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9 Artists
9 Artists
Bartholomew Ryan
(Walker Art Center, )
A Guide for the Perplexed
A Guide for the Perplexed
Dara Horn
(W.W. Norton & Company, )
A Map of Tulsa
A Map of Tulsa
Benjamin Lytal
(Penguin, )
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Autoconstrucción Suites
Clara Kim
(Walker Art Center, )
All Souls
All Souls
Javier Marías
(Vintage, )
Ametsuchi
Ametsuchi
Rinko Kawauchi
(Aperture, )
Apology
Apology
Jon Pineda
(Milkweed Editions, )
Aristotle and Black Drama
Aristotle and Black Drama
Patrice D. Rankine
(Baylor University Press, )
Beatles VS. Stones
Beatles VS. Stones
John McMillian
(Simon & Schuster, )
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Berlin Alexanderplatz
Alfred Doblin
(Everest , )
Blind Field
Blind Field
Edited by Tumelo Mosaka and Irene V. Small; with contributions by Luiza Interlenghi, Sérgio Bruno Martins, and Cristiana Tejo
(Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, )
Brave Genius
Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
Buck
Buck
MK Asante
(Spiegel and Grau (Random House), )
DOCTOR SLEEP
DOCTOR SLEEP
KING, STEPHEN
(Scribner, )
Elders (hardcover)
Elders (hardcover)
Ryan McIlvain
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
F
F
Franz Wright
(Alfred A. Knopf, )
Fahrenheit 451, 60th Anniversary
Fahrenheit 451, 60th Anniversary
Ray Bradbury
(Simon & Schuster, )
Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy
Interracial Couples, Intimacy, and Therapy
Kyle D. Killian
(Columbia University Press, )
Janelle Lynch: Barcelona
Janelle Lynch: Barcelona
Janelle Lynch
(Radius Books, )
Night Film
Night Film
Marisha
(Pessl, )
Nineteen Eighty-Four
Nineteen Eighty-Four
George Orwell
(Penguin Books, )
No One Here But All Of Us
No One Here But All Of Us
Ramona Ausubel
(Riverhead Books, )
Penguin Drop Caps Series
Penguin Drop Caps Series
Herman Melville; E. Nesbit; John O'Hara
(Penguin, )
Personae
Personae
Sergio De La Pava
(The University of Chicago Press, )
Powers of time
Powers of time
David Lapoujade
(n-1 edições, )
Psycho-Sexual
Psycho-Sexual
David Greven
(University of Texas Press, )
Salinger
Salinger
David Shields and Shane Salerno
(Simon & Schuster, )
Shady Characters
Shady Characters
Keith Houston
(W.W. Norton & Company, )
Simpler
Simpler
Cass R. Sunstein
(Simon & Schuster, )
Solution 247–261: Love
Solution 247–261: Love
Ingo Niermann, ed.
(Sternberg Press, )
The Aesthetic Brain
The Aesthetic Brain
Anjan Chatterjee M.D.
(Oxford University Press, )
The Art of Lying Down
The Art of Lying Down
Bernd Brunner
(Melville House, )
The Beatles Solo
The Beatles Solo
Mat Snow
(Race Point Publishing, )
The Black Cat
The Black Cat
J.M. Geever
(Fiction Advocate, )
The Book of Heaven
The Book of Heaven
Patricia Storace
(Pantheon Books, )
The Dinner
The Dinner
Herman Koch
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
The Empty Chair
The Empty Chair
Bruce Wagner
(Blue Rider Press, )
The Feel Good Factor (iyi hisset)
The Feel Good Factor (iyi hisset)
Patrick Holford
(Dogan Egmont, )
The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
The Last Winter of Dani Lancing
P. D. Viner
(Crown Publishing Group, Random House, )
The Narrow Circle
The Narrow Circle
Nathan Hoks
(Penguin, )
The Return
The Return
Michael Gruber
(Henry Holt, )
The Story of My Purity
The Story of My Purity
Francesco Pacifico
(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, )
The United States of Paranoia
The United States of Paranoia
Jesse Walker
(Harper Collins, )
The Waste Land
The Waste Land
T. S. Eliot
(Liveright Publishing Company, )
This and Other Plays
This and Other Plays
Melissa Gibson
(Theatre Communications Group, )
This Close
This Close
Jessica Francis Kane
(Graywolf Press, )
Truman Capote Series: In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Complete Stories, Portraits and Observations
Truman Capote Series: In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Complete Stories, Portraits and Observations
Truman Capote
(Modern Library (Random House), )
Unknown Pleasures
Unknown Pleasures
Peter Hook
(It Books / HarperCollins Publishers, )
What The Family Needed
What The Family Needed
Steven Amsterdam
(Riverhead Books, )
Word-Gate
Word-Gate
Poems by Edwin Thumboo
(Self-published (500+ copies), )



Observed | August 29

"I decided that that was where I wanted to be: this is modern, this is new, this is everything.” Jane Thompson, the writer and design theorist who brought modernism to American shopping, has died at 89. [MB]


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]



Jobs | August 29