Archive for category: ‘Chasing the Perfect’

Posts about Natalia Ilyin’s Chasing the Perfect: Thoughts on Modernist Design in Our Time


You can now borrow Chasing the Perfect from the library, thanks to me


Casey House is about to expand its heritage building with an assemblage of see-through glass cuboids. What could possibly go wrong for its clientele, people dying of AIDS?


Three guys own a Modernist house together. In Texas


Design Is History is the new site that perpetuates the misapprehension that “design history” is a sequence of discrete jumps


Disagreeable Geoff Teehan plays on your sympathies in his quest to tear down a lovely house, ostensibly for his disabled wife. Don’t be fooled: This is mostly about making Teehan look smart


When you name your book Graphic Design Theory: Readings from the Field, isn’t that conceding defeat right there? (Is “the field” really where you’re gonna find “theory”?)


Excerpts from Chasing the Perfect by Natalia Ilyin

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