Review

 
Nested narratives

Nested narratives

John L. Walters

The Grand Budapest Hotel (Abrams, $35, £21.99) – the book of the film – comes in the…
 
Unpredictable Swiss design

Unpredictable Swiss design

Sébastien Morlighem

The Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, created in 1875, was a pioneer institution in…
 
True confessions

True confessions

Julia Round

Two recent exhibitions in London shone a light into some less explored corners of the…
 
Ring-bound to rule them all

Ring-bound to rule them all

Sarah Snaith

Manuals 2: Design & Identity Guidelines (Unit Editions, £75) follows Unit Editions’…
 
Anecdotage

Anecdotage

Tom Harrad

GraphicsRCA: Fifty Years and Beyond, which reminisces over the past half-century of…
 
History of pictures worth reading

History of pictures worth reading

Richard Hollis

Benoît Buquet, a teacher of the theory and history of contemporary art, sees no…
 
Living, breathing picturebooks

Living, breathing picturebooks

Clare Walters

Starting from 1910 and ending in 2014, this large-format book shows illustrations…
 
A Dutch battle that still rattles

A Dutch battle that still rattles

Adrian Shaughnessy

Fiery debates on the ethical, political and cultural ramifications of graphic design…
 
Love songs for Piano

Love songs for Piano

Steven Heller

In her photographs and brief text for Office Romance (Aperture, $29.95, £19.95, designed…
 
Concrete canvas

Concrete canvas

Martin Colyer

When a Banksy original turns up (usually prised off a wall) and sells for £300,000…
 
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