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
Instant: The Story of Polaroid
Christopher Bonanos
Information Graphics
Sandra Rendgen et al.
Ikko Tanaka and the Future/Past/East/West of Design
Kazuko Koike
I Saw a Peacock with a Fiery Tail
Ramsingh Urveti
The Great Inversion and the Future of the American City
Alan Ehrenhalt
Graphic Design: A History, 2nd Edition
Stephen J. Eskilson
Girls’ Fashion in Japanese Manga
Mana Takemura
The Future Will Be…China
Hans Ulrich Obrist et al.
The Dutch Photobook
Fritz Gierstberg and Rik Suermondt, eds.
The Color Revolution
Regina Lee Blaszczyk
City: A Guidebook for the Urban Age
P.D. Smith
The Avant-Garde Applied (1890–1950)
Manuel Fontán del Junco, et al.
Asia-Pacific Design No. 8
Sandu Publishing Co. Limited
Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color
Bernard Tschumi