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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.

By Dominique Browning May 27, 2014

I happen to love all of Hicks’s books. . . But the fabric book, written in 1971, pushes the envelope—as he did with his bold, idiosyncratic decorating style—and remains a useful eye-opener today.

By Jules Fisher May 19, 2014

How do you bottle light? Corot does not give an answer but captures atmosphere so effortlessly you will not give up the quest.

By Wim Crouwel May 12, 2014

Makes clear that modern typography does not have its origins in the conventional printing industry but is entwined with 20th-century painting, poetry, and architecture.

By Coralie Bickford-Smith May 5, 2014

I return to this book time and again to get to grips with designing patterns from this incredible wealth of technical information.