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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Favorite Books of 2014

This list of notable books for 2014 is broken into three sections of seven books each, listed in alphabetical order by title. Note that books reviewed or noted were not necessarily released in 2014. Covers link to Amazon, with links to reviews and my other blog included when appropriate.

Seven favorites from the 50 books I read and reviewed in 2014 (titles are linked to reviews):

Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation Alexander Eisenschmidt with Jonathan Mekinda (Editors)
Park Books, 2013

Manhattan Atmospheres: Architecture, the Interior Environment, and Urban Crisis
David Gissen
University of Minnesota Press, 2014

The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience
Alexandros Washburn
Island Press, 2013

OASE #91: Building Atmosphere
Klaske Havik, Hans Teerds, Gus Tielens (Editors)
nai010 Publishers, 2013

Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities
Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich (Editors); Iwan Baan (Photographer)
Lars Müller Publishers, 2013

Venice Architectural Guide: Buildings and Projects After 1950
Clemens F. Kusch and Anabel Gelhaar
DOM Publishers, 2014

The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock
Steven Jacobs
nai010 publishers, 2013 (second edition)

Seven favorites from the books I read in 2014 but didn't review; these are books I read for pleasure or research, but not for review (where applicable, titles are linked to my "Unpacking My Library" blog):

The Anatomy of a Golf Course: The Art of Golf Architecture
Tom Doak
Burford Books, 1998

Disenchanted Night: The Industrialization of Light in the Nineteenth Century
Wolfgang Schivelbusch, translated by Angela Davies
University of California Press, 1988

Hollow Land: Israel's Architecture of Occupation
Eyal Weizman
Verso, 2012

Kissing Architecture
Sylvia Lavin
Princeton University Press, 2011

Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point
Alex MacLean
Abrams, 2008

Planning Chicago
D. Bradford Hunt, Jon B. DeVries (Editors)
APA Planners Press, 2013

The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream
Thomas L. Dyja
Penguin, 2013

Seven most promising books I received from publishers in 2014, but have yet to review; look for them in 2015:

The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
Timothy M. Rohan
Yale University Press, 2014

The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation
David Ross Scheer
Routledge, 2014

Landscape and Energy: Designing Transition
Dirk Sijmons
nai010 Publishers, 2014

Detlef Martins
Phaidon, 2014

Shape of Sound
Victoria Meyers
Artifice Books on Architecture, 2014

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
Henri Lefebvre, edited by Lukasz Stanek, translated by Robert Bononno
University of Minnesota Press, 2014

Urban Literacy: Reading and Writing Architecture
Klaske Havik
nai010 Publishers, 2015

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