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By David Adjaye November 10, 2014

Robin Evans had the ability to offer rare insights into architectural history and theory that appeal to my interest in the wider social, cultural, and political discourse.

By David Kelley December 17, 2013

This book is the beating heart of the Stanford design project methodology. We use it liberally to help students improve their power of perception.

By David Kelley January 8, 2014

The Little Prince had a big impact in my life when I was young and impressionable. It offered my earliest lessons in prototyping, iterating, and stretching your imagination.

By David Piscuskas October 30, 2013

Scarpa’s work highly respects the inherent qualities of materials and explores unanticipated uses and forms.

By David Weeks November 15, 2013

This was required reading for the classes I taught at Parsons, in 1999–2004. The final chapter on carbon is so insightful and makes our relationship with the planet captivating.

By Debbie Millman December 9, 2013

An incredible book about an incredible designer, thinker, and bad-boy provocateur.

November 20, 2013

New models for professionals who want to live a life based on courage as opposed to fear.

By Deborah Berke October 23, 2013

This book includes some of Susan Sontag’s best-known essays. My favorite, “Against Interpretation,” has this to say: “Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a work of art, much less to squeeze more content out of the work than is already there. Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all.”

By Deborah Berke December 26, 2013

A great exhortation to all of us to be questioning observers.

By Deborah Sussman November 1, 2013

Read as much of Proust as you can, starting with Swann’s Way, for a profound description of individuals and a socio-political climate. Like a pebble thrown into a lake, the famous story of eating a “madeleine” begins an epic masterpiece. In Proust’s invention the lake becomes an ocean. This work is worth the effort, and will exercise your brain.