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One of the most challenging aspects of a designer's training is learning how to create patterns that utilise the characteristics of fabrics. With an ever expanding range available, an understanding of the relationship between fabric, form and pattern shape is now the most important skill a designer has to acquire.
Fabrics and Pattern Cutting explores how a garment's shape is created and discusses the factors that need to be considered when creating patterns and offers you a practical method for solving problems. Its approach to design and flat pattern cutting is based on the appraisal of the fabric and body shape.
Fabrics and Pattern Cutting is fully illustrated and makes use of numerous practical examples.
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A survey of the built environment distills the work of legendary author and illustrator Francis D. K. Ching into a single volume
Introduction to Architecture presents the essential texts and drawings of Francis D. K. Ching for those new to architecture and design. With his typical highly graphic approach, this is the first introductory text from Ching that surveys the design of spaces, buildings, and cities. In an easy to understand format, readers will explore the histories and theories of architecture, design elements and process, and the technical aspects of the contemporary profession of architecture.
The book explains the experience and practice of architecture and allied disciplines for future professionals, while those who love the beauty of architecture drawing will delight in the gorgeous illustrations included.
For those pursuing a career in architecture or anyone who loves architectural design and drawing, Introduction to Architecture presents a beautifully illustrated and compreensive guide to the subject.
The essential reader on fabrication in architecture for practitioners and producers alike
An original and informative reader on the subject of translating architectural ideas from conceptual propositions to physical manifestations, Manufacturing the Bespoke is an essential resource for students and practitioners of architecture, as well as producers and suppliers of architectural products.
At a time where roles, methods and capabilities within the disciplines of building production are in unprecedented flux, this book:
Featuring essays from pioneering architects, engineers, academics and designers from around the world on both existing and yet-to-be-built projects, the book covers architecture across the ages.
The comprehensive guide to furniture design expanded and updated
Furniture designers draw on a range of knowledge and disciplines to create their work. From history to theory to technology, Furniture Design offers a comprehensive survey of the essential craft- and practice-related aspects of furniture design.
Generously illustrated with photographs and drawingsincluding a new color sectionthis Second Edition features updated coverage of material specifications, green design, digital design, and fabrication technologies. It also features twenty-five case studies of furniture design that represent a broad selection of works, designers, and techniques, including recent designs produced within the last decade.
The book explores:
Complete with a glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography, Furniture Design, Second Edition is a one-stop resource that furniture designers will turn to regularly for the advice, guidance, and information neede to perform their craft.
Practice Makes Perfect: A Graphic Design Student's Guide to helps graphic design students freelance while in college in order to contextualize the material they are learning in their graphic design classes. In doing so, the material in the text assist graphic design students in rounding out and refining their overall education. The book fills an existing gap in the literature connecting the new graphic design college student and the business world. Practice Makes Perfect takes students of all academic levels and challenges them to work with a client in order to compliment their academic endeavors, make money and understand the graphic design profession on a deeper level.
This concise student edition of the most widely used dictionary for construction and design professionals offers clear explanations of essential construction-related terms and concepts. Illustrated throughout with explanatory drawings and photographs, it is an indispensable reference for beginning and advanced students in construction, architecture, design, facility management, real estate, and other related fields. Features include:
Get the latest tips, facts, and secrets that help you make the most of Aperture 3
Aperture offers a full range of tools to help serious photographers organize and manipulate images and manage workflow. This little guide is packed with hip tips, secrets, and shortcuts that help you get even more functionality from the software. Find out more than you ever knew about vignetting, RAW fine-tuning, Quick Preview mode, Command Editor, and using the integrated iPhoto Browser. Learn new ways to streamline your workflow, get tips on publishing albums online or as customized photo books, and take advantage of many more Genius techniques.
Aperture 3 Portable Genius, 2nd Edition gives you the professional tips and tricks that help you squeeze all the functionality from this cool software.
A comprehensive look at the impact of technology on facility managers
Facility managers are tasked with operating and maintaining the built environment. Technology plays a big role in this function, and often facility managers are asked to install, implement, and work with a variety of technologies without any prior experience in information technology.
Technology for Facility Managers presents the cutting-edge technology that facility managers will come across in their careers. Each chapter covers a different technology and includes an overview and basic primer about the technologythe current use of the technology, how it's evolving, and how it will impact the practice of facility management in the futureand is complemented with case studies that address how the technology was implemented and the effect it had on the organization. Technologies covered include:
Technology forFacility Managers is appropriate as a textbook for IFMA Accredited Degree Programs and as a resource for professionals studying for certification through IFMA.
Synthesis and Nullification is the first retrospective covering the career of Stefan Sonvilla-Weiss as a visual artist, graphic designer, multimedia developer, writer, researcher, educator and visionary conceptualist.Synthesis and Nullification is used here metaphorically, as it stands for a complex and wide ranging theoretical and practical exploration in visual culture.The book is divided into four main chapters, which bundle in chronological order artwork, concept visualizations, installations, photographs and multimedia work. It contains numerous previously unpublished texts and artwork from the last two decades, allowing discovery of a whole universe of textual and visual material.Written for media scholars, media artists, designers, art historians, communication experts and curators.
This volume depicts the phenomenon of cross-linguistic influences in the specific context of multilingual language acquisition. It consists of articles on various issues relating to the syntactic and lexical development of foreign language learners from different L1 backgrounds, in many cases involving languages which are typologically distant from English, such as Russian, Croatian, Greek and Portuguese. Individual chapters highlight different areas expected to be especially transfer-prone at the level of grammatical and lexical transfer in particular contexts of language contact.