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Design & Architecture

Recent Design Books

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Shelf help

Subject: Dewey number:
Advertising 659.1
Architectural design 729
Automotive design 629.231
Computer graphics 006.6
Fashion design 746.92
Garden/Landscaping 712
Graphic design 741.6
Interior design 747
Typography 686.22

Online databases

New Zealand Artist Database:

The New Zealand Artist Database is a guide to material held in Wellington City Libraries on New Zealand artists. At present that means mainly painters, photographers, sculptors, and mixed media and installation artists, but as the database is expanded craft artists, jewellers, potters and architects will gradually be included. The aim of the database is to be a useful resource for the general interested reader and students at secondary and tertiary levels... (more about the New Zealand Artist Database)

More databases?

Lynda.com is a fantastic learning resource, providing free and unlimited access to over 3500 online tutorials and courses, including design software such as Corel and Illustrator.

Check out the Arts & Music area of mygateway.info for access to online design resources. Full-text versions of several design magazines are available through the Ebsco database, including Architectural Record, Computer Graphics World and Design Issues.

Magazines

Check out Zinio (Art & Photo) for digital magazines which can be read on desktops, tablets and smartphones.

DVDs

The library has a small collection of audiovisual material on designers and design themes. Look in the 'Doco' (Or documentary) section of the DVD collection, or try one of our catalogue quicksearch links below:

Design DVDs | Architecture DVDs

Contact us

This page is written and maintained by library staff. Our aim is to keep you informed about the design & architecture section of the library and to highlight parts of the collection which may interest you. We'd be pleased to hear from you about this page - please contact us with any feedback.

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