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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Holiday Gift Books: 07 Edition

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!

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Tadao Ando 1: Houses and Housing
TOTO
Another book on the Master Architect.

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Paulo Mendes da Rocha
By Paulo Mendes Da Rocha and Rosa Artigas
Rizzoli
Last year's Pritzker Prize winner gets the coverage he deserves.

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SANAA 1983-2004
El Croquis
Three editions on one of today's most popular architecture duos.

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Volume 12: Al Manakh
Edited by Rem Koolhaas, Ole Bouman, and Mark Wigley
Archis
Rem and his gang look at the oh-so popular land of Dubai.

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Modern Architecture A-Z
Edited by Peter Gossel
Taschen
Seventeen-and-a-half pounds on those who made Modern architecture.

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Adolf Loos: Works and Projects
By Ralf Bock
Skira
Speaking of Modern, a long awaited monograph on one of the most influential.

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Suburban Transformations
Paul Lukez
Princeton Architectural Press
Because they surely need to be transformed...

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Psychogeography: Disentangling the Modern Conundrum of Psyche and Place
Words by Will Self with pictures by Ralph Steadman
Bloomsbury USA
A great combination of words and drawings.

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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.

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Architecture of Authority
Photographs by Richard Ross
Aperture
A diverse presentation of places of power.

Update: Some other holiday book lists:
:: BUILD Blog
:: RIBA Bookshops
:: Times Online

1 comment:

  1. hey john

    just to say that I really like the volume about Paulo Mendes da Rocha (there's a second one that came out, in portuguese. I'm not sure if they translated it yet...), and it is true that he isn't as nearly known as he should be. It's just too bad that we don't really get to see his house projects, that are really interesting as well...

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