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.
87 books
Encounters 2 Pallasmaa, Juhani et al. Rakennustieto
Architecture of Santiniketan Das, Samit Niyogi Books
Swiss Made Breiding, R. James Profile Books
The Images of Architects Olgiati, Valerio Quart Architektur
Everything Loose Will Land Lavin, Sylvia et al. Verlag für moderne Kunst Nürnberg
Deventer Stadler, Matthew et al. nai010 Publishers
The Light Pavilion Kumpusch, Christoph a. Lars Müller Publishers $15.00
Go: A Kidd’s Guide to Graphic Design Kidd, Chip Workman $17.95
Lolita—The Story of a Cover Girl: Vladimir Nabokov’s Novel in Art and Design Bertram, John et al. Print Publishing $18.00
Hall of Femmes: Lella Vignelli Bouabana, Samira et al. Hall of Femmes/Oyster Press $19.65
Hall of Femmes: Tomoko Miho Bouabana, Samira et al. Hall of Femmes/Oyster Press $19.65
Mapping Manhattan Cooper, Becky et al. Abrams $19.95
All the Buildings in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far Hancock, James Gulliver Rizzoli International Publications $19.95
The Afterlife of Emerson Tang Champa, Paula Houghton Mifflin $26.00
How Architecture Works Rybczynski, Witold Farrar, Straus and Giroux $27.00
Architecture on the Carpet Vale, Brenda et al. Thames & Hudson $27.95
The Pinecone Uglow, Jenny Farrar, Straus and Giroux $28.00
Wunderkammer Williams, Tod et al. Yale University Press $29.00
Creative Confidence Kelley, Tom et al. Crown $29.00
Hand-Drying in America Katchor, Ben Random House $29.95
The Metropolitan Revolution Katz, Bruce et al. Brookings Institution Press $29.95
A Country of Cities Chakrabarti, Vishaan Metropolis Books $29.95
PIN-UP Interviews PIN-UP, et al. powerHouse Books $29.95
The Invention of Craft Adamson, Glenn Bloomsbury $29.95
City of Ambition Williams, Mason B. W. W. Norton $29.95
Hello World Rawsthorn, Alice Hamish Hamilton $30.00
The Design Book: 1000 New Designs for the Home and Where to Find Them Hudson, Jennifer Laurence King Publishing $30.00
Eileen Gray: Objects and Furniture Design Espegel, Carmen et al. Ediciones Polígrafa $30.00
Graphic Icons Clifford, John Peachpit Press $31.99
Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas Wood, Denis Siglio $32.00
Handbook of California Design, 1930-1965 Tigerman, Bobbye The MIT Press $34.95
The Mystery of the Hanging Garden of Babylon Dalley, Stephanie Oxford University Press $34.95
Multiple Signatures Rock, Michael Rizzoli International Publications $35.00
Hippie Chic Whitley, Lauren MFA Publications $35.00
Interviewing Users Portigal, Steve Rosenfeld Media $39.00
Cosmos of Light Plummer, Henry Indiana University Press $39.00
Various Small Books: Referencing Various Small Books of Ed Ruscha Brouws, Jeff et al. The MIT Press $39.95
Experiments with Life Itself González de Canales, Francisco Actar $39.95
Formica Forever Lange, Alexandra et al. Metropolis Books $39.95
Design Forward Esslinger, Hartmut ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers $40.00
Threads of Silk and Gold McDermott, Hiroko T. et al. Ashmolean Museum $40.00
Fashion Design, Referenced Kennedy, Alicia et al. Rockport Publishers $41.25
Dekho Codesign, et al. Codesign $42.00
James Stirling: Revisionary Modernist Lawrence, Amanda Reeser Yale University Press $45.00
Italian Liberty Style De Guttry, Irene et al. 24 Ore Cultura $45.00
Printer’s Devil Loxley, Simon et al. David R. Godine $45.00
Discovering Architecture Jodidio, Philip et al. Rizzoli International Publications $45.00
Irma Boom: The Architecture of the Book Boom, Irma et al. Lecturis $45.50
Tom Dixon: Dixonary Dixon, Tom Violette Editions $49.95
Architectural Guide Japan Bognar, Botond DOM Publishers $50.00
Theater of Architecture Hardy, Hugh Princeton Architectural Press $50.00
Kamisaka Sekka Trinh, Khanh et al. Prestel Publishing $50.00
100 Years of Architectural Drawing Bingham, Neil Laurence King Publishing $50.00
Eva Zeisel: Life, Design, and Beauty Kirkham, Pat et al. Chronicle Books $50.00
Henri Labrouste Bélier, Corinne et al. The Museum of Modern Art $55.00
The Sustainable Fashion Handbook Black, Sandy Thames & Hudson $55.00
Culture:City Wang, Wilfried Lars Müller Publishers $55.00
Never Built Los Angeles Lubell, Sam et al. Metropolis Books $55.00
Shadow Type Heller, Steven et al. Princeton Architectural Press $55.00
Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940-1990 Wit, Wim de et al. Getty Research Institute $59.95
D&AD: 50 Stanley, Ron TASCHEN $59.99
Luxurious Minimalism von der Schulenburg, Fritz Rizzoli International Publications $60.00
Out There Brito, Maria Gabriela Pointed Leaf Press $60.00
The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World de Laubier, Guillaume et al. Abrams $60.00
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Architecture after Images Dimendberg, Edward The University of Chicago Press $65.00
Building Seagram Lambert, Phyllis et al. Yale University Press $65.00
A New Sculpturalism Mount, Christopher et al. Rizzoli International Publications $65.00
The Houses of Louis Kahn Marcus, George H. et al. Yale University Press $65.00
Lina Bo Bardi Lima, Zeuler Rocha Mello de Almeida et al. Yale University Press $65.00
It’s Modern: The Eye and Visual Influence of Alexander Liberman Churchward, Charles Rizzoli International Publications $65.00
Type Only Sinclair, Mark et al. Unit Editions $68.00
Synesthetic Design Haverkamp, Michael Birkhäuser $69.95
Emilio Pucci Friedman, Vanessa et al. TASCHEN $69.99
Albert Speer Krier, Léon et al. The Monacelli Press $75.00
James Turrell: A Retrospective Govan, Michael et al. Prestel Publishing $75.00
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes Cohen, Jean-Louis et al. The Museum of Modern Art $75.00
Visions of Seaside Thadani, Dhiru A. et al. Rizzoli International Publications $75.00
The Library Campbell, James W. P. et al. The University of Chicago Press $75.00
Mario Buatta: Fifty Years of American Interior Decoration Buatta, Mario et al. Rizzoli International Publications $75.00
Staircases Tusquets Blanca, Oscar The Vendome Press $75.00
MVRDV Buildings MVRDV, et al. nai010 Publishers $95.00
Carlo Scarpa: Venini, 1932–1947 Barovier, Marino Rizzoli International Publications $95.00
Paradise Planned Stern, Robert A. M. et al. The Monacelli Press $95.00
Creative Engineering, Architecture, and Technology Hammann, Ralph DOM Publishers $99.95
Moroccan Carpets and Modern Art Adam, Jürgen et al. ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers $115.00
Álvaro Siza: Complete Works 1952–2013 Jodidio, Philip TASCHEN $150.00
Shiro Kuramata Sudjic, Deyan et al. Phaidon Press $150.00