Eclectic interests. An eclectic list.
Published in 1936, it was, some years later, my introduction to the concept of graphic design. Leon Friend was a high school teacher in Brooklyn who became mentor to many outstanding designers.
Classic early Steinberg.
An amusing and insightful account of two cultures meeting.
An amazing collection of obscure thoughts and observations. Endlessly entertaining.
Explains Japanese thought and aesthetics in an original and insightful way.
A wide-ranging “kaleidoscope of human communication” by a famous British scientist/humanist.
Using just a few events, Ellis brings vividly to life the complexity that was Jefferson.
Type as image over the centuries. Many rare examples.
A brilliant, moving work. Roth at his best.
An early influence.
The first Rand book, and still the best.
Imaginative and touching.