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40 Architects under 40
Author: Jessica Cargill Thompson
Publisher: Taschen Books
Year: 2000
Amazon Price: $40.00
ArchitectureWeek— Projects of 40 young designers who are already starting to shape the architecture of the new millennium.

SOM: Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1984-1996
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Year: 2009
Amazon Price: $43.80

Italo Rota: Projects, Works, Visions 1997-2007
Author: Luca Molinari
Publisher: Skira
Year: 2008
Amazon Price: $62.05

Sasaki: Intersection and Convergence
Author: Sasaki
Publisher: Oro Editions
Year: 2008
Amazon Price: $47.45

The Modern Impulse: Peter L. Gluck and Partners
Publisher: ORO Editions
Year: 2008
Amazon Price: $43.87

Dinner for Architects
Author: Winfried Nerdinger
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $14.96
ArchitectureWeek— On the occasion of the opening of the museum of architecture in the Gallery of Modern Art in Munich, the museum director asked architects of international standing to sketch their personal greetings and congratulations on a paper napkin. These napkins are now part of a colorful, imaginative, and often droll collection, reproduced here interspersed with pithy quotes from an array of famous architects. Included in this beautifully produced volume—an ideal gift not only for architects -- are contributions by Tadao Ando, Mario Botta, Steven Holl, Josef Paul Kleihues, Dominique Perrault, Venturi, Scott Brown, and many more.

Celebrating the Art of Architecture: 25 Years of Pritzker Prize Winning Architects
Author: Jaye Abbate and Michael Thomsett
Publisher: Marketplace Books, Inc.
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— Since 1979, the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize has recognized the talented architects who enrich our world through their artistry and innovation. This is a survey of those outstanding international architects who have now received the coveted award.

Portraits of the New Architecture
Author: Richard Schulman and Paul Goldberger
Publisher: Assouline Publishing Inc.
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $51.10
ArchitectureWeek— Brief biographies of 50 contemporary "starchitects" with portraits of the people and their work.

10 x 10: 10 critics, 100 architects
Author: Anders Wilhelmson
Publisher: Phaidon Press Limited
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— One Hundred emerging architects have been selected to appear in the book by 10 leading international architecture curators and critics. The book provides a global view of the most important architects of today. This hefty square paperback edition contains over 1,500 images. Presented alphabetically by architect/architecture firm - 10x10 is an examination of contemporary architecture and culture. The book features over 250 buildings and projects dating from 1990 to the present. These consist of recently-built works, as well as projects currently under construction. Each curator/critic has been commissioned to write an essay supporting his/her selection of architects, in some cases challenging the selections of other curators/critics, and also giving his/her own view on contemporary trends in architecture. In addition, each critic has chosen and listed 10 cultural references – including designed objects, books, films, themes, and movements – revealing a diverse range of influences in today’s design environment.

Author: Hans Ibelings
Publisher: NAI Publishers
Year: 2002
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ArchitectureWeek— Modern architecture of the postwar international style, as seen through projects by OMA, Jean Nouvel, Dominique Perrault, Herzog & de Meuron, and Toyo Ito.

The Architect: Women in Contemporary Architecture
Author: Maggie Toy, editor
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Year: 2001
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ArchitectureWeek— Profiles of 33 internationally prominent women architects, including their own design philosophies and descriptions of their work.

SOM: Architecture of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1997-2008
Publisher: The Monacelli Press
Year: 2009
Amazon Price: $40.50

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