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Art of Graphic Design 30th Anniversary Edition
ISBN: PB: 9780300238570, Yale University Press, November 2018
248 pp., 34x24.3 cm, 272 colour illus., 38 black&white illus.
Bradbury Thompson (1911-1995) remains one of the most admired and influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, having trained a generation of design students while on the faculty of the Yale School of Art for more than thirty years. The ar...
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Serious Play Design in Midcentury America
ISBN: HB: 9780300234220, Yale University Press, October 2018
256 pp., 27.9x24.1 cm, 153 colour illus., 51 black&white illus.
This spirited volume shows how postwar designers embraced whimsy and eclecticism in their work, exploring playfulness as an essential construct of modernity. Following World War II, Americans began accumulating more and more goods, spurring a transfo...
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Georg Jensen Scandinavian Design for Living
ISBN: HB: 9780300232998, Yale University Press, July 2018
224 pp., 26.7x24.1 cm, 200 colour illus.
In 1904 Danish silversmith Georg Jensen (1866-1935) founded one of the world's most celebrated design companies. Famous for its signature silver tableware that combines gleaming sculptural forms with lush ornament, Jensen's eponymous firm has stood a...
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Max Lamb Exercises in Seating
ISBN: PB: 9780300233889, Yale University Press, May 2018
128 pp., 29.7x21 cm, 145 colour illus.
One of the most exciting designers working today, Max Lamb (b. 1980) has received international acclaim for his innovative experiments with materials, craft, and technology. Drawn to the form of the chair and its relationship to the human body, Lamb...
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Crafting Excellence The Furniture of Nathan Lumbard and His Circle
ISBN: HB: 9780300232950, Yale University Press, February 2018
288 pp., 31.8x24.1 cm, 321 colour illus.
When the inscription "Made by Nathan Lumbard Apl 20th 1800" was found in the late 1980s on a chest of drawers, the identity of an unknown craftsman suddenly surfaced. "Crafting Excellence" introduces the striking achievements of cabinetmaker Nathan L...
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Donald Judd
ISBN: PB: 9780300228687, Yale University Press, September 2017
220 pp., 22.9x27.9 cm, 110 colour illus., 10 black&white illus.
This pioneering, critically acclaimed book, originally published in 2010 and now available in paperback, is an authoritative and enlightening guide to a wide array of works by the great American artist Donald Judd (1928-1994). Showcasing the entire b...
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Artek and the Aaltos Furnishing the World
ISBN: HB: 9780300209679, Yale University Press, August 2017
432 pp., 26.7x21.6 cm, 350 colour illus., 75 black&white illus.
The Finnish design firm Artek is best known as the producer and distributor of Modernist bentwood furniture designed by Alvar Aalto (1898-1976). However, its mission was more complex and multifaceted, grounded in the notion that art and design could...
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Phulkari The Embroidered Textiles of Punjab from the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection
ISBN: HB: 9780300225907, Yale University Press, June 2017
96 pp., 24.8x29.8 cm, 95 colour illus.
Exquisite and labor-intensive, phulkari ("floral-work" or "flower-craft") embroideries were originally produced by women in towns and villages across the greater Punjab, a region that today straddles Pakistan and India, from at least the early 19th c...
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Illusions The Art of Magic
ISBN: HB: 9788874397587, 5 Continents Editions, May 2017
248 pp., 25x15 cm, illustrations
During the Golden Age of Magic the 1880s to the 1940s magicians and prestidigitators fought a veritable advertising war. In the United States, Canada, and Europe, city walls were plastered with posters offering tantalizing previews of magician s most...
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Another World Nineteenth-Century Illustrated Print Culture
ISBN: HB: 9780300219067, Yale University Press, April 2017
304 pp., 25.4x20.3 cm, 166 colour illus., 46 black&white illus.
The remarkable story of the stylistic, cultural, and technical innovations that drove the surge of comics, caricature, and other print media in 19th-century Europe. Taking its title from the 1844 visionary graphic novel by J. J. Grandville, this gro...
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