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Oxford Dictionary of Modern Design

Paperback, 23/02/2006, £10.99
Covers over 150 years of international design, including ceramics, furniture, graphics, industrial design, interiors, and fashion, as well as biographical entries on designers, manufacturers, major museums and heritage sites. This dictionary serves as a useful student reference tool.

Art Deco Poster

Hardback, 14/10/2013, £35.00
Posters by their very nature are ephemeral: crookedly plastered on a roadside billboard, and tacked to the back of a tabac. Organized thematically into subject categories (aviation, communication, fashion and more), this book includes over 300 examples by masters of the art form, including Nizzoli, Cassandre and Beall.

Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 2ed

7, 23/02/2006, £11.99
Containing over 6,000 entries from Aalto to ziggurat, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of architecture in paperback. Beautifully illustrated and written in a clear and concise style, it is an invaluable work of reference for both students of architecture and the general reader, as well as professional architects.

Design: Chambers Arts Library

Paperback, 17/10/2005, £14.99
Translated from the French by Judith Hayward.

Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses 3ed

Paperback, 20/08/2019, £52.99
Written by one of the world's top game designers, this book describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design, demonstrating how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in video games.

How to use graphic design to sell things, explain things, make things look better, make people laugh, make people cry, and (every once in a while) change the world

Hardback, 03/06/2021, £40.00
An updated edition of the authoritative collection of Michael Bierut's work, featuring six new projects and spanning his full career to date.

Design: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback, 23/06/2005, £8.99
This book will transform the way you think about design by showing how integral it is to our daily lives, from the spoon we use to eat our breakfast cereal to the medical equipment used to save lives. John Heskett goes beyond style and taste to look at how different cultures and individuals personalise objects.

Industrial Design

7, 03/11/1980, £7.95

Design Since 1945

7, 08/03/1993, £8.95
Since 1945, design and designers have been moved centre-stage by the demands of manufacturing companies and a consumer society. Dormer questions orthodoxies, defines the contexts within which designers work, and covers such activities as industrial and product design, graphics and textiles.

World Textiles A Concise History

Paperback, 09/06/2003, £8.95
Written as a chronological survey spanning prehistory to the early 21st century, this book is organized around five themes - materials, methods, trade, technology and social structures - which allow textiles from all ages to be investigated from many angles.

Architecture In The United States

Paperback, 30/04/1998, £19.99
Interpreting American architecture, this text explores the subject in relation to five themes: community, nature, technology, money, and art. In giving particular attention to indigenous, folk, ethnic and popular architectures it seeks to reveal the richness of America's human landscape.

Design In The Usa

Paperback, 05/05/2005, £25.99
Meikle explores the history of American design, from the industrialization of the 19th century and the mass production of the 'machine age' to the information-based society of the present, examining how design, consumerism, and culture connect.

Digital Textile Design

Paperback, 01/10/2012, £29.99
Written specifically for textile designers, Digital Textile Design provides the know-how for students and professionals who wish to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as design tools by examining how they can access the techniques of digital textile printing and providing an insight into the technology involved.


Paperback, 01/03/2005, £18.99
Since the early days of Modernism until the present, certain artists have blurred the boundaries between design and art, creating hybrid works for which Alex Coles has coined the term "DesignArt".

This Human: Applying Human Principles to Design Thinking

Paperback, 02/03/2017, £29.99
This book describes what it takes to be the actual person who is doing the designing in human-centred design.

Architecture Matters

Hardback, 13/04/2017, £9.99
Architecture matters. To our cities, to our planet, to our personal lives. How we design and what we build has an impact that usually lasts for generations. This book focuses on the mechanisms, politics and personalities that play a role in how buildings in our societies and urban centres come to be.


Paperback, 20/08/2001, £10.95
A revised and expanded history surveying a vast range of media and including the technologically induced changes in graphic design since 1990. Starting with posters, advertising and corporate identity, it charts the development of word and image up to and including the impact of digital technology.
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