The Art of Looking Sideways is a visual feast by the late Alan Fletcher. At more than 1,000 pages it’s hardly ideal for reading on the bus, but as an inspiring design catalogue to open at any page it’s beyond compare.
In the words of Alan Fletcher, “It’s a cross between a collage and a box of goodies.”
“This book attempts to open windows to glimpse views rather than dissect the pictures on wall. To look at things from unlikely angles. References to sources are occasionally provided to keep you going. The book has no thesis, is neither a whodunnit nor a how to do it, has no beginning, middle or end.”
Here’s an interview where Alan talks about the book launch.