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How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer

by Debbie Millman

Revealing, intimate interviews with 19 giants of graphic design. Take a peek inside the heads of some of the world's greatest living graphic designers. How do they think, how do they connect to others, what special skills do they have? In honest and revealing interviews, nineteen designers, including Stefan Sagmeister, Michael Beirut, David Carson, and Milton Glaser, share their approaches, processes, opinions, and thoughts about their work with noted brand designer Debbie Millman. The internet radio talk host of Design Matters, Millman persuades the greatest graphic designers of our time to speak frankly and openly about their work. How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer offers a rare opportunity to observe and understand the giants of the industry.* Designers include Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Chip Kidd, many more* Probing questions from a top interviewer and branding executive* Unique, compelling insights and inspirations

How We Use Plants for Shelter

by Sally Morgan

Plants are made into materials used to build both the exterior and interior of different kinds of shelters. Some of these materials are wood, timber, straw, and bamboo; and paint, flooring and walls. Readers also learn how to build a model hut!

Human-built World: How to Think About Technology and Culture

by Thomas Hughes

A Pulitzer Prize-nominated science writer draws on literature, art, and architecture to explore what technology has brought to society and culture, and to explain how technology can work with, not against, ecological concerns.

Human Dimension and Interior Space

by Martin Zelnik Julius Panero

The study of human body measurements on a comparative basis is known as anthropometrics. Its applicability to the design process is seen in the physical fit, or interface, between the human body and the various components of interior space.Human Dimension and Interior Space is the first major anthropometrically based reference book of design standards for use by all those involved with the physical planning and detailing of interiors, including interior designers, architects, furniture designers, builders, industrial designers, and students of design. The use of anthropometric data, although no substitute for good design or sound professional judgment should be viewed as one of the many tools required in the design process. This comprehensive overview of anthropometrics consists of three parts.The first part deals with the theory and application of anthropometrics and includes a special section dealing with physically disabled and elderly people. It provides the designer with the fundamentals of anthropometrics and a basic understanding of how interior design standards are established. The second part contains easy-to-read, illustrated anthropometric tables, which provide the most current data available on human body size, organized by age and percentile groupings. Also included is data relative to the range of joint motion and body sizes of children. The third part contains hundreds of dimensioned drawings, illustrating in plan and section the proper anthropometrically based relationship between user and space. The types of spaces range from residential and commercial to recreational and institutional, and all dimensions include metric conversions.In the Epilogue, the authors challenge the interior design profession, the building industry, and the furniture manufacturer to seriously explore the problem of adjustability in design. They expose the fallacy of designing to accommodate the so-called average man, who, in fact, does not exist. Using government data, including studies prepared by Dr. Howard Stoudt, Dr. Albert Damon, and Dr. Ross McFarland, formerly of the Harvard School of Public Health, and Jean Roberts of the U.S. Public Health Service, Panero and Zelnik have devised a system of interior design reference standards, easily understood through a series of charts and situation drawings. With Human Dimension and Interior Space, these standards are now accessible to all designers of interior environments.

The Human Essence: The Sources of Science and Art

by George Thomson

This book is a short introduction to Marxism that addresses its political, historical and ideological aspects of science and art.

The Human Figure: An Anatomy For Artists

by David K. Rubins

A brief yet in-depth presentation of the human anatomy.

A Hungry Heart: A Memoir

by Gordon Parks

Gordon Parks, acclaimed photographer, filmmaker, composer, and author of fiction and nonfiction, has participated in, been witness to, and documented many of the major events in the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries. Born in Fort Scott, Kansas, on November 30, 1912, he left home at age fifteen when his mother passed away. For the next twelve years, he lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, working as a piano player, bus boy, Civilian Conservation Corpsman, and professional basketball player before taking up photography in the late 1930s and moving to Chicago. He was awarded the first Julius Rosenwald Fellowship in photography in 1942 and chose to work with Roy Stryker at the Farm Security Administration (FSA) in Washington, D. C. During World War II, he was an Office of War Information (OWI) correspondent. He photographed fashion for Vogue and Glamour before joining the staff of Life in 1949 and remained a photojournalist for the magazine until 1969. He also became famous in the late 1960s for his stories on Black revolutionaries, later incorporated into his book Born Black. He was a founder and editorial director of Essence magazine from 1970 to 1973. His film career began in 1961 when he wrote and directed a documentary, Flavio. He received an Emmy Award for another documentary, Diary of a Harlem Family, in 1968. He produced and directed Hollywood films including The Learning Tree, Shaft, Shaft's Big Score, The Super Cops, and Leadbelly. He is first and foremost a celebrated photojournalist and fine art photographer whose work, collected and exhibited worldwide, is emblematic of American culture. In A Hungry Heart, he reaches into the corridors of his memory and recounts the people and events that shaped him: from growing up poor on the Kansas prairie to withstanding the unbearably cold winters of Minnesota to living on the edge of starvation in Harlem during the Depression. He more than survived the challenges and crises of his life; he thrived and has become one of the most celebrated and diversely talented figures in American culture.

I Never Knew What Time It Was

by David Antin

Antin explores the experience of time--how it's felt, remembered, and recounted. These free-form talk pieces--sometimes called talk poems or simply talks--began as improvisations at museums, universities, and poetry centers where Antin was invited to come and think out loud.

I Never Saw Another Butterfly

by Hana Volavkova

Fifteen thousand children under the age of fifteen passed through the Terezin Concentration Camp. Fewer than 100 survived. In these poems and pictures drawn by the young inmates, we see the daily misery of these uprooted children, as well as their hopes and fears, their courage and optimism. 60 color illustrations.

Iconographic Method in New World Prehistory

by Vernon James Knight Jr.

This book offers an overview of iconographic methods and their application to archaeological analysis. It offers a truly interdisciplinary approach that draws equally from art history and anthropology. Vernon James Knight, Jr begins with an historiographical overview, addressing the methodologies and theories that underpin both archaeology and art history. He then demonstrates how iconographic methods can be integrated with the scientific methods that are at the core of much archaeological inquiry. Focusing on artifacts from the pre-Columbian civilizations of North and Meso-American sites, Knight shows how the use of iconographic analysis yields new insights into these objects and civilizations.

Icons Of American Architecture: From the Alamo to the World Trade Center

by Donald Langmead

This two-volume encyclopedia of "iconic" examples of American architecture, part of the Greenwood Icons series, discusses 24 of the most memorable structures such as Alcatraz Prison, the Empire State Building and the Washington Monument. Langmead (architecture and design, U. of South Australia) explains the historical significance of each icon by exploring the reasons why it was built and how it became an icon. He provides an architect's view of the unique features of each structure and even provides details on the costs and challenges of construction. He provides plenty of illustrations and photographs of these icons-the images of the Golden Gate Bridge while under construction are particularly striking-and he includes a glossary that makes this reference equally accessible to architectural students and general readers. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Ideas That Shaped Buildings

by Fil Hearn

In Ideas That Shaped Buildings, Fil Hearn identifies and codifies into theoretical systems the operative tenets of architectural theory from ancient Rome to the present.

If You Take A Pencil

by Fulvio Testa

"If you take a pencil, you can draw two cats. And if they like each other..."

Imagine: A Vision for Christians in the Arts

by Steve Turner

Imagine music, movies, books and paintings of the highest quality! Imagine art that permeates society, challenging conventional thinking and standard morals to their core! Imagine that it is all created by Christians! This is the bold vision of Steve Turner, someone who has worked among artists--many Christian and many not--for three decades.

Imperial Spoils: The Curious Case of the Elgin Marbles

by Robert Browning Christipher Hitchens Graham Binns

Thomas Bruce, British ambassador to the Ottoman Empire and 7th Earl of Elgin, gave friezes from the Parthenon to the British Museum, sparking a controversy about the Elgin Marbles. Should they be returned to Greece?

Impressionism

by Phoebe Pool

Impressionism, the revolutionary movement born in France in the 1860s and '70s, was one of the most important breakthroughs in the history of painting.

The Impressionists

by Rosie Dickins

Today Impressionist paintings draw huge crowds and sell for millions. But when they were first painted, those same pictures caused public outrage and the artists who created them struggled to make a living. This is the fascinating story of those artists, now known as the Impressionists.

Imprisoned in a Luminous Glare: Photography and the African American Freedom Struggle

by Leigh Raiford

Leigh Raiford argues that over the past one hundred years activists in the black freedom struggle have used photographic imagery both to gain political recognition and to develop a different visual vocabulary about black lives. Raiford analyzes why activists chose photography over other media, explores the doubts some individuals had about the strategies, and shows how photography became an increasingly effective, if complex, tool in representing black political interests. Offering readings of the use of photography in the anti-lynching movement, the civil rights movement, and the black power movement, Raiford focuses on key transformations in technology, society, and politics to understand the evolution of photography's deployment in capturing white oppression, black resistance, and African American life. By putting photography at the center of the long African American freedom struggle, Raiford also explores how the recirculation of these indelible images in political campaigns and art exhibits both adds to and complicates our memory of the events.

In Fashion: Fun! Fame! Fortune!

by Elaine Stone

Choosing a career in fashion? InFashion: Fun! Fame! Fortune! is an introduction as dynamic as the business itself. Students will learn about the big picture-fashion's history, cyclical nature, and development-and all about materials, producers, and retailing. Whether the plan is to be a designer, stylist, product developer, merchandiser, buyer, manufacturer, or entrepreneur, the various career paths available are woven into each chapter's structure so that students will learn how to accomplish their goals in today's fast-paced, everchanging industry. Hundreds of examples and color illustrations bring this exciting world alive.

In Other Los Angeleses: Multicentric Performance Art

by Meiling Cheng

This is a study of contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of performance art, an intermedia visual art that incorporates theatrical elements in presentation. The book proposes to examine the significant roles that performance art has played in shaping, transforming, and delineating the multicultural ecology of Los Angeles.

In Pursuit of Universalism: Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Modern Art

by Alicia Volk

Alicia Volk constructs a critical theory of artistic modernism in Japan between 1900 and 1930 by analyzing the work of Yorozu Tetsugoro, whose paintings she casts as a polemic response to Japan's late-nineteenth-century encounter with European art.

In Search of My Homeland

by Er Tai Gao

The memoir of Er Tai Gao, a Chinese artist, art critic, and intellectual who spent twenty years in and out of China's gulag until his escape to freedom in Hong Kong in 1992 and his defection to America in 1993 In 1957, twenty-two-year-old art teacher Er Tai Gao came to the attention of the Communist Chinese authorities with his groundbreaking essay "On Beauty," in which he argued that the nature of what is beautiful is both subjective and individual-a position in direct opposition to government policy. Labeled a "rightist" by the Mao regime, Gao was sent to a labor camp in China's harsh western desert, where in just three years 90 percent of his fellow prisoners died. It would be the first of the scholar's three convictions for subversive thought and behavior. After his last imprisonment, in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests, Gao and his wife, Maya, escaped to Hong Kong, and in 1993 were offered political asylum by the United States. Epic in scope, reaching from the depths of work ditches in the Gobi Desert to the heights of the Buddhist heavens depicted on the Dunhuang cave ceilings, In Search of My Homeland is a striking portrayal of Gao's experiences of political persecution, of prisoners pushed to the limits of human endurance, and ultimately of the power of hope. Gao's enormous skill as a writer and insightful observer offers a unique, thoughtful perspective on China in the second half of the twentieth century. Powerful and elegantly written, Gao's work teaches us that freedom is the most important political stand for an artist, to be able to dissent from the dominant ideology--thereby making beauty, both its creation and perception, its ultimate symbol.

In Sight of America: Photography and the Development of U. S. Immigration Policy

by Anna Pegler-Gordon

This work is the first to take a comprehensive look at the history of immigration policy in the United States through the prism of visual culture. Anna Pegler-Gordon considers the role and uses of visual documentation at Angel Island for Chinese immigrants, at Ellis Island for European immigrants, and on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Incredible Comic Book Women with Tom Nguyen: The Kick-ass Guide to Drawing Hot Babes!

by Tom Nguyen

You are holding the ultimate guide to drawing kick-ass comic book babes, from sultry eyes and succulent lips to the killer bodies that go with them. Whether you want to capture the likenesses of girls you know or bring fantasy women to life on paper, this book tells you everything you need to create super-heroines, damsels in distress and other original female characters.

Inside the Creative Studio: Inspiration and Ideas for Your Art and Craft Space

by Cate Coulacos Prato

Inside the Creative Studio is your ticket to turn your vision of a dream studio space into a reality.The professional artists and crafters of Studios Magazine give you the tools to create your own one-of-a-kind artistic environment in this best-of compilation. Learn how to find space in your home, whittle down your stash, maximize your storage and organization possibilities, and manage your stash of supplies and equipment to keep your work space functional and fun to work in. Experts will also show you how to repurpose furniture, integrate recyclables, and showcase vintage items to establish a space with purpose and personality. You will spend less time struggling with your studio, or lack thereof, and more time actually creating in your unique space.Regardless of your time, money, or space, Inside the Creative Studio offers charming and innovative solutions for every lifestyle. Artists and crafters of all types, including quilters, fiber artists, mixed-media artists, jewelry makers, sewists, painters, writers, bloggers, and more, share their stories, tips, and studios. Beautiful photographs and friendly dialogue walk you through these active spaces as if you were getting your own private tour. From spacious oases to cute and compact retreats, each space offers countless inspirational ideas.With some of the best articles and creative inspiration from Studios Magazine, Inside the Creative Studio offers everything you need to know to spend less time fussing with your space and more time enjoying your creative work.

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