Themed Book Lists

Our themed book lists are compiled from the books that appear on Designers & Books and focus on special subjects. For a complete listing, see List of Lists.
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Holiday Gift Book Lists 2013
December 13, 2013

The third of our holiday gift guides offers a selection of the year’s books and games for the design-inclined child or child at heart on your gift list. More...

Holiday Gift Book Lists 2013
By Norman Weinstein December 10, 2013

Designers & Books Book Board member Norman Weinstein offers his personally curated 2013 gift guide to seven design books for very particular readers. More...

Holiday Gift Book Lists 2013
December 4, 2013

The second of our holiday gift guides offers a sampling of books published in 2013 selected with every graphic design enthusiast on your gift list in mind. Included are books on type, on advice from the pros for graphic design students, a graphic design book for children (that adults will want, too), and a look at the book as art. More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
December 2, 2013

Our second book list developed in collaboration with CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, each with a monthly theme, is based on December’s theme: “Make.” More...

Holiday Gift Book Lists 2013
November 27, 2013

The first of our holiday gift guides offers a sampling of books published in 2013 selected with every architecture lover on your gift list in mind. Books range from a guide on how to draw like an architect, to surveys of great architectural accomplishments, to books on understanding how architects do what they do—and why. We’ll be adding to the list, and publishing new gift guides to books in other design areas in the coming weeks, so check back often! More...

Books Every Designer Should Read
November 19, 2013

Three interior design editors and curators recommend books they would add to any interior design library. More...

Books on Designers
November 17, 2013

Five books by Rem Koolhaas on the occasion of the architect’s birthday, November 17. More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
November 15, 2013

Designers & Books has partnered with CreativeMornings, a themed “breakfast lecture series for creative people” taking place in multiple global locations each month, to provide book lists on each month’s theme. The theme for November is “Bravery.” More...

Books Every Designer Should Read
November 12, 2013

Commentators Alberto Alessi,  R. Craig Miller, Zoë Ryan, and Alice Rawsthorn give their recommendations for books that should be on the shelf of every product designer or product design enthusiast. More...

Themed Book Lists
November 5, 2013

A selected list of guides to to the Bauhaus movement, founded in 1919 in Weimar (moving to Dessau in 1925) by German architect Walter Gropius, and highlights of some of its major figures. More...