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Sweet & Salt: Water and the Dutch
By Tracy Metz and Maartje van den Heuvel. Rotterdam: NAi publishers, 2012, distributed in the U.S. by D.A.P), 296 pages, $45.

Reviewed by James S. Russell

Made in Japan: 100 New Products
By Naomi Pollock. Foreword by Reiko Sudo. London and New York: Merrell Publishers, 2012, 240 pages, $49.95.

Reviewed by Rita Catinella Orrell

Ezra Stoller, Photographer

Slide Show: Ezra Stoller, Photographer
A new monograph from Yale University Press pays tribute to the master photographer who raised the profile of modern architecture.

Architecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America
Edited by Joan Ockman with Rebecca Williamson. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2012, 400 pages, $50.

Reviewed by Aleksandr Bierig

Photo courtesy Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture

 

Rethinking Design and Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment
By Shashi Caan. Laurence King Publishing, 2011, 192 pages, $30 (paperback).

Reviewed by Whitney Morrill

City Design: Modernist, Traditional, Green and Systems Perspectives
By Jonathan Barnett. Routledge, 2011, 248 pages, $54 (paperback).

Reviewed by Craig Whitaker

Judith Turner: Seeing Ambiguity: Phototgraphs of Architecture
By Joseph Rosa and Robert Elwall. Edition Axel Menges, 2012, 108 pages, $68.

Reviewed by Jayne Merkel

The Eyes of the Skin: Architecture and the Senses
By Juhani Pallasmaa. Wiley, 2012, 128 pages, $45.

Reviewed by William Morgan

Architectural Guide: Pyongyang
Edited by Philipp Meuser, with essays by Ahn Chang-mo and Christian Postho. Berlin: DOM Publishers, 368 pages, two volumes in slipcase, $50.

Reviewed by Dongwoo Yim

Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
By Andrew Blum. New York: Harper Collins Ecco, May 2012, 309 pages, $26.99.

Reviewed by Michael Berk

African Metropolitan Architecture
By David Adjaye. New York: Rizzoli, 2011, 568 pages, boxed set, $100.

Reviewed by Adedoyin T. Teriba

Vernacular Architecture of West Africa: A World in Dwelling
By Jean-Paul Bourdier and Trinh T. Minh-ha. London and New York: Routledge, 2011, 192 pages, $75.

Reviewed by Laura Raskin

The Future of Architecture Since 1889
By Jean-Louis Cohen. London: Phaidon Press, 2012, 528 pages, $75.

Reviewed by Jeffrey Karl Ochsner

Paths Uncharted
By Balkrishna Doshi. Ahmedabad: Vastu-Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design, 2011, 439 pages (paperback), $25.

Reviewed by Victoria Newhouse

Testify! The Consequences of Architecture
Edited by Lukas Feireiss, Introduction by Ole Bouman. NAi Publishers, 2011, 240 pages, $40.

Reviewed by Ben Uyeda

Groundwork: Between Landscape and Architecture
By Diana Balmori and Joel Sanders. The Monacelli Press, 2011, 208 pages, $50.

Reviewed by Kira L. Gould

Site and Sound: The Architecture and Acoustics of New Opera Houses and Concert Halls
By Victoria Newhouse. The Monacelli Press, 2012, 272 pages. $50.

Reviewed by Justin Davidson

Piecing Together Los Angeles: An Esther McCoy Reader
Edited and with an essay by Susan Morgan. East of Borneo Books, 2012, 392 pages, $35.

Reviewed by Alexandra Lange

Project Japan: Metabolism Talks
By Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Taschen: 2011, 684 pages (paper), $60.

Reviewed by Victoria Newhouse

Bigger! Faster! Urbanism in Asia
The Vertical Village: Individual, Informal, Intense, edited by Winy Maas. NAi Publishers: 2012, 528 pages, $45.

How the City Moved to Mr. Sun: Chinaís New Megacities, by Michiel Hulshof and Daan Roggeveen. SUN Publishers: 2011, 392 pages, $51.

Reviewed by Clare Jacobson

Monadnock Summer

Tomorrow's Houses

New England Residential
Monadnock Summer: The Architectural Legacy of Dublin
New Hampshire, by WilIiam Morgan. David R. Godine, 2011, 160 pages, $30.

Tomorrow’s Houses: New England Modernism
By Alexander Gorlin. Rizzoli, 2011, 256 pages, $65.

Reviewed by Jayne Merkel

Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly Home Design
By Richard Olsen. Rizzoli, 2012, 240 pages, $45.
Reviewed by William Morgan

BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2010

BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2010
Edited by Nicola Navone. Silvana Editoriale and Mendrisio Academy Press, 2010, 196 pages, $54
Reviewed by Jenna M. McKnight

Beyond Shelter: Architecture and Human Dignity
Edited by Marie J. Aquilino. Metropolis Books, 2011, 303 pages, $35
Reviewed by Laura Raskin

Design Like You Give a Damn [2]: Building Change from the Ground Up
Edited by Architecture for Humanity (Deborah Aaronson). Abrams, 2012, 336 pages, $25
Reviewed by Laura Raskin

Old Buildings, New Designs
by Charles Bloszies
New York: Princeton Architectural Press, November 2011
Reviewed by Françoise Bollack

Alvar Aalto: Mark of the Hand
by Harry Charrington and Vezio Nava, editors
Helsinki: Rakennustieto, 2011
Reviewed by William Morgan

Edward Durell Stone: A Sonís Untold Story of a Legendary Architect
by Hicks Stone
New York: Rizzoli, 2011
Reviewed by Alexander Gorlin

100 Ideas that Changed Architecture
by Richard Weston
Laurence King, 2011
Reviewed by William Morgan

Reverse Effect: Renewing Chicago’s Waterways
by Jeanne Gang
Studio Gang Architects, 2011
Reviewed by Lee Bey

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