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Design Books for Recent Graduates


Books are gifts for life. What better way to say "congratulations" than to give the graduates on your list a starter library of books on art, architecture, design, photography - or whatever their passion may be? >>Back to the Graduate Gift Guide.

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Graphic Design: Now In Production

WALKER ART CENTER

Graphic Design: Now In Production Graphic design has broadened its reach dramatically over the past decade, expanding from a specialized profession to a widely deployed skill. The rise of user-generated content, new methods of publishing and systems of distribution, and the wide dissemination of creative software have opened up new opportunities for design. More designers are becoming producers--authors, publishers, instigators and entrepreneurs--actively employing their creative skills as makers of content and shapers of experiences. Featuring work [more]

Pbk, 9 x 12 in. / 240 pgs / illustrated throughout.
ISBN 9780935640984
Publication Date: 11/30/2011

in stock  $40.00

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

METROPOLIS BOOKS

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People 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 non-profit that supports, inspires and delivers life-improving humanitarian product design. "We need to go beyond 'going green' and to enlist a new generation of design activists," she wrote in an influential manifesto. "We need big hearts, [more]

Pbk, 8 x 8 in. / 304 pgs / 250 color.
ISBN 9781933045955
Publication Date: 10/31/2009

in stock  $34.95

Century of the Child

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Century of the Child In 1900, Swedish design reformer and social theorist Ellen Key published The Century of the Child, presaging the coming century as a period of intensified focus and progressive thinking around the rights, development and well-being of children. Taking inspiration from Key-and looking back through the twentieth century-this volume, published to accompany an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, examines individual and collective visions for the material world of children, from [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 264 pgs / illustrated throughout.
ISBN 9780870708268
Publication Date: 8/31/2012

in stock  $60.00

Women in Graphic Design 1890-2012

JOVIS

Women in Graphic Design 1890-2012 Why do so few women feature in the history of design? Why is it still the case that so few women speak at conferences? How have previously celebrated female designers come to be forgotten”? Are women judged today solely on the basis of their quality of work? In recent decades, female graphic designers have been working actively and successfully, but the longstanding identification of creative genius with masculinity has--with a few [more]

Flexi, 7.25 x 9.25 in. / 608 pgs / illustrated throughout.
ISBN 9783868591538
Publication Date: 12/31/2012

in stock  $55.00

Apple Design

HATJE CANTZ

Apple Design Easily one of the most influential and popular design companies of our era, Apple has made electronics design history with its innovative iMacs, iPhones, iPods and iPads. Apple Design features over 200 examples of outstanding Apple designs by Jonathan Ive (born 1967), the company’s Senior Vice President of Industrial Design, who since 1997 has been responsible for the design of all of Apple’s products. Over the past decade, Ive and his [more]

Hbk, 10 x 11.75 in. / 320 pgs / 542 color.
ISBN 9783775730112
Publication Date: 11/30/2011

in stock  $60.00

Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM

Color Moves: Art & Fashion by Sonia Delaunay Painter, textile and stage designer and co-conspirator (with her husband Robert Delaunay) of the Orphist movement, Sonia Delaunay is a heroine of early modernist art and design. Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A characteristic of Delaunay's work is a vivid sense of movement and rhythm through careful [more]

Pbk, 8.25 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 250 color.
ISBN 9780910503846
Publication Date: 5/31/2011

in stock  $35.00

Beauty Is in the Street

FOUR CORNERS BOOKS

Beauty Is in the Street In May 1968, thousands of workers and students took to the streets of Paris, provoking an unprecedented wave of strikes, walkouts and demonstrations. The confrontations between police and protesters led to a general strike of eleven million workers that brought the country to a virtual standstill and nearly toppled Charles de Gaulle's government. The faculty and student body of the Ecole des Beaux Arts were among the strikers, and a number [more]

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 272 pgs / 200 color / 100 b&w.
ISBN 9780956192837
Publication Date: 8/31/2011

in stock  $40.00

Green Patriot Posters

METROPOLIS BOOKS

Green Patriot Posters This book brings together the strongest contemporary graphic design currently promoting sustainability and the fight against climate change. Collectively, essays by Michael Bierut, Steven Heller, Edward Morris and Dmitri Siegel look back in time to posters and ideas that set the stage for the current movement (World War Two posters, images of international cooperation, posters from the environmental movement in the 1960s and 1970s) and address the state of the poster: [more]

Pbk, 9.5 x 12.5 in. / 128 pgs / 100 color / 50 tear-out posters.
ISBN 9781935202240
Publication Date: 11/30/2010

in stock  $30.00

Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis

NAI/D.A.P. DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS

Otto Neurath: The Language of the Global Polis The Austrian sociologist Otto Neurath was a seminal figure of twentieth-century modernist thought. Member of the Vienna Circle, founder of the Museum of Society and Economy, inventor of the famous Isotype pictorial system and champion of the Unity of Science movement, Neurath espoused a vision of a "global polis" that put him in contact with the leading intellectuals, architects and artists of his time, from Adolf Loos to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, from [more]

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 89 color.
ISBN 9789056627980
Publication Date: 5/31/2011

in stock  $35.00

Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen Over the course of the past century, the kitchen, more than any other room in the modern dwelling, has been the focus of intensive aesthetic and technological innovation. Historically, European and American kitchens were often drab, poorly ventilated, and hidden from view in a basement or annex. Toward the end of the nineteenth century, however, the kitchen became a central concern of modernism and a testing ground for new materials and [more]

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 88 pgs / 75 color.
ISBN 9780870708084
Publication Date: 4/30/2011

in stock  $24.95





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