PUP Design Books at Designers & Books

Do you ever find yourself searching around endlessly for what art, architecture, or design book to read next? Well, if you’re coming up empty-handed after key-term searching phrases like, “Books Every Architect Should Read,” “Books All Fashion Designers Must Read,” or “Books Graphic Designers Need to Read,” there’s a pretty nifty “design books” website out there for you. The people at Designers & Books have really picked up on the intricate relationship between design/designers and books.

According to their website, Designers & Books aims to compile lists of books that “[E]steemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.”

Whether interested in books on architecture, web design, fashion design, urban design, product design, or anything design related, this website offers an easily navigable interface that allows you to keep track of your own design Reading List. Designers & Books also lists publishers, which allows you to access an individual publisher’s forthcoming titles, recently published titles, and selected backlist titles.

Take a look at the list Designers & Books created for Princeton University Press’s Design titles. It’s a great selection!


  1. I think books like these are great when they appeal to more than one field or audience. There are universal truths when it comes to the architecture and layout of any building, item of clothing, or even web design.