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Daily Features
By Norman Weinstein October 30, 2013

Several major modern architects have had an intensive preoccupation with glass, but no other architect has so comprehensively and dynamically designed with, and invented new processes to decorate, glass as Carlo Scarpa (1906–78). More...

By David Weeks November 15, 2013

This was required reading for the classes I taught at Parsons, in 1999–2004. The final chapter on carbon is so insightful and makes our relationship with the planet captivating.

By Christian Wassmann September 30, 2013

Warns us not to lose our individual creativity and settle for junk quality.

By Alissa Walker December 6, 2013

Messy, scandalous, and racy, but so was L.A. in the ‘60s. And visual culture was never the same.

Guest posts
By Alissa Walker November 6, 2012

Guest blogger: Alissa Walker (Los Angeles)
Profile     Notable Books of 2012
Guest blogger Alissa Walker—design and urbanism journalist, critic, and author—sent three notable design titles published this fall. These titles will be included later this month among the Notable Design Books of 2012 recommended by the newly launched Designers & Books Book Board. — SK

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Guest posts
By Alissa Walker June 28, 2012

Guest blogger: Alissa Walker (Los Angeles)
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Guest blogger Alissa Walker—design and urbanism journalist, critic, and author—sent four notable design titles published in 2012 to kick off summer reading. — SK More...

Daily Features
By Alissa Walker February 16, 2012

Guest blogger: Alissa Walker (Los Angeles)
Profile   Notable Books of 2011
Guest blogger Alissa Walker—design and urbanism journalist, critic, and author—talks about why the era of coffee table books bigger than coffee tables is over. More...

Guest posts
By Alissa Walker December 8, 2011

Guest blogger: Alissa Walker (Los Angeles)
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We welcome guest blogger Alissa Walker—design and urbanism journalist, critic, and author—who shares her selection of notable design titles published during 2011. More...

By Massimo Vignelli June 2, 2014

Kepes opened my eyes and made the world relevant.

By Véronique Vienne September 25, 2013

Published in 1977, On Photography is a prophetic book whose chilling analysis describes the way photography, more than ever, mediates our experience of reality but also controls it.