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  • Beyond Sticky Notes

    Doing Co-design for Real: Mindsets, methods and movements

    Co-design is a transformative, community-centred design method which is much discussed – yet rarely practised authentically. Beyond Sticky Notes teaches you what co-design is and how to do it. Packed full of useful tips, clear diagrams, and practical frameworks, this book will help you lead collaborative design work, and genuinely share power.A useful book for new and experienced practitioners ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated

    125 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions,

    Universal Principles of Design, Revised and Updated is a comprehensive, cross-disciplinary encyclopedia covering 125 laws, guidelines, human biases, and general considerations important to successful design. Richly illustrated and easy to navigate, it pairs clear explanations of every design concept with visual examples of the ideas applied in practice. From the 80/20 Rule to the Weakest Link, ... Read more

    $41.13 AUD

  • Crochet Master Class

    Crochet Master Class presents 18 crochet techniques taught by some of the world’s best crochet designers and instructors. Each chapter focuses on a different technique, inviting you to dip in, experiment, and then apply your newfound skills to create a custom piece designed by these crochet luminaries. You’ll learn Hairpin Lace from Stitch Diva Jennifer Hansen, discover the intricate color work of ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • Universal Methods of Design: 100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions

    100 Ways to Research Complex Problems, Develop Innovative Ideas, and Design Effective Solutions

    "Universal Methods of Design is an immensely useful survey of research and design methods used by today's top practitioners, and will serve as a crucial reference for any designer grappling with really big problems. This book has a place on every designer's bookshelf, including yours!" —David Sherwin, Principal Designer at frog and author of Creative Workshop: 80 Challenges to Sharpen Your Design ... Read more

    $46.96 AUD

  • Line Color Form

    The Language of Art and Design

    by Jesse Day ...
    Design students today are more visually literate than ever before, and their learning style naturally favors the visual over the textual. So why should they learn art and design theory from a traditional textbook? The only guide of its kind, Line Color Form offers a thorough introduction to design theory and terminology in a visually appealing and accessible format. With hundreds of illustrations ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Savvy Chic

    The Art of More for Less

    by Anna Johnson ...
    From Anna Johnson, the author of Three Black Skirts and Handbags comes an invaluable manual for how to live well and elegantly on a budget. The perfect book for our more frugal times, Savvy Chic celebrates “the Art of More for Less,” illuminating the path to smarter, more creative spending for every woman trying to cut corners and save money, but who still wants to live and look fabulous. Savvy ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Art & Fear

    Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

    The book appeals equally to beginning and advanced artists. It is widely used as a required or recommended text in art classes. It has garnered over one hundred reviews and a nearly perfect five-star rating on the Amazon.com website. Over 250,000 copies have been sold. It has also been published in French and Korean language editions. ... Read more

    $16.71 AUD

  • Sarah Style

    From bestselling author, HGTV star, and Canadian design queen Sarah Richardson comes the interior design book of the decade.Ever wondered how to transform your laundry room from drab to fab? Your kitchen from prison to paradise? Your bedroom from boring to beautiful?Now you can, in this comprehensive interior design tome by design maven extraordinaire Sarah Richardson. Within these beautiful, full ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Watercolor Painting

    A Comprehensive Approach to Mastering the Medium

    by Tom Hoffmann ...
    The beauty of a watercolor painting lies in its diaphanous layers, delicate strokes, and luminous washes. However, the very features that define the beauty of the medium can make it difficult to master. This complete guide to understanding the relationships between color, value, wetness, and composition unravels the mysteries of watercolor to help your practice evolve.Experienced teacher and ... Read more

    $17.70 AUD

  • Mastering Color Knitting

    One of the reasons knitting and colorwork master Melissa Leapman first learned to knit was her wish to make one special project—a sweater using Fair Isle technique. Now, for the first time, she brings her passion for advanced color knitting to knitters who want to knit with any and every color of yarn they can wrap around their needles.Conquer classic stranded knitting, “draw” images in yarn using ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • Drawing Basics and Video Game Art

    Classic to Cutting-Edge Art Techniques for Winning Video Game Design

    "This book supports my own 30-year crusade to demonstrate that games are an art form that undeniably rivals traditional arts. It gives detailed explanations of game art techniques and their importance, while also highlighting their dependence on artistic aspects of game design and programming.”— John Romero, co-founder of id Software and CEO of Loot Drop, Inc."Solarski’s methodology here is to ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • Sell Online Like a Creative Genius

    A Guide for Artists, Entrepreneurs, Inventors, and Kindred Spirits

    series Like a Creative Genius
    How to sell art or anything else online without leaving your home. “The go-to guide for any internet entrepreneur." —San Francisco Book ReviewWhether you’re selling original artwork, jewelry, or a unique product, this is the book for you. Brainard Carey offers advice with solid examples of how building an online business is something every creative person can pursue.Carey draws from his extensive ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Art Spirit

    by Robert Henri ...
    A classic work of advice, criticism, and inspiration for aspiring artists and lovers of art"Art when really understood is the province of every human being." So begins The Art Spirit, the collected words, teachings, and wisdom of innovative artist and beloved teacher Robert Henri. Henri, who painted in the Realist style and was a founding member of the Ashcan School, was known for his belief in ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Draw the Draw 50 Way

    How to Draw Cats, Puppies, Horses, Buildings, Birds, Aliens, Boats, Trains, and Everything Else Under the Sun

    by Lee J. Ames ...
    series Draw 50
    Learn to Draw . . . the Draw 50 Way!For more than forty years, the bestselling Draw 50 series has shown artists of all levels how to create everything from puppies to ships, horses to skyscrapers, and aliens to race cars. This addition to the series shows how to render sixty of Lee J. Ames’s most popular examples, step by step. The clear visual explanations help aspiring and seasoned artists alike ... Read more

    $11.10 AUD

  • The Oil Painting Course You've Always Wanted

    Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists

    Everything you always wanted to know about oil painting...but were afraid to ask. Or maybe you weren’t afraid—maybe you just didn’t know what to ask or where to start. In The Oil Painting Course You’ve Always Wanted**,** author Kathleen Staiger presents crystal clear, step-by-step lessons that build to reinforce learning. Brush control, creating the illusion of three dimensions, foolproof color ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • Practice as Research

    Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry

    Practice-led research is a burgeoning area across the creative arts, with studio informed doctorates frequently favoured over traditional approaches to research. Practice as Research: Approaches to Creative Arts Enquiry is specifically designed as a training tool and is structured on the model used by most research programmes. A comprehensive introduction lays out the book's framework and ... Read more

    $36.51 AUD

  • Jewelry Making For Beginners: A Complete & Easy Step by Step Guide

    by Janet Evans ...
    "Jewelry Making For Beginners" is a text that not only highlights the basics of making various types of jewelry, it also goes just a bit further into the process without making it overwhelming for the beginner. The aim that the author has with this text is to inform and educate and make the overall process as easy as possible to execute. The individual that has no concept at all of what jewelry ... Read more

    $5.27 AUD

  • How To Make Jewelry With Beads: An Easy & Complete Step By Step Guide

    by Janet Evans ...
    It's quite easy to make your own jewelry when you know how. After finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs with beads for yourself but for others as well. As you'll discover, to make jewelry with beads, you don't need any specialized skills or knowledge in metal work or power tools. If you really want to see your hobby flourish then learning the ... Read more

    $5.27 AUD

  • Designing with Type, 5th Edition

    The Essential Guide to Typography

    The classic Designing with Type has been completely redesigned, with an updated format and full color throughout. New information and new images make this perennial best-seller an even more valuable tool for anyone interested in learning about typography. The fifth edition has been integrated with a convenient website, www.designingwithtype.com, where students and teachers can examine hundreds of ... Read more

    $17.70 AUD

  • 101 Things I Learned® in Urban Design School

    series 101 Things I Learned
    Providing unique, accessible lessons on urban design, this title in the bestselling 101 Things I Learned® series is a perfect resource for students, recent graduates, general readers, and even seasoned professionals.Students of urban design often find themselves lost between books that are either highly academic or overly formulaic, leaving them with few tangible tools to use in their design ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • How to Draw Portraits

    by Jeremy Lee ...
    How to Draw Portraits is a unique collection of techniques, terminology, and examples for the beginner and advanced graphite artist. Over one hundred illustrations support carefully reviewed explanations of elemental technique. Discover that you can draw with an eraser and simulate skin texture with circularism. Find out how to draw hair, and how to break down complex shapes into simple abstract ... Read more

    $6.54 AUD

  • Living Wreaths

    20 Beautiful Projects for Gift and Decor

    From the simplest herb wreath to more extravagant succulent designs, the strong outlines and shapes of these living wreaths have great visual impact. Bernhisel-Robinson uses step-by-step instructions, an encouraging voice, and gorgeous photographs illustrating her techniques to teach how to make not just a wreath but a modern garden in miniature that changes to become even more beautiful as the ... Read more

    $14.07 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art

    series Oxford Quick Reference
    This unique and authoritative reference work contains around 2,000 clear and concise entries on all aspects of modern and contemporary art. Its impressive range of terms includes movements, styles, techniques, artists, critics, dealers, schools, and galleries. There are biographical entries for artists worldwide from the beginning of the 20th century through to today's globalized art world, from ... Read more

    $18.14 AUD

  • The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book

    Everything Fashion Designers Need to Know Every Day

    series Reference & Specification Book
    An essential primer for students and first-stop reference for professionals, The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Booktakes the fashion designer through the entire design process, from conceiving a garment to marketing it.This valuable handbook contains the information and ideas essential to planning and executing fashion projects of every scale and distills them in an easy-to-use format ... Read more

    $32.88 AUD