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175 blog entries
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 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.”

By Philip Freelon October 25, 2013

A call to arms for all, especially design professionals.

By Phyllis Lambert September 16, 2013

When architectural history was mostly concerned, like art history, with connoisseurship, reading James Ackerman’s Palladio was a huge relief to me in 1974 when it was first published, confirming my own interest on architecture in the city.

By Pierre Bernard July 14, 2014

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

By Richard Sachs November 25, 2013

More than any other maker whose works I’ve become aware of, I always come back to a fantasy that includes making my bicycles with the skill and humility with which Jimmy D’Aquisto made his guitars.

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.

May 30, 2017

The first graphic design book I owned, a groundbreaking attempt at synthesis in its time, and an exciting window opening on to what was, for me, a previously unknown realm of visual history.

By Rocco Yim September 24, 2013

A dark comedy and morality tale of the fate of several individuals. That of a narcissistic composer is in particular a stark warning to any self-absorbed architect or designer.

By Sam Hecht September 19, 2013

Why is this book so important? I believe that too many designers have lost the ability to realize that projects are ultimately for people—not the company.