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Anne Elizabeth Moore
New Press, 2007
A merciless response to the contemporary culture of branding. If you read this book looking for advice on how to reach younger consumers, the author will probably hate you forever. [RW]
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The Religious Imagination in Modern and Contemporary Architecture
Renata Hejduk and Jim Williamson, Editors
Routledge, 2011
A wide-ranging and scholarly anthology on the religious imagination and "its influence on architectural form and ideology," appearing at a moment when religion is resurgent in history and culture. [NL]
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Tom McCarthy
Vintage, 2007
An unnamed object falls from the sky and injures a man. He receives a huge settlement and embarks on a post-trauma program of re-enacting scenes from memory, with the aid of many assistants, in a quest to feel real again. McCarthy’s strange novel uncoils with relentless logic and a compelling descriptive focus on ordinary things. Those who insist on conventional novelistic pleasures might struggle with it. Accept the narrator’s compulsions and Remainder takes you to a parallel world of dark absurdity that prosaic literary realism can’t reach. [RP]
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Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions
Jonas Löwgren and Bo Reimer

The Petropolis of Tomorrow
Neeraj Bhatia and Mary Casper

Oitoemponto: Architecture & intérieurs
Marie Vendittelli

After You Left / They Took it Apart: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes
Chris Mottalini

Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation
Alexander Eisenschmidt with Jonathan Mekinda (eds.)

The Houses of Louis Kahn
by George H. Marcus and William Whitaker

Common Pavilions: The National Pavilions in the Giardini of the Venice Biennale in Essays and Photographs
Edited by Diener & Diener Architects and Gabriele Basilico

Archidoodle: The Architect’s Activity Book
by Steve Bowkett

Sustainable Urban Metabolism
By Paulo Ferrão and John E. Fernández

A Life In Books: The Rise and Fall of Bleu Mobley
Warren Lehrer

Why Photography Matters
Jerry L. Thompson

Five Conversations on Graphic Design and Creative Writing
Maura Frana, Leigh Mignogna, Liz Seibert

A Logo for London
David Lawrence

Logo Creed: The Mystery, Magic, and Method Behind Designing Great Logos
Bill Gardner and Catharine Fishel

ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book about Color
Jude Stewart

The Purpose Economy: Lessons from the Front Lines of the New Economy
Aaron Hurst

The Generosity Network: New Transformational Tools for Successful Fund-Raising
Jeff Walker and Jennifer McCrea

Postage Stamps by AIGA Medalists
Michael Russem

A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps
Chris West

Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations
Isabel Meirelles

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Design Research
Jane Thompson & Alexandra Lange

Stylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design Mannerisms, Quirks, and Conceits
Steven Heller & Louise Fili

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (And What It Says About Us)
Tom Vanderbilt

Survival City: Adventures Among the Ruins of Atomic America
Tom Vanderbilt

Titans of Finance: True Tales of Money & Business
Rob Walker with artist Josh Neufeld

Forty Posters for the Yale School of Architecture
Michael Bierut

Looking Closer 2
Michael Bierut, Steven Heller, William Drenttel +& DK Holland, editors

The Grolier Club: Lasting Impressions
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Icons of Graphic Design, Second Edition
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Significant Objects: 100 Extraordinary Stories About Ordinary Things
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