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Books available in Virtu Design Institute’s bookstore are both new and used, both hard and soft cover. All books are in good condition however Virtu offers no warranties on their condition on arrival by post.

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American Visionaries: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art

This book presents masterworks from the museum’s unparalleled collection of twentieth and twenty-first century art

Price:$20.00


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Architecture on Sports Facilities

This book presents a range of cutting-edge designs that display exceptional skill in combining aesthetics with functionality, beauty with practically, and ease of use with ease of access.

Price:$25.00


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Asian Department Stores

This pioneering study examines the development of the Asian department store, and the various aspects of retailing, business organization, networking and consumerism in the expanding economies of Asia.

Price:$15.00


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Asian-Style Restaurant, Vol. 9

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Price:$18.00


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Chinese Fashion: From Mao to Now

This book provides the first comprehensive account of modern Chinese fashion from 1978 to the present day. Wu offers an analysis of the development of the Chinese fashion industry as well as an analysis of the relationship between dress, gender, identity, consumption and pop culture in contemporary China.

Price:$20.00


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China in the World Market

Academically challenging book that explains how the external world has affected China’s path of reform in the 1980s and 1990s.

Price:$15.00


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City Apartments

This selection of collective housing projects covers a wide range of possibilities within its category, from small blocks to large housing developments

Price:$15.00


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Contemporary Restaurants in China

This beautiful volume conveys a deep sense of understanding of traditional components of design: form, colour, proportion and essence

Price:$18.00


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Cooperative Strategy

This book provides managers with a framework to analyse strategic alliances, and thus help them deal better with the management issues raised by inter-firm collaboration.

Price:$15.00


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Design in Australia, 1880-1970

This book investigates design issues spanning nearly 100 years of Australian design history

Price:$15.00


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Design Visions

This book is a collection of ideas given compelling reality by 111 artists ferom 13 countries, working in the areas of glass, metal, jewellery, ceramics, textiles an furniture.

Price:$15.00


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Doing Business with Taiwan

This book is part of a series explaining how business success depends on an understanding of other cultures. It provides information on sources for help, travel tips, living conditions and ways to overcome cultural shock.

Price:$15.00


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Economic Restructuring in East Asia and India

This book provides a comparative picture of the restructuring experiences of five Asian economies: South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and India. In the case of Indonesia and Thailand, the focus is on short-run structural adjustment measures, and in the case of South Korea and Singapore, the emphasis is on longer term industrial, trade, labour and financial sector policies. The chapter on India views the country’s economic development in the light of the above analysis. The political economy of the policy-making process is examined in each case.

Price:$20.00


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E-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age

E-Learning was one of the first studies to explain the basic principles of a comprehensive Web-based learning strategy — how to link an organization’s Web sites, Web-based training, courseware, and all other components of online learning.

Price:$15.00


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Financial Management in the Voluntary Sector

This book explores the unique environmental, managerial and philosophical aspects of voluntary organizations as well as the technical specialist charactersitics of financial accounting, auditing and taxation that make their roles so different.

Price:$20.00


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Hindsight

30 Of the World’s Leading Designers Give Their Personal Responses to Some of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Graphic Design

Price:$10.00


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Lofts: A Collection

This book opens up a range of perspectives with spaces that establish more private areas alongside other larger, more open ones, thereby contributing to the reinvention and updating of the loft concept.

Price:$15.00


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New Concepts in House Design

With in-depth echnical explanations and hundreds of glossy color photgraphs, this work is an attractive and practical anthology of new and daring proposals in house design by architects of international renown.

Price:$20.00


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Rendering Real and Imagined Buildings

Rendering Real and Imagined Buildings explores the world of buildings that were, that could have been or that are yet to be. Advances in architectural rendering programs on the computer can allow architects to explore unbuilt architecture, test structures, discover details, and see in 3-D what cannot be shown on paper. The book presents 27 buildings from an ancient temple to a house by Frank Lloyd Wright to an airport for the future. The companion CD-ROM allows the reader to “walk through” the spaces to experience first hand the marvels of 15 projects.

Price:$15.00


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Street Talk: The Rise of Fall of the Poster

This is a fascinating look at the medium of the poster in the current climate of competing electronic communication. More than 100 posters are presented, each with an illuminating discussion of the problem, solution, background, budget and mechanical details. A highly entertaining, contemporary and informative book about an enduring art form.

Price:$15.00


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Temptations: Sex, Selling and the Department Store

Though dated, this still relevant book studies the changing relations between the sexes, codes of courtship and heterosexuality, and the pioneering of sexualised forms of advertising and selling which have become an integral part of western culture.

Price:$15.00


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The Bridge: Construction in Process VI

An International Artists’ Museum Project, this book is a commendable addition to any coffee table art book collection

Price:$10.00


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The Productivity Imperative: Wealth and Poverty in the Global Economy

In this book, experts examine the impact of productivity on a nation’s economic well-being and identify barriers to productivity based on analyses of industries and from nations around the world.

Price:$15.00


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The Puma Story

This book studies how one brand, Puma, went from popularity to insignificance, and back to global popularity again. An essential extended case study of brand marketing.

Price:$15.00


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Three Chinese Economies: China, Hong Kong and Taiwan

The book studies the opportunities and challenges confronted by China, Hong Kong and Taiwan against the backdrop of their rapid economic growth. Now published 16 years ago, this book will allow students to analyse the accuracy of the views of the 11 economists featured in the book.

Price:$15.00


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Unclasped: Contemporary British Jewellery

This beautifully designed book features the work of some of the most innovative and original jewelry designers working today. A book for the new generation, this publication celebrates London as the international heart of the art, design, and fashion scene, providing the cultural milieu where this groundbreaking work can flourish.

Price:$20.00


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Urban Restaurants in China

Beautifully illustrated and photographed book highlighting the architectural brilliance of modern Urban Restaurants in China

Price:$15.00


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Wallpaper in Interior Decoration

The first book to examine the history of wallpaper from the consumer’s point of view. 122 colour and 17 black and white illustrations make this an invaluable source book for those interested in the role of wallpaper in decorative schemes

Price:$20.00


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Web Design in Italy 0.1

This volume illustrates presentable and trendy websites and also websites that are interesting from a communications viewpoint. The volume is replete with innovative contents and ideas.

Price:$15.00


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Everything Glass

With 180 full-color photographs, this volume rediscovers the ingenious, skillfully crafted, but eminently basic objects that have long been essential to the fabric of daily life and can still play an important role in homes today.

Price:$10.00


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Color, Harmony, Layout

This book takes 23 descriptive adjectives and shows 10 different layouts (letterhead, poster, book jacket, brochure, newsletter etc.) in three color combinations for each adjective. The result is 1,035 color/layout variations illustrating how colors are used to great effect in design. Opening with a discussion on how to choose color(s) for layouts, this book features 2 one-page case studies of various layouts whose color is the driving factor illustrating for readers how color can be used thoughtfully and effectively. CD included.

Price:$15.00


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The New House

12 beautifully-illustrated case studies of houses ingeniously designed to maximize their space. An indispensible sourcebook.

Price:$20.00


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Backyard Blueprints

The backyard to a home represents vital outdoor space where life happens. In this book the author shows how to make the most of the area and create a haven of peace (or fun). The backyard makes an important link between the house and the wider garden or may constitute the whole garden. Even if the house walls cast shadows for most of the day and the soil is poor, this book has masses of tricks for bringing the space alive with plants and turning it into a green paradise.

Price:$20.00


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Mag-art: Innovation in Magazine Design

Mag-Art looks at an international collection of innovative graphic design within the continually developing area of print magazine design and packaging. From mass-market to exclusive, limited edition magazines, Mag-Art explores both the creative inspiration behind the work—the artwork and photography, typography, paper stock and materials, printing techniques, finishes, and formats—and the practical considerations of magazine production—inclusion of essential advertisements, navigation, credits captions, and budgets.

Price:$20.00


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New Residential Architecture

A beautiful collection of photographs and architectural plans highlighting the innovation and quality that have gone into the construction of modern buildings

Price:$20.00


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Source Books in Architecture 3

Including an exhaustive presentation of sketches, models, computer renderings, working drawings, and photographs of the construction process and the finished work, this book documents the project at a level of detail that allows complete and careful study from its conception to its completion.

Price:$15.00


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Idol to Icon: The Creation of Celebrity Brands

This book explores how celebrities ‘become’ brands, how they promote their rands, how they use their brands and how their brands use them.

Price:$15.00


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