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Atlas of Modern Clothing
A handbook for clothing designers, stylists and fashionistas, this dashing publication uses beautiful illustrations and drawings to highlight the design and key...
A handbook for clothing designers, stylists and fashionistas, this dashing publication uses beautiful illustrations and drawings to highlight the design and key details of various forms of contemporary clothing, such as coats, jackets, shirts, tops, blouses, dresses, trousers, shorts and skirts. Traditional and contemporary materials, colors and textures for different styles are also listed. This atlas will help designers in their work, no matter which creative method of costume design they choose: inversion, analogy, empathy, fantasy, creating new combinations and problem-solving. It is meant to be a source of inspiration and a useful tool for artists and designers working with clothing, and will be of interest to anyone who is passionate about fashion and style.
Dimensions: 144 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 18-01-2022
Figure Drawing For Fashion Design Vol 1
Fashion drawing is the most important way to visualize ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. This new and expanded two-volume edition of the already...
Fashion drawing is the most important way to visualize ideas and concepts in costume and fashion design. This new and expanded two-volume edition of the already classic title Figure Drawing for Fashion Design--revised, updated and expanded--is a precise, topic-by-topic manual that will help readers acquire and perfect their skills drawing fashion designs on the female form. Mastering the rules of figure drawing as well as stylistic techniques that add individuality and flair to the design is an essential skill for all designers and illustrators to master in order to bring one's vision to the page, and eventually mannequin. In its approach, this book is ideal both for those designers and students who want to apply themselves professionally to fashion design, and for all enthusiasts of drawing the female body in a fashion context.
Dimensions: 213 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 01-02-2022
Patternmaking For Womenswear: A Reference Guide
Developed by fashion designer and teacher Dominique Pellen, the patternmaking method is explained in this book in a simple, clear, precise, highly detailed mann...
Developed by fashion designer and teacher Dominique Pellen, the patternmaking method is explained in this book in a simple, clear, precise, highly detailed manner, and covers the information necessary for creating every style of skirt one could imagine. This book contains the perfect method for creating skirts, explained in a simple, clear, precise, highly detailed manner. It covers the information necessary for drafting flat patterns for just about every style there is, and can easily be adapted to all skill levels. Flat-pattern drafting is the process of creating volume from a 2-D surface by outlining a pattern on paper, using specific body measurements to which ease is added according to the desired look of the garment. Developed by fashion designer and teacher Dominique Pellen after countlessyears of experience in the studio and in the classroom, the method for the creation and adaptation of flat patterns contained herein is suitable for a vast audience, including professionals, students and simply anyone who loves to sew. The book has already been used at professional schools and institutes, where Pellen's method has proven to be reliable and foolproof. This expanded and updated volume on skirts, which includes QR codes linking to explanatory videos, is the first in a series of guides that will explore the exciting world of garment-making, a gateway that is designed to help clothiers understand and design patterns on their own.
Dimensions: 245 x 345 mm
Publication Date: 20-02-2022
Jewellery Illustration and Design Vol 2
Having learned about geometry, perspective and representation of materials in the first volume, this second book in this two-part series delves deeper into the ...
Having learned about geometry, perspective and representation of materials in the first volume, this second book in this two-part series delves deeper into the process of designing jewelry, from the first sketch to the final representation, with special emphasis on how to work on ideas, plan a collection, and design and depict a wide variety of pieces. The fundamentals of drawing different pieces, such as necklaces, rings, earrings, and bracelets, are carefully explained and illustrated in the book, which includes all the technical details to be taken into consideration when planning a jewelry piece, from the executive point of view. While the first volume focused on the tools needed to be able to accurately convey ideas, draw different materials, facets and effects, and master the use of color, this publication tackles the process from the initial idea, based in natural or geometrical forms, to the final drawing of the completed piece, including illustration techniques and sources of inspiration, all aspects that will stir up the reader's creativity. It is the ultimate tool and resource for jewelry students and professionals, and even illustrators in search of professional guidelines in freehand drawing and painting techniques when representing jewelry
Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm
Publication Date: 01-02-2022
The Politics of Design
Taking a broad definition of design and drawing on the shared histories and legacies of settler colonialism in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa,...
Taking a broad definition of design and drawing on the shared histories and legacies of settler colonialism in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, The Politics of Design offers a wide-ranging comparative study that focuses specifically on the role of design in creating and perpetuating the privileges and prejudices of racial hierarchies. This provocative volume raises long-overdue questions about the problematic histories and effects of design in the context of these settler-colonial societies. The authors draw on a range of subjects and themes, including various manifestations of visual culture and urban and design technologies, from both an historical and contemporary perspective. Indigenous voices are prominent, enabling a recovery of knowledge that was erased through colonial systems of integration and assimilation. In the current context of globalism, resurgent nationalism and calls for decolonisation The Politics of Design challenges us to think comparatively across disparate but conceptually similar cultural and geographical contexts. In drawing attention to the role of design in sustaining the prejudices and privileges of whiteness and in rendering visible its complexities and contradictions that have long been hidden in plain sight this book makes the argument for a new kind of restorative knowledge.
Dimensions: 170 x 244 mm
Publication Date: 31-01-2022
Now in paperback, Duotone explores the possibilities and applications of two-color printing technique, which uses either two shades of the same color, black and...
Now in paperback, Duotone explores the possibilities and applications of two-color printing technique, which uses either two shades of the same color, black and one tint, or two different colors. This method brings out middle tones and highlights, and its results are vibrant, colorful and stunning, generating maximum expressivity while minimizing production costs. The wide selection of projects in the book covers different design categories, from logos, brochures, posters, packaging materials, book covers, posters and exhibition materials to screen designs for corporate websites and promotional microsites. The variety of designs reveals the magic of duotone techniques and how designers and artists make full use of its possibilities to create dramatic and dynamic compositions. Duotone is the next big trend in graphic design. It enhances readability, makes the most of minimalist designs without overwhelming the eye, and is the perfect way to effortlessly create unforgettable atmospheres.
Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 01-03-2022
Otl Aicher : Design Type Thinking
More than a truly brilliant graphic designer, Otl Aicher was a transformative thinker, photographer, typographer, ecologist, philosopher, co-founder and mentor ...
More than a truly brilliant graphic designer, Otl Aicher was a transformative thinker, photographer, typographer, ecologist, philosopher, co-founder and mentor of the renowned Hochschule fuer Gestaltung at Ulm, and teacher. On the centenary of his birth, this splendidly produced and designed book looks at every facet of his career and traces the many strands of his lasting influence. Otl Aicher is most famously known for the pictographs he designed for the 1972 summer Olympic Games in Munich. Fifty years later, his system of iconography has become a universal language, directing people to bathrooms, through subways, around airports and hospitals. But Aicher’s achievements extended far beyond the world of graphic design. Filled with illustrations, photographs, documents and archival material, and enhanced by thoughtful and personal essays from leading critics, designers, and friends, this survey takes a disciplinary approach to explore Aicher’s role as one of the founding figures of visual communication. We learn about Aicher’s work developing corporate brands; how he created the Rotis typeface, then built architecture incorporating the font; how he collaborated with artists and architects such as Josef Albers, Alexander Kluge, and Norman Foster; and how his founding of the Ulm School of Design reflected his passion for teaching, and for an open, free, and democratic society. Aicher’s achievements are evident in nearly every public space on the globe and this definitive and timely reference work rightfully places Aicher among the pioneering geniuses of the past century.
Dimensions: 240 x 290 mm
Publication Date: 13-05-2022
Light In Art : Perception and the Use of Light in the History of Art
Brimming with illustrations, this stunningly original book presents the role of light in art throughout history. This richly illustrated book takes readers on a...
Brimming with illustrations, this stunningly original book presents the role of light in art throughout history. This richly illustrated book takes readers on a tour through the history of art to learn how artists have used light (and its lack of it as shadow) to make a statement about their subject matter or create a specific mood, with examples by masters such as Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Courbet, Turner, Klimt, and many more, as well as theoretical approaches starting with Plato and Aristotle, moving on to Descartes, Newton, Goethe and Chevreul. Throughout history, artists have played with light, approaching it as both a subject and tool to create the desired atmosphere, convey ideas, and inspire emotions in the viewer. In medieval frescoes, rays of light stood for the presence of the divine, while 17th-century Dutch painters used light to indicate depth and construct an impactful setting. The Impressionists wanted to depict light itself and the way it plays upon the surfaces of objects in the form of color. Photography and film have used light, both natural and artificial, to make things visible in the first place. This volume delves into these and many more topics and constitutes a perfect reference book for artists, students, scholars, and art lovers. AUTHOR: Massimo Mariani holds a degree in painting from the Accademia di Brera (Milan, Italy) and has exhibited in numerous galleries in Italy. He has published books on diverse topics, such as cinema, art, the representation of femininity, poetry, and Freud and the subconscious, and has written articles about the art world for Grafica & Disegno. His most recent publication is What Images Really Tell Us, a volume about visual rhetoric in advertising and graphic design. SELLING POINTS: . Brimming with illustrations, this stunningly original book presents the role of light in art throughout history . The informational journey within this volume starts from the theory of light to the various manifestations of light in artistic practice . It features renowned works of art by great artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Courbet, Turner, and Klimt . The author of What Images Really Tell Us is back with a captivating essay filled with references to art, film, philosophy, colour theory, and science 300 colour illustrations
Dimensions: 172 x 246 mm
Publication Date: 30-04-2022
Palette Perfect Vol 2
Lauren Wager's follow up to her bestselling Color Collective's Palette Perfect features a fresh approach to colour combinations with entirely new palettes, orga...
Lauren Wager's follow up to her bestselling Color Collective's Palette Perfect features a fresh approach to colour combinations with entirely new palettes, organised by season. What colour is summer? Is it a cool and translucent swimming pool aquamarine, brilliant watermelon red, or the pale pink interior of a seashell? If these colours define summer, what colour is autumn? How about winter? And spring? In Palette Perfect, Volume 2, designer and best-selling author Lauren Wager explores the multiple possibilities of seasonal color applications, leading the reader through an inspirational presentation of image pairings and colour combinations. The colour palettes are portrayed in a fresh and dynamic way that allows the reader to see how certain colours play off each other in foreground and background, close together and further apart. This format is a different take on colour palettes than Volume 1, and still provides the RGB and CMYK values for artists that would like to translate the colours for web and print. This volume - both a practical guide and inspirational book for designers, illustrators, architects, and crafters, as well home decoration and fashion lovers, professional or otherwise - provides examples of colour application within the worlds of contemporary art, fashion, interiors, photography and graphic design. It is a carefully gathered collection of colour palettes and stunning images with a touch of the unexpected, utterly successful in its aim.
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 30-04-2022
Sustainable Jewellery : Updated Edition
This updated and extended edition of our best-selling book on sustainable jewelry includes new case studies and revised, up-to-date texts and brand profiles. Su...
This updated and extended edition of our best-selling book on sustainable jewelry includes new case studies and revised, up-to-date texts and brand profiles. Sustainable Jewellery contains all there is to know in order to start down the path towards sustainability in the jewellery business, from the traceability of gems and metals to responsible production, the impact of the purification, smelting and polishing processes, and the greenest ways to work with certified raw materials. In the jewellery industry and beyond, consumers are demanding products that are ethical, hand-crafted, personal, and created with respect for the environment. This implies a sustainability strategy that takes into account the entire supply and sales chain, from the extraction of metals to the materials used as packaging. Updated texts and chapters include the latest developments in sustainable jewellery, with new case studies and fresh interviews with international designers and firms who are already creating ethical, responsible jewellery. With an introduction written by jeweller and activist Greg Valerio, this book is a unique and essential guide for all designers who want to ensure their products are ethical, sustainable and respectful of the environment.
Dimensions: 180 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 30-05-2022