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Architects' Houses

Thirty of the world's most talented architects, including Norman Foster, Thom Mayne, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, talk ...

Beautiful Users

Designing for People

In the mid-twentieth century, Henry Dreyfuss, widely considered the father of industrial design, pioneered a user-center ...

Thinking with Type, Second, Revised, Expanded Edition

A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Editors, & Students

Our all-time best selling book is now available in a revised and expanded second edition. Thinking with Type is the defi ...

Making Books

A Guide to Creating Handcrafted Books

From the London Centre for Books Arts, the internationally recognized, artistrun, open-access studio at the forefront of ...

Design/Build with Jersey Devil

A Handbook for Education and Practice

Steve Badanes, Jim Adamson, and John Ringel believe an architect's job does not stop at designing a building, but that i ...

Type on Screen

A Critical Guide for Designers, Writers, Developers, and Students

The long awaited follow-up to our all-time bestseller Thinking with Type is here. Type on Screen is the definitive guid ...

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision

From the Vassar College Art Library to the Museum of Modern Art in New York

John McAndrew's Modernist Vision tells the compelling story of the architect,¥scholar, and curator John McAndrew, who pl ...

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 ...

Digital Design Theory

Readings from the Field

Digital Design Theory bridges the gap between the discourse of print design and interactive experience by examining the ...

The Toaster Project

Or A Heroic Attempt to Build a Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch

"Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins The Toaster Project, the author's nine-month-l ...

Infinite Suburbia

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

Who Built That? Bridges

An Introduction to Ten Great Bridges and Their Designers

In this latest addition to his popular Who Built That? series, Didier Cornille presents ten of the most important bridge ...

Sign Painters

There was a time, as recently as the 1980s, when storefronts, murals, banners, barn signs, billboards, and even street s ...

Pamphlet Architecture 36

Buoyant Clarity

This newest addition to the Pamphlet Architecture series, long admired for its willingness to propose architectural solu ...

Constructing a New Agenda for Architecture

Architectural Theory 1993-2009

This follow-up to Kate Nesbitt's best-selling anthology Theorizing a New Agenda collects twenty-eight essays that addres ...

The Minard System

The Complete Statistical Graphics of Charles-Joseph Minard

If you have any interest in information graphics, maps, or history, you know¥of the seminal flow map of Napoleon's 1812 ...

Manual of Section

Along with plan and elevation, section is one of the essential representational techniques of architectural design; amon ...

Who Built That? Modern Houses

Who Built That? Modern Houses takes readers on a fun-filled tour through ten of the most important houses by the greates ...

The Baltimore Rowhouse

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

Designed for the Future

80 Practical Ideas for a Sustainable World

In Designed for the Future, author Jared Green asks eighty of today's most innovative architects, urban planners, landsc ...

How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul, new edition

Published to instant acclaim in 2005, our best selling How to Be a Graphic Designer without Losing Your Soul has become ...

Graphic Design

The New Basics Revised Second Edition

Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The ...

Paul Rand

Conversations with Students

As one of the most influential and inspirational graphic designers of the twentieth century, Paul Rand defined modern Am ...

The Business of Creativity

How to Build the Right Team for Success

Long known as the go-to management consultant of the design world, Keith Granet reveals more of his clear-eyed insights ...

Old Buildings, New Designs

Architectural Transformations

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

Botanical Sketchbooks

Recording the world of plant and animal life and documenting the strange beauty of the natural world have been human pas ...

The Book of Circles

Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge

In this follow-up to his hugely popular The Book of Trees and Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima takes us on a lively tour t ...

Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design

Now available in paperback, designer Michael Bierut's acclaimed Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design brings together his ...

Never Use Futura

It's everywhere, including the moon (on the commemorative plaque left by Apollo 11 astronauts), Nike sneakers, the artwo ...

Inside the Painter's Studio

Inside an art gallery, it is easy to forget that the paintings there are the end products of a process involving not onl ...


The Ultimate Studio Guide from Sketchbook to Squeegee

Although the technique of screen printing dates back to first-century China, it became the preferred printing method of ...

Mellon Square

Discovering a Modern Masterpiece

The second volume in our Modern Landscapes series examines the evolution of Pittsburgh's first modern garden plaza. Comp ...

Printing Architecture

Innovative Recipes for 3D Printing

Although 3D printing promises a revolution in many industries, primarily industrial manufacturing, nowhere are the possi ...

Grid Systems

Principles of Organizing Type

Although grid systems are the foundation for almost all typographic design, they are often associated with rigid, formul ...

A Few Minutes of Design

52 Activities to Spark Your Creativity

Even concert pianists do warm-up exercises to limber up the fingers and clear the mind for the performance ahead. Design ...

Visual Complexity

Mapping Patterns of Information

Manuel Lima's smash hit Visual Complexity is now available in paperback. This groundbreaking 2011 book, the first to com ...

Victor Lundy

Artist Architect

If you're looking for something new under the midcentury sun, Victor Lundy¥(born 1923) is a real find, an important yet ...

Sustainable Design

A Critical Guide

Written for students and practitioners in the fields of architecture and interior design, our new Architecture Brief Sus ...

Melting Away

A Ten-Year Journey through Our Endangered Polar Regions

For ten years Camille Seaman has documented the rapidly changing landscapes of Earth's polar regions. As an expedition p ...

Ethics for Architects

50 Dilemmas of Professional Practice

In this new Architecture Brief, Ethics for Architects, Thomas Fisher presents fifty case studies representing a broad ra ...

Who Built That? Skyscrapers

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

History of Architectural Theory

From Vitruvius to the Present

As the first comprehensive encyclopedic survey of Western architectural theory from Vitruvius to the present, this book ...

Local Color

Seeing Place through Watercolor

Whenever we first encounter a new place, whether landscape or cityscape, one of the most immediate and powerful sensatio ...

The Architectural Detail

The Architectural Detail is author Edward R. Ford's life's work, and this may be his most important book to date. Ford w ...

Inside the Artist's Studio

What was your earliest childhood artwork that received recognition? When did you first consider yourself a professional ...

Typographic Systems

Typographic organization has always been a complex system in that there are so many elements at play, such as hierarchy, ...

The Ghost Army of World War II

How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery

In the summer of 1944, a handpicked group of young GIs that included such future luminaries as Bill Blass, Ellsworth Kel ...

Philosophy for Architects

Philosophy for Architects is an engaging and easy-to-grasp introduction to philosophical questions of interest to studen ...

Outside the Box

Hand-Drawn Packaging from Around the World

In an age of slick, computer-generated type and Photoshopped perfection, hand-drawn packing is enjoying a global resurge ...

The Ethical Architect

The Dilemma of Contemporary Practice

Many believe that the moral mission of architecture has been in serious decline for the last 25 years. In this important ...

Local Code

3659 Proposals about Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities

With three billion more humans projected to be living in cities by 2050, all design is increasingly urban design. And wi ...

Toward a New Interior

An Anthology of Interior Design Theory

Interior design, as a relatively young discipline within the academic world of design, has historically been interpreted ...

Paul Rand: A Designer's Art

If Paul Rand was the most influential American graphic designer of the twentieth century, then Paul Rand: A Designer's A ...

Cartographies of Time

What does history look like? How do you draw time?From the most ancient images to the contemporary, the line has served ...

Thinking the Contemporary Landscape

On the heels of our groundbreaking books in landscape architecture, James Corner's Recovering Landscape and Charles Wald ...

Geometry of Design, Revised and Updated Second Edition

Studies in Proportion and Composition

The very first volume in our acclaimed Design Briefs series is now available in a revised and updated second edition. Ge ...

The Golden Secrets of Lettering

Letter Design from First Sketch to Final Artwork

The Golden Secrets of Lettering is a comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide to hand lettering. With easy-to-unders ...

Letters to a Young Farmer

On Food, Farming, and Our Future

Letters to a Young Farmer is for everyone who appreciates good food grown with respect for the earth, people, animals, a ...

Writing about Architecture

Mastering the Language of Buildings and Cities

Extraordinary architecture addresses so much more than mere practical considerations. It inspires and provokes while cre ...

Art Up Close

From Ancient to Modern

This sequel to the best-selling Masterpieces Up Close is another fun, interactive book that introduces works of art from ...

Graphic Design Theory

Readings from the Field

The titles in our best-selling Design Brief series are highly praised by graphic design students, educators, and profess ...

Michael Graves

Design for Life

One of the most prominent and prolific designers and architects of the late twentieth century, Michael Graves is best kn ...

Generative Design

Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing

Generative design is a revolutionary new method of creating artwork, models, and animations from sets of rules, or algor ...

Now You See It and Other Essays on Design

"Design is a way to engage with real content, real experience," writes celebrated essayist Michael Bierut in this follow ...

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

With populations decentralizing and cities sprawling ever outward, twenty-first-century urban planners are challenged by ...

Graphic Design Discourse

Evolving Theories, Ideologies, and Processes of Visual Communication

If the aim of graphic design is to communicate meaning clearly, there's an irony that the field itself has struggled bet ...

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 ...

When I Am Big

A Walk in the Forest introduced the enormously talented Maria Dek, and When I Am Big, is a beguiling follow up to her fi ...

The University of Texas at Austin

The newest title in Princeton Architectural Press's Campus Guide series takes readers on an architectural tour of the Un ...


A Comprehensive Guide to Folding, Sewing, & Binding

At 420 pages, this comprehensive reference guide explores bookbinding techniques in start-to-finish detail, explaining a ...

The Landscape Imagination

The Collected Essays of James Corner 1990--2010

Over the past two decades, James Corner has reinvented the field of landscape architecture. His highly influential writi ...

The Complete Works of Percier and Fontaine

Known as "Napoleon's architects," Charles Percier (1764-1838) and Pierre Fontaine (1762-1853) were not only the Emperor' ...

Louis I. Kahn

Conversations with Students

Louis Kahn (1901-74) is one of the most renowned practitioners of international modernism, on a par with Le Corbusier an ...

The Senses

Design Beyond Vision

A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition ...

A Love Letter to the City

Stretched across city walls and along rooftops, Stephen Powers's colorful large-scale murals sneak up on you. "Open your ...

W. E. B. Du Bois's Data Portraits

Visualizing Black America

The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activ ...

From Here to There

A Curious Collection from the Hand Drawn Map Association

It's a situation we are all acquainted with: planning to visit friends in an unfamiliar part of the city, you draw yours ...

Projects and Their Consequences

Reiser + Umemoto

Projects and Their Consequences presents fifteen key projects from leading¥architectural thinkers Reiser + Umemoto. Proj ...

Create Your Own Online Store in a Weekend

The advantages of selling your products online are many, low overhead, global markets, twenty-four-hour shopping, but pe ...

McKim, Mead & White

Selected Works 1879 to 1915

McKim, Mead & White is the best-known architecture firm of America's Gilded Age, and designed many of the most iconic bu ...

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. ...

Edifices de Rome Moderne

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

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture

An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995

Theorizing a New Agenda for Architecture: An Anthology of Architectural Theory 1965-1995 collects in a single volume the ...

Elements of Design

Rowena Reed Kostellow and the Structure of Visual Relationships

A hands-on book design students and designers alike will welcome. Elements of Design is a tribute to an exceptional teac ...

Lettering and Type

Creating Letters and Designing Typefaces

No component of graphic design has attracted as much interest or inspired as much innovation in recent years as letterin ...

Designing For Social Change

Strategies for Community-Based Graphic Design

Some call it design for the greater good. Others call it social design. Whatever you call it, it's clear that an altruis ...

Transmaterial Next

A Catalog of Materials that Will Redefine Our Future

Virtually every revolution in architecture has been preceded by a revolution in materials: think iron, glass, steel, con ...