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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Experiments with Life Itself
Francisco González de Canales
Luxurious Minimalism
Fritz von der Schulenburg, et al.
Italian Liberty Style
Irene De Guttry et al.
Threads of Silk and Gold
Hiroko T. McDermott et al.
Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
Ralph Hammann
The Sustainable Fashion Handbook
Sandy Black
Álvaro Siza: Complete Works 1952–2013
Philip Jodidio
Eileen Gray: Objects and Furniture Design
Carmen Espegel, introduction; et al.
Fashion Design, Referenced
Alicia Kennedy et al.
Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932–1947
Marino Barovier
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World
Guillaume de Laubier et al.
Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art
Jürgen Adam et al.
Everything Loose Will Land
Sylvia Lavin et al.
The Metropolitan Revolution
Bruce Katz et al.
The Houses of Louis Kahn
George H. Marcus et al.
Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book
Irma Boom
The Afterlife of Emerson Tang
Paula Champa
Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books of Ed Ruscha
Jeff Brouws et al.
Handbook of California Design, 1930-1965
Bobbye Tigerman, ed.
A New Sculpturalism
Christopher Mount, ed. et al.
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990
Wim de Wit et al.
It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman
Charles Churchward