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Architecture Books – Week 17/2023
I'm back ... for a couple of weeks
This week on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
Life, they say, throws you curve balls, and that's just what happened last month, when a family emergency had me put my blog and related newsletter on hiatus. A new post this week, appearing on a Friday instead of its regular Monday, does not mean regular weekly posts/newsletters will resume, as I'll be dealing with said emergency on and off for the foreseeable future. Although reading has been low on my list of priorities under the circumstances, I wanted to take the brief chance I have now to highlight some books released so far this year — a dozen of them, presented in order of date of publication. Even though I haven't made my way through all or most of these books, they are ones that I find important and/or timely and/or beautiful, based on my limited firsthand glances of them as well as what I've gleaned from reviews on other platforms. If you think I left out any worthwhile books published so far this year — and I'm sure there are plenty — please shoot me a comment.
Architecture Book News:
Catawiki has 180 lots of books on architecture and design up for auction until April 26. Highlights include Le Modulor signed by Le Corbusier, an issue of Wendingen featuring Frank Lloyd Wright and a cover by El Lissitzky, and a book on Tadao Ando that includes an original sketch by the architect.
Architect magazine highlights “12 Nature-Themed Books to Add to Your Earth Month Reading List.”
The Los Angeles Times features “The Ultimate L.A. Bookshelf: Nonfiction,” where books by Reyner Banham and Mike Davis, not surprisingly, are found.
The answer to the question, "What does someone with an urban design/planning education walk out of a Savannah bookstore with?":
A few recently received books:
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