Interesting list – not sure if I would qualify all of those books being helpful for branding.
Here's some that I would recommend to understanding branding.
Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind
Why Johnny Can't Brand: Rediscovering the Lost Art of the Big Idea
Actually not read Why Johnny Can't Brand. I'll make sure to pick up a copy! Thanks.
Vignelli Canon should be on this list :)
It's my favorite book https://www.lapabooks.com/book/the-vignelli-canon/
My books list https://www.lapabooks.com/
Thanks for the list. Does anyone have recommendations for design research books? :)
Haven't read the book itself, but a few blog posts that talk about this – Just Enough Research by Erika Hall.
Nice! Thanks for the recommendation, Akshay!
Nicely curated list.