Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: December 1

December 1, 2014

Design books make great gifts! In November we were pleased to introduce our Online Book Fair 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, featuring more than 20 design book publishers and rare and out of print book dealers. The Gift Guide’s many sort and filter options—by price, subject, time period, and more—along with gift suggestions for everyone from kids to cooks, up to 50% discounts on some titles, and the fact that it is continually updated, creates a place tailored to all of your design book shopping needs (and wishes), starting from this Cyber Monday through December 31.

Last month we also brought you the book lists of 10 prominent women in architecture, a list of books on toy design, and articles on new children’s design and architecture books and on vintage design book finds.

In December our “Design Books to Win“ drawings will give you the chance to win two new photography books and we’ll be highlighting the best in new photography titles from a range of publishers.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Book List of the Week The Books That Inspire Four Knoll Designers

Among the many prominent architects and designers who have collaborated on products with the American design firm Knoll are four who have sent us the books that have had an impact on their lives and careers. This week we spotlight the book lists of architects David Adjaye and Maya Lin, architect and industrial designer Emanuela Frattini Magnusson, and graphic design studio 2x4 and one of its founders, Michael Rock.

Daily Features The Designers & Books Online Book Fair 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

Our first Online Book Fair Holiday Gift Guide now includes new additions such as Room (Phaidon Press), Melting Away (Princeton Architectural Press), and Lella and Massimo Vignelli: Two Lives, One Vision—all offered at special discounts through December 31. Featuring over 145 new and newly selected books in architecture, design, art, and photography,  the Holiday Gift Guide is designed to make this year’s holiday shopping for design and book lovers easy, informative, affordable—and fun.

Daily Features Designed for Kids: Highlights in Recent Children’s Design Books

A look at recent highlights in books for children about architecture and design from AMMO Books, Gestalten, Paintbox Press, Princeton Architectural Press, and Schiffer Publishing.

Themed Book Lists 10 Books on Toy Design

Ten books on the history of toy design and designing toys for children—from classic wooden toys to Lego and more.

Rare & Beautiful Rare & Beautiful: Design Book Finds

To uncover some rare and out of print design book finds, we asked four book dealers—F. A. Bernett, Carnegie Hill Books, Modernism 101, and Optos Books—featured on the Designers & Books Online Book Fair, for a few highlights of their vintage gems in all price ranges. (All books are available for purchase as of November 25, 2014, and to celebrate the winter holidays Optos Books is offering 15% off on all Online Book Fair titles and Modernism 101 is offering 10% off through December 31)

Book List of the Week The Books That Inspire 10 Women in Architecture

Ten notable women working as architects have sent us lists of books that have had an influence on what they do and think and how they create. The architects are: Deborah Berke, Denise Scott Brown, Nathalie de Vries, Jeanne Gang, Margaret McCurry, Victoria Meyers, Farshid Moussavi, Galia Solomonoff, Ada Tolla, and Billie Tsien.


Next Week's Preview

Daily Features Designers & Photography: What’s New

— Coming in December. Architects and designers have had a long and intense relationship with photography—and photography books. We highlight some 2014 additions to the genre, including Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography by Elias Redstone, from Phaidon Press.

Design Books to Win Win Two Books on Photography: David Hume Kennerly on the iPhone and The Instagram Book

Win two new books on digital photography. Five winners will each receive copies of David Hume Kennerly on the iPhone: Secrets and Tips from a Pulitzer Prize-winning Photographer, from GOFF Books, and The Instagram Book, from AMMO Books. Enter to win until Tuesday, December 9, 11:59 PM (EST).

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