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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The Images of Architects
Valerio Olgiati, ed.
Everything Loose Will Land
Sylvia Lavin et al.
The Light Pavilion
Christoph a. Kumpusch, ed.
Lolita—The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design
John Bertram et al.
All the Buildings in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far
James Gulliver Hancock
The Afterlife of Emerson Tang
Paula Champa
Architecture on the Carpet
Brenda Vale et al.
The Metropolitan Revolution
Bruce Katz et al.
The Design Book: 1000 New Designs for the Home and Where to Find Them
Jennifer Hudson
Eileen Gray: Objects and Furniture Design
Carmen Espegel, introduction; et al.
Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas
Denis Wood
Handbook of California Design, 1930-1965
Bobbye Tigerman, ed.
The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
Stephanie Dalley
Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books of Ed Ruscha
Jeff Brouws et al.
Experiments with Life Itself
Francisco González de Canales