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.
66 books
The Work of Hipgnosis
Storm Thorgerson
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969
Julia Morton et al.
Wolfgang Tillmans
Sophie O'Brien et al.
Why People Photograph
Robert Adams
Visite Privée
François Halard
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Tao of Photography
Philippe L. Gross et al.
Studio and Cube
Brian O’Doherty
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture
Bruno Munari
Rodchenko and the Arts of Revolutionary Russia
David Elliott
Punk’s Dead
Simon Barker et al.
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Steven Sebring
The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths
Rosalind Krauss
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Corinne May Botz
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass
Edward Ruscha
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie et al.
Mimmo Jodice: Negli Anni Settanta (Mimmo Jodice: In the Seventies)
Filippo Maggia
Marilyn and Me
Lawrence Schiller
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double
Emmanuelle de L’Ecotais et al.
Living Room
Nick Waplington et al.
Candida Hofer et al.
László Moholy-Nagy
IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City
Filip de Boeck et al.
Industrial Landscapes
Bernd and Hilla Becher
The Human Figure in Motion
Eadweard Muybridge
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