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.
329 books
The Canterbury Tales
Geoffrey Chaucer
The Case for the Burial of Ancestors, Book 3: The History of the Tabernacle
Paul Zelevansky
Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules
David Sedaris
A Clockwork Orange
Anthony Burgess
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 Jules Verne: 36 Novels and Short Stories
Jules Verene
The Complete Fables of Jean de La Fontaine
Jean de La Fontaine
The Complete Short Stories of J. G. Ballard
J. G. Ballard et al.
Confessions of Felix Krull, Confidence Man
Thomas Mann
Dans ma chambre (In My Room)
Guillaume Dustan
The Day Khrushchev Panicked
George B. Mair
Death in the Afternoon
Ernest Hemingway
The Diamond Age
Neal Stephenson
Diary of a Madman and Other Stories
Nicolai Gogol
Dombey and Son
Charles Dickens
Dora Bruder (The Search Warrant)
Patrick Modiano
The Dream of the Red Chamber
Cao Xueqin