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Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus June 25, 2019

Color has been a subject of fascination and importance for artists and designers since our earliest times and cultures. Over the centuries, numerous books have explored theories of color—how it used and perceived. The second installment in a collaboration between Designers & Books and Peter Kraus’s Ursus Books & Gallery in New York highlights three important books from the past devoted to color theory. More...

June 25, 2019

This is a “must read” for anyone interested in better understanding human response to our physical world.

Book List of the Week
June 5, 2019

As a tribute to architect Stanley Tigerman (1930–June 3, 2019), a giant of postmodernism, we are honored to share the list of books that inspired him, which he sent to Designers & Books in 2012. The list, he wrote, was “the tip of an iceberg that helps to define who I am in the autumn of my life.” More...

May 14, 2019

The only manifestos that are still relevant for design—because the future is always just ahead.

Rare & Beautiful
By Peter Kraus May 14, 2019

Peter Kraus, owner of Ursus Books & Gallery in New York, looks at two innovative graphic design publications from the past: Ladislav Sutnar’s Package Design: The Force of Visual Selling, issued in 1953, and F. T. Marinetti’s Les Mots en Liberté Futuristes, published in 1919, 100 years ago. More...

Book List of the Week
April 25, 2019

Recently named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of 2019, architect Jeanne Gang finds inspiration in reading and writing books. More...

Daily Features
February 19, 2019

. . . 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 Book, The stand is also part of the “Complete 3-Piece Set,” which includes the facsimile, the accompanying Reader’s Guide, and the display stand. More...

February 18, 2019

I found this a profound guide to living a life of accomplishment—trying to get anything done with other people— as well as an insight into someone I have admired for a long time.

Rare & Beautiful
February 4, 2019

Please visit to keep current on any updates for the Bolted Book project. More...

Design Books to Win
December 5, 2018

Update, December 19, 2018: This drawing has now concluded. The winners are Kevin Degano, Chis Lott, Lynn Robb, and Richard Stanley. Congratulations! Thank you to everyone who entered by signing up at Signing up gets you access to a free custom-designed book display stand and early information on the best price for the Bolted Book, second printing on our upcoming Kickstarter. By signing up you’ll help get our Kickstarter for the 2nd printing off the ground in January 2019. More...