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Ludwig Bystronovsky “What books a designer should read”

Lecture by Ludwig Bystronovsky about which books are important for a designer to read.

Here is a list of the books Ludwig talks about:
1. The Art of Talking About Books You Haven’t Read, Pierre Bayard
2. Ulysses, James Joyce
3. Brain and soul. How Nervous Activity Shapes Our Inner World by Chris Frith
4. Domestic fish. The history of the human body from ancient times to the present day, Neil Shubin
5. Ladder of life. Ten Great Inventions of Evolution, Nick Lane
6. Germs are good and bad. Our Health and Survival in the Bacteria World by Jessica Snyder Sachs
7. Aggression, Konrad Lorenz
8. The Psychology of Influence, Robert Cialdini
9. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Medical Stories, Oliver Sachs
10. Leg as a fulcrum, Oliver Sachs
11. Black swan. Under the sign of unpredictability, Nassim Taleb
12. Say No First, Jim Kemp
13. Ogilvy on Advertising, David Ogilvy
14. Why we buy, or How to get us to buy, Paco Underhill
15. Force of habit. Why We Live and Work This Way and Not Otherwise, Charles Duhigg
16. Interface: New Directions in Computer Systems Design, Jeff Raskin
17. The look of the book, Jan Tschichold
18. Typography, Emil Ruder
19. Design Philosophy, Hermann Zapf
20. Objects of Desire, Adrian Forti
21. My Life, My Achievements, Henry Ford
22. Pinball effect. From Byzantine Mosaics to Transistors and Other Time Travel, James Burke
23. Buttons of Napoleon. Seventeen Molecules That Changed the World, Penny Lecouter, Jay Berreson
24. Russian model of management, Alexander Prokhorov
25. Undercover Economist, Tim Harford
26. Organizational and managerial thinking: ideology, methodology, technology, Georgy Shchedrovitsky
27. Design for the Real World, Victor Papanek
28. Design: Form and Chaos, Paul Rand
29. Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson



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