by Charlie Scheips (Author)
American Fashion is the definitive book on the country’s fashion culture, spanning eight decades and featuring the work of more than 100 designers. American Fashion is a visual journey through classic and fresh photographs by the century’s most outstanding photographers and illustrators, followed by essays defining nearly a century of fascinating culture, commissioned by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).
The book begins with the work of young patriotic talent during the war years, beginning with New York and Hollywood-based designers in the 1930s. This artistic crescendo starts with the evolution of big American fashion names in the 1960s and 1970s before moving on to the successes of our country’s marquee stars in the 1980s and 1990s. The exhibition concludes with a look at emerging designers who bring their unique ideas to the rest of the world. This is the critical compendium of the rich and vibrant story that is an American fashion, chronicling the designers, icons, magazines, and events that have influenced it for more than 70 years.
18 Interior Design Coloring Books 🎉
A collection of 18 colouring books for teenagers and adults interested in interior design and all things related to furniture, décor, and fashion. The product’s goal is to engage the imagination, improve colouring abilities, and calm the user.
Listening to Stone (paperback) – Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi
A master of what he called “the sculpturing of space,” Isamu Noguchi was an essential figure for modern public art. Noguchi, born to an American mother and a Japanese father, never felt at home anywhere and spent his life creating identities through his sculptures, monuments, and gardens.
MoMA Now: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art, New York
To commemorate the museum’s 90th anniversary and the opening of the new MoMA after its historic expansion in October 2019, the book was published as a large-format hardcover.
Classic Coffee Table Books – Retro Classics
A coffee table book is a large, elaborately designed book displayed on a coffee table. Previously, the coffee table book was an essential aspect of house decor. Cosmo Kramer, the postmodern genius, and his book The Coffee Table Book of Coffee Tables come to mind.
Midcentury Modern: 15 Interior Design Ideas
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?
My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation
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.
Highly Recommended: ‘Atlas of Furniture Design’ — Lost Art Press
Books that purport to be a “history of everything on a topic” are almost always crushingly disappointing. They are pretty, light on details and focus on the low-hanging fruit you could find on Wikipedia. Read More >
domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home
From the editors of domino magazine comes your essential guide to discovering your personal style and creating a space you love.
Home Decor Cheat Sheets: Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living
THE MOST IMPORTANT HOME DESIGN, DECOR, AND FURNISHING CONCEPTS SIMPLIFIED IN 300 EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND GRAPHICS
The Fashion Book (Hardcover)
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.
History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400–2000
A comprehensive examination of the history of decorative arts and design throughout the world over the last 600 years.
The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America
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.
Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing (Mastering Ceramics)
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.
Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers
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.
The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti
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.
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.
Interior Design Master Class: 100 Lessons from America’s Finest Designers on the Art of Decoration
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.
Candace Wheeler: The Art and Enterprise of American Design, 1875-1900
Candace Wheeler rose to prominence as the top late-nineteenth-century American textile designer by educating herself to match and eventually surpass the achievements of advanced European designers. She transitioned from needlework to fabric and interior design.
Pier Luigi Nervi (Kindle Edition)
Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Ada Louise Huxtable wrote this 1960 monograph about the eminent Italian architect and structural engineer Pier Luigi Nervi (1891-1979).
Black Landscapes Matter (paperback)
“Do black landscapes matter?” is an issue that goes to the heart of American history. The nation’s terrain contains the wreckage of different origins, from slavery’s plantations to today’s divided cities, from freedman settlements to northern migrations for freedom.
The Decorative Thirties (hardcover 1988)
The decorative thirties began in the 1930s and follows the era’s elegance until the end of World War II. The book deals with the arts and objets d’art of the ’30s in their most outrageous form.
Alexander Girard Designs for Herman Miller, 2nd Revised & Expanded
Alexander Girard, one of Herman Miller’s famous designers in the 1950s and 1960s, added creative textiles to Eames’ and Nelson’s furniture. He produced some of the most vibrant and vibrant fabrics available anywhere as the head of Herman Miller’s Textile Division since its inception in 1952. He also created the Girard Group, a 25-piece modern furniture collection, and the Environmental Enrichment Panels, a 40-piece series for Action Office 2.
Osamu Tezuka book collection – the godfather of Japanese Manga comics
Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) is widely regarded as the godfather of Japanese manga comics. He originally wanted to be a doctor and earned his degree before turning to what was then a children’s medium. Among his many early masterpieces was the Astro Boy series, which was popular in the United States.
Narrative Architecture (Architectural Design Primer) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition
Many architects have used the word “narrative” to describe their work since the early 1980s. The enduring appeal of narrative to architects is that it provides a means of interacting with how a city feels and functions.
Patina Homes Kindle Edition
For anyone who has loved the Giannetti books about Patina Farm, this book continues the aesthetic in a variety of styles.
Design the Home You Love: Practical Styling Advice to Make the Most of Your Space
Since interior design can be intimidating, many of us never attempt to design our own homes. Havenly creators Lee Mayer and Emily Motayed break down the ambiguous world of home design in Design the Home You Love. You’ll first learn how to define your style (whether you prefer Parisian Modern or California Casual) and then how to integrate furniture that complements your style while remaining within your budget.
Art Deco Books from Amazon
Art Deco, also known as Deco, is a visual art, architecture, and design style that originated in France shortly before World War I. Buildings, furniture, jewellery, fashion, automobiles, movie theatres, trains, ocean liners, and everyday items like radios and vacuum cleaners were all inspired by Art Deco. The Exposition internationale des arts décoratifs et industriels modernes (International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925 inspired the name.
“Dinotopia”: The Fantastical Art Of James Gurney
Inspired by archaeology, lost civilizations, and the art of illustration, James Gurney’s children book Dinotopia creates an extraordinary place where humans and dinosaurs live in harmony.
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Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book
This groundbreaking book is the first to offer a fun, hands-on approach to learning about architecture. It is filled with various beautiful and elegant drawings that provide the consumer with different architectural challenges, including designing your skyscraper, drawing an island house, and constructing a Constructivist monument, among many others.
The Graphic Design Idea Book: Inspiration from 50 Masters
Broken into sections covering the fundamental elements of design, key works by acclaimed designers serve to illustrate technical points and encourage readers to try out new ideas. Themes covered include form, narrative, color, type and image, ornament, simplicity, and wit and humour.
Posturing is a celebration of haphazard, surreal and aesthetically odd contemporary fashion photography
Rejecting hypersexualized glamour, Posturing celebrates aesthetic oddness
101 Things I Learned® in Product Design School
An engaging, enlightening, and cleverly illustrated guide to product design, written by experienced professional designers and instructors.
Practical Pottery: 40 Pottery Projects for Creating and Selling Mugs, Cups, Plates, Bowls, and More
#1 Bestseller in Pottery & Ceramics and Sculpture and #1 Most Wished for in Pottery & Ceramic Craft
A journey through 60 years of graphic design in 3500 designs
The History of Graphic Design. Vol. 2, 1960–Today By Jens Müller Graphic design has distilled
Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2021
The 2021 Kovels’ Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide is the most complete and best-illustrated price guide available — with 11,500 listings and more than 3,000 full-color photographs — from the most trusted name in the industry.
Mid-Century Modern: Interiors, Furniture, Design Details
The 1950’s house was a scientific triumph, designed in a laboratory and tested on inhabitants of all ages before being built for the masses. Never had homes been so thoroughly contemporary, with antiques and period styles entirely banished. Mid-Century Modern explores the interior decor of this seminal decade, concentrating on all aspects of a home’s decoration—walls, flooring, surfaces, lighting, and, of course, furniture.
Modern Rustic Hardcover Book
Rustic isn’t the same as it once was. The days of fusty dried flower arrangements, antlers over a stone fireplace, and acres of plaid are long gone.
150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas Hardcover
The ultimate resource for creative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes, 150 Best Terrace and Balcony Ideas is the ultimate resource for innovative terrace, roof garden, patio, and balcony design ideas for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes.
Montreal’s Expo 67 Kindle Edition by Bill Cotter
In 1967, Canada celebrated its 100th anniversary with a spectacular party to which the entire world was invited. Expo 67 in Montreal was Canada’s first world’s fair, and it was a huge success, attracting over 50 million visitors.
Danish Pepper: Jens Quistgaard’s Teak Pepper Mills
At the height of the Danish Modern movement, Jens Quistgaard and Dansk spiced up the design world with a stunning series of sculptural wood salt and pepper mills. Danish Pepper features photos and illustrations of Dansk and other Danish mills, accompanied by a rich history of the mills and their creators.
Radical: Italian Design 1965–1985, The Dennis Freedman Collection
Young Italian architects and designers started creating a new style that openly questioned Modernism in the mid-1960s in response to current social and political upheaval. This movement, known as “Radical design,” looked into ways to visually change the urban environment. The proponents of radical design also applied it to furniture and lighting, using unconventional materials and a novel formal vocabulary.
Transforming Type: New Directions in Kinetic Typography
Transforming Type examines kinetic or moving type in a range of fields including film credits, television idents, interactive poetry and motion graphics. As the screen increasingly imitates the properties of real-life environments, typographic sequences are able to present letters that are active and reactive.
Design Secrets: How to design any space and make it your own
Design Secrets is a unique, lively and informative masterclass which will become your touchstone for top tips, do’s and don’ts and creative projects to add a fresh and exciting feel to your living space. It even has its own coloring-in book to explore new color ideas.
The Interior Design Handbook Kindle Edition
Frida Ramstedt, a design consultant, owns Scandinavia’s most popular interior design blog. In The Interior Design Handbook she reveals the secrets of effective interior design and styling in this book to help you design a home that suits your space, taste, and lifestyle.
Authentic Designs from the American Arts and Crafts Movement (Book)
The aesthetic achievements of the American Arts and Crafts movement, which dominated decorative arts in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, have become an increasingly popular subject of study and source of inspiration for contemporary artists and designers.
The Decanter (hardcover book) by Andy McConnell
This completely revised edition of this work contains new chapters on The First Glass, Art Deco, Modernism, Post Modernism, cocktail mixers and shakers, and 2,000 new photographs. It is the result of 20 years of research.
Superstudio: Life without Objects (Book)
Superstudio, which was established in Florence in 1966, questioned the modernist orthodoxy that architecture and technological advancements could change the world by producing alternative future visions in photomontages, drawings, collages, and films.
Kazimir Malevich: Suprematism: 34 Drawings (1920) Paperback
A facsimile edition of Kazimir Malevich, SUPREMATISM 34 Drawings, was published in 1990 by Artists Bookworks, accompanied by an introduction to the drawings by Patricia Railing;
Italian Design (MoMA Design) Paperback
Incorporating the Italian design industry and culture in a single-minded and spontaneous national image building project, Italian designers have produced a wide range of forms-fashion, graphic arts and product and set design-with a unique international resonance.
Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture (Hardcover)
This Japanese design book presents Japan’s arts, aesthetics and culture with over 160 stunning colour photos and extensive historical and cultural commentaries.
Simple Matters: A Scandinavian’s Approach to Work, Home, and Style
Simple Matters is a beautiful collection of essays that encourages readers to simplify their lives by focusing on emotional and physical well-being, developing a personal style, and chasing one’s dreams.
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (Paperback)
The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life (Paperback) by Anu Partanen
Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques
Soul of the Home: Designing with Antiques. Tara Shaw, a designer and antique dealer, has supplied a slew of AD100 and Elle Decor A-listers of French and European antiques, including Bobby McAlpine, Mary McDonald, and Bunny Williams.
Sisu: The Finnish Art of Courage
What happens when you’ve cultivated the Danish sense of cosiness (hygge) and mastered the Swedish sense of moderation (lagom)? Consider honing your Sisu, a Finnish word that refers to a combination of bravery, strength, grit, tenacity, and perseverance.
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