The influence of traditional motifs in Chinas visual identity continues to be a source of inspiration for todays designers who incorporate updated versions into their finished designs to reflect cultural continuity and an awareness of the past. Chinese Motifs in Contemporary Design collects numerous examples of these ancient decorative elements and combines them with modern examples of their use in branding, packaging, promotion, fashion and more. From face makeup for the Chinese Opera to paper cutting, New Year paintings and auspicious patterns, or animal and plant motifs, the variety is staggering with over 700 individual graphics. Includes interviews with a select few designers and design studios.
Synesthetic design strives to develop products that systematically incorporate all five senses. In future, the current wealth of medical technical insights in psychology, physiology, motor functions, and neurology and the development of innovative materials with astonishing new properties will open up almost unlimited opportunities for the designer?s creativity. Haverkamp brings together for the first time precisely those aspects of this fundamental knowledge that are specifically relevant for designers. The result is a book that offers designers of all schools a clear and well-organized practical handbook and a solid foundation for their own designs. Synästhetisches Design bemüht sich um eine Produktentwicklung, die alle Sinne systematisch mit einbezieht. Die Fülle aktueller medizintechnischer Erkenntnisse in psychologischer, physiologischer, motorischer und neuronaler Hinsicht sowie die Entwicklung innovativer Materialien mit erstaunlichen neuen Eigenschaften eröffnen zukünftig der Designer-Kreativität fast unbegrenzte Möglichkeiten. Haverkamp hat seine Darstellung so aufgebaut, dass sie das Wesentliche dieses Grundlagenwissens aus den verschiedensten Bereichen erstmals speziell für Designer zusammenfasst. Designer aller Richtungen erhalten so ein übersichtliches Praxis-Handbuch, die solide Basis für ihr eigenes Gestalten.
Sketching has long been a best practice for designers. Through sketches, designers follow a generative process of developing, honing, and choosing ideas. Designers also use sketches to discuss, exchange, and critique ideas with others. When designers sketch user experiences, their drawings also need to incorporate the actions, interactions, and changes of these experiences that unfold over time. This can be challenging if you are a non-artist, or have not been trained within a conventional design discipline that specifically practices the time element that is so critical to interactive interfaces. In Sketching User Experiences: The Workbook, you will learn, through step-by-step instructions and exercises, various sketching methods that will let you express your design ideas about user experiences across time. Collectively, these methods will be your sketching repertoire: a toolkit where you can choose the method most appropriate for developing your ideas, which will help you cultivate a culture of experience-based design and critique in your workplace.
Designers often look to earlier decades or generations for inspiration, borrowing motifs and palettes that are recognizable through their ability to elicit nostalgia. From the ever-popular 50s and 60s to the growing interest in the early years of the 20th century, this rejuvenated aesthetic can influence everything from fashion and hair (or beard styles) to housewares and furniture. New Retro focuses specifically on graphic designers that evoke bygone eras with their creative work. The first section showcases logo design and examines the ways in which designers are able to incorporate vintage typefaces and imagery to create new and innovative brand identities and logotypes. The second section presents highly skillful graphic output ¿ from poster and print design to fashion, product, packaging design and more ¿ that nods back while leaning forward.
Filled with hundreds of color photographs, this comprehensive handbook in the highly successful 150 Best design series showcases the latest in successful small house design from some of today´s most distinguished international architects and designers. Bursting with ideas for designing, building, and decorating, this outstanding compendium features an extensive collection of cottages and cabins from around the world. Adapted to the specific needs and particular tastes of individual clients, these idyllic getaway homes and country hideaways incorporate practical, innovative, and stunning solutions for a variety of design needs. 150 Best Cottage and Cabin Ideas embodies the diversity of current trends in house design and provides an inspirational source of ideas-whether you´re looking to design and build a new home or renovate and redecorate an existing structure.
The first book from this celebrated American designer and architect known for creating spaces that balance historic detail and modern elegance. The work of architect and interior designer Lee Ledbetter represents a one-of-a-kind combination of traditional details and chic Modernism. Lee Ledbetter established his practice in New Orleans in 1996 and has developed a body of work that emerges from his ability to incorporate historical precedent as well as regional and environmental context, and his firm has received recognition for its expertise well beyond its Deep South roots. Ledbetter´s interiors and architecture combine a cleanly tailored and bright modernity with the unapologetic embellishments of refined and luxurious decoration. Ledbetter strongly believes design to be a fine art along with painting and sculpture, and he considers placement and scale of furniture, artwork, and lighting as carefully as he does the creation of walls and the spaces they contain. As Mayer Rus, who provides the text for this title, once wrote in House & Garden, ´´Lee Ledbetter rejects the idea that a serious architect cannot be a dedicated decorator as well.´´
Renowned Italian architect and interior designer Michele Bönan likens each of his ventures to a film script, composed of dynamic narrative, wit, and irony. An aspiring architect from the age of five, Bönan attended Florence´s Accademia di Belle Arti, which he credits with compelling his freedom of expression. Bönan´s first great success came at twenty, when a magazine published his work for the home of famous tennis player friend Adriano Panatta and other high-profile clients immediately took notice. Whether for private clients or public buildings, Bönan´s designs--ranging among hotels, restaurants, estates, and even yachts--each possess a distinctive virtuosic excellence. His aesthetic incorporates modern elements and luxuries; but historical architecture, particularly that of his native Florence, always informs his style choices. ´´Truth before all things´´ is the inspiration behind all Michele Bönan´s work, a mantra he manifests by carefully arranging the desires of his clients into their ideal environment, ´´translated with pure Italian flair.´´ Notable projects highlighted in this beautifully illustrated edition include the J. K. Place Hotels in Capri, Rome, and Florence; the Hôtel Marquis Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris; Palazzo Tornabuoni in Florence; Jagdgut Wachtelhof Hotel in Austria; and many more.
This is a collection of maps that tread off the beaten path of mapmaking and redefine exactly what a map can do. Some incorporate strategies from infographics, such as one that uses abstract depictions of public transportation lines to display riders travel patterns, while others use traditional strategies to explore contemporary subjects such as maps of countries in video games, gentrification in Brooklyn, or the geology of Great Britain. With hundreds of innovative maps from cartographers around the world, in which innovation, observation, and artistic vision are linked as one.
In Vogue is a fascinating look at the history of the world´s most influential magazine. The complete compendium is illustrated with hundreds of covers and archival interiors of past Vogue editions, featuring the work of some of the twentieth century´s most respected artists, cover illustrators, and photographers-from Edward Steichen, Toni Frissell, and Erwin Blumenfeld to Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Mario Testino, Steven Klein, Bruce Webber, and Herb Ritts. In 1909, an entrepreneurial New Yorker named Condé Nast took charge of a struggling society journal and transformed it into the most glamorous fashion magazine of the twentieth century. In Vogue traces the history, development and influence of this media colossus-from its beginning as a social gazette in the late nineteenth century, to the exploration of modern fashion photography and new visuals in the mid-twentieth century, to its status as the top style magazine today. The book explains the makings of the magazine-from runways, to editorial meetings, to the pages of Vogue.The thoroughly researched story incorporates first-person accounts, interviews with editors and photographers, and excerpts from stories written in the magazine by many world-renowned writers, including Truman Capote, Aldous Huxley, Richard Burton, Federico Fellini, and Marcello Mastroianni. Unparalleled in its scope and exceptionally illustrated, In Vogue is sure to be among the most important publications on the subjects of culture, art, fashion, photography, and media.
As a Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics, Dolan conducts original research into the measurement of happiness and its causes and consequences, including the effects of our behaviour. Here he creates a new outlook on the pursuit of happiness - it´s not just how you feel, it´s how you act. Happiness by Design shows that being happier requires us to actively re-design our immediate environment. Enough has been written on how to think happy. Happiness by Design is about how to behave happy and how to incorporate the most recent research findings into our everyday lives.