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Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design

Princeton Architectural Press

By Michael Bierut

6 x 9 in; 240 pp;
Hardcover
May 2007
ISBN 9781568986999
ISBN10 1568986998

SKU# 9781568986999

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Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writingserious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. C...
Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design


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Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design

Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writingserious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts pull design culture into crisp focus. He touches on classics, like Massimo Vignelli and the cover of The Catcher in the Rye, as well as newcomers, like McSweeney's Quarterly Concern and color-coded terrorism alert levels. Along the way Nabakov's Pale Fire; Eero Saarinen; the paper clip; Celebration, Florida; the planet Saturn; the ClearRx pill bottle; and paper architecture all fall under his pen. His experience as a design practitioner informs his writing and gives it truth. In Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design, designers and nondesigners alike can share and revel in his insights.

 

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6 x 9 in; 240 pp;
Hardcover
May 2007
ISBN 9781568986999
ISBN10 1568986998
Michael Bierut is a partner at Pentagram and a 2006 AIGA medalist. He is a design critic for the online journal Design Observer, the Public Radio International program Studio 360, and the Yale School of Art.

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love this inspiring book

love this inspiring book

10/11/11| danielle uva
this book has been a welcome read, covering many aspects of design in concise, thoughtful essays. michael bierut makes sense even if i don't always agree with him. for a design professional who likes to keep current and be challenged in her career, but who does not have a lot of time (me!) this is really a terrific book. it is so well written, my husband is reading it too.