7 Classic Design Books for your Library

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It’s critical to keep up with the latest apps, technology, and trends in the fast-changing world of visual communication, but it’s also critical to have a good understanding of design as a subject of study with a long history of lessons to learn. With that in mind, here are a few must-have books for any designer. The books are significant, educational, and reasonably priced.

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    Herbert Bayer (1900–1985) was one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, with a prolific career spanning more than six decades and two continents. As a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, he used geometry, photomontage, functional analysis, and simplified typography to forge a new approach to graphic design. This book explores the evolution of Bayer’s design process, from his student works featuring hand lettering to mechanically printed typography and hyperreal photo illustrations.Read More →

  • Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

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    What is a cabochon, exactly? What are the different kinds of gilding? What exactly is vermeil? This user-friendly book, which is the first of its kind, provides succinct definitions of key jewellery words. Personal adornment is a shared obsession. It’s a primitive, instinctive, and distinctly human preoccupation.Read More →

  • Midcentury Modern: 15 Interior Design Ideas

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    Master midcentury modern design principles with this simple and snappy interior design handbook. Do you love rich and vibrant timeless design? Are you on a budget and planning a new project based on this hot trend? Are you excited to find out how to create the midcentury modern look for your home, hotel or motel?Read More →

  • My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation

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    For over twenty years, scientists have been discovering connections between physical space and the creative mind. Written by a noted architect, My Creative Space is the first book to turn this rich trove of psychological research into practical techniques for shaping your home for maximum creativity.Read More →

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  • Albers: Interaction of Color | Design Masterwork

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    Albers with “Interactions of Color,” made it his life work to translate the knowledge gained from existing theories and the results from his personal research into a practical course on the action and interaction of colour.Read More →

  • How to Cook Book (Hardcover)

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    How to Cook Book – Think you can cook – or do you think you can’t? Either way, this book is for you. Discover your inner chef. SHOP NOW!!Read More →

  • domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home

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    From the editors of domino magazine comes your essential guide to discovering your personal style and creating a space you love.Read More →

  • Home Decor Cheat Sheets: Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living

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    THE MOST IMPORTANT HOME DESIGN, DECOR, AND FURNISHING CONCEPTS SIMPLIFIED IN 300 EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND GRAPHICSRead More →

  • The Fashion Book (Hardcover)

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    The legendary bestseller, which has over 500 of fashion’s most famous names from A to Z, has been revised in a gorgeous new edition.Read More →

  • History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400–2000

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    A comprehensive examination of the history of decorative arts and design throughout the world over the last 600 years.Read More →

  • The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

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    A new look at the Arts and Crafts Movement, tracing its roots in reformist ideas, engagement with commercial culture, and eventual presence in everyday life.Read More →

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  • Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing (Mastering Ceramics)

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    Whether you relish the prospect of glazing your work or exclaim, “I despise glazing!” It’s for you, Amazing Glaze. Gabriel Kline, author and proprietor of Odyssey Clayworks, will take you on a trip that will make glazing less frightening and more enjoyable. Read More →

  • Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

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    Through essays, interviews, artwork, typeface and beyond, lesser heard voices at various stages of their careers are given a platform to share insights from the inside. Along with information on hiring processes, power structures, mentoring, workplace discrimination and more, Extra Bold aims to make the world of design a little more accessible.Read More →

  • The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

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    An authoritative guide to the most significant artists, schools, and styles of street art and graffiti around the world Painted murals first appeared in Latin America in the early 20th century; in the 1950s, spray-can graffiti associated with Latino gangs followed, notably the “cholo” graffiti of Los Angeles. Read More →

  • Frida Kahlo (Little People, BIG DREAMS, 2) hardcover

    In this international bestseller from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Frida Kahlo, the world-renowned painter.Read More →

  • Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration

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    With one hundred essays from one hundred interior designers, spanning stylistic genres from classic to modern, on subjects as varied as “Collecting,” “White,” “Portals,” and “Layering”, this book highlights the knowledge, experience, expertise, insight, and work of established design legends, as well as members of the new guard, spanning over four decades of work. Unique in the quality of its contributors, this book will be a landmark publication in the field, helpful and inspirational for the home decorator, as well as students of design and design professionals. Read More →

  • By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers

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