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Art Nouveau Stencil Designs

RRP $13.95

This unusual collection of stencil designs showcases the sinuous elegance of Art Nouveau, with 44 plates dating from the 1920s. Inspired by interior and exterior architectural ornaments of buildings in France and Britain, the designs are meticulously reproduced from a rare vintage publication.Attractive patterns range from decorations for churches, drawing rooms, nurseries, and everything in between, including halls, galleries, and corners. The elaborate borders, friezes, and festoons include exquisite images of children, animals, birds, rosettes, and heraldic designs. These finely detailed, royalty-free patterns are an invaluable resource, perfect for adding a distinctive note to fabrics, stained glass, wallpaper, and a host of other art and craft projects. Browsers and devotees of the Art Nouveau style will also appreciate this treasury of striking stencil designs.


Interior Design

RRP $228.99

The practice of interior design has become ever more specialised as new technologies have expanded how designers can use light, space, colour and decoration. At the same time, the study of the interior - private, public and corporate - has become a complex field. Interior design is now a rich and sophisticated discipline which draws on many others: psychology, cultural theory, philosophy, gender studies, anthropology, and history, as well as design history, architecture, art and craft, furniture, and fashion.
This book presents a critical introduction to contemporary interior design theory and practice. It highlights the key concepts behind the study of interiors in order to present an inter-disciplinary overview of the subject. Always aware that design is a practical discipline, the book is illustrated throughout with examples and detailed case studies of interior design practice.
'The book is an inspiration for further investigation into the theory and discipline of interior design and interior architecture.' Ellen S. Klingenberg, Oslo National Academy of the Arts
'The book brings a cultural and critical overview to the knowledge and practice of Interior Design in a timely and engaging way that honours the complexity of the discipline.' Lynn Chalmers, University of Manitoba, Canada


Underground Space Design

RRP $368.99

Underground space development may be one of the most significant was to contend with urban predicaments such as congestion, lack of open space, and aging infrastructures. However, designers must consider whether or not people will be willing to live and work in what could be perceived as inhospitable environments. Should people be required to work in underground facilities, Or should underground space be used solely for mechanical or transit services and low-occupancy functions such as storage? What must designers do to create subsurface spaces that will avoid or alleviate the psychological and physiological problems associated with being underground? Underground Space Design is the first comprehensive book on subsurface space utilization throughout the world. The authors supply a complete overview of the entire range of underground uses by reflecting on the past, present, and future of underground development. Underground Space Design is the result of a five-year joint research study by the Underground Space Center at the University of Minnesota and the Shimizu Institute of Technology in Japan. This thorough, scholarly, and practical source offers extensive coverage of the relevant topics including:<br> * an analysis of current underground land use<br> * the future of underground development<br> * comprehensive set of classifications<br> * a summary of existing research on psychological issues<br> * exterior and entrance design patterns<br> * layout and spatial configuration patterns<br> * interior design patterns<br> * methods of lighting<br> * life safety design patterns<br> Elaborately designed and illustrated, this book is the first complete source to present the broad range of underground design and uses, making it an ideal reference for architects, interior designers, civil engineers, geotechnical engineers, city planners, developers, and environmental psychologists. Underground Space Design is also an excellent introduction to the field, precisely serving the needs of students and other professionals.


A Journey Into The Interior Of The Earth

RRP $17.99

THE "Voyages Extraordinaires" of M. Jules Verne deserve to be made widely known in English-speaking countries by means of carefully prepared translations. Witty and ingenious adaptations of the researches and discoveries of modern science to the popular taste, which demands that these should be presented to ordinary readers in the lighter form of cleverly mingled truth and fiction, these books will assuredly be read with profit and delight, especially by English youth. Certainly no writer before M. Jules Verne has been so happy in weaving together in judicious combination severe scientific truth with a charming exercise of playful imagination.


Value Stream Design

RRP $82.95

Value stream design is increasingly asserting itself as the key approach for production optimization, but there has never been a detailed and systematic presentation of the value stream method before - a gap that has now been filled by this book.

The author provides an easily comprehensible code of practice for the effective analysis of production processes, product family-oriented factory structuring and the target-oriented development of an ideal future state of production. The book plausibly conveys ten design guidelines for production optimization with corresponding equations, descriptive illustrations and industrial examples well-proven in numerous industrial projects. It addresses the professional public, practitioners wishing to avoid waste and systematically improve their factories' value streams, and students - tomorrow's practitioners.

In contrast to other publications, this book complements the value stream analysis and its unique compact visualization of the entire production process by a detailed illustration of the information flow and a comprehensive discussion of the operator balance chart. The »traditional« concept of value stream design is significantly expanded with a view to its applicability in complex productions by way of methodological innovation and further development concerning campaign formation, value stream management and technological process integration. The method is embedded in a comprehensive procedural approach for factory planning, starting with the definition of the desired lean production goals.



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