Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors
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Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors

Millions of people have learned to draw using the methods of Dr. Betty Edwards's bestseller The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain. Now, much as artists progress from drawing to painting, Edwards moves from black-and-white into color. This much-awaited new guide distills the enormous existing knowledge about color theory into a practical method of working with color to produce harmonious combinations. Using techniques tested ...

Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace
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Outsider Art: From the Margins to the Marketplace

The term outsider art has been used to describe work produced exterior to the mainstream of modern art by certain self-taught visionaries, spiritualists, eccentrics, recluses, psychiatric patients, criminals, and others beyond the perceived margins of society. Yet the idea of such a raw, untaught creativity remains a contentious and much-debated issue in the art world. Is this creative instinct a natural, innate phenomenon, requiring...

Jump Start Sketch: Master the Tool Made for UI Designers
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Jump Start Sketch: Master the Tool Made for UI Designers

Get a Jump Start on the up and coming power tool on the design scene, Sketch! Sketch is fast becoming a favorite tool of modern web designers. With a simple, clean UI, and a raft of powerful features, such as intuitive grids, unlimited artboards, and granular export, Sketch is a great tool for web design; it's easy to see why so many top designers are adding it to their toolbox. This book provides a rapid and practical introduction t...

Fundamentals of Technical Graphics, Volume I
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Fundamentals of Technical Graphics, Volume I

Fundamentals of Technical Graphics concentrates on the main concepts and principles of technical graphics. The book is divided into two volumes: volume one contains chapters one to five, whereas volume two comprises of chapters six to ten. Volume one covers the topics of drafting guidelines, free hand sketching, computer design drafting (CDD) systems, geometric and shape construction, and standard multiview drawing creation. Volume t...

Emotionally Intelligent Design : Rethinking How We Create Products
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Emotionally Intelligent Design : Rethinking How We Create Products

As technology becomes deeply integrated into every aspect of our lives, we’ve begun to expect more emotionally intelligent interactions. But smartphones don’t know if we’re having a bad day, and cars couldn’t care less about compassion. Technology is developing more IQ, but it still lacks EQ. In this book, Pamela Pavliscak—design researcher and advisor to Fortune 500 companies—explores new research about emotion, new technology that ...

Plaster, Render, Paint and Coatings
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Plaster, Render, Paint and Coatings

Plastering, colours, and coatings help characterize surfaces, determine the impression a room makes, create light effects. Their application is also decisive factor in defining the appearance of a building. This new volume in the series Detail Practice uses international examples to present innovative solutions on this theme. Expert authors describe and define the essential principles, drawing attention to points to be aware of, and ...

Design + Anthropology: Converging Pathways in Anthropology and Design
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Design + Anthropology: Converging Pathways in Anthropology and Design

“Miller masterfully illuminates the territory between anthropology and design by weaving together a wide range of voices into a rich narrative. She has a great sense of what authors and events are particularly revealing, and includes important debates that have not been covered in other reviews of the field. This work stands out through its original, creative and highly rewarding approach. An essential read for anyone interested in t...

The Best of Brochure Design 9
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The Best of Brochure Design 9

I am self-employed as a graphic designer. I purchased this book for inspiration purposes. The book has sophisticated examples of brochure designs, which include images of how various brochure page layouts were configured. The book displays 183 examples, and has a directory page of the firms that contributed work for this book. You will find a huge variety of brochure examples that highlight various page sizes, formats, layouts, and a...

Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing, and Sustaining Brands
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Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing, and Sustaining Brands

Brand Bible is a comprehensive resource on brand design fundamentals. It looks at the influences of modern design going back through time, delivering a short anatomical overview and examines brand treatments and movements in design. You'll learn the steps necessary to develop a successful brand system from defining the brand attributes and assessing the competition, to working with materials and vendors, and all the steps in between....

Fashion Design, Referenced: A Visual Guide to the History, Language, and Practice of Fashion
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Fashion Design, Referenced

Fashion Design, Referenced is a comprehensive guide through the art and industry of fashion design, richly illustrated with over 1,000 photographs and drawings. Within the framework of four central categories, Fashion Design, Referenced examines the many interwoven elements that form the tapestry of fashion. Fundamentals provides an overview of the essential structure of the fashion profession (its organization, specializations, and ...