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