Begins in the 1500s with the Protestant Reformation; the emphasis is on the twentieth century, but ample consideration is given to the last twenty years. The perspective is western, perhaps limited by the ephemeral nature of the materials surveyed. An excellent primer on protest graphics, and graphics generally.
Not just Design – music, literature, and more. This volume defines the Black Arts movement as occurring between the late 1950s and the 1970s. That is arguable. Whether it is truly encyclopedic is also arguable. This highly praised volume is a necessary endeavor, and a provocation to further scholarship.
Of interest to students in Graphic Design and Engineering. For anyone who needs to create or interpret engineering diagrams. “Presents both traditional and modern approaches to engineering graphics, providing engineering and technology students a strong foundation in graphics methods through visualization, drawing, drafting, CAD software, and 3-D modeling” – publisher
Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
By Kenneth Leet, Chia-Ming Uang, Joel T. Lanning, Anne M. Gilbert
Of interest to students in architectural design, building construction, and public safety emergency management. “Covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based” – publisher
Engineering Fundamentals and Problem Solving, 7th edition
By Arvid Eide, Roland Jenison, Larry Northup, Steven Mickelson
Looking for an uplift to combat the depressing effects of shorter days and colder temps? Each day the website Information is Beautiful posts an infographic about an uplifting fact on their blog Beautiful News.
I’ve linked to the Health section here, but there are many others to explore. You may not agree with their perspective on every topic, but there is more than enough good news posted here to go around. So take a look, and share!
The graphics are all free to use according to their Creative Commons license, clearly marked. They will be useful for class presentations in many of our curricula.