Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 3 of 4

This year I'm presenting a selection of 40 holiday gift books from the same number of publishers, presented alphabetically in chunks of 10. Some none-too-serious recommendations of who might like the titles are indicated. See the others here.

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For the fan of construction and technology:

Sagrada Familia: Gaudi's Unfinished Masterpiece. Geometry, Construction and Site
Edited by Josep Gómez Serrano, Maria Rubert and Oscar Riera Ojeda
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers
Hardcover, 312 pages

For the lover of classic monographs on great architects:

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect
Janne Ahlin
Park Books
Hardcover, 208 pages

For those wanting to delve beyond the eye candy:

Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography
Elias Redstone
Phaidon
Hardcover, 240 pages

For the Critical Regionalist:

Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community
Brian MacKay-Lyons, Robert McCarter
Princeton Architectural Press
Hardcover, 224 pages

For the Classicist:

Americans in Paris: Foundations of America's Architectural Gilded Age
Jean Paul Carlhian, Margot M. Ellis
Rizzoli
Hardcover, 252 pages

For the beginner:

The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know
Andrea Simitch, Val Warke
Rockport Publishers
Paperback, 224 pages

Yet another one for the beginner:

Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand
Simon Unwin
Routledge
Paperback, 278 pages

For the architect/cinephile: 

Christoph Schaub – Films on Architecture
Texts by Martin Walder and Christoph Schaub
Scheidegger and Spiess
3 DVDs, 320 minutes, w/24-page booklet

For the landscape urbanist:

An Atlas of Recycled Landscapes
Michela De Poli, Guido Incerti
Skira
Paperback, 270 pages

For those with strong coffee tables:

Ando: Complete Works 1975–2014
Philip Jodidio
Taschen
Hardcover, 720 pages

Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 2 of 4

This year I'm presenting a selection of 40 holiday gift books from the same number of publishers, presented alphabetically in chunks of 10. Some none-too-serious recommendations of who might like the titles are indicated. See the others here.

Click covers to visit Amazon - or click titles to visit publishers' websites.
For the lover of cities:

Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life
Jaime Lerner
Island Press
Hardcover, 160 pages


For the lover of Venice:

Elements of Venice
Foscari Giulia
Lars Müller Publishers
Hardcover, 696 pages

For the non-architect interested in architecture:

Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide
Owen Hopkins
Laurence King Publishers
Paperback, 240 pages

For the completist: 

Elements: A series of 15 books accompanying the exhibition Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale
James Westcott (contributions by Rem Koolhaas et al.)
Marsilio
Paperback w/slipcase, 2,336 pages in 15 books


For the lover of offbeat graphics:

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986
Louise Sandhaus (contributions by Lorraine Wild, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Michael Worthington)
Metropolis Books
Hardcover, 432 pages

For the proud Luddite:

Why Architects Still Draw
Paolo Belardi, translated by Zachary Nowak
MIT Press
Paperback, 136 pages

For the art lover who doesn't want to spend more than $2.50:

New York's Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts and Design
Françoise Bollack
The Monacelli Press
Hardcover, 264 pages

For the tactical urbanist:

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
Pedro Gadanho
Museum of Modern Art
Paperback, 176 pages

For the alternative energy optimist:

Landscape and Energy: Designing Transition
Dirk Sijmons
nai010 Publishers
Hardcover, 430 pages

For the lover of reprints:

Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public 25th Anniversary Edition
Doug Suisman
ORO Editions
Hardcover, 144 pages

Sunday, November 23, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 1 of 4

This year I'm presenting a selection of 40 holiday gift books from the same number of publishers, presented alphabetically in chunks of 10. Some none-too-serious recommendations of who might like the titles are indicated. See the others here.

Click covers to visit Amazon - or click titles to visit publishers' websites.
For the creative (co)worker:

a+t 43: Workforce: A Better Place to Work
a+t research group
a+t
Paperback, 160 pages

For the naturalist:

Animal Architecture
Ingo Arndt
Abrams
Hardcover, 160 pages

For the aural architect:

Shape of Sound
Victoria Meyers
Artifice Books on Architecture
Hardcover, 144 pages

For the phenomenologist:

Architectural Atmospheres: On the Experience and Politics of Architecture
Christian Borch, editor (contributions by Böhme, Eliasson, Pallasmaa)
Birkhäuser
Hardcover, 112 pages

For the beginner:

Conditional Design: An introduction to elemental architecture
Anthony di Mari
BIS Publishers
Paperback, 160 pages

For the Eurocentric history buff:

The Morphology of the Times European Cities and their Historical Growth
Ton Hinse
DOM Publishers
Paperback, 304 pages

For the techno-theorist:

Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture
Edited by David Jason Gerber, Mariana Ibanez
eVolo
Hardcover, 408 pages

For the eternal dreamer:

Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm
Lukas Feireiss, Robert Klanten, editors
Gestalten
Hardcover, 240 pages

For the landscape artist:

Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture
Edited by Charles Waldheim, Andrea Hansen
Hatje Cantz
Hardcover, 176 pages

For the Mies disciple:

Last Is More: Mies, IBM and the Transformation of Chicago
Robert Sharoff, William Zbaren
Images Publishing
Hardcover, 160 pages