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15 Best Color Theory Books Today

A good color sense is the most potent weapon of an artist because color adds life to your ...

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Aline Chahine

Cooking for Her Eyes | Transcription of a Sonata

A splendid exploration of how true passions color our life experiences everyday, Chicago-based architect Susan ...

Aida Vasquez

12 Best Mid Century Books to Consider Today

Mid-century aesthetics have a distinct appeal that is largely missing from contemporary works. Can’t wait ...

Aline Chahine

Draw Like an Artist | Buildings & Architectural Forms by David Drazil

Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of architecturally and culturally significant buildings, ...

Aline Chahine

Building with Nature | Creating and Living With Nature-based Solutions

Building with Nature: Creating, Implementing, and Upscaling Nature-Based Solutions (nai010 publishers, 2020) is the fruit of a collaboration ...

Aline Chahine

[WIN a Copy] Moving Around – A Lifetime of Wandering by Michael Webb

A beautiful opportunity lies ahead, the one to encounter the journey of Michael Webb, a ...

Aline Chahine

Fresh Water | Design Research for Inland Water Territories

Fresh Water is a book that addresses regional, territorial, and continental water issues through interdisciplinary design research ...

Aline Chahine

Radical Architecture of the Future By Beatrice Galilee

In January 2022, Phaidon will publish Radical Architecture of the Future, (January  6, 2022; $59.95 ...

Anton G.

Urbanism Without Effort by Charles R. Wolfe

“A plea for a renewed commitment to authentic urbanism and an invitation to learn from ...

Anton G.

Suburban Remix | Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

Washington, DC (January 16, 2022)—The considerable social, economic, and environmental costs of suburban sprawl have ...

Anton G.

Replenish | The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

“Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than ...

Anton G.

Design as Democracy | Techniques for Collective Creativity

Washington, DC (November 15, 2017)—For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, ...

Anton G.

Design for Good | A New Era of Architecture for Everyone

Washington, DC (August 31, 2017)—Well-designed spaces are not just a matter of taste or a ...

Anton G.

Plastic Soup | An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Washington, DC (March 8, 2022)—Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very ...

Anton G.

Twenty Years of Life By Suzanne Bohan

Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity Washington, DC (April 18, 2022)— ...

Aline Chahine

Single-Handedly | Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

Architecture Lab is proud to announce that a creativity will drop in May in the form ...

15 Best Color Theory Books Today

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A good color sense is the most potent weapon of an artist because color adds life to your art.  Moreover, your understanding of colors can make your art stand out from others. If you go into any art school, the first thing they teach is the color theory basics.  But what if you’re not an …

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29 Best Bauhaus Books That Showcase 100 Years of Design School

Best bauhaus books that showcase 100 years of design school

The Staatliches Bauhaus continues to be one of the most influential schools in design, architecture, and craft. Owing its origin to German architect Walter Gropius, one of the pioneers of modernist architecture, the Bauhaus school professes integration of ostensibly varied disciplines, such as craft, fine arts, and architecture, to create Gesamtkunstwerk, a ‘complete work of …

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12 Best Art History Books Right Now

Best art history books

Are you an art history student or just a book lover looking to explore this vast yet exhilarating world of art?  Whoever you may be, having a perfect art history book is just as important. Art history’s a broad topic that embraces almost every aspect of human history and society. From its beginning, art has …

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17 Best Books On Minimalism to Consider

Best books on minimalism

A minimalist lifestyle essentially means leading a fulfilling life with the least amount of things needed to live it.  For some people, it might mean sparse furniture at home that could fit into a bunch of trunks if need be. For others, it might refer to a lifestyle, meaning fewer attachments and lesser debt. Whatever …

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39 Best Books On Creativity Right Now

Best books on creativity

Creativity can take you places, and there is no denying that. But, you might be wondering what route to take to achieve success.  Today, multiple award-winning books and bestsellers can help you develop creative confidence. You may want to start writing or invest in creating art, for that matter.  For this, there are step-by-step guide …

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12 Best Mid Century Books to Consider Today

Best mid century books to consider today

Mid-century aesthetics have a distinct appeal that is largely missing from contemporary works. Can’t wait to dive into the next recommendation? You’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to sink your teeth into yet another architectural book, or you’re just looking for some design inspiration; we’re excited to help you! Mid-century architecture typically …

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The 50 Best Architecture Books You Must Read

The 50 best architecture books you must read

Architecture is a field that cannot be described into words, frozen music a legendary man called it. Architecture, more often than not, can be more expressive through a photography, an image, a sketch or metaphor, we have gathered in the following article such jewels, beautifully organized in the 50 best architecture books that any enthusiast …

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What is Small-Scale Architecture?

What is small-scale architecture

A bucket of inspiration arrived on our door step, it contains pieces of great creativity from a variety of fields, with different uses, all with one thing in common: they’re small. Yes. Small scale architecture, at it’s best. In an extraordinary exploration pursuit, the book presents slowly, briefly, great ideas and the thought process behind …

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Drawing Architecture by Phaidon | Architecture Ideas and Concepts Illustrated

Drawing architecture by phaidon architecture ideas and concepts illustrated

Imagine that you would have direct access into the mind engaged in the search of incredible, access to part of the thought process of extraordinary artists, beautifully illustrated on paper, memories printed on splendid uncoated paper with deckled edges. Upon touching, this particular paper gives the effect of same craft feel used by the artists …

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Walkable City Rules | 101 Steps to Making Better Places By Jeff Speck

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“Has there ever been a smarter, more illuminating, jargon-free, and deeply useful guide to making more sociable, healthy, prosperous, charming neighborhoods, towns, and cities?” — Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland and host of public radio’s Studio 360 “What a tour de force! The world needs this book so much right now. Walkable City Rules is …

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Copenhagenize | The Definitive Guide to Global Bicycle Urbanism

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Washington, DC (March 29, 2022)—In 1988, before he was an internationally-renowned urban design expert, Mikael Colville-Andersen was hit by a car while crossing the street. Witnesses were convinced he couldn’t have survived, but fortunately the then-student sustained only minor injuries. Looking back, Colville-Andersen credits that near-death experience with molding his philosophy about urban development. To …

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Three Revolutions | Steering Automated, Shared, and Electric Vehicles to a Better Future

Walkable city rules steps to making better places by jeff speck

Washington, DC (January 10, 2022)—Transportation is on the cusp of revolutionary change. With electric, automated, and shared vehicles no longer imaginings of a distant future, we have the potential to create a dream transportation system: one that reduces traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions, increases accessibility and affordability, and creates healthier, more livable cities. But …

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Divided City | Poverty and Prosperity in Urban America By Alan Mallach

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Washington, DC (May 1, 2022)—The factories may be gone, but millennials are flocking to affordable, once-industrial cities like Baltimore, Detroit, and Pittsburgh. Areas like Cleveland’s University Circle and Washington Avenue in St. Louis are throbbing with energy and excitement. But beneath that excitement hides a painful reality. Alongside their revival, these cities are turning into …

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Unboxing New York by ODA | Actar Publishing

Unboxing new york by oda actar publishing

February 25, 2022 (New York, NY) — ODA New York is proud to unveil their first publication, Unboxing New York, published by Actar. Unboxing New York is a behind-the-scenes examination of the changing landscape of New York City since 2010 – revealing the forces, theories, and histories that have transformed the city, while studying the …

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