Design Museum Director Deyan Sudjic's excellent, bestselling book from 2008 now reissued in paperback edition.  We live in a world drowning in objects. But what do they tell us about ourselves? The Language of Things, Deyan Sudjic charts our relationship - both innocent and knowing - with all things designed.  From the opulent excesses of the catwalk, or the technical brilliance of a laptop computer, to the subtle refinement of a desk lamp, he shows how we can be manipulated and seduced by…

The Language of Things by Deyan Sudjic. In The Language of Things Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, decodes the thin.

This book is not a dictionary, though it tells you all you need know about everything from Authenticity to Zips. It's not an autobiography, though it does offer a revealing and highly personal inside view of contemporary culture.  It's an essential tool kit for understanding the world around us. It's about what makes a Warhol a genuine fake; the creation of national identities; the mania to collect. It's also about the city as seen from the rear view mirror of Grand Theft Auto V; digital ...

B is for Bauhaus, Deyan Sudjic, No one knows your mum better than you. Let us help you choose the perfect read for your mum this Mother's Day.

Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials. This unique book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. An elegant, practical handbook, it covers over 70 techniques explained by clear step-by-step drawings, crease pattern drawings, and specially commissioned photography.  The book is accompanied by a CD ...

This book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. It covers over 70 techniques explained by drawings.

This comprehensive reference provides a thorough and critical presentation of 100 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human centered design, delivered in a concise and accessible format perfect for designers, educators, and students. Whether research is already an integral part of a practice or curriculum, or whether it has been unfortunately avoided due to perceived limitations of time, knowledge, or resources, Universal Methods of Design serves as…

Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions Bruce Hanington, Bella Martin: 0080665008061

'DAMN GOOD ADVICE (for people with talent!)' is a look into the mind of one of America's most legendary creative thinkers, George Lois. Offering indispensable lessons, practical advice, facts, anecdotes and inspiration, this book is a timeless creative bible for all those looking to succeed in life, business and creativity. These are key lessons derived from the incomparable life of 'Master Communicator' George Lois, the original "Mad Man" of Madison Avenue.

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Paul Arden returns with another great 'self-help' book for creative minds seeking inspiration. Extremely useful support for advertisers and designers who perhaps need to take a fresh approach to a project, Arden turns everyday ideas on their heads with rye humour and years of experience. Inspiration for everyone in this simply designed, elegant and fun publication.

Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite by Paul Arden - this is an interesting book and easy to read. I think it's very causal and to the point. Inspire you to think different, if not the opposite.