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
Chocolates on the Pillow Aren’t Enough
Jonathan M. Tisch et al.
The Chrysanthemum and the Sword
Ruth Benedict
Ci sarà un altro mare
Manuel Alegre
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills
Cindy Sherman
Cinema 1: The Movement-Image
Gilles Deleuze
Cinema 2: The Time-Image
Gilles Deleuze
Circles of Confusion
Hollis Frampton
Cities of the World
Georg Braun et al.
The City Observed: Los Angeles
Charles Moore
Civilization and Its Discontents
Sigmund Freud
Clapton’s Guitar
Allen St. John
The Classical Language of Architecture
John Summerson
Claude: A Narrative Portrait of Claude Debs
Warren Lehrer
Cleopatra’s Nose
Daniel J. Boorstin
The Climate Near the Ground
Rudolf Geiger et al.
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
The Closing of the American Mind
Allan Bloom
The Cloud of Unknowing
Anonymous et al.
The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Collected Poems, 1909-1962: T. S. Eliot
T. S. Eliot
The Collected Short Stories of Jean Rhys
Jean Rhys
The Collected Stories of Isaac Bashevis Singer
Isaac Bashevis Singer
The Collected Stories of Amy Hempel
Amy Hempel et al.
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Michael Ondaatje
The Collected Works of Jules Verne: 36 Novels and Short Stories
Jules Verene
The Colossus of Maroussi
Henry Miller
Comme des Garçons
Rei Kawakubo
Community and Privacy
Serge Chermayeff et al.