Architecture Books – Week 26/2022
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
Next week is Fourth of July so this newsletter will be taking a one-week holiday, returning on July 11, or Week 28/2022.
The latest installment of “Book Briefs” features books authored by Paul Dobraszczyk, Salma Samar Damluji, Michael Eidenbenz, and Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, plus an edited collection of essays from e-flux Architecture and a special issue of ARCH+.
Architecture Book News:
The New York Times rounds up “The 25 Most Significant New York City Novels From the Last 100 Years,” focusing on ones “in which the city is more than mere setting.” Like all lists, my attention goes to what’s not there, specifically A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith and Time and Again: An Illustrated Novel by Jack Finney.
At the Financial Times, Edwin Heathcote has a list of a half-dozen “Best summer books of 2022: Architecture and design.”
Archinect is giving away a copy of Sandfuture, Justin Beal's “revealing biography of World Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki”; deadline to enter is July 1. I reviewed the book last November.
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani's A Radical Normal: Propositions for the Architecture of the City (@dompublishers, 2021) has 27 "loosely conjoined texts" that comprise a "set of arguments, maybe even for an urban theory in our times of uncertainty." The book has just one image per text, but with more people than the typical architecture book, and with photos of modern European architecture depicted, less as completed buildings, and more in various states of design, construction, demolition, and decay (click through for more photos):
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 Jakub on winning a copy of MCHAP The Americas 2: Territory & Expeditions. Not surprisingly, there wasn’t much enthusiasm for a paid version of this newsletter (by which I meant a secondary newsletter with more giveaways, in addition to this free one) so don’t expect any changes to this newsletter in the near future. The next giveaway will be sometime in July.
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