Metropolis Books publishes timely, thought-provoking, useful, and beautiful books that explore how design shapes culture, even as culture shapes the designed environment at every scale. Books focus on contemporary issues in architecture, urbanism, preservation, interior design, product design, and landscape architecture, particularly as these relate to the sustainable, natural environment and evolving technologies.
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A Country of Cities
By Vishaan Chakrabarti. Foreword by Norman Foster. Illustrations by SHoP Architects. 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 go to book page >>
Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction
Foreword by Alastair Gordon. Text by Christopher Bascom Rawlins. 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 go to book page >>
Thanks for the View, Mr. Mies
Edited and with text by Danielle Aubert, Lana Cavar, Natasha Chandani | Placement. 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 go to book page >>
Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand
Preface by Peter Walker. Introduction by Douglas Reed, Gary Hilderbrand. Text by Robert Pogue Harrison, Gary Hilderbrand, Niall Kirkwood, Suzanne Turner. Afterword by William Saunders. 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 go to book page >>
Green Patriot Posters
Edited by Edward Morris, Dmitri Siegel. Text by Michael Bierut, Thomas L. Friedman, Steven Heller, Edward Morris, Dmitri Siegel, Morgan Clendaniel. 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 go to book page >>
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