Architecture Books – Week 50/2022
The latest review on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
The latest installment of Book Briefs features six books in three pairs: two “green” books, two Tokyo books, and two books about books.
Next week, for the last newsletter and blog post of the year, I’ll have my list of favorite books featured on my blog in 2022.
Architecture Book News:
Architect’s Newspaper has its holiday book gift guide “for anyone who loves architecture and design.”
The contents of Sir Terence Conran’s country house, Barton Court, are coming up for auction on December 14. There are fifteen lots of Books and Manuscripts, including one with approximately 200 volumes of books relating to design. (via Fine Books & Collections)
Docomomo_US has a list of holiday gift books related to modern architecture, plus some recommendations in line with the 2023 National Symposium taking place in New Haven in June and the 2023 annual theme, "Revisiting Urban Renewal."
At Slate, Henry Grabar ruminates on architecture guides, from the Rio de Janeiro Architectural Guide and Nairn's London to, oddly, given its unportable size, Robert A.M. Stern’s 1,376-page New York 1960.
Although I'm happy to have come across Artists and Architecture – Variable Dimensions (Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 2015), I can't help wonder how they presented contributions by 54 of the book's 264 artists in the exhibition of the same name that followed: photographs and some models of considerably larger artworks? (Click through for some standouts from inside the book):
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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