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METROPOLIS BOOKS

Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

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METROPOLIS BOOKS

Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Published by Metropolis Books

From a remote cabin off Canada’s Pacific coast, Marian Bantjes has created a unique visual language that combines typographical craftsmanship, illustrative flair and personal observation. Her generous approach, meticulous attention to detail and wit have made her one of the most sought-after graphic designers--among art directors, branding agencies and students--of her generation. This is Bantjes’ first complete monograph, exploring the astonishing range of her output over the past decade. It offers candid, thoughtful and insightful commentary on how she works, collaborates and creates her “pretty pictures,” echoing the humorous, wry cultural observation and design comment that formed the centerpiece of her seminal first publication, I Wonder. Whether it is an ornamental design for a magazine cover, information graphic, a poster, a “typographic illustration” or an as-yet-undefined piece of graphic art, Bantjes reveals the source of her inspirations, how she arrives at her design solutions and resolves intricate compositional challenges. This ambitious, luxurious publication presents Bantjes’ projects chronologically, revealing a fascinating journey from her early work as a hot-metal typesetter to her adoption of digital technologies that push conventional print production to the limit. There is inspiration for everyone within these pages, particularly those who prize texture, detail and delicate decoration. Marian Bantjes is a designer-craftsman who has established her own particular form of graphic expression that is prized for its individuality and timelessness.
Marian Bantjes began working as a book typesetter in Canada in the mid-1980s and later established her own successful firm. She started to develop her inimitable style of typography in 2003. Since then, her work has attracted an international cult following. She lives near Vancouver, B.C.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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Formica Forever

Published by Metropolis Books/Formica Corporation

Formica® is 100 years old! To celebrate this centennial, Formica Corporation has published Formica Forever. The book takes us on a lively, information-packed walk through the life of this much-loved material: from its humble beginnings as electrical insulation; to its initial adoption by designers including Donald Deskey in the 1930s; to a golden age ushered in by the post–World War II housing boom; through global expansion in the second half of the twentieth century; to the laminate’s inventive uses by designers, artists and architects such as Jasper Morrison, Daniel Buren, Frank Gehry, Laurinda Spear and Zaha Hadid; through to the present, which finds the Formica Group working with young designers to push the limits of this pioneering material. The book’s designer, Abbott Miller, has brought together an exuberant array of archival illustrations of original product samples, advertisements and other ephemera. These are anchored by three essays by Phil Patton on the history of Formica Corporation; by Alexandra Lange on Formica Materials and the design world; and by Peter York on the “wipe-clean world” made possible by Formica laminates. Also included are an illustrated chronology and “100 Years of Color and Pattern,” a 128-page Formica-by-color sequence, modeled after a 1960s Formica swatch book and punctuated by excerpts from literary works by luminaries such as John Updike, Janet Evanovich, Jhumpa Lahiri and Ian Fleming that refer to Formica materials.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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Never Built Los Angeles

Published by Metropolis Books

Never Built Los Angeles explores the “what if” Los Angeles, investigating the values and untapped potential of a city still in search of itself. A treasure trove of buildings, master plans, parks, follies and mass-transit proposals that only saw the drawing board, the book asks: why is Los Angeles a mecca for great architects, yet so lacking in urban innovation? Featured are more than 100 visionary works that could have transformed both the physical reality and the collective perception of the metropolis, from Olmsted Brothers and Bartholomew’s groundbreaking 1930 Plan for the Los Angeles Region, which would have increased the amount of green space in the notoriously park-poor city fivefold; to John Lautner’s Alto Capistrano, a series of spaceship-like apartments hovering above a mixed-use development; to Jean Nouvel’s 2008 Green Blade, a condominium tower clad entirely in cascading plants. Through text and more than 400 color and black-and-white illustrations drawn from archives around the U.S., authors Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin explore the visceral (and sometimes misleading) power of architectural ideas conveyed through sketches, renderings, blueprints, models and the now waning art of hand drawing. Many of these schemes--promoting a denser, more vibrant city--are still relevant today and could inspire future designs. Never Built Los Angeles will set the stage for a renewed interest in visionary projects in this, one of the world’s great cities.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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A Country of Cities

A Manifesto for an Urban America

By Vishaan Chakrabarti. Foreword by Norman Foster. Illustrations by SHoP Architects.
Published by Metropolis Books

In A Country of Cities, author Vishaan Chakrabarti argues that well-designed cities are the key to solving America's great national challenges: environmental degradation, unsustainable consumption, economic stagnation, rising public health costs and decreased social mobility. If we develop them wisely in the future, our cities can be the force leading us into a new era of progressive and prosperous stewardship of our nation. In compelling chapters, Chakrabarti brings us a wealth of information about cities, suburbs and exurbs, looking at how they developed across the 50 states and their roles in prosperity and globalization, sustainability and resilience, and heath and joy. Counter to what you might think, American cities today are growing faster than their suburban counterparts for the first time since the 1920s. If we can intelligently increase the density of our cities as they grow and build the transit systems, schools, parks and other infrastructure to support them, Chakrabarti shows us how both job opportunities and an improved, sustainable environment are truly within our means. In this call for an urban America, he illustrates his argument with numerous infographics illustrating provocative statistics on issues as disparate as rising childhood obesity rates, ever-lengthening automobile commutes and government subsidies that favor highways over mass transit. The book closes with an eloquent manifesto that rallies us to build “a Country of Cities,” to turn a country of highways, houses and hedges into a country of trains, towers and trees.
Vishaan Chakrabarti is the director of Columbia University’s Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE). In March 2012, Chakrabarti became a partner at SHoP Architects, where he will be working on such projects as the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn. An architect and planner, Chakrabarti has worked in both the public and private sectors: as a top executive at Related Companies; a director at the New York City Planning Commission; an associate partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; a transportation planner for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

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ISBN: 9781935202172
FORMAT: Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 252 pgs / 150 color.
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METROPOLIS BOOKS

Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Published by Metropolis Books

Visible | Invisible presents the work of Boston-based landscape architecture firm Reed Hilderbrand. Led by founding principals Douglas Reed and Gary Hilderbrand, the firm is widely recognized for rigorously conceived and carefully executed projects that merge the particular native qualities of a site with recognizably contemporary design expression. Their work embodies a deep embrace of modernism, a devotion to intellectual traditions in their field and a rich engagement of horticulture and ecological systems. The book examines a range of 40 public and private commissions in cities and rural settings, including institutional campuses, residences and urban regeneration projects such as the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University; Bennington College, Bennington, VT; Duke University, Durham, NC; Poetry Foundation, Chicago; Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, Kansas City, MO; Clyfford Still Museum, Denver; Dallas Museum of Art; Phoenix Art Museum; and the redevelopment of portions of the South Boston waterfront. An introduction by Hilderbrand and Reed reflects on the firm’s 20-year evolution, and essays by noted scholars develop themes that recur in the work. The book opens with an extensive photographic essay by Millicent Harvey and concludes with 60 full-page plans. Internationally renowned landscape architect Peter Walker contributes a preface. Elegantly designed and beautifully produced, Visible | Invisible is ideal for landscape architects, architects, preservationists, landscape photographers, and anyone who appreciates truly beautiful books.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Published by Metropolis Books/Gordon de Vries Studio

As the 1960s became The Sixties, architect Horace Gifford executed a remarkable series of beach houses that transformed the terrain and culture of New York’s Fire Island. Growing up on the beaches of Florida, Gifford forged a deep connection with coastal landscapes. Pairing this sensitivity with jazzy improvisations on modernist themes, he perfected a sustainable modernism in cedar and glass that was as attuned to natural landscapes as to our animal natures. Gifford’s serene 1960s pavilions provided refuge from a hostile world, while his exuberant post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS masterpieces orchestrated bacchanals of liberation. Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift once spurned Hollywood limos for the rustic charm of Fire Island’s boardwalks. Truman Capote wrote Breakfast at Tiffany’s here. Diane von Furstenburg showed off her latest wrap dresses to an audience that included Halston, Giorgio Sant’ Angelo, Calvin Klein and Geoffrey Beene. Today, such a roster evokes the aloof, gated compounds of the Hamptons or Malibu. But these celebrities lived in modestly scaled homes alongside middle-class vacationers, all with equal access to Fire Island’s natural beauty. Blending cultural and architectural history, Fire Island Modernist ponders a fascinating era through an overlooked architect whose life, work and colorful milieu trace the operatic arc of a lost generation, and still resonate with artistic and historical import.

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FORMAT: Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 204 pgs / 140 color / 100 b&w.
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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Lafayette Park, Detroit

Edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani | Placement.
Published by Metropolis Books

Lafayette Park, an affordable middle-class residential area in downtown Detroit, is home to the largest collection of buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in the world. Today, it is one of Detroit’s most racially integrated and economically stable neighborhoods, although it is surrounded by evidence of a city in financial distress. Through interviews with and essays by residents; reproductions of archival material; and new photographs by Karin Jobst, Vasco Roma, and Corine Vermeulen, and previously unpublished photographs by documentary filmmaker Janine Debanné, Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies examines the way that Lafayette Park residents confront and interact with this unique modernist environment. Lafayette Park has not received the level of international attention that other similar projects by Mies have. This may be due in part to its location in Detroit, a city whose most positive qualities are often overlooked in the media. This book is a reaction against the way that iconic modernist architecture is often represented. Whereas other writers may focus on the design intentions of the architect, authors Aubert, Cavar and Chandani seek to show the organic and idiosyncratic ways that the people who live in Lafayette Park actually use the architecture and how this experience, in turn, affects their everyday lives. While there are many publications about abandoned buildings in Detroit and about the city’s prosperous past, this book is about a remarkable part of the city as it exists today, in the twenty-first century.

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies is a superb field guide to the diverse cross-section of inhabitants, the variety of habitats they have constructed within their brilliant biome, the lush and abundant flora and the ground fauna of Lafayette Park. The variety of environments created by each particular species in their words, actions and images is a joy to behold. And like the best field guides, wonderfully instructive.” – Phyllis Lambert, founder, Canadian Centre for Architecture

“This beautiful and wonderfully ambitious book tells the comprehensive story of a unique place – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s magnificent modernist vision built in the midst of a city undergoing the worst of the urban crisis. The story is told through a collage of archival records, insightful essays and, above all, interviews with the residents and photographs of what they have made of Mies. The collision between Mies’s purer-than-pure modernism and the realities of Detroit is both comic and tragic – surprising, disturbing and, finally, inspiring.” – Robert Fishman, Taubman College of Architecture and Planning, University of Michigan

Thanks for the View is a surprising paean to human passion and idiosyncrasy, terms not usually associated with the International Style or the architecture of Mies van der Rohe – which in large part is what makes this book all the more welcome. As charming as it is well researched, Thanks for the View celebrates the mutual effect that Mies’s Lafayette Park and its longtime residents have had on each other and, by extension, on the city of Detroit.” – Joe Scanlan, Visual Arts Program, Princeton University

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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Material Change

Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement

By Eve Blossom. Foreword by Yves Behar.
Published by Metropolis Books

Material Change shows that there is something going on in design-something powerful. Design can change the world. This new way of thinking is revolutionizing the business of design and the design of business.
Material Change is the story of trained architect and entrepreneur Eve Blossom, who built her design business, Lulan Artisans, on a framework of ecological, economic, social, communal and cultural sustainability.
Lulan Artisans is a for-profit social venture that designs, produces and markets contemporary textiles made by Blossom's collaborators-over 650 weavers, dyers, spinners and finishers in Cambodia, India, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. Lulan's mission is to effect systemic social change: to give workers an ample wage and benefits; to bring stability to communities by creating jobs; to preserve artisanal skills; and to provide economic alternatives so that individuals can make better economic choices.
In the book, we follow Eve's process of forming a grassroots, for-profit social venture. She openly shares her story and the thinking behind her vision, in the hope of inspiring others to act and to open-source the model for others to adapt, customize and share. Material Change also brings us the distinct voices of a range of other social entrepreneurs who are working around the world, including Muna AbuSulayman, Patrick Awuah, Shashin Chokshi, Tali Gottlieb, Joi Ito, Dr. Jordan Kassalow, Shaffi Mather, Tobias Rose-Stockwell, Juliana Rotich and Ricardo Terán.
Social entrepreneurship is a movement, and it is growing every day. We don't know when the tipping point will be, but this new approach is here to stay. This is the new sustainable and holistic business model for the twenty-first century.
Eve Blossom is the founder and CEO of Lulan Artisans. An architect by training, Eve lectures worldwide on sustainable integrated design and innovative business methodologies. She is a TED speaker and an Aspen Institute Liberty Fellow. This is her first authored book.

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ISBN: 9781935202455
FORMAT: Flexi, 7 x 8.5 in. / 160 pgs / 130 color.
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PUBLICATION DATE: 10/31/2011 | Active
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MATERIAL CHANGE
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METROPOLIS BOOKS

Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Beyond Shelter

Architecture and Human Dignity

Edited by Marie J. Aquilino. Text by Sheikh Ahsan Ahmed, Zahid Amin, Marie J. Aquilino, Jennifer E. Duyne Barestein, Alfredo Brillembourg, Guillaume Chantry, Patrick Coulombel, Robin Cross, Teddy Cruz, James Dart, Rajedra and Rupal Desai, Sandra D'Urzo, Guy Fimmers, Andrea Fitrianto, Francesca Galeazzi, Deborah Gans, Mehran Gharaati, Victoria L. Harris, Rohit Jigyasu, Jenny Kivett, Hubert Klumpner, Arlene Lusterio, Andrea Nield, John Norton, Kimon Onuma, Sergio Palleroni, Raul Pantaleo, Dan Rockhill, Brittany Smith, Maggie Stephenson, Anita Van Breda, Thiruppugazh Venkatachalam, Naomi Handa Williams.
Published by Metropolis Books

Across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the United States, groundbreaking work is being done by small teams of outstanding professionals who are helping communities to recover from disaster and rebuild, bridging the gap that separates short-term emergency needs from long-term sustainable recovery. Questions about the role and responsibility of architects in disaster recovery have been circulating since the Indian Ocean tsunami killed more than 200,000 people in 2004. In the last decade, 200 million people have been affected by natural disasters and hazards. Ninety-eight percent of these victims are in the developing world, where billions of dollars in aid are absorbed annually by climatic and geologic crises. Those in the developed world are not immune, as extreme temperatures, intense heat waves, increased flooding and droughts expose vast numbers of people to the experience of the eco-refugee. Beyond Shelter is a call to action. It features 20 generously illustrated reports from the field, written by the founders of some of the world's most provocative architecture and engineering firms and studios (Arup, Estudio Teddy Cruz, Urban Think Tank); accomplished nonprofits and research centers (Architectes de l'Urgence, Article 25 Development and Disaster Relief, the Institute for Sustainable Solutions at Portland State University, Development Workshop France); and leaders of such prominent organizations as the Red Cross, UN-Habitat and the World Wildlife Fund. All of these people are on the frontlines of disaster prevention and recovery, in rural and urban areas alike. Beyond Shelter presents projects in such diverse locales as Manila, New Orleans, Gujarat, São Paulo, rural Vietnam, Kashmir, the Gola Forest in Sierra Leone, Greensburg, Kansas and the village of Soba, outside Khartoum. Together they illustrate the reality that evolving risk requires new ways of thinking, and that architects have a leading role to play.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Architects' Sketchbooks

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Drawing by hand is making a big comeback. Tired of ubiquitous slick computer renderings that look the same the world over, architects are rediscovering the importance of this very basic, immediate medium: seeing the world and recasting it through their imagination and visual and manual skill. The resurgence of drawing is not merely a retrograde trend, but an affirmation of the continued importance of sketching as part of the design process. Architects' Sketchbooks is the first survey to present pages from the private sketchbooks of a wide international spectrum of architects, who use drawing to express their spatial ideas while revealing their unique thought processes. Sketches from some 85 architects and studios are featured, including Will Alsop, Architects Atelier Ryo Abe, Shigeru Ban, Elemental, Thom Faulders, Norman Foster, Carlos Jiménez, Alessandro Mendini and Office dA. Their works range from simple line drawings and clear perspectives to more abstract, artistic compositions, from quick freehand to measured mapping, from spontaneous squiggles on scrap paper to careful drawings on art paper. Accompanying texts by editor Will Jones include comments by the architects and profile how they use sketches to help evolve their initial inspirations and concepts into more developed ideas, revealing the artistry behind the built world.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Green Patriot Posters

Images for a New Activism

Edited by Edward Morris, Dmitri Siegel. Text by Michael Bierut, Thomas L. Friedman, Steven Heller, Edward Morris, Dmitri Siegel, Morgan Clendaniel.
Published by Metropolis Books

This book brings together the strongest contemporary graphic design currently promoting sustainability and the fight against climate change. Collectively, essays by Michael Bierut, Steven Heller, Edward Morris and Dmitri Siegel look back in time to posters and ideas that set the stage for the current movement (World War Two posters, images of international cooperation, posters from the environmental movement in the 1960s and 1970s) and address the state of the poster: what is the efficacy and mode of distribution for purposeful, message-oriented graphic images today? Thomas L. Friedman advocates for "a redefined, broader and more muscular green ideology that can be the basis of a new unifying political movement for the twenty-first century." The bulk of the book is given over to a compilation of the best posters on the theme of sustainability by a variety of contemporary artists (both emerging and established), among them Shepard Fairey, Michael Bierut, DJ Spooky, James Victore and Geoff McFetridge. These posters, which have a strong graphic presence and which never rest on the tired slogans of the past ("Save the Earth," etc.), show that graphic design does not passively respond to the zeitgeist--it helps shape it. The book, which is sustainably printed in the U.S., reproduces 50 of these posters as tear-outs. Also included is a section on action, with documentation of designs at work in the world: on buses, billboards, protesters' placards, graffiti, t-shirts and so on. This movement is about a new form of patriotism, one that exhibits pride of place, but not fear of others.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


The Power of Pro Bono

40 Stories About Design for the Public Good by Architects and Their Clients

Edited by John Cary and Public Architecture. Foreword by Majora Carter. Preface by John Peterson.
Published by Metropolis Books

A first-of-its-kind book, equally representing the voices of architects and their clients, The Power of Pro Bono presents 40 pro bono design projects across the country. The clients include grassroots community organizations like the Homeless Prenatal Program of San Francisco, as well as national and international nonprofits, among them Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, KIPP Schools and Planned Parenthood. These public-interest projects were designed by a range of award-winning practices, from SHoP Architects in New York and Studio Gang in Chicago, to young studios including Stephen Dalton Architects in Southern California and Hathorne Architects in Detroit, to some of the largest firms in the country, such as Gensler, HOK and Perkins + Will. Scores of private donors, local community foundations and companies, and material and service donations made these projects possible. So have some of the most progressive funders in the country, ranging from Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation in New Orleans to the Robin Hood Foundation in New York. Taken as a whole, the selected works represent six general categories: Arts, Civic, Community, Education, Health and Housing. This book is inspired and informed by the advocacy and design work of Public Architecture, a national nonprofit founded in 2002 by San Francisco-based architect John Peterson. The 1% program of Public Architecture challenges architecture and design firms nationwide to pledge a minimum of one percent of their time to pro bono service, leveraging in excess of $25 million in donated services annually.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

A Project by Fritz Haeg

Preface by Fritz Haeg. Text by Will Allen, Diana Balmori, Rosalind Creasy, Fritz Haeg, Michael Pollan, Eric W. Sanderson, Lesley Stern, et al.
Published by Metropolis Books

Since the first edition of Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn was published in 2008, interest in edible gardening has exploded across the United States and abroad. Even First Lady Michelle Obama is doing it! This greatly expanded second edition of the book documents the eight Edible Estates regional prototype gardens that author Fritz Haeg has planted in California, Kansas, Texas, Maryland, New Jersey, New York and England, and includes personal accounts from the homeowner-gardeners about the pleasures and challenges of publicly growing food where they live. Ten “Reports from Coast to Coast” tell the stories of others who have planted their own edible front yards in towns and cities across the country. In addition to essays by renowned landscape architect and scholar Diana Balmori, edible-landscaping pioneer Rosalind Creasy, bestselling author and sustainable-food advocate Michael Pollan and artist and writer Lesley Stern, this edition features updated text by Haeg (including his observations on the Obama White House vegetable garden); a contribution from Mannahatta author Eric W. Sanderson; and Growing Power founder, MacArthur Fellow and urban farmer Will Allen's never-before-published Declaration of the Good Food Revolution. This is not a comprehensive how-to book, nor a showcase of impossibly perfect gardens. The stories presented here are intended to reveal something about how we are living today and to inspire readers to plant their own versions of an Edible Estate. If we see that our neighbor's typical grassy lawn instead can be a beautiful food garden, perhaps we will begin to look at the city around us with new eyes. Our private land can be a public model for the world in which we would like to live.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

By Emily Pilloton

By Emily Pilloton. Foreword by Allan Chochinov.
Published by Metropolis Books

In January of 2008, with a thousand dollars, a laptop and an outsized conviction that design can change the world, rising San Francisco-based product designer and activist Emily Pilloton launched Project H Design, a radical non-profit that supports, inspires and delivers life-improving humanitarian product design. "We need to go beyond 'going green' and to enlist a new generation of design activists," she wrote in an influential manifesto. "We need big hearts, bigger business sense and the bravery to take action now."
Featuring more than 100 contemporary design products and systems--safer baby bottles, a high-tech waterless washing machine, low-cost prosthetics for landmine victims, Braille-based Lego-style building blocks for blind children, wheelchairs for rugged conditions, sugarcane charcoal, universal composting systems, DIY soccer balls--that are as fascinating as they are revolutionary, this exceptionally smart, friendly and well-designed volume makes the case for design as a tool to solve some of the world's biggest social problems in beautiful, sustainable and engaging ways--for global citizens in the developing world and in more developed economies alike. Particularly at a time when the weight of climate change, global poverty and population growth are impossible to ignore, Pilloton challenges designers to be changemakers instead of "stuff creators." Urgent and optimistic, a compendium and a call to action, Design Revolution is easily the most exciting design publication to come out this year.
Emily Pilloton is the founder and Executive Director of Project H Design, a global industrial design nonprofit with eight chapters around the world. Trained in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pilloton started Project H in 2008 to provide a conduit and catalyst for need-based product design that empowers individuals, communities and economies. Current Project H initiatives include water transport and filtration systems in South Africa and India; an educational math playground built for elementary schools in Uganda and North Carolina; a homeless-run design coop in Los Angeles; and design concepts for foster care education and therapy in Austin, Texas.
Allan Chochinov is Editor in Chief of Core77.com, and writes and lectures widely on the impact of design on contemporary culture.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


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

Published by Metropolis Books

The greatest humanitarian challenge we face today is that of providing shelter. Currently, one in seven people lives in a slum or refugee camp, and more than 3,000,000,000 people--nearly half the world's population--do not have access to clean water or adequate sanitation. The physical design of our homes, neighborhoods and communities shapes every aspect of our lives. Yet too often architects are desperately needed in the places where they can least be afforded.
Edited by Architecture for Humanity and now on its fifth printing, Design Like You Give a Damn is a compendium of innovative projects from around the world that demonstrate the power of design to improve lives. The first book to bring the best of humanitarian architecture and design to the printed page, Design Like You Give a Damn offers a history of the movement toward socially conscious design, and showcases more than 80 contemporary solutions to such urgent needs as basic shelter, healthcare, education and access to clean water, energy and sanitation.
Design Like You Give a Damn is an indispensable resource for designers and humanitarian organizations charged with rebuilding after disaster and engaged in the search for sustainable development. It is also a call to action to anyone committed to building a better world.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Published by Metropolis Books

Expanding Architecture presents a new generation of creative design carried out in the service of the greater public and the greater good. Questioning how design can improve daily lives, editors Bryan Bell and Katie Wakeford map an emerging geography of architectural activism--or "public-interest architecture"--that might function akin to public-interest law or medicine by expanding architecture's all too often elite client base. With 30 essays by practicing architects and designers, urban and community planners, historians, landscape architects, environmental designers and members of other fields, this volume presents recent work from around the world that illustrates the ways in which design can address issues of social justice, allow individuals and communities to plan and improve their own lives and serve a much larger percentage of the population than it has in the past. This new inclusionary practice must define new services and new processes, and these are illuminated in the generously illustrated texts as well.
Building on the momentum of Bell's Good Deeds, Good Design and other recent landmark publications such as Rural Studio and Design Like You Give a Damn, Expanding Architecture examines evolving notions of socially conscious practice and serves as a guide for designers who are willing to take on the social, economic and environmental challenges we face today.
Bryan Bell is the Executive Director of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based Design Corps, which he founded in 1991 to provide community service through architecture. His other initiatives include the Design Corps Fellowship program, the Design Corps Summer Studio and the Structures for Inclusion annual conference. In 2007 he received a National Honor Award from the American Institute of Architects.
Katie Wakeford received her M.Arch from North Carolina State University School of Architecture, where she became interested in community design. She began working with Design Corps in 2002, and currently serves as an intern architect with the North Carolina State College of Design's Home Environments Design Initiative, a research and community outreach endeavor focused on affordable and sustainable housing.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Published by Metropolis Books

The Center for Land Use Interpretation is a research-based educational organization that produces public programs about the built landscape of the United States from its sites in Los Angeles, Utah and the Mojave desert, with an upstate New York location opening in 2006. The Center's aim is to increase and diffuse information about how the nation's lands are apportioned, utilized and perceived. Recent examples of their work include a two-day "Tour of the Monuments of the Great American Void" by bus and the exhibit Immersed Remains: Towns Submerged in America. This book takes readers on a tour through the strangely unfamiliar land that Americans live in, demonstrating that we can understand ourselves and the nation by examining the clues on display all around us, often clearly visible but ignored. Each chapter explores a different topic, from an in-depth look at Ohio ("the most all-American state"); through scale shifts in model landscapes, exemplified in the three largest hydraulic models in the world; and law-enforcement training environments that "simulate" public space. Readers can dive into the hidden and enchanting world of show caves, where America is on display underground; and come up into the Great Basin, a zone covering most of Nevada, and portions of Utah, California, Oregon, Idaho and Mexico, whose network of watersheds has no outlet to the ocean. Following lines and edges, through cities, suburbs, small towns and wide-open spaces, the Center guides us upstream, toward the heart of another America--the same, but different.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

Features for Metropolis Magazine Subscribers


Robert Polidori's Metropolis

Published by Metropolis Books

Not only is he one of the world's preeminent architecture photographers, Robert Polidori is also--as his popular book Havana proved--a master of urban portraiture. The Montreal-born photographer has made haunting studies of bombed-out buildings in Beirut, decaying New York tenements, Versailles rooms in dusty disarray, Brasilia's paean to spare 1950s modernism, and, most recently, the abandoned, contaminated cities of Chernobyl and Pripyat. Taken together, they add to his ongoing project: the interpretation of the interrupted urban landscape. This new monograph combines the eye of a celebrated photographer with the distinctive voice of an artist and adventurer. Each breathtaking image--meticulously selected by the photographer from his own personal archive--is accompanied by a compelling first person account, based on interviews conducted by Martin C. Pedersen, executive editor of Metropolis magazine. Polidori tells behind-the-scene stories about the making of his photographs, takes us to war-torn Beirut and Brasilia and other world capitals, talks about what makes a building photogenic, how he shoots buildings he doesn't like, his favorite architects, and his love of mosques. A look at the world's great cities as seen through the eyes of a sharp social observer--and a great photographer.

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Marian Bantjes: Pretty Pictures

Formica Forever

Never Built Los Angeles

A Country of Cities

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies

Material Change

Beyond Shelter

Architects' Sketchbooks

Green Patriot Posters

The Power of Pro Bono

Edible Estates: Attack on the Front Lawn, 2nd Revised Edition

Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People

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

Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism

Overlook: Exploring the Internal Fringes of America with the Center for Land Use Interpretation

Robert Polidori's Metropolis

The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Looking At Los Angeles

Chasing The Perfect: Thoughts On Modernist Design In Our Time

  

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The Uncommon Life Of Common Objects

Essays on Design and the Everyday

By Akiko Busch. Edited by Diana Murphy. Foreword by Susan S. Szenasy. Original illustrations by George Skelcher.
Published by Metropolis Books

What makes us love our things? Why do we attach certain sentiments to certain items? How is it that sometimes objects can tell stories more eloquently than people? These are questions explored and answered in The Uncommon Life of Common Objects. Author Akiko Busch devotes a chapter to each of 12 common objects, and discusses her and others' experiences that give everyday things their significance. Through her examination of: a video camera, a cellular phone, a vegetable peeler, a snowboard, a baby carriage, a chair, a refrigerator, a mailbox, a medicine cabinet, a cereal box, a backpack and a desk, Busch illuminates the social and personal issues that shape our lives and the ownership of our things. Lovingly illustrated, always touching, sometimes nostalgic and often hilarious, The Uncommon Life of Common Objects, is a topical reader that is at once a personal manifesto, a look at how design influences and responds to our changing lives, and a study of society and its values and the infusion of meaning into inanimate objects. Each of the 12 chapters is accompanied by a four-color drawing.

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In Chasing the Perfect writer/designer Natalia Ilyin delivers her astute, incisive and humorous observations on design and the world it has molded. According to Ilyin, “Modern design is based on deeply idealist notions, and its inherent perfectionism has dovetailed beautifully with our commodity-based economy's need to keep people itching so that they will buy things and keep the society chugging along. I began Chasing the Perfect because I started to become aware of this collusion, this silent pressure that a language of design based in perfectionism had brought to bear on how I developed as a person.” Chasing the Perfect is especially relevant in our times as interest in graphic, industrial and architectural design moves more and more into mainstream culture. Each of the ten chapters features Ilyin's accessible and often hilarious writing, which is highlighted with a broad range of images--some quite unexpected--from the designed world around us. An excerpt: “The choices that designers and architects have made in the last hundred years silently mold us, silently direct us through the tunnels of Penn Station or up to the fifty-third floor of the Sears Tower. But they direct more than our movements. They direct us to notice one thing and not another, to value one thing over another, to identify with one thing rather than with another. Modernism, the guts of it, the strength of it, the egotistic beauty of it, carries with it effects we did not expect and fosters attitudes about ourselves and others that may have been dandy in a utopia, but do little good in our world. Why have we not changed this idea, moved on with our thinking? For even after the disbanding of the Bauhaus, the disintegration of the International Style, the exhausting of postmodernism, we're all still chasing the perfect.”

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