Picture this: The biggest players in the highly competitive field of illustration. Culled from our Illustration Now series is this selection of today's most successful and important illustrators from ..
It's amazing that one feathered dress helped shape the most memorable number of the screen's greatest dance team, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. It's a rush to discover that a fabric developed for au..
This is the first step-by-step guidebook for successful innovation planning. Unlike other books on the subject, "101 Design Methods" approaches the practice of creating new products, services, and cus..
"21st Century Jewelry" is the 'best of' the "500" series of jewellery books. It showcases the most magnificent works from all 10 jewellery books in a single, hardback edition. It will inspire artists ..
The latest volume in Prestel's most successful series profiles the world's top 50 designers, including Armani, Balenciaga, Dior, Galliano, Givenchy, Lacroix, McCartney, McQueen, Quant, Versace and Wes..
The A-Z of Visual Ideas explains the key ideas, sources of inspiration and visual techniques that have been used throughout design history. Showing where ideas and inspiration come from, the book prov..
Advanced Style is Ari Seth Cohen's blog-based-ode to the confidence, beauty and fashion that can only be achieved through the experience of a life lived glamourously. It is a collection of street fash..
Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) was one of the most influential, imaginative and inspirational designers at the turn of the millennium. His fashions both challenged and expanded the conventional paramet..
The role of layout design is simply stated. It operates with design elements such as font, colour and graph to deliver visual aesthetic perception without compromising proper content layout. Layout de..
Why do we dress the way we do? Why has fashion changed and evolved over the centuries? How did the 3-piece suit come about? Why have hemlines risen and fallen over time? In The Anatomy of Fashion, re..
In this, the first volume in the new Untamed Graphics series, the wide variety of graphic depictions of animals in contemporary design is explored. From branding and packaging to product design and in..
This remarkable and beautiful book brings together a collection of decorated papers dating from the 16th to the 20th century. They were produced for a wide variety of uses: as wrappers and endpapers f..
Not meant to be worn, art shoes are pure fantasy, constructed of unique materials in various shapes and silhouettes. The art shoes in the Stuart Weitzman collection are made from a vast array of mater..
The Art of DreamWorks Animation marks the studio's twentieth anniversary and pays homage to the animators who brought iconic characters like Shrek and Po to life. Brimming with concept art, pre-produc..
Describing himself as a "visual jackdaw", master designer Alan Fletcher has spent a lifetime collecting images, useless information, quotations and scraps that take his fancy. This work distils this c..
The Young British Artists (YBAs) stormed on to the contemporary art scene in 1988 with their attention-grabbing, ironic art. They exploded art-world conventions with brazen disdain. Dismissed as trivi..
This large-format, beautifully presented book presents a journey through the human body both figuratively and literally. With exquisite, painstakingly detailed pencil illustrations by Kanitta Meechubo..
Interior design guru Axel Vervoordt shares his latest inspirations for the home. Axel Vervoordts intense curiosity has fueled his work as an interior designer, spurring him to explore and draw inspira..
Born in 1895 in a remote fishing village in Spain, Cristobal Balenciaga learned sewing and tailoring at his mother's knee. By 1937, the talented and persistent young man had opened his own design salo..
Selecting favorite rooms from more than fifty renowned designers such as Kelly Wearstler, Bunny Williams, Albert Hadley, Nate Berkus, and Mary McDonald--and shot by the world's top shelter photographe..
Being environmentally conscious is no longer trendy or unique. It's expected. A growing number of today's companies are requiring their creative firms to develop and incorporate more eco-friendly pack..
From best-selling author and global makeup mogul Bobbi Brown, this beautiful guide presents Bobbi's Pretty Powerful philosophy and inspires women to use makeup to be their best selves. With step-by-st..
Alphabet legend: The complete reproduction of a typographical masterworkOfficial printer for the Duke of Parma, Giambattista Bodoni (1740-1813) declared that well-designed type derived its beauty from..
Whether trophy or status symbol, comfort or escape, books can have profound meaning in a person's life. As a result, how they store them can take on significant importance. Bookshelf Design examines t..
The first chapter, Botanical Inspirations, takes a look at the ingredients of the look - antique botanical prints and artworks, flower stalls, potting sheds and houseplants - and draws upon these sour..
This refreshing take on colour is from one of the world's leading interior design bloggers, Will Taylor of Bright.Bazaar. Are you keen to use colour to imprint your personality on the canvas of your h..
'The first time that post-war design in Britain has been portrayed in such detail - a must for design students.' The Independent This landmark book celebrates the best of British design, documenting t..
"Landmarks of Chair Design" is an all-new survey of highly original and important seating designs by the renowned authorities on the subject - Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Showcasing over 1000 chairs by..
Do you have a wardrobe full of clothes but you still can't find the right thing to wear? Do you find yourself buying the latest season's styles but then never wear them? Do you put off buying clothes ..
For over 20 years, Julie Paterson, founder of ClothFabric, has been designing and printing contemporary textiles by hand. Her iconic patterns, inspired by and connected to the Australian landscape, ha..
Justine Picardie has spent the last decade puzzling over the truth about Coco Chanel, attempting to peel away the accretions of romance and lies. In this critically acclaimed, bestselling biography sh..
An extraordinary and surreal art book, this edition has been redesigned by the author and includes new illustrations. Ever since the "Codex Seraphinianus" was first published in 1981, the book has bee..
In "The New Traditional," Darryl Carter laid out the principles of his widely recognized and beloved design aesthetic, which balances individual comfort with a subtle color palette to achieve serene a..
Do you have a passion for patterns? The importance and prevalence of both color and pattern in the current design landscape is impossible to deny. Not only is pattern a headliner in the fashion catego..
Move over "Color Me Beautiful," an Emmy Award-winning costume designer shows women how to find their authentic style archetype. David Zyla has made women look sensational on the runway, television, a..
With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to transform everyday furniture into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. Annie Sloan is a paint legend and on..
Finally a book on African design that celebrates the contemporary! It is packed with works that show how the continents rich array of craft traditions are being preserved and revived with an exciting ..
Custom Lettering of the 20s and 30s is a celebration of the stunning and stylistically varied headline lettering that existed before the advent of phototypesetting or the computer. This unique publica..
When it comes to permanent ink, you want something both personal and unique. You want a representation of yourself. Most of all, you don't want any surprises. Custom Tattoo 101 highlights the best way..
This book will show you inspirational ways in which paper can be used to create textured and relief surfaces. These techniques are mostly intuitive and easy to make, requiring no origami or paper engi..
Design: The Definitive Visual History is a gorgeous visual celebration of design across the decades. Find out all about the major design movements of the last 150 years from Arts and Crafts to Bauhaus..
Design for Sustainable Change explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the issue of sustainability. It discusses the ways in which design thinking is evolving and being..