Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: November 29

November 29, 2013

The Online Design Book Fair is the place to be this weekend for discovering and buying the best in design books. New features we’ve added to the Fair include unique video trailers for key titles and themed lists that allow you to find books according to designer, specialized design topic—even color. Another way to find books for your gift list is by going to our Holiday Gift Book Lists, each focusing on a different design discipline. The first of these guides shows you which architecture books make great gifts. This week we also rounded up some of the most exciting current rare-book auctions, explored a new children’s library in Mexico, and revisited Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities in our latest installment of Book of the Week. Next week: the books that inspire the interior design team of Yabu-Pushelberg.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Daily Features Holiday Shopping at the Designers & Books Online Book Fair

Discover hundreds of design books by theme, price discount, and and even color at the Designers & Books Online Book Fair.

Holiday Gift Book Lists 2013 Architecture Books to Give as Gifts

The first of our holiday gift guides offers a sampling of books published in 2013 selected with every architecture lover on your gift list in mind. Books range from a guide on how to draw like an architect, to surveys of great architectural accomplishments, to books on understanding how architects do what they do—and why. We’ll be adding to the list, and publishing new gift guides to books in other design areas in the coming weeks, so check back often!

Daily Features Books on the Block: Fall Auction Highlights

Each fall, the world's preeminent auction houses offer up a collection of rare and unique books. Here are five of the most exciting.

Book List of the Week Richard Sachs’s Book List: Bicycle Building and Book Building

At a time when the return to handcraftsmanship is often in the news and the community of design “makers” continues to grow, the custom bicycles built by Richard Sachs—and the attentiveness he brings to building them—are still a rare ideal. This same attentiveness is just as evident in what he calls the “pile“ of books he “built” for his list.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Writer and activist Jane Jacobs had an urgent vision of urban spaces in the 1960s that retains relevance today.

The Proust Questionnaire — Book Edition Alexandra Lange Answers The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition

Critic and author Alexandra Lange is a fan of Jane Austen: “In my dreams I wake up one day and write the Pride and Prejudice of the contemporary design world,” she says in one of her answers to The Proust Questionnaire—Book Edition.

Daily Features Designing a Mountain of Books for Children

Architects convert a former steel plant in Mexico into an awe-inspiring children’s library.


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week The Book Lists of George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg: Interior Stories

The award-winning Toronto and New York-based interior designers George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg share a love of books as well as a creative life together.

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