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  • The Politics of Knowledge Work in the Post-Industrial Cultureby René Stettler

    Birkhäuser 2014; US$ 54.00

    Cultural work and knowledge are the central topics of this book and intersect with many of the concerns on how to involve the general public in scientific, technological and economic developments to address urgent changes often deemed to be of a highly scientific nature ? including climate change, sustainability, environment and development.... more...

  • Antiquing For Dummiesby Ron Zoglin; Deborah Shouse

    Wiley 2011; US$ 15.99

    “This is a fun and painless way to give yourself a firm grounding in the wide wonderful world of antiques and collectibles.” Kyle Husfloen, Managing Editor, Antique Trader Weekly and Antique Trader’s Antiques & Collectibles Price Guide Do you love to poke around estate sales and antique shops, but can’t tell the difference... more...

  • Irlandby Markus Bäuchle

    Ch. Links Verlag 2013; US$ 10.38

    Grüne Wiesen, Schafe, Whiskey, bunte Cottages und freundliche, redselige Menschen mit viel Zeit. Kein Land in Europa provozierte so viele Wohlfühl-Klischees wie Irland, die grüne Insel im Atlantik. Markus Bäuchle kennt das kleine Land mit der bewegten Geschichte seit Ende der 1970er Jahre. Im Jahr 2000 siedelte er auf die Insel über. Er hat das traditionelle... more...

  • Design Disastersby Steven Heller

    Allworth Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    The thrill of victory…the agony of defeat.  We're not talking about just any failure. Design failure. So public. So humiliating. How do designers who are really, really good (we swear!) turn a disaster into a triumph? Read this book and find out, as dozens of top names reveal the heartbreaking—and sometimes hilarious—mistakes they have made and talk... more...

  • Things Chineseby Ronald G. Knapp; Michael Freeman

    Tuttle Publishing 2012; US$ 24.95

    A source of fascination to the West, China's renowned art objects and traditional manufactured products have long been sought by collectors. Things Chinese presents sixty distinctive items that are typical of Chinese culture and together present a window onto the people, the history and the society of the world's largest nation. Featuring descriptions... 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...