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 Holy Bible, King James Version
American Bible Society
Specimen Book and Catalogue, 1923
American Type Founders Company
The Golden Book of Biology
Gerald Ames
The Red Shoes
Hans Christian Andersen
Mid-Course Correction: Toward a Sustainable Enterprise, The Interface Model
Ray C. Anderson
Confessions of a Radical Industrialist
Ray C. Anderson et al.
The Letters of Mozart & His Family (3 vols.)
Emily Anderson, ed.
Conformismo e Trasgressione
Annamaria Andreoli
The Art of Florence
Glenn M. Andres et al.
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
The Cloud of Unknowing
Anonymous et al.
The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas
On Being and Essence
Thomas Aquinas
Pamphlet Architecture 27, Tooling
Benjamin Aranda et al.
Sigurd Lewerentz, 1888-1975
Architectural Association
The Sense of Unity
Nader Ardalan et al.
It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want to Be
Paul Arden
Storia dell’Arte Italiana (3 vols.)
Giulio Carlo Argan
Walter Gropius e la Bauhaus
Giulio Carlo Argan
A History of Private Life
Philippe Ariès et al.
Ocean Flowers
Carol Armstrong et al.
The Battle for God
Karen Armstrong
In Their Own Way
Thomas Armstrong
Art and Visual Perception
Rudolf Arnheim
The Power of the Center
Rudolf Arnheim
Patterns of Fashion: The Cut and Construction of Clothes for Men and Women c. 1560–1620
Janet Arnold
The Book of Games
Peter Arnold
Branding the Nation
Melissa Aronczyk
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