Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 2 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 lover of cities:

Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life
Jaime Lerner
Island Press
Hardcover, 160 pages

For the lover of Venice:

Elements of Venice
Foscari Giulia
Lars Müller Publishers
Hardcover, 696 pages

For the non-architect interested in architecture:

Architectural Styles: A Visual Guide
Owen Hopkins
Laurence King Publishers
Paperback, 240 pages

For the completist: 

Elements: A series of 15 books accompanying the exhibition Elements of Architecture at the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale
James Westcott (contributions by Rem Koolhaas et al.)
Paperback w/slipcase, 2,336 pages in 15 books

For the lover of offbeat graphics:

Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design, 1936-1986
Louise Sandhaus (contributions by Lorraine Wild, Denise Gonzales Crisp, Michael Worthington)
Metropolis Books
Hardcover, 432 pages

For the proud Luddite:

Why Architects Still Draw
Paolo Belardi, translated by Zachary Nowak
MIT Press
Paperback, 136 pages

For the art lover who doesn't want to spend more than $2.50:

New York's Underground Art Museum: MTA Arts and Design
Françoise Bollack
The Monacelli Press
Hardcover, 264 pages

For the tactical urbanist:

Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities
Pedro Gadanho
Museum of Modern Art
Paperback, 176 pages

For the alternative energy optimist:

Landscape and Energy: Designing Transition
Dirk Sijmons
nai010 Publishers
Hardcover, 430 pages

For the lover of reprints:

Los Angeles Boulevard: Eight X-Rays of the Body Public 25th Anniversary Edition
Doug Suisman
ORO Editions
Hardcover, 144 pages