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
The American City from the Civil War to the New Deal
Making Futures
A Romance of the Equator
Brian Wilson
Das Kapital (Capital)
Karl Marx
Vas: An Opera in Flatland
Steve Tomasula et al.
Janet Abrams et al.
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
The Architecture of Michelangelo
James S. Ackerman
The American Wilderness
Ansel Adams
The Care and Feeding of Ideas
James L. Adams
Balfour: The Last Grandee
R.J.Q. Adams
Why People Photograph
Robert Adams
Twenty Years at Hull-House
Jane Addams
What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays
Giorgio Agamben
Analogous and Digital
Otl Aicher
On the Art of Building in Ten Books
Leon Battista Alberti
Carlo Scarpa: Architecture in Details
Bianca Albertini et al.
Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom
The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics 2
Alan Aldridge
Ci sarà un altro mare
Manuel Alegre
Notes on the Synthesis of Form
Christopher Alexander
The Deposition of Richard Prince: In the Case of Cariou V. Prince et al.
Greg Allen, ed.
The House of Spirits
Isabel Allende
Imagined Cities: Urban Experience and the Language of the Novel
Robert Alter
Magnificence of the Tsars
Svetlana A. Amelekhina
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