Where Are the Utopian Visionaries?: Architecture of Social Exchange edited by Hansy Better Barraza Periscope Publishing, 2012 Paperback, 160 pages With one of the most intriguing names of any recent architecture title, Where Are the Utopian Visionaries? asks architects to "consider the people ...Read More
Building in Bloom: The Making of the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens by Mary Adam Thomas Ecotone Publishing, 2013 Paperback, 152 pages The Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh opened its ...Read More
Translucent Building Skins: Material Innovation in Modern and Contemporary Architecture by Scott Murray Routledge, 2012 Paperback/Hardcover, 200 pages The history of modern architecture can be written by its materials and effects, especially glass and transparency. From Joseph Paxton's Crystal Palace (1851) and Bruno ...Read More
Entre: Architecture from the Performing Arts by Carlos M. Teixeira Artifice Books on Architecture, 2012 Paperback, 384 pages The subtitle of this monograph on Brazilian architect Carlos M. Teixeira's studio Vazio S/A is very telling. Instead of "architecture for the performing arts," as ...Read More
Diller Scofidio+ Renfro: Architecture after Images by Edward Dimendberg University of Chicago Press, 2013 Hardcover, 248 pages Gracing the cover of film professor Edward Dimendberg's analysis of Diller Scofidio + Renfro's first three decades of output is a photograph of the southern end ...Read More
- Written by John Hill.
- Posted on April 15, 2013.
Hidden Cities: Travels to the Secret Corners of the World's Great Metropolises; A Memoir of Urban Exploration by Moses Gates Tarcher/Penguin, 2013 Paperback, 352 pages The photographs that bookend the color insert in the middle of Moses Gates's "memoir of urban exploration" depict ...Read More
Encounters 1 - Architectural Essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, edited by Peter MacKeith Rakennustieto Publishing, 2013 (second edition) Paperback, 384 pages Encounters 2 - Architectural Essays by Juhani Pallasmaa, edited by Peter MacKeith Rakennustieto Publishing, 2013 Paperback, 366 pages Finnish architect, educator, and author Juhani Pallasmaa's most ...Read More
Renovação Praça do Toural, Alameda de São Dâmaso e Rua de Santo António, Guimarães 2010 - 2012 by Nuno Miguel Borges Nuno Miguel Borges, 2012 Hardcover, 294 pages (text in Portuguese and English) Since 1985 one or more cities in the European Union ...Read More
- Written by John Hill.
- Posted on March 18, 2013.
Candide No. 6 edited by Susanne Schindler, Andres Lepik, Axel Sowa Hatje Cantz, 2012 Paperback, 144 pages Since its first issue in 2009, Candide - Journal for Architectural Knowledge has followed a format with five distinct sections: "'Analysis' investigates forms of the built ...Read More
Grand Central: Gateway to a Million Lives by John Belle and Maxinne R. Leighton W. W. Norton, 2012 (reissue) Hardcover, 240 pages On February 2 Grand Central Terminal celebrated its 100th birthday. The building looks a lot better than any people or other ...Read More