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Hot off the presses: A roundup of the latest design books

book review | February 13, 2017
Tomes from architects William Hefner and Keith Summerour take their place on the shelf alongside books chronicling the work of designer Marshall Watson, renowned firm Harrison Design, and the team of collector Chara Schreyer and interior designer Gary Hutton in this season’s roundup of design bo...

Alberto Alessi debuts design book

book review | January 26, 2017
The new design book The Dream Factory: Alessi Since 1921, shares a glimpse of Alessi’s history; the company, which was founded in 1921 by Giovanni Alessi, is now in what it calls its third transformation, with Alberto Alessi, president—and author of the book—at the helm. Published by Rizzol...

Business author Keith Granet targets designers with second book

book review | October 28, 2016
Management consultant Keith Granet, whose book The Business of Design (Princeton Architectural Press, 2011) targeted designers, will soon release The Business of Creativity, a follow-up tome that reaches out to creatives of all stripes. The author sat down to chat with EAL about his latest offer...

Rare design book makes Kickstarter debut

book review | October 20, 2016
The first-ever modern-day artist’s book, originally created in 1927 by Italian futurist Fortunato Depero as a venue for both his craft and his ideas, may soon experience new life. Depero Futurista, also known as The Bolted Book, for the two industrial aluminum bolts that served as its binding, i...

Farrow & Ball celebrates 70th anniversary

book review | October 10, 2016
To mark its 70th anniversary, Farrow & Ball has launched a 1940s-inspired wallpaper collection inspired by the decade in which it was founded. The collection includes three designs, Arcade, Gable and Enigma. Also on the calendar: the launch of coffee-table tome and photo-laden instructional ...

Christiane Lemieux offers look inside her new tome

book review | September 26, 2016
“The best way to learn is by asking questions,” Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio and author of Undecorate, says in the opening of her new coffee table tome meets textbook, The Finer Things: Timeless Furniture, Textiles and Details (Clarkson Potter/Publishers, $60). “But, with respect t...

35 design entrepreneurs tell their tales in new book

book review | March 7, 2016
DesignHER, the premiere tome from Julianne Taylor, creative director and founder of Taylor Burke Home, reveals the stories behind the successes of 35 female entrepreneurs. Taylor chats with EAL about her favorite stories and shares top takeaways for designers looking to improve their businesses....

Winter’s crop of design books debuts on shelves

book review | December 29, 2015
Belated-holiday-gift givers, fret no longer: This season’s selection of design books is ideal for presents and housewarming gifts. EAL’s book roundup is stocked with history-buff-approved tomes, warm-weather inspiration and all-around design savvy. Scroll on for more on the best reads: Sust...

Hot off the press: 6 standouts in the latest crop of design books

book review | September 21, 2015
September heralds the start of the school year, but for those who haven’t seen the inside of a classroom in ages, this season’s selection of design tomes will inspire even long-lapsed students to hit the proverbial books. Carrier and Company: Positively Chic Interiors opens with a word fr...

100 interiors, explored with journalist Dominic Bradbury

book review | August 20, 2015
Design journalist Dominic Bradbury stepped into dozens of unique spaces for his upcoming design tome Interiors in Detail: 100 Contemporary Rooms, which debuts from Monacelli next month. Bradbury chatted with EAL about what it was like to go behind the scenes in select spaces around the globe. ...
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