Books in category Design – History & Criticism

  • Adhocism

    Charles Jencks, Nathan Silver

    When this book first appeared in 1972, it was part of the spirit that would define a new architecture and design era–a new way of thinking ready to move beyond the purist doctrines and formal models of modernism.

  • Designers Users and Justice

    Designers, Users and Justice
    Turkka Keinonen

    How can we evaluate the user's experience of designed products and services? These fundamental questions are addressed in Designers, Users, and Justice, through a series of dialogues between a design scholar and a designer.

  • Elastic Architecture

    Elastic Architecture
    Stephen J. Phillips

    Twentieth-century architect Frederick Kiesler's innovative multidisciplinary practice responded to the ever-changing needs of the body in motion, anticipating the research-oriented practices of contemporary art and architecture.

  • Made in Canada

    Made in Canada
    Alan Elder

    Made in Canada looks at the development of Canadian craft, design, and culture through ambitious government programs meant to reinforce the country's identity as a modern, sophisticated, and autonomous nation.

  • Making Design Theory

    Making Design Theory
    Johan Redström

    A new approach to theory development for practice-driven research, proposing that theory is something made in and through design.

  • Analogous and Digital

    Analogous and Digital
    Otl Aicher

    Aicher's complete theoretical and practical writings on design (which include all other aspects of visual creativity, such as architecture) are available with this new edition of the classic work.

  • Street Furniture Design

    Street Furniture Design
    Eleanor Herring

    Eleanor Herring's unique study of street furniture in post-war Britain considers how objects which are now familiar parts of our urban environment were designed to populate public spaces.

  • Icons of Style Denim

    Icons of Style: Denim
    The Daily Street

    This comprehensive collection looks at the most iconic denim ever created, from the original Levi's 501s, through the birth of Japanese denim and up to the modern brands that have made denim the streetwear staple it is today – Evisu, Nudie, …

  • The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci

    The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
    Leonardo da Vinci

    Volume 1 of 2-volume set. Total of 1,566 extracts includes writings on painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, mining, inventions, and music. Dual Italian-English texts, with 186 plates plus over 500 additional drawings.

  • Oriental Interiors

    Oriental Interiors
    John Potvin

    Oriental Interiors is the first book to fully explore the formation and perception of eastern-inspired interiors from an orientalist perspective.

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