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Daily Features
By Alan Rapp, Superscript August 28, 2013

The backlash against Steven Heller's now-infamous essay on 1990s graphics was swift and forceful. Now, 20 years after “Cult of the Ugly” was published, the author reflects on the the article that sparked one of the last great design debates in history.

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Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter February 26, 2013

Architect Jens Holm: HAO/Holm Architecture Office (Copenhagen and New York)
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“After thousands of years and the recent rise of a multitude of storytelling platforms, books remain for me the single medium that manages to both inform and inspire without dictating a single visual truth or idea,” Danish architect Jens Holm tells Designers & Books.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 6, 2013

As post-Labor Day morphed into the first of the season's Fashion Weeks, we offered an early peek at Chip Kidd’s much-anticipated graphic design book for children in an interview with the designer.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 27, 2013

We spotlighted architecture this past week—from Hong Kong-based architect Rocco Yim, who discussed his new book with us, to a visit with ARO, the firm that recently restored artist Donald Judd’s SoHo home.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 20, 2013

This week we time-traveled to both the ancient and recent past. Beginning the week was an interview with the design director of Harvard University Press on the look of the Loeb Classical Library.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
September 13, 2013

Books as architectural building blocks, a dozen September reviews of Notable Design Books of 2013, and our interview with fashion authority André Leon Talley were just a few of the features on Designers & Books this past week.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
October 4, 2013

This week: our monthly round-up of reviews of some of this year’s most notable design books of year; an an interview with architecture critic and author Witold Rybczynski on his 18th book. Next week we introduce the Designers & Books Online Book Fair!

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
October 25, 2013

Book lists of all kinds—from selections by digital architecture's most prominent practitioner, Greg Lynn, to banned books, to a list of titles honoring 20th-century graphic design’s enfant terrible, Bruno Munari—dominated the past week. Other highlights included an article on the newest chair you can sit in to read all those books.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
October 18, 2013

Interviews with graphic design’s Stefan Sagmeister and Donald Norman were highlights of this week. We also showcased the work of some “designing women,” including Eva Zeisel, Charlotte Perriand, and Bonnie Maclean, in a recently opened MoMA exhibition and overheard some great quotes at the AGI Open 2013 in London.

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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
October 11, 2013

This week we introduced the Designers & Books Online Book Fair, featuring design books from 13 publishers (and we'll be adding new publishers), with many titles at significant discounts, some up to 50% off. A perfect way to start your holiday gift-shopping—and it’s ongoing so you can always come back. Among our other highlights:

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