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Chinati: The Vision of Donald Judd
Marianne Stockebrand
Yale University Press, 2010
A comprehensive catalogue of the collected works of the Chinati Foundation, focusing on its founding artist Donald Judd and the dozen or so others — including John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Roni Horn and Richard Long — whose installations have put Marfa on the art map. [NL]
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Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Christopher Payne
MIT Press, 2009
Beautifully researched, exquisitely photographed, expertly composed and edited, this book takes readers on an engrossing tour of abandoned state mental institutions across the nation. Though devoid of living souls, Asylum is every bit the portrait: it's a portrait of a lost generation, that reverberates with human tenderness on every page. Extraordinary. [JH]
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Revolution of Forms
John A. Loomis
Princeton Architectural Press, 2011
Updated edition of the major English-language history of the Art Schools in Havana — an extraordinary complex of buildings begun in the early years of the Cuban Revolution, left unfinished, and now being restored. [NL]
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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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Books by Contributors

Cover Art By: New Music Graphics
Adrian Shaughnessy

Looking Closer 5
Michael Bierut, William Drenttel & Steven Heller, editors

Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice
Rick Poynor

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

Looking Closer 4
Michael Bierut, William Drenttel & Steven Heller, editors

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

The Design Entrepreneur: Turning Graphic Design Into Goods That Sell
Steven Heller & Lita Talarico

The Sneaker Book: Anatomy of an Industry and an Icon
Tom Vanderbilt

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

New Vintage Type: Classic Fonts for the Digital Age
Steven Heller & Gail Anderson

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