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.
66 books
Mimmo Jodice: Negli Anni Settanta (Mimmo Jodice: In the Seventies)
Filippo Maggia
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust
David Bowie et al.
Nine Swimming Pools and a Broken Glass
Edward Ruscha
The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death
Corinne May Botz
The Originality of the Avant-Garde and Other Modernist Myths
Rosalind Krauss
Patti Smith: Dream of Life
Steven Sebring
Punk’s Dead
Simon Barker et al.
Rodchenko and the Arts of Revolutionary Russia
David Elliott
Speak Italian: The Fine Art of the Gesture
Bruno Munari
Studio and Cube
Brian O’Doherty
Tao of Photography
Philippe L. Gross et al.
Bernd and Hilla Becher
Visite Privée
François Halard
Why People Photograph
Robert Adams
Wolfgang Tillmans
Sophie O'Brien et al.
Women Then: Photographs 1954–1969
Julia Morton et al.
The Work of Hipgnosis
Storm Thorgerson