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  • GoddessGoddess
    Harold Koda, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)

    This beautifully illustrated book explores the continually evolving influence of classical dress through the ages. 175 illustrations.

  • The SwastikaThe Swastika
    Steven Heller

    ""–School Library Journal.* Traces the history of the swastika, from religious symbol to reviled symbol * More than 175 illustrations * Powerful examination of the impact of one graphic symbol on society.

  • Fashion in UnderwearFashion in Underwear
    Elizabeth Ewing

    Originally published: New York: Batsford, [1971].

  • Chinese ClothingChinese Clothing
    Mei Hua

    This illustrated introduction to Chinese clothing discusses the development and transformation of distinctive Chinese fashions through the ages.

  • The Great FunkThe Great Funk
    Thomas Hine

    In the same way, The Great Funk: Falling Apart and Coming Together (on a Shag Rug) in the Seventies maps a complex era by looking at its ideas, feelings, sex, fashions, textures, gestures, colors, demographic forces, artistic expressions, …

  • Becoming Human by DesignBecoming Human by Design
    Tony Fry

    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.

  • Networks of DesignNetworks of Design
    Jonathan Glynne, Fiona Hackney, Minton, Viv

    This collection will be invaluable to students and researchers in many areas of design studies and to design practitioners receptive to new and challenging notions of what constitutes the design process.

  • Looking Closer 5Looking Closer 5
    Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller

    The final installment in this acclaimed series offers astute and controversial discussions on contemporary graphic design from 2001 to 2005.

  • Designing Modern BritainDesigning Modern Britain
    Cheryl Buckley

    In this informative and broad-ranging book Cheryl Buckley examines the culture as well as the products of design in Britain.

  • The Politics of ParametricismThe Politics of Parametricism
    Matthew Poole, Manuel Shvartzberg

    The Politics of Parametricism addresses these issues, offering a collection of new essays written by leading international thinkers in the fields of digital design, architecture, theory and technology.