I own these books. I’ll never read them.
I only many books like this about design, mostly monographs of designers. When I bought them I don’t think I ever intended to read them, yet I still bought them. I imagine you own similar books. Sure, I always imagined a future sitting in an Eames chair reading designer monographs all day long, but that isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
They're part reference book for a future project and part information I'd dearly like to have readily at hand. Some are huge and heavy, some are small. Usually they have lots of pictures and not many words. And yet I've still never read them.
So I thought it would be good to do a series of book reviews that explain why I thought they were interesting enough to buy, and what I can tell about the book just by flicking through a few pages and then writing a blog post. 400 words and 4 pictures, that sort of size. It might be fun, hopefully we'll all learn something and I might start to absorb some of that information.
I’ll try and do one a week. I've started with Kenneth Grange: Making Britain Modern.