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
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
David Sedaris
Einstein’s Dreams
Alan Lightman
Elective Affinities
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Elegance of the Hedgehog
Muriel Barbery
The Elementary Particles
Michel Houellebecq
Everything Is Illuminated
Jonathan Safran Foer
Evil Under the Sun
Agatha Christie
Favorite Greek Myths
Mary Pope Osborne et al.
The Front Runner
Patricia Nell Warren
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis
Giogio Bassani
The Glass Bead Game (Magister Ludi)
Hermann Hesse
The Grapes of Wrath
John Steinbeck
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and The End of the World
Haruki Murakami