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The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Angus Hyland December 12, 2013

Question: “If for some reason it turned out that you could save one and only one book from among those you own, which would it be?” Answer from graphic designer (Pentagram, London) Angus Hyland:  “Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination or Henry James’s The Portrait of a Lady. Whichever was first at hand and whether I was in a Gothic panic or a more reflective mood.” More answers from Angus to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Michael Rock December 11, 2013

Michael Rock, of the graphic design studio 2x4, is a Haruki Murakami fan and plans to have In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du temps perdu) be the last book he reads—“because it would take so long to finish.” More answers from Michael Rock to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Todd Oldham December 10, 2013

Todd Oldham reads for hours in the bathtub (Flannery O’Connor, Dorothy Parker), owns a book about living in a station wagon, and thinks he hates Ayn Rand. These and more answers from Todd to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

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By Branden Klayko, Superscript December 10, 2013

 Editor of popular interior design website Remodelista discusses the challenges of adapting a website into a book. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Sagi Haviv December 9, 2013

Question: “Your favorite book title (because you like the sound of it):” Sagi Haviv’s answer: “On Bullshit, by philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt.” Sagi answers more questions from The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Rudy VanderLans December 6, 2013

Emigre co-founder Rudy VanderLans is partial to Joan Didion and his copy of Ed Ruscha’s Every Building on the Sunset Strip. He buys his books at Moe’s Bookstore in Berkeley. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Tom Geismar December 5, 2013

Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv’s Tom Geismar reports that his favorite book character is Babar and that his favorite writer (of the opposite gender) is Jhumpa Lahiri. More of Tom Geismar’s answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

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By Branden Klayko, Superscript December 5, 2013

From minimal presentation to falling off the shelves, bookstores around the world display books in very different ways. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Thomas Girst December 4, 2013

BMW’s Thomas Girst read Stephen King as a child. Today he’s in the middle of rereading all the volumes of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. “While reading Proust, you live with him,” Girst says, among many more answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Stanley Abercrombie December 3, 2013

Architecture and interior design editor and author Stanley Abercrombie has been been “dipping into Finnegans Wake for half a century,” favors poetry, and admires Rizzoli’s series of Richard Meier monographs and their design by Massimo Vignelli. Stanley gives these and 10 more answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition. More...