Current Reading

These are the books that our invited designers, commentators, and guest contributors are currently reading.
135 books
The Greatest Grid Ballon, Hilary Columbia University Press
After Finitude Meillassoux, Quentin Continuum
After London, or Wild England Jefferies, Richard Book Jungle
The Age of Insight Kandel, Eric Random House
America Primo Amore Soldati, Mario Mondadori
American Gridlock Brock, H. Woody John Wiley & Sons
The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures Pritchard, James B. Princeton University Press
Architecture’s Desire Hays, K. Michael The MIT Press
Beijing Record Wang, Jun World Scientific
The Belly of Paris Zola, Émile Sun & Moon Press
Bicycle Diaries Byrne, David Viking
Bird by Bird Lamott, Anne Anchor Books/Doubleday
Blink Gladwell, Malcolm Little, Brown and Co.
Blinky Palermo Mehring, Christine Yale University Press
Blueprints for Modern Living Smith, Elizabeth A. T. The MIT Press
Born Modern Heller, Steven et al. Chronicle Books
A Breath of Life Lispector, Clarice New Directions
Caravaggio Graham-Dixon, Andrew W. W. Norton
Cheever: A Life Bailey, Blake Knopf
Cherry: A Memoir Karr, Mary Penguin
The City & the City Miéville, China Ballantine Books
Clement Greenberg: A Critic’s Collection Guenther, Bruce Princeton University Press
Clip Stamp Fold Colomina, Beatriz et al. Actar
The Complete Cosmicomics Calvino, Italo Penguin
Cooking for Geeks Potter, Jeff O’Reilly
Couples Updike, John Knopf
Cousin Pons Balzac, Honoré de Penguin Books
Critical Mass Ball, Philip Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Daring Greatly Brown, Brené Gotham Books
Das Bastardbuch Neuenfels, Hans Bertelsmann
Death at Intervals Saramago, José Vintage
Delirious New York Koolhaas, Rem The Monacelli Press
The Devil in the White City Larson, Erik Crown
The Diagrams of Architecture Garcia, Mark Wiley
The Dialogic Imagination Bakhtin, Mikhail et al. University of Texas Press
Dit zijn de namen (These Are the Names) Wieringa, Tommy De Bezige Bij
The Ecstasy of Influence Lethem, Jonathan Doubleday
The Enchanted Wanderer and Other Stories Leskov, Nikolai et al. Knopf
The End of Mr. Yi Thomas, Scarlett Harcourt
The Epic of Gilgamesh Anonymous Penguin Classics
Eros the Bittersweet Carson, Anne Dalkey Archive Press
Extra Lives Bissell, Tom Pantheon Books
A Failure of Capitalism Posner, Richard Harvard University Press
Fictions and the Figures of Life Gass, William Knopf
A Fine Balance Mistry, Rohinton Knopf
First Class Stewart, Alison Lawrence Hill Books
Food Designing Guixé, Martí Edizioni Corraini
A Full Cup D’Antonio, Michael Riverhead Books
A Geography of Time Levine, Robert Basic Books
George, Be Careful Lois, George Saturday Review Press
The German Genius Watson, Peter HarperCollins
Giorgio Morandi: A Retrospective Bandera Viani, Maria Cristina Silvana Editoriale
Glock: The Rise of America’s Gun Barrett, Paul Crown
Glückskind Uhly, Steven Secession Verlag
Godenslaap (Divine Sleep) Mortier, Erwin De Bezige Bij
A Good Man Is Hard To Find and Other Stories O’Connor, Flannery Harcourt, Brace
The Great Pearl Heist Crosby, Molly Cadwell Berkely Books
Grief Lessons Carson, Anne New York Review Books
The Gun Chivers, C. J. Simon & Schuster
Gypsy Boy Walsh, Mikey Hodder & Stoughton
Harald Szemann, Individual Methodology Derieux, Florence JRP Ringier with D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers
Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961 Hendrickson, Paul Knopf
A History of the World in 100 Objects MacGregor, Neil Allen Lane
Imagine Lehrer, Jonah Houghton Mifflin
The Impossible Dead Rankin, Ian Orion Books
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex Philbrick, Nathaniel Penguin
John Cheever: Collected Stories Cheever, John Vintage
Just Kids Smith, Patti Ecco
Keep Your Brain Alive Katz, Lawrence et al. Workman
Kenzo Tange and the Metabolist Movement Lin, Zhongjie Routledge
Kissing Architecture Lavin, Sylvia Princeton University Press
Koninkrijk vol sloppen, achterbuurten en vuil in de negentiende eeuw van der Woude, Auke Bert Bakker
La Folie Baudelaire Calasso, Roberto Allen Lane
Le piccole virtù Ginzburg, Natalia Einaudi
L’Eretico (The Heretic) Martigli, Carlo A. Longanesi
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America Dolin, Eric Jay W. W. Norton
The Limit: Life and Death on the 1961 Grand Prix Circuit Cannell, Michael T. Twelve Books
Living Well Is the Best Revenge Tomkins, Calvin Modern Library
Look at the Birdie Vonnegut, Kurt Delacorte Press
The Lowland Lahiri, Jhumpa Knopf
L’Italia della Controriforma (Italy and the Counter Reformation) Montanelli, Indro et al. Rizzoli International Publications
MaddAddam Atwood, Margaret Random House
Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention Marable, Manning Viking
The Map and the Territory (La Carte et le Territoire) Houellebecq, Michel Knopf
Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews Tomkins, Calvin Badlands Unlimited
Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures Bantjes, Marian Metropolis Books
Measuring America Linklater, Andro Walker and Co.
Mick Jagger Norman, Philip Ecco
The (Mis)Behavior of Markets Mandelbrot, Benoit et al. Basic Books
A More Beautiful Question Berger, Warren Bloomsbury
Music and Architecture Xenakis, Iannis et al. Pendragon Press
My Prizes Bernhard, Thomas Knopf
The New Digital Age Schmidt, Eric et al. Knopf
On the Grid Huler, Scott Rodale
On the Origin of Teepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves) Hughes, Jonnie Free Press
On Translation Ricoeur, Paul Routledge
One Gear Cossu, Matteo Gingko Press
1Q84 Murakami, Haruki Knopf
The One Smith, R. J. Gotham Books
Out of Our Heads Noë, Alva Hill and Wang
Pasta by Design Legendre, George L. et al. Thames & Hudson
The Perfect House: A Journey with the Renaissance Master Andrea Palladio Rybczynski, Witold Scribner
Peter Teuful: A Tale of Car Design in 3 Parts Bangle, Chris Chris Bangle Associates
The Planning Game Garvin, Alexander W. W. Norton
Project Japan Koolhaas, Rem et al. TASCHEN
The Race: Extreme Sailing and Its Ultimate Event Zimmermann, Tim Mariner Books
Reinventing the Wheel Helfand, Jessica Princeton Architectural Press
Religion in Human Evolution Bellah, Robert N. The Belknap Press
Rousseau en ik Doorman, Maarten Bert Bakker
Scritto di notte (Written at Night) Sottsass, Ettore Adelphi
The Sea Wall Duras, Marguerite HarperCollins
See Yourself Sensing Schwartzman, Madeline Black Dog Publishing
The Shallows Carr, Nicholas W. W. Norton
Silence Endo, Shusaku Peter Owen
The Silence of Animals: On Progress and Other Modern Myths Gray, John Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Slouching Towards Bethlehem Didion, Joan Farrar, Straus and Giroux
The Social History of the Machine Gun Ellis, John Johns Hopkins University Press
The Speculative Turn Bryant, Levi et al.
Stay, Illusion! Critchley, Simon et al. Pantheon
Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter Simon & Schuster
Stoner Williams, John New York Review Books
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern Greenblatt, Stephen W. W. Norton
The WPA Guide to New York City: The Federal Writers’ Project Guide to 1930s New York Whyte, William New Press
Things Come Apart McLellan, Todd Thames & Hudson
Thinking, Fast and Slow Kahneman, Daniel Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Triumph of the City Glaeser, Edward Penguin
Uncanny Valley Weschler, Lawrence Counterpoint Press
Understanding Early Civilizations Trigger, Bruce Cambridge University Press
Waterfront Lopate, Philip Anchor Books/Doubleday
We All Went to Paris Longstreet, Stephen Macmillan
What Are You Looking At? Gompertz, Will Dutton
Winter Journal Auster, Paul Henry Holt and Company
World Enough & Time McEwen, Christian Bauhan
Yes, Chef Samuelsson, Marcus Random House
You Remind Me of Me Chaon, Dan Ballantine Books