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South African Decor & Design 2019 - The Buyers' Guide (Hardcover, 22nd Edition): Marcia Margolius South African Decor & Design 2019 - The Buyers' Guide (Hardcover, 22nd Edition)
Marcia Margolius 1
R349 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R74 (21%) In stock

Welcome to the 2019 edition of The Buyers' Guide. With 22 years of publishing this guide under their belts, South African Decor & Design are equally proud of all that has been and excited about all that is still to come. The Guide has grown progressively over the years with the recent launch of their new website, the establishment of their digital platforms, and the ever-popular blog ‘Marcia Loves It’ collectively facilitating positive change through innovation and creativity. Once again they have compiled a remarkable directory of over 3 000 key industry players, home décor specialists, interior designers, architects and lifestyle brands.

The Guide continues to facilitate networks between industry players and provide inspiration and valuable information to all our readers. As well as offering the latest trend inspiration, newest product collections and optimal brands, they also strive to be at the forefront of international exhibitions, events and shows, while embracing the rise of the social and digital spheres.

The choice of cover this year was inspired by all that is good about living in South Africa. We so often forget about the beauty of the country and are so inundated daily by all the negatives that go with living here that South African Decor & Design wanted to create a shout out for all the reasons why we do live here.

COMPETITION: When buying this book, inside you'll find details on how to enter and stand the chance to win a Bed and Bath makeover worth R 70,000.00, including sumptuous bedding from Sealy and bathroomware from Duravit.

How to Polygon - Art and Geometry of Plane Tiling (Paperback): Mike Regan How to Polygon - Art and Geometry of Plane Tiling (Paperback)
Mike Regan
R412 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R76 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Study Skills for Art, Design and Media Students (Paperback): Stewart Mann Study Skills for Art, Design and Media Students (Paperback)
Stewart Mann
R539 Discovery Miles 5 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A comprehensive handbook for any art, design or media student, or for those thinking about pursuing studies in this area. This accessible guide is designed for continuing use as the student prepares for and undertakes any HE A, D & M course. From choosing a course, to assessment criteria to graduate life, this book will break down the university experience for this group, providing the answers that they really need. The book will be split into two sections, the first part providing the study information that art, design and media students require and the second looking at the key concerns of specialist media such as animation, photography and 3D design. The guide will address key concepts from the particular perspective of the specialist undergraduate student in managing practical and written projects; including approaches to information gathering, exploration of ideas, and development of creative solutions to problems, presentation of work, and essay and report writing. Study Skills for Art, Design, and Media Students provides essential and practical information of what you need to know to study successfully and prepare for a career within the creative and cultural industries.

Sacred Spaces for Inspired Living - Your Guide to Design Enlightenment (Paperback): Bea Pila Sacred Spaces for Inspired Living - Your Guide to Design Enlightenment (Paperback)
Bea Pila
R886 R709 Discovery Miles 7 090 Save R177 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Heroic Works - Catalogue for Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2017 (Hardcover): Jeanette Koch Heroic Works - Catalogue for Designer Bookbinders International Competition 2017 (Hardcover)
Jeanette Koch
R778 Discovery Miles 7 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Throughout the ages, every culture has created myths and legends which recount the great deeds of its heroes and their epic struggles with larger-than-life forces. Designer Bookbinders 3rd International Competition, held at the Bodleian Library in 2017, brings to life this theme though the inventive structures and creative designs of bookbinders worldwide. This beautifully designed catalogue is not only a celebration of the winning entries, but also a lavishly illustrated record of all the entrants from a broad range of countries. Following on from Bound for Success in 2009, and Prize Volumes in 2013, Heroic Works is the third volume in the Bodleian Library's series of publications which have documented these prestigious competitions. In this book, great classics of world literature, alongside modern texts, are given a new look through the consummate skills, seductive materials, and boundless inventiveness of the craft of bookbinding which is thriving in the world today.

Judge This (Hardcover): Chip Kidd Judge This (Hardcover)
Chip Kidd 1
R213 R151 Discovery Miles 1 510 Save R62 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Part of the TED series: Judge This! First impressions are everything. They dictate whether something stands out, how we engage with it, whether we buy it, and how strongly we feel. This is especially true when it comes to design. And design is all around us, secretly shaping our world in ways we rarely recognise. Except if you yourself are a designer, like Chip Kidd. In Judge This, the reader travels through a day in the life of renowned designer Chip Kidd as he takes in first impressions of all kinds. We follow this visual journey with Kidd as he encounters and engages with everyday design, breaking down the good, the bad, the absurd and the brilliant as only a designer can. From the design of the paper you read in the morning to the subway ticket machine to the books you browse to the smartphone you use to the packaging for the chocolate bar you buy as an afternoon treat, Kidd will reveal the hidden secrets behind each of the design choices, with a healthy dose of humour, expertise and, of course, judgment as he goes. Kidd's observations on the power of first impressions resonate well beyond the objects he's examining. The simple (and often hilarious) wisdom he offers holds meaning for anyone in business, who needs to make a first impression on colleagues or customers. His visual tour of the world around him will hold and interest anyone with a sense of curiosity about popular culture, design and New York.

Dialogue: Proceedings of the Aiga Design Educators Community Conferences - Make (Paperback): Aiga Design Educators Community... Dialogue: Proceedings of the Aiga Design Educators Community Conferences - Make (Paperback)
Aiga Design Educators Community (Dec); Edited by Pamela Napier, Aaron Ganci
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pattern Design: Mini Version - An Historic Design Sourcebook (Hardcover, Mini): Sian Evans Pattern Design: Mini Version - An Historic Design Sourcebook (Hardcover, Mini)
Sian Evans
R275 R216 Discovery Miles 2 160 Save R59 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This collection of over 200 designs from the National Trust covers wallpaper, textiles, furnishings, costume, tiles and ceramics. The designs range from medieval through renaissance and Arts and Crafts, right up to the 1930s and include geometric, floral, abstract and figurative designs.

Life Meets Art - Inside the Homes of the World's Most Creative People (Hardcover): Sam Lubell Life Meets Art - Inside the Homes of the World's Most Creative People (Hardcover)
Sam Lubell
R1,094 R874 Discovery Miles 8 740 Save R220 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An inspiring collection of the extraordinary private spaces of 250 of the world's most creative people, past and present

Life Meets Art presents an unparalleled, global, behind-the-scenes tour through 250 beautiful interiors from the homes of the most creative people in art, architecture, design, fashion, literature, music, film and theatre.

These inspiring, unique spaces show us where the greatest creatives in history lived their lives, honed their crafts and, in many cases, produced some of the world's most celebrated masterpieces ― providing an intimate and insightful perspective on the masters that define artistic history.

Organized alphabetically by artist, each interior features a color photograph and a short descriptive text, including details on whether the house is open to the public or private.

This book will inspire anyone fascinated by stylish living, creative interior design and the myriad possibilities for home décor, as well as those fascinated by the personal and professional lives of their cultural heroes.

Life Meets Art includes homes from masters of past centuries such as artists da Vinci, Raphael and Rubens, composers Handel, Lizst and Verdi and writers Dickens, Byron and Coleridge. The book also showcases the extraordinary interiors of many twentieth century stars and epoch-defining talents such as architects Frank Lloyd Wright, Eileen Gray, Le Corbusier and Walter Gropius, artists Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall and Henry Moore, writers Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner and Agatha Christie and musicians Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Homes from some of the most celebrated talents of today are also featured, including artists Francisco Clemente, Cornelia Parker and Gilbert and George, fashion designers Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs and Diane von Furstenberg, designers Marc Newson and Es Devlin and musicians Moby, Jimmy Page and David Bowie.

From the publisher of Interiors: The Greatest Rooms of the Century.

The Poet of Them All - William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert... The Poet of Them All - William Shakespeare and Miniature Designer Bindings from the Collection of Neale and Margaret Albert (Hardcover)
Elisabeth R. Fairman; Contributions by James Reid-Cunningham
R917 Discovery Miles 9 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Showcasing a unique and extensive private collection that is soon to be acquired by the Yale Center for British Art, The Poet of Them All illustrates almost one hundred of Neale and Margaret Albert's miniature books, each one intricately constructed and rendered in precise detail at less than three inches in height. Imaginatively hand-bound by some of today's most accomplished bookbinders, the selection features custom miniature editions of publications by William Shakespeare and related to his works, preceded by an in-depth essay from leading book historian, conservator, and artist James Reid-Cunningham. Revealing an underexplored facet of contemporary book arts, this publication illustrates the remarkable singularity of the Alberts' collection, providing both comprehensive views and the scholarly context necessary to fully appreciate the significance of these distinctive objects.

Compendium Maleficarum - The Montague Summers Edition (Paperback, Montague Summers edition): Francesco Maria Guazzo Compendium Maleficarum - The Montague Summers Edition (Paperback, Montague Summers edition)
Francesco Maria Guazzo
R304 R259 Discovery Miles 2 590 Save R45 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Extraordinary document (1608) on witchcraft and demonology offers striking insight into early 17th century mind. Serious discussions of witches' powers, poisons, crimes, more. Rare limited edition.

BIG. Formgiving (Paperback): Taschen BIG. Formgiving (Paperback)
Taschen
R1,121 R902 Discovery Miles 9 020 Save R219 (20%) In stock

Following up on the best-selling Hot to Cold, Bjarke Ingels Group breaks down their work across time in this ambitious multidisciplinary undertaking. This book is the companion to BIG's far-reaching exhibition and features conversations with the likes of Elon Musk and Ray Kurzweil. We explore the evolution of intelligence, communication, migration, and how architecture and design can literally give form to the future.

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History - 40th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover): David Gerstein, J.B. Kaufman, Bob... Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse. The Ultimate History - 40th Anniversary Edition (Hardcover)
David Gerstein, J.B. Kaufman, Bob Iger; Edited by Daniel Kothenschulte 1
R592 R500 Discovery Miles 5 000 Save R92 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On November 18, 1928, the world's most famous Mouse made his very first public debut. Today, we celebrate 90+ years of Mickey in one of the most expansive illustrated publications on the Disney universe. Starting with the first sketches of a character who was almost named Mortimer, we trace the career of Walt Disney's and Ub Iwerks's most famous creation, one met with an explosion of worldwide popularity preceded only by the earlier successes of Charlie Chaplin. With unlimited access to Disney's vast historical collections as well as public and private collections, the authors bring Mickey's success story to life: concept art, story sketches, background paintings, and animation drawings as well as historical photographs trace the origins and evolution of such timeless favorites as Steamboat Willie, The Band Concert, and Brave Little Tailor. They also follow Mickey as he builds on this legendary library of short cartoons by appearing in two historic feature-length films, Fantasia and Fun and Fancy Free. Extensive archival research sheds new light on little-known chapters of Mickey's career, the origins of the Mickey Mouse Club, and his use as a patriotic icon during World War II. Along the way, we encounter the work of all major Mickey artists in both film and comics, including such greats as Ub Iwerks, Win Smith, Ferdinand Horvath, Fred Moore, Floyd Gottfredson, Carl Barks, Manuel Gonzales, Paul Murry, Romano Scarpa, Giorgio Cavazzano, Byron Erickson, and Cesar Ferioli. Mickey Mouse has left an indelible mark on everyday culture as well as high art, becoming a favored subject for Pop artists such as Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein. As Walt Disney once said: "I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing-that it was all started by a mouse." And an end to the success story is nowhere in sight. Today, 90+ years after his creation, Mickey remains as lovable and popular as ever. Let's pay tribute to the little fellow, his legend, and his legacy with a monument to the one and only Mickey Mouse. Copyright (c) 2020 Disney Enterprises, Inc. About the series TASCHEN turns 40 this year! Since we started our work as cultural archaeologists in 1980, TASCHEN has become synonymous with accessible publishing, helping bookworms around the world curate their own library of art, anthropology, and aphrodisia at an unbeatable price. In 2020, we celebrate 40 years of incredible books by staying true to our company credo. The 40 series presents new editions of some of the stars of our program-now more compact, friendly in price, and still realized with the same commitment to impeccable production.

Persian Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen (Paperback): Ali Dowlatshahi Persian Designs and Motifs for Artists and Craftsmen (Paperback)
Ali Dowlatshahi
R346 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This outstanding collection of motifs comprises over 400 examples of rich Persian tradition, ready to use in many areas of design. An invaluable source for artists, needleworkers and craftspeople of all varieties.

Magic Eye Gallery - A Showing of 88 Images (Paperback, Original ed.): Cheri Smith Magic Eye Gallery - A Showing of 88 Images (Paperback, Original ed.)
Cheri Smith
R280 R202 Discovery Miles 2 020 Save R78 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This paperback treasury is perfect for the insatiable Magic Eye fan. This paperback treasury is perfect for the insatiable Magic Eye fan. Challenge family and friends to see who can view these 88 new eye-popping 3D images the fastest! This book is popular among many Magic Eye fans, and a waiting room favorite in offices and schools.

Love - Black and white Decorative Book - Perfect for Coffee Tables, End Tables, Bookshelves, Interior Design & Home Staging Add... Love - Black and white Decorative Book - Perfect for Coffee Tables, End Tables, Bookshelves, Interior Design & Home Staging Add Bookish Style to Your Home- Love (Paperback)
Contemporary Interior Styling
R589 Discovery Miles 5 890 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mexican Indian Folk Designs (Paperback): Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson Mexican Indian Folk Designs (Paperback)
Irmgard Weitlaner-Johnson
R436 R363 Discovery Miles 3 630 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The product of intensive scholarly research, with exacting illustrations based on textiles in many different museums and private collections. The patterns, incorporating abstract and geometric forms as well as highly stylized images of flowers, plants, animals, birds and humans, represent more than 20 major Mexican Indian cultures, among them the Huichol, Otomi, Tepehua, Huasteco, Nahuatl, Mazatec, Tarahumara, Tepecano, Mestizo, Zapotec, Mixteco, Mazatec and Cuicatec.

Exhibiting Ourselves (Paperback): Ruth Artmonsky Exhibiting Ourselves (Paperback)
Ruth Artmonsky
R323 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R40 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Britain has been 'exhibiting' itself in fairs and such like since Medieval times. The zenith of the 'exhibition' was in the Victorian and Edwardian Years when grandiose pavilions were sited over hundreds of acres of ground. Exhibiting Ourselves covers the period from post WWI to just after WWII and includes not only celebratory shows, such as the British Empire Exhibition and the Festival of Britain, but more humble, earthier ones such as the British Industries Fairs and the Daily Mail Home's Exhibitions. It also covers exhibitions with other purposes than merely trade, such as the propaganda exhibitions of the Ministry of Information during WWII, and 'design' exhibitions, setting out to improve 'good taste' of both manufacturers and consumers. It celebrates now forgotten exhibition designers, the showmen of their day, and charters the decline of the exhibition phenomenon as a media for change.

700 Victorian Ornament Designs (Paperback, Dover ed): F. Knight 700 Victorian Ornament Designs (Paperback, Dover ed)
F. Knight
R346 R293 Discovery Miles 2 930 Save R53 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This lavish collection of copyright-free engravings by the celebrated 19th-century artist F. Knight-reproduced directly from a rare original edition-contains elaborate wall murals with trompe-l'oeil effects; scenes of hunters, flanked by mythological figures; idealized damsels in rustic settings; and numerous other florid motifs. Designs both floral (leaves, running vines, and blossoms) and animal (realistic and grotesque) appear in a variety of sizes and styles. 700 black-and-white illustrations.

BranD No.49 - From Work to Artwork:Break Design Limits (Paperback): Editorial Department of BranD Magazine BranD No.49 - From Work to Artwork:Break Design Limits (Paperback)
Editorial Department of BranD Magazine
R506 R426 Discovery Miles 4 260 Save R80 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear (Hardcover, 5th Edition): Winifred Aldrich Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear (Hardcover, 5th Edition)
Winifred Aldrich
R749 R679 Discovery Miles 6 790 Save R70 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Since the first edition was published in 1980, "Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear" has become established as the standard work on this subject and has proved invaluable as both a textbook for students and a reference source for the practising designer.


In this fifth edition, the chapter on computer aided design now has full colour illustrations and reflects the growing importance of CAD to the industry and as a part of fashion and design courses. The rest of the book has been updated where necessary: in particular, new blocks for tailored shirts, new details on how to adapt men's blocks for women's wear, and a revision of sizing and labelling information. Colour is now used to differentiate the main groups of patterns and with its tried and tested layout with clear text and diagrams, "Metric Pattern Cutting for Menswear" is an essential purchase for students of fashion and design.

The Dance of Death - 41 Woodcuts (Paperback, New edition): Hans Holbein The Dance of Death - 41 Woodcuts (Paperback, New edition)
Hans Holbein
R227 R191 Discovery Miles 1 910 Save R36 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

41 woodcuts on Memento mori theme; most celebrated of Holbein's works.

Making Childhood Colorful: Designing Books for Children (Hardcover): Wang Xiaodan Making Childhood Colorful: Designing Books for Children (Hardcover)
Wang Xiaodan
R798 R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Save R130 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book showcases high-quality children's book designs from various countries, covering a wide variety different styles. This book showcases high-quality children's book designs from various countries, covering a wide variety of styles. It presents not only beautiful, cute, and dynamic illustrations, but also a wide range of layout features. There are more than 70 works from all around the world, including pop-up books, picture books, audio books, and activity books - among many others. Most of the designers featured in this superb compilation have many years of experience and have published many acclaimed works. This publication is dedicated to helping students and designers find inspiration and improve their skills in children's book design. The majority of works included here have been designed over the last two or three years, so fully reflect recent trends and market demands. 200 col.

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear (Hardcover, 6th Edition): Winifred Aldrich Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear (Hardcover, 6th Edition)
Winifred Aldrich 5
R980 R857 Discovery Miles 8 570 Save R123 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear provides a straightforward introduction to the principles of form pattern cutting for garments to fit the body shape, and flat pattern cutting for casual garments and jersey wear. This sixth edition remains true to the original concept: it offers a range of good basic blocks, an introduction to the basic principles of pattern cutting and examples of their application into garments. Fully revised and updated to include a brand new and improved layout, up-to-date skirt and trouser blocks that reflect the changes in body sizing, along with updates to the computer-aided design section and certain blocks, illustrations and diagrams. This best-selling textbook still remains the essential purchase for students and beginners looking to understand pattern cutting and building confidence to develop their own pattern cutting style.

ABAKAN 2301 - Kallamity's World of Mecha Design Part Two (Paperback): Luca Zampriolo ABAKAN 2301 - Kallamity's World of Mecha Design Part Two (Paperback)
Luca Zampriolo; Luca Zampriolo
R921 R744 Discovery Miles 7 440 Save R177 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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