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By Tom Kelley December 16, 2013

The book’s collection of 100 social-innovation/design projects was just the jumping off point for Emily Pilloton’s subsequent ventures: a cross-country Design Revolution Road Show, a hands-on design thinking curriculum for high school kids, a design-and-build summer camp for tween girls, and a documentary film on the power of design thinking. It’s not just a book. It’s the harbinger of a bright future.

By Tom Kundig December 15, 2014

Shadows are the silent reason that objects are recognized; they give them shape. Shadows represent the soul of a place or object.

By Tom Kundig October 18, 2013

This has been an important book for my career. I’ve read it multiple times—it continues to be meaningful and I don't expect that will change. Shadows are the silent reason that objects are recognized; they give them shape.

By Véronique Vienne September 25, 2013

Published in 1977, On Photography is a prophetic book whose chilling analysis describes the way photography, more than ever, mediates our experience of reality but also controls it.

By Warren Lehrer November 4, 2013

Text and image are nearly inseparable. A reader needs to engage the narrative whose lines can cascade, flow, collide, and disperse. It is a completely legible read—you just need to be game to traverse time and story on Laxson’s terms—a suspension I think most readers yearn for in a good book.

By Wendell Castle August 1, 2013

This is a great book for useless knowledge that ultimately might prove useful.

By Wim Crouwel March 27, 2014

Mies van der Rohe is one of my heroes.

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 Witold Rybczynski October 1, 2013

If you never took Scully’s course at Yale, or had the privilege of hearing him lecture, this book is a good substitute.