A visual feast of 400 dazzling images, this is a comprehensive survey of the genre over the last century. The book also offers an overview of the development of fashion, as seen through the eyes of the greatest illustrators of the day. Early in the century, fashion illustration reflected new, libera..
A painter whose father was an engraver and publisher of the same name, Matthaus Merian (1621 1687) published this remarkable group of unusual and highly imaginative animal illustrations. This copyright-free collection includes a large and fascinating selection of engravings that illustrate scientifi..
Artists and craftspeople looking for a convenient, affordable source of authentic Indian design will welcome this new collection from internationally recognized textile designer K. Prakash. Over 250 stencil designs for permission-free use include lovely animal and floral motifs, striking paisley des..
Good information gives designers a competitive advantage. Understanding the wishes of a client and the needs and preferences of their audience drives innovation. The ability to gather research, analyze findings, and apply them to project goals is as important to successful design teams as their conc..
Soviet propaganda against the demon drink: the latest in Fuel's Russian pop culture seriesFrom the acclaimed authors of the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedias and Soviet Space Dogs comes Alcohol, a glorious and exhaustive collection of previously unpublished Soviet anti-alcohol posters. The book..
Get up close to a stunningly original fashion designer and his 35 theatrical, controversial runway shows Alexander McQueen: EvolutionFrom Jack the Ripper Stalks His Victims, his 1992 graduate collection, to Plato's Atlantis, the last show before his death in 2010, Lee Alexander McQueen was as celebr..
Illuminating the evolution of bag designs and uses from the medieval period to today, Claire Wilcox explores varied iterations of this cult accessory, from early drawstring creations and richly worked ecclesiastical purses to large work bags of the eighteenth century and the small reticules that wer..
Get ready to enter the working world of illustration with this freshly updated second edition of Brazell and Davies's Becoming a Successful Illustrator. This edition features even more 'Spotlight on...' sections, with advice from practicing illustrators as well as the people that commission them. Yo..
A visual celebration of Brooks Brothers' remarkable heritage and how its iconic clothing has been worn and revered by cultural figures, fashionable rule breakers, and pop-culture icons. Since 1818, Brooks Brothers, America's oldest clothing brand, has grown into a global sartorial institution that ..
New in Paperback Brush up your books and PDF portfolios and improve your understanding of what the current standards are.Presenting one's portfolio is where every designer begins his or her career. Therefore, crafting a portfolio, whether online or for presentation in person, is an essential skill ..
This book examines California's enormous impact on contemporary design, from the counterculture of the 1960s to the tech culture of Silicon Valley. On a more expansive level, California: Designing Freedom explores the idea that California has pioneered tools of personal liberation - from LSD to surf..
This ultimate reference on the legendary Parisian jeweler showcases Chaumet's key creations from 1780 to the present, drawing on unpublished archival material and contemporary designs. Quintessential Parisian jeweler Chaumet has shaped the face of elegance since 1780. This monograph covers all of t..
Christian Dior's first collection in 1947 heralded the birth of a new fashion silhouette for women. Here, seventy of the most memorable looks created by Christian Dior and his successors--Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferre, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri--have been ..
Since color is such an important part of graphic design, designers need the most up-to-date, as well as the most fundamental, information on the subject to have the tools needed to use color effectively. From the meanings behind colors to working with color in presentations, this book provides reade..
The early 1970s saw the birth of the modern comic book shop. Its rise was due in large part to a dynamic entrepreneur, Phil Seuling. His direct market model allowed shops to get comics straight from the publishers, bypassing middlemen. Stores could better customize their offerings and independent pu..
From the momentous invention of the needle some 40,000 years ago to the development of blue denim, this classic guide covers the landmarks of costume history, the forms and materials used through the ages, as well as the ways in which clothes have been used to protect, to express identity, and to at..
Creating Your Digital Portfolio This comprehensive manual gives you all the knowledge and skills you need to build and present a digital portfolio that packs a punch. Creating Your Digital Portfolio covers everything from web hosting and uploading content, to personalizing and presenting your work t..
Thebold appeal of steampunk fashion combines with the meditative calm of mandalas in these original drawings to color. Thirty-one circular designs feature clocks, gents in top hats and goggles, mechanical animals, and other curious motifs. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy r..
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm according to David Hockney are like no other version you will have read before. Although inspired by earlier illustrators of the tales, from Arthur Rackham to Edmund Dulac, Hockneys etchings re-imagine these strange and supernatural stories for a modern audience..
This updated version of Rockport's bestselling Design Elements offers expanded and updated content in a new, cleaner format for easier navigation. Author Timothy Samara has added more than 50 new diagrams and more than 100 new images of real-world projects with an increased emphasis on web and envir..
It is no coincidence that Donald Robertson has become the fashion world's favorite illustrator. Humorous and sharp, Donald's work is collected by stars such as Beyonce and featured in collaborations with it-brands and retailers, earning Robertson the moniker ``the Andy Warhol of Instagram.`` Featuri..
-This newly revised and luxuriously finished edition of a highly collectable book features the first 50 Van Noten fashion shows since 1991, brilliantly captured in over 1,000 photos and detailed information -Contains new texts on the couturier, written by internationally acclaimed fashion journalist..
A new edition of the acclaimed monograph on the legendary designer, published to coincide with the centenary of his birth.The life and work of Ettore Sottsass is more relevant than ever, with exhibitions around the world and renewed collector interest in the Memphis movement. Now available in a new ..
Today-- from haute couture to ready- to- wear-- parkas, puffer coats, and backpacks, as well as garments made of neoprene and Mylar are everywhere. But the roots of these ubiquitous items of dress and cutting- edge textiles are rarely acknowledged or understood. Inspired by the so-called ``heroic er..
Fabric For Fashion: The Complete Guide is the only book specifically for fashion designers to explain the behavior and properties of different fabrics. Fashion design is largely determined by how the fabrics work, move, feel and look. The most successful fashion designers are those who understand th..
Just as people change, so too does fashion. That s why it s so important to recognize newer teaching methods that will help you keep up with fashion trends and the ever-changing world of style. This latest edition of Fashion Design Course helps aspiring fashion designers learn about: How the digital..
This fun introduction to design opens the world of style to budding fashionistas Bestselling art instructor Chris Hart not only gives step-by-step instructions on drawing figures from many points of view and in varying poses, he explains the tricks of the trade: how to ``dress`` your figure; render..
Covering the basic principles and the creative techniques behind making effective design drawings--the central pillar of fashion design--this guide is perfect for students as well as for professionals working in all branches of the garment and fashion industries. From hand drawing to using software ..
The fast and easy way to learn the art of fashion drawing This fun guide gives you dozens of step-by-step diagrams that walk you through the process of preparing creative illustrations that you can later develop into dynamic presentations for your design portfolio. Plus, you'll not only learn how to..
Divided into eight clear chapters, the book starts with an in-depth study on measuring and body shaping, before examining fabric technology and sartorial terminology. It describes a wide range of skirts and trousers, both for women and men, from the basic to the highly elaborate. NUME CARTE: Fashion..
From insidious murder weapons to blaze-igniting crinolines, clothing has been the cause of death, disease and madness throughout history, by accident and design. Clothing is designed to protect, shield and comfort us, yet lurking amongst seemingly innocuous garments we find hats laced with mercury, ..
A playful celebration of one of the most irreverent labels in fashion and design. Fifty years after its founding by Elio Fiorucci in 1967, the iconic Milanese fashion label is entering a new phase of ingenuity. Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the label and the glittering unv..
The last decade has witnessed a proliferation of artists whose primary medium is software. Algorithmic processes, harnessed through the medium of computer code, allow artists to generate increasingly complex visual forms that they otherwise might not have been able to imagine, let alone delineate. T..
A witty guide to living the glam the life from an international style star, featuring hilarious anecdotes, fashion advice, and much more. Dubbed a ``cyber icon`` and ``fashion heroine`` by the New York Times, Italian fashion editor and stylist Giovanna Battaglia is known for her colorful street sty..
New Design with Distinctive Features. Glimmer, texture, and raised knitted patterns - details such as these add intrigue to otherwise flat or matte printed materials. Whether for artistic effect or sumptuous appeal, this effective design technique enticies the beholder through visual and tactile sti..
Graphic Artists Guild Handbook: Pricing & Ethical Guidelines, 14th Edition is an indispensable resource for people who create graphic art and those who buy it. As the graphic art marketplace continues to evolve to meet the needs of both digital and print media and as clients struggle with shrinking ..
Bowlers, Bergeres, berets and beyond, this is the ultimate guide to hats through history. From the lavish fashion hats of Marie Antoinette's court to the experimental millinery of Stephen Jones and Philip Treacy, Hats takes us on a beautifully illustrated journey through class conflict, gendered eti..
This step-by-step guide provides an insight into how to illustrate fashion designs and get your ideas down on paper. It is of interest to any designer, from the complete beginner or someone hoping to improve their skills and establish a career as fashion illustrator, to professionals wanting to stre..
This book will be a priceless resource for those considering adventuring into the fashion industry, yet not knowing how or where to start. Comprised of detailed information, How to Start a Home-based Fashion Design Business will be a guide for the aspiring designer to plan and execute a successful h..
Now available in an attractively priced flexi edition, this best-selling book is an opulent and absorbing overview of the fashion world throughout the twentieth century. From Coco Chanel to Christian Dior, Kenzo to Versace, grunge to haute couture, every period and major name in twentieth-century fa..
The use of infographics has acquired a significant role in the management of information to explain complex contexts in an easy to understand way. After selling out our first HB edition in a short time, we have decided to make this reference sourcebook available to a wider audience. NUME CARTE: Info..
Items: Is Fashion Modern? presents 111 items of clothing and accessories that have had a profound impact on the world in the 20th and 21st centuries.Arranged A-Z encyclopedia-style, it includes designs as iconic as Levi's 501 jeans, the pearl necklace and Yves Saint Laurent's Le Smoking, and as anci..
A fun, playful look at the importance of first impressions--in design and in life--from acclaimed book designer Chip Kidd. First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how we feel. In Judge This, renowned designer Chip Kid..
The next time you are tempted to design a logo, take a look at this book. Chances are, it has already been done. By raising the bar, this wonderful resource will make better designers of all of us." Michael Bierut of Pentagram Design The logo bible, this book provides graphic designers with an indis..
Textiles have been made and used by every culture throughout history. However diverse - whether an Egyptian mummy wrapping, a Turkish carpet, Italian velvet, American quilt, or a Scottish kilt - all textiles have basic elements in common. This guide deals with the fundamental terms, materials, and t..
Los Logos 8, the classic compilation and thoughtfully curated showcase of current developments in logo design, delves into the realm of an ever-evolving and always present branding component. Los Logos 8 is the authoritative reference on contemporary logo design. As with previous editions of Gestalt..
The definitive work on the collaborations between Louis Vuitton and artists, designers, architects, and photographers. This newly revised and updated edition brings the previous book up to the present, now celebrating the most recent and inspiring collaborations with Nicolas Ghesquiere, Frank Gehry,..
Luxury is defined in this stylish look at over 145 examples of ultra-high-end architecture, automobiles, timepieces, and lifestyle objects. Nearly 300 glossy images showcase the talents of some of the world's most creative designers--some instantly recognizable, others up and coming. Stunning photos..