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Book List of the Week
By Steve Kroeter August 12, 2013

“Product design may not have as erudite or provocative a critical culture as graphics or architecture, but it is so rich and complex a subject that it has inspired some wonderful books,” the International Herald Tribune’s design critic, Alice Rawsthorn, declares in the introduction to her book list.

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Most Frequently Chosen Books
October 7, 2015

These 10 design books appear most frequently on the book lists of our designers, commentators, and other contributors. More...

Most Frequently Chosen Books
June 9, 2014

These 10 books are the most frequently chosen by our designers and commentators in non-design areas—including fiction, children’s books, art and cultural history, and reference books. More...

Guest posts
By Paul Makovsky December 1, 2011

Guest blogger: Paul Makovsky (Metropolis, New York)
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We welcome guest blogger Paul Makovsky—editorial director of Metropolis magazine—who shares his selection of notable design titles published during 2011. More...

Notable Design Books: Reviews
By Steve Kroeter April 4, 2013

To kick off spring, Designers & Books is posting its first compilation of Notable Design Books of 2013. We invited a group of esteemed design community members—our Book Board—to select titles published in 2013 that they think are particularly worth noting. More...

Notable Design Books: Reviews
August 2, 2013

Our August reviews cover a wide range of design reading, from a new e-book to Adrian Shaughnessy’s essays on graphic design to an Álvaro Siza omnibus. More...

Notable Design Books: Reviews
By Steve Kroeter July 11, 2013

Our midsummer crop of reviews for July has arrived, with ten new reviews of Notable Design Books of 2013. his month’s selections cover everything from the best new objects for the home to Pucci prints to what architects can learn from artist James Turrell. One book looks at why interviewing should be a cornerstone of every designer’s work, another examines the range of design originating in Switzerland, and still another explores “urban innovation districts.”

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Notable Design Books: Reviews
By Steve Kroeter June 6, 2013

June brings to Designers & Books ten new reviews of Notable Design Books of 2013, selected by members of our Book Board. Highlights include two volumes from a series profiling remarkable women in design, a reissue (and reconsideration) of a title on the work of Nazi architect Albert Speer, three books on California’s design scene from the 1930s to the present, and a new look at sustainable fashion. More...

Notable Design Books: Reviews
By Steve Kroeter May 2, 2013

Our May reviews are in. Designers & Books is posting its second monthly roundup of Notable Design Books of 2013, selected by members of our Book Board. More...

Notable Design Books: Reviews
November 7, 2013

Our November reviews highlight the design of an ancient hanging garden, some of the world’s most spectacular opera houses, the lost art of architectural drawing drawing by hand, and a guide to the iconic figures of graphic design. More...