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New books and classics, too, on architecture, building, architects, design, construction, design media, and more...

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The Not So Big House: A Blueprint for the Way We Really Live
Author: Sarah Susanka, Kira Obolensky (Contributor)
Publisher: Taunton Press
Year: 1998
Amazon Price: $22.80
ArchitectureWeek— This bestseller asks what happens if we eliminate the formal rooms, design everyday living spaces for both formal and informal purposes, and use the dollars we save to personalize the spaces we live in every day? Its message: it's time to consider quality over quantity of space and build for the long term, with the crafted details that make a house a home.

Housing and Urbanisation
Author: Charles Correa
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Year: 1999
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ArchitectureWeek— This is a retrospective of 40 years of designing public housing and complete townships in the author's native India.

The Cabin: Inspiration for the Classic American Getaway
Author: Dale Mulfinger and Susan E. Davis
Publisher: The Taunton Press
Year: 2001
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ArchitectureWeek— From traditional log cabins to modern interpretations in metal and glass, this book celebrates the classic American getaway with profiles of 37 cabins from around the country.

Medical and Dental Space Planning : A Comprehensive Guide to Design, Equipment, and Clinical Procedu
Author: Jain Malkin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $187.12
ArchitectureWeek— The third edition of this design guidebook focuses on the technologies currently transforming how physicians and dentists practice. It explains how to make those practices efficient and productive, covering the unique needs of over 30 specialties.

Ranches: Design Ideas for Renovating, Remodeling, and Building New
Author: M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman
Publisher: Taunton Press
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— Ideas about building or rebuilding the simple, functional, and unassuming ranch-style house, with an eye toward affordability and flexibility.

Structures of Utility
Author: David Stark Wilson
Publisher: Heyday Books
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $45.00
ArchitectureWeek— Photographs of architecturally underappreciated structures — packing sheds, grain silos, wooden tank house outbuildings, and mine elevators — elevated to focus and beauty.

IRON: Erecting the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Author: Gil Garcetti
Publisher: Balcony Press
Year: 2002
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ArchitectureWeek— Photographer Gil Garcetti had unparalleled access to the Walt Disney Concert Hall construction site. The personal relationships he developed with the workers over the course of many months and his admiration for their artistry are evident in the moving portraits contained in this book. Garcetti’s evocative images, reproduced in rich duotones, bring to life the romantic ideal of American industry.

Nest for Two: Creating a Harmonious Home
Author: Allison Serrell, Thayer Allyson Gowdy
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— Over 200 photographs capture rooms that encourage time spent together. Showcasing cozy corners, romantic details, and efficient duo/combo designs, this book features the beauty in designing a shared space.

Building Stata: The Design and Construction of Frank O. Gehry's Stata Center at MIT
Author: Nancy Joyce
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $34.00
ArchitectureWeek— This book chronicles the planning and construction process of the Frank Gehry-designed Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT. Joyce details how the clients' needs and the architect's vision work in tandem - from the choice of building materials to the construction methods. Richard Sobol's photographs reveal the work in progress, with close attention to architectural form and detail. With over 300 color photographs, architectural drawings, designs, and graphs - Building Stata successfully documents the making of the Stata Center from conception to reality. With opening commentary by Frank O. Gehry - Building Stata presents a close-up look at the evolution of this major building by a master architect.

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter
Author: Lloyd Kahn
Publisher: Shelter Publications
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $17.79
ArchitectureWeek— Sequel to the original Shelter, a continuing discovery of magnificent and unusual hand-built houses: a Japanese-style stilt house accessible only by a cable across a river; a stone house in a South African valley whose roof serves as a baboon trampoline; multi-level treehouses on the South China Sea; and a bottle house in the Nevada desert. Also features innovative architectural styles and natural building materials that have gained popularity in the last two decades: cob, papercrete, bamboo, adobe, strawbale, timber framing, and earthbags.


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