In proper book review fashion, Designers & Books have given us enough 2013 design copy to last us years in their end of the year round-up. According to the site, their list consists of 47 architecture/urban design books, 23 graphic design books, titles in fashion, interior, product/industrial design, general design inspiration and a standout fiction novel featuring the past of future of automotive design as told by Paula Champa.
The list includes a total of 99 titles from last year, a couple of which we featured here on Core—Steve Portigal's Interviewing Users and the Kelley Bros' Creative Confidence—as well as dozens of others that caught our eye. Categorized by month, each group covers topics ranging from traditional (opera house design) to the downright niche (ancient hanging garden design).
You can find the full list/reviews here—all complete with quick buying options if you're in dire need of some new reading material. To help you choose among the myriad of choices, the assortment of titles features pull-out thoughts from design book reviewers. The reviews are extremely in-depth, making it easy to spot a solid title that'll fit perfectly on your bookshelf.
Even if you aren't looking for a new book to add to the collection, take a look at the main page of their round-up. This compilation, visually and contextually speaking, does not disappoint. We can only hope to see a "best of book art" feature sometime in the future.
Which titles have you read? Give your own review in the comments.
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