Tuesday, November 25, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 3 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 fan of construction and technology:

Sagrada Familia: Gaudi's Unfinished Masterpiece. Geometry, Construction and Site
Edited by Josep Gómez Serrano, Maria Rubert and Oscar Riera Ojeda
Oscar Riera Ojeda Publishers
Hardcover, 312 pages

For the lover of classic monographs on great architects:

Sigurd Lewerentz, Architect
Janne Ahlin
Park Books
Hardcover, 208 pages

For those wanting to delve beyond the eye candy:

Shooting Space: Architecture in Contemporary Photography
Elias Redstone
Hardcover, 240 pages

For the Critical Regionalist:

Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community
Brian MacKay-Lyons, Robert McCarter
Princeton Architectural Press
Hardcover, 224 pages

For the Classicist:

Americans in Paris: Foundations of America's Architectural Gilded Age
Jean Paul Carlhian, Margot M. Ellis
Hardcover, 252 pages

For the beginner:

The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know
Andrea Simitch, Val Warke
Rockport Publishers
Paperback, 224 pages

Yet another one for the beginner:

Twenty-Five Buildings Every Architect Should Understand
Simon Unwin
Paperback, 278 pages

For the architect/cinephile: 

Christoph Schaub – Films on Architecture
Texts by Martin Walder and Christoph Schaub
Scheidegger and Spiess
3 DVDs, 320 minutes, w/24-page booklet

For the landscape urbanist:

An Atlas of Recycled Landscapes
Michela De Poli, Guido Incerti
Paperback, 270 pages

For those with strong coffee tables:

Ando: Complete Works 1975–2014
Philip Jodidio
Hardcover, 720 pages