Chosen Books

Invited designers and commentators have chosen these as the books that inspire them and that have shaped their worldview or their ideas about design.
71 books
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
Anthony M. Townsend
Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough
Jonathan M. Tisch et al.
The Decline of the West
Oswald Spengler
The Laws of Form
G. Spencer-Brown
Masterpieces from the House of Fabergé
Alexander von Solodkoff
Design Process: Olivetti 1908-1978
Nathan H. Shapira et al.
Wiener Werkstätte: Kunst und Handwerk, 1903–1932
Werner Schweiger
The Kimono Mind
Bernard Rudofsky
Grammatica della Fantasia (The Grammar of Fantasy)
Gianni Rodari
Design fai da te
Recession Design, ed.
The Substance of Style
Virginia Postrel
Design Revolution
Emily Pilloton
Creative Intelligence
Bruce Nussbaum
How to See: A Guide to Reading Our Manmade Environment
George Nelson
Nella Notte Buia (In the Darkness of the Night)
Bruno Munari
Nella Nebbia di Milano (In the Fog of Milan)
Bruno Munari
Thinking in Systems
Donella Meadows et al.
McMaster-Carr Catalog
Marinetti: Selected Writings
F. T. Marinetti
Pasta by Design
George L. Legendre et al.
Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement
Leonard Koren et al.
Wabi-Sabi: For Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers
Leonard Koren
Interface Culture
Steven A. Johnson
Creating with Paper
Pauline Johnson
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