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.
103 books
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers
Lesley Jackson
Acquired of the Angels
Paul William Schmidt Schmidt
Antonio de Torres: Guitar Maker—His Life & Work
Jose L. Romanillos
Art Deco Jewelry
Sylvie Raulet
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding
Alastair Duncan et al.
As Long as It’s Pink
Penny Sparke
Bart van der Leck
Toos van Kooten
Bookmarks (Georgetti, Le Mostre)
Marco Ferreri, ed.
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends
Shoji Sadao
A Century of Automotive Style
Michael Lamm et al.
Charles and Ray Eames
Pat Kirkham
Clapton’s Guitar
Allen St. John
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough et al.
Design Activism
Alastair Fuad-Luke
Design After Modernism: Beyond the Object
John Thackara
Design by Choice
Reyner Banham et al.
Design in America: The Cranbrook Vision, 1925–1950
Robert J. Clark et al.
Design 1935–1965: What Modern Was
Martin Eidelberg, ed.
Design Since 1945
Kathryn Hiesinger, ed.
Designer: No Name
Torbjörn Lenskog
Designing for People
Henry Dreyfuss
Disegno industriale: Un riesame (Industrial Design: A Review)
Tomás Maldonado
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen
Donald Judd: Raume Spaces
Donald Judd et al.
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s
Leslie Piña
Emotionally Durable Design
John Chapman
Enfolding Life (生活與承載)
Freeman Lau