Architecture Books – Week 39/2022
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
The latest Book Briefs features these six books: Ambiguous Territory: Architecture, Landscape and the Postnatural; China Dialogues; The Fabricated Landscape: Domestic, Civic, and Territorial; MCHAP The Americas 2: Territory & Expeditions; Sauter von Moos: Some Fragments; and Writing Architectural History: Evidence and Narrative in the Twenty-First Century.
Architecture Book News:
The winners of the 2022 Aga Khan Award for Architecture were announced last week; a book on the winners, titled Inclusive Architecture, is forthcoming.
The winner of Furthermore's 2022 Alice Award (the shortlist was revealed in week 30) is Reconstructing the Garrick: Adler & Sullivan’s Lost Masterpiece. (I reviewed the book — a worthwhile winner, IMHO — back in March.)
Over at World-Architects I wrote a “Found” on Out of the Clouds. Wolf dPrix: Sketches 1967 – 2020, the new book edited by Wolf dPrix and Coop Himmelb(l)au, and published by Birkhäuser.
No doubt, the 1994 Marden's Guide to Manhattan Booksellers is now a time capsule of another literary era rather than a functioning guidebook. Still, how many of the 35 bookstores/booksellers in the Architecture category in the index are still kicking? By my count only seven. One of them, @rizzolibookstore, was forced from its home on 57th Street depicted on the cover:
Thankfully, other bookstores with architecture books, both new and old, have sprung up in the interim. Did you know you can find them on my blog, which has a list of NYC Bookstores that includes my ranking of the “Top 10 Bookstores in New York City for books on architecture and urbanism”?
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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