Art & Design Theory Reading List


︎ = Favourite/Highly recommended




Ways of Seeing
John Berger



Design as Art ︎
Bruno Munari



The Responsible Object: A History of Design Ideology for the Future ︎
Marjanne Van Helvert (Editor)



Principles of Two-Dimensional Design
Wucius Wong



Image Music Text
Roland Barthes



Infinity Net: The Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama ︎
Yayoi Kusama

Design for the Real World ︎Victor Papanek



The Politics of Design ︎
Ruben Pater



Plan and Play and Play and Plan: Defining Your Art Practice
Janwillem Schrofer



Now You See It & Other Essays on Design
Michael Bierut



On Photography
Susan Sontag



It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be
Paul Arden

Interaction of Color
Josef Albers




Thoughts on Design
Paul Rand



Natural Enemies of Books: A Messy History of Women in Printing and Typography
MMS



Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite
Paul Arden


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