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Collected image sourcebooks
We've updated the Bookhaus design as we move towards a side-wide polishing of the Digitalthread brand. And we've added to and expanded upon the old Bookhaus categories to - hopefully - make finding the design book you want easier than before.



New Listings
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Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide...
This is our topseller! The indispensible soucebook for icons and symbols - the result of years of work - should be an 'icon' in every web designer's library. From the Publisher: "This dictionary of universally used symbol designs is organized into categories by basic symbols, disciplines, color, and graphic form for easy access." Format: Paperback, 292pp. Owned by DT: Yes
Amazon Price: $35.96 : 2-3 Days
Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols
BN Price: $35.96 : 1 Day
Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols
Amazon UK: 32.50 : Preorder
Symbol Sourcebook: An Authoritative Guide to International Graphic Symbols

Dictionary of Symbols : An Illustrated Guide...
This book is finely printed on slick paper, with french flaps and great layouts while maintaining a compact size. Synopsis: "Arranged alphabetically, from "amaranth" (a Greek symbol of immortality) to "ziggurat" (a temple-shaped Mesopotamian icon), "Dictionary of Symbols" explores 1,000 symbols, icons, emblems, and traditional images from across the world's cultures and throughout the ages. Two-color throughout. 120 line drawings." Format: Paperback, 240pp. Owned by DT: No.
Amazon Price: $15.25 : 2-3 Days
Dictionary of Symbols : An Illustrated Guide...
BN Price: $15.25 : 2-3 Days
Dictionary of Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems
Amazon UK: 7.99 : 2-3 Days
Dictionary of Symbols: An Illustrated Guide to Traditional Images, Icons, and Emblems


Street Graphics: India
Highly visual and rich with a menage of stunning images, Street Graphics : India presents a great selection of religious icons, political slogans, and pop-culture images from India taken by photographer Barry Dawson. The photo-rich showcase presents the raw graphic styles of India seen on everything from public transport vehicles, fashion adverts, movie billboards, comic books, and especially street signs. Not just a reference or photo-journal, but a colorful visual treat too. Medium/small, thin, square format. Format: Paperback, 112pp. Owned by DT: Yes.
Amazon Price: $19.95 : N/A
Street Graphics India
BN Price: $17.95!* : 1 Day
Street Graphics: India
Amazon UK: 10.36 : N/A
Street Graphics: India




Handbook of Pictorial Symbols
Containing over 3,000 symbols - from international to universal and back. From the publisher: "Pictorial symbols furnish travelers and motorists with important information at airports and on highways, while more and more we see their use on packages, clothing, and appliances from around the world. The use of these symbols throughout the world is steadily increasing, and this handbook brings together in one place 3,250 examples from numerous international sources". Format: Paperback, 143pp. Owned by DT: No.
Amazon Price: $9.85 : 2-3 days
Handbook of Pictorial Symbols : 3250 Examples...
BN Price: $9.85 : 1 Day
Handbook of Pictorial Symbols: 3250 Examples from International Sources
Amazon UK: 8.76 : 1 Day
Handbook of Pictorial Symbols

Open Here
Open Here is heavily illustrated, probably best for reference, ideas and insights into visual ways that we represent day-to-day instructional graphics. A nice coffee table book, this book comes in a medium sized, square, paperback format.
From the publisher:
[Open Here] displays an entertaining array of the most ingenious, stupid, beautiful, and horrible visual solutions that instruction designers and illustrators have invented to help us handle modern technology and everyday products. Format: Paperback, 144pp. Owned by DT: Yes.
Amazon Price: $29.95 : 4-6 Weeks
Open Here : The Art of Instructional Design
BN Price: $23.96!* : 1 Day
Open Here: The Art of Instructional Design
Amazon UK: 18.01 : 1-2 Weeks
Open Here

graphic design books Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design : An Illustrated Handbook
Hiesinger and Marcus (Phila. Museum of Art) have assembled 400 examples of industrial and graphic design, furniture, lighting, appliances, and decorative objects (100 photos in color). Arrangement is chronological. About half the average page is given to photos. Artifacts are related back and forward in time (direct cross-references would save index use). Format: Hardcover, 431pp.
Amazon Price: $55.00 : 1 Day
Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design :...
BN Price: $52.00 : 2-3 Days
Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design: An Illustrated Handbook
Amazon UK: 31.96 : 2-3 Days
Landmarks of Twentieth-Century Design : An Illustrated Handbook