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177 blog entries
By Mark Fox December 27, 2013

This slim but dense book explores the relationship between art, advertising, desire, and capitalism. One of my favorite passages exposes the sociopolitical dimension of advertising, using the British term publicity: “Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or wears or drives) takes the place of significant political choice.”

By Emanuela Frattini Magnusson January 27, 2014

A seductive and plausible picture of a future digital economy where the power and return generated by owning big data are distributed equally to all of its suppliers: us.

By Philip Freelon October 25, 2013

A call to arms for all, especially design professionals.

By Sou Fujimoto October 29, 2013

Libraries could be beyond architecture.

By Jeanne Gang January 3, 2014

Skillfully uncovers the contributions of Gray, a modernist Irish designer and architect who worked in Paris in the early 20th century. It reveals the story of her life as well as her connection with Le Corbusier, who is said to have coveted the house she designed for herself and Jean Badovici in the south of France.

By Jeanne Gang August 23, 2013

What structure junky could resist discussions of spherical tetrahedrons, soap bubbles, or the delicate skeletal patterns found in radiolaria?

By Thomas Girst October 7, 2013

Sophistication and smiles do go together.

By Milton Glaser March 2, 2015

Berger is incapable of writing without astonishing you.

By Nancye Green December 11, 2013

Illustrates in maddening detail the designer’s excruciating fascination with the ordinary as extraordinary.

By Alexander Haldemann December 13, 2013

What inspires me about Swiss painter Johann Heinrich Füssli is that he had an international consciousness—expressed in his art—in the 18th century, decades before direct flights and the Internet would make that an easy thing to do. He did it when it was hard.