Architecture Books – Week 27/2021
Last week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Renzo Piano Building Workshop: Space - Detail - Light, by Edgar Stach, published by Birkhäuser: “The analysis by Stach and the documentation of [Renzo Piano-designed] museums by Stach and his students are highly commendable, aided by the consistent formatting, the depth of documentation, and the inclusion of technical information.”
German Architecture Annual 2021, edited by Yorck Förster, Christina Gräwe & Peter Cachola Schmal, published by DOM Publishers: “[The award-winning projects in Germany give] the book an obvious dose of national pride, as well as a little bit of a boost for DAM, which organizes the award but also uses the book to recap its other efforts over the last year.”
The History of Architecture: From the Avant-Garde Towards the Present, by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi, published by DOM Publishers: “Puglisi … comes across clearly as an arbiter of innovation in architecture and a champion of the name-brand architects who have defined architectural innovation…”
Relational Theories of Urban Form: An Anthology, edited by Daniel Kiss & Simon Kretz, published by Birkhäuser: “The way the editors have excerpted and arranged the texts is intelligent, doing it in a way that the shortened texts flow but also retain the conceptual clarity of the originals.”
👀 There's something about the eyes in the Photoshopped portraits of architects in Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi's "The History of Architecture: From the Avant-Garde Towards the Present" from @dompublishers:
Coming up on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Nothing! I’m taking a two-week break, which means posts will resume the first week in August and the next weekly newsletter will land in your inbox on August 8th. In the meantime, I put together a list of ten “Summer Reads” for World-Architects; most of the books on that list will be featured on my blog later in the summer.
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