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
Art Deco Jewelry
Sylvie Raulet
Art Nouveau and Art Deco Bookbinding
Alastair Duncan et al.
The Art of Advertising: George Lois on Mass Communication
George Lois
The Art of Eating
M. F. K. Fisher
The Art of Fiction
David Lodge
The Art of Florence
Glenn M. Andres et al.
Art of the Natural World
Robert Rosenblum
The Art of Travel
Alain de Botton
Artists at Work: Inside the Studios of Today’s Most Celebrated Artists
David Seidner
The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art
Mark Rothko et al.
The Artless Word: Mies van der Rohe on the Building Art
Fritz Neumeyer
Arts & Architecture: The Entenza Years
Barbara Goldstein, ed.
As I Lay Dying
William Faulkner
As Long as It’s Pink
Penny Sparke
As Seen in BLITZ: Fashioning ‘80s Style
Iain R. Webb
As You Like It
William Shakespeare
The Ascent of Money
Niall Ferguson
Ascher: Fabric, Art, Fashion
Valerie D. Mendes et al.
Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals
Christopher Payne et al.
At Home by the Sea
Brian Vanden Brink et al.
At the Edge of History
William Irwin Thompson
The Atomic Age Opens
Pocket Books
The Atrocity Exhibition
J. G. Ballard
Au Revoir to All That
Michael Sternberger
August Sander
John von Hartz et al.
Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter
Mario Vargas Llosa
Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe von Frank Lloyd Wright (Studies and Executed Buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright)
Frank Lloyd Wright
Ausgewählte Aufsätze über Fragen der Gestalt des Buches und der Typographie (The Form of the Book: Essays on the Morality of Good Design)
Jan Tschichold
Autobiography of a Yogi
Parmahansa Yogananda
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas
Gertrude Stein
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin