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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Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books of Ed Ruscha
Jeff Brouws et al.
Threads of Silk and Gold
Hiroko T. McDermott et al.
The Library
James W. P. Campbell (text) et al.
The Sustainable Fashion Handbook
Sandy Black
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990
Wim de Wit et al.
100 Years of Architectural Drawing
Neil Bingham
A New Sculpturalism
Christopher Mount, ed. et al.
The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
Stephanie Dalley
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World
Guillaume de Laubier et al.
Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art
Jürgen Adam et al.
The Metropolitan Revolution
Bruce Katz et al.
Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration
Mario Buatta et al.
Luxurious Minimalism
Fritz von der Schulenburg, et al.
Lolita—The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design
John Bertram et al.
Lina Bo Bardi
Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida Lima et al.
The Light Pavilion
Christoph a. Kumpusch, ed.
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Jean-Louis Cohen et al.
James Turrell: A Retrospective
Michael Govan et al.
James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist
Amanda Reeser Lawrence
It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman
Charles Churchward