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Urbanized. (DVD)

Gary Hustwit (Helvetica, Objectified) returns with the final documentary in his design film trilogy. Urbanized focuses on the design of cities, and features some of the world's foremost architects, planners, policymakers, and thinkers including Sir Norman Foster, Rem Koolhaas, Oscar Niemeyer, Amanda Burden, Jan Gehl, Enrique Penalosa, Yung Ho Chang, Alejandro Aravena, Eduardo Paes, Rahul Mehrotra, Ellen Dunham-Jones, james COrner, Bruce Katz, Candy Chang, Edgar Pieterse, Noah Chasin, and many more, including extraordinary citizens who have changed their cities.

Helvetica (DVD)

Blissful. … it sharpens your eye … and makes connections between art and life.—Chicago Tribune

Helvetica is truly a work of art. —Austin Chronicle

One of the wittiest, most diligently researched, slyly untelligent and quietly captivating documentaries of the year. —Time Out London

Provocative. —NY Times

Viewers are in for an exclamation point of joy from such a well designed doc. "A -" —Entertainment Weekly

Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa (b.1956) is one of the best-known Japanese product designers working today. After graduating from Tama Art University in 1980, he moved to the United States and worked at IDEO, one of the world's most innovative design companies. In 1997, Fukasawa moved back to Japan to set up the IDEO Tokyo office. During his time at IDEO, he developed his sense for how people perceive and use objects. In 2003, Fukasawa left IDEO to form his own design company Naoto Fukasawa Design.

Envisioning Information

The celebrated design professor here tackles the question of how best to communicate real-life experience in a two-degree format, whether on the printed page or the computer screen. The Whole Earth Review called Envisioning Information a "passionate, elegant revelation."

 

The Journey of Sebastian Errazuriz

A new generation of creatives is increasingly producing work at the nexus of art and design. A young trailblazer of this movement is Sebastián Errázuriz, who successfully melds elements of sculpture and performance with design. The graphic visual language of Errázuriz, a Chilean now living in New York, plays masterfully with elements of nature and pop culture. The lightness and sneaky irony of his oeuvre has often been compared with that of Erwin Wurm, while its morbid charm suggests a kinship with Tom Sachs and Gabriel Orozco.

Geometry of Design: Studies in Proportion and Composition

At last, a mathematical explanation of how art works presented in a manner we can all understand. Kimberly Elam takes the reader on a geometrical journey, lending insight and coherence to the design process by exploring the visual relationships that have foundations in mathematics as well as the essential qualities of life.

Exhibition Design (Portfolio (Laurence King))

Exhibition Design offers a thorough grounding in the principles of designing for exhibitions. It describesthe skills needed to become an exhibition designer, including:

• Developing a brief and working with clients
• Design principles for graphics, circulation, lighting, and accessibility
• Presenting ideas to clients
• The practicalities of production

Designers on Designing

Cell phones, watches, coffee cups, grand pianos, light fixtures, even a dog house. Consumer products are brought to life through designers’ imagination and ingenuity, and Terence Conran and Max Fraser present some of the biggest names in the business and the items they’ve created.

Between the covers of Designers on Design are interviews with more than a hundred designers, who answer such questions as:

Industrial Design A-Z

If you take even the slightest interest in the design of your toothbrush, the history behind your washing machine, or the evolution of the telephone, you'll take an even greater interest in this new book. Individual designers and design firms can be referenced directly via the A-Z of Industrial Design section. Here, you'll find the likes of Enzo Ferrari, Philippe Starck, Zanussi and Apple Computer, among many others. Exploding with color, aesthetic, and style, Industrial Design is both informative and fun. You'll have a hard time putting it down.

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