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Smart Energy Management for Households

by Sonja Van Dam, Tu Delft, Architecture and The Built Environment Tu Delft (June 28, 2013)

Smart Energy Management for Households infers design-related insights and guidelines to improve the use and effectiveness of home energy management systems (HEMS) through an empirical evaluation of the longitudinal...


Negotiation and Design for the Self-Organizing City

by Ekim Tan, Tu Delft, Architecture and the Built Environment Tu Delft (September 05, 2014)

This book is dedicated to building an open negotiation and design method for cities as self-organizing systems that bridges the gap between collaborative planning and collaborative design methods. Gaming as...


The Story of Lingerie

by Muriel Barbier & Shazia Boucher Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

What is the social merit or purpose of all those bras and panties on perfectly sculpted bodies that we see spread across billboards and magazines? Many women indulge in lingerie to please men. Yet, ever since...


The Art of the Shoe

by Marie-Josèphe Bossan & Marie-Josèphe  Bossan Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Abandoning a French look on the subject, Mrs. Bossan, the author, develops her study with a dichotomous vision: that of time that touches the history of mankind and that of geography and sociology, which lead...


The ABC of Style

by Émile Bayard & Émile  Bayard Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Ever wondered why your ceiling is shaped like the arches in a gothic cathedral? Or why your offi ce building looks so different from its neighboring counterparts? The ABC of Style invites you to explore the...


Decorative Art

by Albert Jaquemart Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

From the Middle Ages to contemporary times, decorative art can be defi ned by the artistic materials, designs and objects used in both architecture and interior design. Similar to many art forms decorative art...


The Story of Men's Underwear

by Shaun Cole & Shaun  Cole Parkstone International (August 11, 2005)

Men’s fashion, particularly the trends involving undergarments, was once reserved for the elite; today it has become democratised, clear proof of social progress.The aestheticism of the body so highly valued...


Designing for the Greater Good: The Best of Non-Profit and Cause-Related Marketing and Nonprofit Design

by Peleg Top & Jonathan Cleveland HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

This first-ever book of its kind, Designing for the Greater Good, features hundreds of illustrated examples of the best nonprofit and cause-related design worldwide, plus 24 inspiring case studies and insights...


Hanok: The Korean House

by Nani Park, Robert J. Fouser & Jongkeun Lee Tuttle Publishing (April 14, 2015)

In recent decades, few nations have transformed themselves as radically as Korea. Amid Seoul's glass-and-steel skyscrapers and luxury apartments, however, the traditional Korean home or Hanok is experiencing...


Sarah Style

by Sarah Richardson Simon & Schuster (November 04, 2014)

In the flawless style of Deborah Needleman’s Domino comes the interior design book of the decade, from HGTV star, virtual sensation, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson.

Ever wondered how to transform...


At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life

by Jennifer L. Scott Simon & Schuster (October 07, 2014)

Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life.

When she arrived at Madame Chic’s Parisian apartment...


150 Best New Bathroom Ideas

by Francesc Zamora Harper Design (July 07, 2015)

For homeowners and architects alike, an irresistible collection of hundreds of inspirational full-color profiles of 150 of the most exciting contemporary bathroom designs.

Showcasing an extensive collection of...


150 Best New Kitchen Ideas

by Manel Gutierrez Harper Design (July 07, 2015)

A comprehensive, full-color handbook, packed with hundreds of photographs that showcase the latest in beautiful, welcoming, and efficient kitchen design.

150 Best New Kitchen Ideas offers an in-depth look at...


Typography 35

by Type Directors Club Harper Design (January 06, 2015)

A showcase of the year's best typographic work in print and on screen in advertising, communications, education, marketing, and publishing.

The only annual publication devoted exclusively to the art of type,...


150 Best Mini Interior Ideas

by Francesc Zamora Harper Design (February 17, 2015)

The most recent volume in the highly successful 150 Best series, this comprehensive handbook showcases the latest in efficient and successful small space design.

Filled with 500 pages of beautiful full-color...


Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles

by Leanne Prain Arsenal Pulp Press (September 15, 2014)

The art of storytelling through textiles, inviting readers to consider the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through


Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture

by Patricia Graham Tuttle Publishing (September 30, 2014)

This Japanese design book presents the arts, aesthetics and culture of Japan with over 160 stunning color photos and extensive historical and cultural commentary .

The Japanese sensibility often possesses an...


Design Transitions: Inspiring Stories. Global Viewpoints. How Design Is Changing.

by Joyce Yee, Emma Jefferies & Lauren Tan BIS Publishers (May 05, 2014)

Design Transitions brings together 42 stories and viewpoints illustrating how design practice is changing today and where it is going in the future. In their journey across the globe, the authors have constantly...


Enchanted Objects

by David Rose Scribner (July 15, 2014)

In the tradition of Who Owns the Future, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs, improve our lives, and form “an ethereal interconnection of gadgets and human desires...


Open Design Now: Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive

by Bas van Abel, Lucas Evers, Roel Klaassen & Peter Troxler BIS Publishers (May 01, 2014)

Open Design Now looks at design in the new networked world. Design is undergoing a revolution thanks to two forces: an emerging networked community that shares digital information about physical products and...


Art Deco

by Victoria Charles & Klaus  Carl Parkstone International (May 13, 2014)

Art Deco style was established on the ashes of a disappeared world, the one from before the First World War, and on the foundation stone of a world yet to become, opened to the most undisclosed promises. Forgetting...


Medieval Costume, Armour and Weapons

by Eduard Wagner, Zoroslava Drobná & Jan Durdík Dover Publications (May 05, 2014)

Accompanied by a scrupulously researched and well-documented text, over 400 royalty-free illustrations trace the evolution of clothing styles, armor, and weapons during the medieval period in Central Europe...


Feng Shui: Seeing Is Believing

by Jampa Ludrup & Thubten Zopa Wisdom Publications (February 18, 2013)

In this pithy and practical handbook, Ven. Jampa Ludrup lays out the fundamentals of feng shui without any of the opaque mysticism that sometimes clouds the practice. "The aim of this book," he writes, "is to...


150 Best Minimalist House Ideas

by Alex Sanchez Harper Design (June 10, 2014)

One of the most popular interior design trends, minimalism highlights the essence of a room, stressing clean lines, clutter-free spaces, and a limited color palette.

In 150 Best Minimalist House Ideas, photographs...


Fans

by Alexander F. Tcherviakov Parkstone International (February 04, 2014)

Besides its practical uses in regions across the globe, the fan has a long history as a fashion item, with new shapes, materials, and colours constantly being created. This book portrays the most artistic examples...


Shoes

by Klaus Carl Parkstone International (January 10, 2007)

Mega Square Shoes focuses on the history of the shoe and elevates the shoe to the rank of a work of art. The author is a leading expert on the subject and curator of France‘s Shoe Museum, which holds the greatest...


Persian Miniatures

by Victoria Charles & Vladimir Loukinin Parkstone International (February 05, 2014)

Dieses Buch stellt eine der größten Zivilisationen der Welt durch seine Miniaturmalerei vor und erzählt die Geschichte des großartigen Perserreiches mithilfe seiner Tradition einer kleinen, aber pulsierenden...


A Dictionary of Costume and Fashion: Historic and Modern

by Mary Brooks Picken Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

Compendium defines over 10,000 words associated with wearing apparel and fashion. From bateau necklines to trilbys and vamps, words are grouped alphabetically according to dress parts, fabrics, and other style...


The Book of Signs

by Rudolf Koch Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Famed German type designer renders 493 symbols: religious, alchemical, imperial, runes, property marks, etc. Timeless.


Treasury of Art Nouveau Design & Ornament

by Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 04, 2012)

577 authentic Art Nouveau designs ranging in size from full-page illustrations to borders, headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Designs include florals, landscapes, and figures, from artists such as Klimt,...


Hands: A Pictorial Archive from Nineteenth-Century Sources

by Jim Harter Dover Publications (December 02, 2013)

Need a hand? Here are over a thousand! Over 1,100 pairs of hands in all shapes, sizes, and shades: writing, sewing, with pointing fingers, much more, all royalty-free.


Illustrations and Ornamentation from The Faerie Queene

by Walter Crane & Carol Belanger Grafton Dover Publications (December 02, 2013)

Over 300 neo-medieval illustrations and decorations created by famed Victorian-era artist. Full-page plates, headpieces, tailpieces, borders, vignettes, and decorative elements depict knights, maidens, dragons,...


Home Swell Home: Designing Your Dream Pad

by Cynthia Rowley & Ilene Rosenzweig Atria Books (June 22, 2010)

Sex and the City meets Martha Stewart in this savvy and eclectic interior-design manifesto for high-flying chicks with nesting fantasies from the authors of the bestselling Swell: A Girl's Guide to the Good...


Renaissance Patterns for Lace, Embroidery and Needlepoint

by Federico Vinciolo Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Superb reproduction of most popular 16th-century lace design book. Nearly 100 original patterns for point coupe, reticella, and guipure; the second part describes square netting and embroidery. 83 full-page...


Metalwork for Craftsmen

by Emil F. Kronquist Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Illustrations and detailed instructions for 55 projects. Information on tools and processes, and over 60 other plates.


3200 Old-Time Cuts and Ornaments

by Blanche Cirker Dover Publications (November 05, 2012)

Royalty-free pictures from 1909 French typography catalog: plants, animals, religious motifs, music, carriages, boats, sports, furniture, clothing; plus borders, banners, wreaths, and other ornaments. Over 3,200...


Snowflakes in Photographs

by W. A. Bentley Dover Publications (August 09, 2012)

Over 850 illustrations of snow crystals, photographed by Bentley during a 50-year period, for use by artists, designers, and craftspeople in a variety of creative projects.


Patterns and Designs from the Twenties in Full Color

by Ad. & M. P. Verneuil Dover Publications (December 26, 2012)

Reprinted from a rare portfolio of abstract design published in Paris in the 1920s: 87 designs that reflect the emergence of the Art Deco aesthetic, in a variety of useful shapes and sizes. Royalty-free.


2,286 Traditional Stencil Designs

by H. Roessing Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Masterfully executed designs in reproductions of two rare catalogs: ornamental borders, corners and frames with intricate floral and foliated patterns, architectural ornaments and design elements, religious...


Japanese Design Motifs

by Matsuya Company Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Definitive catalogue of Japanese heraldic crests featuring almost unlimited variety of plant, animal, bird, and geometric forms, from "wild goose" to "folding fan" to "mountain and mist," each with dozens of...


Handbook of Ornament

by Franz Sales Meyer Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

This excellent collection of historic decorative ornament contains 3,000 examples ranging from the cultures of the Greeks and Romans through the Victorians: chairs, thrones, crowns, heraldic emblems, altars,...


Snow Crystals

by W. A. Bentley & W. J. Humphreys Dover Publications (April 11, 2013)

Over 2,000 clear photomicrographs printed on black background of snow crystals. Also frost, rime, hail, and more. Brief text on methodology of research. Absolutely inexhaustible source of design. 202 plates....


Art Forms in Nature

by Ernst Haeckel Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Multitude of strangely beautiful natural forms: Radiolaria, Foraminifera, Ciliata, diatoms, calcareous sponges, Tubulariidae, Siphonophora, Semaeostomeae, star corals, starfishes, much more. All images black-and-white....


Fantastic Gothic and Renaissance Ornament

by Rudolf Berliner Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Beasts of myth and legend, writhing foliage, dancing symbols of fate — this spectacular compendium of 15th- and 18th-century designs features 127 black-and-white illustrations from the far corners of the imagination....


101 Dog Illustrations: A Pictorial Archive of Championship Breeds

by Gladys Emerson Cook Dover Publications (October 23, 2012)

A blue-ribbon collection of 116 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, these dramatically detailed lithographs include sporting and non-sporting dogs, hounds, working dogs, terriers, and toys. Captions....


Fantastic Ornament: 110 Designs and Motifs

by Michel Liénard Dover Publications (March 07, 2012)

Swirling with gargoyles, devils, dragons, griffins, and other haunting figures, this otherworldly assortment features illustrations from a rare 19th-century volume: cartouches, frames, doors, trophies, cabinets,...


North American Indian Beadwork Patterns

by Pamela Stanley-Millner Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

Weave belts, headbands, and sashes and decorate handbags, vests, blouses, and other garments with authentic Native American motifs. 73 charts for bead weaving, 12 full-size patterns for appliqué. Complete instructions...


A Manual of Historic Ornament

by Richard Glazier Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Hundreds of detailed illustrations depict painted pilasters from Pompeii, early Gothic stone carvings, a detail from a stained glass window in Canterbury Cathedral, more. Over 700 black-and-white illustrations,...


Native American Beadwork

by William C. Orchard Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Classic study offers well-illustrated look at a variety of beadwork methods and their results. Photos include baskets and bowls, necklaces, robes, cradles, and other items. 31 halftones. 136 figures.


Bartlett's Classic Illustrations of America: All 121 Engravings from American Scenery, 1840

by W. H. Bartlett Dover Publications (August 24, 2012)

Extremely rare engravings after illustrations of mid-19th-century America by eminent English artist. Superb detailed views of Mount Vernon, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Niagara Falls, West Point, much more. All royalty-free....