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.
76 books
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design
Erik Zahle, ed.
John Fowler: Prince of Decorators
Martin Wood
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939
Christopher Wilk, ed.
La Maison de Verre: Pierre Chareau’s Modernist Masterwork
Dominique Vellay
The Finest Rooms
Katherine Tweed
Sir John Soane: The Architect as Collector, 1753-1837
Peter Thornton et al.
Form & Decoration: Innovation in the Decorative Arts, 1470–1870
Peter Thornton
Elsie de Wolfe: The Birth of Modern Interior Decoration
Penny Sparke
Designing the Modern Interior: From the Victorians to Today
Penny Sparke et al.
Anatomy for Interior Designers
Francis de N. Schroeder
Moderne: Fashioning the French
Sarah Schleuning
The Splendor of France
Roberto Schezen
Behind the Picture Window
Bernard Rudofsky
The House in My Head
Dorothy Rodgers
The Big Book of Chic
Miles Redd
An Illustrated History of Interior Decoration: From Pompeii to Art Nouveau
Mario Praz
David Adler: The Architect and His Work
Richard Pratt
Dunbar: Fine Furniture of the 1950s
Leslie Piña
What If...?: The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell
Chee Pearlman, ed. et al.
The English House
Hermann Muthesius
Donald Judd Furniture: Retrospective
Museum Boymans-van Beuningen
Jean Royère
Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Great Houses of England and Wales
Hugh Montgomery-Massingberd et al.
Syrie Maugham: Staging the Glamorous Interior
Pauline C. Metcalf
Jansen: Decoration
Jean Leveque
Vogue’s Book of Houses, Gardens, People
Valentine Lawford
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
Les Réussites de la Décoration Française 1950–1960
Thomas Kernan
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