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Delirious New York
A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan
Written by Rem Koolhaas


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $19.95

Since its original publication in 1978, Delirious New York has attained mythic status. Back in print in a newly designed edition, this influential cultural, architectural, and social history of New York is even more popular, selling out its first printing on publication. Rem Koolhaas's celebration and analysis of New York depicts the city... Read more >
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Hearts of the City
Hearts of the City
Written by Herbert Muschamp, Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307273246
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Hearts of the City

Written by Herbert Muschamp
Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff


Format: eBook, 960 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2013
Price: $29.99

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces here—from The New Republic, Artforum, and The New York Times—reveal how Muschamp’s views were both ahead of their... Read more >
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Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II
From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas
Written by Martin Filler


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $29.95

In the first volume of Makers of Modern Architecture (2007), Martin Filler examined the emergence of that revolutionary new form of building and explored its aesthetic, social, and spiritual aspirations through illuminating studies of some of its most important practitioners, from Louis Sullivan and Frank Lloyd Wright to, in our own... Read more >
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Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II
Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II
Written by Martin Filler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590176887
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Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II
From Le Corbusier to Rem Koolhaas
Written by Martin Filler


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $29.95

In this much-anticipated  sequel to his critically acclaimed Makers of Modern Architecture (2007)
longtime New York Review of Books contributor Martin Filler—“probably the best all-round architecture critic currently working in the United States,” according to the architectural journalist David Cohn—offers another penetrating series of concise but authoritative studies on leading exponents... Read more >
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The Art-Architecture Complex

Written by Hal Foster


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $24.95

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano—analogous to the international style of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies. 

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The Art-Architecture Complex
The Art-Architecture Complex
Written by Hal Foster
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681046
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The Art-Architecture Complex

Written by Hal Foster


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: July 23, 2013
Price: $24.95

Hal Foster, author of the acclaimed Design and Crime, argues that a fusion of architecture and art is a defining feature of contemporary culture. He identifies a “global style” of architecture—as practiced by Norman Foster, Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano—analogous to the international style of Le Corbusier, Gropius and Mies. 

More... Read more >
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A New Kind of Bleak
A New Kind of Bleak
Written by Owen Hatherley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680759
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A New Kind of Bleak
Journeys Through Urban Britain
Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $19.95

This is what austerity looks like: a nation surviving on the results of what conservatives privately call “the progressive nonsense” of the Big Society agenda.

In a journey that begins and ends in the capital, but takes in Belfast, Aberdeen, Plymouth and Brighton, Hatherley explores modern Britain’s urban landscape and finds a... Read more >
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All Over the Map
All Over the Map
Written by Michael Sorkin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844672202
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All Over the Map
Writing on Buildings and Cities
Written by Michael Sorkin


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $26.95

Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as “unique in America––brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.” All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults “the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear.” Read more >
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All Over the Map
Writing on Buildings and Cities
Written by Michael Sorkin


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $24.95

Robert Hughes once described Michael Sorkin as “unique in America––brave, principled, highly informed and fiercely funny.” All Over the Map confirms all of these superlatives as Sorkin assaults “the national security city, with its architecture of manufactured fear.” Read more >
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A New Kind of Bleak
Journeys through Urban Britain
Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 31, 2012
Price: $19.95

In A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain, Owen Hatherley skewered New Labour’s architectural legacy in all its witless swagger. Now, in the year of the Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, he sets out to describe what the Coalition’s altogether different approach to economic mismanagement and civic irresponsibility... Read more >
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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
Written by Owen Hatherley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844677009
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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

Back in 1997, New Labour came to power amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments. Over the next decade, British cities became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy: glowing monuments to finance, property speculation, and the service industry—until the crash.

In A Guide... Read more >
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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
Written by Owen Hatherley
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844676514
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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2010
Price: $29.95

Back in 1997, New Labour came to power amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments. Over the next decade, British cities became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy: glowing monuments to finance, property speculation, and the service industry—until the crash.

In A Guide... Read more >
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Hearts of the City
Hearts of the City
Written by Herbert Muschamp, Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780375404061
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Hearts of the City
The Selected Writings of Herbert Muschamp
Written by Herbert Muschamp
Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff


Format: Hardcover, 912 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $50.00

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces here—from The New Republic, Artforum, and The New York Times—reveal how Muschamp’s views were both ahead of their... Read more >
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Building Up and Tearing Down
Building Up and Tearing Down
Written by Paul Goldberger
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932646
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Building Up and Tearing Down
Reflections on the Age of Architecture
Written by Paul Goldberger


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $35.00

PAUL GOLDBERGER
ON THE AGE OF ARCHITECTURE
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao by Frank Gehry, the CCTV Headquarters by Rem Koolhaas, the Getty Center by Richard Meier, the Times Building by Renzo Piano: Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger’s tenure at The New Yorker has documented a captivating era in the world of architecture, one... Read more >
The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307481566
Our Price: $15.99
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The Architecture of Happiness

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $15.99

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs... Read more >
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The Architecture of Happiness
The Architecture of Happiness
Written by Alain De Botton
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ISBN: 9780307277244
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The Architecture of Happiness

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $18.00

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs... Read more >
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Lost Vanguard
Lost Vanguard
Written by Richard Pare, Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931854
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Lost Vanguard
Russian Modernist Architecture 1922-1932
Written by Richard Pare
Introduction by Jean-Louis Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 348 pages
On Sale: May 10, 2007
Price: $85.00

The Lost Vanguard documents the work of modernist architects in the Soviet Union during the years following the 1917 revolution and civil war. In little more than a decade, some of the most radical buildings of the twentieth century were completed by a small group of architects who developed a new... Read more >
Patkau Architects
Patkau Architects
Introduction by Kenneth Frampton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580931694
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Patkau Architects

Introduction by Kenneth Frampton


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2006
Price: $60.00

The firm of Patkau Architects, founded in 1978 and based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has achieved international renown for work that draws on the principles of modern architecture and is simultaneously inspired by the traditions and often spectacular landscape of the Pacific Northwest. The office is known for a straightforward, multifaceted... Read more >
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