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.
103 books
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design
Erik Zahle, ed.
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939
Christopher Wilk, ed.
Industrial Design, Unikate, Serienerzeugnisse
Hans Wichmann
Bart van der Leck
Toos van Kooten
Russian Decorative Arts 1917-1937
Vladimir Tolstoy
Design After Modernism: Beyond the Object
John Thackara
Les Créateurs du temps
Kazuyuki Takahashi
Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
Suntory Museum, ed.
Clapton’s Guitar
Allen St. John
An Introduction to Design and Culture in the Twentieth Century
Penny Sparke
As Long as It’s Pink
Penny Sparke
The Furniture of Poul Kjaerholm
Michael Sheridan et al.
Acquired of the Angels
Paul William Schmidt Schmidt
The Roots of Modern Design
Herwin Schaefer
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends
Shoji Sadao
Antonio de Torres: Guitar Maker—His Life & Work
Jose L. Romanillos
Art Deco Jewelry
Sylvie Raulet
Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design
Barbara Radice
An Illustrated History of Furnishing
Mario Praz
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s
Leslie Piña
Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius
Nikolaus Pevsner
Mackintosh to Mollino
Derek E. Ostergard
The Art of Papercraft
Kiroshi Ogawa
Enzo Mari
Hans Ulrich Obrist et al.
Josef Hoffmann Designs
Peter Noever, ed.
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen
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