Like last year and the year before, I'm presenting a list of some super-pricey though super-relevant architecture books for the holidays. Enjoy!
Tadao Ando 1: Houses and Housing
Another book on the Master Architect.
Paulo Mendes da Rocha
By Paulo Mendes Da Rocha and Rosa Artigas
Last year's Pritzker Prize winner gets the coverage he deserves.
Three editions on one of today's most popular architecture duos.
Volume 12: Al Manakh
Edited by Rem Koolhaas, Ole Bouman, and Mark Wigley
Rem and his gang look at the oh-so popular land of Dubai.
Modern Architecture A-Z
Edited by Peter Gossel
Seventeen-and-a-half pounds on those who made Modern architecture.
Adolf Loos: Works and Projects
By Ralf Bock
Speaking of Modern, a long awaited monograph on one of the most influential.
Princeton Architectural Press
Because they surely need to be transformed...
Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place
Words by Will Self with pictures by Ralph Steadman
A great combination of words and drawings.
QUITO: A Flatbed Site as an Agent for a New Centrality
By Joan Busquets & Felipe Correa
A thorough study of one of Latin America's most beautiful cities.
Architecture of Authority
Photographs by Richard Ross
A diverse presentation of places of power.
Update: Some other holiday book lists:
:: BUILD Blog
:: RIBA Bookshops
:: Times Online