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Rizzoli Bookstore Best-Selling Design Books (May)

Rizzoli Bookstore Best-Selling Design Books (May) | Designers and books | Scoop.it

For more than 40 years, Rizzoli Bookstore has been an unsurpassed source for superb books on visual topics, foreign language books and periodicals, and an eclectic assortment of music.

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Hennessey+ Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore Best-Selling Design Books in May

Hennessey+ Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore Best-Selling Design Books in May | Designers and books | Scoop.it

Invited designers (including architects, fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers, landscape architects, product designers, urban designers, and other design professionals) have chosen books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.

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Blame It on the Books I’ve Read: Rudy VanderLans’s Book List

Blame It on the Books I’ve Read: Rudy VanderLans’s Book List | Designers and books | Scoop.it

“I love it when a new technology is used to celebrate an old one,” writes graphic designer Rudy VanderLans in the introduction to the book list he recently sent along to us.

 

In this case he was talking about the fact that the digitally delivered Designers & Books website is very much about celebrating the medium of print. But the idea could easily be extended to VanderLans’s work as co-founder, with his wife, Zuzana Licko, of Emigre (1984–2005)—one of the most influential and controversial graphic design magazines ever, known for its experimental use of digital typeface design and layouts. VanderLans and Licko also run the famed Berkeley, California-based Emigre Type foundry.

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Ultimately for People: Sam Hecht’s Book List

Ultimately for People: Sam Hecht’s Book List | Designers and books | Scoop.it

“I believe that too many designers have lost the ability to realize that projects are ultimately for people—not the company,” states London-based product designer Sam Hecht in a comment on The World as Design, which is on the book list he recently sent Designers & Books. Hecht’s own work, covering kitchenware for Whirlpool, furniture for Herman Miller and Yamaha, and numerous products like appliances and tableware for Muji, is known for its clarity and is definitely “for people” and the lives they live. Design is important, Hecht says, “as a means of simplifying our lives in an inspirational way.”*

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100 Designers Choose 100 Books

100 Designers Choose 100 Books | Designers and books | Scoop.it

We’ve paired each of our 100 architects, fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers, landscape architects, product designers, and urban designers together with one book each, chosen from the book lists they’ve submitted. Click on a book title or cover image and you’ll get detailed information on the book along with all its Designers & Books recommenders. Click on a designer’s photo or name and you’ll get the designer’s full book list and links to biographical and other information.

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William Stout Architectural Books Best-Selling Design Books (May)

William Stout Architectural Books Best-Selling Design Books (May) | Designers and books | Scoop.it

William Stout Architectural Books carries over 20,000 titles in two locations in the fields of architecture, art, urban planning, graphic and industrial design, furniture and interior design, and landscape architecture. For over 35 years, it has been a vital resource for architecture and design books, carrying American and international titles, both in and out of print.

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Designers | Designers & Books

Designers | Designers & Books | Designers and books | Scoop.it

Invited designers (including architects, fashion designers, graphic designers, interior designers, landscape architects, product designers, urban designers, and other design professionals) have chosen books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.

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Rigorous and Touching: Peter Bohlin’s Book List

Rigorous and Touching: Peter Bohlin’s Book List | Designers and books | Scoop.it

Architect Peter Bohlin has given us the elegant glass cubes and steel spirals that have defined Apple stores from New York City to Shanghai. At the same time, he and his firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, are known for public commissions such as the visitor center in Grand Teton, Wyoming; civic and academic projects including Seattle City Hall and buildings for Williams College and Carnegie Mellon’s Engineering Institute; and many private residences in wood and stone across the United States that are sensitively integrated into the landscape they occupy. The range of these accomplishments can be seen, most recently, in Bohlin’s book The Nature of Circumstance (2010, Rizzoli International Publications and ORO Editions).

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Good Design: The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time

Good Design: The Passage of a Few People Through a Rather Brief Moment in Time | Designers and books | Scoop.it

Nine Books from the Good Design Movement... Guest blogger Randall Ross, of Modernism 101, specializing in mid-century modern design antiquarian books, presents highlights from his 2012 catalogue, which focuses on books that helped to set the stage for and define America's "Good Design" movement of the postwar period.

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