Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: January 24

January 24, 2014

We bring you an abundance of book lists this week: books at the intersection of psychology and design; a book list from Marco Romanelli, former editor of Domus and Abitare; and even a list of books about books. We also posted information on the petition to save New York’s Rizzoli Bookstore from the wrecking ball. Next week we’ll be featuring an interview with Dutch book designer Irma Boom and a book list from Bloomberg LP’s Global Head of Design, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. We look forward to two upcoming events in New York co-sponsored by AIGA/NY and Designers & Books: on Wednesday, January 29, Irma Boom in conversation with Design Matters host Debbie Millman; and on Thursday, February 6, an in-studio and online book signing by graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister that will also include a student-led interview with Sagmeister. 

Weekly Wrap-Up

Book List of the Week Book List of the Week: Marco Romanelli

Past editor of the prominent Italian design magazines Domus and Abitare Marco Romanelli sends a book list. “I belong to a generation for which books were daily bread,“ he writes.

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Themed Book Lists 15 Books on the Intersection of Psychology and Design

This May, designated Mental Health Awareness Month, we are pleased to share this list of books from our archive on the intersection of psychology and design, drawn from our contributors, featured publishers, and booksellers.

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Themed Book Lists 15 Books About Books

Fifteen books that look at the book as designed object—from Irma Boom, Warren Lehrer, Peter Mendelsund, Ed Ruscha, and more.

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Daily Features Petition to Save Rizzoli Bookstore

New York’s last grand bookstore faces demolition and a petition drive to save the building is mounted.

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Daily Features Three Design Students Will Win a Chance to Interview Stefan Sagmeister Live in His Studio on February 6

We are looking for three current design students to interview Stefan Sagmeister in person in his New York City studio during the book-signing event for the updated edition of Things I have learned in my life so far. This student-led Q&A, which will take place from 6:00 to 6:30 PM, will be tweeted live! Submit the questions you’d ask online to be considered by January 27, 9:00 AM (EST) and we’ll choose the three interviewers.

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Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Book List of the Week: Emanuela Frattini Magnusson

Recently named Global Head Design for Bloomberg LP, the Milan-born architect and industrial designer Emanuela Frattini Magnusson has been creating award-winning products for over 25 years: as founder of her own firm, EFM Design; for Tibor Kalman; and for many leading international manufacturers.

Daily Features Book Builder: A Conversation with Irma Boom

Dutch-born Irma Boom is widely recognized as one of the world’s foremost book designers, and is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious Gutenberg Prize for a body of work. Her books are distinguished by her experimental approach to formats and a willingness to take design risks. Here she talks about book-making and her life in design.

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