PIN–UP Interviewsis 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 a stunning array of contemporary design talent collected in one place.
The Images of Architects
Valerio Olgiati asked architects to send him important images that show the basis of their work: images that are in their head when they think, images that show the origin of their architecture. This volume presents a poetic collection of “musées imaginaires” compiled by 44 of today’s most innovative designers.
Le Corbusier: An Atlas of Modern Landscapes
Designed to accompany the landmark MoMA exhibition, this new book is structured as an atlas, with topographical entries allowing for the discovery of the major sites and cities where Le Corbusier worked. Featuring essays by an international range of curators, scholars, and critics, as well as a trove of archival images and materials, this lavishly illustrated volume presents a wholly unique way to explore the life and work of the visionary architect.
Works that Work, Issue 2
Described as “a kind of National Geographic of design,” the second issue of the new magazine Works That Work looks at inventions as deceptively simple as the shipping container and as staggeringly complex as an intercontinental aircraft, technologies that are closing the gaps between continents and cultures at an ever-increasing rate.
Arts for Living
common room and Kim Förster
Arts for Living takes a close look at the Abrons Arts Center, a community art facility in the Lower East Side, as a case study for an architecture designed to address issues of public space and community life.
This new book from Michael Rock / 2 x 4 explores the diverse voices and disciplines that comprise the process of graphic design through the lens of authorship, criticism, projects, and collaborations.
Compendium for the Civic Economy
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, and in an era of profound environmental and social change, a collective reflection is taking place on how to share civic prosperity. In the meantime, an increasing number of social innovators are getting on with the job of remaking local economies. This book takes a closer look at 25 trailblazing projects.
Marijke Kuper & Lex Reitsma
Rietveld’s Chair, the first in the Premsela Design Stores series on Dutch design history, provides a detailed look into the work of Dutch furniture designer and architect Gerrit Rietveld, from his early training as a cabinetmaker to the legacy of the Red-Blue Chair as an icon of Dutch design and symbol of the De Stijl movement. Now available after the popular first edition sold out in 2011, this book by Marijke Kuper—the world’s leading expert on Rietveld’s work—includes text in both English and Dutch as well as an accompanying DVD documentary by the book’s designer, Lex Reitsma.
In the 1920s, the urban theory of Ludwig Hilberseimer (1885–1967) redefined architecture’s relationship to the city. His proposal for a high-rise city, where leisure, labor and circulation would be vertically integrated, both frightened his contemporaries and offered a trenchant critique of the dynamics of the capitalist metropolis. Hilberseimer’s Groszstadt-architektur (Metropolisarchitecture) is presented here for the first time in English translation, as the second volume in the GSAPP Sourcebooks series.
Andrea Phillips and Fulya Erdemci, ed.
Social Housing—Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice
Social Housing—Housing the Social: Art, Property and Spatial Justice examines ongoing transformations in social housing and asks how these transformations are reflected in the aspirations and practices of artists. Opening with a foreword by Teddy Cruz, the book mixes artistic and architectural contributions with those of sociologists, urban historians, philosophers, and activists.