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.
240 books
About 2 Squares + More About 2 Squares
El Lissitzky
Marcel Duchamp et al.
Ai Weiwei’s Blog: Writings, Interviews, and Digital Rants, 2006–2009
Ai Weiwei
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life
Carrie Barratt et al.
The Anti-Aesthetic
Hal Foster, ed.
Art & Fear
David Bayles et al.
Art and Politics in the Weimar Period
John Willett
Art and Visual Perception
Rudolf Arnheim
The Art of Florence
Glenn M. Andres et al.
Art of the Natural World
Robert Rosenblum
Artists at Work: Inside the Studios of Today’s Most Celebrated Artists
David Seidner
The Artist’s Reality: Philosophies of Art
Mark Rothko et al.
Arts & Architecture: The Entenza Years
Barbara Goldstein, ed.
At the Edge of History
William Irwin Thompson
The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini
Benvenuto Cellini
Bart van der Leck
Toos van Kooten
The Bauhaus Reassessed: Sources and Design Theory
Gillian Naylor
Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings
Gary Garrels, et al.
Brunelleschi (Masters of Italian Art)
Peter Gartner
Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi: Best of Friends
Shoji Sadao
Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon
Harvey Kubernik
Cent ans d’histoire de France
Emmanuel Berl
Cindy Sherman: The Complete Untitled Film Stills
Cindy Sherman
Cinema 1: The Movement-Image
Gilles Deleuze
Cinema 2: The Time-Image
Gilles Deleuze
Cleopatra’s Nose
Daniel J. Boorstin