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Themed Book Lists
October 31, 2014

Halloween reading—from Gothic fiction to horror in architecture—chosen by designers Jonathan Barnbrook, Jeanne Gang, Angus Hyland, and other contributors. More...

Design Books to Win
October 29, 2014

In partnership with Knoll, we’re offering you the chance to win three newly published books featuring the work of three designers who have collaborated with the noted design company. Through November 11, 11:59 PM (EST), enter to win a copy of Abbott Miller: Design and Content (Princeton Architectural Press); the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale catalogue, Fundamentals (Marsilio, distributed by Rizzoli) by Rem Koolhaas, the Biennale’s curator; and Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision (RIT Press). Five winners will each receive a copy of all three books. More...

Themed Book Lists
October 28, 2014

Inspired by our post earlier this month on the Books That Inspire Five Designers from Finland and Scandinavia, here are 25 books on Scandinavian design from our contributors. More...

Book List of the Week
October 27, 2014

This year’s DesignThinkers conference, Canada’s largest conference for visual communicators, hosted by the Canadian Association of Registered Graphic Designers (RGD) conference on November 6 and 7, 2014, features five graphic designers who have sent us book lists: Ellen Lupton, Abbott Miller, Debbie Millman, Paula Scher, and Erik Spiekermann. More...

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...