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.
87 books
The Library
James W. P. Campbell (text) et al.
Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas
Denis Wood
Architecture on the Carpet
Brenda Vale et al.
100 Years of Architectural Drawing
Neil Bingham
Lolita—The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design
John Bertram et al.
The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
Stephanie Dalley
Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration
Mario Buatta et al.
All the Buildings in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far
James Gulliver Hancock
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images
Edward Dimendberg
The Light Pavilion
Christoph a. Kumpusch, ed.
James Turrell: A Retrospective
Michael Govan et al.
The Images of Architects
Valerio Olgiati, ed.
Lina Bo Bardi
Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida Lima et al.
Discovering Architecture
Philip Jodidio et al.
James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist
Amanda Reeser Lawrence
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Jean-Louis Cohen et al.