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
Enzo Mari—Sixty Paperweights: The Intellectual Work
Alessio Ascari et al.
Super Constellation
Christoph Asendorf
Rivers and Mountains
John Ashbery
The Year of the Flood
Margaret Atwood
Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood
Guerre à la tristesse (Fiesta in Pamplona)
Dominique Aubier
Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity
Marc Augé
The Invention of Solitude
Paul Auster
Les contes du chat perché
Marcel Aymé
Otaku: Japan’s Database Animals
Hiroki Azuma
Constantin Brancusi
Friedrich Teja Bach
Baedeker’s Rome and Central Italy
Karl Baedeker
Notes of a Native Son
James Baldwin
The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard
J. G. Ballard et al.
The Atrocity Exhibition
J. G. Ballard
Vermilion Sands
J. G. Ballard
La Comédie Humaine (The Human Comedy)
Honoré de Balzac
Walter Bangerter et al.
Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung
Lester Bangs
Los Angeles: The Architecture of Four Ecologies
Reyner Banham
Scenes in America Deserta
Reyner Banham
Design by Choice
Reyner Banham et al.
A Critic Writes: Essays by Reyner Banham
Reyner Banham
The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment
Reyner Banham
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