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Books Every Designer Needs in Their Studio

Updated: Apr 15, 2021

Books every designer needs in their studio! Some of these books are great coffee table books, others are educational, and some are cult classics. Curious what to get your designer friend as a gift? You can't go wrong with one of these books!

If you're an Architect or budding Architect and you haven't read The Fountainhead, stop what you're doing and go read it (then come back to read the rest of my recommendations).

My Studio Books

The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature - Janine Benyus

ROY G. BIV: An Exceedingly Surprising Book About Color - Jude Stewart

Interior Design since 1900 - Anne Massey

Geometry in Design - Kimberly Elam

Drought Tolerant Architecture - Bryn Young

Hand Drawing for Designers - Amy Korte and Douglas R. Seidler

A Field Guide to American Houses: The Definitive Guide to Identifying and Understanding America's Domestic Architecture - Virginia McAlester

Charles and Ray Eames: Designers of the Twentieth Century - Pat Kirkham

De Stijl, 1917-1931: Visions of Utopia - Manfred Bock

Interiors: An Introduction - Karla Nielson

Off The Grid: Modern Homes + Alternative Energy - Lori Ryker

The Art Book - Editors of Phaidon

Atomic Ranch Midcentury Interiors - Michelle Gringeri-Brown

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