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Books on Design Theory, Aesthetics and History

    

FORTHCOMING TITLES & RECENT RELEASES

Charas: The Improbable Dome Builders
Introduction by Buckminster Fuller. Text by Syeus Mottel. Interview by Ben Estes.

A story of the ’70s: when six New York ex-gangsters met Buckminster Fuller and built a geodesic dome

In 1970 a meeting took place in an empty loft on the Lower East Side of Manhattan between >>more

Pioneer Works Press/The Song Cave
ISBN 9781945711053
US $27.00 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018
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Design Is Storytelling
By Ellen Lupton.

Ellen Lupton, award-winning author of Thinking with Type and How Posters Work, demonstrates how storytelling shapes great design

Good design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9781942303190
US $17.95 CAN $23.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017
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Design as an Attitude
By Alice Rawsthorn. Edited by Clément Dirié.

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives—and it has never been more exciting. At a time when so many aspects of our lives are changing at a relentless speed on an >>more

JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783037645215
US $29.95 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 192 pgs / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/26/2018
Forthcoming

Less Is a Bore: Reflections on Memphis
Edited by Julia Höner, Monika Schnetkamp. Text by Julia Höner, Tido von Oppeln, Oliver Tepel.

Enamored of decorative ornament, posing a challenge to modernism’s hegemony and drawing inspiration from the realm of architecture, the provocative designs of the Italian group Memphis (1981–88) caused something of a stir.

Less Is a Bore: >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051293
US $28.00 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Hbk, 5.25 x 8 in. / 144 pgs / 35 color / 35 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/22/2017
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Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design and Fashion
Text by Marta Ruiz del Árbol, Cécile Godefroy, Matteo de Leeuw-de Monti.

The many talents of the Parisian avant-garde’s Renaissance woman

Sonia Delaunay: Art, Design, Fashion provides a unified vision of the modernist pioneer’s work in painting, theatrical sets, advertising, interiors, fashion and textiles. Published for a landmark >>more

Fundación Colección Thyssen-Bornemisza
ISBN 9788417173012
US $49.95 CAN $64.95 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 9.5 in. / 236 pgs / 184 color / 52 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/24/2017
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VISUAL BOOK INDEX | ACTIVE BACKLIST

100 Years of Swiss Design
Edited by Christian Brändle, Renate Menzi, Arthur Rüegg.

100 Years of Swiss Design offers a new perspective of Switzerland’s achievements in furniture and product design. The book presents the essential historical designs in chronological sequence, from the regional roots of the early days >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784419
US $70.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 12.75 in. / 376 pgs / 927 images.
Pub Date: 02/20/2015
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A5/06: HfG Ulm
Edited by Jens Müller.

The Ulm School of Design (HfG Ulm) ranks among the world’s most important institutions of the 20th century in modernist design. Its founders Inge Aicher-Scholl, Otl Aicher and Max Bill wanted to contribute to the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784136
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 182 images.
Pub Date: 02/27/2014
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A5/07: Rolf Muller
Edited by Jens Müller.

This book is the first monograph dedicated to the designer Rolf Müller who is known above all for his design of the visual identity of the Munich Olympic Games in 1972. Shortly after graduating from >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784143
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 350 images.
Pub Date: 02/27/2014
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AC/DC: Contemporary Art/Contemporary Design
Text by Paola Antonelli, Anthony Dunne, Alice Rawsthorn, Hal Foster, Gaetano Pesce, Wava Carpenter, Alexandra Midal, et al. AC/DC: Contemporary Art/Contemporary Design tackles the difficult, traditionally divisive relationship between art and design. Recently, new practices and perspectives in both worlds have surfaced, putting this division under new scrutiny. An overview of the topic >>more

JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783037640128
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 280 pgs / 94 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/31/2009
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Apple
By Ken Miki.

With Apple, Ken Miki playfully presents a complete basic course in visual communication — all based on a simple and familiar object: the apple. First, all five senses are activated in a step-by-step analysis of >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037783863
US $42.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 164 pgs / 224 images.
Pub Date: 01/21/2014
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Are We Human? Notes on an Archaeology of Design
By Beatriz Colomina.

The question Are We Human? is both urgent and ancient. Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley offer a multilayered exploration of the intimate relationship between human and design and rethink the philosophy of design in a >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785119
US $20.00 CAN $26.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 288 pgs / 181 images.
Pub Date: 01/15/2017
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Are We Human? The Design of the Species - 2 seconds, 2 days, 2 years, 200 years, 200,000 years
Edited by Beatriz Colomina.

This kaleidoscopic book documents the 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial curated by Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley in the words of the curators and all the participants, starting with the polemical Biennial Manifesto that launched the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785126
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 576 pgs / 904 images.
Pub Date: 01/25/2017
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As Long as It's Pink
By Penny Sparke. What is the legacy of the architectural and design movement of the mid-twentieth century? Did it deliver its promised vision of an egalitarian, democratic society supported by aesthetically simple, mass-produced goods whose forms fulfilled their >>more

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
ISBN 9780919616516
US $25.00 CAN $30.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2010
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Bauhaus News: Contemporary Remarks
Contributions by Greg Castillo, Felipe Hernandez, Partha Mitter, Wolfgang Schäffner, Marion von Osten, Eva Forgacs, Mary Jane Jacob, Angelika Kollert, Lillet Breddels, Pedro Alonso, Hugo Palmarola, Boris Buden, Dasha Paramonova. In 2019 the Bauhaus will celebrate its hundredth anniversary! Preparations for the centenary have raised a host of questions: To what extent is the Bauhaus tied to a place, and how can its essence be >>more

Spector Books/Bauhaus Kooperation Berlin Dessau Weimar
ISBN 9783959050579
US $29.00 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 160 pgs / 20 color.
Pub Date: 02/01/2015
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Brutal Beauty: Violence and Contemporary Design
Edited by Marta Herford. Text by Max Borka, Friederike Fast, Roland Nachtigäller. Whether in political conflicts or conflicts in everyday life, the subject of violence is ever-present. But how do designers deal with violence? This book explores this topic, including works by Barnaby Barford, Ray and Charles >>more

Kerber
ISBN 9783735602169
US $24.95 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.75 x 7.75 in. / 176 pgs / 129 color / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016
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Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time
By Natalia Ilyin. Foreword by Susan S. Szenasy. In Chasing the Perfect writer/designer Natalia Ilyin delivers her astute, incisive and humorous observations on design and the world it has molded. According to Ilyin, “Modern design is based on deeply idealist notions, and its >>more

Metropolis Books
ISBN 9781933045214
US $30.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 6 x 9 in. / 192 pgs / 25 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/15/2005
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Co-Op Principle: Hannes Meyer and the Concept of Collective Design
Edited by Raquel Franklin. Text by Claudia Perren, Astrid Volpert. Edition Bauhaus 48 Cooperatives, sharing communities, co-housing — the collective is in high demand. At the end of the 1920s the Bauhaus took a keen interest in addressing questions surrounding the relationship between society and >>more

Spector Books/Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau
ISBN 9783959050104
US $20.00 CAN $26.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 97 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2016
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Contemporary Glass Art
Foreword Chantal Prod'Hom. Text by Bettina Tschumi, Rosmarie Lippuner, Gabrielle Guth, Susanne K. Frantz, Jean Luc Olivié, Catherine Vandour, Helmut Ricke, Catherine Montouchet-Zoritchak. At more than 400 pages, this catalogue of the amazing contemporary glass collection of the MUDAC, or Museum of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts in Lausanne, Switzerland, features work by 310 artists from the 1960s >>more

La Bibliothèque des Arts
ISBN 9782884531276
US $80.00 CAN $95.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8.75 x 9 in. / 405 pgs / illustrated throughout
Pub Date: 07/01/2007
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Criss & Cross: Design from Switzerland 1860-2007
Texts by Ariana Pradal, Köbi Gantenbein. From Le Corbusier to the Helvetica font, Switzerland has produced some of the most influential product and graphic design of the twentieth century. This sleek volume collects the best examples spanning from the early twentieth >>more

La Bibliothèque des Arts
ISBN 9782884531344
US $65.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.5 / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007
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Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People
By Emily Pilloton. Foreword by Allan Chochinov. In January of 2008, with a thousand dollars, a laptop and an outsized conviction that design can change the world, rising San Francisco-based product designer and activist Emily Pilloton launched Project H Design, a radical >>more

Metropolis Books
ISBN 9781933045955
US $34.95 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8 x 8 in. / 304 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2009
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Design for the Good Society
Edited by Max Bruinsma. Text by Victor Margolin, Nynke Tromp, Bert van Meggelen. This publication celebrates the conclusion of five editions of the Utrecht Manifest, the biennial dedicated to social aspects of design. Compiling ten years of critical reflection on engaged design, the book also outlines possible future >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462082052
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10 in. / 224 pgs / 225 color.
Pub Date: 08/25/2015
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Design in Question
Edited by Ruedi Baur.

In 2009, Ruedi Baur, Design2context, and the renowned Elisava School of Design in Barcelona launched a call for “Questions on Design” in order to create a typographical wall in the entrance area of Elisava. About >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037782804
US $28.00 CAN $37.50 TRADE
Hbk, 3 x 4 in. / 384 pgs / 15 images.
Pub Date: 05/01/2012
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Designing Design
By Kenya Hara.

Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784501
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 472 pgs / 389 images.
Pub Date: 03/20/2015
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Don't Brand My Public Space
Edited by Ruedi Baur.

Please Don't Brand My Public Space is a critical investigation of the visual strategies employed to identify and brand political spaces. Isn't it about time to look at their often banal images as part of >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037783481
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 1669 images.
Pub Date: 11/25/2013
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Dutch Design Yearbook 2009
Edited by Timo de Rijk, Vincent van Baar, Bert van Meggelen. Whether in industrial design, fashion, graphic design or architecture, Dutch design has won international acclaim in recent years. This first edition of the Dutch Design Yearbook, which comes in four different-colored covers, presents an overview >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056626983
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 216 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2010
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Dutch Design Yearbook 2010
Edited by Timo de Rijk, Vincent van Baar, Antoine Achten, Bert van Meggelen. Text by Glenn Adamson, Rick Poynor, Aaron Betsky. Following the success of the first Dutch Design Yearbook (2009), produced to record the recent ascent of the Netherlands to the forefront of European design, the editorial team of Timo de Rijk, Antoine Achten, Vincent >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056627553
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 216 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 01/31/2011
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Dutch Design Yearbook 2011
Edited by Timo de Rijk, Antoine Achten, Hans van de Markt. The third Dutch Design Yearbook offers an overview of more than 60 of the best designs produced in the Netherlands in 2010 and 2011 in the fields of spatial design, product design, fashion and graphic >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056628314
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 216 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 02/29/2012
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Dutch Design Yearbook 2012
Edited by Timo de Rijk, Antoine Achten, Hans van de Markt. Text by Damon Taylor, Angelique Spaninks et al. The fourth Dutch Design Yearbook presents an overview of more than 60 of the best projects in urban design, product design, fashion and graphic design produced in the Netherlands in 2011–2012. This substantial publication is >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462080225
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 216 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/31/2013
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Dutch Design Yearbook 2013
Edited by Timo de Rijk, Antoine Achten, Joost Alferink, Hans van de Markt. Text by Koert van Mensvoort, Louise Schouwenberg, Henk Oosterling. The Dutch Design Yearbook surveys more than 60 of the best product, fashion and graphic designs produced in the Netherlands from 2012 to 2013. The yearbook also attempts to predict which designs will prove the >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462081000
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2014
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Dutch Design Yearbook 2014
Edited by Timo de Rijk, Joost Alferink, Jan Konings, Richard van der Laken. The Dutch Design Yearbook offers a multifaceted survey of the best designs produced in the Netherlands in the fields of spatial design, product design, fashion and graphic design. This year's edition additionally focuses on those >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789462081666
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015
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Ex-formation
By Kenya Hara.

For Kenya Hara, design begins with comprehension of the unknown. In contrast to 'information,' 'exformation' describes how little we really know and thus becomes the starting point for any type of design. Based on a >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784662
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 4.75 x 6.25 in. / 480 pgs / 500 images.
Pub Date: 11/30/2015
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Face au Brand Territorial
Edited by Ruedi Baur.

Please Don't Brand My Public Space is a critical investigation of the visual strategies employed to identify and brand political spaces. Isn't it about time to look at their often banal images as part of >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037783542
US $55.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 1669 images.
Pub Date: 05/22/2014
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Findings on Light
Edited by Hester Aardse.

Based on the idea that creativity and curiosity are fundamental to both art and science, PARS presents their third work in their “Findings on . . .” series. It presents works centered around the topic >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784907
US $39.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.75 x 10.5 in. / 208 pgs / 280 images.
Pub Date: 12/05/2016
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First Read This
Text by Ed van Hinte, Michel van Tooren. Systems engineering is not an exact science, nor is it a guarantee of good quality. It is an aid design, which is itself predicated on many assumptions. More than anything, it is a medium for >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789064506437
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 04/30/2013
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Flying Lightness: Promises for Structural Elegance
Text by Adriaan Beukers, Ed van Hinte. Flying Lightness paints a picture of a heroic century of aircraft development against the background of steadily increasing travel speeds. Since the Wright brothers made their first brief flight over 100 years ago, aircraft construction >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789064505386
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9 in. / 135 pgs / 30 color / 250 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/30/2013
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Foundation Design Studio
Text by Gilead Duvshani. What is design? How is design taught? What is the starting point for a design course? Is there a clear method for teaching design? In this volume, professor Gilead Duvshani engages these questions, introducing a >>more

Wasmuth
ISBN 9783803032119
US $42.00 CAN $50.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 244 pgs / 300 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2010
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French Design
By Alain Lardet, Anne Bony.

A tribute to excellence in the know-how of leading French firms. This book is a tribute to the excellence of twenty-five leading French firms, such as Baccarat, Christofle, Hermès, and S.T. Dupont, which have succeeded >>more

Skira
ISBN 9788857214092
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 280 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 12/26/2012
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From the South Seas
Edited by Christraud M. Geary. Essays by Michael Gunn and Christraud M. Geary. From New Guinea to New Zealand, Easter Island to Hawaii, the Pacific region known as Oceania has long excited the Western imagination, but its traditional sculptures, pots and paintings have only recently been studied and >>more

MFA Publications
ISBN 9780878466979
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Clothbound, 9 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 90 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/01/2006
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Global Design
Edited by Angeli Sachs. Contributions by Beatriz Colomina, Angeli Sachs, Philip Ursprung, Jeroen van Rooijen.

This volume surveys the ways in which our globalized world has manifested itself in design since ca 1970, and the ways in which design has evolved to serve a globalized world. The point of departure >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037782101
US $30.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 320 pgs / 350 images.
Pub Date: 03/25/2010
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Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia
Edited with text by Andrew Blauvelt. Text by Greg Castillo, Esther Choi, Alison Clarke, Hugh Dubberly, Ross Elfline, Craig Peariso, Tina Rivers Ryan, Catharine Rossi, Simon Sadler, Felicity Scott, Lorraine Wild with David Karwan. Interviews by Adam Gildar, Susan Snodgrass, Elizabeth Glass. Hippie Modernism examines the art, architecture and design of the counterculture of the 1960s and early 1970s. The catalogue surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological, ecological and >>more

Walker Art Center
ISBN 9781935963097
US $55.00 CAN $65.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 448 pgs / 200 color / 80 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015
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How to Break the Rules of Brand Design in 10+8 Easy Exercises
Introduction by Beppe Finessi. Text by Stefano Caprioli, Pietro Corraini. For many years, the concept of "branding" involved the creation of a distinct graphic element that could be produced on everything involved with a particular brand. This cheeky handbook, produced under the welcome influence of >>more

Edizioni Corraini
ISBN 9788875701642
US $15.00 CAN $17.50 TRADE
Pbk, 4.5 x 6.5 in. / 88 pgs / 33 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/01/2009
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In Reserve: The Household!
Edited with text by Regina Bittner, Elke Krasny. Text by Rosie Cox, Adam Drazin, Katherine Gibson, Rania Ghosn, Hilde Heynen, Maliha Safri, Stefani Bardin, Katja Szymczak. Contributions by Gemma Savio, Chloé Roubert, Irma del Valle, Iris Lacoudre, Alison Hugill, Andres Jaque, Sarah Bonnemaison, Zissis Kotionis, Phoebe Giannisi, Yane Calovski, Mauro Gil-Fournier, et al. “How are we to live in a way that is healthy and economical?” One answer to this question was provided by Ernst Jahn’s film of the same name ("Wie wohnen wir gesund und wirtschaftlich?," 1926–28), >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959050913
US $39.00 CAN $49.95 TRADE
Pbk, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 270 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/09/2016
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LEAP Dialogues: Career Pathways in Design for Social Innovation
Edited by Mariana Amatullo, Bryan Boyer, Liz Danzico, Andrew Shea. The professional landscape for design in social innovation has reached a critical moment. Designers are now acting as mediators, synthesizers and key contributors of social and environmental challenges at a strategic level. Organizations are recognizing >>more

Designmatters at ArtCenter College of Design
ISBN 9780996196420
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 360 pgs / 86 duotone.
Pub Date: 07/26/2016
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Letters only

This publication casts light on the spectrum of the script poster, using consistent reduction to type and without any illustrative or geometrical elements. The script poster enjoyed its first heyday around 1915, with the discovery >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037782064
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 96 pgs / 114 images.
Pub Date: 08/21/2010
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Léo Favier: What, You Don't Know Grapus?
Grapus [ \gra-´pUEs] is a French graphic design collective founded in Paris immediately following the student protests of May 1968. The group saw life as a field for experimentation, putting the new political, social, and >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783944669496
US $25.00 CAN $32.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/01/2015
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Made in the Americas
Text by Dennis Carr, Gauvin Alexander Bailey, Timothy Brook, Mitchell Codding, Karina H. Corrigan, Donna Pierce. Made in the Americas reveals the overlooked history of Asia's profound influence on the arts of the colonial Americas. Beginning in the 16th century, European outposts in the New World, especially those in New Spain, >>more

MFA Publications, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878468126
US $50.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 09/29/2015
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Max Bill's View of Things
Edited by Lars Müller.

The international touring exhibition “Die gute Form” was conceived by Max Bill on behalf of the Swiss Werkbund and was shown for the first time in 1949 at the Basel Mustermesse trade fair. The exhibition >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037783726
US $49.00 CAN $62.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 106 images.
Pub Date: 02/20/2015
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Mixed Matters: A Multi-Material Design Compendium
Edited by Kostas Grigoriadis. When describing a proposal to send the world’s first 3D-printed satellite into space by 2020, scientists from the European Space Agency pointed out that composite materials are now predominant in the sciences. Although the capabilities >>more

JOVIS
ISBN 9783868594218
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 160 pgs / 72 color.
Pub Date: 10/25/2016
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Modern Swedish Design
Edited by Lucy Creagh, Helena Kåberg, Barbara Miller Lane. Text by Lucy Creagh, Kenneth Frampton, Barbara Miller Lane, Helena Kåberg. Although modern Swedish design has exercised an extraordinary influence on international architecture and interior furnishings since the early twentieth century, some of the crucial generative writings on the subject have not been widely translated, and >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870707223
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7.25 x 10.5 in. / 320 pgs / 18 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/01/2008
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Neo-prehistory
Edited by Andrea Branzi.

Exist, orient, store, inebriate, measure, exchange, store, recite, write, think, navigate, love, share, rule, play, boil, adore, pierce, kill . . . The curators Andrea Branzi and Kenya Hara selected one hundred verbs, connected to >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037784938
US $39.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 122 images.
Pub Date: 08/25/2016
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Ruedi Baur Integral
By Ruedi Baur.

Previously unpublished new projects are thematically integrated into the evolution of Baur's oeuvre. The book thus reveals a conceptual and design constant, or even fascination, in the work of Ruedi Baur. Thus the book reveals >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037781340
US $80.00 CAN $100.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 480 pgs / 200 images.
Pub Date: 01/25/2010
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School For Design Fiction
A School for Design Fiction was convened on November 8, 2013 at the Gallery for Contemporary Art, Leipzig. This itinerant school employs the curious genre of ‘design fiction’ to assert storytelling as the primary function >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783944669274
US $35.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/01/2014
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Space For Visual Research
The Space for Visual Research was established at the Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2013 as a workshop and laboratory for experimental research into new graphic, abstract and visual worlds. The Space’s mission is to support the >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783944669809
US $42.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9 x 12.75 in. / 184 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/01/2014
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Spector Cut + Paste: #1-4
Spector cut+paste was a magazine as permanent workshop; the beginnings of what would later become Leipzig-based publisher Spector Books. It was in these pages that Spector's editors discovered the themes that still emerge in their >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783944669045
US $27.00 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Pbk, 10 x 12 in. / 472 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 09/01/2013
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Studio Najbrt: Life Happiness Surprise
The Czech graphic design studio Najbrt has carved out an extraordinary spot in its home market: total ubiquity. Founder and principal Ales Najbrt designs books (Czech100 Design Icons), magazines (Raut), dinner plates (with abstract calligraphic >>more

Torst
ISBN 9788072152988
US $48.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 272 pgs / 1280 color.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007
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Super Normal
By Naoto Fukasawa.

The designers Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa have compiled 204 everyday objects in search of “super normal design”: alongside examples of anonymous design like the Swiss Rex vegetable peeler or a simple plastic bag, there >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037781067
US $34.95 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 128 pgs / 264 images.
Pub Date: 04/23/2007
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Szenasy, Design Advocate
Edited by Ann S. Hudner, Akiko Busch. Foreword by John Hockenberry. Preface by Ann S. Hudner. Introduction by Akiko Busch. For more than 30 years, Susan S. Szenasy’s voice has resonated as an editor-in-chief, writer, teacher, moderator, filmmaker and lecturer. In all of these roles, her advocacy for ethical, sustainable, human-centered design has been her >>more

Metropolis Books
ISBN 9781938922398
US $29.95 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 353 pgs / 32 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014
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Taking a Line for a Walk
Edited with text by Nina Paim, Emilia Bergmark, Corinne Gisel. Assignments can give instructions, describe an exercise, present a problem, set out rules, propose a game, stimulate a process, or simply throw out questions. Taking a Line for a Walk brings attention to something that is often neglected: >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959050814
US $40.00 CAN $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 10 x 8.75 in. / 272 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/09/2016
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The Bauhaus: #itsalldesign
Edited by Mateo Kries, Jolanthe Kugler.

The Vitra Design Museum's definitive, 464-page survey of Bauhaus art, design, architecture, teaching, and philosophy reproduces numerous never-before-published artworks and photographs.

This volume offers the most comprehensive overview of the extended concept of design that was >>more

Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783945852026
US $80.00 CAN $95.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.5 x 10 in. / 464 pgs / 400 color.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015
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The Design Encyclopedia
The Museum of Modern Art Design Encyclopedia is the most comprehensive design reference guide to date. Compiled over the last 15 years by Mel Byars, in consultation with an international team of design experts, The >>more

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ISBN 9780870700125
US $65.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Clothbound, 7.5 x 10.25 in. / 832 pgs / 700 color.
Pub Date: 06/02/2004
Awaiting stock
Top This and Other Parables of Design
By Phil Patton. Introduction by Edward Tufte. Foreword by Caroline Baumann. In September 2015 the world lost Phil Patton--prolific design writer, teacher and tantalizing wordsmith. Patton’s insatiable curiosity, sense of humor and keen eye made for the most compelling reads. Whether he was chronicling design minutia, >>more

Cooper Hewitt
ISBN 9781942303152
US $17.95 CAN $23.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 296 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016
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Under the Radar
Edited by Jan-Frederik Bandel, Annette Gilbert, Tania Prill. The mid-1960s witnessed a boom in underground and selfpublished works. Hectographs, mimeographs, and offset printing not only allowed for the production of small, lowcost print runs but also promote a unique aesthetic: using wild mock-ups, >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959051040
US $45.00 CAN $57.50 TRADE
Pbk, 13.25 x 9.75 in. / 368 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 02/02/2017
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Why Design Now? National Design Triennial
Text by Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, Cynthia Smith. Why design now? As issues of ecology and sustainable living continue to gain in urgency and topicality, design has come to the forefront of the arts as the discipline best equipped to meet today's challenges. >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9780910503877
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 11 / 192 pgs / 370 color.
Pub Date: 05/31/2010
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William Morris: Words & Wisdom
William Morris (1834-1896) was a radical thinker whose democratic vision for society and art has continued to influence designers, artists and writers to this day. He was a gifted poet, architect, painter, writer and textile >>more

National Portrait Gallery
ISBN 9781855144941
US $19.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014
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Ydessa Hendeles: From Her Wooden Sleep...
This artist’s book interprets From Her Wooden Sleep... Toronto-based artist-curator Ydessa Hendeles’ (born 1948) multilayered meditation on difference, diversity and group dynamics. Central to the show inspired by and mounted at London’s Institute of Contemporary >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775741033
US $95.00 CAN $120.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 480 pgs / 312 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016
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Anni & Josef Albers
Edited by Brenda Danilowitz, Heinz Liesbrock. Text by Brenda Danilowitz, Jenny Anger, Kiki Gilderhus, et al. Josef Albers (1888–1976) was a highly influential painter, color theorist and teacher--a monumental figure in international postwar art and aesthetics; his wife and artistic equal, Anni Albers (1899–1994), created important textile artworks as well as >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775720571
US $60.00 CAN $70.00 TRADE
Hardback, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 228 pgs / 172 color / 69 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008
Out of print
Collections/Connections
Foreword by Pierre-Olivier Rollin. Introduction by Françoise Foulon. Text by Silvana Annicchiarico. This excellent collection of twentieth and twenty-first century design features key examples of the last century's best industrial objects from the Art Nouveau period to the present, with pieces by Gustave Serrurier-Bovy, Shiro Kuramata, Ettore >>more

Stichting Kunstboek
ISBN 9789058562333
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 9 x 9 in. / 120 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007
Out of print
Designing Design
By Kenya Hara.

Representing a new generation of designers in Japan, Kenya Hara (born 1958) pays tribute to his mentors, using long overlooked Japanese icons and images in much of his work. In Designing Design, he impresses upon >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037781050
US $70.00 CAN $90.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 472 pgs.
Pub Date: 07/23/2007
Out of print

Every Thing Design
Edited by Christian Brändle, Verena Formanek. Text by Christian Brändle, Glenn Adamson. The great Dutch book designer Irma Boom designed this handsome, hefty gem, which features 700 prints, posters and other objects from the collection of Zurich's Gestaltung Museum. It is a collection renowned worldwide for its >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775723312
US $45.00 CAN $55.00 TRADE
Hbk, 4.75 x 6 in. / 800 pgs / 600 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2009
Out of print
Everything But the Walls
By Jasper Morrison.

Jasper Morrison's name is not associated with spectacular consumer design products. Instead, he has chosen to align himself from the start with an approach that designers often return to after careers spent otherwise: simple and >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037780640
US $59.00 CAN $76.50 TRADE
Pbk, 8.75 x 11 in. / 256 pgs / 300 images.
Pub Date: 06/12/2006
Out of print

Hole In The Wall
Edited by Judith M. Grieshaber. Text by Manfred Kr‡plien. This book comes right to the point, three pages in: Man becomes stupid and ugly when he is lacking utopian ideas. Thus, the Hole in the Wall means that behind the walls of our conventions >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775791212
US $30.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
CD ROM.
Pub Date: 03/02/2003
Out of print
Identities
Contributions by Toon Lauwen. Text by Hugues Boekraad. >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056621421
US $22.95 CAN $25.00 TRADE
Paperback, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 148 pgs / 69 color
Pub Date: 02/02/2000
Out of print
Josef Hoffmann: Autobiography
By Josef Hoffman. Edited by Peter Noever, Marek Pokorn?. Text by Martina Straková, Rainald Franz. As a co-founder of the Secession, the Wiener Werkstätte and the Österreichischer Werkbund, Josef Hoffmann (1870–1956) had a decisive influence on modern Viennese architecture and design. Around 1948, Hoffmann wrote this autobiography, tracing his life >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775724739
US $30.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/31/2010
Out of print
Modern
Essays by Elisabetta Bresciani, Marco de Michelis and Cath»rine de Smet. Conversation with Elisabetta Bresciani and Edigio Marzona. Over 500 books on twentieth-century architecture from the Marzona Collection are represented here via bibliographic information, photographic documentation, and notes on architectural and typographic history. A focus on the parallels between typography and architecture highlights >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783851600315
US $40.00 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 9.25 x 7.25 in. / 280 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 01/02/2004
Out of print
Mood River
Essays by Jeff Kipnis, Sanford Kwinter, Annetta Massie, Chee Perlman and Jose Oubrerie. Foreword by Philip Johnson. Introduction by Sherri Geldin. From an i-MAC computer to a Karim Rashid trashcan to a Philippe Starck stool to an Issey Miyake coat to a Frank Gehry building, design shapes our sense of being in today's world. Mood River >>more

Wexner Center for the Arts
ISBN 9781881390305
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 138 color / 25 b&w
Pub Date: 02/02/2002
Out of print
NeoCraft
Edited by Sandra Alfondy. Text by Grace Cochrane, Elizabeth Cumming, Tanya Harrod, Janice Helland, David Howard, David Howes, Love Jönsson, Beverly Lemire, Joseph McBrinn, Bruce Metcalf, B. Lynne Milgram, Alla Myzelev, John Potvin, Mike Press, Larry Shiner. The crafts have long occupied a marginal role in Modernist discourse. Neo Craft challenges this assumption with a wide selection of scholarly essays exploring the historical and contemporary positions that the crafts hold within visual >>more

The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
ISBN 9780919616479
US $39.95 CAN $50.00 TRADE
Paperback, 7 x 9 in. / 273 pgs / 65 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008
Out of print
Pre-Specifics
Edited by Vera Bühlmann, Martin Wiedmer. Text by Anthony Dunne, Greg Lynn. The demand for design competence crosses almost all disciplinary boundaries, making the designers of today particularly ubiquitous in their influence. Pre-Specifics argues that the most promising strategies for the design disciplines of tomorrow can be >>more

JRP|Ringier
ISBN 9783905829303
US $35.00 CAN $40.00 TRADE
Paperback, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 390 pgs / 1 color.
Pub Date: 08/01/2008
Out of print
Siemens Industrial Design
Essay by Christoph Hoesch. Siemens, one of the world's oldest and largest electrical companies, can boast of more than 100 years of product design history. This colorful past vividly illustrates the fact that design has played a more important >>more

Hatje Cantz Publishers
ISBN 9783775791816
US $95.00 CAN $115.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8.5 x 12.5 in. / 304 pgs / 200 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/15/2005
Out of print
Xavier Lust
Text by Lise Coirier, Cristina Morozzi. Xavier Lust is one of the brightest lights in a recent wave of Belgian designers--such as Tom de Wulf, Jean Wauters and Frans van Praet--to achieve international recognition. Known in Belgium since the 1990s for >>more

Stichting Kunstboek
ISBN 9789058562111
US $65.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 09/01/2007
Out of print


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