Notable Design Books of 2013

Our Book Board members–including designers, commentators, and specially invited guest contributors–have chosen these as the most notable design books of 2013. The recommendations are submitted throughout the calendar year.

Also see Notable Books: Reviews, Notable Design Books of 2012 and Notable Design Books of 2011.
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Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art
Jürgen Adam et al.
Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932–1947
Marino Barovier
Lolita—The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design
John Bertram et al.
100 Years of Architectural Drawing
Neil Bingham
The Sustainable Fashion Handbook
Sandy Black
Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book
Irma Boom
Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books of Ed Ruscha
Jeff Brouws et al.
Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration
Mario Buatta et al.
The Library
James W. P. Campbell (text) et al.
The Afterlife of Emerson Tang
Paula Champa
It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman
Charles Churchward
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Jean-Louis Cohen et al.
The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
Stephanie Dalley
Italian Liberty Style
Irene De Guttry et al.
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World
Guillaume de Laubier et al.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images
Edward Dimendberg
Eileen Gray: Objects and Furniture Design
Carmen Espegel, introduction; et al.
Experiments with Life Itself
Francisco González de Canales
James Turrell: A Retrospective
Michael Govan et al.
Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
Ralph Hammann
All the Buildings in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far
James Gulliver Hancock
The Design Book: 1000 New Designs for the Home and Where to Find Them
Jennifer Hudson