How Architecture Works: A Humanist’s Toolkit
Witold Rybczynski’s latest work provides an ideal layperson’s handbook for understanding architecture. Exploring a wide range of evocative projects from idea to construction, the author seeks to provide a conceptual framework to allow all of us to see and experience buildings anew.
The Italian Avant-Garde: 1968-1976
This pocket volume offers a compelling reassessment of the post-1968 radical design movement in Italy, linking groups such as Superstudio and Archizoom to lesser-known collectives, spaces, and individuals whose influence in this tumultuous period continues to resonate today.
The Houses of Louis Kahn
By bringing Louis Kahn’s private houses into view, this new book offers an unprecedented, beautifully-illustrated perspective on the architect’s evolving design process, in many ways an expression of his own complex interior life.
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.