Most popular Individual designers books
The most popular Individual designers books currently available. Updated weekly.
The inspirational story of Mary Quant's stellar career
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.
Louis Vuitton Catwalk<br>Founded as a luxury leather goods house in 1854, Louis Vuitton was for many decades one of the world<br>
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.
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-...
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
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.
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...
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.
Best-selling author Megan Hess is back with her ode to classic French fashion.
"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
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.
Create calming, peaceful spaces in your home with white and neutral tones with the first home decorating book from The White Company, published as this much-loved brand celebrate their 25th anniversary.
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.
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
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.
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.
One of the most distinctive and influential designers of the second half of the twentieth century, Yves Saint Laurent takes his place in the pantheon of French couturiers, alongside Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, and Jeanne Lanvin. This title presents a comprehensive retrospective of his life's work.
HardCover. Pub Date :2013-10-15 Pages: 400 Language: English Publisher: Rizzoli This volume is an unprecedented history of Louis Vuitton s women s bags. the most coveted line of accessories in women s fashion At the heart of Louis Vuitton. are its City Bags. a range of women s bags that dates back to the turn of the twentieth century. Featuring the trademark monograms of the house. the City Bag story began with the Steamer. a resort bag designed in 1901 to be packed inside a much larger steamer trunk. These bags have in a hundred years formally diversified into a dizzying array of handbags for every conceivable function demanded by the modern woman. Profoundly influential. City Bags are now known to millions by their descriptive names (Keepall. Bucket. Papillon . Alma. Locket. Noe. Speedy) and are still evolving into more fantastical forms. Lavishly illustrated with new and ...
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.
Manual for young designers. Essential principles and rules for good design. Designed by Massimo Vignelli.
A beautiful and informative gift book devoted to designs by William Morris that incorporate flowers--a central motif in his oeuvre and one that played a part in the majority of his designs.
An illustrated biography of Coco Chanel, exploring the influence of place on the creative output of the famous fashion designer and business woman.
Captures the style of American fashion maverick Iris Apfel who has cultivated a personal chic that is exuberantly idiosyncratic. Featuring over ninety colour plates, this work shows off a selection of her outfits on wittily posed mannequins.
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.
An exclusive look-book of hand-coloured sketches and personal photographs from the archives of Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada.
Draplin Design Co. is a mid-career survey of work, case studies, inspiration, road stories, lists, maps, how-tos, and advice.
This exquisitely presented hardback art book showcases the finest works and helpful thoughts of popular Finnish artist, Heikala.
Provocative, hopeful essays imagine a future that is not reduced to algorithms.
A kaleidoscopic and visually-inspiring volume that will transport readers to the colourful and eclectic world of the young British art and design mega talent. With over 65,000 followers on Instagram, Luke Edward Hall is a social influencer and a favoUrite among interior design and art aficionados around the world
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.
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.
Published in association with a prestigious exhibition at the Muse des Arts Decoratifs's famed costume department in Paris, this volume focuses on Valentino's haute couture creations, highlighting the most important and iconic designs in his half-century in fashion.
Decorating with pattern and creating a mid-century style from the Mini Moderns.
Celebrates the brilliant creative talent of the acclaimed British artist Peter Blake.
Magnificent monograph celebrating the one hundredth birthday of the great Danish designer
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.
A long-awaited and highly intimate visual history of Versace, the glamorous and globally renowned Italian fashion house.
Beautifully illustrated catalogue brings Thomas Chippendale Junior out of the shadow of his father
A significant collection of textile works from a prolific yet often-overlooked designer, whose influence is felt to this day.
From Azzedine Alaia and Coco Chanel to Alexander McQueen and Yves Saint Laurent, celebrate a century's worth of fashion greats. This accessibly priced and updated edition features photographs of approximately 500 garments selected from the permanent collection of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, distilling the...
A revealing look at the work and creative process of preeminent illustrator and designer Jon Contino
Covering Thomas Heatherwick's complete output over the years and some 170 projects, this edition includes large-scale international work, which will place Heatherwick's reputation alongside the most influential architects and designers of a generation.
Presented as a series of 50 brief essays or `perspectives', Patrick le Quement's thoughtful and astute observations from the street, from the design studio and from his seat in the boardroom give the reader a penetrating and often amusing insight into the high-level workings of the global car industry.
Drew Struzan has created some of the most iconic movie poster images, from "Raiders of the Lost Ark" to "Star Wars: Episode III". This book cover his movie work. Featuring over 300 pieces of artwork, including poster art for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" and "Hellboy II", it is suitable for movie buffs and artists alike.