Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Books, 4 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 educator – tenured or adjunct:

Educating Architects: How tomorrow's practitioners will learn today
Edited by Neil Spiller, Nic Clear
Thames and Hudson
Hardcover, 352 pages

For the lover of great architectural drawings:

Graphic Anatomy 2
Atelier Bow-Wow
TOTO
Paperback, 174 pages

For the architect of resistance:

Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space
Keller Easterling
Verso
Hardcover, 252 pages

For the urban sociologist:

New York's New Edge: Contemporary Art, the High Line, and Urban Megaprojects on the Far West Side
David Halle, Elisabeth Tiso
University of Chicago Press
Paperback, 160 pages

For the philosopher and urban theorist:

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment
Henri Lefebvre, edited by Łukasz Stanek
University of Minnesota Press
Paperback, 248 pages

For the lover of curves:

Alvar Aalto: Second Nature
Edited by Jochen Eisenbrand, Mateo Kries
Vitra Design Museum
Hardcover, 648 pages

For the many who can't get enough of Kowloon Walled City:

City Of Darkness: Revisited
Ian Lambot, Greg Girard
Watermark
Paperback, 216 pages

For the historian/theorist:

Forty Ways to Think About Architecture: Architectural History and Theory Today
Edited by Iain Borden, Murray Fraser, Barbara Penner
Wiley
Paperback, 280 pages

For the infrastructure nut:

Infrastructure: A Guide to the Industrial Landscape
Bryan Hayes
W. W. Norton
Paperback, 568 pages

For fans of rough concrete and flat-top haircuts:

The Architecture of Paul Rudolph
Timothy M. Rohan
Yale University Press
Hardcover, 300 pages

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.

Click covers to visit Amazon - or click titles to visit publishers' websites.
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
Phaidon
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
Rizzoli
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
Routledge
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
Skira
Paperback, 270 pages

For those with strong coffee tables:

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

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.

Click covers to visit Amazon - or click titles to visit publishers' websites.
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.)
Marsilio
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