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2011 Book Reviews

The Agile City: Building, Well-Being, and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change
By James S. Russell
Island Press, 2011
Reviewed by Jonathan Barnett

 

Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City
By Anne Mikolet & Moritz Pürckhauer
MIT Press, 2011
Reviewed by Claire Weisz

Urban Design Roundup

Urban Design Roundup
Three new books by thoughtful architect-urbanists, usefully read together, explore the current state of urban design.
Reviewed by Ernie Hutton

Living in the Endless City
Edited by Ricky Burdett and Devan Sudjic. London: Phaidon Press, 2011, 432 pages, $69.
Reviewed by Craig Whitaker

University Planning and Architecture: The Search for Perfection
By Jonathan Coulson, Paul Roberts, and Isabelle Taylor
Routledge, 2010
Reviewed by Jayne Merkel

Japan Roundup
An island nation where the cool and the ordinary flourish together.
Reviewed by Norman Weinstein

Frederick Law Olmsted: Essential Texts
Edited by Robert Twombly
W.W. Norton, 2010
Reviewed by Witold Rybczynski

Constructing the Ineffable: Contemporary Sacred Architecture
Edited by Karla Britton
Yale University Press, 2011
Reviewed by Norman Weinstein

The Scenes of the Street and Other Essays
By Anthony Vidler
The Monacelli Press, 2011
Reviewed by Aleksandr Bierig

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