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Themed Book Lists
April 16, 2014

National (U.S.) Library Week is this week: April 13–19, 2014. Here are five books about libraries and library design from our contributors.

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Book List of the Week
April 14, 2014

Our contributing designers find inspiration and recall formative moments in reading children’s books. Here are five book lists from our archive that have included books written for children, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to Harry Potter.

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Books on Designers
April 9, 2014

Twenty-one books from our contributors on American architectural icon Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867–April 9, 1959), who died 55 years ago today.

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Design Matters: On Books
April 2, 2014

In this interview by Design Matters host Debbie Millman on Design Observer, book designer Irma Boom talks about why she doesn’t think the book is dead, how she designs, and much more. Debbie Millman interviewed Boom earlier this year at a live event in New York in collaboration with Designers & Books and AIGA/NY.

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Book List of the Week
March 31, 2014

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. In anticipation, we take a look at five designers’ book lists from our archive that have included books of poetry—by authors ranging from Shakespeare to Mark Strand—as design inspiration.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
March 28, 2014

Our Wrap-Up & Preview is back, now appearing at the end of each month with highlights from the previous weeks and a foretaste of what’s to come. Over the past several weeks we featured a book list from Anthony Dunne of Dunne & Raby and an essay on “digital flattening” by logo designer Mark Fox, who also sent some new additions to his book list. We celebrated our three-year anniversary with a look back at some book lists from our archive and and we also posted themed book lists honoring the birthdays of architects Louis Kahn and Mies van der Rohe and in collaboation with CreativeMornings and its March theme of “Hidden.”

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Books on Designers
March 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Mies van der Rohe! These 12 books on architect Mies van der Rohe (b. March 27, 1886, d. August 19, 1969) were chosen or written by our contributors, including Massimo Vignelli, Stanley Tigerman, and Phyllis Lambert, or come from our featured publishers. Building Seagram was the winner of the 2013 Designers & Books Design Book of the Year Award, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies was a Designers & Books Notable Book of 2012, and Detlef Mertins’s Mies was just published this month.

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Themed Book Lists
March 26, 2014

A follow-up to “50 Books on Type on Typography,” here are a dozen additional books from our contributors that explore lettering.

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Book List of the Week
March 17, 2014

Our celebration of the three-year anniversary of Designers & Books, launched in February 2011, continues. Following our round-up of five vintage book lists on March 3, we’ve brought together five additional book lists from our archive of more than 300 lists of books that have inspired designers and design commentators.

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Themed Book Lists
March 14, 2014

In honor of Albert Einstein’s 135th birthday, March 14, 2014, here are five books featuring Einstein that have been chosen by our designers.

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