December 14, 2022

Just in time for the holidays …your 2021 book list has arrived


Just in time for the holidays …your 2021 book list has arrived

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The Selections/Possibilities

Beal, Justin. Sandfuture. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2021. ISBN:9780262543095. 256 Pages. $24.95.

The life of Minoru Yamasaki unfolds against a backdrop of societal issues and terrorism.

Betsky, Aaron and Gideon Fink Shapiro. 50 Lessons to Learn from Frank LloydWright, New York: Rizzoli, 2021, ISBN: 9780847865369. 248 Pages. $32.50.

Betsky and Shapiro demonstrate through well- chosen photographs and an engaging text how much we can still learn from Frank Lloyd Wright today.

Bradbury, Dominic. Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses, Classic Format.

London: Phaidon Press, 2021. ISBN: 9781838663391. 448 Pages. $70.

Mid-century modern is coming into its own again and this is an updated survey, showing more than400 works by over 290 different architects.

Crump, James. Breuer’s Bohemia: The Architect, His Circle, and MidcenturyHouses in New England. New York: The Monacelli Press, 2021.

ISBN: 9781580935784. 248 Pages. $60.

The author, James Crump, has also produced a film of the same title. In both works, Crump tells the story of Breuer’s many collaborations, helping us to understand the depth and virtuosity of his architectural career.

Dodd, Phillip James. An American Renaissance: Beaux-Arts Architecture in New York City. Melbourne: Images Publishing Dist. Ac, 2021. ISBN: 9781864706819. 412 pages. $135.

Architectural landmarks are presented through full color images of exteriors as well as interiors, along with stories behind the buildings as well as information on the architects.

Giovannini, Joseph. Architecture Unbound: A Century of the Disruptive

Avant-Garde. New York: Rizzoli, 2021. ISBN: 9780847858798. 876 Pages. $50.

Giovannini’s book focuses on the work of so-called disrupters like Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid informing us on how their work helped shape current architectural practice.

Greinacher, Udo. What Kind of Architect are You. California: ORO Edition, 2021.ISBN: 9781951541569. 256 Pages. $25.

The book challenges architects working today to consider how they fit into today’s varied practices and offers and discusses new possibilities.

Hill, John. Buildings in Print: 100 Influential & Inspiring Illustrated Architecture Books.Munich: Prestel, 2021. ISBN: 9783791387123. 304 Pages. $60.

Beautifully presented, this work references influential titles from manifestos to exhibition catalogs.Included are seminal books like Towards a (New) Architecture.

Jamrozik, Julia and Coryn Kempster. Growing Up Modern: Childhoods in IconicHomes. Basel: Birkhauser, 2019. ISBN: 9783035619058. 328 Pages. $47.

Shares engaging stories from children of a number of the owners of major modern architectural masterworks.

Merrill, Michael. Louis Kahn: The Importance of a Drawing. Zurich: Lars Muller,2021. ISBN: 9783037786444. 511 Pages. $85.

Louis Kahn believed that drawings conveyed the language of the architect and this booksucceeds in proving that.

Robinson, Sarah. Architecture is a Verb. New York: Routledge, 2021.

ISBN: 9780367610364. 274 Pages. $42.95.

Robinson shows us the importance of the body to architectural design and practice. She believes that a building can shape thought and action.

Sokolina, Anna. The Routledge Companion to Women in Architecture. New York:Routledge, 2021. ISBN: 9780367232344. 436 Pages. $250.00.

An important scholarly work which provides new insights into both well-known as well as under recognized women architects.

Sparke, Penny. Nature Inside: Plants and Flowers in the Modern Interior. NewHaven: Yale University Press, 2021. ISBN: 9780300244021. 224 Pages. $50.

While flowers and plants appear in photographs of modern homes, little has been previously  written on the topic .

Travis, Stephanie and Catherine Anderson. 25 Concepts in Modern Architecture: AGuide for Visual Thinkers. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021. ISBN:9781350055605. 216 Pages. $36.95.

25 different masterworks are used to illustrate important concepts in architecture. A very useful addition to one’s library.

Wood, Robert. The Ruins of Palmyra and Baalbek: Volumes I-II. London:Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021. ISBN: 9780755617265. 28 Pages. $380.

For those wishing to add a substantial title to their library, this reprint includes reproductions of all the original engravings as well as an informative introduction.


Amanda Gann
Creative Lead of Marketing and Communications