Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Designers & Books

Designers & Books  is wonderful site brimming with goodies.  99 designers contributed from all genres of design, as well as 16 commentators, to compile the best of 1,266 books all in one place that will inspire and give you the opportunity to create a reading list from those featured.

The “List of List” is a treasure trove that draws from various sources within the site by contributors and from featured publishers and booksellers. You'll see lists like: Notable Books of 2011,  Selected Blacklist , and Best-Selling Design Books.

I think I have found the golden ticket! I just love books and there's nothing better than a great design book...this site is awesome!
Designers & Books publishes lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.  
From Vitruvius to William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright to Edith Wharton to Le Corbusier to Paul Rand—there has always been a particularly special and robust relationship between designers and books: reading them, writing them, designing them, collecting them, learning from them, and being inspired by them. 
A few on my list-
Maps by Paula Scher
Maps presents 39 of the celebrated graphic designer's obsessively detailed, highly personal cartographic creations. Paintings as tall as 12 feet depict continents, countries, and cities swirling in torrents of information and undulating with colorful layers of hand-painted boundry lines, place names, and provocative cultural commentary.
I really need this one!

People by Blexbolex
People explores, through brief text and illustrations, various sorts of people, the jobs they do, and the connections among them.

Kissing the Architecture by Silvia Lavin
Kissing Architecture explores the mutual attraction between architecture and other forms of contemporary art. In this fresh, insightful, and beautifully illustrated book, renowned architectural critic and scholar Sylvia Lavin develops the concept of "kissing" to describe the growing intimacy between architecture and new types of art—particularly multimedia installations that take place in and on the surfaces of buildings—and to capture the sensual charge that is being designed and built into architectural surfaces and interior spaces today.

Alexander Girard by Todd Oldham & Kierra Coffee
Renowned designer Todd Oldham and writer Kiera Coffee have created a massive monograph on seminal designer Alexander Girard (1907–93) as the ultimate tribute to this design icon, covering virtually every aspect of Girard’s distinctive career. As one of the most prolific and versatile mid-20th century designers, Girard’s work spanned many disciplines, including textile design, graphic design, typography, illustration, furniture design, interior design, product design, exhibit design, and architecture.

1 comment:

  1. Was this an exhibit designed by Alexander Girard? It looks wonderful!

    exhibition stand designers sss


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