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  • Die semantische Wendeby Klaus Krippendorff

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 50.95

    Bereits mit seiner Diplomarbeit an der Hochschule für Gestaltung Ulm «Über den Zeichen- und Symbolcharakter von Gegenständen» hatte Klaus Krippendorff den Grundstein dafür gelegt, was heute weltweit als der Kern von Design-Theorie angesehen wird. Als Ergebnis jahrzehntelanger Forschung legt der Autor in dieser Publikation jetzt die ultimative... more...

  • Patternby Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis; Andrea Gleiniger; Georg Vrachliotis

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 24.38

    As models and paradigms, patterns have been helping to orient architects since the Middle Ages. But patterns are also the basis of the history of ornament, an aesthetic phenomenon that links all times and cultures at a fundamental level. Ornament ? and hence pattern as well ? was abolished by the avant-garde in the first half of the twentieth century,... more...

  • Digitale Welt und Gestaltungby Tomás Maldonado

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 37.13

    An den Hochschulen für Design und Kunst im deutschen Sprachraum entwickelt sich das Designstudium zur wissenschaftlichen Disziplin. Der wohl wichtigste Akteur in diesem Umfeld ist Tomás Maldonado. Bevor er zum Rektor der HfG Ulm (Hochschule für Gestaltung) gewählt wurde, trat er mit einer Neuausrichtung der Grundlehre hervor. Er setzte... more...

  • Access for Allby Wolfgang Christ

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 47.76

    Access and accessibility are central themes in architecture and urbanism. The goal is to make buildings accessible both horizontally and vertically, as well as to provide them with technical infrastructure. But the aim is also to ensure the accessibility of whole streets, routes, parks, and squares, and even entire cities and regions. Today, access... more...

  • Chromaby Barbara Glasner; Petra Schmidt

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 26.51

    Designers and architects have to make decisions regarding color every day. But how does one find the necessary inspiration? The appropriate color? How do other designers and artists deal with the issue? With Chroma , the Greek word for color, as its title, this illustrated book provides answers to these questions and makes it clear that... more...

  • An Introduction to Design and Cultureby Penny Sparke

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed dramatically in the 21st century, the designer-hero is now... more...

  • Typography 34by Type Directors Club

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 17.99

    For over fifty years, the Type Directors Club has encouraged the worldwide graphic arts community to achieve excellence in typography through its annual international competitions. Typography 34 is the only annual devoted exclusively to typography and presents the finest work in the field for the year 2012. Selected from approximately 2300 international... more...

  • Mies van der Rohe. Das gebaute Werkby Carsten Krohn

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 74.32

    Diese grundlegende und umfassende Mies-Monografie betrachtet sein Werk von einem entwurfsbezogenen Standpunkt der Architektur aus: Sie rekonstruiert die Bauten in ihrem realisierten Zustand und sieht sie gleichsam auf Augenhöhe des heutigen Betrachters: als qualitätvolle und nach wie vor inspirierende Architektur eines großen Meisters... more...