Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: August 9

August 9, 2013

A novel full of insider design gossip whose film rights have just been acquired, graphic designer Michael Rock in his own words, and a look at the Passive House movement in sustainable building are a few of the highlights of this past week on Designers & Books. With our redesigned site having completed its first week, we are looking forward to a new feature: "Design Books to Win," our design book giveaway, which debuts this coming Thursday, August 15, in tandem with an interview with the founders of Unit Editions.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Daily Features Something Old-Fashioned from Michael Rock

The author of Multiple Signatures on love and beauty and design.

Daily Features Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians

Armed with insider knowledge of design and branding, a photo editor turned novelist casts a gimlet eye on East Asia’s jet set.

Daily Features Passive is the New Active in Building Green

The new approach to home energy conservation has its moment in the sun.

Book List of the Week Michael Rock’s Book List: The Visual Presentation of Language

Michael Rock, founding partner of the graphic design studio 2x4, talks to Designers & Books about how graphic design is like literature (and vice versa),


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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.

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