Arts / Design / History & Criticism

Best Selling

icon Subscribe to feed


Best Selling

New Releases



Delete History & Criticism





Below $ 5

$ 5 - $ 10

$ 10 - $ 15

Delete Price range

From :
To :



English (26)

French (0)

German (5)

Spanish (2)

Italian (2)



All (26)

DRM Free (3)

DRM (23)

More options

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...

The Lovers' Guide to Homemade Video: Tips and Techniques for Making Your Own Erotic Movies

by Serena Vallés & Carlos Martínez

Inside every person, as timid as they might seem, dwells a being who feels curious about or enjoys watching themselves naked in erotic situations, whether it’s alone or with a partner. This manual provides...

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...

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...

The Political Unconscious of Architecture: Re-opening Jameson's Narrative

by Nadir Lahiji

Thirty years have passed since eminent cultural and literary critic Fredric Jameson wrote his classic work, The Political Unconscious: Narrative as a Socially Symbolic Act, in which he insisted that "there is...

Visualizing Research: A Guide to the Research Process in Art and Design

by Carole Gray & Julian Malins

Visualizing Research guides postgraduate students in art and design through the development and implementation of a research project, using the metaphor of a 'journey of exploration'. For use with a formal programme...

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....

Analogous and Digital

by Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher (1922-1991) was an outstanding personality in modern design, he was a co-founder of the legendary Hochschule für Gestaltung (HfG), the Ulm School of Design, Germany. His works since the fifties of...

The World as Design: Writings of Design

by Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher's writings are explorations of the world, a substantive part of his work. In moving through the history of thought and design, building and construction, he assures us of the possibilities of arranging...

Design Languages

by Stefano Caggiano

Most of the people who work in the field attain an implicit knowledge of design languages through exposure to design discourse, that is to say, to the ecosystem comprised of products, companies, showrooms, trade...

Turn Signals are the Facial Expressions of Automobiles

by Don Norman


For decades, Don Norman has spoken the language of gadgets, explaining how the things we see every day are made and made better. In this smart, sharp, fun exploration...