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.
318 books
Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller
Claude Lichtenstein et al.
You Have to Pay for the Public Life
Charles, W. Moore et al.
Wooden Houses
Makoto Suzuki et al.
Without Rhetoric
Alison and Peter Smithson
White Walls, Designer Dresses
Mark Wigley
When the Cathedrals Were White
Le Corbusier
What Is Modern Design?
Edgar Kaufmann Jr.
What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays
Giorgio Agamben
What If...?: The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell
Chee Pearlman, ed. et al.
Walter Pichler: Zwei Troge, Wasserrinnen
Galerie Elisabeth & Klaus Thoman
Walter Gropius e la Bauhaus
Giulio Carlo Argan
Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture
Vitruvius Pollio
Venezia Minore
Egle Renata Trincanato et al.
The Turning Point of Building
Konrad Wachsmann
Trutg dil Flem: Seven Bridges by Jürg Conzett
Wilfried Dechau et al.
Trotzdem, 1900–1930
Adolf Loos
Tropical Modernism
James Grayson Trulove
Translations from Drawing to Building and Other Essays
Robin Evans
Traditional Islamic Craft in Moroccan Architecture
André Paccard
Town and Revolution
Anatole Kopp
Too Much Is Never Enough
Morris Lapidus
Thinking Drawing/Working Drawing
Glenn Murcutt
Thinking Architecture
Peter Zumthor
Thermal Delight in Architecture
Lisa Heschong
Theories and History of Architecture (Teoria e storia dell’architettura)
Manfredo Tafuri
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840
Alexander John Brown Youngson
The Swedish House
Ingalill Snitt et al.
Super Constellation
Christoph Asendorf
Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts; or, Practical Aesthetics
Gottfried Semper
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