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.
76 books
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design Zahle, Erik Comments:
John Fowler: Prince of Decorators Wood, Martin
Tapio Wirkkala Wirkkala, Tapio
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939 Wilk, Christopher
The Decoration of Houses Wharton, Edith et al.
La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork Vellay, Dominique
The Finest Rooms Tweed, Katharine
Sir John Soane: The Architect as Collector, 1753-1837 Thornton, Peter et al.
Authentic Décor: The Domestic Interior 1620–1920 Thornton, Peter
Form & Decoration: Innovation in the Decorative Arts, 1470–1870 Thornton, Peter
Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration Sparke, Penny
Designing the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today Sparke, Penny
The Modern Interior Sparke, Penny
Anatomy for Interior Designers Schroeder, Francis de N.
Moderne: Fashioning the French Schleuning, Sarah
The Splendor of France Schezen, Roberto
Style by Saladino Saladino, John
Behind the Picture Window Rudofsky, Bernard
The House in My Head Rodgers, Dorothy
The Big Book of Chic Redd, Miles
An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau Praz, Mario
The House of Life Praz, Mario
David Adler: The Architect and His Work Pratt, Richard
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s Piña, Leslie
What If...?: The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell Pearlman, Chee et al.
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al.
Merry Hall Nichols, Beverley
The English House Muthesius, Hermann
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective Judd, Donald et al.
Jean Royère Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris,
In House Moore, Derry et al.
Great Houses of England and Wales Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh et al.
Classic Style Miller, Judith
Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior Metcalf, Pauline
Jansen: Decoration Leveque, Jean
Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People Lawford, Valentine
Jean Royère Lacoste, Jacques
High-tech Kron, Joan et al.
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000 Kirkham, Pat
Les Réussites de la Décoration Française 1950–1960 Kernan, Thomas
Nouvelles Réussites de la Décoration Française, 1960-1966 Kernan, Thomas
What Is Modern Design? Kaufmann Jr., Edgar
Le Style Louis XVI Jullian, Philippe
The Finest Rooms in America Jayne, Thomas
Furniture from British India and Ceylon Jaffer, Amin
Style and Design Hicks, David
David Hicks on Decoration—with Fabrics Hicks, David
David Hicks: A Life of Design Hicks, Ashley
Mark Hampton on Decorating Hampton, Mark
Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century Hampton, Mark
Visite Privée Halard, François
New York Interior Design, 1935–1985: Inventors of Tradition Gura, Judith
Neoclassicism in the North Groth, Håkan
Tony Duquette Goodman, Wendy et al.
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt Goodman, Wendy et al.
The Finest Rooms in France Editors of French House & Garden,
Les Décorateurs des années 40 Foucart, Bruno et al.
Axel Vervoordt Etherington-Smith, Meredith
Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating D’Arcy, Barbara
La Villa Kérylos Vian des Rives, Régis
Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes David, Fernand et al.
Jean-Michel Frank Chanaux, Adolphe et al.
By Design Caplan, Ralph
Perché un libro su Enzo Mari (Why Write a Book on Enzo Mari) Burkhardt, François et al.
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932 Brandstätter, Christian
Hans J. Wegner Bernsen, Jens
Maarten van Severen Bekaert, Gert
Italian Splendor Basehart, Jack et al.
The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Baroni, Daniele
Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors Baron, Armelle
Billy Baldwin Remembers Baldwin, Billy
Billy Baldwin Decorates Baldwin, Billy
Apartments for the Affluent Alpern, Andrew
Italy: The New Domestic Landscape Ambasz, Emilio
Eileen Gray Adam, Peter
Jansen Abbott, James Archer
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