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
Victorian Publishers’ Book-Bindings in Cloth & Leather
Ruari McLean
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle
Vermilion Sands
J. G. Ballard
The Venturesome Economy
Amar Bhidé
Venezia Minore
Egle Renata Trincanato et al.
Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique (Friday)
Michel Tournier
The Velvet Room
Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Vas: An Opera in Flatland
Steve Tomasula et al.
The Varieties of Religious Experience
William James
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray
Valley of the Dolls
Jacqueline Susann
V&A Pattern: Boxed Set
Yueh-Siang Chang et al.
Urban Traffic: A Function of Land Use
R. B. Mitchell et al.
Unobtrusive Measures
Eugene Webb
Unless It Moves the Human Heart
Roger Rosenblatt
The Unknown Craftsman
Soetsu Yanagi
The Universal Traveler
Don Koberg et al.
The Unfashionable Human Body
Bernard Rudofsky
The Unexpurgated Beaton
Hugo Vickers, ed.
Underwear: Fashion in Detail
Eleri Lynn
The Underpainter
Jane Urquhart
The Uncommon Numbers Trilogy
Brenda Casey Zoby
Ugly: The Aesthetics of Everything
Stephen Bayley
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Typographie: A Manual of Design (Typographie: ein Gestaltungslehrbuch = Typography: A Manual of Design = Typographie: un manuel de création)
Emil Ruder
Walter Bangerter et al.
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