79 Short Essays on Design
Using wide-ranging topics including business, art, economics, history, war, politics, film, and books, Bierut explores the relationship between graphic design and the
multiple facets of contemporary culture.
Poynor provides readers with a compre-hensive overview of the origins of graphic design, postmodernism, and deconstructionism in the digital age.
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 happily browsing in bookstores, record stores, and video shops (sometimes much to the chagrin of those I am with), and those interests inspired this list. Media has played a hugely important role in shaping who I am, and I love to be surrounded by the things that I like—what I enjoy listening to, watching, or reading. Hopefully there’s something here that will inspire you too.
Iyer will speak about his encounter with the art and Bollingen Fellowship documents of Isamu Noguchi. A conversation follows with curators Sandhini Poddar (Guggenheim Museum) and Bonnie Rychlak (Noguchi Museum), which traverses world history, religion, and politics, and brings us into the modern global order. A reception with the author concludes the evening.
One of the really fun things about having kids – or just spending a lot of time with them – is sharing the toys, books, and activities that were so much fun for you when you were young, and getting to re-experience them yourself. Come gift-buying time, the options are limitless – and can be, frankly, overwhelming. So when I start to short circuit on my searches for the latest, greatest, and most innovative designs for my little one, I am always happy to look back and call on some true classics to round out my cart.
Lupton’s encyclopedic knowledge of typographic form and history endows her writing with a supreme readability. This book, written as a primer for design students, should be required reading for anyone with a personal computer.