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Local Architecture

Building Place, Craft, and Community

In architecture, as in food, local is an idea whose time has come. Of course, the idea of an architecture that responds ...

Henry Howard

Louisiana's Architect

Few nineteenth-century architects ventured far from the pattern-book styles of their time. One architect not constrained ...

Crafting a Modern World

The Designs of Antonin and Noemi Raymond

Kurt G. F. Helfrich and William Whitaker, editors, with contributions by Ann Lutun, Mari Sakamoto Nakahara, Ken Tadashi ...

Manhattan Skyscrapers

Third Edition

What do you picture when you think of New York City? For most, it is the city's distinctive skyline, made famous by coun ...

Wright Sites

A Guide to Frank Lloyd Wright Public Places

Frank Lloyd Wright's groundbreaking designs, innovative construction techniques, and inviting interiors continue to asto ...

An Architecture of the Ozarks

The Works of Marlon Blackwell

"I live, practice, teach, and build in northwest Arkansas, in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains. It's a place conside ...


Selected Works

Their work has been described as experimental, willfully strange, and generally off-kilter, qualities front and center i ...

Dartmouth College

The Campus Guide

Organized as a series of walks through the distinct neighborhoods of Dartmouth College and parts of the surrounding town ...

Public Natures

Evolutionary Infrastructure

As elements of the built landscape, works of infrastructure are a means rather than an end. Our cities' rail lines, brid ...

The Miller|Hull Partnership

Public Works

Our popular 2001 monograph Miller|Hull: Architects of the Pacific Northwest introduced the world to the work of architec ...

Architectural Lighting

Designing with Light and Space

Architectural Lighting, the latest addition to the Architecture Briefs series, provides both a critical approach to and ...

Frozen Music

In this limited collector edition folio, Gil Garcetti's interpretive photographs of the steel skin of the Walt Disney Co ...

Plain Modern

The Architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons

It's been our distinct pleasure over the past few years to publish monographs on a select group of young architects and ...

Rogers Marvel Architects

New York City-based Rogers Marvel Architects has garnered high praise for its distinctive blend of elegance, technical m ...

Eero Saarinen

An Architecture of Multiplicity

Eero Saarinen was one of the great masters of American twentieth-century architecture, and the only whose career and wor ...

Rural Studio at Twenty

Designing and Building in Hale County, Alabama

For two decades, the students of Auburn University's Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and communit ...

Zaha Hadid/BMW Central Building

Source Books in Architecture 7

Zaha Hadid's highly inventive and seemingly unbuildable designs have defied conventional ideas of architectural space an ...

Saarinen Houses

They are architecture's most famous father-son duo: Eero, the younger Saarinen, designer of such masterpieces as the TWA ...


What makes Steven Holl one of the most celebrated architects working today? As we learn in Parallax, his success comes f ...

Tom Kundig: Works

In Tom Kundig: Works, the celebrated Seattle-based architect presents eighteen new projects, from Hawaii to New York Cit ...

The Concrete Dragon

China's Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World

China is the most rapidly urbanizing nation in the world, with an urban population that may well reach one billion withi ...

The Dakota

A History of the World's Best-Known Apartment Building

The Dakota is arguably the best-known residential address in the world, home to dozens of New York City's most famous ar ...

The Chrysler Building

Creating a New York Icon, Day by Day

The Chrysler Building is surely the jewel in the crown of New York City's skyline. Completed in 1930, the 77-story Art D ...


One of our most popular titles, Anchoring presents New York architect Steven Holl's projects from 1975 to the present. A ...

Building Envelopes

An Integrated Approach

Few parts of a building work harder than its envelope (also known as its facade). The envelope is the part of the buildi ...

Williams College: The Campus Guide

Nestled in the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts, Williams College routinely ranks atop the best liberal arts ...

Performative Skyscraper

Tall Building Design Now

In recent years, contemporary architectural theory and practice have shifted from a focus on how a building appears to h ...


Architecture in Motion and Media

Although a few among us are intrepid architectural tourists, visiting buildings and landscapes our cameras at the ready ...

Bing Thom Works

Vancouver-based Bing Thom Architects have quietly produced a portfolio of built work that garners praise not only for it ...

University of Pennsylvania

The Campus Guide

Benjamin Franklin, founder of America's first university, the University of Pennsylvania, hoped that its students would ...

The Concrete Dragon

China's Urban Revolution and What it Means for the World

China is the most rapidly urbanizing nation in the world, with an urban population that may well reach one billion withi ...

The Green House

New Directions in Sustainable Architecture

From the arid deserts of Tucson, Arizona to the icy forests of Poori, Finland to the tropical beaches of New South Wales ...

Old Buildings, New Designs

Architectural Transformations

Increasingly, architects are hired to design new work for existing structures. Whether for reasons of preservation, sust ...


Architects of the Pacific Northwest

A new architectural style emerges when similarities of form, material, interest, or attitude in the designs of a group o ...

New Museums in China

China's explosive urban growth continues to make headlines, illustrated by dramatic shots of the latest commercial or re ...

FOBA / Buildings

Pure. Minimal. Simple. These are the words commonly used to describe the work of contemporary Japanese architects. FOBA, ...

The Public Library

A Photographic Essay

Many of us have vivid recollections of childhood visits to a public library: the unmistakable musty scent, the excitemen ...

When Brazil Was Modern

A Guide to Architecture 1928-1960

This comprehensive guide to modern Brazilian architecture takes us on a fascinating tour of over 125 buildings and proje ...

The Buildings and Designs of Andrea Palladio

Andrea Palladio is unquestionably the most important architect in the Western world: his carefully proportioned, pedimen ...

The Le Corbusier Guide

3rd edition

"This is the kind of book I have been waiting for, I think, for the better part of my life. Nothing is more frustrating ...

Who Built That? Skyscrapers

Nothing in the built world captures the imagination like the skyscraper. Behind every soaring tower stands a designer wi ...

Bunker Archeology

In Bunker Archeology, urban philosopher and cultural theorist Paul Virilio turns his attention--and camera--to the omino ...

A-Frame Notecards and Postcards

Pulled from the pages of PAPress s classic book A-Frame, this fold-out portfolio contains a variety of notecards and pos ...

James Carpenter

Environmental Refractions

James Carpenter is an artist and sculptor whose work focuses on developing new glass and material technologies. His inte ...

TWA Terminal

Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal is the ultimate icon of midcentury modern design. Completed in 1962, the bird-like terminal ...

Vassar College

The Campus Guide

The newest titles in the Princeton Architectural Press Campus Guide series take readers on authoritative tours of two pr ...

The City That Never Was

Reconsidering the Speculative Nature of Contemporary Urbanization

One of the most troubling consequences of the--2008 global financial collapse was the midstream abandonment of several l ...

Jones, Partners: Architecture

El Segundo

For more than fifteen years, Jones, Partners: Architecture has dedicated itself to innovative, iconoclastic architectura ...

Edifices de Rome Moderne

Paul Letarouilly's masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne, has been hailed as'the most beautiful book on Renaissance arch ...

Rural Studio

Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency

"I tell my students, it's got to be warm, dry, and noble" --Samuel MockbeeFor almost ten years, Samuel Mockbee, a MacArt ...

Chandigarh Revealed

Le Corbusier's City Today

In 1950, Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru invited legendary French-Swiss architect Le Corbusier to embark on one o ...


House Launching, Slide Hauling, Potato Trenching, and other Tales from a Newfoundland Fishing Village

There is an almost elemental appeal in the rural fishing villages of Nova Scotia, Maine, and Newfoundland. Their intimat ...

William L. Pereira

William Pereira helped define emerging social values: he designed every building type imaginable, from houses to hospita ...


"A" was the architectural letterform of leisure building in postwar America. Eager to stake out mountain and lakeside re ...

Moody Nolan Design

From modest beginnings in an old house in Columbus, Ohio, architects Curtis Moody and Howard E. Nolan have built Moody-N ...

Kuth/Ranieri Architects

"In a world obsessed with an international cast of ego-driven starchitects, San Francisco architects Elizabeth Ranieri a ...

Expanded View

The New Wing of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center

Expanded View: The New Wing of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center is a single-building monograph of the new wing to ...


The Architecture of KieranTimberlake

This ground-breaking monograph is now back in print. Manual was one of the first monographs to focus on the process and ...

Edifices de Rome Moderne

Paul Letarouilly's masterpiece, Edifices de Rome Moderne, has been hailed as the most beautiful book on Renaissance arch ...

Form Follows Finance

Skyscrapers and Skylines in New York and Chicago

Although fundamental factors of program, technology, and economics make tall buildings everywhere take similar forms, sk ...

University of California Berkeley

The Campus Guide

The first of the University of California schools, the Berkeley campus opened in 1873. The 1903 Beaux-Arts master plan b ...

The Architecture of Modern Italy

The Challenge of Tradition, 1750-1900, Vol. 1

This groundbreaking and authoritative two-volume survey is the first truly comprehensive history of modern Italian archi ...

City Building

Nine Planning Principles for the Twenty-First Century

"Good city building is not created by complex statistics, functional problem solving, or any particular decision-making ...

Quonset Hut

Metal Living for a Modern Age

When World War II came along, the American military found itself in need of a prefabricated, lightweight shelter that co ...