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 Thorgerson, Storm Comments:
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969 Morton, Julia et al.
Wolfgang Tillmans O'Brien, Sophie et al.
Why People Photograph Adams, Robert
Visite Privée Halard, François
Vision in Motion Moholy-Nagy, László
(un)Fashion Kalman, Tibor et al.
Typologies Becher, Bernd et al.
Tao of Photography Gross, Philippe et al.
Studio and Cube O’Doherty, Brian
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture Munari, Bruno
So Far So Goude Goude, Jean-Paul
Rome Klein, William
Rodchenko and the Arts of Revolutionary Russia Elliott, David
Punk’s Dead Barker, Simon et al.
Punk+ Rock, Sheila et al.
Portraits Avedon, Richard
Patti Smith: Dream of Life Sebring, Steven
Passage Penn, Irving
The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths Krauss, Rosalind
On Photography Sontag, Susan
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death Botz, Corinne May
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass Ruscha, Edward
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust Bowie, David et al.
Mimmo Jodice: Negli Anni Settanta (Mimmo Jodice: In the Seventies) Maggia, Filippo
Men/Women Ritts, Herb
Marilyn and Me Schiller, Lawrence
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double de L’Ecotais, Emmanuelle et al.
Madagascar Barbieri, Gian Paolo
Living Room Waplington, Nick et al.
Light & Shadow Moriyama, Daido
Libraries Höfer, Candida et al.
László Moholy-Nagy IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City Boeck, Filip de et al.
Iwao Yamawaki Yamawaki, Iwao et al.
Infrastructure Hayes, Brian
Industrial Landscapes Becher, Bernd et al.
The Human Figure in Motion Muybridge, Eadweard
Haptic Hara, Kenya
Happy Times Gill, Brendan et al.
Guerre à la tristesse (Fiesta in Pamplona) Aubier, Dominique
George Ohr, Art Potter: The Apostle of Individuality Ellison, Robert A.
Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 Kismaric, Susan et al.
The Family of Man Steichen, Edward
Exactitudes Versluis, Ari et al.
Evidence Mandel, Mike et al.
Diane Arbus Arbus, Diane
The Decisive Moment Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Cyclops Watson, Albert
The Cruel Radiance Linfield, Susie
Cover to Cover Snow, Michael
Cosmos of Light Plummer, Henry
Circles of Confusion Frampton, Hollis
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills Sherman, Cindy
Chroma Jarman, Derek
Chic Clicks Lehmann, Ulrich
Blinds & Shutters Cooper, Michael
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Danziger, James N.
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks Parks, Gordon et al.
Avedon: Photographs, 1947–1977 Avedon, Richard
August Sander Von Hartz, John et al.
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals Payne, Christopher et al.
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970–1990 Leibovitz, Annie
The Americans Frank, Robert
The American Wilderness Adams, Ansel
Alexey Brodovitch Purcell, William Kerry
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