Aiming to place design developments in their broader context, this text describes the history of design from its emergence as a separate discipline around 1750 to the present. Arranged chronologically, and with colour-coded pages for ease of reference, the book includes time-lines and designers' biographies, as well as feature spreads on notable designers and companies. There is also a detailed list of major design museums and collections.
Written with beautiful clarity, Art in Consumer Culture: Mis-Design asks the contemporary art world to be honest about the pervasive effects of commodification and the difficulty of staging critique. The book examines the collusion of 'art' and 'design' in contemporary artistic practices in order to find avenues of critique in a commercially driven cultural landscape. Grace McQuilten focuses on the work of Takashi Murakami, Andrea Zittel, Adam Kalkin and Vito Acconci, four contemporary artists who claim to be working in the field of design rather than the traditional art world. McQuilten argues that Zittel, Acconci and Kalkin engage with 'design' only to reactivate the critical practice of art in a more direct engagement with capital - and conceives of and affirms a future for art, outside of the art world, as a parasite in the complex beast of late capitalism. This book is an important and timely provocation to a cynical and apathetic consumer culture, and a call to arms for creative freedom and critical thought.
In this second edition, The Global Green Agenda adds several new sections and illustrations, plus a Foreword by Dr Tim Ball, a leading opposer of the green movement. He recognises that the author has given a sound basis for looking at the environmental movement and its Marxist-Fascist roots, essential to understand what is really going on today. The aim of the movement is simply to use green language to create a one-world government. All the marks are there - oppression, loss of freedom, loss of choice, anti-Christianity, bad science, genocide, heavy taxation, etc. The UN is making its bid to control all use of resources, with military backing. Ignore the signs at your peril! There is NO ECOLOGICAL CRISIS! It is all a myth... no warming, no climate change other than usual, and CO2 is not a pollutant. The IPCC is lying. Simple as that. And this book proves it.
There’s no getting around the allure of motorcycles. Since 1885, when Gottlieb Daimler mounted a gas-powered engine on a wooden bicycle, riders of all ages have been drawn to the exhilaration and terror of motoring in the open air on two wheels. Motorcycles have become ingrained in our culture. To some, they represent the ultimate expression of freedom. To others, motorcycles symbolize lawlessness and disrespect for authority. The Little Red Book of Motorcycle Wisdom is packed full of wise, witty, and edgy quotes on motorcycles and the people who ride them. Celebrities, literary giants, and athletes offer pithy and memorable comments on what they ride, where they ride, with whom they ride, how fast they ride—and, most importantly, why they ride. Read musings on bikes from such noteworthy folks as: Hunter S. Thompson Marlon BrandoRobert Pirsig Evel KnievelSonny Barger Ewan McGregorSteve McQueen Leonardo DiCaprioPaul Newman Bob DylanHugh Laurie Angelina JolieT. E. Lawrence And dozens of others! There’s a reason why people the world over are passionate about a machine that has been dubbed “the perfect vehicle.” This book tells you why.