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Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design

Reading Images (2nd ed.)

The Grammar of Visual Design

Routledge (2005)

A comprehensive account of the grammar of visual design. Draws on examples from children's drawings...

How Designers Think

How Designers Think is based on Bryan Lawson's many observations of designers at work, interviews...

What Designers Know

Each chapter deals with a different technique from which we can best represent and make explicit the...

Design: A Very Short Introduction
OUP Oxford (2005)

This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily...

Design History: A Students' Handbook

Design History

A Students' Handbook


Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and...

Design: The Key Concepts

This is the essential student’s guide to Design – its practice, its theory and its history....

Global Design History

Globalism is often discussed using abstract terms, such as ‘networks’ or ‘flows’ and usually in...

Design and Ethics: Reflections on Practice

Design and Ethics

Reflections on Practice

Emma Felton, Oksana Zelenko and 1 more...

The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is...

Integral Sustainable Design: Transformative Perspectives

Integral Sustainable Design

Transformative Perspectives


This book offers practical and theoretical tools for more effective sustainable design solutions and...

Designing To Avoid Disaster: The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design

Designing To Avoid Disaster

The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design


Recent catastrophic events, such as the I-35W bridge collapse, New Orleans flooding, the BP oil...