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The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

B is for Bauhaus, Y is for YouTube: Designing the Modern World from A to Z

By Deyan Sudjic. Rizzoli ex libris, February 2015, 488 pages, $25.

Reviewed by Aleksandr Bierig

The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

The Death of Drawing: Architecture in the Age of Simulation

By David Ross Scheer. Routledge, August 2014, 258 pages, $40.

Reviewed by Sophia A. Gruzdys

New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning

New Orleans Under Reconstruction: The Crisis of Planning

Edited by Carol McMichael Reese, Michael Sorkin, and Anthony Fontenot. Verso, May 2014, 544 pages, $50.

Reviewed by Martin C. Pedersen

 Preservation is Overtaking Us

Preservation is Overtaking Us

By Rem Koolhaas with a supplement by Jorge Otero-Pailos, edited by Jordan Carver. GSAPP Transcripts, September 2014, 104 pages, $18.

Reviewed by Suzanne Stephens

 According to Plan

According to Plan

By Rob Kovitz. Treyf Books, November 2014, 664 pages, $30.

Reviewed by Philip Nobel

 Building for a Changing Culture and Climate: World Atlas of Sustainable Architecture

Building for a Changing Culture and Climate: World Atlas of Sustainable Architecture

By Ulrich Pfammatter. DOM Publishers, May 2014, 584 pages, $116.

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Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community

Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community

By Brian MacKay-Lyons, edited by Robert McCarter. Princeton Architectural Press, January 2015, 224 pages, $50.

Reviewed by Clifford A. Pearson

2014 Book Roundup

2014 Books Roundup
Every year, hundreds of new architecture books find their way to Recordís offices. Editors look at all of them, albeit some longer than others. Here are some of the ones that grabbed their attention in 2014.

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Lina Bo Bardi

Lina Bo Bardi 100: Brazil’s Alternative Path to Modernism, edited by Andres Lepik and Vera Simone Bader. Hatje Cantz Verlag, October 2014, 368 pages, $65.

Lina Bo Bardi, by Zeuler R. M. de A. Lima with a foreword by Barry Bergdoll. New Haven: Yale University Press, November 2013, 256 pages, $65

Stones Against Diamonds, by Lina Bo BardiLondon: Architectural Association, 2013, 132 pages.

Reviewed by Susana Torre

Architecture: The Whole Story

Architecture: The Whole Story

Edited by Denna Jones. Prestel Publishing, November 2014, 576 pages, $35.

Reviewed by Zachary Edelson

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 TÝjner, 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 FernŠndez 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 Josť Vergara. University of Chicago Press, December 2013, 364 pages, $55.

Reviewed by Anna Shapiro

Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925Ė1970

Lessons from Modernism: Environmental Design Strategies in Architecture 1925Ė1970

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 FranÁoise 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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