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.
66 books
The American Wilderness Adams, Ansel Comments:
Why People Photograph Adams, Robert
Diane Arbus Arbus, Diane
Guerre à la tristesse (Fiesta in Pamplona) Aubier, Dominique
Portraits Avedon, Richard
Avedon: Photographs, 1947–1977 Avedon, Richard
Madagascar Barbieri, Gian Paolo
Punk’s Dead Barker, Simon et al.
Typologies Becher, Bernd et al.
Industrial Landscapes Becher, Bernd et al.
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City Boeck, Filip de et al.
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death Botz, Corinne May
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust Bowie, David et al.
The Decisive Moment Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Blinds & Shutters Cooper, Michael
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Danziger, James N.
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double de L’Ecotais, Emmanuelle et al.
Rodchenko and the Arts of Revolutionary Russia Elliott, David
George Ohr, Art Potter: The Apostle of Individuality Ellison, Robert A.
Circles of Confusion Frampton, Hollis
The Americans Frank, Robert
Happy Times Gill, Brendan et al.
So Far So Goude Goude, Jean-Paul
Tao of Photography Gross, Philippe et al.
Visite Privée Halard, François
Haptic Hara, Kenya
Infrastructure Hayes, Brian
Libraries Höfer, Candida et al.
László Moholy-Nagy IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Chroma Jarman, Derek
(un)Fashion Kalman, Tibor et al.
Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 Kismaric, Susan et al.
Rome Klein, William
The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths Krauss, Rosalind
Chic Clicks Lehmann, Ulrich
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970–1990 Leibovitz, Annie
The Cruel Radiance Linfield, Susie
Mimmo Jodice: Negli Anni Settanta (Mimmo Jodice: In the Seventies) Maggia, Filippo
Evidence Mandel, Mike et al.
Vision in Motion Moholy-Nagy, László
Light & Shadow Moriyama, Daido
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969 Morton, Julia et al.
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture Munari, Bruno
The Human Figure in Motion Muybridge, Eadweard
Wolfgang Tillmans O'Brien, Sophie et al.
Studio and Cube O’Doherty, Brian
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks Parks, Gordon et al.
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals Payne, Christopher et al.
Passage Penn, Irving
Cosmos of Light Plummer, Henry
Alexey Brodovitch Purcell, William Kerry
Men/Women Ritts, Herb
Punk+ Rock, Sheila et al.
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass Ruscha, Edward
Marilyn and Me Schiller, Lawrence
Patti Smith: Dream of Life Sebring, Steven
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills Sherman, Cindy
Cover to Cover Snow, Michael
On Photography Sontag, Susan
The Family of Man Steichen, Edward
The Work of Hipgnosis Thorgerson, Storm
Exactitudes Versluis, Ari et al.
August Sander Von Hartz, John et al.
Living Room Waplington, Nick et al.
Cyclops Watson, Albert
Iwao Yamawaki Yamawaki, Iwao et al.
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