These are the design books that were the best sellers at Rizzoli Bookstore in New York during November 2012.
20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas portrays, for the first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture completed between 1900 and 1999.
An autobiographical look at the work of a seminal modernist architect. Part monograph, part architectural theory, and part story, the book narrates a three-decade journey through a personal history of architecture and architectural ideas.
Compiled by Kazuya Takaoka
Embodying the marriage of beauty and functionality that is key to the Japanese aesthetic, the objects presented in Katachi are made of materials that have played an important role in Japanese life for centuries: wood, bamboo, stone, fiber, metal, earth.
The Harry Ransom Center, the University of Texas at Austin
The Museum of the City of New York
Norman Bel Geddes Designs America accompanies a landmark exhibition exploring the career of Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958), one of the 20th century’s foremost theatrical and industrial designers.