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By Deborah Berke October 23, 2013

This book includes some of Susan Sontag’s best-known essays. My favorite, “Against Interpretation,” has this to say: “Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a work of art, much less to squeeze more content out of the work than is already there. Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all.”

By Michael Rock October 22, 2013

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

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 Tom Kundig October 18, 2013

This has been an important book for my career. I’ve read it multiple times—it continues to be meaningful and I don't expect that will change. Shadows are the silent reason that objects are recognized; they give them shape.

By Stefan Sagmeister October 17, 2013

A wonderful diary about someone who figured out how to live a truly full life.

By Eva Zeisel October 16, 2013

This 1900 work was an important book for me. Crane talks about expressive and communicative line. I often referred to it in my lectures.

By Jens Holm October 14, 2013

In the words of Alan Moore: “A superhero Moby Dick.”

By Tiana Vasiljev October 11, 2013

This book is a true type nerd’s delight.

By Todd Oldham October 10, 2013

No one has the ability to string words together like Dorothy Parker. The stories remain fresh after years of reading them and I often marvel how contemporary they are. I have clearly distressed my paperback version so this was the first e-book I bought.