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Universal Principles of Design: 100 Ways to Enhance Usability, Influence Perception, Increase Appeal, Make Better Design Decisions, and Teach Through Design
4.13
liked it
The alphabetic, single-page-per-topic presentation kept the content simple enough for a wide audience to understand, but it also felt like a hindrance ...more
Jan 17, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
 
On Ugliness
3.88
really liked it
A great overview of the "ugly" side of art history, with Eco's commentary deferring to quoted passages from example literature, some obscure, some wel ...more
Sep 22, 2008
Sep 22, 2008
 
The Book of Dead Philosophers
3.58
really liked it
More a survey of the best-known Western philosophers and their ideas (with a few Eastern philosophers thrown into one chapter) than a focused treatise ...more
Apr 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
The Vatican to Vegas: A History of Special Effects
3.97
really liked it
An often rambling treatise on special effects, in the sense of visual and theatrical illusions created for socio-political manipulation (or just a par ...more
Jan 06, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
 
Racing the Beam: The Atari Video Computer System
4.08
really liked it
An interesting read, whether you're into software development, design, or video game history in general – a textbook-like academic take on the Atari V ...more
Mar 2012
Apr 15, 2012
 
Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks
4.10
really liked it
I do enjoy it when a book picks a specific focus, sticks to it, and delivers. One of the hardest things to get right on the web is gathering informati ...more
May 29, 2009
May 29, 2009
 
Shooting War
3.26
it was ok
Not a fan of this book, entirely because I felt the writing was ham-handed overall and I didn't find the artwork appealing (and I usually like stencil ...more
Dec 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
The Graveyard Book
4.12
liked it
Not my favorite Gaiman book, but it was a fun, quick read. I didn't connect well enough with Bod as a character or his lonely predicament, and some of ...more
Mar 2009
Apr 16, 2009
 
Animation: 2 D And Beyond
3.75
liked it
A pretty good rundown of the working processes of a handful of independent animators, mostly working in the realm of personal animation (as opposed to ...more
Apr 30, 2009
Apr 30, 2009
 
The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image
4.25
really liked it
The accompanying book for the eponymous 2008 photography/video show at the Hirshhorn Museum. The essays on the first half of the show (Part I: Dreams) ...more
Sep 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
Hank Ketcham's Complete Dennis the Menace, Vol. 1: 1951-1952
4.15
really liked it
Hank Ketchum's art is stellar, and it's amazing to see how genuinely funny (and frankly, rather mean) Dennis was as a character back when this strip w ...more
Nov 20, 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
Basic Forms Of Industrial Buildings
4.43
liked it
Great collection of duotone plates of Bernd and Hilla Becher's work. My only wish is that this volume included more text (although the 7-page introduc ...more
Dec 29, 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
i am 8-bit: Art Inspired by Classic Videogames of the '80s
4.10
liked it
Yay, videogames! Some of the art is great, some of it is not so great (but who cares?), and some of it has become something of a genre on the Net. Fun ...more
Dec 10, 2008
Dec 29, 2008
 
Refactoring HTML: Improving the Design of Existing Web Applications
3.39
liked it
Really a good resource for those looking to clean up their sites to be more standards and usability compliant. Reads like a reference book, a format t ...more
Jan 13, 2009
Dec 29, 2008
 
Notes on the Synthesis of Form
3.98
really liked it
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Jul 2010
Jul 11, 2010
 
The Art & Science of CSS
3.73
liked it
None
Apr 2009
Apr 26, 2009
 
Candide
3.76
really liked it
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Don't Make Me Think!: a Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
4.24
really liked it
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Dec 29, 2008
 
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic
4.12
really liked it
None
Mar 2010
Jan 17, 2010
 
Little Nemo in Slumberland - So Many Splendid Sundays!
4.73
it was amazing
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Dec 07, 2014
 
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
4.04
liked it
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Dec 30, 2011
 
Picture This: The Near-sighted Monkey Book
4.23
really liked it
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Mar 15, 2012
Apr 15, 2012
 
1984
4.14
really liked it
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Mar 12, 2017
 
Wind/Pinball: Two Early Novels
3.54
liked it
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Feb 25, 2017
 
They Might Be Giants' Flood (33 1/3)
3.44
liked it
None
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Dec 07, 2014
 
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
4.17
really liked it
None
Nov 21, 2016
Nov 21, 2016
 
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
4.06
really liked it
None
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Dec 06, 2016
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