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
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...

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
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
November 17, 2013

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

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...

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 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
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...