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Reasons to Be Cheerful: the life and work of Barney Bubbles. New edn. (Print copy) by A celebration of the life and work of one of the greatest designers of recent times, the mysterious and tragic cult figure Barney Bubbles. Bubbles - real name Colin Fulcher - was a true giant of graphic design whose prodigious output is revered by musicians, artists, fellow designers and music and pop culture fans. Published to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the artist's death.
Call Number: 741.6092 GOR
Publication Date: 2009
How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci. (Print copy) by Genius is made, not born. And human beings are gifted with an almost unlimited potential for learning and creativity. Now you can uncover your own hidden abilities, sharpen your senses, and liberate your unique intelligence—by following the example of the greatest genius of all time, Leonardo da Vinci. Acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, who has helped thousands of people expand their minds to accomplish more than they ever thought possible, shows you how. Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, Gelb introduces Seven Da Vincian Principles—the essential elements of genius—from curiosit#65533;, the insatiably curious approach to life to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as your inspiration, you will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. And step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, you will harness the power—and awesome wonder—of your own genius, mastering such life-changing abilities as: •Problem solving •Creative thinking •Self-expression •Enjoying the world around you •Goal setting and life balance •Harmonizing body and mind Drawing on Da Vinci's notebooks, inventions, and legendary works of art, acclaimed author Michael J. Gelb, introduces seven Da Vincian principles, the essential elements of genius, from curiosita, the insatiably curious approach to life, to connessione, the appreciation for the interconnectedness of all things. With Da Vinci as their inspiration, readers will discover an exhilarating new way of thinking. Step-by-step, through exercises and provocative lessons, anyone can harness the power and awesome wonder of their own genius, mastering such life-changing skills as problem solving, creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and life balance, and harmonizing body and mind.
Call Number: 153.35 GEL
Publication Date: 2000
Max Huber (Print copy) by Between 1942 and 1980, Max Huber (1919-92) earned an international reputation as one of the most innovative, distinctive and significant designers of his generation. After an Arts and Crafts education and a later graphic apprenticeship in Switzerland, he moved to Milan and started working at the Studio Boggeri. He returned to Switzerland during the Second World War where he became a member of 'Alliance', the distinguished association of modernist artists, and worked on various editorial projects. He moved back to Italy after the war and soon started receiving important commissions, including from Giulio Einaudi, a major Italian cultural publisher, who in 1946 asked Huber to renew the typography of his Milan-based publishing house. It was during this time that Huber became acquainted with a circle of brilliant left-wing intellectuals and artists, including Italo Calvino, Natalia Ginzburg, Massimo Mila, Cesare Pavese, Fernanda Pivano, and Stefano Terra. He also had a long collaboration with the Castiglioni brothers and later won the first prize in the competition for the poster of the Monza Grand Prix. His consistently brilliant and innovative design attracted worldwide attention, and consequently Huber travelled widely, mixing with the world's artistic elite. He exhibited his work in Europe and Japan, where he also held visiting professorships. Combining painting and photography with other graphic media he remained avant-garde throughout his career, bringing the utopian vision of such legends as Bayer and Moholy-Nagy to bear on corporate typography and brand design. Huber's graphic work is bright, sharp, always surprising and very effective. Max Huber shows an impressive collection of original artwork and archival photographs from the Max Huber Museum shown in twelve thematic portfolios and accompanied by three essays from experts in the field of Italian and Swiss design. In the first chapter, Stanislaus von Moss recounts Huber's formative years in Zurich, and describes the influences and connections with artists and designers on the international scene. In the second chapter, Mara Campana covers Huber’s time in Milan. In the third and final chapter, Giampiero Bosoni focuses on Huber's activity in the related fields of interior and exhibition design and in particular on his collaboration with the Castiglioni brothers. Extensively illustrated with over 300 images and photographs, this book is a significant addition to the field of design history and research.
Call Number: 741.6092 MOO
Publication Date: 2011
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Pop Surf Culture: music, design, film, and fashion from the bohemian surf boom. (Print copy) by From original beachcomber personalities like the Waikiki Beachboys to the rise of Venice Beach as a creative center for music, art, and film, Pop Surf Culture traces the roots of the surf boom and explores its connection to the Beat Generation and 1960s pop culture. Through accounts of key figures both obscure and popular, the book illustrates why surf culture is a vital art movement of the 20th century. Pop Surf Culture includes essays about the popular "beach" movies of the 1950sand '60s, which featured such stars as Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon and the music of Dick Dale & His Del-Tones, Brian Wilson, the Pyramids, Gary Usher, James Brown, and Little Stevie Wonder.Sixties art figures Michael Dormer and Rick Griffin-as well as the surf magazines which promoted their art-are featured alongside the progenitors of "surf music," from the little known (the Centurians) to the wildly popular (the Beach Boys). Duke Kahanamoku, the Gas House, Gidget, surfing on television, the bohemian surf aesthetic, surf music hot spots, Mickey "Da Cat" Dora . . . the entire spectrum of pop surf culture is covered within these colorfully illustrated pages.
Call Number: 306.483 CHI
Publication Date: 2008
Obey: supply and demand: the art of Shepard Fairey. (Print copy) by Showcasing Fairey's entire body of work, from his early OBEY Giant campaign to his prodigious print output, increasingly ambitious large scale street work and beyond, this massive retrospective covers 20 colourful years. Fairey helped catalyse a movement from his unique vantage at the intersection of art, popular culture and Design and this tome documents it all. Through the lens of esteemed writers and critics such as Carlo McCormick, Steven Heller, Henry Rollins, Rob Walker, Roger Gastman and more, readers can learn about Shepard Fairey and his groundbreaking work.
Call Number: 741.67 FAI
Publication Date: 2009
The Art of Looking Sideways. (Print copy) by The Art of Looking Sidewaysis a primer in visual intelligence, an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination. It is an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, curious facts and useless information, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the interplay between the verbal and the visual, and the limitless resources of the human mind. Loosely arranged in 72 chapters, all this material is presented in a wonderfully inventive series of pages that are themselves masterly demonstrations of the expressive use of type, space, colour and imagery. This book does not set out to teach lessons, but it is full of wisdom and insight collected from all over the world. Describing himself as a visual jackdaw, master designer Alan Fletcher has distilled a lifetime of experience and reflection into a brilliantly witty and inimitable exploration of such subjects as perception, colour, pattern, proportion, paradox, illusion, language, alphabets, words, letters, ideas, creativity, culture, style, aesthetics and value. The Art of Looking Sidewaysis the ultimate guide to visual awareness, a magical compilation that will entertain and inspire all those who enjoy the interplay between word and image, and who relish the odd and the unexpected.
Call Number: 741.6 FLE
Publication Date: 2001
Pentagram: the compendium: thoughts, essays and work from pentagram partners. (Print copy) by All of the Pentagram Partners - many internationally famed in their own right - have contributed sections reflecting their own preoccupations and specialisms. The first part of the book examines the different forms that design thinking may take, from storytelling to parody, pun and metaphor. Historical examples and Pentagram projects are featured throughout to provide visual commentary. In part two, Knowledge and Method, thought-provoking essays by different partners demonstrate the diversity of methodology and opinion that remains Pentagram's hallmark.
Call Number: 745.4 GIB
Publication Date: 1993
Paul Rand (Print copy) by Paul Rand (1914-96) was a pioneering figure in American graphic design. Adopting what he called a 'problem-solving' approach, he drew on the ideas of European avant-garde art movements such as Cubism, Constructivism and De Stijl, and synthesized them to produce his own distinctive graphic language. As an art director, teacher, writer and design consultant to major companies including IBM, Oliveti and Ford, he was a major force and influence in the field of graphics and visual communication and enjoyed a committed following. Rand's career spanned almost seven decades and numerous chapters of design history. Rand's own books are solidly thematic, whereas this definitive collection of his key published and proposed works is medium-driven. It explores the full range of his advertising, publishing and corporate identity work. The distinguished Swiss graphic designer Armin Hofmann, who taught with Rand at Yale University, contributes a foreword; George Lois, one of the most eminent figures in advertising and a follower of Rand, writes an inspiring introduction; and Jessica Helfand, one of Rand's former Yale students and a highly respected design writer, has captured his educational achievements in a lively concluding essay.
Call Number: 741.6092 HEL
Publication Date: 2000
Swiss Graphic Design. New edn. (Print copy) by By the 1950s, Switzerland had developed a distinct graphic language and a unique style of graphic design. This book gives an account of this period in graphic design history, setting the stylistic developments into the social & cultural context of the times.
Call Number: 741.6 HOL
Publication Date: 2006
Barry McGee. (Print copy) by Barry McGee's art buzzes with an infectious street vitality that celebrates the rich pageant of city living, while lambasting its ills, overstimulations, frustrations, addictions. His early years as a graffiti artist, tagging on the streets of San Francisco under such monikers as Ray Fong, Twist and Twisto, still nourish his drive to inscribe the blank face of modern life with the personal and the handmade. A part of the early 1990s art and graffiti boom associated with San Francisco's Mission School (others include Clare Rojas, Chris Johanson and Aaron Noble) and with the Beautiful Loser generation, McGee synthesizes a wide range of resources, including the Mexican muralists, anonymous street art and San Francisco Beat poetry, all of which are notably characterized by a sense of public address that McGee never neglects to convey in his own work. His paintings, drawings and installations spill over with graphic energy and political anger, and direct exhortations to his audience to respond to the life around them. This hardcover artist's book takes the form of a visual collage, incorporating photographs, drawings, paintings and documentation of past and present installations. It is the definitive volume on a much-loved artist. Barry McGee was born in San Francisco in 1968 and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute. He continues to live and work in that city. He has had solo exhibitions at Brandeis University's Rose Art Museum in Waltham, Massachusetts, Deitch Projects in New York and the Watari Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo.
Call Number: 759.13 MCG
Publication Date: 2010
Design As Art. (Print copy) by One of the last surviving members of the futurist generation, Bruno Munari's Design as Art is an illustrated journey into the artistic possibilities of modern design translated by Patrick Creagh published as part of the 'Penguin on Design' series in Penguin Modern Classics. 'The designer of today re-establishes the long-lost contact between art and the public, between living people and art as a living thing' Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday. Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children's books, advertising, cars and chairs - these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze. How do we see the world around us? The Penguin on Design series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari (1907-1998), born in Milan, was the enfant terrible of Italian art and design for most of the twentieth century, contributing to many fields of both visual (paint, sculpture, film, industrial design, graphics) and non-visual arts (literature, poetry). He was twice awarded the Compasso d'Oro design prize for excellence in his field. If you enjoyed Design as Art, you might like John Berger's Ways of Seeing, also available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'One of the most influential designers of the twentieth century ... Munari has encouraged people to go beyond formal conventions and stereotypes by showing them how to widen their perceptual awareness' International Herald Tribune
Call Number: 745.4 MUN
Publication Date: 2008
Pioneers of Modern Graphic Design - a complete history. (Print copy). by Graphic design plays an integral role in modern life, its influence felt everywhere from the poster to the web page. This comprehensive reference work profiles over 60 of the most influential designers worldwide, from early leaders of the genre including Peter Behrens to Saul Bass, Neville Brody, and exponents of today's digital technology such as Jonathan Barnbrook. The book also covers the studios and movements that played major roles in the development of modern graphic design history, including early transport posters, Jazz record covers, the 1960s underground press, and the innovative style magazines of the 1980s and '90s. Features on the key design schools such as the Bauhaus and the Cranbrook Academy of Art, make this a complete history of modern graphic design.
Call Number: 741.609
Publication Date: 2005
Beautiful Losers: contemporary art and street culture. 2nd edn. (Print copy) by The greatest cultural accomplishments in history have never been the result of the brainstorms of marketing men, corporate focus groups or any homogenized methods; they have always happened organically. More often than not, these manifestations have been the result of a few like-minded people coming together to create something new and original for no other purpose than a common love of doing it. In the 1990s, a loose-knit group of American artists and creators, many just out of their teens, began their careers in just such a way. Influenced by the popular underground youth subcultures of the day, such as skateboarding, graffiti, street fashion and independent music, artists like Shepard Fairey, Mark Gonzales, Spike Jonze, Margaret Kilgallen, Mike Mills, Barry McGee, Phil Frost, Chris Johanson, Harmony Korine and Ed Templeton began to create art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Many had no formal training and almost no conception of the inner workings of the art world. They learned their crafts through practice, trial and error, and good old-fashioned innovation. Not since the Beat Generation have we seen a group of creative individuals with such a unified aesthetic sense and varied cultural facets. The world of art has been greatly affected by their accomplishments as have the worlds of fashion, music, literature, film, and, ironically, athletics. Beautiful Losers is a retrospective celebration of this spirit, with hundreds of artworks by over two dozen artists, from precursors like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Larry Clark, to more recent adherents Ryan McGinness, KAWS and Geoff McFetridge. Work in all conceivable mediums is included, plus reproductions of reams of ephemera. The accompanying essays are contributed by a half-dozen writers who have championed these beautiful losers from the start. This paperback reprint includes more pages, more images, an exhibition checklist, installation shots from a variety of exhibitions and an interview with Beautiful Losers advocate Agnes B.
Call Number: 709.045 JOH
Publication Date: 2005
Typography Now Two: implosion. (Print copy) by In this follow-up to Typography Now: The Next Wave, Rick Poyner updates the story of typography in the late 1990s, focusing on the most innovative designers and projects in print, advertising and the moving image. This should be a useful source of inspiration for designers, students and those working in the media.
Call Number: 760 POY
Publication Date: 2000