Notable Design Books of 2012

Our designers, commentators, guest bloggers, and specially invited guests have chosen these as the most notable design books of 2012. Also see Notable Design Books of 2011.
81 books
Norman Bel Geddes Designs America
Donald Albrecht, ed. et al.
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
Alan Ehrenhalt
Underground: How the Tube Shaped London
David Bownes et al.
The Dutch Photobook
Fritz Gierstberg and Rik Suermondt, eds.
Porsche: Origin of the Species
Karl Ludvigsen et al.
City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
P.D. Smith
Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey (Japanese edition)
Tony Brook et al.
The New Art of Landscape: Conversations between Xin Wu and Contemporary Designers
Xin Wu with contributions from Diana Balmori, Kongjian Yu, Bernard Lassus, Patricia Johanson, Erik Dhont, Maya Lin, Paolo Bürgi
The Where, the Why, and the How
Jenny Volvovski et al.
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Andrew Blum
Ikko Tanaka and the Future/Past/East/West of Design
Kazuko Koike
The Avant-Garde Applied (1890–1950)
Manuel Fontán del Junco, et al.
The Raw and the Cooked
Peter Bialobrzeski
Terunobu Fujimori
Hannes Rössler et al.
Graphic Design: A History, 2nd Edition
Stephen J. Eskilson
Luca Barcellona: Take Your Pleasure Seriously
Luca Barcellona
Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies
Danielle Aubert et al.
The Postcard Age
Lynda Klich and Benjamin Weiss; Preface by Leonard A. Lauder