FIDM Monthly Library Reviews

The latest in books, magazines, and websites

Every month, we bring you the latest publications and online resources that will educate and inspire you. Click on the month and year to view the archives.

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May 2011

Wabi Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers

June 2011

The Taste of Luxury

October 2011

The Day of the Peacock: Style for Men 1963-1973

September 2012

Jewelry Illustration

October 2012

365 Habits of Successful Graphic Designers

November 2012

Big Brand Theory

December 2012

Belgian Designers and Their Interiors

February 2013

Locals Only

March 2013

Voguing: Voguing and the House Ballroom Scene of New York City 1989-92

April 2013

Pattern - 100 Fashion Designers, 10 Curators

May 2013

Tomboy Style: Beyond the Boundaries of Fashion

June 2013

The Art of Urban Sketching

July 2013

The Art of Urban Sketching

August 2013

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

September 2013

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

October 2013

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

November 2013

Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work

January 2013

Alexander McQueen: Evolution

April 2002

The Look: Adventures In Pop And Rock Fashion

April 2003

Opulent Textiles: The Schumacher Collection

April 2004

Rock And Pop Timeline

April 2005

Trading Up

April 2006

Kevyn Aucoin: A Beautiful Life

April 2008

Art, Skateboarding & Life

April 2009

Sublime Spaces & Visionary Worlds, Built Environments of Vernacular Artists

April 2010

The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé

April 2011

Hollywood Then and Now

April 2012

Linda McCartney Life in Photographs

August 2001

Private Gardens of the Fashion World

August 2002

Undressing Cinema: Clothing And Identity In The Movies

August 2003

Paris Living Rooms

August 2004

El Pueblo: The Historic Heart of Los Angeles

August 2005

Costume Design 101: The Art And Business Of Costume Design For Film And Television

August 2007

Anglomania: Tradition and Transgression In British Fashion

August 2008

Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Luster

August 2009

The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion

August 2010

Designers Here and There

August 2012

Carine Roitfeld: Irreverent

December 2001

The Great Tween Buying Machine - Marketing To Todays Tweens

December 2002

Emotional Branding

December 2003

How To Design Logos, Symbols And Icons

December 2005

Color For Interior Design

December 2006

Forefront: The Culture of Shop Window Design

December 2007

Textile Designs

December 2008

Around the World: The Grand Tour in Photo Albums

December 2009

Pattern Magic, Volumes 1 and 2

December 2010

Dangerous Curves: Mastering the Art of Logotype Design

December 2011

The Hybrid House; Designing with Sun, Wind, Water, and Earth

February 2002


February 2003

Interior Design in 20th-Century America: A History

February 2004

Lofts of Paris

February 2005

Retail Desire: Design, Display and Visual Merchandising

February 2006

Chip Kidd Work Book One: 1986-2006

February 2007

Diane: A Signature Life

February 2008

Vogue Living: Houses, Gardens, People

February 2009

The Art Of Lee Miller

February 2010

The Visual Miscellaneum: A Colorful Guide to the Worlds Most Consequential Trivia

February 2012

The Book of Symbols: Reflections on Archetypal Images

January 2002

A Flowering Of Quilts

January 2003

Clubspotting: A Journey Into Club Culture

January 2004

In Style: Secrets of Style

January 2005

Tom Ford

January 2006

Logo Lounge 2

January 2007

The Starbucks Experience 5 Principles For Turning Ordinary Into Extraordinary

January 2008

The New Look: The Dior Revolution

January 2009

Textiles Now

January 2010

Premium Novelties: Graphics for Promotional Kits, Gifts & Goodies

January 2011

Isabella Blow

January 2012

The A- Z of Visual Ideas: How to Solve any Creative Brief

July 2001

Star Style at the Academy Awards

July 2002

Bathroom Stuff

July 2003

Fashion Now: i-D Selects The Worlds 150 Most Important Designers

July 2004

Vivienne Westwood

July 2005

The Journey of A Woman: 20 Years of Donna Karan

July 2006

Eames Design, The Work Of The Office Of Charles And Ray Eames

July 2007

Edie: Girl On Fire

July 2008

JPG2: JaPan Graphics 2

July 2009

Greentailing and other revolutions in Retail

July 2010

If You Have to Cry, Go Outside: And Other Things Your Mother Never Told You

July 2011

Fashion Unraveled

July 2012

Visual Research Methods in Fashion

June 2002

Costume And Fashion: A Concise History

June 2003

Breaking Ground: Portraits Of Ten Garden Designers

June 2004

Brandstand: Strategies For Retail Brand Building

June 2005

The Essential Garden Book Getting Back to Basics

June 2006

Broadway The American Musical

June 2007

Fashion Babylon

June 2008

Genuine Authentic

June 2009

Latin American Graphic Design

June 2010

Fashion Forecasting (second edition)

June 2012

The Trend Forecasters Handbook

March 2002

Topiary and the Art of Training Plants

March 2003

Why We Buy - The Science of Shopping

March 2004

Toile de Jouy

March 2005

Glamour: Fashion + Industrial Design+ Architecture

March 2006

Japanese Design:  A Survey Since 1950

March 2007

Embroidery: Italian Fashion

March 2008

Nation of Rebels: Why Counterculture Became Consumer Culture

March 2009

The House of Viktor & Rolf

March 2010

Discovering the Great Masters - The Art Lovers Guide to Understanding Symbols in Paintings

March 2011

Typography for the People: Hand-Painted Signs from Around the World

March 2012

Crafting Modernism, Midcentury American Art and Design

May 2002

Feet & Footwear In Indian Culture

May 2003

The Art Of Looking Sideways

May 2004

Hip Hotels USA

May 2005

Brand Name Bullies: The Quest to Own and Control Culture

May 2006

Interior Design Inspirations

May 2007

Ultimate Shop Design

May 2008

New New York, Architecture Of A City

May 2009

Paper Illusions

May 2010

Isabel Toledo: Fashion from the Inside Out

May 2012

Picasso in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

November 2001

Iconic LA: Stories of LAs Most Memorable Buildings

November 2002

Making Faces

November 2003

Screencraft: Costume Design

November 2004
November 2005

Dress Smart: A Guide to Effective Personal Packaging

November 2006

The Cities Book A Journey Through The Best Cities In The World

November 2007

Chanel - Collections and Creations

November 2008

Yves Saint Laurent: A Biography

November 2010

Isms: Understanding Fashion

November 2011

Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five Continents

Novmeber 2009

Speak Up: An Illustrated Guide to Public Speaking

October 2001

Designing Brands: Market Success Through Graphic Distinction

October 2002

Judith Leiber: The Artful Handbag

October 2003

Handbags: A Peek Inside A Womans Most Trusted Accessory

October 2004

Elle Style - The 1980s

October 2005

Secrets Of Celebrity Style

October 2006

Hungry Planet: What The World Eats

October 2007

From FIORUCCI to the GUERILLA STORES - Shop Displays in Architecture, Marketing and Communications

October 2008

Unlimited: Comme Des Garçons

October 2009

Global Fashion Local Tradition: On The Globalisation of Fashion

October 2010

Thierry Mugler: Galaxy Glamour

September 2001

Decorative Art 50s, 60s and 70s(A Series of 3 Books)

September 2002

Making Bead & Wire Jewelry

September 2003

Designing Brand Identity: A Complete Guide To Creating, Building, and Maintaining Strong Brands

September 2004

Japanese Design: From Asahi To Zen

September 2005

From AbFab To Zen: Papers Guide To Pop Culture

September 2006

Denim: From Cowboys To Catwalks, A Visual History Of The Worlds Most Legendary Fabric

September 2007

Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices In Fashion and Architecture

September 2008

The Post-American World

September 2009

The Model As Muse: Embodying Fashion

September 2010

The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains

September 2011

Icons of Photography: The 20th Century