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.
2000 books
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
Charles Seife
Zandra Rhodes
Amy de la Haye
Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint
Your Private Sky: R. Buckminster Fuller
Claude Lichtenstein et al.
You Have to Pay for the Public Life
Charles, W. Moore et al.
Yohji Yamamoto: Talking to Myself
Carla Sozzani, ed.
A Year with Swollen Appendices
Brian Eno
The Year of the Flood
Margaret Atwood
The Year of Magical Thinking
Joan Didion
Worlds in Collision
Immanuel Velikovsky
The World Without Us
Alan Weisman
A World Without Time
Palle Yourgrau
The World of M. C. Escher
M. C. Escher et al.
The World of Gloria Vanderbilt
Wendy Goodman et al.
The World Must Change: Graphic Design and Idealism
Leonie Ten Duis et al.
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Friedman
World Dress Fashion in Detail
Rosemary Crill et al.
World Champion Openings
Eric Schiller
The Work of Hipgnosis
Storm Thorgerson
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)
Wooden Houses
Makoto Suzuki et al.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More
Roald Dahl
A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Wonder Bread & Ecstasy: The Life and Death of Joey Stefano
Charles Isherwood
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969
Julia Morton et al.
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
Woman’s World: A Novel
Graham Rawle
A Woman in Berlin
Marta Hillers
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