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  1. 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

  2. Review: Tadao Ando
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    Review: Tadao Ando

    The architecture of Tadao Ando seeks to connect the building with its surrounding. In Tadao Ando, a book recently published by Birkhauser, author Yann Nussaume attempts to explain the work of the...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    01.13.10

  3. Miami Modern Metropolis
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    Miami Modern Metropolis

    Aaron Britt: Having been to Miami several times now, most recently for Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach just last month, I've grown increasingly fond of the place. Equal parts pleasure center...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.14.10

  4. Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition
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    Design Hotels Book: 2010 Edition

    The best part of traveling is rarely the hotel. Sure, you'll suffer a tatty travelers flop if it means an extra day wandering the streets of Seoul, but in the main, hotel stays, and hotel decor,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.11.10

  5. The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power
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    The Philosophy of Juxtaposed:Power

    At a party last year I was chatting with Mike Simonian of the San Francisco design firm Mike and Maaike. We were talking about a project of his from 2006: Juxtaposed:Religion, a curated,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.26.10

  6. Ramayana by Sanjay Patel
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    Ramayana by Sanjay Patel

    My favorite book as a kid was unquestionably D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths. I took it out of every branch of the Sacramento library, renewed it a hundred times and basically absorbed every...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.09.10

  7. Graphic Europe
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    Graphic Europe

    "We are designers. We notice things in a different way to other people." That's roughly the ethos that defines the Detour section of Dwell, and the expressed driving force behind the new...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.13.10

  8. First Works
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    First Works

    Chronicling the eponymous exhibition from earlier this year at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, First Works: Emerging Architectural Experimentation of the 1960s and...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    04.12.10

  9. Words That Build by Norman Weinstein
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    Words That Build by Norman Weinstein

    I occasionally head over to ArchNewsNow to keep abreast of the latest happenings in the architectural press, but until today I had overlooked Norman Weinstein's wonderful series of essays...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.28.10

  10. Storefront Newsprints
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    Storefront Newsprints

    Few forms of reading leave a physical reminder of the act itself, but to page through the two volumes of collected newsprints from Storefront for Art and Architecture is to truly feel and see the...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    06.03.10

  11. The Small Stakes: Music Posters
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    The Small Stakes: Music Posters

    Graphic design rarely gets better than when it's put to music and put through a screen. And few create concert posters better than Jason Munn. In a new release published this year by Chronicle...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.07.10

  12. Art of the Novella Series
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    Art of the Novella Series

    I'm something of a sucker for graphically clever series of paperbacks. Penguin's Great Ideas series is nice, if hit-or-miss, and of course the classic Penguin covers are second to none. I was...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.12.10

  13. Illustration Play 2
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    Illustration Play 2

    Berkeley–based publisher Gingko Press's latest offering is a whimsical celebration of illustrations that literally jump off the page using traditional crafts like quilling and papercutting....

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.30.10

  14. Rick Moreland Reads a Building
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    Rick Moreland Reads a Building

    One of the joys of visiting Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to see Rick and Susan Moreland's house for one of our October features was chatting books with Rick. He's the head of the English department at...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.21.10

  15. Postertext's Literary Wall Art
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    Postertext's Literary Wall Art

    What bibliophile, understanding that he maybe ought not cover all the walls of his apartment with shelves of books and stacks of journals, hasn't then moved onto classic book covers as his next...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.29.10

  16. John Pawson: Plain Space
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    John Pawson: Plain Space

    "John Pawson Plain Space," a retrospective of British architect John Pawson's work, is on view at London's Design Museum until January 2011. Coinciding with the exhibition, Phaidon Press...

    written by: Jaime Gillin
    09.30.10

  17. Lapham's Quarterly on the City
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    Lapham's Quarterly on the City

    I fell hard for Lapham's Quarterly earlier this year when by chance I happened into a bookstore shortly before founder Lewis Lapham gave not so much a reading as a recounting of his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.05.10

  18. 3D Typography
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    3D Typography

    Does the alphabet take on more meaning when it’s freed from the confines of cast-in-lead movable type, pen and paper, and the frame of a computer screen? Capturing words and letters in media...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    10.19.10

  19. A Week at the Airport: Part I
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    A Week at the Airport: Part I

    Not so long ago I read the English pop philospher and writer Alain de Botton's book The Architecture of Happiness. It was a middling book, one that took great pains to make the case that the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.26.10

  20. A Week at the Airport: Part II
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    A Week at the Airport: Part II

    Earlier this week I had a go at the first half of Alain de Botton's new book A Week at the Airport, where he reports on a week spent at Heathrow's Terminal 5 as the airport's writer-in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.28.10

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