New Museums in China cover

New Museums in China by Clare Jacobson Princeton Architectural Press, 2013 Hardcover, 241 pages As of 2013 there are supposedly 3,500 museums in China. This is about 1,000 more than two years before that, but still only roughly 20% of the number of ...Read More

Lettering Large cover

Lettering Large: Art and Design of Monumental Typography by Steven Heller and Mirko Ilić The Monacelli Press, 2013 Hardcover, 224 pages What happens to letters, words and phrases when they are blown up from their usual place on the pages of a book ...Read More

Old Buildings, New Forms cover

Old Buildings, New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations by Françoise Astorg Bollack The Monacelli Press, 2013 Hardcover, 224 pages I have always loved old buildings. They are the visible, three-dimensional record of our life on earth. They can be thrilling or modest ...Read More

Translucent Building Skins cover

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

From Commission to Construction cover

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

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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

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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

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: Strategy and Tactics

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 and Architecture 11

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