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Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia

Modern Architecture in Latin America: Art, Technology, and Utopia

By Luis E. Carranza and Fernando Luiz Lara with a foreword by Jorge Francisco Liernur. University of Texas Press, January 2015, 424 pages, $81 (hardcover) $45 (paperback).

Reviewed by Susana Torre

Educating Architects: How Tomorrow’s Practitioners Will Learn Today

Educating Architects: How Tomorrow's Practitioners Will Learn Today

Edited by Neil Spiller and Nic Clear. Thames & Hudson, November 2014, 352 pages, $50 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Peggy Deamer

David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material

David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material

Edited by Okwui Enwezor and Zoë Ryan in consultation with Peter Allison; Yale University Press , April 2015, 296 pages, $55.

Reviewed by Zachary Edelson

Briefly Noted

Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, edited by Donald Albrecht and Andrew S. Dolkart. Photographic portfolios by Iwan Baan. The Monacelli Press, 2015, 208 pages, $50.

Hawaiian Modern: The Architecture of Vladimir Ossipoff, edited by Dean Sakamoto with Karla Britton and Diana Murphy. Honolulu Museum of Art in association with Yale University Press, 2015, 304 pages, $45.

The Japanese House Reinvented, by Philip Jodidio. The Monacelli Press, 2015, 304 pages, $60.

Reviewed by Laura Raskin

MAS: The Modern Architecture Symposia 1962–1966: A Critical Edition

MAS: The Modern Architecture Symposia 1962–1966: A Critical Edition

Edited by Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Joan Ockman, with Nancy Eklund Later. Yale University Press, February 2015, 348 pages, $80.

Reviewed by Suzanne Stephens

Saarinen Houses

Saarinen Houses

By Jari Jetsonen and Sirkkaliisa Jetsonen. Princeton Architectural Press, October 2014, 224 pages, $50 (hardcover).

Reviewed by Jayne Merkel

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.

Briefly Noted

 

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 Record’s 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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