Book List of the Week: Milton Glaser Book List of the Week

Milton Glaser (1925–June 26, 2020) “made graphic design look alive, vibrant, and human,” writes Rudy VanderLans. The Emigre Fonts cofounder is one of several designers who count the classic Milton GlaserGraphic Design, first published in 1973 and the most popular compilation of Glaser’s work, among the books that have inspired their careers.

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Do We Need a Completely New Approach to Marketing Books? Daily Features

The first in a series of articles that we hope will evolve into an ongoing forum for discussing best practices, creative thinking, and innovative approaches to marketing books. 

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30 Years of Designing an Archive Daily Features

Wes Del Val interviews Art Books & Ephemera’s Richard Caldicott about the artist's online archive of almost 5,000 thought-provoking art, architecture, and design titles.

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Unusual Book Design for Unusual Times: Revisiting the Work of Iliazd Rare & Beautiful

The Russian-born book designer and publisher who went by the name of Iliazd and worked in Paris from the 1920s to the 1970s occupies a unique place in the history of the illustrated book.

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Book List of the Week Book List of the Week: Milton Glaser

Milton Glaser (1925–June 26, 2020) “made graphic design look alive, vibrant, and human,” writes Rudy VanderLans. The Emigre Fonts cofounder is one of several designers who count the classic Milton GlaserGraphic Design, first published in 1973 and the most popular compilation of Glaser’s work, among the books that have inspired their careers.

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Rare & Beautiful

Desert Island Books

Peter Kraus chooses eight rare art and design books to remind you of the beauty of the world beyond your walls while you’re self-isolating.

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Book List of the Week

The Books That Inspired Robert Venturi

Robert Venturi (1925–September 18, 2018), along with his partner and wife, Denise Scott Brown, was the original inspiration behind the founding of Designers and Books. Venturi and Scott Brown’s long list of the books that inspired them was one of the first we published, and it is our profound honor to feature it again.

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Archives & Libraries

The Louis I. Kahn Collection at the Architectural Archives, University of Pennsylvania

Kahn’s original drawings models, and correspondence offer a “view from the drafting room” of the architect’s work, writes Witold Rybczynski.

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Interviews

Talking Eds: A Conversation with Angela Tillman Sperandio and Samira Bouabana of Hall of Femmes

In this installment of “Talking Eds,” a series focusing on personalities in the design-book publishing world, Designers & Books talks with Angela Tillman Sperandio and Samira Bouabana, the two founders of the Stockholm-based Hall of Femmes, dedicated to showcasing the role of women in design.

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Daily Features

Designing the Future: A 2020 Vision

Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species, a new book just launched on Kickstarter, is a collection of 25 essays, interviews, and works of fiction and art offering a big-picture perspective on the profound changes made possible by the merging of biology and technology. Fresh thinking for designing a new year!

Update, February 18, 2020: Following a successful Kickstarter, Neo.Life: 25 Visions for the Future of Our Species is now avaialable on neo.life/visions.

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Most Frequently Chosen Books

10 Most Frequently Chosen Design Books
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture Robert Venturi
Towards a New Architecture (Vers une Architecture) Le Corbusier
Delirious New York Rem Koolhaas

Most Frequently Chosen Books

10 Most Frequently Chosen Non-Design Books
Ulysses James Joyce
Invisible Cities Italo Calvino
In Praise of Shadows Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

Design Matters: On Books

Design Matters Podcast on Books: Debbie Millman & Sheila Bridges

Debbie Millman talks to interior designer Sheila Bridges, named “America's Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time magazine.

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