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 Houses of Louis Kahn
George H. Marcus et al.
The Images of Architects
Valerio Olgiati, ed.
Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book
Irma Boom
Italian Liberty Style
Irene De Guttry et al.
It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman
Charles Churchward
James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist
Amanda Reeser Lawrence
James Turrell: A Retrospective
Michael Govan et al.
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Jean-Louis Cohen et al.
The Light Pavilion
Christoph a. Kumpusch, ed.
Lina Bo Bardi
Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida Lima et al.
Lolita—The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design
John Bertram et al.
Luxurious Minimalism
Fritz von der Schulenburg, et al.
Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration
Mario Buatta et al.
The Metropolitan Revolution
Bruce Katz et al.
Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art
Jürgen Adam et al.
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World
Guillaume de Laubier et al.
The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon
Stephanie Dalley
A New Sculpturalism
Christopher Mount, ed. et al.
100 Years of Architectural Drawing
Neil Bingham
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990
Wim de Wit et al.
The Sustainable Fashion Handbook
Sandy Black
The Library
James W. P. Campbell (text) et al.