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  • A Century of Austrian Designby Tulga Beyerle; Karin Hirschberger

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 49.00

    «A Century of Austrian Design» offers a highly accessible overview of Austrian design culture from 1900 to the present against the background of the country?s extremely turbulent industrial history. In the process, the key aspects are explained in essays by celebrated experts. more...

  • KURT 3by Alois M. Müller; Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 44.95

    KURT: KULTUR, REFLEXION UND TRANSFER ? DAS NEUESTE JAHRBUCH DER HGK BASEL more...

  • Thinking Contemporary Curatingby Terry Smith; Kate Fowle

    Independent Curators International 2012; US$ 19.95

    What is contemporary curatorial thought? Current discourse on the topic is heating up with a new cocktail of bold ideas and ethical imperatives. these include: cooperative curating, especially with artists; the reimagination of museums; curating as knowledge production; the historicization of exhibitionmaking; and commitment to extra-artworld participatory... more...

  • Folk Arts of Japanby Hugo Munsterberg; Soetsu Yanagi

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.99

    With dozens of lovely photographs and insightful commentary, The Folk Arts of Japan deals with a rediscovered branch of Japanese art. Although these folkcraft creations have their roots in the country's ancient and colorful art tradition, their unassuming grace makes them unmistakably in harmony with modern functional design. The author, Dr.... more...

  • Design and Anthropologyby Dr Jared Donovan; Dr Wendy Gunn; Professor Tim Ingold

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Design and Anthropology challenges conventional thinking regarding the nature of design and creativity, in a way that acknowledges the improvisatory skills and perceptual acuity of people. Combining theoretical investigations and documentation of practice based experiments, it addresses methodological questions concerning the re-conceptualisation... more...

  • Einführung in das Methodische Konstruierenby Paul Naefe

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2012; US$ 29.99

    Dieses Lehrbuch orientiert sich an den VDI-Richtlinien 2221 und 2222. Ausgehend von der Beschreibung der betrieblichen Einordnung der Konstruktion wird anschaulich dargestellt, wie auf der Basis der Systemtechnik die Tätigkeit des Konstruierens mit methodischer Unterstützung effizient, zielsicher und mit optimalem Ergebnis erfolgen kann. Die Beschreibung... more...

  • Designing To Avoid Disasterby Thomas Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince's destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant's devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic and the collapse of housing prices, all stem from what author Thomas Fisher... more...

  • Designlandschaft Österreichby Tulga Beyerle; Karin Hirschberger

    Birkhäuser 2006; US$ 48.95

    »Designlandschaft Österreich«offeriert einen leicht fassbaren Überblick über die österreichische Designkultur von 1900 bis zur Gegenwart; dies vor dem Hintergrund der äußerst bewegten Industriegeschichte des Landes. Dabei werden die wesentlichen Aspekte in Form von Essays renommierter Experten erläutert. more...

  • The Antiques Magpieby Marc Allum

    Icon Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.19

    A fascinating compendium of absorbing history, stories, facts, anecdotes and puzzles from the world of antiques more...

  • Designers Don't Readby Austin Howe; Fredrik Averin

    Allworth Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Austin Howe is a creative director, writer, advocate, and cheerleader for design-but not a designer. He believes in the wonder and exuberance of someone who gets paid-by clients to do what he loves.? Howe places immense value on curiosity and passion to help designers develop a point of view, a strong voice. He explores the creative process and conceptualization,... more...