The Indefinite List of Book Recommendations From Adobe MAX

Why do designers love physical books so much? Not sure but here’s a list of recommendations I’ve heard from the Adobe Max conference 2020.

Phylicia Flynn
Oct 25, 2020 · 10 min read
Wall mounted shelves with books sorted by color
Wall mounted shelves with books sorted by color
Photo by Vladimir Mokry on Unsplash

Starting this off with a blanket statement: All designers love books.

Book cover of The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
Book cover of The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs
image from GoodReads

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

by Jane Jacobs

Book cover of This Book is a Camera by Kelli Anderson
Book cover of This Book is a Camera by Kelli Anderson
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This Book is a Camera

by Kelli Anderson

Book cover of This Book is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson
Book cover of This Book is a Planetarium by Kelli Anderson
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This Book is a Planetarium

by Kelli Anderson

Book cover of №5 Culture Chanel by Jean-Louis Froment
Book cover of №5 Culture Chanel by Jean-Louis Froment
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№5 Culture Chanel

by Jean-Louis Froment; designed by Irma Boom

Book cover of Elements of Architecture by Rem Koolhaas
Book cover of Elements of Architecture by Rem Koolhaas
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Elements of Architecture

by Rem Koolhaas; designed by Irma Boom

Book cover of Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor
Book cover of Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor
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Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor

by Sheila Hicks; designed by Irma Boom

Book cover of Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything by Aaron James Draplin
Book cover of Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything by Aaron James Draplin
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Draplin Design Co.: Pretty Much Everything

by Aaron James Draplin

Book cover of Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch
Book cover of Catching the Big Fish by David Lynch
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Catching the Big Fish

by David Lynch

Book cover of How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon
Book cover of How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton M Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon
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How Will You Measure Your Life?

by Clayton M Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon

Book cover of Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis
Book cover of Creative Calling by Chase Jarvis
image from Amazon

Creative Calling

by Chase Jarvis

Book cover of Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
Book cover of Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
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Design of Everyday Things

by Don Norman

Book cover of Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes
Book cover of Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design by Kat Holmes
image from Draw Down

Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design

by Kat Holmes

Book cover of Graphic Design Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins
Book cover of Graphic Design Props for Filmmaking by Annie Atkins
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Graphic Design Props for Filmmaking

by Annie Atkins

Book cover of User Experience in the Age of Sustainability by Kem-Laurin Kramer
Book cover of User Experience in the Age of Sustainability by Kem-Laurin Kramer
image from Amazon

User Experience in the Age of Sustainability

by Kem-Laurin Kramer

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Interior Designer transformed into UX/Product Designer. NJ transplant living in the Midwest. Has an affinity for dogs, spicy food and coffee shops. phylicia.co

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