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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CreativeMornings Book Lists
January 15, 2014

This special book list developed in collaboration with CreativeMornings, a breakfast lecture series for the creative community, each with a monthly theme, is based on an earlier theme, from October 2013, “Play,” which we see as having a natural tie-in to this January’s theme of “Childhood.” More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
February 5, 2014

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

Themed Book Lists
December 23, 2014

Here are 10 books on set and theater design from our contributors, inspired by our Book List of the Week from David Rockwell. More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
March 5, 2014

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

Themed Book Lists
November 18, 2014

Ten books on the history of toy design and designing toys for children—from classic wooden toys to Lego and more. More...

Forthcoming Books We Are Looking Forward To
September 12, 2013

Rizzoli Bookstore's Thomas Collins sent 10 books coming out this fall that he is looking froward to seeing on the shelves. More...

Forthcoming Books We Are Looking Forward To
September 26, 2013

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

Most Frequently Chosen Books
October 7, 2015

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

Most Frequently Chosen Books
June 9, 2014

These 10 books are the most frequently chosen by our designers and commentators in non-design areas—including fiction, children’s books, art and cultural history, and reference books. 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...