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 Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery
That Shop in Via Montenapoleone
Gaspare Barbiellini Amidei et al.
Punk’s Dead
Simon Barker et al.
Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors
Armelle Baron
The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld
Daniele Baroni
Masters of Modern Art
Alfred Barr
Barragán Guide
Luis Barragán et al.
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life
Carrie Barratt et al.
Magritte and Contemporary Art
Stephanie Barron
Fragments d’un discours amoureux (A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments)
Roland Barthes
Système de la Mode (The Fashion System)
Roland Barthes
The Pleasure of the Text
Roland Barthes
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Giogio Bassani
Oeuvres completes, vol. 1
Georges Bataille et al.
Visions of Excess
Georges Bataille
Materials for the Study of Variation Treated with Especial Regard to Discontinuity in the Origin of Species
William Bateson
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
Jean-Dominique Bauby
Le système des objets (The System of Objects)
Jean Baudrillard
The Transparency of Evil
Jean Baudrillard
The Consumer Society
Jean Baudrillard
La Sparizione dell’Arte (The Disappearance of Art)
Jean Baudrillard
Il Sogno della Merce (The Dream of Goods)
Jean Baudrillard et al.
The Ecstasy of Communication
Jean Baudrillard
L’autre par lui-même (The Other by Itself)
Jean Baudrillard
Painting and Experience in Fifteenth-Century Italy
Michael Baxandall
Art & Fear
David Bayles et al.
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