This Book Is . . . Dangerous Daily Features

. . . so we created a unique display stand, specially engineered to show off the Bolted Book while accommodating the bolts.

The display stand is available on our Kickstarter for the 2nd printing of the Bolted BookOur Early Backer offer for the stand alone is valid through February 19. The stand is also part of the “Complete 3-Piece Set,” which includes the facsimile, the accompanying Reader’s Guide, and the display stand (Early Backer offer through February 28.)

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15 Books on the Bauhaus Themed Book Lists

A selected list of guides to to the Bauhaus movement, founded in 1919 in Weimar (moving to Dessau in 1925) by German architect Walter Gropius, and highlights of some of its major figures.

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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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The Bolted Book 2nd Printing Kickstarter Campaign Is Now Live! Rare & Beautiful

Our acclaimed facsimile of Fortunato Depero’s 1927 graphic design sensation, the Bolted Book (Depero Futurista), is now back for a 2nd printing and available on Kickstarter.  Don't miss our new limited-time Early Bird #2 offers (valid through Feb. 28, 2019), and our new custom-designed book display stand.

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Daily Features This Book Is . . . Dangerous

. . . so we created a unique display stand, specially engineered to show off the Bolted Book while accommodating the bolts.

The display stand is available on our Kickstarter for the 2nd printing of the Bolted BookOur Early Backer offer for the stand alone is valid through February 19. The stand is also part of the “Complete 3-Piece Set,” which includes the facsimile, the accompanying Reader’s Guide, and the display stand (Early Backer offer through February 28.)

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Book List of the Week

The Books That Inspire Four Designers from China and Hong Kong

Happy Year of the Pig! Revisit these four designers from China and Hong—each from a different area of design. They include product and graphic designer Freeman Lau, interior designer Ed Ng, fashion designer Guo Pei, and architect Rocco Yim. Also see our list of 15 Books on China and Design.

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Themed Book Lists

15 Books on China and Design
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009 Ai Weiwei
Asia-Pacific Design No. 8 Sandu Publishing Co. Limited
China Chic: East Meets West Valerie Steele

Archives & Libraries

The Library of Philip B. Meggs & Libby Phillips Meggs

Designer and design history educator Elizabeth Meggs selects 16 books from the library of her father—the pioneering graphic design historian Philip B. Meggs (d. 2002) who authored the landmark Meggs’ History of Graphic Design, recently updated in a sixth edition—and her mother, art director and writer/illustrator Libby Phillips Meggs.

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Interviews

Talking Eds: A Conversation with Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy of Unit Editions

Our first installment of “Talking Eds,” a series focusing on personalities in the design-book publishing world. Here, Designers & Books talks with Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, the two graphic designers who founded the London-based Unit Editions.

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Design Matters: On Books

Design Matters Podcast on Books: Debbie Millman & Michael Rock

Design Matters, hosted by Design Observer’s Debbie Millman, is releasing a special five-episode series on the theme of “designers and books,” beginning with graphic designer Michael Rock, author of Multiple Signatures.

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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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Themed Book Lists

15 Books on the Bauhaus
50 Bauhaus Icons You Should Know Josef Strasser
The ABC’s of Bauhaus: The Bauhaus and Design Theory Ellen Lupton
Architecture and Politics in Germany: 1918-1945 Barbara Miller Lane

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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