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Themed Book Lists
October 23, 2014

Four books from our contributors on the Vienna-trained architect and architectural theorist and writer Adolf Loos (1870–1933). More...

Design Books to Win
October 22, 2014

We’re giving away books on the lives and work of two major early modernist designers: pioneering architect Adolf Loos (1870–1933) and Art Deco furniture and interiors designer Paul T. Frankl (1886–1958).  Five winners will each receive a copy of Adolf Loos: A Private Portrait, by Claire Beck Loos, and Paul T. Frankl: Autobiography, published by Doppelhouse Press. Enter to win (you need a U.S. postal address) through Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). More...

Themed Book Lists
October 21, 2014

Fifteen books on Art Deco—the predominately European and American decorative arts style of the 1920s and ’30s that took its name from the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris. We’ll be giving away copies of a book on one of the designers on this list starting October 22.

Also see selections from our rare and out of print book dealers at the Designers & Books Online Book Fair. More...

Design Books to Win
October 15, 2014

Enter the giveaway to win a newly published book exploring five exceptionally creative decades in illustration—from the 1960s to the early 2000s—plus a new book on the design of some classic logos. The giveaway drawing for Fifty Years of Illustration and TM: The Untold Stories Behind 29 Classic Logos is open through Tuesday, October 21, 11:59 PM (EST). Two winners will each receive both books. More...

Book List of the Week
October 13, 2014

We highlight five designers from Finland and Scandinavia this week. These are: architect Craig Dykers of the Norwegian-U.S. firm Snøhetta, Finnish architect Mikko Heikkinen (Heikkinen + Komonen), architect Jens Holm (HAO, Demanrk/U.S.), Juhani Pallasmaa (former dean of the School of Architecture at Helsinki University of Technology), and Danish product designer Jens Martin Skibsted (KiBiSi/Biomega). More...

Design Books to Win
October 8, 2014

We’re giving away 25 (yes, 25!) copies of architect and urbanist Jaime Lerner’s groundbreaking Urban Acupuncture (Island Press, September 2014), now available in English translation. Enter to win through Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). Lerner, former mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, who begins a U.S. speaking tour next week, has been called “one of the most influential urban leaders of our time.” More...

Themed Book Lists
October 7, 2014

Here are 15 books on urban design and planning from our contributors. We’ll be giving away copies of one of these books in a drawing opening this Wednesday, October 8. Be sure to check back! More...

Design Books to Win
October 1, 2014

We’re giving away a copy of Being: An Architect, a beautifully produced two-volume book from the Royal Academy of Arts presented in a slipcase that combines the memoirs and selected writings of British architect Ian Ritchie CBE RA, one of the most original contemporary architects. His work includes the Leipzig International Exhibition Center Glass Hall in Germany and The Spire in Dublin. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 26, 2014

The Fall season is underway at Designers & Books. Through September 30, you can enter our latest “Design Books to Win” drawing for copies of two books from Lars Müller Publishers: industrial designer Jasper Morrison’s new book, The Good Life: Perceptions of the Ordinary, and 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design.

Our Online Book Fair now features circa 700 titles in architecture, design, art, and photography, from publishers and rare and out-of-print book dealers. And, if you in New York October 11, you can also browse and buy some of these books in person at the pop-up design book fair organized by Designers & Books at Dwell magazine’s first Dwell on Design NY. More...

Design Books to Win
September 24, 2014

We’re giving away copies of two new books from Lars Müller Publishers that showcase design inspiration and inspired design: The Good Life: Perceptions of the Ordinary by British industrial designer Jasper Morrison and 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design.  Two winners will each receive a copy of both books. Enter to win (details below) through Tuesday, September 30, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). More...