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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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6 days ago

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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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8 days ago

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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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10 days ago

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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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14 days ago

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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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9 Big DesignThinkers – and Writers

9 Big DesignThinkers – and Writers

From Bruce Mau to Lara McCormick, leading figures in graphic design and branding will deliver presentations at Toronto’s DesignThinkers conference, on November 6 and 7. Here, we look at nine speakers who have also published must-read books.

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November 2, 2013

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Page-Turners for Design-Lovers

Page-Turners for Design-Lovers

Here are five stimulating books – on Le Corbu, General Idea and more – to keep you entertained during the warm months.

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July 17, 2013

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Inside the Bouroullecs’ Sketchbooks

Inside the Bouroullecs’ Sketchbooks

A new book compiles hundreds of sketches and offers a glimpse into the minds of the designing French brothers.

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March 5, 2013

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Gift Guide: Five books on mid-century modern

Gift Guide: Five books on mid-century modern

For lovers of Eames, Schindler and all things mid-century, these five books celebrate the era’s best architecture and design.

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December 17, 2012

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