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Postmodern Advertising in Japan: Seduction, Visual Culture, and the Tokyo Art Directors Club

by Ory Bartal

A major study of postmodern developments in Japanese advertising and art


Maya Deren: Incomplete Control

by Sarah Keller

Maya Deren (1917–1961) was a Russian-born American filmmaker, theorist, poet, and photographer working at the forefront of the American avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Influenced by Jean Cocteau and Marcel...


33 Artists in 3 Acts

by Sarah Thornton

This compelling narrative goes behind the scenes with the world’s most important living artists to humanize and demystify contemporary art.

The best-selling author of Seven Days in the Art World now tells...


Architecture: Form, Space, and Order

by Francis D. K. Ching

The revered architectural reference, updated with contemporary examples and interactive 3D models

An access card with redemption code for the online Interactive Resource Center is included with all new, print...


Art Deco

by Eric Knowles

Although most associated with the 1920s and 30s, Art Deco began in France prior to World War I. During the interwar years the style evolved and was adopted by an international elite set as the perfect expression...


Archi.Pop: Mediating Architecture in Popular Culture

by D. Medina Lasansky

How have architecture and design been represented in popular culture? How do these fictional reflections feed back into and influence 'the real world'? Archi.Pop: Architecture and Design in Popular Culture offers...


The Architecture of David Lynch

by Richard Martin

From the Red Room in Twin Peaks to Club Silencio in Mulholland Drive, the work of David Lynch contains some of the most remarkable spaces in contemporary culture. Richard Martin's compelling study is the first...


Advertising Management

by Donald W Jugenheimer, Larry D Kelley & Fogarty Klein Monroe

This comprehensive book is designed to serve as a primary text for the Advertising Management course that follows the more general Principles of Advertising course. It can stand alone, or, for instructors who...


Reinventing Civil Society: The Emerging Role of Faith-Based Organizations: The Emerging Role of Faith-Based Organizations

by Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore, Richard C. Hula & Laura A. Reese

This guide concentrates on resources that are useful, in an easy-to-use format to enable architects, designers and engineers to access a wealth of knowledge. Information allows users to find, evaluate and contact...


Allure of the Incomplete, Imperfect, and Impermanent: Designing and Appreciating Architecture as Nature

by Rumiko Handa

Architects have long operated based on the assumption that a building is 'complete' once construction has finished. Striving to create a perfect building, they wish for it to stay in its original state indefinitely,...


Sustainable Timber Design

by Michael Dickson & Dave Parker

This new resource covers the material selection, structural design and connections detailing of truly sustainable timber buildings through:

  • consideration of the nature of wood and the heritage of timber construction,...

Architecture and Movement: the Dynamic Experience of Buildings and Landscapes

by Peter Blundell Jones & Mark Meagher

The experience of movement, of moving through buildings, cities, landscapes and in everyday life, is the only involvement most individuals have with the built environment on a daily basis. User experience is...


Lighting Design: A Perception-Based Approach

by Christopher Cuttle

By reading this book, you will develop the skills to perceive a space and its contents in light, and be able to devise a layout of luminaires that will provide that lit appearance.

Written by renowned lighting...


Cultural Capital: The Rise and Fall of Creative Britain

by Robert Hewison

Britain began the twenty-first century convinced of its creativity. Throughout the New Labour era, the visual and performing arts, museums and galleries, were ceaselessly promoted as a stimulus to national economic...


The Ugly Renaissance: Sex, Greed, Violence and Depravity in an Age of Beauty

by Alexander Lee

A fascinating and counterintuitive portrait of the sordid, hidden world behind the dazzling artwork of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, and more 

Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic...


Prefab Homes

by Elisabeth Blanchet

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few...


Shelter: An Architect's Journey into Sustainability

by Wayne Bingham

After being trained and practicing conventional glass, steel, and concrete architecture for thirty years, an award-winning architect discovers the concept of sustainable living and embarks on a journey that...


Intersections of Space and Ethos

by Kyriaki Tsoukala, Nikolaos-Ion Terzoglou & Charikleia Pantelidou

The pressing economic, environmental and social crises emanate the need for a redefinition of the dominant views, perspectives and values in the field of architecture. The intellectual production of the last...


Design Tools for Evidence-Based Healthcare Design

by Michael Phiri

The growing movement towards evidence-based healthcare design has largely emphasised a change of culture and attitudes. It has advocated for new ways of working, but until now, it has not focused on equipping...


The Films of Charles and Ray Eames: A Universal Sense of Expectation

by Eric Schuldenfrei

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames traces the history of the Eameses' work, examining their evolution away from the design of mass-produced goods and toward projects created as educational experiences. Closely...