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For most of its life, the Web has been a two-dimensional medium, with pages consisting of text and images. Now, however, Web 3D is about to take off, thanks to the rollout of broadband Internet access and a range of new technologies being made available to Web designers. This book shows the cutting-edge work currently being produced. It looks at immersive 3D worlds which allow users to chat and move around virtual environments; the use of 3D technology as a navigational metaphor for sites; 3D representations of merchandise on e-commerce sites; and animated 3D work, for example, on sports Web sites. In-depth case studies highlight the cutting-edge of current Web 3D, for example: Habbo Hotel, Lego, Mini, Spacelounge, and B3D Music Videos. Each case study will describe the project and the technology used to create it, with commentary from the designers. The book ends with thought-provoking predictions for the future of Web 3D.
Few British homes have not used Morris designs in one form or another, as a revival of interest in William Morris's works took place throughout the second half of the twentieth century. These popular repeating patterns are easy on the eye and possess a timeless quality that sits well on the fashions of our age. They are also a reminder of the joys of the British countryside and have a modern appeal, surprising to find, in work created over 120 years ago. William Morris (1834-1896) began designing patterns for his own use, but he also wanted to improve the general standards of decorative design in Britain - and the conditions of manufacturing. This desire led him to establish his own workshops, the first in Queen near Wimbledon in south London. Morris & Co. designed not only home interiors, but also a wide range of products for the home, including stained-glass windows, furniture, decorated tiles, printed and woven textile furnishings, carpets and tapestries. Wallpapers were made for the firm by Jeffrey & Co., a leading nineteenth-century London manufacturer and sold exclusively in Britain in the Morris & Co. shop in Oxford Street and through agents in major cities throughout Europe, America and Australia. Repeating designs decorated many of these products and the a great extent on the artistic skills of William Morris and a small group of other designers working for the company he founded.
Appealing to both the beginning potter and anyone interested in creating ceramic pieces, this book provides everything the beginner needs to know to create an object in clay. Incorporating a wealth of colour photographs, Susan Peterson illustrates each process with clear step-by-step instructions and inspirational examples from contemporary ceramists from around the world. This expanded edition includes more step by step illustrations as well as more information on hand building and the use of electric kilns. In addition the author has added safety symbols to indicate where a process may require special precautions.