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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...


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...


Becoming Human by Design

by Tony Fry

The last in Tony Fry's trilogy of books published by Berg continues his radical rethinking of design. Becoming Human by Design presents a provocative reading of human 'evolution' centred on ontological design,...


Made in Italy: Rethinking a Century of Italian Design

by Kjetil Fallan & Grace Lees-Maffei

Goods made or designed in Italy enjoy a profile which far outstrips the country�s modest manufacturing output. Italy�s glorious design heritage and reputation for style and innovation has �added value�...


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

A practical guide to research methods in art and design, explaining and assessing approaches most suited to creative disciplines. The book describes each stage of research and includes real project examples....


Architecture as a Performing Art

by Marcia Feuerstein & Gray Read

This collection of essays reveals a deep alliance between architecture and the performing arts, uncovering its roots in ancient stories, and tracing a continuous tradition of thought that emerges in contemporary...


Design History: A Students' Handbook

by Dr Hazel Conway & Hazel Conway

Introductory text which guides the student of design history through the delights and difficulties of the subject, highlighting various approaches to study.


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....