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31 Years: Gifts from Martin Weinstein
31 Years: Gifts from Martin Weinstein
David E. Little
(Minneapolis Institute of Arts, )
9 Artists
9 Artists
Bartholomew Ryan
(Walker Art Center, )
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Clara Kim
(Walker Art Center, )
Ametsuchi
Ametsuchi
Rinko Kawauchi
(Aperture, )
Area 1983-1987
Area 1983-1987
Eric Goode and Jennifer Goode
(Abrams, )
Arnold Newman: At Work
Arnold Newman: At Work
Roy Flukinger, Marianne Fulton
(University of Texas Press, )
Aslı Çavuşoğlu, The Stones Talk
Aslı Çavuşoğlu, The Stones Talk
İlkay Baliç, editor
(Arter, space for art, )
Brian Eno: Visual Music
Brian Eno: Visual Music
Christopher Scoates
(Chronicle Books, )
Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
Calder and Abstraction: From Avant-Garde to Iconic
Editors: Stephanie Barron and Lisa Gabrielle Mark
(Los Angeles County Museum of Art/DelMonico Books~Prestel, )
Chihuly
Chihuly
Edited by Diane Charbonneau, with texts by Dale Chihuly, Nathalie Bondil, Timothy Anglin Burgard, Gerald W. R. Ward, and Davira S. Taragin
(Prestel Publishing / DelMonico Books / The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, )
Cliches Brasileiros (Brazilian Cliches)
Cliches Brasileiros (Brazilian Cliches)
Gustavo Piqueira
(Ateliê Editorial, )
Dixonary
Dixonary
By Tom Dixon. Edited by Camilla Belton and Robert Violette
(Violette Editions, )
Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2
Double: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 2
Serkan Ozkaya
(Lars Muller Publishers , )
El cazador y la fábrica/The Hunter and the Factory
El cazador y la fábrica/The Hunter and the Factory
Magalí Arriola, Juan A. Gaitán, Valeria Luiselli, Ignacio Perales
(Fundación/Colección Jumex, )
Flora and the Flamingo
Flora and the Flamingo
Molly Idle
(Chronicle Books, )
Formica Forever
Formica Forever
Mark Adamson, Alexandra Lange
(Metropolis Books/Formica , )
Formless: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 1
Formless: Storefront for Art and Architecture Manifesto Series 1
Garrett Ricciardi (Editor) , Julian Rose (Editor)
(Lars Muller , )
Gretchen Bender: Tracking the Thrill
Gretchen Bender: Tracking the Thrill
Philip Vanderhyden, Michelle Grabner
(Poor Farm Press, )
Gutai: Splendid Playground
Gutai: Splendid Playground
Edited by Alexandra Munroe and Ming Tiampo with contributions by Munroe, Tiampo, Pedro Erber, Lyn Hsieh, Nakajima Izumi, Katō Mizuho, Judith Rodenbeck, Hirai Shōichi, Reiko Tomii, and Midori Yoshimoto
(Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, )
Guy de Cointet Tempo Rubato
Guy de Cointet Tempo Rubato
Magalí Arriola, Marie de Brugerolle, Jay Sanders
(Fundación/Colección Jumex, )
Index
Index
Pedro Falcão; Julião Sarmento
(Câmara Municipal de Elvas, )
Inside Outside
Inside Outside
Lizi Boyd
(Chronicle Books, )
James Turrell
James Turrell
Contributions by Carmen Giménez, Nat Trotman, and Arthur Zajonc
(Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, )
Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985)
Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985)
Miquel Adrià
(Arquine, )
Life's a Beach
Life's a Beach
Martin Parr
(Aperture, )
On continuous and systematic nutrition improvement
On continuous and systematic nutrition improvement
Indre Klimaite
(Jan van Eyck Academie, )
On Seeing Only Totally New Things
On Seeing Only Totally New Things
Gavin Murphy (Editor & Author) Chris Fite-Wassilak, James Merrigan, Dr. Ellen Rowley, Catherine Croft, Patrick T. Murphy (Contributors)
(an Atelier Project published by Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, )
ReMaking America
ReMaking America
Editor, Richard McCormick
(Alliance for American Manufacturing, )
Roger Ballen: Die Antwoord: I Fink U Freeky
Roger Ballen: Die Antwoord: I Fink U Freeky
Roger Ballen
(Prestel Publishing, )
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Sarah Sze: Triple Point
Johanna Burton (Author), Holly Block (Introduction), Carey Lovelace (Introduction), Sarah Sze (Artist)
(Gregory R. Miller & Co./The Bronx Museum of the Arts, )
See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition
See the Light: Photography, Perception, Cognition
Britt Salvesen
(Los Angeles County Museum of Art/DelMonico Books~Prestel, )
Site Specific
Site Specific
Olivo Barbieri
(Aperture, )
Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini Portraits & Diaries
Stephen Dupont: Piksa Niugini Portraits & Diaries
Stephen Dupont. Foreword by Robert Gardner. Essay by Bob Connolly.
(Radius Books, co-published with the Peabody Museum Press, )
SVA Senior Library 2012
SVA Senior Library 2012
SVA
(School of Visual Arts, )
Tahiti: Faery Lands
Tahiti: Faery Lands
François Nars
(Rizzoli, )
Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole
Tartine Book No. 3: Modern Ancient Classic Whole
Chad Robertson
(Chronicle, )
Tell Me Something
Tell Me Something
Jessica Edwards
(Film First, )
The Great War
The Great War
Joe Sacco
(W.W. Norton & Company, )
The Human Snapshot
The Human Snapshot
Thomas Keenan and Tirdad Zolghadr, eds.
(LUMA Foundation; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College; Sternberg Press, )
The Impossible Book
The Impossible Book
Patrick McKiernan
(Facebook, )
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art
The Pop Object: The Still Life Tradition in Pop Art
John Wilmerding
(Acquavella Galleries; Rizzoli, )
The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen
(Aperture, )
The Waiting Game
The Waiting Game
Txema Salvans
(RM Publishers, )
The Wes Anderson Collection
The Wes Anderson Collection
Matt Zoller Seitz
(Abrams, )
The World We Made
The World We Made
Jonathon Porritt
(Phaidon, )
This is How You Lose Her Deluxe Edition
This is How You Lose Her Deluxe Edition
Junot Diaz
(Riverhead Books, )
To Make as Perfectly as Possible
To Make as Perfectly as Possible
André-Jacob Roubo. Edited by Donald C. Williams and Christopher Schwarz
(Lost Art Press, )
un/common objects: lynn aldrich
un/common objects: lynn aldrich
Writers: Stephen Nowlin, G. James Daichendt, Christina Valentine, Howard N. Fox / Editor: Karen Jacobson
(Art Center College of Design, )
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
Vanity Fair 100 Years: From the Jazz Age to Our Age
Graydon Carter
(Harry N. Abrams, )
What is Zoning?
What is Zoning?
Christine Gaspar, Mark Torrey, John Mangin
(the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), )



Observed | August 26

Two conferences on design and health: the Transform Conference, at the Mayo Clinic and this October at Cornell, a symposium on Hospitality, Health and Design. [JH]

New museum explores the relationship of possession to loss, the madness inherent in love, and the undeniable importance of the individual’s voice in recording and interpreting history and its sweep. [JH]

Design first. Act later. [JH]

Smart design in The Hague leads to an actual conviction. Maybe design can save the world after all? [JH]


Observed | August 25

Great discoveries in the annals of UI: boosting empathy through Botox? (Yes, you read that right.) [JH]

In Washington, Federal agencies are starting to use design thinking to creatively address mission objectives and improve processes. (Not sure whether this is a good thing.) [JH]

Open to any resident of one of the 16 UNESCO “Cities of Design”a design competition focused on eliminating homelessness. [JH]

Design as a synonym for feelings? Forbes India says so. [JH]

The Rational Dress Society introduces Jumpsuit, an ungendered, multi-use monogarment for everyday wear. [MB]

Sci-fi typography obsessives, look no further! [JH]


Observed | August 24

177 film critics from around the world pick the 100 greatest films of the 21st century (so far). [MB]

Collage is cool again. (Was it ever not?) A new book from Thames and Hudson tells us why. [JH]

The amazing Anne Trubek on handwriting, and why it matters. [JH]

Susan Gardner started "gluing things" to the front of her Cobble Hill home as a therapeutic exercise after 9/11. Fifteen years later, it’s a Brooklyn landmark. [MB]

Boston’s Museum of Science announces a design competition launched by the U.S. Department of Defense. [JH]

Looking for something meaningful in these last, dog days of summer? Help San Francisco design its future transit system! [JH]

A visit with Jennifer Kinon, design director of Hillary for America. [MB]

When bad design leads to bad things. [JH]


Observed | August 23

Engineers at Princeton University have designed a scalable microchip that promises to boost efficiency and slash energy consumption. [JH]

Forget 3D Printing: at MIT’s aptly-named Self Assembly Lab, they’re onto the fourth dimension. [JH]

The Huffington Post alerts the public to the value of white space in design. Cue the modernists! [JH]

True to form, Mozilla is (sort of) open sourcing their new brand identity, inviting the world to comment on seven possible directions developed by Michael Johnson of Johnson Banks. [MB]

While in NYC, Pratt gathers kids from low-income neighborhoods to tackle tough, current issues through design. [JH]


Observed | August 22

This is the last week to see Beatriz Colomina and Pep Aviles’s Playboy Architecture: 1953-1979 at the Mies van der Rohe-designed McCormick House at the Elmhurst Art Museum, a mere 18 miles from the original Playboy Building. [MB]

Shocker: T.G.I. Friday’s, the most over-decorated restaurant chain in the world, goes minimalist. What will become of all that clutter? [MB]

Back to School! University of Nebraska-Lincoln adds graphic design major to compete with the “big ten”. [JH]

This is a book, but it screams to be a movie. Who doesn’t want to watch the scene where 40 of the world’s most famous architects are sequestered in a Stanford White hotel, only to be interrogated (about their creative genius) by a group of brainiac psychologists? CUT TO: the war room at the US Department of Defense—who funded part of the study. Unbelievable—but true. [JH]

"Now, everyone at MoMA PS1 probably has more to think about than a couch, but this couch is very important.” [MB]


Observed | August 20

Northeast Ohio is built like New England because it used to be owned by Connecticut. [MB]

Modernism goes to the movies: director Kogonada is currently shooting “Columbus,” a film inspired by the Indiana town’s modern architecture and starring Parker Posey and John Cho. [MB]



Jobs | August 27