Design Matters: On Books

Special Designers & Books Podcast Series with Debbie Millman: Jean-Louis Cohen on Le Corbusier

By Steve Kroeter July 17, 2013

The second episode of Design Matters’ special five-episode summer series on the theme of “designers and books,” hosted by Design Observer’s Debbie Millman, is now available for listening. The series has been developed in collaboration with Designers & Books.

This episode features an interview with Le Corbusier scholar Jean-Louis Cohen, the Sheldon H. Solow Professor in the History of Architecture at the Institute of the Fine Arts at New York University and co-author of the catalogue produced to accompany the current MoMA exhibition “Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Landscapes” as well as a number of other books on Le Corbusier.

Future episodes will include Brenda Danilowitz and Phillip Tiongson talking about the iPad version of Joseph Albers’s Interaction of Color developed for Yale University Press on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the book; product designer Hartmut Esslinger, author of Design Forward: Creativity and Sustainable Change; and Léon Krier, author of Albert Speer: Architecture 1932-1942.

The first episode of this special series, aired on July 8 and features graphic designer Michael Rock of the studio 2x4, whose book, Multiple Signatures: On Designers, Authors, Readers and Users, has just been released by Rizzoli.

In October 2011, Design Matters was the proud recipient of the People’s National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the award chosen by public voting for a National Design Award. The shows take place in a recording studio at the Masters in Branding Program at the School of Visual Arts.

Support for this series is generously provided by Shutterstock and

You can listen to these special episodes on Designers & Books, Design Observer, iTunes, and SoundCloud.

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