Designers & Books Blog


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Design Books to Win
September 17, 2014

Three copies Harvard Design Magazine’s re-launch issue, “Do You Read Me?,” will be given away. And if you can complete the crossword puzzle on the last page, you’ll receive a lifetime subscription! The drawing ends Tuesday, September 23, 11:59 PM (EST). More...

Book List of the Week
September 15, 2014

Almost all designers are in effect theorists, but here are five spanning different generations who are as much known for their theoretical reseach and experimentation as for their physical products. The designers are: architects Peter Eisenman (IAUS founder) and Jürgen Mayer H. (Metropol Parasol), graphic designers Sheila Levrant de Bretteville (Women’s Graphic Center) and Prem Krishnamurthy (Project Projects), and product designer Jonathan Olivares (A Taxonomy of Office Chairs). More...

Design Books to Win
September 10, 2014

It’s Fashion Week and we’re giving away two copies of two special fashion design books: Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe (Prestel Publishing) and The SFP LookBook: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014 Collections (Schiffer Fashion Press/Schiffer Publishing). Each of the two winners will each receive a copy of both books. Enter to win through Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 11:59 PM (EST). More...

Themed Book Lists
September 9, 2014

Here are 12 books on shoes—fashion’s most beloved accessory—from Manolo Blahniks to Frye boots. We’ll be giving away copies of a brand new book on this list, starting September 10. More...

Book List of the Week
September 8, 2014

Four designers from China and Hong—each from a different area of design—are highlighted this week. 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. More...

Design Books to Win
September 3, 2014

We’re giving away five copies each of Cover and What We See When We Read by book cover designer Peter Mendelsund, known for his iconic covers for works of literature and nonfiction. More...

Book List of the Week
September 1, 2014

Back to school this week? Here are three “dean’s lists” of books selected by Mohsen Mostafavi, who heads Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; Kent Kleinman, dean of Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning; and Alan Balfour, former dean of the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
August 29, 2014

Summer may be winding down but Designers and Books has been ramping up. Through September 2, you can enter our current “Design Books to Win” drawing to win one of five copies of Dezeen Book of Interviews. We post new giveaways of recently published design books each week. This past month we also posted an interview with Head of Cultural Engagement at BMW, Thomas Girst, about his recent book on BMW’s artist-painted racecars, as well as an interview with Dezeen magazine founder Marcus Fairs. More...

Design Books to Win
August 27, 2014

We’re giving away five copies of Dezeen Book of Interviews. The book features 45 conversations with some of the most talented and inspiring people from the global design scene who have been interviewed for the award-winning international online architecture and design magazine Dezeen over the years, plus new, previously unpublished material.

Design Books to Win
August 20, 2014

Fans of racecar design and unusual and striking art have a chance, through August 26, 2014, to win one of two copies of the recently released BMW Art Cars, edited by Thomas Girst and published by Hatje Cantz, featuring BMW racecars designed by 17 modern and contemporary artists from Alexander Calder and Andy Warhol to Jenny Holzer and Jeff Koons.