Architecture, Urbanism, History, and Theater: Hugh Hardy’s Book List Book List of the Week

In honor of the remarkable career of architect Hugh Hardy (1932–March 17, 2017), a look back at our interview with Hardy and a list of the books that inspired him, which he describes as “a mixed bag of gifts and explanations: history, architecture, urban affairs, and theater.” We caught up with Hardy, known for his design of some of New York's most celebrated theaters—from Broadway houses to Radio City to Lincoln Center—on the occasion of the release of his book Theater of Architecture (2013, Princeton Architectural Press).

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Grazie Mille to Our Community of Bolted Book Facsimile Supporters! Daily Features

Updated, March 1, 2017: Thanks to our hundreds of supporters from around the world, Fortunato Depero’s groundbreaking Bolted Book from 1927 will be reprinted in a beautiful new edition in July 2017. We’ll be posting updates on our publication progress.

A small number of copies is avaialable for final pre-order on www.boltedbook.com.

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10 Most Frequently Chosen Design Books Most Frequently Chosen Books

These 10 design books appear most frequently on the book lists of our designers, commentators, and other contributors.

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You Are What You Read: A New Book Series from Designers & Books — Special Preview from Denise Scott Brown Daily Features

Designers & Books is planning to launch a book series called You Are What You Read: Design World Luminaries Recommend the Books That Most Inspire Them. In each volume of the series, a different group of prominent architects and designers will profile — in words and images — one book that has been particularly significant to them, and share why it has been meaningful. The following special preview features the book chosen by architect and 2016 AIA Gold Medalist Denise Scott Brown

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Book List of the Week Architecture, Urbanism, History, and Theater: Hugh Hardy’s Book List

In honor of the remarkable career of architect Hugh Hardy (1932–March 17, 2017), a look back at our interview with Hardy and a list of the books that inspired him, which he describes as “a mixed bag of gifts and explanations: history, architecture, urban affairs, and theater.” We caught up with Hardy, known for his design of some of New York's most celebrated theaters—from Broadway houses to Radio City to Lincoln Center—on the occasion of the release of his book Theater of Architecture (2013, Princeton Architectural Press).

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Book List of the Week: Calligrapher “Alice”

The creator of the Morgan Library & Museum’s celebrated signage recommends 5 favorite books and gets a book dedicated to her own career spanning more than 60 years as one of the world’s more respected calligraphers.

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Books on Designers

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Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision Jan Conradi
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Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Design is One Massimo Vignelli

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Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown

Designers and Books spent an afternoon with architect and urban planner Denise Scott Brown at the suburban Philadelphia home she shares with her husband, architect Robert Venturi, talking with her about what went into making the book Learning from Las Vegas—and the studio class that prompted ither thoughts about the book’s significance today, new writing, and what she’s working on next.

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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

You Are What You Read: A New Book Series from Designers & Books — Special Preview from Denise Scott Brown

Designers & Books is planning to launch a book series called You Are What You Read: Design World Luminaries Recommend the Books That Most Inspire Them. In each volume of the series, a different group of prominent architects and designers will profile — in words and images — one book that has been particularly significant to them, and share why it has been meaningful. The following special preview features the book chosen by architect and 2016 AIA Gold Medalist Denise Scott Brown

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Daily Features

Grazie Mille to Our Community of Bolted Book Facsimile Supporters!

Updated, March 1, 2017: Thanks to our hundreds of supporters from around the world, Fortunato Depero’s groundbreaking Bolted Book from 1927 will be reprinted in a beautiful new edition in July 2017. We’ll be posting updates on our publication progress.

A small number of copies is avaialable for final pre-order on www.boltedbook.com.

More...

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

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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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Quote of the Day

Fortunato Depero designed the ads for my favorite drink — Campari!