Graphic Design Visionaries: Caroline Roberts
Designers Visionaries and Other Stories:A Collection of Sustainable Design Essays Jonathan Chapman
The 20th century marked an era of unprecedented progress, growth, and ingenuity. In this entertaining and intriguing collection of profiles, you´ll meet 36 of the groundbreaking entrepreneurs who fueled this explosion of achievement and shaped our modern world. Radicals & Visionaries reveals the complete stories of both the legendary masters of enterprise and the unsung entrepreneurial heroes. You´ll discover little-known facts and learn secrets about: A.P. Giannini, the greengrocer with no financial experience who took on ´´the suits´´ and founded the world´s largest bank. Ron Popeil, the part-time carnival huckster whose late-night TV commercials for kitchen gadgets kicked off the infomercial phenomenon. Former cabaret singer Coco Chanel, who thumbed her nose at the suffocating styles of the 19th century and sparked a fashion revolution that still influences designers today. From the turn-of-the-century capitalists who ushered in the industrial age to the mass-market moguls who molded pop culture, Radicals & Visionaries is a lively, revealing, and often astonishing chronicle of the lives and accomplishments of the most influential entrepreneurs of the past 100 years. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Drew Shaw. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/entr/000020/bk_entr_000020_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Urban Spacemen & Wayfaring Strangers [Revised & Expanded Ebook Edition]:Overlooked Innovators & Eccentric Visionaries of ´60s Rock Richie Unterberger
With Come to Win, Venus Williams, the multiple Grand Slam tennis champion and entrepreneur, along with an esteemed group of business leaders, politicians, and acclaimed artists, serves up a book of wisdom that shows how to turn a competitive spirit and athletic background into success off the playing field. Combining talent, drive, and hard work, Venus Williams has mastered the game of tennis. How will that drive serve her off the court in her post-tennis career? For inspiration, Venus turned to nearly fifty business leaders, politicians, doctors, and artists, all of whom previously played competitive sports and who are now at the top of their professions, and asked them the essential questions: What principles that inspired you toward success as an athlete are helpful in life? In business? Here an A-list group of visionaries, including eBay´s former CEO Meg Whitman, Nike´s co-founder Philip Knight, stateswoman Condoleezza Rice, entrepreneur and former NBA player Earvin ´´Magic´´ Johnson, and designer Vera Wang, respond with a useful array of tips woven through anecdotes from their athletic past that have been instrumental in their post-sports life success. Whether it´s visualizing a course of action before it happens, turning losses into learning tools, figuring out who best plays what position in a team environment, or remembering that there is no substitute for preparation, the advice in Come to Win is knowledge every manager and aspiring professional will want to read. It´s also an indispensable tool for parents and coaches looking to build confidence and discipline in their children. Venus also reflects on what she has learned from her own coaches, including her father and mother, and how their wisdom contributes to her own remarkable achievements, from her history-making tennis career to the launch of her own businesses: V-Starr Interiors, an interior design firm, and EleVen, an athletic clothing line. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Abby Craden, Mirron Willis, Paula J. Parker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002224/bk_harp_002224_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first book to reveal how thinking like a designer can help solve the greatest challenges we face in business, society, and our daily lives. What can we learn from the ways great designers think-and how can it improve our world? In this highly original book by journalist Warren Berger, in collaboration with celebrated designer Bruce Mau, ten groundbreaking principles of design are shown in action-addressing business, social, and personal challenges and improving the way we think, work, and live.Glimmer takes readers on a journey through today-s fascinating world of design, where the formerly distinct disciplines of graphic, product, and social design are undergoing -smart recombinations. In the cutting-edge studios of Mau and other visionaries, everything is ripe for reinvention-including the ways businesses function, children learn, and communities thrive. While celebrated designers work on re-creating the world, Berger reveals the growing grassroots glimmer movement in which everyday people are emerging as designers and problem solvers. Readers will be fascinated by how transformation design is reinventing companies and addressing thorny social problems. The best designers already know how to transform that glimmer of possibility into the steady glow of creation and innovation-and with the inspiration of Glimmer, we-re now all able to do the same. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ax Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001703/bk_adbl_001703_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Have you ever told yourself ´´this is my year´´ only to wake up 365 days later when another New Year, birthday, or anniversary comes around - yet nothing´s changed? If you answered yes, say hello to UnResolution - a proven system designed to help you break through and achieve the life of your dreams without spending any more time sitting on the sidelines hoping and wishing for something better. You want the truth? New Year´s Resolutions don´t work. Actually, the entire ´´this year I promise´´ mindset leaves well-intentioned people like you worse off, not better. Each year, people watch their self-confidence evaporate because they fell short of their dreams ´´one more time´´ - they lose the belief they can make life different, creating a vicious cycle that leads nowhere, fast. But what if there was a better way? One where you could: Choose to step into greatness and move forward, regardless of the time in your life; Strategically design a life on fire, with the purpose, people, places, and environments you love; Achieve your dream results - feeling invigorated and alive; and, Defeat fear, self-doubt, and insecurity, burning them as fuel for your success? Welcome to UnResolution; your new life awaits. Standing on an icy cold football field in January of 2015, Tommy Baker made a decision and uncovered a startling discovery that led him to create a new life, ripping out everything he had known and believed in the process. Through this experience (and the subsequent launch of a platform sharing the principles of success, achievement, and fulfillment of the world´s top visionaries, athletes, and entrepreneurs) - a new paradigm was born. If you´re tired of self-help books that lead to nowhere.... If you´re ready to maximize your abilities.... If you´re frustrated with being a spectator in life.... ...th... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tommy Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/103183/bk_acx0_103183_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Graphic Icons:Visionaries Who Shaped Modern Graphic Design John Clifford
Cities are always changing: streets, infrastructure, public spaces, and buildings are constantly being built, improved, demolished, and replaced. But even when a new project is designed to improve a community, neighborhood residents often find themselves at odds with the real estate developer who proposes it. Savvy developers are willing to work with residents to allay their concerns and gain public support, but at the same time, a real estate development is a business venture financed by private investors who take significant risks. Peter Hendee Brown explains the interests, motives, and actions of real estate developers, using case studies to show how the basic principles of development remain the same everywhere, even as practices vary based on climate, local culture, and geography. How Real Estate Developers Think considers developers from three different perspectives. Brown profiles the careers of individual developers to illustrate the character of the entrepreneur; considers the roles played by innovation, design, marketing, and sales in the production of real estate; and examines the risks and rewards that motivate developers as people. Ultimately, How Real Estate Developers Think portrays developers as creative visionaries who are able to imagine future possibilities for our cities and communities and shows that understanding them will lead to better outcomes for neighbors, communities, and cities. This book is published by University of Pennsylvania Press. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Chaz Allen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/050515/bk_acx0_050515_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York magazine´s architecture critic, a walking guide to New York City - a historical, cultural, architectural, and personal approach to seven neighborhoods throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, including six essays that help us understand the evolution of the city. For nearly a decade, Pulitzer Prize - winning critic Justin Davidson has explained the ever-changing city of New York to his readers at New York magazine, introducing new buildings, interviewing architects, tracking the way the transforming urban landscape shapes who New Yorkers are. Now, his extensive, inspiring knowledge will be available to a wide audience. An insider´s guide to the architecture and planning of New York that includes original insights from the men and women who built the city and lived in it - its designers, visionaries, artists, writers - Magnetic City offers first-time visitors and lifelong residents a new way to see New York. Includes walking tours throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx The Financial District The World Trade Center The Seaport and the Brooklyn waterfront Chelsea and the High Line 42nd Street The Upper West Side The South Bronx and Sugar Hill PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Justin Davidson, Eliza Foss. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/005075/bk_rand_005075_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.