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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.

Cottages and Mansions of the Jersey Shore
Author: Caroline Seebohm
Publisher: Rivergate Books
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $30.36
ArchitectureWeek— The Jersey Shore is 127 miles of sand, surf, untamed marshlands, endless dunes, kitschy boardwalks, quirky shops, pulsing casinos, countless examples of offbeat culture — and a repository of nostalgia. This is a collection of personal accounts, historical anecdotes, and photographs that survey the cottages, bungalows, and mansions have served as summer homes for generations. From wrap-around porches to wooden turrets with stunning views, this book showcases the eclectic architecture of the classy, tough, and diverse Jersey Shore.

Design City Toronto
Author: Sean Stanwick and Jennifer Flores
Publisher: Wiley Academy Press
Year: 2007
Amazon Price: $67.13
ArchitectureWeek— Modern architecture has become a means for cities to raise their cultural profile, and Toronto is no exception. The Canadian city has welcomed both local talent and international star architects who have created a fusion of contemporary architecture, heritage preservation, and sustainable urban design. This book showcases over 30 projects by Will Alsop, Behnisch, Behnisch & Partners, Foster and Partners, Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg and others.

Dreaming of Italy: Las Vegas and the Virtual Grand Tour
Author: Giovanna Franci
Publisher: University of Nevada Press
Year: 2005
Amazon Price: $24.95
ArchitectureWeek— For centuries, foreign visitors have been drawn to Italy, and today Las Vegas, Nevada has reinvented itself as an urban theme park inspired by the great cultural monuments of the Italian past. Here, Las Vegas' Caesars Palace, Bellagio, and The Venetian are compared to their Italian counterparts. Franci examines their architectural format and decorative details and considers how the image of the Italian sites has been transplanted to the Nevada desert.

New Southern Classicism: The Residential Architecture of Barry Fox
Author: Philip Kopper
Publisher: Golden Coast Publishing Company
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $52.10
ArchitectureWeek— Survey of the residential work of architect Barry Fox, whose contemporary design evokes the classical Southern past.

Summerour: Architecture of Permanence, Scale and Proportion
Author: William R., Jr. Mitchell
Publisher: Golden Coast Publishing Company
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $36.50
ArchitectureWeek— Survey of the residential work of Summerour Associates Architects, whose contemporary design evokes the classical Southern past.

Materializing the Immaterial: The Architecture of Wallace Cunningham
Author: Joseph Giovannini
Publisher: Yale University Press
Year: 2006
Amazon Price: $44.00
ArchitectureWeek— An illustrated overview of the work of Wallace Cunningham, an innovative Southern California architect — and Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice — whose buildings reveal light and are said to embody motion and spirituality. Cunningham’s small mountain cabins, urban townhouses, waterfront residences, and museums all respond poetically and functionally to their landscapes or cityscapes. Eighteen case studies illustrate how he opens his structures to sky, landscape, and views, and how he uses light to define and animate space.

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

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.

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.


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