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Art Place Japan

The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale and the Vision to Reconnect Art and Nature

Every three years, three hundred square miles of land in northwestern Japan are transformed into the most ambitious and ...

Northern Exposure

Works of Carol A. Wilson Architect

This intimate portrait of eight houses by the Maine architect Carol A. Wilson illustrates how "local" is an idea as clos ...

Kuth/Ranieri Architects

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

Beach Houses

Andrew Geller

The Bra. The Box Kite. The Cat. The Milk Carton. The Reclining Picasso. These are the playful names given to the eccentr ...

Alvar Aalto Houses

During the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898--1976) de ...

Architectural Regionalism

Collected Writings on Place, Identity, Modernity, and Tradition

In this rapidly globalizing world, any investigation of architecture inevitably leads to considerations of regionalism. ...

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 ...

Mary Colter

Architect of the Southwest

Mary Colter may well be the best-known unknown architect in the world: her buildings at the Grand Canyon National Park-w ...

Alvar Aalto Houses

Over the course of a career spanning more than fifty years, Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto (1898-1976) desig ...

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 ...

Farming Cuba

Urban Agriculture from the Ground Up

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, Cuba found itself solely responsible for feeding a nation ...

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 ...

FOBA / Buildings

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

Henry Howard

Louisiana's Architect

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

Rick Joy

Desert Works

Rick Joy builds with remarkable sensitivity, precision, and grace. The allure of his architecture is often quietly and s ...


My Farmhouse in Japan

In 1959 journalist John Roderick joined the Tokyo bureau of the Associated Press. There, he befriended a Japanese family ...

Yankee Modern

The Houses of Estes/Twombly

Architects James Estes and Peter Twombly have described their nearly two decades of work as "quiet modernism." Their Rho ...

Infinite Suburbia

Infinite Suburbia is the culmination of the MIT Norman B. Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism's yearlong study of the ...


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 ...

California Contemporary

The stunning houses of Grant Kirkpatrick and his firm, KAA Design, exemplify why so many of us look to Southern Californ ...


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

Revolution of Forms, updated edition

Cuba's Forgotten Art Schools

Prior to the publication of Revolution of Forms in 1999, few were aware that the most outstanding architectural achievem ...

The Baltimore Rowhouse

Perhaps no other American city is so defined by an indigenous architectural style as Baltimore is by the rowhouse, whose ...

Houses of Maine

Elliott + Elliott Architecture

There have been many influences for us over the years but the defining factor in our firm's work is that we practice ar ...

Louisville Guide

Louisville is one of the overlooked gems of American architecture, a city of Southern charm and grace with a catalog of ...

The Sea Ranch

Fifty Years of Architecture, Landscape, and Placemaking on the Northern California Coast

A hundred miles north of San Francisco, the Sonoma County coast meets the Pacific Ocean in a magnificent display of natu ...

New Museums in China

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

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 ...

Yankee Modern

The Houses of Estes/Twombly

Architects James Estes and Peter Twombly have described their nearly two decades of work as "quiet modernism." Their Rho ...

Italian Architecture of the 16th Century

Italian Architecture of the 16th Century is the last published work of the legendary Colin Rowe, the fruit of his four-y ...

Saarinen Houses

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

Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses

Paul Rudolph, one of the 20th century's most iconoclastic architects, is best known--and most maligned--for his large "b ...

Infrastructural Monument

Infrastructural Monument presents the proceedings of the first of two conferences organized by MIT's new Center for Adva ...

The Havana Guide

Modern Architecture 1925-1965

While Havana's colonial mansions have recently received worldwide attention, the immense wealth of modern architecture i ...

Norwegian Wood

The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer's wood ...


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 ...


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

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 ...

Usonia, New York

Building a Community with Frank Lloyd Wright

Usonia, New York is the story of a group of idealistic men and women who, following WWII, enlisted Frank Lloyd Wright to ...

Bamboo Fences

Bamboo has always played an important role in Japanese daily life, and the versatile plant has been used for numerous pu ...

Handcrafted Maine

Art, Life, Harvest & Home

Amid the sublime beauty of Maine---its primordial forests, remote lakes, rugged mountains, and craggy coastline blooms a ...

Albert Frey Houses 1 + 2

Our limited edition hardcover on these two houses by Albert Frey was one of our fastest-selling books of all times--and ...

The Tennessee Valley Authority

Design and Persuasion

In the wake of the Great Depression, one of Franklin Roosevelt's most successful New Deal programs was the formation of ...

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 ...

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 ...

Albert Frey, Architect


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 ...

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 ...

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 ...