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
Italian Liberty Style
Irene De Guttry et al.
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World
Guillaume de Laubier et al.
Experiments with Life Itself
Francisco González de Canales
Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art
Jürgen Adam et al.
Threads of Silk and Gold
Hiroko T. McDermott et al.
The Metropolitan Revolution
Bruce Katz et al.
Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty
Pat Kirkham
Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Technology
Ralph Hammann
Eileen Gray: Objects and Furniture Design
Carmen Espegel, introduction; et al.
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990
Wim de Wit et al.
The Afterlife of Emerson Tang
Paula Champa
James Turrell: A Retrospective
Michael Govan et al.
The Light Pavilion
Christoph a. Kumpusch, ed.
The Design Book: 1000 New Designs for the Home and Where to Find Them
Jennifer Hudson
100 Years of Architectural Drawing
Neil Bingham
Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book
Irma Boom
Everything Loose Will Land
Sylvia Lavin et al.
The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
Stephanie Dalley