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  • New Typefaces
    New Typefaces (Multiple languages, Paperback) Gutenberg-Museum Mainz

    Offers a fascinating insight into the creative world of type design.

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  • Phantasmagorias: Daydreaming with Lines
    Phantasmagorias: Daydreaming with Lines (Multiple languages, Paperback) Willi Kunz

    Inspired by alpha-numeric characters, symbols and geometric elements Willi Kunz has, over many years and in regular short sessions, documented his creative thoughts in his sketchbooks. The symmetrical dimensions of a square are always the defining frame from which he produces three esthetically connected line drawings. Detached from everyday life and led by his intuition, his ideas have developed into fascinating images. These show just how our inner qualities can find expression through a concentrated, almost meditative creative process.

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  • Archiflop: A guide to the most spectacular failures in the histor
    Archiflop: A guide to the most spectacular failures in the histor (English, Hardback) Alessandro Biamonti

    As soon as it leaves the protective environment of drafting boards, specialized computer programs, and sophisticated 3-D models, every architectural project is inevitably forced to face the circumstances of real life. This book presents a selection of the most spectacular architectural flops from the 20th century to the present.

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  • Postage Stamp Designs: From Kafka to Loriot
    Postage Stamp Designs: From Kafka to Loriot (Multiple languages, Hardback) Hans Gunter Schmitz

    The world's first official postage stamp was issued in May 1840: the legendary "One Penny Black" with the profile of the Queen of England. The new payment system in the field of logistics by Sir Rowland Hill quickly gained hold all around the world. For the first time, this publication discusses the significance and functions of postage stamps as prominently visible elements of communication design. The expressiveness inherent in the small-sized images and the very peculiar and heterogeneous mage vocabulary of this medium of mass culture is analyzed based on more than 40 designs by Hans Günter Schmitz. The book also presents concepts that were not implemented, in addition to sketches, studies, and variations ? from Adenauer to the film festival Berlinale, from a mathematicians' congress to the famous Wuppertal suspension railway.

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  • Algae House
    Algae House (Multiple languages, Paperback) Splitterwerk & Arup, Olaf Scholz

    Edith Hemmrich, Mark Blaschitz and Jan Wurm discuss the world s first building equipped with an algae bioreactor façade in their publication entitled The Algae House on the occasion of the 14th Venice International Architecture Biennale in 2014. Together with three other Smart Material Houses , the prototypical building by SPLITTERWERK and Arup forms part of the International Building Exhibition (IBA) Hamburg. Microalgae are cultivated in glass photobioreactors to generate energy and, at the same time, to control light and shade. With its innovative floor plan typologies Hamburg Apartment and Milan Apartment , the Case Study House presents contemporary refinements of Frank Lloyd Wright s open plan , Adolf Loos s Raumplan , and Margarete Schütte-Lihotzky s Frankfurt Kitchen . The publication features recent essays as well as detailed plans and visuals from the first hand-drawn sketches, floor plans, cross-sections and details to a photo essay by the important Austrian architectural photographer Paul Ott.

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  • Subtext: Typedesign (Multiple languages, Hardback) Andreas Pawlik

    The design of digital typefaces is an essential part of the modern media culture. Fonts are not only purveyors of content, but are often a central, identity-creating element in both commercial and artistic production. This volume explores these developments through the designs of over 50 locally and globally active designers, either closely or tangentially connected with Austria.

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  • Risomania
    Risomania (English, Hardback) John Z. Komurki

    Risography, named after the Japanese firm Riso, is a stencil printing process based on screen printing techniques that was developed in the transition phase from mechanical to digital printing. Although the printer looks like a copying machine, the colors are transferred onto the paper without the use of heat or chemicals, saving energy and making the process ecologically friendly. Graphic artists and designers from around the world have now rediscovered the risograph for themselves ? along with other machines for similar almost forgotten techniques such as mimeography ?and sparked an unexpected renaissance of analog printing.A comprehensive introduction that addresses past, present and future is followed by an essay about the key pioneers in the contemporary risography scene. In the chapter Risoworld notable risography-oriented publishers, printers and design studies from around the world are presented. At the heart of the book are fabulous, hugely diverse examples such as postcards, magazines, posters, flyers and experimental printed products, all of which inspire by the force of their color, their unique textures and, above all, the perfectly imperfect authenticity of risography.

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  • Study of Rhythms and Technology
    Study of Rhythms and Technology (English, Paperback) Paul Schatz Stiftung

    The world can be turned inside out. The world has rhythm. This perspective of wood sculptor, technician and inventor Paul Schatz offers whole new viewpoints. He succeeded in creating a technology which brings the laws and rhythms of nature in line. Schatz's journey of discovery leads to stunning developments in design, in the perception of the geometric and architectural space, and to a new art of mechanical engineering. Oloids and acuboids are forms that are intriguing in their beauty. Turbula and Inversina mixers are used for industrial purposes while the oloid has proved very useful in water and environmental engineering. The boo presents life's work that hasn't suffered a loss of currency. The study of Rhythms and Technology bridges the gap between art and natural sciences and offers inspiration for the work of philosophers and practitioners alike.

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  • FabLab: Revolution Field Manual
    FabLab: Revolution Field Manual (English, Paperback) Massimo Menichinelli, Camille Bosque

    FabLabs (short for Fabrication Laboratory) make high-tech production technologies available for small teams or individuals, who can make there ?almost everything? themselves. In the first section of the publication, various authors provide insight on topics such as the emergence of FabLabs, the philosophy behind them and their commercial aspects as well as the techniques, methods and processes involved. After this, the artistic and production processes in a Dutch FabLab are presented as a real-world example. Around 30 noteworthy products are featured, each over several pages, in the Fab Gallery at the end of the book, thus demonstrating the full diversity of possibilities offered by FabLabs.

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  • Rhetoric of Logotypes: A Primer for Visual Language
    Rhetoric of Logotypes: A Primer for Visual Language (English, Hardback) Eduard Helmann

    The creation of a logotype as one of the most important elements of corporate design is a challenging task for communication designers. In this publication, the author illustrates how designers can utilize the tools of rhetoric, a science that dates back more than 2,500 years.

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  • Der Typografiestreit in der Moderne. Max Bill kontra Jan Tschichold
    Der Typografiestreit in der Moderne. Max Bill kontra Jan Tschichold (German, Hardback) Rudolf Hans Bosshard

    Sobald es um Ästhetik geht, also um nicht exakt abwägbare Dinge, gibt es unterschiedliche Haltungen. Auch in der Typografie äusserten sich Schriftgestalter immer wieder unterschiedlich zur Eignung verschiedener Schriften, über den optimalen Satzspiegel, die Verwendung schmückender Elemente etc. Hans Rudolf Bosshard gibt dazu einige historische Beispiele - von Bodoni und Bertuch zu Morris und...

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  • Graphic Design Manual
    Graphic Design Manual (Multiple languages, Paperback) Armin Hofmann

    Deals with the fundamental elements of graphic form - point, line, and shape - and the economic use of color and fonts. Especially in times of the return to clear and minimalistic geometric forms and patterns, his rich body of work serves as a perfect starting point for contemporary design practices.

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  • Before Steel
    Before Steel (English, Hardback) Mario Rinke, Joseph Schwartz

    This book casts a critical light on the many-layered connections between architecture and engineering in the nineteenth century and the markedly changing self-conception of the disciplines.

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  • 360 Industrial Design
    360 Industrial Design (English, Hardback) Arman Emami

    Exploration of the challenges that pace and complexity are bringing for product design.

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  • Infinite Design Cube: Purple (English, Game) Gregoire Murith

    By rotating the six sides of the Infinite Design Cube, an almost limitless range of compositions of symbols, forms and motifs can be generated, for each of its 54 surfaces is designed with a distinct graphic motif. The cube can therefore serve as a source of inspiration for graphic artists, designers and architects, while children at play are imbued with an understanding of the construction of forms and symbols and taught hand-eye coordination. In this game of creation the most diverse artistic influences come together. The clear contours in the Bauhaus style and graphic characteristics of typography are expressed in the form of the three basic geometric forms: square, circle and triangle.

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  • Design, Typography etc (English, Hardback) Gautier Damien

    This handbook aims to convey the essential principles that will enable the reader to acquire the skills necessary to be independently creative in the field of graphic design. Richly illustrated with numerous examples from around the world, this volume addresses the most important aspects of good book, poster and advert design, offering guidance on everything from the correct use of colors and fonts through to column width and line spacing. Sketches and clarifying text serve to explain technical terms that are indispensable to understanding the interface of designing and producing print media.

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  • Craft-Based Design (Multiple languages, Hardback) Stefan Moritsch

    Interest in the practice of various forms of craftsmanship has grown in recent times. Through direct dialogue with active designers and craftspeople, this publication addresses the question of how knowledge of craftsmanship can find a place in the living and working environments of the 21st century. People are at the heart of this volume, people who on a small scale design, produce and sell goods and make a living from it.

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  • Infinite Design Cube: Black and White (English, Game) Gregoire Murith

    By rotating the six sides of the Infinite Design Cube, an almost limitless range of compositions of symbols, forms and motifs can be generated, for each of its 54 surfaces is designed with a distinct graphic motif. The cube can therefore serve as a source of inspiration for graphic artists, designers and architects, while children at play are imbued with an understanding of the construction of forms and symbols and taught hand-eye coordination. In this game of creation the most diverse artistic influences come together. The clear contours in the Bauhaus style and graphic characteristics of typography are expressed in the form of the three basic geometric forms: square, circle and triangle.

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  • Infinite Design Cube: Green (English, Game) Gregoire Murith

    By rotating the six sides of the Infinite Design Cube, an almost limitless range of compositions of symbols, forms and motifs can be generated, for each of its 54 surfaces is designed with a distinct graphic motif. The cube can therefore serve as a source of inspiration for graphic artists, designers and architects, while children at play are imbued with an understanding of the construction of forms and symbols and taught hand-eye coordination. In this game of creation the most diverse artistic influences come together. The clear contours in the Bauhaus style and graphic characteristics of typography are expressed in the form of the three basic geometric forms: square, circle and triangle.

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  • A Japanese Tea House (English, Hardback) Wolfgang Fehrer

    One particular, architecturally complex building type at the intersection of multiple currents of Japanese philosophy, art and esthetics is the Japanese teahouse. This volume explores the philosophical background as well as the aesthetic and spatial principles. The author takes the reader on a cultural-historical and architectural journey through time, from the beginnings in the 15th century, when the art of the tea ceremony as well as the space in which it took place were recorded for the first time to the present day, when the design and construction of a teahouse is still perceived in Japan as a great challenge for designers and architects.

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