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
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Eric Hodgins
The Museum of Innocence
Orhan Pamuk
The Naked and the Dead
Norman Mailer
The Name of the Rose
Umberto Eco
Narcissus and Goldmund
Hermann Hesse
Night Flight
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
The Nonexistent Knight and The Cloven Viscount
Italo Calvino
Notes from Underground
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Notes of a Son and Brother
Henry James
Novelle Meravigliose delle Mille e Una Notte (Tales from the Thousand and One Nights)
Flora Oddone et al.
Obras Completas (Complete Works)
Jorges Luis Borges
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
Ken Kesey
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel García Márquez
Oryx and Crake
Margaret Atwood
The Painted Veil
Somerset Maugham
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
Patrick Suskind
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde
The Portable Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker
Portnoy’s Complaint
Philip Roth
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
James Joyce
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (German edition, Ein Porträt des Künstlers als junger Mann)
James Joyce
A Prayer for Owen Meany
John Irving