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.
329 books
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
Nicolai Gogol
Le rivage des Syrtes (The Opposing Shore)
Julien Gracq
The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett
The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Death in the Afternoon
Ernest Hemingway
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
Amy Hempel et al.
The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)
Hermann Hesse
Narcissus and Goldmund
Hermann Hesse
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Eric Hodgins
Things You Should Know
A. M. Homes
The Elementary Particles
Michel Houellebecq
The Map and the Territory (La Carte et le Territoire)
Michel Houellebecq
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo
Against Nature (A Rebours)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving
Notes of a Son and Brother
Henry James
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (German edition, Ein Porträt des Künstlers als junger Mann)
James Joyce
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Ken Kesey
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