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  1. Best Midcentury Homes in America
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    Best Midcentury Homes in America

    Looking back at one our favorite architecture books from Assouline, Living Architecture: Greatest American Houses of the 20th Century, which shows a different perspective on some of the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.14.14

  2. Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion
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    Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion

    The Dwell office and all of the editors’ homes are filled with books, from architecture classics to the newest covers, and some we keep around for fun. Here are four reading lists for our fellow...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.25.13

  3. Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography
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    Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

    A new biography highlights the rich, black-and-white photography of Balthazar Korab, whose sharp imagery helped give a face to modernist architecture in mid-century America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.18.12

  4. Phaidon's 20th Century World Architecture Atlas
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    Phaidon's 20th Century World Architecture Atlas

    On November 1st, Phaidon debuted 20th Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas. It's a huge book with some 750 works of last century's architecture that range from homes to civic structures to...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.13.12

  5. Nate Berkus's One Two Punch
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    Nate Berkus's One Two Punch

    Nate Berkus fans will have plenty to take in this month as the designer just released a book and a Target collaboration, both in stores now. ...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    10.24.12

  6. Paul Smith on Architecture
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    Paul Smith on Architecture

    Fashion icon, branding expert, and all around English design maven Paul Smith is the subject of the new book Paul Smith A to Z, a collection of his musings on a vast array of topics. Interviewed by...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.29.12

  7. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works
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    Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works

    Design fans, get ready to add a hot new monograph to the bookshelf—Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Works by Anniia Koivu is out from Phaidon Press this month. A handsome, large-format tome,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.12

  8. Houses of the Sundown Sea
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    Houses of the Sundown Sea

    Way back in our Dec/Jan issue that kicked off 2008, we told the story of the super groovy, surf bum-cum-architectural genius Harry Gesner. The man was a true California original, one who found a...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.02.12

  9. Paris Versus New York
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    Paris Versus New York

    It's rare that a series of visual puns has much of a shelf life, but Paris Versus New York, a punchy book of illustrations comparing and contrasting the two cities from Vahram Muratyan merits...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.06.12

  10. Movie Posters of Soy Cuba
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    Movie Posters of Soy Cuba

    If movie posters are essentially advertisements to get you into the theater, the Hollywood versions splashed with matinee-idol close-ups and 100-point typefaces, then the moody, highly graphic...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.06.11

  11. Knoll Textiles
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    Knoll Textiles

    The roster of furniture designers who have graced the factories of Knoll is startling: Saarinen, Platner, Bertoia, Breuer. But the textile designers like Marianne Strengell, Evelyn Hill...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.22.11

  12. City Notes: San Francisco
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    City Notes: San Francisco

    A very unusual guide book came across my desk last week. And though City Notes: San Francisco by Jesse Coburn from Terry Warner Press is certainly a beautiful object (dig the clean design by Martin...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.09.11

  13. Future Beauty
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    Future Beauty

    Because the September 2011 issue is dedicated to the influence of Japanese design (architecture, craft, and industrial design primarily), we'd be utterly remiss if we didn't give a nod to the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.03.11

  14. More Favorite Play! Spaces
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    More Favorite Play! Spaces

    Our September 2011 issue is about to hit newsstands, but we're not finished celebrating play (the theme of our July/August 2011 issue). Earlier this week we featured five fantastic projects from...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.11

  15. Bookshelf Basics
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    Bookshelf Basics

    Classic or contemporary, these titles are guaranteed to appeal to burgeoning bookworms of the modernist sort.

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    07.29.11

  16. Favorite Play! Spaces
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    Favorite Play! Spaces

    We love to play and love places that celebrate our inner, creative, kidlike selves—we dedicated our July/August 2011 issue to the subjects of families, kids, and play after all. The editors...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    07.28.11

  17. Beach Reading
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    Beach Reading

    Looking for a little light literature to while away the hours? We suggest a quartet of (fictional) titles for the design minded.

    written by: Heather Wagner
    06.14.11

  18. Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs
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    Love Earth: Eco Ideas and Designs

    Victionary's new book, Love Earth, is an ode to green design—the cover is even made from the recycled scraps from the bookmaking process. Inside its cover, the volume starts with a mini-book...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    06.03.11

  19. Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew
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    Beer Craft: A Guide to Homebrew

    William Bostwick and Jessi Rymill's new book Beer Craft: A Simple Guide to Making Great Beer is like Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything—just for homebrew hobbyists. In the book, the writer...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.19.11

  20. Cityscapes: SF's Buildings
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    Cityscapes: SF's Buildings

    The San Francisco Chronicle boasts one of our nation's best architecture critics in John King. We happy citizens of the City by the Bay look out for his column in each Tuesday's paper, though his...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.12.11

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