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
Underground: How the Tube Shaped London
David Bownes et al.
The Color Revolution
Regina Lee Blaszczyk
Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies
Danielle Aubert et al.
Mirko Ilić: Fist to Face
Dejan Kršić et al.
Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
Andrew Blum
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
Alan Ehrenhalt
The Style of the Stedelijk
Frederike Huygen
Instant: The Story of Polaroid
Christopher Bonanos
The Where, the Why, and the How
Jenny Volvovski et al.
The Future Will Be…China
Hans Ulrich Obrist et al.
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail
Ramsingh Urveti
Girls’ Fashion in Japanese Manga
Mana Takemura
The New Art of Landscape: Conversations between Xin Wu and Contemporary Designers
Xin Wu with contributions from Diana Balmori, Kongjian Yu, Bernard Lassus, Patricia Johanson, Erik Dhont, Maya Lin, Paolo Bürgi
Ikko Tanaka and the Future/Past/East/West of Design
Kazuko Koike
Katsuji Wakisaka: Japanese Textile Designer
Katsuji Wakisaka
Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey (Japanese edition)
Tony Brook et al.