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Inspiring books for the summer

Summer is the time to take it easy and give room for new ideas. Here are Aalto ARTS Books' tips for inspiring summer reading.
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Inspiration, creativity

Would you like to awaken your creativity, give in to intuition, walk your own path? Krista Kosonen’s Finding One’s Own Way in Design guides you to find your own path. Asta Raami’s Intuition Unleashed teaches you how to strengthen your intuition. Laura Isoniemi’s The Patterned Mind teaches you creative methods.

Finding One’s Own Way in Design

Intuition Unleashed

The Patterned Mind

Getting creative

Are you ready to get creative and make your own prints? Contemporary Colour Methods is the perfect guide book for textile printing. Syväpaino teaches you the techniques of intaglio printmaking, Monipuolinen serigrafia is your guide to silk screen printing, or is wood your chosen material? Then check out the Art and Craft of Woodblock printmaking.

Contemporary Colour Methods (PDF)

Contemporary Colour Methods in Unigrafia Shop

Syväpaino

Monipuolinen serigrafia

The Art and craft of woodblock printmaking

Dive in and fall in love

Non fiction books open doors to new and interesting worlds. Saara Cantell’s Lähikuvan lumo – ohjaajan ja näyttelijän yhteistyö is a book for all cinephiles. Merja Salo’s Muodin ikuistajat is a fantastic photography book that chronicles Finnish fashion photography. Harald Arnkil’s Colours in the visual world gives you all the answers about colour, even the ones you didn’t know to ask.

Lähikuvan lumo

Muodin ikuistajat

Colours in the Visual World

Aesthetics and Visuality

Would you like to get to know visual culture? Data Visualization Handbook teaches you how data can be turned into an interesting image. Aesthetics as Space digs into how modern aesthetics influences our everyday decisions. Visuaalinen kuluttaminen opens up new perspectives on understanding consumers and the choices we make in a visual world.

Data Visualization Handbook

Aesthetics as Space

Visuaalinen kuluttaminen

Deep dive into the history of Finnish design

What better time than the long summer break to find inspiration from the past? Take a journey to the history of Finnish industrial design with Finnish Design – a concise history. A shorter story of the history of modern design is introduced in Ornamentti ja kuutio. Designkuplia- suomalaisen muotoilun ilmiöitä asks the question how Finnish design is marketed outside of Finland?

Finnish Design

Ornamentti & kuutio

Designkuplia

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