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APDL summer loving reading guide 2017

By Anita Lewis | 11 December 2017

Who else is looking forward to the summer holidays to catch up on their design reading?

We’ve compiled a short list of design titles and other books  the APDL will be reading during the Christmas break. Some of the titles are available in the APDL Design Lounge or Library Shop. To borrow books and magazines from the APDL, make sure you become an SLQ member.

Works—Paula Scher

Works—Paula Scher

Chenoa’s picks

Chenoa has a mixed bag of books for her staycation this summer - from arsenic-laced Victorian home décor to the definitive visual record of the ground-breaking graphic designer Paula Scher.

Works—Paula Scher

Bitten by witch fever—Lucinda Hawksley

The who, the what, and the when : 65 artists illustrate the secret sidekicks of history—Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe

Time travel: a history—James Gleick

White Tears—Hari Kunzru

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The Apartment House book

The Apartment House book

Anita’s picks

Anita plans to pursue her love of architecture and modernist design with her reading choices this summer. Many of the titles are brand new and will be coming to the Design Lounge soon.

The Apartment House –Katelin Butler + Cameron Bruhn (coming soon to the design collection)

Featherston—Geoff Isaac (coming soon to the design collection)

An Unfinished Experiment in Living: Australian Houses 1950-65—Geoffrey London, Philip Goad, Conrad Hamann

The pencil perfect: the untold story of a cultural icon—Caroline Weaver

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Wired magazine and Velo 3rd Gear

Wired magazine and Velo 3rd Gear

Adam’s picks

Adam will be going through the back issues of Wired magazine which are available in the Design Lounge, as well as immersing himself in the world of bicycle and 'maker' culture.

Velo 3rd Gear Bicycle Cultures and stories

One Gear–Matteo Cossu

New York Bike Style–Sam Polcer

Handmaking in Design–Lin Shijian

Printing things: Visions and essentials for 3D Printing


Happy design reading!


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