Archive for the ‘HISTORY’ Category
ANGELA DAVIS, ERNESTO CHE GUEVARA, DUBCEK
The truth is I only bought these for the covers and I especially like the Angela Davis cover.
MUSEUM OF COMPLAINT, NEW YORK CITY
I saw this book posted on Design Observer, it is a collection of 132 letters of complaint written to the Mayor of New York between 1751 and 1969. I liked the idea of this book so much I ordered two. I gave one away and the other I keep sealed.
BRANDING THE 20TH CENTURY TOTALITARIAN STATE
If you think you are about to reinvent the wheel in branding and identity then read this first.
MARCUS AURELIUS MEDITATIONS
PENGUIN BOOKS GREAT IDEAS
This is a series of books that is worth having, not only for its carefully selected content but for its beautiful covers. This was the first one I was given, I think it was at a time I was changing jobs. It was quite a serious read.
BIRDS WITHOUT WINGS
LOUIS DE BERNIERES
Anne gave me this beautiful book. I read it because its part of my history. It took me 1 month to get through the first 50 pages and 3 days to finish the last 750. I need to give it a couple of years and then I think I will read it again. (this is a reminder)
THE PHILOSOPHY OF ANDY WARHOL (FROM A TO Z AND BACK AGAIN)
I first heard an excerpt on Typeradio a few years ago and had the book on my list since then. Finally I got round to it last summer, it was 45 degrees outside so there was no choice but to read till it cooled down. I hate to say but I could relate to some of Andy Warhols odd habits and remarks. When I finished the book, I really wished I could of met him in person.