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
The World as Design Aicher, Otl Comments:
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000 Kirkham, Pat
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932 Brandstätter, Christian
The Violin Maker Marchese, John
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design Zahle, Erik
Toothpicks and Logos Heskett, John
The Art of Papercraft Ogawa, Kiroshi
That Shop in Via Montenapoleone Barbiellini Amidei, Gaspare et al.
The Survival of the Bark Canoe McPhee, John
Super Normal Fukasawa, Naoto et al.
The Soul of a Tree Nakashima, George
Sori Yanagi Design Yanagi, Sori (Munemichi)
Shaping Things Sterling, Bruce
The Shape of Time Kubler, George
Sentinel Mead, Syd
Scritto di notte (Written at Night) Sottsass, Ettore
Russian Furniture: The Golden Age 1780–1840 Chenevière, Antoine
Russian Decorative Arts 1917-1937 Tolstoy, Vladimir
The Roots of Modern Design Schaefer, Herwin
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec Bouroullec, Ronan et al.
Richard Sachs: Bicycle Maker Czerula, Nick et al.
Purdey’s Beaumont, Richard
Problems of Design Nelson, George
Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius Pevsner, Nikolaus
Phaidon Design Classics Editors of Phaidon Press,
Perché un libro su Enzo Mari (Why Write a Book on Enzo Mari) Burkhardt, François et al.
100 Best Bikes Sardar, Zahid
One Gear Cossu, Matteo
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939 Wilk, Christopher
Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design Radice, Barbara
Marianne Brandt Brockhage, Hans et al.
Makers: The New Industrial Revolution Anderson, Chris
The Magic of a People Girard, Alexander
Mackintosh to Mollino Ostergard, Derek E.
Maarten van Severen Bekaert, Gert
Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams Suntory Museum,
Les Créateurs du temps Takahashi, Kazuyuki
Les Années “25” Brunhammer, Yvonne
The Language of Things Sudjic, Deyan
La Crisi della Qualità (The Quality Crisis) Branzi, Andrea
KGID Bohm, Florian
Kelly Johnson, Clarence L. "Kelly"
Katachi Iwamiya, Takeji
Josef Hoffmann Designs Noever, Peter
Jean-Michel Frank Chanaux, Adolphe et al.
Jean Royère Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris,
Jean Puiforcat Bonneville, Françoise de
Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft Jackson, Paul A.
Italy: The New Domestic Landscape Ambasz, Emilio
Irma Boom: Biography in Books Boom, Irma
An Introduction to Design and Culture in the Twentieth Century Sparke, Penny
Industrial Design, Unikate, Serienerzeugnisse Wichmann, Hans
In Praise of Slowness Honoré, Carl
An Illustrated History of Furnishing Praz, Mario
Hidden Forms Clivio, Franco et al.
Hans J. Wegner Bernsen, Jens
The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm Sheridan, Michael
The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Baroni, Daniele
Furniture from British India and Ceylon Jaffer, Amin
A Fine Line Esslinger, Hartmut
Eureka! de Bono, Edward
Enzo Mari—Sixty Paperweights: The Intellectual Work Ascari, Alessio et al.
Enzo Mari Mari, Enzo et al.
Enfolding Life (生活與承載) Lau, Freeman
Emotionally Durable Design Chapman, Jonathan
Eliot Noyes Bruce, Gordon
Eileen Gray Adam, Peter
Eames Design Neuhart, John et al.
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s Piña, Leslie
Donald Judd: Raume Spaces Judd, Donald et al.
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective Judd, Donald et al.
Disegno industriale: Un riesame (Industrial Design: A Review) Maldonado, Tomás
Designing Interactions Moggridge, Bill
Designing for People Dreyfuss, Henry
Designing Design Hara, Kenya
Designer: No Name Lenskog, Torbjörn
Design Since 1945 Hiesinger, Kathryn
The Design of Everyday Things Norman, Donald
Design 1935–1965: What Modern Was Eidelberg, Martin
Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision, 1925–1950 Clark, Robert J.
Design by Choice Banham, Reyner et al.
Design After Modernism: Beyond the Object Thackara, John
Design Activism Fuad-Luke, Alastair
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things McDonough, William et al.
Clapton’s Guitar St. John, Allen
Charles and Ray Eames Kirkham, Pat
A Century of Automotive Style Lamm, Michael et al.
By Design Caplan, Ralph
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends Sadao, Shoji et al.
The Box Levinson, Marc
Bookmarks (Georgetti, Le Mostre) Ferreri, Marco
Bauhaus: Weimar, Dessau, Berlin, Chicago Wingler, Hans
Bart van der Leck van Kooten, Toos
As Long as It’s Pink Sparke, Penny
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding Duncan, Alastair et al.
Art Deco Jewelry Raulet, Sylvie
Archtop Guitars Pensa, Rudy
Antonio de Torres: Guitar Maker—His Life & Work Romanillos, Jose L.
American Design Ethic Pulos, Arthur J.
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al.
Alec Issigonis Nahum, Andrew
Acquired of the Angels Schmidt, Paul William
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers Jackson, Lesley
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