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You are currently browsing 31–40 of 62 new and published books in the subject of Design — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Theatre and Performance Design

    A Reader in Scenography

    By Jane Collins, Andrew Nisbet

    Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought...

    Published March 21st 2010 by Routledge

  2. Designing for Re-Use

    The Life of Consumer Packaging

    By Tom Fisher, Janet Shipton

    Packaging is ephemeral - its purpose is to be 'wasted' once we've removed the product it contains. Whilst we are encouraged to 'reduce, re-use and recycle', Designing for Re-Use proposes that domestic re-use is the 'Cinderella' of this trinity, because it is under researched and little understood....

    Published December 8th 2009 by Routledge

  3. Overlooking the Visual

    Demystifying the Art of Design

    By Kathryn Moore

    Making tangible connections between theory and practice, ideas and form, this book encourages debate about the artistic, conceptual, and cultural significance of the way things look. What are the metaphysical concepts at the heart of design education, theory, and philosophy? Why do we assume that...

    Published November 29th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Embracing Complexity in Design

    Edited by Katerina Alexiou, Jeffrey Johnson, Theodore Zamenopoulos

    Outlining state-of-the-art developments in the area of complexity and design, this book collates them into a unique and authoritative resource for both the design and complex systems communities. The book is based on research which focuses on a variety of different themes and domains, including...

    Published September 3rd 2009 by Routledge

  5. About Designing

    Analysing Design Meetings

    Edited by Janet McDonnell, Peter Lloyd

    The twenty-one contributions to About: Designing draw on a rich variety of methodological positions, research backgrounds and design disciplines including architecture, product design, engineering, applied linguistics, communication studies, cognitive psychology, and discourse studies. Collectively...

    Published June 25th 2009 by CRC Press

  6. Design Activism

    Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World

    By Alastair Fuad-Luke

    Design academics and practitioners are facing a multiplicity of challenges in a dynamic, complex, world moving faster than the current design paradigm which is largely tied to the values and imperatives of commercial enterprise. Current education and practice need to evolve to ensure that the...

    Published May 27th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Design Management for Sustainability

    By Stephen Emmitt

    Series: Architectural Engineering and Design Management

    Building on the special edition Aspects of Design Management (Volume 3:1, 2007), this publication brings together the rapidly developing field of design management with that of environmental sustainability. Eight articles drawn from around the world help to provide some critical insights into the...

    Published May 18th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Digital Painting in Photoshop

    By Susan Ruddick Bloom

    Have you ever considered using Photoshop to create fine art?Photoshop is usually used for enhancing photos, but this extremely powerful software package is capable of so much more. Every feature, from brushes to background, can be customised and optimised for artistic effect. With a little guidance...

    Published February 1st 2009 by Focal Press

  9. Whole System Design

    An Integrated Approach to Sustainable Engineering

    By Peter Stansinoupolos, Michael H Smith, Karlson Hargroves, Cheryl Desha

    Whole System Design is increasingly being seen as one of the most cost-effective ways to both increase the productivity and reduce the negative environmental impacts of an engineered system. A focus on design is critical, as the output from this stage of the project locks in most of the economic...

    Published December 18th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Architecture Through Drawing

    2nd Edition

    By Brian Edwards

    This second edition is fully revised and updated and includes new chapters on sustainability, history and archaeology, designing through drawing and drawing in architectural practice. The book introduces design and graphic techniques aimed to help designers increase their understanding of buildings...

    Published September 4th 2008 by Taylor & Francis