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2012 Book Reviews

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

The New Mathematics of Architecture
by Jane Burry and Mark Burry
Thames and Hudson, 2010
Reviewed by Norman Weinstein

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