Etcetera is a lavishly photographed interiors book in which every image demonstrates a clear and easily replicable principle that will help transform a room without the need for expensive and permanent renovation. Sibella Court's style is very global, combining contemporary elements with antiques and junk-shop finds, textile ... read more
The book features over 500 of the most iconic graphic designs from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present day. Arranged in chronological order, the designs are accompanied by texts and illustrated with a range of imagery - includ... read more
Chairs displayed on their own as pure form. This is an overview of the 20th century. More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire artifact all reflect the st... read more
In the opinion of many comic book fans, the greatest comic books ever are those published in the 1950s by E.C. Comics under the auspices of publisher Bill Gaines. After inheriting the company, he changed the focus from western and romance comics to innovating in new genres of horror and science fiction.
Chanels combination of tradition, originality and style has always made it the most seductive of brands. Here the House of Chanel opens its private archives, revealing a galaxy of brilliant designs created by Coco Chanel from 1920 onwards. Dazzling clothes, intricate accessories, beautiful models and timeless design leave no ... read more
Surveying thirty-five years of Alan Fletcher's work, this book is an essay upon the design process as undertaken by a tireless and gifted individual. The thinking behind his solutions and methods are illustrated by a range of examples each accompanied by a full commentary from Jeremy Myerson.
Focuses on cartoonist Patrick McDonnell's work and includes a vast collection of his "Mutts" strips, sketches, artwork, sculpture and more. McDonnell's essay accompanies the illustrations, serving as autobiography, comic history, character explication and art history all rolled up into one.
All 5 volumes of the mega-selling series are back, and a new boxed set brings them together for the first time.
Salter's life and work bridged two continents and cultures, and spanned the severest political turmoil of the 20th century. Classic Book Jackets tells Salter's story and describes the innovative design thinking he brought to his design students. It includes more than 200 reproductions of his finest works.
This title features a companion CD ROM that provides 250 patterns in high-definition JPEG format along with PSD format from which you can freely manipulate and modify the patterns to customize them for your own use. This is an inspirational and highly practical reference and sourcebook for anyone working in the area of visual art.
From world-famous fashion designers such as Issey Miyake and Yohji Yamamoto and from innovative products such as the Sony Walkman and miniature digital cameras, to more disposable trends such as Hello Kitty, Pokemon and magna comics, it is now a fact of life that the best of what Japan designs today will be tomorrow be seen a... read more
The radical ideas associated with Postmodernism swept through the arts in the 1970s, but have always been hard to summarise. Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970-90 presents the movement as not merely an aesthetic vocabulary, but also as a subversive attitude - a new way of looking at the world. Bringing together practiti... read more
Surveying applied arts and industrial design from the 18th century to the present day, this book explores the dynamic relationship between design and manufacturing, and the technological, social and commercial context in which this relationship developed. The effects of a vastly enlarged audience for the products of modern de... read more
Featuring France's most sumptuous interiors, including the private havens of the world's leading designers, this book is a tribute to the refinement of French taste and savoir faire. Christiane de Nicolay-Mazery, furniture and antiques specialist for Christies of Paris, invites us into the heady luxury of various distinguishe... read more
The proof is in the package. No other book on the market explores global contemporary packaging to the extent and detail that "Package Design Now!" does. Practically everything you buy comes in some sort of package - some are just functional, while others strive to be as innovative, elegant, and eye-catching as possible. This... read more
This book contains stunning images for use as a graphic resource, or inspiration. All the illustrations are stored in high-resolution format on the enclosed free CD-ROM and are ready to use for professional quality printed media and web page design. The pictures can also be used to produce postcards, or to decorate your lette... read more
|Author:||Lou Andrea Savoir|
Brings together a wid evariety of patten designs and their variations, mapping the spectrum of its possible applications such as wllpaper, furniture, interior design, fabrics and more. Includes CD-Rom. First published 2007.