Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: October 4

October 4, 2013

Our monthly round-up of reviews of some of this year’s most notable design books of year was one of this week’s highlights—we reviewed 10 titles on designing with glass and Formica, a collection of interviews with architects, and hippie fashion. We also published an interview with architecture critic and author Witold Rybczynski on his 18th book, toured the bygone interiors of New York’s famed Hotel Chelsea in photographs, and listened to restored audiotapes from several of modernism’s design giants. Next week, we’ll take a look at a hidden library in Grand Central Station. And, we will introduce the Designers & Books Online Book Fair

Weekly Wrap-Up

Notable Design Books: Reviews 10 Notable Design Books of 2013: October Reviews

Our October reviews bring you books that cover Italian architect Carlo Scarpa’s Venetian glass designs, Le Corbusier’s religious buildings, 100 years of designing with Formica, 1960s–70s fashion, and more.

Interviews How Architecture Works: Witold Rybczynski Discusses His 18th Book

The architectural historian and critic demystifies the ubiquitous but still largely esoteric subject of architecture for a broad audience.

Book List of the Week Christian Wassmann’s Book List: Cross-Referencing

“Today a lot of information can be found on the Internet, but for me books have more authority,” says architect Christian Wassmann.

Daily Features Hotel Chelsea Lives On in Photographs

Exhibited for the first time in New York, photographer Victoria Cohen’s images tell their own story about one of the city’s best-known cultural landmarks.

Daily Features In Their Own Words: George Nelson, Charles Eames, and Alexander Girard

Herman Miller has released newly restored audio recordings that shine light on the designers’ ideas about arts education.


Next Week's Preview

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.

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.

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