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Book Briefs #49

The most recent numbered installment of "Book Briefs," the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerou...
14-07-2023 21:47

My Biennale Haul

Two weeks ago I was in Venice for the Biennale, covering the 18th International Architecture Exhibition curated by Lesley Lokko for World-Architects. ...
14-07-2023 21:47

Book Briefs #35 Revisited

Last week I cobbled together eight books, some of which publishers had sent me more than a year ago, in an effort to write a "Better Late Than Never" ...
14-07-2023 21:47

Self-Published Books by BNIM and KPF

Over at World-Architects I wrote about two self-published books recently published by BNIM and KPF:ALL - The Tom and Ruth Harkin Center by BNIMDesign ...
26-05-2023 21:48

On Case Studies

"What is a case study"" you might be asking, or maybe, "Is it different than a monograph"" Although the word monograph literally applies to any book ...
26-05-2023 21:49

2023 in Architecture Books, So Far

Life, they say, throws you curve balls, and that\'s just what happened last month, when a family emergency had me put this blog on hiatus. This post, ...
26-05-2023 21:48

Architectural Exhibitions and Their Books

Preparing for this post I counted roughly one hundred books in my library that are related to exhibitions. Surprisingly, given that I tend to buy cata...
26-05-2023 21:48

Changing Ideals in Architectural Criticism

On the Duty and Power of Architectural Criticism¬†edited by Wilfried Wang, published by Park Books and University of Texas at Austin, 2022 (Amazon¬†/¬...
26-05-2023 21:48

Learning from the 2023 Book Fair

This year\'s New York International Antiquarian Book Fair is my third, following the 2022 book fair and, just days before lockdown, the 2020 book fa...
26-05-2023 21:48

For the Love of (Architecture) Books

Tomorrow is Valentine\'s Day, so I put together a list some things I love ?? about architecture books ? and just as many things I don\'t love ? ab...
26-05-2023 21:49

On Hiatus

Monday is when I would normally post a new book review, but instead, this blog and its related newsletter are going on hiatus indefinitely due to a fa...
26-05-2023 21:48

From the Mouths of Architects

I\'m not sure when it happened, but at some point I went from disliking interviews ? preferring texts written by architects, much of it in the vein o...
26-05-2023 21:48

Three Lessons from Three Monographs

Writing a blog devoted to architecture books means featuring monographs ? lots of monographs. Not exclusively, of course; but before this blog transit...
06-02-2023 21:46

Rereading the Nineties

Some of the references consulted during the research phase of my 2021 book Buildings in Print: 100 Influential & Inspiring Illustrated Architecture Bo...
30-01-2023 21:44

On Awards

When Arata Isozaki died at the end of 2022 at the age of 91, nearly all of the news stories and obituaries mentioned that he was a Pritzker Architectu...
23-01-2023 21:47

From Web to Print

Recently I was watching a news program, most likely PBS Newshour or an MSNBC show, and was struck by one of the talking heads speaking via Skype or Zo...
16-01-2023 21:46

On Guidebooks

A portion of the paperback wrapper of On Broadway and Fran Leadon\'s Broadway: A History of New York City in Thirteen Miles, for instance, plus On F...
09-01-2023 21:45

This Blog in 2023

One year ago, in the first post of 2022, I shifted this blog from (almost) daily posts about architecture books to just once a week, changing the name...
02-01-2023 21:44

Favorite Books of 2022

For this last post of 2022 I looked back at the dozens of books I reviewed or featured as "Book Briefs" on this blog, and the ones I reviewed on World...
19-12-2022 21:44

Book Briefs #48

In this latest installment of "Book Briefs," ? the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books ...
12-12-2022 21:43

Conceiving the Plan

Conceiving the Plan: Nuance and Intimacy in Civic SpaceEdited by Yael Hameiri SainsauxSkira, August 2022Hardcover | 12-1/4 x 12-1/4 inches | 240 pages...
05-12-2022 21:41

Ando and Le Corbusier

Ando and Le Corbusier is a two-volume project that shows how the works of two pioneers of modern architecture ? Le Corbusier and Tadao Ando ? connect ...
28-11-2022 21:43

The Minimal Intervention

The Material Imaginationby Lucius Burckhardt, edited by Markus Ritter and Martin SchmitzBirkhšuser, October 2022Paperback | 5 x 7-1/4 inches | 166 pag...
21-11-2022 21:41

G. E. Kidder Smith Builds

G. E. Kidder Smith Builds: The Travel of Architectural Photographyby Angelo Maggi, foreword by Michelangelo SabatinoAR+D Publishing, August 2022Hardco...
14-11-2022 21:41

Book Briefs #47: Three Altrim Titles

Here is the next installment of "Book Briefs," the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books ...
07-11-2022 21:45

The Architecture of Suspense

The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcockby Christine Madrid FrenchUniversity of Virginia Press, September 2022Pa...
31-10-2022 21:44

American Modern Home

American Modern Home: Jacobsen Architecture + Interiorsby Simon JacobsenRizzoli, October 2022Hardcover | 11 x 11 inches | 224 pages | English | ISBN: ...
24-10-2022 21:44

Adjaye: Works 2007-2015

Adjaye: Works 2007-2015: Houses, Pavilions, Installations, BuildingsEdited by Peter AllisonThames & Hudson, October 2022Hardcover | 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 in...
17-10-2022 21:44

Olmsted Trees

Olmsted TreesPhotographs by Stanley Greenberg, with contributions by Tom Avermaete, Kevin Baker, Mindy Thompson FulliloveHirmer Publishers, August 202...
10-10-2022 21:44

Aalto in Detail

Aalto in Detail: A Catalogue of Componentsby Cťline Dietzkier and Lukas GruntzBirkhšuser, July 2022Hardcover | 6 x 8 inches | 464 pages | 400 illustra...
04-10-2022 21:44

Book Briefs #46

Here is the next installment of "Book Briefs," the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books ...
26-09-2022 21:34

Two Chicago Guides

AIA Guide to Chicagoby American Institute of Architects Chicago, edited by Laurie McGovern PetersenUniversity of Illinois Press, June 2022Paperback | ...
19-09-2022 21:36

When Eero Met His Match

When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architectby Eva HagbergPrinceton University Press, September 2022Hardcover | 6-...
12-09-2022 21:34

End-of-Summer Break

This blog is off for a couple of weeks, resuming one week after Labor Day.The view from SUMMIT One Vanderbilt during sunrise on World Photography Day....
29-08-2022 21:59

Parks of the 21st Century

Parks of the 21st Century: Reinvented Landscapes, Reclaimed Territoriesby Victoria Newhouse with Alex PishaRizzoli, September 2021Hardcover | 8-1/2 x ...
22-08-2022 21:45

Book Briefs #45: 4 Monographs

Here is the next installment of "Book Briefs," the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books ...
15-08-2022 21:36

The Layman's Guide to Classical Architecture

The Layman\'s Guide to Classical Architectureby¬†Quinlan Terry, edited by Clive AsletBokfŲrlaget Stolpe, March 2022Hardcover | 8-3/4 x 10-3/4 inches |...
08-08-2022 21:35

Vitruvius Without Text

Vitruvius Without Text: The Biography of a Bookby Andrť Tavaresgta Verlag, July 2022Paperback | 4-1/2 x 6-3/4 inches | 250 pages | 61 illustrations | ...
01-08-2022 21:34

Two Louis Kahn Books

This week\'s dose features two publications on Louis I. Kahn released in 2022: the revised and expanded second edition of Robert McCarter\'s monograph...
25-07-2022 21:38

Between Memory and Invention

Between Memory and Invention: My Journey in Architectureby Robert A. M. Stern, with Leopoldo VillardiThe Monacelli Press, March 2022Hardcover | 7-1/2...
18-07-2022 21:37

15 Summer Reads

Over at World-Architects, I put together a list of 15 Summer Reads for the Newsletter I edit there, a newsletter that goes on summer break as of today...
11-07-2022 21:35

A Happy Fourth!

Today is the Fourth of July, Independence Day in the US, so I\'m taking the week off, with posts resuming next week.The sunset over Manhattan, as seen...
04-07-2022 21:35

Book Briefs #44

Here is the next installment of "Book Briefs," the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books ...
27-06-2022 21:34

Post-pandemic Urbanism

Post-pandemic UrbanismEdited by Doris Kleilein, Friederike MeyerJovis, December 2021Paperback | 5-3/4 x 8-1/4 inches | 192 pages | 50 illustrations |...
20-06-2022 21:34

Three Reviews on World-Architects

In lieu of a new review this week (I have deadlines keeping me from doing one), below are links to three book reviews I wrote this year for World-Arch...
13-06-2022 21:36

Hutong Metabolism

Hutong Metabolism: ZAO/standardarchitectureWith contributions by Farrokh Derakhshani, Mohsen Mostafavi, Kenneth Frampton, Martino Stierli, Nondita Cor...
06-06-2022 21:36

Buildings in Print Giveaway!

Archinect is giving away five copies ? yes, five! ? of my latest book, Buildings in Print: 100 Influential & Inspiring Illustrated Architecture Books ...
02-06-2022 21:33

Book Briefs #43

an ambitious treatise that combines stories from daily life in Syria with observations of cities such as Detroit, Helsinki, Bristol, Beirut, Dubai, an...
30-05-2022 21:33

Archives Universum 01

Archives Universum 01: Flores & PratsCarlos QuintŠns¬†C2C Proyecto Editorial, December 2021Paperback | 6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches | 148 pages | English/Span...
23-05-2022 21:54

Architecture of Normal

Architecture of Normal: The Colonization of the American LandscapeDaniel KavenBirkhšuser, February 2022Hardcover | 8-1/2 x 11 inches | 456 pages | 450...
09-05-2022 21:32

At the 2022 Book Fair

Yesterday the New York International Antiquarian Book Fair opened to the public, the first of its four days at the Park Avenue Armory on Manhattan\'s ...
22-04-2022 21:31

Alison & Peter Smithson: Hexenhaus

Alison & Peter Smithson: Hexenhaus: A House for a Man and a CatEdited by A&P Smithson Hexenhaus-ArchivWalther KŲnig, November 2021Paperback | 8-3/4 x ...
18-04-2022 21:36

Book Briefs #42

Here is the 42nd installment of "Book Briefs," the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books ...
11-04-2022 21:35

Who's Next"

Who\'s Next" Homelessness, Architecture, and CitiesEdited by Daniel Talesnik and Andres LepikArchiTangle, November 2021Hardcover | 10 x 12 inches | 27...
04-04-2022 21:31

The Women Who Changed Architecture

The Women Who Changed ArchitectureEdited by Jan Cigliano HartmanPrinceton Architectural Press, March 2022Hardcover | 7-1/2 x 10 inches | 336 pages | E...
28-03-2022 21:36

Book Briefs #41: Six Monographs

I\'ve decided to bring back "Book Briefs," the series of occasional posts featuring short first-hand descriptions of some of the numerous books that p...
21-03-2022 21:33

Me, Presenting 'Buildings in Print'

AIA Los Angeles has uploaded my January 25th virtual book talk to their YouTube channel. In it I present Buildings in Print: 100 Influential & Inspiri...
17-03-2022 21:37

Two British Biographies

Ian Nairn: Words in Placeby Gillian Darley and David McKieFive Leaves Publications, November 2013Hardcover | 6 x 9 inches | 160 pages | 21 illustratio...
14-03-2022 21:34

Two Louis Sullivan Books

Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan\'s Lost MasterpieceEdited by Jon Vinci, with contributions by Tim Samuelson, Eric Nordstrom, Chris WareAl...
07-03-2022 21:59

Negotiating Ungers

negotiating ungers: the aesthetics of sustainabilityEdited by Common Room and Cornelia EscherCommon Books, 2019Paperback | 4-3/4 x 6-1/2 inches | 224...
28-02-2022 21:31

Vacant Spaces NY

Vacant Spaces NYMichael Meredith, Hilary Sample, MOSActar Publishers, October 2021Paperback | 6 x 9 inches | 608 pages | English | ISBN: 9781948765992...
21-02-2022 21:32

Two Interior Design Books

Interior Design since 1900, Fourth Editionby Anne MasseyThames & Hudson, April 2020Paperback | 6 x 8-1/4 inches | 272 pages | 229 illustrations | Engl...
13-02-2022 21:30

An Alphabet of Architectural Models

An Alphabet of Architectural ModelsEdited by Teresa Frankhšnel, Olivia Horsfall Turner, Simona Valeriani, Matthew WellsMerrell, October 2021Flexicover...
07-02-2022 21:34

Temple and Teahouse in Japan

Temple and Teahouse in Japanby Werner BlaserBirkhšuser, October 2021 (New edition)Hardcover (also available in paperback) | 9-1/4 x 12 inches | 172 pa...
31-01-2022 21:33

Favorite Books of 2021

This year I featured nearly 200 architecture books on this blog, placing them into one of six day-of-the-week categories: Monograph Monday, Technical ...
27-01-2022 21:35

Book Talk Reminder

There is no book review this week, since I\'ve been busing preparing for the book talk I\'ll be giving for AIALA and LACMA tomorrow evening. Details a...
24-01-2022 21:55

Until Proven Safe

Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantineby Geoff Manaugh and Nicola TwilleyMCD ◊ FSG, July 2021Hardcover | 5-3/4 x 8-1/2 inches | 416 p...
17-01-2022 21:32

The Culture Factory

The Culture Factory: Architecture and the Contemporary Art Museumby Richard J. WilliamsLund Humphries, January 2022Paperback | 5-1/4 x 8 inches | 144 ...
10-01-2022 21:35

The Best Illustrated Architecture Books

Fine Books & Collections has an interview I did with Rebecca Rego Barry, in which I talk about Buildings in Print: 100 Influential & Inspiring Illu...
07-01-2022 21:33

Book Talk on January 25

This is exciting: on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 5pm PST I\'ll be presenting my latest book, Buildings in Print, in a free Zoom talk moderated by F...
06-01-2022 21:31

Changes to This Blog in 2022

It\'s been three years since this blog transitioned from A Daily Dose of Architecture to A Daily Dose of Architecture Books, focusing exclusively on r...
02-01-2022 21:32

Favorite Architecture Books of 2021

This year I featured nearly 200 architecture books on this blog, placing them into one of six day-of-the-week categories: Monograph Monday, Technical ...
22-12-2021 21:33

Piranesi Unbound

Piranesi Unboundby Carolyn Yerkes and Heather Hyde MinorPrinceton University Press, September 2020Hardcover | 9 x 11-1/2 inches | 240 pages | 193 illu...
17-12-2021 21:32

Apartment Blossom

Apartment Blossomby Li Han and Jin QiuyeDonghua University Press, January 2021Paperback | 5-1/4 x 7-1/4 inches | 176 pages | Chinese/English | ISBN: 9...
16-12-2021 22:03

Architecture Unbound

Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Gardeby Joseph GiovanniniRizzoli, November 2021Hardcover | 9 x 11 inches | 876 pages | 698 ill...
16-12-2021 22:03

The Architecture of Health

The Architecture of Health: Hospital Design and the Construction of Dignityby Michael P. Murphy with Jeffrey Mansfield and MASS Design GroupCooper Hew...
10-12-2021 21:33

Santa Fe Modern

Santa Fe Modern: Contemporary Design in the High Desertby Helen Thompson, photographs by Casey DunnThe Monacelli Press, November 2021Hardcover | 8 x 1...
09-12-2021 21:37

The Work

The Work: Architecture, Urban Design, Drawings and Sculpturesby Rob KrierBirkhšuser, August 2021Hardcover (2 volumes) | 10 x 12 inches | 1,344 pages (...
06-12-2021 22:03

MAD Dinner

MAD Dinnerby MAD.exe office (Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun); edited by Brendan McGetrick, Chen ShuYuActar Publishers, July 2008Paperback | 8 x 9...
05-12-2021 21:35
 



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