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Design

By Terence Conran, Stephen Bayley
Authors:
Terence Conran, Stephen Bayley
Design is all around us, it is impossible to avoid. Everything that surrounds us has been designed - from the paperclip and the iPod, to our homes and the way we live. Design: Intelligence Made Visible is epic, opinionated, comprehensive in scope and forms the definitive statement on design for this century. Written by Stephen Bayley, one of the world's best known commentators on modern culture and Terence Conran, one of the world's leading designers and arbiters of taste, this book pays tribute to the leading names, movements, materials and processes such as furniture, fashion, cars, graphics, products, signs and symbols. The book combines essential facts with authoritative opinions - everything, as the industrial designer Raymond Loewy once said, from a lipstick to a steamship - but brought right up to date.A series of essays begin by introducing how design has its place in modern cultural history including Terence Conran's definition of design. The main section of the book comprises an A-Z of iconic people, products and processes from 20th century to the present day with biographies of leading designers from past and present, as well as corporate histories, product appraisals, and witty accounts of relevant management, cultural and social theories. A major appendix has Bayley and Conran assessing the up and coming designers of today and finally a chapter on branding concludes with a provocative methodology to assess brand value.Beautifully designed and beautifully written, Design: Intelligence Made Visible is simply the indispensable guide to the contents of the modern world.

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  • Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 2

    Test your vocabulary and stretch your problem-solving faculties with 100 grids selected from the pages of your favourite paper. This book provides the ideal way to warm up your grey matter for a day's work, or wind down and relax during those rare spare moments. Strain your brain and while away your time with this comprehensive selection of new puzzles from the ever-popular Daily Mail Crossword collection.

    Draw Manga Step-By-Step on Your Computer

    By Ghy Sampson, Steve Sampson
    Authors:
    Ghy Sampson, Steve Sampson

    The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet

    By Antony Worrall Thompson, Azmina Govindji, Anthony Worrall Thompson, Jane Suthering
    Authors:
    Antony Worrall Thompson, Azmina Govindji, Anthony Worrall Thompson, Jane Suthering
    Did you know that one of the best ways to manage diabetes is to lose weight? And if you are overweight, losing just 10 per cent of your body weight can lead to up to a 50 per cent improvement in your blood glucose levels. Antony Worrall Thompson and dietitian Azmina Govindji have worked together to bring you an easy-to-follow diet plan that will not only help you shift those extra pounds but will also play a major part in keeping your blood glucose levels steady. The recipes are delicious and nutritious and won't leave you craving more. You won't have to give up your favourite foods or skip meals. On this plan you will be eating five to six times a day, which will keep you satisfied, alert and ready for what life throws at you. The meal plans offer a convenient and easy way for the whole family to enjoy a healthy, balanced, calorie-controlled diet - with no need for calculations. With a targeted weight-loss of 1-2lb per week, this is a diet that is safe and achievable. The Diabetes Weight Loss Diet will put you firmly in control of your weight, your diabetes and your life.
  • Daily Mail: New Cryptic Crosswords 1

    Pit your wits against 100 of the most demanding puzzles ever to appear in your favourite paper. This book provides the ideal way to warm up your grey matter for a day's work, or wind down and relax during those rare spare moments. Strain your brain and while away your time with this comprehensive selection of new puzzles from the ever-popular "Daily Mail" Crossword collection.

    Digital Horror Painting Workshop

    By Martin McKenna
    Authors:
    Martin McKenna

    The Dig Designer's Bible Jargon Buster

    By Alistair Campbell, Alistair Dabbs
    Authors:
    Alistair Campbell, Alistair Dabbs

    Digital Photo Doctor

    By David Asch, Tim Daly
    Authors:
    David Asch, Tim Daly

    Dancing with Dogs

    By Andrea McHugh, Mary Ray
    Authors:
    Andrea McHugh, Mary Ray
    Heelwork training is a rewarding experience that will help you bond with your best friend whilst creating an imaginative and fun show. This easy-to-follow book teaches you how to train your dog to perform simple but elaborate-looking dance routines. Teach him basic tricks, learn how to pick the music and choreograph the routine and try one of 15 dances. Step-by-step instructions are clearly illustrated to show you and your pooch how to enjoy this exciting new sport.

    Digital Photography

    By Steve Luck
    Authors:
    Steve Luck
    The growth in popularity of digital photography in recent years has been unprecedented. Much of the reason for this is the low cost of the equipment needed, and advances in editing and printing technology which have put the medium within reach of anyone who fancies trying their hand at creating digital pictures. So, can anyone pick up any digital camera and take a picture! Well, yes, but taking a good picture requires a little more than that. In this book, Steve Luck looks at the features of the different types of camera available and explains the key terms - ISO, megapixels, white balance, etc - to help you choose your camera wisely and knowledgeably and so make you pictures stand out from the crowd. The ability to manipulate your images is of course the other main attraction of the digital camera. This book gives you a comprehensive introduction to the basic image editing techniques in Photoshop - cropping, sharpening, adjusting colour, correcting red-eye, removing blemishes - and tells you exactly what you need in terms of computer software.It then looks at some of the more advanced image-editing techniques, such as selective blurring, dodging and burning, as well as how to get the best results from printing.

    The Digital Photographer's Guide to Photoshop Elements 4 - ImproveYour Photos and Create Fantastic Special Effects

    By Barry Beckham
    Authors:
    Barry Beckham

    Darn Good Advice: Baby

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    Darn Good Advice: Pregnancy

    By Susan Warhus
    Authors:
    Susan Warhus

    Dads Make The Best Friends

    Digital Hot Rods - The Complete Guide to Modding and Custom PCs

    By Ben Hardwidge
    Authors:
    Ben Hardwidge

    The Digital Canvas - Exploring the Creative Potential of the Computer

    By Johnathan Raimes
    Authors:
    Johnathan Raimes

    Digital Night and Low-Light Photography

    By Tim Gartside
    Authors:
    Tim Gartside

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