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.
1985 books
20th Century Pattern Design: Textile and Wallpaper Pioneers
Lesley Jackson
About 2 Squares + More About 2 Squares
El Lissitzky
ABZ: More Alphabets and Other Signs
Julian Rothenstein et al.
Achille Castiglioni
Sergio Polano
Acquired of the Angels
Paul William Schmidt Schmidt
Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity
Elizabeth Wilson
Adrian Frutiger—Typefaces: The Complete Works
Adrian Frutiger et al.
Adventures in the Screen Trade
William Goldman
Affect/Marcel
Marcel Duchamp et al.
The Affluent Society
John Kenneth Galbraith
Against Interpretation
Susan Sontag
Against Nature (A Rebours)
Joris-Karl Huysmans
The Age of Missing Information
Bill McKibben
Agnes’s Jacket
Gail A. Hornstein
Agricola and Germania
Cornelius Tacitus et al.
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
AIA Guide to New York City (5th ed.)
Norval White et al.
Aim for a Job in Graphic Design/Art
S. Neil Fujita
Air Made Visible
Claude Lichenstein et al.
Albert Kahn: Architect of Ford
Federico Bucci
Alex Steinweiss: The Inventor of the Modern Album Cover
Kevin Reagan et al.
Alfred Hitchcock
François Truffaut