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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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...

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
September 10, 2013

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

Books on Designers
December 29, 2016

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

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
July 9, 2014

Summer makes us think of gardens and green spaces. Here are 25 books on gardens and landscape from our contributing designers and publishers—featuring gardens from Newport estates to Manhattan rooftops, and from Brazil to ancient Babylon. More...

Themed Book Lists
June 18, 2014

Designers mean business! Here are 25 books at the intersection of design, creativity, and business. Featured are books by Tim Brown, Steven Heller, George Lois, and John Maeda, among others, and a still relevant series of lectures on design management from 1975 that includes a contribution by architect Louis I. Kahn. More...

Themed Book Lists
May 15, 2014

Color in theory and practice, from Josef Albers to Pantone—our vintage list of books from our contributors. More...

Books on Designers
April 9, 2014

Updated: June 8, 2017. Celebrate the 150th birthday of Frank Lloyd Frank Lloyd Wright (June 8, 1867–April 9, 1959), by re-reading our list of 21 books from our contributors on the American architectural icon. More...