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  1. Five Buck Book
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    Five Buck Book

    Got five dollars lying around? For $5.00 (plus, um, $7.50 shipping), you can snag a copy of George Nelson's 1977 classic How To See: A Guide to Reading our Man Made Environment from Design Within...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.01.08

  2. Eutopia! I’ve Found it!
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    Eutopia! I’ve Found it!

    While the rest of my Design Miami/Art Basel cohorts were traipsing around in a sea of expensive gear, white pants, and more stilettos than you can shake a Jean Prouvé side chair at, I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.08

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Color 101: Brand New Color
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    Color 101: Brand New Color

    The fact that your car is tinted a subtle silver or that 
your running shoes have vibrant orange stripes flaring up their sides is hardly a design afterthought.

    written by: Fred A. Bernstein
    02.02.09

  6. Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton

    Alain de Botton was born in Zurich, Switzerland in 1969 and now lives in London. He is a writer of essayistic books that have been described as a 'philosophy of everyday life.'  He’s wr...

    02.25.09

  7. Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5
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    Writer-Gardener Debra Prinzing in SF March 5

    While British author Virginia Woolf heralded the benefits of “a room of one’s own,” writer, master gardener, and outdoor shed-enthusiast Debra Prinzing rallies for an entire...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.02.09

  8. 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

  9. Bigboxology 101
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    Bigboxology 101

    Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very significant mementos remain: the 567 empty warehouse stores across the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.10.09

  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. Yard Sale Photographs
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    Yard Sale Photographs

    Yard Sale Photographs, a new book of photography by Adam Bartos, revels in the everyday castoffs and outmoded bric-a-brac that lard the average American garage sale. With a cover that apes a second...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.13.09

  12. Exhibition: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1917

    Exhibition: Book Art of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1910-1917

    During the years spanning the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Russia was in spiritual, social, and cultural crisis. This exhibition explores the way Russian avant-garde poets and artists responded to...

    03.20.09

  13. Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger

    Tiny Houses by Mimi Zeiger

    Loud Paper Magazine founder and frequent Dwell contributor Mimi Zeiger will sign copies of Tiny Houses, her newly released book from Rizzoli that features diminutive homes under 1,000 square...

    03.26.09

  14. Tiny Houses
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    Tiny Houses

    Living small is the new way to live big—whether within a tighter, more creatively written budget or physically in fewer square feet. In her new book Tiny Houses, Loud Paper Magazine founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.28.09

  15. Art and Design Book Fair

    Hundreds of new and gently used books on interior design and architecture will be on sale at reduced prices (Students and faculty with valid ID will receive a discount). Highlights include a set of...

    04.09.09

  16. The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    The Urban Housing Handbook by Eric Firley

    Eric Firley will discuss his recent research for the book The Urban Housing Handbook (Wiley, 2009), co-authored with Caroline Stahl. Exploring the relationship between architecture and the urban...

    04.13.09

  17. Jim Ziolkowski

    In 1990, while trekking through a remote mountain village in Nepal, financier Jim Ziolkowski stumbled upon a celebration for the opening of a new schoolhouse. Impressed by the locals’ level...

    04.20.09

  18. 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

  19. Michelle Kaufmann Book Reading
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    Michelle Kaufmann Book Reading

    These days, it's a common saying that recessions breed creativity. To Michelle Kaufmann, this means creating solutions for affordable, green living. Kaufmann found her calling after she and her...

    written by: Ilana Diamond
    04.27.09

  20. Q&A with Adam Kalkin
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    Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    In the In the Modern World section of our June 2009 issue, I reviewed artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s new monograph, Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture. The book is a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.15.09

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