id library: Books that celebrate women in design and architecture

Our reading list looks at women in design and architecture

In this month’s identity library, we celebrate talented women across design and architecture, whose timeless works continue to leave significant imprints on their respective fields.



Kelly Wearstler: Evocative Style

Kelly Wearstler

You don’t earn the title ‘Queen of West Coast style’ by accident or luck. This limited edition of Kelly Wearstler’s fifth book takes a distinct look at her innovative style in the world of interiors. A must-have for designers and design aficionados alike, the visually stunning volume takes readers on a unique storytelling journey filled with detailed compositions, giving an insight into the designer’s creative world. Along with never before photographed interiors, Wearstler even offers up a visual tour of her newly designed home.



Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women
Jane Hall

Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women by Jane Hall offers a stunning selection of buildings designed by female architects across the globe, celebrating their awe-inspiring creations. Within its tomato red cover and 200-something pages, the book features more than 180 projects by more than 150 architects and pays homage to icons such as Zaha Hadid, Julia Morgan, Eileen Gray and Lina Bo Bardi, alongside  contemporary talents, from Kazuyo Sejima to Elizabeth Diller and Grafton Architects. The book also showcases the work of brilliant Arab architects including Sumaya Dabbagh and Lina Ghotmeh.