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The New Economics
David Boyle and Andrew Simms
Earthscan, 2009
"What are we to do about an economic system that destroys the biosphere for economic reasons? What would a politics based on wellbeing be like?” David Boyle and Andrew Simms propose a new approach that turns our assumptions about wealth and poverty upside down: Real wealth, they explain, can be measured by increased well-being and environmental sustainability rather than just having and consuming more things.  [JT]
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Circus: The Photographs of Frederick W. Glasier
F. W. Glasier, P. Kayafas, D. Walk & L. Sante
Eakins Press Foundation, 2009
These photographs rank with Atget or Sanders, we needed this book to place Glasier within our canon of photographic greats. Cathy Water's design is simply perfect. Jed Perl in The New Republic says it's: "one of the most beautiful art books of recent years" and that's not hype. [WD]
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Bracket: On Farming
Mason White, Maya Przybylski, Editors
Actar, 2010
The first edition of a new annual almanac of architecture, environment and digital culture, founded by InfraNet Lab and Archinect, Bracket 1 explores the interconnections among farming, architecture, landscape architecture and urban design. [NL]
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Collaborative Media: Production, Consumption, and Design Interventions
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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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