Quote of the Day

 

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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 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 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 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 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 Deborah Sussman December 31, 2013

Proves that hands are still viable tools for making art.

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 10, 2019

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

By Deborah Berke December 26, 2013

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

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.”