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Summer Reading: 6 Books for Art Lovers

Summer Reading: 6 Books for Art Lovers

There are few better ways to pass a hot summer afternoon than lounging in the shade, lemonade at the ready, book in hand. We’ve rounded up six books for art lovers – especially large-scale and installation art – that are sure to delight.

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17 days ago

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Watch It: Candy Stripe Variety Hour

Watch It: Candy Stripe Variety Hour

Part of a video series by New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture, Candy Stripe Variety Hour is a mash-up of architectural images and wry commentary by Jimenez Lai.

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July 15, 2015

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Designer Playlist: Ronan Bouroullec

Designer Playlist: Ronan Bouroullec

The French designer, who creates some of the most beautiful contemporary furniture in the world with his brother Erwan, lets us in on his likes.

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July 15, 2015

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Designer Books: Material Alchemy, Mexico City, Life of Work

Designer Books: Material Alchemy, Mexico City, Life of Work

These three titles explore what goes into making new materials, how to visually map Mexico City’s complex terrain, and what can make the office environment much more engaging.

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July 15, 2015

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Designer Books: Local Architecture, New Energies and Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots

Designer Books: Local Architecture, New Energies and Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires & Riots

Three new titles exploring, respectively, the importance of site-specific architecture, land art that reinterprets Copenhagen’s energy ambitions, and the graphic design scene that flourished in California from 1936 to 1986.

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June 12, 2015

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Designer Playlist: Odile Decq

Designer Playlist: Odile Decq

The French architect, who just established a new school of architecture in a part of Lyon where she’s led on redevelopment, shares what she’s reading, watching and listening to.

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June 12, 2015

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Designer Books: Reproducing Scholten & Baijings

Designer Books: Reproducing Scholten & Baijings

A new monograph delights in the Dutch studio’s brilliant approach to colour, in everything from tableware to textiles.

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June 11, 2015

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Designer Books: The Information Capital

Designer Books: The Information Capital

In The Information Capital, authors James Cheshire and Oliver Uberti use data visualization to map out London life – in all its vibrant permutations.

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April 21, 2015

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Designer Books: Imagine Architecture, Sagrada and Beautiful Users

Designer Books: Imagine Architecture, Sagrada and Beautiful Users

A book on fantasy architecture, a documentary on Antoni Gaudí’s most famous building and a survey of ergonomic design to go with the Cooper Hewitt’s Beautiful Users exhibition, which ends April 21.

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April 17, 2015

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Jan Kaplicky’s Futuristic Visions

Jan Kaplicky’s Futuristic Visions

A new book and an exhibit at the Architectural Association in London bring together the fantastic drawings by the Prague-born architect and founder of London firm Future Systems.

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March 9, 2015

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