This is the bible of breakthroughs and inspiration in the design of the 20th century. Poised at the start of the 21st century, we can see clearly that the previous century was marked by momentous changes in the field of design. Aesthetics entered into everyday life with often staggering results. Our homes and workplaces turned into veritable galleries of style and innovation. From furniture to graphics, it’s all here – the work of artists who have shaped and recreated the modern world with a dizzying variety of materials.
Scandtastic! Scandinavians are exceptionally gifted in design. They are world-famous for their inimitable, democratic designs which bridge the gap between crafts and industrial production. The marriage of beautiful, organic forms with everyday functionality is one of the primary strengths of Scandinavian design and one of the reasons why Scandinavian creations are so cherished and sought after.
In 2011, following the phenomenal global success of “Sketching,” which has sold over ninety thousand copies to date, authors Koos Eissen and Roselien Steur debut the sequel entitled “Sketching: The Basics.” In fact, prequel would be a better word for this new book, since it is aimed towards the novice designer. Whereas “Sketching” shows you how to draw various aspects of shape and form, and serves more as a reference book, “The Basics” explains things in more detail, taking the reader by the hand and guiding him step by step through all the various aspects of drawing that novice designers come up against.”The Basics” explains the rudiments of learning to draw both clearly and comprehensively, using step-by-step illustrations, examples, and strategies. You will learn to use and master the different techniques and also how to apply sketches in the design process.It is the perfect book for those just starting out in sketching, for the first years of art and design courses, and for those who wish to revise the basics of good sketching; it is a simple and efficient way of learning all you’ve ever wanted to know but have never had explained to you.Koos Eissen is an associate professor at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, where he is responsible for the freehand and digital drawing classes at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.Roselien Steur lectures at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague and specialises in design sketching workshops for professionals.