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OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY
OUR BOOK OF THE MONTH IS BEAUTIFUL WORLD, WHERE ARE YOU BY SALLY ROONEY

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  • Vincent Canizaro

    Architectural Regionalism

    $77.00

    In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. But despite its omnipresence in contemporary practice and theory, architectural regionalism remains a fluid concept, its historical development and current influence largely undocumented. This comprehensive reader brings together over 40 key essays illustrating the full range of ideas embodied by the term. Authored by important critics, historians, and architects such as Ken...

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  • David Leatherbarrow

    Architecture Oriented Otherwise

    $68.00

    The book argues for a shift of orientation in architectural thought, from what the building is to what it does; it also shows that the workings or the reality of the individual work (the room, building, garden, or landscape) cannot be understood apart its wider milieu, the environment in which it finds orientation. We tend to think of buildings as rather static or inert objects; buildings win praise for their stability. What's more, we also tend to assume each building is a discrete work that...

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    Mary Savig

    Artful Cats

    $42.00

    Cats, cats, and more cats! Expressive or aloof, affectionate or enigmatic, cats have complicated characters that make them compelling artists' muses. Artful Cats explores the quirky and charming relationships of artists with their cats in 130 rarely seen photos, paintings, sketches, manuscripts, and letters from the Archives of American Art. Jasper Johns, Frank Stella, Louise Nevelson, Marcel Breuer, Yves Tanguy, Georgia O'Keeffe, Edward Weston, Robert Indiana, Judy Chicago, Berenice Abbott, ...

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  • Janet Abrams

    Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me A Bauhaus

    $48.00

    Daddy Wouldn't Buy Me a Bauhaus collects the unparalleled writings of legendary British wordsmith Janet Abrams for the first time. From pivotal figures in international modernism to the pioneers of digital medium, Abrams explored the ideas, theories, and emotions that fueled their work. The book's twenty-six profiles, written in Abrams's signature, personal, often hilarious style, include Reyner Banham, Berthold Lubetkin, Philip Johnson, Paul Rand, Phyllis Lambert, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, ...

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  • Audrey Bennett

    Design Studies

    $77.00

    In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of 'mainstream culture' has become quaint. Websites, magazines, books, and television have all honed in on ever-diversifying subcultures, hoping to carve out niche audiences that grow savvier and more narrowly sliced by the day. Consequently, the discipline of graphic design has undergone a sea change. Where visual communication was once informed by a designer's creative intuition, the proliferation of specialized audiences now calls for m...

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  • Eugenia Bell

    Grafton Architects

    $66.00

    The drawings of the Dublin based Studio Grafton Architects, one of the most up and coming and hype studio in contemporary architecture, formed by Ivonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, that are published here gather together personal looks, references and materials relative to six projects which have been built or presented at competitions: the Bocconi University in Milan; the extension of the Mackintosh Glasgow School of Art, the new campus for UTEC University in Lima, the Medical School in Li...

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  • Ellen Lupton

    Herbert Bayer

    $42.00

    Herbert Bayer (1900-1985) was one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, with a prolific career spanning more than six decades and two continents. As a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, he used geometry, photomontage, functional analysis, and simplified typography to forge a new approach to graphic design. This book explores the evolution of Bayer's design process, from his student works featuring hand lettering to mechanically printed typography and hyperreal p...

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    Joan Miró

    I Work Like A Gardener

    $34.00

    In 1958, artist Joan Miró and critic Yvon Taillandier sat down for an in-depth discussion on Miró's life and work. Their conversation, one of the most illuminating and insightful looks into Miró's philosophy and creative process, was first published in a limited edition of seventy five copies in 1964. Though long out of print, this bilingual "treasure," in the words of Maria Popova, "remains the most direct and comprehensive record of Miró's ideas on art." This beautiful new edition presents ...

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  • Cyrus Highsmith

    Inside Paragraphs

    $34.00

    What goes on inside a paragraph of printed text? Cyrus Highsmith's Inside Paragraphs is an essential primer on the basics of typography that focuses specifically on the role of printed text within a paragraph. Engaging full-page illustrations and Highsmith's accessible explanations show the role of white space between letters, words, and lines. Perfect for students and professionals alike, this updated edition includes a new preface.Paperback: 104 PagesProduct Dimensions: 152 x 229 mmISBN: 97...

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    Joe Fig

    Inside The Artist's Studio

    $59.00

    What was your first artwork to receive recognition? What materials do you use, and how did they come into your practice? What advice would you give a young artist just starting out? Joe Fig asked a wide range of celebrated artists these and many other questions during the illuminating studio visits documented in Inside the Artist's Studio--the follow-up to his acclaimed 2009 book, Inside the Painter's Studio. In this remarkable collection, twenty-four painters, video and mixed-media artists, ...

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  • Joe Fig

    Inside The Painter's Studio

    $59.00

    Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not only creative inspiration, but also plenty of physical and logistical details. It is these "cruder," more mundane aspects of a painter's daily routine that motivated Brooklyn artist Joe Fig to embark almost ten years ago on a highly unorthodox, multilayered exploration of the working life of the professional artist. Determined to ground his research in the physical world, Fig b...

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  • Louise Fili

    Louise Fili

    $46.00

    Renowned graphic designer and author Louise Fili takes us on a personal tour through her most famous brands, books, and packaging. This peek behind-the-scenes shows how research and vintage typography give rise to her unique and ingenious designs. See how her work-still done by hand-transforms from early sketches to final design. Her instantly recognizable style, elegant and timeless, takes shape on the page before our eyes. Also included are Fili's copyright pages, which are works of art in ...

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  • Eugenia Bell

    Michael Graves

    $66.00

    American architect Michael Graves divides architectural design into three distinctive moments: referential sketches, preparatory studies, and final drawing. This book is a visual diary that shows the architect's attention to the legacy of the past and how the observation of the world leads to the creation of new forms with tangible features.Hardback: 144 pagesProduct Dimensions: 128 x 207 mmISBN: 9788867326921Published by Princeton Architectural Press

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    Milton Glaser

    Milton Glaser

    $46.00

    The late designer Milton Glaser once said, The most overused word, creativity, should in fact be described as discovery. This revealing peek inside Glaser's never-before-published journals offers uncommon insight into his design process. Through notes, drawings, and sketches from his home in New York City and his travels throughout Italy, France, and Spain, Glaser inspires the reader to find meaning in even the smallest details: a cat, a stage set, a portrait, a building--all are significant....

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    Doug Thomas

    Never Use Futura

    $42.00

    It's everywhere, including the moon (on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts), Nike sneakers, the artworks of Barbara Kruger, Ed Ruscha, and Jenny Holzer, 2001: A Space Odyssey credits, Domino's Pizza boxes, Absolut Vodka bottles, and Red Bull cans. Futura and its typographic offspring have been the face of presidential campaigns from Richard Nixon to Hillary Clinton. Indeed, Futura is one of the most used fonts in the world today—the typeface of modern design—more so even th...

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    Michael Bierut

    Now You See It And Other Essays On Design

    $59.00

    Design is a way to engage with real content, real experience,' writes celebrated essayist Michael Bierut in this follow-up to his best-selling Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design (2007). In more than fifty smart and accessible short pieces from the past decade, Bierut engages with a fascinating and diverse array of subjects. Essays range across design history, practice, and process; urban design and architecture; design hoaxes; pop culture; Hydrox cookies, Peggy Noonan, baseball, The Sopranos...

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  • Eugenia Bell

    Paul Rand

    $42.00

    Best-known for his corporate brand logos and art direction, Paul Rand (1914-1986) transformed commercial art from craft to profession, introduced European design standards to American commercial art, influenced the look of advertising and book design, and altered the ways in which major corporations including IBM, UPS, and Westinghouse did business. His adherence to a strict design form in his work for corporate clients was balanced by a playful side , captured in this spirited collection of ...

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    Paul Rand

    Paul Rand: A Designer's Art

    $85.00

    If Paul Rand was the most influential American graphic designer of the twentieth century, then Paul Rand: A Designer's Art is the most important on his work. A comprehensive collection of his most important and best-known designs, A Designer's Art gives unique insight into Rand's design process and theory. This new edition of Rand's classic monograph, long unavailable, meticulously re-creates the graphic quality of the original. It includes more than two hundred illustrations and twenty-seven...

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    Michael Kroeger

    Paul Rand: Conversations With Students

    $34.00

    As one of the most influential and inspirational graphic designers of the twentieth century, Paul Rand defined modern American graphic design. His iconic logo designs for IBM, UPS, and the ABC television network distilled the essences of modernity for his corporate patrons. His body of work includes advertising, poster, magazine, and book designscharacterized by simplicity and a wit uniquely his own. His ability to discuss design with insight and humor made him one of the most revered design ...

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  • Eugenia Bell

    Paul Rudolph

    $42.00

    Paul Rudolph (1918–1997) authored some of Modernism's most powerful designs and served as an influential educator while chair of Yale's School of Architecture. His early residential work in Sarasota, Florida, garnered international attention, and his later exploration of Brutalist materials nd forms, most famously embodied in his Yale Art & Architecture Building (1963), earned Rudolph both notoriety and acclaim. Many of the dynamic drawings included in this collection — selected from the ...

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  • Eugenia Bell

    Seymour Chwast

    $42.00

    Seymour Chwast (1931-) is an American graphic designer known for his diverse body of work and lasting influence on visual culture. He has authored more than thirty children's books, four graphic novels, and several typefaces. In 1954, he cofounded Push Pin Studios (changed to The Pushpin Group in 1985), whose revolutionary work altered the course of contemporary graphic communication in the 1950s and 60s and continues to inspire the field of design worldwide. Chwast's work as a humorist is pl...

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  • Moleskine

    Silkscreen Masters

    $55.00

    Silkscreen Masters is a groundbreaking project, both a manual on screen printing and a showcase of the world's leading printers. The manual covers everything from print basics to setting up a professional studio, as well as in-depth features on leading studios and a range of pro tips and hacks. The showcase highlights all the many applications and uses of screen printing. World-class studios and artists share their work, creating a snapshot of the best in contemporary screen printing. Whether...

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    Matthew Hunter

    Tadao Ando: Conversations With Students

    $34.00

    One of the most celebrated living architects, Ando is best known for crafting serenely austere structures that fuse Japanese building traditions with Western modernism. His minimalist masterworks-geometric forms clad in silky-smooth exposed concrete-are suffused with natural light and set in perfect harmony with the landscape. In these highlights from lectures delivered at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Architecture, Ando candidly describes his experiences as a largely self-taug...

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  • Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller

    The ABC's Of Triangle, Square, Circle

    $51.00

    The Bauhaus, the legendary school in Dessau, Germany, transformed architecture and design around the world. This book broke new ground when first published in 1991 by introducing psychoanalysis, geometry, early childhood education, and popular culture into the standard political history of the Bauhaus. The ABC's of Triangle, Square, Circle also introduced two young designers, Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller, whose multidisciplinary approach changed the field of design writing and research. ...

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    Pier Vittorio Aureli

    The Project Of Autonomy

    $37.00

    A challenging and polemical argument about the Autonomia movement in Italy, a group of Italian intellectuals who produced a powerful and rigorous critique of capitalism and work in the 1960s and '70s, and its intersections with two of the most radical architectural-urban theorists of the day: Aldo Rossi and Archizoom. A part of the FORuM Project Publication series published in association with the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University, The Pro...

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  • Alicia Yin Cheng

    This is What Democracy Looked Like

    $51.00

    This Is What Democracy Looked Like, the first illustrated history of printed ballot design, illuminates the noble but often flawed process at the heart of our democracy. An exploration and celebration of US ballots from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this visual history reveals unregulated, outlandish, and, at times, absurd designs that reflect the explosive growth and changing face of the voting public. The ballots offer insight into a pivotal time in American history-a period...

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  • Eugenia Bell

    Wiel Arets

    $66.00

    Wiel Arets' sketches, like his architecture, play with contrasts. Exacting, oversized perspective views are alternated with schematic diagrams, fixing nascent ideas onto paper. These materials reveal an attitude and approach to design which are more concerned with content than with form.Hardback: 144 pagesProduct Dimensions: 128 x 207 mmISBN: 9788866134701Published by Princeton Architectural Press

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    Emily Spivack

    Worn Stories

    $32.00

    Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China; musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father; and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash...

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