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Industrial Design

Automotive styling is part of the greater world of industrial design. Listed here are some of the most useful books on the subject. From books on industrial design in general to the work of specific designers, there are titles here to cover most aspects of the industry from which car design was born.


Industrial Design : Reflection of a Century
by Jocelyn De Noblet, Terence Conran

Published in conjunction with a major Parisian exhibition, this sweeping and copiously illustrated survey of American and European industrial design from 1851 to the present explores the complex interaction between objects and culture. Essays by a host of specialists explore design innovations in terms of both aesthetics and the effects specific products have had on various aspects of our lives, from how we communicate and travel to the furnishings in our homes.

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A Century of Design : Design Pioneers of the 20th Century
by Penny Sparke
Focusing on the unique history of design during the 20th century, this book is as beautiful to look at as it is exciting to read. It contains more than 580 color photographs covering a wide spectrum of objects from furniture, glass, ceramics, and metalware to industrial products and household appliances.

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Design Museum Book of 20th Century Design
by Catherine McDermott

The first book to be published in association with the prestigious Design Museum, this volume presents in one book the most important and influential pieces of design produced in the modern age, a distillation of the design classics from the Design Museum. 390 color photos.

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Starck
by Conway Lloyd Morgan, Philippe Starck

From New York's famous Paramount Hotel to the official apartments of former French president Francios Mitterand, Philippe Starck's designs are as popular and as well-known as they are ubiquitous. You can stay in a Starck hotel in New York, Miami or London; you can mail-order a Starck design for a rural cottage; and you can buy a Starck motorcycle, a Starck lamp, or a Starck toothbrush. Filled with photographs, descriptions, and Starck's own commentary, this book features his recent and current work in architectural and industrial design, including the forthcoming Covent Garden Hotel in London.

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Philippe Starck
by Philippe Starck

A look at the unusual and inventive design of Philippe Starck through his own eyes.

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Industrial Design : Materials and Manufacturing
by Jim Lesko

Industrial designers are responsible for the appearance and form of products-a job that involves creativity as well as a detailed knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes. While existing references on industrial design focus heavily on the engineering aspect, this book offers a design-oriented approach to the technical aspects of product design. Industrial Design: Materials and Manufacturing Guide will save readers valuable time in selecting materials and manufacturing choices.

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The Measure of Man and Woman : Human Factors in Design
by Alvin R. Tilley, Henry Dreyfuss

An updated and expanded version of The Measure of Man, published by the Whitney Library of Design in 1959, this comprehensive reference for design professionals is based on data accumulated over more than 40 years by Henry Dreyfuss Associates, which used the collection to make product designs more successful. The volume, which has as its basis some 180 new anthropometric drawings, provides data embracing 98% of the adult population, and new information is provided regarding products and environments for infants, toddlers, youths, the elderly, and the differently abled. Work stations, displays, and controls used in electronic equipment and computers are also included. 12.5x9.25"

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Innovation : Award-Winning Industrial Design
by Industrial Designers Society of America

In the past image alone generated profit; but design is now woven with performance and function and new products reflect these uses. IDEA winners judged to be the most successful tell of innovations in home products and office applications, providing some excellent and thought-provoking food for thought for any involved in industrial design.

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Appledesign : The Work of the Apple Industrial Design Group
by Paul Kunkel, Rick English

On Apple's 20th anniversary, the firm's groundbreaking and colorful design history is laid out more fully than ever before. With the author awarded complete access by Apple to its archives and executives, this is the most detailed study of the company and its products ever published. The book covers all the goods made and sold by Apple, and also discusses concepts for products that never made it to production. 400 color and b&w illustrations.

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