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.
71 books
Interface Culture
Steven A. Johnson
I Seem To Be a Verb
R. Buckminster Fuller
How to See: A Guide to Reading Our Manmade Environment
George Nelson
The Hidden Dimension
Edward T. Hall
Grammatica della Fantasia (The Grammar of Fantasy)
Gianni Rodari
A Grammar of Chinese Lattice
Daniel Sheets Dye
From Atoms to Patterns
Lesley Jackson
Elements of Design
Gail Greet Hannah
Diderot Encyclopedia
Denis Diderot
Design Revolution
Emily Pilloton
Design Process: Olivetti 1908-1978
Nathan H. Shapira et al.
Design Now!
Peter and Charlotte Fiell
Design fai da te
Recession Design, ed.
The Decline of the West
Oswald Spengler
Creative Intelligence
Bruce Nussbaum
Creating with Paper
Pauline Johnson
Cleopatra’s Nose
Daniel J. Boorstin
Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough
Jonathan M. Tisch et al.
Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement
Leonard Koren et al.
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
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