Tracing Harry Bertoia’s Legacy in “Bertoia: The Metal Worker”

A celebration of a designer, musician and artist who knew no bounds

Cataloging Harry Bertoia‘s work—which ranges from ambient music albums to the iconic diamond chair—is no simple feat. Bertoia seemingly knew no bounds—undefined by any singular medium or intention—and his influence remains wildly significant. In her new book, Bertoia: The Metal Worker, Beverly Twitchell attempts to distill his working life into 288 pages featuring 230 images and illustrations. The tome is gloriously designed, and doesn’t eschew appearance for …

Reprinting 1927’s The Bolted Book

Depero Futurista (oftentimes known as The Bolted Book) is a 1927 design book by Fortunato Depero—bound together by two aluminum bolts. A testament to ingenuity and creativity, the book was acclaimed and referenced for many years, but very few copies remain. A Kickstarter by Design & Books hopes to publish it once again. The bolts will bind it still—locking in the early 20th Century typographic …

Holiday Gift Guides 2018: Art Nerds

Photography, architecture, graphic design and everything between, all in our favorite arty books this season

Whether it’s visiting studio spaces, frequenting local galleries, bouncing between international art fairs or simply looking up and admiring a building, passion for art and design forms COOL HUNTING’s foundation. No matter where you are in the world, art is around. But to have art in your own home is truly a gift. We’re not all able to afford the pieces we covet, but books …