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In Design Secrets, hotelier and interior designer Kit Kemp shares her ideas and inspiration for creating the perfect space. Kit covers a range of topics, from specific advice on how to dress a shelf, choose curtains and create a collection to ideas on how to get inspired. She also offers solutions to common design problems, including how to decorate a small space, choose colour and bring light to a dark room. All of this will be illustrated with images from Kit's stunning hotels and personal projects. An essential for lovers of interior design, Design Secrets is full of exciting ideas on how to update your space and make your house a home.
The visual language of Javier Jaen is a symbolic and playful one. This celebrated artist has worked for clients such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, National Geographic and Greenpeace. This timely monograph presents the preparation, thought process and resulting artwork from one of the creative world's most fertile minds. The book has been lavishly illustrated with hundreds of coloured images to help showcase the depth and variety inherent with Jaen's output and comes with a free concertina-folded sticker sheet featuring many of the artist's iconic designs. Bilingual edition: Spanish and English
After a career of more than 20 years spanning four countries, globally-renowned graphic designer, illustrator and visual branding consultant Rejane Dal Bello explains how choosing (or being chosen by) a design career has come to matter to her - and how it can matter to others no matter whether they are also seeking a creative path or are simply curious about the value and possibilities afforded by creativity. Through a mixture of personal anecdote and professional experience, Rejane honestly and emotively reflects on her life and processes, and how they have been shaped by the beauty, challenges and serendipity of design and the visual arts.
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. The poetic and striking works are drawn from the Merrill C. Berman Collection and the collection of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, among others. Many have never been published before or appear in color for the first time here.
Joe Colombo (Milan, 1930-1971) was one of the greatest designers of the last century, visionary and ingenious, capable of giving shape to ideas that retain a striking relevance to this day. Trained first at the Brera Academy and then at the Polytechnic of Milan, Joe Colombo has expressed, in just 20 years of work, an absolutely innovative world view, placing man and his life at the centre of reflection, imagined a dynamic and transformable habitat both on a domestic and urban scale. A design in the round, aimed at satisfying every need - also thanks to technology and new materials - and to shape the space and its objects according to the different activities of the moment, be they working or social interactions. From here, the modular and dynamic furnishing accessories with futuristic lines, among which some pieces that have become iconic of Italian design stand out such as the Tube Chair, the Spider lamp (Compasso d'Oro 1967) or the Boby trolley (now at the MoMA in New York), the monoblocks , such as the Mini-Kitchen or the Total Table with integrated dishes, up to the global housing unit, a visionary machine , which encompasses all the needs of living. This volume constitutes the first catalogue raisonne of his work, of which about 180 projects are documented, divided between works still in production and historical works; introduced by the essays by Ignazia Favata - his historical collaborator - and Domitilla Dardi, it is completed by a critical anthology. Text in English and Italian.
Design legend Milton Glaser demystifies his creative process in this thoughtful collection of illustrations showing his journey from sketch to finish. Glaser is a truly multidisciplinary designer working in exhibition, interior, and product designs. Sketch and Finish features a variety of projects, from little known to iconic, including the logo. Glaser writes, The tentativeness in the act of sketching is crucial. Doubt is essential. If you already know the answer before you start, why bother? Conviction is the killer of imagination. He illuminates the crux of each work with grace and a timeless mastery of craft.
Ralph Lauren's designs vividly embody the American Dream and he has risen to become his country's foremost fashion designer. His visionary ability has created a multi-billion-dollar brand, still very successful almost 50 years on. His genius lies in his innate skill for interpreting key cultural elements of Americana - whether Folk Art, or the world of polo-playing Hamptons' socialites, or Navajo motifs - and encapsulating them in appealing garments. Also a natural fit with Hollywood, he designed costumes for film classics such as The Great Gatsby and Annie Hall. Celebrated in Vogue by leading photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Bruce Weberand Mario Testino, Lauren's clothes have appeared on countless covers, on everyone from Cher to a young Gwyneth Paltrow. From his ubiquitous Polo Ralph Lauren shirts with their much-imitated equestrian logo to his American country-club take on upperclass Englishness, his skill in making aspiration accessible is second to none. Vogue, the international fashion bible, has charted the careers of designers through the decades. Its unique archive of photographs, taken by the leading photographers of the day from Cecil Beaton to Mario Testino, and original illustrations, together with its stable of highly respected fashion writers, make Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion. With a circulation of over 160,000 and a readership of over 1,400,000, no brand is better positioned to present a library on the great fashion designers of the modern age.
V&A Pattern: William Morris highlights both popular and lesser-known patterns designs by the most famous designer of the Arts and Crafts Movement. A source of inspiration for designers from William Morris to Alexander McQueen, the V&A holds over three million designs for textiles, decorations, wallpapers and prints. Now beautifully re-presented, the bestselling V&A Pattern series invites you to appreciate the work of some of the greatest names and styles in design history, highlighting interesting and imaginative works that are all too rarely seen. Each pocket-sized book features 66 carefully selected patterns, and has a concise expert introduction, making these an invaluable source of inspiration for creatives - and the perfect gift for pattern-lovers.