With so many books being published, and so much available on the web, we review books we consider an interesting addition to an architect's library.

February 16, 2015 /

Peter Zumthor: Buildings and Projects 1985-2013
By Peter Zumthor (author), Thomas Durisch (editor)

Peter Zumthor’s ‘Buildings and Projects 1985-2013' is the first comprehensive monograph on Zumthor's work for more than a decade and a half. Incidentally - albeit not surprisingly - it was well worth the wait. This gorgeous five-volume Leviathan of a book set convincingly connects the dots in the exceptional oeuvre of a master of craftsmanship and atmosphere.

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January 12, 2015 /

Friedensreich Hundertwasser - 1928-2000
By Wieland Schmied

The first volume of Taschen's monograph on the widely celebrated and wildly controversial Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser - known for his colourful and child-like paintings and his organic architectural designs - paints an inspirational portrait of one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century.

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November 03, 2014 /

L'Architecture Sauvage - Asger Jorn's Critique and Concept of Architecture
By Ruth Baumeister

As an artist, Asger Jorn's work is well known and widely celebrated, in large part due to his close affiliation with two of the most influential artist groups of the 20th century, CoBrA and the Situationist International. Lesser known, however, is Jorn's considerable production of theoretical writings. Ruth Baumeister's comprehensive, well-researched book on the subject of the latter aims to change that fact.

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  • June 12, 2014 /

    MVRDV BuildingsBy Ilka Ruby & Andreas Ruby (editors)

    MVRDV Buildings is a brilliant, quietly radical monograph that sums up the work of controversial Dutch architects MVRDV - not by showing their buildings as objects but by portraying life as it's lived within them. ...

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  • April 09, 2014 /

    Our House in the CityBy Sofia Borges, Sven Ehmann, Robert Klanten (editors)

    Our House in the City is an explosion of stories, dreams and strategies that showcase the best and brightest designs for contemporary city living; city living that is undergoing a downtown revival. For the established architect, the interior designer, the inspiration hungry student, the homeowner, the renter, the trendy young professional and the mother of three, this book is a slice of escapism documenting the best examples of innovative and fresh solutions to modern day city living. From the master plan to the multifunctional cupboard there are endless and proven takes on how to improve your own personal wedge of urban space. ...

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  • February 11, 2014 /

    Zaha Hadid + SuprematismBy Charlotte Douglas, et al.

    The book “Zaha Hadid + Suprematism” unveils Zaha Hadid as an artist. It thereby portrays another side of the London-based architect Hadid, whose constant experimentation in architecture has led to her becoming over the past decade one of the globe’s most popular and prolific building designers. ...

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  • February 05, 2014 /

    The Architect’s Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and ArchitectureBy Harry Francis Mallgrave

    In The Architect’s Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture, Harry Francis Mallgrave stays true to form by offering a thought-provoking historical commentary, which allows us to look at architecture in a new light. There is, however, one departure: everything is slanted toward the spatial effect on humanity’s neurological and emotional state. ...

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  • February 03, 2014 /

    Hadid - Complete Works 1979-2013By Philip Jodidio

    Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid ranks among today’s most controversial architects. Not only is she one of the few women who have managed to make their mark in the notoriously male-dominated field of architecture; she has also fought incessantly to legitimize the practice of parametric design in practice. In this updated Taschen monograph, the entire body of work of one of today’s most daring and steadily surprising architects is very comprehensively presented. ...

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