Sunday, November 23, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 1 of 4

This year I'm presenting a selection of 40 holiday gift books from the same number of publishers, presented alphabetically in chunks of 10. Some none-too-serious recommendations of who might like the titles are indicated. See the others here.

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For the creative (co)worker:

a+t 43: Workforce: A Better Place to Work
a+t research group
Paperback, 160 pages

For the naturalist:

Animal Architecture
Ingo Arndt
Hardcover, 160 pages

For the aural architect:

Shape of Sound
Victoria Meyers
Artifice Books on Architecture
Hardcover, 144 pages

For the phenomenologist:

Architectural Atmospheres: On the Experience and Politics of Architecture
Christian Borch, editor (contributions by Böhme, Eliasson, Pallasmaa)
Hardcover, 112 pages

For the beginner:

Conditional Design: An introduction to elemental architecture
Anthony di Mari
BIS Publishers
Paperback, 160 pages

For the Eurocentric history buff:

The Morphology of the Times European Cities and their Historical Growth
Ton Hinse
DOM Publishers
Paperback, 304 pages

For the techno-theorist:

Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture
Edited by David Jason Gerber, Mariana Ibanez
Hardcover, 408 pages

For the eternal dreamer:

Imagine Architecture: Artistic Visions of the Urban Realm
Lukas Feireiss, Robert Klanten, editors
Hardcover, 240 pages

For the landscape artist:

Composite Landscapes: Photomontage and Landscape Architecture
Edited by Charles Waldheim, Andrea Hansen
Hatje Cantz
Hardcover, 176 pages

For the Mies disciple:

Last Is More: Mies, IBM and the Transformation of Chicago
Robert Sharoff, William Zbaren
Images Publishing
Hardcover, 160 pages