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Louis Vuitton Catwalk: The Complete Fashion Collections
Louis Vuitton Catwalk<br>Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world<br>
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech Special Edition
From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this special edition book.
Mary Quant: My Autobiography
The inspirational story of Mary Quant's stellar career
Bird King: An Artist's Sketchbook
Louis Vuitton / Marc Jacobs: In Association with the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Creative duo Charles and Ray Eames were one of the most transformative forces in design history: through furniture, photography, architecture, textile design, industrial design, and film, the husband and wife defined a new, multifunctional modernity. Discover all aspects of their illustrious repertoire and its revolutionary impact on middle-...
Book of Ideas: a journal of creative direction and graphic design - volume 2
Vol.2 continues offering yet more indispensable advice. Chapters cover issues ranging from creativity for good, how to decode creative DNA, embracing limitations, using humour or entertaining the right wrongs. Vol.2 offers holistic guidance on how to approach life and work in a mindful, smart way to make you a better designer, creator and thinker.
Ten Principles for Good Design: Dieter Rams
Exquisitely produced to reflect Dieter Rams' aesthetic philosophy, this book presents highlights from a forty-year career designing iconic consumer products that enhance our daily lives.
Art of Winnie-the-Pooh: How E. H. Shepard Illustrated an Icon
In this beautifully presented, full-colour volume, readers will not only discover the story behind the remarkable partnership that created Winnie-the-Pooh, but also follow the evolution of Shepard's work.
Tricia Guild: In My View
As one of the world's foremost interior designers, Tricia Guild of the Designers Guild has a passionate belief that the way we choose to live has a significant impact on our well-being and happiness. Tricia takes us on a tour of her stunning Italian home set amid verdant oil groves and of her new London home
Book of Ideas: A Journal of Creative Direction and Graphic Design - Volume 1
Book of Ideas is just that: an outpouring of what one creative director and designer has discovered from many years working in the strange and endlessly fascinating world of the creative industry.
William Morris was a polymath designer, writer, artist, and socialist activist, associated with England's Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood as well as Arts and Crafts movement. His prolific design work included tiles, embroidery, tapestries, wallpaper, and carpets and championed handcraftsmanship, natural dyes, "art for all", and beautiful patterns of...
Vogue on: Coco Chanel
This is a completely fresh look at the fashion designer, Coco Chanel, who is arguably 'the most influential female designer of the twentieth century'. One of the first in a new series of branded fashion books with British Vogue the most authoritative and prestigious source of reference on fashion.
Prada Catwalk: The Complete Collections
Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech
From street fashion to high culture the work of Virgil Abloh, a celebrated young multihyphenate artist, is showcased in this lavishly illustrated book.
Elegance: The Beauty of French Fashion
Best-selling author Megan Hess is back with her ode to classic French fashion.
Women in Design: From Aino Aalto to Eva Zeisel
Quentin Blake: In the Theatre of the Imagination: An Artist at Work
Quentin Blake is one of the foremost illustrators of the twentieth century. Perhaps best known for his collaboration with Roald Dahl on books such as The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, The Twits and Matilda, he is cherished by young and old alike, throughout the world. Yet his work has not attained 'fine art' status.<br> <br> Should it be considered so? How does Blake's background in education inform his work? And what is the interrelation between the work he makes and the life that he leads? Distinguished curator Ghislaine Kenyon has spent a great deal of time with Blake during the last decade and a half and in Quentin Blake In the Theatre of the Imagination she provides a profound insight into an extraordinary man and a truly remarkable body of work. Kenyon has known Quentin Blake since 1998, and worked with him on staging a jointly curated exhibition 'Tell Me A Picture' in the year of Blake's tenure as Children's Laureate (1999-2000). She followed Blake during the years in which he continued to work 'off the page' producing work for hospitals in Angers and Paris and staging major exhibitions around the world, collaborating with him both in an administrative and curatorial capacity.<br> <br> But what Kenyon has observed, during a number of years of working alongside him, and sharing a friendship, is that Blake's work is necessarily intertwined with his life. His life informs his wonderful illustrations and his artwork in turn informs his life - a life which is extremely private, mysterious and full of complexities and ambiguities. Kenyon and Blake share a background in teaching, and this interest informs Blake's connection to what educationists call `learning and teaching' but which could also be termed simply education.<br> <br> A shared enthusiasm for education brought Kenyon and Blake together and informs the projects both the artist and curator now work on, aiming to reach children and adults in new ways and provide new experiences. With exceptional insight int
Abram Games: His Wartime Work
The daughter of the only official British War Poster Artist of the Second World War explores his incredible legacy, with a fascinating variety of wartime posters and previously unseen material. An essential look at Abram Games, one of the most important graphic designers of the twentieth century.
Industrial Design A-Z
From cameras to kitchenware, Lego to Lamborghini, follow the makers and shapers of industrial design in Industrial Design A-Z. This revised and updated edition covers the individual designers, the global businesses, and above all the genius products that have synthesized form and function to transform our daily lives.
Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross
With a new jacket and an additional 16 pages, this book reveals Ross's lifelong love of these classic superheroes and his vision - combining his dynamic art with Chip Kidd's kinetic design.
Bauhaus Futures
Essays, photo-essays, interviews, manifestos, diagrams, and a play explore the varied legacies, influences, and futures of the Bauhaus.
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty
"I never conformed to any sort of fashion ideal. My idea was always to show reality, even though I started at Savile Row and ended up at Givenchy in Paris; to depict the times I live in." -Alexander McQueen, Harper's Bazaar, September 2008
Eileen Gray: Her Life and Work
A fascinating rediscovery of the life and work of Eileen Gray, one of the twentieth century's most important designers.
Vignelli Canon
Manual for young designers. Essential principles and rules for good design. Designed by Massimo Vignelli.
House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row
The story of Tommy Nutter is the story of a man who climbs up from nothing to reshape the silhouette of British fashion. It will chart the dramatic life of Tommy Nutter, an underappreciated visionary whose career spanned barely 23 years, ending in 1992 with his untimely death.
Being and the Screen: How the Digital Changes Perception. Published in one volume with <i>A Short Treatise on Design</i>
How digital technology is profoundly renewing our sense of what is real and how we perceive.
Rick Owens Fashion
The definitive monograph on the fashion of Rick Owens one of the most daring and influential designers working today this book documents over a decade of sublime, iconic styles.
Kenzo Takada
An exclusive look-book of hand-coloured sketches and personal photographs from the archives of Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada.
A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the glamorous and globally renowned Italian fashion house.
Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life
Justine Picardie spent years puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, peeling away the accretions of romance and lies. Since its publication in 2010, hers has become the definitive Chanel biography. With a new foreword and previously unseen images, this new edition delves even deeper into the life and legacy of this eternally alluring woman.
Women Design: Pioneers in architecture, industrial, graphic and digital design from the twentieth century to the present day
From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles a selection of dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their enduring influence.
William Morris: and the Arts & Crafts Home
Celebrates William Morris' genius, presenting a overview of his life and career, while setting out his guiding principles so that a modern audience can recreate the Arts and Crafts style in their own homes.
Hans J. Wegner: Just One Good Chair
Magnificent monograph celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the great Danish designer
Attitudes: Chloe
Living with Coco Chanel: The homes and landscapes that shaped the designer
An illustrated biography of Coco Chanel, exploring the influence of place on the creative output of the famous fashion designer and business woman.
Peter Blake: Design
Celebrates the brilliant creative talent of the acclaimed British artist Peter Blake.
Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano
Spanning the 80s, 90s and noughties, this book features the story of Galliano and Alexander McQueen who created a great change in the world of fashion, from London's raucous art and club scene to the old-world glamour of Parisian couture, and reveals the machinations of this notoriously secretive industry.
Guo Pei
The first major book on China s leading couture visionary reveals the intricate craftsmanship and imperial glamour that has fashion publications worldwide declaring Guo Pei s creations the Empire s new clothes.
Christopher Dresser Textiles
A significant collection of textile works from a prolific yet often-overlooked designer, whose influence is felt to this day.
Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration
Bruno Munari: Square, Circle, Triangle
Life and Work of Thomas Chippendale Junior
Beautifully illustrated catalogue brings Thomas Chippendale Junior out of the shadow of his father
Sagmeister & Walsh: Beauty
Acclaimed designers Sagmeister & Walsh explore the essence of beauty and the transformative power of beautiful design
Hiroshima: The Autobiography of Barefoot Gen
Alexander McQueen
This definitive publication on Alexander McQueen (1969 - 2010) invites you into the creative mind and world of one of Britain's most brilliant, daring and provocative designers, and the many themes and references that shaped his visionary fashion collections.
Alexander McQueen: Evolution
Illustrated with stunning photography and liberally sprinkled with quotations from McQueen and confidants, Alexander McQueen: Evolution is the story of the genius behind the designer's thirty-five runway shows.
McQueen: An illustrated history of the fashion icon
An illustrated look at the life and work of fashion icon Alexander McQueen
Moholy-Nagy in Britain: 1935-1937
This highly visual book weaves together rarely seen images,documents and narrative to create a fascinating picture of Moholy-Nagy duringthis critical and highly productive phase of his life.
Star Wars Art: Ralph McQuarrie
The definitive deluxe two-volume slipcase of Ralph McQuarrie's complete artwork for Star Wars