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
Alexey Brodovitch Purcell, William Kerry Comments:
The American Wilderness Adams, Ansel
The Americans Frank, Robert
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970–1990 Leibovitz, Annie
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals Payne, Christopher et al.
August Sander Von Hartz, John et al.
Avedon: Photographs, 1947–1977 Avedon, Richard
Bare Witness: Photographs by Gordon Parks Parks, Gordon et al.
Beaton: The Art of the Scrapbook Danziger, James N.
Blinds & Shutters Cooper, Michael
Chic Clicks Lehmann, Ulrich
Chroma Jarman, Derek
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills Sherman, Cindy
Circles of Confusion Frampton, Hollis
Cosmos of Light Plummer, Henry
Cover to Cover Snow, Michael
The Cruel Radiance Linfield, Susie
Cyclops Watson, Albert
The Decisive Moment Cartier-Bresson, Henri
Diane Arbus Arbus, Diane
Evidence Mandel, Mike et al.
Exactitudes Versluis, Ari et al.
The Family of Man Steichen, Edward
Fashioning Fiction in Photography since 1990 Kismaric, Susan et al.
George Ohr, Art Potter: The Apostle of Individuality Ellison, Robert A.
Guerre à la tristesse (Fiesta in Pamplona) Aubier, Dominique
Happy Times Gill, Brendan et al.
Haptic Hara, Kenya
The Human Figure in Motion Muybridge, Eadweard
Industrial Landscapes Becher, Bernd et al.
Infrastructure Hayes, Brian
Iwao Yamawaki Yamawaki, Iwao et al.
Kinshasa: Tales of the Invisible City Boeck, Filip de et al.
László Moholy-Nagy IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez
Libraries Höfer, Candida et al.
Light & Shadow Moriyama, Daido
Living Room Waplington, Nick et al.
Madagascar Barbieri, Gian Paolo
Man Ray: Photography and Its Double de L’Ecotais, Emmanuelle et al.
Marilyn and Me Schiller, Lawrence
Men/Women Ritts, Herb
Mimmo Jodice: Negli Anni Settanta (Mimmo Jodice: In the Seventies) Maggia, Filippo
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust Bowie, David et al.
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass Ruscha, Edward
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death Botz, Corinne May
On Photography Sontag, Susan
The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths Krauss, Rosalind
Passage Penn, Irving
Patti Smith: Dream of Life Sebring, Steven
Portraits Avedon, Richard
Punk+ Rock, Sheila et al.
Punk’s Dead Barker, Simon et al.
Rodchenko and the Arts of Revolutionary Russia Elliott, David
Rome Klein, William
So Far So Goude Goude, Jean-Paul
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture Munari, Bruno
Studio and Cube O’Doherty, Brian
Tao of Photography Gross, Philippe et al.
Typologies Becher, Bernd et al.
(un)Fashion Kalman, Tibor et al.
Vision in Motion Moholy-Nagy, László
Visite Privée Halard, François
Why People Photograph Adams, Robert
Wolfgang Tillmans O'Brien, Sophie et al.
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969 Morton, Julia et al.
The Work of Hipgnosis Thorgerson, Storm