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Designer Books: L.A.[TEN], DESIGNerd 100+ and Disobediant Objects

Designer Books: L.A.[TEN], DESIGNerd 100+ and Disobediant Objects

A book on L.A.’s architectural evolution, an app that tests your graphic design smarts and an exhibition catalogue that captures the role of design in political activism.

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9 days ago

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Designer Playlist: Daniel Libeskind

Designer Playlist: Daniel Libeskind

The renowned architect, recently selected to design the National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa, shares his favourite book, film, music and working tool.

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10 days ago

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6 (More) Great Books: Winter Reading Edition

6 (More) Great Books: Winter Reading Edition

These beautiful and engaging architecture and design books – tackling subjects like tree-based infographics, the limits of digital architecture and the garden city movement – are perfect for leisure reading.

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30 days ago

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Architecture on Film: Cathedrals of Culture

Architecture on Film: Cathedrals of Culture

Robert Redford aims his lens at Louis Kahn’s Salk Institute and Wim Wenders films inside the Berlin Philharmonie in this series of six documentaries that explores iconic buildings, showing at Toronto’s TIFF Lightbox from December 19.

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December 18, 2014

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Great Gifts: Architecture and Design Books

Great Gifts: Architecture and Design Books

Books make perennially great gifts for everyone on your list. Here are five beautifully fashioned architecture and design books to appeal to readers young and old.

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December 12, 2014

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Designer Books: Happy City, Briefly and Konstantin Grcic

Designer Books: Happy City, Briefly and Konstantin Grcic

A book on city (and suburb) building, a film on how Frank Gehry and Yves Béhar handle design briefs, and a monograph on German designer Konstantin Grcic.

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December 10, 2014

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Designer Playlist: Jürgen Mayer H

Designer Playlist: Jürgen Mayer H

The Berlin architect, who has captured the world’s imagination with such buildings as the Border Checkpoint in Georgia and the Metropol Parasol in Spain, shares his favourite book, website, film and podcast.

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December 8, 2014

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Designer Books: Finnish Style Gets Its Due

Designer Books: Finnish Style Gets Its Due

Two recent titles, Aalto and Out of the Blue, engage us once more with the core elements of Finnish culture, and reacquaint us country’s reputation for quality, function and design.

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December 4, 2014

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What We’re Reading: Urban-Think Tank on Torre David

What We’re Reading: Urban-Think Tank on Torre David

Torre David: Informal Urban Communities offers a glimpse of life in an uncompleted 45-storey tower that’s home to thousands of squatters.

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September 10, 2014

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What We’re Reading: Jasper Morrison on The Good Life

What We’re Reading: Jasper Morrison on The Good Life

The British designer and proponent of the Super Normal fills a book with his photos of ordinary, anonymous – and exceptional – objects and tools found on his travels all over the world.

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July 16, 2014

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