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Lições na Escuridão
Lições na Escuridão
Nuno Faria; Pedro Falcão
A Oficina, CIPRL

Designer: Pedro Falcão
Art Director: Pedro Falcão
Design Firm: Atelier Pedro Falcão

Submitted into 50 Books
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Area 1983-1987
Area 1983-1987
Eric Goode and Jennifer Goode
Abrams

Designer: David Heasty and Stefanie Weigler
Art Director: John Gall
Design Firm: Triboro Design
Other Credits: Editor: Andrea Danese

Submitted into 50 Books


Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life
Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life
David Galloway - Editor
Abrams

Designer: Karolina Pietrynczak, Troy Kreiner
Art Director: Anna Demchick

Submitted into 50 Books
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The Wes Anderson Collection
The Wes Anderson Collection
Matt Zoller Seitz
Abrams

Designer: Martin Venezky
Design Firm: Appetite Engineers
Other Credits: Editor: Eric Klopfer

Submitted into 50 Books


More Love —Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s
More Love —Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s
Claire Schneider, Editor
Ackland Art Museum, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Designer: Juliette Bellocq & Yuju Yeo
Art Director: Juliette Bellocq
Design Firm: Handbuilt Studio
Other Credits: Managing Editor: Amanda Hughes Published by: Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Printed by: Typecraft Typefaces by Kris Sowersby (National) & Jeremy Mickel (Shift)

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


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

Designer: Henk van Assen, Loide Marwanga
Art Director: Henk van Assen
Design Firm: HvADesign, NYC

Submitted into 50 Books
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Miquel Barcelo
Miquel Barcelo
Dore Ashton, Colm Toibin
Acquavella Publishers

Designer: Henk van Assen, Loide Marwanga, Anna Wexler
Art Director: Henk van Assen
Design Firm: HvADesign, NYC

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


O país dos cegos e outras histórias [The Country of the Blind and Other Stories]
O país dos cegos e outras histórias [The Country of the Blind and Other Stories]
H. G. Wells
Alfaguara

Designer: Thiago Lacaz
Art Director: Thiago Lacaz

Submitted into 50 Covers


A Field Guide to American Houses
A Field Guide to American Houses
Virginia Savage McAlester
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Cassandra J. Pappas
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


F
F
Franz Wright
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Betty Lew
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and Tanya Bastianich Manuali
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: M. Kristen Bearse
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


Nothing By Design
Nothing By Design
Mary Jo Salter
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Jason Booher
Art Director: Carol Devine Carson
Design Firm: Alfred A. Knopf
Other Credits: Collage using original illustrations by John James Audubon (cardinal) and J. J. Rousseau (daisy).

Submitted into 50 Covers


Saving the Season
Saving the Season
Kevin West
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Pei Loi Koay
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


Sylvia's Table
Sylvia's Table
Liz Neumark with Carole Lalli
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Soonyoung Kwon
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books
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The Art of French Pastry
The Art of French Pastry
Jacquy Pfeiffer with Martha Rose Shulman
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Pei Loi Koay
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


The Infatuations
The Infatuations
Javier Marías
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Iris Weinstein
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


The Ordinary Acrobat
The Ordinary Acrobat
Duncan Wall
Alfred A. Knopf

Designer: Cassandra J. Pappas
Art Director: Peter A. Andersen

Submitted into 50 Books


ReMaking America
ReMaking America
Editor, Richard McCormick
Alliance for American Manufacturing

Designer: Michael Braley, Cody Chatham
Art Director: Michael Braley
Design Firm: Shatterbox
Other Credits: Account Director: Kate DavisPrinter: Cenveo, St. Louis

Submitted into 50 Books
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Wiki Management
Wiki Management
Rod Collins
Amacom

Designer: Tim Green
Design Firm: Faceout Studio

Submitted into 50 Covers


Of Elephants & Roses: French Natural History, 1790–1830
Of Elephants & Roses: French Natural History, 1790–1830
Sue Ann Prince, Editor
American Philosophical Society Museum

Designer: Marc Blaustein
Art Director: Marc Blaustein
Design Firm: Marc Blaustein Design

Submitted into 50 Covers


Dialogues of a Crime
Dialogues of a Crime
John K Manos
Amika Press

Designer: Sarah Koz
Art Director: Sarah Koz
Design Firm: Amika Press

Submitted into 50 Books


Monster City
Monster City
John Cowlin, author; John Manos, editor
Amika Press

Designer: Sarah Koz
Art Director: Sarah Koz
Design Firm: Amika Press
Other Credits: John Cowlin, illustrator

Submitted into 50 Books


The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte
The Ambitious Madame Bonaparte
Ruth Hull Chatlien, author; John Manos, editor
Amika Press

Designer: Sarah Koz
Art Director: Sarah Koz
Design Firm: Amika Press
Other Credits: Ruth Hull Chatlien, illustrator

Submitted into 50 Books


Write Through Chicago
Write Through Chicago
Mark Henry Larson & Bob Boone, authors; John Manos & Ann Wambach, editors
Amika Press

Designer: Sarah Koz
Art Director: Sarah Koz
Design Firm: Amika Press

Submitted into 50 Books


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

Designer: David Smith and Oran Day
Art Director: David Smith
Design Firm: Atelier David Smith
Other Credits: Print – MM Art Book Print and Repro

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Sketches of Rhythmic Experiences
Sketches of Rhythmic Experiences
Written by Anuradha Thakur/ Translated by Aashita Richard D'souza
Anuradha Thakur

Designer: Sanskruti Thorat
Art Director: Sanskruti Thorat
Other Credits: Illustrations by: Anuradha Thakur

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Ametsuchi
Ametsuchi
Lesley A. Martin
Aperture

Designer: Hans Gremmen
Other Credits: Photographs by Rinko Kawauchi

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman
Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman
Denise Wolff
Aperture

Designer: Studio Fernando Gutiérrez

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


James Welling: Monograph
James Welling: Monograph
Lesley A. Martin
Aperture

Designer: Lorraine Wild and Amy Fortunato,
Design Firm: Green Dragon Office, Los Angeles
Other Credits: Photographs by James Welling

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Life's a Beach
Life's a Beach
Lesley A. Martin
Aperture

Designer: Emily Lessard and Sara Duell
Other Credits: Photographs by Martin Parr

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Mexican Portraits
Mexican Portraits
Pablo Ortiz Monasterio
Aperture

Designer: Emily Lessard, Sara Duell, Louis Lee
Other Credits: Lesley A. Martin

Submitted into 50 Covers


Site Specific
Site Specific
Chris Boot
Aperture

Designer: SMITH, Alice Austin, Maria Juelisch, Justine Schuster
Other Credits: Photographs by Olivo Barbieri

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus
Lesley A. Martin
Aperture

Designer: Kummer & Herrman
Other Credits: Photographs by Rob Hornstra and texts by Arnold van Bruggen

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


James Welling: Monograph
James Welling: Monograph
James Crump
Aperture Foundation

Designer: Lorraine Wild and Amy Fortunato
Art Director: Lorraine Wild
Design Firm: Green Dragon Office

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985)
Juan Sordo Madaleno (1916-1985)
Miquel Adrià
Arquine

Designer: Samuel Morales
Art Director: Miquel Adrià
Other Credits: Textos: Miquel Adrià, Juan Manuel Heredia

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Talca. Cuestión de educación. Matter of Education.
Talca. Cuestión de educación. Matter of Education.
Andrea Griborio, José Luis Uribe
Arquine

Designer: Cristina Paoli
Art Director: Andrea Griborio
Design Firm: Periferia
Other Credits: © Textos | texts Miquel Adrià Manuel Cuadra Andrea Griborio Justo Pastor Mellado Juan Román José Luis Uribe © Fotografía en poartada | Cover Photo Víctor Letelier Lara Director | Director Miquel Adrià Editor | Editor José Luis Uribe Ortiz (Talca) Editor invitado | Guest editor Andrea Griborio (Arquine) Coordinación editorial | Publishing coordinator Armando López Carrillo Asistencia editorial | Editorial Assistance Rebecca Rojas (Arquine) Cristian Allende (Talca) Martín Delgado (Talca) Edición de Planos | Plan Editing Selene Patlán Sorrosa Traducción | Translation Fionn Petch (Inglés) Quentin Pope (Inglés) Corrección de Estilo | Copy Editing Claudia Priani (Español) Diana Goldberg (Español) FionnPetch (Inglés) Quentin Pope (Inglés)

Submitted into 50 Books
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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

Designer: Winnie Li and Eliana Dominguez
Art Director: Winnie Li
Design Firm: Art Center College of Design – in house
Other Credits: Design Advisor: Scott TaylorProduction: Ellie Eisner and Audrey Krauss

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Aslı Çavuşoğlu, The Stones Talk
Aslı Çavuşoğlu, The Stones Talk
İlkay Baliç, editor
Arter, space for art

Designer: Esen Karol
Art Director: Esen Karol
Design Firm: Esen Karol Tasarım Ltd.
Other Credits: Texts by: Ozge Ersoy, Aslı Gür, Gülin Ekinci, Adam Kleinman

Submitted into 50 Books


Fatma Bucak, Yet Another Story About the Fall
Fatma Bucak, Yet Another Story About the Fall
İlkay Baliç, editor
Arter, space for art

Designer: Esen Karol
Art Director: Esen Karol
Design Firm: Esen Karol Tasarım Ltd.
Other Credits: Texts by: Başak Doğa Temür, Fulvio Bortolozzo, Rumeysa Kiger, Alexander Garcia Düttmann

Submitted into 50 Books


Sarkis, Interpretation of Cage / Ryoanji      
Sarkis, Interpretation of Cage / Ryoanji      
İlkay Baliç, editor
Arter, space for art

Designer: Esen Karol
Art Director: Esen Karol
Design Firm: Esen Karol Tasarım Ltd.
Other Credits: Texts by: Melih Fereli, Gabriele Knapstein, Mine Haydaroğlu, Elie During

Submitted into 50 Books


David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler
David Webb: The Quintessential American Jeweler
Ruth Peltason
Assouline Publishing

Designer: Takaaki Matsumoto, Robin Brunelle
Art Director: Takaaki Matsumoto
Design Firm: Matsumoto Incorporated
Other Credits: Copy Editor and Production Manager: Amy Wilkins

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


Cliches Brasileiros (Brazilian Cliches)
Cliches Brasileiros (Brazilian Cliches)
Gustavo Piqueira
Ateliê Editorial

Designer: Gustavo Piqueira
Art Director: Gustavo Piqueira
Design Firm: Casa Rex
Other Credits: Assistant Designers: Samia Jacintho/ Danilo Helvadjian / Marianne Meni / Caroline Vapsys

Submitted into 50 Books


Golden Boy
Golden Boy
Abigail Tarttelin
Atria Books

Designer: Charles Brock
Design Firm: Faceout Studio

Submitted into 50 Covers


Dinner Date
Dinner Date
Ishaan Lalit
Author's Empire

Designer: Amol Karambe

Submitted into 50 Books
Submitted into 50 Covers


The AVMA: 150 Years of education, science & service
The AVMA: 150 Years of education, science & service
Dr. Kurt Matushek
AVMA

Designer: Cheryl Atkins, Sarah Jurecka, Michele Morin
Art Director: Cheryl Atkins
Design Firm: AVMA In house Design Dept.
Other Credits: Printing by: Graphic Arts Studio

Submitted into 50 Books
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