Designed for the Future
80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World
In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landsc ...
A Catalog of Materials that Will Redefine Our Future
Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, con ...
The Toaster Project
Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch
"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-l ...
The Art of Structural Tile
Since the time of ancient Rome, architects, engineers, and builders have struggled with the problem of building domed ce ...
Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture
If you're one of the 200 million Americans who drink coffee every day, you may have marveled at the ubiquitous plastic c ...
The ancient craft of architectural model making may seem unnecessary in today's age of digital renderings and virtual to ...
Tom Kundig: Works
In Tom Kundig: Works, the celebrated Seattle-based architect presents eighteen new projects, from Hawaii to New York Cit ...
The Art of Plywood Furniture
Plywood is arguably the most modern design artifact: it is a material born of natural wood and formed by vigorous indust ...
Design Beyond Vision
A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition ...
Twentieth-Century Pattern Design, Revised Edition
Patterns---bold, colorful, muted, delicate, intricate, splashy, spare, figurative, abstract, dizzying, calming---are the ...
The Bike Deconstructed
A Grand Tour of the Modern Bicycle
On first glance, bicycles look pretty straightforward. And yet, even today's most stripped down bicycles can feature as ...
The Story of Polaroid
"Pictures in a minute!" In the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Polaroid was the hottest technology company on Earth. They were an ...
Architectural and Material Techniques
Architectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digi ...
Designing for People
In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss, widely considered the father of industrial design, pioneered a user-center ...
This whimsical book presents the whimsical designs of Constantin Boym and his partner Laurene Leon Boym in all their goo ...
Outside the Box
Hand-Drawn Packaging from Around the World
In an age of slick, computer-generated type and Photoshopped perfection, hand-drawn packing is enjoying a global resurge ...
A Critical Guide
Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sus ...
How I Took a Holiday from Being Human
The dazzling success of The Toaster Project, including TV appearances and an international book tour, leaves Thomas Thwa ...
Elements of Design
Rowena Reed Kostellow and the Structure of Visual Relationships
A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome. Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teac ...
Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing
Although 3D printing promises a revolution in many industries, primarily industrial manufacturing, nowhere are the possi ...
Geometry of Design, Revised and Updated Second Edition
Studies in Proportion and Composition
The very first volume in our acclaimed Design Briefs series is now available in a revised and updated second edition. Ge ...
Designing for High Performance
Stronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarter--these are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fiber composite bicycle f ...
Cold War Hothouses
Inventing Postwar Culture, from Cockpit to Playboy
The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspe ...
An Architecture of Multiplicity
Eero Saarinen was one of the great masters of American twentieth-century architecture, and the only whose career and wor ...
Reinventing the Wheel
As inventive as instructive, information wheels-or volvelles-have been used since the fourteenth century to measure, rec ...
Materials for Design 2
As architecture and design programs throughout the world break out of the classroom and adopt the holistic methods of de ...