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Biblioteca Vasconcelos Library
Author: Miquel Adria, Felipe Garrido, Marco Bassols, and Pablo Frost
Publisher: Arquine + RM
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $29.00
ArchitectureWeek— The Biblioteca Vasconcelos is one of Mexico's most important public works projects of the decade. This photographic tour details the work of leading Mexican architect Alberto Kalach and sculptor Gabriel Orozco. Historical text places the library in its cultural context, created by the quality of design, its contribution to the urban landscape, and the cultural policy it represents and fosters.

Santiago Calatrava : Milwaukee Art Museum, Quadracci Pavilion
Author: Cheryl Kent
Publisher: Rizzoli
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $26.60
ArchitectureWeek— This monograph about the Quadracci Pavilion at the Milwaukee Art Museum, designed by Spanish-born architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava explores a celebrated architectural masterpiece in beautifully photographed detail.

Mack Scogin Merrill Elam: Knowlton Hall
Author: Todd Gannon, editor
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2005
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ArchitectureWeek— This monograph about the Ohio State University's Knowlton School of Architecture, designed by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam, provides a comprehensive look at this new building using sketches, models, renderings, working drawings, and photographs, with commentaries from the architects and critics who explore both technical and contextual elements.

Bernard Maybeck at Principia College: The Art and Craft of Building
Author: Robert M. Craig
Publisher: Gibbs Smith Publishers
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $52.50
ArchitectureWeek— A massive documentation of Maybeck's last and longest commission, the campus plans, unexecuted projects, and built architecture for Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. A reassessment of his romantic vision, as it blends with matured practical experience in college planning, through conversations and interviews with others associated with the work.

John Galen Howard and the University of California: The Design of a Great Public University Campus
Author: Sally B. Woodbridge
Publisher: University of California Press
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $37.34
ArchitectureWeek— John Galen Howard was the University of California's first supervising architect from 1901 to 1924. The author describes the major campus buildings he designed and his career as the founder and head of UC's School of Architecture.

Patterns from the Golden Age of Rustic Design: Park and Recreation Structures from the 1930s
Author: Albert H. Good
Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Publishers
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $22.76
ArchitectureWeek— Initially developed as a teaching tool for designers in the 1930s, this book is for anyone who wants to duplicate the classic rustic structures commonly found in state and national parks. Photographs and working drawings.

Symphony: Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall
Author: Frank Gehry
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— Calling it a "living room for the city," celebrated architect Frank Gehry designed the Walt Disney Concert Hall, now home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This book contains 97 stunning photographs from architectural photographer Grant Mudford. Mudford captures the interiors and exteriors a building that is strikingly different from every angle. The building also utilizes some of the most revolutionary advances in architectural acoustics. The book includes an introduction by Gehry himself, as well as an essays by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Richard Koshalek, Michael Webb and Deborah Borda. Symphony successfully traces the history of the Concert Hall from its inception through completion.

George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void
Author: George Tsypin, Julie Taymor, and Grigory Revzin
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $47.25
ArchitectureWeek— George Tsypin Opera Factory shows Tsypin's works -- from New York's Metropolitan Opera to Milan's La Scala to Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theater. The book also features work outside of opera, including the MTV Video Music Awards, the Russian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale, and the Millennium Cities project for Doncaster, England. These pieces include a head of the Statue of Liberty thrust onto the body of the Tatlin Tower and a glass and steel skyscraper that simultaneously rises from and falls into a lake. George Tsypin is a sculptor, architect, and designer of opera. Since he won an International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations," his opera designs have been seen all over the world.

Architectural Guide Christian Sacred Buildings
Author: Wolfgang Jean Stock
Publisher: Pestel Publishing
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $29.51
ArchitectureWeek— A comprehensive architectural guide to modern churches and other Christian buildings throughout Europe, this book looks at the finest examples built within the latter half of the twentieth century. Organized geographically, it features nearly 140 buildings from twenty countries, each with its own double page spread. Numerous photographs and plans offer an in-depth perspective of each building, while convenient and accessible maps help readers create their own itinerary. In addition, the volume also takes into account developments in the Central European region from the Czech Republic to Croatia, home of outstanding Christian architecture.

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: $70.00
ArchitectureWeek— This lavishly illustrated book chronicles the planning and construction process of the Frank Gehry-designed Ray and Maria Stata Center at MIT. From the historical background and architectural context through the interaction of the clients' needs and the architect's vision to the choice of building materials and construction methods.

Sacred Spaces - Historic Houses of Worship in the City of Angels
Author: Alfred Willis
Publisher: Balcony Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $43.76
ArchitectureWeek— Setting out to record Los Angeles’ unheralded religious history, photographer Robert Berger visited over 300 historic houses of worship over the course of three and a half years. Lively text by noted architectural historian Alfred Willis.

The Terracotta Designs of Alfred Waterhouse
Author: Colin Cunningham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— A history of the development of Waterhouse's designs for the mouldings of flora and fauna adorning the exterior and interior of the Natural History Museum in London.

The History and Architecture of Chetham's School and Library
Author: Clare Hartwell
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $45.00
ArchitectureWeek— An exceptional example of 15th-century collegiate architecture--Chetham’s School and Library is the best preserved building of its date and type in England. Miraculously surviving war and dilapidation, the building was converted in the 17th century for use as Humphrey Chetham’s charity school and free public library. This illustrated book is the first comprehensive study of the Chetham’s building and its history. It offers new insights into a little-studied building type, and provides many details of the 17th-century conversion drawn from original documents describing how the building was adapted.

Barcelona Pavilion: Mies van der Rohe & Kolbe
Author: Ursel Berger and Thomas Pavel, editors
Publisher: Jovis Verlag
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $29.95
ArchitectureWeek— Mies van der Rohe's famous Barcelona Pavilion was built for the 1929 World's Fair then demolished in 1930 and reconstructed as a permanent installation in 1986. Known for its simple form — perpendicular planes and "flowing space" — and extravagant materials, such as marble and travertine, the pavilion has become an icon of modern architecture. This book is a thorough study of the building, its history, and the artwork it was built for.

Imagining MIT: Designing a Campus for the Twenty-First Century
Author: William J. Mitchell
Publisher: The MIT Press
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $19.67
ArchitectureWeek— The story of MIT's ambitious decade-long building program, including Kevin Roche's Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center, Steven Holl's Simmons Hall, Frank Gehry's Stata Center, Charles Correa's Brain and Cognitive Science Complex, and Fumihiko Maki's project for the Media Laboratory. The author discusses their design and construction processes and includes other forces at play: money, politics, institutional dynamics, and ideology, showing the evolution of each building within the context of the history of the campus.

Bohlin Cywinski Jackson: Liberty Bell Center
Author: Rodolphe el-Koury, Oscar Riera Ojeda, Bernard Cywinski, Laurie Olin, Richard Sommer
Publisher: Oro Editions
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $50.00
ArchitectureWeek— Documentation of the building designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson as a home for the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park, through drawings and photographs of the design and building process and through essays about the building and its cultural context and historical background.

Strategies of Display: Museum Presentation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Visual Culture
Author: Julia Noordegraaf
Publisher: NAi Publishers
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— Strategies of Display describes the history of museum presentation within the context of nineteenth- and twentieth-century visual culture. Taking the remarkable display history at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam as a point of departure, it reflects on the history of presentation in museums in Western Europe and North America. Its numerous illustrations present a parallel history of museum presentation in pictures.

Expanding the Center: Walker Art Center and Herzog & de Meuron
Author: Edited by Andrew Blauvelt
Publisher: Walker Art Center
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $27.28
ArchitectureWeek— The Walker Art Center recently opened its expanded space, which includes a new theater, a new restaurant, and more galleries, but is best known for being Herzog & de Meuron's first public building in the United States. The book is organized around the decisions and actions of the architects, builders, Walker staff and the audience -- i.e. designing, constructing, unveiling, staging, gathering, patterning, framing, collecting--and highlights the thinking that led to the visible form of the Center. Expanding the Center features a selection of images, including sketches, renderings, and photographs of the construction process and the completed work.

Living Library: Wiel Arets: University Library Utrecht
Author: Marijke Beek, editor
Publisher: Prestel
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $30.89
ArchitectureWeek— This look at the new library at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, designed by the architect Wiel Arets, takes readers on a floor-by-floor tour as Arets' design embodies the fundamental changes now taking place in library architecture in the information age. Woven throughout are interviews and essays that focus on Arets' inspired design, and other perspectives on library design from renowned architects. Other highlights of the book include an essay, ‘In the Library’, which was commissioned specifically for this book and a series of photographs of international libraries by acclaimed photographer Candida Höfer.

The Stones of Naples: Church Building in the Angevin Kingdom, 1266 - 1343
Author: Caroline Bruzelius
Publisher: Yale University Press
Amazon Price: $85.00
ArchitectureWeek— The rich architectural legacy of the Angevins, three generations of French kings who reigned in southern Italy from 1266 to 1343, is very little known today. This book examines Angevin religious architecture, bringing to light for the first time the novelty and importance of these buildings while extending current understanding of the variety of medieval architecture beyond the well known cathedrals of France and England.

A Friendly Alien: Ein Kunsthaus für Graz
Author: Peter Cook and Colin Fournier
Publisher: Hatje Cantz Publishers
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $34.20
ArchitectureWeek— Pioneering architecture in Graz: the radical architecture project known as the Friendly Alien - the new building for the Kunsthaus Graz - was developed by the British star architects Peter Cook and Colin Fournier. The documentation at hand presents the development of the Friendly Alien from a Utopian concept to a highly complex functional body. The extensive photographic material includes first-rate computer simulations and sheds light on the urban environment and its history, shows the unique architectural features of the building, and investigates with an "x-ray view" the complex network of static and technical utilities in the "skin", the nerve center of the Friendly Alien.

Place of Learning, Place of Dreams: A History of the Seattle Public Library
Author: John Douglas Marshall
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $25.13
ArchitectureWeek— Seattle Public Library's new Central Library, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, prompted international notice even before the doors opened to this $159 million showplace. Yet Seattle Public Library's new prominence came after more than a century of tumult with many heroic struggles, from its itinerant existence in a pioneer boom town to its wired wonders in a world technology center. The author recounts the fascinating stories behind the books and buildings of Seattle Public Library. Marshall also profiles many intriguing people who enlivened Seattle Public Library and its contributions to the city.

Art Spaces: The Architecture of The Four Tates
Author: Helen Searing
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $35.00
ArchitectureWeek— Markedly different in location and appearance, the four Tate Galleries -- Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St. Ives, and Tate Modern -- nevertheless share certain features: their waterside settings, their distance from fashionable city centers, and their role in the regeneration of their neighborhoods. The author traces the architectural history of each site, focusing on the buildings themselves as well as their artistic, political, and cultural contexts.

On the Wings of Modernism: The United States Air Force Academy
Author: Robert Allen Nauman
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— A behind-the-scenes view of how the Air Force Academy, a modernist masterpiece by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, evolved on a volatile battleground for competing ideas about aesthetics and politics.

Great Museums of Europe
Author: Antonio Paolucci
Publisher: Skira
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— A pictorial guide to the art and architecture of eight great museums, including the Vatican Museums in Italy, The Hermitage in Russia, and the Louvre in Paris.

Architecture for the Gods
Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— A beautiful survey of 40 recent places of worship, reflecting a diversity of styles and religions. The book includes a discussion of the traditions of Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Islamic congregations.

Building Type Basics for Hospitality Facilities
Author: Brian McDonough, John Hill, Robert Glazier, Thomas Sykes, Winford
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $63.19
ArchitectureWeek— Part of a series on building types, this book provides essential information needed to initiate designs for hotels, resorts, conference centers, motels, and casinos.

Building Type Basics for Research Laboratories
Author: Daniel Watch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2001
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ArchitectureWeek— A practical guide for beginning the programming and design phases of high-tech laboratories.

Building Type Basics for Elementary and Secondary Schools
Author: L. Bradford Perkins, Stephen Kliment
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— Part of The Building Type Basics Series, provides architects with the essentials of design for preschools and kindergartens as well as elementary, middle, and high schools.

Building Type Basics for Healthcare Facilities
Author: Michael Bobrow (Editor), Thomas Payette, Ronald Skaggs, Richard Kobus, Julia Thomas
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— Part of The Building Type Basics Series, provides architects with the essentials of design for acute-care hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and specialty centers.

Shaping the Future: Middle Schools
Author: Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
Publisher: Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
Year: 1998
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ArchitectureWeek— From the Impact on Education Series, principles and examples of the design of middle schools.

Theaters
Author: Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
Year: 2000
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ArchitectureWeek— A photo-essay on dozens of the performing arts facilities by the New York firm famous for its theaters. Foreword by architecture critic Paul Goldberger.

Sentinal: The Design, Fabrication, and Installation of the Monumental Sculpture by Albert Paley at R
Author: James Yarrington
Publisher: RIT Cary Graphic Arts Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $35.99
ArchitectureWeek— This book chronicles all aspects of the development of the sculpture “Sentinel”: its inception; its place in RIT’s architectural environment and in art history, its design and engineering process, and its unique and complex construction.

High-Performance School Buildings Resource and Strategy Guide
Author: Deane Evans
Publisher: Sustainable Buildings Industry Council
Year: 2005
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ArchitectureWeek— This guidebook describes the characteristics and benefits of high-performance school buildings and details the process to help school planners ask the right questions of their design professionals to ensure the best school design possible within their budget.

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.

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.

College and University Facilities
Author: David J. Neuman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $64.00
ArchitectureWeek— Part of the "Building Type Basics" series, covering dormitories, classrooms, and research facilities in both rural and urban campuses. Special attention to recent developments such as distance learning facilities and technology-driven research laboratories.

Building Type Basics for Justice Facilities
Author: Todd S. Phillips and Michael Griebel, editors
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $67.13
ArchitectureWeek— A practical survey of first steps in designing courthouses, jails, and other justice facilities, with extensive coverage of lighting, acoustical, structural, mechanical, electrical systems, and specialty systems.

Architecture for the Books
Author: Michael J. Crosbie
Publisher: Images Publishing
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $44.17
ArchitectureWeek— A beautifully illustrated survey of libraries, large and small, new and rehabilitated, from around the United States and the world. An exploration of the many functions a library can fulfill, from resource to refuge.

Prisoners of Museum
Author: Guy Lafranchi
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2001
Amazon Price: $20.00
ArchitectureWeek— A look at museums and their effects on the production of art: a prison, unchanged in over 200 years, where critical ideas have been locked away by generations of directors, curators, and scholars.

Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities
Author: Hugh Hardy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $60.00
ArchitectureWeek— This guidebook aids in the planning and design of theaters of every kind and scale, to help architects program and design exceptional environments for audiences and performers. Illustrated with photographs, diagrams, floor plans, and sections, it offers advice for theater design, stage technology, acoustics, and lighting. The book also covers controversial topics of updating, preserving, and restoring historic theaters.

Reshaping Museum Space: Architecture, Design, Exhibitions
Author: Edited by: Suzanne MacLeod
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $41.95
ArchitectureWeek— Collating the views of international museum professionals, architects, designers and academics, this book highlights the complexity and significance of museum space, studies recent developments in museum architecture and exhibition design.

New Museums: Contemporary Museum Architecture Around the World
Author: Mimi Zeiger
Publisher: Universe Publishing
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $25.60
ArchitectureWeek— Since the 1997 opening of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Bilbao, museum architecture has enjoyed greater attention from municipalities convinced that architecture can transform the image of an entire city. This book examines the boom in high-design museums through an illustrated tour of 30 examples by Tadao Ando, Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and others.

Building Diplomacy
Author: Elizabeth Gill Lui
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $35.00
ArchitectureWeek— A photographic portrait of the official face of American diplomacy around the world in the form of embassies, chanceries, and ambassadors’ residences. This includes historic preservation properties in Buenos Aires, London, Paris, Prague, and Tokyo and modernist showcases in Argentina, Greece, India, Indonesia, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Uruguay.

Museum Builders II
Author: Laura Hourston
Publisher: Wiley-Academy Press
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $145.00
ArchitectureWeek— An exploration of 27 contemporary museums, which both demonstrate and generate aspects of identity, be they national, ethnic, regional, civic, or personal.

The School I'd Like
Author: Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $44.95
ArchitectureWeek— This book is a snapshot of how school is regarded by children, with critical questions about the democratic processes involved in teaching and learning. Illustrated with children's essays, pictures, stories, designs, plans and poems.

Hospital Builders
Author: Tony Monk
Publisher: Wiley-Academy Press
Year: 2003
Amazon Price: $121.03
ArchitectureWeek— A review of the momentous changes that are transforming the British Health Service, providing valuable information for designers, builders, and managers. International case studies are analyzed with descriptions, plans, illustrations, and photographs. A central theme is the importance of high-quality hospital architecture and the therapeutic benefits of friendly, humane healthcare environments.

Transit Facilities
Author: Kenneth W. Griffin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $60.00
ArchitectureWeek— One title in the "Building Type Basics" series, this is a practical guide for the early phases of designing airports and facilities serving heavy- and light-rail trains, subways, buses, and ships.

Places of Worship
Author: Nicholas W. Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $68.25
ArchitectureWeek— One title in the "Building Type Basics" series, this is a practical guide for the early phases of designing a broad range of churches, synagogues, mosques, and temples, with descriptive illustrations and essential planning information.

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.

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