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.
66 books
The American Wilderness
Ansel Adams
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970–1990
Annie Leibovitz
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Christopher Payne et al.
August Sander
John von Hartz et al.
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks
Gordon Parks et al.
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook
James N. Danziger
Blinds & Shutters
Michael Cooper
Chic Clicks
Ulrich Lehmann et al.
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills
Cindy Sherman
Circles of Confusion
Hollis Frampton
The Cruel Radiance
Susie Linfield
The Decisive Moment
Henri Cartier-Bresson
The Family of Man
Edward Steichen, ed.
Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990
Susan Kismaric et al.
George Ohr, Art Potter: The Apostle of Individuality
Robert A. Ellison
Guerre à la tristesse (Fiesta in Pamplona)
Dominique Aubier
The Human Figure in Motion
Eadweard Muybridge
Industrial Landscapes
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City
Filip de Boeck et al.
László Moholy-Nagy
IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Candida Hofer et al.
Living Room
Nick Waplington et al.
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double
Emmanuelle de L’Ecotais et al.
Marilyn and Me
Lawrence Schiller