Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2012, 2007, English
Nonfiction, Graphic Design
6 x 9 inches, paperback, 272 pages
ISBN: 9781616890612
Suggested Retail Price: $27.50

From the Publisher. Now available in paperback, Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut’s critical writing. Whether serious or humorous, flattering or biting, Bierut is always on the mark. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts pull design culture into crisp focus. Along the way, Nabokov’s Pale Fire, Eero Saarinen, the paper clip, the cover of The Catcher in the Rye, the planet Saturn, the ClearRx pill bottle, and paper architecture all fall under his pen.

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Deborah Berke

This book is fun to read and covers a broad range of design-related subjects in some very brief essays—perfect for those with short attention spans or limited time to read. There are pieces in the collection that make you laugh. Can’t say that about very many design books.

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