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Daily Features
By The Editors April 29, 2014

With its 57th Street location now closed, Rizzoli Bookstore offers one last chance on May 1 and 2 to visit its fabled interior and purchase art and design books at 50% discounts. More...

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By The Editors, Designers & Books January 24, 2014

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. More...

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By The Editors January 21, 2014

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

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By The Editors, Designers & Books December 31, 2013

To ring out 2013, we recap our 99 Notable Design Books of the year, reviewed by our Book Board members. More...

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition
By The Editors, Designers & Books December 30, 2013

We showcase highlights from among the many memorable answers in the 29 Proust Questionnaires we published during November and December. More...

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By The Editors, Designers & Books November 12, 2013

Designers & Books is so used to asking designers and design writers for their book lists that it took Editor in Chief Steve Kroeter by surprise when someone asked him for the books he found most inspiring. That someone was the renowned company Design Within Reach. More...

By André Leon Talley December 24, 2013

This is one of my favorite books, I always read it as a young boy at Christmas and loved the simple narrative. It so reminded me of my home, and my life with my grandmother: the prepping of fruit cake for the holidays, the intimate bonding of a young child to an older adult—friends between the generational divide. It’s a great, great masterpiece.

By André Leon Talley September 9, 2013

Tolstoy’s sense of visual extravagance is without parallel.

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By Simone Withers Swan May 11, 2021

In conjunction with our celebration of Louis Kahn’s 120th birthday this year, we are honored to bring you the following very special recollections of Simone Swan, inaugural executive director of the Menil Foundation in Houston, where she helped coordinate the studies undertaken by Louis I. Kahn for a new structure to house the Menil Collection. She was also Kahn’s last residential client. More...

By Deborah Sussman December 10, 2019

A brilliant example of “less is more” and how affecting such discipline can be.