Category Archives: Books

Book Watch | Bioshock to Nature’s Patterns

Bioshock Breaking the Mold: Developer’s Edition Art Book “This 174 page, 8″x10″ limited run soft cover artbook, available only on the Take-Two Store, features never-before seen art from BioShock 1, stories about the game’s journey through its years of development, … Continue reading

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Book Watch | Orientalists

During the nineteenth century, European and American artists flocked to Eastern cultures, from Morocco to India. Their works fueled the exotic and mythical perception of the Orient with cinematic depictions of islamic culture that continue to influence the arts today. … Continue reading

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Book Watch | From Burma to Chicago

21st-Century Masterpieces – Architecture of the New Millennium “A concise overview of the most extraordinary landmarks built around the world since the turn of the millennium including stadia, theatres, museums, offices, government buildings, chapels and retail spaces. Features such noteworthy … Continue reading

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Book Watch | Massive Black, Monochrome & More

Book Watch is a new periodic feature highlighting noteworthy upcoming and recent releases in architecture, design and photography. On occasion, this will include books not yet revealed to the general public and newly discovered older titles of note. A concerted … Continue reading

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Modernist Architecture Captured

Two giants of modernist architecture have their works captured in noteworthy books.

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The White City

En route to Marrakech I finally began turning the pages of Erik Larson’s factual based bestseller, Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America. From Marrakech, the Pink City, to the White City… … Continue reading

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Design Now!

Last month art book publisher Taschen released Design Now!. “Not only an in-depth exploration of contemporary design practice, this book is also a rallying call for a more sustainable approach to product design of every type, from lighting and furniture … Continue reading

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Storefront Books

Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York has followed their announcement of the White House Redux competition, with the launch of a curated micro-bookshop this past Wednesday. A fascinating concept, “…its shelves will comprise a careful selection of books … Continue reading

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Design within Reach Annual Book

Earlier this month, the modern classics furniture shop Design within Reach released their Annual Book for 2008. It’s even more compact than last year’s edition, measuring a little over 6″ x 7″. A useful and practical reference book, the sharp … Continue reading

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Casting a Shadow

Commencing January 18th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be hosting the free exhibition, Casting a Shadow: Creating the Alfred Hitchcock Film. Appended are several production design illustrations and storyboards that will be on display and are … Continue reading

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