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Our selection of the best new architecture books from around the world published this year. Lasting volumes to delight architects young and old.

NEW ARCHITECTURE BOOKS: OUR GIFT RECOMMENDATIONS

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction

METROPOLIS BOOKS/GORDON DE VRIES STUDIO

Fire Island Modernist: Horace Gifford and the Architecture of Seduction 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 [more]

Hbk, 9 x 12 in. / 204 pgs / 140 color / 100 b&w.
ISBN 9781938922091
Publication Date: 5/30/2013

$60.00

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes In June 2013, The Museum of Modern Art presents the largest exhibition ever produced on Le Corbusier’s prolific oeuvre, encompassing his work as architect, interior designer, artist, city planner, writer and photographer. Over a six-decade career, this towering figure of modern culture constantly observed and imagined landscapes using all the artistic techniques at his command, including watercolors, sketches, paintings, photographs and models. This accompanying publication, appearing 25 years after the Centre [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 12 in. / 392 pgs / 400 color.
ISBN 9780870708510
Publication Date: 7/31/2013

in stock  $85.00

A Country of Cities

METROPOLIS BOOKS

A Country of Cities 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 [more]

Hbk, 6.5 x 9.5 in. / 252 pgs / 150 color.
ISBN 9781935202172
Publication Date: 5/30/2013

in stock  $29.95

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand

METROPOLIS BOOKS

Visible|Invisible: Landscape Works of Reed Hilderbrand 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 [more]

Hbk, 9.25 x 11 in. / 376 pgs / 200 color / 100 duotone.
ISBN 9781938922138
Publication Date: 1/31/2013

in stock  $75.00

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture

VITRA DESIGN MUSEUM

Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture The American architect Louis Kahn is one of the great master builders of the twentieth century. With complex spatial compositions, an elemental formal vocabulary and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of powerful archaic beauty. Among his most important works are the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California (1959–65), the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (1966–72) and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1962–83). Louis Kahn: [more]

Clth, 9.75 x 13 in. / 354 pgs / 250 color / 250 b&w.
ISBN 9783931936921
Publication Date: 3/31/2013

$100.00

Lucien Clergue: Brasília

HATJE CANTZ

Lucien Clergue: Brasília Lucien Clergue first won fame for his photographs of nudes, whose sensual use of light and water playing upon torsos enthralled Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau, his lifelong mentors. Today he is closely identified with Arles and its environs in the south of France, which he has portrayed for more than a half-century in numerous images of traveling artists, gypsies, war ruins and graves, plants in the swamps of the Camargue, [more]

Hbk, 10.5 x 13.5 in. / 176 pgs / 100 duotone.
ISBN 9783775733137
Publication Date: 6/30/2013

$70.00

Le Corbusier: Le poème de l'angle droit

HATJE CANTZ

Le Corbusier: Le poème de l'angle droit Between 1947 and 1953, Le Corbusier (1887–1965) produced a suite of 19 lithographs and illustrated poems that are now regarded as the most complete statement of his worldview. The lithographs and texts of Le poème de l’angle droit are arranged in seven zones” lettered A–G, and are assigned a thematic title and a color (e.g. A is Environment [green]; B is Mind; C is Flesh [brown]; etc). These titles, and their [more]

Clth, 7 x 9.5 in. / 176 pgs / 125 color.
ISBN 9783775734707
Publication Date: 10/30/2012

$60.00

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out

DAMIANI

Diller, Scofidio + Renfro: Lincoln Center Inside Out The redesign of Lincoln Center is one of the most challenging and innovative civic projects in recent urban history. Over the past eight years, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R), in close collaboration with FXFOWLE, Beyer Blinder Belle and Lincoln Center’s leadership, has transformed the 50-year-old modernist citadel into a porous and democratic campus. This visually rich document is the first comprehensive book to feature the extensive redevelopment in its entirety. Lincoln [more]

Clth, 9.25 x 12.5 in. / 311 pgs / 60 gatefolds / illustrated throughout.
ISBN 9788862082440
Publication Date: 4/30/2013

$85.00

Never Built Los Angeles

METROPOLIS BOOKS

Never Built Los Angeles 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 [more]

Hbk, 11.5 x 8.5 in. / 376 pgs / 200 color / 200 b&w.
ISBN 9781935202967
Publication Date: 7/31/2013

$55.00

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light

THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light Henri Labrouste is one of the few nineteenth-century architects consistently lionized as a precursor of modern architecture throughout the twentieth century and into our own time. The two magisterial glass-and-iron reading rooms he built in Paris gave form to the idea of the modern library as a collective civic space. His influence was both immediate and long-lasting, not only on the development of the modern library but also on the exploration [more]

Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 272 pgs / 225 color.
ISBN 9780870708398
Publication Date: 3/31/2013

in stock  $55.00

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