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 Future of Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Natural House
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Essential Frank Lloyd Wright: Critical Writings on Architecture
Frank Lloyd Wright et al.
Letters to Clients
Frank Lloyd Wright
Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright (Studies and Executed Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright)
Frank Lloyd Wright
The Dream of the Red Chamber
Cao Xueqin
The Beauty of Chinese Calligraphy: Dancing Cursive (漢字書法之美—舞動行草)
Jiang Xun (蔣勳)
Japanese Houses Today
Iwao Yamawaki
The Unknown Craftsman
Soetsu Yanagi
Autobiography of a Yogi
Parmahansa Yogananda
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840
Alexander John Brown Youngson
A World Without Time
Palle Yourgrau
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design
Erik Zahle, ed.
Typographic Variations (Typographische Variationen)
Hermann Zapf
Sense of the City
Mirko Zardini, ed.
An Intimate History of Humanity
Theodore Zeldin
The Case for the Burial of Ancestors, Book 3: The History of the Tabernacle
Paul Zelevansky
L’Art des Cyclades
Christian Zervos
Storia dell’Architettura Moderna, vol. 2
Bruno Zevi
The Uncommon Numbers Trilogy
Brenda Casey Zoby
The Ladies’ Paradise (Au Bonheur des Dames)
Emile Zola
Thinking Architecture
Peter Zumthor
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