Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: October 25

October 25, 2013

Book lists of all kinds—from selections by digital architecture's most prominent practitioner, Greg Lynn, to banned books, to a list of titles honoring 20th-century graphic design’s enfant terrible, Bruno Munari—dominated the past week. Other highlights included an article on the newest chair you can sit in to read all those books at Oxford’s Bodleian Library, and a report on the latest architecture and design films. Next week: architect Jorge Silvetti; a visit to Miami’s modern design museum and library, the Wolfsonian; and a look at the top design books by weight.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Daily Features Banned by Design: Top 10 Controversial Titles of the 20th Century

Books banned in America have been as memorable for their iconic imagery as much as their unforgettable stories, providing inspiration for generations of designers.

Book List of the Week Greg Lynn’s Book List: Digital Dialogue

Named by Forbes magazine as one of the ten most influential living architects, Greg Lynn has shaped the way in which architects and other designers use computers as a medium. Lynn talks to Designers & Books about the exhibition he curated, “Archaeology of the Digital,” and about how his reading has informed his architecture, a short story he wrote, and his collection of vintage Godzilla figures.

Themed Book Lists 30 Books on Film and Film Culture

Counting down to the Oscars? From Sidney Lumet to Soviet film posters, here are 30 selected books on film and its related culture—graphics, costumes, jewelry, and tell-all biographies—recommended by our designers and other contributors.

Daily Features Architecture & Design Film Festival Celebrates Urbanism

 The nation's preeminent film festival for architecture and design wrapped up this weekend in New York, offering a glimpse of what's in store for events in Chicago and Los Angeles.

Daily Features Four Centuries of Sitting: University of Oxford Announces its Winning Chair Design for the Bodleian Library

Over the past 400 years, only two chair designs have graced the distinguished reading rooms of the Bodleian Library at Oxford. Here is the latest one by Barber Osgerby.


Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Jorge Silvetti’s Book List: The Order of Reading

Jorge Silvetti, a partner with Rodolfo Machado in the firm Machado and Silvetti Associates, notably headed the transformation and expansion of Malibu’s Getty Villa into a center for the study of antiquities and has designed many high-profile and award-winning cultural buildings in the more than 25 years since the firm was founded. He assembled his book list in a unique way.

Archives & Libraries Miami’s Modern Design Library: The Wolfsonian

A design library and museum at Florida International University features rare books, posters, and ephemera from 1885 to 1945.

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