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
Women Designers in the USA, 1900–2000
Pat Kirkham, ed.
Wiener Werkstätte, Design in Vienna 1903-1932
Christian Brandstätter
A Treasury of Scandinavian Design
Erik Zahle, ed.
Toothpicks and Logos
John Heskett
The Art of Papercraft
Kiroshi Ogawa
That Shop in Via Montenapoleone
Gaspare Barbiellini Amidei et al.
The Shape of Time
George Kubler
Russian Furniture: The Golden Age 1780–1840
Antoine Chenevière
Russian Decorative Arts 1917-1937
Vladimir Tolstoy
The Roots of Modern Design
Herwin Schaefer
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan Bouroullec
Richard Sachs: Bicycle Maker
Nick Czerula et al.
Pioneers of Modern Design: From William Morris to Walter Gropius
Nikolaus Pevsner
Phaidon Design Classics
Editors of Phaidon Press
Perché un libro su Enzo Mari (Why Write a Book on Enzo Mari)
François Burkhardt et al.
Modernism: Designing a New World, 1914–1939
Christopher Wilk, ed.
Memphis: Research, Experiences, Results, Failures and Successes of New Design
Barbara Radice
Marianne Brandt
Hans Brockhage et al.
The Magic of a People
Alexander Girard
Mackintosh to Mollino
Derek E. Ostergard
Maarten van Severen
Gert Bekaert
Less and More: The Design Ethos of Dieter Rams
Suntory Museum, ed.
Les Créateurs du temps
Kazuyuki Takahashi
Les Années “25”
Yvonne Brunhammer
La Crisi della Qualità (The Quality Crisis)
Andrea Branzi
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