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.
75 books
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
Wendy Goodman et al.
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932
Christian Brandstätter
What Is Modern Design?
Edgar Kaufmann Jr.
Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People
Valentine Lawford
Visite Privée
François Halard
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design
Erik Zahle, ed.
Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior
Pauline C. Metcalf
The Splendor of France
Roberto Schezen
Sir John Soane: The Architect as Collector, 1753-1837
Peter Thornton et al.
Perché un libro su Enzo Mari (Why Write a Book on Enzo Mari)
François Burkhardt et al.
Nouvelles Réussites de la Décoration Française, 1960-1966
Thomas Kernan
New York Interior Design, 1935–1985: Inventors of Tradition
Judith Gura
Neoclassicism in the North
Håkan Groth
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939
Christopher Wilk, ed.
Moderne: Fashioning the French
Sarah Schleuning
Mark Hampton on Decorating
Mark Hampton
Maarten van Severen
Gert Bekaert
Le Style Louis XVI
Philippe Julian
Les Réussites de la Décoration Française 1950–1960
Thomas Kernan
Les Décorateurs des années 40
Bruno Foucart et al.
Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century
Mark Hampton
La Villa Kérylos
Vian des Rives
La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork
Dominique Vellay
John Fowler: Prince of Decorators
Martin Wood
Jean Royère
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Jansen: Decoration
Jean Leveque
An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau
Mario Praz
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