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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Architecture Now! Houses

    Architecture Now! Houses

    The latest in Taschen’s ever-growing Architecture Now! series (does Philip Jodidio ever sleep?), this volume takes us on a fantastic visual voyage around the world to some of the most...

    $39.99

  5. 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

  6. Asylum by Christopher Payne
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    Asylum by Christopher Payne

    I got an advanced proof of Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals by architect and photographer Christopher Payne  some time ago. But not until I really glimpsed...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    10.01.09

  7. Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book
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    Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book

    Many of you had the pleasure of reading Geoff Manaugh's work while he was a Senior Editor here at Dwell, but if you've not yet checked out the blog he's been writing for the last five years or so,...

    07.28.09

  8. 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

  9. Books and Films

    Books and Films

    Editor-in-Chief Sam Grawe: Although I gave up writing Christmas lists long ago, the following is what I would ask for if I were writing to Santa today. I can quite literally spend many hours...

    written by: Sam Grawe
    11.20.09

  10. 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

  11. Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Offering far more than a reminiscence of summer sleepaways, author Charlie Hailey addresses questions of “identity, residency, safety, and tensions of mobility and fixity” in three...

    $29.95

  12. Chronicle Books

    "Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value....

    10.19.09

  13. Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign
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    Classic Stories Get Slick Redesign

    On my last couple trips to the bookstore I've been taken with a new series of six paperbacks which have positively leapt out at me from their cardboard stand. The writers themselves are familiar-...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.14.09

  14. Color 101: Brand New Color
    Design 101

    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

  15. Conversations with Frank Gehry

    Conversations with Frank Gehry

    He’s the world’s only architect to guest star on The Simpsons and appear in Apple’s Think Different ads, but how well do you really know Frank Gehry? Think what you will of his...

    $40.00

  16. 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

  17. Designing the High Line: Gansevoort Street to 30th Street

    Designing the High Line: Gansevoort Street to 30th Street

    The High Line reclamation and landscape project has captivated us for the last decade with its psychedelic vision of a 21st-century hanging garden. Transforming an abandoned railway viaduct into...

    $30.00

  18. 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

  19. Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil
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    Eight Questions for Brad Cloepfil

    Brad Cloepfil of Allied Works Architecture of Portland, Oregon, has become the go-to man for museum design these days. He’s built an addition to the Seattle Art Museum, the Contemporary Art...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.09.09

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