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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 Alissa Walker December 6, 2013

Messy, scandalous, and racy, but so was L.A. in the ‘60s. And visual culture was never the same.

By Amanda Dameron December 30, 2013

Whether he’s dealing with the visual pollution clogging our daily lives, the necessity of avoiding “the monstrosity of sprawl,” or the proper way to “read” a painting or a sign, Nelson is a patient but forthright teacher for training oneself to embrace the right kind of sight.

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 André Leon Talley December 24, 2013

This is one of my favorite books, I always read it as a young boy at Christmas and loved the simple narrative. It so reminded me of my home, and my life with my grandmother: the prepping of fruit cake for the holidays, the intimate bonding of a young child to an older adult—friends between the generational divide. It’s a great, great masterpiece.

By André Leon Talley September 9, 2013

Tolstoy’s sense of visual extravagance is without parallel.

By Anna Sui November 11, 2013

John William Waterhouse is my favorite Pre-Raphaelite painter. The author of this book, Peter Trippi, has a lively spirit, and is a most extraordinary scholar. I based my Spring 2014 fashion show on this theme.

By Anthony Dunne March 24, 2014

An inspiring take on the need to combine political critique and imagination, a reminder of the importance of dreaming, and a rallying cry to embrace the impossible.

June 20, 2017

Wherever I am in my life’s journey, when I come to this book, its story always humbles me. It buoys me up and it puts the passion back in my guts and inspires me to carry on.