The Art of Looking Sideways

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Author: Alan Fletcher

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714834498

Category: Design

Page: 534

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A primer in visual intelligence and an exploration of the workings of the eye, the hand, the brain and the imagination is comprised of an inexhaustible mine of anecdotes, quotations, images, trivia, oddities, serious science, jokes and memories, all concerned with the limitless resources of the human mind.

Picturing and poeting

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Author: Alan Fletcher

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 374

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The Final Monograph from the Internationally Renowned GraphicDesigner; Follow up to Beware Wet Paint and The Art of Looking Sideways.Phaidon Press is pleased to announce the publication of a new monographfilled with Mr. Fletcher's most recent creative work, PICTURING ANDPOETING.The book is an eye-catching and mind-teasing collection of visualgames, doodles, graphic objects, drawings, typographic collage andquotations. Filled with almost 300 color images, is a wonderful, witty takeon how to think visually and will be a source of inspiration for designersor anybody who works the arts or advertising. PICTURING AND POETING is a testament to Fletcher's remarkable talent and areflection of the intelligence and visionary creativity for which he was soacclaimed. The book presents a wealth of material from his notebooks andtravel diaries about people and places, the contextual patterns of wordsand letters, and the charming and infuriating idiosyncrasies of the way inwhich we communicate with the world around us.Throughout this personal collection of work, Fletcher's sketches andquotations demonstrate how images can often communicate a point moreclearly than text.A self-proclaimed "doodler," Fletcher offers anentertaining exploration of the potential that words have to becomepictures, and that drawings have to convey meanings. This book will appealto anyone who enjoys visual mind-teasers and clever stories. Alan Fletcher belonged to that elite international group of designers whotranscended the conventional boundaries of their craft.He is wasconsultant Creative Director to Phaidon Press and the author of Beware WetPaint (1996) and The Art of Looking Sideways (2001) The Design Museum ofLondon will be hosting the exhibition "Alan Fletcher: Fifty years ofgraphic work (and play)" through February 2007. PICTURING AND POETING is a tribute to the storied 50-year career of one ofthe world's great creative thinkers.As Emily King states so eloquently inthe book's introduction, "Although much of this book seems to be the workof an instant, it is, of course, the product of a lifetime."

Beware Wet Paint

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Author: Alan Fletcher

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714843780

Category: Design

Page: 268

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A monograph on the international graphic master and founder of Pentagram Design.

Anteaters to Zebras

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Author: Alan Fletcher

Publisher: Tate

ISBN: 9781849760041

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

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A playful introduction to the alphabet, created by one of the most respected figures in graphic design, presents a series of brightly colored animals illustrating the letters of the alphabet.

A Sideways Look at Time

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Author: Jay Griffiths

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781585423064

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 403

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The author takes a fresh look at time, unraveling its many mysteries and looking back at cycles of time that are lost to modern humans. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Art Of Innovation

Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm

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Author: Tom Kelley

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847656781

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 202

View: 8015

There isn't a business that doesn't want to be more creative in its thinking, products and processes. In The Art of Innovation, Tom Kelley, partner at the Silicon Valley-based firm IDEO, developer of hundreds of innovative products from the first commercial mouse to virtual reality headsets and the Palm hand-held, takes readers behind the scenes of this wildly imaginative company to reveal the strategies and secrets it uses to turn out hit after hit. Kelley shows how teams: -Research and immerse themselves in every possible aspect of a new product or service -Examine each product from the perspective of clients, consumers and other critical audiences -Brainstorm best when they are focussed, being physical and having fun The Art of Innovation will provide business leaders with the insights and tools they need to make their companies the leading-edge top-rated stars of their industries.

A Smile in the Mind

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Author: Beryl McAlhone,David Stuart

Publisher: Phaidon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Design

Page: 240

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An exploration of humour, irony and playfulness in graphic design. This book explores so-called 'witty thinking' - arguably the most entertaining area of graphic design. Witty thinking is playfulness with ideas, words playing against images, and unexpected connections prompting new insights. It is clever thinking, not funny drawing. A Smile in the Mind analyses the intricate thought processes behind the apparently forward images. It shows how to make the case for witty solutions and, through a series of in-depth interviews with the world's top designers, suggests how to get inspiration. Gathering together the best examples of graphic wit over the past three decades, this book includes work from over 300 designers in the USA, Britain, Europe and Japan. Written with insight and a subtle lightness of touch, it offers designers a friendly read, a helpful sourcebook and a dynamic trigger for ideas.

On Looking

A Walker’s Guide to the Art of Observation

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Author: Alexandra Horowitz

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439191263

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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On Looking begins with inattention. It is about attending to the joys of the unattended, the perceived 'ordinary.' Horowitz encourages us to rediscover the extraordinary things that we are missing in our ordinary activities. Even when engaged in the simplest of activities like taking a walk around the block, we pay so little attention to most of what is right before us that we are sleepwalkers in our own lives.

Beginnings, Middles, & Ends

Sideways Stories on the Art & Soul of Social Work

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Author: Ogden Willis Rogers

Publisher: White Hat Communications

ISBN: 1929109350

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

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A sideways story is some moment in life when you thought you were doing one thing, but you ended up learning another. A sideways story can also be a poem, or prose, that, because of the way it is written, may not be all that direct in its meaning. What’s nice about both clouds, and art, is that you can look at them and just resonate. That can be good for both the heart and the mind. Many of the moments of this book have grown from experiences the author has had or stories he used in his lectures with students or told in his office with clients. Some of them have grown from essays written for others, for personal or professional reasons. They are moments on a path through the discovery of social work, a journey of beginnings, middles, and ends. With just the right blend of humor and candor, each of these stories contains nuggets of wisdom that you will not find in a traditional textbook. They capture the essence and the art and soul of social work. In a world rushed with the illusion of technique and rank empiricism, it is the author’s hope that some of the things here might make some moment in your thinking or feeling grow as a social worker. If they provoke a smile, or a tear, or a critical question, it’s worth it. Everyone makes a different journey in a life of social work. These stories are one social worker’s travelogue along the way.

Becoming a Successful Illustrator

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Author: Derek Brazell,Jo Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350030813

Category: Design

Page: 216

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Get ready to enter the working world of illustration with this freshly updated second edition of Brazell and Davies's Becoming a Successful Illustrator. This edition features even more 'Spotlight on…' sections, with advice from practicing illustrators as well as the people that commission them. You can enjoy added coverage in fields such as moving image, character illustration and social media. There are also new exercises to get you started planning and building your business, and over 200 inspirational examples of artwork, most of which are new to this edition. You can expect practical tips on how to seek work, how to market yourself and how to run your illustration business in an enterprising way, with advice that will prove useful long after your first commission. Building on the resources of the first edition, this continues to be the must-have guide to practicing professionally as an illustrator. Featured illustrators include: Millie Marotta Mark Ulriksen Natsko Seki Ellen Weinstein Stephen Collins ... and many more Featured topics include: Finding clients Agency representation Fields of work Financial and legal requirements Skills in art and design Self-promotion Showing work Managing your business

Hand to Eye

Contemporary Illustration

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Author: Angus Hyland,Roanne Bell

Publisher: Laurence King Publishing

ISBN: 9781856693394

Category: Art

Page: 144

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This sequel to Pen and Mouse features the work of 45 illustrators worldwide. Including both commissioned artwork and experimental projects, their work shows that computer illustration continues to push boundaries, although there has been a noticeable move towards a handcrafted style.

Aiki Trading

Trading in Harmony with the Markets

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Author: Jeffery Tie

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470826690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A great reference for all beginner traders. Aiki Trading will look at a robust method to understand what the market is doing in a specified timeframe. Essentially, markets are either trending up, trending down, or is in sideways or range bound congestion. Chapters are devoted to each of these three conditions, and the concepts are explained in depth. In addition, specific trading strategies will be explored for the different market conditions. These strategies are what I define as high probability, low risk trading strategies that have higher probability of success because it conforms to the nature of how markets behave. With more than 25 years of experience in financial markets, Jeffery's stock market career began in 1977 with JM Sassoon and continued with Kim Eng Securities. During his time in Stock-broking, Jeffery witnessed many cycles of boom and bust, including the 1987 meltdown in worldwide equity markets. In 1997, Jeffery joined Refco Singapore. During this time he developed new expertise in International Futures Markets and FX. Jeffery joined CMC in April 2007. He was responsible for the content and presentation of CMC's educational programmes. And he is currently the Resident Trainer with SGX Academy, and is based in Singapore.

The Art of Fiction

Notes on Craft for Young Writers

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Author: John Gardner

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307756718

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This classic guide, from the renowned novelist and professor, has helped transform generations of aspiring writers into masterful writers—and will continue to do so for many years to come. John Gardner was almost as famous as a teacher of creative writing as he was for his own works. In this practical, instructive handbook, based on the courses and seminars that he gave, he explains, simply and cogently, the principles and techniques of good writing. Gardner’s lessons, exemplified with detailed excerpts from classic works of literature, sweep across a complete range of topics—from the nature of aesthetics to the shape of a refined sentence. Written with passion, precision, and a deep respect for the art of writing, Gardner’s book serves by turns as a critic, mentor, and friend. Anyone who has ever thought of taking the step from reader to writer should begin here. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sagmeister

Made You Look

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Author: Stefan Sagmeister,Peter Hall

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810905979

Category: Design

Page: 291

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Stefan Sagmeister has been variously described as a genius, maniac, tactician, exhibitionist. This definitive volume of his work will allow readers to decide for themselves. With over 400 colour illustrations on easy to flip paper Sagmeister Made You Look features an array of the Austrian designer's work, including early theatre posters, grammy-nominated CD covers and the optical trickery and voodoo graphics that sent a low rumble through America's design profession.

The Art of Game Design

A Book of Lenses, Second Edition

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Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498759564

Category: Computers

Page: 600

View: 1893

Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.

The Art of Mending

A Novel

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Author: Elizabeth Berg

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588363879

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Revelations about a seemingly ordinary mother force her adult children to reexamine their lives in this “absorbing novel about family secrets” (The Dallas Morning News). Laura Bartone anticipates her annual family reunion in Minnesota with a mixture of excitement and wariness. Yet this year’s gathering will prove to be much more trying than either she or her siblings imagined. As soon as she arrives, Laura realizes that something is not right with her sister. Forever wrapped up in events of long ago, Caroline is the family’s restless black sheep. When Caroline confronts Laura and their brother, Steve, with devastating allegations about their mother, the three have a difficult time reconciling their varying experiences in the same house. But a sudden misfortune will lead them all to face the past, their own culpability, and their common need for love and forgiveness. Readers have come to love Elizabeth Berg for the “lucent beauty of [her] prose, the verity of her insights, and the tenderness of her regard for her fellow human” (Booklist). In The Art of Mending, her most profound and emotionally satisfying novel to date, she confronts some of the deepest mysteries of life, as she explores how even the largest sins can be forgiven by the smallest gestures, and how grace can come to many through the trials of one. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Elizabeth Berg's Once Upon a Time, There Was You.

Elements of Wit

Mastering the Art of Being Interesting

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Author: Benjamin Errett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698153863

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Got wit? We’ve all been in that situation where we need to say something clever, but innocuous; smart enough to show some intelligence, without showing off; something funny, but not a joke. What we need in that moment is wit—that sparkling combination of charm, humor, confidence, and most of all, the right words at the right time. Elements of Wit is an engaging book that brings together the greatest wits of our time, and previous ones from Oscar Wilde to Nora Ephron, Winston Churchill to Christopher Hitchens, Mae West to Louis CK, and many in between. With chapters covering the essential ingredients of wit, this primer sheds light on how anyone—introverts, extroverts, wallflowers, and bon vivants—can find the right zinger, quip, parry, or retort…or at least be a little bit more interesting.

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500 Designs that Matter

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Author: Phaidon Editors

Publisher: Phaidon Press

ISBN: 9780714873848

Category: Design

Page: 708

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Five hundred of the most iconic graphic designs of all time, from the beginnings of mechanical reproduction to the present The process of visual communication and problem-solving through the use of typography, space, image, and colour informs the way we connect across languages and cultures. Derived from the acclaimed Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design, this fascinating compendium celebrates the long, rich history of graphic design, from the first sample of movable type and the Nuremberg Chronicle of the fifteenth century to the cutting-edge magazines, posters, and ephemera of today. Compiled and written by a global team of experts, this book is international in its scope and appeal.

A Sideways Look At Clouds

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Author: Maria Mudd Ruth

Publisher: Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 168051119X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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• Written by a critically-acclaimed natural-history author • Shares author’s fun journey to understanding clouds • Written for the curious—but non-science—minded Author Maria Mudd Ruth fell in love with clouds the same way she stumbles into most passions: madly and unexpectedly. A Sideways Look at Clouds is the story of her quite accidental infatuation with and education about the clouds above. When she moved to the soggy Northwest a decade ago, Maria assumed that locals would know everything there was to know about clouds, in the same way they talk about salmon, tides, and the Seahawks. Yet in her first two years of living in Olympia, Washington, she never heard anyone talk about clouds—only the rain. Puzzled by this lack of cloud savvy, she decided to create a 10-question online survey and sent it to everyone she knew. Her sample size of 67 people included men and women, new friends in Olympia, family on the East Coast, outdoorsy and indoorsy types, professional scientists, and liberal arts majors like herself. The results showed that while people knew a little bit about clouds, most were like her—they had a hard time identifying clouds or remembering their names. As adults, they had lost their curiosity and sense of wonder about clouds and were, essentially, not in the habit of looking up. A Sideways Look at Clouds acknowledges the challenges of understanding clouds and so uses a very steep and bumpy learning curve—the author’s—as its plot line. The book is structured around the ten words used in most definitions of a cloud: “a visible mass of water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the atmosphere above the earth.” A captivating story teller, Maria blends science, wonder, and humor to take the scenic route through the clouds and encourages readers to chart their own rambling, idiosyncratic course. Whether you are outside under the clouds, inside planning your next adventure, or curled up anywhere with a good book, A Sideways Look at Clouds will engage, inform, and inspire.