Design Chronicles

Author: Carroll M. Gantz
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN:
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Design Chronicles from the Author: Carroll M. Gantz. Here are the design stories of everyday material, "stuff," from cars to Dustbusters, phonographs to DVDs, that makes our lives easier, more exciting, and more comfortable through mass-production. Descriptive vignettes and over 400 illustrations of popular culture as it progressed through the 20th century. Each year is an illustrated double-page spread, showing how design evolved in a precise timeline. Learn fascinating stories behind familiar products, the men and women who invented or designed them, and how their designs came to life or, in some cases, failed. It is the story of how America rose to world leadership through its unique ability to bring household conveniences and technological benefits to all, at reasonable cost, thus raising the nation's standard of living. Major technological developments and new materials that made innovative designs possible are also identified. For the industrial designer or student of design, this is a fantastic history of the profession, illustrating connections to invention, architecture, engineering, manufacturing, and business. Written by a distinguished industrial designer, the book offers a unique year-by-year chronology, "what was happening when" in design, and names its movers and shakers.

Strippers Stars Presidents

Author: Rita Zenzen Heck
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 061524890X
Size: 35.70 MB
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Strippers Stars Presidents from the Author: Rita Zenzen Heck. STRIPPERS STARS & PRESIDENTS covers my memories of interviewing movie stars as a high school journalist from Mel Torme to Danny Kaye; booking strippers with the Al Dvorin (later Elvis Presley's announcer) theatrical booking agency; working with Presidents Bush, Kennedy and Johnson; being a part of Glenn McCarthy's empire; relating to Jack Valenti; dating Jack Palance. This was my life with STRIPPERS STARS & PRESIDENTS.

Das Design Der Gesellschaft

Author: Stephan Moebius
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839414830
Size: 67.86 MB
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Das Design Der Gesellschaft from the Author: Stephan Moebius. Fragen des Designs erfahren aktuell großes Interesse in einer Vielzahl kulturwissenschaftlicher Disziplinen. Im deutschsprachigen Raum wurden bisher jedoch kaum theoretische und methodische Ansätze zur Analyse der sozialen und kulturellen Funktionen von Design entwickelt. Das Buch schließt diese Lücke und versammelt erstmalig verschiedene kultursoziologische und -theoretische Zugänge, die Design als wichtigen Teil der ästhetischen Signatur von Gesellschaft sichtbar machen. Fallstudien zu sozialen und kulturellen Gebrauchskontexten, Praktiken des Entwurfs, Fetischisierungsprozessen und ethisch-politischen Fragen komplettieren ein anschauliches Bild vom Design der Gesellschaft. Den Schwerpunkt bilden dabei praxistheoretische Ansätze, artefakt- sowie affekttheoretische Perspektiven. Mit Beiträgen u.a. von Karl H. Hörning, Gert Selle, Aida Bosch, Albena Yaneva und Joachim Fischer.

Graphic Icons

Author: John Clifford
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 0133156176
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Graphic Icons from the Author: John Clifford. Who are history's most influential graphic designers? In this fun, fast-paced introduction to the most iconic designers of our time, author John Clifford takes you on a visual history tour that’s packed with the posters, ads, logos, typefaces, covers, and multimedia work that have made these designers great. You’ll find examples of landmark work by such industry luminaries as El Lissitzky, Alexander Rodchenko, A.M. Cassandre, Alvin Lustig, Cipe Pineles, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Wim Crouwel, Stefan Sagmeister, John Maeda, Paula Scher, and more. Who coined the term graphic design? Who turned film titles into an art? Who pioneered information design? Who was the first female art director of a mass-market American magazine? In Graphic Icons: Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design, you start with the who and quickly learn the what, when, and why behind graphic design's most important breakthroughs and the impact their creators had, and continue to have, on the world we live in. Your favorite designer didn't make the list? Join the conversation at www.graphiciconsbook.com .

Design And Destiny

Author: Philip S. Egan
Publisher: On the Mark Pubns
ISBN:
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Design And Destiny from the Author: Philip S. Egan.

Letter Perfect

Author: David Ryan
Publisher: Pomegranate
ISBN: 9780764916151
Size: 23.11 MB
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Letter Perfect from the Author: David Ryan. Since Gutenberg and his movable type heralded the world of printing, typography has been continually evolving into a graphic art. Today, thanks to computer technology, the world of graphic design is accessible to everyone. Type size, typeface, leading, boldface, italic -- all these and other typographical considerations are now a part of our visual vocabulary. In a fifty-year period from the turn of the nineteenth century to the 1950s, innovative letterforms reflected the tremendous upheaval being generated by the avant-garde in all the arts. Among the famous artists involved in the series of modernist movements during this era were William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Marcel Duchamp. Letter Perfect: The Art of Modernist Typography 1896-1953 -- through eighty paperworks in full color -- documents the important advances made in the Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau, Dadaism, DeStijl, Russian Constructivism, and Bauhaus movements. David Ryan's lucid profiles accompany each work and place each image in context with the period. He also explains the innovative techniques used in the artworks, including lettering methods, sans serif alphabets, emphasis through all lowercase letters, and the combining of color, pattern, and type. Posters, lithographs, exhibition catalogs, covers -- all reveal that the modernist typography was anything but "letter perfect." The individuality of the fractured letters, smudges, and hand-rendered elements reveals the irony behind the book's title. But it is this peculiar character that is so attractive to today's graphic lovers. Letter Perfect is a fitting homage to the foibles and artistic skills of the typographical artists of themodernist movements.

Saul Bass

Author: Jan-Christopher Horak
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813147204
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Saul Bass from the Author: Jan-Christopher Horak. Food is a significant part of our daily lives and can be one of the most telling records of a time and place. Our meals -- from what we eat, to how we prepare it, to how we consume it -- illuminate our culture and history. As a result, cookbooks present a unique opportunity to analyze changing foodways and can yield surprising discoveries about society's tastes and priorities. In Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage, John van Willigen explores the state's history through its changing food culture, beginning with Lettice Bryan's The Kentucky Housewife (originally published in 1839). Considered one of the earliest regional cookbooks, The Kentucky Housewife includes pre--Civil War recipes intended for use by a household staff instead of an individual cook, along with instructions for serving the family. Van Willigen also shares the story of the original Aunt Jemima -- the advertising persona of Nancy Green, born in Montgomery County, Kentucky -- who was one of many African American voices in Kentucky culinary history. Kentucky's Cookbook Heritage is a journey through the history of the commonwealth, showcasing the shifting priorities and innovations of the times. Analyzing the historical importance of a wide range of publications, from the nonprofit and charity cookbooks that flourished at the end of the twentieth century to the contemporary cookbook that emphasizes local ingredients, van Willigen provides a valuable perspective on the state's social history.

American Design

Author: Russell Flinchum
Publisher: The Museum of Modern Art
ISBN: 9780870707407
Size: 65.83 MB
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American Design from the Author: Russell Flinchum. "The story of American design, told through works selected from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York" -- from back cover.

Twentieth Century Design

Author: Jonathan M. Woodham
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780192842046
Size: 65.88 MB
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Twentieth Century Design from the Author: Jonathan M. Woodham. Presents an overview of twentieth-century design in the western industrialized world and the Far East, focusing on topics such as modernism, consumerism, and social responsibility

The Design Manual

Author: David Whitbread
Publisher: UNSW Press
ISBN: 9780868406589
Size: 72.62 MB
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The Design Manual from the Author: David Whitbread. A comprehensive reference guide to the design and production of documents. Written as a companion volume to the Commonwealth Style Manual, The Design Manual is an indispensable reference for traditional and digital publishing.