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Wordplay for a picture palace

Wordplay for a picture palace

In classical texts on the ‘art of memory’, the student is advised to visualise…
 
Cold war modern machine music

Cold war modern machine music

Music humanises technology: from the thump of a hunter’s bone to the whine of a…
 
If not for design …

If not for design …

Books about design aimed at a relatively broad audience that are historically…
 
From logo to holo

From logo to holo

This is the first book that has taken me ten minutes just to look at its cover. Its…
 
Duo-tome

Duo-tome

In 2013, the overblown, completist pretensions of a career-defining monograph seem…
 
Letters on location

Letters on location

Many francophiles would say that there are more interesting, beautiful cities to…
 
Mr Beck’s uke map

Mr Beck’s uke map

Just over a hundred years ago the music business experienced its first major crisis.…
 
The physics of sitting

The physics of sitting

Brian Lutz’s Eero Saarinen: Furniture for Everyman will appeal to all designers – as…
 
More than a gender

More than a gender

‘I never set out to be the only woman blah-blah,’ insists Paula Scher, the first…
 
Design history disciplined

Design history disciplined

What kind of discipline is graphic design history? Catherine de Smet provided one…
 
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