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 Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
David Foster Wallace
The Savile Row Story
Richard Walker
The Turning Point of Building
Konrad Wachsmann
Kurt Vonnegut
Jean-Georges: Cooking at Home with a Four-Star Chef
Jean-Georges Vongerichten et al.
August Sander
John von Hartz et al.
Italian Journey
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; et al.
Animal Architecture
Karl von Frisch
Gravures Militaires
Alberto von Escher
Fritz Kahn: Man Machine
Uta and Thilo von Debschitz
Imperial Delhi
Andreas Volwahsen
Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture
Vitruvius Pollio
Fashion Zeitgeist
Barbara Vinken
The Unexpurgated Beaton
Hugo Vickers, ed.
French Jewelry of the Nineteenth Century
Henri Vever
Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation
Dalibor Vesely
Patronen = Patterns
Bob Verhelst et al.
Little Novels of Sicily
Giovanni Verga
The Collected Works of Jules Verne: 36 Novels and Short Stories
Jules Verene
La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork
Dominique Vellay
Earth in Upheaval
Immanuel Velikovsky
Worlds in Collision
Immanuel Velikovsky
The Theory of the Leisure Class
Thorstein Veblen
The Lives of the Artists
Giorgio Vasari
The Charlottesville Tapes
Various authors; Transcript of the Conference at the University of Virginia, November 12 and 13, 1982
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa
At Home by the Sea
Brian Vanden Brink et al.
Bart van der Leck
Toos van Kooten
Architectonic Space
Dom Hans van der Laan
Introduction to the Method of Leonardo da Vinci
Paul Valéry
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