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
The Sixth Day and Other Tales
Primo Levi
The Making of Classical Edinburgh 1750–1840
Alexander John Brown Youngson
The Art of Papercraft
Kiroshi Ogawa
That Shop in Via Montenapoleone
Gaspare Barbiellini Amidei et al.
Textile Arts of India
Kokyo Hatanaka
Teoria e invenzione futurista
F. T. Marinetti
Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh
John Lahr
The Temptation of St. Anthony
Gustave Flaubert
The Telephone Book
Avital Ronell
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Neil Postman
Technische Grundlagen zur Satzherstellung
Hans Rudolf Bosshard
Techniques of the Observer
Jonathan Crary
Team of Rivals
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tarzan of the Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Tao of Physics
Fritjof Capra
Tao of Photography
Philippe L. Gross et al.
Tanglewood Tales
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Tales of the Unexpected
Roald Dahl
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe
The Tale of Genji
Murasaki (Lady Murasaki) Shikibu
The Tain
Thomas Kinsella (trans.)
Système de la Mode (The Fashion System)
Roland Barthes
Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior
Pauline C. Metcalf
The Swedish House
Ingalill Snitt et al.
Suspensions of Perception
Jonathan Crary
Survival in Auschwitz
Primo Levi
The Surreal Body
Ghislaine Wood
“Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”
Richard Feynman
A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again
David Foster Wallace
Supercrit #2—Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown
Kester Rattenbury et al.
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