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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Álvaro Siza: Complete Works 1952–2013
Philip Jodidio
Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art
Jürgen Adam et al.
Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
Ralph Hammann
Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932–1947
Marino Barovier
James Turrell: A Retrospective
Michael Govan et al.
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Jean-Louis Cohen et al.
The Library
James W. P. Campbell (text) et al.
Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration
Mario Buatta et al.
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images
Edward Dimendberg
A New Sculpturalism
Christopher Mount, ed. et al.
The Houses of Louis Kahn
George H. Marcus et al.
Lina Bo Bardi
Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida Lima et al.
It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman
Charles Churchward
Luxurious Minimalism
Fritz von der Schulenburg, et al.
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World
Guillaume de Laubier et al.
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990
Wim de Wit et al.
The Sustainable Fashion Handbook
Sandy Black
100 Years of Architectural Drawing
Neil Bingham
Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty
Pat Kirkham
Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book
Irma Boom