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  • Grid Systems in Graphic Design by Josef Muller-Brockmann
    Grid Systems in Graphic Design (Multiple languages, Hardback) Josef Muller-Brockmann

    From a professional for professionals, here is the definitive word on using grid systems in graphic design. Though Muller-Brockman first presented hi interpretation of grid in 1961, this text is still useful today for anyone working in the latest computer-assisted design. With examples on how to work correctly at a conceptual level and exact instructions for using all of the systems (8 to 32 fields), this guidebook provides a crystal-clear framework for problem-solving. Dimension: 81/2 x 113/4 inches, English & German Text, 357 b&w examples and illustrations.

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  • Urban Being by Robin Renner
    Urban Being (Multiple languages, Paperback) Robin Renner

    There is a long tradition of comparing cities with organisms as they have similarities in their anatomy. But since cities are brought into life by the presence of people, they are less living beings than urban beings with their own identity. This is based on the behaviors, needs and requirements of the residents. Certain city structures, wherever they are, are influenced in similar ways by the people who interact with them. This volume shows and makes understandable these influences on the living environments of the inhabitants. Through detailed charts and elaborate maps generated from satelite images various city structures are compared across five different dimensions and their influence on the city's identity through the lived experience of the inhabitants is discussed.

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  • Typography. Advertising. Book Design by Max Bill
    Typography. Advertising. Book Design (Multiple languages, Hardback) Max Bill

    Max Bill considered himself primarily an architect, yet he was also an inventive and tireless creator of type fonts and commercial logos, as well as being a designer with wonderful sense of visual humor - not exactly a common feature of Swiss graphic art, as the publisher (also Swiss) points out. This rich monograph gives Max Bill fans an extensive an inspring look at works for which he has received little attention, in the fields of typography, advertising and book design. Dimension: 83/4 x 11 inches, English & German Text, 600 color reproductions

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  • Experimental Design (German Edition with English language inserts) by Armin Lindauer
    Experimental Design (German Edition with English language inserts) (Multiple languages, Paperback) Armin Lindauer, Betina Muller

    German text with English text booklet included. How can experimentation and methodology be used in design processes? In this area of specialization in particular the term "experimental" is often used rather randomly. Contrary to this approach, this book shows that even in art and design methodical experiments can result in concepts and ideas, i.e. creativity in the wildest sense.

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  • Typography: Formation and TransFormation by Willi Kunz
    Typography: Formation and TransFormation (Multiple languages, Hardback) Willi Kunz

    Typographic design begins with a set of information and a concept. The designer, facing a blank sheet of paper or a computer screen, is anxious about the first step to take in developing a design. The elements of typography are an obvious starting point, but often do not get the attention they deserve. A thorough understanding of how letters, words, lines, paragraphs and columns are formed, what makes them unique as design elements, and how they express character and emotion are the most essential tools in the designer's repertoire. The basic principles of typographic design transform the utilitarian quality of words, lines, paragraphs and columns into an aesthetic form that conveys both the intellectual meaning and emotional feeling of the message. Through the relationship between the elements and space, and their rhythm and composition, design not only objectively conveys information but also gives subjective cues for the interpretation of its contents. As a visual form of language, typography is perceived as a whole before its individual parts are read. The surface characteristics of the design the topology create the first impression and derive from the form, size, position, and color of the typographic elements. Captured in a series of transparent diagrams, they reveal a new design dimension and animate the designer to further develop the original conceptual idea. This process provides the designer with a tool for refining, altering, adjusting, deconstructing and reassembling the individual levels to create a finely detailed, cohesive typographic composition.

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

    This newly revised book was first published in 1965. Elements of image and form are analysed and examined with regard to their inherent laws. The lessons of methodical design are used today in computer monitor design as well. The desktop publishing technique requires very clear conceptual and methodical working processes. This book, which is divided into computer-system-friendly sections, will thus serve this new circle of users as a valuable introduction.

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  • A History of Visual Communication by Josef Muller-Brockmann
    A History of Visual Communication (Multiple languages, Hardback) Josef Muller-Brockmann

    This book is a sequence of images that refers to the richness of visual communication. The partly new designed and revised publication was supplemented by one additional chapter. The book establishes a reference to the past through contemporary works and the most recent technical means, too. The author consciously concentrates on his special subject and interest: straightforward, informative advertising, experimental works that influence our way of thinking, and large artistic works that influence the formation of style.

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  • Phantasmagorias by Willi Kunz
    Phantasmagorias (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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  • Purism in Concept, Form and Materials by Martin Bruhin
    Purism in Concept, Form and Materials (English, Hardback) Martin Bruhin

    Single-handedly ? literally, without heavy machinery or cranes? the sculptor Hermann Rosa constructed studio spaces as accessible large-scale sculptures made of exposed concrete. On the one hand, they are open and cleverly composed surfaces, resembling the works of De Stijl or Bauhaus in the ?"dematerialized" spiritual classic modernity style while on the other hand they consist of commonplace heavy materials, similar to the down-to-earth béton brut of his contemporaries Paul Rudolph or Le Corbusier. This volumes sheds light on how Rosa's sculpting power and architectural spatial design melt into a singular expression. Radically and precisely he focused on the spatial and objective, foregoing any kind of color and decoration, with all details playing a subordinate role to the clarity of shape. Based on new and historic photos, sketches, plans and texts, his exceptional body of work is examined and placed in an international context.

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  • Risomania by John Z. Komurki
    Risomania (English, Hardback) John Z. Komurki, Luca Bendandi

    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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  • Typography by Emil Ruder
    Typography (Multiple languages, Hardback) Emil Ruder

    Emil Ruder's Typography is the timeless textbook from which generations of typographer and graphic designers have learned their fundamentals. Ruder, one of the great twentieth-century typographers was a pioneer who abandoned the conventional rules of his discipline and replaced them with new rules that satisfied the requirements of his new typography. Now in its sixth printing, this book has a hallowed place on the bookshelves of both students and accomplished designers. Dimension: 83/4 x 11 inches, over 500 examples, English, German & French text.

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

    As recently as the 1970s, only a few hundred typefaces were published and widely accessible. Today, we can choose from tens of thousands of fonts, with more on the way. In this fascinating sourcebook, positions in contemporary type design are presented in words and pictures; protagonists offer insights and take a position on new technical, aesthetic and sociopolitical conditions in engaging interviews. The book accompanies an exhibition at the Gutenberg Museum, Mainz, which extended an open call to young, mostly European type designers; those 20 exhibited typefaces are expanded in this publication to 70. They are formally experimental, based on spontaneous ideas or individually driven projects, and range from display fonts with a small range of styles to typefaces for books with large, complex type families. Designers include André Baldinger, Sibylle Hagmann, Radim Pe ko, Nadine Chahine and Gerard Unger, among many others. A great reference guide for both design studios and students

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  • The Study of Rhythms and Technology by Paul Schatz Stiftung
    The 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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  • The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems by Josef Mueller-Brockmann
    The Graphic Artist and his Design Problems (Multiple languages, Hardback) Josef Mueller-Brockmann

    In this book, Josef Muller-Brockmann intends to show the nature and meaning of the design elements of typography, drawing, photography in advertising. An important visual tool that will give open-minded designers a worthwhile survey of the fundamental problems of design. Also, for educators, it illustrates the practical results of a systematic method of teaching. A long-awaited re-release of the original edition.

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  • 2d Visual Perception by Moritz Zwimpfer
    2d Visual Perception (Multiple languages, Hardback) Moritz Zwimpfer

    The time-related dimension of image perception is increasingly heightened because the sequence of moving pictures is so strongly accelerated by virtue of the very short cuts that it becomes impossible for the viewer to make out the individual elements. Under these conditions he loses every notion of autonomy opposite these images, meaning also that he can be manipulated by. With the aid of more than 200 pictures, elementary phenomena of visual perception are described in this book that one encounters on a daily basis. Brief accompanying texts encourage the viewer to give the pictures his deeper attention in order to consciously experience the phenomena. This book gives a comprehensive, clearly structured overview, and the illustrated examples span from two-dimensional form and color phenomena to the formation of spatial perception up to the influence that emotions and logic have upon perception.

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  • Printed matter, mainly books by Jost Hochuli
    Printed matter, mainly books (Multiple languages, Hardback) Jost Hochuli

    Known for his innovative book design and typographic style, Jost Hochuli stands out as one of the most admired mid-20th-century Swiss graphic designers. Working since 1959, Hochuli has created an impressive archive of aggressive book designs and experimental graphic work using wood and linoleum cut typography. Included are writings from Hochuli, as well as theoretical essays by Kinross and Hans Peter Wilberg.

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  • Before Steel by Mario Rinke
    Before Steel (English, Hardback) Mario Rinke

    An original and absorbing cross disciplinary look at the many-layered connections between architecture and engineering in the 19th century, this book will captivate anyone interested in how the style of the modern city evolved when iron became the primary building material used. Extensively illustrated with photos and schematics, this book takes the reader into the massive social transformation and increased industrialization of Europe through the 1800s, showing how the new, formable building materials re-defined architecture. Fundamental technology euphoria in the widespread belief in progress, as well as the development and application of new materials, opened up a great number of forms which often recalled classicism or the Romanesque. An amazing journey into the mindset of the late Industrial Revolution. The 19th century is generally considered the time frame in which the disciplines of architecture and engineering irrevocably parted ways. Although the development of civil engineering as an independent discipline had already begun before the industrial revolution, it proceeded rapidly during the period of industrialization in conjunction with several other influences. Among those were processes of social transformation in Europe, the development of specialized fields of activity in all professions as a function of changed conditions of production, fundamental technology euphoria in the widespread belief in progress, as well as the development and application of new materials. Especially the building material iron and the associated new types of constructions and typologies can be characterized as typical for that phase of industrialization. A period of experimentation and discovery occurred in the quest for appropriate methods and forms of construction - built objects continuously confronted physical and cultural boundaries. At a time when the engineers increasingly oriented to the physical sciences, the new homogeneous, formable building material symbolically represented the promise of new, groundbreaking theories and precise computing methods in the comprehensive monitoring and new definition of the bearing structure. The architectural potential represented by a freely formable iron mass opened up a great number of forms which often oriented to classicism or the Romanesque. Within architecture during the second half of the 19th century the stubborn striving towards old styles in the context of the use of the new material from a straightforward, engineering standpoint lead to an often deplored architectural crisis.

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

    Our world is developing in the fast lane, becoming more complex by the second. Rapidly shrinking resources and ever-more-fierce global competition are in any case forcing us to rethink the entire design process. What significance do form, function, feel and appearance have? Is the only important factor the constant drive to make it new at all costs, or is the aim rather to marry the tried-and-tested and the innovative and establish an efficient link, a working relationship between them? Arman Emami has set out with the intention of writing short, clear and entertaining texts. The book comprises a comprehensive view of relevant matters relating to industrial design. Development steps from idea to mass production are described gradually and supported by illustrated examples of good practices. A working compendium not only for design students and young designers, but also a guide book for creative lateral thinkers, product and marketing managers and all those who are interested in intelligent design. Complex processes are displayed in an entertaining and easily understandable way

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  • 1:1 - Signage, Orientation, Identity by Moniteurs
    1:1 - Signage, Orientation, Identity (English, Paperback) Moniteurs

    How will you find your bearings in the new Berlin airport? You have the graphic designers of Moniteurs to thank for those hanging placards and cheerful infographics. The firm specializes in the design of signage and wayfinding systems for corporations. This new book the first to comprehensively feature Moniteurs work covers ten years of projects, documenting the culture and working methods of the office. Moniteurs is the recipient of many honors, including the Iconic Design Award 2013 for its Potsdamer Platz orientation system. The graphics are reproduced in book form on a 1:1 scale, appearing as colorful fragments hinting at their larger purpose. Each project is presented in a concise text accompanied by many color photographs and infographics, while an interview with the firm s founders Heike Nehl, Sibylle Schlaich and Isolde Frey lends insight into their approach. 1 : 1 Signage, Orientation, Identity is a special book. It not only describes a range of design projects over the last ten years design company Moniteurs, but the projects are graphically illustrated; in this way the book gets to the heart of Moniteurs' 1:1 communication systems. The concepts of individual projects are presented in short, concise texts with many photographs and infographics, while an interview with the three owners of the company, Heike Nehl, Sibylle Schlaich and Isolde Frey, gives an insight into their approach. Moniteurs has existed since 1994. In addition to the design of signs and orientation systems, the focal points of the company include information design and corporate design. This range is reflected in the diversity, depth and precision of the projects. Many of them have received awards, including the Red Dot Award for the design of the orientation system for the Aufbau Haus and the Iconic Design Award 2013 for the Potsdamer Platz orientation system. The BMW Plant Orientation System project was included in the touring exhibition of the Goethe Institutes' The Dimension of Surface - Communications Design in GermanyHow will you find your bearings in the new Berlin airport? You have the graphic designers of Moniteurs to thank for those hanging placards and cheerful infographics. The firm specializes in the design of signage and wayfinding systems for corporations. This new book the first to comprehensively feature Moniteurs work covers ten years of projects, documenting the culture and working methods of the office. Moniteurs is the recipient of many honors, including the Iconic Design Award 2013 for its Potsdamer Platz orientation system. The graphics are reproduced in book form on a 1:1 scale, appearing as colorful fragments hinting at their larger purpose. Each project is presented in a concise text accompanied by many color photographs and infographics, while an interview with the firm s founders Heike Nehl, Sibylle Schlaich and Isolde Frey lends insight into their approach. 1 : 1 Signage, Orientation, Identity is a special book. It not only describes a range of design projects over the last ten years design company Moniteurs, but the projects are graphically illustrated; in this way the book gets to the heart of Moniteurs' 1:1 communication systems. The concepts of individual projects are presented in short, concise texts with many photographs and infographics, while an interview with the three owners of the company, Heike Nehl, Sibylle Schlaich and Isolde Frey, gives an insight into their approach. Moniteurs has existed since 1994. In addition to the design of signs and orientation systems, the focal points of the company include information design and corporate design. This range is reflected in the diversity, depth and precision of the projects. Many of them have received awards, including the Red Dot Award for the design of the orientation system for the Aufbau Haus and the Iconic Design Award 2013 for the Potsdamer Platz orientation system. The BMW Plant Orientation System project was included in the touring exhibition of the Goethe Institutes' The Dimension of Surface - Communications Design in Germany

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  • Architecture Dialogues by Marc M. Angelil
    Architecture Dialogues (English, Paperback) Marc M. Angelil, Jorg Himmelreich

    Welcome to the 21st century in Swiss architecture. An engrossing collection of interviews with Swiss superstar architects like Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Zumthor, Valerio Olgiati, Mario Botta and Luigi Snozzi offers a window into their plans, obsessions, thoughts and predictions. What are they working on? Where are they going next? Nine interviewers talk to 30 leading Swiss architects, both established and cutting-edge, about the future of architecture, their increasingly complex relations with clients and the public sphere, and their role in the international dialog on what architecture means in the early 21st century. Over the course of the conversations, these architects present not only their positions on the constructive, conceptual and aesthetic dimensions of architecture, but also their projections for the future of the discipline. A ''must have'' for lovers of architectural history!

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