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  • Chromaby Barbara Glasner; Petra Schmidt

    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...

  • 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...

  • An Anthology of Theories and Models of Designby

    Springer London 2014; US$ 179.00

    Comprehensive listing of theories and models of design Provides the reader with the results of empirical research to validate the theories and models covered Gives the philosophical underpinnings of theories and models more...

  • Antiques on the Cheapby James W. McKenzie

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2012; US$ 18.95

    Introduction Part I: Buying 1 Taking the Mystery out of Auctions 2 Other Sources of Merchandise 3 What You Shouldn't Buy 4 What You Should Buy 5 Getting Good Things for Nothing Part II: Improving 6 Cleaning Wood Furniture 7 Marbleizing and Other Trick Finishes 8 If You Absolutely Must Strip 9 Refinishing 10 Trunk Restoration for the Amateur 11... 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...

  • Becoming Designersby Esther Dudley; Stuart Mealing

    Intellect 2000; US$ 10.00

    Design Research is an area that is both current and growing, but texts on the subjects are in short supply. This book is a response to the vitality of discussion within journals and at conferences, and it intends to place Design Research in its rightful place at the heart of studio-based education and practice. Offering a valuable context within which... more...

  • The Designerby Rosemary Sassoon

    Intellect 2008; US$ 10.00

    Design is one of the most fast-paced fields in the art world, as professionals, students and teachers must reckon with new technologies before the older versions have much time to collect dust. In The Designer, Rosemary Sassoon surveys fifty years of change in the world of design, evaluating the skills that have been lost, how new techniques affect... more...

  • Visualizing Researchby Carole Gray

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 69.95

    A practical guide to research methods in art and design, explaining and assessing approaches most suited to creative disciplines. The book describes each stage of research and includes real project examples. more...

  • Designers Visionaries and Other Storiesby Jonathan Chapman

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 47.95

    Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative... more...