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
A Comparison of Package Designs in Japan and Europe
Japan Package Design Association
The Complete Costume History
Auguste Racinet
The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine
The Complete Illuminated Books
William Blake
The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard
J. G. Ballard et al.
A Computer Perspective
Charles Eames, Ray Eames; Glen Fleck, ed.
The Concise Townscape
Gordon Cullen
Confessions of a Radical Industrialist
Ray C. Anderson et al.
Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Thomas Mann
Confieso que he vivido: Memorias (Memoirs)
Pablo Neruda
Conformismo e Trasgressione
Annamaria Andreoli
Confronting Silence
Toru Takemitsu
The Conscience of Words
Elias Canetti
Consider the Lobster
David Foster Wallace
Constantin Brancusi
Friedrich Teja Bach
Constant’s New Babylon
Mark Wigley
The Consumer Society
Jean Baudrillard
Costume Patterns and Designs
Max Tilke
The Country Houses of David Adler
Stephen Salny
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
William McDonough et al.
Creating with Paper
Pauline Johnson
Creation is a Patient Search (L’atelier de la recherche patiente)
Le Corbusier
Creative Intelligence
Bruce Nussbaum
A Critic Writes: Essays by Reyner Banham
Reyner Banham
Critical Path
R. Buckminster Fuller
Critique of Judgment
Immanuel Kant
Critique of Pure Reason
Immanuel Kant
Crossing the BLVD: Strangers, Neighbors, Aliens in a New America
Warren Lehrer et al.