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
Woman’s World: A Novel
Graham Rawle
A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Erich Maria Remarque
The Collected Short Stories of Jean Rhys
Jean Rhys
Portnoy’s Complaint
Philip Roth
Impressions of Africa
Raymond Roussel
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
J. K. Rowling
Rashomon and Other Stories
Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Kissing in Manhattan
David Schickler
Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass
Bruno Schulz
The Wine-Dark Sea
Leonardo Sciascia
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
David Sedaris
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
David Sedaris
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See
Vindication: A Novel
Frances Sherwood
Ryoma ga Yuku (Ryoma Goes)
Ryotaro Shiba
Saka no ue no kumo (Clouds on the Slope)
Ryotaro Shiba
The Tale of Genji
Murasaki (Lady Murasaki) Shikibu
A Maigret Trio
Georges Simenon
The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer
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