7 Classic Design Books for your Library

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It’s critical to keep up with the latest apps, technology, and trends in the fast-changing world of visual communication, but it’s also critical to have a good understanding of design as a subject of study with a long history of lessons to learn. With that in mind, here are a few must-have books for any designer. The books are significant, educational, and reasonably priced.

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    Listening to Stone (paperback) – Art and Life of Isamu Noguchi

    A master of what he called “the sculpturing of space,” Isamu Noguchi was an essential figure for modern public art. Noguchi, born to an American mother and a Japanese father, never felt at home anywhere and spent his life creating identities through his sculptures, monuments, and gardens. Read More →

  • MoMA Now: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art, New York

    MoMA Now: Highlights from The Museum of Modern Art, New York

    To commemorate the museum’s 90th anniversary and the opening of the new MoMA after its historic expansion in October 2019, the book was published as a large-format hardcover.Read More →

  • New York Fashion: The Evolution of American Style (Hardcover)

    New York Fashion: The Evolution of American Style (Hardcover)

    New York Fashion has been a seminal book on the story of American fashion since its hardcover debut in 1989. Caroline Rennolds Milbank chronicles the enormous changes in the fashion world from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century and the rise of prominent American designers such as Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, and others.Read More →

  • Classic Coffee Table Books – Retro Classics

    Classic Coffee Table Books – Retro Classics

    A coffee table book is a large, elaborately designed book displayed on a coffee table. Previously, the coffee table book was an essential aspect of house decor. Cosmo Kramer, the postmodern genius, and his book The Coffee Table Book of Coffee Tables come to mind.Read More →

  • Herbert Bayer: Inspiration and Process in Design

    Herbert Bayer: Inspiration and Process in Design

    Herbert Bayer (1900โ€“1985) was one of the most influential graphic designers of the twentieth century, with a prolific career spanning more than six decades and two continents. As a student and teacher at the Bauhaus, he used geometry, photomontage, functional analysis, and simplified typography to forge a new approach to graphic design. This book explores the evolution of Bayer’s design process, from his student works featuring hand lettering to mechanically printed typography and hyperreal photo illustrations.Read More →

  • Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

    Looking at Jewelry: A Guide to Terms, Styles, and Techniques

    What is a cabochon, exactly? What are the different kinds of gilding? What exactly is vermeil? This user-friendly book, which is the first of its kind, provides succinct definitions of key jewellery words. Personal adornment is a shared obsession. It’s a primitive, instinctive, and distinctly human preoccupation.Read More →

  • Midcentury Modern: 15 Interior Design Ideas

    Midcentury Modern: 15 Interior Design Ideas

    Master midcentury modern design principles with this simple and snappy interior design handbook. Do you love rich and vibrant timeless design? Are you on a budget and planning a new project based on this hot trend? Are you excited to find out how to create the midcentury modern look for your home, hotel or motel?Read More →

  • My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation

    My Creative Space: How to Design Your Home to Stimulate Ideas and Spark Innovation

    For over twenty years, scientists have been discovering connections between physical space and the creative mind. Written by a noted architect, My Creative Space is the first book to turn this rich trove of psychological research into practical techniques for shaping your home for maximum creativity.Read More →

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  • Albers: Interaction of Color | Design Masterwork

    Albers: Interaction of Color | Design Masterwork

    Albers with “Interactions of Color,” made it his life work to translate the knowledge gained from existing theories and the results from his personal research into a practical course on the action and interaction of colour.Read More →

  • How to Cook Book (Hardcover)

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    How to Cook Book – Think you can cook – or do you think you can’t? Either way, this book is for you. Discover your inner chef. SHOP NOW!!Read More →

  • domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home

    domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home

    From the editors of domino magazine comes your essential guide to discovering your personal style and creating a space you love.Read More →

  • Home Decor Cheat Sheets: Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living

    Home Decor Cheat Sheets: Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living

    THE MOST IMPORTANT HOME DESIGN, DECOR, AND FURNISHING CONCEPTS SIMPLIFIED IN 300 EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND GRAPHICSRead More →

  • The Fashion Book (Hardcover)

    The Fashion Book (Hardcover)

    The legendary bestseller, which has over 500 of fashion’s most famous names from A to Z, has been revised in a gorgeous new edition.Read More →

  • History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400โ€“2000

    History of Design: Decorative Arts and Material Culture, 1400โ€“2000

    A comprehensive examination of the history of decorative arts and design throughout the world over the last 600 years.Read More →

  • The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

    The Rise of Everyday Design: The Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America

    A new look at the Arts and Crafts Movement, tracing its roots in reformist ideas, engagement with commercial culture, and eventual presence in everyday life.Read More →

  • 6 Amazing Books for the Ceramics Lover

    6 Amazing Books for the Ceramics Lover

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  • Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing (Mastering Ceramics)

    Amazing Glaze: Techniques, Recipes, Finishing, and Firing (Mastering Ceramics)

    Whether you relish the prospect of glazing your work or exclaim, “I despise glazing!” It’s for you, Amazing Glaze. Gabriel Kline, author and proprietor of Odyssey Clayworks, will take you on a trip that will make glazing less frightening and more enjoyable. Read More →

  • Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

    Extra Bold: A Feminist, Inclusive, Anti-racist, Nonbinary Field Guide for Graphic Designers

    Through essays, interviews, artwork, typeface and beyond, lesser heard voices at various stages of their careers are given a platform to share insights from the inside. Along with information on hiring processes, power structures, mentoring, workplace discrimination and more, Extra Bold aims to make the world of design a little more accessible.Read More →

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