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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...


The Official Catalog for Workshopping: An American Model for Architectural Practice

The work shown at the U.S. Pavilion at the 2010 Venice Biennale is vital and proactive, suggesting solutions, describing ...

Dean/Wolf Architects

Constructive Continuum

New York City-based Dean/Wolf Architects have been praised for their uncanny ability to turn architectural constraints i ...


Second Revised Edition

"Having set the standard for work on the postwar American City, its reissue twelve years after its first publication is ...

Above Paris

The Aerial Survey of Roger Henrard

Between the years 1950 and 1972, when Paris was in the twilight of its classical period, pilot and photographer Roger He ...

Grafica de les Rambles

The Signs of Barcelona

From the labyrinthine paths and serene squares of the Gothic Quarter to the stunning art nouveau architecture of the Eix ...

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 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 ...

American City X

Syracuse After the Master Plan

In American City X, editor Mark Robbins, former dean of Syracuse University's School of Architecture, argues that innova ...

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 ...

Graphique de la Rue

The Signs of Paris

Paris is a city of pure enchantment, and everyone who loves the City of Light has a Parisian muse, from the Tour Eiffel ...

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 ...

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 ...

Above the Pavement--the Farm!

Architecture & Agriculture at PF1

Forty years after French protestors took to the streets with the rallying cry Sous les pav's, la plage! (Beneath the pav ...

Infrastructural Monument

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

Bird's Eye Views

Historic Lithographs of North American Cities

As new towns and cities spread across the American frontier in the nineteenth century, itinerant artists soon followed, ...

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 ...

Le Corbusier, Homme de Lettres

On his French identity card, legendary architect Le Corbusier listed his profession as "Homme de Lettres" (Man of Letter ...

Projects and Their Consequences

Reiser + Umemoto

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


Architecture and the American City

For most of his career, architect Mario Gandelsonas has been exploring the American city through his writings, designs, ...

A Guide to Archigram 1961-74

In the decade of the Beatles and the moon landing, cybernetics and megacities, an ambitious group of young British archi ...

Jones, Partners: Architecture

El Segundo

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

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 ...

New Public Works

Architecture, Planning, and Politics

Between 1999 and 2002 the National Endowment for the Arts's New Public Works program sponsored design competitions in ci ...



For nearly two decades the architecture firm Weiss/Manfredi has practiced outside the traditional boundaries of architec ...

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 ...

The Baltimore Rowhouse

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

Grafica della Strada

The Signs of Italy

For more than three decades, renowned graphic designer and self described Italophile Louise Fili has traveled the cities ...

The Wayfinding Handbook

Information Design for Public Places

Where am I? What can I do here? Where can I go from here? How do I get out of here? Consciously or not, we ask such ques ...

Pamphlet Architecture 35

Going Live. From States to Systems

If landscape is the secret agent and contested territory of the 20th century, then it also forms a lens and language on ...

Postmodern Urbanism

Revised Edition

"Like a good city, Postmodern Urbanism can be read from many perspectives as a rich conversation of world views, languag ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

The Landscape Urbanism Reader

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

Scaling Infrastructure

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

Bing Thom Works

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

Paris Changing

Revisiting Eug ne Atget's Paris

Between 1888 and 1927 Eugeene Atget meticulously photographed Paris, capturing in thousands of photographs the city's pa ...

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 ...

Pamphlet Architecture 13: Edge of a City

Architect Steven Holl presents strategies to counter sprawl at the periphery of six cities. In each scheme, living, work ...

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 ...

Infinite Suburbia

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

Large Parks

The discipline of landscape architecture encompasses many typologies, from domestic gardens and neighborhood playgrounds ...

Rogers Marvel Architects

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

Sustain and Develop

306090 13

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

An Atlas of Rare City Maps

Comparative Urban Design, 1830-1842

The map-plans in this collection of forty cities in Europe, Russia, the United States, and Asia were first published in ...

Points and Lines

Diagrams and Projects for the City

Points + Lines: Diagrams and Projects for the City is a book of New York architect Stan Allen's writings and projects th ...


The Contemporary U.S.-Mexico Border and Its Future Fernando Romero, LAR

Roving vigilantes, fear-mongering politicians, hysterical pundits, and the looming shadow of a 700-mile-long fence: the ...

Prospect Park

Olmsted & Vaux's Brooklyn Masterpiece

Right in the heart of one of the nation's most densely populated urban areas sits an idyllic realm of graceful meadows, ...