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  1. Architecture and Design Books
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    Architecture and Design Books

    Dear Dwell, I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice? —Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  2. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  3. How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued
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    How to Wrap Five Eggs Reissued

    How to Wrap Five Eggs, a mid-60s classic of Japanese design, came back into print in the US last month from Shambhala Publications.  Assembled by graphic designer Hikeyuki Oka in 1965, this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.07.08

  4. Bunker Archaeology
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    Bunker Archaeology

    Paul Virilio's classic book of wartime architectural history, Bunker Archeology, is finally back in print with a fantastic new edition from Princeton Architectural Press. The book had taken on the...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    12.22.08

  5. 5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell
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    5 Questions for Carrie and Andrew Purcell

    Husband and wife Carrie and Andrew Purcell are in the business of making beautiful, and mouthwatering, photographs together. They chronicle their observations on food, photography and living in Los...

    written by: Laure Joliet
    01.15.09

  6. Transforming Shanghai
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    Transforming Shanghai

    There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the most, the heaviest, the longest, the deepest, the tallest, always...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.26.09

  7. A Proper Primer on Modernism
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    A Proper Primer on Modernism

    The historicization of modern architecture is quick to lionize Mies, Gropius, Wright and others, but too often treats them as though they existed in a vacuum, a far-sighted brotherhood whose sole...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.28.09

  8. Amazon's Kindle 2
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    Amazon's Kindle 2

    On February 24, online retailer Amazon.com begins shipping its Kindle 2,  the newest version of Amazon's electronic book reader. The Kindle is essentially a magazine-sized computer that can...

    written by: David A. Greene
    02.22.09

  9. Andrea Cochran Landscapes
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    Andrea Cochran Landscapes

    Just like modern homes often bring the outside in, San Francisco landscape architect Andrea Cochran’s exterior designs extend the modern aesthetic from indoors to the outdoors. A new book by...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.06.09

  10. Eat Love: A Book of Food Design
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    Eat Love: A Book of Food Design

    Food designer Marije Vogelzang creates recipes, plated presentations, and even molecular gastronomic buffets, turning the dining experience into a full-sensory immersion that makes us think not...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.13.09

  11. Eight Questions for Graham Pullin
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    Eight Questions for Graham Pullin

    Graham Pullin is an interaction designer who teaches at the University of Dundee in Scotland. His new book is Design Meets Disability, out next month from MIT Press. I had a chance to ask Pullin a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.09

  12. The Mosque
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    The Mosque

    The Mosque. Political, Architectural and Social Transformations, compiled and edited by Dutchmen Ergün Erkoçu (an architect) and Cihan Bugdaci (a real estate developer) and out this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.09

  13. New Trio from Stout Publishers
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    New Trio from Stout Publishers

    One of the joys of coming in to Dwell every morning is passing by William Stout Architectural Books, maybe the best design bookstore I've seen. In addition to shelves and shelves of books on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.09

  14. Design Books: September 2009
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    Design Books: September 2009

    Check out this selection of recently released design books culled by our editors and profiled in the September 2009 issue's In The Modern World section.

    written by: Dwell Staff
    08.11.09

  15. Books You Should Read
    Design 101

    Books You Should Read

    The Champ Phaidon Design Classics: 001–999. Phaidon Press, 2006 This quintessential collection of 999 product designs in three thigh-numbing volumes explores product design from the late 16...

    written by: James Nestor
    08.12.09

  16. Partners in Design
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    Partners in Design

    A design career spanning decades has left this pair of Design Research–alumni with a thing or two to say concerning the state of people, design, and the retail environment.

    written by: Andrew Wagner
    photos by: Todd Hido
    08.18.09

  17. The Urban Housing Handbook
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    The Urban Housing Handbook

    The Urban Housing Handbook from Wiley Publications, a new tome from Paris-based architects Caroline Stahl and Eric Firley, is a guided tour through urban housing typologies from all over the world....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.03.09

  18. Reading Ada Louise Huxtable
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    Reading Ada Louise Huxtable

    I picked up this copy of Kicked a Building Lately? by the onetime New York Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable while on vacation this summer. The used bookstores of small-town Maine...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.09

  19. London Design Guide by Max Fraser
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    London Design Guide by Max Fraser

    It is perhaps a bit ironic that the official guide to the London Design Festival was fairly poorly designed—the maps in the back of the book were spectacularly unhelpful in trying to navigate...

    written by: Charlotte West
    09.30.09

  20. The Map as Art
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    The Map as Art

    A map is most often understood as a directional devise to help you navigate from Point A to Point B. Author Katherine Harmon has spent years collecting maps, but instead of heading to gas stations...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    10.30.09

  21. Unpacking My Library
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    Unpacking My Library

    I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books. Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books is due out from Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  22. Emigre No. 70
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    Emigre No. 70

    From 1984 through 2005, Emigre magazine was to graphic designers what L'Espirit Nouveau was to architects in the early 1920s. This year, Gingko Press has published Emigre No. 70: The Look Back...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.26.09

  23. Gingko Press Roundup
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    Gingko Press Roundup

    The holidays are a wonderful time for stopping what you're doing and catching up on all those tasks (and treats) you've put aside for later. Top on my list is always snuggling up on the couch with...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.24.09

  24. Viction:ary Roundup
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    Viction:ary Roundup

    There's nothing like a good read to escape the blustery blows of winter. This holiday season, here are three enticing graphic design titles from Viction:ary to get you through the cold.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.21.09

  25. Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design
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    Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design

    Released at the end of last month, Konstantin Grcic: Decisive Design by the Art Institute of Chicago's design curator Zoë Ryan is a fine addition to the growing literature on the excellent...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.07.10

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