Kevin Stead offers an accessible approach to learning, revision and reinforcement based round key information and assessments rather than extended text. This book is ideal for students both working alone and in class. Each topic begins with a summary section followed by a detailed glossary of terms and explanatory notes. Every chapter ends with a…


Every day we make use of objects that someone designed to make our lives easier, more comfortable, more pleasant. Chairs, tables, lamps, household appliances, beds, vases, drinking glasses, all things that form part of our domestic routine. Many of the most eye-catching examples of these objects were created by Italian industrial designers. The international success…


This new, practical outdoor design series contains all you need to know to achieve beautifully designed outdoor spaces. Here Clare Matthews demonstrates how to build stunning decks the easy way, without the cost of calling in the professionals, accompanied by stylish photography by Clive Nichols. The book begins by covering all the essentials for planning…