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.
76 blog entries
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...

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...

Books on Designers
November 17, 2013

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

Themed Book Lists
March 14, 2014

In honor of Albert Einstein’s 135th birthday, March 14, 2014, here are five books featuring Einstein that have been chosen by our designers. 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
August 6, 2013

One of our vintage lists in our new format. See which books are on lists from Michael Bierut, Neil Denari, Paul Goldberger, Chip Kidd, Deborah Sussman, Stanley Tigerman, and Adam Tihany. More...

Themed Book Lists
August 27, 2013

50 books on type, typography, and typographers spanning the centuries. More...

Themed Book Lists
April 16, 2014

National (U.S.) Library Week is this week: April 13–19, 2014. Here are six books about libraries and library design from our contributors. More...

Themed Book Lists
August 1, 2013

These six books on maps, both real and imaginary, on paper and in pixels, come from our contributors’ book lists. 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...