Designers & Books is devoted to publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the design community identify as personally important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design.
From Vitruvius to William Morris to Frank Lloyd Wright to Edith Wharton to Le Corbusier to Paul Rand—there has always been a particularly special and robust relationship between designers and books: reading them, writing them, designing them, collecting them, learning from them, and being inspired by them.
The Designers & Books website was designed by Pentagram. Brian Wu of Inside Out Design is the project manager and produced the site; Ocean-7 Development programmed it, under the supervision of Mark Alhadeff. Eric Shober provided technical assistance. The editor is Stephanie Salomon. Melea Seward is the marketing and social media consultant.
Designers & Books was created by Steve Kroeter, who is editor in chief. He is also president of Archetype Associates.