JUNHO 2017



Título: Looking closer : critical writings on graphic design

Ed. lit. Michael Bierut, Steven Heller, William Drenttel

Cota: 744-83


Looking Closer is a collection of the best contemporary writing about graphic design, including theoretical, practical, business-oriented, philosophical, and humorous essays. Selected by a prestigious editorial committee composed of Michael Bierut, William Drenttel, Steven Heller,and DK Holland, the essays reflect on inspiration, ethics, “isms,” the impact of new technology, and the role of design in the larger culture.

Allworth Press, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, publishes a broad range of books on the visual and performing arts, with emphasis on the business of art. Our titles cover subjects such as graphic design, theater, branding, fine art, photography, interior design, writing, acting, film, how to start careers, business and legal forms, business practices, and more. While we don’t aspire to publish a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are deeply committed to quality books that help creative professionals succeed and thrive. We often publish in areas overlooked by other publishers and welcome the author whose expertise can help our audience of readers.



Título: The design culture reader

ed. lit. Ben Highmore

Cota: 74-88


Design is part of ordinary, everyday life, to be found in every room in every building in the world. While we may tend to think of design in terms of highly desirable objects, this book encourages us to think about design as ubiquitous (from plumbing to television) and as an agent of social change (from telephones to weapon systems).

The Design Culture Reader brings together an international array of writers whose work is of central importance for thinking about design culture in the past, present and future. Essays from philosophers, media and cultural theorists, historians of design, anthropologists, cultural historians, artists and literary critics all demonstrate the enormous potential of design studies for understanding the modern world.

Organised in thematic sections, The Design Culture Reader explores the social role of design by looking at the impact it has in a number of areas – especially globalisation, ecology, and the changing experiences of modern life. Particular essays focus on topics such as design and the senses, design and war and design and technology, while the editor’s introduction to the collection provides a compelling argument for situating design studies at the very forefront of contemporary thought.



Título: Novos princípios do urbanismo : seguido de Novos compromissos urbanos – um léxico

Autor: François Ascher

Cota: 711.4-128


Esta edição reúne as duas últimas obras de François Ascher sobre urbanismo: Les Nouveaux Principes de L’Urbanisme – La fin des villes n’est pas à l’ordre du jour (2001) e Les Nouveaux Compromis Urbains – Lexique de la ville plurielle (2008).

Consagrado com o Grand Prix de l’Urbanisme 2009, François Ascher (1945-2009) foi um dos mais influentes investigadores e profeta do novo paradigma do urbanismo contemporâneo que anunciara em 1995 com Metapolis: Acerca do Futuro da Cidade.



Título: Acoustic territories : sound culture and everyday life

Autor: Brandon LaBelle

Cota: 534-11


Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life offers an expansive reading of auditory life. It provides a careful consideration of the performative dynamics inherent to sound culture and acts of listening, and discusses how auditory studies may illuminate understandings of contemporary society. Combining research on urbanism, popular culture and auditory issues, Acoustic Territories opens up multiple perspectives – it challenges debates surrounding noise pollution and charts an “acoustic politics of space” by unfolding auditory experience as located within larger cultural histories and related ideologies.

Brandon LaBelle traces auditory life through a topographic structure: beginning with underground territories, through to the home as a site, and then further, to streets and neighborhoods, and finally to the sky itself. This structure follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social transformation. Acoustic Territories uncovers the embedded tensions and potentiality inherent to sound as it exists in the everyday spaces around us.