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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Favorite Books of 2008

Here's a list of my dozen favorites from the 65 books I reviewed last year on my weekly and daily pages, in chronological order. Tomorrow I'll post my dozen favorite doses featured on these two sites last year.

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The Evolution of 20th Century Architecture: A Synoptic Account

Kenneth Frampton

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Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces

Kristine F. Miller

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Patent Constructions: New Architecture Made in Catalonia

Albert Ferré, Ricardo Devesa & Jaime Salazar

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Hyperborder: The Contemporary U.S.–Mexico Border and Its Future

Fernando Romero/LAR

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Blubberland: The Dangers of Happiness

Elizabeth Farrelly

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The Endless City

Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic

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Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes

Andrew Blauvelt

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Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky: Life as a Voyage

Architekturzentrum Wien

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Shift: SANAA and the New Museum

Joseph Grima & Karen Wong

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The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema

Juhani Pallasmaa

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After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan

Thomas Daniell

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DBOOK: Density, Data, Diagrams, Dwellings

Javier Mozas & Aurora Fernandez Per

4 comments:

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  2. After reading about Beijing and Dubai regarding its superior architecture boom I started to debate does this mean both cities pass Tokyo as great architecture cities? even though Tokyo is more home grown, it just doesn’t stack up against these cities.

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  3. Many thanks for including DBOOK in the list of your favorite books of 2008.

    You might also find more information at http://www.aplust.net/tienda.php?seccion=libros&serie=Serie%20Densidad&libro=DBOOK

    Thanks!

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