Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City and founding director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore. An author of numerous books and articles on design, she is a public-minded critic, frequent lecturer, and AIGA Gold Medalist. Read More

DWR Book


Independently published in 1996 by Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller, this book was an experiment in writing, design, and publishing. We created it under our own imprint, Kiosk. The book was distributed in hardcover by Princeton Architectural Press in 1996. Phaidon published the softcover edition in 1999. Shown here are photographs of the hardcover first edition; designed by Ellen Lupton and Abbott Miller.