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.
2000 books
Alfred Hitchcock
François Truffaut
Alice in Wonderland: Illustrated by Ralph Steadman
Lewis Carroll
All the King’s Men
Robert Penn Warren
American Architecture
Fiske Kimball
American Buildings and Their Architects, vol. 5: The Impact of European Modernism in the Mid-twentieth Century
William H. Jordy
The American City from the Civil War to the New Deal
American Fashion
Sarah Tomerlin Lee, ed.
American Jewelry
Penny Proddow et al.
American Signs: Form and Meaning on Route 66
Lisa Mahar
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life
Carrie Barratt et al.
The American Wilderness
Ansel Adams
American Wood Type, 1828–1900
Rob Roy Kelly
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Neil Postman
Analogous and Digital
Otl Aicher
Anatomy for Interior Designers
Francis de N. Schroeder
Ancient Greek Architects at Work: Problems of Structure and Design
J. J. Coulton
And the Sea Is Never Full
Elie Wiesel
Animal Architecture
Karl von Frisch
Animals in Translation
Temple Grandin et al.
Animals Make Us Human
Temple Grandin
Annals of the Former World
John McPhee
Annie Leibovitz: Photographs 1970–1990
Annie Leibovitz
Answered Prayers
Truman Capote
The Anti-Aesthetic
Hal Foster, ed.