The Work

The Work: Architecture, Urban Design, Drawings and Sculpturesby Rob KrierBirkhäuser, August 2021 Hardcover (2 volumes) | 10 x 12 inches | 1,344 pages (The Work I: 712 pages; The Work II: 632 pages) | 3,000 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9783035622799 | €128 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: As an architect, urban planner and sculptor, Rob Krier has created… Continue reading The Work

MAD Dinner

MAD Dinnerby MAD.exe office (Ma Yansong, Yosuke Hayano, Dang Qun); edited by Brendan McGetrick, Chen ShuYuActar Publishers, July 2008 Paperback | 8 x 9-1/2 inches | 520 pages | English/Chinese | ISBN: 9788496954212 | $49.95 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: MAD DINNER is the first book by MAD office, Beijing-based architectural office. Organized around the metaphor of dinner… Continue reading MAD Dinner

Sigurd Lewerentz—Pure Aesthetics

Sigurd Lewerentz—Pure Aesthetics: St Mark’s Church, StockholmConcept and photography by Karin Björkquist and Sébastien CorbariPark Books, October 2021 Hardcover | 7-3/4 x 10-3/4 inches | 352 pages | 235 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9783038602439 | $75.00 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: St Mark’s Church in Björkhagen, one of Stockholm’s southern districts, is one of Sigurd Lewerentz’s (1885–1975) key… Continue reading Sigurd Lewerentz—Pure Aesthetics

Contemporary House India

Contemporary House Indiaby Robert Gregory, with photographs by Edmund SumnerThames & Hudson, November 2021 Hardcover | 9-1/4 x 11-3/4 inches | 272 pages | 355 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9780500021330 | $75.00 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: India has a long, diverse history of remarkable architecture. This stunning overview of contemporary residential architecture in India features over… Continue reading Contemporary House India

MAD Rhapsody

MAD Rhapsodyby Ma YansongRizzoli Electa, November 2021 Hardcover | 10-1/4 x 12-1/2 inches | 288 pages | English | ISBN: 9780847869626 | $75.00 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: Conceived and designed by Ma Yansong, founder of MAD Architects, MAD Rhapsody documents the buildings of this avant-garde architecture firm and traces the development of their ideas through associated practice… Continue reading MAD Rhapsody

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is on Thursday so this blog is taking the week off. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, so here’s one suggestion: my latest book! Buildings in Print: 100 Influential and Inspiring Illustrated Architecture Books, published by Prestel, can be bought at these online retailers (these are referral links, FYI):      Hopefully it’s in… Continue reading Thanksgiving Break

Made by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture

Made by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture: An Ethnography of Designby Albena Yaneva010 Publishers, December 2009 Hardcover | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches | 128 pages | 30 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9789064507144 | €19.95 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: The book presents an ethnographic account of the design rhythm in the Office for Metropolitan Architecture. Written as… Continue reading Made by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture


Sandfutureby Justin BealThe MIT Press, September 2021 Paperback | 5-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches | 257 pages | 22 illustrations | English | ISBN: 9780262543095 | $24.95 PUBLISHER’S DESCRIPTION: Sandfuture is a book about the life of the architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912–1986), who remains on the margins of history despite the enormous influence of his work… Continue reading Sandfuture