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
Wolfgang Tillmans
Sophie O'Brien et al.
Without Rhetoric
Alison and Peter Smithson
The Wisdom of Insecurity
Alan Watts
The Wine-Dark Sea
Leonardo Sciascia
William Tell
Warja Honnegger-Lavater
William Shakespeare—The Complete Works
William Shakespeare
Wilderness and the American Mind
Roderick Nash
The Wilder Shores of Love
Lesley Blanch
Wiener Werkstätte: Kunst und Handwerk, 1903–1932
Werner Schweiger
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932
Christian Brandstätter
Why People Photograph
Robert Adams
White Walls, Designer Dresses
Mark Wigley
The White Pony
Robert Payne, ed.
Where the Suckers Moon
Randall Rothenberg
Where Good Ideas Come From
Steven Johnson
When the Cathedrals Were White
Le Corbusier
What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
Malcolm Gladwell
What the Buddha Taught
Walpola Rahula
What Is Modern Design?
Edgar Kaufmann Jr.
What is a Designer
Norman Potter
What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays
Giorgio Agamben
What If...?: The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell
Chee Pearlman, ed. et al.
What Are You Looking At?
Will Gompertz
What Am I Doing Here?
Bruce Chatwin
West with the Night
Beryl Markham
Weltfremdheit (Worldly Innocence)
Peter Sloterdijk
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