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You Are What You Read
By Barbara Barry June 20, 2017

In our second installment of You Are What You Read, Los Angeles-based interior and product designer Barbara Barry talks about beauty, American design, and her favorite book. In this series, Designers & Books asks prominent designers to describe — in words and images — a book they have found to be particularly inspiring. Barbara selected A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski. More...

You Are What You Read
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...

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By Steve Kroeter October 9, 2014

Publishers and rare and out of print book dealers exhibiting at the Designers & Books-curated book fair at this week’s Dwell on Design New York are holding some great giveaway contests. More...

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January 23, 2017

Updated, February 2, 2017. Congratulations to the three winners of our giveaway of a frame to display pages from The Bolted Book: Josh Korwin, Jimmy Ofisia, and Maite Zabaleta! If you would like a copy of the book, pre-orders are available through February 28. More...

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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. More...

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May 18, 2015

This past Thursday, May 14, a lively panel discussion and pop-up  architecture and design book fair co-hosted by Designers & Books and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union celebrated new design books and design book news as part of NYCxDESIGN 2015. We take a look at some of the event’s highlights More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By Tony Brook November 4, 2013

The book Tony Brook could never finish, his favorite book character, and 23 more answers to Designers & Books’ special questionnaire. 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...

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 Laura Raskin, Superscript September 26, 2013

Calling itself a "nomadic design studio," Unknown Fields Division leads biannual pilgrimages to unmapped landscapes. More...