The refined output of vases and bowls by the great architect and designer for the long-standing Venetian glasshouse. An architect, designer, interior decorator, and columnist for Domus magazine, Tomaso Buzzi (1900-1981) was one of the most important trendsetters for Italian taste in the 1930s and 1940s.
Written by Sudjic, Deyan
A tool kit, done in A Z form, for understanding the world around us through the way we design and use things. Covering subjects that range from authenticity to Grand Theft Auto to Dieter Rams, Deyan Sudjic s latest book has been called "a master class in musing on modern design." Though it is organized in A Z format, it is not a dictionary or an encyclopedia in the strictest sense.
Written by Roberts, Lisa S
DesignPOP is a survey of the evolving trends in the design of contemporary furniture and products. This volume showcases a variety of work from the stars who are pioneering these changing methods of design in the twenty-first century.
Written by Mariuccia Casadio
This elaborate volume, authored by the designer's son, is a splendid celebration of one of the world's most inventive design minds. Combining whimsy and elegance, Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) transformed everyday objects like cups, scarves, and screens into works of art featuring his idiosyncratic leitmotifs, such as the hand, the female face, and luminescent fish.
Written by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain)
From the crude maps of ancient Babylon to the satellite-fueled precision of Google Maps, cartography has been both a record of dreams and of discoveries. Maps have played midwife to empires, helped win wars, and encouraged humanity to venture beyond boundaries of space and time.
Written by Wim Crouwel
A PRINT magazine and Design Observer Best Book of the YearThe first English translation of a famous 1972 debate between Dutch graphic designers Wim Crouwel and Jan van Toorn, a public clash of subjectivity versus objectivity at Amsterdam’s Museum Fodor that helped set the stage for bold philosophical showdowns to come in design culture.
Written by Norbert Wolf
This sumptuous volume salutes everything Art Deco--from historically significant art and design through to the present day. The Art Deco style is so recognizable and widespread that its original influence on the culture in which it emerged has been all but lost in the clutter of imitation.
Written by Wade, David
From the geometric patterns of Islamic art and design to the swirling floral motifs of Celtic art, "Designa" brings together six elegant and insightful short volumes from the Wooden Books series on art and design including "Islamic Design," "Celtic Pattern," "Curves," "The Golden Section," "Symmetry," and "Perspective." Lavishly illustrated with engravings, woodcuts, and original drawings and d