Architecture Surveys

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JAPANESE HOUSE

Written by Jodidio, Philip
This overview of fifty recently built Japanese houses includes projects by three Pritzker Prize-winners-- Tadao Ando, Shigeru Ban and Kazuyo Sejima --as well as by lesser-known emerging architects.
May 19, 2015 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press |
$60.00
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MODERN SHOESTRING: CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE ON A BUDGET

Written by Sirefman, Susanna
Residential design provides a rich testing ground for architectural innovation. Intimate scales and specific programs inspire distinctive homes, and comparatively small budgets are catalysts for exploring nontraditional materials. Modern Shoestring proves that building a contemporary house can be affordable and shows how constraints actually stimulate the most creative design solutions.
June 1, 2008 | Hardcover | Monacelli Press |
$40.00
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BECOMING AN ARCHITECT IN RENAISSANCE ITALY: ART, SCIENCE AND CAREER OF BALDASSARRE PERUZZI

Written by Huppert, Ann C
A leading architect of the Italian Renaissance, Baldassarre Peruzzi (1481–1536) has, until now, been a little-known, enigmatic figure. A paucity of biographical documentation and a modest number of surviving buildings, coupled with an undeservedly critical assessment by Giorgio Vasari (1511–1574), have long cast Peruzzi’s career in shadow.
June 23, 2015 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 224 Pages |
$100.00
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WHY WE BUILD: POWER AND DESIRE IN ARCHITECTURE

Written by Rowan Moore
We are living in one of the most dramatic periods in modern architectural history: a time when cityscapes are being redrawn on a yearly basis, architects are testing the very idea of what a building is, and whole cities are invented overnight.
September 2, 2014 | p | Harper Design | 400 Pages |
$19.99
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CONVERSATIONS WITH FRANK GEHRY

Written by Isenberg, Barbara
Drawing on the most candid, revealing, and entertaining conversations she has had with Frank Gehry over the last 20 years, Isenberg provides an intimate and richly illustrated portrait of one of the world's most influential architects.
April 21, 2009 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 320 Pages |
$40.00
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BRODSKY AND UTKIN (REISSUE)

Written by Utkin, Ilya
From 1978 to 1993, the renowned Soviet "paper architects" Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin created an incredible collection of elaborate etchings depicting outlandish, often impossible, buildings and cityscapes.
August 25, 2015 | Hardcover | Princeton Architectural Press | 88 Pages |
$50.00
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DESIGNED FOR THE FUTURE: 80 PRACTICAL IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD

In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landscape architects, journalists, artists, and environmental leaders the same question: what gives you the hope that a sustainable future is possible?
April 21, 2015 | Paperback | Princeton Architectural Press | 176 Pages |
$25.00
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LE CORBUSIER: A LIFE

Written by Weber, Nicholas Fox
Weber delves into the life of one of the most influential, admired, and maligned architects of the 20th century. Le Corbusier, designer of the United Nations headquarters, was a leader of the controversial modernist movement that sought to create a better society through innovative urban planning.
November 11, 2008 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 821 Pages |
$45.00
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PARTHENON ENIGMA

Written by Joan Breton Connelly
"A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with. For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals.
June 5, 2019 | Paperback | Vintage | 485 Pages |
$17.95
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LANDPRINTS: LANDSCAPE DESIGN OF BERNARD TRAINOR

Written by Trainor, Bernard
Australian-born landscape designer Bernard Trainor has made it his life's work to capture the wild soul of his adopted home of Northern California. Neither a naturalist nor an architect, Trainor uses the tools of both to create stunning large-scale gardens that unfold over many acres.
April 16, 2013 | Hardcover | Princeton Architectural Press |
$50.00

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