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.
36 books
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas
The Velvet Room
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Dr. Seuss
Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss
The Black Corsair (Il corsaro nero)
Emilio Salgari
Curious George Rides a Bike
H. A. Rey
Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words
Ann Rand et al.
It’s Like This, Cat
Emily Cheney Neville
Nella Notte Buia (In the Darkness of the Night)
Bruno Munari
Nella Nebbia di Milano (In the Fog of Milan)
Bruno Munari
The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
Henri’s Walk to Paris
Leonore Klein et al.
Max in Hollywood, Baby
Maira Kalman
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tanglewood Tales
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Harriet the Spy
Louise Fitzhugh
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Roald Dahl
Schellen-Ursli: A Bell for Ursli
Selina Chönz et al.
The Little Golden Book of Words
Selma Lola Chambers
Alice in Wonderland: Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Lewis Carroll
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees
Palmer Brown
Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life
Henry Beard
Les contes du chat perché
Marcel Aymé
The Red Shoes
Hans Christian Andersen
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