Architecture Books – Week 6/2023
This week on A Weekly Dose of Architecture Books:
THREE LESSONS FROM THREE MONOGRAPHS: Caruso St John Collected Works: Volume 1 1990–2005 (MACK, 2022), Juha Leiviskä 2000–2022 (Museum of Finnish Architecture, 2022), Shigeru Ban: Timber in Architecture (Rizzoli, 2022)
Architecture Book News:
Naomi Pollock reviews Casey Mack’s Digesting Metabolism: Artificial Land in Japan 1954–2202, describing it as “one of the better books about works of Japanese architecture that you have probably never heard of,” me included.
“How Barnes & Noble Came Back From Near Death”: According to its CEO, “by being places in which you discover books with an enjoyment, with a pleasure, with a serendipity that is simply impossible to replicate online.” Hear, hear!
Metropolis features Frances Anderton’s Common Ground: Multifamily Housing in Los Angeles, a book that "lovingly presents the joys of apartment dwelling in Los Angeles."
It may be in French and a little beat up, but I couldn't resist this 1976 catalog from Archives d'Architecture Moderne on Henri Savage, an architect I don't know enough about. His designs from the 1920s and 30s show an apparent love of mountains (click and swipe to see inside):
A few recently received books:
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