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Atelier Van Lieshout: A Manual
Atelier Van Lieshout
A Manual
Paperback      ISBN: 9069181827

Small 8vo oblong, unpaginated. Full bound in pictorial paper wraps with red and black titling on front cover and spine. Very minimal edge wear to wraps. Interior pages have light toning to edges. Full of intriguing color and b&w plates exploring interior and furniture design.

Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture (a Design and Field Guide from the World's Largest Collection of Disposable Coffee Lids)
Coffee Lids
Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture (a Design and Field Guide from the World's Largest Collection of Disposable Coffee Lids)
Paperback      ISBN: 1616896566
A fascinating design history and field guide to one of modern life's everyday conveniences, with 200 full close-up photographs and patent designs.

A fun look at how the genius of design is often hidden in plain sight. Ever wonder about how everyday objects come to look the way they do? The disposable coffee lid is a design paradox of the modern era. It must simultaneously open and close to allow for drinking on the go while protecting against unwanted spillage. See your coffee cup lid for what it really is: a magical design artifact that contains fascinating variations.

The premier guide for take-out coffee drinkers everywhere - Learn more about the mechanics behind your morning cup of joe. Impress and stump the coffee-aficionados in your life with your expansive knowledge of slosh-drainage systems, ergonomic drink apertures, foam accommodation techniques, and sensory enhancement features.

From the world's largest coffee lid collection - Louise Harpman and Scott Specht have collected over 550 of these triumphs of industrial design for decades, creating what Smithsonian magazine calls the world's largest collection of coffee cup lids.
Design of the 20th Century
Design of the 20th Century
Paperback      ISBN: 3822855421
Industrial Design A-Z
Industrial Design A-Z
Paperback      ISBN: 3822863106
If you take even the slightest interest in the design of your toothbrush, the history behind your washing machine, or the evolution of the telephone, you'll take an even greater interest in this new book. This comprehensive volume traces more than three hundred designers and design-led companies, with more than seven hundred illustrations of their most important designs.

Individual designers and design firms can be referenced directly via the A-Z of Industrial Design section, which covers more than 550 pages; here you'll find the likes of Enzo Ferrari, Philippe Starck, Zanussi and Apple Computer, among many others. The Case Studies section tracks the history of everyday household appliances from their very beginnings to the present day, illustrating how, for example, your washing machine made the fascinating journey from a wooden tub with gears and cranks to the sleek white cube that it is today. For those interested in the more technical side of industrial design, there's the "Themes and Materials" section, referencing technological developments and processes such as plywood, steam power and plastics and introducing topics ranging from packaging and branding to CAD.

Exploding with color, aesthetic, and style, Industrial Design is both informative and fun; you'll have a hard time putting it down.

Masterclass: Product Design: Guide to the World's Leading Graduate Schools
Masterclass: Product Design
Guide to the World's Leading Graduate Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 9077174710

Aimed at current bachelor students, recent graduates, and professionals looking for a specialization, Masterclass Product Design provides an in-depth overview of 30 leading design schools from all over the world that offer a master's degree in product design.

The featured schools are selected based on a list of criteria including the quality of the graduation work, the employability and success of former students, the list of faculty, and their reputation in the design industry. Each school is explored extensively on ten pages that contain an introduction by the dean, photographs of the school's interior and exterior, a description of the course, application details and requirements, recent graduation work photography, student demographics, faculty and alumni lists, an interview with a successful alumnus, information about the school's location regarding housing, transportation, and the cultural scene, and more.

All this information results in a very clear impression of what the selected schools have to offer on every thinkable front that is relevant to the potential student. A world map, indicating the demographic spread of included schools, a comparison table, and a notebook section for the students' own research complete this guide.


Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Crafters
Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Crafters
Paperback      ISBN: 0486480410

Practical and aesthetically pleasing, thisvisual meditation on the constituents of good design considers all manner of construction, form, and ornamentation. It answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, concise, and practical directions. The book's appeal lies chiefly in the integrity of its own design, consisting of hand-lettered text and pleasingly styled and proportioned illustrations.
Author Burl N. Osburn addresses basic questions What are the qualities of good design, and how does balance affect design? What is good proportion, and how is ornament used? and explores design choices in a variety of expressions. Featured arts and crafts include the use of wrought iron, methods of cutting wood, the decoration of clay and leather, the basic textile structures, the nature of the tapestry weave and design of block-printed textile, the development of repeat pattern and the geometry of repeating ornament, and attaining typographic unity. Students learn to analyze a project's requirements, draw up specifications, and design the final product. A valuable guide for teachers and students, this volume also constitutes a practical resource for professional and amateur artists and crafters."

Domestic Aesthetic: Household Art 1920-1970
Domestic Aesthetic
Household Art 1920-1970
Hardcover      ISBN: 8874390173

Houseware design has succeeded in bringing together two worlds usually seen as contradictory: art and mass production. The mass-produced objects sleek and anonymously uniform have left their mark on their age through the technology applied, the materials used, the forms invented as well as their practicality, whether real or apparent. Household objects are true reflections of the period in which they were conceived, created, manufactured, promoted and sold to the masses, objective expressions of modernity, consumption, ways of life. Omnipresent, practical, often inexpensive, these objects have become commonplace, worthless to our jaded consumers' eyes; they have become 'invisible'. This book wishes to render justice to these everyday objects conceived by and for man but manufactured exclusively by machines. A true 'archaeologist of the Modern', Jean Bernard Hebey has uncovered and collected thousands of household objects in France, Italy, Belgium, the United Kingdom, but, above all, in the United

The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
The 99% Invisible City
A Field Guide to the Hidden World of Everyday Design
Hardcover      ISBN: 0358126606
A NEW YORK TIMES, WASHINGTON POST, USA TODAY, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER

" A] diverse and enlightening book . . . The 99% Invisible City is altogether fresh and imaginative when it comes to thinking about urban spaces."
--The New York Times Book Review

"Here is a field guide, a boon, a bible, for the urban curious. Your city's secret anatomy laid bare--a hundred things you look at but don't see, see but don't know. Each entry is a compact, surprising story, a thought piece, an invitation to marvel. Together, they are almost transformative. To know why things are as they are adds a satisfying richness to daily existence. This book is terrific, just terrific."
--Mary Roach, New York Times bestselling author of Stiff, Grunt, and Gulp

"The 99% Invisible City brings into view the fascinating but often unnoticed worlds we walk and drive through every day, and to read it is to feel newly alive and aware of your place in the world. This book made me laugh, and it made me cry, and it reminded me to always read the plaque."
--John Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Fault in Our Stars and Turtles All The Way Down

A beautifully designed guidebook to the unnoticed yet essential elements of our cities, from the creators of the wildly popular 99% Invisible podcast

Have you ever wondered what those bright, squiggly graffiti marks on the sidewalk mean?

Or stopped to consider why you don't see metal fire escapes on new buildings?

Or pondered the story behind those dancing inflatable figures in car dealerships?

99% Invisible is a big-ideas podcast about small-seeming things, revealing stories baked into the buildings we inhabit, the streets we drive, and the sidewalks we traverse. The show celebrates design and architecture in all of its functional glory and accidental absurdity, with intriguing tales of both designers and the people impacted by their designs.

Now, in The 99% Invisible City: A Field Guide to Hidden World of Everyday Design, host Roman Mars and coauthor Kurt Kohlstedt zoom in on the various elements that make our cities work, exploring the origins and other fascinating stories behind everything from power grids and fire escapes to drinking fountains and street signs. With deeply researched entries and beautiful line drawings throughout, The 99% Invisible City will captivate devoted fans of the show and anyone curious about design, urban environments, and the unsung marvels of the world around them.
Art of the Engineer
Art of the Engineer
Paperback      ISBN: 0879511281

The numerous drawings reproduced in this book offer a representative selection of the work produced for the transport industries - ships, railway engines, motor-cars, aeroplanes - during the past two hundred years. Many are superb examples of draughtsmanship, and a number are equal in quality to the best drawings of any kind. The illustrations can be looked at in two complementary ways. The drawings may be enjoyed for their visual quality alone, but it is also important to grasp their significance for the design and production processes to which they relate. As all the drawings were originally produced for a specific purpose, their place in the story of engineering needs to be understood. In their text and detailed captions, the authors place each drawing in its context and describe the development of the skills of draughtsmanship as they interacted with the entrepreneurial demands of rapidly developing technology. The book as a whole therefore makes an important contribution to the history of technology, as well as providing outstanding examples of the richness of the visual resources that emanated from the Industrial Revolution. This is an impressive work of scholarship that draws not just on the extensive collections of engineering drawings that exist in Britain (where the Industrial Revolution had its beginnings), but also from American and European sources. Drawings normally unseen and often unknown outside a small circle of specialists are now presented to a wider public.

Conran/Quant: Swinging London - A Lifestyle Revolution
Conran/Quant
Swinging London - A Lifestyle Revolution
Hardcover      ISBN: 1788840119

- Pays homage to 'the Chelsea Set', a bohemian, progressive clique that would change the course of sixties contemporary design, with a focus on Mary Quant and Terence Conran- Narrates the history of an era through a meld of biography, fashion photography and vintage ads- Informative, attractive, stylish - the perfect gift for someone with an eye for fashion"It is given to a fortunate few to be born at the right time, in the right place, with the right talents. In recent fashion there have been three: Chanel, Dior and Mary Quant." - Ernestine Carter. Transporting you back to London at the height of the Swinging Sixties, this book provides vital context for two of the biggest and boldest names in 'Pop' fashion: Mary Quant, alleged mother of the miniskirt, and Terence Conran, the entrepreneur behind the new wave of 'lifestyle' stores. Friends, associates and allies in design, Quant and Conran stood at the head of an informal but influential bohemian group who steered the rudder of style during the Pop era. 'The Chelsea Set' resist definition; there was no comprehensive members list. Conran/Quant: Swinging London - A Lifestyle Revolution explores the contributions of designers and artists from Laura and Bernard Ashley to Eduardo Paolozzi, Nigen Henderson and Alexander Plunket Greene, all of whom were essential generators of Sixties Style.