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
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Suskind
Valley of the Dolls
Jacqueline Susann
Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
Suntory Museum, ed.
The Life and Work of John Nash, Architect
John Summerson
Architecture in Britain 1530–1830
John Summerson
Heavenly Mansions and Other Essays on Architecture
John Summerson
The Classical Language of Architecture
John Summerson
Jean Prouvé: Complete Works, Volume 1
Peter Sulzer
Jean Prouvé: Complete Works, Volume 2
Peter Sulzer
Jean Prouvé: Complete Works, Volume 3
Peter Sulzer
Kindergarten Chats and Other Writings
Louis Sullivan
The Edifice Complex
Deyan Sudjic
New Directions in British Architecture
Deyan Sudjic
The Awakened Self
Lucien Stryk
Poetics of Music in the Form of Six Lessons
Igor Stravinsky
Design Like You Give a Damn
Kate Stohr and Cameron Sinclair of Architecture for Humanity, eds.
A Field Guide to Landmarks of Modern Architecture in Europe
Miriam F. Stimpson
Outside Lies Magic
John R. Stilgoe
The Poems of Our Climate
Wallace Stevens
Au Revoir to All That
Michael Sternberger
New York 1930
Robert A. M. Stern et al.
Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism
Robert A. M. Stern et al.
The Diamond Age
Neal Stephenson
Quicksilver (The Baroque Cycle, Vol. I)
Neal Stephenson
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