Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your World

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Random House of Canada, Limited, Sep 14, 2010 - Design - 352 pages
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The first mainstream book to explore how the problem-solving, creative and insightful powers of Bruce Mau and the world's other great designers can be applied to our everyday lives and businesses -- and spawn creative epiphanies around the world.

What can be learned from great designers? How can design improve our lives? Answers abound in Glimmer. In the cutting-edge studios of Canadian design phenomenon Bruce Mau and other visionary designers, everything is ripe for reinvention -- including how businesses function, children learn and communities thrive. Warren Berger, with the full cooperation of Mau, tallies and explores the deceptively simple principles that steer design's vanguard -- "ask stupid questions," "begin anywhere" and "make hope visible" -- and illustrates how these and other such principles can provide the means for finding hope in these anxious times.


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Review: Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World

User Review  - Scott Williams - Goodreads

It took me about a hundred pages to get into this. I found the first section repetitive and dull but it quickly became more interesting when the author began to discuss a wide range of examples of ... Read full review

Review: Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life, and Maybe Even the World

User Review  - Imelda - Goodreads

Warren Berger's Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World was insightful and eye-opening. Design is not only about beautiful packaging and choosing the perfect font for a ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Warren Berger is an award-winning journalist and the author of three books, including the seminal Advertising Today, and co-author of No Opportunity Wasted, which was featured twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show. He is the creator and current editor of the design and advertising focused magazine One.


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