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By Jeffrey Bernett November 12, 2013

Ralph is a bit like Thomas Friedman, and his book By Design—covering architecture, industrial design, fashion design, graphic design, and the design of business and social situations—shows how design affects many of our most significant human activities.

By Pierre Bernard July 14, 2014

I see a strong parallel between the work of the novelist and that of the graphic designer.

By Deborah Berke December 26, 2013

A great exhortation to all of us to be questioning observers.

By Deborah Berke October 23, 2013

This book includes some of Susan Sontag’s best-known essays. My favorite, “Against Interpretation,” has this to say: “Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a work of art, much less to squeeze more content out of the work than is already there. Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all.”

By Jeffrey Beers December 4, 2013

A portrait of a city discovering itself through design.

By Jeffrey Beers November 22, 2013

I loved this book for its view of hope and confidence concerning our future. The series of vignettes are inspiring and spiritual.

By Jeffrey Beers August 26, 2013

I was lucky to work with Oscar Niemeyer at the beginning of my career. He was a remarkable man and an inspiration to me, opening my eyes to the world of color and form.

By Chris Bangle August 18, 2014

You will never find a better description of what car design is all about than in this book. Just take out the word “nude” and insert the word “car” and it all becomes crystal clear. My copy is incredibly highlighted and written over, full of “Ah-ha!” comments and annotations.

By Chris Bangle August 27, 2013

This is super-special to me; I recently purchased old copies of this 1931 book, rewrote all of my own notes in the margins, and gave one of them to a client . . . it means so much!

By Diana Balmori February 19, 2015

A priceless observation is: “To be without method is deplorable, but to depend entirely on method is worse. The end of all method is to seem to have no method.”