See for Yourself: A Visual Guide to Everyday Beauty
This accessible handbook from design guru Rob Forbes uncovers the beauty in the commonplace and reveals how visual thinking can enrich our lives. In friendly text complemented by photographs taken on his travels around the world, Forbes explains how to appreciate the design elements that surround us in the built environment. Linking broad concepts such as composition and materiality to quotidian details such as the play of colour in hanging laundry or the repeated forms in a row of ice cream scoops, Forbes reveals how an appreciation of the hues, patterns and textures that surround us can enhance a life well lived. See for Yourself is essential reading to see more clearly, think more visually and enjoy the world more deeply.
Rob Forbes is best known as the founder of Design Within Reach and PUBLIC Bikes, to which he's brought his background in design, art, culture, business, and commerce. He has exhibited his artwork in the United States and curated an exhibition at the Frank Lloyd Gallery, given a popular TED talk on 'Ways of Seeing,' taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and been honored by the Russel Wright Design Center.