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.
36 books
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Roald Dahl
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
The Velvet Room
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Tanglewood Tales
Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
Sparkle and Spin: A Book About Words
Ann Rand et al.
Schellen-Ursli: A Bell for Ursli
Selina Chönz et al.
The Red Shoes
Hans Christian Andersen
Nella Notte Buia (In the Darkness of the Night)
Bruno Munari
Nella Nebbia di Milano (In the Fog of Milan)
Bruno Munari
Miss Piggy’s Guide to Life
Henry Beard
Max in Hollywood, Baby
Maira Kalman
The Little Golden Book of Words
Selma Lola Chambers
Les contes du chat perché
Marcel Aymé
It’s Like This, Cat
Emily Cheney Neville
Horton Hears a Who!
Dr. Seuss
Henri’s Walk to Paris
Leonore Klein et al.
Harriet the Spy
Louise Fitzhugh
Harold and the Purple Crayon
Crockett Johnson
Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?
Dr. Seuss
Curious George Rides a Bike
H. A. Rey
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas
The Black Corsair (Il corsaro nero)
Emilio Salgari
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees
Palmer Brown
Alice in Wonderland: Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Lewis Carroll
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