15 Books on Branding and Brand Design Themed Book Lists

Our updated list of 15 books on brands and their design—from graphics to politics. David AireyDebbie Millman, and Angus Hyland are among the authors featured.

 

What Happened at “What’s About To Happen in Architecture and Design Book Publishing” Daily Features

This past Thursday, May 14, a lively panel discussion and pop-up  architecture and design book fair co-hosted by Designers & Books and the Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography at Cooper Union celebrated new design books and design book news as part of NYCxDESIGN 2015. We take a look at some of the event’s highlights

Rare & Beautiful: Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action Rare & Beautiful

Rediscover Visual Design in Action (1961), a “lost milestone” of modern graphic design literature by the father of information graphics, Ladislav Sutnar.

Designers & Books Launches a Kickstarter to Reprint "Visual Design in Action" Daily Features

We’ve launched a Kickstarter to help bring back into print Ladislav Sutnar: Visual Design in Action. If we’re successful, this 1961 graphic design classic will be reissued in a facsimile edition, with the first copies going to our Kickstarter backers this October. To support this project, visit our page on Kickstarter:

Themed Book Lists 15 Books on Branding and Brand Design

Our updated list of 15 books on brands and their design—from graphics to politics. David AireyDebbie Millman, and Angus Hyland are among the authors featured.

 

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Themed Book Lists

20 Books of Design Manifestos
100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists Alex Danchev Editor
After the Manifesto Craig Buckley Editor
Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago Hans Wingler

Archives & Libraries

Highlights from the Paul Rand Library

Library as Incubator Project, an organization whose mission is to encourage artists and designers of all types to work with libraries in ways that inspire increased creativity, explores graphic designer Paul Rand’s (1914–96) personal library, now held by Yale University, where Rand taught design for 35 years.

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Interviews

Still Learning from Denise Scott Brown

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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Most Frequently Chosen Books

10 Most Frequently Chosen Design Books
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture Robert Venturi
Towards a New Architecture (Vers une Architecture) Le Corbusier
Delirious New York Rem Koolhaas

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

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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Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview

Weekly Wrap-Up & Preview: December 1

Design books make great gifts! In November we were pleased to introduce our Online Book Fair 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. Last month we also brought you the book lists of 10 prominent women in architecture, a list of books on toy design, and articles on new children’s design and architecture books and on vintage design book finds. In December our “Design Books to Win“ drawings will give you the chance to win two new photography books and we’ll be highlighting the best in new photography titles from a range of publishers.

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Best-Selling Design Books

United States

The best-selling design books in the United States are compiled from the individual best-seller lists provided by our U.S. featured booksellers, which appear below. (Clicking on a link takes you to a bookseller’s complete best-seller list.)

Arcana: Books on the Arts, Book SoupCollected Works, Hennessey + Ingalls Art & Architecture Bookstore, Labyrinth Books (Princeton, NJ), McNally JacksonPeter Miller Books, Powell’s Books, Rizzoli Bookstore, Skylight Books, William Stout Architectural Books, Strand Bookstore, and Van Alen Books.

 

International

This best-selling design books internationally are compiled from the individual best-seller lists provided by our international featured booksellers, which appear below. (Clicking on a link takes you to a bookseller’s complete best-seller list.)

Beautiful Pages, CCA Bookstore, do you read me?!, Livraria FreebookMzin, Papercup Store, Pro qm, RIBA Bookshop, Shakespeare and Company, and Swipe Design | Books + Objects.

Quote of the Day

Ladislav Sutnar is the most under-appreciated giant in design.