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

Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite
Paul Arden