Blog ♥ Redux: 52 inches of books

Nearly one year ago, I blogged about thinning the contents of my bookshelf to contain just my most essential reference materials. My goal was to squeeze everything into four 13" shelves (hence, 52 inches of books).

I've more or less maintained the same footprint since then, but books have come into and out of rotation. I was curious to see what books stuck around for the year, which ones went on loan to friends or departed to greener pastures, and which ones gained must-have status.

Bookshelf

Here are the results, with new additions in bold and departed books removed.

  • 80sガーリーデザインコレクション
  • 80sガーリー雑誌広告コレクション
  • 80sガールズ大百科
  • Amusement Machines
  • Apple T-Shirts
  • The Art of Computer Designing
  • The Best of Ernie Bushmiller's Nancy
  • Bruno Munari: My Futurist Past
  • Build an HTML5 Game
  • Charley Harper
  • Codex Seraphinianus
  • Cold Cube (Vol. 3)
  • Creative Quest
  • The Crystal Zodiac
  • A Decade of Barbie Dolls and Collectibles: 1981-1991
  • Delete: A Design History of Computer Vapourware
  • Does Jane Compute?: Preserving Our Daughters' Place in the Cyber Revolution
  • Dynamic Symmetry: A Primer
  • Elephant (Summer 2017)
  • Fanzines: A DIY Revolution
  • From Girls to Grrrlz: A History of ♀ Comics from Teens to Zines
  • Geometric Graphics
  • Ghost World
  • GLI.TC/H 20111 READER[ROR]
  • Harlem Renaissance: Black Art in America
  • Hertzian Tales
  • The History of Nintendo: 1980-1991
  • How to Build Your Own Working Microcomputer
  • HOW TO マシン語 Z80/6809 マスター編
  • I AM ERROR
  • Illustration in Japan (Vol. 3)
  • Interface Age (September 1977)
  • Interface Age (October 1977)
  • キキララ恋のタロット占い
  • コピックをはじめよう mini
  • Krazy Kids' Food!
  • Learn Python 3 the Hard Way
  • Level (November 2014)
  • Make a Zine!
  • Making Games for the Atari 2600
  • Marfa Modern: Artistic Interiors of the West Texas High Desert
  • Marvel Romance
  • Memphis: Objects, Furniture & Patterns
  • MODE Creamy Mami 魔法の天使クリィミーマミ 30th Anniversary
  • Murach's C# 2015
  • Nagel: The Art of Patrick Nagel
  • ニュー・エイティーズ・マテリアル
  • The New Illustration
  • No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism
  • Paul Rand
  • Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose
  • ピコっとハニエル (Vol. 1)
  • Pioneers—Layout Design
  • PoC || GTFO
  • Pretty Ugly: Visual Rebellion in Design
  • Print Workshop
  • レジンでつくる ハンドメイドアクセサリー
  • QuizFest (August 2014)
  • QuizFest (August 2017)
  • The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock 'n Roll
  • So Pretty / Very Rotten
  • Steal like an Artist
  • Studio Secrets for the Graphic Artist
  • Susan Kare ICONS
  • 高田明美アートブック2 クリステラ
  • Typography and Graphic Design
  • Video Girl Ai (Vol. 1)
  • Video Girl Ai (Vol. 2)
  • Video Girl Ai (Vol. 4)
  • Videogames Hardware Handbook (Vol. 2)
  • Ways of Seeing
  • Who's Afraid of Contemporary Art?
  • xchg rax,rax
  • You're an Asshole for Buying This: The Suckadelic Art Toy Universe
  • 夢見る少女たち Dreaming Girls
  • The ZX Spectrum Book/The Commodore 64 Book

Twenty-two books were added and 51 stayed put, resulting in a grand total of 73 books. Most of the new additions are art, craft, or design related, but there are a few pertaining to technology thrown in as well.

Posted July 18 at 10:16 PM while winding down for the night.