Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: October 11

October 11, 2013

This week we introduced the Designers & Books Online Book Fair, featuring new design books from 13 publishers (and we'll be adding new publishers), with many titles at significant discounts, some up to 50% off. A perfect way to start your holiday gift-shopping—and it’s ongoing so you can always come back. Among our other highlights of the week: a visit to a book-lover’s suite at New York’s famed Algonquin Hotel and also a secret library high above Grand Central; an interview with typographer extraordinaire Marian Bantjes; a list of must-read books on women in design; and the first installment of our new “Book of Week” column. Next week we'll explore some of the most exciting architecture competitions today—those that repurpose historic structures—and some related books.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Archives & Libraries The Secret Library High Above Grand Central

A small, undigitized collection, the Williamson Library gives insight into the earliest days of New York’s High Line.

Daily Features Marian Bantjes: Beyond Pretty Pictures

With work ranging from Saks Fifth Avenue shopping bags to temporary tattoos, the designer and typographer has released a new monograph including candid notes about celebrated creations and rejected proposals.

Book of the Week Book of the Week: Kenya Hara’s Designing Design

The first installment of “Book of the Week,” which takes a close-up look at selected design books on Designers & Books, features Kenya Hara’s Designing Design.

Themed Book Lists 25-Plus Books on Women in Design

International Women’s Day is March 8. Twenty-five+ selected books that touch on different aspects of women in the design fields, from our contributing designers, commentators, publishers, and booksellers.

Book List of the Week Thomas Girst’s Book List: Art and Cars

“Your library reveals more about you than your public persona,” says BMW’s Head of Cultural Engagement, Thomas Girst.

Daily Features The Online Design Book Fair Launches Today

We are excited to be introducing the Designers & Books Online Book Fair—a new way to discover and buy books about design.


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Donald Norman’s Book List: The Design of More Everyday Things

Design thinker and writer Donald Norman—known for his work that attempts to bridge the gap between the products users want and the products designers create—talks to Designers & Books on the occasion of the newly revised and expanded edition of his book The Design of Everyday Things.

Daily Features Old Buildings, New Tricks: Today's Most Exciting Design Competitions

Architects face the challenge of creatively bringing new life to old buildings.

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