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By Fiona Raby January 12, 2015

The use of satire and the careful handling of the absurd is something Tony (Dunne) and I continue to pursue in our own work. How to make something sharp and knowing, layered and complex, and also, what to leave out. How to deliver a “lightness of touch,” which this book does beautifully.

By Fiona Raby April 7, 2014

Written in a strange language, coming from another place entirely, the idea that the material world could be shaped by and embody a very different set of values than the ones surrounding us today. The inventive and wondrous visual creativity in this book has fueled Dunne & Raby’s current fascination with a kind of imaginative speculative anthropology.

By Glenn Pushelberg December 3, 2013

A good guide for any creative mind to read and digest—and can help hone one’s creative process by focusing attention on the approach itself. We have several copies in the studio and I encourage everyone in our office to read this book.

By Rick Poynor November 6, 2013

Jonathan Barnbrook is well known for visually complex designs that express deeply held and sometimes controversial political views, and his “bible” takes this kind of self-authorship to spectacular extremes.

By Maria Popova February 12, 2015

Artist Lauren Redniss tells the story of Marie Curie through the two invisible but immensely powerful forces that guided her life: radioactivity and romance.  It’s also a remarkable feat of thoughtful design and creative vision.

By Maria Popova August 28, 2013
Heller and Vienne provide an astute lens not only on what design is and does, but also on what it should be and do.
By David Piscuskas October 30, 2013

Scarpa’s work highly respects the inherent qualities of materials and explores unanticipated uses and forms.

By Guo Pei September 8, 2014

I am especially interested in books that focus on fashion history because they reveal how we appreciated beauty in the past. ...This is also the book that has pushed me to want to build China’s first fashion museum. I have two dreams in life: to build a fashion museum, and to create a fashion library to inspire future generations.

By Harry Pearce July 31, 2013

A Japanese insight into the nature of beauty, full of wonderful observations on culture, design, and — ultimately — humanity.

By Phil Patton April 23, 2014

Ultimately, the book is a story about hope and regret, grief, and self-expression, wrapped around an old-fashioned mystery. Champa writes. “What is a vehicle but a private capsule? One in which the mundane errands and memorable adventures of a life are accomplished. By some alchemy, through this constant association, a mingling, a transmutation, can occur.”