Bookshelf News

Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Paul McCarthy's Low Life Slow Life
Hatje Cantz, 2010
Paperback, 640 pages, $75

Posted on Friday, October 1, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

The Best Travel Writing 2010
Travelers' Tales, 2010
Paperback, 352 pages, $19.95

In "12 Hours in Barcelona" Writing & Literature professor Marianne Rogoff has a dusk-till-dawn layover in the city of Gaudi. She leaves her bags in an airport locker, buses to the center of town, and finds herself one among many on a festival occasion, out "on a night when free ballets and symphonies and theatrical performances are taking place all over town, lending a glow, heightening our pleasure, focusing the eye out of the chaos of so-much-to-see into the framework of the arts: dance, music, language. Over there, young spoken-word poets are rapping hip-hop beats; here, it's Shakespeare in Spanish; now, a celebratory speech; in my ear, the stories of Barcelona's past and future. I see it all from my perch atop this slow-moving red bus."

Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 by Marion Anthonisen

Exploring the middle ground between fact and speculation, recent graduate Mathieu Stemmelen (BFA Graphic Design 2010) is inspired by things unseen, like divides that exist only on maps or in unspoken attitudes about society.

Mathieu’s interactive book Visualizing The Invisible, which examines invisibility through biology, culture, and philosophy, received first place in the Book Design category at the 2010 Art Directors Club (ADC) awards. Much of his book’s content is printed using invisible ink, apparent only when placed under ultraviolet fluorescent light.

Posted on Wednesday, September 1, 2010 by Sarah Owens

Concentric model of a strong brand. Only the inner layers affect the outer, not the other way around.

CCA’s Graphic Design adjunct professor Christopher Simmons is a designer, writer, educator, design advocate, and principal of the noted San Francisco design office MINE™.

Posted on Monday, August 23, 2010 by Jim Norrena

It's refreshing to know design does matter—and that people still matter—to such design leaders as CCA Graphic Design faculty member and alum Michael Vanderbyl (BFA Graphic Design 1968), who has gained international prominence in the design field as a practitioner, educator, critic, and advocate.

Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Territory: Architecture Beyond Environment
Wiley, 2010
Paperback, 136 pages, $40

For this special guest-edited edition of the internationally acclaimed Architectural Design series, David Gissen assembled a group of designers, historians, theorists, and geographers to examine how buildings might produce new analyses, forms, and experiences of nature. The journal contains essays and designs by several CCA faculty, including Javier Arbona, Ila Berman, Nataly Gattegno, Jason Johnson, Byron Kuth, Elizabeth Ranieri, Mitchell Schwarzer, and Craig Scott.

Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

A Road Divided
Nazraeli Press Press, 2010
Hardcover, 64 pages, $75

Nazraeli Press is pleased to announce Todd Hido's new book of landscape photographs. Driving lonely roads on the outskirts of cities, Hido creates poignant images filled with inexplicable gravity, often fully disintegrated, recalling impressionist painting. He often frames the compositions from inside his car, photographing straight through the windshield, using it as an additional lens and bringing a sense of timing and moment.

Posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 by Lindsey Westbrook

Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Share and Sing in Two Languages
Tuttle Publishing, 2010
Hardcover, 32 pages, $16.95

This book collects English-language nursery rhymes and songs with their counterparts from China, illustrated by Kieren Dutcher (Individualized Major 1984), whose brightly colored illustrations feature a multiethnic cast of children and adults. The book is organized into themes: "Outside," "Inside," "Party," "Play," and "Night." "Hickory Dickory Dock" shares a spread with "Little Mouse," a rhyme about a mouse that climbed a lamp to eat the oil and can't get down. The Chinese rhymes are presented in simplified characters, pinyin Romanization.

Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Select CCA Architecture Studio Series titles listed here can be purchased through William Stout Architectural Books. Select individual titles for specific ordering information.

5X2
CCA & University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design
Executive Editor Balz Mueller and associate editor Mark Donohue
Paperback, 174 pages, $25

Posted on Thursday, May 20, 2010 by Jim Norrena

Last year Architecture Director Ila Berman and associate professor Mona El Khafif worked with Graphic Design associate professor Bob Aufuldish to design their book URBANbuild local global. The result? It was honored in the 2010 “AIGA’s 50 Books / 50 Covers” competition, which chronicles the year's most outstanding book-design solutions—inside and out.

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