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79 Short Essays Design Ebook

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 crSeventy-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....more

Hardcover, 240 pages

Published May 31st 2007 by Princeton Architectural Press

Michael Bierut
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79 Short Essays on Design
byMichael Bierut
4.02 avg rating — 1,506 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Thoughts on Design
byPaul Rand, Michael Bierut
4.11 avg rating — 488 ratings — published 1970 — 7 editions
How to
byMichael Bierut
4.31 avg rating — 322 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist
byPeter Hall(Editor), Michael Bierut(Editor)
4.47 avg rating — 256 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
Graphic Design: A User's Manual
byAdrian Shaughnessy, Michael Bierut(Foreword)
3.89 avg rating — 94 ratings — published 2009
How to See: Visual Adventures in a World God Never Made
byGeorge Nelson, Karen Stein(Foreword), Michael Bierut(Introduction)
3.92 avg rating — 88 ratings — published 1977 — 6 editions
Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design
byMichael Bierut(Editor), D.K. Holland(Editor)
3.86 avg rating — 77 ratings — published 1994
Looking Closer 3: Classic Writings on Graphic Design
byRick Poynor(Editor), Michael Bierut(Editor), Steven Heller(Editor), Jessica Helfand(Editor)
4.12 avg rating — 66 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?
byJames Victore, Michael Bierut
4.31 avg rating — 62 ratings — published 2010
Looking Closer 4: Critical Writings on Graphic Design
byMichael Bierut, William Drenttel(Editor), Steven Heller(Editor)
3.82 avg rating — 65 ratings — published 2002 — 4 editions
Looking Closer 5: Critical Writings on Graphic Design
byMichael Bierut, Steven Heller(Editor), William Drenttel(Editor)
3.96 avg rating — 51 ratings — published 2007 — 3 editions
Looking Closer 2: Critical Writings on Graphic Design
byD.K. Holland(Editor), Michael Bierut, William Drenttel(Editor)
3.90 avg rating — 48 ratings — published 1997
New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standards Manual
byMassimo Vignelli, Bob Noorda, Unimark International, Jesse Reed(Editor)
4.70 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 1970 — 3 editions
Now You See It and Other Essays on Design
byMichael Bierut
4.27 avg rating — 22 ratings
The Next Page: Thirty Tables of Contents
byMichael Bierut
4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
Designing with Pixar: 45 Activities to Create Your Own Characters, Worlds, and Stories
byJohn Lasseter(Foreword), Michael Bierut(Introduction), Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum(Creator)
4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — 2 editions
Forty Posters for the Yale School of Architecture
byMichael Bierut
it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2007