Favorite Books of 2014

This list of notable books for 2014 is broken into three sections of seven books each, listed in alphabetical order by title. Note that books reviewed or noted were not necessarily released in 2014. Covers link to Amazon, with links to reviews and my other blog included when appropriate.

Seven favorites from the 50 books I read and reviewed in 2014 (titles are linked to reviews):

Chicagoisms: The City as Catalyst for Architectural Speculation edited by Alexander Eisenschmidt with Jonathan Mekinda, published by Park Books, 2013

Manhattan Atmospheres: Architecture, the Interior Environment, and Urban Crisis by David Gissen, published by University of Minnesota Press, 2014

The Nature of Urban Design: A New York Perspective on Resilience by Alexandros Washburn, published by Island Press, 2013

OASE #91: Building Atmosphere edited by Klaske Havik, Hans Teerds and Gus Tielens, published by nai010 Publishers, 2013

Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities edited by Alfredo Brillembourg and Hubert Klumpner, Urban-Think Tank Chair of Architecture and Urban Design, ETH Zürich; photographed by Iwan Baan; published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2013

Venice Architectural Guide: Buildings and Projects After 1950
Clemens F. Kusch and Anabel Gelhaar
DOM Publishers, 2014

The Wrong House: The Architecture of Alfred Hitchcock
Steven Jacobs
nai010 publishers, 2013 (second edition)

Seven favorites from the books I read in 2014 but didn't review; these are books I read for pleasure or research, but not for review:

Seven most promising books I received from publishers in 2014, but have yet to review; look for them in 2015: