Download E-books Handbook of Ornament (Dover Pictorial Archive) PDF

Republished unabridged from the ultimate complete version, this paintings comprises the most important single-volume selection of classical artwork motifs ever compiled. It reproduces fabric from Greek and Roman, medieval eu, Islamic, Renaissance, baroque, and early nineteenth-century artwork, structure, and layout — in all, featuring artists, crafters, and scholars with greater than 3,000 designs.
Featured layout components contain networks, Gothic tracery, geometric designs, akanthos leaves, lotus ornamentation, animal ornamentation, gruesome figures, agonize bands, chains, interlacements, rosettes, undulations, spirals, hyperlink borders, cresting borders, finials, crockets, gargoyles, foliations, panels, repeated embellishes, and countless numbers of alternative components. different plates express adorned pottery vases, non secular utensils, guns, furnishings, lamps, jewellery, and different artifacts, as well as heraldic motifs and decorative letters.

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Download E-books The Design History Reader PDF

By Grace Lees-Maffei

The first systematic and complete reader on layout historical past, this e-book examines the function of layout and designed items inside of social and cultural historical past. Extracts diversity from the 18th century, while layout and manufacture separated, to the current day. Drawn from scholarly and polemical books, examine articles, exhibition catalogues, and magazines, the extracts are positioned in themed sections, with every one part individually brought and every concluded with an annotated consultant to extra reading.

Covering either basic texts (such because the writings of designers and layout reformers) and secondary texts (in the shape of key works of layout history), the reader offers a vital source for knowing the heritage of layout, the advance of the self-discipline, and modern concerns in layout heritage and practice.

Selected authors:
Judy Attfield, Jeremy Aynsley, Rayner Banham, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Walter Benjamin, Pierre Bourdieu, Christopher Breward, Denise Scott Brown, Ruth Schwarz Cowan, Clive Dilnot, Buckminster Fuller, Paul Greenhalgh, Dick Hebdige, Steven Heller, John Heskett, Pat Kirkham, Adolf bogs, Victor Margolin, Karl Marx, Jeffrey Meikle, William Morris, Gillian Naylor, Victor Papanek, Nikolaus Pevsner, John Ruskin, Adam Smith, Penny Sparke, John kinds, Nancy Troy, Thorstein Veblen, Robert Venturi, John Walker, Frank Lloyd Wright.

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Download E-books Communication Design: Principles, Methods, and Practice PDF

Picture layout scholars gets a company grip at the conception and perform of communique layout with this specific paintings that conjures up younger designers to appear past aesthetic matters and boost an built-in, multidimensional knowing of this ever-changing box. New designers how to method layout difficulties in a methodical, specialist demeanour; how the human brain translates visible and verbal messages; how expertise offerings impression the layout method; how layout is utilized in the carrier of knowledge and persuasion; and what it capacity to layout for noncommercial ads and political propaganda. entire with functional examples, case experiences, and state of the art study, this primer is a springboard to built-in, modern conversation layout.

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Download E-books Screen Style: Fashion and Femininity in 1930s Hollywood PDF

By Sarah Berry

Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich-all have been icons of good looks and glamour in Thirties Hollywood. display sort finds the influence of celebrities like those on ladies filmgoers, taking a look past the outside of the movies and models of the era-often defined as types of escapism from the tricky realities of the Depression-to express how Hollywood awarded ladies with versions for self-determination in the course of a time of quick social switch. Revealing the general public and cinematic fascination with the strong-willed ladies featured in such a lot of movies-ambitious gold diggers, career-minded operating women, social climbers, risky androgynous ladies, and different exotics-Sarah Berry provides a full of life examine movies, fan magazines, and advertisements of that point.

Sarah Berry writes on movie, media, and cultural reviews and designs interactive multimedia initiatives. She teaches movie experiences at Portland nation University.

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Download E-books Second Skin: Choosing and Caring for Textiles and Clothing PDF

By India Flint

A attractive, heartfelt, and sensible source packed with details and suggestion on deciding upon, buying, donning, taking care of, making, and repurposing textiles and clothing

Almost from the instant of our beginning, garments acts as our moment dermis, but we not often contemplate the place our outfits have come from and the consequences they could have at the surroundings and ourselves. This beautifully photographed and illustrated book is set simply a possibility ways to care for the planet by way of dwelling less complicated lives and utilizing fewer assets, in particular these to do with fabric and garments. It discusses the function of fabric in how intake impacts the ecology; seems to be at what textiles are made up of and examines their homes, with an emphasis on these derived from common resources; and talks approximately tips on how to make trained offerings concerning clothing—including determining how a lot garments one particularly wishes. It additionally covers find out how to mend and keep garments, repurpose type, dyeing, and while all else fails, directions for patching, piecing, felting, and twining. One "gallery" chapter is devoted to garments designers and artists who've made a convention of operating with salvaged fabrics, together with Natalie Chanin (Alabama), Jude Hill (Long Island), Christine Mauersberger (Cleveland), and Dorothy Caldwell (Hastings, Ontario).

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Download E-books Prayers in Stone: Greek Architectural Sculpture (c. 600-100 B.C.E.) (Sather Classical Lectures) PDF

The which means of architectural sculpture is key to our knowing of old Greek tradition. The embellishment of constructions was once universal for the traditional Greeks, and sometimes provocative. a few decorative sculpture used to be positioned the place, while the construction used to be comprehensive, no mortal eye may well view it. and in contrast to a lot architectural ornamentation of different cultures, Greek sculpture was once frequently quintessential to the development, not only as ornament, and will no longer be got rid of with out affecting the integrity of the development constitution. This ebook is the 1st complete therapy of the importance of Greek architectural sculpture. Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway, a world-class authority on old Greek sculpture, offers a hugely informative journey of many dimensions of Greek public buildings—especially temples, tombs, and treasuries—in a textual content that's straight away lucid, available, and authoritative.

Ridgway's pragmatism and customary feel steer us tactfully and obviously via thickets of uncertainty and scholarly war of words. She refers to an enormous variety of monuments, and records her discussions with copious and up to date bibliographies. This publication is certain to be said right now because the usual therapy of its vital topic.

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Download E-books Becoming Designers: Education and Influence PDF

By Esther Dudley, Stuart Mealing

Design examine is a space that's either present and transforming into, yet texts at the topics are in brief provide. This ebook is a reaction to the energy of debate inside journals and at meetings, and it intends to put layout examine in its rightful position on the middle of studio-based schooling and practice.

Offering a useful context in which to appreciate the academic wishes and aspirations of the fashion designer, Becoming Designers can be an essential source for college kids during this box, whose entry to books at the topic is at present very limited.

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Download E-books 80 Godey's Full-Color Fashion Plates, 1838-1880 PDF

Superb illustrations from an extraordinary resource offer real perspectives of evolving Victorian models — from excessive necklines, elongated bodices, and equipped bonnets to extravagant bustles. The meticulously reproduced plates contain depictions of attire, robes, and coats in addition to components. A needs to for gown designers, cultural historians, and type lovers. advent. Captions.

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Download E-books Matematica e cultura 2008 (Italian Edition) PDF

By Michele Emmer

Matematica e cultura, binomio sorprendente? Potrebbe sembrare ma da qualche anno si sono aperti dei grandi ponti tra le “due culture”. A Venezia, citta’ di ponti e di tradition, si parla da oramai dieci anni di cultura e di matematica, si parla di arte, architettura, cinema, letteratura, ambiente, filosofia, di bolle di sapone, di Corto Maltese ed Hugo Pratt, delle investigazioni criminali. In questo nuovo libro, il decimo della serie iniziata a Venezia con gli incontri “Matematica e cultura” che tanti hanno cercato di imitare, si parla di tutto questo e tra gli altri ne scrivono Simon Singh (autore del top vendor “L’ultimo teorema di Fermat”), alla sua terza presenza a Venezia, e Siobhan Roberts (autrice di “Il re dello spazio infinito. Storia dell’uomo che salvò l. a. geometria”). Venezia ponte tra l. a. matematica e l. a. cultura.

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Download E-books Process, Materials, and Measurements: All the Details Industrial Designers Need to Know But Can Never Find PDF

In the area of product layout, hundreds of thousands of small bits of must-know details are scattered throughout a big selection of areas. This ebook collects the entire the most important details designers want to know each day and organizes it in a single neat crucial handbook.

For designers for you to make designs that paintings and undergo and to make sure they're criminal, they should know-or be capable to find-an never-ending variety of information. no matter if it really is what sort of glue has to be used on a undeniable floor, metric equivalents, thread sizes, or tips to observe for a patent, those information are crucial and has to be on hand so designers can create winning items successfully. This ebook offers designers with a finished instruction manual they could flip to again and again again.

The writer comprises details that's necessary to winning product layout, together with size conversions, details on trademark and copyright criteria in addition to patents and product-related highbrow estate rights/standards, establishing records for prototyping and creation runs, and production and packaging recommendations to optimize the design.

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