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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

Single-Handedly | Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand

Single handedly contemporary architects draw by hand

Architecture Lab is proud to announce that a creativity will drop in May in the form of epic book, Princeton Architectural Press will surface Single–Handedly: Contemporary Architects Draw by Hand, an extraordinarily inspiring collection of 220 hand drawings by no less than than 40 emerging architects and well-known practitioners from around the world. As one roams the pages …

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Twenty Years of Life By Suzanne Bohan

How to challenge inequity

Why the Poor Die Earlier and How to Challenge Inequity Washington, DC (April 18, 2022)— In Twenty Years of Life, award-winning health journalist Suzanne Bohan exposes the disturbing flip side of the American dream: your health is largely determined by your zip code. The strain of living in a poor neighborhood, with sub-par schools, lack …

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Plastic Soup | An Atlas of Ocean Pollution

Plastic soup an atlas of ocean pollution

Washington, DC (March 8, 2022)—Plastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive—they are cheap to make, light, and durable— spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Recent bans on single-use straws and bags have increased awareness of this issue. But, for most people, the …

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Design as Democracy | Techniques for Collective Creativity

Design as democracy techniques for collective creativity

Washington, DC (November 15, 2017)—For decades, collaborative design has helped enliven neighborhoods and promote racial, economic, and social justice. But in an era marked by climate change, growing income inequality, and major advances in technology, designers are acknowledging the limitations of public forums and other conventional methods of community engagement. Edited by six leaders in …

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Replenish | The Virtuous Cycle of Water and Prosperity

Replenish the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity

“Nothing is more important to life than water, and no one knows water better than Sandra Postel. Replenish is a wise, sobering, but ultimately hopeful book.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction “This clear-eyed treatise hops around the world outlining real-world solutions that are already being implemented to affect change on the ground…Postel makes …

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Suburban Remix | Creating the Next Generation of Urban Places

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 been widely reported, but suburbs hold new potential for the 21st century. As ground zero for some of the most disruptive changes stemming from accelerating wealth inequities, a rapidly aging population, and growing racial and ethnic diversity, suburbs today face …

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Urbanism Without Effort by Charles R. Wolfe

Solid, safe & sound ways to secure your new home

“A plea for a renewed commitment to authentic urbanism and an invitation to learn from history as our cities enter a future of unprecedented change.” —Alex Steffen, author of Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities that Can Save the Planet “This is a must read for those who want to understand in words and pictures what stands …

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Fresh Water | Design Research for Inland Water Territories

Design research for inland water territories

Fresh Water is a book that addresses regional, territorial, and continental water issues through interdisciplinary design research in landscape architecture. The geographical and hydrosocial context of the major inland (non-coastal) watersheds of the North American continent—the Mississippi, the Great Lakes Basin—St. Lawrence and the Nelson—remains an under-explored field for design research. Major spatial, temporal, biological, and geological …

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Cooking for Her Eyes | Transcription of a Sonata

Fence design

A splendid exploration of how true passions color our life experiences everyday, Chicago-based architect Susan Uehara Rakstang’s memoir Cooking for Her Eyes: Transcription of a Sonata tells a story of life and death, friendship and family—all through the lens of the author’s life-long relationships to music, food, and art. Susan Rakstang’s memoir recalls her early …

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Radical Architecture of the Future By Beatrice Galilee

What you need to know about architectural writing

In January 2022, Phaidon will publish Radical Architecture of the Future, (January  6, 2022; $59.95 US/$79.95 CAN; Hardback) presenting today’s most inspiring,  innovative, and forward-thinking architecture that proposes imaginative and diverse  new ways of seeing, understanding, and building our environment and the spaces  around us.   The book was researched and written by architecture curator and …

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

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 between One Architecture and EcoShape. The book describes and illustrates how Building with Nature offers a proven, innovative approach harnesses natural forces to create sustainable flood protection and cultivate resilient, ecologically rich living and working environments. The book introduces Building …

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

Drawing like an artist

Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of architecturally and culturally significant buildings, bridges, towers, monuments, and more, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Buildings and Architectural Forms is a must-have visual reference for student and aspiring architects, artists, illustrators, and urban sketchers, available this July! This contemporary step-by-step guidebook demonstrates fundamental art and architectural concepts like proportion, perspective, and spatial relationships as you learn to draw a wide …

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Book Release / Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand

Book release / drawing from practice: architects and the meaning of freehand

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 to finished product, through words, images, and photographs that reveal the creative process in action. “J. …

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