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.
103 books
Jean Royère
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough et al.
Disegno industriale: Un riesame (Industrial Design: A Review)
Tomás Maldonado
Designer: No Name
Torbjörn Lenskog
Enfolding Life (生活與承載)
Freeman Lau
A Century of Automotive Style
Michael Lamm et al.
The Shape of Time
George Kubler
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
Charles and Ray Eames
Pat Kirkham
Donald Judd: Raume Spaces
Donald Judd et al.
Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson
Furniture from British India and Ceylon
Amin Jaffer
Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft
Paul A. Jackson
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers
Lesley Jackson
In Praise of Slowness
Carl Honoré
Design Since 1945
Kathryn Hiesinger, ed.
Toothpicks and Logos
John Heskett
The Magic of a People
Alexander Girard
Design Activism
Alastair Fuad-Luke
Bookmarks (Georgetti, Le Mostre)
Marco Ferreri, ed.
Design 1935–1965: What Modern Was
Martin Eidelberg, ed.
Phaidon Design Classics
Editors of Phaidon Press
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding
Alastair Duncan et al.
Designing for People
Henry Dreyfuss
Richard Sachs: Bicycle Maker
Nick Czerula et al.
Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision, 1925–1950
Robert J. Clark et al.
Russian Furniture: The Golden Age 1780–1840
Antoine Chenevière
Emotionally Durable Design
John Chapman
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