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  • No Nails, No Lumberby Jeffrey Head

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Imagine a house constructed in less than forty-eight hours, without using lumber or nails, that is more resistant to fire, earthquakes, and hurricanes than any traditionally built structure. This may sound like the latest development in prefab housing or green architecture, but the design dates back to 1941 when architect Wallace Neff (1895?1982) developed... more...

  • Seventy-nine Short Essays on Designby Michael Bierut

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design  brings together the best of designer Michael Bierut's critical writing?serious or humorous, flattering or biting, but always on the mark. Bierut is widely considered the finest observer on design writing today. Covering topics as diverse as Twyla Tharp and ITC Garamond, Bierut's intelligent and accessible texts... more...

  • Toyo Itoby Jessie Turnbull

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    The work of Japanese architect Toyo Ito explores the dynamic relationship between buildings and their environments. His principal focus is on developing an architecture free of the grid system, which he believes homogenizes people and their lives. Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature  documents the architect's 2009 Kassler lecture at the Princeton University... more...

  • The Suburbanization of New Yorkby Jerilou Hammett; Kingsley Hammett; Martha Cooper

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    The city that never sleeps also never stops changing. And while New Yorkers are renowned for their trendsetting, this thought-provoking book argues that New York City itself has become a follower rather than a leader. Once-distinctive streets and neighborhoods have become awash in generic stores, apartment boxes, and garish signs and billboards. Legendary... more...

  • Cold War Hothousesby Beatriz Colomina; Annemarie Brennan; Jeannie Kim

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspect and at every scale. From the creation of the military-industrial complex and the beginnings of suburban sprawl to the production of the ballpoint pen and the TV dinner, the artifacts of the period are a numerous and diverse as... more...

  • Five Flights Upby Toni Schlesinger

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    A flop house, a pumping station, a maid's room, a homeless center, a former brothel, a Richard Meier building, a circus trailer, a sail boat, a skyscraper, buildings named Esther and Loraine?just a few of the places New Yorkers call home. For the past eight years writer Toni Schlesinger has been bringing us these "conversation places" in her weekly... more...

  • Sustainable Designby David Bergman

    Princeton Architectural Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sustainable Design provides a concise overview of all the techniques available for reducing the energy footprint of structures and spaces. With clear, simple language and a practical "can-do" approach, author David Bergman covers everything... more...

  • The Ethical Architectby Tom Spector

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Many believe that the moral mission of architecture has been in serious decline for the last 25 years. In this important new book, Tom Spector points out the dilemmas of architectural practice and offers a theoretical and practical basis for an examination and transformation of the quandaries the profession now faces. What makes a good building or... more...

  • Conversations with Paolo Soleriby Lissa McCullough

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    Conversations with Paolo Soleri , the newest volume in our popular Conversations series, offers timely thinking in response to our global environmental crisis. Drawn from the visionary architect's personal notebooks and sketchbooks, Soleri's most recently (2004?2009) documented ideas respond to contemporary issues such as climate change, oil dependence,... more...

  • Architectureby Jonathan Hill

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 78.95

    The aim of this book is to expand the subject and matter of architecture, and to explore their interdependence. There are now many architectures. This book acknowledges architecture far beyond the familiar boundaries of the discipline and reassesses the object at its centre: the building. Architectural matter is not always physical or building fabric.... more...