The Art of Setting Stones
By Marc Peter Keane
- Release Date : 01 September 2002
- Genre: Nature
In Japanese gardens, composition follows from placement of the first stone; all elements and plantings become interconnected. These eight essays on Kyoto gardens similarly begin with keen description and build into richly meditative excursions into art, Buddhism, nature, and science. Landscape architect Marc Keane shows how Japanese gardens are both a microcosm of the natural universe and a clear expression of our humanity, mirroring how we think, worship, and organize our lives and communities. Filled with passages of alluring beauty, this is a truly transcendent book about "experiencing" Japanese design. Marc Peter Keane...
Emotionally Durable Design
By Jonathan Chapman
- Release Date : 27 April 2012
- Genre: Architecture
In today's unsustainable world of goods, where products are desired, purchased, briefly used and then promptly landfilled to make way for more, consumption and waste are rapidly spiralling out of control with truly devastating ecological consequences. Why do we, as a consumer society, have such short-lived and under-stimulating relationships with the objects that we invest such time, thought and money in acquiring, but that will soon be thoughtlessly discarded? Emotionally Durable Design is a call to arms for professionals, students and academic creatives; proposing the emergence of a new genre of sustainable design that r...
Bags for Life
By Stuart Hillard
- Release Date : 02 September 2021
- Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
Join Stuart Hillard as he expands his expertise from quilt-making to bag-making. Not just a sewing book, Bags for Life teaches you the diversity of bags that you can create once you have learnt the basics. With projects for all levels of crafter, you can work your way up from the simpler tote bag to various, more complicated, projects – such as a toiletry bag or overnight bag With 21 stylish projects for every occasion Stuart provides achievable patterns, fast makes for all abilities and professional looking results. Delving into the anatomy of the bag, take a visual tour of the various parts of different bags, before mo...
A Primer for DAZ Studio
By Anne Marie Rasmussen
- Release Date : 01 January 1970
- Genre: Computers
Learn how to use DAZ Studio and create beautiful 3D images within days. This book is designed to teach the beginner to 3D art and the free DAZ Studio software, the basics quickly with simple step by step lessons and detailed pictures. It even includes tips and cheats. This book is a great reference guide for beginners and even for more advanced users and will jump start you into this exciting new art form. DAZ Studio can be used for: Custom artwork, graphic design, animation, book and magazine cover illustrations, storyboarding, comic book illustrations, avatars and more....
Digital Design for Print and Web
By John DiMarco
- Release Date : 19 September 2011
- Genre: Design
The all-inclusive guide—from theory to practice—for print and Web design Any well-conceived print or Web design features the dynamic interplay between visual artistry and technical skill. It becomes important, therefore, for the designer to cultivate an aesthetic eye as well as develop a high degree of computer savvy. By combining basic theory with hands-on technique, Digital Design for Print and Web takes the unique approach of uniting two subjects traditionally approached separately into one complete volume. As a result, you will gain a clearer understanding of the entire creative process, from project management to ...
Metalwork and Enamelling
By Herbert Maryon
- Release Date : 13 December 2012
- Genre: Crafts & Hobbies
All those concerned with goldsmithing, silversmithing, rare metal objects, or metal scientific instruments, or their repair or restoration will be delighted to find this bible of their craft available again in a new edition. And those interested in such work as one of the most rewarding of all avocational arts can hardly find a better guide. For this is the professional's handbook — the standard text on the subject. The author, who, among his other achievements, was responsible for reconstruction work on the Sutton Hoo treasure in the British Museum (and was awarded the Order of the British Empire for his work), treats e...
Histories of Art and Design Education
By Mervyn Romans
- Release Date : 10 June 2023
- Genre: Art
This Collection of fourteen essays by eleven different authors demonstrates the increasing breadth of enquiry that has taken place in art and design education history over the past two decades, and the expanding range of research models applied to the subject. The essays are grouped into six sections that propose the emergence of genres of research in the field - Drawing from examples, Motives and rationales for public art and design education in Britain, Features of institutional art and design education, Towards art and design education as a profession, Pivotal figures in the history of art and design education, and Brit...
By Patrizia Calefato
- Release Date : 10 April 2014
- Genre: Design
Luxury has been both celebrated and condemned throughout history right up to the present day. This groundbreaking text examines luxury and its relationship with desire, status, consumption and economic value, exploring why luxury remains prominent even in the context of a global recession. Using approaches from cultural studies, semiotic research and aesthetics, Luxury presents a wide range of case studies including urban space and new technologies, travel, interior design, cars, fashion ads and jewellery to explore what luxury represents, and why, in the contemporary world. The book will be essential reading for students ...