A summer ’16 book bonus on architecture and design comes from Codesign (their parent is Fast Company magazine) which came up with 10 new titles that will delight, either as coffee table tomes or serious reading.
American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars and One Great Building by Claudia Roth Pierpont – features the New York’s Chrysler Building, as iconic as the Empire State Building
Now I Sit Me Down: From Klismos to Plastic by Witold Rybczynski – Renowned architecture and urban design writer Rybczynski says: the way we choose to sit and what we choose to sit on speak volumes about our values, our tastes, and the things we hold dear.
Breuer by Robert McCarter – Hungarian-born Marcel Breuer may be best known for New York’s Whitney Museum of American Art but he was also a masterful designer of the beloved Cesca and Wassily chairs
Chairs by Architects by Agata Toromanoff
The Odd Couple: Frank Lloyd Wright & Philip Johnson – Titans in the world of 20th century architecture
Herb Lubalin: Typographer edited by Adrian Shaughnessy and Tony Brook
Richard Sapper by Jonathan Olivares — designer of the Thinkpad
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Ten More You’ll Like: Mysteries of health, heredity, immunity, consumerism, materials that transform the world, how compulsive media use is reshaping human experience, and the astonishing intelligence of birds.