Architecture Books – Week 30/2022
A Double Dose of Louis Kahn
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
Two Louis I. Kahn books: Louis I Kahn (Revised and Expanded Edition) by Robert McCarter and The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn (Facsimile Edition and Reader's Guide) edited by Richard Saul Wurman and Eugene Feldman.
Architecture Book News:
The shortlist for the 2022 Alice Award, which is "given annually to a richly illustrated book that makes a valuable contribution to its field and demonstrates high standards of production," has been revealed. One of the five books is Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece, which I reviewed earlier this year.
David Roeder at the Chicago Sun-Times reviews the just-released fourth edition of the AIA Guide to Chicago.
The MIT Press has opened access to 3,480 books in its MIT Press Direct Program, with 122 of those titles in the Architecture category.
Holger Schurk's Project Without Form: OMA, Rem Koolhaas, and the Laboratory of 1989 (@spectorbooks, 2022) features stills from movies made by artist Claudi Cornaz with his helmet camera, which he would wear while roller skating through the office of @oma.eu to document various situations of everyday work:
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 James C. — who introduced me to Block 411 — on winning the set of a+t’s 50 Urban Blocks 2: How to use Form, Floor Area Ratio & Density.
Due to a (surprising) lack of interest in no-strings-attached free stuff, I’ve decided to suspend Giveaways for now, maybe bringing them back in the future.
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