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  • Fifty Typefaces That Changed the World

    By John L Walters
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    John L Walters
    The Design Museum brings you fifty typefaces that changed the world we live in!The digital revolution has made typesetters of us all as we define our identities through the typefaces we choose to communicate with the world. In this witty and insightful book John L Waters explores 50 of the most influential typefaces and shows them in use on posters, perfume packaging, buildings and more. From the power of Gotham - the typeface used in Obama's first presidential campaign - to the eloquence of Baskerville, from the classic cool of Helvetica to Wim Crouwel's provocative New Alphabet, this is a book of visual treats and wonderful stories.Contents Includes...Blackletter c.1455First Roman Type c.1470Garamond c.1532Romain du Roi 1690 - 1745Baskerville 1757Bodoni late 1780sThe first Egyptians (slab serifs) 1810Wood Types - condensed grotesques 1828 - c.1900The First Typewriter 1868Franklin Gothic Condensed 1903 - 14Cooper Black 1921Futura 1927Times new Roman (aka Times Roman) 1932Helvetica 1957Beowolf 1989Comic sans 1994Gotham 2000Guardian Egyptian 2005-Ubuntu 2011...And Many More!
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  • Fifty Bags that Changed the World

    Everything around us is designed and the word 'design' has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Bags That Changed the World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 handbags, cases and backpacks that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today. From the original 1860 red budget box to a contemporary 2010 Vivienne Westwood bag, each entry offers a short appraisal to explore what has made their iconic status and the designers that give them a special place in design history.
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    Pattern

    By Orla Kiely
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    Orla Kiely
    The world of Orla Kiely is one where pattern reigns. Immediately recognisable, her unique design language and sure sense of graphic control has seen her label become a hugely successful global brand in the decade since its launch. From her early signature bags, the collection has grown to include a complete womenswear line, accessories, travel and homeware, sold in shops and outlets worldwide.Giving a personal account of what informs her work and inspires her designs, Orla looks at pattern in all its manifestations - the impact of scale and proportion, rhythm and texture and the all-important dimension of colour. With her prints applied to a wide range of products, from bags and clothing to decorative objects and soft furnishings, she is in a unique position to comment on all the ways in which pattern can enrich our lives. Illustrated with many examples of Orla's work, along with inspirational images that have shaped her style, the result is both a visual treasury and a thoughtful guide to using pattern with flair and confidence.
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  • Quick Cooking for Diabetes

    By Louise Blair, Norma McGough
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    Louise Blair, Norma McGough
    From Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup to Baked Trout with Butter Bean Mash and Individual Lime and Raspberry Cheesecakes, this selection of delicious recipes will help you to manage your diabetes more effectively and live life to the full. Whether you're looking for a quick snack for one or meals to entertaining friends and family, Quick Cooking for Diabetes provides you with over 60 sensational, speedy recipes, plus stylish menus to help you plan every meal. Also contains practical information on how to create a balanced diet to suit your needs and maintain healthy blood-glucose levels.
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  • Gluten-Free Cooking

    By Joanna Farrow, Lyndel Costain
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    Joanna Farrow, Lyndel Costain
    Having a gluten intolerance needn't mean missing out on your favourite foods. This collection of over 60 nutritionally-analysed recipes provides easy-to-make alternatives to problem foods such as pasta, bread, pastry and cakes. From mouthwatering treats, such as Thai Coconut Chicken and Strawberry Meringue Roulade, to kids' favourites like Potato Pizza Margherita and Rainbow Lollies, the choice is yours! Easy Gluten-free Food also contains expert advice on maintaining a balanced diet, with menu planners to help you prepare every meal, from a quick snack to a family dinner. It explains coeliac disease in simple terms, including the major symptoms, those affected, medical treatment and dietary considerations.
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    The Interior World of Tom Dixon

    By Tom Dixon
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    Tom Dixon
    Interior design is rapidly becoming a subject of general interest as manufacturers, retailers and marketers race to promote and define themselves and their brands through design. Paradoxically, as everything becomes 'designed ' it gets more and more difficult to define what the word actually means.This book describes a personal approach from Tom Dixon, who through 20 years of practising, has defined his own rules for categorising and describing different aspects of the subject. Divided into six chapters, the book delves into materials, processes and styles throughout history to the present and gives an impression of what the future may look like. This is both a personal vision and a valuable resource of ideas.

    Terence Conran's Inspiration

    By Terence Conran, Stafford Cliff
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    Terence Conran, Stafford Cliff
    People say that the most successful homes are the most sustaining and envigorating to live in, or even just to visit. This is true of Barton Court, the house in Berkshire where Terence Conran has made his country home since 1977. It has been a family home, a centre to his Habitat Design business, a factory and studio for producing commercial and domestic furniture, a laboratory for testing his recipes and writing cookery books and has a working fruit, vegetable and herb garden, supplying produce for his restaurants. Throught the objects that Terence has collected, and the things he finds on his travels, we can learn, not only about the man behind a multi-million pound empire, but the processes that stimulate his creativity and the sources of his inspiration.
  • Confetti: The Father of the Bride's Speech & Duties

    By Confetti.Co.Uk
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    Confetti.Co.Uk
    Every father looks forward to the day his little girl gets married. However, when that day arrives, how can you be sure that you're doing everything you can to make it a perfect one? The Father of the Bride's Speech & Duties shows you exactly what the role requires and how best to make everything a smooth success. Whether you're anxious about sticking to budget, preparing the speech of a lifetime or simply what you need to do on the day, this book explains it all. Including wedding etiquette, money matters and your responsibilities for both church weddings and civil ceremonies, as well as sample jokes, toasts and speeches that you can adapt to make our own, with this book you can stop worrying and simply enjoy your daughter's big day!
  • Confetti: The Bridesmaid's Handbook

    By Confetti.Co.Uk
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    Confetti.Co.Uk
    This book is full of top tips that tell you what you need to know about the bridesmaid's duties, from the run-up to the wedding day to the big day itself. The expert advice in The Bridesmaid's Wedding shows you what your responsibilities as bridesmaid are, including how to organise the greatest hen night and prepare the best speech. With useful checklists to help you understand what to do and when, plus guidance for young bridesmaids, flower girls and pageboys, this is the essential handbag-sized guide to help you make your best friend's big day the most memorable of her life.

    The Bridesmaid's Wedding

    By Confetti.Co.Uk
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    Confetti.Co.Uk
    This book covering every aspect of the bridesmaid's duties, from therun-up to the wedding day to the big day itself. Packed with expertadvice, ideas and tips from the UK's leading source of weddinginformation, The Bridesmaid's Wedding tells you what your responsibilities asbridesmaid are, including how to organise the greatest hen night andprepare the best speech. With useful checklists to help you understandwhat to do and when, plus guidance for young bridesmaids, flower girlsand pageboys, this is the essential handbag-sized guide to help you makeyour best friend's big day the most memorable of her life.
  • Confetti: The Groom's Wedding

    By Confetti.Co.Uk
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    Confetti.Co.Uk
    If you are thinking of taking the plunge but not sure what that may entail, this essential little book has the answers. Follow this witty countdown to the big day with expert tips, tricks and information to ensure a stress-free engagement. Chapters cover what the golden rules are when popping the question; things to consider when preparing for the big day; hot tips on how to look your very best; a detailed guide to your role on the day; essential speech dos and don'ts and advice for choosing a fabulous honeymoon.
  • Confetti: The Bride's Wedding

    By Confetti.Co.Uk
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    Confetti.Co.Uk
    This handy little book is packed full of handy tips for a smooth and stress-free wedding day. Expert help from the UK's leading source of wedding information guide you through your engagement and wedding day, from modern day etiquette, including ways in which to announce your engagement and how best to send invitations, to practical advice such as choosing your venue and how to look your best at the altar. You will also find out how to keep yourself and your family calm during the preparations, as well as useful checklists and timelines to help you perfectly plan your big day.
  • Philip's Guide to Weather Forecasting

    By Storm Dunlop
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    Storm Dunlop
    The guide gives detailed information on how to make your own forecast and covers every aspect of weather forecasting, from what causes the weather to information on recognizing clouds. Details of weather systems, depressions, anticyclones and hurricanes are included, plus information on the extreme weather that has so dominated the news in recent years. Local weather, such as wind systems, visibility, frost and snow, is featured along with optical effects such as rainbows, haloes and mirages.The full range of forecasting is explored, from professional forecasts and charts to satellite images and weather watching - including instruments you might use at home.The book features numerous colour photos and diagrams and is ideal for the amateur forecaster.