2013 Holiday Gift Books

This year I'm presenting a selection of 35 holiday gift books from the same number of publishers. The book covers provide more information and links to Amazon, while the book titles are linked to the publishers' websites. Where applicable, links to my reviews are provided.


Landscape Futures: Instruments, Devices and Architectural Inventions
Geoff Manaugh, editor
Paperback, 308 pages

My review on my weekly page.

10 Stories of Collective Housing: Graphical Analysis of Inspiring Masterpieces
a+t research group
Paperback, 496 pages

My review on my weekly page.

Design Brooklyn: Renovation, Restoration, Innovation
Anne Hellman and Michel Arnaud
Hardcover, 256 pages


Where Architects Work
Nils Ballhausen, editor
Paperback, 256 pages


Archaeology of the Digital
Greg Lynn, editor
Paperback, 396 pages


Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out: An Architectural Account
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Hardcover, 311 pages

My review on this blog.
DOM Publishers

Brazil Architectural Guide
Laurence Kimmel, Anke Tiggemann, Bruno Santa CecÍlia
Paperback, 336 pages

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

How Architecture Works: A Humanist's Toolkit
Witold Rybczynski
Hardcover, 368 pages

My review on my weekly page.

Around the World: An Atlas for Today
Andrew Losowsky, Sven Ehmann, and Robert Klanten, editors
Hardcover, 272 pages

My review on this blog.
Images Publishing

Kinetic Architecture: Design for Active Envelopes
Russell Fortmeyer and Charles Linn
Hardcover, 224 pages

Island Press

Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self
Sim van der Ryn
Hardcover, 192 pages

My review on my weekly page.
Lars Müller Publishers

LC Foto: Le Corbusier Secret Photographer
Tim Benton
Hardcover, 416 pages

Laurence King Publishers

100 Years of Architectural Drawing: 1900 - 2000
Neil Bingham
Hardcover, 320 pages

Metropolis Books

Never Built Los Angeles
Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin
Hardcover, 376 pages

MIT Press

A Question of Qualities: Essays in Architecture
Jeffrey Kipnis, edited by Alexander Maymind
Paperback, 288 pages

The Monacelli Press

Old Building, New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations
Françoise Bollack
Hardcover, 224 pages

Museum of Modern Art

Young Frank, Architect
Frank Viva
Hardcover, 40 pages

My review on my weekly page.
nai010 Publishers

MVRDV Buildings
Hardcover, 400 pages

My review at Designers and Books.
ORO Editions

We Build the City: New York City's Design + Construction Excellence Program
Jayne Merkel, editor
Paperback, 500 pages


Hand-Drying in America: And Other Stories
Ben Katchor
Hardcover, 160 pages

My review on my weekly page.
Park Books

The Working Drawing: The Architect's Tool
Annette Spiro and David Ganzoni, editors
Hardcover, 328 pages


Carlo Scarpa
Robert McCarter
Hardcover, 256 pages

Pointed Leaf Press

Kabbalah in Art and Architecture
Alexander Gorlin
Hardcover, 192 pages


Cecil Balmond
Hardcover, 720 pages

Princeton Architectural Press

The Sea Ranch: Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, and Placemaking on the Northern California Coast
Donlyn Lyndon and Jim Alinder
Hardcover, 304 pages


Tadao Ando: Houses
Philip Jodidio
Hardcover, 300 pages


Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present
Peggy Deamer, editor
Paperback, 264 pages

Scheidegger and Spiess

Concrete: Photography and Architecture
Daniela Janser, Thomas Seelig, and Urs Stahel, editors
Hardcover, 440 pages


The Architect's Home
Gennaro Postiglione
Hardcover, 480 pages


Discovering Architecture
Philip Jodidio
Hardcover, 260 pages

My review on my weekly page.
University of Chicago Press

Building Ideas: An Architectural Guide to the University of Chicago
Jay Pridmore
Paperback, 160 pages

University of Minnesota Press

New Architecture on Indigenous Lands
Joy Monice Malnar and Frank Vodvarka
Paperback, 272 pages


Drawing Architecture AD
Neil Spiller
Paperback, 136 pages

W. W. Norton

Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World
Bridgette Meinhold
Paperback, 256 pages

Yale University Press

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien
Hardcover, 256 pages

My review at Designers and Books.