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
The Underpainter
Jane Urquhart
Traditional Jewelry of India
Oppi Untracht
Applied Grammatology
Gregory Ulmer
The Lunar Men: Five Friends Whose Curiosity Changed the World
Jenny Uglow
If You Want to Write
Brenda Ueland
Cy Twombly: Zeichnungen 1953–1973
Cy Twombly et al.
The Finest Rooms
Katherine Tweed
Beyond Geography
Frederick Turner
Ibn Tufayl’s Hayy Ibn Yaqzan
Ibn Tufayl
The Manhattan Transcripts
Bernard Tschumi
The Form of the Book
Jan Tschichold
Ausgewählte Aufsätze über Fragen der Gestalt des Buches und der Typographie (The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design)
Jan Tschichold
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
Lynne Truss
Tropical Modernism
James Grayson Trulove
Daybook: The Journey of an Artist
Ann Truitt
Alfred Hitchcock
François Truffaut
J.W. Waterhouse
Peter Trippi
Venezia Minore
Egle Renata Trincanato et al.
Space Calculated in Seconds
Marc Treib
Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity
Marvin Trachtenberg et al.
Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
Anthony M. Townsend
Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique (Friday)
Michel Tournier
Lives of the Artists
Calvin Tomkins
Duchamp: A Biography
Calvin Tomkins
Russian Decorative Arts 1917-1937
Vladimir Tolstoy
Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough
Jonathan M. Tisch et al.
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