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By Michael Rock October 22, 2013

Lolita combines, in an almost painful way, the hilarious and the unconscionable.

By Michael Rock August 5, 2013

An extremely designed novel. (I had my students at Yale attempt to diagram it.)

By Michael Manfredi December 20, 2013

As an architect who likes to cook, I can think of few cookbooks that are so “architectural.”

By Michael Bierut August 9, 2013

In what other book does a billboard get to be a main character?

By Matteo Thun December 5, 2013

Calvino’s ideas on lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity, and consistency still inspire me every day.

By Matteo Thun June 16, 2014

Great photos, very useful technical information.

By Matali Crasset September 3, 2013

One of my favorite books, depicting an entire mural of society.

By Massimo Vignelli June 2, 2014

Kepes opened my eyes and made the world relevant.

By Mark Fox December 27, 2013

This slim but dense book explores the relationship between art, advertising, desire, and capitalism. One of my favorite passages exposes the sociopolitical dimension of advertising, using the British term publicity: “Publicity turns consumption into a substitute for democracy. The choice of what one eats (or wears or drives) takes the place of significant political choice.”