• 12.27.10

13 of the Best Design Books of 2010

The past year saw dozens of dazzling design books hit the market. Here are 12 of our favorites.

IPad? What’s an iPad? 2010 saw dozens of dazzling design books hit the market that proved the tactile, page-turning experience is still king. Here, we look back at our favorite design books of the year.


These range from Bible-like illuminated manuscripts and luscious layouts of dizzying code-generated forms to monographs of design legends and innovation tomes that radically changed the way we look at design. (And yes, OK, some of them are even available on the iPad.)

About the author

Alissa is a design writer for publications like Fast Company, GOOD and Dwell who can most often be found in Los Angeles. She likes to walk, ride the bus, and eat gelato.