Architecture Books – Week 23/2021
Last week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Thought by Hand: The Architecture of Flores & Prats by Ricardo Flores & Eva Prats, published by Arquine: “Flipping through the book is like being immersed in a continuum, where breaks between projects are hard to grasp and the duo's particular design sense and means of working permeate every project…”
The Structure of Skyscrapers in America, 1871–1900: Their History and Preservation by Donald Friedman, published by APT: “…clearly written and abundantly illustrated, with archival images alongside new diagrams… [that] make the book easy to follow regardless of its focus on technical matters.”
50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright: Break the Box and Other Design Ideas by Aaron Betsky & Gideon Fink Shapiro, with photographs by Andrew Pielage, published by Rizzoli: “For 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank Lloyd Wright, Betsky teamed up with fellow writer Gideon Fink Shapiro and photographer Andrew Pielage to craft a handsome little coffee table book that tries to ‘show that Wright is still relevant.’”
Architects on Architects edited by Dietrich Fink, Uta Graff, Nils Rostek & Julian Wagner, published by Hirmer Publishers: “A collection [of revealing conversations] that is uneven yet commendable, in the way it asks architects to discuss other architects, not just themselves.”
Chicago Skyscrapers, 1871-1934 by Thomas Leslie, published by University of Illinois Press: “Images and text combine to meticulously explain how and why architects and engineers in Chicago were able to create what is arguably the most influential assemblage of modern buildings ever produced.”
Gottfried Böhm's death last week at the age of 101 prompted me to flip through "Twentieth Century Church Architecture in Germany" by Hugo Schnell. Pictured are four G. Böhm churches done between 1954 and 1968.
Next week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Bamboo Architecture: Vo Trong Nghia & The Work of VTN Architects
Icebergs, Zombies, and the Ultra Thin: Architecture and Capitalism in the Twenty-First Century by Matthew Soules
What Kind of Architect Are You? by Udo Greinacher
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