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Daily Features
December 2, 2016

Thanks to our hundreds of Kickstarter supporters from around the world, Fortunato Depero’s groundbreaking Bolted Book from 1927 will be reprinted in a beautiful new edition. We’ll be posting updates on our publication progress.

Iif you would like to pre-order additional copies of the book, missed our Kickstarter and still would like a copy of the book, or are interested in either of our tote bags, the t-shirt, or Black Cat marionette listed on our campaign page, please contact us. More...

Daily Features
By Stephanie Salomon November 16, 2016

Designers & Books is planning to launch a book series called You Are What You Read: Design World Luminaries Recommend the Books That Most Inspire Them. In each volume of the series, a different group of prominent architects and designers will profile — in words and images — one book that has been particularly significant to them, and share why it has been meaningful. The following special preview features the book chosen by architect and 2016 AIA Gold Medalist Denise Scott BrownMore...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter October 21, 2016

Get set for Designers & Books Festival: Onstage & Offstage — a daylong series of programs, panels, and discussions that celebrate the special relationship that exists between the design and creative communities and books. Design books will be for sale, too! November 12, 2016; 10:30 AM-7:00 PM, at the Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC. Event is FREE; reservations for guaranteed seats at programs, $10. Ticket holders and students will receive a 20% off coupon to use at the McNally Jackson store. More...

October 21, 2016

Fortunato Depero designed the ads for my favorite drink — Campari!

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter October 18, 2016

Through December 1, pledge on Kickstarter for our new facsimile edition of The Bolted Book (Depero Futurista), the Italian Futurist masterpiece of early-20th-century book-making published by the artist Fortunato Depero in 1927. In addition to the facsimile, we are also offering exclusive rewards inspired by the book, including a poster, tote bags, and a replica of a Depero-designed marionette, crafted in Italy. More...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter September 30, 2016

We are happy to announce the launch of Designers & Books Festival: Onstage and Offstage — a daylong celebration of the very special relationship that exists between the design and creative communities and books, Saturday, November 12, 2016, in New York City.

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Rare & Beautiful
By Steve Kroeter September 22, 2016

We’ve just launched a new website dedicated to Italian Futurist artist Fortunato Depero’s tour de force of avant-garde book design, Depero Futurista, also know as The Bolted Book because it is famously bound by two industrial aluminum bolts.

Visit wwww.boltedbook.com to explore this 1927 gem page by page and learn about our Kickstarter to support publication of a new facsimile edition of the book launching on October 18. More...

Book List of the Week
August 31, 2016

Back to school in September? Here are four “dean’s lists” of books selected by Deborah Berke, Yale School of Architecture’s new dean; 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...

Daily Features
By Steve Kroeter August 1, 2016

We revisit Abbott's book picks, talk to him about the revival of his magazine Dance Ink, a “performance for the page,” and get some new book recommendations. More...