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.
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.
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.
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."
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 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.
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.
- 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.