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By Todd Oldham October 10, 2013

No one has the ability to string words together like Dorothy Parker. The stories remain fresh after years of reading them and I often marvel how contemporary they are. I have clearly distressed my paperback version so this was the first e-book I bought.

By Todd Oldham September 13, 2013

This smart, elegant survey of the artist-magician Tony Duquette is a testament to unbridled thinking and design derring-do. The world he created was like visiting another planet that was influenced by Earth and didn’t get it quite right but made it better.

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.

October 29, 2019

Enjoy the music, and the playfully searching, the hermetic Cubism of Stein’s writing.

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.