Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: August 16

“Design Books to Win” launches, with a chance to win two special graphic design books

August 16, 2013

This week our interview with the founders of London-based publisher Unit Editions kicked off “Design Books to Win” in which we are giving away copies of two special graphic design books. Other highlights of the week include a list of 10 great product design books from International Herald Tribune critic Alice Rawsthorn, a behind-the-scenes look at engineering the current James Turrell exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum in New York, and a round-up of e-books, posting today. Next week brings a book list from Hong Kong interior designer Ed Ng of AB Concept.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Daily Features The Unbearable Beingness of Light

While the experience of viewing the artist's work may be ethereal, the process of creating such ephemerality is monumental.

Daily Features The Big Picture

Whether through omission, dramatization, or even fakery, architectural renderings today can make the unbuilt look real; the impossible within reach.

Book List of the Week 10 Great Books on Product Design: Alice Rawsthorn’s Book List

“Product design may not have as erudite or provocative a critical culture as graphics or architecture, but it is so rich and complex a subject that it has inspired some wonderful books,” the International Herald Tribune’s design critic, Alice Rawsthorn, declares in the introduction to her book list.


Talking Eds Talking Eds: A Conversation with Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy of Unit Editions

Our first installment of “Talking Eds,” a series focusing on personalities in the design-book publishing world. Here, Designers & Books talks with Tony Brook and Adrian Shaughnessy, the two graphic designers who founded the London-based Unit Editions.

Design Books to Win Design Books to Win No. 1: Printed Matter

Win a copy of Printed Matter, an out-of-print and hard-to-find graphic design classic recommended by Tony Brook of Unit Editions. Drawing runs through August 30, 2013.


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Ed Ng’s Book List: A Platform for Beautiful Pieces

Designers & Books talked with interior designer Ed Ng, co-founder of AB Concept, about his thinking, his book choices, and the new monograph featuring the firm’s work, The Language of Luxe, released this spring by ORO Editions.

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