Bookshelf: What We’re (Working, Playing) Reading

Think Small is all about the seminal advertising campaign that altered VW’s image and changed the ad game. Sibella Court’s new book, Bowerbird, is available for pre-order – a lovely look at collections – how to gather, display and care for prized treasures. And MoMA’s expanding its bookshop into the digital world, with the release of 2 new tablet books. Both Century of the Child: Growing by Design, and MoMA Collection Highlights: 350 Works from The Museum of Modern Art are gorgeous interactive experiences, with high-res images, searchable text, and supplemental audio and video additions.

(Image of See-Saw Bookshelf)

Bookshelf: What We’re Reading


There’s a lot happening these days at Wert&Co.–reflected in six books we would like to share with you. We’ve been preparing for a few talks and seeking to understand ourselves and our work more deeply, finding inspiration from the self discovery of childhood to the wisdom (hopefully) gained over the years. This month we also mourned the loss of John Berger who’s seminal Ways of Seeing provided us not just with a tool to view art in a revolutionary way, but a tool to understand critically the images that surround us. Finally with data ruling the day, in both politics and our work, we’ve found ourselves recently in a deep dive on both the mechanics, design and ethics of this fascinating subject.


Oh yes, the planet is sublime!


I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

Odes to Common Things by Pablo Neruda
(photo by Daniel Wert)



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