How design is reshaping life in the twenty-first century, rock’s most exciting era, a city’s bankruptcy, & the twentieth anniversary of a lavishly illustrated classic –find it all in this nonfiction round-up.
USER FRIENDLY: How the Hidden Rules of Design Are Changing the Way We Live, Work, and Play by Cliff Kuang and Robert Fabricant
“Kuang and Fabricant offer accessible and thought-provoking insights into the ways that user-friendly design has influenced our lives, along with a contextual history of technology not available in many other books.”–Library Journal
THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL, VOLUME 2: 1964-1977: The Beatles, the Stones, and the Rise of Classic Rock by Ed Ward
A sweeping, definitive, and engrossing cultural history of rock’s most exciting era with behind-the-scenes stories that reveal how different sounds, harmonies, and trends came together to create the music we all know and love today.
BROKE: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises by Jodie Adams Kirschner
“A deep dive into the daily living of low-income Detroit residents as well as real estate speculators… A significant work of social sciences and urban studies.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review
THE TULIP: Twentieth Anniversary Edition by Anna Pavord
“Splendidly extravagant history . . . An astonishing bouquet of economic and cultural lore, grand historic trends and horticultural exotica.” – Publishers Weekly