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.
2000 books
A Beggar in Jerusalem
Elie Wiesel
And the Sea Is Never Full
Elie Wiesel
Industrial Design, Unikate, Serienerzeugnisse
Hans Wichmann
AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.)
Norval White et al.
The Mother’s Recompense
Edith Wharton
Lord Byron’s Doctor
Paul West
Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees
Lawrence Weschler
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
The Beak of the Finch
Jonathan Weiner
Webster’s New International Dictionary, 2nd Edition
Noah Webster, et al.
Queen of Fashion: What Marie Antoinette Wore to the Revolution
Caroline Weber
As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80s Style
Iain R. Webb
Unobtrusive Measures
Eugene Webb
The Book on the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Alan Watts
The Wisdom of Insecurity
Alan Watts
All the King’s Men
Robert Penn Warren
The Front Runner
Patricia Nell Warren
Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth
Chris Ware
Living Room
Nick Waplington et al.
The Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, 1679–1701
Gai Wang
Consider the Lobster
David Foster Wallace
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