2012 Holiday Gift Books

As in the last seven years, I'm presenting a list of gift books just in time for the holidays. This year the list includes 39 titles, sorted alphabetically by publisher. Mouse over the cover images to get more information and click to see the listing on Amazon. Below the cover list is a text list, keyed to the covers by number.

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  1. Bricks and Balloons. Architecture in Sequential Art by Melanie Van Der Hoorn, 010 Publishers
  2. 0-14: Projection and Reception by Reiser + Umemoto, edited by Brett Steele; AA Publications
  3. Design Like You Give a Damn [2]: Building Change from the Ground Up edited by Architecture for Humanity, Abrams
  4. New York City Landmarks by Jake Rajs, text by Francis Morrone; ACC Distribution
  5. The Sniper's Log: An Architectural Perspective of Generation-X by Alejandro Zaera-Polo, Actar
  6. Eames: Beautiful Details by Eames Demetrios, et. al.; AMMO
  7. Wiel Arets: Autobiographical References by Robert McCarter, Birkhäuser
  8. Atlas: Geography, Architecture and Change in an Interdependent World edited by Renata Tyszczuk, Joe Smith, Nigel Clark, and Melissa Butcher; Black Dog Publishing
  9. Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, CCA
  10. Sky High by Germano Zullo, illustrated by Albertine; Chronicle Books
  11. RCR Arquitectes 2007-2012. Poetic Abstraction, El Croquis
  12. Big: Recent Project, Global Architecture
  13. Going Public: Public Architecture, Urbanism and Interventions edited by R. Klanten, S. Ehmann, S. Borges, L. Feireiss, Gestalten
  14. Elemental by Alejandro Aravena, Hatje Cantz
  15. Masterpiece: Iconic Houses by Great Contemporary Architects by Beth Browne, Images Publishing
  16. Good Urbanism: Six Steps to Creating Prosperous Places by Nan Ellin, Island Press
  17. Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities edited by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumoner, Lars Müller Publishers
  18. Architectural Inventions: Visionary Drawing of Buildings by Matt Bua and Maximilian Goldfarb; Laurence King Publishers
  19. Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies: Lafayette Park, Detroit edited by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani; Metropolis Books
  20. Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America edited by Joan Ockman, MIT Press
  21. Contemporary Follies by Keith Moskow and Robert Linn, The Monacelli Press
  22. Cycle Space: Architectural and Urban Design in the Age of the Bicycle by Steven Fleming, nai010 Publishers
  23. Cities Without Ground: A Hong Kong Guidebook by  Jonathan Solomon, Clara Wong, Adam Frampton; ORO Editions
  24. The Battle for the Life and Beauty of the Earth: A Struggle Between Two World-Systems by Christopher Alexander with HansJoachim Neis and Maggie Moore Alexander, Oxford University Press
  25. Building Stories by Chris Ware, Pantheon
  26. 20th-Century World Architecture: The Phaidon Atlas by the editors of Phaidon
  27. Ove Arup: Philosophy of Design edited by Nigel Tonks, Prestel
  28. Le Corbusier Redrawn: The Houses by Steven Park, Princeton Architectural Press
  29. Italy: Modern Architectures in History by Diane Ghirardo, Reaktion Books
  30. Architecture Concepts: Red is Not a Color by Bernard Tschumi, Rizzoli
  31. Future Practice: Conversations from the Edge of Architecture by Rory Hyde, Routledge
  32. The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation: Gallery in a Garden, Garden in a Gallery by Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, Skira Rizzoli
  33. Christo and Jeanne Claude: The Mastaba, Project for Abu Dhabi by Matthias Koddenberg, Taschen
  34. Joseph Cornell's Manual of Marvels: How Joseph Cornell reinvented a French agricultural manual to create an American masterpiece edited by Dickran Tashjian and Analisa Leppanen-Guerra, Thames and Hudson
  35. A New Kind of Bleak: Journeys through Urban Britain by Owen Hatherley, Verso
  36. White Cube, Green Maze: New Art Landscapes by Raymund Ryan, University of California Press
  37. Human Experience and Place: Sustaining Identity edited by Paul Brislin, Wiley
  38. Long Island Modernism 1930-1980 by Caroline Rob Zaleski, W. W. Norton
  39. Ezra Stoller, Photographer by Nina Rappaport and Erica Stoller, Yale University Press