With input from a diverse range of industry experts/designers, theorists, critics, historians, and curators, this anthology is the first to focus exclusively on the history of industrial design. This pioneering guide traces the entire history of industrial design, industrialization, and mass production from 1850 until today. Sixty comprehensive essays written by designers, theorists, advertisers, historians, and curators detail the most… Read the full article.
Housed in a charming deluxe metal box, this delightful construction kit contains eight different models you can build yourself–each with at least one moving part! Included are perforated construction sheets for each paper toy with additional materials designed to individualize and enhance each figure, including wooden sticks, rubber bands, plastic beads, string and wire. Each model can be built with… Read the full article.
This thorough, concise, and easy-to-use guide to capturing digital photographs provides an entire step-by-step course for budding digital photographers. All concepts are fully illustrated with sample work by internationally renowned professionals, representing editorial work, photojournalism, and everything in between. Topics covered include essential information for both film and digital photography, such as exposure controls and shutter speed, as well as… Read the full article.
Discover many of the hottest new features and cool capabilities of the Photoshop CS6 Beta in this preview mini book. Written by Photoshop Digital Classroom author and Photoshop Expert Jennifer Smith, you’ll get step-by-step instructions introducing you to key new features of the program. Also included is access to free lesson files to accompany the mini book that can be… Read the full article.
Four favorite North American backyard bird species take flight! Inside this inspiring kit you’ll find everything needed to create 16 beautiful bluebirds, perky cardinals, lovely goldfinches, and delicate nuthatches. In addition to 36 pre-printed project sheets and one bottle of glue, an enclosed instruction book contains detailed illustrated directions for cutting, gluing, and folding the birds. Read more about this book…
Building prototypes and models is an essential component of any design activity. Modern product development is a multi-disciplinary effort that relies on prototyping in order to explore new ideas and test them sufficiently before they become actual products. A comprehensive modern prototyping approach is crucial to making informed design decisions, and forms a strategic part of a successful designer’s toolkit…. Read the full article.
Abandoned villages hold mysteries that only ghosts can reveal. Read accounts forgotten places, such as flooded Flagstaff, Maine, that contains the spirits of former residents still clinging to homes now nothing more than foundations or cellar holes. Visi Read more about this book…
Welcome to the toymaker’s workshop, where magical things are made! This fantastic follow up to Toymaker’s Christmas offers 11 new three-dimensional paper toys with movable parts. Just pop out, fold up, and glue together the pieces to construct a science fiction-inspired flying car; a miniature theater (with finger puppets); a pirate ship with a gold-filled treasure chest to open; and… Read the full article.
Featuring tutorials, image analyses, assignments, and step-by-step image manipulation exercises, Digital Photography Masterclass explains how to see the world with a photographer’s eyes. Stunning images and stylish design make this book a great tool for anyone looking to learn about the technical and creative aspects of photography and post-production. Read more about this book…
This is both a practical and theoretical guide to the visualization techniques used by contemporary product designers, including freehand sketching, digital rendering, information graphics, and presentation skills. Hundreds of hand-drawn sketches and computer models have been specially created to demonstrate critical geometry and show how to develop sketches into finished illustrations. Practical tutorials give guidance in creating simple and complex… Read the full article.