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By David Adjaye November 10, 2014

Robin Evans had the ability to offer rare insights into architectural history and theory that appeal to my interest in the wider social, cultural, and political discourse.

By Alice Rawsthorn November 3, 2014

Irascible though he was, Papanek was also thoughtful, sensitive, gutsy, and perceptive. He wrote Design for the Real World a little over 40 years ago, and most of its principles are as relevant now as they were then, if not more so. Countless books have since been published on sustainable and inclusive design, but every designer should still read this one.

By Ellen Lupton October 27, 2014

Typography manuals abound, but few are a pleasure to read, handle, and behold. Bringhurst’s book is one of the best guides ever devised on the principles and practices of typography.

By Carlo Ratti October 20, 2014

A critical look at how our cities are becoming computers “en plein air”—the benefits and the risks.

By Juhani Pallasmaa October 13, 2014

Opens up poetic views to an imaginary urbanity.

By Daniel Libeskind October 6, 2014

Amazing how a book of drawings and ideas is much more inspiring than a book of techniques and buildings!

By Ian Ritchie September 29, 2014

A shining example of how prose can clarify the essentials of architecture by referring to its secrets, the need to investigate to find the mystery of why architecture touches our emotions and soul.

By Carola Zwick September 22, 2014

My all-time favorite and recommendation for students on how to cope with complexity.

By Jonathan Olivares September 15, 2014

Led me to see design as a kind of choreography.

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.