A Century of Thai Graphic Design
Hardcover ISBN: 9748225429
Featuring over 5,500 items ranging from the mid-19th century to the 1960s, A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the changes in everyday Thai life and culture by studying its printed material. The first printing machines were introduced into Thailand by missionaries in the 17th century, but printing in general did not really take off until the 1830s, during the reign of King Rama III. Since that time, Thailand has developed a rich library of graphic images using an alphabet unique to the language. A Century of Thai Graphic Design examines the many facets of Thai graphics, from early newspapers and funeral books, to political propaganda, film posters, children's cartoon books, labels and advertisements for household products. With the help of the foremost collectors in each particular field, Anake Nawigamune has assembled a collection of words and imagery which provides a visual history that will fascinate designers, historians and all those interested in Thai culture and society.
The Art Deco Era
Paperback ISBN: 0877018537
A remarkable collection of flamboyant commercial graphic images dating from the formal debut of Art Deco in the 1920s to the more austere and refined designs of the 1930s. Introductory text conveys the context. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Super Holland Design
Hardcover ISBN: 8496954196
The follow-up to HD, Super Holland Design explores new functionality in contemporary Dutch design. Rather than refining surface treatments, featured designers look at how concepts are transformed into strong messages, using new techniques and technology.
Line Design for the 21st Century
Hardcover ISBN: 3939583480
edgetensionplease01 is a declaration of love for the line. It is the extension of the line; the edge in perspectival space; a figurative, spatial exploration of the surface; a game with computer-generated figurative line objects and planar line structures—it is a discovering. The spectrum of line graphics ranges from technically constructive to biologically amorphous to materially flowing. edgetensionplease01, which evinces a great love of detail, is not only fun to look at; it also comes with a CD/DVD that offers the purchaser free use of the illustrated graphics.
Over & Over
A Catalog of Hand-Drawn Patterns
Paperback ISBN: 1568987579
Pattern can be derived from many sources, if we remember to look closely. While patterns have been around forever, there's a recent movement, a tendency among designers, to allow patterns to animate their work with colorful and exuberant complexity. Over and Over: A Catalog of Hand-Drawn Patterns collects groundbreaking work from fifty of today's most talented designers who create patterns by hand and use them in their work in inventive and innovative ways. From Deanne Cheuk's patterns that adorn current fashion to those of Robin Cameron that explore her interest in art to Garrett Morin's patterns that arose from an exercise for a character called Eloie, the examples in this book push the boundaries of the traditional concept of what a pattern is. The selected works are often not an end result but the beginning of something else, of something bigger and broader. While the computer is sometimes involved in the production of patterns, the hand-drawn element is always evident in the uniqueness of these works. Featuring more than 250 vibrant and exciting patterns, Over and Over explores this magic on every single page and will inspire designers everywhere.
Black & Decker Complete Guide to Garages
Building a New Garage, Repairing & Replacing Doors & Windows, Improving Storage, Maintaining Floors, Upgrading Electrical Service, Complete Garage Pla
Paperback ISBN: 158923457x
"Includes wide selection of garage projects, from simple organization to planning and building an all-new garage"--Provided by publisher.