Culture Library

Books

  1. The Journey by
  2. Faculty Department by
  3. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
  4. The Flaneur: A Stroll through the Paradoxes of Paris by Edmund White
  5. Ego Is the Enemy
  6. Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
  7. Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
  8. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
  9. The Elements of Style
  10. On Photography by Susan Sontag
  11. Daily Rituals: How Artists Work by Mason Currey
  12. Ogilvy On Advertising
  13. Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!
  14. This Is Service Design Thinking
  15. Writing That Works
  16. De Profundis by Oscar Wilde
  17. The Death and Life of Great American Cities by Jane Jacobs (Amazon)
  18. A Walker in the City by Alfred Kazin (Amazon)
  19. Practical Empathy by Indi Young
  20. Here I Am by Jonathan Safran Foer (Amazon)
  21. The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us by Joel Kotkin (Amazon)
  22. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport (Amazon)
  23. The Making of Fantastic Mr. Fox by Wes Anderson (Amazon)
  24. Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design by Michael Bierut (Amazon)
  25. The High Line by James Corner Field Operations (Amazon)
  26. Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage by Jeremy Butterfield (Amazon)
  27. On Writing by Stephen King (Amazon)
  28. NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette by Nathan W. Pyle (Amazon)
  29. Mapping Manhattan by Becky Cooper (Amazon)
  30. Wanderlust: A History of Walking by Rebecca Solnit (Amazon)
  31. The Box by Marc Levinson (Amazon)
  32. Woody Allen: A Retrospective by Tom Shone (Amazon)
  33. The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray by Robert Schnakenberg (Amazon)
  34. Discovering the Brain of Synesthesia by Richard E. Cytowic MD (Amazon)
  35. Thing Explainer by Randall Munroe (Amazon)
  36. The Organized Mind by Daniel J. Levitin (Amazon)
  37. Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible by Sophie Lovell (Amazon)
  38. The Monocle Guide to Better Living by Andrew Tuck (Amazon)
  39. Hello, I am Erik by J. Erler (Amazon)
  40. Home by Carson Ellis (Amazon)
  41. Albert Camus and the Quest for Meaning by Robert Zaretsky (Amazon)
  42. What If? by Randall Munroe (Amazon)
  43. Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (Amazon)
  44. On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes by Alexandra Horowitz (Amazon)
  45. The Chicago Manual of Style (Amazon)
  46. The Stroke: Theory of Writing by Gerrit Noordzij (Amazon)
  47. Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams by Klaus Klemp (Amazon)
  48. Damn Good Advice by George Lois (Amazon)
  49. Abstract City by Christoph Niemann (Amazon)
  50. The Bathroom by Jean-Philippe Toussaint (Amazon)
  51. Fritz Kahn: Man Machine Maschine Mensch by Uta von Debschitz (Amazon)
  52. The Disappearing Face of New York by James T. Murray (Amazon)
  53. The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda (Amazon)
  54. Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath (Amazon)
  55. Confessions of an Advertising Man by David Ogilvy (Amazon)
  56. The Chamber of Curiosity
  57. New York City Transit Authority: Graphics Standard Manual
  58. Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Decisive Moment
  59. Paul Rand: A Designer`s Art
  60. Allan Wexler Absurd Thinking: Between Art and Design
  61. Ways of Seeing: Based on the BBC Television Series
  62. Absolutely on Music: Conversations

Magazines

  1. The New Yorker
  2. The Happy Reader
  3. Offscreen
  4. Benji Knewman
  5. Luncheon
  6. Popeye
  7. Works That Work
  8. Drift

Blogs

  1. Ryan Holiday

Movies

  1. The Lunchbox (2013)
  2. A Separation (2011)
  3. Swiss Army Man (2016)
  4. Through a Glass Darkly (1961)
  5. Café Society (2016)
  6. Wild Tales (2014)
  7. The Little Prince (2015)
  8. Persona (1966)
  9. The End of the Tour (2015)
  10. A Serious Man (2009)
  11. The 400 Blows (1959)
  12. Spotlight (2015)
  13. Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2014)
  14. Sidewalls (2011)
  15. Youth (2015)
  16. The Hateful Eight (2015)
  17. Carol (2015)
  18. Very Semi-Serious (2015 Documentary)
  19. Departures (2008)
  20. The Hedgehog (2009)
  21. Taxi (2015)
  22. After Hours (1985)
  23. Broken Flowers (2005)
  24. Bill Cunningham New York (2010 Documentary)
  25. Irrational Man (2015)
  26. Harold and Maude (1971)
  27. Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
  28. Inside Out (2015)
  29. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
  30. Birdman (or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
  31. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
  32. Mommy (2014)
  33. Gone Girl (2014)
  34. Magic in the Moonlight (2014)
  35. Hotel Chevalier (2007 Short Film)
  36. Filth (2013)
  37. Prisoners (2013)
  38. Frances Ha (2012)
  39. The Wind Rises (2013)
  40. Small Time Crooks (2000)
  41. Whatever Works (2009)
  42. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
  43. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
  44. Rushmore (1998)
  45. The Great Beauty (2013)
  46. Tokyo Story (1953)
  47. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
  48. Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)
  49. Captain Phillips (2013)
  50. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
  51. The Conformist (1970)
  52. Gravity (2013)
  53. The Truman Show (1998)
  54. Lincoln (2012)
  55. Blue Jasmine (2013)
  56. Lawn Dogs (1997)
  57. Lost in Translation (2003)
  58. Spirited Away (2001)
  59. The Hunt (2012)
  60. Why Beauty Matters (2009 Documentary)
  61. American Beauty (1999)
  62. The Big Lebowski (1998)
  63. Persepolis (2007)
  64. Stoker (2013)
  65. Monsters University (2013)
  66. Quiz Show (1994)
  67. Breathless (1960)
  68. A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy (1982)
  69. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)
  70. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
  71. Fargo (1996)
  72. The Great Gatsby (2013)
  73. Bananas (1971)
  74. Hitchcock (2012)
  75. Argo (2012)
  76. Monday Morning (2002)
  77. Scoop (2006)
  78. Psycho (1960)
  79. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
  80. Django Unchained (2012)
  81. Love and Death (1975)
  82. Wild Strawberries (1957)
  83. Yoyo (1965)
  84. Amour (2012)
  85. Ocean Heaven (2010)
  86. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
  87. Don’t Move (2004)
  88. Broken Embraces (2009)
  89. Headhunters (2011)
  90. V for Vendetta (2005)
  91. Gran Torino (2008)
  92. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
  93. Amarcord (1973)
  94. Cashback (2006)
  95. Manhattan (1979)
  96. Moonrise Kingdom (2012)
  97. Ted (2012)
  98. The Intouchables (2011)
  99. The Dictator (2012)
  100. Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011 Documentary)
  101. Blood Diamond (2006)
  102. God Bless America (2011)
  103. Submarine (2010)
  104. 8½ (1963)
  105. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
  106. My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  107. Mozart and the Whale (2005)
  108. The Dreamers (2003)
  109. Luxo Jr. (1986 Short Film)
  110. Dead Poets Society (1989)
  111. Home Alone (1990)

Colleges for multi-disciplinary design studies

  1. Harvard Graduate School of Design (Cambridge, MA)
  2. Mit Media Lab
  3. Carnegie Mellon School of Music
  4. Integrative Design, Arts & Technology Network at Carnegie Mellon
  5. Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon
  6. College of Media Arts & Design Drexel University
  7. Design Research, Writing and Criticism at SVA
  8. Princeton University School of Architecture
  9. RISD Digital + Media MFA
  10. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
  11. MIT School of Architecture and Planning
  12. MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  13. Caltech Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences
  14. Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  15. Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
  16. College of Architecture, Art, and Planning Architecture Art Planning
  17. Stanford School of Humanities & Science
  18. Brown Institute for Brain Science
  19. Institute of Design at Stanford
  20. Annenberg School for Communication
  21. Center for Urban Research
  22. Center For Urban Science And Progress
  23. Columbia Digital Storytelling Lab