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