Drawing from Practice by J. Michael Welton explores and illuminates the ways that 26 diverse and reputable architects use freehand drawing to shape the built environment. In this generously illustrated book, Welton traces the tactile sketch, from initial parti...
In 1947, on the hills above Brentwood, the newly formed Mutual Housing Assn. broke ground on an ambitious 800-acre neighborhood development named Crestwood Hills. Now the little-known story behind the enclave that epitomizes Midcentury Modern architecture is detailed by...
A refreshing book looking at the social, cultural and philosophical qualities of leftover spaces in one of the world's densest cities.
In “Modern Man,” Anthony Flint attempts to liberate Le Corbusier from the indictments that have plagued his legacy.
Rowan Moore picks 2014’s best architecture books, from a study of Latin American cities to a dictionary of Duchamp
When we talk about architecture, we’re usually talking about buildings that serve some practical purpose
The book’s release follows, by two months, a major exhibition with the same title at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, N.C.
“The Algae House”, a new book on the world’s first building equipped with an algae bioreactor façade was launched at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale
FORGET the hustle and bustle of the modern world and prepare to be transported into serenity by Vikram Lall’s Architecture Of The Buddhist World: The Golden Lands
Design writer Justin McGuirk explores the dynamics of U.S.-Mexico border in book about Latin American cities
Why “The Power Broker” is still one of our most important books - After 40 years, this magisterial biography of Robert Moses remains an essential primer on American power
An oblique portrait of the Scottish architect and designer's retreat to the Suffolk coast during the first world war
Ballsy German photojournalist Julia Leeb dropped a stunning collection of photographic work exploring one of the most restricted places on earth
When Paul Rudolph's Art & Architecture Building at Yale opened in 1963, architectural historian Vincent Scully wrote that the design “puts demands upon the individual user which not every psyche will be able to meet.”
Stuart Vokes reviews Nigel Bertram’s book, which explores the importance of observation as a design tool.
"How Paris Became Paris: The Invention of the Modern City," by Joan DeJean, is full of creative insights on the symptoms of urban modernity
From Nero’s decadent Golden House in Rome to Charles Fourier’s orgiastic French “courts of love”; public toilet glory holes to Eileen Gray’s sexy Mediterranean hideway.
City of Darkness Revisited is a photo book and cultural history of Kowloon Walled City, a largely ungoverned, densely populated enclave within Hong Kong.