Books on Design Theory, Aesthetics and History



Anni and Josef Albers
Edited by Karen Stein. Text by Lake Verea, Brenda Danilowitz.

In 1925, textile artist Anni Fleischmann (1899–1994) married multimedia artist Josef Albers (1888–1976) and thus began one of the most artistically fruitful marriages of the 20th century. Both students-turned-masters of the Bauhaus and later attendees >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775748889
US $26.00 CAN $35.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 6 in. / 192 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 05/11/2021 In stock

Art and Decoration
By Oscar Wilde.

Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers on art and design in the late 19th century. Alongside his acclaimed plays, novel and short stories, he wrote and lectured extensively on the subject. This >>more

Art / Books Vintage Classics
ISBN 9781908970541
US $19.95 CAN $27.95 TRADE
Clth, 4.25 x 6.5 in. / 216 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/04/2022 Awaiting stock

Edited by Joannette van der Veer. Introduction by Alice Rawsthorn. Interview with Ellen Lupton.

How can we encourage more people to become actively aware of and critical about the design of their environments? How can we make the realm of design criticism more inclusive? These were the questions that >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148499
US $18.00 CAN $24.50 TRADE
Pbk, 5 x 9.5 in. / 104 pgs.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

German Design 1949–1989
Edited by Mateo Kries, Thomas A. Geisler, Erika Pinner, Klara Nemecková. Text by Paul Betts, Greg Castillo, Petra Eisele, Siegfried Gronert.

The cheap, colorful plastic designs of East Germany pitted against the cool functionalism of West German design: German Design 1949–1989: Two Countries, One History does away with such clichés. More than 30 years after German >>more

Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783945852446
US $99.00 CAN $140.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 320 pgs / 320 color.
Pub Date: 06/15/2021 In stock

Graphic Design Is (…) Not Innocent
Edited by Ingo Offermanns.

Combining case studies with critical essays, Graphic Design Is (…) Not Innocent asks: who is graphic design for? Who does it exclude, in its seemingly neutral labor? What social and political effects does it bring >>more

ISBN 9789492095909
US $29.50 CAN $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 9.5 in. / 352 pgs / 70 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/26/2021 Awaiting stock

In the Name of <3
Edited by Charlie-Camille Thomas, Amy Gowen. Text by Charlie-Camille Thomas.

The ubiquitous, benign and seemingly innocuous heart symbol hides a much more complex story than its appearance suggests. The heart is often described as a universal symbol for love, yet its history suggests otherwise; it >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148369
US $16.00 CAN $22.50 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 6 in. / 152 pgs / 59 color.
Pub Date: 01/12/2021 In stock

New Grammar of Ornament
By Thomas Weil. Text by Heinz Schütz, Manuel Will.

Ornaments are omnipresent: they can be found on buildings, fabrics, jewelry, tiles, ceramics and wallpaper. Scorned at the outset of the modern age, ornament has long since returned to architecture and influences design drafts as >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786536
US $45.00 CAN $61.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 340 pgs / 390 color.
Pub Date: 11/23/2021 Awaiting stock

Edited with foreword by Gaia Repossi. Text by Audrey Bartis, Rem Koolhaas, Moore, Monte Packham, Isabella Seniuta, Michael Stout, Francesco Vezzoli. Interview by Isabella Seniuta with Gaia Repossi. Photographs by Juergen Teller, David Sims, et al.

From its founding in 1920 in Turin to the work of Costantino Repossi and its expansion under his son Alberto in Monte Carlo and Paris, and today as a leader in contemporary jewelry under Alberto’s >>more

ISBN 9783958297586
US $75.00 CAN $105.00 TRADE
Hbk, 7.75 x 9.25 in. / 232 pgs / 370 color / 60 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2022 Awaiting stock

Social Matter, Social Design
Edited with text by Jan Boelen, Michael Kaethler.

Challenging the way we look at, think of and interact with the social world, Social Matter, Social Design emphasizes the role of materiality. This enlarged field for engagement demands that design incorporates a more nuanced >>more

ISBN 9789492095848
US $25.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.5 x 8.75 in. / 240 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/24/2020 In stock



100 Whites
By Kenya Hara.

White not only plays an important role in Japanese cultures in general but also in the work of Kenya Hara, art director for Muji. In 100 Whites, Hara gives 100 examples of white, such as >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785799
US $32.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 5.25 x 7.75 in. / 224 pgs / 5 color.
Pub Date: 06/18/2019 In stock

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 $92.50 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 12.75 in. / 376 pgs / 927 images.
Pub Date: 02/20/2015 In stock

A Designed Life: Contemporary American Textiles, Wallpapers and Containers & Packaging, 1951–54
Edited by Charles Gute, Margaret Re. Foreword by Symmes Gardner. Preface & text by Margaret Re. Text by Virginia Gardner Troy, Greg Castillo, Jan Logemann, Emily A. Margolis, Stuart W. Leslie.

This revelatory volume recovers and presents the history of three exhibitions organized by the US State Department’s Traveling Exhibition Service almost 70 years ago: Contemporary American Textiles, curated by Florence Knoll, Contemporary American Wallpapers, curated >>more

Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC
ISBN 9780960088508
US $35.00 CAN $49.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.5 x 12 in. / 122 pgs / 42 color / 17 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/10/2020 In stock

A New Program for Graphic Design
By David Reinfurt. Preface by Adam Michaels. Foreword by Ellen Lupton.

A New Program for Graphic Design is the first communication-design textbook expressly of and for the 21st century. Three courses—Typography, Gestalt and Interface—provide the foundation of this book.

Through a series of in-depth historical case studies >>more

Inventory Press/D.A.P.
ISBN 9781941753217
US $25.00 CAN $34.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 256 pgs / 40 color / 180 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/17/2019 In stock

A Progressive Bauhaus Legacy
Edited by Wolfgang Thöner, Claudia Perren. Text by Wolfgang Thöner, Christin Müller-Wenzel.

When the Bauhaus departed Dessau in 1932, there was no Bauhaus collection left in its wake. Apart from the files in the city archive, some works in the Anhaltische Gemäldegalerie and artworks in private hands, >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052788
US $30.00 CAN $42.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 112 pgs / 90 color.
Pub Date: 02/11/2020 In stock

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 $54.00 TRADE
Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 128 pgs / 350 images.
Pub Date: 02/27/2014 In stock

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 $60.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 280 pgs / 94 color / 2 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/31/2009 In stock

And It Came to Pass—Not to Stay
By R. Buckminster Fuller. Edited by Jaime Snyder.

First published in 1976, issued in a new edition in 2008, and now back in print, And It Came to Pass—Not to Stay brings together a selection of Buckminster Fuller's (1895–1983) lyrical and philosophical best, >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786215
US $20.00 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 192 pgs / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Andrea Vallicelli: A History of Designs
Edited by Valerio Paolo Mosco.

For 40 years, Andrea Vallicelli and his studio have conceived some of the most daring yacht designs in the history of the craft. His creations have been so influential that a history of Vallicelli is >>more

ISBN 9788857241944
US $75.00 CAN $108.00 TRADE
Hbk, 11 x 9.5 in. / 312 pgs / 216 color / 140 b&w.
Pub Date: 01/12/2021 In stock

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 In stock

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 $27.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 288 pgs / 181 images.
Pub Date: 01/15/2017 Out of stock

Atelier Oï: How Life Unfolds
Text by Carlotta de Bevilacqua, Albrecht Bangert, Christian Brändle, Francis Kéré, Suzanne Schwarz, Yasushi Yamazaki.

How Life Unfolds looks at the methods and processes of the popular award-winning design studio Atelier Oï, based in La Neuveville, Switzerland. Atelier Oï—consisting of the trio of Aurel Aebi, Armand Louis and Patrick Raymond—presents >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785652
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Pbk, 8.25 x 10.25 in. / 384 pgs / 511 color.
Pub Date: 06/12/2018 In stock

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 $39.50 TRADE
Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 160 pgs / 20 color.
Pub Date: 02/01/2015 In stock

Beyond the New on the Agency of Things
By Hella Jongerius & Louise SchouwenbergEdited with text by Angelika Nollert.

In this engaging new book, design theorist Louise Schouwenberg (born 1954) and designer Hella Jongerius (born 1963) examine the meaning and agency of objects, exploring how things act as mediators between people and the world >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783960982548
US $59.95 CAN $79.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.25 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 130 color.
Pub Date: 06/19/2018 Out of stock

Bruno Munari: Total Artist
Edited by Claudio Cerritelli.

From drawings, designs, collages, paintings, sculptures, readable and not-so-readable books to new image reproduction techniques, industrial design, editorial graphics, architecture and new pedagogical ideas, the scope of Bruno Munari's (1907–98) activities is dauntingly vast. This >>more

Corraini Edizioni
ISBN 9788875706333
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9.25 x 11.75 in. / 304 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 Out of stock

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

ISBN 9783735602169
US $24.95 CAN $33.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4.75 x 7.75 in. / 176 pgs / 129 color / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/27/2016 In stock

Can You Feel It?
Edited with introduction and afterword by Freek Lomme. Text by Lars Bang Larsen, Christopher Breu, Johanna Drucker, Alessandro Ludovico, Esther Krop, Rik Peters, Marieke Sonneveld.

What exactly is the tactile, in a world in which a rising technocracy exploits the designed environment we feel? Who authorizes and who writes, what tradition do we stand in and how can we touch >>more

ISBN 9789491677809
US $20.00 CAN $29.95 TRADE
Pbk, 4 x 6 in. / 192 pgs / 10 color / 10 b&w / 12 duotone.
Pub Date: 01/04/2017 In stock

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

In 1970 a meeting took place in an empty loft on the Lower East Side of Manhattan between R. Buckminster Fuller, the revolutionary architect and inventor of the geodesic dome, and six ex-gang members who >>more

Pioneer Works Press/The Song Cave
ISBN 9781945711053
US $27.00 CAN $37.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 150 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/27/2018 Out of stock

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 $27.95 TRADE
Hbk, 6 x 8 in. / 96 pgs / 97 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2016 Out of stock

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 $87.00 TRADE
Hardcover, 7.5 x 9.5 / 176 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007 In stock

Design Dedication
Edited with text by Annelys de Vet. Text by Hannes Bernard, Michèle Champagne, Pinar Demirdag, Liesbeth Fit, Rana Ghavami, Anja Groten, Agata Jaworska, Anastasia Kubrak, Sherida Kuffour, Chris Lee, Gui Machiavelli, Katja Novitskova, Derk Over, Rob Schröder, Daniel van der Velden/Metahaven.

This book explores an attitude in and toward design education that is socially engaged, politically aware, generous in approach, lyrical in tone, experimental in form and collaborative in practice. How can we talk about and >>more

ISBN 9789492095732
US $25.00 CAN $35.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 40 color.
Pub Date: 05/19/2020 In stock

Design History Handbook
Edited by Domitilla Dardi, Vanni Pasca.

Dedicated to the history of design from the mid-19th century to the present, Design History Handbook provides guidelines for the development of design, offering an overarching vision of the subject and at the same time >>more

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836641321
US $49.95 CAN $69.95 TRADE
Flexi, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 296 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 10/08/2019 In stock

Design Is Storytelling
By Ellen Lupton.

Good design, like good storytelling, brings ideas to life. The latest book from award-winning writer Ellen Lupton is a playbook for creative thinking, showing designers how to use storytelling techniques to create satisfying graphics, products, >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9781942303190
US $17.95 CAN $25.50 TRADE
Pbk, 6.25 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 11/21/2017 In stock

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 $39.95 TRADE
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 192 pgs / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/28/2018 In stock

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 $67.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10 in. / 224 pgs / 225 color.
Pub Date: 08/25/2015 In stock

Design in Conservative Times
Edited with introduction by Joanette van der Veer. Text by Annelys de Vet, Yamuna Forzani, Marjanne van Helvert, Ramon Tejada, Huda Smitshuijzen-AbiFares, Studio PMS.

Sporting two front covers (i.e. one on the back, one on the front) for its two thematic sections—Graphic Design in Conservative Times and Fashion Design in Conservative Times—this pocket-sized volume deconstructs and analyzes various forms >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148178
US $17.00 CAN $24.00 TRADE
Pbk, 2 vols, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 104 pgs / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 05/25/2021 In stock

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 $38.50 TRADE
Hbk, 3 x 4 in. / 384 pgs / 15 images.
Pub Date: 05/01/2012 In stock

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 $60.00 CAN $82.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 472 pgs / 389 images.
Pub Date: 03/20/2018 Out of stock

Diagrams of Power
Edited by Patricio Dávila. Text by Laura Poitras, Margaret Pearce, Lawrence Lize Mogel, Josh Begley, Philippe Rekacewicz, Teddy Cruz, Patricio Dávila, Vincent Brown, W.E.B. DuBois, Joseph Beuys, Joshua Akers, Lucas Larochelle.

Diagrams of Power collects contemporary artworks and projects that use data, diagrams, maps and visualizations as ways of challenging dominant narratives and supporting the resilience of marginalized communities.

The artists and designers featured critique conventionalized and >>more

ISBN 9789493148031
US $30.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 308 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 Out of stock

Don't Brand My Public Space
Edited by Ruedi Baur.

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 a >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037783481
US $45.00 CAN $60.00 TRADE
Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 1669 images.
Pub Date: 11/25/2013 In stock

Dust & Data
Edited by Ines Weizman. Text by Pep Avilés, Anna Bokov, Peter Bernhard, Nicholas de Monchaux, Marija Dremaité, Christopher T. Green, Hamed Khosravi, Norbert Korrek, Michael Kubo, Jörg Paulus, Alina Payne, Robin Schuldenfrei, Bernhard Siegert, Ines Sonder, Daniel Taliesnik, Georg Vrachliotis, Anselm Wagner.

Dealing with the hundred year history of the Bauhaus, this book is framed by two material concepts: dust & data. While dust foregrounds new approaches to the material analysis of objects and ruins, data designates >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959052306
US $55.00 CAN $75.00 TRADE
Hbk, 8.25 x 11 in. / 480 pgs / 100 color / 200 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/18/2020 In stock

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 $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 8.75 x 10.75 in. / 216 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 03/31/2010 In stock

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 $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 216 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 01/31/2011 In stock

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 $60.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 216 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 02/29/2012 In stock

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 $67.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10.75 in. / 216 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 03/31/2013 In stock

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 $67.50 FLAT40
Pbk, 9 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 04/30/2014 Out of stock

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 $60.00 TRADE
Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 03/24/2015 In stock

Essays on Kitchens
Edited by Ania Rosinke & Maciej Chmara. Text by Klara Czerniewska-Andryszczyk, Olga Drenda, Sarah Dorkenwald, Claudia Banz, Jörg Wiesel, Agata Szydlowska, Anna Carnick.

Summarizing contemporary discourses on the kitchen from the realms of sociology, design and gastrosophy, Essays on Kitchens features six kitchens designed by the German-Austrian design studio chmara.rosinke. The project examines different facets of the kitchen: >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959053280
US $30.00 CAN $45.00 TRADE
Hbk, 6.41 x 9.25 in. / 112 pgs / 40 color.
Pub Date: 12/17/2019 In stock

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 $47.50 TRADE
Hbk, 4.75 x 6.25 in. / 480 pgs / 500 images.
Pub Date: 11/30/2015 In stock

Fiction Practice
Edited with text by Mariana Pestana. Text by Malique Mohamud, Marina Otero Verzier, Ibiye Camp, Dunne & Raby, Dani Admiss, Gillian Russell, Jan Boelen, Vera Sacchetti, Alexandra Midal, Jose Bartolo. Translated by Hugo Pinto Santos.

This book chronicles the workshops for the first edition of the Porto Design Biennale, called the Young Curators Lab. The project explored fiction as a curatorial tool for social change through speculative design, afro-surrealism and >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148154
US $18.00 CAN $25.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 4.25 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / 19 color / 14 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/01/2020 Out of stock

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 $52.50 TRADE
Pbk, 7.75 x 10.5 in. / 208 pgs / 280 images.
Pub Date: 12/05/2016 In stock

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

ISBN 9783803032119
US $42.00 CAN $55.00 FLAT40
Pbk, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 244 pgs / 300 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2010 In stock

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

ISBN 9788857214092
US $65.00 CAN $85.00 TRADE
Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 280 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 12/26/2012 In stock

German Design Glossary
Edited by Esra Aydin, Benita von Maltzahn, Martin Roth. Text by Josie Thaddeus-Johns, Gabriele Thiels.

In this elegant, efficient introduction to German design, the big ideas, personalities and objects of German design and industrial culture are presented in a glossary format, with concise and readable entries for a wide range >>more

Koenig Books
ISBN 9783960982791
US $20.00 CAN $27.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6 x 8.25 in. / 224 pgs / 62 color / 3 b&w.
Pub Date: 06/19/2018 In stock

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 Out of stock

Handle with Care: Unpacking a Bulky Table
Text by Lisa Andreani, Simon Mitchel, Hanan Kataw, Roxanna Brands, Marianna Mitchell, Louise Rietvink, Gabriela Szalanska, Mara Trübenbach, Regina Bittner.

In 1936, Hungarian-born Bauhaus designer Marcel Lajos Breuer (1902-81) used cut and bent plywood to fashion a prototype of a wide, soft-edged table for the Isokon Furniture Company in London. Today a fixture of the >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959053556
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Pbk, 4 x 6 in. / 176 pgs.
Pub Date: 09/01/2020 In stock

Hannes Meyer: New Bauhaus Teaching Methodology
Edited with text by Philipp Oswalt. Text by Peter Bernhard, Gui Bonsiepe, Ute Brüning, Brenda Danilowitz, Zvi Efrat, Tatiana Efrussi, Norbert Eishold, Anthony Fontenot, Raquel Franklin, Peter Galison, Gregor Grämiger, Simone Hain, Gregor Harbusch, Hubert Hoffmann, Sebastian Holzhausen, Dara Kiese, Martin Kipp, Norbert Korrek, Hannes Meyer, Handke Oosterhof, Ingrid Radewaldt, Lutz Schöbe, et al.

Swiss architect Hannes Meyer (1889–1954) was the second director of the Bauhaus (then at its Dessau location) from 1928 to 1930. Though he held the post but briefly, Meyer made substantial changes to the school’s >>more

Spector Books
ISBN 9783959053068
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Pbk, 6.25 x 9 in. / 400 pgs / 250 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/13/2021 In stock

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 catalog surveys the radical experiments that challenged societal norms while proposing new kinds of technological, ecological and >>more

Walker Art Center
ISBN 9781935963097
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Pbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 448 pgs / 200 color / 80 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/24/2015 Out of stock

Imagine Moscow
Edited with introduction by Eszter Steierhoffer. Text by Richard Anderson, Jean-Louis Cohen, Deyan Sudjic.

After the October Revolution of 1917, Lenin moved the Russian capital from the imperial, westward-looking city of St. Petersburg back to Moscow, the traditional heart of Russia. Moscow was to be the ideal Soviet city, >>more

The Design Museum
ISBN 9781872005348
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Hbk, 5 x 7 in. / 160 pgs / 75 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

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
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Pbk, 9.5 x 6.5 in. / 270 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/09/2016 In stock

Karl Gerstner: Designing Programmes
Introduction by Lars Müller.

Swiss designer and artist Karl Gerstner (1930–2017) had a significant influence on typography and the history and development of postwar graphic design. Designing Programmes is one of his most important and influential works. It was >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037785782
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Pbk, 7.75 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 50 color / 150 duotone.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

Kenya Hara: Designing Japan

As Art Director for Muji since 2002, Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara (born 1958) and his aesthetic of pared-back, beautifully functional objects has taken the world by (quiet) storm. With Kenya Hara: Designing Japan, the >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786116
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Hbk, 5 x 7.25 in. / 208 pgs / 45 b&w.
Pub Date: 10/29/2019 In stock

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
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Pbk, 5 x 7.5 in. / 224 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/01/2015 In stock

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
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Hbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 160 pgs / 100 color.
Pub Date: 09/29/2015 In stock

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
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Hbk, 8.5 x 11.75 in. / 160 pgs / 106 images.
Pub Date: 02/20/2015 In stock

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
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Paperback, 7.25 x 10.5 in. / 320 pgs / 18 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/01/2008 In stock

Modes of Criticism #3
Edited by Francisco Laranjo. Text by Els Kuijpers, Angela Mitropoulos, Laura Gordon, Decolonising Design Group, Silvio Lorusso, Luke Pendrell, James Trafford.

Modes of Criticism is a design criticism journal published annually. It examines what is meant by "criticality" in design, and works towards the politicization of its discourse and practice through a variety of disciplinary intersections.The >>more

ISBN 9789491677779
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Pbk, 5.1 x 8.2 in. / 96 pgs / 23 color / 71 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/20/2017 In stock

Modes of Criticism 4: Radical Pedagogy
Edited by Francisco Laranjo. Text by Hannah Ellis, Danah Abdulla, Tanveer Ahmed, Anne-Marie Willis, Kenneth FitzGerald, Anja Groten, depatriarchise design.

This book argues that, over the past 15 years, there has been a consistent deterioration of democracy in tandem with the establishment of the marketization and monetization of design education. Navigating difficult external political contexts >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148130
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 96 pgs / 96 color.
Pub Date: 09/01/2020 In stock

Modes of Criticism 5
Edited with text by Francisco Laranjo. Text by Luiza Prado, Pedro Oliveira, ACED, Ruben Pater, Demystification Committee, Shannon Mattern, Ian Lynam, Georgina Voss.

In graphic design, the concept of systems is profoundly rooted in form. Starting from a series of design research residencies in the context of the Porto Design Biennale, this volume proposes a variety of social >>more

Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148215
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Pbk, 5.25 x 8.25 in. / 118 pgs / 9 color / 7 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/01/2020 In stock

Moving to Mars
Edited by Andrew Nahum, Justin McGuirk, Eleanor Watson. Foreword by Deyan Sudjic. Text by Mike Ashley, Stephen Petranek, Fred Scharmen, Lydia Kallipoliti, Daisy Ginsberg, Kim Stanley Robinson.

Moving to Mars is the first book ever to thoroughly explore the crucial role that design will play in the collective endeavor to travel to and inhabit Mars.

A comprehensive overview of both past and current >>more

The Design Museum
ISBN 9781872005461
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Hbk, 9.5 x 6.75 in. / 220 pgs / 180 color.
Pub Date: 12/17/2019 In stock

Nature: Collaborations in Design
Edited by Caitlin Condell, Andrea Lipps, Matilda McQuaid, Gene Bertrand, Hans Gubbels. Foreword by Caroline Baumann, Hans Gubbels. Text by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, George Church, Suzanne Lee, Nadine Bongaerts, Michael John Gorman, Koert van Mensvoort, Alejandro Vial, Guillermo Parada, Tamara Pérez .

Designers today are striving to transform our relationship with the natural world. Although humans are intrinsically linked to nature, our actions have frayed this relationship, forcing designers to think more intentionally and to consider the >>more

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9781942303237
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Pbk, 8.25 x 11.5 in. / 240 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock

Painted Diagrams
Edited with text by Theres Rohde, Simone Schimpf. Text by Walter Krämer, Patrick Rössler, Astrit Schmidt-Burkhardt, Michael Stoll.

What is the relationship between information graphics and art? How can information and cognitive processes be organized aesthetically? What can artists learn from the work of graphic designers, and vice versa? Beginning with the Bauhaus >>more

ISBN 9783735605535
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Hbk, 9 x 11.75 in. / 352 pgs / 111 color / 77 b&w.
Pub Date: 07/23/2019 In stock

Edited with contributions by Silke Langenberg. Introduction by Klaus Kreulich. Text by Wolfgang M. Heckl, Andres Lepik, et al.

Arising from a course on repair at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, this book responds to our culture of disposability and built-in obsolescence, to encourage thinking and making, >>more

Hatje Cantz
ISBN 9783775743976
US $39.95 CAN $53.95 FLAT40
Hbk, 4.5 x 6.75 in. / 432 pgs / 305 color.
Pub Date: 06/12/2018 In stock

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
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Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 480 pgs / 200 images.
Pub Date: 01/25/2010 In stock

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
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Pbk, 10 x 12 in. / 472 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 09/01/2013 In stock

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

ISBN 9788072152988
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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 272 pgs / 1280 color.
Pub Date: 07/01/2007 In stock

Super Normal
By Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison.

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
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Pbk, 5.75 x 7.75 in. / 128 pgs / 264 images.
Pub Date: 04/23/2007 In stock

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
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9 in. / 353 pgs / 32 color / 4 b&w.
Pub Date: 03/31/2014 In stock

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
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Pbk, 10 x 8.75 in. / 272 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 01/09/2016 In stock

The Legacy of Transgressive Objects
Edited with text by Katja Müller-Helle. Contributions by Beatriz Colomina, Tacita Dean, Helmut Lethen, Dennis Göttel, Jeannie Moser, Claus Pias, Eva Wilson.

The Legacy of Transgressive Objects traces the afterlife and historicization of the concept of transgression in the art, architecture, technology, music and psychedelic practices of 1968 and its legacy, by looking at the objects, materials >>more

Walther König, Köln
ISBN 9783941360648
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Pbk, 5 x 7 in. / 180 pgs.
Pub Date: 05/21/2019 In stock

The Responsible Object
Edited by Marjanne van Helvert. Text by Andrea Bandoni, Ece Canli, Alison J. Clarke, Éva Forgács, Marjanne van Helvert, Susan R. Henderson, Ed van Hinte, Elizabeth C. Miller, Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Pedro J. S. Vieira de Oliveira. Within the design discipline, calls for sustainability and social responsibility have become some of the most common rallying cries of the past decade, generating countless new products, materials and technologies—all designed to change the course >>more

ISBN 9789492095190
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Pbk, 7 x 9.5 in. / 288 pgs / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/28/2017 Out of 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, Smithsonian Design Museum
ISBN 9781942303152
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 296 pgs / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 04/26/2016 In stock

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
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Spiralbound, 13.25 x 9.75 in. / 368 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 02/02/2017 In stock

Utopia or Oblivion
By R. Buckminster Fuller. Edited by Jaime Snyder.

Composed of lectures given by Buckminster Fuller throughout the world in the 1960s, Utopia or Oblivion presents the thesis that humanity, for the first time in its history, has the opportunity to create a world >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786222
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Pbk, 4.75 x 7.5 in. / 448 pgs / 32 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/20/2019 In stock

Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design
Edited by Mateo Kries, Amelie Klein, Alison J. Clarke.

The designer, author and design activist Victor J. Papanek anticipated an understanding of design as a tool for political change and social good that is more relevant today than ever. He was one of the >>more

Vitra Design Museum
ISBN 9783945852262
US $75.00 CAN $99.00 TRADE
Pbk, 7.75 x 10.5 in. / 392 pgs / 500 color.
Pub Date: 11/27/2018 In stock

Visual Coexistence
Edited with text by Ruedi Baur, Ulrike Felsing. Text by Sébastien Fasel, Fabienne Kilchör, Eva Lu?di Kong, Marco Maione, Roman Wilhelm.

In a globalized world, Asian, Latin and Arabic characters and visual cultures appear side by side and woven together. The coexistence of different visual cultures is now part of our daily lives and a given >>more

Lars Müller Publishers
ISBN 9783037786130
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 312 pgs / 150 color / 50 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/18/2020 In stock

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
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Hbk, 8.5 x 11 / 192 pgs / 370 color.
Pub Date: 05/31/2010 In stock

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
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Pbk, 6.75 x 7.5 in. / 144 pgs / 80 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2014 In stock

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 $127.50 TRADE
Hbk, 9.25 x 12 in. / 480 pgs / 312 color.
Pub Date: 08/23/2016 In stock

Éloj Kréyol
Edited by Sophie Krier. Text by André Lucrèce, Thomas Golsenne, Lucy Cotter.

This fourth edition of Field Essays explores the decolonial approach of Parisian design duo dach&zephir. Dimitri Zephir and Florian Dach have extensively researched the French Caribbean and have transformed neglected cultural forms.


Onomatopee Projects
ISBN 9789493148055
US $25.00 CAN $34.95 FLAT40
Pbk, 6.75 x 9.25 in. / 112 pgs / 68 color / 5 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/26/2019 In stock



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
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Hardback, 8.75 x 11.25 in. / 228 pgs / 172 color / 69 b&w.
Pub Date: 02/01/2008 Not available

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
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Pbk, 6 x 9 in. / 224 pgs / 25 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/30/2010 Not available

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
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Hardcover, 6 x 9 in. / 192 pgs / 25 color / 20 b&w.
Pub Date: 11/15/2005 Not available

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
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Hardcover, 8.75 x 9 in. / 405 pgs / illustrated throughout
Pub Date: 07/01/2007 Not available

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
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Pbk, 8 x 8 in. / 304 pgs / 250 color.
Pub Date: 10/31/2009 Not available

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 Not available

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
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Hbk, 4.75 x 6 in. / 800 pgs / 600 color / 100 b&w.
Pub Date: 09/30/2009 Not available

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, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
ISBN 9780878466979
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Clothbound, 9 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 90 color / 40 b&w.
Pub Date: 08/01/2006 Not available

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
ISBN 9783775791212
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Pub Date: 03/02/2003 Not available

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 Not available

Jasper Morrison: Everything But the Walls

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 Not available

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
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Pbk, 6.5 x 9.25 in. / 144 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/31/2010 Not available

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
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Paperback, 9.25 x 7.25 in. / 280 pgs / 300 color.
Pub Date: 01/02/2004 Not available

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
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Paperback, 8 x 10 in. / 200 pgs / 138 color / 25 b&w
Pub Date: 02/02/2002 Not available

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
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Paperback, 6.5 x 8.75 in. / 390 pgs / 1 color.
Pub Date: 08/01/2008 Not available

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
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Pbk, 4.5 x 7 in. / 128 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/01/2014 Not available

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
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 Not available

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
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Hbk, 9 x 12.75 in. / 184 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date: 05/01/2014 Not available

Web Aesthetics
By Vito Campanelli. The rise of social media and digital networks has been so dizzyingly swift that any cogent appraisal of the aesthetics of the web has, until now, been almost impossible to propose. A much-anticipated book, Web >>more

nai010 publishers
ISBN 9789056627706
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Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 276 pgs.
Pub Date: 01/31/2011 Not available


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