Contemporary designs are very different from traditional ones. You can visit design museums to see how designs have evolved over the years. At the same time, you can learn about the designers. Here are some books that are worth reading to get a better understanding of contemporary design.

By Design

By – Phaidon Editors

This is a richly illustrated book on design. It consists of works of hundreds of the best designers and decorators today. It has more than 400 images. The designers show how our surroundings can influence how we live.

You will see how the world of interior design has flourished. Here you will notice the works of both established designers and aspiring ones. Informative texts are included with each image so that you understand what the designer has created. This book is a great source of inspiration for upcoming designers.

The Story of the Design Museum

By – Tom Wilson

This book tells you the story of London’s popular Design Museum. It was a former Commonwealth Institute in Kensington. You will learn about the story of this museum since its inception. You will know about the design and the exhibits of the museum from the museum’s architect, John Pawson. The book is full of stunning images of the museum and its exhibits.

Life Meets Art

By – Sam Lubell

It is a wonderful compilation of the interiors of famous artists’ homes. You will get a sneak peek into the creativity these artists have brought inside their own homes. You will get a look at about 250 lovely interiors from these creative people.

The spaces are inspiring, and you can incorporate the idea when designing your home or other spaces. If you admire stylish living, then you must read this book.

Contemporary Design: Classics of Modern Design

By – Catherine McDermott

You will look at the most influential designs of modern times. Works of eminent designers like Frank Lloyd Wright, Gio Ponti, Christian Dior, Saul Bass, and others. You will notice the diversity of modern art and design.

These books are worth reading if you are interested in contemporary design. You will get a good idea about the latest trends and see the works of the greatest designers.