7th Edition

Martin M. Pegler and Anne Kong

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FEB 22, 2018
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eBook + Studio 9781501315350
eBook 9781501315329
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Studio 9781501315336

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The Book

This new edition of the best-selling text is for anyone working in and learning about the exciting industry of visual merchandising. Martin Pegler and new co-author Anne Kong (FIT) zero in on all aspects of visual merchandising and display, from classic techniques to the most avant-garde developments. Using hundreds of examples from around the world, this text reveals how retailers can optimize their image with their target marketing by adding interest to window and interior displays. New sections on branding have been added to select chapters to guide readers toward ways of incorporating this important topic into their visual merchandising strategy.

- Contains six new case studies and extensively revised and updated images
- Updated chapters on lighting, fixtures, and interactive media reflecting the latest technology and practices
- Expanded sections on store planning including more information about CAD programs, floor plans, and planograms
- New section Tools for Getting a Job in Chapter 27 includes tips for creating your own website and using platforms like Behance to showcase your portfolio
- Updated and new Go Green boxes discuss current topics in sustainability and visual merchandising

Visual Merchandising and Display STUDIO
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Part I: Getting Started—Visual Merchandising and Display Basics
1. Why Do We Display?
2. Color and Texture
3. Line and Composition
4. Light and Lighting
5. The Design Process
Part II: Display Locations and Design Methods
6. The Exterior of the Store
7. Display Window Construction
8. Store Interiors
9. Types of Display and Display Settings
10. Techniques Commonly Used in Visual Merchandising
11. Seasonal Displays and Familiar Symbols
Part III: What to Use for Successful Displays
12. Mannequins and Alternatives
13. Dressing the Three-Dimensional Form
14. Fixtures
15. Visual Merchandising and Dressing Fixtures
16. Modular Fixtures and Systems in Store Planning
17. Furniture as Merchandisers and Props
18. Materials and Graphics Used in Visual Merchandising and Store Design
Part IV: Related Areas of Visual Merchandising
19. Fashion Accessory Display
20. Home Fashions, Hard Goods, and Food Displays
21. Point-of-Purchase Display
22. Exhibit and Trade Show Design
Part V: Visual Merchandising and Planning
23. Visual Merchandise Planning
24. Store Planning and Design
25. Community and Experiential Stores
Part VI: Industry Resources
26. Trade Organizations and Sources
27. Career Opportunities in Visual Merchandising

About The Authors

Martin M. Pegler has been in the field of visual merchandising and store design for over fifty years and has authored and edited more than seventy books. He is an international lecturer on Display, Visual Merchandising and Store Design and an editor of the quarterly publication, Retail Design International.

Anne Kong is Professor and former Chairperson of the Visual Presentation and Exhibition Design Department at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) and partner of creative services for her own design company, A+D Kong, working with a vast range of clients on consulting and producing large-scale installations.

Paperback + Studio
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27 decks of flashcards


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48 quizzes