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.
103 books
Toothpicks and Logos
John Heskett
Design Since 1945
Kathryn Hiesinger, ed.
In Praise of Slowness
Carl Honoré
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers
Lesley Jackson
Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft
Paul A. Jackson
Furniture from British India and Ceylon
Amin Jaffer
Clarence L. (Kelly) Johnson
Donald Judd: Raume Spaces
Donald Judd et al.
Charles and Ray Eames
Pat Kirkham
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
The Shape of Time
George Kubler
A Century of Automotive Style
Michael Lamm et al.
Enfolding Life (生活與承載)
Freeman Lau
Designer: No Name
Torbjörn Lenskog
Disegno industriale: Un riesame (Industrial Design: A Review)
Tomás Maldonado
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough et al.
Jean Royère
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen
Josef Hoffmann Designs
Peter Noever, ed.
Enzo Mari
Hans Ulrich Obrist et al.
The Art of Papercraft
Kiroshi Ogawa
Mackintosh to Mollino
Derek E. Ostergard
Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius
Nikolaus Pevsner
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s
Leslie Piña
An Illustrated History of Furnishing
Mario Praz
Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design
Barbara Radice
Art Deco Jewelry
Sylvie Raulet
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