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The Maker Library Network bibliography is a selection of key reference and inspirational books about making. These books are a starting point for each Maker Librarian to grow their own specialist collection. 

100 Chairs in 100 Days in 100 Ways

100 Chairs in 100 Days in 100 Ways

Martino Gamper

Dent de Leone, 2007

A History of the World in 100 objects

A History of the World in 100 objects

Neil McGregor

Penguin, 2012

Ex Libris, Libraries and Books

Ex Libris, Libraries and Books

Chanan de Lange

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, 2011

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution

Chris Anderson

Random House Business, 2013 

Power of Making

Power of Making

Daniel Charny

V&A Publishing, 2011

Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture

Process: 50 Product Designs from Concept to Manufacture

Jennifer Hudson

Laurence King,2008 2 edition (25 April 2011)

Shaping Things

Shaping Things

Bruce Sterling

MIT Press, 2005  

Stuff

Stuff

Daniel Miller

Polity Press, 2009 

The Art of Tinkering

The Art of Tinkering

Karen Wilkinson

Weldon Owen, 2014

The Craftsman

The Craftsman

Richard Sennett

 Penguin, 2009 

Design as Art

Design as Art

Bruno Munari

Penguin Classics, 2008 (1st edition 1971)

Lightness

Lightness

Adriaan Beukers

010 Uitgeverij; 4th Revised edition (July 2005)

Open Design Now

Open Design Now

Bas Van Abel et alt

2012 BIS Publishers B.V.; 1st edition (1 April 2011)

Maker Library Book Posts from our blog

4 January 2016

Stephen Calcutt's Book Selection

Stephen Calcutt's Book Selection  Darwin Amongst the Machines book cover © Helix Books

Darwin Amongst the Machines book cover © Helix Books

30 December 2015

Delphine Dallison's Book Selection

Delphine Dallison's Book Selection  Cabinet of Natural Curiosities book cover ©TASCHEN

Cabinet of Natural Curiosities book cover ©TASCHEN

8 September 2015

Do, Flex, Test - Dialogues in Design Making

Do, Flex, Test - Dialogues in Design Making Cover of Do, Flex, Test - Dialogues in Design Making © British Council, Buro Buro, Regina Pozo

Cover of Do, Flex, Test - Dialogues in Design Making © British Council, Buro Buro, Regina Pozo

12 August 2015

Gareth Owen Lloyd's Book Selection

Gareth Owen Lloyd's Book Selection  Makers by Cory Doctorow

Makers by Cory Doctorow

21 June 2015

GRAS' Book Selection

GRAS' Book Selection  Photo by Mike Massaro

Photo by Mike Massaro

1 June 2015

elegant embellishments' Book Selection

elegant embellishments' Book Selection  © University Of Chicago Press

© University Of Chicago Press

13 May 2015

Heath Nash's Book Selection

Heath Nash's Book Selection