Fashion Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the History, Language, and Practice of Fashion
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Fashion Design, Referenced

Fashion Design, Referenced is a comprehensive guide through the art and industry of fashion design, richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs and drawings. Within the framework of four central categories, Fashion Design, Referenced examines the many interwoven elements that form the tapestry of fashion. Fundamentals provides an overview of the essential structure of the fashion profession (its organization, specializations, and ...

Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior
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Stop, Think, Go, Do: How Typography and Graphic Design Influence Behavior

This revolutionary guide is not only the first to look at how typography in design creates a call to action, but it also explores type and image as language. Stop, Think, Go, Do is packed with arresting imagery from around the world that influences human behavior. Page after page, you’ll find innovative messages that advocate, advise caution, educate, entertain, express, inform, play, and transform.

Graphic Design Process: From Problem to Solution 20 Case Studies
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Graphic Design Process: From Problem to Solution 20 Case Studies

The process of creating graphic design cannot be easily defined: each designer has their own way of seeing the world and approaching their work. Graphic Design Process features a series of in-depth case studies exploring a range of both universal and unique design methods. Chapters investigate typical creative strategies—Research, Inspiration, Drawing, Narrative, Abstraction, Development, and Collaboration—examining the work of 20 gr...

Problems of Product Design and Development
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Problems of Product Design and Development

Problems of Product Design and Development provides an elementary introduction to product design and development. Some of the topics discussed include an introduction to the kinds of design and production; initiation of a new product; function and use of designed products; design for production and maintenance; coordination of design; job description of a designer; and research and legal protection of designs. This book is a good ref...

Drawing Sexy Women
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Drawing Sexy Women

Less a "how-to" book than an examination of the thinking behind erotic illustration. Thorne also recalls his long career, including working with Stan Lee and his encounter with Bettie Page. Illustrated with art and photos. This is, simply, Frank Thorne's paean to women and art. Chronicling Thorne's days as an art student, his growing fascination and love of the female form, his professional association with famous bondage photographe...

Adaptive Web Design: Crafting Rich Experiences with Progressive Enhancement
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Adaptive Web Design

"The web is the first truly flexible design medium. But its flexibility affects more than our layouts: we're designing for networks both fast and slow, for devices both modern and not, for users who may not see a screen at all. In this second edition of Adaptive Web Design, Aaron shows us how progressive enhancement is the solution to all these challenges, and more."

The Poetry of Fashion Design: A Celebration of the World's Most Interesting Fashion Designers
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The Poetry of Fashion Design

There are 108 sonnets in “Astrofel and Stella” by Sir Philip Sydney. One hundred and eight pieces that together make up total perfection and closure that would not possible if some of them did not exist. Analogically, fashion is like a poem. It is made up of different elements that tell a story with the rhythm and tension that achieves harmony. The only difference is that this is a poem that changes and evolves. The pages of this boo...

Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques (Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series)
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Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques

"Natural building practitioners, like Kaki and Doni, have persevered through years of trial and error, teaching, learning, innovating and becoming respected leaders of the natural building community. As Earthbag Building: The Tools, Tricks and Techniques demonstrates, Kaki and Doni are smart, they are playful, they are wise, they are fine teachers and they have lots of get down and dirty practical experience to share about how to tra...

The Complete Graphic Designer: A Guide to Understanding Graphics and Visual Communication
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The Complete Graphic Designer

Initially I was not sure about my purchase since this book was not reviewed and rated. I kind of took the risk...but it paid off.. I am very happy with this book since my purpose of buying this book was to get an overall theory book on graphic design which wouldn't be very detailed and filled with history. This is such a book that dives directly by defining what actually graphic design is and what it is not. This is a book that is an...