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Justin Cormack Justin Cormack said: " Ooh a new book on this most compelling (literally) of subjects. Looking forward to reading it if I can get Matt away from it... "

 
Le Corbusier: Le ...
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Justin Cormack Justin Cormack said: " This is not the edition I have - I have the first English edition of the Modulor, from 1954.

My mother thought she had a copy of this book but couldnt find it, so she was pleased when I got it.

Will update when I have read past the first chapter, but t
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Justin Cormack Justin Cormack said: " A coherent exploration of design. Iconic covers from the Joy division one (amusingly the same quasar illustration was used by Tufte in his latest book) to lesser known designs, the Hacienda etc. "

 

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The Long Tail by Chris Anderson
" "solid numbers" seems to be a little incorrect... see the recent debunkings eg http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/11/...
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San Francisco by Unknown Author 491
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Found this in the Amwell Book Company. Amazing photos. Had been looking at the Lodima Press books online, the print quality really is amazingly good.
Advertising Is Dead by Tom Himpe
" Pink is really in in design books now. I keep finding ones with pink inner sleeves. Sometimes really bright. But yes, overall not very good.

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Translucent Databases by Peter Wayner
Translucent Databases
by Peter Wayner (Goodreads Author)
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Brings together a lot of techniques on anonymity, and storing data for restricted usage.

Slightly oddly written, but there is not anything else like it.
Advertising Is Dead by Tom Himpe
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This is quite a good survey of non-standard advertising channels. The examples are really well chosen, and really effective high quality campaigns.
The Craftsman by Richard Sennett
The Craftsman
by Richard Sennett
read in April, 2008
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Essential reading. Puts craft back on the agenda in a way that has been sadly lacking.

The workshop, and the ways of learning it created have been ignored, but it is the best fit to the modern knowledge based business there is. The examples come from
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The Art of Unix Programming by Eric S. Raymond
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Curiously Raymond managed not to read Gancarz's classic The Unix Philiosophy while writing this. It doesnt cover quite the same ground, and is much less concise. Its bigger on scripting languages and other more recent developments.
The Unix Philosophy by Mike Gancarz
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It may be old, but this is a key book about modularity, compositionality and why Unix works. All programmers should read it.
New York's Forgotten Substations by Christopher J. Payne
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Beautiful photos (4x5 black and white) and a fascinating story of the huge transformers and other machines before they were demolished.
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