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By Witold Rybczynski December 19, 2013

Pre-dates the descent into obfuscatory jargon that bedevils most theoretical texts. Still a stimulating read, even if the movement it helped to launch—postmodernism—fizzled out.

By Witold Rybczynski October 1, 2013

If you never took Scully’s course at Yale, or had the privilege of hearing him lecture, this book is a good substitute.

By Zoë Ryan September 26, 2013

This book is a must-read for anyone interested in new forms of mapping and data visualization.

By Margie Ruddick April 14, 2014

I must have read this book several hundred times as a child—a pure escape from, and then restoration to, urban life; a mix of love and loss and landscape.

By Marco Romanelli January 20, 2014

What is an “open work”? It is work that can be different for each of us, since we are individuals, but the object is always the same. Isn’t this the best result for an industrially produced piece? It is one work, but it can be interpreted in one million different ways!

By Michael Rock October 22, 2013

Lolita combines, in an almost painful way, the hilarious and the unconscionable.

By Michael Rock August 5, 2013

An extremely designed novel. (I had my students at Yale attempt to diagram it.)

By Ian Ritchie September 29, 2014

A shining example of how prose can clarify the essentials of architecture by referring to its secrets, the need to investigate to find the mystery of why architecture touches our emotions and soul.

By Alice Rawsthorn November 3, 2014

Irascible though he was, Papanek was also thoughtful, sensitive, gutsy, and perceptive. He wrote Design for the Real World a little over 40 years ago, and most of its principles are as relevant now as they were then, if not more so. Countless books have since been published on sustainable and inclusive design, but every designer should still read this one.