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.
76 books
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt Goodman, Wendy et al. Comments:
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000 Kirkham, Pat
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932 Brandstätter, Christian
What Is Modern Design? Kaufmann Jr., Edgar
What If...?: The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell Pearlman, Chee et al.
Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People Lawford, Valentine
Visite Privée Halard, François
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design Zahle, Erik
Tony Duquette Goodman, Wendy et al.
Tapio Wirkkala Wirkkala, Tapio
Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior Metcalf, Pauline
Style by Saladino Saladino, John
Style and Design Hicks, David
The Splendor of France Schezen, Roberto
Sir John Soane: The Architect as Collector, 1753-1837 Thornton, Peter et al.
Perché un libro su Enzo Mari (Why Write a Book on Enzo Mari) Burkhardt, François et al.
Nouvelles Réussites de la Décoration Française, 1960-1966 Kernan, Thomas
New York Interior Design, 1935–1985: Inventors of Tradition Gura, Judith
Neoclassicism in the North Groth, Håkan
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939 Wilk, Christopher
Moderne: Fashioning the French Schleuning, Sarah
The Modern Interior Sparke, Penny
Merry Hall Nichols, Beverley
Mark Hampton on Decorating Hampton, Mark
Maarten van Severen Bekaert, Gert
Le Style Louis XVI Jullian, Philippe
Les Réussites de la Décoration Française 1950–1960 Kernan, Thomas
Les Décorateurs des années 40 Foucart, Bruno et al.
Legendary Decorators of the Twentieth Century Hampton, Mark
La Villa Kérylos Vian des Rives, Régis
La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork Vellay, Dominique
John Fowler: Prince of Decorators Wood, Martin
Jean-Michel Frank Chanaux, Adolphe et al.
Jean Royère Musée des arts décoratifs, Paris,
Jean Royère Lacoste, Jacques
Jansen: Decoration Leveque, Jean
Jansen Abbott, James Archer
Italy: The New Domestic Landscape Ambasz, Emilio
Italian Splendor Basehart, Jack et al.
In House Moore, Derry et al.
An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau Praz, Mario
The House of Life Praz, Mario
The House in My Head Rodgers, Dorothy
High-tech Kron, Joan et al.
Hans J. Wegner Bernsen, Jens
Great Houses of England and Wales Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh et al.
The Furniture of Gerrit Thomas Rietveld Baroni, Daniele
Furniture from British India and Ceylon Jaffer, Amin
Form & Decoration: Innovation in the Decorative Arts, 1470–1870 Thornton, Peter
The Finest Rooms in France Editors of French House & Garden,
The Finest Rooms in America Jayne, Thomas
The Finest Rooms Tweed, Katharine
Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes David, Fernand et al.
The English House Muthesius, Hermann
Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration Sparke, Penny
Eileen Gray Adam, Peter
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s Piña, Leslie
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective Judd, Donald et al.
Designing the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today Sparke, Penny
The Decoration of Houses Wharton, Edith et al.
David Hicks: A Life of Design Hicks, Ashley
David Hicks on Decoration—with Fabrics Hicks, David
David Adler: The Architect and His Work Pratt, Richard
Classic Style Miller, Judith
By Design Caplan, Ralph
Bloomingdale’s Book of Home Decorating D’Arcy, Barbara
Billy Baldwin Remembers Baldwin, Billy
Billy Baldwin Decorates Baldwin, Billy
The Big Book of Chic Redd, Miles
Behind the Picture Window Rudofsky, Bernard
Axel Vervoordt: Timeless Interiors Baron, Armelle
Axel Vervoordt Etherington-Smith, Meredith
Authentic Décor: The Domestic Interior 1620–1920 Thornton, Peter
Apartments for the Affluent Alpern, Andrew
Anatomy for Interior Designers Schroeder, Francis de N.
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al.
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