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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 ...

Slow Manifesto: Lebbeus Woods Blog

In the fall of 2007, Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012), long admired for his visionary architecture and mastery of drawing, bega ...

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. ...

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 ...

Sexuality and Space

Sexuality and Space's interdisciplinary essays address gender in relation to architectural discourse and critical theory ...

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

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

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 ...

Archigram

In late 1960, in various flats in Hampstead, a loose group of people started to meet: to criticize projects, to concoct ...

The Underdome Guide to Energy Reform

In a climate crisis, shouldn't every option be on the table? When scientists and politicians declare an emergency, shoul ...

Drosscape

Wasting Land in Urban America

Do you really know what is under that new house you just bought? How about what lies beneath the neighborhood playground ...

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 ...

Infinite Suburbia

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

Cold War Hothouses

Inventing Postwar Culture, from Cockpit to Playboy

The technological innovation and unprecedented physical growth of the cold war era permeated American life in every aspe ...

After Taste

Expanded Practice in Interior Design

What is taste? This well-curated collection documents new theories and emerging critical practices in the field of inter ...

Kurt Schwitters' Merzbau

The Cathedral of Erotic Misery, Building Studies 5

German artist Kurt Schwitters' Hannover Merzbau, a combination of collage, sculpture, and architecture, began, according ...

Citizens of No Place

An Architectural Graphic Novel

Architecture has become an increasingly interdisciplinary profession, and the language with which architects envision an ...

Design Studies

Theory and Research in Graphic Design

In an age of globalization and connectivity, the idea of "mainstream culture" has become quaint. Websites, magazines, bo ...

Architecture Oriented Otherwise

Now available in paperback, renowned writer and thinker David Leatherbarrow's groundbreaking Architecture Oriented Other ...

Typography Papers 9

Typography Papers is book-length publication from the Department of Typography at the University of Reading (in England) ...

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 ...

Mysteries of the Rectangle

Essays on Painting

From Siri Hustvedt, author of the bestselling novel What I Loved, comes this inspired collection of essays on painting. ...

Scaling Infrastructure

Scaling Infrastructure presents the proceedings of the second and nal conference of MIT's Center for Advanced Urbanism ...

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 ...

Water is Key

A Better Future for Africa

Of all the many challenges facing the inhabitants of the African continent, there is one elemental need regularly overlo ...

Artificial Light

A Narrative Inquiry into the Nature of Abstraction, Immediacy, and other Architectural Fictions

Author Keith Mitnick's first glimpse of an architectural drawing came through the underside of a glass kitchen table. Ov ...

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 ...

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 ...

Architecture Oriented Otherwise

So much writing about architecture tends to evaluate it on the basis of its intentions: how closely it corresponds to th ...

Sustain and Develop

306090 13

Sustain and Develop, the thirteenth volume from 306090 Books, investigates the contradictory yet potentially productive ...

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 ...

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 ...

After the Crash

Architecture in Post-Bubble Japan

In the late 1980s, Japan was awash in seemingly unlimited wealth and rising toward what would be the peak of its modern ...

Never Use Futura

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