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Book Reviews: current reviews | 2013 | 2012 | 2011
Book Reviews
Bright Lights, Big Data

Bright Lights, Big Data

The City as Interface: How New Media Are Changing the City; by Martijn De Waal; nai010 Publishers, August 2014, 224 pages, $33.

Smart About Cities: Visualizing the Challenges for 21st Century Urbanism; Edited by Maarten Hajer and Ton Dassen; nai010 Publishers/PBL Publishers, June 2014, 250 pages, $33.

Reviewed by Zachary Edelson

 Urban Affairs

Urban Affairs

Radical Cities: Across Latin America in Search of a New Architecture; By Justin McGuirk; Verso, June 2014, 288 pages, $30.

Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life; By Jaime Lerner; Island Press, September 2014, 160 pages, $20.

Reviewed by Jorge L. Hernandez

Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture

Buildings Must Die: A Perverse View of Architecture

By Stephen Cairns and Jane M. Jacobs. MIT Press, April 2014, 298 pages, $33.

Reviewed by Aleksandr Bierig

Building As Ornament: Iconography In Contemporary Architecture

Building As Ornament: Iconography In Contemporary Architecture

By Michiel van Raaij. nai010 Publishers, May 2014, 240 pages, $25.

Reviewed by Tracy Metz

Jørn Utzon: Drawings and Buildings

Jørn Utzon: Drawings and Buildings

By Michael Agaard Andersen. Princeton Architectural Press, December 2013, 312 pages, $60.

Reviewed by Jayne Merkel

The Architecture of Paul Rudolph

The Architecture of Paul Rudolph

By Timothy M. Rohan. Yale University Press, July 2014, 300 pages, $65.

Reviewed by Philip Nobel

Harry Seidler: LifeWork

Harry Seidler: LifeWork

By Vladimir Belogolovsky. Rizzoli, April 2014, 300 pages, $75.

Reviewed by Jayne Merkel

New Museums in China

New Museums in China

By Clare Jacobson. Princeton Architectural Press, November 2013, 256 pages, $50.

Reviewed by Clifford A. Pearson

Arab Contemporary: Architecture & Identity

Arab Contemporary: Architecture & Identity

Edited by Michael Juul Holm and Mette Marie Kallehauge, with essays by Mette Marie Kallehauge, Poul Erik Tøjner, William J.R. Curtis, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie. Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, September 2014, 245 pages, (in Danish and English), $40.

Reviewed by Jasmine Bager

Mies

Mies

By Detlef Mertins. Phaidon Press, March 2014, 542 pages, $150.

Reviewed by Dietrich Neumann

Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes

Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes

By Russell Fortmeyer and Charles D. Linn. Images Publishing, April 2014, 224 pages, $78.

Reviewed by Joann Gonchar

10 Stories of Collective Housing: Graphical Analysis of Inspiring Masterpieces

10 Stories of Collective Housing: Graphical Analysis of Inspiring Masterpieces

By A+T Research Group (Aurora Fernández Per, Javier Mozas, and Alex S. Ollero). A+T Architecture Publishers, June 2013, 496 pages, $53.

Reviewed by Richard Dattner

Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto

Harlem: The Unmaking of a Ghetto

By Camilo José Vergara. University of Chicago Press, December 2013, 364 pages, $55.

Reviewed by Anna Shapiro

Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925–1970

Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925–1970

Edited by Kevin Bone. Monacelli Press, May 2014, 224 pages, $40.

Reviewed by Fred A. Bernstein

Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present

Architecture and Capitalism: 1845 to the Present

Edited by Peggy Deamer. Routledge, August 2013, 264 pages, $45.

Reviewed by Eva Hagberg

The Houses of Louis Kahn

The Houses of Louis Kahn

By George H. Marcus and William Whitaker. Yale University Press, 2013, 269 pages, $65.

Reviewed by Susan G. Solomon

Richard Rogers Inside Out

Richard Rogers: Inside Out

With essays by Jeremy Melvin, Nicolai Ouroussoff, Anne Power, and Ricky Burdett and an interview by Michael Craig-Martin. London: Royal Academy of Fine Arts and Abrams, 2013, 112 pages, $20.

Reviewed by Jayne Merkel

Kabbalah in Art and Architecture

Kabbalah in Art and Architecture

By Alexander Gorlin. Pointed Leaf Press, 2013, 192 pages, $60.

Reviewed by Samuel D. Gruber

Old Buildings, New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations

Old Buildings, New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations

By Françoise Astorg Bollack. Monacelli, 2013, 224 pages, $50.

Reviewed by Hicks Stone

Sustainable Urban Metabolism

Sustainable Urban Metabolism

By John Fernández and Paulo Ferrão. MIT Press, 2013, 264 pages, $35.

Reviewed by David Sokol

Old Buildings, New Forms: New Directions in Architectural Transformations

Smart Cities: Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

By Anthony M. Townsend. W.W. Norton, October 2013, 400 pages, $29.

Reviewed by Nancy Scola

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