Interviews

 

46 blog entries
Interviews
By Steve Kroeter July 26, 2012

Fashion designer Ralph Rucci: CHADO RALPH RUCCI (New York)
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Couturier Ralph Rucci discusses his book, Autobiography of a Fashion Designer: Ralph Rucci, published in December 2011 by Bauer and Dean and inspired by artist Sol LeWitt’s autobiography told through objects.  More...

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By Steve Kroeter March 22, 2012

Graphic designer Paula Scher talks about Maps (Princeton Architectural Press, October 2011), her recent book of map paintings, which was named a Designers & Books Notable Book of 2011 by Alissa Walker, who said, “As art, it’s gorgeous; as a process, it’s a lesson in obsession; and as a narrative, it’s storytelling at its best.” More...

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By Steve Kroeter August 9, 2012

Michael Maharam, CEO of one of the the leading suppliers of textiles to architects and interior designers in the U.S., talks about his book, Maharam Agenda, published in November 2011 by Lars Müller. More...

Interviews
By Steve Kroeter September 26, 2012

Architectural and interior design historian Michael C. Kathrens discusses the newly revised edition of his book American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer (April 2012, Acanthus Press; originally published 2002), which brings the work of one of America’s most influential residential architects of the Country House era—from the late 19th century to 1930—to a new audience. More...

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By Steve Kroeter April 19, 2012

Graphic designer Michael Bierut: Pentagram (New York)
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Graphic designer Michael Bierut takes a look at his Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design on the occasion of its release in paperback by Princeton Architectural Press (March 2012). The book was originally published in hardcover in 2007. More...

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By Steve Kroeter September 20, 2012

Kate Stohr, co-founder of Architecture for Humanity (AfH)—a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing design solutions to humanitarian crises and challenges worldwide, including needs for housing, education, healthcare, clean water, and renewable energy—discusses the new follow-up edition to AfH’s enormously successful first book. Published in May 2012 by Abrams, Design Like You Give a Damn [2] profiles more than 100 projects for reimagining community and improving lives across the globe, from a skate park in war-torn Afghanistan to innovative materials such as smog-eating concrete. More...

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By Steve Kroeter August 30, 2012

Photographer Judith Turner (New York)
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Acclaimed photographer of architecture Judith Turner discusses Seeing Ambiguity, her new book published in April 2012 by Edition Axel Menges. More...

Interviews
By Steve Kroeter June 21, 2012

Architect John van de Water: NEXT Architects (Amsterdam and Beijing)
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John van de Water, a partner in the Dutch firm NEXT Architects, discusses what went into creating his book You Can’t Change China, China Changes You, an account of five years spent working as a Western architect in China (010 Publishers, February 2012). More...

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By Steve Kroeter March 29, 2012

Architect and Architecture blogger John Hill: Archidose (New York)
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Architect and architecture blogger John Hill, of Archidose, discusses his book Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture, published in December 2011 by W. W. Norton. The book was named a Designers & Books Notable Book of 2011 by Justin Davidson. More...

Interviews
By Steve Kroeter August 14, 2012

Preservation architect and historic preservation professor Jeffrey M. Chusid: Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
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Preservation architect Jeffrey M. Chusid talks about his book Saving Wright: The Freeman House and the Preservation of Meaning, Materials, and Modernity (W. W. Norton, December 2011), which chronicles the efforts to preserve the Freeman House—an experimental house in the Hollywood Hills designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1924—and the “the symphonic blast of excitement” the author experienced actually living in the house. More...