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.
76 books
Jansen Abbott, James Archer Comments:
Eileen Gray Adam, Peter
Italy: The New Domestic Landscape Ambasz, Emilio
Apartments for the Affluent Alpern, Andrew
Billy Baldwin Remembers Baldwin, Billy
Billy Baldwin Decorates Baldwin, Billy
Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors Baron, Armelle
The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Baroni, Daniele
Italian Splendor Basehart, Jack et al.
Maarten van Severen Bekaert, Gert
Hans J. Wegner Bernsen, Jens
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932 Brandstätter, Christian
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.
Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes David, Fernand et al.
La Villa Kérylos Vian des Rives, Régis
Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating D’Arcy, Barbara
Axel Vervoordt Etherington-Smith, Meredith
Les Décorateurs des années 40 Foucart, Bruno et al.
The Finest Rooms in France Editors of French House & Garden,
Tony Duquette Goodman, Wendy et al.
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt Goodman, Wendy et al.
Neoclassicism in the North Groth, Håkan
New York Interior Design, 1935–1985: Inventors of Tradition Gura, Judith
Visite Privée Halard, François
Mark Hampton on Decorating Hampton, Mark
Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century Hampton, Mark
David Hicks: A Life of Design Hicks, Ashley
David Hicks on Decoration—with Fabrics Hicks, David
Style and Design Hicks, David
Furniture from British India and Ceylon Jaffer, Amin
The Finest Rooms in America Jayne, Thomas
Le Style Louis XVI Jullian, Philippe
What Is Modern Design? Kaufmann Jr., Edgar
Les Réussites de la Décoration Française 1950–1960 Kernan, Thomas
Nouvelles Réussites de la Décoration Française, 1960-1966 Kernan, Thomas
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000 Kirkham, Pat
High-tech Kron, Joan et al.
Jean Royère Lacoste, Jacques
Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People Lawford, Valentine
Jansen: Decoration Leveque, Jean
Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior Metcalf, Pauline
Classic Style Miller, Judith
Great Houses of England and Wales Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh et al.
In House Moore, Derry et al.
Jean Royère Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris,
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective Judd, Donald et al.
The English House Muthesius, Hermann
Merry Hall Nichols, Beverley
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al.
What If...?: The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell Pearlman, Chee et al.
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s Piña, Leslie
David Adler: The Architect and His Work Pratt, Richard
An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau Praz, Mario
The House of Life Praz, Mario
The Big Book of Chic Redd, Miles
The House in My Head Rodgers, Dorothy
Behind the Picture Window Rudofsky, Bernard
Style by Saladino Saladino, John
The Splendor of France Schezen, Roberto
Moderne: Fashioning the French Schleuning, Sarah
Anatomy for Interior Designers Schroeder, Francis de N.
Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration Sparke, Penny
Designing the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today Sparke, Penny
The Modern Interior Sparke, Penny
Authentic Décor: The Domestic Interior 1620–1920 Thornton, Peter
Form & Decoration: Innovation in the Decorative Arts, 1470–1870 Thornton, Peter
Sir John Soane: The Architect as Collector, 1753-1837 Thornton, Peter et al.
The Finest Rooms Tweed, Katharine
La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork Vellay, Dominique
The Decoration of Houses Wharton, Edith et al.
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939 Wilk, Christopher
Tapio Wirkkala Wirkkala, Tapio
John Fowler: Prince of Decorators Wood, Martin
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design Zahle, Erik
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