About Us

Modern English Publishing is an advocate for books as an important source of inspiration for creativity, innovation, and invention. The main way we do this is by publishing lists of books that esteemed members of the international design community identify as important, meaningful, and formative—books that have shaped their values, their worldview, and their ideas about design. This provides the direction for our focus on books about architecture, fashion, graphic design, interactive design, interior design, landscape architecture, product and industrial design, and urban design.

Modern English Publishing launched in 2011 with 55 book lists and 678 books. We add new book lists and books to the website every week.

We also address the other important members of the design book community: writers, book designers, publishers, critics and reviewers, and booksellers.

We hope you will find the book lists that we post to be enlightening, entertaining, educational—and inspirational.

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