Notable Books of 2011

Our designers, commentators, guest bloggers, and specially invited guests have chosen these as the most notable design books of 2011
102 books
African Metropolitan Architecture Adjaye, David Rizzoli International Publications $100.00
A House for an Art Collector Adjaye, David Rizzoli International Publications $50.00
Cecil Beaton Albrecht, Donald Rizzoli International Publications $65.00
Voiture Minimum Amado Lorenzo, Antonio The MIT Press $49.95
Spatial Agency Awan, Nishat et al. Routledge $44.95
Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture Balmori, Diana et al. The Monacelli Press $50.00
Rising Currents Bergdoll, Barry The Museum of Modern Art $24.95
Missed Connections Blackall, Sophie Workman $13.95
People Blexbolex, Enchanted Lion Books $19.95
Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty Bolton, Andrew Yale University Press $50.00
Design*Sponge at Home Bonney, Grace Artisan $35.00
TD 63-73: Total Design and Its Pioneering Role in Graphic Design Bos, Ben Unit Editions $55.00
How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive Boucher, Christopher Melville House $15.00
Balenciaga and Spain Bowles, Hamish Rizzoli International Publications $65.00
Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey Brook, Tony et al. Unit Editions $27.00
344 Questions Bucher, Stefan New Riders Press $11.99
Living in the Endless City Burdett, Ricky et al. Phaidon Press $69.95
Typography for Lawyers Butterick, Matthew Jones McClure Publishing $25.00
Rethinking Design and Interiors Caan, Shashi Laurence King Publishing $29.95
Chi ha paura...?-Who’s afraid...? Cappellieri, Alba Electa
New York Bikes Castagnetti, Michele Self Published $19.99
Identify Chermayeff, Ivan et al. Print Publishing $45.00
Architecture in Uniform Cohen, Jean-Louis Yale University Press $50.00
Usefulness in Small Things Colin, Kim et al. Rizzoli International Publications $29.95
100 Artists’ Manifestos: From the Futurists to the Stuckists Danchev, Alex Penguin $20.99
High Line: The Inside Story of New York City’s Park in the Sky David, Joshua et al. Farrar, Straus and Giroux $29.95
Spacesuit de Monchaux, Nicholas The MIT Press $34.95
Seven Books Grey Dean, Tacita Steidl $98.00
Flying Without a Net DeLong, Thomas J. Harvard Business Review Press $29.95
Cédric Delsaux: Dark Lens Delsaux, Cédric Editions Xavier Barral $75.00
Rebels in Paradise Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter Henry Holt and Company $32,50
Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernity of Landscape El-Dahdah, Farès et al. Actar $49.95
The Latin American Photobook Fernández, Horacio et al. Aperture $52.00
Bossypants Fey, Tina Little, Brown and Co.
The Architectural Detail Ford, Edward R. Princeton Architectural Press $40.00
Bals Foulkes, Nicholas Assouline $175.00
Reveal: Studio Gang Architects Gang, Jeanne Princeton Architectural Press $45.00
Bob Gill, so far. Gill, Bob Laurence King Publishing $50.00
Collected Gladwell, Malcolm et al. Little, Brown and Co. $80.00
Triumph of the City Glaeser, Edward Penguin $29.95
Gerhard Richter: Panorama Godfrey, Mark et al. Tate Gallery Publishing
Textiles, the Whole Story: Uses, Meanings, Significances Gordon, Beverly Thames & Hudson $60.00
Tomorrow’s Houses Gorlin, Alexander et al. Rizzoli International Publications $65.00
By the City/For the City Guiney, Anne et al. Institute for Urban Design $35.00
Why We Broke Up Handler, Daniel et al. Little, Brown and Co. $19.99
Menu Design in America Heller, Steven et al. TASCHEN $59.99
New York: The Story of a Great City Henry, Sarah André Deutsch $39.95
Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture Hill, John W. W. Norton $29.95
Pamphlet Architecture 11–20 Holl, Steven Princeton Architectural Press $45.00
Symbol Hyland, Angus et al. Laurence King Publishing $40.00
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel Immordino Vreeland, Lisa Abrams $55.00
Steve Jobs Isaacson, Walter Simon & Schuster $35.00
The Death and Life of Great American Cities: 50th Anniversary Edition Jacobs, Jane Random House/Modern Library $23.00
California Design 1930–1965 Kaplan, Wendy The MIT Press $60.00
KieranTimberlake: Inquiry Kieran, Stephen et al. Rizzoli International Publications $55.00
Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design Kirkham, Pat et al. Laurence King Publishing $75.00
Visual Storytelling Klanten, Robert et al. Gestalten $68.00
Project Japan Koolhaas, Rem et al. TASCHEN $59.99
Beauty Is in the Street Kugelberg, Johan et al. Four Corners Books; distributed by D.A.P. $40.00
Ootje Oxenaar: Designer + Commissioner Kuijpers, Els nai010 Publishers $38.35
Kissing Architecture Lavin, Sylvia Princeton University Press $16.95
The Houses of William Wurster: Frames for Living Brostrom, Caitlin Lempres et al. Princeton Architectural Press $50.00
Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible Lovell, Sophie Phaidon Press $95.00
Julius Shulman, Los Angeles Lubell, Sam et al. Rizzoli International Publications $60.00
Graphic Design: Now in Production Lupton, Ellen et al. Walker Art Center; distributed by D.A.P.
Katie Ridder: Rooms MacIsaac, Heather Abrams $50.00
Maharam Agenda Maharam, Michael Lars Müller Publishers $65.00
The Ruins of Detroit Marchand, Yves et al. Steidl $125.00
Wirrwarr Mayer H., Jürgen et al. Hatje Cantz $300.00
Combinatory Urbanism Mayne, Thom Stray Dog Cafe $39.95
Believing Is Seeing Morris, Errol Penguin $40.00
To Make a World Nemerov, Alexander Yale University Press $45.00
Floating Worlds Neumeyer, Peter F. Pomegranate Press $35.00
Ready to Print Nickel, Kristina Gestalten $78.00
OLIVE (A Handbook to Protect Your Life) Nosigner, Media Factory ¥ 1,000 ($12.88)
Alexander Girard Oldham, Todd et al. AMMO Books $200
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life Oldham, Todd et al. AMMO Books $29.95
A Taxonomy of Office Chairs Olivares, Jonathan Phaidon Press $39.95
The Embodied Image: Imagination and Imagery in Architecture Pallasmaa, Juhani John Wiley & Sons $45.00
Redheaded Peckerwood Patterson, Christian MACK $65.00
Food Rules Pollan, Michael et al. Penguin
Radioactive Redniss, Lauren HarperCollins $29.99
Atlas Richter, Gerhard Walther König Verlag
Star Wars: The Blueprints Rinzler, J. W. Epic Ink $500.00
Cultural Connectives: Bridging the Latin and Arabic Alphabets Rjeily, Rana Abou Mark Batty Publisher $34.95
And I Shall Have Some Peace There Roach, Margaret Grand Central Publishing $25.99
Richard Prince: American Prayer Rubin, Robert Rizzoli International Publications $65.00
The Agile City Russell, James Island Press $35.00
Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention Ryan, Zoë Yale University Press $60.00
Sagmeister: Another Book About Promotion and Sales Material Sagmeister, Stefan et al. Abrams $40.00
Maps Scher, Paula Princeton Architectural Press $50.00
Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul Schultz, Howard et al. Rodale $25.99
Urban Design Since 1945 Shane, David Grahame John Wiley & Sons $45.00
Helvetica and the New York City Subway System Shaw, Paul The MIT Press $39.95
Design with the Other 90%: Cities Smith, Cynthia Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum $29.95
Edward Durell Stone Stone, Hicks Rizzoli International Publications $85.00
The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch Thwaites, Thomas Princeton Architectural Press $19.95
Less and More Ueki-Polet, Keiko et al. Gestalten
Hussein Chalayan Violette, Robert et al. Rizzoli International Publications $85.00
Gerrit Rietveld van Zijl, Ida Phaidon Press $75.00
Designing for Emotion Walter, Aarron A Book Apart $18.00
Toward a New Interior Weinthal, Lois Princeton Architectural Press $45.00