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This page contains a selection of recent architectural publications, with links to individual book pages. We've selected what we feel are the key architecture books, but additions are always welcome. The focus is on contemporary architect books but information on key traditional architecture publications is also welcome.
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Battersby Howat Architects Book
Author: Battersby Howat Architects
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Battersby Howat Architects Book - 14 May 2013
Monograph highlighting the contemporary West Coast designs of Vancouver's BattersbyHowat Architects with an in-depth review of ten projects.
Architectural Morphogenesis Book
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Peter Magyar Book - 28 Jan 2013
This architectural book "hosts eleven different architectural design processes, mostly, in the conceptual phase, accomplished at different times for various clients, using the same method.
It is noteworthy that the verbal text is kept at a tolerable minimum as interested persons are asked to read or interpret the drawings as they progress “as a first degree differentiation from spirit to matter.” Intuition and rational thinking are presumed to function throughout whole the process".
The Cultural Role of Architecture - 2012
Contemporary and Historical Perspectives
Edited by Paul Emmons, Jane Lomholt, John Hendrix
Published February 6th 2012 by Routledge - 228 pages
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Exploring the ambiguities of how we define the word ‘culture’ in our global society, this book identifies its imprint on architectural ideas. It examines the historical role of the cultural in architectural production and expression, looking at meaning and communication, tracing the formations of cultural identities.
Chapters written by international academics in history, theory and philosophy of architecture, examine how different modes of representation throughout history have drawn profound meanings from cultural practices and beliefs. These are as diverse as the designs they inspire and include religious, mythic, poetic, political, and philosophical references.
'Brick City' Book
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Brick City is a celebration of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using LEGO bricks.
While to many, LEGO bricks are 'just a toy', to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium.
These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs', or Adult Fans of LEGO, have taken it upon themselves to recreate local landmarks using just the bricks that you may find at a local store.
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LEGO models created by adult fans, however, don't resemble those that many people created as a child. Created by masters of their medium, these fabulously detailed models may contain thousands of pieces - or perhaps just a handful. Either way, the talented artists have an intimate knowledge of every piece and colour available. Skilfully choosing the ideal piece to recreate a well-known landmark, they may create a model indistinguishable from the real thing, or evoke the spirit of a building in just a few small pieces.
In fact, landmarks and cityscapes - from the New York skyline to the Sagrada Familia, London's St Pancras and the amazing towers of Beijing and Hong Kong - have long been a source of inspiration for LEGO builders.
In this book, LEGO artist Warren Elsmore takes us on a world tour and explores more than 30 global cities and their iconic structures.
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Skyscrapers Collector’s Edition
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Skyscrapers Collector’s Edition Book
This book is the compilation of 300 outstanding buildings from around the world selected for their innovative concepts that challenge the way we understand architecture and their relationship with the natural and built environments.
Kleinhans Music Hall Book
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This book documents the design and development of the Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. The building, which is arguably the most significant of a series of projects that were designed collaboratively by Eliel and Eero Saarinen, opened in 1940. It is the home of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and has a reputation as an notable space acoustically. The Saarinens and Eames also designed furniture for the building some of which is still in use.
This book is one of a series that includes publications on notable mid-century buildings in Buffalo designed by Gordon Bunshaft and Minoru Yamasaki. buffaloBOOKS also includes publications on the work of Steven Holl, O'Donnell & Tuomey, Thom Mayne, Tod Williams & Billie Tsien and other notable international architects.
The book is available from the School of Architecture & Planning, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York.
Details of this book, and other publications in the series, are available on the school website under 'publications'
Cost of book $15 plus shipping.
Art Deco Architecture Book
'Modernism London Style - The Complete Art Deco Heritage'
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Art Deco Buildings : more photos + information - 8 Jan 2013 + 5 Jun 2012
Like no other style, Art Deco represents a built manifestation of the interwar period’s enthusiasm and splendour. Buildings of this era in London in particular reflect the elegance, belief in progress and assertiveness that describe the modern metropolis age. The soon to be published book "Modernism London Style" will feature this architectural heritage with large-scaled photographs, an illustrated index counting more than 230 buildings, detailed maps to place them, and an introduction by Adam Caruso of Caruso St John Architects.
Entre: Architecture from the Performing Arts : book by Carlos Teixeira, Brasil
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Entre Architecture Book - 4 Jan 2013
Carlos Teixeira’s Between [Entre] surges as a clearing in the architectonic thought of our day and opens space for new lines of questioning formulated within an architecture that is committed to both the effective construction of buildings and the development of models and prototypes that stress-test its methodology and creative process.
Matteo Thun. The Index Book
A comprehensive Index presenting for the first time an exceptional selection of Matteo Thun's influential architecture and innovative product design - from his earliest works to this day.
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Matteo Thun & Partners - 10 Dec 2012
More than 300 color illustrations
24x29 cm, 368 pages
45 € - First edition Jan 2013
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Tel Aviv / AM OVED Publishers Ltd, Tel-Aviv - book by Nili Portugali - 23 Oct 2012
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Architecture book by Nili Portugali, Architect A.A.Dip (London)
The first book published by Nili Portugali - 'The Act of Creation and the Spirit of a Place / A Holistic-Phenomenological Approach to Architecture' / Axel Menges / - was selected by The RIBA International Book Award among the 23 books of the year 2007.
The new book aims to arouse public discussion regarding central debates, challenging the general public and 21st-century architects, as to how we should intervene within an existing environment, more specifically an environment with a significant historical value which we must respect and preserve, when integrating it with contemporary architecture.
120 pp. with 245 ill, of which 57 in color, 235x302 mm, hard cover, English/Hebrew
'The Globalisation of Architecture' - book by Professor Robert Adam - 20 Sep 2012
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Part sociological theory, part political and economic history, The Globalisation of Architecture by Professor Robert Adam explains how Western or North Atlantic Modernist architecture came to dominate world cities and commercial architecture in the late 20th and 21st century. It is a scholarly book in which Robert Adam steps aside from his own architectural preferences, and takes a broad and impartial look at the development and consequences of this global phenomenon which impacts on us all.
ON BUILDING Matter and Form, by Josep Lluís Mateo - 24 May 2012
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Josep Lluis Mateo Architecture Book
This book describes that initial moment of a series of buildings, beyond their origins and their physical constitution (both issues, idea and matter, however, based on my work). Here, the objects are presented, captured by Adrià Goula, as visual forms, as compositions of planes and surfaces that form volumes and also as a dialectic of the light and shade that define spaces.
Josep Lluís Mateo
Under The Edge : The Architecture of Peter Stutchbury - 29 Apr 2012
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Book by Peter Stutchbury
The architecture of the Edge, architecture of the Asia Pacific Antipodes, may be a counter-proposition to the mainstream architecture of the developed world. In order to understand one’s self, it is illuminating to attempt to understand the opposite, and it is for this reason that the architecture, particularly of Australia, the biggest land-mass in the Antipodes, now attracts international interest.
ARX PORTUGAL (*): BOOK II - BRICK IS RED - 24 Apr 2012
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ARX Portugal Architecture Book : 'Brick is Red'
The second book related with the 20th years of ARX architecture office is "a book about the creative process".
Rafael Vinoly Architects Book, USA
Research Program Publication
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Rafael Vinoly Architects Book
BOLLES+WILSON Moleskine Monograph
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BOLLES+WILSON Architecture Books
A new series of Moleskine monographs – four ‘legendary’ sketchbooks complete with marks, notes and sketches by BOLLES+WILSON, Zaha Hadid, Giancarlo De Carlo and Alberto Kalach were released in December 2012.
The Humanities in Architectural Design : Contemporary and Historical Perspective - 26 Oct
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Modern Architecture A-Z Book - 18 Aug
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Prefab Book - 18 Aug
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Hadid, Complete Works 1979-2009 - 18 Aug
Book by Philip Jodidio
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