This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: With complete access to Apple's archives and executives, this is the most detailed study of the company and its products ever published. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: To celebrate Apple's twentieth anniversary, AppleDesign provides a rare inside look at the Industrial Design Group, examining the role this small team of creative individuals has played in the rise of Apple from a Silicon Valley garage to a billion-dollar corporation. It details the formation of the Group, outlines their method for turning great ideas into even greater products, reveals many design concepts and products that never reached the marketplace, and offers a glimpse at the triumph and turmoil than results when creative desire meets (and occasionally collides with) corporate reality.
With more than 400 color illustrations and detailed discussion of more than 100 products, design concepts and works-in-progress, AppleDesign provides the most thorough examination of a corporate design group ever published.
From the Macintosh to the PowerBook, the Newton MessagePad, the eMate and the just-released Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh, Apple's designers have given us some of the most compelling and enduring products of our time. Their work not only enriches the lives of more than 50 million Apple users worldwide, it influences the computer industry at large, providing strong evidence for those who argue that industrial design is as powerful and relevant an art form as painting, sculpture or architecture.
Review: This oversized, coffee-table volume is devoted to the industrial design of every product made at Apple Computer over the course of 20 years. Lavishly illustrated with over 400 large color photographs by photographer Rick English, the book transforms the plastic cases, LCD displays, and disk drives from old Apple IIcs, Lisas, Macs, PowerBooks, and Newtons (and a few technologies that never made it to the street) into objects of fine art. The book's attention to detail, even in the small peripherals, such as the stylus of the Newton--the ubiquitous round stick-on microphone that ships with the Mac--contributes to the technological identity of the Apple brand.
Remember that 20 years ago, when you walked into a campus computing center or office building, you could distinguish an Apple system from an IBM system from across a room. The early IBM PCs were box-shaped--as close to pure squares and rectangles as possible--and buttoned down with garters on the socks like the Big Blue executives who sold them to the world as business machines. In contrast, the physical design of the Apple machines has always represented the company's "alternative" (and borderline arrogant) mindset, appealing to the more artistic user and fueling the left-versus-right-brain debates. In addition to the packaging of the machine, the Mac's graphical user interface and Motorola CPUs provided the artistic cover by which this innovative book could safely be judged.
Today other computer companies casually imitate the technofuturistic curvedness of the once-almost-shocking Apple design. Much like how the set of the movie Blade Runner has influenced many films that followed it, the industrial design of Apple machines continues to shape other companies' computer designs. AppleDesign is interesting both as an historical document and an artistic appreciation of these designs.
Buchbeschreibung Graphics Inc, New York, NY, 1997. Softcover. Black and white and off-white wraps in mylar cover; 288 pp., 400+ color and illus. wraps. A history of the first 20 years of Apple Computer, focusing on the designs of the many products offered over the years. Highly illustrated. G (Ex-art library, with labels on wraps, i.d. marks on book block edges and outermost pages; has had average use and is otherwise nice.). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 161906
Buchbeschreibung Watson-Guptill Publications, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001241213
Buchbeschreibung Graphis Inc. Buchzustand: fair. 1997. First Edition. paperback. this is a remainder with a rough-cut top edge that does not fully separate pages; discounted for condition. Cover: dirty. . Notes: none. Underlining: none. Highlighting: none. ISBN:1888001259. sku257689: Buchnummer des Verkäufers 257689
Buchbeschreibung Watson-Guptill Publications 1997-10-01, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: good. First Edition. 1888001259. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 644890
Buchbeschreibung Graphis Inc, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P021888001259
Buchbeschreibung Graphis Inc, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P011888001259
Buchbeschreibung Graphis Inc, 1997. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P111888001259
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. First Edit. Buchnummer des Verkäufers S-501-101