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THE LIFE AND WORK OF FRANK GEHRY
Written by PAUL GOLDBERGER

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/14/2017

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94639-3

Here, from Pulitzer Prize–winning critic Paul Goldberger, is the first full-fledged critical biography of Frank Gehry, undoubtedly the most famous architect of our time. Goldberger follows Gehry from his humble origins—the son of working-class Jewish immigrants in Toronto—to the heights of his extraordinary career. He explores Gehry’s relationship to Los Angeles, a city that welcomed outsider artists and profoundly shaped him in his formative years. He surveys the full range of his work,...

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THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO IDENTIFYING AND UNDERSTANDING AMERICA'S DOMESTICARCHITECTURE

Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 11/10/2015

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-71082-7

Now in paperback: the fully expanded, updated, and freshly designed second edition of the most comprehensive and widely acclaimed guide to domestic architecture: in print since its original publication in 1984, and acknowledged everywhere as the unmatched, essential guide to American houses.

This revised edition includes a section on neighborhoods; expanded and completely new categories of house styles with photos and descriptions of each; an appendix on "Approaches to Construction in the...

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CONCRETE ARCHITECTURE AND THE NEW BOSTON

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 10/27/2015

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93424-4

Often problematically labeled as “Brutalist” architecture, the concrete buildings that transformed Boston during 1960s and 1970s were conceived with progressive-minded intentions by some of the world’s most influential designers, including Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, I. M. Pei, Henry Cobb, Araldo Cossutta, Gerhard Kallmann and Michael McKinnell, Paul Rudolph, Josep Lluís Sert, and The Architects Collaborative.
 
As a worldwide phenomenon, building with concrete represents one of the major...

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MTA ARTS AND DESIGN

Format: Hardcover, 264 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 11/11/2014

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93403-9

Initiated in 1985, the MTA Arts & Design collection of public art now encompasses more than 250 projects, creating a dynamic underground museum of contemporary art that spans the entire city and its immediate environs. Since the program was founded, a diverse group of artists—including Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, Eric Fischl, Romare Bearden, Acconci Studio, and many others—has created works in mosaic, terra-cotta, bronze, and glass for the stations of the New York City Subways and...

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A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD'S MOST ICONIC BUILDING AND THE PEOPLE WHO MADEIT

Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/04/2014

Price: $17.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-47659-3

Winner of The Ralph Waldo Emerson Award (Phi Beta Kappa)

A revolutionary new understanding of the most famous and influential building in the world, a thesis that calls into question our basic understanding of the ancient civilization that we most identify with.

For more than two millennia, the Parthenon has been revered as the symbol of Western culture, the epitome of the ancient society from which we derive our highest ideals. It was understood to honor the city-state's patron deity Athena,...

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Format: Hardcover, 240 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 10/21/2014

Price: $65.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93385-8

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 in the United States, the architects known as the Harvard Five, whose modern aesthetic could be traced to the Bauhaus school of design. There they...

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CITIES AND OTHER LANDSCAPES
Written by PATRICK KEILLER

Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/07/2014

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68776-5

“Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.”

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the places where we live, the cities and landscapes of our everyday lives. Now, in this brilliant collection of essays, he offers a new perspective on how Britain works and sees itself. He discusses the background to his...

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ACROSS LATIN AMERICA IN SEARCH OF A NEW ARCHITECTURE
Written by JUSTIN MCGUIRK

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 06/10/2014

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68280-7

In Radical Cities, Justin McGuirk travels across Latin America in search of the activist architects, maverick politicians and alternative communities already answering these questions. From Brazil to Venezuela, and from Mexico to Argentina, McGuirk discovers the people and ideas shaping the way cities are evolving.

Ever since the mid twentieth century, when the dream of modernist utopia went to Latin America to die, the continent has been a testing ground for exciting new conceptions of the...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 05/27/2014

Price: $49.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68272-2

When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The disaster exposed the hideous inequality of the city. In response to the disaster numerous plans, designs and projects were proposed.

This bold, challenging and informed book gathers together the variety of...

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Written by FRANCOISE BOLLACK
Foreword by KENNETH FRAMPTON

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 11/12/2013

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93369-8

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 Middle East. Some are well known–Mass MOCA, Market Santa Caterina in Barcelona, Neues Museum in Berlin–and others are almost anonymous. But all demonstrate a...

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DECODING CHURCHES, CATHEDRALS, TEMPLES, MOSQUES AND OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIPAROUND THE WORLD
Written by JON CANON

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Watkins Publishing

On Sale: 10/15/2013

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-1-848-99111-8

Across the globe, pilgrims and tourists, locals and foreigners flock to sacred sites and houses of worship. Why? Because throughout time, humans have directed extraordinary amounts of energy toward the creation of architecture that expresses their religious beliefs.

From Stonehenge to the Sagrada Família; from the Acropolis to Angkor Wat, The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces offers fascinating insights into some of the most impressive man-made structures in the world. By revealing how these...

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HOW THE WORLD'S GREAT BUILDINGS WERE DESIGNED AND BUILT

Format: Hardcover, 260 pages

Publisher: Universe

On Sale: 10/08/2013

Price: $45.00

ISBN: 978-0-789-32707-9

Based on the successful format of Discovering the Great Masters, this is an accessible reference for anyone interested in great spaces and spectacular buildings. Each of the architectural works features clever overlays and die-cut windows that allow the reader to identify and focus on specific design elements. Each featured window includes a thoughtful caption explaining the significance of the highlighted area: building materials, historical context, and insights into the planning and...

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