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  • Mid-Century Modern Furnitureby Michael Crow

    F+W Media 2015; US$ 29.99 US$ 24.59

    Minimalist design--maximum style! In the middle of the last century, a new generation of designers sought to render furniture to its most essential forms. In doing so, they created timeless designs that defined Mid-Century Modern Style. From the sleek geometric lines of Bauhaus-inspired design to the sculptural shapes of Danish masters, this furniture... more...

  • Double Your Money in Antiquesby George Grotz

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    Popular antiques expert George Grotz reveals how to make real money in the antiques trade--must reading for every collector, auction-goer, and flea-market fanatic. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • Global Design Historyby Glenn Adamson; Giorgio Riello; Sarah Teasley

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 43.95

    Globalism is often discussed using abstract terms, such as ?networks? or ?flows? and usually in relation to recent history. Global Design History moves us past this limited view of globalism, broadening our sense of this key term in history and theory. Individual chapters focus our attention on objects, and the stories they can tell us about cultural... more...

  • Mies van der Rohe ? The Built Workby Carsten Krohn

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 98.00

    This essential and comprehensive Mies monograph focuses in its analysis on Mies? design intentions: it reconstructs the buildings in their orginal state, examines them from the present day persepctive and rediscovers the inspiring architecture of a great modern master.The book presents eighty of Mies' works in chronological order. more...

  • Responding to Chaosby David N Buck

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.95

    A celebration of a unique culture and its experience of design, this sensitive text is a timely examination of Japanese design at the start of a new century. The country's economic boom in the 1980s produced a surge of interest in land and building, and consequently in design in all its forms. From restaurant interiors to products, from private housing... more...

  • Design: The Key Conceptsby Catherine McDermott

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 34.95

    This is the essential student?s guide to Design ? its practice, its theory and its history. Drawing from a wide range of international examples, respected design writer Catherine McDermott explores key topics including: international design ? from Europe to Africa design history ? from Art Nouveau to punk sustainable design, recycling and green... more...

  • Modernism in Designby Paul Greenhalgh

    Reaktion Books 1997; US$ 39.00

    Ten new and important essays on design cover Modernism's fortunes in Germany, Italy, Sweden, Britain, Spain, Belgium and the USA; they range in subject matter from world fairs and everyday domestic objects to American West coast architecture and French and Italian furniture.With essays by Tim Benton, Gillian Naylor, Penny Sparke, Wendy Kaplan, Clive... more...

  • Dutch Designby Mienke Simon Thomas

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00

    Mienke Simon Thomas details the groundbreaking accomplishments and popular products of Dutch design in Dutch Design Culture. more...

  • Dictionary of Ecodesignby Ken Yeang; Lillian Woo

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 75.00

    The first guide to the terminology of sustainable design. Written by an internationally renowned expert in the field, this illustrated dictionary provides over 1500 definitions and explanations of ecodesign terms. Providing a unique resource for the practitioner and student, this book leaves the reader free to 'dip' in and out of the book allowing... more...

  • Understanding Colorby Linda Holtzschue

    Wiley 2012; US$ 70.00 US$ 60.67

    Make Sound Color Choices Now in an updated Fourth Edition, Understanding Color helps you connect the dots between your emotional, intuitive responses to color and the theories that explain them. From this authoritative and easy-to-follow resource, you'll learn how to use color more comfortably, creatively, and effectively than ever before. ... more...