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
Eileen Gray Adam, Peter Comments:
The World as Design Aicher, Otl
Italy: The New Domestic Landscape Ambasz, Emilio
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Anderson, Chris
Enzo Mari—Sixty Paperweights: The Intellectual Work Ascari, Alessio et al.
Design by Choice Banham, Reyner et al.
That Shop in Via Montenapoleone Barbiellini Amidei, Gaspare et al.
The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Baroni, Daniele
Purdey’s Beaumont, Richard
Maarten van Severen Bekaert, Gert
Hans J. Wegner Bernsen, Jens
KGID Bohm, Florian
Jean Puiforcat Bonneville, Françoise de
Irma Boom: Biography in Books Boom, Irma
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Bouroullec, Ronan et al.
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932 Brandstätter, Christian
La Crisi della Qualità (The Quality Crisis) Branzi, Andrea
Marianne Brandt Brockhage, Hans et al.
Eliot Noyes Bruce, Gordon
Les Années “25” Brunhammer, Yvonne
Perché un libro su Enzo Mari (Why Write a Book on Enzo Mari) Burkhardt, François et al.
By Design Caplan, Ralph
Jean-Michel Frank Chanaux, Adolphe et al.
Emotionally Durable Design Chapman, Jonathan
Russian Furniture: The Golden Age 1780–1840 Chenevière, Antoine
Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision, 1925–1950 Clark, Robert J.
Hidden Forms Clivio, Franco et al.
One Gear Cossu, Matteo
Richard Sachs: Bicycle Maker Czerula, Nick et al.
Eureka! de Bono, Edward
Designing for People Dreyfuss, Henry
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding Duncan, Alastair et al.
Phaidon Design Classics Editors of Phaidon Press,
Design 1935–1965: What Modern Was Eidelberg, Martin
A Fine Line Esslinger, Hartmut
Bookmarks (Georgetti, Le Mostre) Ferreri, Marco
Design Activism Fuad-Luke, Alastair
Super Normal Fukasawa, Naoto et al.
The Magic of a People Girard, Alexander
Designing Design Hara, Kenya
Toothpicks and Logos Heskett, John
Design Since 1945 Hiesinger, Kathryn
In Praise of Slowness Honoré, Carl
Katachi Iwamiya, Takeji
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers Jackson, Lesley
Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Jackson, Paul A.
Furniture from British India and Ceylon Jaffer, Amin
Kelly Johnson, Clarence L. "Kelly"
Donald Judd: Raume Spaces Judd, Donald et al.
Charles and Ray Eames Kirkham, Pat
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000 Kirkham, Pat
The Shape of Time Kubler, George
A Century of Automotive Style Lamm, Michael et al.
Enfolding Life (生活與承載) Lau, Freeman
Designer: No Name Lenskog, Torbjörn
The Box Levinson, Marc
Disegno industriale: Un riesame (Industrial Design: A Review) Maldonado, Tomás
The Violin Maker Marchese, John
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things McDonough, William et al.
The Survival of the Bark Canoe McPhee, John
Sentinel Mead, Syd
Designing Interactions Moggridge, Bill
Jean Royère Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris,
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective Judd, Donald et al.
Alec Issigonis Nahum, Andrew
The Soul of a Tree Nakashima, George
Problems of Design Nelson, George
Eames Design Neuhart, John et al.
Josef Hoffmann Designs Noever, Peter
The Design of Everyday Things Norman, Donald
Enzo Mari Mari, Enzo et al.
The Art of Papercraft Ogawa, Kiroshi
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al.
Mackintosh to Mollino Ostergard, Derek E.
Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius Pevsner, Nikolaus
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s Piña, Leslie
An Illustrated History of Furnishing Praz, Mario
American Design Ethic Pulos, Arthur J.
Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design Radice, Barbara
Art Deco Jewelry Raulet, Sylvie
Antonio de Torres: Guitar Maker—His Life & Work Romanillos, Jose L.
Archtop Guitars Pensa, Rudy
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends Sadao, Shoji et al.
100 Best Bikes Sardar, Zahid
The Roots of Modern Design Schaefer, Herwin
Acquired of the Angels Schmidt, Paul William
The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm Sheridan, Michael
Scritto di notte (Written at Night) Sottsass, Ettore
An Introduction to Design and Culture in the Twentieth Century Sparke, Penny
As Long as It’s Pink Sparke, Penny
Clapton’s Guitar St. John, Allen
Shaping Things Sterling, Bruce
The Language of Things Sudjic, Deyan
Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams Suntory Museum,
Les Créateurs du temps Takahashi, Kazuyuki
Design After Modernism: Beyond the Object Thackara, John
Russian Decorative Arts 1917-1937 Tolstoy, Vladimir
Bart van der Leck van Kooten, Toos
Industrial Design, Unikate, Serienerzeugnisse Wichmann, Hans
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939 Wilk, Christopher
Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago Wingler, Hans
Sori Yanagi Design Yanagi, Sori (Munemichi)
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design Zahle, Erik
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