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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Themed Book Lists
October 29, 2013

America’s summer travel season begins this weekend. We take another look at our vintage list of 35 books from our contributors on travel—from guidebooks and travel diaries, walking tours and trips by Tube, motorcycle journeys and Route 66, to journeys of the mind. More...

Books on Designers
October 24, 2013

October 24 marks the birthday of graphic and industrial designer, artist, and inventor Bruno Munari (1907–98), a member of the second Italian Futurist generation whose witty designs can be found in advertising, design manuals, children’s books and games, and more. Here are five books from our contributors featuring his work. More...

Themed Book Lists
October 22, 2013

Counting down to the Oscars? From Sidney Lumet to Soviet film posters, here are 30 selected books on film and its related culture—graphics, costumes, jewelry, and tell-all biographies—recommended by our designers and other contributors. More...

Themed Book Lists
October 14, 2013

Updated, October 7, 2014. Comic Con—the anime, manga, and comic book lover’s annual conference—takes place in New York, October 9–12 . Here are 20 books on comics, cartoons, and related subjects from our designers and other contributors to mark the occasion. More...

Themed Book Lists
October 8, 2013

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. More...

Books Every Designer Should Read
October 1, 2013

Three graphic design authorities tell us the books (and not only design books) they think every graphic designer should read. More...

Forthcoming Books We Are Looking Forward To
September 26, 2013

Ten books on the wish list of William Stout's Berkeley bookstore. More...

Books Every Designer Should Read
September 23, 2013

Four eminent commentators on architecture—critics, authors, a dean, and a curator—give their opinions on the books that should be on every architect's reading list. More...

Forthcoming Books We Are Looking Forward To
September 19, 2013

Christopher J. Johnson of  Santa Fe, New Mexico’s Collected Works Bookstore lists seven design books coming out this fall that he’s watching for. More...

Themed Book Lists
September 17, 2013

Prompted by our Daily Feature on the design of books in the Loeb Classical Library, here are a dozen books chosen by our contributors on or inspired by ancient Greece and Rome. More...