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
Ugly: The Aesthetics of Everything
Stephen Bayley
Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life
Henry Beard
100 Years of Western Wear
Tyler Beard
The Glass of Fashion
Cecil Beaton
The Best of Beaton
Cecil Beaton et al.
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Industrial Landscapes
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Füssli, the Wild Swiss (Fuseli, the Wild Swiss)
Christoph Becker, ed.
Pop-Up City
Jeroen Beekmans et al.
Maarten van Severen
Gert Bekaert
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
Ruth Benedict
For an Architecture of Reality
Michael Benedikt
History of Modern Architecture (Storia dell’Architettura Moderna )
Leonardo Benevolo
The Origins of Modern Town Planning
Leonardo Benevolo
The Shape of a Pocket
John Berger
Hold Everything Dear
John Berger
Rediscovered Masterpieces of Mesoamerica
Gerald Berjonneau et al.
Cent ans d’histoire de France
Emmanuel Berl
Standing by Words
Wendell Berry
Blood and Oil in the Orient
Essad Bey
The Venturesome Economy
Amar Bhidé
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