Monday, third week at home, and like every week start, you deserve more tips to spend your days in the best possible way.
We left the previous weeks with fashion documentaries, museums that can be visited online, playlists, books on art and this time we come back with books on design and everything that revolves around it, for all lovers of the subject.
“Styles come and go. Good design is a language, not a style“. Massimo Vignelli
History of Design – Renato De Fusco
From the Industrial Revolution to today, a complete history of design. One of the greatest cultural and socio-economic phenomena of the contemporary age, seen in its most specific aspects: design, production, consumption, and sales.
Thing leads to. Notes for a design methodology – Bruno Munari.
Among Munari’s great books, this is perhaps the one that makes readers most happy for the enchanted lightness with which it leads them to discover that knowing how to design is not the exclusive and innate gift of a few. There is a creativity in each of us, these pages help to develop and highlight. Munari (Milan, 1907-1998), painter, designer, and experimenter of new art forms, marked a fundamental turning point in the history of design in Italy and the world.
Design and visual communication. Contribution to a didactic methodology – Bruno Munari
What is the graphics? Who are the designers? How does their creative logic work? What use do they make of techniques and materials? A master of Italian design has written the most amusing manual to understand its principles, laws and possible realizations.
The design of everyday things – Donald A. Norman
It often happens that we are unable to “use” an object in front of us, opening a window, for example, using a remote control does not mean that we are incapable, it means that this object has been badly designed. Donald A. Norman – and “anthropocentric design” – reveals to us the secrets of bad design and shows what triggers our interaction with so many everyday objects. Effective, the human-scale design is one that combines psychology and technology.
Cromorama. How color has changed our gaze – Riccardo Falcinelli
Why is there never any green in Mondrian’s paintings? In the society of images, color plays a fundamental role in everything we do, everything. All societies have built symbolic systems in which color had a central role and Cromorama tells us how today color has become a filter with which we think about reality.
The language of things – Deyan Sudjic
In all its manifestations, the design is the DNA of our societies. If we want to understand the nature of the modern world, it is this code that we must explore. Chapter after chapter, page after page, we discover how much pleasure there is in knowing through objects, how much we can cultivate ourselves and our own personality by surrounding ourselves with objects, in which we can recognize ourselves and to which we can entrust the task of representing ourselves. Deyan Sudjic teaches us to learn this language and to have a critical judgment so that we become more aware.
Design. History and counter-history – Andrea Branzi
In order to understand design, it is not enough to know the events of furnishing styles and technologies, but it is necessary to investigate the relationships that link domestic objects and tools with the wider scenarios of school and human culture. This book is therefore not a history of industrial design nor a critical anthology dedicated to it, but the first book s
Emotional design – Donald A. Norman
“Emotion” is one of the keywords for the design world today. In this book, Norman recognizes that his previous conceptions, all set on functionality and usability, were limited and limiting: one cannot ignore the pleasure that the objects we use every day give us or not. What each of us represents is also determined by the objects we use: we choose them, we appreciate them not only for the function they perform for us but also for the sensations they give us.
Design marketing. Innovate by changing. The meanings of consumption – Carlo Meo
At one time design was the territory of form applied to functionality, while marketing was the world of ideas to sell more to consumers: today marketing needs design to sell products and make people go to places of purchase, while design needs to turn into marketing to affirm brand identity and increase sales. This book provides introductory tools to understand how these topics interact with each other.
1000 Chairs – Charlotte e Peter Fiell
More than any other furnishing element, the chair has always been the most studied and designed object in the history of design. From the backrest to the leg, from the seat to the color, each element reflects the stylistic awareness of a specific era. Each chair has its own page in which its history, its technicalities and the designer who designed it are explored. This volume is a real gem for design enthusiasts and a must for all collectors!