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“A grey­hound is more grace­ful than an English bull­dog,” in­dus­trial de­signer Har­ley Earl once said. This tale of his iconic, sleek rear fender stylings and the rise of the U.S. au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try is a re­minder of hap­pier times at GM and will thrill the en­thu­si­ast who can rhyme off ev­ery clas­sic car in Amer­i­can Graf­fiti.

The per­fect ad­di­tion to the aes­thete’s book­shelf

One-Track Mind: Draw­ing the New York Sub­way

EDITED BY EZRA BOOKSTEIN AND JEREMY WORK­MAN ( PRINCETON AR­CHI­TEC­TURAL PRESS, 157 PAGES, $ 34.95) This book is a glimpse into the con­tin­u­ing en­cy­clo­pe­dia his­tory of the New York sub­way sta­tions’ ar­chi­tec­tural el­e­ments, ren­dered in ink draw­ings, which Philip Ash­forth Cop­pola be­gan in 1984; it in­cludes his deeply re­searched anec­dotes.

The Mi­nard Sys­tem

BY SAN­DRA RENDGEN

( PA PRESS, 176 PAGES, $ 86) In­for­ma­tion graph­ics and data de­sign nerds will de­vour this cat­a­logue of de­tailed re­pro­duc­tions and anal­y­sis of tech­nique in 19th-cen­tury engi­neer Charles-Joseph Mi­nard’s work.

W.A. Dwig­gins: A Life in De­sign

BY BRUCE KEN­NETT ( LETTERFORM AR­CHIVE, 496 PAGES, $ 125) The first ma­jor mono­graph of the foun­da­tional fig­ure in Amer­i­can graphic de­sign who united the full range of ap­plied arts – type de­sign, cal­lig­ra­phy, print­ing, even pup­petry – into a sin­gle and pro­lific ca­reer, with metic­u­lously as­sem­bled and re­pro­duced ex­am­ples of his work.

Fins

BY WIL­LIAM KNOEDELSEDER ( HARPERCOLLINS, 308 PAGES, $ 36.99)

The Eye BY NATHAN WIL­LIAMS ( AR­TI­SAN, 448 PAGES, $ 65)

The Kin­folk mag­a­zine co­founder gets dozens of de­sign­ers, edi­to­rial di­rec­tors and tastemak­ers to dish on how they shaped their aes­thetic, from men­tors and de­ci­sive mo­ments to the books they read. An in­spir­ing col­lec­tion for cre­ative pro­fes­sion­als.

The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Ar­chi­tect of the Mod­ern Cen­tury

BY MARK LAMSTER ( LIT­TLE, BROWN, 528 PAGES) An es­sen­tial new bio of the in­flu­en­tial mod­ernist icon’s com­plex per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life.

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