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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
November 8, 2013

Highlights of this week include November reviews of Notable Design Books of 2013, a Bauhaus reading list, and a “hotel” that’s just the place to do that reading. We talked with the designer of the new book on filmmaker Wes Anderson and also with rare book dealer Randall Ross of Modernism 101 about logo designer Clarence Hornung. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
November 29, 2013

The Online Design Book Fair is the place to be this weekend for discovering and buying the best in design books. New features we’ve added to the Fair include unique video trailers for key titles and themed lists that allow you to find books according to designer, specialized design topic—even color. Another way to find books for your gift list is by going to our Holiday Gift Book Lists, each focusing on a different design discipline. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
November 21, 2013

This week we asked the founder of the Architecture & Design Film Festival to pick his top 10 all-time favorite films and stopped in at five of our favorite most out-of-the ordinary U.S. bookstores. This coming week remember that our Online Design Book Fair is a great place to shop for holiday gifts for those who are interested in design and love books! More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
November 15, 2013

This week we launched new collaborations two distinguished partners: Tina Roth Eisenberg’s lecture series CreativeMornings, and the furnishings company Design Within Reach. We also report on our five favorite cafés to read (design books) in and getting in bed with Marcel Proust. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
November 1, 2013

Modern glass work by architect Carlo Scarpa, a design library in Miami, a book list from Jorge Silvetti, and a look at five designers who made Apple the company it is today are just a few of this week’s highlights. We also introduce “The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition,” in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
March 28, 2014

Our Wrap-Up & Preview is back, now appearing at the end of each month with highlights from the previous weeks and a foretaste of what’s to come. Over the past several weeks we featured a book list from Anthony Dunne of Dunne & Raby and an essay on “digital flattening” by logo designer Mark Fox, who also sent some new additions to his book list. We celebrated our three-year anniversary with a look back at some book lists from our archive and and we also posted themed book lists honoring the birthdays of architects Louis Kahn and Mies van der Rohe and in collaboation with CreativeMornings and its March theme of “Hidden.” More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
July 25, 2014

With summer in full swing, this month we featured a talk with Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute curator Harold Koda about the Met’s current exhibition and accompanying catalogue on fashion designer Charles James. We’ll be giving away copies of the catalogue in our next installment of “Design Books to Win,” starting July 29. We also published Witold Rybczynski’s review of Being: An Architect by Ian Ritchie and brought you special summer-themed lists of books on landscape design, bicycle design, and more. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
January 31, 2014

An interview with acclaimed Dutch book designer Irma Boom on her most recent work, a live appearance by Boom at an event co-presented by AIGA/NY and Designers & Books, and a visual tour of the history of cover design at the 60-year old literary journal The Paris Review were highlights of this past week. Next week we look forward to a unique in-studio and online book signing with graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister—which will also feature a student-led interview and some free temporary tattoos of Sagmeister “maxims,” courtesy of Tattly. And we’re also celebrating our three-year anniversary at Designers & Books on February 1. Look for our special anniversary posts this coming month. More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
January 3, 2014

Bridging an old year and a new one, this week brought highlights from our 99 Notable Books of 2013 and from the 29 sets of answers we received to the Designers & Books version of The Proust Questionnaire—the Book Edition. We celebrated the 135th anniversary of the birth of modernist designer Eileen Gray and we announced the winners of the six signed copies of Learning from Las Vegas (from six continents). More...

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview
January 24, 2014

We bring you an abundance of book lists this week: books at the intersection of psychology and design; a book list from Marco Romanelli, former editor of Domus and Abitare; and even a list of books about books. We also posted information on the petition to save New York’s Rizzoli Bookstore from the wrecking ball. Next week we’ll be featuring an interview with Dutch book designer Irma Boom and a book list from Bloomberg LP’s Global Head of Design, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson. More...