This book is a delight, erudite and educational. Easy to read, easy to like, and easy to look at. The photos have a textured painterly look that grabbed me immediately. The text flows playfully, prodding the pictures and holding them up and pointing things out. It feels like banter, like a visit to a gallery with a friend. I came out refreshed and enthusiastic. Forget photography and smart phones. This is the best book on design I’ve ever read.