Books in Review

  • A Modern Consciousness

    Posted August 16, 2017

    A look at the Smithsonian Museum of Art’s exhibition catalogue, A Modern Consciousness: D....

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  • Designer Maker User

    Posted July 30, 2017

    Two Eames designs are featured on the cover and inside this catalogue for the newly reopened...

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  • Living in a Modern Way

    Posted July 23, 2017

    Living in a Modern Way: California Design 1930-1965 is the well researched, and carefully...

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  • Innovative Furniture in America from 1800 to the Present

    Posted July 10, 2017

    Innovative Furniture in America is an extraordinary, well-illustrated book presenting nearly...

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  • Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision 1925-1950

    Posted July 9, 2017

    An insightful book about Cranbrook Academy of Art, including the years in which Charles Eames...

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  • One Hundred Great Product Designs

    Posted July 5, 2017

    Jay Doblin, an accomplished designer and veteran of Raymond Loewy’s office, was director of...

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  • 100 Masterpieces of Design

    Posted July 5, 2017

    For serious students of design, France’s Centre Pompidou offers this beautiful, reliable...

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  • Postwar Interior Design 1945-1960

    Posted July 5, 2017

    One of the most well-researched and carefully illustrated books on modern design after World...

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  • A Handbook of California Design, 1930-1965

    Posted July 5, 2017

    This museum publication offers more than 140 illustrated biographical profiles of the most...

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  • The Design of Herman Miller

    Posted January 21, 2015

    Scholar Ralph Caplan’s survey of the first generations of Herman Miller designers, from the...

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