Notable Books of 2011

Our designers, commentators, guest bloggers, and specially invited guests have chosen these as the most notable design books of 2011
102 books
Hussein Chalayan
Robert Violette, ed. et al.
The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch
Thomas Thwaites
Helvetica and the New York City Subway System
Paul Shaw
Urban Design Since 1945
David Grahame Shane
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul
Howard Schultz et al.
Sagmeister: Another Book About Promotion and Sales Material
Stefan Sagmeister et al.
And I Shall Have Some Peace There
Margaret Roach
Cultural Connectives: Bridging the Latin and Arabic Alphabets
Rana Abou Rjeily
The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture
Juhani Pallasmaa
OLIVE (A Handbook to Protect Your Life)
The Ruins of Detroit
Yves Marchand et al.
Julius Shulman, Los Angeles
Sam Lubell et al.
The Houses of William Wurster: Frames for Living
Caitlin Lempres Brostrom et al.
Beauty Is in the Street
Johan Kugelberg et al.
KieranTimberlake: Inquiry
Stephen Kieran et al.
California Design 1930–1965
Wendy Kaplan. ed.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities: 50th Anniversary Edition
Jane Jacobs et al.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
Lisa Immordino Vreeland
Pamphlet Architecture 11–20
Steven Holl, introduction
New York: The Story of a Great City
Sarah Henry. ed.
Menu Design in America
Steven Heller et al.
By the City/For the City
Anne Guiney et al.
Textiles, the Whole Story: Uses, Meanings, Significances
Beverly Gordon
Gerhard Richter: Panorama
Mark Godfrey et al.
The Latin American Photobook
Horacio Fernández, ed.
Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernity of Landscape
Fares El-Dahdah et al.
Rebels in Paradise
Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Cédric Delsaux: Dark Lens
Cédric Delsaux
High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky
Joshua David et al.
100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists
Alex Danchev, ed.
Chi ha paura...?-Who’s afraid...?
Alba Cappellieri
Living in the Endless City
Ricky Burdett et al.
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
Christopher Boucher
TD 63-73: Total Design and Its Pioneering Role in Graphic Design
Ben Bos
Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture
Diana Balmori et al.