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New and Published Textbooks

  1. Designing Sustainability

    Making radical changes in a material world

    By Stuart Walker

    What is the relationship between design, sustainability, inner values and spirituality? How can we create designs that provide a convincing alternative to unsustainable interpretations of progress, growth, consumerism and commercialism? Building on the arguments first advanced in his widely...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Learning to Look at Sculpture

    By Mary Acton

    Learning to Look at Sculpture is an accessible guide to the study and understanding of three dimensional art. Sculpture is all around us: in public parks, squares, gardens and railway stations, as part of the architecture of buildings, or when used in commemoration and memorials and can even be...

    Published April 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  3. Fashion Theory

    An Introduction

    By Malcolm Barnard

    Fashion is both big business and big news. From models’ eating disorders and sweated labour to the glamour of a new season's trends, statements and arguments about fashion and the fashion industry can be found in every newspaper, consumer website and fashion blog. Books which define, analyse and...

    Published March 26th 2014 by Routledge

  4. History of Art

    A Student's Handbook, 5th Edition

    By Marcia Pointon

    This fully revised edition of the History of Art: A Student's Handbook introduces students to the kinds of practices, challenges, questions and writings they will encounter in studying the history of art. Marcia Pointon conveys the excitement of Art History as a multi-faceted discipline addressing...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Sustainable Fashion and Textiles

    Design Journeys, 2nd Edition

    By Kate Fletcher

    Praise for the previous edition: "[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception "Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse "At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Collage and Architecture

    By Jennifer A.E. Shields

    Collage and Architecture is the first book to cover collage as a tool for design in architecture, making it a valuable resource for students and practitioners. Author Jennifer Shields uses the artworks and built projects of leading artists and architects, such as Le Corbusier, Daniel Libeskind, and...

    Published December 21st 2013 by Routledge

  7. Fashion Cultures Revisited

    Theories, Explorations and Analysis, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Stella Bruzzi, Pamela Church Gibson

    Following on from the ground-breaking collection Fashion Cultures, this second anthology, Fashion Cultures Revisited, contains 26 newly commissioned chapters exploring fashion culture from the start of the new millennium to the present day. The book is divided into six parts, each discussing...

    Published November 15th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Design Student's Handbook

    Your Essential Guide to Course, Context and Career

    By Jane Bartholomew, Steve Rutherford

    What is design? What are the main design disciplines, and how do they interrelate? How does design theory and context help you improve your studio work? What do you need to know by the end of your course to get a good career? What can you do to become a knowledgeable designer and improve your...

    Published July 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. An Introduction to Design and Culture

    1900 to the Present, 3rd Edition

    By Penny Sparke

    This third edition of An Introduction to Design and Culture has been revised and updated throughout to include issues of globalization, sustainability and digital/interactive design. New for this edition is a chapter which covers key changes in design culture. Design culture has changed...

    Published December 6th 2012 by Routledge

  10. From Organisation to Decoration

    An Interiors Reader

    Edited by Graeme Brooker, Sally Stone

    From Organisation to Decoration: An Interiors Reader is a reader for students, scholars and practitioners interested in the theories, processes and principles of the aspects of the theory and practice of interior architecture, interior design and interior decoration. The book is divided into three...

    Published November 29th 2012 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Textbooks

  1. Walter Benjamin’s Concept of the Image
    By Alison Ross
    To Be Published November 3rd 2014
  2. Journalism and Eyewitness Images: Digital Media, Participation, and Conflict
    By Mette Mortensen
    To Be Published November 12th 2014
  3. Performing the Self: Women's Lives in Historical Perspective
    Edited by Katie Barclay, Sarah Richardson
    To Be Published November 17th 2014
  4. Arts-based and Contemplative Practices in Research and Teaching: Honoring Presence
    Edited by Susan Walsh, Barbara Bickel, Carl Leggo
    To Be Published November 19th 2014
  5. Creative Analysis: Art, creativity and clinical process
    By George Hagman
    To Be Published November 27th 2014

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