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