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 28, 2014

Inspired by our post earlier this month on the Books That Inspire Five Designers from Finland and Scandinavia, here are 25 books on Scandinavian design from our contributors. 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 on Designers
December 29, 2016

We honor design pioneer Lella Vignelli (1934–December 22, 2016) with three books on her work. More...

Books Every Designer Should Read
September 10, 2013

Three of our fashion commentators weigh in on books that should be on every fashion design reading list.  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...

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...

Themed Book Lists
April 23, 2014

Here are 30 (updated August 19, 2014) books on the design of cars and car culture (its past and its future)—including two novels—from our contributors. 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 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...

Themed Book Lists
October 23, 2014

Four books from our contributors on the Vienna-trained architect and architectural theorist and writer Adolf Loos (1870–1933). More...