25-Plus Books on Women in Design Themed Book Lists

International Women’s Day is March 8. Twenty-five+ selected books that touch on different aspects of women in the design fields, from our contributing designers, commentators, publishers, and booksellers.

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The Bolted Book 2nd Printing Kickstarter Campaign Is Now Live! Rare & Beautiful

Our acclaimed facsimile of Fortunato Depero’s 1927 graphic design sensation, the Bolted Book (Depero Futurista), is now back for a 2nd printing and available on Kickstarter. Through March 19, 2019.

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Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown Interviews

Designers and Books spent an afternoon with architect and urban planner Denise Scott Brown at the suburban Philadelphia home she shares with her husband, architect Robert Venturi, talking with her about what went into making the book Learning from Las Vegas—and the studio class that prompted ither thoughts about the book’s significance today, new writing, and what she’s working on next.

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10 Most Frequently Chosen Design Books Most Frequently Chosen Books

These 10 design books appear most frequently on the book lists of our designers, commentators, and other contributors.

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Themed Book Lists 25-Plus Books on Women in Design

International Women’s Day is March 8. Twenty-five+ selected books that touch on different aspects of women in the design fields, from our contributing designers, commentators, publishers, and booksellers.

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Book List of the Week

Book List of the Week: 10 Women in the World of American Graphic Design

From our archive, we’ve brought together 10 prominent American women working in graphic design—as practitioners and authors—and the books that inspire them. Design classics and hidden gems, books on nonfiction subjects from art to food, and novels all make the lists.

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Archives & Libraries

Miami’s Modern Design Library: The Wolfsonian

A design library and museum at Florida International University features rare books, posters, and ephemera from 1885 to 1945.

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Interviews

Talking Eds: A Conversation with Angela Tillman Sperandio and Samira Bouabana of Hall of Femmes

In this installment of “Talking Eds,” a series focusing on personalities in the design-book publishing world, Designers & Books talks with Angela Tillman Sperandio and Samira Bouabana, the two founders of the Stockholm-based Hall of Femmes, dedicated to showcasing the role of women in design.

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Themed Book Lists

15 Books on China and Design
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009 Ai Weiwei
Asia-Pacific Design No. 8 Sandu Publishing Co. Limited
China Chic: East Meets West Valerie Steele

Design Matters: On Books

Design Matters Podcast on Books: Debbie Millman & Sheila Bridges

Debbie Millman talks to interior designer Sheila Bridges, named “America's Best Interior Designer” by CNN and Time magazine.

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Themed Book Lists

15 Books on the Bauhaus
50 Bauhaus Icons You Should Know Josef Strasser
The ABC’s of Bauhaus: The Bauhaus and Design Theory Ellen Lupton
Architecture and Politics in Germany: 1918-1945 Barbara Miller Lane

Most Frequently Chosen Books

10 Most Frequently Chosen Non-Design Books
Ulysses James Joyce
Invisible Cities Italo Calvino
In Praise of Shadows Jun’ichiro Tanizaki

You Are What You Read

You Are What You Read: Barbara Barry

In our second installment of You Are What You Read, Los Angeles-based interior and product designer Barbara Barry talks about beauty, American design, and her favorite book. In this series, Designers & Books asks prominent designers to describe — in words and images — a book they have found to be particularly inspiring. Barbara selected A Clearing in the Distance: Frederick Law Olmsted and America in the 19th Century by Witold Rybczynski.

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