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WEEKLY EMAIL: NOVEMBER 12, 2009


Love & Architecture

FEATURED THIS WEEK : ALEXANDRA LANGE

Love & Architecture

When Aline met Eero in January 1953, she was the associate art editor and critic for the New York Times, recently divorced, and on a trip to Detroit to meet the young architect whose General Motors Technical Center had proved to be such a smashing success. She was to write a profile of Saarinen for the New York Times Magazine, eventually published on April 23 as "Now Saarinen the Son" with the byline Aline B. Louchheim. A little over a year later she would become Aline B. Saarinen.
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JOHN GALL

The Nabokov Collection

The assignment: redesign Vladimir Nabokov's book covers, all twenty-one of them. The solution: twenty-one specimen boxes, the kind used by butterfly collectors like Nabokov, each created by a different designer.
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ALEXANDRA CARDIA

From Cabinet: Jacket Required

Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as referring to "a protective (and usually decorative) paper cover placed around a bound book, usually with the title and author's name printed on it," the phrase "dust cover" or "dust jacket" was first used in the late nineteenth century.
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ERIC BAKER

Today, 11.07.09

Here are Today's images.
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OWEN EDWARDS

Not the Same Old Same Old

In an article in the Financial Times a while back, a business writer, in the course of condemning the government bailout of automotive manufacturers here and abroad, took car advertising to task for its unrealistic image of modern driving. Decrying the insistent romantic vision of automobiles — wind in the hair, open road, and all that. 
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POEM OF THE WEEK

"Design" (1995)

"Design," a poem by Billy Collins.
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