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.
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Super Constellation
Christoph Asendorf
The Summa Theologica of St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Thomas Aquinas
The Substance of Style
Virginia Postrel
The Styles of Ornament
Alexander Speltz
Style in the Technical and Tectonic Arts; or, Practical Aesthetics
Gottfried Semper
Studio and Cube
Brian O’Doherty
Studies in Iconology
Erwin Panofsky
Structure of the Visual Book
Keith Smith
The Strange Death of Architectural Criticism
Martin Pawley et al.
The Story of Ferdinand
Munro Leaf
Storia dell’Arte Italiana (3 vols.)
Giulio Carlo Argan
Storia dell’Architettura Moderna, vol. 2
Bruno Zevi
Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works
Erik Spiekermann
Standing by Words
Wendell Berry
The Stamp of Fantasy
Ute Eskildsen et al.
The Splendor of France
Roberto Schezen
The Spirit of Folk Art
Henry Glassie
The Sphere and the Labyrinth (La sfera e il labirinto)
Manfredo Tafuri et al.
The Speed of Trust
Stephen Covey
Spectres: When Fashion Turns Back
Judith Clark
Specimen Book and Catalogue, 1923
American Type Founders Company
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture
Bruno Munari
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