Architecture Books – Week 50/2021
This is the penultimate newsletter for 2021, to be followed in a few days by a special one with a list of my favorite reads from the books I reviewed this year.
Last week on A Daily Dose of Architecture Books:
Apartment Blossom, by Li Han and Jin Qiuye, published by Donghua University Press.
Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive Avant-Garde, by Joseph Giovannini, published by Rizzoli.
Piranesi Unbound, by Carolyn Yerkes and Heather Hyde Minor, published by Princeton University Press.
Apropos of my previous photos of the new 270 Park under construction, here's an ad from 1957 for its predecessor. Spotted in Fifty Years on Fifth:
And the photos mentioned in the above post:
Thanks to everybody for replying to last week’s newsletter with the names of architecture books that have influenced you the most. Books by Christopher Alexander, Michael Benedikt, Herman Hertzberger, Lebbeus Woods, and Le Corbusier were mentioned, with one book mentioned multiple times: Jeremy Till's Architecture Depends, a book I actually reviewed ten years ago … and might need to read again. The winner has been notified by email. Stay tuned for more giveaways in 2022.
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— John Hill