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
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...

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...

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
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
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...

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...

Themed Book Lists
December 2, 2014

The architectural, interior, product, and graphic design developed during the mid-20th century, from approximately 1933 to 1965, has generated a wealth of books. Here are 10 favorites, including an overview of the houses designed by architects Eliel and Eero Saarinen and a survey of the work of California designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman. More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
December 2, 2013

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

Books on Designers
February 20, 2014

Ten books from our contributors on American architect Louis I. Kahn (February 20, 1901– March 17, 1974). Updated June 14, 2019.

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CreativeMornings Book Lists
January 8, 2014

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