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Midcentury Houses Today

(Available October 21, 2014)
Midcentury Houses Today
Written by Lorenzo Ottaviani, Jeffrey Matz and Cristina A. Ross, Photographed by Michael Biondo
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933858
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Midcentury Houses Today

Written by Lorenzo Ottaviani, Jeffrey Matz and Cristina A. Ross
Photographed by Michael Biondo


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $65.00

Architects Philip Johnson, Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, Eliot Noyes, Edward Durell Stone, and others created an extraordinary collection of modern houses in New Canaan, Connecticut, in the 1940s and 1950s.

The bucolic New England town—a suburb of Manhattan—became the site of fervent experimentation by some of the leading lights of the movement... Read more >
Prefab Homes

(Available October 21, 2014)
Prefab Homes
Written by Elisabeth Blanchet
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747813576
Our Price: $12.95
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Prefab Homes

Written by Elisabeth Blanchet


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $12.95

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and... Read more >
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Prefab Homes

Written by Elisabeth Blanchet


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $7.95

In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to manufacture up to 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing shortage after the Second World War. Made in factories, over 156,000 temporary "prefabs" of a few designs were delivered to eager Local Authorities. They were nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With convenient kitchens, bathrooms and... Read more >
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Old Buildings, New Forms
Old Buildings, New Forms
Written by Francoise Bollack, Foreword by Kenneth Frampton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933698
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Old Buildings, New Forms

Written by Francoise Bollack
Foreword by Kenneth Frampton


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $50.00

It is clear that working with historic structures is both more environmentally sustainable and cost effective than new architecture and construction—and many believe that the best design occurs at the intersection of old and new. Françoise Astorg Bollack presents 28 examples gathered in the United States and throughout Europe and the... Read more >
PIN-UP Interviews
PIN-UP Interviews
Edited by Felix Burrichter and Andrew Ayers, Designed by Dylan Fracareta
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576876534
Our Price: $29.95
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PIN-UP Interviews

Edited by Felix Burrichter and Andrew Ayers
Designed by Dylan Fracareta


Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $29.95

 
PIN–UP Interviews
is a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN–UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, and featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN–UP's readers have come to expect, there is no comparable compilation found today with such... Read more >
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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Contemporary Follies
Contemporary Follies
Written by Keith Moskow and Robert Linn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933407
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Contemporary Follies

Written by Keith Moskow and Robert Linn


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $40.00

Contemporary Follies showcases outstanding examples of contemporary design that address our place in nature. Emerging from the Enlightenment spirit of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson, the English picturesque folly, and the forest retreats of Scandinavian modernists, these projects inspire contemplation and creativity in their spatial energy and alliance with the environment... Read more >
SHoP
SHoP
Written by SHoP Architects, Contribution by Sharples, Holden and Pasquarelli, Introduction by Philip Nobel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932714
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SHoP
Out of Practice
Written by SHoP Architects
Contribution by Sharples, Holden and Pasquarelli
Introduction by Philip Nobel


Format: Hardcover, 420 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $50.00

An insider's look into one of contemporary architecture's most cutting-edge firms. SHoP's striking projects and unique business model are captured in this thoughtful and inventively organized monograph.

Designed in a playful and intricate manner, SHoP: Out of Practice reflects the character and attitudes of the firm itself. Thirteen projects are shown... Read more >
The 1960s Home

Written by Paul Evans


Format: eBook, 56 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $9.95

The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic... Read more >
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Immaterial World
Immaterial World
Written by Marc Kristal
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933148
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Immaterial World
Transparency in Architecture
Written by Marc Kristal


Format: Hardcover, 216 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $45.00

Today the excitement in architecture derives from the tension between the need for privacy and the impulse toward community. This unique survey of buildings and interiors captures the multilayered experience that is engaged whenever we look out of—or into—a work of architecture.
 
Immaterial World examines the built environment as a reflection of... Read more >
The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
Written by Anthony Vidler
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932707
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The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays

Written by Anthony Vidler


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $50.00

Anthony Vidler, an internationally recognized scholar, theorist, and critic of modern and contemporary architecture, is widely known for his essays on the most pressing issues and debates in the field. This volume brings together a collection of such writings—including the iconic, long unavailable “Scenes of the Street”—into one volume. Scenes of... Read more >
The 1960s Home
The 1960s Home
Written by Paul Evans
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747808022
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The 1960s Home

Written by Paul Evans


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $12.95

The 1960s witnessed a sustained period of economic growth, consumer spending and stable employment. This hitherto unknown prosperity enabled a market growth in levels of owner occupation and a subsequent boom in the sale of household furnishings and luxury goods. The 1960s Home looks at the styles and fashions in domestic... Read more >
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The 1950s Home
The 1950s Home
Written by Sophie Leighton
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780747807117
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The 1950s Home

Written by Sophie Leighton


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $12.95

In the aftermath of World War II, design was key to a new way of living as carefully thought-out principles were applied to new homes and commercial buildings across the country. From open plan living to new materials in buildings and furnishing, the 1950s marked a bright new era. Read more >
Jim Olson Houses
Jim Olson Houses
Written by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen, Introduction by Michael Webb
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932523
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Jim Olson Houses

Written by Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen
Introduction by Michael Webb


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: November 17, 2009
Price: $65.00

The sixteen houses and apartments featured here respond to different needs and sites, but all share a common DNA. They are the product of a singular vision and a collaborative process.

—Michael Webb

 

Seattle-based architect Jim Olson, the founding partner of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, is particularly known for his subtly elegant... Read more >
Living West
Living West
Written by Sam Lubell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932493
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Living West
New Residential Architecture in Southern California
Written by Sam Lubell


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $50.00

A dense concentration of design talent, uniquely varied topography, and one of the world’s most pleasant climates have made Southern California a crucible of architectural innovation. There, forward-looking clients respond to dramatic modern interpretations of form and site that capitalize on natural light and magnificent ocean views, perch delicately on steeply... Read more >
The Architecture of Natural Light
The Architecture of Natural Light
Written by Henry Plummer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580932400
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The Architecture of Natural Light

Written by Henry Plummer


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2009
Price: $65.00

Shelter and natural light are fundamental elements of architecture. The first is concerned with protection from natural elements; the second with the creative and sometimes spiritual interaction between the man-made and the natural worlds. One is solid and static, the other illuminates and animates.

Architects through the ages have preoccupied themselves with... Read more >
Up from Zero
Up from Zero
Written by Paul Goldberger
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812967951
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Up from Zero
Politics, Architecture, and the Rebuilding of New York
Written by Paul Goldberger


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $16.00

In Up from Zero, Paul Goldberger, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, tells the inside story of the quest to rebuild one of the most important symbolic sites in the world, the sixteen acres where the towers of the former World Trade Center stood. A story of power, politics, architecture, community, and... Read more >
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