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.
329 books
The Ladies’ Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames)
Emile Zola
The Case for the Burial of Ancestors, Book 3: The History of the Tabernacle
Paul Zelevansky
The Dream of the Red Chamber
Cao Xueqin
A Room of One’s Own
Virginia Woolf
Look Homeward, Angel
Thomas Wolfe
The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Thornton Wilder
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
A Beggar in Jerusalem
Elie Wiesel
The Mother’s Recompense
Edith Wharton
Lord Byron’s Doctor
Paul West
All the King’s Men
Robert Penn Warren
The Front Runner
Patricia Nell Warren
Kurt Vonnegut
Little Novels of Sicily
Giovanni Verga
The Collected Works of Jules Verne: 36 Novels and Short Stories
Jules Verene
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa
The Underpainter
Jane Urquhart
Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique (Friday)
Michel Tournier
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray
Selected Short Stories
Rabindranath Tagore
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Suskind
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