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Hand Drawing For Designers

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Hand Drawing for Designers: A Visual Guide for Drawing Fundamentals approaches the act of drawing as a communication tool that students will carry forth in the design firm. It also addresses why hand drawing is valued within design firms for conceptual design, design development, and client presentations. The progression of methods and concepts builds from an introduction to drawing methods and drawing rationale through two-dimensional drawing techniques, three-dimensional drawing techniques, and presentation drawings. Designed to strengthen a student's understanding of visual representation and technical drawing by visually teaching, this text provides students with the skills to translate three-dimensional ideas into two-dimensional drawings that effectively communicate their design concept. Despite the increased reliance on digital media, hand drawing remains a powerful tool in conceptual design presentations because it emphasizes the large idea by leaving fine details to the client's imagination. Features: -- Progressive introduction of concepts (chapters build on previous chapters), step-by-step drawing instructions, and visual examples -- Presents the concept of entourage by exploring different hand and digital based techniques to add people, furniture and landscape elements to drawings, with an emphasis on the scale of the drawing and the quantity of entourage -- Includes techniques using printed SketchUp models as a tool to generate hand drawn and hand drafted perspectives -- Demonstrates how to digitally render hand drawings, sketches, and diagrams in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator -- CD-Rom provides digital example files in Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp format -- Instructor's Guide includes course outlines, additional assignments and how to use the text in a variety of courses


Design Data For Reinforced Plastics : A Guide For Engineers And Designers

RRP $601.99

In this book, the authors have assembled a systematic set of design parameters describing short and long term mechanical, thermal, electrical, fire and environmental performance, etc. for composites based primarily on continuous glass, aramid and carbon fibres in thermosetting and thermoplastic matrices.


Fashion Designers A-z

RRP $699.00

From Azzedine Alaïa, Cristóbal Balenciaga, and Coco Chanel, to Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, and Vivienne Westwood, a century’s worth of fashion greats from the permanent collection of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology are celebrated in this limitededition volume. Photographs of over 500 garments selected from the Museum’s permanent collection illuminate each of the featured designers, while texts by the curators explain why each designer is important in fashion history and what is special about the individual pieces featured.

In her introductory essay, director and chief curator Valerie Steele writes about the rise of the fashion museum, and the emergence of the fashion exhibition as a popular and controversial phenomenon; and both Steele and contributor Suzy Menkes provide a history of this museum’s role in the world of fashion scholarship and preservation. Fashion Designers A–Z is available as a series of six Designer Editions. Each edition (a total of 11,000 copies) is bound in a fabric created by one of six designers Akris, Etro, Stella McCartney, Missoni, Prada, and Diane von Furstenberg and comes in a Plexiglas box.

Crafted by hand at a bindery in the heart of Italy, and stamped with a unique number, every copy is an instant classic, and an addition to your fashion library that is truly one-of-a-kind. Reprinted especially for the Akris Edition of 2,000 copies, designer Albert Kriemler´s iconic “Grand Prix” digital photo print was created for his Akris Spring/Summer collection 2012.

“In the spirit of the devil-may-care elegance of John Frankenheimer´s 1966 movie Grand Prix” (Kriemler), the race cars whizzing by on silk crêpe found a suitable patroness: H.S.H. Princess Charlène of Monaco wore an Akris shift dress with the “Grand Prix” print to the Formula One races in Monte Carlo.

About the Author

Valerie Steele is director and chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology and founding editor of Fashion Theory. Described in The Washington Post as one of “fashion’s brainiest women” and by Suzy Menkes as “the Freud of fashion,” Steele combines serious scholarship (and a Yale Ph.D.) with a rare ability to communicate with general audiences. As author, curator, editor, and public intellectual, Steele has been instrumental in creating the modern field of fashion studies.

Among the world's most influential fashion critics, she is an officer of the Order of the British Empire as well as a chevalier of the "Legion d'Honneur." She lives and works in Paris.



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