One of the nation’s chief architecture critics reveals how the environments we build profoundly shape our feelings, memories, and well-being, and argues that we must harness this knowledge to construct a world better suited to human experience
Elements of Architecture focuses on the fragments of the rich and complex architectural collage. Window, fa ade, balcony, corridor, fireplace, stair, escalator, elevator: the book seeks to excavate the micro-narratives of building detail.
In light of the current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture possibly contribute towards a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment beyond environmentalism and technological determinism? Architecture as Measure is an elaboration on this question, and on the disciplinary and cultural potentials of such a provocation.
Photographer Fr d ric Chaubin reveals 90 buildings sited in 14 former Soviet Republics which express what he considers to be the fourth age of Soviet architecture. His poetic pictures reveal an unexpected rebirth of imagination, an unknown burgeoning that took place from 1970 until 1990. Contrary to the 1920s and 1950s, no "school" or main trend emerges here.
Architects imagine the planet: fifty speculative world-scale projects from Patrick Geddes, Alison and Peter Smithson, Kiyonori Kikutake, Juan Navarro Baldeweg, Luc Deleu, and others.
A subversive look at postmodern architecture through its ephemera
Profiles places in New York City that have been destroyed, altered, and/or demolished during the twentieth century, with photographs of the original structures, background information, and stories about memorable individuals.
A riveting exploration of how the Fatimid dynasty carefully orchestrated an architectural program that proclaimed their legitimacy
This groundbreaking study investigates the early architecture of the Fatimids, an Ismaili Shi‘i Muslim dynasty that dominated the Mediterranean world from the 10th to the 12th century.$54.95ISBN: 9781945150739Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Actar - June 9th, 2020
Starting from the Radical research to contemporary design, the book collects Andrea Branzi's work about the relationship city-design.$29.00ISBN: 9783037786246Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Lars Muller Publishers - March 24th, 2020
A diverse anthology of work from the fabled Engadin Art Talks, with Eileen Myles, Thomas Hirschhorn and many more$29.95ISBN: 9783868596045Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Jovis Verlag - July 7th, 2020
An annotated collection of over 200 terms used to name voids in cities, from the terrain vague to the buffer zone
This innovative book names the unnamable urban zones that usually remain invisible. As the landscape architect James Corner has pointed out, a void cannot be labeled because "to name it is to claim it in some way."$39.50ISBN: 9789492095701Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order NowPublished: Valiz - August 25th, 2020
Contemporary thinkers from Hito Steyerl to Atelier Bow-Wow explore how architecture can adapt to--rather than replace--the existing built environment