- 1 v. (various pagings) : coll. ill. ; 27 X 26 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Ilić, Mirko,
- "Designers are conceptual pack rats; they crowd as much raw material into their brains as possible and then draw upon it to create their work. The Anatomy of Design reveals how great design derives from countless inspirational sources - some well known, some unknown, some obvious, some seemingly inconsequential and all relevant." "Metaphorically speaking, this unique book is an anatomical cross-section of 49 finished contemporary designs. Just peel away the outer skin to reveal a skeleton that holds together distinct organs - each of which affects the others. Remove a single part, and the design pathology is altered. This anatomical study teaches us how the body of design history is incorporated into contemporary work - how one motif evolves (and dissolves) into another; how one technique results in a better one. Below the surface of any poster, package, book cover, or billboard is creative DNA that determines and defines a reason for being."--BOOK JACKET.