The Iconic Transport Designs that Shaped our City
Author: London Transport Museum
Publisher: Random House
Curated and designed by the experts at The London Transport Museum, this collection showcases London's 100 greatest transport design icons from the past 150 years. From TfL's exclusive Johnston font; Westminster Station's ground breaking architecture; Paolozzi's Tottenham Court Road Station mosaics; the classic S-Stock Underground train; Henry Beck's original tube map, and even Oxford Circus' 'Scramble Crossing', to the Black Cab, and the Routemaster - old and new - London by Design delivers behind-the-scenes analysis of these iconic designs from industry experts, accompanied throughout by beautiful images, drawings, artwork and photography, from the London Transport Museum's archive. This beautiful book is a ideal for any art, architecture or design lover, as well as any passionate Londoner or tourist to our world-famous capital.
Author: Mark Ovenden
Publisher: Particular Books
A beautifully illustrated and comprehensive history of one of the world's most celebrated design achievements, and of the visionaries who brought it to life. Since its establishment 150 years ago as the world's first urban subway, the London Underground has continuously set a benchmark for design that has influenced transit systems from New York to Tokyo, Moscow to Paris and beyond. London Underground by Design is the first meticulous study of every aspect of that feat. Beginning in the pioneering Victorian age, Mark Ovenden charts the evolution of architecture, branding, typeface, map design, interior and textile styles, posters, signage and graphic design and how these came together to shape not just the Underground's identity, but the character of London itself. This is the story of celebrated designers - from Frank Pick, the guru who conceptualised the modern Tube's look under the 'design fit for purpose' mantra, to Harry Beck, Tube diagram creator, and from Marion Dorn, one of the twentieth century's leading textile designers, to Edward Johnston, creator of the distinctive font that bears his name, as well as Leslie Green, designer of central London's distinctive ruby-red tiled stations, and the Design Research Unit's head, Misha Black, who in the 1960s rebranded British Railways and created the Victoria line's distinctive style, and Sir Norman Foster, architect of Canary Wharf station. Rich with hundreds of illustrations, some never before seen, London Underground by Design shows that design is not just about aesthetic pleasure, but is crucial to how we get around.
Author: Oliver Green
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
As managing director of the London Underground in the 1920s and the first chief executive of London Transport, Frank Pick (1878–1941) had more influence than any other individual on the look of 20th-century London. Pick’s vision for the city was more powerful than anyone’s since Christopher Wren, and his passionate belief in the social and civic value of good, practical applied art and design was extended across his vast organization. Frank Pick’s London explores his extraordinary contribution to the environment and everyday experience of modern London through his meticulously planned approach to everything from maps through the distinctive red, white, and blue Underground logo and typeface to publicity posters and upholstery fabrics created by famous artists such as Man Ray, Edward McKnight Kauffer, Paul Nash, and Edward Bawden.
How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation
Author: Tim Brown
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Business & Economics
In Change by Design, Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO, the celebrated innovation and design firm, shows how the techniques and strategies of design belong at every level of business. Change by Design is not a book by designers for designers; this is a book for creative leaders who seek to infuse design thinking into every level of an organization, product, or service to drive new alternatives for business and society.
Strategies and Activities for Grades 4-8
Author: Anne Jolly
How do you create effective STEM classrooms that energize students, help them grow into creative thinkers and collaborators, and prepare them for their futures? This practical book from expert Anne Jolly has all the answers and tools you need to get started or enhance your current program. Based on the author’s popular MiddleWeb blog of the same name, STEM by Design reveals the secrets to successful lessons in which students use science, math, and technology to solve real-world engineering design problems. You’ll learn how to: Select and adapt quality existing STEM lessons that present authentic problems, allow for creative approaches, and engage students in meaningful teamwork; Create your own student-centered STEM lessons based on the Engineering Design Process; Assess students’ understanding of basic STEM concepts, their problem-solving abilities, and their level of engagement with the material; Teach STEM in after-school programs to further build on concepts covered in class; Empower girls to aspire to careers in STEM and break down the barriers of gender bias; Tap into STEM's project-based learning style to attract and engage all students. Throughout this user-friendly book, you’ll find design tools such as checklists, activities, and assessments to aid you in developing or adapting STEM lessons. These tools, as well as additional teacher resources, are also available as free downloads from the book’s website, http://www.stem-by-design.com.
Finding Pleasure and Purpose in Everyday Life
Author: Paul Dolan
Publisher: Penguin UK
Category: Social Science
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Few books change one's life; in 48 hours this has improved mine' Jenni Russell, Sunday Times How can we make it easier to be happy? Using the latest cutting-edge research, Professor Paul Dolan reveals that wellbeing isn't about how we think - it's about what we do. By making deliberate choices that bring us both pleasure and meaning, we can redesign our lives for maximum happiness - without thinking too hard about it. 'Outstanding, cutting-edge, and profound. If you're going to read one book on happiness, this is the one' Nassim Nicholas Taleb 'Bold and original ... what I wish for my grandchildren: a life that is rich in activities both pleasurable and meaningful' Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast and Slow
The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit
Author: Charles W. Calomiris,Stephen H. Haber
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Category: Business & Economics
Why are banking systems unstable in so many countries—but not in others? The United States has had twelve systemic banking crises since 1840, while Canada has had none. The banking systems of Mexico and Brazil have not only been crisis prone but have provided miniscule amounts of credit to business enterprises and households. Analyzing the political and banking history of the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil through several centuries, Fragile by Design demonstrates that chronic banking crises and scarce credit are not accidents. Calomiris and Haber combine political history and economics to examine how coalitions of politicians, bankers, and other interest groups form, why they endure, and how they generate policies that determine who gets to be a banker, who has access to credit, and who pays for bank bailouts and rescues. Fragile by Design is a revealing exploration of the ways that politics inevitably intrudes into bank regulation.
Station to Station on the London Underground
Author: Oliver Green
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
From Norman Foster's remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London's tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even further by the much-loved network's 150th anniversary in 2013.
From Evolution by Chance to Transformation by Choice
Author: Gregg Braden
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Human by Design invites you on a journey beyond Darwin’s theory of evolution, beginning with the fact that we exist as we do, even more empowered, and more connected with ourselves and the world, than scientists have believed possible. In one of the great ironies of the modern world, the science that was expected to solve life’s mysteries has done just the opposite. New discoveries have led to more unanswered questions, created deeper mysteries, and brought us to the brink of forbidden territory when it comes to explaining our origin and existence. These discoveries reveal the following facts: • Fact 1. Our origin —Modern humans appeared suddenly on earth approximately 200,000 years ago, with the advanced brain, nervous system, and capabilities that set them apart from all other known forms of life already developed, rather than having developed slowly and gradually over a long periods of time. • Fact 2. Missing physical evidence —The relationships shown on the conventional tree of human evolution are speculative connections only. While they are believed to exist, a 150-year search has failed to produce the physical evidence that confirms the relationships shown on the evolutionary family tree. • Fact 3. New DNA evidence —The comparison of DNA between ancient Neanderthals, previously thought to be our ancestors, and early humans tells us that we did not descend from the Neanderthals. • Fact 4. A rare DNA fusion —Advanced genome analysis reveals that the DNA that sets us apart from other primates, including in our advanced brain and nervous system, is the result of an ancient and precise fusion of genes occurring in a way that suggests something beyond evolution made our humanness possible. • Fact 5. Our extraordinary abilities —We are born with the capacity to self-heal, to self-regulate longevity, to activate an enhanced immune response, and to experience deep intuition, sympathy, empathy, and, ultimately, compassion —and to do each of these on demand. In this book, New York Times best-selling author and 2017 Templeton Award nominee Gregg Braden crosses the traditional boundaries of science and spirituality to answer the timeless question at the core of our existence —Who are we? —and to reveal science-based techniques that awaken our uniquely human experiences of deep intuition, precognition, advanced states of self-healing, and much more! Beyond any reasonable doubt, Human by Design reveals that we’re not what we’ve been told, and much more than we’ve ever imagined.
The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine
Author: Paola Antonelli
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category: Business & Economics
This collection features Rotman magazine's best articles on design thinking and business design. Insights are drawn from the people on the frontlines of bringing design into modern organizations, as well as from the leading academics who are teaching design thinking to a new generation of global leaders.
Author: Lawrence Zeegen
Category: Book covers
In 1915 the Ladybird logo was registered by Loughborough printer Wills & Hepworth, who used downtime on their printing presses to experiment with producing wholesome illustrated books for children. Now, 100 years of iconic Ladybird books later, Lawrence Zeegen explores the design decisions and illustration influences behind the classic titles. Starting with the company's early days and then moving through the "golden age" of 1950-1970 to the innovative publishing of today, this is both a design retrospective and social history of the last century as explored through the lens of the Ladybird world
How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing
Author: Henry Petroski
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Presents case studies of inventions by engineers, explaining how they resolve technical difficulties, and how they make their inventions socially acceptable and economically feasible
Pregnancy, Maternity Care and Midwifery in North America and Europe
Author: Raymond De Vries,Cecilia Benoit,Edwin van Teijlingen,Sirpa Wrede
Category: Social Science
First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Author: Tony Fry
Publisher: A&C Black
The last in Tony Fry's celebrated trilogy of books continues his radical rethinking of design. Becoming Human by Design's provocative argument presents a revised reading of human 'evolution' centred on ontological design. Examining the relation of design to the nature of the human species - where the species came from, how it was created, what it became and its likely future - Fry asserts that current biological and social models of evolution are an insufficient explanation of how 'we humans' became what we are. Making a case for ontological design as an evolutionary agency, the book posits the relation between the formation of the world of human fabrication and the making of mankind itself as indivisible. It also functions as a provocation to rethink the fate of Homo sapiens, recognising that all species are finite and that the fate of humankind turns on a fundamental Darwinian principle - adapt or die. Fry considers the nature of adaptation, arguing that it will depend on an ability to think and design in new ways.
Author: George L. Legendre
Looks at the design and mathematical principles for over ninety pasta shapes through a classification tree based on physical characteristics and profiles that include descriptions, photographs, formulas, and cooking times for each pasta shape.
Author: David Lawrence
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
The London Transport bar and circle – also known as the bulls-eye or roundel – is an icon of commercial design. Over the last century it has come to represent not only London's transport network but also the city itself. Rare for the logo of a large organization, the symbol is often perceived as being 'cool', and its influence has extended into many other fields, including fashion, pop music and counter-culture. This fascinating book charts the history and development of the symbol from the early 20th century to the present day, and explores its use across the company's many activities, as well as its wide-ranging cultural influence. Richly illustrated with poster artworks, photographs and other graphic material from the London Transport Museum archives, the book features numerous inventive uses of the logo, many of them previously unpublished.
A Cover Story, 1935-2005
Author: Phil Baines
Publisher: Gardners Books
Since the creation of the first Penguin paperbacks in 1935, their jackets have become a constantly evolving part of Britain's culture and design history. Looking back at seventy years of Penguin, Phil Baines charts the development of British publishing, book cover design and the role of artists in defining the Penguin look.
A 2-Tone Memoir
Author: Pauline Black
Publisher: Profile Books
Born in 1953 to Anglo-Jewish/Nigerian parents, Pauline Black was subsequently adopted by a white, working class family in Romford. Never quite at home there, she escaped her small town background and discovered a different way of life - making music. Lead singer for platinum-selling band The Selecter, Pauline Black was the Queen of British Ska. The only woman in a movement dominated by men, she toured with The Specials, Madness, Dexy's Midnight Runners when they were at the top of the charts - and, sometimes, on their worst behaviour. From childhood to fame, from singing to acting and broadcasting, from adoption to her recent search for her birth parents, Black By Design is a funny and enlightening story of music, race, family and roots.
Author: Sally Storey
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Taking an imaginative and creative look at the potential of creating and using light, Lighting by Design opens a new perspective on outdoor and indoor design. Lighting is an essential part of interior design. It is easy to visualise fabrics from swatches and large samples, but lighting is more complex; we cannot touch or feel it, yet it is all around us and responsible for what we see. One needs to understand light in three dimensions - it's not only important what is lit, but to know where shadows are created. Skilful lighting is the balance between light and shade. Starting with a discussion on the nature of light and the interplay of light and shadow on buildings inside and out, the author inspires with the imaginative creation of light within the home for varying effects from calm softness to theatrical drama. A major part of the book is devoted to outdoor lighting, from entrances and exits, roof terraces and decks to special features such as topiary, swimming pools, water features and statues blending, garden spaces and interior dimension into a unified whole. Specially commissioned photography shows before and after effects and unusual usage of daylight and artificial light to create new moods. Inspirational photographs feature the interiors of respected designers such as Jonathan Reed, Mary Fox Linton, Nina Campbell and Tricia Guild. Further features include use of pattern, focus, using coloured light and provide advice on the best choice of colours to maximise reflection into a space. Packed with elegant ideas, superb photographs and imaginative suggestions for creating a dramatic and changing environment, this book adds a whole new dimension to interior design. New in paperback following success of hardback edition, ISBN 1862055289 Inspirational approach to lighting your home Offers a new perspective on outdoor and indoor design