Furniture Design by Jim Postell

Furniture Design by Jim Postell

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Furniture Design is a most comprehensive introduction to the craft and business of furniture design. It encompasses the history, theory, human factors and ergonomics, materials, tools and methods of fabrication, and professional practice issues. This invaluable survey should be on the bookshelf of every furniture designer.

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From history to theory to technology: a comprehensive survey of furniture design. Designing furniture is both an art and a science that draws upon a broad range of knowledge and disciplines. It is helpful for today's furniture designers to have a working knowledge of furniture history, technology, aesthetics, the human body, architectural production, interior design, industrial design, and art. Furniture Design is a comprehensive survey that guides the reader through the essential facets of design and more. The book explores:* Fundamental ideas of function and social use.* Form, spatial organization, and typological orders.* Structural integrity and composition.* The design process.* Materials and fabrication processes.* Marketing and professional practice.* A historical overview of furniture design up to the twenty-first century. A highlight of the book includes case studies of twenty-one furniture designs presenting a broad selection of works, designers, design processes, and fabrication techniques in one chapter. The book also features a glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography. In short, here is a one-stop resource about furniture design that designers will turn to regularly for the advice, guidance, and information needed to perform their craft.

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SKU GOR007105142
Title Furniture Design
Author By (author) Jim Postell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0471727962
ISBN 13 9780471727965
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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From history to theory to technology: a comprehensive survey of furniture design. Designing furniture is both an art and a science that draws upon a broad range of knowledge and disciplines. It is helpful for today's furniture designers to have a working knowledge of furniture history, technology, aesthetics, the human body, architectural production, interior design, industrial design, and art. Furniture Design is a comprehensive survey that guides the reader through the essential facets of design and more. The book explores:* Fundamental ideas of function and social use.* Form, spatial organization, and typological orders.* Structural integrity and composition.* The design process.* Materials and fabrication processes.* Marketing and professional practice.* A historical overview of furniture design up to the twenty-first century. A highlight of the book includes case studies of twenty-one furniture designs presenting a broad selection of works, designers, design processes, and fabrication techniques in one chapter. The book also features a glossary of terms and a comprehensive bibliography. In short, here is a one-stop resource about furniture design that designers will turn to regularly for the advice, guidance, and information needed to perform their craft.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007105142
Title Furniture Design
Author By (author) Jim Postell
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
Year Published 2007
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 10 0471727962
ISBN 13 9780471727965
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No