selected bibliographies

 Color     Design     Ecology      Noguchi      Practice


Alain de Botton. The Architecture of Happiness. Vintage, 2008.

Heinrich Engel. The Japanese House. Rutland, Vermont, Tokyo: C. E. Tuttle, 1964.

I2UD. Rainwater Conservation in Bermuda. Institute for International Urban Development, 2015.

Kevin Nute. Frank Lloyd Wright and Japan: The Role of Traditional Japanese Art and Architecture. London: Routledge, 2000.

Robert McCarter. Frank Lloyd Wright. New York: Phaidon Press, 1999.


Josef Albers. Interaction of Color. New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1963.

Regina Lee Blaszczyk. The Color Revolution. Cambridge & London: MIT Press, 2012.

Edith Anderson Feisner and Ronald Reed. Color Studies. 3rd Ed. New York: Fairchild Publications, Inc., 2013).

Tom Fraser and Adam Banks. Designer’s Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Color Theory and Application. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2004.

John Gage. Color and Culture: Practice and Meaning from Antiquity to AbstractionLondon: Thames and Hudson, 2012.

John Gage. Color and Meaning: Art, Science, and Symbolism. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999.

Gingko Press. Color and Space in Architecture and Interior Design: Commercial, Corporate, Dining, Educational, Public, Residential, RecreationalBerkeley: Gingko Press, 2013.

John H. Holloway, John A. Weil and Josef Albers. “A Conversation with Josef Albers.” Leonardo 3, no. 4 (1970): 459-64.

Linda Holtzschue. Understanding Color: An Introduction for Designers. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Shuichi Kinoshita. Structural Colors in the Realm of Nature. Singapore: World Scientific, 2008.Kurt Nassau.

Kurt Nassau. The Physics and Chemistry of Color: The Fifteen Causes of Color, 2nd Ed. New York: Wiley Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2001.

Eddie Opara and John Cantwell. Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Color Works: Right Ways of Applying Color in Branding, Wayfinding, Information Design, Digital Environments and Pretty Much Everywhere Else. New York: Rockport Publishers, 2014.

Dennis Pett and Trudy Wilson. “Color Research and its Application to the Design of Instructional Materials.” Educational Technology Research and Development 44, no. 3 (1996): 19-35.

János Schanda, ed. Colorimetry: Understanding the CIE System. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Interscience, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007.

Lois Swirnoff. Dimensional Color. WW Norton & Company, 2003.


Bejan, Adrian. “The Golden Ratio Predicted: Vision, Cognition and Locomotion as a Single Design in Nature.” International Journal of Design & Nature and Ecodynamics 4, no. 2 (2009): 97-104.

Richard Buchanan. “Wicked Problems in Design Thinking.” Design issues 8, no. 2 (1992): 5-21.

Michael T. Clanchy. “Looking Back from the Invention of Printing.” Literacy in Historical Perspective (1983): 7-22.

Nathan Crilly. “The Roles that Artefacts Play: Technical, Social, and Aesthetic Functions.” Design Studies 31, no. 4 (2010): 311-344.

Nigel Cross. “Designerly Ways of Knowing: Design Discipline Versus Design Science.” Design Issues 17, no. 3 (2001): 49-55.

György Doczi. The Power of Limits: Proportional Harmonies in Nature, Art, and Architecture. 1981.

Kees Dorst. “The Nature of Design Thinking.” In Proceedings of the 8th Design Thinking Research Symposium, pp. 19-20. 2010.

Alain Findeli. “Rethinking Design Education for the 21st Century: Theoretical, Methodological, and Ethical Discussion.” Design Issues 17, no. 1 (2001): 5-17.

Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore. The Medium is the Massage. New York: Bantam Books1967.

Matt Ratto. “Critical Making: Conceptual and Material Studies in Technology and Social Life.” The Information Society 27, no. 4 (2011): 252-260.

Ronald Reed. Color + Design: Transforming Interior Space. 2010.

Emil Ruder. Typographie. Hastings House Pub, 1981.

Ecology & Landscape

Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane. Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organizations. Anchor Books, 2013.

Nancy B. Grimm, Stanley H. Faeth, Nancy E. Golubiewski, Charles L. Redman, Jianguo Wu, Xuemei Bai, and John M. Briggs. “Global Change and the Ecology of Cities.” Science 319, no. 5864 (2008): 756-760.

Nancy B.Grimm, J. Grove Grove, Steward TA Pickett, and Charles L. Redman. “Integrated Approaches to Long-Term Studies of Urban Ecological Systems.” BioScience 50, no. 7 (2000): 571-584.

Michael Helms, Swaroop S. Vattam, and Ashok K. Goel. “Biologically Inspired Design: Process and Products.” Design Studies 30, no. 5 (2009): 606-622.

Martin Hogue. “The Site as Project: Lessons from Land Art and Conceptual Art.” Journal of Architectural Education 57, no. 3 (2004): 54-61.

Ann T. Rosenthal. “Teaching Systems Thinking and Practice through Environmental Art.” Ethics & the Environment 8, no. 1 (2003): 153-168.

Anne Whiston Spirn. The Language of Landscape. Yale University Press, 1998.

Frederick Steiner. “Urban Human Ecology.” Urban Ecosystems 7, no. 3 (2004): 179-197.

Peter M.Vitousek, Harold A. Mooney, Jane Lubchenco, and Jerry M. Melillo. “Human Domination of Earth’s Ecosystems.” Science 277, no. 5325 (1997): 494-499.

Isamu Noguchi

Dore Ashton. Noguchi East and West. London, UK: University of California Press, 1992.

D. Apostolos-Cappadona and B. Altshuler. Isamu Noguchi: Essays& Conversations. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Isamu Noguchi Foundation, 1994.

Paul Cummings. An Interview of Isamu Noguchi conducted 1973. Nov. 7-1973 Dec. 26. Archives of American Art. 1973.

Sam Hunter. Isamu Noguchi. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, Inc. 1978.

Isamu Noguchi and Bonnie Rychlak. A Sculptor’s World. Steidl, Edition 7L, 2004.Ana Maria Torres.

Ana Maria Torres. Isamu Noguchi: A Study of Space. The Monacelli Press. New York, 2000.


Thich Nhat Hanh and Sherab Chodzin Kohn. True Love: A Practice for Awakening the Heart. Shambhala Publications, 2006.

Virginia Woolf. A Room of One’s Own and Three Guineas. Oxford University Press, 2015.