Book Talk Reminder
There is no book review this week, since I've been busy preparing for the book talk I'll be giving for AIALA and LACMA tomorrow evening. Details are below for the free virtual event.Buildings in Print, in a free Zoom talk moderated by Frances Anderton. The event is presented by LACMA and AIA Los Angeles and is organized by the AIALA Interior Architecture Committee.
Author John Hill will present his new book Buildings in Print: 100 Influential and Inspiring Illustrated Architecture Books (Prestel, 2021). This exploration of nearly a century of architectural publications combining writing and illustration begins appropriately with Le Corbusier’s 1923 Vers une architecture (translated to English as Towards a New Architecture). Hill has chosen one hundred seminal books and presents them in nine thematic categories starting with the early modern manifestos and ending with contemporary theories and critiques, the last entry being Reinier de Graaf’s 2017 Four Walls and a Roof. He will explain the making of the book, highlight some of the 100 books included in its pages (and a few that didn’t make the cut), and discuss the continued relevance of architecture books in our digital age.
Did I mention it's free? RSVP here. See you then!