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Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9780062996046
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - March 10th, 2020

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


Rem Koolhaas. Elements of Architecture Cover Image
$125.00
ISBN: 9783836556149
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Published: Taschen - March 3rd, 2020

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.


Architecture as Measure Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781948765299
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Published: Actar - March 3rd, 2020

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.


Frédéric Chaubin. Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed Cover Image
By Frédéric Chaubin (Photographer)
$60.00
ISBN: 9783836525190
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Published: Taschen - March 10th, 2020

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.


The World as an Architectural Project Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780262043960
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Published: MIT Press - March 31st, 2020

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.


Architecture Itself and Other Postmodernization Effects Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9783959052283
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Published: Spector Books - August 25th, 2020

A subversive look at postmodern architecture through its ephemera


Lost New York Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781911641377
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Published: Pavilion - March 24th, 2020

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.


Building the Caliphate: Construction, Destruction, and Sectarian Identity in Early Fatimid Architecture Cover Image
$65.00
ISBN: 9780300246827
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Published: Yale University Press - February 25th, 2020

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.


E = Mc2. the Project in the Age of Relativity Cover Image
$54.95
ISBN: 9781945150739
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Published: Actar - June 9th, 2020

Starting from the Radical research to contemporary design, the book collects Andrea Branzi's work about the relationship city-design.


Thinking in Thin Air: Anthology of a Decade: Engadin Art Talks Cover Image
By Finn Canonica (Editor), Finn Canonica (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Eileen Myles (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
$29.00
ISBN: 9783037786246
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Published: 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


A Glossary of Urban Voids Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9783868596045
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Published: 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."


Rewriting Architecture: 10+1 Actions for an Adaptive Architecture Cover Image
By Floris Alkemade (Editor), Floris Alkemade (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Michiel Van Iersel (Editor)
$39.50
ISBN: 9789492095701
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Published: 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


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