Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: September 13

September 13, 2013

Books as architectural building blocks, a dozen September reviews of Notable Design Books of 2013, and our interview with fashion authority André Leon Talley were just a few of the features on Designers & Books this past week. We also introduced “Forthcoming Books We Are Looking Forward To,” in which booksellers and editors give us their picks for the to-be-published design titles they are most eager to see. Next week, Canadian Centre for Architecture Founding Director Phyllis Lambert gives her book list and answers some questions, and we visit Donald Judd’s restored SoHo home. Plus, we'll be debuting our new calendar of events as well as a Community Book List, where you can add your favorite design books.

Weekly Wrap-Up

Daily Features The Bald Mermaid: Designer Sheila Bridges’s Revealing New Memoir

Named “America’s Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time magazine, the designer talks about the public and personal challenges that made her who she is today.

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Daily Features The Book as Architecture

From Anthropologie stores to Ford’s Theatre in Washington, books are becoming an architectural element in modern designs

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Notable Design Books: Reviews 12 Notable Design Books of 2013: September Reviews

Our September dozen features highly regarded British product designer Tom Dixon’s new book, a compendium of Dutch architecture firm MVRDV's buildings, and a comprehensive guide to the art and industry of fashion design.

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Book List of the Week André Leon Talley’s Book List: Books Are a Man’s Best Friend

Fashion editor, author, and icon André Leon Talley talks to Designers & Books about black lace, Madame Bovary, favorite fashion memoirs—and his most recent book, Little Black Dress (2013, Skira Rizzoli), a tribute to a wardrobe classic.

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Forthcoming Books We Are Looking Forward To 10 Books We Are Looking Forward To: Rizzoli Bookstore, New York

Rizzoli Bookstore's Thomas Collins sent 10 books coming out this fall that he is looking froward to seeing on the shelves.

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Next Week's Preview

Book List of the Week Phyllis Lambert’s Book List: 10 Books on Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes

Phyllis Lambert, Founding Director Emeritus of the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA), one of the world’s preeminent museums focused on architecture, has some advice for architects at all stages of their careers: “Young architects, architects tout court, must be deeply and widely engaged in reading—asking essential questions.” Lambert is the winner of the 2013 Designers & Books Design Book of the Year Award for her book Building Seagram.

Daily Features Donald Judd’s Lessons for Architects

“Donald Judd was notorious for his dislike of architects,” muses ARO principal Adam Yarinsky. “I tell people I think it was for all of the right reasons.”

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