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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.

Patently Female: From AZT to TV Dinners, Stories of Women Inventors and Their Breakthrough Ideas

In their sequel to Mothers of Invention, Vare and Ptacek explore female innovators a role history has often failed to record, let alone reward. The first U.S. patent was awarded to a woman, Hannah Slater, in 1793, for perfecting cotton sewing thread. But the authors quickly demonstrate that women's inventions aren't limited to the home. Both the brassiere and the jockstrap were invented by women. Can't do without that cordless phone? Thank Terri Pall. Interested in voting reforms? Susan Huhn invented the most reliable and mobile voting machine. The brilliance of physicist Dr.

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

This book will look at the entire career of the French brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, widely regarded as two of the most exciting young European designers to have emerged in the last twenty years. The book will feature all of their work to date, a collection which includes commissions for Vitra, Alessi, and Cappellini amongst others and will open with an introduction by Anniina Koivu, editor of Abitare magazine.

Karim Rashid: Compact Design Portfolio

Gives you a little information about Karim Rashid himself, and then goes on to show many of the products he has designed. Very inspiring. Great coffee table book too in a compact size.

 

Objectified. (dvd)

OBJECTIFIED is a feature-length documentary about our complex relationship with manufactured objects and, by extension, the people who design them. Director Gary Hustwit (HELVETICA) looks at the creativity at work behind everything from toothbrushes to tech gadgets, profiling the designers who re-examine, re-evaluate and re-invent our manufactured environment on a daily basis. It's about personal expression, identity, consumerism, and sustainability.

Elements of Design: Rowena Reed Kostellow and the Structure of Visual Relationships

A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome.Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teacher and a study of the abstract visual relationships that were her lifelong pursuit. Rowena Reed Kiostellow taught industrial design at Pratt Institute for more than fifty years and the designers she trained-and the designers they're training today-have changed the face of American design.

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