Best-Selling Design Books at Arcana, Los Angeles

These are the design books that were the best sellers at Arcana: Books on the Arts during June 2013.


John Van Hamersveld: Fifty Years of Graphic Design Add to My Reading List

John Van Hamersveld

The exciting visual arc of John Van Hamersveld’s long and storied career is encapsulated in Fifty Years of Graphic Design. The book features Van Hamersveld's illustrations, graphic design work, and photographs.


Paul Evans: Designer & Sculptor Add to My Reading List

Jeffrey Head

Paul Evans produced more than a dozen lines of furniture and countless design variations during his 30-year career as an artist and designer. Regardless of his materials, whether metal, wood, or even cardboard, his work continues to defy easy categorization.


A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living Add to My Reading List

Brooke Hodge

Filled with beautiful photographs and informative essays, this volume presents the genius of A. Quincy Jones, whose collaborative nature provides a timely example for today’s architects.


Handbook of California Design, 1930-1965 Add to My Reading List

Bobbye Tigerman Editor

Mid-20th-century California offered fertile ground for design innovations. The state’s reputation as a land of unlimited opportunity, its many institutions of higher learning, and its perpetually booming population created conditions that allowed designers and craftspeople to flourish.


Extreme Canvas 2: The Golden Age of Hand-Painted Movie Posters from Ghana Add to My Reading List

Ernie Wolfe III

Starting in about 1985 and continuing until just before the millennium, there existed a Golden Age of hand-painted imagination-driven movie posters in Ghana that stood their ground against globalization and computer-generated images.

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