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Visual Merchandising: Mirror and soul of a point of sale

by Gianfranco Giacoma-caire

Visual Merchandising is a technical manual that has more than 400 photos and 100 drawings. It speaks about the aesthetic aspects to set a window shop and the internal visual in a store. Analyse the psychological...


Redisplaying Museum Collections: Contemporary Display and Interpretation in British Museums

by Hannah Paddon

This is the first book to examine, in depth, the multi-million pound redisplay and reinterpretation process in British museums in the early twenty-first century. Acknowledging the importance of the Heritage...


Giovanni Pintori. The Stark Tension between Flair and Discretion.

by Massimiliano Musina

Giovanni Pintori (Tresnuraghes 1912–Milan 1999) was one of the best-known, widely admired and respected Italian designers worldwide. The winner of sought-after international awards, he designed impressive...


Design Cult

by Steven Heller

Renowned designer, author, critic, co-chair of SVA’s MFA program in design and National Design Award recipient Steven Heller reaches into the most contemplative recesses of his mind to offer an entertaining...


Thoughts on Design

by Michael Bierut & Paul Rand

One of the seminal texts of graphic design, Paul Rand's Thoughts on Design is now available for the first time since the 1970s. Writing at the height of his career, Rand articulated in his slender volume the...


Looking Closer 4: Critical Writings on Graphic Design

by Michael Bierut, William Drenttel & Steven Heller

The most stimulating installment yet in the acclaimed Looking Closer series! This enthralling collection of essays assembles some of the most intriguing critical commentary published in professional and general...


Winckelmann's Images from the Ancient World: Greek, Roman, Etruscan and Egyptian

by Johann Joachim Winckelmann & Stanley Appelbaum

Assembled by the father of modern art history, this landmark 1767 publication features more than 200 fine engravings. Its fascinating panorama of images from classical civilizations includes informative text...


Architecture as a Performing Art

by Marcia Feuerstein & Gray Read

How do buildings act with people and among people in the performances of life? This collection of essays reveals a deep alliance between architecture and the performing arts, uncovering its roots in ancient...


Design History: A Students' Handbook

by Dr Hazel Conway & Hazel Conway

Hazel Conway introduces the student new to the subject to different areas of design history and shows some of the ways in which it can be studied and some of its delights and difficulties. No background knowledge...


The Ice Palace That Melted Away: Restoring Civility and Other Lost Virtues to Everyday Life

by Bill Stumpf

With The Ice Palace That Melted Away, Bill Stumpf, the designer of the first ergonomic chair, addresses the symbiotic relationship between design and the way we live, the often deadening effect of technology,...


Designs on Democracy: Architecture and Design in Scotland Post Devolution

by Stuart MacDonald

Disasters, pandemics, the War on Terrorism? Whatever your memories of the Noughties, this was also a Scottish decade. Design, politics and identity came together.


Sustaining Cultural Development: Unified Systems and New Governance in Cultural Life

by Biljana Mickov & James Doyle

In Sustaining Cultural Development, Biljana Mickov and James Doyle argue that effective programmes to promote greater participation in cultural life require substantial investment in research and strategic planning....


Historical Costumes of England - From the Eleventh to the Twentieth Century

by N. Bradfield

This vintage book contains a comprehensive account of clothing fashions and trends from the eleventh century to the twentieth century. It contains detailed descriptions, fascinating historical information, and...


Design Cult

by Steven Heller

Renowned designer, author, critic, co-chair of SVA’s MFA program in design and National Design Award recipient Steven Heller reaches into the most contemplative recesses of his mind to offer an entertaining...


Art Chantry Speaks: A Heretic's History of 20th Century Graphic Design

by Art Chantry

Feral House presents an irreverent, educational and entertaining collection of essays by the great contrarian of graphic design, Art Chantry.


PIN-UP Interviews

by Felix Burrichter, Andrew Ayers & Dylan Fracareta

The PIN–UP Interviews is a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN-UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, featuring the elegant...


On the Menu: The World's Favourite Piece of Paper

by Nicholas Lander

Featuring interviews with world-renowned chefs Heston Blumenthal (The Fat Duck), Massimo Bottura (Osteria Francescana), René Redzepi (Noma), Michel Roux Jr (Le Gavroche), April Bloomfield (The Spotted Pig),...


Swedish Design

by Keith M. Murphy

Swedish designers are noted for producing distinctive and elegant forms; their furniture and household goods have an especially loyal following around the world. Design in Sweden has more than just an aesthetic...


The Great Exhibition, 1851

by Jonathan Shears

The Great Exhibition, 1851: A sourcebook is the first anthology of its kind. It presents a comprehensive array of carefully selected primary documents, sourced from the period before, during and after the Exhibition...


Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style

by W. David Marx

Look closely at any typically "American" article of clothing these days, and you may be surprised to see a Japanese label inside. From high-end denim to oxford button-downs, Japanese designers have taken the...