Notable Design Books of 2012

Our designers, commentators, guest bloggers, and specially invited guests have chosen these as the most notable design books of 2012. Also see Notable Design Books of 2011.
81 books
Katsuji Wakisaka: Japanese Textile Designer
Katsuji Wakisaka
The Where, the Why, and the How
Jenny Volvovski et al.
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail
Ramsingh Urveti
Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color
Bernard Tschumi
Girls’ Fashion in Japanese Manga
Mana Takemura
City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
P.D. Smith
Asia-Pacific Design No. 8
Sandu Publishing Co. Limited
Terunobu Fujimori
Hannes Rössler et al.
The Future Will Be…China
Hans Ulrich Obrist et al.
Porsche: Origin of the Species
Karl Ludvigsen et al.
Mirko Ilić: Fist to Face
Dejan Kršić et al.
Ikko Tanaka and the Future/Past/East/West of Design
Kazuko Koike
The Postcard Age
Lynda Klich and Benjamin Weiss; Preface by Leonard A. Lauder