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.

The Evolution of 20th Century Architecture: A Synoptic Account by Kenneth Frampton

Designs on the Public: The Private Lives of New York's Public Spaces by Kristine F. Miller

Patent Constructions: New Architecture Made in Catalonia by Albert Ferré, Ricardo Devesa & Jaime Salazar

Hyperborder: The Contemporary U.S.–Mexico Border and Its Future by Fernando Romero/LAR

Blubberland: The Dangers of Happiness by Elizabeth Farrelly

The Endless City by Ricky Burdett and Deyan Sudjic

Worlds Away: New Suburban Landscapes by Andrew Blauvelt

Lessons from Bernard Rudofsky: Life as a Voyage by Architekturzentrum Wien

Shift: SANAA and the New Museum by Joseph Grima & Karen Wong

The Architecture of Image: Existential Space in Cinema by Juhani Pallasmaa

After the Crash: Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan by Thomas Daniell

DBOOK: Density, Data, Diagrams, Dwellings by Javier Mozas & Aurora Fernandez Per