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Dogs in Vogue


A Century of Canine Chic

Judith Watt


Little, Brown 2009
Hardback Illustrated
 

From a cartoon by Fish depicting 'the moneyed wife' trailing a husband and three lap-dogs in 1916, to David Bailey's photograph of designer Marc JacobFrom a cartoon by Fish depicting 'the moneyed wife' trailing a husband and three lap-dogs in 1916, to David Bailey's photograph of designer Marc Jacobs and Alfred, his English bull terrier, in 2006, Judith Watt presents a superbly illustrated history of dogs in Vogue magazine as they accompanied, and sometimes upstaged, the fashion models and socialites. In one 1980s fashion spread the dogs actually took over the modelling - Paloma Picasso's British brindle bulldog wore the silk taffeta by Christian Lacroix....more
 

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First World War Posters



Rosalind Ormiston


Flame Tree 2013
Hardback Illustrated
 

Early 20th century improvements in colour printing and a largely literate population in Britain, France and America meant that posters were becoming mEarly 20th century improvements in colour printing and a largely literate population in Britain, France and America meant that posters were becoming more effective than ever before and they were widely used for mass propaganda during the First World War. From Lord Kitchener's famous pointing finger recruitment poster of 1914 to messages promoting thrift, contribution to war work or investment in war bonds, this book examines the progress of the war through 100 colour posters from the UK, USA, Canada and Europe. ...more
 

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Art Noveau Posters



Michael Robinson


Flame Tree 2012
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Graphic Design Translated


A Visual Dictionary of Terms for Global Design

Peter J Wolf


Rockport 2010
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Five Beautiful Women



Victor Skrebneski; Hubert De Givenchy


Rizzoli 2008
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Comic Art Propaganda


A Graphic History

Fredrik Stromberg


St. Martin''s Griffin 2010
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Fab Gear


The Beatles and Fashion

Paolo Hewitt


Prestel 2011
Hardback Illustrated
 

From the Quarrymen's matching shoes in 1959 and black leather in Hamburg in 1962, Paolo Hewitt follows the Beatles, their clothes and their hairstylesFrom the Quarrymen's matching shoes in 1959 and black leather in Hamburg in 1962, Paolo Hewitt follows the Beatles, their clothes and their hairstyles through the various phases of the group's career, down to the last performance - in random outfits - on the roof of their Savile Row offices in 1969. With the help of over 220 photographs, Hewitt shows how the Beatles used the power of uniformity to forge the group's identity and became a powerful influence in contemporary style. ...more
 

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Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich


Furniture and Interiors

Christiane Lange


Hatje Cantz 2006
Hardback Illustrated
 

Mies van der Rohe is a towering figure in 20th century architecture and design, and his furniture - much of it created with Lilly Reich - has classic Mies van der Rohe is a towering figure in 20th century architecture and design, and his furniture - much of it created with Lilly Reich - has classic status. Many such works were commissioned by the art collector Hermann Lange between the wars and have remained in the family ever since. Written by Lange's great-granddaughter and illustrated with reproductions and photographs, this elegant volume catalogues 35 pieces of furniture and sheds new light on the collaboration of Reich and Mies. ...more
 

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Baumann and Baumann


Room to Move

Baumann & Baumann


Hatje Cantz 2002
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Art to Hear


Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model

Art to Hear


Hatje Cantz 2009
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A virtual audio guide to the exhibition Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model held at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, this 'Art to Hear' volume comprises an hour-A virtual audio guide to the exhibition Bauhaus: A Conceptual Model held at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin, this 'Art to Hear' volume comprises an hour-long audio CD, with commentary on the 36 exhibits illustrated in the accompanying book. ...more
 

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Brenda Colvin


A Career in Landscape

Trish Gibson


Frances Lincoln 2011
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Brenda Colvin established her landscape architecture business in 1922 and during a career that stretched into the 1970s was a profound influence on deBrenda Colvin established her landscape architecture business in 1922 and during a career that stretched into the 1970s was a profound influence on developments in the field. An early advocate of ecological soundness, she was interested in wider landscapes around the built environment and designed influential schemes for power stations, reservoirs, industrial sites and, notably, the University of East Anglia. This illustrated biography is the first full account of her life and work to be published. ...more
 

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Oriental Carpet Design


A Guide to Traditional Motifs, Patterns and Symbols

PRJ Ford


Thames & Hudson 2007
Paperback Illustrated
 

Emphasizing the influence that ethnographic history exercises on carpet design, this richly illustrated book provides a practical guide to identifyingEmphasizing the influence that ethnographic history exercises on carpet design, this richly illustrated book provides a practical guide to identifying the styles and places of origin of the 600 or so types of carpet sold around the world today. The full range of designs used across the east, from the Balkans to Beijing, are grouped according to the essential characteristics of the designs themselves, thus illuminating their cultural backgrounds. ...more
 

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An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration


From Pompeii to Art Nouveau

Mario Praz


Thames & Hudson 2008
Hardback Illustrated
 

An influential work in the literature of interior design, this book by the Italian art and literary critic, Mario Praz (1896-1982) presents depictionsAn influential work in the literature of interior design, this book by the Italian art and literary critic, Mario Praz (1896-1982) presents depictions of interiors ranging from Roman wall paintings to watercolour sketches for Art Nouveau decorative schemes. The 400 reproductions are accompanied by Praz's commentaries and reflections on the role of interior decoration in domestic life and in the study of social and cultural history. First published in 1964....more
 

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Pattern



Orla Kiely


Conran Octopus 2010
Hardback Illustrated
 

Starting out as a designer of bags and hats, Orla Kiely has built an international reputation based on her colourful and distinctive pattern designs. Starting out as a designer of bags and hats, Orla Kiely has built an international reputation based on her colourful and distinctive pattern designs. Today, her hugely popular 'Multi Stem' design can be found on dozens of products including kitchenware, stationery, furniture and wallpaper as well as fabrics. In this attractively produced book, she explores her influences, explains and illustrates her approach to pattern design and describes how she has built up her successful business. ...more
 

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The A-Z of Design



Stephen Bayley; Terence Conran


Conran Octopus 2007
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Buildings, cars, typefaces or textiles - 'Everything has been designed', writes Terence Conran, '...Even arranging food on a plate is a design decisioBuildings, cars, typefaces or textiles - 'Everything has been designed', writes Terence Conran, '...Even arranging food on a plate is a design decision'. Every kind of design is covered in this compact, illustrated A-Z of people, products and brands, institutions and movements; while introductory chapters by Conran and cultural critic Stephen Bayley discuss topics ranging from the origins of industrial design to consumer psychology and design since the 1980s. ...more
 

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