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.
240 books
The World of M. C. Escher
M. C. Escher et al.
Word and Image: Posters from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art
Alan M. Fern
Word and Image
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA)
Wolfgang Tillmans
Sophie O'Brien et al.
Wiener Werkstätte: Kunst und Handwerk, 1903–1932
Werner Schweiger
What Are You Looking At?
Will Gompertz
Walton Ford: Pancha Tantra
Walton Ford et al.
Walter Pichler: Zwei Troge, Wasserrinnen
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman
Walter Pichler
Walter Pichler et al.
Vision and Difference: Femininity, Feminism and Histories of Art
Griselda Pollock
The Unknown Craftsman
Soetsu Yanagi
The Unfashionable Human Body
Bernard Rudofsky
Tom Sachs: Lever House “Bronze Collection”
Tom Sachs
Théorie du nuage
Hubert Damisch
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840
Alexander John Brown Youngson
Techniques of the Observer
Jonathan Crary
Système de la Mode (The Fashion System)
Roland Barthes
Suspensions of Perception
Jonathan Crary
Super Constellation
Christoph Asendorf
Studio and Cube
Brian O’Doherty
Studies in Iconology
Erwin Panofsky
Structure of the Visual Book
Keith Smith
Storia dell’Arte Italiana (3 vols.)
Giulio Carlo Argan
The Stamp of Fantasy
Ute Eskildsen et al.
The Spirit of Folk Art
Henry Glassie
The Shock of the New
Robert Hughes
The Shape of a Pocket
John Berger
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