Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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An exquisite new book Pascal Fellonneau: Urban Landscapes of Iceland showcases the French photographer’s images of the stark snow-covered island in scenes that are wistful and poetic. Frame’s monograph Keisuke Fujiwara: Interior Elements for Space and Product Design documents 15 years of Fujiwara designs. Detailing a breadth of work and offering insight into his ideas and processes, the book contains lavish illustrations of elegantly designed objects, architecture, and environments. Finally, Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava is yet another international creative with a self-titled book now on shelves. Featuring his outlandish designs and alien forms, critic Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz explores the inspiration behind his avant garde structures.

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Bookshelf: What We’re Reading

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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!

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I have a crazy,
crazy love of things.
I like pliers,
and scissors.
I love
cups,
rings,
and bowls –
not to speak, of course,
of hats.
I love
all things,
not just
the grandest,
also
the
infinite-
ly
small–
thimbles,
spurs,
plates,
and flower vases.
Oh yes,
the planet
is sublime!

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

 

 

Celebrating & Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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A day for reflection & dreaming & coming together in peace.

 

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A must read for innovators! Designing actually starts by Establishing the “raison d’être’ for the final design. @paulhekkert @matthijsdijk

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