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
Magnificence of the Tsars
Svetlana A. Amelekhina
Imagined Cities: Urban Experience and the Language of the Novel
Robert Alter
The House of Spirits
Isabel Allende
The Deposition of Richard Prince: In the Case of Cariou V. Prince et al.
Greg Allen, ed.
Notes on the Synthesis of Form
Christopher Alexander
Ci sarà un altro mare
Manuel Alegre
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics 2
Alan Aldridge
Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
Carlo Scarpa: Architecture in Details
Bianca Albertini et al.
On the Art of Building in Ten Books
Leon Battista Alberti
Analogous and Digital
Otl Aicher
What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays
Giorgio Agamben
Twenty Years at Hull-House
Jane Addams
Why People Photograph
Robert Adams
Balfour: The Last Grandee
R.J.Q. Adams
The Care and Feeding of Ideas
James L. Adams
The American Wilderness
Ansel Adams
The Architecture of Michelangelo
James S. Ackerman
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
Janet Abrams et al.
Vas: An Opera in Flatland
Steve Tomasula et al.
Das Kapital (Capital)
Karl Marx
A Romance of the Equator
Brian Wilson
The American City from the Civil War to the New Deal
Making Futures
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