Architecture Books – Week 3/2023
This week on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
I speculate on the shift “from web to print” in the context of The ArchDaily Guide to Good Architecture, conceived and edited by Gestalten and ArchDaily, published by Gestalten.
Architecture Book News:
As part of RIBA Journal’s “New Year books” mini-series, writer Owen Hatherley reads The WPA Guide to New York City from 1939.
Architects’ Journal reports that RIBA Publishing, in “reviewing [its] publishing strategy and plans” for this year and next, has scrapped its book deal with Marsh Ramroop for Handbook on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Architecture. Ramroop was RIBA’s diversity director.
“The White Lotus Season 2 Book Club”: Albie, one of the characters on the show, is seen leafing through a copy of Lydia Kallipoliti’s The Architecture of Closed Worlds: Or, What Is the Power of Shit? (My review of the book)
Not one, but two exhibitions on Irma Boom, the graphic designer behind Countryside, Project Japan, Eileen Gray and other architecture books: Art + Books at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and Book! Boom! The Vatican Library meets Irma Boom at the Vatican Apostolic Library. For the latter, Boom designed a limited-edition daily planner.
Anybody else know of any visual puns on the covers of #architecturebooks? (I'm guessing there aren't too many):
This is a serious question! So if you think of any please comment on this post.
A few recently received books:
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