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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...


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...


Fashion Writing and Criticism: History, Theory, Practice

by Peter McNeil & Sanda Miller

Fashion Writing and Criticism provides students with the tools to critique fashion with skill and style. Explaining the history and theory of criticism, this innovative text demonstrates how the tradition of...


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...


Love Objects: Emotion, Design and Material Culture

by Anna Moran & Sorcha O'Brien

How are love and emotion embodied in material form?

Love Objects explores the emotional potency of things, addressing how objects can function as fetishes, symbols and representations, active participants in...


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,...


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...


Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli: Fashion, Femininity and Modernity

by Ilya Parkins

Through a highly original and detailed analysis of the memoirs, interviews and other life writings of Poiret, Dior and Schiaparelli, this book explores changing notions of femininity in the early decades of...


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 Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design

by Lois Weinthal & Graeme Brooker

The Handbook of Interior Architecture and Design offers a compelling collection of original essays that seek to examine the shifting role of interior architecture and interior design, and their importance and...


A Cultural History of Fashion in the 20th and 21st Centuries: From Catwalk to Sidewalk

by Bonnie English

Engaging, concise and highly accessible, this new edition of a bestselling text has been revised throughout and includes brand new sections reflecting recent developments and twice as many images.


The Handbook of Design Management

by Rachel Cooper, Sabine Junginger & Thomas Lockwood

A broad international overview of research across all aspects of design management. Designed for graduate students and scholars as the ultimate desktop reference.


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' to products...


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...