The 99% Invisible City, by Roman Mars and Kurt Kohlstedt

Staff Pick
This book is a fascinating collection of stories about the hidden elements of design constituting the world around us. Each chapter spotlights a different design element, supplying descriptive details, charting its history and--as design is the most  ubiquitous and hidden form of art--its evolution, especially in conjunction with technology. From massive infrastructures to technological minutiae to road signage, everything has a design story, some featuring serious problem-solving and others full-on zesty drama. This astounding collection reveals intelligent secrets behind our seamlessly functioning environments. It is also an excellent homage to the 99PI podcast--a must-listen for citizens, artists, and designers everywhere.
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ISBN: 9780358126607
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 6th, 2020