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Michael Graves: Images of A Grand Tour
Author: Brian M. Ambroziak
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $29.95
ArchitectureWeek— A compilation of pencil sketches, ink washes, and photographs created in 1960 by young Michael Graves when he received the prestigious Prix de Rome and traveled through Italy, Greece, Turkey, Spain, England, Germany, and France, studying and recording masterworks, both ancient and modern. The artwork shows his deep connection to classical buildings and sheds light on his early devotion to modernism.

Tokyo: City and Architecture
Author: Livio Sacchi
Publisher: Paperback
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— Tokyo is one of the largest and most complex cities in the world and represents an intriguing proving ground for new ideas on architecture and urbanism. Working in Tokyo means working in the future, and often two sets of rules seem to apply to projects in Tokyo-on the one hand the city's growth is as protean as that of LA or Mexico City, yet this growth is channeled by Japan's rigid adherence to norms and rules and Japanese architecture's embrace of the theoretical and new. This book presents Tokyo as seen through its growth and design from the 19th century onward with a special focus on highlighting the deep roots of contemporary trends in Tokyo architecture. 240 pages

Design City Tokyo
Author: Masaaki Takahashi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $68.26
ArchitectureWeek— Since the late 1980s, Tokyo has gained a worldwide reputation for being at the cutting edge of international design. Despite the downturn in the Japanese economy in the mid 1990s, interior design has thrived, fuelled by a rapid turnover in consumer trends and the pressure on urban space. This volume illustrates the latest styles in restaurants, bars, shops, offices, and houses.

Lee Friedlander: Sticks & Stones
Author: Essays by James Enyeart
Publisher: D.A.P./Fraenkel Gallery
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $57.37
ArchitectureWeek— In Sticks & Stones, Lee Friedlander offers his view of America as seen through its architecture. In 192 square-format pictures shot over the past 15 years, Friedlander has framed the familiar through his own unique way of seeing the world. Whether he's representing modest vernacular buildings or monumental skyscrapers, Friedlander liberates them from our preconceived notions and gives us a new way of looking at our surrounding environment.

Constantin Boym: America
Author: Constantin Boym
Publisher: Birkhauser
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $39.95
ArchitectureWeek— This is Russian born designer Constantin Boym's critical yet whimsical look at his adopted homeland a land of both opportunity and uniformity. Boym has discovered an inexhaustible source of inspiration in the landscapes and lifestyle of America, and the little details found in such everyday objects as furniture, neon advertising and sales catalogues.

Architectural Encounters with Essence and Form in Modern China
Author: Peter G. Rowe and Seng Kuan
Publisher: MIT Press
Year: 2002
Amazon Price: $40.00
ArchitectureWeek— An exploration of attitudes toward architecture in China since the opening of the Treaty Ports in the 1840s. Central to the discussion are the concepts of ti and yong, or "essence" and "form," defining the proper arrangement of what should be considered modern and essentially Chinese.

When Brazil Was Modern: A Guide to Architecture, 1928-1960
Author: Lauro Cavalcanti, Jon M. Tolman (translator)
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Year: 2003
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ArchitectureWeek— A comprehensive guide to modern Brazilian architecture: over 125 projects designed between 1928 and 1960, by such masters as Oscar Niemeyer and Paulo Mendes da Rocha, with commentary on aesthetics and social underpinnings.

Author: Steven Brooke
Publisher: Pelican Pub Company, Inc.
Year: 1995
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ArchitectureWeek— A combination coffee table book and guide book about the unique Florida community that has become the poster child of "The New Urbanism."

The Foch-Allenby and Etoile Conservation Area
Author: Robert Sailba
Publisher: Steidl
Year: 2004
Amazon Price: $80.00
ArchitectureWeek— As the traditional heart of public, business and tourist activity prior to its extensive damage during the 1975 - 1990 Lebanon war, The Beirut Central District (BCD) constituted a prime candidate for postwar reconstruction. The area of Foch-Allenby and Etoile has become the main pole of attraction in Beirut's new city center. Yet, no publication so far has thoroughly examined its history and evolving architectural character. This book is intended to fill that gap, bringing forward the area's unique architectural features, and calling attention to the intensive efforts invested in its restoration. The study is concerned with three main aspects of Fock-Allenby and Etoile: its strategic value, its historical value , and its value as a model of an implemented planning vision.

Shanghai - Architecture and Urbanism for Modern China
Author: Peter G. Rowe and Seng Kuan, editors
Publisher: Prestel Publishers
Year: 2004
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ArchitectureWeek— An architectural view of one of the world's most dynamic and exciting cities. Shanghai's explosive development since the early 1990s has provided students and fans of architecture with myriad examples of superlatives: from the world's tallest buildings to its longest bridges. As timely as it is comprehensive, this collection of essays confronts the broader concerns of Shanghai's role as a harbinger of China's future and a global testing ground. Throughout the book, color photographs and illustrations examine thirty ongoing and completed projects.


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