Design Book Genre – What’s the best definition for the design genre? Books in the design nonfiction genre are about the act of creating something different and new that fits an aesthetic need or purpose. The books in this genre range from web design to clothing or interior design.
With web design, the books often tell the reader step-by-step how to build and create web pages or sites.
With clothing design, the books can be about anything from the history of clothing to their evolution and style today, or be about the life of a famous designer.
With interior design, the books can be about anything from the structural design of the interior of a space or the aesthetic colors and styles used to decorate that space.
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Design Book Genre – Examples
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1. 1000 More Graphic Elements: Unique Elements for Distinctive Designs by Grant Design Collaborative
2. 101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick
3. 2D: Visual Basics For Designers by Robin Landa
4. A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction by Christopher Alexander
5. Area by Phaidon Press
6. Before & After Graphics for Business
7. Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things by William McDonough
8. D.I.Y.: Design It Yourself by Ellen Lupton
9. Design Basics Index by Jim Krause
10. Design Language by Tim McCreight
11. Designing with Plants by Piet Oudolf
12. Fingerprint: The Art of Using Hand-Made Elements in Graphic Design by Chen Design Associates
13. How to Be a Graphic Designer, Without Losing Your Soul by Adrian Shaughnessy
14. How to Think Like a Great Graphic Designer by Debbie Millman
15. Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities by David Airey
16. Make It Bigger by Paula Scher
17. S, M, L, XL by Rem Koolhaas
18. The Design of Dissent: Socially and Politically Driven Graphics by Milton Glaser
19. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald A. Norman
20. The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst
21. The Non-Designer’s Design Book by Robin P. Williams
22. The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web by Dave Shea
23. To Engineer Is Human: The Role of Failure in Successful Design by Henry Petroski
24. Transcending CSS: The Fine Art of Web Design by Andy Clarke
25. Zdenek Ziegler For eyes only by Karel HvÌûdala
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