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By Peter Mendelsund August 4, 2014

The book that, of all the books I’ve read, comes the closest to accurately reflecting this slippery world of ours. It is the book that feels, when one is reading it, the most like what it feels to be alive. Lesson(s) learned: Hold a mirror up to life.

By Alexa Hampton July 28, 2014

The essential book on design by two huge figures.

By Marion Fasel July 21, 2014

Talented but little-known American jewelry designers of the early 20th century are given their due in this gloriously illustrated book.

By Pierre Bernard July 14, 2014

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

By Adam Tihany June 30, 2014

Our relationship with objects—an intelligent eye-opener.

By Ellen Lupton June 23, 2014

In his crisp, smart narrative, Hollis follows the profession from the late 19th century to the close of the 20th. His book is small enough to fit in your purse and rich enough to account for the basic history of our profession.

By Matteo Thun June 16, 2014

Great photos, very useful technical information.

By Ada Tolla June 9, 2014

To discover, experiment, and invent. This is all we (LOT-EK) do and it really is the only way to evolve. And it is full of unpredictable risk and actual failure—no matter how “scientifically” we try to anticipate the outcomes (as this book argues). Our evolution accelerates in leaps where so much risk is involved and we simply love it.

By Massimo Vignelli June 2, 2014

Kepes opened my eyes and made the world relevant.