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
Rashomon and Other Stories
Akutagawa Ryunosuke
Rayuela (Hopscotch)
Julio Cortázar
The Recognitions
William Gaddis
The Red Badge of Courage
Stephen Crane
A Romance of the Equator
Brian Wilson
A Room of One’s Own
Virginia Woolf
Ryoma ga Yuku (Ryoma Goes)
Ryotaro Shiba
Saka no ue no kumo (Clouds on the Slope)
Ryotaro Shiba
Sanatorium Under the Sign of the Hourglass
Bruno Schulz
The Scarlet Letter
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Selected Short Stories
Rabindranath Tagore
The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet
Reif Larsen
Selected Writings of Gertrude Stein
Gertrude Stein
Sicilian Carousel
Lawrence Durrell
Kurt Vonnegut
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
Lisa See
The Sorrows of Young Werther
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The Sound and the Fury
William Faulkner