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March 27, 2013

A hefty olive-green box has appeared in our reference section: The Phaidon Archive of Graphic Design. This "book-in-a-box" is great (and fun) to sift through for inspiration and enrichment.

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It contains five hundred sheets of card stock which together give a history of graphic design. Each sheet has two sides: one reproduces an important work of graphic design (see Side 1 below), and one includes the name of the designer, client, title of the piece,  and historical/biographical remarks (see Side 2 below). Works range from the Gutenberg Bible to the Mercedes-Benz logo to the Obama posters (and the Periodic table is in there too!).

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Also in the box is an index you can use to look up works by title, designer, client, or category. We currently have sorted the pages alphabetically by last name of the designer, but it is possible to sort them chronologically or by category. Which do you think is best?

Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Graphic Design, New, New Arrivals |

February 22, 2013

Design and construction of HP Homes Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes

gutenburg Gutenburg: How One Man Remade the World with Words

smallscale Small Scale Big Change

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New, New Arrivals |

February 15, 2013

Quaderns d'arquitectura i urbanisme is a magazine about contemporary architecture, urban planning, and arts published in Barcelona, Spain. It is the Journal of the Association of Architects of Catalonia. The magazine has been in publication since 1944, but has been revamped by a new editorial team since 2011.

Each new issue contains theme, case study, & reference to a past magazine issue, presented in the magazine sections of Visual Essay, the Observatory, & the Archive. As well as looking back to the magazine's past in the Archive section, each issue of Quaderns also looks to the near future with a presentation of the next issue's theme by a guest contributor.

The most recent issues of Quaderns are located on the LADC's current periodicals' shelving.

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, New, Research |

January 28, 2013

african-amer-arch The Crisis of the African-American Architect

japansmastergardens Japan's Master Gardens: Lessons in Space and Environment

Concrete Concrete

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

January 11, 2013

Book cover Planning Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams and Urban Realities

book cover Design of the 20th Century

Book cover Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: 12 houses

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

November 30, 2012

book cover Designed for Habitat: Collaborations with Habitat for Humanity
by APLA faculty David Hinson & Justin Miller

book cover Architecture: From Commission to Construction

dvd cover Linotype, the film: In Search of the Eighth Wonder of the World [DVD]

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

October 31, 2012

book cover George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon

book cover Studio and Cube

book cover Designing with Video: Focusing on the User-Centred Design Process

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

September 28, 2012

book cover Diversity in Design: Perspectives from the Non-Western World

book cover Wohnen in Wien: 20 residential buildings

book cover Scapes

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

September 4, 2012

book cover The Medina: The Restoration & Conservation of Historic Islamic Cities

book cover Eames: The Architect and the Painter [DVD]

Manufacturing the Bespoke Cover Manufacturing the Bespoke

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |

July 30, 2012

BIM in Small-Scale Sustainable Design

Cooperation: The Engineer and the Architect

Daylighting: Architecture and Lighting Design

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Posted by Angelina Smith | in Collections, Monthly New Books, New Arrivals |