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Street Furniture Design: Contesting Modernism in Post-War Britain

4 Jul

Dr Eleanor Herring’s unique study of street furniture in post-war Britain

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Zero Waste Fashion Design

6 Jun

Written by two industry leading pioneers, Timo Rissanen and Holly McQuillan, the book offers flexible strategies and easy-to-master zero waste techniques to help you develop your own cutting edge fashion designs.


Click on the book jacket and hit PREVIEW to read interviews with Winifred Aldrich, fashion author (UK) and Rickard Lindqvist, fashion designer (Sweden)

Zero Waste Fashion Design combines research and practice to introduce a crucial sustainable fashion design approach.

Sample flat patterns and more than 20 exercises will reinforce your understanding of the zero waste fashion design process.

Beautifully illustrated interviews with high-profile, innovative designers, including Winifred Aldrich, Rickard Lindqvist and Yeohlee Teng, show the stunning garments produced by zero waste fashion design

Why not enter our a “start your career in fashion with Bloomsbury” competition

To celebrate Graduate Fashion Week we are offering you the chance to win a copy of this book.

Entries must be received by 30th June 2016.

Entries will be entered into a single draw to take place on Friday 1st July 2016.

Enter our Graduate Fashion Week 2016 Competition for the chance to a win a selection of books ‘no fashion student should be without’

We’re shining the spotlight on two core textbooks

9 May

The start of term is fast approaching, so we’re shining the spotlight on two core textbooks from the Required Reading Range. Fully illustrated and packed with case studies and commentary from international professionals and practitioners, both Visual Research and Visible Signs, are practical, visually stimulating sourcebooks for students. 

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Victor Margolin’s World History of Design

24 Jun

We let two fantastic videos do the talking in this introduction to the majestic World History of Design by Victor Margolin

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February Flash Sale – last few hours!

20 Feb

Our 24hr flash sale is into its last five hours – grab yourself a bargain with up to 40% off site-wide!

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Bloomsbury talks to Anna Moran & Sorcha O’Brien

30 Sep

October sees the publication of Love Objects, the first anthology on the concept of ‘love’ to interrogate across a range of contexts its design and other material manifestations. Editors Anna Moran and Sorcha O’Brien are now revealing what’s behind the book.

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Bloomsbury Talks to … Grace Lees-Maffei and Kjetil Fallan

18 Dec

Hear it from the horse’s mouth. A 60-second interview with authors Kjetil Fallan and Grace Lees-Maffei about Made in Italy, working together, and future projects.

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Bloomsbury at Graduate Fashion Week 2013

28 May

Come and visit us at this year’s GFW, stand C06 – there will be lots to see and do!

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AVA rebrand and new website!

13 Feb

Important brand changes for AVA Publishing and Fairchild Books

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New! Basics Graphic Design 02: Design Research – Investigation for successful creative solutions

6 Jun

Design Research has arrived! Get a flavour of the book with photos of some of our favourite pages.

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