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By Ronan Bouroullec September 27, 2013

This was the first art book I ever bought. Ever since, it has remained the most important art book for me because of—especially—the relationship of Judd’s highly refined pieces to the rustic interiors.

By Seymour Chwast March 23, 2015

Technical, humanist images from this 1920s and ’30s visual artist. . . . The books I like are human-size 3-D objects. They often contain things to ponder, ignore, memorize, and laugh and wonder at.

By Zuzana Licko January 26, 2015

One of the first books I read about design when I began my studies, it opened my eyes to the role that typefaces, and their design and implementation, play in communication. The answers may have less longevity than the questions the book poses.

By Zoë Ryan September 26, 2013

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in new forms of mapping and data visualization.

By Witold Rybczynski December 19, 2013

Pre-dates the descent into obfuscatory jargon that bedevils most theoretical texts. Still a stimulating read, even if the movement it helped to launch—postmodernism—fizzled out.

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.

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 Wim Crouwel March 27, 2014

Mies van der Rohe is one of my heroes.

By Wendell Castle August 1, 2013

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