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
Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
Kevin Reagan et al.
Albert Kahn: Architect of Ford
Federico Bucci
Air Made Visible
Claude Lichenstein et al.
Aim for a Job in Graphic Design/Art
S. Neil Fujita
AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.)
Norval White et al.
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
Agricola and Germania
Cornelius Tacitus et al.
Agnes’s Jacket
Gail A. Hornstein
The Age of Missing Information
Bill McKibben
Against Nature (A Rebours)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
Against Interpretation
Susan Sontag
The Affluent Society
John Kenneth Galbraith
Marcel Duchamp et al.
Adventures in the Screen Trade
William Goldman
Adrian Frutiger—Typefaces: The Complete Works
Adrian Frutiger et al.
Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity
Elizabeth Wilson
Acquired of the Angels
Paul William Schmidt Schmidt
Achille Castiglioni
Sergio Polano
ABZ: More Alphabets and Other Signs
Julian Rothenstein et al.
About 2 Squares + More About 2 Squares
El Lissitzky
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers
Lesley Jackson
Making Futures
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