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 Tain
Thomas Kinsella (trans.)
The Tale of Genji
Murasaki (Lady Murasaki) Shikibu
Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Edgar Allan Poe
Tales of the Unexpected
Roald Dahl
Tarzan of the Apes
Edgar Rice Burroughs
The Sixth Day and Other Tales
Primo Levi
Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe
The Things They Carried
Tim O’Brien
Things You Should Know
A. M. Homes
The Three Musketeers
Alexandre Dumas
A Time to Love and a Time to Die
Erich Maria Remarque
The Troubled Man
Henning Mankell
Two Under the Indian Sun
Jon and Rumer Godden
The Underpainter
Jane Urquhart
Valley of the Dolls
Jacqueline Susann
Vanity Fair
William Makepeace Thackeray
Vas: An Opera in Flatland
Steve Tomasula et al.
Vendredi ou les Limbes du Pacifique (Friday)
Michel Tournier
Vermilion Sands
J. G. Ballard
Vindication: A Novel
Frances Sherwood
A Visit from the Goon Squad
Jennifer Egan