Come Together: The Rise of Cooperative Art and DesignThe past twenty years have seen a new generation of artists working together in small groups and large collectives to explore new avenues of art, design, performance, and communication.In Come Together, author and visual artist Francesco Spampinat..
Digital Fabrications: Architectural and Material TechniquesArchitectural pioneers such as Frank Gehry and Greg Lynn introduced the world to the extreme forms made possible by digital fabrication. It is now possible to transfer designs made on a computer to computer-controlled machinery that creates ..
Extreme Textiles: Designing for High PerformanceStronger, faster, lighter, safer, smarter—these are the textiles of tomorrow. From the carbon-fiber composite bicycle frame to the cardiac constraint sock and the Mars Pathfinder landing airbags, material innovations surround us.Our landscape, our buil..
Fabricating Architecture: Selected Readings in Digital Design and ManufacturingFor years contemporary architects have been inundated with hype about the radical changes expected as a result of technological innovation and the proliferation of new digital tools and techniques. Though architects ackno..
Fougeron Architecture: Opposition/CompositionFougeron Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm based in San Francisco. This first monograph on the woman-led firm examines the broad range of the practice, including residential, institutional, and mixed-use projects. The book features fourte..
Grant Jones / Jones & Jones: ILARIS: The Puget Sound PlanGrant Jones, founding principal of the noted landscape architecture firm Jones & Jones, has practiced ecological design for more than 30 years and has been a pioneer in river planning, scenic highway design, zoo design, and landscape a..
Graphic Design Discourse: Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual CommunicationIf the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there’s an irony that the field itself has struggled between two contradictory opposites: rote design resulting from a rigorous, fixed set of ..
Graphic Design: The New Basics How do designers get ideas? Many spend their time searching for clever combinations of forms, fonts, and colors inside the design annuals and monographs of other designers’ work. For those looking to challenge the cut-and-paste mentality thereare few resources tha..
Graphic Design: The New Basics: Second Edition, Revised and ExpandedOur bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, bestselling author Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type, Type on Screen) and design educator Jennifer C..
Green Roof: A Case Study: Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates' Design For the Headquarters of the American Society of Landscape ArchitectsThe benefits of green roofs are many: longer roof lifespan, greater sound insulation, reduced heating and cooling system needs, and a cutback in storm water runoff..
Interactive Architecture: Adaptive WorldRecent technological developments in biology, computation, cybernetics, engineering, industrial design, materials, and robotics allow architecture to evolve beyond static functionality and become an active participant—with the capacity to perceive, react to, a..
Lettering & Type: Creating Letters and Designing TypefacesNo component of graphic design has attracted as much interest or inspired as much innovation in recent years as lettering and type. These fundamentals of design, once the exclusive domain of professional typographers, have become an essen..