Books

  • Book Review: Rooms to Inspire by the Sea

    Architectural photographer Tim Street-Porter turns his talents to seaside houses and rooms with stunning water views.

     
  • Book: 'Writing About Architecture'

    Alexandra Lange, an architectural critic and a writer for Design Observor, teaches us all to take a second look at buildings in her primer on reading and writing architecture criticism.

     
  • Book: 'The Nature of Place'

    An architecture professor describes eleven architecture and urban environments that have that elusive authentic, sense-of-place quality--with lessons to be learned in each.

     
  • Book: 'Alcatraz: History and Design of a Landmark'

    Alcatraz has a history of intrigue, but it also has a history of architectural styles, as documented in a new book by San Francisco architect Donald McDonald.

     
  • New Book Chronicles Old House Design Trend

    Richard Olsen looks back at the long-standing practice of building new houses with reclaimed elements and old architectural parts in Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design.

     
  • Ando. Complete Works 1975–2012

    A monograph showing the complete works of Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tadao Ando has been updated to include recent designs and on the boards projects. The book will be released later this month.

     
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    The Rejection

    A journalist's novelistic take on ground zero doesn't add weight to the debate.

     
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    Deep Dive

    Tracing the legacy of architect Robert R. Taylor.

     
  • Luis Barragán: His House

    New photographs focusing on light and color, in addition to three original essays, are showcased in this recently released book that explores architect Luis Barragán’s own house.

     
  • Book Alert: A New History of the Home

    If you were to mine the pile of books by my side of the bed, you'd find roughly equal tonnage of history and architecture. If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home promises a check in both columns.

     
 
 
 
 
 
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