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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15 Books on China and Design Themed Book Lists

Happy Lunar New Year! These 15 books on China and various aspects of design come from our designers, commentators, notable books contributors, and featured publishers and booksellers.

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

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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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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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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Interviews

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 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

Quote of the Day

Louis Kahn has been my favorite American architect, producing work that is both rigorous and touching, of seeming inevitability and gravity yet emotionally laden. He remains a great teacher. He is a man who can, in a project or words, make me tearful.