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Holiday Gift Guide 2016: For the Design Devotee

For the Design Devotee – our staff picks the must-have architecture and design books of 2016, from radical pedagogy of the 1970s to visionary unbuilt architecture of NYC

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The Wirtz Gardens
Back in stock at last! This deluxe two-volume edition presents 200 gorgeous color reproductions of the exquisite landscapes and gardens of renowned Belgian landscape designers, Wirtz International.

ISBN 9789076704364 $200.00

Alexander Girard: A Designer's Universe
Vitra's comprehensive Girard compendium, with full-page color photographs of his striking color and patterned designs for furniture, tableware, and, of course, textiles

ISBN 9783945852057 $85.00

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Never Built New York
The alternative history of New York City as it almost was -- as told through 200 years of visionary architectural plans for unbuilt subways, bridges, parks, airports, stadiums, streets, train stations and, of course, skyscrapers.

ISBN 9781938922756 $55.00

 
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Hecho en Cuba: Cinema in the Cuban Graphics
A vivid compilation of Cuban film posters from the 1950s to the present. "A visual indulgence of typography."

ISBN 9788836633203 $40.00

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By the People: Designing a Better America
The third in the Cooper Hewitt's series on socially responsible design: a manual for challenging inequality through innovation and creativity

ISBN 9781942303145 $29.95

 
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The Music Library
This redesigned edition features twice as many of the bold and eccentric album covers that made The Library Music a must-have for record collectors and graphic design buffs alike.

ISBN 9780993191138 $55.00

The Lucky, Plucky Chairs
A charming tale of eight chairs, illustrated by Maira Kalman

ISBN 9783945852095 $18.50

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Jean Prouvé: Architecture
Five meticulously researched volumes explore French furniture designer and architect Jean Prouvé's elegant midcentury ready-to-assemble structures, including houses, a school, and a military shelter

ISBN 9782909187198 $225.00

 
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Blueprint for Counter Education
Radical pedagogy from Bauhaus to Black Mountain: a defining document of '60s counterculture

ISBN 9781941753095 $55.00

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Max Bill
Sculptor, painter, typographer and teacher, Max Bill was a Renaissance man of the Bauhaus era

ISBN 9788470756320 $70.00

 


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