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Notable Design Books: Reviews
By Steve Kroeter December 22, 2011

Our list of Notable Design Books of 2011 didn't quite reach 100 titles, but we did make it to 90. Our newest participants—those helping us to celebrate the year in design book publishing—include Stanley AbercrombieJohn Hill, Debbie Millman, Erik Spiekermann, and Tiana Vasiljev. They join Justin Davidson, Wendy Goodman, Julie Lasky, Paul Makovsky, Maria Popova, Rick Poynor, and Alissa Walker. More...

By Jasper Morrison August 11, 2014

Essential reading for those in the object business.

Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter May 1, 2012

Jewelry designer Lisa Jenks: Lisa Jenks (New York)
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The work of jewelry designer Lisa Jenks is prized for its originality, drama, and tactility. She is known especially for being finely attuned to the materials she works with, particularly sterling silver, in a way that allows physical characteristics to communicate cultural allusions. Her aesthetic influences range from angular forms in urban architecture to glyphs on the Mayan pyramids in Uxmal. More...

Design Within Reach Designers
November 16, 2013

Design Within Reach (DWR), the renowned furnishings company that since 1999 has aimed to make authentic modern design accessible features the work of these 10 designers (among many others) who have also contributed to Designers & Books. More...

Themed Book Lists
January 29, 2014

A selection of 10 books designed by Amsterdam-based book designer Irma Boom that have appeared on the book lists of our contributors, featured publishers, and booksellers. Boom’s work also includes special limited editions such as her recently produced all-white ink-less book for the perfume Chanel No. 5. More...

Themed Book Lists
July 2, 2014

Most popularly known for his Geodesic Dome, visionary, inventor, environmentalist, and prolific author R. Buckminster—“Bucky”— Fuller (1895–1983) was born in July. Here are 10 books by or featuring Fuller that have been chosen by our contributing designers, publishers, and booksellers. More...

Themed Book Lists
October 31, 2014

Halloween reading—from Gothic fiction to horror in architecture—chosen by designers Jonathan Barnbrook, Jeanne Gang, Angus Hyland, and other contributors. More...

Themed Book Lists
December 27, 2013

Inspired by this week's Book of the Week, The Medium is the Massage, by mass communications analyst Marshall McLuhan, here are 10 books from our contributors on advertising and design. More...

Themed Book Lists
December 9, 2014

Photography has long been a communicator of architectural ideas. Here are 10 books that showcase a range of perspectives on the built environment—from photographs taken by architects themselves (LC Photo: Le Corbusier Secret Photographer) to artistic interpretations (Shooting Space) to the documentation of architectural “ruins” in America (Abandoned). More...

CreativeMornings Book Lists
November 15, 2013

Designers & Books has partnered with CreativeMornings, a themed “breakfast lecture series for creative people” taking place in multiple global locations each month, to provide book lists on each month’s theme. The theme for November is “Bravery.” More...