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
Antonio de Torres: Guitar Maker—His Life & Work
Jose L. Romanillos
Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex and Disco
Roger Padiha et al.
Antonio Stradivari
William Henry Hill
Applied Grammatology
Gregory Ulmer
The Apprentice: My Life in the Kitchen
Jacques Pépin
Architectonic Space
Dom Hans van der Laan
An Architectural Guidebook to Los Angeles
David Gebhard et al.
Architectural Ornament
Brent C. Brolin
Architecture in the Age of Divided Representation
Dalibor Vesely
Architecture and Politics in Germany: 1918-1945
Barbara Miller Lane
Architecture: Choice or Fate
Léon Krier
Architecture: From Prehistory to Postmodernity
Marvin Trachtenberg et al.
Architecture in Britain 1530–1830
John Summerson
The Architecture of Michelangelo
James S. Ackerman
The Architecture of Community
Léon Krier
The Architecture of H. H. Richardson and His Times
Henry-Russell Hitchcock
The Architecture of Happiness
Alain de Botton
The Architecture of Humanism: A Study in the History of Taste
Geoffrey Scott
The Architecture of Sir Edwin Lutyens
A.S.G. Butler
Architecture of Truth
François Cali
Architecture on the Edge of Postmodernism
Robert A. M. Stern et al.
Architecture and Utopia
Manfredo Tafuri
The Architecture of the Well-Tempered Environment
Reyner Banham
Architecture: Form, Space, and Order
Francis D. K. Ching
The Architecture of Ludwig Wittgenstein
Bernhard Leitner
Architettura addio
Alessandro Mendini
Architetture nel Segno dei Maestri
Claudio Buttafava et al.
Archizoom Associati, 1966–1974
Roberto Gargiani
Arranging Things: A Rhetoric of Object Placement
Leonard Koren et al.
Art & Fear
David Bayles et al.
Art and Politics in the Weimar Period
John Willett
Art and Visual Perception
Rudolf Arnheim