISBN: 0961392126
Tufte's (statistical evidence and information design, Yale U.) third book on displaying information that began with the now classic The Visual Display of Quantitative Information (1983). Whereas the first considered the display of numbers and the second of nouns, this explores the representation of verbs, mechanisms and motion, process and dynamics, cause and effect, explanation and narrative. In explicating the principles, he cites such examples as visual evidence to decide to launch the space shuttle Challenger, a supercomputer animation of a thunderstorm, stage magic, and disinformation design. Many examples show redesigns comparing before and after. Lavishly illustrated in color throughout, and includes four flaps showing before and after effects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Country Wisdom & Know-How
Everything You Need To Know to Live Off the Land
Paperback ISBN: 1579123686
Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.
Workshops You Can Build
Paperback ISBN: 1554070295
Ideas and techniques for designing and building workspaces inside and outside the home. Workshops are not just for carpenters and builders. The workshops in this book have been designed for writers, artists, furniture makers, boat builders, gardeners, collectors and those who like to maintain and restore old cars. And workshops don't have to be expensive - one of the workshops in this book was constructed inside a closet. Even the most elaborate separate building can be put up for a very reasonable cost if you follow the instructions in this book and do the work yourself. Based on the success of their previous best selling books - Cabins, Sheds and Playhouses You Can Build - the author team of David and Jeanie Stiles have combined their skills and experience to walk you step-by-step through the selection and construction of a workshop that will give you years of enjoyment and add to the value of your house when you come to sell. Just a few of the other fact-filled chapters in this book include: - Why and Where to Build -- how to design and plan a workshop in your basement, garage, attic, or building an addition or separate building - Building the Workshop -- construction and design fundamentals - Portable and Mini-Workshops -- no matter how little space you have, you can make something worthwhile - Skill Review -- a basic primer on woodworking skills that covers all the basics - no experience necessary. Workshops You Can Build is packed with over 300 detailed and beautiful illustrations by the author which show every step of the building process in detail.
Vintage Surfing Graphics
Paperback ISBN: 3822830070
Covering the 1920s to the 1960s, this book brings together vintage ads, postcards, brochures, and photographs as well as period "Top 10" lists covering surf superstars, songs, and surfing spots. If you've ever found yourself waxing nostalgic for bygone beach culture, this is the book for you.
New Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual
Hardcover ISBN: 0895773783
A quick reference guide to do-it-yourself home improvement projects teaches readers how to cope with emergencies and includes information on financing home improvements, working with contractors, obtaining permits, and more
Graphic Design 1920
Trade Paperback ISBN: 1856693457
R. Roger Remington begins by discussing the emergence of Modernism and its major historical influences, including European avant-garde art movements, technology, geopolitical issues, popular culture, educational innovations such as the Bauhaus, architecture, industrial design, and photography. The heart of the book brings together the key works of mid-century Modernism, presenting them chronologically from the 1930s to the 1950s. The final section shows the impact of and reactions to these Modernist influences as graphic design in America matured into the 1960s and beyond.