Architecture Books – Week 31/2022
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
Vitruvius Without Text: The Biography of a Book by André Tavares, published by gta Verlag.
Architecture Book News:
On Friday, August 5, a book talk on The Notebooks and Drawings of Louis I. Kahn is taking place online, featuring Richard Saul Wurman and Dan Klyn. Here’s the free webinar registration and here’s my recent review of the book.
Metropolis magazine rounds up “9 Books to Add to Your Architecture and Design Reading List.”
Graphic designer Steven Heller gives some advice on something that also plagues the libraries of architects: sagging bookshelves.
A peek at some of the "Industrial Landscapes" in the 2002 book (@mitpress) of the same name — and my latest used-bookstore find. These are not the photographs Bernd and Hilla Becher are known for — no standalone water towers, gas tanks or the like — but they beautifully capture power plants, grain elevators, and other large-scale infrastructures in Germany, Wales, Pennsylvania, and other parts of Europe and USA:
A few recently received books:
See these and more recently published and forthcoming architecture books on my blog and on my Bookshop.org page.
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