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

    Birkhäuser 2012; US$ 32.00

    Hochkomplexe Muster beruhen auf einfachen Regeln. Muster und Musterbildung bekommen heute als Grundlage der Systematisierung und der Beschreibung hochkomplexer Vorgänge und Phänomene eine neue, zentrale Bedeutung. Welche Vorstellung von Muster muss im derzeitigen Architekturdiskurs verwendet werden? more...

  • Digitale Welt und Gestaltungby Tomás Maldonado

    Birkhäuser 2007; US$ 48.95

    An den Design- und Kunst-Hochschulen im deutschen Sprachraum wird das Designstudium zur wissenschaftlichen Disziplin. Der wohl einflussreichste Akteur in diesem Umfeld ist Tomás Maldonado. Dieser Band enthält eine Auswahl seiner wichtigsten Essays zu Problemen von Umwelt und Gestaltung, moderner Zivilisation, Technologie und Kultur. more...

  • Chromaby Petra Schmidt; Barbara Glasner

    Birkhäuser 2010; US$ 48.95

    Color is central to creative work. This illustrated book embraces the sensuous experience of color, inspiring and seducing the reader with projects by outstanding artists, designers, and architects like Gerhard Richter, Konstantin Grcic, and Sauerbruch Hutton, who have formulated characteristic chromatic worlds. more...

  • Wörterbuch Designby Michael Erlhoff; Timothy Marshall

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 62.95

    This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorial foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it. Covers and defines some 270 terms. more...

  • Design Dictionaryby Michael Erlhoff; Timothy Marshall; Laura Bruce; Steven Lindberg

    Birkhäuser 2008; US$ 62.95

    This dictionary provides a stimulating and categorial foundation for a serious international discourse on design. It is a handbook for everyone concerned with design in career or education, who is interested in it, enjoys it, and wishes to understand it. Covers and defines some 270 terms. more...

  • Design Historyby Dr Hazel Conway; Hazel Conway

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 43.95

    Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and shows some of the ways in which it can be studied and some of its delights and difficulties. No background knowledge of design history, art or architecture is assumed. more...

  • Reading Imagesby Gunther Kress; Theo Van Leeuwen

    Routledge 2005; US$ 48.95

    A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings to textbook illustrations, photo-journalism to fine art, as well as three-dimensional forms such as sculpture to examine how images convey meaning. more...

  • The Semantic Turnby Klaus Krippendorff

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 109.95

    Responding to cultural demands for meaning, user-friendliness, and fun as well as the opportunities of the emerging information society, The Semantic Turn boldly outlines a new science for design that gives designers previously unavailable grounds on which to state their claims and validate their designs. It sets the stage by reviewing the history... more...

  • What Designers Knowby Bryan Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 43.95

    Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the forms of knowledge used by designers. The book explores whether design knowledge is special, and attempts to get to the root of where design knowledge comes from. Crucially, it focuses on how designers use drawings in communicating their ideas and how... more...

  • How Designers Thinkby Bryan Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews with designers and their clients and collaborators. This extended work is the culmination of forty years' research and shows the belief that we all can, and do, design, and that we can learn to design better. The creative mind continues to have the power... more...