Friday, November 25, 2011

2011 Holiday Gift Books

As in the last six years, I'm presenting a list of gift books just in time for the holidays. This year I'm presenting one each from over 40 publishers, posted in one long list. Click on the cover or book title to get more information or to purchase, in most cases, at Amazon.

AA Publications:
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Manifest Destiny: A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Suburban Housing
by Jason Griffiths

Actar:
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Roberto Burle Marx: The Modernity of Landscape
edited by Lauro Cavalcanti, Francis Rambert, Farès el-Dahdah

a+t:
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a+t 37: Strategy Space


Birkhäuser:
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Floor Plan Manual Housing, 4th revised and extended edition
edited by Oliver Heckmann, Friederike Schneider

CCA:
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Architecture in Uniform: Designing and Building for the Second World War
by Jean-Louis Cohen

Columbia University GSAPP:
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Erieta Attali: In Extremis: Landscape into Architecture
by Erieta Attali (Read my review here.)

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum:
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Design with the Other 90%: Cities
by Cynthia Smith

Da Capo Press:
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Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted
by Justin Martin

Éditions Xavier Barral:
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Dark Lens
edited by Cédric Delsaux

eVolo:
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eVolo Skyscrapers
edited by Carlo Aiello

Gestalten:
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Sublime: New Architecture and Design from Japan
edited by R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, K. Bolhöfer, A. Kupetz, B. Meyer

Hatje Cantz:
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Wim Wenders: Places, Strange and Quiet
by Wim Wenders

Images Publishing Group:
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New York Dozen: Gen X Architects
by Michael J. Crosbie

Island Press
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The Architecture of Community
by Leon Krier (The 2009 book, now in paperback.)

Lars Müller Publishers:
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Landform Building: Architecture's New Terrain
edited by Stan Allen and Marc McQuade

Laurence King Publishing:
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100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
by Richard Weston (Also of note: Magma Sketchbook: Design and Art Direction, designed by Studio8)

Metropolis Books:
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Architects' Sketchbooks
by Will Jones (Read my review here.)

MIT Press:
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Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City
by Anne Mikoleit and Moritz Pürckhauer

The Monacelli Press:
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Carrot City: Creating Places for Urban Agriculture
by Mark Gorgolewski, June Komisar, Joe Nasr

Multi-Story Books:
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By the City/For the City: An Atlas of Possibility for the Future of New York
edited by Anne Guiney and Brendan Crain

NAi Publishers:
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Housing Design: A Manual
(More information at NAi Publishers.)

ORO Editions:
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Banham in Buffalo: 5 Years of the P. Reyner Banham Fellowships at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture


Oxford University Press:
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New York's Golden Age of Bridges
paintings by Antonio Masi, essays by Joan Marans Dim

Penguin:
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The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper
by Kate Ascher (Read my review here.)

Phaidon:
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The Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture Travel Edition


Princeton Architectural Press:
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The Architectural Detail
by Edward R. Ford

Princeton University Press:
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Kissing Architecture
by Sylvia Lavin

Reaktion Books:
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Italy: Modern Architectures in History
by Diane Yvonne Ghirardo

Rizzoli:
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Frank Lloyd Wright Designs: The Sketches, Plans, and Drawings
by Bruce Brooks Pfeiffer

Routledge:
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Spatial Agency: Other Ways of Doing Architecture
edited by Nishat Awan, Tatjana Schneider, Jeremy Till

Skira:
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Promenade: The City of Culture of Galicia
by Maxwell L. Anderson, Lawrence Chua, Rachel Healy, Andres Perea and Ramon Villares

Springer:
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Wonderland Manual for Emerging Architects
edited by Silvia Forlati and Anne Isopp

SUN Architecture:
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How the city moved to Mr. Sun: China's new megacities
by Michiel Hulshof and Daan Roggeveen

Taschen:
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Project Japan: Metabolism Talks...
by Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist

teNeues:
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Growth: Prix Pictet 3


Thames and Hudson:
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Adjaye · Africa · Architecture
by David Adjaye

Tuns:
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Designing & Building: Rockhill and Associates, second edition
edited by Brian Carter

Verso:
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All Over the Map: Writing on Buildings and Cities
by Michael Sorkin (Read my review here.)

Walther König, Köln:
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Oswald Mathias Ungers: Morphologie: City Metaphors
by O.M. Ungers (This is a new printing of the 1982 book.)

Wiley:
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The Story of Post-Modernism: Five Decades of the Ironic, Iconic and Critical in Architecture
by Charles Jencks (Read my review here.)

W.W. Norton:
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Guide to Contemporary New York City Architecture
by John Hill (Yes, I couldn't resist recommending my own book.)

Yale University Press:
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Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention
edited by Zoë Ryan

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