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By Tim Brown August 13, 2013

Convinced me that design had a higher purpose than simply creating the latest consumer product.

By Tiana Vasiljev October 11, 2013

This book is a true type nerd’s delight.

By Thomas Girst October 7, 2013

Sophistication and smiles do go together.

By Temple St. Clair January 6, 2014

I love the descriptions of the clothes and jewels—Anna’s hands, the social order depicted, from the peasants to the aristocracy.

By Steven Heller August 16, 2013

I always hoped that Ernst H. Gombrich and I were somehow related. I began my “career” writing about the history of caricature. Gombrich and psychoanalyst Erst Kris wrote a book together on the subject. Apparently, the only place it was ever published (in a sharply cut version) was in Meditations on a Hobby Horse. And that is why I treasure this book.

By Stephen Burrows September 12, 2013

The way Andersen centers his story around the sickness of the shoes fascinates me. And besides, I'm a shoe fanatic—they complete the outfit!

By Stefan Sagmeister May 18, 2015

Ladislav Sutnar is the most under-appreciated giant in design.

By Stefan Sagmeister February 3, 2014

Many of our ideas were aided by the techniques discussed in this book.

By Stefan Sagmeister October 17, 2013

A wonderful diary about someone who figured out how to live a truly full life.

By Stanley Abercrombie April 16, 2014

In his preface the author asks “[W]ill this study serve merely as a memorial to a defunct building type?” The book’s final words answer that “… humankind has created an extraordinary variety of spaces in which to read, to think, to dream and to celebrate knowledge. As long as humankind continues to value these activities, it will continue to build places to house them. Whether they will involve books or will still be called libraries, only time will tell.” If indeed what we now know as the library disappears, this book will be the perfect reminder of all that we will have lost.