Ask DN: What books to read in 2016?

almost 8 years ago from tony w, design at vaam

  • Kevin ZweerinkKevin Zweerink, almost 8 years ago

    Read some books that make you uncomfortable about being a designer. Books that challenge the modern western narrative of a problematic world waiting to be solved help us understand the larger structures that use design.

    • Isaiah Berlin: Four Essays on Liberty
    • Frantz Fanon: The Wretched of the Earth
    • Charles Jencks: The Language of Post-Modern Architecture
    • Gilles Deleuze & Félix Guattari: A Thousand Plateaus
    • James C. Scott: Seeing Like A State

    Sorry for the lack of diversity in that list. If anyone has suggestions for political theory or design/architectural criticism not written by white men, I'd be excited to add them to my bookshelf.

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