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Books


04.08.14: David Morris

The Public Library
“The public library is a singularly American invention.” An excerpt from the new book The Public Library: A Photographic Essay.
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01.10.14: Gideon Amichay

No, No, No, No, No, Yes
In this excerpt from his book No, No, No, No, No, Yes. Insights From A Creative Journey, Gideon Amichay pushes past no to yes.
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12.11.13: By Maria Giudice & Christopher Ireland

Rise of the DEO
An excerpt from the book Rise of the DEO by Maria Giudice & Christopher Ireland.
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12.05.13: Warren Lehrer

The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley
An excerpt and slideshow from Warren Lehrer’s A Life in Books.
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10.16.13: Debbie Millman

Card Shark (a Poem)
A visual poem from Debbie Millman's new book Self Portrait as Your Traitor.
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08.14.13: Edited by John Bertram and Yuri Leving

Lolita — The Story of a Cover Girl
Excerpt from Lolita — The Story of a Cover Girl.
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05.14.13: Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna

The Alphabet Card
Excerpt from The Alphabet Card, a new book by Kit Hinrichs and Delphine Hirasuna.
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02.26.13: Chris Calori

Six Feet Under: Mapping Tangled Transit Networks
A review of Underground Maps Unraveled: Explorations in Information Design by Maxwell J. Roberts.
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11.12.12: Leonard Koren

Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing
An except from Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing by Leonard Koren.
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11.06.12: Ed Ruscha

Sign Painters
Ed Ruscha's forward to Sign Painters, a new book from Princeton Architectural Press.
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09.05.12: Louise Fili

A Life in Letters
An excerpt from Louise Fili's Elegantissima.
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06.21.12: Felice C. Frankel and Angela H. DePace

Visual Strategies
Visual Strategies is a new book by Felice Frankel and Angela DePace (Yale University Press, 2012) that shows the power of good design in communicating scientific findings.
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05.11.12: Alexandra Lange

The Mother of Us All
Reyner Banham on Esther McCoy: "She speaks as she finds, with sympathy and honesty, and relevantly to the matter at hand." Could there be a better definition of the role of the critic?
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01.23.12: Adam Harrison Levy

A History Of The World In 100 Objects
Adam Harrison Levy reviews the book A History Of The World In 100 Objects.
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01.16.12: Michael Erard

Imaging the Brain
Using geographical visuals to understand the brain.
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08.26.11: William Drenttel & Jessica Helfand

Late Summer Reading
In the late summer, we share a reading list first published in Frieze magazine, April 2011.
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12.13.10: Carl Schoonover

Portraits of the Mind
The book, Portraits of the Mind: Visualizing the Brain from Antiquity to the 21st Century (Abrams) documents this overlooked dimension over two millennia of obsession with the brain.
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11.29.10: The Editors

Holiday Books 2010
Recommended books by Design Observer writers for the 2009 holiday season.
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11.22.10: Edward Morris and Dmitri Siegel

Destroy This Book
The Green Patriot Posters project looked to the graphic design and artistic communities for ways to invigorate and mobilize people to remake our economy for a more sustainable future.
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11.19.09: The Editors

Holiday Books 2009
Recommended books by Design Observer writers for the 2009 holiday season.
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