Thoughts on Design was the first design book I ever looked through in my high school art class. Ever since this book has made appearances in my life. This is an excellent site!
2. Cal Hepburn2/1/11 at 7:04 pm
Luckily I've already read Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design last year.
Very inspiring. Feels like I've only scratched the surface however.
Only six hundred and seventy-seven to go!
3. Tom Parrett2/1/11 at 7:46 pm
Excellent list, Mr. Bierut. If design is a metadiscipline, a confluence of many disciplines -- which at its best one hopes it becomes -- your reading reflects high aspirations, good cheer, verisimilitude and salubrious resolutions on your profession.
4. History Is A Weapon2/2/11 at 9:18 pm
One of your favorite books is Ayn Rand? Oh, Bierut, we hardly knew ya. Hopefully you'll recover.
5. Kate Nielsen4/26/11 at 6:32 pm
Ayn Rand? Jesus, I couldn't make it past the first page of that book. So terrible.
Love the rest of the choices though. But what about How to be Graphic Designer by our friend A. Shaughnessy?
6. Ryan4/27/11 at 8:13 am
Why do so many people dislike Ayn Rand books?
7. jwo4/30/11 at 8:47 am
Surprised not to see ByDesign on your list.
@Kate the other 727 pages are pretty powerful.
8. Ryan Paonessa4/30/11 at 9:01 am
The Fountainhead is probably one of the greatest books I've read.