Design and Truth
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Essays are enjoying renewed popularity, from the personal essays of Lewis Thomas, to the intellectual treats of Marguerite Yourcenar, to the political and social commentary of Michael Parenti in this superb collection. Parenti covers the myth of the...
The Man Who Designed the Future|
Norman Bel Geddes and the Invention of Twentieth-Century America
Before there was Steve Jobs, there was Norman Bel Geddes.
A ninth-grade dropout who found himself at the center of the worlds of industry, advertising, theater, and even gaming, Bel Geddes designed everything from the first all-weather stadium, to Manhattan's most exclusive nightclub, to Futurama, the prescient 1939 exhibit that envisioned ...
Designing San Francisco|
Art, Land, and Urban Renewal in the City by the Bay
Designing San Francisco is the untold story of the formative postwar decades when U.S. cities took their modern shape amid clashing visions of the future. —Recommended by Paul