Current Reading

These are the books that our invited designers, commentators, and guest contributors are currently reading.
135 books
Beijing Record Wang, Jun World Scientific
The Epic of Gilgamesh Anonymous Penguin Classics
MaddAddam Atwood, Margaret Random House
Winter Journal Auster, Paul Henry Holt and Company
Cheever: A Life Bailey, Blake Knopf
The Dialogic Imagination Bakhtin, Mikhail et al. University of Texas Press
Critical Mass Ball, Philip Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Greatest Grid Ballon, Hilary Columbia University Press
Giorgio Morandi: A Retrospective Bandera Viani, Maria Cristina Silvana Editoriale
Peter Teuful: A Tale of Car Design in 3 Parts Bangle, Chris Chris Bangle Associates
Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures Bantjes, Marian Metropolis Books
Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun Barrett, Paul Crown
Religion in Human Evolution Bellah, Robert N. The Belknap Press
A More Beautiful Question Berger, Warren Bloomsbury
My Prizes Bernhard, Thomas Knopf
Extra Lives Bissell, Tom Pantheon Books
American Gridlock Brock, H. Woody John Wiley & Sons
Daring Greatly Brown, Brené Gotham Books
The Speculative Turn Bryant, Levi et al.
Bicycle Diaries Byrne, David Viking
La Folie Baudelaire Calasso, Roberto Allen Lane
The Complete Cosmicomics Calvino, Italo Penguin
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit Cannell, Michael T. Twelve Books
The Shallows Carr, Nicholas W. W. Norton
Grief Lessons Carson, Anne New York Review Books
Eros the Bittersweet Carson, Anne Dalkey Archive Press
You Remind Me of Me Chaon, Dan Ballantine Books
John Cheever: Collected Stories Cheever, John Vintage
The Gun Chivers, C. J. Simon & Schuster
Clip Stamp Fold Colomina, Beatriz et al. Actar
One Gear Cossu, Matteo Gingko Press
Stay, Illusion! Critchley, Simon et al. Pantheon
The Great Pearl Heist Crosby, Molly Cadwell Berkely Books
Cousin Pons Balzac, Honoré de Penguin Books
Harald Szemann, Individual Methodology Derieux, Florence JRP Ringier with D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
Slouching Towards Bethlehem Didion, Joan Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Dolin, Eric Jay W. W. Norton
Rousseau en ik Doorman, Maarten Bert Bakker
The Sea Wall Duras, Marguerite HarperCollins
A Full Cup D’Antonio, Michael Riverhead Books
The Social History of the Machine Gun Ellis, John Johns Hopkins University Press
Silence Endo, Shusaku Peter Owen
The WPA Guide to New York City: The Federal Writers’ Project Guide to 1930s New York Whyte, William New Press
The Diagrams of Architecture Garcia, Mark Wiley
The Planning Game Garvin, Alexander W. W. Norton
Fictions and the Figures of Life Gass, William Knopf
Le piccole virtù Ginzburg, Natalia Einaudi
Blink Gladwell, Malcolm Little, Brown and Co.
Triumph of the City Glaeser, Edward Penguin
What Are You Looking At? Gompertz, Will Dutton
Caravaggio Graham-Dixon, Andrew W. W. Norton
The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths Gray, John Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Greenblatt, Stephen W. W. Norton
Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection Guenther, Bruce Princeton University Press
Food Designing Guixé, Martí Edizioni Corraini
Architecture’s Desire Hays, K. Michael The MIT Press
Reinventing the Wheel Helfand, Jessica Princeton Architectural Press
Born Modern Heller, Steven et al. Chronicle Books
Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 Hendrickson, Paul Knopf
The Map and the Territory (La Carte et le Territoire) Houellebecq, Michel Knopf
The Age of Insight Kandel, Eric Random House
On the Origin of Teepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves) Hughes, Jonnie Free Press
On the Grid Huler, Scott Rodale
Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter Simon & Schuster
After London, or Wild England Jefferies, Richard Book Jungle
Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman, Daniel Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Cherry: A Memoir Karr, Mary Penguin
Keep Your Brain Alive Katz, Lawrence et al. Workman
Delirious New York Koolhaas, Rem The Monacelli Press
Project Japan Koolhaas, Rem et al. TASCHEN
The Lowland Lahiri, Jhumpa Knopf
Bird by Bird Lamott, Anne Anchor Books/Doubleday
The Devil in the White City Larson, Erik Crown
Kissing Architecture Lavin, Sylvia Princeton University Press
Pasta by Design Legendre, George L. et al. Thames & Hudson
Imagine Lehrer, Jonah Houghton Mifflin
The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories Leskov, Nikolai et al. Knopf
The Ecstasy of Influence Lethem, Jonathan Doubleday
A Geography of Time Levine, Robert Basic Books
Kenzo Tange and the Metabolist Movement Lin, Zhongjie Routledge
Measuring America Linklater, Andro Walker and Co.
A Breath of Life Lispector, Clarice New Directions
George, Be Careful Lois, George Saturday Review Press
We All Went to Paris Longstreet, Stephen Macmillan
Waterfront Lopate, Philip Anchor Books/Doubleday
A History of the World in 100 Objects MacGregor, Neil Allen Lane
The (Mis)Behavior of Markets Mandelbrot, Benoit et al. Basic Books
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention Marable, Manning Viking
L’Eretico (The Heretic) Martigli, Carlo A. Longanesi
World Enough & Time McEwen, Christian Bauhan
Things Come Apart McLellan, Todd Thames & Hudson
Blinky Palermo Mehring, Christine Yale University Press
After Finitude Meillassoux, Quentin Continuum
The City & the City Miéville, China Ballantine Books
A Fine Balance Mistry, Rohinton Knopf
L’Italia della Controriforma (Italy and the Counter Reformation) Montanelli, Indro et al. Rizzoli International Publications
Godenslaap (Divine Sleep) Mortier, Erwin De Bezige Bij
1Q84 Murakami, Haruki Knopf
Das Bastardbuch Neuenfels, Hans Bertelsmann
Out of Our Heads Noë, Alva Hill and Wang
Mick Jagger Norman, Philip Ecco
A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories O’Connor, Flannery Harcourt, Brace
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Philbrick, Nathaniel Penguin
A Failure of Capitalism Posner, Richard Harvard University Press
Cooking for Geeks Potter, Jeff O’Reilly
The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures Pritchard, James B. Princeton University Press
The Impossible Dead Rankin, Ian Orion Books
On Translation Ricoeur, Paul Routledge
The Perfect House: A Journey with the Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio Rybczynski, Witold Scribner
Yes, Chef Samuelsson, Marcus Random House
Death at Intervals Saramago, José Vintage
The New Digital Age Schmidt, Eric et al. Knopf
See Yourself Sensing Schwartzman, Madeline Black Dog Publishing
Blueprints for Modern Living Smith, Elizabeth A. T. The MIT Press
Just Kids Smith, Patti Ecco
The One Smith, R. J. Gotham Books
America Primo Amore Soldati, Mario Mondadori
Scritto di notte (Written at Night) Sottsass, Ettore Adelphi
First Class Stewart, Alison Lawrence Hill Books
The End of Mr. Yi Thomas, Scarlett Harcourt
Living Well Is the Best Revenge Tomkins, Calvin Modern Library
Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews Tomkins, Calvin Badlands Unlimited
Understanding Early Civilizations Trigger, Bruce Cambridge University Press
Glückskind Uhly, Steven Secession Verlag
Couples Updike, John Knopf
Koninkrijk vol sloppen, achterbuurten en vuil in de negentiende eeuw van der Woude, Auke Bert Bakker
Look at the Birdie Vonnegut, Kurt Delacorte Press
Gypsy Boy Walsh, Mikey Hodder & Stoughton
The German Genius Watson, Peter HarperCollins
Uncanny Valley Weschler, Lawrence Counterpoint Press
Dit zijn de namen (These Are the Names) Wieringa, Tommy De Bezige Bij
Stoner Williams, John New York Review Books
Music and Architecture Xenakis, Iannis et al. Pendragon Press
The Race: Extreme Sailing and Its Ultimate Event Zimmermann, Tim Mariner Books
The Belly of Paris Zola, Émile Sun & Moon Press