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By Deborah Sussman December 10, 2019

A brilliant example of “less is more” and how affecting such discipline can be.

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.

By Deborah Sussman December 31, 2013

Proves that hands are still viable tools for making art.

By Diana Balmori March 3, 2014

Gardens are fundamental, Robert Pogue Harrison says, in giving order to our relation to nature, rather than bringing an order to nature.

By Diana Balmori February 19, 2015

A priceless observation is: “To be without method is deplorable, but to depend entirely on method is worse. The end of all method is to seem to have no method.”

By Dominique Browning May 27, 2014

I happen to love all of Hicks’s books. . . But the fabric book, written in 1971, pushes the envelope—as he did with his bold, idiosyncratic decorating style—and remains a useful eye-opener today.

By Ed Ng August 19, 2013

The writer creates a curiosity in the reader, and describes how we can plan and create a spatial experience in design.

By Ellen Lupton November 7, 2013

This oversized compendium of Bauhaus source material was designed with ruthless rationality for MIT Press by the great Muriel Cooper. It is the Old Testament of design theory.

 

By Ellen Lupton June 23, 2014

In his crisp, smart narrative, Hollis follows the profession from the late 19th century to the close of the 20th. His book is small enough to fit in your purse and rich enough to account for the basic history of our profession.

By Ellen Lupton August 21, 2013

No writer or designer should be deprived of Kalman’s ingenious reissue of this useful book.