Architecture Books – Week 22/2022
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
The latest “Book Brief” installment on my blog features biographies of Greta Magnusson Grossman, Julia Morgan, and William H. Whyte, case studies of Golconde and Manitoga, and Marwa al-Sabouni's Building for Hope.
Architecture Book News:
Last week the Graham Foundation announced its 2022 Grants to Individuals, so here are a half-dozen highlights among the few dozen publication grants (in alphabetical order by author):
Marshall Brown’s The Architecture of Collage (Park Books, 2022)
Jean-Louis Cohen's Russia's Architecture 1861–1991: Poetics and Politics (MIT Press, 2024)
Blair Kamin and Lee Bey's Who Is the City For? Architecture, Equity, and the Public Realm in Chicago (University of Chicago Press, 2022)
Indra Kagis McEwen's All the King's Horses: Vitruvius in an Age of Princes (MIT Press, 2023)
Gregor Stemmrich's Dan Graham—Some Rockin' (Sternberg Press, 2023)
André Tavares's Architecture Follows Fish (MIT Press, 2023)
Via @andreasruby I just learned about — and signed — a petition "against the disfigurement of the former GSW Headquarters" in Berlin designed by @sauerbruchhutton. Petition and "disfigurement" concern the west facade, illustrated here with photos from a 2000 book published by @larsmullerpublishers:
A few recently received books:
See these and more recently published and forthcoming architecture books on my blog and on my Bookshop.org page.
Congratulations to John J. on winning a copy of Landscape Architecture: A Very Short Introduction by Ian Thompson (Oxford University Press, 2014). Next giveaway will be in June and will be a new book just released today. Stay tuned.
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