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Whether it's artistic design, industrial design, web design, horticultural design, or even intelligent design, we have it at the library.
Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World by Warren Berger [745.2 BER], explores the principles of renowned designer Bruce Mau.
Andrew Lawson's The Gardener's Book of Color: Creating Contrasts, Harmonies, and Multicolor Themes in Your Garden [712 LAW] will have cursing the snow and wishing for spring.
For a kid's introduction to industrial design, look for Toilets, Toasters & Telephones: The How and Why of Everyday Objects by Susan Goldman Rubin [J 683.8 RUB].
Speaking of industrial design, Yanko Design is "a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best. News." I get an daily email summary from Yanko Design that always amazes me!
Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul by Edward Humes [231.7652 HUM] chronicles one evolution vs. intelligent design case that took place in Pennsylvania.