A conversation between an architect and his client, first in their youth and later in old age, sets up Carl Stein’s argument for Greening Modernism, a book just released by W. W. Norton. While drinking wine and playing chess, the…
With all the hoopla surrounding last year’s 50th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s death and the opening of his landmark Guggenheim Museum, readers may have overlooked a spate of new monographs about the American master. Among the most noteworthy are…
Last week, General Motors' design manager, Susan Skarsgard, spoke at the Museum of the City of New York on her book Where Today Meets Tomorrow, a monumental tome devoted to Eero Saarinen's design of the GM Technical Center, in Warren,…
. Learning from Hangzhou By Mathieu Borysevicz Preface by Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown Timezone 8, 330 pp., $45 China is urbanizing at an astounding rate. Those of us who don’t live there might know this from statistics (like:…
This is part one of our fall roundup of new and notable books on architecture, culture, and design. Stay tuned for the second installment later this month. . Shigeru Ban: Paper in Architecture Edited and designed by Ian Luna and…
In his new book, the CEO of IDEO extols the world-changing potential of "design thinking."
A monograph on the designer Petra Blaisse is newly available in the States.
Unfolded: Paper in Design, Art, Architecture and Industry outlines the many possible uses for a well-known material.
Taschen's limited-edition monograph is now available at a relative bargain.
Two new monographs, both called Complete Works, present 30 years of Zaha Hadid's genre-defying architecture.
Michael Sorkin takes readers on a discursive, curmudgeonly stroll through the city.
With his newly expanded biography, Peter Adam gives a definitive account of the designer's life and work.
Anthony Flint tackles the lives and legacies of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses.
Jeremy Till argues that architects should consider the unpredictable forces that will change their buildings over time.
A new book documents fifteen years of furniture and art (and mannequins) from the New York gallery Ralph Pucci International.
The idea that beautiful buildings make us happy is comforting and intuitive. It's also almost certainly wrong.
Looking at Oscar Niemeyer Buildings, our writer is struck by how quickly Modern structures start to look like ancient monuments.
Ellen Lupton takes us on curated tour of New York thrift stores.
The designer's first monograph is part showy image-fest, part haughty design manifesto.
A new book celebrates the logos, signs, and menus of fried-chicken joints.