July / August 2018 (75)

Ergonomics in Product Design

ISBN: 9789887849377

Author: Sendpoints    Publisher: Sendpoints

Compared with traditional design emphasizing on the functionality of products, designers today turn an eye on the ergonomic aspect to meet the increasing need o...


Compared with traditional design emphasizing on the functionality of products, designers today turn an eye on the ergonomic aspect to meet the increasing need of people today requiring more scientific and comfortable products. To echo this double-need, this book introduces the basic knowledge of ergonomics with rich illustrations, aiming to explain the discipline in a more accessible way. It further enhances the reader s understanding by displaying case studies and abundant product designs combined with useful ergonomic diagrams.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2018


$110.00
Creative Sketching in Product Design

ISBN: 9789887849384

Publisher: Sendpoints

Sketches are very important in the expression of creative ideas, especially for product design. This book includes perspective theory, basic sketching skill in ...


Sketches are very important in the expression of creative ideas, especially for product design. This book includes perspective theory, basic sketching skill in the light and shadow, sketching tools and material effect of product, and presents over 50 outstanding sketch designs from all around the world.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$100.00
Remarkable Graphic Styles - Rough

ISBN: 9789887849452

Publisher: Sendpoints

"Rough" could be naive, crude, intuitive, or raw. in art and design, "rough" approaches to creation tend to touch viewer's heart with its naturalness, honest an...


"Rough" could be naive, crude, intuitive, or raw. in art and design, "rough" approaches to creation tend to touch viewer's heart with its naturalness, honest and boldness. Looking back at our rough art heritage and focusing on the rough graphic design of our time, this book presents and concludes the different approaches of rough expression. In it we could find out why and how artists created childlike lines and colours, torn and rubbed the paper, or collected trash from streets. Through interviews with the designers, we could also explore how they make a rough image "awfully" good. After reading this book, we might become more fascinated by such visual roughness.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2018


$59.99
Remarkable Graphic Styles - Chaotic

ISBN: 9789887849469

Publisher: Sendpoints

Since the end of the 19th century, our aesthetics have been challenged by various avant-garde artistic ideas, especially astounded by the chaotic visuals. But t...


Since the end of the 19th century, our aesthetics have been challenged by various avant-garde artistic ideas, especially astounded by the chaotic visuals. But there are many more stories behind the chaos in art. This book digs into chaotic art heritage in human history, and features the most exciting graphic designs distinguished with chaotic styles, which have been broken down into four different approaches: distortion, redundancy, diversity, and randomness. As a tribute to the chaotic art refined by the courageous predecessors, as well as an applause to the chaotic visuals nourished by our contemporary designers, it serves as a bridge between artistic ideals and graphic communication, between puzzled readers and expressive designers.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$59.99
Remarkable Graphic Styles - Void

ISBN: 9789887849490

Publisher: Sendpoints

What is Void? It is an oriental aesthetic tradition. Also it is a modern style popular in art and design since the 1960s, namely minimalism. The aesthetics of v...


What is Void? It is an oriental aesthetic tradition. Also it is a modern style popular in art and design since the 1960s, namely minimalism. The aesthetics of void helps extract the essentials, maximize functionality, and more importantly, achieve a peaceful harmony. This book will lead readers to explore the distinctive style of "void" in graphic design world, to look closely a its history and development and to discuss its characteristics. The rich coverage of graphic designs of this style by outstanding designers worldwide in this book provide valuable perspectives and inspirations for anyone interested in this unique style.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 180 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$59.99
Remarkable Graphic Design - Exquisite

ISBN: 9789887849476

Publisher: Sendpoints

The exquisite creations embody our best artistic endeavours and offer a glimpse of the greatness of the civilisations that produced them. Their sheer beauty and...


The exquisite creations embody our best artistic endeavours and offer a glimpse of the greatness of the civilisations that produced them. Their sheer beauty and charm are enough for us to marvel at, let alone the large sum of resources, efforts and time poured into making them. In this book, we hope to follow our predecessors' footprints in the endless pursuit of exquisite beauty, and to explore the possibilities of how this style might blaze new trails in today's graphic design world.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 180 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$59.99
Remarkable Graphic Styles - Fierce

ISBN: 9789887849483

Publisher: Sendpoints

If visuals could scream, wail or attack, what would they be like? Maybe you can find the answers in this book. Since a long time ago, there has always been some...


If visuals could scream, wail or attack, what would they be like? Maybe you can find the answers in this book. Since a long time ago, there has always been some artists who resort to a fierce visual language to release their emotional powder kegs. These visuals are shocking, stinging, terrifying, or even depressing. Unsettling as they are, we believe that such visual fierceness offers unique aesthetic value and can inspire generations. In this book, we will look into this extreme visual language, and try to find out how our early predecessors as well as our contemporary visual artists created the most striking images.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 185 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$59.99
Fashion Sketching : A Complete Guidebook for Beginners

ISBN: 9789887895343

Publisher: Sendpoints

This book aims to showcase the process of drawing fashion sketches in details, which enable readers to learn fashion sketching easily by themselves. This is a g...


This book aims to showcase the process of drawing fashion sketches in details, which enable readers to learn fashion sketching easily by themselves. This is a guidebook for beginners, including the step-by-step introduction of how to draw the stylised body and fabric textures and the basic colouring knowledge. More than 50 step-by-step tutorials included.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 215 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2018


$89.99
Steve Redgrave's Complete Book of Rowing

ISBN: 9781849892707

Author: Sir Steve Redgrave    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

One of the most successful athletes of all time, Steve Redgrave is uniquely placed to share his expertise and experience in this go-to guide for rowers, especia...


One of the most successful athletes of all time, Steve Redgrave is uniquely placed to share his expertise and experience in this go-to guide for rowers, especially at a time when more people than ever are participating in the sport. Redgrave firmly believes that the basic principles and techniques of rowing are the same for beginners and elite athletes alike, and it's this philosophy that underpins the book. Starting with the basics of equipment and clothing and how to get started in the sport, he then moves on to more in-depth chapters on technique, tactics and competition. The revised edition also focusses in detail on the physical and mental preparation needed to excel, with chapters on biomechanics, training and cross training, injury prevention and diet and nutrition accompanied by insights into motivation and belief. The text is illustrated throughout with line drawing and photographs, and enlivened by personal anecdotes and reflections from Redgrave himself. The book also includes full rigging charts, a fault diagnostic to help hone technique, details of strengthening and conditioning exercises and lists of useful information, such as how to find a rowing club, a guide to courses and training camps and equipment suppliers. This is a book for rowers of all levels who want to learn from the best and aspire to perform to the best of their abilities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 190 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2018


$59.99
DUE > 30th Sep 2018
The Original Dog Bible

ISBN: 9781933958828

Author: Kristin Mehus-Roe    Publisher: Companion House

The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover’s resource on the market: 830 page...


The revised and expanded second edition of the best-selling The Original Dog Bible remains the most comprehensive dog lover’s resource on the market: 830 pages and over 500 color photographs cover every topic under the canine sun! The book is divided into eight parts, each fully illustrated and designed for easy reference, plus helpful, entertaining sidebars covering hundreds of related topics. Section I: “The Dog in Our World” starts with the domestication of dog and the development of breeds, explores the dog’s place in world religion, folklore, and popular culture, and analyzes how the dog fits into our society in terms of rescue, animal welfare, legal matters, and ethical and social issues. Section II: “A New Dog” is a new owner’s primer to deciding upon the right dog, whether purebred or mixed breed, the requirements of keeping and caring for a dog, and various considerations before choosing a dog (children, size, energy, etc.). Individual chapters on finding a dog (from breeders, shelters, and rescue programs), preparing for the homecoming (puppy-proofing, supplies, safety), and bringing the dog home. Section III: “Life with a Dog” discusses pet-care partners (from doggy day care to boarding kennels to pet sitters), emergencies, lost-dog protocol, traveling with a dog, senior years, and activities with a dog. The expansive activities chapter covers agility, flyball, sledding, weigh pulling, canine freestyle, lure coursing, herding, field trials, dock diving, Schutzhund, tracking, showing, therapy, obedience trials, and more. Section IV: “Breeds” is the largest section in the book, providing an alphabetical catalog of over 250 purebred dogs, from Affenpinscher to Yorkshire Terrier, including all of the most popular breeds in the world as well as many little known breed. Each breed is represented by a full-color photograph and an article detailing alternative names, country of origin, kennel club group, history of breed’s development, physical description, height/weight, temperament, activity level, health concerns—all information necessary for owners to determine which breed would make the best companion for their life style and family. Section V: “Health” extends over 100 pages and covers establishing a veterinary regimen for a dog; infectious diseases and vaccinations; canine anatomy and bodily systems; reproduction and breeding; chronic disease and conditions; and diagnostic tests and techniques. Section VI: “Daily Care” provides owners with fundamental information about grooming dogs, including breed-specific needs, history of grooming, and home grooming requirements. A chapter titled “The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Dog” addresses essential canine nutrition, including selection of the right food, safety, special needs, supplemental, obesity, and owner precautions. Section VII: “Training and Behavior” could be a complete book unto itself, discussing canine communication, the importance of socialization, puppy training, house-training, specific kinds of training methods, equipment, adult-dog methods, and trick training. A chapter on solving behavioral problems covers difficulties owners might encounter with their pets, from barking and separation anxiety to aggression, eating, housetraining, and health-related problems. Section VIII: “Dogs and Work” includes a chapter about dogs who work and a chapter about people who work with dogs. The text discusses the many jobs dogs do in our society, from ancient roles like herding, guarding, and military work to more contemporary jobs like search and rescue, film acting, and detection work. The careers chapter catalogs jobs caring for dogs (veterinary-related, groomers, day-care), protection and advocacy jobs (humane societies, animal control), and training and handling jobs (obedience, behaviorist, working dog handlers). The book concludes with an extensive glossary, a 50-page resource section of books, websites, and magazines, and a complete index.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 831


Dimensions: 190 x 240 mm


$49.99
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