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Essential Architecture Books

Essential Architecture Books

Forming the core of our architecture list are some of the world’s most esteemed architectural publishers, such as NAi, Jovis, Metropolis and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, alongside Hatje Cantz and The Museum of Modern Art. These publishers innovate by commissioning books on the issues that drive architecture and urbanism today-- sustainability, gentrification, psychogeography, new technologies--as well as printing monographs on leading architects and firms, both historical and contemporary. Here is our essential architecture library.

Essential Architecture Books

Featured image, a rendering of the high speed train station in Naples, Italy, is from the Guggenheim Museum's classic monograph on Zaha Hadid.

"Zaha Hadid’s work reminds us that architecture is a siphon for collective energies, a far cry from the stand alone building, perennially oblivious to the vitality of the city."

Carlos Jimenez

Recommended Reading: An Essential Architecture Book List

Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 188 pgs / 170 color. | 6/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9780870708275 | $35.00


The Vertical Village
The Vertical Village
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6 x 8.5 in. / 528 pgs / 300 color. | 2/29/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789056628444 | $45.00


Testify! The Consequences of Architecture
Testify! The Consequences of Architecture
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 8 x 9.75 in. / 240 pgs / 264 color. | 10/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789056628239 | $39.95


Architecture in India
Architecture in India
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9.75 x 11.5 in. / 312 pgs / 570 color. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775732451 | $75.00


Hans Hollein
Hans Hollein
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 11.5 x 14.5 in. / 420 pgs / 521 color / 217 bw. | 4/30/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783775732574 | $120.00


Highrise
Highrise
HATJE CANTZ

Pbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 168 pgs / 200 color. | 1/31/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783775729932 | $60.00


Jean Prouvé & Jean Nouvel: Ferembal House
Jean Prouvé & Jean Nouvel: Ferembal House
GALERIE PATRICK SEGUIN

Hbk, 10 x 11.5 in. / 336 pgs / 240 color / 150 bw. | 10/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9782909187013 | $125.00


Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design
Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist Architecture and Design
MODERNE KUNST NüRNBERG

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 2/29/2012 | In stock
ISBN 9783869842653 | $40.00


Architecture: A Woman’s Profession
Architecture: A Woman’s Profession
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 191 pgs / 100 color / 20 bw. | 11/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590869 | $35.00


Oswald Mathias Ungers: Morphologie
Oswald Mathias Ungers: Morphologie
WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.25 in. / 116 pgs / 115 bw. | 6/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783865609465 | $29.95


Mies van der Rohe: Neue Nationalgalerie
Mies van der Rohe: Neue Nationalgalerie
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 8.5 x 8.5 in. / 108 pgs / 100 color. | 12/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9783775731454 | $30.00


Álvaro Siza: Museu Serralves Porto
Álvaro Siza: Museu Serralves Porto
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 42 color. | 9/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312838 | $25.00


Diller, Scofidio & Renfro: Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
Diller, Scofidio & Renfro: Institute of Contemporary Art Boston
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 44 color. | 9/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312807 | $25.00


Daniel Libeskind: Jewish Museum Berlin
Daniel Libeskind: Jewish Museum Berlin
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Pbk, 5.5 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 43 color. | 9/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312920 | $25.00


Luis Barragán: His House
Luis Barragán: His House
RM

Hbk, 9.25 x 11.75 in. / 211 pgs / 224 color. | 12/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9788415118138 | $65.00


Chandigarh: Living with Le Corbusier
Chandigarh: Living with Le Corbusier
JOVIS

Hbk, 8.5 x 11.25 in. / 144 pgs / 150 color. | 4/30/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783868591378 | $45.00


Pier Luigi Nervi: Architecture as Challenge
Pier Luigi Nervi: Architecture as Challenge
SILVANA EDITORIALE

Pbk, 9 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 120 color. | 3/31/2011 | Not available
ISBN 9788836617562 | $45.00


Richard Meier: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA
Richard Meier: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, MACBA
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 80 pgs / 44 color. | 3/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312555 | $25.00


Norman Foster: Drawings 1958-2008
Norman Foster: Drawings 1958-2008
IVORYPRESS

Slip, Clth, 2 vols, 9.75 x 11.75 in. / 232 pgs / 217 color. | 2/28/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780956433923 | $150.00


Max Gordon: Architect for Art
Max Gordon: Architect for Art
MARQUAND BOOKS

Hbk, 10 x 11 in. / 134 pgs / 80 color / 12 bw. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780615395791 | $40.00


Rising Currents
Rising Currents
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 112 pgs / 106 color. | 12/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9780870708077 | $24.95


Towards a New Kind of Building
Towards a New Kind of Building
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 240 pgs / 200 color / 100 bw. | 5/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9789056627638 | $37.50


Architects' Sketchbooks
Architects' Sketchbooks
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Hbk, 11.75 x 8.75 in. / 352 pgs / 500 color. | 1/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202462 | $49.95


Beyond Shelter
Beyond Shelter
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Pbk, 8 x 8 in. / 304 pgs / 300 color. | 7/31/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202479 | $35.00


Alison & Peter Smithson: A Critical Anthology
Alison & Peter Smithson: A Critical Anthology
EDICIONES POLIGRAFA

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 368 pgs / 202 color / 64 bw. | 12/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788434312548 | $45.00


Zonnestraal Sanatorium
Zonnestraal Sanatorium
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 9.5 x 11 in. / 278 pgs / 120 color / 240 bw. | 5/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789056626969 | $70.00


The Power of Pro Bono
The Power of Pro Bono
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Hbk, 8 x 10 in. / 288 pgs / 250 color. | 11/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9781935202189 | $40.00


Small Scale, Big Change
Small Scale, Big Change
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Pbk, 8 x 10 in. / 140 pgs / 170 color. | 10/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9780870707841 | $37.50


Sergei Tchoban: Architectural Worlds
Sergei Tchoban: Architectural Worlds
JOVIS

Hbk, 8.75 x 10.5 in. / 128 pgs / 90 color. | 10/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590470 | $45.00


SANAA: New Museum
SANAA: New Museum
EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

Pbk, 5.5 x 8.25 in. / 80 pgs / 64 color. | 3/31/2011 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9788434312449 | $25.00


Robert van ‘t Hoff: Architect of a New Society
Robert van ‘t Hoff: Architect of a New Society
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Clth, 8.5 x 9.5 in. / 156 pgs / 113 color. | 8/30/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9789056627508 | $45.00


Josep Lluís Sert: Joan Miró Foundation
Josep Lluís Sert: Joan Miró Foundation
EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 64 color. | 10/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312364 | $25.00


Architectures of Herzog & de Meuron
Architectures of Herzog & de Meuron
PETER BLUM EDITION, NEW YORK

Hbk, 9.5 x 13 in. / 200 pgs / 18 color / 82 bw. | 5/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9780935875126 | $165.00


Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture
Brad Cloepfil / Allied Works Architecture
GREGORY R. MILLER & CO.

Slip, Clth, 10 x 12 in. / 440 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 4/30/2011 | In stock
ISBN 9780980024258 | $85.00


A Utopia of Modernity: Zlín
A Utopia of Modernity: Zlín
JOVIS

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 304 pgs / illust. throughout. | 10/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590340 | $39.95


Bernard Tschumi: New Acropolis Museum
Bernard Tschumi: New Acropolis Museum
EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

Pbk, 5.75 x 8.5 in. / 80 pgs / 64 color. | 10/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9788434312340 | $25.00


Steven Holl: Heart
Steven Holl: Heart
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 96 pgs / 52 color. | 3/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783775724937 | $45.00


Wood Works Onix
Wood Works Onix
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 320 pgs / 240 color / 40 bw. | 3/31/2010 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789056626792 | $60.00


Wingårdhs
Wingårdhs
JOVIS

Flexi, 8.5 x 10.75 in. / 144 pgs / 160 color. | 4/30/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590357 | $39.95


Arium: Weather & Architecture
Arium: Weather & Architecture
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 6.25 x 9.25 in. / 320 pgs / 37 color / 170 bw. | 3/31/2010 | In stock
ISBN 9783775725408 | $55.00


The Pavilion
The Pavilion
HATJE CANTZ

Pbk, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 192 pgs / 137 color / 80 bw. | 1/31/2010 | Not available
ISBN 9783775724944 | $40.00


Rudolf Fränkel and Neues Bauen
Rudolf Fränkel and Neues Bauen
WASMUTH

Pbk, 7.75 x 10.25 in. / 148 pgs / 10 color / 200 bw. | 8/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783803006950 | $50.00


The Mosque
The Mosque
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hbk, 8.75 x 8.75 in. / 192 pgs / 120 color. | 10/31/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9789056626914 | $45.00


Textile Architecture
Textile Architecture
JOVIS

Hbk, 8 x 10.75 in. / 208 pgs / 200 color / 150 bw. | 12/31/2009 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9783868590173 | $65.00


Roger Anger: Research on Beauty
Roger Anger: Research on Beauty
JOVIS

Hbk, 8.5 x 11 in. / 192 pgs / 60 color / 230 bw. | 12/31/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9783868590067 | $45.00


Álvaro Siza: Modern Redux
Álvaro Siza: Modern Redux
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.25 in. / 208 pgs / 104 color / 56 bw. | 3/1/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9783775722988 | $60.00


J. Mayer H.
J. Mayer H.
HATJE CANTZ

Hbk, 9 x 11 in. / 240 pgs / 258 color / 133 bw. | 2/1/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9783775722230 | $75.00


The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
The Guggenheim: Frank Lloyd Wright and the Making of the Modern Museum
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Hbk, 8.5 x 12.25 in. / 228 pgs / illustrated throughout. | 7/31/2009 | Not available
ISBN 9780892073856 | $65.00


Landscapes of the Imagination
Landscapes of the Imagination
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Paperback, 10.25 x 7.75 in. / 144 pgs / 150 color. | 9/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9789056620295 | $50.00


Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism
Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 288 pgs / 120 color / 30 bw. | 10/1/2008 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781933045788 | $34.95


Werner Ruhnau
Werner Ruhnau
JOVIS

Paperback, 9 x 12 in. / 260 pgs / 100 color / 60 bw. | 3/1/2008 | Not available
ISBN 9783939633136 | $55.00


Josef Paul Kleihues
Josef Paul Kleihues
HATJE CANTZ

Hardback, 11.25 x 12 in. / 288 pgs / 455 color. | 3/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9783775720878 | $100.00


Jørn Utzon: The Architect's Universe
Jørn Utzon: The Architect's Universe
LOUISIANA MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Hardback, 8.5 x 10.25 in. / 96 pgs / 89 color / 49 bw. | 11/1/2008 | In stock
ISBN 9788791607110 | $35.00


The Past in the Present: Architecture in Indonesia
The Past in the Present: Architecture in Indonesia
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hardcover, 8.25 x 10.75 in. / 288 pgs / 20 color/ 288 bw. | 7/1/2007 | Not available
ISBN 9789056625726 | $59.95


P.J.H. Cuypers 1827-1921
P.J.H. Cuypers 1827-1921
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Hardcover, 9.75 x 12 in. / 397 pgs / 250 color. | 12/1/2007 | In stock
ISBN 9789056625740 | $75.00


Zaha Hadid
Zaha Hadid
GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM

Paperback, 9.5 x 9.5 in. / 316 pgs / 259 color. | 8/15/2006 | Not available
ISBN 9780892073467 | $50.00


The Architecture of Hospitals
The Architecture of Hospitals
NAI010 PUBLISHERS

Paperback, 7 x 9.5 in. / 512 pgs / 300 color / 100 bw. | 3/1/2006 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9789056624644 | $75.00


On Site: New Architecture in Spain
On Site: New Architecture in Spain
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Paperback, 9 x 10.5 in. / 280 pgs / 295 color / 165 bw. | 2/1/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9780870704994 | $45.00


Kisho Kurokawa: Metabolism And Symbiosis
Kisho Kurokawa: Metabolism And Symbiosis
JOVIS

Hardcover, 8.5 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / 120 color / 60 bw. | 8/15/2005 | In stock
ISBN 9783936314441 | $35.00


Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises
Design Like You Give A Damn: Architectural Responses To Humanitarian Crises
METROPOLIS BOOKS

Paperback, 8 x 8 in. / 336 pgs / 350 color. | 1/15/2006 | In stock
ISBN 9781933045252 | $35.00






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