Architecture Books – Week 2/2023
This week on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
I ruminate “On Guidebooks,” focusing on two of them:
AIA Guide to the Architecture of Washington, DC by G. Martin Moeller, Jr. (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2022 – Sixth Edition)
Fifth Avenue: From Washington Square to Marcus Garvey Park by William J. Hennessey (The Monacelli Press, 2022)
Architecture Book News:
CityLab rounded up 17 books from 2022 “that made us look at cities, buildings, communities — and even sewers — in a new light.”
The Architects's Newspaper's year in review featured a half-dozen books, as well as metaverses and exhibitions.
The Guardian profiles Café Royal, which "publishes books highlighting forgotten architecture or subcultures, celebrating the work of amateur and professional photographers."
I'm a sucker for architectural guidebooks — old and new — and here's my latest find: Architectural Guide Switzerland, a trilingual guide first published in 1969 (this, second edition, 1978) by Les Editions d'Architecture. It's a concise, very well done snapshot of the country's modern architecture at the time: (click to see images from inside the book)
A few recently received books:
See these and more recently published and forthcoming architecture books on my blog and on my Bookshop.org page.
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