Architecture Books – Week 43/2021
Last week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Managing Energy Use in Modern Buildings: Case Studies in Conservation Practice, edited by Bernard Flaman and Chandler McCoy, published by Getty Publications
Reconstructing the Stockholm Exhibition 1930, by Atli Magnus Seelow, published by Arkitektur Förlag/Chalmers Institute of Technology
Building Bad: How Architectural Utility is Constrained by Politics and Damaged by Expression, by Jonathan Ochshorn, published by Lund Humphries
Two Hundred and Fifty Things an Architect Should Know, by Michael Sorkin, published by Princeton Architectural Press
Some R. Guastavino Co. brochures (ca. 1915), spotted in The Old World Builds the New: The Guastavino Company and the Technology of the Catalan Vault, 1885–1962), a 1996 catalog to an exhibition of the same name at Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University:
Coming up this week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Breuer's Bohemia: The Architect, His Circle, and Midcentury Houses in New England, by James Crump
The Kinetic City & Other Essays, by Rahul Mehrotra
The Architectural Models of Theodore Conrad, by Teresa Fankhänel
This week I’m giving away one copy of Michael Sorkin’s Two Hundred and Fifty Things an Architect Should Know. One person in the United States (shipping beyond that is too expensive, sorry) will win it by replying to this newsletter with the correct answer to this bit of Sorkin trivia:
Who was the subject of Sorkin’s first article as architecture critic at the Village Voice?
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