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Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to instill a shift in thinking about the application of biological principles to design and architecture. She focuses on the analysis of how organisms have adapted to different environments and translates the learned principles into the built environment. To illustrate the methodology, Mazzoleni draws inspiration from the diversity of animal coverings, referred to broadly as skin, and applies them to the design of building envelopes through a series of twelve case studies.S
This text argues that fashion and the imagery surrounding it give us a vision of Western culture that is both enticing and alienating, flaunting capitalism’s euphoric emblems of glamour and success but also representing the underside of modern life. In the 1970s, photographers like Guy Bourdin and Helmut Newton set models against backdrops of tarnished glamour; in the 1990s Alexander McQueen and John Galliano created decadent femmes fatales whose sexual allure was equally tempting and threatening.
It is easy to view fashion as an entirely modern concept. Costume historians, in fact, trace the birth of fashion back to the thirteenth century and writings on fashion date back as early as the sixteenth century. This classic fashion writing has profoundly shaped our understanding of modern day dress―from the psychology of clothes to collective fashion trends. Its impact, however, has not previously been recognized.Fashion Foundations fills this major gap in the history of the discipline. This key text reprints a collection of pioneering fashion statements.
Victorian Fashion Accessories takes the reader on a fascinating tour of the world of women’s accessories and, in doing so, gives a sweeping view of nineteenth-century British cultural history. A woman’s accessories were always much more than incidental finishing touches to elaborate dress. For example, the color and material makeup of a pair of gloves indicated her class aspirations. A "language of the fan" evolved so a lady could secretly communicate with potential lovers. The Sun reflecting through rose-colored parasols gave the illusion that a woman of a certain age looked young again.
This volume presents papers delivered at the 24th Annual Klutznick Harris Symposium, held at Creighton University in October 2011. The contributors look at all aspects of the intimate relationship between Jews and clothing, through case studies from ancient, medieval, recent, and contemporary history. Papers explore topics ranging from Jewish leadership in the textile industry, through the art of fashion in 19th century Vienna, to the use of clothing as a badge of ethnic identity, in both secular and religious contexts.
In his consideration of the language of the fashion magazine—the structural analysis of descriptions of women’s clothing by writers about fashion—Barthes gives us a brief history of semiology. At the same time, he identifies economics as the underlying reason for the luxuriant prose of the fashion magazine: "Calculating, industrial society is obliged to form consumers who don’t calculate; if clothing’s producers and consumers had the same consciousness, clothing would be bought (and produced) only at the very slow rate of its dilapidation.&
These superb color plates by Hippolyte Pauquet and his brother Polydore, reproduced directly from a rare and valuable nineteenth-century publication, magnificently depict 500 years of French fashion. Starting with the flamboyant headgear and voluminous robes of fifteenth-century royalty, the artfully rendered illustrations progress chronologically to the high-waisted Empire styles of the Napoleonic era. Members of the nobility and upper classes are well represented here. Portraits of lavishly garbed court ladies and gentlemen — many in fur-trimmed robes — appear next to dapper pages and handsome knights.
Exuberantly written reference presents a kaleidoscopic panorama of clothing styles worn in period covering the last years of George III to latter part of Victoria’s reign. Charming descriptions and illustrations of such authentic outfits as a French court dress (1818), Garibaldi shirt (1861), and evening dress (1865). 200 black-and-white, 27 color illustrations.
Everywhere in the world there is a close connection between the clothes we wear and our political expression. To date, few scholars have explored what clothing means in 20th-century Africa and the diaspora. In Fashioning Africa, an international group of anthropologists, historians, and art historians bring rich and diverse perspectives to this fascinating topic. From clothing as an expression of freedom in early colonial Zanzibar to Somali women’s headcovering in inner-city Minneapolis, these essays explore the power of dress in African and pan-African settings.
Following 150 years of fashion, Christopher Breward offers a catholic view of this colorful and flamboyant universe, describing its trends, products, and inhabitants. From Haute Couture, High Street, and developing fabric technology to such stars of the fashion heavens as Coco Chanel, Giorgio Armani, and Alexander McQueen, Breward explores territories far beyond style and function. He sees more than just an industry, giving voice to the larger cultural phenomenon fashion has become.Breward’s discerning view captures the glamorous world of Vogue and advertising; the relationship between fashion and film, and fashion as a business; and goes beyond the surface to consider individual interaction with fashion.
Minoan ladies, Scythian warriors, Roman and Sarmatian merchants, prehistoric weavers, gold sheet figures, Vikings, Medieval saints and sinners, Renaissance noblemen, Danish peasants, dressmakers and Hollywood stars appear in the pages of this anthology. This is not necessarily how they dressed in the past, but how the authors of this book think they dressed in the past, and why they think so. No reader of this book will ever look at a reconstructed costume in a museum or at a historical festival, or watch a film with a historic theme again without a heightened awareness of how, why, and from what sources, the costumes were reconstructed.
Simply elegant furniture for any home!Matching furniture to your home decor can be a tall order. Classic furniture styles with intricate details can overpower a room or clash with other styles in the typical home. That’s one of the reasons why contemporary furniture is so popular–and why woodworkers love to build it.Contemporary furniture has an understated elegance that is suited to just about any room regardless of decorating style. This book presents 17 contemporary furniture projects hand-picked from the pages of Popular Woodworking Magazine and American Woodworker magazine.
Esquire. Ford Motors. Burton Snowboards. The Obama Administration. While all of these brands are vastly different, they share at least one thing in common: a teeny, little bit of Aaron James Draplin. Draplin is one of the new school of influential graphic designers who combine the power of design, social media, entrepreneurship, and DIY aesthetic to create a successful business and way of life. Pretty Much Everything is a mid-career survey of work, case studies, inspiration, road stories, lists, maps, how-tos, and advice.
How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills.Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen!Best of all, more than 25 pages can be scanned via a smartphone or tablet using the new Design Studio Press app, which link to video tutorials for that section of the book!With a combined 26 years of teaching experience, Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling bring you the lessons and techniques they have used to help thousands of their students become professional artists and designers.T
Written with a fast-paced but friendly and engaging approach, this Packt Beginner’s Guide is designed to be placed alongside the computer as your guide and mentor. Step-by-step tutorials are bolstered by explanations of the reasoning behind what you are doing.
In case you’re actually taking time to read this description (and not already rushing to the bookshop), we’ll fill you in on why this new Interiors installment is simply a must-have. London is the capital of cool, full of famous artists, photographers, musicians, writers, decorators, designers, architects, and film-makers- and here is a chance to sneak into their homes! These aren’t your typical rich-and-famous interiors, they’re the apartments, lofts, houses (and even one houseboat) that truly represent London’s wonderful eccentricity.
Predictable? Typical? Not exactly. The book’s 300 pages of rich color photographs will send your senses reeling. From Noel Gallagher and Meg Matthews’ rock-and-roll townhouse to DJ Talvin Singh’s colorful Indian-inspired hideaway to painter Chris Ofili’s multilevel East End home/studio, you’ll find an eye-popping mix of styles. Expect to be surprised, delighted, and inspired by this wild array of interiors. Got it? Now get it!
The elegant design of the hotel and the perfect harmony between Japanese traditional culture and the modern design concept in this book present you both sensual and psychological appreciation of the affluent spa culture of Japan, the spa kingdom in the world. With more than fifty well-known and distinguished Japanese hotels included, the book gives detailed descriptions of the scales, facilities, and the design styles of the Japanese spa baths of each hotel in particular. From the interior design of the spacious and bright reception halls, the luxurious ocean-front guest rooms, and the cozy beauty and wellness salons to the exterior landscape design of Japanese gardens and the ideal location near the mountains or by a river, and especially the individualized recuperative spa baths, all demonstrate the work of the Japanese spa hotel master designers.
Managing the Design Process—Implementing Design focuses on design implementation and execution. This is where design ideas become real, tangible goods in the marketplace and beyond. This book examines design management concepts and methods in real-world applications. Unlike other books on design management, this book is visually stunning, featuring many image-rich case studies to illustrate the fundamentals of design management in a way that speaks to a design audience. The information is not something that is typically taught in design (or business) school—it’s learned on the job, making this an invaluable reference for designers.
The integration of functions, technology and aesthetic quality is the architect’s core qualification. In this book, the partners of Richter & Dahl Rocha provide a detailed and comprehensive account of today’s state of the art of architectural design. Offering the knowledge of 20 years of high-class practice to the architectural community, the professional value is confirmed by RDRs achievements, including the EPFL Swiss Tech Convention Center.
Synesthetic design strives to develop products that systematically incorporate all five senses. In future, the current wealth of medical technical insights in psychology, physiology, motor functions, and neurology and the development of innovative materials with astonishing new properties will open up almost unlimited opportunities for the designer’s creativity. Haverkamp brings together for the first time precisely those aspects of this fundamental knowledge that are specifically relevant for designers.
Create gorgeous one-of-a-kind handmade fabrics and transform them into fun and useful projects with this guide to distinctive cloth-making techniques. This innovative how-to resource uses classic and modern techniques to create interesting custom fabrics that are used in a dazzling array of fresh, stylish yet practical must-have items for one’s wardrobe or home. From laptop cases to evening bags, elegant wraps to flirty skirts, floor pillows to whimsical curtains, this tutorial uses a variety of easy fiber-art and fabric-manipulation techniques to create original fabric projects from wearable designs and touching gifts to home decor.
While monograms have a rich history going all the way back to the sixth century BC, they’re anything but outdated. Luscious photography and Whitman’s expressive writing peppered with quotes from etiquette experts shows that monogramming is still very much in vogue. From linens, lamps and chairs to silver, china, desk accessories and more, here are exquisite examples of how to use monograms as your "personal logo" in stylish, elegant ways in any part of your home.Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, author of six previous books on entertaining and event planning, is Editor-At-Large for Southern Living magazine.
Companies are building in-house digital/experience design teams at a breakneck pace these days But they’re doing so without understanding the idiosyncrasies of design organizations and designers, and many companies are gathering designers without getting the most out of this investment. Traditional models of in-house design organizations (typically marketing design) don’t perform well for digital product design, and there’s a lot of confusion around evolving models of organization: Should it be centralized or decentralized? Embedded? Singular or shared creative leadership? Report to the CEO or up through another team such as Product Management or Marketing? How is it funded? This practical book provides the answers you need.
What is your brand?As a designer your success depends on how you brand yourself and the service you provide. This book will help you explore, develop, distill, and determine a distinctive brand essence, differentiate yourself, and create your visual identity.Build Your Own Brand is a guided journal designed to help you sketch, write, design, and conceive the way you brand yourself. More than 80 prompts and exercises will help you develop your:Personal brand essenceVisual identity and styleResume and elevator pitchand much more!Whether you’re trying to land a new job or launch a design business, let this unique guide light the way.
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