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By Michael Manfredi December 20, 2013

As an architect who likes to cook, I can think of few cookbooks that are so “architectural.”

By Greg Lynn October 21, 2013

I remember buying this as a teenager after having read all the Tolkien and C.S. Lewis stories. Many sketches and doodles came from that experience. These are great books to get you drawing gizmos and contraptions.

By Ellen Lupton October 27, 2014

Typography manuals abound, but few are a pleasure to read, handle, and behold. Bringhurst’s book is one of the best guides ever devised on the principles and practices of typography.

By Ellen Lupton June 23, 2014

In his crisp, smart narrative, Hollis follows the profession from the late 19th century to the close of the 20th. His book is small enough to fit in your purse and rich enough to account for the basic history of our profession.

By Ellen Lupton November 7, 2013

This oversized compendium of Bauhaus source material was designed with ruthless rationality for MIT Press by the great Muriel Cooper. It is the Old Testament of design theory.

 

By Ellen Lupton August 21, 2013

No writer or designer should be deprived of Kalman’s ingenious reissue of this useful book.

By George Lois September 18, 2013

A personal reflection of instinct, intelligence, and survival—the three intersecting impulses of creativity.

By Zuzana Licko January 26, 2015

One of the first books I read about design when I began my studies, it opened my eyes to the role that typefaces, and their design and implementation, play in communication. The answers may have less longevity than the questions the book poses.

By Daniel Libeskind November 5, 2019

This was my first, and still favorite, art book—I bought it with all my savings. My favorite Cubist by far.

By Daniel Libeskind October 6, 2014

Amazing how a book of drawings and ideas is much more inspiring than a book of techniques and buildings!