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.
66 books
Iwao Yamawaki Yamawaki, Iwao et al. Comments:
Cyclops Watson, Albert
Living Room Waplington, Nick et al.
August Sander Von Hartz, John et al.
Exactitudes Versluis, Ari et al.
The Work of Hipgnosis Thorgerson, Storm
The Family of Man Steichen, Edward
On Photography Sontag, Susan
Cover to Cover Snow, Michael
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills Sherman, Cindy
Patti Smith: Dream of Life Sebring, Steven
Marilyn and Me Schiller, Lawrence
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass Ruscha, Edward
Punk+ Rock, Sheila et al.
Men/Women Ritts, Herb
Alexey Brodovitch Purcell, William Kerry
Cosmos of Light Plummer, Henry
Passage Penn, Irving
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals Payne, Christopher et al.
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks Parks, Gordon et al.
Studio and Cube O’Doherty, Brian
Wolfgang Tillmans O'Brien, Sophie et al.
The Human Figure in Motion Muybridge, Eadweard
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture Munari, Bruno
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969 Morton, Julia et al.
Light & Shadow Moriyama, Daido
Vision in Motion Moholy-Nagy, László
Evidence Mandel, Mike et al.
Mimmo Jodice: Negli Anni Settanta (Mimmo Jodice: In the Seventies) Maggia, Filippo
The Cruel Radiance Linfield, Susie
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970–1990 Leibovitz, Annie
Chic Clicks Lehmann, Ulrich
The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths Krauss, Rosalind
Rome Klein, William
Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 Kismaric, Susan et al.
(un)Fashion Kalman, Tibor et al.
Chroma Jarman, Derek
László Moholy-Nagy IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Libraries Höfer, Candida et al.
Infrastructure Hayes, Brian
Haptic Hara, Kenya
Visite Privée Halard, François
Tao of Photography Gross, Philippe et al.
So Far So Goude Goude, Jean-Paul
Happy Times Gill, Brendan et al.
The Americans Frank, Robert
Circles of Confusion Frampton, Hollis
George Ohr, Art Potter: The Apostle of Individuality Ellison, Robert A.
Rodchenko and the Arts of Revolutionary Russia Elliott, David
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double de L’Ecotais, Emmanuelle et al.
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Danziger, James N.
Blinds & Shutters Cooper, Michael
The Decisive Moment Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust Bowie, David et al.
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death Botz, Corinne May
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City Boeck, Filip de et al.
Typologies Becher, Bernd et al.
Industrial Landscapes Becher, Bernd et al.
Punk’s Dead Barker, Simon et al.
Madagascar Barbieri, Gian Paolo
Portraits Avedon, Richard
Avedon: Photographs, 1947–1977 Avedon, Richard
Guerre à la tristesse (Fiesta in Pamplona) Aubier, Dominique
Diane Arbus Arbus, Diane
Why People Photograph Adams, Robert
The American Wilderness Adams, Ansel
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