Book Recommendations

07Feb09

Every designer knows it is essential to have access to a well stocked library. For both inspiration and product ideas, books related to all aspects of design are a great resource to have on hand. Below are some of my favorite resources for books, as well as a few inspirational recommendations!

As probably everyone knows, Amazon.com is a great place to find book deals. They also have foreign versions (amazon.fr, amazon.de, etc) for the European books you may not be able to find here. Our neighbors to the north also offer some great book websites. Chapters.indigo.ca is an English language site but also has a large selection of foreign titles, and the shipping is significantly less than if you were to order from Europe. For France, Fnac.com is one of my favorites. They always offer great promotions and their international shipping rates are reasonable. Finally, AbeBooks.com (another site from Canada) has helped me to find used books or older titles that are either out of print or not easily accessible through US booksellers. Happy browsing! 

Some of BourdonChicago’s recommendations:

elledecorsochicElle Decor: So Chic

axelvervoordtAxel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors

frenchinteriorsartofeleganceFrench Interiors: The Art of Elegance

hiphotelscityHip Hotels: City

hiphotelsparisHip Hotels: Paris

hiphotelsukHip Hotels: UK

All the books in the Hip Hotels series are fantastic. They feature wonderful properties and are filled with stunning, inspirational images. Well worth the purchase! 

kellyhoppenstyleKelly Hoppen Style: The Golden Rules of Design

pietboon2Piet Boon 2

taschendesignof20thcent

Taschen: Design of the 20th Century

taschenlivinginmoroccoTaschen: Living in Morocco

(All images courtesy of Amazon.com)

 

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