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A Life Made by Hand

The Story of Ruth Asawa

Ruth Asawa (1926-2013) was an influential and award-winning sculptor, a beloved figure in the Bay Area art world, and a ...

Michael Graves

Design for Life

One of the most prominent and prolific designers and architects of the late twentieth century, Michael Graves is best kn ...

Michael Graves

Images of a Grand Tour

In 1960, before his skyscrapers and teapots made him a household name, Michael Graves set out on a journey once consider ...

A Colorful Life

Gere Kavanaugh, Designer

The designer Gere Kavanaugh is an irrepressible force of nature who epitomized the craft and folk vibe of the '60s and ' ...

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect,Ąscholar, and curator John McAndrew, who pl ...

The Smith Tapes

Between 1969 and 1972, Village Voice "Scenes" columnist, WPLJ FM radio host, and cult figure Howard Smith got to the hea ...

Classic Book Jackets

The Design Legacy of George Salter

It's said that you can't judge a book by its cover. George Salter, a legendary figure in the field of book design, never ...

Instant

The Story of Polaroid

"Pictures in a minute!" In the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, Polaroid was the hottest technology company on Earth. They were an ...

Monument Man

The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French

The artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, John Harvard in Harvard Yard, and The Minute Man in Concord, ...