Architecture Books – Week 16/2022
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
Alison & Peter Smithson: Hexenhaus: A House for a Man and a Cat edited by A&P Smithson Hexenhaus-Archiv, published by
Architecture Book News:
Paul Goldberger has a review of Stefan Al's Supertall: How the World’s Tallest Buildings Are Reshaping Our Cities and Our Lives (W. W. Norton) in the New York Times. Pointing it out here as it’s rare to see a review of any architecture book in the Times.
For those in NYC, a couple of book-related events are coming up this week and next: the 62nd Annual New York International Antiquarian Book Fair, taking place at Park Avenue Armory from April 21 to April 24. The 2020 event was one of my last before lockdown; I wrote about some architecture-book finds and will most likely do something similar when I attend the preview on the 21st.
The second event is the Brooklyn Bookstore Crawl, taking place from April 23 to April 30. “Anyone can pick up a Bookstore Crawl passport at participating bookstores and collect signatures or stamps by visiting participating bookstores throughout the week.” Nearly two-dozen bookstores participating.
A trio of recent additions to my library signals I'm in an orange mood. (No, I don't color code the shelves in my library — never have, never will.):
A few recently received books:
See these and more recently published and forthcoming architecture books on my blog and on my Bookshop.org page.
I am giving away one copy of Johnsen Schmaling: On Rigor, the first monograph on Wisconsin’s Johnsen Schmaling Architects, published by ORO Editions. I included this monograph with a “baker's dozen of buildings completed between 2011 and 2021” in a “Book Brief” last month. Have a mailing address in the US and want to win a copy? Just reply to this newsletter indicating so. I’ll randomly select the winner before next week’s newsletter.
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