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
Architecture: From Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson Laurence King Publishers, 2012 Paperback, 240 pages Books that collect works of contemporary architecture tend to present them in some fairly typical ways, particularly by building typology (houses, museums, public space, etc.) and as finished ...Read More
Contemporary Follies by Keith Moskow and Robert Linn The Monacelli Press, 2012 Hardcover, 240 pages White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes by Raymund Ryan University of California Press, 2012 Hardcover, 120 pages Wine and Architecture by Heinz-Gert Woschek, Denis Duhme, Katrin Friederichs EDITION Detail, 2012 Paperback, 144 ...Read More
- Written by John Hill.
- Posted on November 19, 2012.
Architecture in the Netherlands: Yearbook 2011-12 edited by Samir Bantal, JaapJan Berg, Kees van der Hoeven, Anne Luijten NAi Publishers, 2012 Paperback, 272 pages The annual Architecture in the Netherlands Yearbook started in 1987/88, making the most recent one the 25th installment. Accordingly ...Read More
The Sky's the Limit: Applying Radical Architecture edited by Robert Klanten, Sven Ehmann, Sofia Borges Gestalten, 2012 Hardcover, 288 pages What is the state of architectural icons in the 21st century, post-2008? Frank Gehry's design of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain is ...Read More
a+t 38: Strategies and Tactics in Public Space edited by Aurora Fernández Per, Javier Mozas a+t, 2012 Paperback, 176 pages The third installment in a+t's Strategy series takes aim at an increasingly popular subset of architectural design: tactical urbanism, D.I.Y. urbanism, provisional urbanism, ...Read More
Architectural and Cultural Guide Pyongyang edited by Philipp Meuser DOM Publishers, 2012 Paperback, 2 volumes w/slipcase, 368 pages Architecture 11: RIBA Buildings of the Year by Tony Chapman Merrell Publishers, 2012 Hardcover, 273 pages These two books focusing on architecture halfway around the globe from ...Read More
- Written by John Hill.
- Posted on April 23, 2012.
Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture by Mark Gorgolewski, June Komisar, Joe Nasr The Monacelli Press, 2011 Hardcover, 240 pages Urban agriculture in its latest guise is a concept I first encountered in 2004 when I wrote an article on Chicago's aptly ...Read More
Five North American Architects: An Anthology by Kenneth Frampton Columbia University GSAPP and Lars Müller Publishers, 2012 Paperback, 136 pages The architectural historian Kenneth Frampton started his tenure at Columbia University GSAPP in 1972, meaning that he has been a presence at ...Read More
a+t 37: Strategy Space a+t, 2011 Paperback, 168 pages Strategy Space is the second installment in Spanish publisher a+t's Strategy series -- the first, Strategy Public is reviewed here, and a review of the third, Strategy and Tactics in Public Space, is forthcoming. ...Read More