79 Short Essays on Design Michael Bierut
Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography Princeton Architectural Press
Breakthrough Princeton Architectural Press
Maps Paula Scher
Elegantissima Louise Fili
Graphic Design Process Laurence King
Logotype Laurence King
Why Shrink Wrap a Cucumber? Laurence King
Architecture from Commission to Construction Laurence King
Architectural Inventions Laurence King
Barry Bergdoll
Billie Tsien
Wendy Goodman
Diana Balmori
Michael Sorkin
Jessica Helfand
100 Unforgettable Dresses Hal Rubenstein
The Gentry Man Hal Rubenstein
The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation Tod Williams
Encyclopedia of Flowers Lars Müller
Imagining the House Lars Müller
Instigations Lars Müller
Debbie Millman
Tod Williams
Eric Himmel
Lorraine Wild
Justin McGuirk
John Gall
Rethinking a Lot The MIT Press
China's Design Revolution The MIT Press
Michael Graves: Selected and Current Works Images Publishing/ACC
Charley Harper's Animal Kingdom AMMO
Irma Boom
Eric Chan
Kevin Lippert
Karim Rashid
Elaine Lustig Cohen
James Russell
Daphne Guinness Valerie Steele
Why Architecture Matters Paul Goldberger
Building Up and Tearing Down Paul Goldberger
Edith Wharton at Home The Monacelli Press
Site and Sound The Monacelli Press
Pattern Book Upholstery Bauer and Dean
Autobiography of a Fashion Designer: Ralph Rucci Bauer and Dean
SHoP The Monacelli Press
Hal Rubenstein
Steven Heller
Eddie Opara
Calvin Tsao
Julie Iovine
Jennifer Daniel
Min Wang
Winnie Prentiss
Susan S. Szenasy
Abbott Miller
Lars Müller
Prem Krishnamurthy
Abstract City Abrams
Designe Like You Give a Damn [2] Abrams
The Eye Has to Travel Abrams
The Iconic Interior Abrams
W: The First 40 Years Abrams
Valerie Steele
Michael Bierut
DJ Stout
Alice Twemlow
Julius Wiedemann
Peter Mendelsund
1000 Product Designs Eric Chan
Brand Bible Debbie Millman
Design after Modernism W. W. Norton
Taliesen Diary W. W. Norton
Bracket 2 Actar
The Sniper’s Log Actar
Louise Fili
Paul Goldberger
Emily Oberman
Dung Ngo
Hilary Greenbaum
Michael Silverberg
New Modernist Type Thames & Hudson
The Book of Books Thames & Hudson
Design Dossier: World of Design Paintbox Press
Design Dossier: Fashion Design Paintbox Press
Design Dossier: Architecture Paintbox Press
Design Dossier: Graphic Design Paintbox Press
Todd Oldham
Massimo Vignelli
Lorraine Justice
Paula Scher
Christopher Hawthorne
Cathleen McGuigan
Barbara Barry Rizzoli
House Rizzoli
Kate: The Kate Moss Book Rizzoli
Impossible Collection of Fashion Valerie Steele
Tokyo 1955-1970 MoMA/DAP
Dialog Pointed Leaf Press
Forever Green Pointed Leaf Press
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October 26

The Fair

Saturday October 27

Sunday October 28


New York


The first Designers & Books Fair launched on the last weekend of October 2012 in New York City. Designers & Books Fair 2012 was a live New York City event at the intersection where design, architecture, and books meet.

The Fair Exhibition Hall included approximately 35 U.S. and European design book publishers and booksellers displaying and selling the newest titles for the Fall and upcoming holiday season as well as important backlist titles. Special Fair discounts (up to 40%) were available on many books. There were also rare and out-of-print book dealers; demonstrations of book arts, including calligraphy, letterpress printing, and bookbinding; and book signings.

A special feature of the Fair was programming in two auditoriums adjacent to the Exhibition Hall that included presentations, interviews, and panel discussions—all with leading members of the international design community.

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Designers & Books Fair 2012 is a presentation of Designers & Books, a website that publishes lists of books that have been identified by internationally esteemed designers as important and inspired sources of creativity, innovation, and invention: designersandbooks.com

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Special keynote event
Friday, Oct 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Exhibition hall
Saturday, Oct 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Auditorium programming
Saturday, Oct 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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