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  • Mingei: Japan's Enduring Folk Artsby Amaury Saint-Gilles

    Tuttle Publishing 1990; US$ 14.95

    This book introduces 16 exquisite and interesting folk-art items, describing their origins, showing how they are made and used, and relating the background of myth and folklore associated with each. Illustrated with many line drawings and color photographs, Mingei offers readers a concise and informative introduction to a rich and varied artistic... more...

  • Gute Gestaltung 15 ? Good Design 15by Deutscher Designer Club (DDC)

    Birkhäuser 2015; US$ 63.00

    Gute Gestaltung / Good Design 14 presents prizewinning designs from all disciplines. The works awarded prizes by the Deutscher Designer Club (DDC, German Designer Club) in its annual Gute Gestaltung (Good Design) competition demonstrate design excellence and skilful use of form. This book invites comparison, both within and between the various categories,... 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... more...

  • Designby John Heskett

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives. John Heskett goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalise objects. - ;John Heskett wants to transform the... 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,... 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...

  • The Design of Material, Organism, and Mindsby Silke Konsorski-Lang; Michael Hampe; Silke Lang

    Springer 2010; US$ 99.00

    Design is eminent throughout different disciplines of science, engineering, humanities, and art. However, within these fields their understanding differs significantly. There still is a profound lack of interdisciplinary research on these issues. The same words are not even guaranteed to carry the same meaning as soon as one crosses over to other disciplines.... more...

  • Understanding Colorby Linda Holtzschue

    Wiley 2012; US$ 65.00

    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. Take... more...