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
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
J. K. Rowling
A Hero of Our Time
Mikhail Lermontov
House of Leaves
Mark Danielewski
The House of Spirits
Isabel Allende
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame
Victor Hugo
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Maya Angelou
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler
Italo Calvino
Impressions of Africa
Raymond Roussel
In Search of Lost Time (A la recherche du temps perdu)
Marcel Proust
In the Skin of a Lion
Michael Ondaatje
The Kindly Ones
Jonathan Littell
Kissing in Manhattan
David Schickler
La Comédie Humaine (The Human Comedy)
Honoré de Balzac
The Labyrinth of Solitude (El Laberinto de la Soledad)
Octavio Paz