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ORO Editions Fall 2023 For nearly three decades, ORO Editions has been prominently recognized for its consistently innovative achievements in the design publishing community. ORO’s exceptional quality of book production and thriving publishing program has produced a multitude of singularly exceptional titles with a concentration on architecture, landscape, urban planning, applied research, design, photography, and art. The books strive to represent the accomplishments of world-class architects, landscape architects, urbanists, authors, graphic designers, artists, and photographers. Within a flourishing editorial paradigm, ORO has curated and articulated a passion for creativity and artistry that is exemplified in their published work, which has received a steady stream of awards and industry accolades. Selecting the finest production materials, executing exquisite graphic design, and employing a unique craftsperson approach to print production at the highest level of quality. ORO's dedicated team works to ensure perfection and provide distinct and aesthetically superior style to each title.

A collection of essays and photographs of our beautiful world from just outside our homes all the way to the heavens.

History Reinterpreted explores the renovation and reimagination of the 1871 Myles Standish Hotel in Duxbury, Mass., highlighting how new life and modernity can be breathed into a historic structure while still respecting the past.

Wood, bamboo, straw, hemp, cork, earth, brick, stone, and re-use, this book focuses on houses built from materials that either sequester carbon, use materials with very low embodied carbon, or reuse substantial amounts of existing materials.

Sanctuary features a series of eighteen recent projects from the award-winning firm de Reus Architects. Essays by Mark de Reus and Joseph Giovannini reveal the continued search that is inherent in design and the relentless effort to reveal how sprit of place contributes to design thinking.


Sanctuary Homes and Resorts by de Reus Architects Introduction by Joseph Giovannini

Sanctuary features a series of eighteen recent projects from the award-winning firm de Reus Architects. As a follow-up to Tropical Experience, de Reus Architects continues to add inspired, carefully crafted, timeless, and site-appropriate design to its growing body of work. Essays by Mark de Reus and Joseph Giovannini reveal the continued search that is inherent in design and the relentless effort to reveal how sprit of place contributes to design thinking. Each project is introduced with spectacular exterior and interior photography and gives the reader an in-depth look into de Reus Architects’ design thinking. With select projects from Hawaii, Mexico, and the Pacific Northwest, Sanctuary explores a wide range of buildings showcasing de Reus Architects’ timeless and well-executed architecture. Author Mark de Reus is the founding design partner of de Reus Architects. Renowned for his award-winning resorts and residences, he has practiced for more than thirty-five years. Joseph Giovannini is a practicing architect who has written on architecture and design for three decades for such publications as the New York Times, Architectural Record, Art in America, and Art Forum, and he has served as the architecture critic for New York Magazine and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner.

$60.00 8.5” x 11.75” Portrait • 360pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-24-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Houses that Sugar Built Gina Consing McAdam and Siobhán

Houses that Sugar Built explores the largely unknown architectural legacy to be found in the ancestral houses of Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Pampanga—the three main sugar-producing provinces of the Philippines. These grand residences have yet to receive international exposure. Nonetheless, they are important in two ways. Firstly, although easily classifiable in terms of architectural style, upon experiencing the buildings themselves there are almost always layers of additional influence. Secondly, this assured blending of styles reveals what we might call a “Critical Ambition” – a desire on the part of the patrons who commissioned these residences to participate in an international architectural culture. Their relatively overlooked location did not stop the sugar barons responsible for these houses from undertaking a 20th-century form of the Grand Tour of European capitals, returning with a desire to bring the latest trends from Paris or Vienna to the provincial Philippines, or from partaking of the latest streamlined Moderne style from the US. Beautifully photographed with over 200 pages of interiors that have rarely been seen by the public, Houses that Sugar Built is layered with intimate stories and individual house texts that transport us back to a time when these residences were in their heyday.

Authors A communications consultant and writer, Gina Consing McAdam has been published in the UK and the Philippines, including books on corporate and family history. Her family roots are in the Philippine sugar industry. She has an MA in 20th Century English & American Literature from Newcastle University. Siobhán is a photographic artist with an architectural background. Her passion for the history of buildings and the people frequenting them has led to her completing a number of projects – several of them in book form. She undertakes commissions for architecture and interiors and has built up a body of photographic art.

$65.00 9.13 x 11.61 Portrait • 252pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-80-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Architecture of Place Bates Masi + Architects Paul Masi

To respond to the unique opportunities of each client and site, Bates Masi + Architects has developed an approach rather than a devotion to a particular style. Careful study of the needs of the site and owners uncovers a guiding concept particular to each project. That concept is distilled to its essence so that it can inform the design at all scales, from massing to materials to details. The consistency of the concept is evident in the finished product. The result is an architecture that is cohesive, innovative, contextual, and full of details that delight. Architecture of Place is the follow up to Bespoke Home, the first comprehensive survey of Bates Masi’s fifty-plus years of work published in 2016. It focuses on the firm’s recent residential portfolio. Using each house as a case study, the book documents Bates Masi’s design process with concept images, diagrams, architectural models, and narratives for each project. This book demonstrates how influences of the physical and historical context, as well as the client, are distilled into a guiding concept for each project. With over 200 pages of photos and drawings of extraordinary second homes, Architecture of Place will appeal to architects and design devotees alike.

$70.00 9" x 11" Portrait • 304pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-19-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

Contributors Pilar Viladas writes about design and architecture. She has been an editor at Interiors, Progressive Architecture, House & Garden, and The New York Times Magazine, as well as T Magazine. She has written three books on interiors, including Domesticities: At Home with The New York Times Magazine. Paul Masi received a Bachelor of Architecture from Catholic University and a Masters of Architecture from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. He worked at Richard Meier & Partners before joining this firm in 1998. Mr. Masi serves as the firm’s principal and lead designer with projects underway throughout the Northeast and around the globe.

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Modern, Again The Benda House & Garden in Chicagoland

MODERN

Serge Ambrose and Michelangelo Sabatino

A G A I N

T H E B E N DA H O U S E & G A R D E N I N C H I C AG O L AN D SERGE AMBRO SE A ND MICHEL A NGELO SABAT INO

Modern, Again: The Benda House & Garden in Chicagoland is equal parts a history of modern residential architecture in America and a rewarding journey of preservation and stewardship. Ambrose and Sabatino—co-authors of this book and co-owners of the Winston Elting designed Benda house—summarize their in-depth archival research and hands-on work undertaken for the restoration of their 1939 International Style house in Riverside, a historic village designed by Olmsted & Vaux in Chicago’s western suburbs. The Benda House was commissioned during a time when excitement for modern architecture, art, and design was very much alive amongst the public in America, partly due to the enthusiasm created by Chicago’s Century of Progress International Exposition held between 1933 and 1934 and culminated with the New York World’s Fair of 1939. This book features archival materials ranging from architectural drawings to historic building product catalogues alongside contemporary photographs taken before and after the restoration process. Finally, the co-authors discuss their addition of a new landscaped garden that re-establishes the relationship between nature and this modern house while extending Olmsted’s vision of idealized suburban living in America.

$40.00 8” x 10” Portrait • 168pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-79-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2024

Authors Serge Ambrose is an architect and engineer focused on residential design and preservation of 20th-century architecture. Ambrose served as a commissioner of the Riverside Historical Commission. From 2016–2020 he served as chairman of Docomomo US/ Chicago and is currently a board member. Michelangelo Sabatino is a publicly engaged historian, curator, educator, and preservationist whose research focuses on modern architecture and the built environment. He is professor of Architectural History and Historic Preservation in IIT’s College of Architecture where he directs the PhD program and is the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow. Sabatino serves on the board of directors of Docomomo US.

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Experiential Design Schemas Mark DeKay and Gail Brager

The schema-based design guidance enables architects to choreograph positive experiences of dynamic and variable environmental conditions that connect people to Nature’s rhythms. Profusely illustrated with 157 photographs, 172 original illustrations in an elegant book design by architect Hansjörg Göritz. Full gate-fold cover. Forewords by Joshua Aidlin and Bill Browning

Gail Brager, PhD, and is a distinguished professor of architecture in the Building Science, Technology + Sustainability program at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the associate director of the Center for the Built Environment, an Industry/University collaborative research center.

Warm pockets

It delivers forty-five experiential design schemas as generative design resources in a novel, multi-scalar networked language. Each schema is published as a modular four-page spread that explains the phenomena and potential feeling state, along with compelling precedents, supporting evidence and design guidelines. Their purpose is to help designers expand the delight, joy, serenity, and nature connections possible in buildings.

Authors Mark DeKay, AIA, full professor of architecture, specializes in sustainable design theory, research, and design tools. He is author of Integral Sustainable Design: transformative perspectives and co-author of Sun, Wind + Light: architectural design strategies.

A sun alcove

B inglenook

C spatial transformation

D dogtrot

E cooling tower

F cave + pavillion

Cool pockets

Experiential Design Schemas presents a new theoretical and practical framework for designing architectural experiences developed by two seasoned researchers, an architect and a building scientist.

Thermal Enclave Design Options

$49.95 9” x 9” Square • 448pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-73-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Contrast

Gradient

Rhythm

Flux

Sequence

Narrative


A View from the Top The Viewpoint Collection Eva Hagberg

A VIEW FROM THE TOP

THE VIEWPOINT COLLECTION

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A VIEW FROM THE TOP THE VIEWPOINT COLLECTION

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The photography collected in A View from the Top may have arisen out of a desire to document a singular body of work—the Viewpoint Collection. Through Kelley’s eye, lens, and postproduction choices, however, it advances the very way that buildings can be photographed and understood, allowing us to visit residences that most of us will never see in person. The photographs also demonstrate that these projects are quintessentially Californian. Their emphasis on open plans, airy modernism, the indoor-outdoor relationship, natural textures and color-palette, and an intensive attention to landscaping are also quintessentially Los Angeles. The buildings—which are the creations of some of the world’s most renowned architects—are inspired and inspiring. They are luxurious, aspirational, and visually exciting. The book is both a valuable contribution to architectural history and a pleasure to read. Author Eva Hagberg is an author, educator, and scholar. Her writing on architecture and design has appeared in The New York Times, Metropolis, Wallpaper, and more, and her debut memoir, How to be Loved, was published in February 2019 to overwhelming critical acclaim. Her second book, When Eero Met His Match: Aline Louchheim Saarinen and the Making of an Architect, a biography of

$75.00 9.5” x 12” Portrait • 320pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-27-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

the first architectural publicist and a rigorously researched exploration into the relationship between architecture and media, will be published September 2022 by Princeton University Press. She holds degrees in architecture from Princeton and UC Berkeley, and a PhD in Visual and Narrative Culture from UC Berkeley. She lives in New York, where she teaches at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University. Mike Kelley is a Los Angeles-based photographer who specializes in architecture and happens to have a mild airplane obsession. He is the author of New Architecture Los Angeles, featuring every type of architecture, including houses, municipal structures, art museums, office buildings, performance spaces, and houses of worship. It is the first book to focus on the surge of creative building that has taken place in Los Angeles in the new millennium. He also has written LA Airspace, featuring images of Los Angeles created with a helicopter as camera platform. Taken over the course of two years, the images span the greater LA area—from Hollywood, Pasadena, Malibu, and Santa Monica to Long Beach and beyond. Serving both as historical record and artistic interpretation, the book shows the dynamic culture, infrastructure, and design of one of America’s most interesting cities.

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The Space Between HYLA Architects

In “Room Without Roof,” the archetypal gabled form of a house takes on a twist to envelop both interior and exterior spaces. In “A Tale of Two Courts,” a semi-detached house shuts itself from the street but reveals on the inside a thoroughly tropical, open environment. These are but two examples of HYLA Architects’ rigorous and sensitive methods of creating livable and comfortable homes through new expressions and creative datum. Key to the firm’s approach is found in the title The Space Between. It defines architecture as the space between the user and the environment and speaks of the architect’s important role in modulating this relationship according to context and climate. The 25 case studies in the book also reflect the five key values the works are designed upon: honesty, simplicity, clarity, strength, and dynamism. Derek Swalwell, Masano Kawana, and Daniel Koh contribute to the visual compendium through photographs that capture the beauty of form, space, light, texture, and nature. Architectural writer Luo Jingmei provides thoughtful descriptions that take the reader through the homes and the ideas that ground them.

$60.00 9" x 12" Portrait • 260pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-17-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

Author HYLA Architects is a boutique architectural practice based in Singapore. Founded by Principal Architect Han Loke Kwang, the award-winning firm is known for pushing the envelope of house design in the tropics. The firm was founded in 1994 and, in its nearly 30 years of practice, has come to establish itself as an important contributor to the local and regional architectural scene through innovative experiments in form and material, and sensitivity to context.

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Arcadian Architecture 12 Houses

The architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson believes that “the sensuality of place, the emotive qualities of materials, and the ability to give pleasure and insight, to comfort and to transport can produce humane and spirited architecture.” Whether designing corporate headquarters for Pixar Animation Studios, the Software Engineering Institute for Carnegie Mellon University, the new Apple Stores in New York, Chicago, and Tokyo, or the twelve wooded retreats shown in this book, the firm’s architecture is alive to the subtleties of place, human-made or natural, and to the rich possibilities of materials and the means of construction. The houses in Arcadian Architecture are exquisitely crafted of wood and stone and other natural materials, and are all sited within beautiful wooded, mountainous, or lakeside locales, from New York State to Washington State, and from the woods of Connecticut to the mountains of Montana. One of the highlights of this book is that it publishes, for the first time, the extraordinary, huge, extremely private and secluded, residential complex in Washington State that was built for Bill and Melinda Gates. Each house is presented on at least thirty pages, and is depicted by sumptuous new color photography, richly detailed conceptual sketches, presentation drawings, and construction documents.

$125.00 • 9.5” x 13.5” Portrait • 420pp Hardbound • Spring 2010 • 978-0-847832-93-4 $200.00 • Limited edition in clamshell slipcase

Author Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is a network of studios around the country united by a singular purpose—to design buildings that inspire connection and wonder in every person who experiences them. By understanding the nature of place, materials, and people, the firm’s work reveals a timeless yet specific architecture through bold moves and obsessive details. Since its inception, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has received hundres design awards, including ten AIA National Honor Awards and four AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards. In 1994, the firm received the American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award, which is the highest honor the institute can bestow on a firm.

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The Nature of Circumstance Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Buy Now

$95.00 • 9” x 13” Portrait • 424pp Hardbound • Spring 2005 • 978-0-981462-83-7

Liberty Bell Center Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Buy Now

$50.00 • 12.25 x 9.25 Landscape • 258pp Hardbound • Fall 1999 • 978-0-974680-04-0


A Form of Practice Adèle Naudé Santos

Adèle Naudé: A Form of Practice celebrates the architect’s 40 years of practice and teaching. In notable academic leadership positions, Naudé taught across many locations globally, and her practice followed to new locations around the world. A Form of Practice is the first comprehensive monograph presenting the work and academic contributions by Naudé—from South Africa and Chile to Japan and the United States. “[M]y teaching career at important institutions led to offers for increasingly important leadership positions including Architecture Chair at the University of Pennsylvania, the deanships at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and later at MIT.” Author Adèle Naudé, FAIA, is an architect and planner whose career combines professional practice, research and teaching. Santos has won international design competitions, published work in journals world-wide, and has worked in cultures as diverse as Japan, Africa, and the United States.

$60.00 9" x 11" Portrait • 340pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-43-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Design Matters Every project. Every budget. Every scale. Dan Heinfeld and LPA Design Studios

LPA Design Studios rose to national prominence by demonstrating that designers can make a real impact on carbon reduction on a large scale. The firm’s integrated design approach breaks down the traditional model, eliminating barriers between disciplines to develop innovative designs that reduce energy and water and create a better human experience. The firm’s diverse body of work has earned the industry’s top awards and set new benchmarks for building performance, proving that there is a better process for designing buildings. Design Matters: Every project. Every budget. Every scale. presents a beautifully curated collection of LPA projects that illustrate what can be achieved through a collaborative design process with architects, engineers, interior designers and landscape architects working together from a development’s earliest stages. The projects cross a wide range of sizes and types, including transformational education, commercial, civic, cultural and healthcare facilities. Each was created through a repeatable process focused on cost-effective researchdriven design strategies. As a collection, LPA’s work is an inspirational model for an integrated, inclusive approach that connects design excellence and building performance.

Author Dan Heinfeld, FAIA, is President of LPA Design Studios, an integrated firm focused on a collaborative design process that views sustainability as an essential part of a building’s DNA. Since 1986, he has been responsible for the design direction and strategic initiatives for the company, making the synergetic relationship between design excellence and sustainability the focus of his career. During Dan’s tenure, LPA projects have won more than 350 AIA design awards and set new standards for efficiency and the human experience.

$60.00 10” x 12” Portrait • 260pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-76-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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In Italy Sketches and Drawings Laurie Olin

Artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in drawings and sketchbooks for centuries. Over the past fifty years, Laurie Olin, one of America’s most distinguished landscape architects, has recorded aspects of life and the environment in Italy: its cities and countryside, streets and cafes, ancient ruins, art, architecture, people, villas, and gardens—civic and domestic, humble to grand, things of interested to his designer’s eye—taking the time to see carefully. Rome in its seasons, agriculture in Umbria and Tuscany, trees, food, and fountains, all are noted over the years in watercolor or pen and ink. Originally made in the personal pleasure of merely being there as well as self-education, this selection from many sketchbooks and drawings is accompanied with introductory notes and remarks for different regions including Rome, Turin, Venice, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio, Campania, and Sicily. Contributors Laurie Olin is one of America’s most distinguished landscape architects. He is Practice Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture in the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and has guided the design and planning of many award winning signature projects of OLIN, including Bryant Park and Robert Wagner Jr. Park in New York, Mission Bay in San Francisco, the J. Paul Getty Foundation in Los Angeles, Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland Oregon, Hermann Park in Houston, The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, the Washington Monument

Grounds and National Gallery Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., and numerous campus plans including the American Academy in Rome. He has written extensively about landscape design, history, and theory and is the author of Be Seated and France Sketchbooks, published by ORO Editions. A Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects and recipient of the Society’s Medal, the highest achievement for a landscape architect, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and was awarded the National Medal of Arts, by President Obama the highest lifetime achievement award for artists and designers bestowed by the National Endowment for Arts. Pablo Mandel, director of Circular Studio, is a graphic designer renowned for his work with a variety of firms, ranging from notable architecture studios, universities, publishers, musicians, and artists in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Chile, and Argentina. He graduated from Buenos Aires University in 1995 with a degree in graphic design. His book designs have been published worldwide and have won several awards.

$40.00 8.5” x 8.5” Square • 258pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-83-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Survival Through Design Richard Neutra

Richard Neutra’s landmark publication Survival Through Design, in print again for the first time in decades, is a cycle of essays providing insights far ahead of their time. With a new introduction by Dr. Barbara Lamprecht and foreword by Dr. Raymond Neutra, it is richly illustrated and intended as a reference for years to come. Neutra’s themes are wide-ranging and he extensively plumbs through history to develop his insights, however, the general theme of human-made environment and its impact on human physiological, neurological, emotional states over time, and the designer’s potential role as mediator of these conditions, is a constant throughout Survival Through Design with ever greater relevance for the present day. Author Richard Neutra, the highly influential modernist architect, remains a legendary figure in the history of architecture. Born in fin-desiècle Vienna, Neutra would come to the United States in the 1923 and develop his nature-near biorealist approach to architecture in California, but with commissions all over the globe. His cycle of 47 essays for Survival Through Design, his most important book, was composed during his most productive period. Barbara Lamprecht (Introduction), Raymond Neutra (Foreword)

$60.00 8.3” × 10.2” Portrait • 350pp • Softbound • 978-0-9905804-9-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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The Hypospace of Japanese Architecture Christopher Mead

Traditional thought fused with modern science when Hiroshima’s nuclear annihilation on August 6, 1945, proved the interdependence of space and time. Since the war, Japanese architects have probed the relativity of spacetime through critical debates, pivotal theories, and consequential buildings. The Hypospace of Japanese Architecture pushes past clichés of an exotic Japan to confront the modernity of an island nation whose habit of importing foreign ideas is less about assimilation than transformation, less a process of indigenization than one of cultural invention. The realization that buildings are dynamic events—phenomena of space-in-time, not inert objects outside time—continues to inform Japanese architecture and suggests how we can rethink the history, theory, and practice of architecture more generally.

Summary Author Summary

Author Christopher Mead is a Regents’ Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico and a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians. The author of multiple books on modern architecture and urbanism, he began his study of the hypospace of Japanese architecture in 2006.

$80.00 10” x 10” Square • Vol. 1: 408pp, Vol. 2: 376pp • Softbound with case • 978-1-957183-35-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Poodling On the Just Shaping of Shrubbery Marc Treib

Poodling is a vernacular approach to pruning shrubbery: a negotiation between gardener and shrub that pits human aesthetic intention against the genetic forces that guide the plant’s natural development. Topiary shears shrubs into a singular form geometric or figure; poodling, in contrast, treats each branch individually and shapes its leaves or needles into the forms that remain at their ends. In this informed, if light-hearted, telling of the story, noted landscape historian Marc Treib traces the evolution and characteristics of topiary, espalier, and other forms of plant guidance such as poodling, proposing that what began as functional horticultural practices was transformed into a vehicle for artistic expression. Poodling catalogs the forms of pruning we encounter today and their probable origin in Japan during the eighteenth century. Noting the parallels, he compares the forms of poodling (vegetal) with those of the canine species poodle (animal), and the manners by which the dog’s hair has been clipped. Richly illustrated with photographs by the author taken in many countries over three decades, this is an informative book that everyone can enjoy.

Author Marc Treib, Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, is a noted historian and critic of landscape design and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. He has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards and is an honorary member of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

$25.00 5.5” x 9” Portrait • 112pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-82-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Droese Raney X Design Droese Raney

Dallas-based architecture firm Droese Raney approaches each project with a generosity of spirit and sense of enthusiasm that encompasses not only client and design but also the physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being of the greater community. The result is a series of buildings and interiors that uses the principles of modern architecture to create comfortable, informal settings; attends to small details and to complex urban contents; highlights the contributions of artists and artisans; and above all tells a story of a specific time and place. The 16 projects in Droese Raney x Design include retail outlets for Billy Reid, the Conservatory, and Neighborhood Goods, each highlighting a distinct, individualized brand; urban redevelopments such as Good-E and 2800 Main, which transform dilapidated historic structures into lively commercial and entertainment zones; and restaurants including José and Mi Cocina, which bring artisanal traditions to contemporary venues. Especially notable are Forty Five Ten, a four-story department store appointed entirely in Knoll furniture and textiles, and the Warehouse, a 31,000-square-foot space for art exhibition and storage. Interspersed between the projects are five first-person narratives from Droese Raney’s noted clients and collaborators as well as a sixth with the “insider view” from the firm itself.

Authors Droese Raney Architecture and Interiors is a full-service architecture firm, specializing in the design of commercial, hospitality, and specialized retail projects around the country. Formed in 1998 by David Droese and Lance Raney, the Dallas-based firm is known for creative, innovative design concepts. Their work has been seen in WWD, Vogue, Texas Architect, New York Magazine, VM+SD, DNR, Open: The World’s Best New Fashion Stores and numerous other shelter publications. Ian Volner has contributed articles on architecture, urbanism, and design to Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, among other publications, and is a contributing editor at Architect and Architecture Today. He is the author of numerous books and monographs, including Jorge Pardo: Public Projects and Commissions, Philip Johnson: A Visual Biography, and The Great Great Wall: Along the Borders of History from China to Mexico.

$65.00 8.5 x 10.875 Portrait • 480pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-81-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Hillier Selected Works Studio Hillier

Hillier Selected Works

FOREWO R D BY STAN AL L E N

Hillier: Selected Works presents the design work of the husbandand-wife team of J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier during the last 25 years coupled with a brief graphic retrospective of the Hillier practice of architecture over 57 years of operation. Despite taking unconventional paths to architecture, both Hilliers enjoyed exhilarating careers growing the firm to 500 people and executing nearly 4,000 projects in 27 US States and 34 foreign countries. The quality of the firm’s work has been honored by over 350 design awards. The selected projects in this monograph are driven by strictly disciplined programing and then conceived by bringing into balance all the forces at work on a project: culture, climate, site, economics, market, and even politics. The resultant architecture is distinctive of its time, its place, and its client, rather than of a particular language or style.

Contributors Studio Hillier LLC is an interdisciplinary design firm in Princeton, NJ, co-founded in 2011 by partners Barbara A. Hillier, AIA, and J. Robert Hillier, LHD, FAIA, PP. Together for more than 30 years, they form the backbone of a vibrant, growing full-service architectural studio that has the depth of experience and design talent to take on a challenge of any scope. They work collaboratively with experts in the region and elsewhere who bring excellence and robust knowledge of the latest building technologies including prefabrication and environmental systems and the preservation of historic structures. Their success is reflected in the number of repeat clients who recognize their rigorous standards of performance in meeting occupancy dates, managing the budget and delivering high-quality design and professional services. With over 350 design awards, their reputation for excellence is evidence of their commitment to their clients, to place, to sustainability, and to the built environment. J. Robert Hillier (Bob) is one of the leading and most highly respected architects in the United States. He is perhaps best known for having built one of the largest and most successful architecture firms in the world. Mr. Hillier is distinguished for his design, for his business acumen and for his contributions to the field of architecture as a practitioner and educator. He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from New Jersey Institute of Technology and an Honorary MBA from Bryant University. Other honors include the Legacy Award from the Urban Land Institute, the AIA’s Michael Graves Lifetime Achievement Award and The President’s Medal from NJIT. He is also a Trustee Emeritus at McCarter Theater. Barbara A. Hillier is an accomplished architect and designer and a Principal and co-founder of Studio Hillier. She is the recipient of many honors and awards, most recently for the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas and for the BD Campus Center, which received the distinguished Chicago Athenaeum American Architecture Award. Her career in architecture was cultivated in the firm of Hillier Architecture, where she was both life partner and career partner with founder, J. Robert Hillier, LHD, FAIA. Ms. Hillier opened and led the firm’s Philadelphia office for 11 years which helped build the firm’s national reputation.

In 2008, Hillier Architecture, then one of the largest firms in the country, merged with a foreign firm to create the 3rd largest architectural firm worldwide. Studio Hillier, the firm’s current iteration, was formed in 2012. More recently, NJIT’s College of Architecture and Design was renamed the J. Robert and Barbara A. Hillier College of Architecture and Design, celebrating the Hilliers’ commitment to providing more equitable access to design education.

$50.00 9” x 11” Portrait • 224pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-50-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Ground Truth Brandon Jorgensen

GROUND TRUTH a t e l i e r

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US military slang uses “ground truth” to refer to the facts comprising a tactical situation on the ground—as opposed to intelligence reports, mission plans, and other descriptions reflecting the conative or policy-based projections of the industrial military complex. Regarding architecture or the practice of building, ground truth is our office slang, referring to the actual situation of building as opposed to design and documentation. Tactility is a key element with regards to the way we design at Atelier Jorgensen. Our office is based on combining all our resources. Drawing by hand, making mock-ups, and building models is an integral part of our process. In the field during construction this iterative approach continues where the hand stays connected to our design. We are not afraid to pick up a nail gun or skill saw to show our craftsman what we are thinking. This approach is what we have referred to as our ground truth—if you understand your methods and means, it will allow you to always edit and refine with authority. Author A third-generation Californian, born and raised in the Bay Area, Brandon Jorgensen’s family came to the US in the 1930s migrating from Denmark to work on the Bay Bridge and Golden Gate Bridge. His architectural workshop is based in San Francisco and Napa California. He studied architecture, receiving a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley.

Brandon started his workshop in July of 2011 where he maintains a small team of thinkers and makers working on projects in Greece, Hawaii, Los Angeles, and all throughout California’s wine country. Stanley Saitowitz is an American designer. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1949. He received his Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Witwatersrand in 1974. He received a Masters in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. Other contributors: Farzad More, Kathryn Jorgensen, Granite Landis, Jonathan, Solis, Dora Tan, David Regina, and Lisha Zhang

$50.00 8.5” x 10.88” Portrait • 200pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-61-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Wisdom of Place A Guide to Recovering the Sacred Origins of Landscape Chip Sullivan Elizabeth Boults

This book aims to help readers rediscover the sacredness of the everyday landscapes around them in order to shed light on the ecological imperatives of our time. Drawn from the union of art, nature, and metaphysics, it presents some of the myths and legends of antiquity as they might be recognized by our modern society of earth-shapers. Through word and image the authors reference the ecological and environmental concepts found at the core of traditional environmental knowledge and provide a new context for environmental engagement that merges the spiritual and phenomenological with the scientific and empirical. Wisdom of place can be used by anyone—from creatives to spiritual seekers, landscape architects to coders—to call forth the voice of the genius loci—the spirit of place—and reveal the creative forces and hidden currents of nature. Author Elizabeth Boults is a landscape architect and lecturer in human ecology at the University of California, Davis. Her areas of interest are graphic communication, site design, and landscape history, theory, and criticism. Chip Sullivan is an artist and professor of landscape architecture and environmental design at the University of California, Berkeley. Chip is recognized for his expertise in landscape representation and illustration as well as innovative, energy-conserving design.

$45.00 6.5” x 8.5” Portrait • 230pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-19-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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A Moment in the Sun Robert Ernest’s Brief but Brilliant Life in Architecture Robert McCarter

Robert Ernest was an architect of rare promise and remarkable early success, whose award-winning career was cut short by cancer at age 28 in 1962. Despite the brevity of Ernest’s life, his education and practice were intertwined with some of the most important figures in architecture, including his interactions with Louis I. Kahn and Paul Rudolph. Ernest’s exceptional architectural designs, though, honored during his lifetime with three Progressive Architecture Awards and one Record Houses Award, have never been documented in a comprehensive manner, and are now almost completely lost to disciplinary history. Yet the materials in the architect’s personal and professional archives—upon which this book is almost entirely based—clearly indicate that Ernest was a remarkably talented and unusually gifted architectural designer, whose future promise and potential were inestimable. Ernest’s two built works, both realized before he had turned 28, his one work built after his death, as well as the remarkably innovative unrealized projects documented in his archives, indicate that had Ernest lived to a normal lifespan, he would have without question been one of the most important architects of his generation, with the potential to design precedent-setting buildings equal to those realized by the most recognized architects in the sixty years after his death.

Author Robert McCarter is a practicing architect, author, and Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis; his architectural practice has realized 25 works, and he has authored and edited 24 books on modern and contemporary architecture.

$29.95 5.5” x 8.5” Portrait • 180pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-43-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Tectonics of Place II The Architecture of Johnson Fain Scott Johnson

Tectonics of Place II: The Architecture of Johnson Fain chronicles the architectural and interior design work of a preeminent international design practice based in Southern California. The firm, well-known for landmark projects throughout the United States and abroad, eschews any singular approach or style. Addressing issues of program, client, physical context, and sustainability, Johnson Fain crafts design solutions which are strikingly modern and unique. Tall buildings both elaborate their particular programs, whether residential or work-related, while becoming icons on the urban skyline. Single family dwellings, wineries and cultural facilities set in more rural landscapes interact instinctively with nature. Museums, clubhouses, and educational campuses create a sense of cohesion and shared purpose through the design of both the buildings and the open spaces that unite them. Forward-looking science and technology centers express state-of-the-art systems while reinforcing collegiality and reflection which lies at the heart of research. Beyond the brief, the architecture of Johnson Fain is human-centered, forward looking and interactive. Author Scott Johnson is the design partner at Johnson Fain, an international architecture, planning and interior design firm based in Los Angeles. A prolific designer of residential, institutional, and commercial buildings, a number of his best-known designs are widely published and have become local landmarks.

$50.00 9.625" x 9.625" Square • 300pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-44-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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The Mother Tongue of Architecture Selected Writing from Kazi Khaleed Ashraf Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

A collection of critical essays on abiding and compelling topics in architecture and the culture of architecture. Range of topics are diverse: an architectural phenomenology of water, architecture and landscape rethought, ancient Greece to India, The Buddha’s house to the modern house in India, the architecture and landscapes of Louis Kahn. Le Corbusier in India, the architecture of Balkrishna Doshi, and other original topics such as the destruction of buildings as a ritual necessity. “Reading and pondering over Kazi’s writings, I am reminded of my personal journeys and learnings…Architecture is not merely a static dumb built form but is a cosmos in itself. Not merely produced theoretically but created through varied moods and activities of life, place, space, and ecosystems. Theoretically—arguably and rationally—functions or activities or appearances are organisms, but not if not seen holistically. Hence, Vastu is not only an environment and not merely an object but has an all-pervading soul, and this is what Kazi conveys through his travels and experiences.” —Balkrishna Doshi on The Mother Tongue of Architecture

Author Kazi Khaleed Ashraf is an architect, architectural historian and critic. Trained at MIT and the University of Pennsylvania he has taught at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Hawaii in the US, and now directs the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

$45.00 6.75” x 9” Portrait • 488pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-59-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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An Art of Instrumentality The Landscape Architecture of Richard Weller Richard Weller

Through selected works this monograph showcases the design work and research of leading landscape architect Richard Weller, chair of Landscape architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. The book documents the evolution of Weller’s practice from small scale artworks to planning megaregions, including his latest proposal for a World Park. With essays by Jillian Walliss and Dirk Sijmons as well as his own writing, the book explains Weller’s methods and motivations; a unique window on to the ways in which the discipline of landscape architecture has matured over the last 40 years. Through a carefully curated selection of work, the book makes the case that landscape architecture is at best “art of instrumentality.” The two essayists in the book are highly regarded. Jillian Walliss of Melbourne University is a contemporary landscape architectural critic and in 2017 Dirk Sijmons received the IFLA sir Geoffrey Jellicoe award, the highest international achievement in landscape architecture.

Author Richard Weller is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture and Executive Director of the McHarg Center at The University of Pennsylvania. His work has been widely exhibited in major galleries and awarded in many international design competitions. Other contributors Jillian Walliss Dirk Sijmons

$50.00 8.75” x 10.5” Portrait • 260pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-62-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Salty Urbanism Design Manual for Sea Level Rise Adaptation in Urban Areas Jeffrey Huber and Larry Scarpa

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a design manual to address sea level rise and climate change for urban areas in the coastal zones Salty urbanism is a concept that refers to the ways in which cities and urban areas will respond and adapt to rising sea levels and the accompanying increase in salinity of coastal and near-coastal land. This phenomenon is caused by a combination of factors, including global warming, sea-level rise, and human development along coastlines. Salty urbanism can have a significant impact on urban infrastructure, such as roads, buildings, and water supply systems. As saltwater infiltrates freshwater sources, it can damage pipes and other infrastructure, leading to costly repairs and maintenance. In response to salty urbanism, urban designers are exploring new strategies to adapt and mitigate the effects of rising sea levels and saltwater intrusion. These strategies include elevating buildings and infrastructure, implementing green infrastructure to absorb excess water, and developing coastal ecosystems to act as buffers against storm surges and flooding. Overall, Salty Urbanism highlights the urgent need for cities and urban areas to adapt and prepare for the ongoing and future impacts of climate change.

Author Jeffrey Huber is a principal at Brooks + Scarpa and manages the firm’s South Florida studio. Huber is also an associate professor of the School of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University in downtown Fort Lauderdale. All contributors Lawrence Scarpa, Principal, Brooks + Scarpa Architects Dr. Keith Van de Riet, Associate Professor Dr. Colin Polsky, Director and Professor, Florida Atlantic University Dr. Diana Mitsova, Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University Dr. Fredrick Bloetscher, Professor, Florida Atlantic University John Sandell, Professor, Florida Atlantic University Richard Jones, Senior Research Associate, Florida Atlantic University Kun Li, Senior Project Designer, Brooks + Scarpa Architects Pieter Conradie, Project Designer, Brooks + Scarpa Architects Heather Akers, Project Designer, Brooks + Scarpa Architects Aren Castro, Project Designer, Brooks + Scarpa Architects Chance Stillman, Research Assistant, Florida Atlantic University Dogus Oren, Research Assistant, Florida Atlantic University Dane Quist, Research Assistant, Florida Atlantic University Rayan Alhawiti, Research Associate, Florida Atlantic University Connor Bailey, Research Associate, Florida Atlantic University Gerardo Ormachea, Research Assistant, Florida Atlantic University Ian Fennimore, Research Assistant, Florida Atlantic University

$39.95 6” x 9” Portrait • 300pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-75-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Island Homes Casual Elegance in Design Clare Jacobson and Peter Vincent Architects

ISL A ND HOM ES CASUAL ELEGANCE IN DESIGN

PETER VINCENT ARCHITECTS TEXT BY CLARE JACOBSON FOREWORD BY MALIA MATTOCH MCMANUS

Island Homes and Casual Elegance in Design presents the beautiful yet unpretentious new homes, residential renovations, and commercial buildings designed by Honolulu-based Peter Vincent Architects. A boutique firm founded in 1992, PVA specializes in custom-built architecture in a broad spectrum of styles and genres. Each project responds to the unique needs and vision of its client as well as the physical, social, and environmental opportunities and requirements offered by its site. In stunning color photography, the book features twenty built works by PVA. Each shows the creative design, quality materials, and exacting proportions that set PVA apart. The text, crafted from interviews with managing partner Peter Vincent, tells an intimate story of each project and discusses the various personal experiences that have influenced his architectural philosophy. A foreword by Malia Mattoch McManus, author of The Hawaiian House Now, discusses how PVA projects respect their surroundings and the culture. Author Founded in 1992, Peter Vincent Architects is a boutique architecture and interior design firm located in Honolulu. PVA’s work encompasses a broad spectrum of styles and genres and responds to the unique needs and vision of each client and site.

$60.00 10” x 12” Portrait • 240pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-61-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

Peter Vincent Architects is the recipient of numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Honolulu Chapter, Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii, National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) Honolulu Chapter, and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) Honolulu Chapter, among others. Other contributors Clare Jacobson, author Malia Mattoch McManus, foreword

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FLUX Architecture in a Parametric Landscape Ila Berman and Andrew Kudless

FLUX: Architecture in a Parametric Landscape focuses on the radical evolution of computational and material technologies that, during the last 25 years, have catalyzed one of the most creative and prolific periods in architecture since the early 20th century. The book is organized into eight taxonomies—Stacked Aggregates, Modular Assemblages, Pixelated Fields, Cellular Clusters, Serial Iterations, Woven Meshes, Emerging Surfaces and Catenary Systems, and Multi-agent Systems—each of which explores a dominant logic and set of morphological traits transformed through advanced computational and material practices. These themes are theoretically explored and elaborated through the presentation of 140 built works and experimental architectural projects, which are then expanded through analytical and generative diagrams and models that further the design potential of the logics used to create them. Within the book, the architectures presented are considered as a population of objects responsible for the evolution of something that far exceeds the trajectory of a single project. They are thus explored less as autonomous works than as a collection of interrelated and interacting cultural artifacts in flux, whose formation, methods, and tools, as well as their experience, perception, and meaning are necessarily tied to a broader field of cultural production, contributing to the dynamic generation of new architectural and urban models.

The book is organized thematically and presents 63 built works and experimental architectural projects, which are then expanded through analytical and generative diagrams and models developed for this publication that further the design potential of the parametric logics used to create them. The book is a fascinating exploration of the impact of digital technologies on architecture and how they are transforming the way we conceive and construct spaces and materials. Author Ila Berman, is the former Dean, Elwood R. Quesada Professor and Director of the Next Cities Institute at the University of Virginia and Principal of Scaleshift design. She is an architect, theorist, and curator of architecture and urbanism whose research investigates the relationship between culture and the evolution of contemporary material, technological and spatial practices. Andrew Kudless is the founder of the design firm Matsys and the Kendall Memorial Professor and Director of the Advanced Media Technology Lab at UH Hines College of Architecture and Design. His work investigates the emergent and integral relationships between form, growth, and behavior in material systems.

$65.00 9” x 11.5” Portrait • 320pp • Hardbound • 978-1-940743-00-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Foundations

Anne Marie Duvall Decker and and Roy T. Decker

The most important project for a design studio is the design of the practice itself. A studio’s point of view is often first defined by feelings and hopes, but if cultivated, grows into values and tactics. How the studio environment is crafted and how it cultivates a kinship around this point of view with collaborators, clients, consultants, community members, and contractors is essential for it to be productive and have a healthy impact. With discipline, a studio evolves a practice that shapes the character, performance, and value of the work. The studio’s early critiques define the approach and territory of work and the propositions that are asked of every project. The studio environment and relationships create the space for the work to be possible. Nine (9) Propositions and fifty-three (53) Foundations are shared herein. Each Foundation additionally includes a supportive commentary. Foundations and Propositions are presented as a work in progress. These are lists that chronicle our thinking and doing over 25 years. For us, there is no separation between theory and practice. This collection of Foundations and Propositions captures an approach to the work and way of being an architect. This work is a privilege with public responsibilities. This is one studio’s search for public good.

Author Anne Marie Duvall Decker, FAIA, sees architecture as instrument, engaging the material phenomena of the environment and the culture of place to create, work of public value. She leads the studio in creating elusive forms and engaging public spaces, no matter the type, size, or budget of projects. Anne is teacher, leader, and an accomplished pianist. Roy T. Decker, FAIA, expands the role of an architect in search of public good. Roy’s dedication to design excellence, education, and craft infuses the firm’s work with meaning. For the past three decades, Roy has led the firm to complete public projects of varying scales and types and to achieve significant design recognition. Roy is a design and critical thought leader, teacher, and a landscape painter.

$45.00 8.75” x 11.75” Portrait • 138pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-51-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Invisible

Heather Woofter and Sung Ho Kim

Invisible is book on St. Louis design practice, Axi:Ome led by Heather Woofter and Sung Ho Kim. A collection of essays, built, unbuilt and conceptual projects which maps the trajectory of last seven years of work from 2015 through 2022. The book covers 24 projects in different cultures and landscapes around the world with varies programs and scales. Nader Tehrani, Eric Mumford, Alan Balfour, Jennifer Yoos, Nanako Umemoto, and Jessie Reiser provides insightful texts supporting and articulating critical frameworks of Axi:Ome, while defining a discourse of complexities in contemporary practice that is emerging from academic expectations. The book documents the invisible ethos that constructs a project in an intricate world that challenges practitioners to re-think and re-examine how they position into architectural spectrum. Invisible cartographs and chronicles the legitimization of architectural practice that engages the pedagogical visions of the profession and the education.

Sung Ho Kim is a co-director and founding principal of Axi:Ome. He is a Raymond E. Maritz Professor of Architecture at College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis and Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts. Other contributors: Nader Tehrani, Alan Balfour, Eric Mumford, Jennifer Yoos, Jessie Reiser, and Nanko Umemoto with Julian Harake

Authors Heather Woofter is a co-director and founding principal of Axi:Ome. She is a Sam and Marilyn Fox Professor of Architecture and Director of College of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design at Washington University in St. Louis and Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts.

$60.00 8.5” x 10.5” Portrait • 304pp • Hardbound • 978-1-940743-77-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Legacy David Martin at AC Martin David C. Martin

David C. Martin was the third-generation design partner for AC Martin Architects. This is a portfolio of significant projects that were designed during the period of 1970s to the 2010s. It includes a number of unpublished photos of award-winning architecture. The treatise includes many of David’s conceptual sketches, his thoughts about design philosophy, and describes working relations with his partner Chris Martin and other team members within the dynamics of a large architectural firm. He describes the culture of the firm and how the practice evolved through the generations. The scale of the work ranges from individual houses to 75-story towers—from houses, churches, aerospace, universities to corporate towers. What differentiates this monograph from most is that it is a personal expression, illustrated by lush photographs from LA’s best architectural photographers, it includes personal sketches and watercolors that chronical the design process. It deals with teamwork, family, craftsmanship, and the joy of architectural practice.

Author David C. Martin, FAIA, a third-generation architect, continues his family’s legacy of major involvement in the architectural planning and civic life of Southern California. David was design principal for AC Martin Partners, a 110-year-old architecture firm founded by his grandfather and noted for its historic and contemporary landmark projects. During his tenure with AC Martin, David transformed neighborhoods, academic institutions, and cities. Martin’s final project was the 80-story high-rise hotel and office complex in the heart of downtown LA—the Wilshire Grand Tower. Martin is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at USC, a past president of the Southern California Chapter of the AIA, and former board member of the AIA California Council. He is currently on the boards of the Los Angeles Conservancy, USC School of Architecture, and the Art Center: College of Design in Pasadena. Martin is an award-winning designer that has been recognized for his innovative, inspirational, and cuttingedge projects. Currently, David along with his wife, Mary Klaus Martin, have established MADWORKSHOP, a foundation that endows innovative designers with the opportunity to freely explore their ideas from inspiration to reality.

$65.00 12” x 12” Square • 212pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-58-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Hotel Design Peter Fillat

Hotel Design presents the beautiful, inviting, and defining hotels and resorts designed by FILLAT+ Architecture. With four studios and over 27 years of experience in hospitality design, the firm was founded in 1992 by Peter Fillat to explore a personal view of how people interact with the environment and to create an Architecture of Permanence, which delights and inspires the human spirit. FILLAT+ specializes in creating places and spaces for people to enjoy life. In the careful planning and sequencing of the interior and exterior spatial experience, the work creates comfortable, inviting spaces that are accommodating, respectful, and memorable. Each project responds to the unique needs and vision of its client as well as the needs of every guest that walks through its doors. The book features 12 built works and 15 projects on the boards. Richly illustrated, the projects elaborate on FILLAT+’s unique approach to designing new destination hotels and resorts, whether building upon historic foundations or designing icons as key anchors in urban redevelopment master plans. Hotel Design features a foreword by Stacy Shoemaker, editor in chief of Hospitality Design magazine, and contributions by David Ashen and Michael Dennis.

Author Peter Fillat is the principal of FILLAT+ Architecture, founded in 1992. He has over 30 years of experience with an international portfolio comprised of hospitality, mixed-use, multi-family residential, and retail projects. Fillat and his innovative designs have received numerous awards and citations from organizations across the globe. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Syracuse University and studied in Florence, Italy. FILLAT+ is a design studio headquartered in Washington, DC. The practice serves both the public and private sectors with a focus on architecture, interior design, urban design, and sustainable practices. Its international portfolio encompasses hotels, resorts, multi-family residential buildings, offices, retail, restaurants, and mixed-use developments. The firm is committed to creating lasting works of architecture and designing in harmony with the environment. FILLAT+ is dedicated to engaging communities and individuals with the spaces we create. The studio creates works based in permanence that delight the people they serve, are respectful of the environment, and create unity between form, function, and spirit.

$65.00 9” x 11” Portrait • 288pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-56-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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I, Nobot

Andrew John Wit and Mahesh Daas

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The book is a graphic novella written by two self-realized nobots who aim to help nearly seven billion fellow biological nobots (also known as humans) realize their true nature. They believe that many nobots are unaware of their existence and some even call themselves human beings. The nobots argue that this is the first time two self-realized nobots have written a book together, and that their perspective can help bridge the gap between nobots and humans. They also look back into history and speculate about the future while rooting themselves firmly in the present. The book is an exploration of the relationship between nobots and humans and aims to be a conversation between the nobots and the reader. The nobots hope that the reader will enjoy the book as much as they enjoyed writing it and suggest that it is best paired with a glass of Château Lagrange 2011 Saint-Julien and Bach’s Organ Sonata No. 3 in D Minor, BWV527. Author Andrew John Wit is a researcher and associate professor at Temple University where he conducts research focused on novel buildings systems utilizing advanced materials & technologies. He is an associate editor for the Journal of Construction Robotics and an elected editor for the International Journal of Architectural Computing.

Mahesh Daas is a designer, poet, and technologist exploring humanness in the age of robotics and artificial intelligence. He is an ACSA Distinguished Professor and serves as the president of the Boston Architectural College. He also serves on the editorial board of Construction Robotics Journal.

$40.00 5.75” x 8.25” Portrait • 200pp • Softbound, exposed-thread spine • 978-1-951541-63-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Performance + Assembly The Experience of Space Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s Performance + Assembly: The Experience of Space covers a range of performance and assembly spaces designed by AS+GG from central spaces in the world’s largest expositions to small, flexible high-technology theaters to expressive and functional auditoriums. The book of global cultural work includes building designs from Chicago to Istanbul, Astana to Dubai and features both photography of built spaces and unbuilt ideas. In this book Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture reviews projects to answer questions that relate to how buildings can be used to enhance the experiences of the users beyond set programmatic requirements by asking questions like: How can architecture and design help advance the technologies, the operations, the program, and the way buildings perform? At a more sensorial and experiential level, the book explores how architecture can speak to the soul to create a place in between the art and the audience. Contributors Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. The firm strives to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment, and inspire others to improve the world

through a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes symbiotic relationship with the natural environment—a philosophy coined as “global environmental contextualism.” This approach, which takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption, and a site’s geothermal properties, represents a fundamental change in the design process, in which form facilitates performance. It’s predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected, and that a building’s design should stem from an understanding of its role within that context—locally, regionally, and globally. Such a pluralistic approach acknowledges the interaction among building systems as well as between those systems and the natural environment and seeks to improve each individual system’s performance. AS+GG’s practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning, and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects, and hightech laboratory facilities. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

$45.00 9.25” x 9.25” Square • 336pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-36-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Section Kris Yao | Artech Kris Yao

KRIS YAO | ARTECH’s new monograph Section assembles 28 of the firm’s projects in the dynamic Greater China region, dating back to 2012. It includes a wide range of architectural types, catering for the cultural, commercial, corporate, education, hospitality, and transportation sectors, in addition to a performing arts center and a spiritual space. The common theme is a desire to create places that allow people to interact with their environment, enhancing connections between nature and the man-made, with the appropriate use of technology for sustainable living comfort. The projects are organized into three categories: modern architecture infused with the essence of Chinese culture, unique places with poetic expression, and the reshaping of the corporate spirit. The book includes numerous sections and details in order to convey the ideas behind the walls—allowing readers to understand the scale and spatial sequence of each project—alongside the buildings’ harmonious relationship with their environment and cultural context. Each project exemplifies the simplicity and precision of modern architecture that pays respect to the uniqueness and sustainability of a site, while also demonstrating the influence that KRIS YAO | ARTECH has had in shaping modern Asia’s urban landscape.

Author Kris Yao, Hon. FAIA, is the founder of KRIS YAO | ARTECH. The AIA praised his architecture as having “a poetic nature” due to his use of “native eastern aesthetic and spirituality with a sense of natural light, interplay of surfaces and forms and executing all with a high level of innovation and professionalism.” Established in 1985, KRIS YAO | ARTECH is an architectural firm with offices in Taipei and Shanghai, with a portfolio that demonstrates years of practice in the commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, education, and transportation sectors, in addition to performing arts centers and spiritual spaces. The team strives to achieve excellence in design, employing innovative yet appropriate technologies to create architectural spaces with cultural significance and poetic expression.

$55.00 10” x 12” Portrait • 340pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-41-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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House Precinct Territory Design Strategies for the Productive City Dr. Rafael Luna, Dongwoo Yim, Dr. John Doyle, Dr. Graham Crist, Dr. Silvia Micheli, Dr. Antony Moulis, and Dr. Peyman Akhgar Contributors Dr. Rafael Luna is the co-founder of the architecture firm PRAUD and Senior Lecturer at the University of Technology Sydney. He received a Master of Architecture from MIT (2010), and his Ph.D. from L’Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland (2022).

HOUSE DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR THE PRODUCTIVE CITY

PRECINCT Peyman Akhgar Silvia Micheli Antnony Moulis Rafael Luna Dongwoo Yim Graham Crist John Doyle

TERRITORY The book departs from a reflection on contemporary issues of environmental and social sustainability. With buildings and cities been one of the primary accelerators of climate change, the tightening of urban environments is one of the mechanisms by which architects and urban planners can affect change. To date, models of urban densification and compact cities have been focused on sites of urban consumption—residential, commercial, civic, and social spaces. Little thought has been given to the vast productive hinterlands around the world that support cities, through the growing of food, generation of power, production of goods, and disposal of waste. Working through three scales of analysis, across three cities in the Asia Pacific Region, and deploying varying design research techniques ranging from critical observation to speculative scenario modelling, the book presents a series of projects that seek to retro-fit an existing urban environment with a productive program. The purpose of this project is to describe a series of models for the folding of production into our cities, with ambition of consolidating all components of human inhabitation within a smaller overall physical and environmental footprint.

Dongwoo Yim is the co-founder of the architecture firm PRAUD and assistant professor in Architecture and Urban Design at Hongik University. He received a Master of Architecture and Urban Design from Harvard University, and his undergraduate studies from Seoul National University. Dr. John Doyle is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Urban Design at RMIT University. He is the director of the Master of Architecture program, and a visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology. He is a practicing architect and partner at Common. Dr. Graham Crist is an associate professor of Architecture at RMIT. He is a founding director of Melbourne based practice Antarctica Architects. Graham is currently the program manager and head of the Master of Urban Design. Dr. Silvia Micheli (BArch Politecnico di Milano; PhD, IUAV, Venice) researches and teaches contemporary design and history of architecture at the University of Queensland, where she is senior lecturer. Silvia’s design research focuses on the productive city and how small-scale projects can enhance livability and resilience in our communities. Dr. Antony Moulis is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Queensland, where he teaches and researches across architectural history and theory, urbanism and design. His collaborative design research investigates resilience and micro-urbanism in the contemporary city. Dr. Peyman Akhgar is associate lecturer at the University of Queensland. He received a Master of Architecture from Politecnico di Milano University (2016), and his Ph.D. from the University of Queensland, Australia (2021). Other Contributors Tali Hatuka Dr. Remi Ayoko Areti Markopoulou Nina Rappaport

$35.00 7.28” x 9.84” Portrait • 250pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-64-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Practice Practice Ashton Hamm

The business of architecture—shaped by anti-trust legislation and pro-corporate governmental policies—has created an extractive, inequitable, and precarious environment for its practitioners. These pressures have led many small firms, which make up roughly three quarters of architecture offices in the United States, to adopt diverse, ad-hoc organizational and survival strategies. In their very precarity, these small firms offer fertile grounds to test more resilient structures. One such model, the worker cooperative, offers a critical mode of practice that is equitable, democratic, and addresses the systemic inequalities that plague the profession. Practice Practice addresses the parallel trajectories of cooperatives in the United States and the professionalization of architecture. This contextual background highlights the coincident struggles of the labor movement and the emergence of the architectural corporation. Within this context, the cooperative model is presented as a challenge to the prevailing conditions of the profession. Logistical frameworks for creating an architectural cooperative— including diagrams, sample operating agreements, and bylaws— are offered for any firm looking to transition or incorporate anew. The book projects the social, economic, and aesthetic benefits of the architectural cooperative by taking stock of cooperatives in other industries. Finally, Practice Practice presents a vision for a cooperative network of small architecture firms as imagined in collaboration with the Architecture Lobby.

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This book situates, celebrates, and envisions a future for small firms. Throughout the book, interviews, office visits, site visits, and field notes document encounters with over twenty such firms. These offices demonstrate the subversive agency harnessed by small firms. If the cooperative model were to infiltrate such sites, the nature of practice and industry would transform. Built work would reflect ever more diverse sensibilities, minority workers’ voices would be uplifted, and workers would earn equity through ownership. Architects would enter the solidarity economy, transforming their communities. Author Ashton Hamm is a licensed architect and a worker-owner at uxo architects—an architectural cooperative located and founded in California in 2016. She is an activist and a member of the Architecture Lobby—an organization advocating for fair labor and wage practices within the profession. She received her B. Arch from Virginia Tech.

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The Pocket Guide to Perspective A Step-by-Step Approach Maurice Herman

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This step-by-step Pocket Guide will teach you how to draw stunningly beautiful perspectives, complete with reflections and shadows. The Pocket Guide to Perspective uses a simple, step-by-step method to help readers understand the basic concepts of perspective construction. Readers will learn to build one-point, two-point, and multi-point perspectives as well as reflections and shadows in perspective. This small pocket guide is compact and focused. Whether you’re at your desk or out and about, it is useful reference to bring along for both students and professionals alike.

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Author Professor Maurice Herman is an award-winning architect, educator, and illustrator. He loves to draw. He’s a subject matter expert who’s taught perspective, rendering, and sketching for more than twenty years. His illustrations have appeared in numerous books, academic journals, newspapers, and magazines, including the New York Times and Architectural Record. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in design from the California Institute of the Arts and a master’s degree in architecture from UCLA. His first job after graduation was as an apprentice to famed architectural illustrator Carlos Diniz. He currently lives and teaches in Los Angeles.

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North Atlantic Cities Charles Duff

The North Atlantic Cities by Charles B. Duff is a book on urban development and urban life masquerading as a book on architecture. It is the story of four hundred years of architecture and urban development in four countries: the Netherlands, Great Britain, Ireland and the United States, particularly cities like New York, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Savannah, to name a few. The author starts with a kind of building few others have considered -the row house, which could very well be the key to understanding why many of the world’s great cities look and function as they do. From the 1600’s to today as the author theorizes, this innocuousseeming housing type is perhaps the antidote to suburban sprawl, urban decay and the worst catastrophes of global climate change Author Charles Duff is a planner, teacher, developer, and historian. In a career of more than 35 years, he has built or rebuilt more than 300 buildings and led the revival of some of Baltimore’s most successful neighborhoods. He has been President of Jubilee Baltimore, the city’s premier community development nonprofit, since 1987, and has been President of the Baltimore Architecture Foundation.

A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard University, he lectures widely in America and elsewhere and has taught at Johns Hopkins University. He co-wrote Then and Now: Baltimore Architecture in 2005 and contributed to The Architecture of Baltimore. His translations of two French works on Greek tragedy were published in the US in 2010 and 2012.

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Pressing Matters 11

Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Number 11 in the series, this book takes a look back at the academic year 2021-2022 in the Architecture Department of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design. Summer term welcomes incoming students who do not have a background or degree in architecture and brings them up to speed with Digital Workshops, where they acquire digital design skill sets that are integral to a contemporary approach to design as they enter their first year in graduate school. From there, they will learn how to produce analog materials, such as drawings and models, and then take a summer studio where they will study a site and begin to design a building for that site. This book showcases the three levels of our MArch Program—500, 600, & 700—of select students’ work in each of the faculty’s studio sections in both fall and spring. Included are descriptions of the various courses and electives on offer. Also highlighted are various events, such as lectures, book launches, and conferences which took place over the two semesters. There are multiple distinct programs in which students can earn a post-professional degree. The MSD-AAD (Advanced Architectural Design), MSD-EBD (Environmental Building Design), MSD-RAS (Robotics and Autonomous Systems), PhD, and IPD (Integrated Product Design) all have examples of students’ work and original designs.

Author Part of an important research university, the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design, as one of the top ten Graduate Architecture Departments in the USA, prepares students to address complex sociocultural and environmental issues through thoughtful inquiry, creative expression, and innovation. The Department of Architecture operates at the forefront of research and design by focusing on new design methodologies and future manufacturing through the interlinked intelligence of digital design, computational analyses, and robotics. Winka Dubbeldam, MArch MS-AAD, is a seasoned academic and design leader, serving in her 8th year as Chair and Miller Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, where she has gathered an international network of innovative research and design professionals. She is currently the Creative director for the Venice Architecture Biennale’s virtual Italian pavilion, and also serves as the External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London (2019-present) and juror in several international competitions. Professor Dubbeldam was named one of the DesignIntelligence 30 Most Admired Educators [2015]. As the founder/principal of the WBE certified New York firm Archi-Tectonics, Dubbeldam is widely known for her award-winning work, recognized as much for its use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems as for its elegance and innovative structures.

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Artificial Intelligent Architecture New Paradigms in Architectural Practice and Production Frank Jacobus and Brian M. Kelly

The impact of artificial intelligence in the discipline of architecture is unavoidable and undeniable. The recent mass adoption of highly accessible machine learning tools including DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney has allowed designers to test their limits and assess their role as an author in the design of the built environment. This book will include speculations on the introduction of artificial intelligence bots/apps into architecture and feature a collection of works from eighteen architects and designers who are interrogating current AI applications. Within each chapter, authors put forth a position through a framework consisting of theory and application lenses. Additionally, interviews from leading practitioners will offer insights into the current curiosities fueling investigation. This book will incite dialogue about the potential of AI as an ideation device and extension of the architect’s authorship. As a part of this work, curation plays an important role as the technology generates content at an incredible pace. Architectural design thinking will have to reconcile the injection of this new tool and this book will speculate on the current state in its infancy.

Authors Frank Jacobus is an artist, educator, co-principal of SILO AR+D, and associate professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design. As principal of SILO, Frank has completed residential and institutional projects across the United States for a variety of clients and communities. Renowned for its resourceful design and execution, SILO’s work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Architect, the Architect’s Newspaper, Azure, Slate, Dwell, Salon, Fast Company, and others. Brian M. Kelly is an NCARB-certified, licensed architect in the State of Nebraska and an associate professor of architecture at the University of Nebraska. He teaches studios at all levels of the curriculum ranging from design thinking in the introductory core to design research studios in the Master’s program. Brian’s research focus is broadly investigating the agency of authorship in the design process, specifically interrogating copyright and appropriation within software applications. All Credited Contributors: David Alf, Sarah Asif, Stéphane Bauche, Ria Bravo, Michael Chapman, Karl Daubmann, Tilong Fu, Jean Jaminet, Andrew Kudless, Kevin McClellan, Kaveh Najafian, David Newton, Randall Teal, Joshua Vermillion, Jason Vigneri-Beane, Dustin White

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Design Build Studios in Latin America Teaching Through a Social Agenda Felipe Mesa and Ana Valderrama

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Teaching Through a Social Agenda

This publication documents the work carried out by fourteen DesignBuild Studios in Latin America over the past twenty years, compiling a total of thirty-nine projects that place an emphasis on teaching with a social agenda and the impact that the construction experience has on students and communities. In contrast to architecture teaching around the world that places the emphasis on individual work, competition, and representation, these studios stimulate collaborative work and produce small-format buildings with flexible programs that have an immediate impact on their context. While global architecture often feels remote from people, the courses that take this approach manage resources sustainably and build projects with a high intensity of use. In the context of the most unequal region on the planet, this kind of studio enables students to interact positively in response to social, environmental, and architectural constraints. Design-Build Studios in Latin America asks questions about what matters in the present-day training and practice of architecture if we want our discipline to play a leading role in the ecological and social challenges of our time.

Author Felipe Mesa is a founding partner of Plan:b Arquitectos, an architecture studio based in Medellín, Colombia—www.planbarq. com—and is assistant professor at The Design School—Architecture Program—of Arizona State University. In 2013 and 2018 he codirected the Design-Build Studio Nubes de Madera at the School of Architecture of the Pontifical Bolivarian University, Medellín. Felipe Mesa conceives of the architectural project as a provisional pact, permeable configuration, and positive expression of the ecological and social forces around us. His projects and research into the practice and teaching of architecture have been published by Mesaestándar in four books: Acuerdos Parciales (2005), Arquitectura en espera (2007), Permeabilidad (2013), and Arquitectura a la inversa (2017); and the book 12 Projects in 120 Constraints (2021), published by AR+D publishing. Ana Valderrama is co-founder of Matéricos Periféricos, a collective that works for social and environmental justice based in Rosario, Argentina. She is director of the Master’s in Landscape Architecture and associate professor of the School of Architecture at the National University of Rosario. Ana Valderrama conceives of architecture as congealed emergences of a multiple and dialogical framework of human and non-human vitalities through time. She is currently completing a doctorate in Landscape Architecture at the University of Illinois. Her projects, works, and research have appeared in specialist journals and books, including Poéticas colectivas, published by Bisman Ediciones (2019).

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The City as a Technical Being On the Mode of Existence of Architecture Peter Trummer

The city is the largest human artifact. It is made by us, yet simultaneously it makes us, as well as all other nonhuman entities. The particular discourse to which this book on the city contributes is the discipline of architecture. It explores a simple question: How does the city effect the mode of existence of its buildings?

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The tradition within architectural history that identifies the city as the Use Form origin of our buildings poses a challenged to us, as architects, to theorize about the city’s form and use in order to rationalize saw our own was how two formal objects met, with one—the city—passing in actions. In opposition to other disciplinary approaches to the city URBAN PLANNING URBAN DESIGN (FUNCTION) the quality of the other—the building—to produce and its architecture, however, the book argues not for type and (Rossi,modulating(TYPE) Ungers) as the deepest aspect of the architecture of the city. a Neither radical new building out of qualities that reside in the original two Zero Use Zero Form will it be the function (Venturi & Scott Brown, Koolhaas) of the city to entities. explain its material organization, nor is matter considered (Jacobs, Banham) to be deeper than the real city. Instead, this books argues For me, one of the best descriptions of the emerging qualitie that the mode of existence of architecture is inherent to the city itself, of the new comes from George Kubler in his book The Shape of (OBJECT) which originates its architecture as part of its being as a technical CITOLOGY object. Time. What Kubler presents in the book as a formalist reading of Author FIGURE THE FOURFOLD DIAGRAM OF THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE CITY planning AND ITS of objects, The concept of the technical being that i use to define a new Trummer isas a professor forthat urban design and urban art historyPeter reads to101.me a thesis defines the genesis DISCOURSES ontology of the architecture of the city is taken from Gilbert at the University of Innsbruck and currently the dean19of the Faculty most notably through his idea of the prime object. Kubler published Simondon’s theory of mechanology. In this book I re-originate of Architecture. He is a visiting faculty member for the architectural What I would like to propose in conclusion theLos engagement Simondon’s approach into the discipline of architecture, thus andand architectural theory at on SCI-Arc in Angeles. the book indesign 1962 subtitled it program Remarks the isHistory of Things. He of a new disciplinary discourse. What we need today is not a discipline presenting the city not simply as a milieu in which its buildings states that artconsiders history in the was of urban design, which abstract form astwentieth being deeper century than emerge, but as a technical object with the capacity to converge its in his preamble the real city. Nor do we need urbanism, which considers the matter elements and individuate new ones—that is, architecture. dominated by Ernst Cassirer’s definition of art as symbolic language of the city as being deepest. Furthermore we do not need urban

representatives consider function of the as thedominated This idea of planning, readingwhose a work through its the meaning hascityalso deepest concern. What I think we do need in our contemporary world

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Future Offices Ali Rahim

Contributors Ali Rahim is Professor of Architecture and Director of Advanced Architecture Design (MSD-AAD) at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. He is Co-Director of the New York- and Shanghai-based architectural firm CAP. Mr. Rahim has served as the Studio Zaha Hadid Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Arts (die Angewandte) in Vienna, as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at Yale University, and as a visiting architecture professor at Harvard University. Mr. Rahim’s books include Future Airports (2020), Asset Architecture 1, 2 and 3 (2016, 2017, and 2018), all published by ORO; Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (2012), published by the China Building Press, Beijing; Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (2006), published by Routledge, London; Turbulence (2011), published by Norten and Company, New York. He has a forthcoming book on design research titled Catalytic Forms, which is to be published in 2022.

Future Offices examines the evolving nature of the office as a spatial asset. Rapid changes in culture, technology, and society have upended longstanding notions of offices and the nature of work itself. While companies and capital around the globe have become increasingly consolidated, labor vis-à-vis technology has become increasingly decentralized. The office, traditionally a key spatial interlocutor between labor and capital is caught in an awkward position with typological considerations for architecture. What should the future office look like? What is the future role of the headquarters? What does the office’s changing role mean for urbanism? The works collected here provide frameworks for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of contemporary work, manufacturing, and commerce, and they aspire to influence new ways of conceiving architecture at multiple scales. They speculate upon a future where offices acquire new facets as resources of space, knowledge, and production that participate in local and global economic and cultural contexts in new hybridized forms. At the heart of this is a recognition that the new ways in which companies integrate into in society should be reflected in architecture itself.

CAP Founded in 1999, is known for futuristic designs using digital techniques and the latest technologies for the design and manufacturing of architecture. Projects include commissions by the Museum of Modern Art [New York]; Reebok Shanghai, Lijia Smart Park, Chongqing, Wenjin Hotels, Beijing, NJCTTQ Pharmaceuticals, Nanjing, AMEC Technologies, Nanchang [China]; Samsung, Seoul [South Korea]; and IWI Orthodontics Clinic, Tokyo [Japan].

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Periurban Cartographies Kolkata’s Ecologies and Settled Ruralities Dr Victoria Jane Marshall

Periurban Cartographies looks through the prism of the “almost urban” to consider what a “city” is or could be. In doing so, the book challenges assumptions and reconsiders design practices. The research reported upon in this study draws on thick description of everyday life and diffuse power in periurban Gangetic West Bengal/Kolkata. It does so in the hope of enriching our understanding of incremental modes of political empowerment and the futures they make. The intention is to not just communicate the transformations at work in creating a particular “kind of urban,” but also to point to connections that make us rethink the ways in which change happens. The book is a contribution to work being done on urban theorybuilding from elsewhere than the Global North, specifically from Asia, and periurban Gangetic West Bengal/Kolkata. It is not simply a look at a novel and singular condition in and of itself but uses that singularity to better understand periurbanism generally and urban political ecologies particularly. Current scholarship in urban political ecology reminds us of some of the enduring tensions around the conceptualizations of region, socio-natures and agency, and practice. The urban political ecology approach in this book offers a way of moving past some of these tensions.

Author Dr. Victoria Jane Marshall is a senior visiting fellow at the Department of Architecture, National University of Singapore. Marshall is a landscape architect, urban designer, and geographer. Her emplaced, critical environmental research investigates, and represents, possible urban futures.

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Approximate Translation Media, Narrative, and Experience in Urban Design Dr. Jonathan Jae-an Crisman

Cities are infinite cultural hyperobjects that contain layers of history, of contemporary life, of material, capital, infrastructure, of future dreams of what may come. We sometimes call these dreams “urban design plans”—two-dimensional drawings that are meant to capture our aspirations for the future of a place. Yet these plans are often static images—or, worse, building masses without people, narratives, or even nods to contextual histories. Approximate Translation is a poetic and practical rumination on how to incorporate what makes a city a city—stories about place, an unexpected encounter, the immediacy of experience—into practices of urban design. Using a speculative transformation of the Boston neighborhood of Allston as a demonstration, this book proposes that we think seriously about topics as disparate as science fiction, pop art, theme parks, and DJing if we want to better design the cities in which we live. Author Dr. Jonathan Jae-an Crisman is an artist, teacher, and researcher. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Writings on the Asian City Dr. Peter Cookson Smith

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Asian City

The contemporary Asian city has many layers of meaning accumulated at different stages of growth, stemming from historical imprints, imposed land policies, industrialization, waves of migration, and distinctive patterns of development. It is therefore of crucial importance to understand the ramifications of urban design as representing the experience of the city in terms of actual use. This must also reflect the underlying values of urbanism that takes as its basis the active history of the city as a means of blending together physical and non-physical traces of past, embedded cultural values, and present elements as part of a new urban mosaic. In this sense the “locus” of collective memory and socio-cultural shifts hold a strong symbolic meaning in Asia, and help to materialize a resource base on which to establish planning programmes, framed within the spirit and culture of the city. The book examines the contemporary Asian city through the prism of urban design in assimilating new and established drivers of growth. This includes intensified forms of residential development, specialized commercial centers, and technology parks that drive the momentum of the contemporary city, while acting to restructure and reshape forms of capital investment. New spatial patterns are facilitated by tranches of urban expansion, redevelopment, regeneration, and suburbanization that have emerged as by-products of both formal and informal development processes. The book also examines the

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Asian city language embodied in the local morphology—the essential values of the street, block, temple precinct and monument, and how these can be incorporated as drivers of new urban identities that relate to the changing culture and configuration of city neighborhoods. All of these continue to impose different levels of impact on the creation of livable cities and the quality of life for their inhabitants. In this way urban design can look to the future while respecting the past. Author Dr. Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, urbanist, and founder of the URBIS consultancy in Hong Kong, which has operated throughout Asia for more than forty years. He is a former professor of architecture and former President of Hong Kong’s Institutes of Planning and Urban Design. He is the author of seven previous books on cities and urban design.

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Prosperous Lishui A Project for Suburban China Mauro Berta, Edoardo Bruno, Leonardo Ramondetti, and Haohao Xu

Authors Mauro Berta is an architect and holds a PhD. He is an associate professor of architectural and urban design at Politecnico di Torino, the head of design of the China Room research group. He works mainly on urban regeneration and sustainable design, with particular focus on China. He has been scientific coordinator of the SCUTPoliTO winning team at Solar Decathlon China 2018 competition. The unprecedented growth faced by the Chinese cities in the last decades entailed serious consequences: economic and social disparities, environmental crises, and demographic imbalances between the rural and the urban areas. These issues, together with a growing awareness of the intrinsic unsustainability of Chinese economic model, has stimulated debate on how redefining the approach to urban development. In this framework, Lishui, a minor municipality of Zhezjiang Province, launched the international competition Future ShanShui City. Dwellings in Lishui Mountains in 2020. In line with the main policies enacted at national level, this competition highlights the need of new spatial relations between urban and rural. This approach leads to a radical reconfiguration of the suburban spaces, which is giving rise to an unprecedent landscape where urban services are integrated in the countryside areas, and, vice versa, agriculture and environmental elements are part of the city. The publication explores the ongoing processes of suburbanization in Lishui Valley based on three years of design, research and teaching activities carried out by Politecnico di Torino and South China University of Technology since 2020. With a rich collection of original essays and projects, this book combines reflexive knowledge, critical imagination, and design experimentation to provide scenarios for Chinese suburban development.

Edoardo Bruno is an architect, and holds a PhD in architecture, history, and project. He is a researcher at Politecnico di Torino. He is the responsible for the South China-Torino Collaboration Lab (Guangzhou) since 2015. As part of the China Room research group, he coordinated design activities, such as the renewal of the Oxygen Factory the XXIV Olympic Winter Games of Beijing (2022), and curate the Biennale of Architecture/Urbanism of Shenzhen and Hong Kong (2019). Leonardo Ramondetti is an architect and holds a PhD in urban and regional development. He is postdoctoral researcher at Politecnico di Torino and adjunct professor at Università di Bologna. His field of research is contemporary urban design theories and planning cultures, with particular focus on the processes of urbanization and infrastructuration in global contexts. Haohao Xu is an architect and holds a PhD in economics and PhD in architectural history and theory. He is an associate professor of architecture at the South China University of Technology. He is founder of the Faan Nguk Kei organization for Cantonese built heritage conservation and aenior architect at Urban Elephant Architects. In 2019 he was the executive curator of the Shenzhen and Hong Kong Biennale of Architecture\Urbanism. In 2020, he taught in the PhD program of Politecnico di Torino as visiting professor.

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Co-designing Publics Aseem Inam

Co-Designing Publics

Co-Designing Publics brings together a mix of academics, activists, and practitioners to discuss and debate discourses from scholarly research, grassroots activism, and design ideas for future action. The “Co-Designing Publics” global research network, funded by a grant awarded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, has a sustained focus on the public realm and its production through informal strategies in cities of the global south. As cities are increasingly confronted by multiple crises [e.g., COVID-19 pandemic, climate crisis] and conditions of precarity [e.g., urban inequality, inadequate public infrastructure], such circumstances call for more interactive, collaborative, and creative approaches for [re]designing their public realm. Based on these premises, the book integrates discussions of three critical and interrelated phenomena: creative ways of mobilizing communities around common concerns and desires [i.e., co-designing publics], deployment of grassroots tactics and social innovations [i.e., informal strategies], and production of spatial networks of public spaces intertwined with their ongoing governance [i.e., public realm]. Contextually grounding these discussions in cities of the global south enables us to learn how innovative co-design practices operate around issues such as homelessness and affordable housing, sustainable and equitable energy systems, waste management, cooperative models of property ownership, the promotion and protection of human rights, and the production of peace in contexts of violence. The book thereby draws from and presents public con-

versations between academic research and case studies of activism [from Bogota, Bengaluru, Cape Town, Jakarta, Phnom Penh, and Sao Paulo]. The book is a slim paperback that is affordable and written and illustrated in an engaging manner to make it accessible to a broad audience globally. Author Dr. Aseem Inam is professor and chair in Urban Design at Cardiff University, and Director of TRULAB: Laboratory for Designing Urban Transformation. He is the Principal Investigator of the “Co-Designing Publics” international research network, funded by a grant awarded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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Lifestyle Architecture Affiniti Architects

This book is a dedication to the work and sure process of Affiniti Architects. Their architectural design process is critical to achieving a high level of design quality, which legacy homes require. Affiniti Architects spotlight the key elements that mold the overall image of legacy architecture for generations. From analyzing site plans to capturing the essence of indoor-outdoor living, the firm showcases the fluidity of design that they’ve accomplished through the years. Author For 30 years, Affiniti Architects has designed work totaling over $12.5 billion located throughout the US, Central America, Caribbean, and Middle East. Affiniti Architects has completed private residences for numerous celebrities, athletes, and CEOs throughout the region. They work discreetly with clients in communities which require a great deal of architectural correctness and an uncompromising professional reputation. World-class interior designers, as part of the team, are able to constantly achieve success due to Affiniti Architects’ ability to coordinate and execute from initial design through construction. The partners’ direct involvement throughout the design process, along with select staff specifically trained in estate home architectural and detail, is critical to achieving the level of design and quality which estate homes require. Each residence is a unique, one-of-a-kind legacy properly providing a timeless safe investment. Affiniti’s designs have merited over 350 national and regional design awards, and are recognized in numerous published works

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Speaking of Architecture Interviews About What Comes Next, with Mark Foster Gage Mark Foster Gage

What ideas are currently energizing your architectural work and explorations? Why did these ideas become impactful while others did not? What role did mentors and peers play in the development of these ideas? What were your breakthrough insights or aha moments? What is next for you, and for the discipline and discourse of architecture? For this book, Mark Foster Gage has selected eleven of the most noteworthy and fascinating conversations from his year-long project of documenting the ideas of the next generation of designers who are revolutionizing the nature of architectural practice and theory today. This remarkable collection of casual, informative, and personal interviews engages fifteen architects as they reveal what made them who they are, what propels their architectural work forward, and what they anticipate comes next. A noted practitioner, tenured Yale professor, CNN design contributor, and respected insider of the international architectural scene, Mark Foster Gage has spent his professional life with many of the most important figures in architectural discourse and practice. With this book he focuses on an emerging generation of practitioners— approaching his subjects with a characteristic mix of insight, wit, and humor in a book that is consistently entertaining and informative as the architects open up in unexpected ways about their beliefs, work, lives, and thoughts about where architecture, and they, are headed next.

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Author Mark Foster Gage is the principal of Mark Foster Gage Architects in New York City, a writer, design contributor to CNN, and a tenured associate professor at the Yale School of Architecture where he has taught related courses continuously since 2001, in addition to holding multiple administrative and service positions, notably as an Assistant Dean from 2009-2019. Other contributors Karel Klein, David Ruy, Mitch McEwen, Amina Blacksher, Ferda Kolatan, Tom Wiscombe, Ellie Abrons, Adam Fure, Michael Young, Jimenez Lai, Kristy Balliet, Elena Manferdini, Florencia Pita

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Becoming Urban The Mongolian City of Nomads Joshua Bolchover

This book positions Ulaanbaatar as a unique case and one that allows us to view our urban world differently. Operating as a primordial soup of emerging conditions, Ulaanbaatar is conceived as an incubator for alternative urban concepts. The book rejects the agency of the masterplan as an effective tool in emerging urban conditions and instead positions the framework as a tool for incremental urbanism. Although specific to the Ger districts of Mongolia, the story of how people, communities, planners, and politicians are grappling with the effects of becoming urban remains one of the critical issues facing the twenty-first century. How this process will be materialized and organized spatially, and by whom, will have profound ramifications on the climate and the social and economic make-up of our future cities. Author Joshua Bolchover is an associate professor at the University of Hong Kong. His current research focuses on the complex urban-rural ecology of cities. He set up Rural Urban Framework with John Lin in 2005 with the remit to create a not-for-profit agency as a platform for design and research. Their projects have been internationally exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2020, 2018, 2016, the Design Museum London 2016, and the Chicago Biennale 2015. RUF’s work has been awarded the RIBA International Emerging Architect

Award 2016 for the Angdong Hospital, the Curry Stone Design Prize 2015, the Ralph Erskine Prize 2014, and has received third place commendations for the Architectural Review’s Healthcare and Schools Award. Joshua’s recent publications include Border Ecologies: Hong Kong’s Mainland Frontier (Birkhauser, 2017), Designing the Rural: A Global Countryside in Flux (Architectural Design, 2016), and Rural Urban Framework: Transforming the Chinese Countryside (Birkhauser, 2014).

$30.00 7.48” x 9.96” Portrait • 192pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-06-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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LA Frontiers 054 Climate Change and Resilience of Human Settlements Kongjian Yu

Author Kongjian Yu has a Doctorate in design from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, he is an Honorary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and professor at the College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University.

Climate change poses challenges for human survival and societal development, including frequent urban disasters such as high wave and urban waterlogging, as well as extreme weather events such as sea level rise, floods, tropical storm, wide-range drought, and high temperature in polar regions. Contributed in part by reducing greenhouse gas emission, and also by the means of improving local resilience, the international community have been working on mitigating the uncertain impact of climate change. Against the backdrop of carbon reduction policy such as Carbon Emission Peak and Carbon Neutrality proposed by Chinese government, regional sustainable progress inevitably calls for resilient strategies for human settlements that address local issues upon climate change adaption and resilience theories. Since the impact of climate change on human settlements, risk and resilience assessment methods, and spatial and technological strategies have already broadly studied by international academia, more attention should be taken into research on spatial planning, urban design, landscape design, innovative engineering, emerging technology application, and interdisciplinary perspective to strive to realize the goals of peaking carbon emissions and achieving carbon neutrality. To this end, this issue expects to discuss the resilient strategies adaptive to climate change for improve human settlements at varied scales. Introducing international perspectives, LA Frontiers encourages the bridging the latest research outcome with application and practice.

Song Liu is a professor and doctoral ssupervisor for the Department of Landscape Studies at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and Key Laboratory of Ecology and Energy-Saving Study of Dense Habitat, Tongji University. She serves as deputy director of Shanghai Engineering Research Center of Landscaping on Challenging Urban Site. Muge Komurcu is a climate scientist for the joint program on the Science and Policy of Global Change at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rafi Segal is an associate professor of architecture and urbanism at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Nese Dogusan Alexander is an Architectural Historian, Independent Researcher. Harold L. Adams is the Endowed Associate Professor for the Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University. Brett Milligan is an associate professor for landscape architecture and environmental design, in the Department of Human Ecology at the University of California, Davis. XI Xuesong is an associate professor at the College of Water Resource and Civil Engineering, China Agricultural University.

$40.00 11” x 11.5” Portrait • 136pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-26-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023


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LA Frontiers 053

Cognitive Sciences and Landscape Design Kongjian Yu

$40.00 11.5” x 11” Portrait • 152pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-08-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

LA Frontiers 052

Water Ecosystem Restoration and Performance Research Kongjian Yu

$40.00 115” x 11” Portrait • 138pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-99-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

LA Frontiers 051

Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration of Regional River Basins Kongjian Yu

$40.00 115” x 11” Portrait • 146pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-85-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

LA Frontiers 050 Persistent Landscapes Kongjian Yu

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LA+ Beauty Issue 18

Edited by Tatum L. Hands and Richard J. Weller

Drawing from diverse disciplines including philosophy, history, cultural criticism, visceral geography, urban studies, gender studies, and racial aesthetics, the 18th Issue of LA+ explores the elusive and enigmatic theme BEAUTY in relation to landscape architecture and the constructed environment. Rather than arrive at any one singular definition of beauty, within its pages, contributors challenge readers with alternative views through deep and critical reflection. What is a “beautiful” landscape today? Is there such a thing as “natural beauty”? Why do humans across the cultural spectrum concern themselves so much with the beautification of themselves, their objects, and their surroundings? Is beautification benevolent or nefarious? Is there value—economic or otherwise—in beauty, and whose interests do ideals of beauty serve? In the end, why does beauty matter at all?

Author Edited by Tatum L. Hands and Richard J. Weller All contributors: Mariagrazia Portera, Luke Morgan, Elizabeth Meyer, Colin Curley, Jeffrey Blankenship, Jessica Hayes-Conroy, Gretchen Ernster Henderson, Sarem Sunderland, Dan van der Horst, Saskia Vermeylen, Winifred Curran, Michelle Stuhlmacher, Elsa Anderson, Brandi Thompson Summers, Libby Viera-Bland, Sanda Iliescu, Adrian Bejan, Vincent Baptist, Nicholas Holm

LA+ BEAUTY is guest-edited by Colin Curley, a New York-based landscape architect and architect whose work navigates the complex environmental and sociopolitcal dimensions of disturbed, contaminated industrial landscapes, and seeks to expand the range of their aesthetic and experiential potential.

$19.95 8.75” x 10.5” Portrait • 116pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-70-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023


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Manual of Biogenic House Sections Materials and Carbon Paul Lewis, Marc Tsurumaki, and David J. Lewis

Authors Paul Lewis, FAIA, is a founding principal of LTL Architects. He is professor of architecture at Princeton University School of Architecture. He is the past president of the Architectural League of New York and a fellow of the American Academy in Rome. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. Recognizing that buildings are a major contributor to global warming and the critical role of embodied versus operational carbon, the book focuses on houses built from materials that either sequester carbon (plants), use materials with very low embodied carbon (earth and stone) or reuse substantial amounts of existing materials. Organized by those materials (wood, bamboo, straw, hemp, cork, earth, brick, stone and re-use), and incorporating life cycle diagrams demonstrating how the raw material is processed into building components, the book shows how the unique properties of each material can transform the ways architects conceive the sections of houses. The house was selected as the vehicle for these investigations due to its scale, its role as a site of architectural experimentation, and its ubiquity. Building on the techniques of the Manual of Section, the book is comprised of newly generated cross-sectional drawings of fifty-five recent, modestly sized houses from around the world, making legible the tectonics and materials used in their construction. Each house is also shown through exploded axonometric, construction photographs, and color photographs of the exterior and interior. Introductory essays set up the importance of embodied carbon, the role of vernacular plant-based construction, and the problems of contemporary house construction. Drawing connections between the architecture of the house, environmental systems, and material economies, the book seeks to change how we build now and for the future.

$39.95 7.5" x 11" Portrait • 352pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-09-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: January 2022

Marc Tsurumaki is a founding principal of LTL Architects. He is currently an adjunct associate professor of architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He is the president of Storefront for Art and Architecture. He received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Architecture from Princeton University. David J. Lewis is a founding principal of LTL Architects. He is professor of architecture and dean of Parsons School of Constructed Environments and is the recipient of the honorary position of adjunct professor of architecture at the University of Limerick, Ireland. He holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University, a Master of Arts in the History of Architecture and Urbanism from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College.

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Layered Landscapes The Photographic Art of Jenny Okun Jenny Okun

Layered Landscapes is a collection of essays and photographs of our beautiful world from just outside our homes all the way to the heavens. The book has introductions by Michael Webb (architecture writer) and Craig Krull (gallerist). Craig Krull aptly points out that Okun’s photographs are a “reconstructed harmony into what we believed to be a ‘real’ landscape.” He writes that “her work has always defined the point that landscapes do not exist in nature, but only in our minds.” Okun’s artwork is a mixture of multiple layers that present a memory of the places she has visited on her many travels. The photographs are as poetic as the essays. Griff Rhys Jones (writer, actor, presenter) explores the color blue. Kathy Lette (author) becomes a cloud on an Australian beach. Thea Musgrave (composer) explains a tempest in musical notes. Tania Compton (garden designer) talks about meadows balancing wild and formal gardens. Caleb Leech (landscape Gardener) writes about medieval gardens. Annie Gatti (garden writer) and Steve Reich (writer and producer) both talk about happiness in gardening. James Forrest (writer) climbs mountains to become calmer. Richard Sparks (writer, director) and Lee Holdridge (Composer) discuss Okun’s projected design for opera. Layered Landscapes is a meditation on our earthly desires.

$75.00 12" x 12" Square • 240pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-40-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Author Jenny Okun is an American artist and filmmaker who travels the world in search of unusual beauty. Her artworks have been shown in more than 60 international exhibitions and in numerous private and public collections. Commissions have included the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Tate Modern, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Craig Krull describes her artwork as “large-scale color photographic abstractions. Okun distills the essential qualities of form, texture, color, and detail into one layered vision.” Her two books, Dreamscapes and Variations, show artworks of architecture, landscape, nudes, and art. Introduction Michael Webb is the author of more than 25 books on modern architecture and design, and has edited and contributed essays to many more. He grew up in London, where he worked at The Times and Country Life magazine, before moving to the US in 1969 to become Programming Director of the American Film Institute. He then curated a major traveling exhibition for the Smithsonian, Hollywood: Legend and Reality, before resuming his writing career. He now lives in Los Angeles when he is not traveling the world to gather material for books and articles. Michael is a regular contributor to leading journals in the US, Europe and Asia. His travel memoir, Moving Around: A Lifetime of Wandering, was published in 2018, and he diverted himself during the Covid lockdown by composing an essay, “Voyage Around My Apartment,” which was privately printed.

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Overlap / Dissolve Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell

This autobiographical monograph presents a retrospective of the 40-year innovative graphic design practice of husband-and-wife team, Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell. The two have seamlessly merged the boundaries between graphic design, photography and typography, fusing two-and three-dimensional space through overlapping type and image. Long-time influential designers and educators, and 2017 AIGA medalists, Skolos-Wedell’s work has been widely exhibited and published in the US and internationally. The book has been written as a series of interviews between Skolos and Wedell, and beautifully designed by the artists themselves. The result is a work of total design that showcases their unique way of thinking and working. Prototypes, iterations, and studio set-ups shed light on the process behind the finished work which unfolds in chronological order, subdivided in decades: 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s, 20s, with each section beginning with a timeline of notable events. While a time-based taxonomy may seem unimaginative, it was critical for presenting the evolving working methods. To provide the most direct view of the studio’s collaborative design process, much of the text unfolds as a series of interviews with each other.

Authors Nancy Skolos and Thomas Wedell work to diminish the boundaries between graphic design and photography—creating collaged three-dimensional images influenced by modern painting, technology, and architecture. With a home/studio in Providence they balance their commitments to professional practice and teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design. The studio’s work came into its own during the 1980s with clients in Boston where the developing high technology industry opened opportunities to develop a graphic language for many intangible inventions. The team’s surreal photographic concepts combined with rational typographic structures gave voice to concepts such as “software” and made room for abstraction. A 1993 Eye Magazine feature on the studio labeled their attitude “techno-cubist.” Over the span of their career their approach has evolved, and their client base has expanded but their passion for combining photography and graphic design, has remained the foundation of their vision.

$50.00 7.5" x 10.5 Portrait • 288pp • Hardbound + vellum jacket • 978-1-957183-31-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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History Reinterpreted The Myles Standish Hotel Patrick Ahearn

History Reinterpreted, the second published work from celebrated architect and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects Patrick Ahearn, explores the renovation and reimagination of the 1871 Myles Standish Hotel in Duxbury, Mass., as a grand single-family residence. Highlighting how new life and modernity can be breathed into a historic structure while still respecting the past, the volume includes the architect’s own hand-drawn elevations, before and after floor plans, and countless full-color photos from yesteryear and today to delight architecture and history enthusiasts alike. Author Celebrated as one of America’s top classical architects, Patrick Ahearn—a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects—began his career with ambitious adaptive-reuse public projects, and for more than four decades has focused on historically motivated, sitesensitive private residences in New England and beyond. Raised in Levittown, New York, and based in Boston, he received degrees in architecture and urban design from Syracuse University. Today, he oversees the firm that bears his name while also deftly drafting firsthand. He has designed hundreds of signature residences, including more than 350 projects on Martha’s Vineyard alone, and has been featured in publications including Architectural Digest, New England Home, and The Wall Street Journal. His first book, Timeless, is in its sixth printing.

$45.00 12” x 12” Square • 86pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-14-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Other contributors Written with Caroline Stone P.A. Architect Marketing Director, Katherine Nolan P.A. Architect Marketing, Caroline Stone Book Designer, Katherine Nolan Photographers, Taylor Ahearn, Hawk Visuals, Neil Landino, Before Images, Homeowners, Colclough Construction, and Ingrid Nappellio Historic Image Contributor Info, Duxbury Historical Society

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Designing Women's Lives Transforming Place and Self Toby Israel

Designing Women’s Lives calls for a place-making revolution based on women’s culturally nurtured “feeling” sensibility. Women too often have had to repress that sensibility in order to become designers. Now, rather than struggle to fit-in, women can break new ground by using Design Psychology as the foundation for creating emotionally satisfying place. To encourage such a heart/mind shift, the author discusses how she took architecture Gold Medalist Denise Scott Brown and interior design legend Margo Grant Walsh through a series of Design Psychology exercises. The process revealed ways these renowned women unconsciously embedded their heroic struggles as minority females in their designs: Grant Walsh’s journey from her Chippewa childhood home with only one green couch to her plush NYC residence reflected her embrace of her Native American + designingwoman’s identity. Scott Brown grew up in a more privileged South African household, yet she translated the oppression she witnessed during Apartheid and the bias she experienced as a Jewish woman into the inclusive approach to architecture that made her famous.

Design Psychology helped women create a nurturing—even transformative—home during life-passages such as partnering or grieving. Such case studies provide inspiring examples of how color, shape, texture, space layout, and special objects can be catalysts for such personal evolution. Author Toby Israel, Ph.D., is the founder of Design Psychology, a field that’s gained international attention in the LA, NY and Financial Times, CBS Sunday Morning, and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation.” Trained as an environmental psychologist, she is a multi-disciplinary design, psychology, arts, and education professional who applies scholarship to the “real-world” practice of place-making.

Interweaving such designing-women’s stories, feminist design thinking and her personal vignettes, the author inspires readers to “design from within” their personal psychology as a form of personal liberation. Project case studies further demonstrate how

$29.95 8” x 10” Portrait • 200pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-11-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Designing Community Bonstra | Haresign Architects Bonstra | Haresign Architects

This book celebrates over 20 years of Bonstra|Haresign Architects’ community-focused practice. It documents the growth and success attributable to the firm’s philosophy and methodological approach. Many beautiful images and descriptive text show that Bill’s and David’s design aspirations and cooperative work styles, shared by their talented, associate partners John Edwards and Jack Devilbiss and the studio teams, have produced not only awardwinning architecture, but also architecture benefitting each project’s surroundings. Bonstra|Haresign Architects serves a variety of populations and communities: urban and suburban, commercial and residential, civic and cultural. Projects range from affordable and market-rate housing to historic restoration, renovation and adaptive reuse. Typologically diverse projects are the essence of Bonstra|Haresign Architects’ architectural work and community-building efforts. And desirable community enhancement resulting from their projects is visible in Washington, DC, urban neighborhoods as well as in eastern region.

Author Bonstra | Haresign Architects is guided by the belief that architecture transforms communities and inspires people. They are passionate about the power of architecture to uplift and revitalize the physical environment, along with the economic and social conditions of our world.

Bonstra|Haresign Architects’ does not exist to implement the aesthetic tastes and wishes of a soloist “starchitect” or prima donna designer with a signature style, yet design artistry is an essential goal of the firm. This complements Bill’s and David’s fundamental commitment to create contextually modernist architecture as an agent of positive change beyond each project’s site boundaries.

$60.00 10" x 12" Portrait • 276pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-10-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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WOODLEY WARDMAN multi-family residential • condonimiums • urban infill • renovation • new construction

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Design for Life In the Deep South Holly and Smith Architects

Design for Life in the Deep South explores the work of Holly & Smith Architects (H/S) over the past 40 years. This compilation of some of the firm’s most recent work demonstrates the designer’s deep respect for the climate, vernacular, culture/context, topography, and the natural environment of the deep South. Significant climate and environmental factors have informed the H/S design philosophy. The culture of south Louisiana has also greatly influenced the design solutions by respecting the vernacular and context of the semi-rural communities. The constraints of clients of modest means are used as an opportunity to utilize ordinary materials and methods uniquely. Sustainability methods, such as using closely sourced materials indigenous to the sites and focusing on energy conservation through rigorous site analysis and building orientation, are evident in the designs. Several projects presented address sustainability through the adaptive reuse of historic structures. By utilizing historic tax incentives, these examples maintain historic integrity of the façade while repurposing the interiors, bringing often overlooked and neglected cultural gems back into commerce.

Contributors Founded in 1980, Holly & Smith Architects, APAC (H/S) is a full-service professional architecture corporation with offices in Hammond, New Orleans, and Lafayette, Louisiana. H/S has extensive experience serving a wide range of clients throughout southeast Louisiana and brings over 40 years of expertise in designing and administering construction contracts in the region. As architects, H/S creates the spaces and places where people live their life. How we learn, work, eat, sleep, heal, worship, and gather are all improved by the quality of that space and place.

These timeless designs fit seamlessly into the existing architectural inventory of the deep South while utilizing current technologies, materials, and construction methodologies to address the needs of the clients, users, and communities.

$50.00 10” x 10” Square • 200pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-41-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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The Great Padma Book Life and Times of an Epic River Kazi Khaleed Ashraf

The first comprehensive book on the River Padma, considered the last leg of the Ganges, with a rich collection of new photographs and maps. The Great Padma Book defines the life and history of the Bengal Delta, the largest delta in the world. The book contains original essays by well-known writers, researchers, and academics from diverse fields, including geography, history, literature, architecture, and food history. The preface is written by the renowned author Amitav Ghosh (The Hungry Tide). Besides unpublished photographs documenting the magnificence and diversity of the great river, and wonderful set of maps and diagrams, the book has a rich content in depicting the life and times related to this turbulent river. The wonderful design and layout of the book will make this a collectible item. Author Kazi Khaleed Ashraf is an architect and architectural and cultural historian. He has taught in the US for over 25 years at the University of Hawaii, University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University, and currently directs the Bengal Institute for Architecture, Landscapes and Settlements in Dhaka. He has numerous publications.

$60.00 9” x 11.5” Portrait • 400pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-05-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Changing the Commons Stories about Placemaking John N. Roberts

The intense social and environmental fervor that arose in the 1960s and 1970s in response to assaults on the planet’s life support systems, degradation of communities, and socio-economic inequality unleashed revolutionary change at all levels of society. Out of the turmoil of that era, community-based ecological design emerged as a powerful creative force for reshaping the commons, bringing people together, and forming ecologically sustainable relationships with the environment. The stories in this book reveal how the revolution has played out in reconceiving public places in the landscape of every-day life in northern California. The text focuses on the broad human, social, environmental, and cultural aspects of place-making to create livable, inclusive, sustainable, and treasured spaces. The aesthetic experience of each place is revealed through photos, diagrams, sketches, and plans. Success stories like these offer hope, so sorely needed, for dealing with the seemingly insurmountable current assaults on earth’s life support systems. Author John N. Roberts, founder of the Landscape Architecture firm John Northmore Roberts & Associates, Inc. is widely recognized for community-based ecological design for local communities and national parks alike. He is a Beatrix Farrand Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in U.C. Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design.

$40.00 8” x 10” Portrait • 312pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-33-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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An Architect’s Address Book Robert Lemon

An Architect’s Address Book is memoir in 18 chapters of the places Robert Lemon has lived, studied, and worked over the past six decades. Some are of places that he has visited many times and are important to his career. Studying architecture and conservation, Lemon has lived in Ottawa, Paris, London, Rome, and York. His work has involved projects in Vancouver, Los Angeles, Dorset, the High Arctic, and Xi’an. Other stories are about visiting the buildings of Andrea Palladio and Carlo Scarpa in the Veneto, Arne Jacobsen and Kay Fisker in Denmark, and five iconic twentieth-century houses in France, in company of colleagues. Most of the chapters focus on someone influential to Lemon’s career; and his vast interest in food is a thread through most stories. Author Robert Lemon is an award-winning Canadian architect with a special interest in historic buildings.

$45.00 6” x 9.5” Portrait • 300pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-96-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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The Private Eye in Public Art Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz

Challenging the hegemony of museums and yearning to communicate with a larger diverse audience, trailblazing conceptual artists and land artists found support in newly developed and expanded programs of the NEA and the GSA. This book foregrounds critical questions about public art, the policies that govern it, and the processes that realize it. What makes art public? What makes good public art? Why is there so much bad public art? How can the overall standard of public art be improved? What professional practices sponsor the best art for architecture and the environment? How can the artist selection process ensure that only superior artists are commissioned? Aesthetic judgments are implicit in museums exhibitions and acquisitions. Why should art in public places be held to a lesser standard? How can myriad interests of the community and individuals be harnessed to the higher goal of choosing the best artists for a project. It is a central contention of the book that despite the numerous constraints encountered in any commission, the most excellent public art expresses and even accentuates the personal, innovative vision of the artist. Approaches that compromise that vision, especially those that try to be all things to all people, inevitably diminish the dynamism and uniqueness of the final work. In the best public art, imagination, originality, passion, and even impulsiveness characterize the work of those artists who, while reaching out to a

$50.00 9” x 11” Portrait • 260pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-15-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

broader public, paradoxically search for new ideas often antithetical to the rules, materialistic culture, and social practices of the community. Many projects have demonstrated that art that seems different, difficult, and provocative can, in time, become familiar and comprehensible in a public setting and resonate more effectively than conventional solutions. Author Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz is a curator and public art consultant specializing in public art policy, contemporary art commissions for architecture and landscape projects, implementation of arts master plans, and integration of public art into the broader concepts of urban revitalization and cultural planning.

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digitalSTRUCTURES: Data and Urban Strategies of the Civic Future Wendy W. Fok

digitalSTRUCTURES: Data and Urban Strategies of the Civic Future provokes a larger body of work that engages with digital property and data infrastructures. Digital currencies (cryptocurrencies) and digital property require large amounts of land, resources, and data centers and infrastructures to store these “supplies.” There is a larger architectural and urban infrastructural challenge and urgency on how these various kinds of digital exchanges are mediated, to limit the detrimental use of our everyday resources. If our everyday objects are digital and no longer physical, how does it challenge ecological questions? How does this affect the future of urban living? The case-studies, interviews, and guest contributions prompt discussions that were part of the CityX Venice, Sezione del Padiglione Italia, at the 17th La Biennale di Venezia. Guest contributors were prompted to challenge and provoke the topics that are questioning the issues of open innovation models that operate a city, robotics and artificial intelligent systems, supply chains affected by digital storage, and data infrastructural arguments that play a large role within our Web 3.0 urban digital and real landscapes. Using a mixed-media approach, the book couples a novel exploration of XR (mixed-reality) and AR (augmented reality) into diagrammatic mapping and graphical cartography, and how data interacts with various open innovation models in digital property and real property.

$35.00 5” x 8” Portrait • 240pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-81-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Author Wendy W. Fok is non-binary, trained architect, educator, and BIPOC designer, interested in the issues of digital property and data infrastructures. On their spare time, Fok interests include modifying motorcycles, obsessing over the built environment, prototyping design applications for the future of urban living, and designing in digital and analogue. Fok has a Doctor of Design from Harvard University, a Master of Architecture and Certification of Urban Policy/Planning from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a Concentration in Economics (Statistics) from Barnard College, Columbia University. Guest Contributors (Written/Interviews): Jesse Reiser, Saskia Sassen, Minerva Tantoco, Andrew Witt, Mik Naayem, Lydia Kallipoliti, Jimenez Lai Graphics Layout & Research Design Team: Rachel Pendleton, Yarzar Hlaing, Isabelle ‘Iza’ Dabrowski, Tara Akdora, JJ Jin, Jessica Marquez Cover Design: Hyun Jung Ahn Language & Copy Editor: Irina T. Oryshkevich

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Athens Unveiled A Portrait of Nineteenth-Century Athens Through Her Streets and Neighborhoods Anna Angelidakis

Every year millions of travelers arrive in Athens eager to catch a glimpse of the ancient city and savor its classical heritage. But what about the late nineteenth-century Athens with her neoclassical buildings, wide avenues, and literary salons? An Athens where music wafted from King Otto’s palace and the aristocracy waltzed under crystal chandeliers. A city of dignitaries, scholars and architects drawing plans and reworking them, leaving their mark on every dimension of the young capital. An Athens where commoners hovered around dimly lit fires and children played in the mud amidst the ancient ruins. Where criminals settled disputes with drawn knives and prostitutes roamed the ports luring sailors into filthy, smoke-filled taverns. Where Greek refugees lived in wind-swept streets with no sewers or running water, singing about their troubles under the stars.

brothels, and old factories; where people still bargain the prices of clothes and produce on the old streets of commerce and where young artists create powerful murals, bringing everything about the city into sharp focus. Author Anna Angelidakis is the author of Rooted in the Hood, an Intimate Portrait of New York City’s Community Gardens, winner of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Gold Award (Regional Category) and New York City Big Book Award (Green Category). She currently lives and travels between Athens and New York documenting her beloved cities.

An Athens where intellectuals, writers, poets, and artists converged in local cafés planning the future of the newly founded nation, discussing philosophy, literature, and their shared passion for reclaiming Greece for the Greeks. Athens Unveiled pays homage to the people, streets, and neighborhoods of late nineteenth-century Athens, where some of the finest neoclassical buildings still stand next to abandoned mansions,

$30.00 7.08” x 8.2” Portrait • 300pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-03-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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LA+ Interuption Issue 17 Edited by Tatum L. Hands and Richard J. Weller

How can design be used to challenge the status quo, to interrupt the jargon, to disrupt and redirect ecological and socio-economic flows? LA+ Journal’s fourth international design ideas competition invited designers to take an established place and design something to productively interrupt both its cultural and spatial context. What does this mean? It means injecting something different into a given context to effect new meanings and new functions. It means questioning what design does, who it’s designed for, what it looks like, and what it means. Issue #17 brings you the results of the LA+ INTERRUPTION design competition. As well as showcasing the award-winning designs and a comprehensive Salon des Refusés, LA+ INTERRUPTION features interviews with jurors Fiona Raby, Martin Rein-Cano, Mark Raggatt, Rania Ghosn, and Jason Zhisen Ho, and an essay by Katya Crawford, coauthor of the The Design Competition in Landscape Architecture(forthcoming).

$19.95 8.75” x 10.5” Portrait • 120pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-29-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Contributors Editors Tatum Hands and Richard Weller. Guest edited by Christopher Marcinkoski with Javier Arpa Fernandez, and other contributors include: Merve Bedir, Casey Lance Brown, Stuart Candy, Paul Dobraszyk, Aroussiak Gabrielian, Daisy Ginsberg, Adrian Hawker, Souhei Imamu, Karen Lewis, Min Kyung Lee, Mpho Matsipa, Alexandra Sankova, Jonah Susskind

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Boundless 50 Years of Curiosity EYP

Highlighting 50 years of curiosity, Boundless is about pushing the limits of “What’s possible?” It highlights the history of EYP, an interdisciplinary design firm, and its unique culture through a rich body of work. Shared in three parts—roots, complexities, and possibilities—each section tells a story through projects highlighting client dreams, technical challenges, and social and environmental impacts.

“Possibilities” covers work the firm is engaged with today—either on the boards or under construction—including community centers, national historic treasures, places of diplomacy, hospitals for mental health, centers for student innovation, and buildings inspiring the future of science and technology. It uncovers what’s possible when novel designs intersect with cultural insights to create authentic experiences, enhancing people’s lives and communities.

“Roots” honors the strong foundations of EYP’s 50-year history, including its early grounding in sustainability, preservation, and work with mission-centered clients. It covers a wide mix of transformative projects across higher education, healthcare, and government sectors.

Author EYP is consistently ranked as one of the top architecture, interior design, and engineering firms, particularly for their work in healthcare, higher education, cultural, government, science and technology, office, and modernization projects. The firm consistently wins awards for design excellence related to their architecture, interiors, and modernization work.

“Complexities” reflects the many opportunities and challenges— design, technical, or otherwise—driving the firm’s work over the past two decades. Learn about clients and projects that challenged limits of design, including a green-powered US Embassy; a Planetree hospital; a flexible student maker space, and a state-of-the-art workplace for a national lab. Discover how important existing buildings can be reinvented, like those designed by architectural icons Eero Saarinen and Louis Kahn.

$45.00 9” x 12” Portrait • 240pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-75-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Contributors: Robert McClure, AIA Leigh Stringer Jennifer Hebblethwaite Mauricio Rojas, AIA Shivanthi Carpino Alanna Thayler

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Practice with Purpose A Guide to Mission-Driven Design LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects

Practice with Purpose is about designing buildings beyond their property lines to address some of society’s most urgent challenges: the climate emergency, racial and ethnic injustice, chronic homelessness, educational crises, and the preservation of the embodied carbon and culture of existing buildings. To successfully contend with these ecological and societal emergencies, the design values and practice of architecture must be rapidly transformed within the next decade. Architects must become creative agents of change, providing the vision and skill to lead our communities toward an equitable, climate-positive future for all. Twenty years ago, San Francisco–based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects rededicated its practice to focus on these urgent issues. Its mission-driven designs not only address the critical concerns of twenty-first century architecture, but also bring clients and users into the dialogue. LMSa’s award-winning works show the creative potential of building a practice with purpose. In this book, LMSa shares its experience and insight as a call to action to the architecture profession. Through case studies, datadriven essays, user testimonials, and thought-provoking questions, LMSa offers design strategies to architects who want to make an environmental and social impact.

$39.95 8” x 10” Portrait • 200pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-04-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Author LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects (LMSA) are thirty designers who share a common belief in the trans-formative power of architecture to help lead the way to a just, healthy, and regenerative future for all. The San Francisco–based firm is a nationally recognized model for all architects who would build a positive firm culture around addressing the climate emergency and advancing social justice through architectural innovation. LMSA has received more than 175 design awards, including eleven national AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Awards for integrated sustainable design excellence. In 2017, it received the American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award, the institute’s highest honor for a practice that has consistently produced an influential depth and breadth of work for over a decade. LMSA demonstrates the capacity of a small firm to make big contributions toward addressing some of the profession’s most pressing concerns. Other contributors William Leddy, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, LMSa Marsha Maytum, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal, LMSa Richard Stacy, FAIA, Principal, LMSa Edward Mazria, (foreword) founder and CEO of Architecture 2030; recipient of 2021 AIA Gold Medal Robert McCarter, (introduction) Professor of Architecture at Washington University; author of several books, including Place Matters (ORO, 2019)

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Barns of the St Croix Valley An Architect’s Sketchbook Jim Lammers

Illustrated with 200 barn sketches, diagrams, and maps, this book takes you on a journey through the St. Croix River Valley. It grounds you in the geography, geology, and biology of the region and introduces you to its original inhabitants, the Dakota and Ojibwe peoples, European explorers, fur traders and loggers and the settlers that followed them. It is a celebration of regional diversity and architectural expression through a single type of building—the barn. Author Jim Lammers, FAIA, was trained as an architect back when freehand sketching was an integral part of the curriculum. He is a tireless writer and relentless sketcher. Jim has been published in professional journals, and his sketches have been exhibited at fine art venues. His first book—Capture the Moment: An Architect’s Guide to Travel Sketching has been published by ORO Editions. Jim teaches sketching at Marine Mills Folk Art School. His roots go back three generations in Chisago County, Minnesota, where he’s lived on his hundred-year-old farmstead since 1992.

$24.95 8” x 8” Square • 136pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-67-3World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Renovating Carbon Re-imagining the Carbon Form Erik L’Heureux

Carbon is everywhere—in the soil, in the air, in life. Carbon is the foundation of architecture and the built environment. Carbon is also infamous for intensifying the climate catastrophes around us. And architects—by the nature of their education and practice are transforming this carbon into the built environment. Twelve critical essays in this book present a constellation of voices surrounding carbon and its relationship with architecture, renovation, material, form, and design pedagogy. The renovation of two buildings on the Equator—at the former School of Design and Environment (SDE), National University of Singapore—serve as the protagonists for these reflections. The essays raise key questions on the values embedded in the architecture of architecture schools. What principles might a low-carbon future embody? What do renovations mean for rapidly urbanizing Asia? How can they transform the relationship between climate and architecture on the Equator? Do they demand new equatorial forms? How can material innovations influence their design? How can the design of architecture schools influence a new generation of architects towards a sustainable future? These and other questions are set forth within while illustrating the models of thought that have shaped the architecture of SDE 1 & 3, offering ways to sustainably transform carbon in the context of our warming world.

Contributors Erik L’Heureux, FAIA, is a vice dean, Master of Architecture Programme Director and Dean’s Chair Associate Professor at the School of Design and Environment, National University of Singapore, teaching a new generation of architects to be committed to the complexities and potentials of architecture located along the equator. His design research combines passive performance, pattern, and simplicity as a poetic response towards the equatorial hot, wet climate and a dense urban context. His design work and contribution to the discipline has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), being elevated to the College of Fellows, AIA in 2020, and his buildings have won several AIA New York and SARA Design Awards among others. Giovanni Cossu is a sustainable development professional and associate director at the National University of Singapore (NUS). With experience in real estate and sustainability services, he is part of the senior management group at the NUS School of Design and Environment (SDE) where he oversees and manages a portfolio of campus redevelopment projects, sustainable finance and corporate sustainability initiatives. Research Collaboration: Lakshmi Menon

$29.95 8.25” x 11.75” Portrait • 120pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-44-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Land, Sea, Shelter, Culture A Story of Modern Architecture in Hawaii The scope of the book covers the period from 1946, when founder, Cy Lemmon, opened the first office in the garage of his Waikiki Home through present day operations housing a staff of over one hundred working in downtown Honolulu.

As one of the oldest and largest architectural firms in Hawai‘i, AHL has had the privilege to leave its stamp of fine design on Modern architecture in the islands. This book tells the story of the firm’s achievements of creating some of Hawai‘i’s most iconic structures over the last 75 years. The output of the firm is extraordinary, ranging from numerous state and federal facilities, such as the Hawai‘i State Capitol building to the Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalaniana‘ole Federal Building. The first highrises in Hawai‘i belong to AHL along with some of most high-profile residential (Moana Pacific), hospitality (Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa), healthcare and education (John A. Burns School of Medicine), and commercial complexes (American Savings Bank and Pacific Guardian Center Towers), to numerous retail stores, schools and university buildings, churches, and extensive work with the military. AHL’s projects extend beyond Hawai‘i and its neighbor islands throughout the Pacific in Guam, Philippines, Palau, American Samoa, and Asia. The scope of the book covers the period from 1946, when founder, Cy Lemmon, opened the first office in the garage of his Waikiki home through present day operations housing a staff of more than one hundred working in downtown Honolulu. AHL’s projects extend beyond Hawaii and its neighbor islands, throughout the Pacific in Guam, the Philippines, Palau, American Samoa, and Asia.

$50.00 10” x 10” Square • 300pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-33-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Typologies for Big Words Sergio Lopez-Pineiro

Architecture’s original project was the invention of interiority, an enclosed area delimited from its context and made available for a narrowly defined public, function, and meaning. This original project was expanded during the Enlightenment with the invention of type to establish architectural and social institutions for molding subjectivities. The quest for interiority has reached its completion with world capitalism and its associated complexes, the ultimate interior without any possible or imaginable outside. In response to this condition, this book proposes a collection of projects reinventing traditional building and landscape types as openings within the interiority of the current politico-economic global system. Typologies for Big Words presents new types of spaces as holes within society’s big words. Each project is an inseparable pairing of a design proposal and a theoretical essay, and it is named after a spatial type and a big word: Factory of Ecology, Infrastructure of Intimacy, Mausoleum of Humanity, Waiting Room of Democracy, Media Lab of Safety, Office of Diversity, and Museum of Capitalism. Author Sergio Lopez-Pineiro is an interdisciplinary architect whose work explores voids as socio-spatial phenomena of freedom, diversity, and spontaneity. He is the director of the design studio Holes of Matter and a lecturer in landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Lopez-Pineiro is the author of A Glossary of Urban Voids (Jovis, 2020).

$35.00 6” X 9” Portrait • 240pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-56-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Folio 2 The Elements of Design Clare Jacobson

Brick has long been a trusted material, used worldwide by builders who appreciate its strength and versatility. It offers proven value to both traditional works and contemporary designs. The venerable material has even become a trendsetter; as the New York Times recently reported, “Bricks Return with Style in New High-End Buildings.” Following the popular first volume of Folio, Folio 2 features the most inspiring new brick buildings in North America and Australia. Here single-family homes, university buildings, cultural centers, showroom interiors, and more show the possibilities of brick. Each project uses material manufactured by Glen-Gery in a variety of shapes, colors, and textures, from conventional brick to glass brick to custom-designed brick for unique implementations. The buildings are thoroughly documented in photos and drawings, and with texts based on new interviews with their designers—a who’s who of both up-and-coming and established architecture firms. Author Clare Jacobson is a San Francisco–based writer and editor on architecture and design. She is author of the books Folio and New Museums in China and co-author of Jigsaw City and Karlssonwilker Inc.’s Tell Me Why. Jacobson was a contributing editor to Architectural Record, and her articles have also appeared in Interior Design, Engineering News Record, Landscape Architecture, and other magazines.

$19.95 9.5” x 12.25” Portrait • 100pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-20-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Landscape Architecture Frontiers 053 Cognitive Sciences and Landscape Design Edited by Kongjian Yu This issue explores the mechanism of how landscape design affects users’ feelings, experiences, and behaviors, as well as usability, by introducing theories, knowledge, and research methods and findings in Cognitive sciences, psychology, neurobiology, and computer science, so as to support landscape architects’ decision making. Author Kongjian Yu has a Doctorate in design from the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, he is an Honorary Foreign Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and professor at the College of Architecture and Landscape, Peking University. Joan Iverson Nassauer is a professor at the School for Environment and Sustainability, University of Michigan. Carlo Ratti is the director of the Senseable City Lab and a professor of the practice for the Department of Urban Studies + Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Zheng Chen is an associate professor for the Department of Landscape Studies at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University.

Cognitive sciences that aim at establishing scientific and explicit interpretations can diversify approaches to exploring users’ feelings and experiences of a specific environment. For example, people’s emotions and feelings change with their environment, closely related to people’s sensory processes and brain wiring, personal experiences, and visiting purposes, etc., can be understood as a prompt intuitive response. Environmental information and responses are processed very fast to support quick decision making in relation to people’s survival and benefits. Environmental Psychology explains the environmental types people prefer and why certain environments make people feel, for example, anxious or excited. Understanding people’s emotional responses to the environment facilitates, or “nudges” (a term usually used in the inter-discipline of Psychology and Behavioral Economics), users to act or make choices as desired. Moreover, research on attention in cognitive sciences can also inform designers: by controlling the spatial elements and intangible elements (such as light and sound) to minimize environmental disturbance or noise, users’ attention can be directed to specific elements, element combinations or series. During this process, users’ specific emotional memories or symbolic implications are activated, which augments desired feelings and experiences.

Tsuyoshi Honjo is a professor for the Department of Environmental Science and Landscape Architecture at the Graduate School of Horticulture, Chiba University. Yiyong Chen is an associate professor of urban planning and associate chair of landscape architecture at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning, Shenzhen University. Chongxian Chen is an associate professor and PhD supervisor at the College of Forestry and Landscape Architecture at South China Agricultural University. Albert Zhengneng Chen is a senior landscape designer of Stoss Landscape Urbanism. Xiaoqing Qin is a project manager at PLAT Studio and a guest lecturer at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, Washington University in St. Louis.

$40.00 11” x 11.5” Portrait • 152pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-08-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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LA Frontiers 052

Water Ecosystem Restoration and Performance Research Kongjian Yu Title: LA Frontiers 052 Size: 11.5” x 11” Portrait Pages: 138pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-99-4 Price: $40.00 World Rights: Available

LA Frontiers 051

Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration of Regional River Basins Kongjian Yu Title: LA Frontiers 051 Size: 11.5” x 11” Portrait Pages: 146pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-85-7 Price: $40.00 World Rights: Available

LA Frontiers 050 Persistent Landscapes Kongjian Yu Title: LA Frontiers 050 Size: 11.5” x 11” Portrait Pages: 144pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-68-0 Price: $40.00 World Rights: Available

LA Frontiers 049

Urban Wilderness and Planting Design Kongjian Yu Title: LA Frontiers 049 Size: 11” x 11.5” Portrait Pages: 164pp Binding: Softbound Publication Date: Spring 2022 ISBN: 978-1-954081-54-3 Price: $40.00 World Rights: Available


Neural Architecure Design and Artificial Intelligence Matias Del Campo

The book provides an opportunity to survey the emerging field of Architecture and Artificial Intelligence, and to reflect on the implications of a world increasingly entangled in questions of the agency, culture and ethics of AI. The main goal of Neural Architecture is to understand how to interrogate artificial intelligence—a technological tool—in the field of architectural design, traditionally a practice that combines humanities and visual arts. Matias del Campo, the author of Neural Architecture is currently exploring specific applications of artificial intelligence in contemporary architecture, focusing on their relationship to material and symbolic culture. AI has experienced an explosive growth in recent years in a range of fields including architecture but its implications for the humanistic values that distinguish architecture from technology have yet to be measured. This book explores the interdisciplinary project that brings the long tradition of humanistic inquiry in architecture together with cuttingedge research in artificial intelligence.

Author Matias del Campo is a registered architect, designer and educator. Founded together with Sandra Manninger in Vienna 2003, SPAN is a globally acting practice best known for their application of contemporary technologies in architectural production. Their awardwinning architectural designs are informed by advanced geometry, computational methodologies, and philosophical inquiry.

$29.95 7” x 9” Portrait • 250pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-68-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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With Reference SCDA—Notions of Space Soo K. Chan

Other contributors Susan Cohn Rockefeller (born 1959) is an entrepreneur, conservationist, and filmmaker. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Musings. She also designs jewelry with themes that fit in with her work.

In With Reference, Soo Chan of SCDA explores the fundamentals of architecture—going back to inspirations and precedents, examining basic building blocks and core values—in search of a universal spatial vocabulary for contemporary practice. As practice becomes increasingly globalized and fragmented, the applied design language has to absorb nuances of climate, craft, culture, and place. Through a rich diagrammatic analysis of seminal projects by SCDA as well as masters of architecture around the world, With Reference argues for the revival of a rule-based design language. Author Soo K. Chan is the founding principal and design director of SCDA, a design studio seamlessly integrating architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and product design to create holistic spatial experiences. He practices internationally, and is professor in practice at the National University of Singapore’s Department of Architecture.

Robert Thurman is an American Buddhist author and academic who has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism. He was the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, before retiring in June 2019. William Andrews McDonough is an American architect, designer, and author. McDonough is founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, co-founder of McDonough MBDC, as well as co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance. McDonough’s career is focused on creating a beneficial footprint. He espouses a message that we can design materials, systems, companies, products, buildings, and communities that continuously improve over time.

Julia Van Den Hout is an architecture editor and curator, and director of the communications studio Original Copy. She was a founding editor of CLOG, and, from 2008 to 2014, she was press director at Steven Holl Architects.

$30.00 8.25” x 9.63” Portrait • 200pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-31-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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One House Per Day NO. 001-365 Andrew Bruno

One House Per Day no.001-365 collects the first 365 drawings from Andrew Bruno’s project One House Per Day, along with a foreword by Keith Krumwiede and essay contributions by Malcolm Rio, Alessandro Orsini & Nick Roseboro, and Clark Thenhaus. The drawings are high quality 1:1 reproductions of the originals, and the 7.5” trim size matches the size of the sketchbooks that the originals were drawn in. The drawings are each given a full page, with a subsequent section including a brief description of each drawing. While the drawings themselves are mute, and their descriptions relatively deadpan, the essays contemplate the place of the detached house in American culture from social, political, and economic perspectives. The book is 392 pages long and is softbound in gray recycled paper. The front cover features 365 debossed circles to represent the 365 houses; these give the book a unique tactile quality. Author Andrew Bruno is an architect and educator; he’s currently the Ventulett NEXT Fellow at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture.. His work continuously returns to architecture’s ability to inform how we live together. Andrew is the creator of One House Per Day, a project in which drawings of a different imagined house appear each day.

$39.95 7.5″ x 7.5″ Square • 392pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-86-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Facades Beauty. Utility. Performance Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architects

Facades: Beauty. Utility. Performance illustrates the depth and breadth of the many innovative exterior wall facades that were designed from 2007–2020 at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG). The featured projects, both built and unbuilt, are explored through photographs, renderings, model images, detail drawings, narratives, and illustrations. Each project addresses a series of environmental concerns, offering site-specific, performative solutions and innovative techniques that harvest resources and maximize efficiencies. Author Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. We strive to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment, and inspire those around us to improve our world. We use a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes symbiotic relationship with the natural environment—a philosophy we’ve termed “global environmental contextualism.” This approach, which takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption, and a site’s geothermal properties, represents a fundamental change in the

design process, in which form facilitates performance. It’s predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected, and that a building’s design should stem from an understanding of its role within that context—locally, regionally, and globally. Such a pluralistic approach acknowledges the interaction among building systems as well as between those systems and the natural environment and seeks to improve each individual system’s performance. By using this principle in the design of buildings, we can create structures that not only reduce their negative environmental impact, but in some cases, virtually eliminate it altogether. AS+GG’s practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning, and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects, and hightech laboratory facilities. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

$35.00 9.25” x 9.25” Square • 204pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-38-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Temples & Towns The Form, Elements, and Principles of Planned Towns Michael Dennis with Foreword by Steven K. Peterson

This book traces the historic evolution of urban form, principles, and design; it serves as a compendium, or reference, of city design; and is a polemic about the necessity for the recovery of the city and a contemporary urban architecture. It begins with the planned cities of Greece and the Roman Empire from about 500 BC, through the latemedieval Bastides, the Ideal Renaissance cities, and baroque new towns, to the urban planning strategies of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It covers anti-urban modernist architecture and the resulting disintegration of the city. It concludes with late-twentiethcentury efforts to recover the city, a contemporary urban architecture, and urbanism’s potential contribution to the contemporary ecological crisis. The book is project oriented and extensively illustrated. It may be read graphically, textually, or both. As such, it falls into the long tradition of illustrated treatises in which theory is embedded in the projects, with only occasional assistance or clarification from the text. Architecture and urban design are physical arts, not verbal arts, and they are best understood from graphic representations.

Author Michael Dennis is an architect, author, and educator. He is Professor of Architecture Emeritus at MIT. He was the Thomas Jefferson Professor of Architecture at the University of Virginia, and the recipient of the CNU Athena Medal for contributions to urbanism. Other contributors Steven K. Peterson, Foreword

$50.00 10.5” x 10.5” Square • 504pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-02-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Distillations Nancy Goldring Drawings and Foto-Projections 1971–2021 Nancy Goldring

Distillations: Nancy Goldring Drawings and Foto-Projections 1971–2021 surveys 50 years of visual and conceptual explorations by artist and writer Nancy Goldring. Material is arranged according to predominating themes throughout her career: Thresholds, Sites, Sets, Perspectives, Dreams and Visions, and Chiaroscuro. The book reveals her unique process, how she devised her technique of melding graphic and photographic material through projection, and tracks its evolution from the sandwiching of black-and-white graphic and photographic images through to the creation of her “fotoprojections” and large installation work. Included are interviews with the artist and an introduction by Jarrett Earnest with essays by writers and curators Paolo Barbaro, David Levi Strauss, Michael Taussig, and Ellen Handy. Author Nancy Goldring was a founding director of Sculpture in the Environment (SITE, Inc.) from 1970-1973 where she wrote for On Site magazine and developed concepts for public art projects. A ground-breaking collaborative at the time, SITE strove to develop a way of conjoining art and architectural practice that would profoundly influence future developments in the area of public art. Goldring was among the first to devise large scale, site specific, slide projection installations in the late 1970s and continued developing the medium to eventually include sound components. The installations were

devised for museums (Southeast Museum of Photography, Lyman Allyn Museum, and the Houston Center of Photography) as well as gallery spaces. Her work has been associated with the avant garde architects of the 1970s whose major focus was on drawing, and in particular, those in Italy concerned with rendering design concepts rather than building them. The core of her work is essentially a graphic one. Her experimental process of combining analog images with graphic ones was groundbreaking (See Photography of Invention: American Pictures in the 1980s, Joshua Smith and Mary Foresta Smithsonian, 1989). This kind of collaging was later adapted by photoshop but produces very different results. In retrospect her work seems prescient. Goldring was among the very few women working between art and architecture in the early 1970s, and in many ways helped to open the area for more women. Essays by Paola Barbaro, Ellen Joan Handy, Jarrett Earnest, David Levi Strauss, Michael Taussig Editor Jessica Holmes

$34.95 11.8” x 8.5” Landscape • 120pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-66-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Shaping Canton The Mountains are High and the Emperor Far Away Peter Cookson Smith

Shaping Canton focuses on the modern history of Canton. The text and illustrations explore and set out the various stages and events leading up to the modern city, by way of a reinvigorated Chinese superpower, from the founding of trade between Europe and the East in the late 15th century, to the beachheads of foreign influence, and forces of transformation through periods of revolution, political transition, and reform up to the present time. Author Dr. Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, urbanist, and founder of the URBIS consultancy in Hong Kong, which has operated throughout Asia for more than forty years. He is a former professor of architecture and former president of Hong Kong’s Institutes of Planning and Urban Design. He is the author of six previous books on cities and urban design, including his three most recent publications, with ORO Editions, Seeking Savannah (2018), An Enterprising Path to Barrio Chino (2019), and After Dante (2020).

$29.95 9” x 9” Square • 324pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-64-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture 2006–2020 Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture’s, 2006-2020 monograph showcases the spectacular work of the firm from the first 15 years of its practice through drawings, renderings, model photography, photography of built work, competition entries, exhibition materials, master plans, interiors, and special research projects and publications. The projects featured in the monograph cover a wide variety of AS+GG’s high-performance, energy-efficient, aesthetically striking architecture on an international scale in a wide range of typologies and scales, from low- and mid-rise residential, commercial, and cultural buildings to mixed-use supertall towers. Projects explored include supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects, and high-tech laboratory facilities. Contributors Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. The firm strives to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment, and inspire others to improve the world

through a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes symbiotic relationship with the natural environment—a philosophy coined as “global environmental contextualism.” This approach, which takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption, and a site’s geothermal properties, represents a fundamental change in the design process, in which form facilitates performance. It’s predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected, and that a building’s design should stem from an understanding of its role within that context—locally, regionally, and globally. Such a pluralistic approach acknowledges the interaction among building systems as well as between those systems and the natural environment and seeks to improve each individual system’s performance. AS+GG’s practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning, and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects, and hightech laboratory facilities. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

$60.00 9.25” x 9.25” Square • 512pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-35-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Urban Lessons of the Venetian Squares Kenneth M. Moffett

The first part of the book is both an homage to the nature and appeal of the squares of Venice and an analysis of their physical qualities in urbanistic terms. The Venetian settings were chosen for their freedom from auto traffic, streets, or peculiarities of topography. The narrative then takes those insights and applies them in a corresponding examination of a wide variety of modern-day urban spaces in America, to determine which are being emulated today and which less so. As a test case of sorts to help inform the successes and failings of modern urban open space, a useful strategy would be to somehow remove the cars and streets from the equation: not as a realistic goal for urbanism today, but as a lens through which to identify a family of attributes that could realistically contribute to successful urban places. The only city in the Western world where this condition actually prevails in reality is Venice, Italy. Alone among the Old World’s cities and towns that are the USA’s urban patrimony, Venice has the unique distinction of being a truly pedestrian urban environment. With this in mind, it seems reasonable to see if Venice could call across the centuries with some insights for modern-day urbanism.

$29.95 8.5” x 11” Portrait • 120pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-63-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

Author Following a year abroad as a Paris Prize recipient and interning with the Architects Collaborative, Kenneth M. Moffett co-founded of the award-winning Tennessee architecture firm BullockSmith, where he has spent a career as design director.

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Twentieth-Century Architecture and Modernity: Our Past, Our Present Patrizia Mello

The theme of “modernity” was the launching pad for architecture in the twentieth century, to the point of completely revolutionizing our way of life. By causing in its development absolutizations and misunderstandings, actual motives linked to the profound desire to improve everyone’s life were reconsidered. Against the theory that the twentieth century connected the objective of modernity to that of the Modern Movement, this book deals with the theme of a present continuity by revealing those “open visions” that characterized modernity at the end of the ninteenth century. By critically reviewing the main stages of development over time—as well as the intense debates of architectural historians, architects, and contemporary scholars—through the thesis of modernity as tradition, research, and criticism, a concept of contradiction is supported. Further echoed by that of “architecture tout court,” enhancing the present environment in its current fragility of views—even more so today with the appearance of a virus capable of undermining our way of living. These are “contemporary modernisms” aimed at recovering the essence of a recent past to project it into the present, restoring to architecture that long-neglected role of critical construction and formation of society in an era, ultimately defined as “of Rembrandt beauty.”

Author Patrizia Mello is interested in history, theory, and criticism of contemporary design, topics on which she carries out in teaching and research for her books, numerous essays, and articles. She currently teaches Contemporary Architecture II at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.

$34.95 5.5” x 7.8” Portrait • 200pp • Softbound with flaps • 978-1-954081-90-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Rancho Sisquoc Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch Judy Flood Wilbur, Elizabeth Clair Flood, Chase Reynolds Ewalds

Author Chase Reynolds Ewald is a freelance writer, columnist, and consultant and the author of fourteen books on architecture, design, cuisine, and western and rustic lifestyle. Her most recent works include Bison: Portrait of an Icon; Modern Americana; At Home in the Wine Country; and Inspired By Place, a 2021 monograph on the work of CLB Architects. A graduate of Yale and the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, she lives in Tiburon, California.

Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch celebrates the spectacular landscape, fascinating history, colorful characters, and timeless traditions of one of California’s last intact Mexican land grant ranches. The ranch’s 37,000 acres extend from the edge of the Los Padres National Forest to the lush vineyards on the mesas to fertile farmland in the bottomland, and range almost the entire length of the Sisquoc River valley in northern Santa Barbara County. Engaging text, maps, and archival documents are paired with both vintage and contemporary photographs to bring the landscape and its history to life, from prehistory to the days of the vacqueros, from turn-of-the-century homesteading to the realities of a contemporary cattle ranch, farming operation, vineyard and winery with a passionate wine club membership numbering 1,500. Forewords by former Governor Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr.—a California history enthusiast—and Stephan T. Hearst, whose interest in preservation extends to his oversight of the vast ranch lands surrounding Hearst Castle, help give readers a sense of this special place and its unique role on California history. An introduction by co-owner Judith Flood Wilbur and preface by author Elizabeth Clair Flood speak to the role the ranch has played in the lives of one family for seven decades, and their hopes for preserving it for future generations. Rancho Sisquoc: Enduring Legacy on an Historic California Land Grant Ranch will give readers a sense of this special place and its unique role in California history.

Other contributors: Stephen T. Hearst is vice president and general manager of Hearst’s Western Properties. He is responsible for managing Hearst’s extensive ranching, timber, and property operations, including the historic 83,000-acre ranch surrounding Hearst Castle and the 73,000-acre Jack Ranch in Paso Robles. Edmund Gerald Brown, Jr. served as California’s Secretary of State and Attorney General and was also the Mayor of Oakland. He was elected as the 34th and 39th governor of California, serving from 1975 to 1983 and 2011 to 2019. He lives in Colusa County, California. Elizabeth Clair Flood is a writer and photographer. The author of six western-design and lifestyle books, her articles have appeared in Architectural Digest, Cowboys & Indians, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, Mountain Living, and others. She lives in Wilson, Wyoming. Judy Flood Wilbur is co-owner of Rancho Sisquoc. She chairs the Flood Ranch Company and the Flood Corporation Board of Directors. She serves as chair of the Brayton Wilbur Foundation and is former President and Trustee of the Commonwealth Club, Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Foundation, Trustee Emeritus of the Asian Art Museum, past president of the Hillsborough City School District, and past member of the Wilbur-Ellis Company Board of Directors. She is the recipient of numerous social service awards. A graduate of UC Berkeley, she lives in Hillsborough, California.

$40.00 10” x 12” Portrait • 180pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-24-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Building Toys An Architect’s Collection John Rock

The book Building Toys: An Architect’s Collection documents over 100 architectural building toys from the author’s collection, from the mid-1800s to the present, from the US and abroad. Each toy has an immersive two-page spread celebrating its unique features with photos of packaging graphics, component parts, assembly diagrams, and a built example designed and constructed by the author. Well-researched background information on designers and company histories provides intriguing facts that complete each toy’s description. When taken together, these stories reveal a microcosm of western commercial and industrial history, illustrating trends in design, advertising, and material production techniques. The book is organized by toy material (natural wood, metal, plastic, etc.), creating six “chapters.” It includes a two-page introduction that reflects the author’s role as architect, photographer, and collector. There are approximately 250 pages giving a dynamic visual portrayal of a seldom seen world. Author John Rock is an architect based in Santa Monica. His projects span over 30 years, and range across commercial, industrial, and residential building types. He has taught architectural theory at both Woodbury University and the Southern California Institute of Architecture.

$45.00 8.7” x 11.5” Landscape • 252pp • Softbound with full flaps • 978-1-954081-98-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Mark Foster Gage Architecture in High Resolution Mark Foster Gage

In the course of a ten-month invited competition Mark Foster Gage Architects, using tools ranging from artificial intelligence to 3D fractal software, re-invented the design languages of the ancient Nabatean civilization located on the Arabian Peninsula to propose the first Saudi resort in the modern era that would be open for international tourists. Isolated in a vast desert, with little infrastructure and virtually no visitors, lie the ancient ruins of Mada’in Saleh, and the site for the project. With five-hundred pages and over 1,500 images this is a book that documents the design process of this project, complete with all of its ideas, misdirections, failures, restarts, breakthroughs, and everything in-between. Of interest to architects and nonarchitects alike, this book heralds a new generation of creative techniques and design technologies that promise to redefine how we think of the past, present and future of the built environment in the 21st century and beyond. Author Mark Foster Gage is the principal of Mark Foster Gage Architects in New York City, as well as a writer, design contributor for CNN, and tenured professor at the Yale University School of Architecture where he has taught since 2001.

$60.00 7” x 9” Portrait • 512pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-49-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Faux Mountains Michael Jakob

Artificial mountains are a worldwide reality. Burial sites use, very frequently, the intimidating shape of the human-made mountain. Incense burners in ancient China evoked the Five Sacred Mountains. Mount Parnassus in Greece became an important element in European garden history and a symbol of the Renaissance. In the Baroque Rome of the seventeenth century the most important artists worked on the constructions of huge ephemeral mounds in order to express more or less codified messages. The model of the artificial mountain was used as well during the French Revolution: the famous celebration of the Supreme Being took place on a gigantic faux mountain. The history of landscape architecture is characterized by the construction of architectural mounds, often built by using local excavation material. The industrial revolution acted as another source for the rise of an anthropic topography, creating forms, which we do not recognize anymore as totally artificial. Architects have found in the form of mountains a model and a gestalt with which to play in an ironic way. In twentieth-century art, mountains are ubiquitous, culminating in Robert Smithson’s masterful exploration of reversed, displaced, and rebuilt mountains. Michael Jakob’s comparative study is the first one to address this fascinating phenomenon. Artificial mountains are a worldwide reality. Their presence influenced the history of urbanism, architecture, and landscape architecture. Michael Jakob’s study is the first one to address this fascinating worldwide phenomenon stretching from Antiquity to our days.

Author Michael Jakob teaches History and Theory of Landscape at hepia, Geneva, and aesthetics of design at HEAD, Geneva. He is a visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano, at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio and at the GSD (Harvard). His teaching and research focus on landscape theory, aesthetics, the history of vertigo, contemporary theories of perception and the poetics of architecture.

$24.95 6.25” x 9.5” Portrait • 196pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-55-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Civano From Experiment to Model of Resilient Urbanism Stefanos Polyzoides and L. R. Rayburn

Twenty years after its completion, Civano remains a valuable model to emulate for environmentally appropriate growth accommodation, and creation of resilient communities of lasting value. It combines an aggressive environmental sustainability protocol with the social and design tenants of the new urbanism to create a model alternative to sprawl development. Civano is a retrospective study of a pioneering urban development project in the Sonora Desert that was built in a traditional urban form based on a combined social, and environmental protocol. In this book, the authors examine both the history and evolution of this unique architectural and urbanist experiment, and consider lessons learned that can lead to a new model of growth accommodation and community building that is more politically intelligent, environmentally responsible, and socially resilient. Author Stefanos Polyzoides is currently a professor and dean of the School of Architecture at the University of Notre Dame. He earned his bachelor and MArch degrees in architecture and planning from Princeton University, taught at USC between 1973 and 1995, and along with his wife Elizabeth Moule, he is a cofounder of the Congress for the New Urbanism and a partner in Moule & Polyzoides

of Pasadena, CA. The firm has completed more than 500 projects in the US and around the world. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and articles on architecture and urbanism. L. R. Rayburn earned his bachelor and MArch degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. His career has bridged both architectural practice and development and has focused on adaptive reuse and preservation, community development, and urban revitalization. Early in his career, sustainability emerged as a central theme of his professional work and has remained so. His work has received awards for both design excellence and its contribution to the vitality of urban life. His work in affordable housing in Baltimore was honored by a special commendation by the Maryland House of Delegates. Mr. Rayburn was the director of design, and later managed all facets of the Community of Civano’s development. He lives in Civano, while splitting his time between Tucson and Durham, NC.

$40.00 9.38” x 12.13” Portrait • 208pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-92-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Occupation:Boundary Art, Architecture, and Culture at the Water Cathy Simon providing context—in the forms of textual and visual media—for their recent transformations. Such reinterpretations, achieved via design, often serve the public through environmentally conscious strategies realized through inventive approaches to cultural and recreational programs. The work of visual artists, both historical and contemporary, appears alongside architecture, poetry, and literary references that illustrate and draw connections between each of these sections. The third section features select architectural work by the author, framed by critic John King and the architect and urbanist Justine Shapiro-Kline. Introduced with a foreword by the prominent landscape architect Laurie Olin, Occupation:Boundary draws on artistic and cultural intuitions and the experience of an architect whose practice negotiates the boundary between urban contexts and the bodies of water that sustain them. Together, the instincts, reflections, and architectural production collected here evidence the role of art and design in the creation of an equitable and inviting public realm.

This book examines the social, political, and cultural factors that have and continue to influence the evolution of the urban waterfront as seen through production created from art and design practices. Reaching beyond the disciplines of architecture and urban design, Occupation:Boundary distills the dual roles art and culture have played in relation to the urban waterfront, as mediums that have recorded and instigated change at the threshold between the city and the sea. At the moment in time that demands innovative approaches to the transformation of urban waterfronts, and strategies to foster resilient boundaries, architect Cathy Simon recounts her career building at and around the water’s edge and in service of the public realm. In so doing, the work of contemporary architects is presented, while the origins and principles of a guiding design philosophy are located in meditations on art and observations on coastal cities around the world. The port cities of New York and San Francisco emerge as case studies that structure the reflections and mediate a narrative that is at once a professional and personal memoir, richly illustrated with images and drawings. Comprising three parts, the first two corresponding parts of Occupation:Boundary draw connections between the past and present by tracing the rise and fall of urban, industrial ports and

Author Cathy Simon is an architect and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects whose practice has spanned five decades, focusing on transformative design at all scales. Her award-winning work includes design for higher and secondary education, civic and commercial buildings, reinvention of historic structures, waterfront projects, and urban planning schemes for numerous post-industrial waterfront sites in and around San Francisco. She is the founder of SMWM, a celebrated women-owned architecture and urban design practice that opened offices in San Francisco and New York during the mid-1980s. In 1999, after fifteen years of practice, SMWM became the youngest firm to be honored with the AIACA Firm Award, which the American Institute of Architects awarded for the consistent production of distinguished architecture. Her firm later joined Perkins + Will, where she served as a senior consulting design principal before retiring in 2018. Having gained expertise in the revitalization and resiliency of the postindustrial waterfront, she is currently an urban design and architecture consultant to a multi-firm engineering team developing the Waterfront Resiliency Program for the Port of San Francisco. Educated at Wellesley College and the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), she has served as the president of the GSD Alumni Council and spent several terms on the GSD Visiting Committee. She has taught architecture at both Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, where, in 1996, she was the Howard Friedman Distinguished Professor of Architecture in Practice. Other Contributors Ashley Simone, Carrie Eastman, John King, Justin ShapiroKline, Laurie Olin

$40.00 7” x 10” Portrait • 240pp • Softbound with flaps • 978-1-943532-97-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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France Sketchbook Series Laurie Olin

This is the first book in a series of books on France by Laurie Olin. For centuries artists and designers have recorded places, people, and life in travel sketchbooks. Over a period of 50 years, Laurie Olin, one of America’s most distinguished landscape architects, has recorded aspects of France: its cities and countryside, streets and cafes, ancient ruins, vineyards, and parks—from humble to grand, things that interested his designer’s eye—taking the time to see things carefully. Paris in its seasons, agriculture in Provence and Bordeaux, trees, dogs, and fountains, all are noted over the years in watercolor or pen and ink. Originally intended for the pleasure of merely being there as well as self-education, this personal selection from his many sketchbooks is accompanied by transcriptions of notes and observations, along with introductory remarks for the different regions included: Paris, Haute Loire, Provence, Haute Provence, Normandy, Aquitaine, and Entre des Meures.

Author Renowned landscape architect Laurie Olin lives in Philadelphia where he taught at the University of Pennsylvania for 40 years. His award-winning designs include Bryant Park in New York, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, and the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia. CO-Editor/Designer Pablo Mandel, director of Circular Studio, is a graphic designer renowned for his work with a variety of firms, ranging from notable architecture studios, universities, publishers, musicians, and artists in Canada, the United States, Australia, Japan, Singapore, China, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Chile, and Argentina. He graduated from Buenos Aires University in 1995 with a degree in graphic design. His book designs have been published worldwide and have won several awards.

$40.00 8.5” x 8.5” Square • 200pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-57-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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Architecture as Living Act Leonardo Ricci Maria Clara Ghia

This book, the first monograph on Leonardo Ricci’s work, uses archive materials, some of which have never been published, to investigate the entire range of his activity by examining some of his most interesting projects, and putting them into the context of the current architectural panorama. His professional activity in the passionate climate of post-war reconstruction in Italy, his communitarian projects and experimental family residences, his book Anonymous (twentieth Century) in which he analyzed with an “existentialist” approach his work in the areas of painting, architecture, and urban planning, his visionary projects for “Earth-City” macrostructures, his innovative approach to the spatial organization of public institutions in his last projects, every step of Ricci’s work was always coherently connected to a basic aim: to translate into an architectural form the dynamism of phenomena and the incessant flow of life.

Author Maria Clara Ghia teaches history of architecture at Sapienza University in Rome. She holds a PhD in architecture—theory and design and in philosophy. For her studies on Leonardo Ricci, she won the Bruno Zevi International Prize in 2011 and the Enrico Guidoni Prize in 2019.

The book investigates Leonardo Ricci’s practical and theoretical approach to architectural design, giving this exceptional figure the recognition he deserves within the panorama of Italian and international architecture following the Second World War.

$39.95 8” x 10” Portrait • 300pp • Softbound • 978-1-935935-50-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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The Story of a Section Designing the Shougang Oxygen Factory Michele Bonino, Edoardo Bruno, Alessandro Armando, Giovanni Durbiano, Camilla Forina similarly to an open archive: retrospectively the final image of the building will incorporate architectural elements brought by sociotechnical decisions, enlarging the spectrum of design agency from single authorship to a larger collective of involved stakeholders. Among the project documents, a recurring drawing guided the project exchange between the Politecnico and Tsinghua teams during the two years of joint design work. The cross-section of the factory was the point of comparison about the relationship with the structural skeleton of the original factory and the vertical organization of the project: from the public playground on the ground floor to the intensive exploitation of the intermediate levels, to the roof that seeks new relationships with the competition area and the natural landscape.

This book is an experiment on constructing a text starting— exclusively and strictly—from the materials of an architectural project. As in an archive, it contains all the documents produced by the design team, which become the only sources of a text that allows the reader to generalize the project’s contents and reflect on its process. An extensive masterplan is transforming the abandoned industrial area of Shougang, on the outskirts of Beijing, into one of the venues for the 2022 Winter Olympics Games. Within this process, the China Room, as a research center of the Politecnico di Torino dedicated to urbanization and architecture in China, was involved by Tsinghua University in the transformation of the former oxygen factory into a visitor center, working on industrial memory as a lever for a renovation of the existing site aimed at the overall sustainability of the masterplan. The book overviews and analyses the most important steps that transformed initial design intentions into a defined proposal, passing through different solutions, changes, debates, and negotiations among the different stakeholders called into action along the whole process. Telling the story of this architectural project means thinking about the ways of designing across different contexts in the global market. More particularly, the story is about the skills and experiences that Academia puts in place by addressing real transformation projects through research, with respect to professional practice modalities. In addition, the book is intended to make design practicing transparent to the reader, capable to move around the genesis of the project following the many trajectories occurred along the whole process,

Author Michele Bonino is an architect and associate professor of architecture and urban design at Politecnico di Torino. He holds a PhD in history of architecture and is and vice-rector for relations with China. He was a visiting scholar at MIT and a visiting professor at Tsinghua University. He leads research and design projects within China Room Research Team at Polito. Edoardo Bruno is an architect and assistant professor at Politecnico di Torino. He obtained his PhD in architecture history and project in 2017. From 2015 he has been responsible for the activities of the South China – Torino Lab, a joint research center between Politecnico di Torino ad South China University of Technology, and member of the China Room Research Team at Polito. Alessandro Armando, architect, is an associate professor at the Department of Architectural and Design (DAD) of the Politecnico di Torino since 2011, where he teaches architectural design and architectural design theory. He is also the coordinator of the Msc degree program, Architecture Construction City. Giovanni Durbiano is a full professor of architectural and urban design at Politecnico di Torino, has a doctorate of philosophy (PhD) in the history of architecture and urban planning from Politecnico di Torino. He is author of several publications on issues concerning contemporary architectural design is founder and member of the advisory board of the peer-reviewed journal Ardeth (Architectural Design Theory). Camilla Forina is an architect and a PhD candidate in architecture, history, and project for the double degree program at Politecnico di Torino and Tsinghua University of Beijing. Currently she is a member of the China Room Research Team involved in design and research activities.

$40.00 8.27” x 11.69” Portrait • 220pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-73-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Fun Mill The Architecture of Creative Industry in Contemporary China Maria Repellino

Fun Mill. The Architecture of Creative Industry in Contemporary China looks closely on transforming existing real estate by promoting creative clusters, starting with specific architectures that are examined using an open-minded approach. What are the economic, political and design mechanisms used to build and legitimize them? What city concept is designed and built in these spaces? Can we identify recurrent features, general issues, and compositional orders and logic? The book discusses creative clusters as fertile ground for research and action involving the architectural and urban project and outlines several distinctive traits of professional and design practices in China in the last decade. In particular, the book focus on three recurrent methods used by architectural projects to reconfigure space—Collecting icons, Shifting scale, Bounding borders. These intervention methods were identified from a range of design experiences, richly illustrated with detailed drawings and photographs, including before and after views of the renovated spaces. This book looks closely on these spaces, starting with specific architectures and using an open-minded approach. How can we interpret them? What are the economic, political and design mechanisms used to build and legitimise them? What city concept is designed and built in these spaces? Can we identify recurrent features, general issues, and compositional orders and logic?

To answer these questions this study directly examines several architectures, considering them not only as documents worthy of an in-depth study due to their importance as an architectural artefact, but also as ‘footprints’ to assist in the comprehension of the broader political ambitions and cultural and socio-economic transformations that are shaping and transforming physical space by imbuing it with new uses and meanings. This viewpoint is an opportunity to narrate places, projects and processes within the framework of change: when creative clusters are scrutinized, they look like physical objects with certain distinctive albeit interesting and complex features; however, when queried regarding their symbolic, economic, social and political role their inertia weakens and the ensuing questions and problems go beyond the objects themselves, their present state, and location. Authors Maria Paola Repellino is an architect, PhD. in Architecture and Building Design (2016); currently research fellow at DAD-Department of Architecture and Design of Politecnico di Torino.

$35.00 8.25” x 11.8” Portrait • 248pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-27-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Of Limbs, Leaves, and Hope A Portrait of Philadelphia’s Urban Forest in Times of a Pandemic Ignacio F. Bunster-Ossa

v, Leaves, and Hope represents the unforeseen gain of biophilic relief from the coronavirus pandemic. Forced to work remotely because of COVID-19, daily walks and bike rides became an essential distraction from hours of uninterrupted screen time. Photography became a pastime, and as weeks turned into months the city began to present itself anew: streets, plazas, parks, church grounds, cemeteries, and untold nooks and crannies not before seen or recorded. Trees soon began to dominate the compositions, as if beckoning to stand out against the gridiron construction. And so, the project began: to record the presence of trees as foreground actors of the everyday urban landscape. Beginning in the spring of 2020, hundreds of photographs were taken, often times of the same tree at different times of the day, under varying light conditions, and through the seasons. A sense of intimacy developed: of seeing how a plant breathes-in the city over time, silently, exhaling in return nurturing permanence and resilience. Author Ignacio F. Bunster-Ossa is a landscape architect and principal at the Collaborative, a multidisciplinary planning and design firm with a focus on community design and resilience.

$19.95 7.5” x 9.5” Portrait • 94pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-93-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Reimagining the Library of the Future Public Buildings and Civic Space for Tomorrow’s Knowledge Society Dr. Steffen Lehmann

The study Reimagining the Library of the Future investigates the various models of public buildings and civic space through the lens of the library. It takes a critical look at the history, present, and future transformation of this significant building typology that has recently emerged as a redefined community place, social condenser, and urban incubator for knowledge generation, storage, and sharing. In particular, the library has evolved as a vibrant and vital member of community development and as a basis for outreach efforts. This book presents 40 recent public and academic libraries from around the world, with over 200 images. As the survey of precedents shows, the historical cases have informed the design of the recent libraries and the continuous development of the building type over time. Well-designed libraries are now in abundance, and the wider view of this study includes mediatheques and learning centers. The selection of contemporary projects focuses on urban libraries in Europe (Germany, Italy, Austria, Netherlands), the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Japan, and China.

Author Dr. Steffen Lehmann, AA Dipl., Assoc. AIA, is a full professor of architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is founder and principal of the design studio si architecture + urban design and has an extensive research and professional background. He has been, for twenty years, a chair professor holding senior roles at universities in the US, UK, and Australia. The book features a foreword by Kelvin Watson and a preface by Michelle Delk.

$30.00 7” x 9” Portrait • 220pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-98-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Young Architects 22: Value The Architectural League of New York Garrett Ricciardi and Julian Rose founded Formlessfinder in New York in 2010. They hold MArch degrees from Princeton University. Prior to attending Princeton, Ricciardi completed the Whitney Independent Study Program and received his BFA from The Cooper Union. Rose received his BA from Harvard University. Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic founded HANNAH in Ithaca, New York in 2014. They hold MArch degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and are currently assistant professors of architecture at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning. Isaac Michan Daniel founded Michan Architecture in Mexico City in 2010. Michan holds a BArch from Universidad Iberoamericana with studies at RMIT University, and an MS in architecture from Pratt Institute. Ivi Diamantopoulou and Jaffer Kolb founded New Affiliates in New York in 2016. Diamantopoulou received her MArch from Princeton University and her diploma in architecture and engineering from the University of Patras in Greece. Kolb received his MArch from Princeton University, an MS in Urban Planning from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Wesleyan University.

Young Architects 22: Value features work by the winners of the 2020 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers. The competition theme examined the meanings of value in contemporary architecture—a concept that spans “numbers, colors, measurement, worth, and ethics,” in the words of the theme statement. From an open-source robotics laboratory producing new architectural forms and processes to a series of community gardens built from salvaged architectural models, the projects and practices featured in this volume represent a wide breadth of responses to the competition theme, refining and expanding the notion of value in contemporary design practice. Author The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking, debate, and action on the critical design and building issues of our time. Contributors David Eskenazi founded d.esk in Los Angeles in 2016. He holds an MArch from SCI-Arc and a BArch from Carnegie Mellon University. He is currently on the faculty at SCI-Arc.

Luis Beltrán del Río García and Andrew Sosa Martínez founded Vrtical in Mexico City in 2014. del Río holds a BArch from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and a master’s in urban management from Technische Universität Berlin. He currently teaches at UNAM and Universidad Iberoamericana. Sosa holds a BArch from Anahuac University, Mexico. He currently teaches at Centro de Diseño y Comunicación. Anna Puigjaner (foreword) is an associate professor at Columbia GSAPP and a founding principal of the Barcelona-based practice MAIO. She received Harvard GSD’s Wheelwright Prize in 2016 and was nominated as a finalist in the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Initiative. She has previously taught at the Royal College of Art and the Barcelona School of Architecture. As an editor, she has run the magazine Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme for the past six years. Puigjaner served on the 2020 League Prize jury. Anne Rieselbach (introduction) is program director of The Architectural League of New York. For over thirty years, Rieselbach has overseen the Current Work lecture series, the Emerging Voices program, and the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers.

$25.00 5” x 7” Portrait • 176pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-11-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Supertall | Megatall How High Can We Go? Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Drawing from the unique design experience at Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) as architects of the next world’s tallest tower and several others under-construction, Supertall | Megatall: How High Can We Go? highlights the design, sustainability, innovative technology, programming, and contextualism that defines supertall and megatall towers. The book is a mixture of under construction and design-only projects divided into several chapters that are organized according to their special characteristics: Innovative Systems, Harnessing Energies, Designing an Icon, Extending Ecologies, and Achieving Megatall. Each project, completed between 2007–2020 at AS+GG, is discovered through context, program, form, research and development, and performance, highlighting the stories, challenges, and lessons learned.

symbiotic relationship with the natural environment—a philosophy coined as “global environmental contextualism.”

Contributors Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. The firm strives to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment, and inspire others to improve the world through a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes

AS+GG’s practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning, and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects, and hightech laboratory facilities. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

This approach, which takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption, and a site’s geothermal properties, represents a fundamental change in the design process, in which form facilitates performance. It’s predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected, and that a building’s design should stem from an understanding of its role within that context—locally, regionally, and globally. Such a pluralistic approach acknowledges the interaction among building systems as well as between those systems and the natural environment and seeks to improve each individual system’s performance.

$60.00 9.25” x 9.25” Square • 576pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-37-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Future Offices Ali Rahim

Author Ali Rahim is Professor of Architecture and Director of Advanced Architecture Design (MSD-AAD) at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. He is Co-Director of the New York- and Shanghai-based architectural firm CAP. Mr. Rahim has served as the Studio Zaha Hadid Visiting Professor at the University of Applied Arts (die Angewandte) in Vienna, as the Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at Yale University, and as a visiting architecture professor at Harvard University. Mr. Rahim’s books include Future Airports (2020), Asset Architecture 1, 2 and 3 (2016, 2017, and 2018), all published by ORO; Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (2012), published by the China Building Press, Beijing; Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (2006), published by Routledge, London; Turbulence (2011), published by Norten and Company, New York. He has a forthcoming book on design research titled Catalytic Forms, which is to be published in 2022.

Future Offices examines the evolving nature of the office as a spatial asset. Rapid changes in culture, technology, and society have upended longstanding notions of offices and the nature of work itself. While companies and capital around the globe have become increasingly consolidated, labor vis-à-vis technology has become increasingly decentralized. The office, traditionally a key spatial interlocutor between labor and capital is caught in an awkward position with typological considerations for architecture. What should the future office look like? What is the future role of the headquarters? What does the office’s changing role mean for urbanism? The works collected here provide frameworks for understanding the complex and multifaceted nature of contemporary work, manufacturing, and commerce, and they aspire to influence new ways of conceiving architecture at multiple scales. They speculate upon a future where offices acquire new facets as resources of space, knowledge, and production that participate in local and global economic and cultural contexts in new hybridized forms. At the heart of this is a recognition that the new ways in which companies integrate into in society should be reflected in architecture itself.

CAP Founded in 1999, is known for futuristic designs using digital techniques and the latest technologies for the design and manufacturing of architecture. Projects include commissions by the Museum of Modern Art [New York]; Reebok Shanghai, Lijia Smart Park, Chongqing, Wenjin Hotels, Beijing, NJCTTQ Pharmaceuticals, Nanjing, AMEC Technologies, Nanchang [China]; Samsung, Seoul [South Korea]; and IWI Orthodontics Clinic, Tokyo [Japan].

$35.00 10” x 10” Square • 220pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-58-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Emergence of a Modern Dwelling Richard Neutra’s Hassrick House Suzanna Barucco, Alison Eberhardt, Andrew Hart, and Suzanne Singletary research.” In 2018, Hauser and Acosta sold the property to the university with the understanding that the house would continue to be used for educational purposes. In George’s words, “I had come to realize that the students can be the future custodians of that home. They can be the eyes. They can be the archives. In a way, it becomes all of ours to share.” This publication chronicles the students’ findings that shed light on Neutra’s design process, his collaboration with his clients, as well as the unsung role of Thaddeus Longstreth as Neutra’s proxy negotiator throughout the design and construction stages. During its approximately sixty-three-year lifespan, the Hassrick House tells a saga of design, dwelling, neglect, restoration, and reinvention today as a laboratory for learning. In many respects, the history of the Hassrick House tells an important story of the modernist movement in the US, both regionally and nationally. Authors Suzanna Barucco is an adjunct professor, historic preservationist, and principal of sbk + partners, LLC, a historic preservation consulting practice providing professional services for the assessment, preservation, restoration, rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse of historic buildings, sites, and landscapes. In the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia, just beyond the northern boundary of the Thomas Jefferson University’s East Falls campus, stands the Hassrick House (1958–61), designed by celebrated architect Richard Neutra, an icon of mid-century modern style. Often described as an East Coast interpretation of California Modernism, the Hassrick House is one of only three buildings designed by Neutra within the city limits.

Alison Eberhardt is a graduate student in the Historic Preservation department at Thomas Jefferson University and a graduate of the TJU Bachelor of Architecture program with a minor in Historic Preservation. She is a founding member of the Students for Historic Preservation with three years of architectural experience working on nationally and locally recognized historic structures in New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

Thomas Jefferson University’s relationship with the house began in the summer of 2015 when Andrew Hart, assistant professor of architecture in the College of Architecture & the Built Environment initiated a series of summer courses to study the house. The first multidisciplinary group of students engaged in architectural survey, drawing, and photography. Subsequent summer courses refined the architectural drawings, following the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) standards. Yet another student cohort undertook documentary research to uncover the history of the house and its occupants. Then owners George Acosta and John Hauser were supportive collaborators with students in this process. Neutra’s architecture and his relationship with the Hassricks—particularly Barbara who emerged as the primary client voice while the house was being designed—captured the hearts, minds, and imaginations of everyone who engaged with the house. As one student recalled, “We have all gotten swept away in the stories unfolding from our

Andrew Hart is an assistant professor at TJU’s College of Architecture & the Built Environment and specializes in linking various modes and methods of architectural practice and communication. He teaches courses in drawing, modeling, visualization, representation and virtual reality, historical documentation, and alternative methods of hybrid drawing, and has deep connections with community instigated design.

$25.00 9” x 9” Square • 80pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-17-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

Suzanne Singletary is a professor at the College of Architecture & the Built Environment at TJU, teaches history and theory of historic preservation, architecture and design. As director of the Master of Science in Historic Preservation and the Center for the Preservation of Modernism, Dr. Singletary teaches courses on critical issues in preservation and the restoration and rehabilitation of modern and mid-century modern buildings and sites. Currently she also serves as associate dean for New Academic Initiatives and Graduate Studies.

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Mise-en-Scène The Lives and Afterlives of Urban Landscapes Chris Reed and Mike Belleme

His practice involves photographing from a space of emotional availability and vulnerability and exploring themes involving connection and disconnection from that space.

Mise-en-Scène is an immersive exploration of the social lives of urban landscapes—the actors and actions that compose the daily theater of urban life. Conceived as a unique collaboration between an urbanist, Chris Reed, and a photographer, Mike Belleme, the book combines photo essays, original maps and drawings, newly commissioned essays, excerpts from historical writings, and interviews with residents. The book is centered around seven visual case studies depicting life in seven American cities: Los Angeles, Galveston, St. Louis, Green Bay, Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Boston. The result is a rigorous and artful examination of the social, cultural, environmental, and economic challenges of life in American cities today. Contributors Chris Reed is founder and design director of Stoss Landscape Urbanism, a design and strategic planning practice in Boston and Los Angeles, and professor in practice of landscape architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He is a leading voice on issues related to climate adaptation, racial and social equity, urban landscape, and the sociability of cities. Mike Belleme is a freelance photographer based in Asheville, North Carolina. His work ranges from long-form documentary projects to assignment-based editorial work, photojournalism, and portraiture.

$45.00 8” x 10.75” Portrait • 256pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-44-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

Sara Zewde is founding principal of Studio Zewde, a design firm in New York City practicing landscape architecture, urbanism, and public art. The studio is devoted to exploring the “aesthetics of being” and creating enduring places where people belong. She also serves as assistant professor of practice at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Nina-Marie Lister is an ecologist and planner, graduate program director and associate professor in the School of Urban + Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is the founder and director of the Ecological Design Lab at Ryerson University. De Nichols is a communications designer and artist activist who serves as the Social Impact Design Principal of Civic Creatives in St. Louis. Her work champions the power of design and storytelling to inspire and equip change makers to protest social injustices and design civic solutions for progressive change across American communities. Mimi Zeiger is a Los Angeles-based critic and curator. She was co-curator of the U.S. Pavilion for the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and curator of Soft Schindler at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture. Julia Czerniak is associate dean and professor of architecture at Syracuse University where she teaches on landscape theory and criticism. Her work focuses on the physical and cultural potentials of urban landscapes.

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Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House Stella Betts, David Leven, Thomas de Monchaux

For reasons both obvious and mysterious, even as our cultural and social constructions of domesticity change, the house remains a fundamental site for advancing modern architectural theory and practice: because it accommodates a full diurnal and annual cycle of life, and because it intricately stages ritual and routine, this most private of programs has become a medium of publicity and polemic. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House both participates in and critiques this contemporary tradition. The reader’s attention in this examination is directed not only to LEVENBETTS’ houses, but to all houses, and all parts of houses—pieces of home and rhetorics of domesticity that show up in our collective memory: from a stolen moment on a staircase in a John Cassavetes film, to the sturdy knife-edged contractor modernism of suburban late to mid-twentiethcentury America. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a House is an accessible and universal book—everyone has a sense of home. The book includes thirteen texts on domestic pieces that make up the house, comparative diagrams, construction metrics and anecdotes, informal photos, and structural details all in the interest of taking the house apart in order to put it back together.

Authors Stella Betts is a principal at LEVENBETTS with her partner David Leven. She is currently an adjunct professor at Yale University School of Architecture. Stella serves on the board of directors of the Architectural League of New York. David Leven, FAIA, is a principal at LEVENBETTS with his partner Stella Betts. He is an associate professor at Parsons School of Constructed Environments. David serves on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of AIA. Thomas de Monchaux is an architect and design writer, and an adjunct assistant professor of architecture at Columbia University GSAPP. His writing about design has appeared in the New York Times and the New Yorker, as well as in such journals as Log, Perspecta, and n+1, where he is architecture critic. He is a past recipient of the Winterhouse Award for Design Writing and Criticism.

$45.00 7.87” x 5.51” Portrait • 300pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-32-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Framing the Valley Maria Ogrydziak, Houses Maria Ogrydziak, introduction by Sam Lubell

Emerging from the vivid landscape of California’s Central Valley, architect Maria Ogrydziak’s iconic, light-filled houses reflect a region where growth abounds, rich soil runs deep, and blue sky goes on and on. She designs for a new California dream, outside the hustle of the big cities, far from the deep turquoise of the Pacific. Framing the Valley follows eight case study houses where everyday people find extraordinary lives through architecture. Written in an approachable style by Maria, it is full of design wisdom from over 40 years of 400 built projects. Projects include Art Barn, a steel horse barn transformed into an art gallery, overlooking picturesque fields dotted with California poppies; Flight house, a budget-friendly remote-work homestead just outside town; two remodels of California’s classic ranch-style and mid-century modern tract homes; and a 15,000-square-foot luxury homestead clad completely in iridescent glass.

Author Maria Ogrydziak is an expert in California Central Valley architecture with 400 projects built in the region. Her firm designs attainable, extraordinary spaces for everyday lives. A civic leader and architect, she was president of the AIA Central Valley Chapter and founder of the region’s annual Architecture Festival. She is a graduate of MIT and has taught at MIT, Stanford, and UC Davis. She lives in Davis in her self-designed artist loft.

$35.00 8.5” x 10.5” Portrait • 180pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-67-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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DXA NYC Ten Years of Building on History DXA Studio: Jordan Rogove and Wayne Norbeck

The building of a city is an ongoing, additive act of creativity. Urban centers are continually made and remade. They are palimpsests of the values, technologies, ingenuity, and aesthetics of a time that precedes ours and was vital in creating our present. To evolve, it is incumbent upon designers to find ways to preserve this past while shaping a rich and resilient ecosystem for the future. This monograph explores the deep, inextricable relationship between the unique past and future potential of architecture that defines DXA’s practice. The book presents 14 projects that embrace history as a critical influence: they use New York City as a laboratory to implement this unique approach, acknowledging contexts and constraints as constructive rather than restrictive. The work seeks to foster a dialogue between generations, shaping good design that brings value and a sense of belonging. Integral to its time and place, such architecture offers a distinctive identity, clarity, and timelessness to the urban fabric. The through line connecting the projects is DXA’s interest in the transformative power of architecture. When well-conceived and expertly crafted, buildings can be more than the sum of their materials. They activate the city in a meaningful way and can change entire neighborhoods, serving as a catalyst for growth and vitality.

$60.00 9” x 11” Portrait • 300pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-90-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

Whether designing carefully considered ground-up buildings or adapting older buildings for new life, building on history is a fundamental base for contemporary practice. This belief has set DXA apart as a practice with an extensive portfolio of completed work in New York, as well as informs the studio’s ongoing work in metropolitan areas throughout the United States. Authors DXA studio is an award-winning design practice that provides a balance of expertly crafted design with technical proficiency with a focus on authenticity, sustainability and innovation. They are situated in NYC and celebrating 10 years with this publication. Jordan Rogrove is a co-founder of DXA studio and leads the creative design process, managing the studio, and guiding projects through complex municipal approval processes, including landmarks, community board, and BSA. Wayne Norbeck is a co-founder of DXA studio and leads the creative design process and client relationships while overseeing overall project development and management of the studio.

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Inspired by Place CLB Architects

The philosophy of CLB Architects, Inspired by Place, permeates all the firm’s design work, from public projects to bespoke homes. Their portfolio projects—timeless, thoughtful, distinct, and beautiful—are examples of how to tread softly on the land in some of the world’s most iconic landscapes. They introduce a new approach to form and materiality in a region where the design world is often limited by a nostalgic view of the past. Inspired by Place showcases ten homes by CLB Architects, many of which feature interiors by CLB’s design team; these are always sophisticated yet comfortable and conceived as an extension of the architecture. From a streamlined modern masterpiece on the banks of the Snake River to architecture as connected barnlike structures to a private glass pavilion retreat perfectly oriented for wildlife viewing, CLB’s work references local forms and vernaculars while speaking in a new architectural language for the Rocky-Mountain West. Author Chase Reynolds Ewald is an active freelancer, columnist, and editor focused on architecture, interiors, food, and travel in the American West. A graduate of Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, she is the author of ten books, including Rustic Modern, American Rustic, The New Western Home, and Cabin Style.

Forewords Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, is an owner and design principal of Olson Kundig. Kundig has received some of the world’s highest design honors, including a National Design Award in Architecture from the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, an Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and an election to the National Academy as an Academician in Architecture. Most recently, Kundig was awarded the AIA Seattle Medal of Honor as well as a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington. Known for his contextual approach to design, Kundig emphasizes the primacy of the site. His buildings are a direct response to place, often serving as a backdrop to the built, cultural, or natural landscapes that surround them. Agnes Bourne, ASID, studied art and architecture in Florence and received her B.A. in Studio Art and Art History from Mills College. She went on to do post-graduate work in American Studies and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Certificate of Design from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco. Ms. Bourne has been involved in design for over 40 years, working on residential and commercial interiors, product design, historical restoration, and set design. In 1987 she introduced her own line of furniture, the Agnes Bourne Collection. She is cofounder of Des Art Licensing and has taught design at Stanford University, the California College of Arts, and the San Francisco Art Institute. Ms. Bourne has been awarded medals of distinction from A.S.I.D., The Smithsonian Institution, Cine Arts, I.F.D.A., and N.A.S.F.T. Photographers Audrey Hall Matthew Millman Gibeon Photography Tom Harris

$75.00 11.5” x 11.5” Square • 448pp • Hardbound • 978-1-940743-82-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Emergent Tokyo Designing the Spontaneous City Jorge Almazán and Studiolab

Tokyo is one of the most vibrant and livable cities on the planet, a megacity that somehow remains intimate and adaptive. Com­pared to Western metropolises like New York or Paris, however, few outsiders understand Tokyo’s inner workings. For cities around the globe mired in crisis and seeking new models for the future, Tokyo’s success at balancing between massive growth and local communal life poses a challenge: can we design other cities to emulate its best qualities? Emergent Tokyo answers this question in the affirmative by delving into Tokyo’s most distinctive urban spaces, from iconic neon nightlife to tranquil neighborhood backstreets. Tokyo at its best offers a new vision for a human-scale urban ecosystem, where ordinary residents can shape their own envi­ronment in ways large and small, and communities take on a life of their own beyond government master planning and corporate profit-seeking. As Tokyoites ourselves, we uncover how five key features of Tokyo’s cityscape—yokochō alleyways, multi-tenant zakkyo buildings, undertrack infills, flowing ankyo streets, and dense low-rise neighborhoods—enable this ‘emergent’ urban­ism, allowing the city to organize itself from the bottom up.This book demystifies Tokyo’s emergent urbanism for an international audience, explaining its origins, its place in today’s Tokyo, and its role in the Tokyo of tomorrow. Visitors to Japan, architects, and urban policy practitioners alike will come away with a fresh understanding of the world’s premier megacity—and a practical guide for how to bring Tokyo-style intimacy, adaptability, and spontaneity to other cities around the world.

Contributors Jorge Almazán is a Spanish architect based in Tokyo and an associate professor at Keio University. His office, Jorge Almazán Architects, is committed to environmentally responsible and socially inclusive projects spanning from interiors and architecture to urban and community design. Studiolab is a research and design unit led by Jorge Almazán at Keio University. Engaging students, researchers, and external collaborators, Studiolab combines rigorous academic research in the form of thesis and journal papers with real urban interventions and architectural projects.

$24.95 5.83” x 8.27” Portrait • 232pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-32-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Skyroom The Journey of Brian And Marilyn Mackay-Lyons at Shobac, a Seaside Village on the Edge of Architectural and Utopian Possibility Larry Gaudet

In SkyRoom, novelist Larry Gaudet tells the story of Shobac, a seaside village recognized internationally as the masterwork of famed Canadian architect Brian Mackay-Lyons. In partnership with his wife Marilyn Mackay-Lyons and their family, he has built a unique community over the granite ruins of a historic settlement on the fogbound coast of Nova Scotia. Among the structures at Shobac are homes, barns, studios, cottages, fishing shacks, a boathouse, even a schoolhouse, all designed in Mackay-Lyons’s compelling architectural language that fuses contemporary Modernism with Nova Scotia building traditions. SkyRoom is written in a new genre that Gaudet calls magic architectural realism, blending fact with historical fiction in presenting the lives of early inhabitants and visitors to the Shobac area, including Samuel de Champlain, a Mi’kmaq mystic, an Acadian carpenter and other lively characters whose ghostly presence swirl in the untold myths of this coastal Shangri-La. More provocatively, Gaudet orchestrates imaginary conversations between Mackay-Lyons and legendary figures in architecture – Frank Lloyd Wright, Mies Van Der Rohe, Louis Kahn, Charles Moore and others – all towards providing a novel perspective on what goes into building communities and homes worth living in.

$30.00 7” x 9” Portrait • 200pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-20-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

Author Larry Gaudet has published seven books that includes two novels, a family memoir, and four works that blend fiction and non-fiction and, in the end, defy easy categorization. His scriptwriting through his 300 Dead Cattle subsidiary includes projects with Universal Cable, NBC and various Los Angeles producers, including Highway Bingo and Chernin. His corporate work over 25+ years spans branding, venture financing, speechwriting, investor relations and marketing. He has been a partner in a contemporary art gallery. He has received Canada’s highest journalism awards and recognition from branding juries internationally. His community work includes providing strategic counsel to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the Kingsburg Coastal Conservancy in Nova Scotia, an art therapy institute in Hangzhou, China, and the Art Canada Institute in Toronto. He’s a Dalhousie graduate with a diploma from the Canadian Securities Institute. He lives in Canada.

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A Home to the World The United Nations and New York City Pentagram and Raul Barreneche

UN headquarters campus nearby. Also included are sections on the $2 billion renovation and restoration of the UN campus and proposals past and present for additional architectural commissions. Additional sections will document visually how New York City and the UN have helped shape each other over the years; and how both continue to change and evolve in the twenty-first century.

Honoring the recent 75th anniversary of the signing of the United Nations charter, this visually driven book tells the story of the special relationship between the UN and New York City through the interrelated lenses of architecture, real estate, and urban planning. The book is illustrated with archival photographs, architectural drawings and maps. The book includes written remarks from many prominent individuals, including current and former UN secretaries-general, ambassadors to the UN, mayors, governors, historians, and architecture experts. The book begins by chronicling New York City before the UN with historical photographs and maps, next describing how New York came to be the permanent home of the UN, including the key individuals, institutions, and other forces that helped the city secure the headquarters of the UN—among them the Rockefeller family, William Zeckendorf, and Robert Moses. The book then presents the architectural and urban design journey to create the iconic UN campus by a global team of architectural giants such as Wallace K. Harrison, Le Corbusier, and Oscar Niemeyer, with archival photos and architectural drawings and renderings. It also charts how the real estate needs of the UN evolved and expanded over time, leading to the creation by New York State of the United Nations Development Corporation (UNDC), and its development of three architecturally significant buildings at UN Plaza to complement the

Unique for its architectural, historical and urbanistic focus, A Home to the World: The United Nations and New York City celebrates this important global organization’s many accomplishments past, present, and future. Contributors Raul Barreneche is a New York-based brand strategist and writer. A longtime journalist, Barreneche is former executive editor of Architecture and has written extensively for major publications including Architectural Digest, Departures, ELLE Décor, and The New York Times, and has authored eleven books on design for Rizzoli, Phaidon, and other imprints. He remains a contributing editor to Interior Design. Barreneche holds a professional architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University. Pentagram is the world’s largest independently owned design consultancy. For five decades, Pentagram has embraced the philosophy of design as a collaborative discipline, with a structure unique among design firms. Pentagram is run by 25 partners, all practicing designers who are leaders in their individual fields. Working from offices in New York, London, Austin and Berlin, each partner manages his or her own team and projects. This approach allows the firm to retain the creative intensity that characterizes the smallest—and best—design firms. Pentagram is the only major design studio where the owners of the business are the creators of the work and serve as the primary contact for every client.

$40.00 10.5” x 12.25” Portrait • 144pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-30-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Working Water Design Beyond the Garden Wall William Wenk

and the design of public parks and open spaces. He is recognized nationally for utilizing stormwater as a resource. Bill’s extensive portfolio includes a master plan for the reclamation of the 32-mile Los Angeles River corridor in California; green infrastructure planning and implementation for the redevelopment of abandoned railyards, and restoration of the Menomonee River in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and transformation of the South Platte River Valley in the heart of Denver into a mosaic of parks, open spaces, and in-fill development. All projects focus on site and district-scale infrastructure systems that incorporate stormwater as a multi-benefit resource. Working Water demonstrates better approaches of managing urban water resources in ways that support more efficient water use, clean urban runoff, support natural systems, and enhance the vitality and livability of our cities. Exploring the potentials of urban water resources is an important part of Wenk Associates’ practice, and the focus of this book. Working Water has evolved as a reflection on over thirty-five years of the firm’s professional work and is organized in three parts. The first part is a teaching tool for students and the interested public. The second part is a monograph describing selected projects of the firm and their value as civic and natural resources in addition to their essential function of stormwater control. The third part is a resource manual describing lessons learned after decades of observing project successes and failures and ways to overcome legal, financial, and institutional barriers to implementing green infrastructure at a system scale.

Bill lectures frequently at universities and conferences across the nation on the integration of stormwater systems and public space as a component of green infrastructure. He served on a National Science Foundation committee assembled to recommend revisions to Federal rules and regulations governing nonpoint source stormwater pollution. He has served as a visiting professor at several universities. Bill holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and is a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Author Bill Wenk is founder of Wenk Associates, Inc., a Denver-based landscape architectural firm. For over 40 years, Bill has been influential in the restoration and redevelopment of urban river and waterfronts, the implementation of green infrastructure systems,

$40.00 9” x 11” Portrait • 180pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-36-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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I Love Chicago Buildings Christian Bjone

The book is not a typical guidebook, nor a generic history tale and not even a disguised autobiography. It is a listing of select pairs of buildings that each articulates a formal and abstract concept that is part of the culture of Architecture, spelled with a capital a. The main idea of the book is to hide the bitter pill of academic formal analysis in a dollop of sugary personal anecdotes and humor. Hopefully, this will be creating unexpected juxtapositions that might elicit shock and new perceptions, canceling the sleepy accepted dogma we all live under. The essays will be paring the famous and the infamous, the profound and the absurd, the beloved and the forgotten, the monstrous and the miniscule. Author Christian Bjone is a practicing architect in New York City, educated at the University of Illinois, Chicago and Princeton University. He is the author of four books on art and architectural history, one of which, Art + Architecture: Strategies in Collaboration, has been translated into German.

$29.95 7.25” x 10” Portrait • 144pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-69-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Haute Couture Architecture The Art of Living without Walls Anneke van Waesberghe with Robert Thurman

Haute Couture Architecture: The Art of Living Without Walls by Anneke van Waesberghe is so much more than a book about tented green building architecture. The book is part design manifesto, part personal diary, and part manual for future sustainable living. One in which rampant consumerism has been replaced by a more thoughtful design from the excesses of modern times to a new state of being for living sustainably and in harmony with the rhythms of the planet. It is the tale of one woman’s odyssey living alone in the jungle finding true meaning in life and manifesting its beauty into a way of sustainable living that may set a blueprint for our future existence on Earth. The author leads readers to encounter a new paradigm by showing the luxury of simplicity and the beauty of small things. With our consumer way of living and doing things and how the world is evolving, the pace we follow as consumers rather than humans has become outdated and is not the way to go forward. We cannot solve new problems that follow our destructive actions; we have to shift our thinking from Me to We. Haute couture architecture respects artisans, hand-made goods, self-sufficiency, and caring for nature. Being close to nature is a lifestyle of forward, outside-the-box thinking is a natural means to discovering ourselves. Contributors Dutch-born Anneke van Waesberghe is an author, designer, and environmentalist. By the age of 32, she had created and sold an international publishing company based out of Brussels. With these proceeds, she established a nonprofit organization that brought together sustainable design culture from Japan and the West. In the early nineties her nonprofit, East Meets West, developed Design For the Environment (DFE) guidelines, sponsored by AT&T, JP Morgan, 3M, the Dutch Agency for Energy and Environment (NOVEM) and the National Endowment for the Arts. The DFE guidelines were

adopted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to whom she, together with her foundation and the Dutch Government, presented draft proposals for corporate environmental reporting and green tax initiatives. The DFE guidelines were endorsed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the Council of European Communities, the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design, NOVEM and the Environmental Defense Fund. She guest-lectured design for the environment at design schools worldwide, and consulted for multinationals around the U.S., Europe, and Asia. In 1997 she moved from New York to Ho Chi Minh City, and finally Bali, where she established Escape Nomade, a producer of sustainable luxury tented accommodations. Susan Cohn Rockefeller (born 1959) is an entrepreneur, conservationist, and filmmaker. She is the founder and editor-in-chief of Musings. She also designs jewelry with themes that fit in with her work. Robert Thurman is an American Buddhist author and academic who has written, edited, and translated several books on Tibetan Buddhism. He was the Je Tsongkhapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University, before retiring in June 2019. William Andrews McDonough is an American architect, designer, and author. McDonough is founding principal of William McDonough + Partners, co-founder of McDonough MBDC, as well as co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance. McDonough’s career is focused on creating a beneficial footprint. He espouses a message that we can design materials, systems, companies, products, buildings, and communities that continuously improve over time.

$75.00 8.27” x 11.8” Landscape • 304pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-62-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Gesture and Response 25 Buildings by William Pedersen of KPF Architects William Pedersen

The work of Kohn Pedersen Fox is international in scope, collaborative in design, and a product of individual voices focused on a single objective—making an architecture, of our time, which creates strong bonds with the the specific place it occupies. While William Pedersen founded the firm, with partners Gene Kohn and Shelley Fox, he never aspired to be a “director of design.” They had the components—with Gene’s entrepreneurial drive, Shelley’s management, and Bill’s design leadership—to be a large firm. “Directing” the work of a large firm was not Bill’s desire; instead he wanted to focus on a body of work which he could call his own. The example that work set would inspire others, and it did. Now there are several voices leading their design—all of them rose to their position within the office. The purpose of this book is to define the work of one of the voices— Bill Pedersen’s. Pedersen has worked with many different designers, in close collaboration, throughout his career, though his work speaks with a singular voice. Here it is represented chronologically and concludes with the latest phase—furniture. Working from the largest scale to the smallest has always been a preoccupation of those who lead design in KPF. Many of Pedersen’s architectural heroes designed chairs, and he strives to follow in their footsteps.

Author Author Born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1938, William Pedersen was educated at the St. Paul Academy, the University of Minnesota, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1961 he was married to Elizabeth Essex of Rochester, Minnesota. They have been married for 58 years. In 1976 he formed Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects with Gene Kohn and Shelly Fox.

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The Architecture of Point William Shim Sutcliffe Kenneth Frampton and Michael Webb

Shim-Sutcliffe’s masterful work at Point William intertwines landscape and architecture with ancient rock and water reshaping and reimagining a site on the Canadian Shield over two decades. Found conditions and new buildings are interwoven and choreographed to create a rich spatial experience moving between inside and out. Kenneth Frampton provides an insightful introduction with selected images and his own sketches framing a way of seeing Point William for the reader. Michael Webb’s provocative interview with Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe describes their evolving vision for Point William and their two-decade journey toward its realization. Acclaimed photographers Ed Burtynsky, James Dow, and Scott Norsworthy contribute through their powerful images capturing the spirit of Point William through the seasons and over time.

where he has served as a member of its faculty since 1973. He was born in the United Kingdom in 1930 and graduated as an architect from the Architectural Association, London, in 1956. Before migrating to the United States in 1965 to teach at Princeton University he was an associate in the practice of Douglas Stephen & Partners in London. From 1976–1980 he was a Fellow of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in New York where he also served as a founding editor of the magazine Oppositions. Recent accolades include the 2018 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, Venice Biennale of Architecture.

Contributors Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe established their design practice Shim-Sutcliffe enabling them to intertwine light, water, and landscape in exploratory and innovative ways. Shim-Sutcliffe’s built work addresses the integration and interrelated scales of architecture, landscape, furniture, and fittings.

Michael Webb is a Los Angeles-based writer who has authored more than 20 books on architecture and design—including 2017 Building Community: new Apartment Architecture—while contributing essays to many more. He is also a regular contributor to leading journals in the United States and Europe. Growing up in London, he was an editor at the Times and Country Life before moving to the US. He was awarded an honorary membership in the Los Angeles chapter of the American Institute of Architects and was made Chevalier de L’Order des Arts et des Lettres for his service to French culture.

Writers Kenneth Frampton is the Ware Professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University

Ed Burtynsky – Photographer James Dow – Photographer Scott Norsworthy – Photographer

$50.00 10” x 10” Square • 256pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-54-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Tramonto

Russell Shubin and Robin Donaldson, edited by Julia van den Hout

Tramonto is a contemporary single-family home that integrates the natural beauty of the adjacent state park and ocean views. The placement of the home overlooks the canyon, the surrounding Santa Monica Mountains, and the California coastline. The diffusion of the built form defines the approach for this 17,000-sqft, single-family residence (14,500-sqft main house and 2,500-sqft accessory building) into the surrounding landscape. The two-acre site embraces the steep topography, contending with the context to inform the building’s siting and orientation. The project is terraced into the natural contours of the hillside, breaking up the overall building mass while using its sub-grade structure to reinforce the hillside. The book provides a look into the 17,000-sqft home and its indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Emphasis on significant custom elements highlights the detail-oriented approach that can be found throughout the entirety of the home. From the initial conceptualization of the exterior form to the construction process and key moments, this book presents the visual story of the home’s integration into the Southern California landscape. Tramonto embodies a truly contemporary Southern California attitude, the essential principles of indoor/outdoor living afforded by embracing the temperate region and the natural beauty of the coastal landscape. Author Russell Shubin, AIA, and Robin Donaldson, AIA, are founding partners of ShubinDonaldson, an award-winning, nationally and internationally recognized architectural design practice based in Southern California. Informed by modernism, craft, and a culture of experimentation, they respond to each client and site through an investigative design process, mining the tension between real world constraints and artistic expression to excavate each project’s unique opportunities.

$50.00 10” x 14” Landscape • 150pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-99-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Transect Urbanism Readings in Human Ecology Edited by Andrés Duany, Brian Falk, and Sandy Sorlien

Richard H. Driehaus Prize, the Jefferson Medal, The Vincent Scully Prize, and several honorary doctorates. He is a co-founder of DPZ CoDesign, which has been a leader in planning, urban design, and architecture for more than 30 years, as well as a co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Transect Urbanism: Readings in Human Ecology is the definitive reference on the rural-to-urban transect, a compilation of the most important essays, diagrams, and images on the subject. It provides historical, practical, and theoretical insights into one of the most effective urban planning methodologies developed in the 20th century. The transect is a unifying theory, serving as a framework for the various fields of urban design. The editors selected the most important previously published essays and commissioned preeminent academics and professionals to write on the use of the transect in their areas of expertise, including retail, zoning, thoroughfare design, environmental sustainability, and philosophy. As diagrams and drawings are essential to the understanding and use of the transect, this book also contains the most complete collection of transect images ever published. Transect Urbanism will serve as a primary reference source for academics, students, and practitioners interested in creating great places.

The nonprofit Center for Applied Transect Studies supports interdisciplinary research, publication, tools, and training for the design, coding, building, and documentation of resilient Transectbased communities. It has supported the publication of numerous essays, papers, and books, including The Architecture of Community, The Smart Growth Manual, the Sprawl Repair Manual, The Language of Towns and Cities, Visions of Seaside, and The New Pioneers. Editors Andrés Duany, architect, urban designer, planner, and author, has influenced urban planners and designers worldwide, redirected government policies in the U.S. and abroad, and produced plans for hundreds of new and renewed communities. He was the principal author of the SmartCode. Brian Falk is director of the Center for Applied Transect Studies, which supports interdisciplinary research and publication for the design, coding, and building of Transect-based communities. He was a contributing editor of the Sprawl Repair Manual and manages the Project for Lean Urbanism, which is dedicated to making it possible for more people to participate in the building of their homes, businesses, and communities.

Andrés Duany is the author of numerous essays and articles and co-author of several books, including Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream, The Smart Growth Manual, Garden Cities: Agricultural Urbanism, and The New Civic Art. His work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the

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Matter Aggregation A Design Studio at UVA Philip F. Yuan, Lucia Phinney, and Chao Yan

Within the human-machine collaborations cultivated in the digital age, crafts and materials are playing an increasingly important role in forming various ways of matter aggregation for architecture. Based on the pedagogical exploration of the design studio—Matter Aggregation at UVA—the book seeks new values of wood craft for contemporary architectural design, by introducing digital design and robotic fabrication techniques into the design process for timber building. The book integrates explorations of traditional crafts with digital fabrication technique, establishing a digital crafting as a new field for contemporary practice. The book explores the computational mechanisms and diagrammatic grammar within these craftbased aggregation systems, paying close attention to geometrical configurations, material effects, and fabrication details and take advantage of these qualities to produce a unique spatiality. Authors Philip F. Yuan is a professor at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP) at Tongji University, is visiting professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Thomas Jefferson Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA). His research mainly focuses on the fields of post-human tectonics, robotic fabrication, and architectural design practices, promoting the application of digital design methodologies and fabrication theories in the discipline of architecture.

Lucia Phinney has been a lecturer at the University of Virginia since 1981, and a distinguished lecturer since 1996. Her work explores the means to reveal rather than erase the incredible potential for natural systems to effectively engage and inform the places we make. Chao Yan is a post-doctoral researcher at Tongji University. He was a visiting lecturer at the China Academy of Art, where he has taught design studio and theory courses from 2014 to 2018, and a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia in 2019.

$24.95 6” x 9” Portrait • 1800pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-75-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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China Dialogues Vladimir Belogolovsky

Iwan Baan (b. 1975, Alkmaar, the Netherlands) is a Dutch photographer who is known for bringing life and environment into his images of buildings. He documented projects designed by leading architects, including Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, and Herzog & de Meuronin China. He won the first annual Julius Shulman Photography Award and received the Golden Lion for Best Installation at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Since the mid-1990s, when China allowed its architects to practice independently from government-run design institutes, a new kind of architecture, distinguished by unique regional characteristics, has emerged. China Dialogues is a rigorously selected collection of insightful interviews that the book’s author Vladimir Belogolovsky has conducted with 21 leading Chinese architects during his extensive travels in China. At the time when so many buildings that are being built around the world are no longer rooted in their place and culture, the leading Chinese architects succeeded collectively in producing unique architectural body of work that could not be confused with any other regional school. The interviews are accompanied by over 120 photographs and drawings of beautifully executed projects built throughout China since early 2000s. China Dialogues opens up the thinking process of the country’s top architects, as they share their ideas, insights, intentions, and visions in unusually revealing and candid ways. Contributors Vladimir Belogolovsky (b. 1970, Odessa, Ukraine) is an American curator, critic, and founder of NYC-based Curatorial Project, a nonprofit focused on curating exhibitions. He has interviewed over 350 architects, has written ten books, curated over 50 exhibitions, and lectured in more than 30 countries.

Crisie (Jialin) Yuan is the director of the International Office of Tongji University Press. She received her bachelor’s degree of Chinese Language and Literature in 2008 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree on Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages at Tongji University. With five years working experience as a journalist/ editor in Chinese architectural design magazines and five years working experience in PR in Archi-Union Architects (an avant-guard architectural studio in China), she is fully trained as an editor, curator, and in marketing in and for the architectural design field. She has been working as a commissioning editor at Tongji University Press since 2015, and established the International Office of Tongji University Press in 2017. Her recent works are mainly focused on promoting international co-publishing programs and exploring possibilities for cultural exchange. Established in 1984, led by Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China, Tongji University Press (TJUP) is the official publishing house of Tongji University, one of China’s leading universities and research institutions. By establishing Urbanism + Architecture (in 2012, TJUP established a high-end professional publishing brand – LUMINOCITY, specialized in urbanism & architecture), Art + Design and Civil Engineering as its brands, Polytechnic and Medicine, Fundamental Disciplines, Humanities, German and European Culture publishing as its major publishing areas. Under the new situation, TJUP is entering an exciting new phase focused on building the international multi-platform.

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Serious Fun The Landscapes of Claude Cormier Marc Treib, Susan Herrington, and Claude Cormier et Associés

For almost thirty years Claude Cormier et Associés has designed landscapes daring in scope while earnest in execution, courting controversy while inviting public accord. Produced under the leadership of Claude Cormier, the range of these projects has spanned the creation of parks and squares, the renovation of historical landscapes, and the conversion of industrial sites. While always serious in the address of function, their designs often display a touch of humor in both method and form—in all, these are works marked by “serious fun.” It is a practice unique in Canada, arguably in the world. That people use, and may even love, these urban landscapes testifies to the pleasure afforded by their designs and the humanistic dimensions of the practice. This, the first book exclusively dedicated to the landscapes of Claude Cormier and his team, provides a broad overview of their ideas and methods with insightful discussions of selected projects and the thinking behind them. Authors Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and a historian and critic of landscape and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. Recent books include Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy (co-editor, 2016); Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán (2017); The Landscapes of Georges

Descombes: Doing Almost Nothing (2019); and Thinking a Modern Landscape Architecture, West & East: Christopher Tunnard, Sutemi Horiguchi (2020). Susan Herrington is a licensed landscape architect in the United States and a landscape architect in Canada. She is a professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Her research concerns design theories of contemporary landscape architecture, including theories regarding children’s landscapes. She is author of Landscape Theory in Design, Cornelia Hahn Oberlander: Making the Modern Landscape, On Landscapes, and Schoolyard Park. She also led the Seven Cs guidelines, which have been used in communities throughout the world. Claude Cormier et Associés is a Montreal-based landscape architecture firm that extends its practice to forge bridges between urban design, public art, and architecture. Recipient of over 100 awards, the team’s work is distinguished not only for its inventiveness—but also its tenacious optimism in the power of design.

$49.95 8” x 10” Portrait • 286pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-01-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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The Aesthetics of Contemporary Planting Design Edited by Marc Treib

Planting design is, rather obviously, a complex topic, spanning as it does art, science, social need, and morality—especially during these days of increasing planetary environmental threat. Although certainly not denying the importance of scientifically appropriate practices, the symposium The Aesthetics of Contemporary Planting Design addressed planting design today, proposing a renewed concern for the cultural and aesthetic aspects of the landscapes that result. This book, which has been developed from the original presentations at the symposium, presents the thoughts of a select international group of landscape architects and historians who discuss the subject of planting design through the lens of their own work as well as the work of others, both contemporary and historical. They suggest that, as in real estate, the most important factor in selecting plants is “location, location, location.” Certainly the Californian situation is far more forgiving than the aridity and other restrictive environmental conditions endemic to the Sonoran desert, or the frost and short growing seasons of Nordic lands that direct Scandinavian landscape architects to rely on native birches, pines, rowan, and moss. Most of us would agree that there are plants sensible for each climatic zone. Addressing environmental conditions is but the first step in the equation, however. There are also the issues of combi-nation and composition.

Author Marc Treib is Professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and a historian and critic of landscape and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. Recent books include Pietro Porcinai and the Landscape of Modern Italy (co-editor, 2016); Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán (2017); The Landscapes of Georges Descombes: Doing Almost Nothing (2019); and Thinking a Modern Landscape Architecture, West & East: Christopher Tunnard, Sutemi Horiguchi (2020). Contributions by Laurie Olin, Tim Richardson, Cristina Castel-Branco, Erik Dhont, Andrea Cochran, Christine Ten Eyck, Mario Schjetnan, Thorbjörn Andersson, Kate Cullity, Richard L. Hindle, Alexandre Chemetoff, and Peter Walker

$50.00 10” x 10” Square • 288pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-15-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Johnsen Schmaling On Rigor Clifford Pearson and Johnsen Schmaling Architects

In a world that fetishizes aesthetic frivolity and iconographic bombast at the expense of substance and nuance, the critically acclaimed work of Johnsen Schmaling Architects stands out for its conceptual rigor, profound simplicity, and quiet repose. Formally restrained and informed by innovative tectonic and material experimentations, Johnsen Schmaling’s precisely crafted architecture creates poetic atmospheres of enduring clarity. Johnsen Schmaling: On Rigor is the firm’s first monograph and provides an in-depth look at thirteen seminal residential and commercial projects. The book reveals how the architects’ unique reading of context and cultural memory translates into an abstract palette of architectural operations that guide the entire design process, from initial concepts to intricate, meticulously detailed material assemblies.The crisply designed book features beautiful photography and delightful graphics that Illustrate how the projects came to life.

Authors Clifford Pearson is a writer and editor who covers architecture, urbanism, and culture. He served as deputy editor-in-chief and senior editor at Architectural Record for 26 years and was the director of the University of Southern California’s American Academy in China. In 2004 and 2006, he was co-curator of the US Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He holds degrees in Architectural History from Columbia University and in Urban Studies from Cornell. Johnsen Schmaling is widely recognized as an important voice in contemporary American architecture. The studio’s projects have garnered broad critical acclaim for their conceptual rigor, serene simplicity, and an unequivocal commitment to architectural innovation and environmental sustainability. Johnsen Schmaling received the Emerging Voices award from the Architectural League of New York and was featured in Architectural Record as an “exceptional global architecture firm to watch,” while Architectural Digest named Johnsen Schmaling one of “Ten Rising Stars in American Architecture.” The founding partners, Brian Johnsen and Sebastian Schmaling both teach design at the University of Wisconsin and regularly lecture on their work in the United States and abroad.

$35.00 7” x 10” Portrait • 236pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-13-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Architecture’s New Strangeness A 21st Century Cult of Peculiarity Kenneth Moffett

This book arose from two observations: that building design in these first decades of the twenty-first century has come to accept and pursue some increasingly odd and disturbing trends; and that there seems to be insufficient architectural criticism that calls these trends to account. Its mission is to take up that neglected role with respect to some specific exemplars of these trends, with subjects coming primarily from the worlds of commercial and institutional architecture. Numerous critiques of individual projects, all with hand-drawn illustrations, are presented under main headings of Obscuration, Fragmentation, Deformation, and Degradation. The book takes a somewhat acerbic tone, to distance the narrative from the rather serious and high-minded approach to written material that the subject seems prey to. Author Following a year abroad as a Paris Prize recipient and interning with The Architects Collaborative, Kenneth Moffett co-founded the award-winning Tennessee architecture firm BullockSmith, where he has spent a career as Design Director.

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Visual Discoveries A Collection of Sections Allen Keith Yee

There are three standard methods to visually represent a building: the plan, elevation, and section. The section drawing is a vertical slice of a building, depicting the relationships between interior and exterior as well as any level changes. While the section can serve as merely a functional drawing for construction, it can also be an exciting, revelatory drawing that can artfully depict a building, landscape, or object. Throughout history, many individuals have used the cross section as a tool to create, explore, or investigate. Visual Discoveries: A Collection of Sections is an image-forward book that is devoted to showcasing notable section drawings throughout history and demonstrating that the section drawing, while having roots in architecture, has spread to many other professions and disciplines. These professions include medicine, transportation, product design, geology, and landscape architecture. Some of the greatest thinkers and inventors in history like Leonardo da Vinci, Charles Darwin, and Robert Fulton have created remarkable section drawings for their investigations, research, and work. Author Allen Keith Yee is co-founder of Cloudred, an award-winning digital design studio located in Brooklyn, New York. Allen graduated with a B.A. in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and graduated with a M.F.A in design and technology from Parsons School of Design. He currently lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

$35.00 8.5” x 10.5” Landscape • 224pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-96-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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Fairy Tale Architecture Andrew and Kate Bernheimer

Fairy Tale Architecture is a ground-breaking book, the first study to bring architects in conversation with fairy tales in breathtaking designs. Little Red Riding Hood, Baba Yaga, Rapunzel, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Snow Queen: these and more than 15 other stories designed by Bernheimer Architecture, Snøhetta, Rural Studio, LEVENBETTS, LTL Architects, and many other international vanguards have created stunning works for this groundbreaking collection of architectural fairy tales. Story by story, Andrew Bernheimer and Kate Bernheimer—a brother and sister team as in an old fairy tale—have built the ultimate home for lovers of fiction and design. Snow girls and spinning houses. Paper capes and engineered hair braids. Resin bee hives and infinite libraries. Here are futuristic structures made from traditional stories, inspired by everything from Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow Queen and The Little Match Girl to the Brothers Grimm’s Rapunzel and The Juniper Tree to fairy tales by Jorge Luis Borges and Joy Williams and from China, Japan, Russia, Nigeria, and Mexico. A desire for story and shelter counts as among our most ancient instincts, and this dual desire continues to inspire our most imaginative architects and authors today. Fairy Tale Architecture invites the reader into a space of wonder, into a new form that will endure ever after.

Authors Andrew Bernheimer is a Brooklyn-based architect and assistant professor of architecture at the Parsons School of Design. Bernheimer leads an eponymous firm responsible for a wide variety of residential, civic, and cultural projects, including new multi-unit affordable housing developments across the five boroughs as well as award-winning private residences in the northeast region. He edited Timber in the City, a book featuring innovative practices in wood construction published by ORO Editions. Bernheimer sits on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Public Architecture, a member of the Van Alen Institute’s Program Council, and a fellow in the Forum for Urban Design. In 2018 Bernheimer was elevated to the College of Fellows in the American Institute of Architects. Kate Bernheimer is the author of novels, story collections, and children’s books, as well as a fairy tale scholar and World Fantasy Award-winning editor of fairy tale anthologies. Recent books include How a Mother Weaned Her Girl from Fairy Tales and My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales. Her books have been translated into more than ten languages. She is an associate professor of English at the University of Arizona.

$19.95 6.5” x 8.62” Portrait • 192pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-28-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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Forays

Joe Day and Deegan-Day Design

How does one envision architecture? Forays gathers the work of Joe Day and Deegan-Day Design into six diptychs, unified by this question. Working in a wide range of media and scales, Day’s work mines the differentials between perspective and projection. Forays is organized in six “diptychs,” the first two paired projects are books in their own right; the second pair, a clothing line and a first building; the third, two houses; the fourth, two plays on brand identity and design methodology; the fifth, permanent and transient cinema proposals; and the sixth, two series of speculative work in local and global registers. Modeled on a comparison of two classic cameras—the Leica M3 and Polaroid SX-70—each diptych includes a project with more “Leica” to it—a more bounded, Cartesian clarity or distilled focus—and another closer to an SX-70 in its moving or folding parts, its shape-shifting adaptability. Author Joe Day is a designer and architectural theorist in Los Angeles where he leads Deegan-Day Design and serves on the design and history/theory faculty at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

$35.00 6.5” x 9.5” Portrait • 332pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-19-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Triangle Modern Architecture Victoria Ballard Bell

Triangle Modern Architecture documents the rich history and unique cultural significance of the Triangle region in North Carolina, which is one of the most important on the national map of modern design. Over the last 75 years, the architecture in this area has grown to creatively combine innovation and technology with the area’s history, culture, unique landscape, and built context. While the Triangle has seen an increased interest in modern architecture, the understanding of this design and the reasons and history behind it have not been shared in a clear and meaningful way. There is an information gap between what is appreciated by architects and by the general public. Author Victoria Ballard Bell is a licensed architect and published architectural writer. She grew up in a mid-century modern house and developed her passion for modern design at the University of Virginia where she received two masters’ degrees in architecture and urban planning. Her appreciation for excellent regionally-based modern design has developed further in the Triangle region of North Carolina where she has lived for 20 years.

$50.00 9” x 11” Landscape • 250pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-88-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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The Evolving Project The Journal of Architectural Education and the Expansion of Scholarship Igor Marjanović, Marc J. Neveu, Sara Stevens

Through a selection of essays from the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) and its 75-year history, this volume showcases not only the development of a single publication but also the evolution and expansion of the entire discipline. This book celebrates the rich history of the JAE, which is the longest continually running peerreviewed journal in the discipline of architecture, as a major platform for the dissemination of new pedagogical and scholarly ideas. From discourses on drawing and design processes to issues of new media and the environment, The Evolving Project is a journey in space and time that documents the changing project of architectural education after World War II—namely its transformation from a professional training ground to an intellectual platform that allowed architectural educators to boldly engage the larger social, cultural, and political issues of their time. Authors Igor Marjanović is the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Architecture Program at Washington University in St. Louis. He has published widely on the history of architectural education, including the books Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association, Marina City: Bertrand Goldberg’s Urban Vision, and On the Very Edge: Modernism and Modernity in the Arts and Architecture of Interwar Serbia (1918-1941).

$40.00 8” x 10” Portrait • 300pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-69-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

Marc J. Neveu is the head of the architecture program at the Design School at Arizona State University. In that role, he is helping to imagine what it means to be an architecture program within the model of the New American University. Neveu’s research explores the role of storytelling—both in pedagogy and practice. He is currently working on a digital archive of the work of the rhetorical architect, Douglas Darden. He is the current executive editor of the biannual peer-reviewed Journal of Architectural Education. Sara Stevens is an architectural and urban historian. She is an assistant professor of architectural and urban design history and chair of urban design at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Her research, including her book Developing Expertise: Architecture and Real Estate in Metropolitan America, focuses on real estate developers of the twentieth century, exploring the cultural economy of architectural practice, finance, and expertise.

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Shaped Places of Carroll County, New Hampshire McLain Clutter and Cyrus Peñarroyo

Shaped Places of Carroll County, New Hampshire expands upon an award-winning speculative urban design project by the architecture and design practice EXTENTS, led by McLain Clutter and Cyrus Peñarroyo. The project investigates the complex reciprocity between who we are and the shape of where we live; between identities and the built environments that support them. In doing so, Shaped Places creates a dialogue between seemingly disparate discourses spanning from critical geography, to formalist art criticism, to the urbanization strategies of the early twentieth-century Russian avant garde. The role of the rural-urban divide in affirming the divided political landscape in the United States is a central theme in the work. The project culminates in the design of three linear cities in Carroll County, New Hampshire. In each speculative urban design proposal, rural and urban patterns of development and divergent lifestyles are combined in urban design proposals intended to produce a functional body politic from a sharply divided population. Authors McLain Clutter is an associate professor and chair of the architecture program at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a partner in the architecture practice EXTENTS. Clutter’s work focuses on the role of architecture within the multidisciplinary milieu of contemporary urbanism, and the interrelations between architecture and media culture.

Cyrus Peñarroyo is a Filipino-American designer and educator whose work examines architecture’s entanglement with contemporary media and digital culture. He is an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a partner in the architecture practice EXTENTS. Robert Fishman is a professor of architecture and urban planning at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. An internationally recognized expert in the areas of urban history and urban policy and planning, he has authored several books that are regarded as seminal texts on the history of cities and urbanism. Clare Lyster is an architect and writer whose work focuses urban design from the perspective of contemporary theories in landscape, and infrastructure. She is an associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture and principal of CLUAA.

$19.95 5.5” x 7.85” Portrait • 128pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-65-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Architectural Principles in the Age of Fraud Branko Mitrović

Author Branko Mitrović received his PhDs both in Architecture and Philosophy, working and publishing in both fields. He is employed as the professor of Architectural History and Theory at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. He is the author (and co-author) of eight other books and has been the recipient of the Humboldt Research Award.

Philosophy exercises a massive influence on contemporary architectural culture and the understanding of the built environment. Discussions of architects and architectural academics are heavily loaded with theoretical ideas, concepts and views imported from the works of philosophers. At the same time this architectural employment of philosophy rarely goes beyond the tendency to mine philosophical works for ideas, words, and phrases and use them, often without much understanding, in order to promote architectural agendas and embellish theoretical claims made by architects and academics. The book presents the history of this phenomenon for the past hundred years. It describes and analyzes numerous examples of false intellectual pretense across prominent architectural influences of the era, and their efforts to bamboozle readers, colleagues, and the general public.

$24.95 6” x 9” Portrait • 160pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-45-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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20x14. Reflections on Studying Architecture Abroad Franco Pisani

20x14. Reflections on Studying Architecture Abroad: twenty suggestions (or paternal exhortations, if you will) for the fourteen weeks of a regular academic semester. Descriptive and prescriptive, this book will help plan and enrich the architectural experience for those who, for the time being, are without the opportunity to travel. They will soon be back on the roads of the Grand Tour with a renewed awareness. As an outreach from one person under lockdown to another, this book will help enrich the experience in architecture for those who cannot observe them in actual proximity, for the time being. Author Franco Pisani is an architect and educator based in Italy. Strongly tempted by the expanded opportunities offered by the “contamination” of apparently distant themes and disciplines, he includes within the profession of architecture research activities and didactic experiences. He lives and works in Firenze, where he runs his own professional office—FRANCOPiSANiARCHiTETTO— practicing design at all scales “from the spoon to the city.” As an architectural educator he has taught both as professor and lecturer in different universities and schools in Italy and abroad. Currently he teaches Architecture Studio and Theory at the Architecture Program of ISI Florence, the International Studies Institute in Firenze.

$24.95 5.5” x 7.8” Portrait • 120pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-16-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Developing My Life WIlliam Zeckendorf Jr.

In 1986, the New York Times called William Zeckendorf Jr. “Manhattan’s most active real-estate developer.” The second generation of a legendary family of developers, “Bill” Zeckendorf was a developer with a social conscience, not only putting up buildings but opening neglected parts of the city and transforming whole communities. Among the projects Zeckendorf chronicles in detail—and with rich documentary illustrations—are the Columbia, which set off a building boom on the Upper West Side; the four-acre Worldwide Plaza, a landmark in West Midtown; Queens West, the first residential project on the waterfront in Queens; the enormous Ronald Reagan Office Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.; and numerous projects in Santa Fe, his beloved second home. Authors Real estate developer William Zeckendorf Jr. was known for challenging projects—enormous mixed-use developments but also hotels, office buildings, apartment towers, and cultural facilities—that improved the lives and streetscapes of their communities. Born in 1929, Zeckendorf founded Zeckendorf Company in 1972 and went on to build a string of successful projects in New York; Washington, DC; and Santa Fe. He died at his home in Santa Fe in 2014. Joan Duncan Oliver is an award-winning journalist, author, and editor. She lives in New York City.

$35.00 7” x 9” Portrait • 308pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-33-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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The City of Imagination Valerio Morabito

It is in the wilderness of cities rather than in nature that the imagination of these landscape drawings comes to life. Without any heroic emphasis, these drawings result from the observation of traces, evident or discreet, in the urban landscape, and the process to collect and memorize traces is the way to consider memory as a primary medium for creativity. This selected collection of over 150 drawings, thought and imagined over many years, delineates a personal city experience, without any intention of building a new city theory. No single drawing in this book is a representation of cities in-situ; all of them are interpretations, translations, and combinations of traces collected and selected while teaching, working, meeting cultures, and eating food in many different cities around the world. These drawings are a different form of communication than the beautiful renderings produced in endless numbers.

Author Valerio Morabito is an adjunct professor at the Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania, and a professor at the Università Mediterranea, Italy. He has taught landscape architecture studios throughout four continents, and his students have won multiple ASLA awards. He founded the Mediterranean University spin off APScape, investigating cities’ evolutions.

$40.00 8.5” x 11” Portrait • 212pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-17-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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Gathering Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Sam Lubell

Good buildings require an understanding of the principles of structure, light, space, and material, but great buildings require an understanding of people. The most successful inspire through the interactions and connections made within them. Gathering is the latest book from the award-winning architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. This collection of work exemplifies how architecture has the power to bring people together by design, allowing them to engage with one another in new ways, to generate ideas, share their passions, and build communities. The 14 projects included in this volume range greatly in size, function, and aesthetic, from the High Meadow Dwellings at Fallingwater to the Newport Beach Civic Center in southern California to Apple Stores located around the world. Through full-color photographs as well as conceptual sketches and diagrams, each case study gives insight into Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s design process, and how the firm’s approach has helped transform clients’ institutions, workplaces, retail environments, research laboratories, and public spaces into extraordinary places for people. An introductory essay and chapter text by noted architectural writer Sam Lubell accompanies this volume.

Authors Sam Lubell is a writer based in New York. He has written nine books about architecture for Phaidon, Rizzoli, Metropolis Books, and Monacelli Press. He is a contributing editor at the Architect’s Newspaper and writes for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Wallpaper, Dwell, Wired, Metropolis, the Atlantic, Architectural Record, Architect Magazine, Contract, Architectural Review, and other publications. He co-curated the exhibition Never Built New York at the Queens Museum, and the shows Never Built Los Angeles and Shelter: Rethinking How We Live in Los Angeles at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum, Los Angeles. Bohlin Cywinski Jackson is a network of studios around the country united by a singular purpose—to design buildings that inspire connection and wonder in every person who experiences them. By understanding the nature of place, materials, and people, the firm’s work reveals a timeless yet specific architecture through bold moves and obsessive details. Since its inception, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson has received hundreds of design awards, including ten AIA National Honor Awards and four AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) Top Ten Awards. In 1994, the firm received the American Institute of Architects Architecture Firm Award, which is the highest honor the institute can bestow on a firm.

$60.00 7.5” x 10.5” Portrait • 344pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-18-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

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Urban Grids Handbook for Regular City Design Joan Busquets, Dingliang Yang, and Michael Keller

Contributors Joan Busquets, world-renowned urban planner and architect, is the first Martin Bucksbaum Professor in Practice of Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Urban Grids: Handbook for Regular City Design is the result of a five-year design research project undertaken by professor Joan Busquets and Dingliang Yang at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. The research that is the foundation for this publication emphasizes the value of open forms for city design, a publication that specifically insists that the grid has the unique capacity to absorb and channel urban transformation flexibly and productively. Urban Grids analyzes cities and urban projects that utilize the grid as the main structural device for allowing rational development, and goes further to propose speculative design projects capable of suggesting new urban paradigms drawn from the grid as a design tool. Consisting of six major parts, it is divided into the following topics: 1) the atlas of grid cities, 2) grid projects through history, 3) the 20th-century dilemma, 4) the atlas of contemporary grid projects, 5) projective tools for the future, and 6) good-grid city as an open form coping with new urban issues.

Dingliang Yang is an instructor in Urban Planning and Design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He is an architect, urban designer, and the founding partner of VARY Design. His works are interdisciplinary and dedicated to critical research and crossscale innovative design as responses to different urban issues during cities’ developments and regenerations. His works also have been widely published in media including Archdaily, Dezeen, Archinect, and Architectural Review, as well as exhibited in the Venice Biennale, Beijing International Art Biennale, Beijing Design Week, China International Architectural Decoration and Design Art Fair, Shanghai Urban Space Art Season (SUSAS), and Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. Michael Keller is a landscape and architectural designer and a recent graduate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

Gold winner of the 2020 IBPA Awards in the Professional and Technical category.

$60.00 8.27” x 11.69” Portrait • 680pp • Hardbound • 978-1-940743-95-0, 978-1-951541-49-1 (Spanish) World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2019

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Ciudad Regular Manual Para Diseñar Mallas y Tramas Urbanas Joan Busquets, Dingliang Yang, and Michael Keller

Ciudad Regular is the Spanish-language edition translation of the impressive index of gridded cities Urban Grids. Fully translated and updated for the Spanish-speaking market the book seeks to make this important work more inclusive for the global market.

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Shaping Place Duda|Paine Architects Turan Duda and Jeffrey Paine

In Shaping Place, founders Turan Duda, FAIA, and Jeffrey Paine, FAIA, and Duda|Paine’s studio leaders discuss the evolution of their work and the history of its thematic roots. The firm’s ideas on public space, outdoor environments, new working and learning models, and contextual responsiveness come to life in projects for wellness, academia, the workplace and urban development using a range of scales, material qualities, structural systems and architectural palettes. Steve Dumez, FAIA, of Eskew Dumez Ripple, provides new perspective on the firm’s work within the larger field of architecture. Contributors Turan Duda has helped shape the future of universities, organizations and cities nationally and internationally. He is a frequent speaker for academic programs, professional organizations and civic groups on urban place-making, the importance of public space and collaborative design methods.

Principals Russ Holcomb, Sanjeev Patel, Scott Shell and Jay Smith guide the design and delivery of Duda|Paine Architects’ corporate, commercial, cultural and higher education projects. Together they lead a single-studio culture that fosters creativity, innovation and learning. Duda|Paine Architects designs based on an enduring equation of people, ideas, creative thinking and technology. At the heart of their process is a workshop-based studio that generates solutions using a variety of creative tools that bring new solutions to planning, buildings and spaces for diverse clients and communities.

Jeffrey Paine advances collaboration and decision-making processes to bring successful projects to life in the U.S. and abroad. He shares his “long view” of the impact of design on communities and economic growth in graduate programs in architecture, real estate development, business and professional practice.

$60.00 9” x 11” Portrait • 348pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-10-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Our Voices II the DE-colonial project Kevin O’Brien, Rebecca Kiddle, and luugigyoo Patrick Stewart

Our Voices II: the DE-colonial Project will showcase decolonizing projects that work to destable and disquiet colonial built environments. The land, towns, and cities on which we live have always been Indigenous places yet, for the most part our Indigenous value sets and identities have been disregarded or appropriated. Indigenous people continue to be gentrified out of the places to which they belong and neo‐liberal systems work to continuously subjugate Indigenous involvement in decision‐making processes in subtle, but potent ways. However, we are not, and have never been cultural dopes. Rather, we have, and continue to subvert the colonial value sets that overlay our places in important ways. Editors Kevin O’Brien is a decenedent of the Kaurereg and Meriam people of the Torres Strait in Far North Queensland. He has a B.Arch and M.Phil from the University of Queensland and is professor of Creative Practice at the University of Sydney. He is a practicing architect and has completed a number of projects with Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.

$30.00 9” x 11” Portrait • 256pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-56-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

Dr. Rebecca Kiddle is Ngāti Porou and Ngā Puhi. She has a PhD and MA in Urban Design from Oxford Brookes University and is a lecturer in Environmental Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ and is co-chair (Pōneke) of Ngā Aho, Network of Māori Design Professionals. Dr. Patrick Reid Stewart’s Nisga’a name is luugigyoo. He has a PhD from the University of British Columbia and an M.Arch from McGill University and is an adjunct professor at the McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University. He is chair of the Indigenous Task Force of the RAIC and a practising architect working mainly with First Nations communities and Aboriginal organizations throughout British Columbia. Contributors Alex Wilson, Jason Surkan, Daniele Hromek, Brian Martin and Jefa Greenaway, Krystal Clark, Chris T Cornelius, Richard Begay, Eladia Smoke, Hirini Matunga, Diane Menzies, Daniel Glenn, David Fortin, Carroll Go-Sam , Derek T, Jade Kake, Rau Hoskins, Julio Reyes, Keri Whaitiri, Desna Schollum, Michael Mossman, Dillon Kombumerri, James K. Bird, Julio C. Reyes Aguilar, Linda Kennedy, Tokie Laotan Brown, and Mohammad Ashraf Khan

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Eight Inc. Return on Experience Tim Kobe and Roger Lehman

at Eight Inc. This conversation is more than a single path but reflects the dialogue and practice of business leaders, designers, colleagues, and collaborators.

E>Return on Experience will be comfortable on the shelves of designers and artists and equally comfortable for business leaders and educators. It reflects the fundamental belief that design is integral to everything we do; that all human existence has been a result of a progression of successful design outcomes. It is not in the sense that what we have created is exclusively logical and rational but true success has been the result of emotional intelligence and meaning being infused into a new form that has caused us to progress as a species. Inspiration and innovation are difficult to process from a purely logical perspective as it requires a broader view into the way we think and feel things. It is deeply personal and at the same time shared at a social level. In this sense, we naturally view design as possessing enormous value that is an essential part of culture with a broad value and application. Design is a dialogue. This book is not a treatise on do’s and don’ts of design or business. It is a reflection on the nature of how to see design. Design is, and always has been, part of a conversation. As such, this book captures a dialogue that author, Tim Kobe, has been engaged in for over 30 years

$60.00 8.5” x 11” Portrait • 432pp • Softbound • 978-1-935935-67-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

This book would not exist without those on the other side of the conversation and is more than a lens of a single or individual point of view. Eight Inc. has been incredibly fortunate to design with some of the most successful people and companies that exist today and much of Eight Inc.’s success has been attributed to its time with Apple founder and CEO Steve Jobs. Authors Tim Kobe founded the globally recognized strategic design firm Eight Inc. in 1989. Today, Eight Inc. consists of 200+ strategic designers and business creatives connected across 11 studios, seven time zones, and three continents, and is a leader in innovation and branded experience working with companies such as Apple, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Nike, Coke, Knoll, and Citibank. Roger Lehman is a professor at INSEAD’s Singapore campus where he is the co-founder and director of the Executive Masters in Change (ECM) program. He has been instrumental in helping to integrate psychoanalytic concepts into executive and business practice. Roger designs and delivers programs for companies around the world, providing a focus on executive leadership, leading innovation, personal and professional development, change management, and high performance teams. Book designed by Abdul Basit Khan

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Michele Saee Philosophy and Process Michele Saee

This book is Michele Saee’s life’s work. A collection of projects, built, unbuilt, conceptual, and experimental which spans over more than three decades. There are over 50 projects in different cities, countries, and continents, all with different programs, scales, and sizes on sites varying from the hillsides of Tempio, Sardinia in Italy to the Champs Elysees, Paris in France to the ocean front of the Pacific in California, USA to an apartment condo in newly developed towers in Beijing, and a new aquarium in Shanghai, China. This book is about an architect’s journey of discovery—a fluid emotional exercise in life, love, work, and architecture. The projects are presented based on their individual original design and their development. There are hand and computer sketch, drawings, and model studies of different stages of their development. The book covers everything from conception of the projects in their early stages through the process of their creation. The book clearly shows Michele’s way of working and his personal exploration in establishing his architectural philosophy and language.

Author Michele Saee believes that the work of architecture reflects our needs, our desires, and our ability to improve the quality of our relationships with creativity and adventure. In his words, architecture is a part of everyday life. Mr. Saee received his Master of Art in Architecture from the University of Florence School of Architecture in 1981 and then his post graduate degree in Technical Urban Planning at the Polytechnic of Milan the following year. His professional career began with Superstudio in Florence, Italy, and he then joined Morphosis in Santa Monica, California after moving to Los Angeles in 1982. Once he started his own design firm in 1985, Michele joined the design faculty at Otis College of Art and Design in 1986, and in 1990 began teaching at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). After 21 years, Mr. Saee joined the University of Southern California (USC) in 2011 where he is currently a faculty member.

$60.00 7.75” x 11.125” Portrait • 584pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-29-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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The Cannibal’s Cookbook Mining Myths of Cyclopean Constructions Brandon Clifford

The Cannibal’s Cookbook fiercely consumes the body of past cyclopean constructions. It assembles, re-packages, and offers this latent knowledge for your contemporary consumption. It is a manual for the hungry, for those who are not satiated by the careless building practices of the present. With one foot in the past and another in the present, the cookbook bridges the realities of our ancestors and ourselves. We propose a series of architectural “recipes” after dining on this body of past expertise. The recipes are deciphered from ancient cyclopean masonry systems, but with a contemporary twist. They cannibalize leftover debris—building rubble that typically stuffs our landfills—to construct new buildings. Author Brandon Clifford is the director and co-founder of Matter Design and an associate professor at MIT. He studied at Georgia Tech ’06 and Princeton ’11 for his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Architecture. Brandon has been awarded a number of prizes, namely a TED Fellowship, the SOM Prize, and an American Academy in Rome Prize.

$24.95 5.125” x 7.25” Portrait • 192pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-43-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Beautiful China Reflections on Landscape Architecture in Contemporary China Edited by Richard J. Weller and Tatum L. Hands

Beautiful China is the title of the Chinese government’s broad policy to ensure the traditions and aesthetics of Chinese culture not only survive as heritage but apply to contemporary society and to the future. Beautiful China is also nested within the larger policy concept of creating an “ecological civilization.” Applied to a nation of over 1.3 billion people and the second most powerful economy in the world, these policies are arguably the most fascinating socio-political experiment taking place anywhere in the world today. This book is the first serious consideration of this policy and what it means for the design professions in contemporary China. Editors Richard J. Weller is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism, professor, and chair of Landscape Architecture, and co-director of the McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania. Tatum L. Hands, PhD, is the editor in chief of the LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, University of Pennsylvania.

Contributors Rui Yang, Yufan Zhu, Yuning Cheng, Binyi Liu, Hui Liu, Xiangrong Wang, Feng Han, Tao Han, Zheng Chen, Wei Guo, Jason Zhisen Ho, Yuelai Liu, Shulin Shi, Zhifang Wang, Jinshi Zhang, Tianjie Zhang, Zhengwei Zhang, Jijun Zhao, Xiaodi Zheng, Stanislaus Fung, Richard Weller, Marilyn Taylor, Christopher Marcinkoski, Kongjian Yu, Yuan Zhu, Junli Xu, and Tatum Hands

Images by Shengyuan Zheng

$40.00 9” x 9” Square • 216pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-81-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Trans-Atlantic Engagements The Contribution and Impact of German Educators to US Architectural Education Dr. Steffen Lehmann, Dr. Alexander Eisenschmidt, and Peter Bosselmann

Contributors Dr. Steffen Lehmann is a full-time professor of Architecture and immediate past director of the School of Architecture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He is director of the Future Cities Leadership Institute. As Head of School in Australia, he was responsible for over 3,000 students and 150 academic, professional and casual staff, with offshore programs in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Dr. Alexander Eisenschmidt is an architectural theorist and associate professor of the School of Architecture, at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

The pedagogical experiments of the Bauhaus, imported by Gropius, Mies, Hilberseimer, and others to the US system, challenged traditional Beaux-Arts thinking and played a crucial role in shaping modern architectural education. Historically, the German architectural training has been different from the Franco-Italian model. New interdisciplinary and technology-focused modes of teaching architecture and design had a long-lasting impact, however, are now again transformed by German-trained educators currently active in reshaping curricula. The conversations reveal the critical and independent thinking of this group of educators, and how they make a meaningful contribution to the discourse of architectural education appropriate to the twenty-first century. The book provides insight into the ways in which these German-born educators influence architectural and design education in the United States to this day.

$30.00 7” x 9” Portrait • 220pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-48-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

Peter Bosselmann is a professor of the Graduate School in Architecture, City and Regional Planning, Landscape Architecture and Urban Design at the College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley.

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Dynamic Geographies W Architecture and Landscape Architecture Barbara Wilks, Steven Handel, Alison B. Hirsch, and Peggy Shepard

Landscapes are forged by many forces and are dynamic, not static. Yet most landscape designs are designed as static; that is, they are designed not to change substantially for 20–50 years. As cities become the dominant living space for humans, allowing non-human forces to contribute to our designs as landscape architects will make for more resilient landscapes and a healthier planet. Making these dynamic landscapes with our non-human partners will require a new landscape aesthetic, changing the public perception of “landscape,” and changing maintenance practices. Dynamic Geographies seeks to address these perceptions with a series of our projects as examples—one for every of their 20 years in business. The book is divided into three segments of overlapping geographies: visible geographies, layered geographies, and unleashing geographies. Contributors Barbara Wilks, the founder of W Architecture and Landscape Architecture, is a leader in design, known best for bringing together nature and the urban in lively urban ecologies for humans and other species.

Steven Handel is an American educator and restoration ecologist. Handel is currently Distinguished Professor of Ecology at Rutgers University and visiting professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Alison B. Hirsch, FAAR, is a landscape theorist, historian, and designer, and is currently the director of the University of Southern California School of Architecture Master of Landscape Architecture program. Both her design and written work focus on how understanding cultural practices and social histories and memories can contribute to the design of meaningful places. Peggy Shepard is an environmental activist who co-founded WEACT for Environmental Justice and has a long history in organizing and engaging Northern Manhattan residents in community-based planning. She is a national leader in advancing environmental justice and policy combining grassroots organizing, environmental advocacy, and environmental health community-based planning.

$35.00 8.27” x 10.63” Portrait • 132pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-05-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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After Dante Divine, Design, and the Cosmos Dr. Peter Cookson Smith

The book focused initially on the philosophical, artistic, and scientific forces that impacted on the humanist of the late medieval and Renaissance period, profuse in the exchange of ideas and discovery, behind much of which was the impact of Dante’s Divine Comedy with a message which continues to reverberate through the centuries. What has also persisted is the perpetual tension between science, religion, and design because of their perceived contradictions. The book explores how we might gain inspiration and motivation to embrace a consistent artistry and sense of exploration in the face of an ever-expanding knowledge-based frontier. Author Dr. Peter Cookson Smith is an architect, urbanist, and founder of the URBIS consultancy in Hong Kong, which has operated throughout Asia for more than 40 years. He is a former professor of architecture and former president of Hong Kong’s Institutes of Planning and Urban Design. He is the author of five previous books on cities and urban design.

$29.95 9” x 9” Square • 272pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-53-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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What Kind of Architect Are You? Udo Greinacher

Architecture is commonplace. We inhabit it and use it; it is constantly present; it serves as foreground and background and usually has a story to tell. But apart from its most illustrious makers, we know almost nothing about the people who conceived it: the architects. What Kind of Architect Are You? offers a glimpse into a vast array of professional possibilities and points out meaningful alternatives to the prevailing myth of the “starchitect.” It provides those in search of an architect with insights into how we work and helps them to formulate expectations. It challenges practitioners to think introspectively and examine how they fit into the architectural spectrum. And finally, the collection documents the cross-section of cultural and architectural practice across America. Author Udo Greinacher teaches courses on film, futures, and urban issues at the University of Cincinnati. Born and raised in Tuebingen, Germany, he holds professional degrees in architecture from the Hochschule für Technik Stuttgart and the University of California, Berkeley.

$25.00 6” x 9” Portrait • 256pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-56-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Space and Anti-Space The Fabric of Place, City, and Architecture Barbara Littenberg and Steven Peterson These two different spatial models are explored in depth in the eponymous article, “Space and Anti Space,” first published in the Harvard Architectural Review in 1980, which forms the core of the book and postulates that the underlying attitudes toward spatial formation, at both domestic and urban scales, determine our ability to shape place and human experience. In a series of essays, articles, and urban projects extensively illustrated by plans, analytic diagrams, and dramatic images, this book makes a visual and verbal argument for the steps that need to be taken to re-urbanize the city in order to achieve an urbanity consisting of multiple discrete places that depend on the essential concept of contained geometrical space. These spatial ideas are illustrated in this book in three proposals: for Rome, in “Roma Interrotta,” 1979; Paris, the “Consultation Internationale pour L’Aménagement du Quartier des Halles,” 1980; and New York in the “World Trade Center Site Innovative Design Study,” 2002.

This book challenges the conventional idea of what constitutes the physical form of the contemporary city. Observing the absence of extended urban fabrics—the missing urbanism—in the new global cities developed today, it argues that these cities are merely statistical accumulations of density that lack the positive attributes of a genuine urban condition. Cities as urban places cannot be made by individual buildings alone but rather depend on the intertwined combination of an architecture that is bound to the creation of public spaces and streets, and engaged in the structure of urban blocks to form a complex field pattern of interactive solids and voids. Broad in scope, the book explores the nature of the fundamental relationship between architecture and urbanism as one of spatial formation. As an independently designed entity, the city forms the ordering framework in which architecture is partially subordinated to the mutual sustainability of the overall urban fabric. If a new urban architecture is to be an integral constituent of public place making, it must be composed using a radically different paradigm of positive, figurally constructed “space” rather than the indefinite background of “anti-space” as exemplified in the chapter on Mies van der Rohe’s architectural quest for the ineffable modern void.

Editors Barbara Littenberg and Steven Peterson are New York-based architects, urban designers, and educators who pursued an unconventional practice that explored the relationship between architecture and cities through an amalgam of competitions, public debates, lectures, seminars, teaching, and collaborative charrettes. They have worked on urban problems at sites in Rome, Paris, Montreal, and New York, culminating in their proposal for the “World Trade Center Site Innovative Design Study” competition of 2002. Barbara taught architecture for 25 years. She was an associate professor at the Yale University Graduate School of Architecture for 10 years, directing the Graduate Urban Housing studio. She was on the faculty of graduate schools of architecture at Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard universities, and the Kei Distinguished Professor at the University of Maryland. She also taught in Rome, Italy, for Notre Dame University’s architectural program. Steven worked as architect at Milton Keynes New Town in England prior to establishing their New York practice. He taught urban design at Cornell and Columbia universities, and at the Notre Dame Post Professional Program in Rome, Italy. He directed the Syracuse University School of Architecture graduate program in Florence, Italy, and was director of the Institute of Architecture and Urban Studies in New York. He is the author of numerous speculative essays and has lectured widely.

$40.00 8.375” x 9.75” Portrait • 300pp • Softbound • 978-1-941806-77-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

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Draw in Order to See A Cognitive History of Architectural Design Mark Alan Hewitt

Draw In Order to See is the first book to survey the history of architectural design using the latest research in cognitive science and embodied cognition. Beginning with a primer on visual perception, cognitive science, design thinking, and modes of conception used by groups of architects in their practices, Mark Alan Hewitt surveys a 12,000-year period for specific information about the cognitive schemata used by Homo sapiens to make their buildings and habitats. The resulting history divides these modes of thinking into three large cognitive arcs: crafting, depicting, and assembling, within specific temporal frames. His analysis borrows from Merlin Donald’s thesis about mimetic and symbolic cognition as critical to the emergence of the modern mind, and further employs theories of enactment and embodiment to clarify their relationship to architecture. Individual chapters treat the emergence of depiction during the Renaissance, the education of architects in the modern era, baroque illusionism and scenography, the breakdown of artisanal literacy during the enlightenment, and modern experiments with models, montage, and illusions of movement. The author concludes with a critique of contemporary design and education, and promotes

design with embodiment as a tonic for a profession in crisis, facing the challenges of climate change, energy shortages, inequality, and housing a population of over seven billion in the coming decades. This groundbreaking and valuable study presents a clear view of current research in two related fields that have not heretofore been compared, and outlines a strategy for future research. An extensive bibliography offers readers an up-to-date reference to both the science and the architectural history behind the text. Author Mark Alan Hewitt, FAIA, is an architect, historian, and preservationist working in the New York area. He taught architecture at Rice University, Columbia University, and the New Jersey Institute of Technology before serving for 18 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Art History Department at Rutgers University. He is the author of six books and numerous articles on American architecture, representation, architectural practice, and building conservation. His renowned work as a biographer of modern architects became a springboard for this provocative book.

$34.95 7” x 9” Portrait • 296pp • Softbound with full flaps • 978-1-943532-83-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

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Thinking a Modern Landscape Architecture, West & East Christopher Tunnard, Sutemi Horiguchi Marc Treib

The complex story of modern landscape architecture remains to be written, as does its precise definition. Thinking a Modern Landscape Architecture, West and East, written by one of the field’s most prolific and insightful authors, provides a rare cross-cultural study that examines the written and design contributions made by two of the movement’s most influential early protagonists: Christopher Tunnard (1910–1979) in England—and later the United States, and Sutemi Horiguchi (1896–1984) in Japan. Tunnard’s pioneering manifesto, Gardens in the Modern Landscape, first published in 1938, laid out the thinking and provided the direction for a landscape architecture engaged more strongly with contemporary life, adopting ideas from modern art as well as the historical gardens of Japan. Rather than a book, it was the architect Horiguchi’s 1934 essay “The Garden of Autumn Grasses” that initiated a new direction for garden making in Japan, with a considered and artful use of seasonal plants and a stronger connection to the modern architecture it accompanied. Unlike Tunnard, who sought inspiration and sources in contemporary art, Horiguchi looked to the eighteenth-century Rimpa School of painting for insights into the composition of the new garden by carefully placing individual plants against a simple background. Although the two theorists-practitioners never met, Tunnard’s interest in Japan, and use of Horiguchi’s work as illustrations, links them in a shared quest for a landscape architecture appropriate to their times and respective countries.

$45.00 7.75” x 10” Portrait • 248pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-78-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

Lavishly illustrated with 150 historical and contemporary photos and drawings, Thinking a Modern Landscape Architecture, West and East: Christopher Tunnard and Sutemi Horiguchi offers the first compressive study into their thinking, landscape designs, and consequent influence on landscape architecture in the years that followed. Author Marc Treib is professor of Architecture Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley, and a historian of landscape and architecture who has published widely on modern and historical subjects in the United States, Japan, and Scandinavia. Recent books include Landscapes of Modern Architecture: Wright, Mies, Neutra, Aalto, Barragán (Yale, 2017); Austere Gardens: Thoughts on Landscape, Restraint, and Attending (ORO, 2016); and The Landscapes of Georges Descombes: Doing Almost Nothing (ORO, 2018).

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Increments of Neighborhood A Compendium of Built Types for Walkable and Vibrant Communities Brian O’Looney Author Brian O’Looney, AIA, LEED-AP, is a design architect, master planner, and a principal at Torti Gallas and Partners, with a practice that focuses on making places of enduring beauty based upon principles of sustainable urbanism and community enrichment. He lectures on a range of topics for livable communities and sustainable development. O’Looney began his career at Cesar Pelli and Associates, now Pelli, Clarke, Pelli, and subsequently contributed to work at Weihe Design Partnership, now WDG, as well as David Schwarz Architects. Through his career, he has led the design of buildings across the built spectrum including an urban flagship grocer, a train station, a ballpark, multiple mixed-use downtown districts, hotels, high-rise multi-family buildings, simple townhouses, stacked housing, and affordable housing neighborhoods. Brian is a graduate of Yale University and the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Contributors Alex Dickson is a project manager and lead designer based in Washington, DC, with over fifteen years diverse project experience in residential, office, mixed-use, and entertainment facilities with award winning built projects in the Metro DC area, Florida, and Texas.

Intended as a comprehensive resource, Increments of Neighborhood is a compendium of recent built work for urban neighborhoods, encompassing the spectrum of building types financed/built by today’s American real estate industry—from single family and townhouses, through “missing middle” stacked housing, stick-built housing, large multi-family, and high-rise buildings. This publication is the only resource in the marketplace that tabulates market-rate products that fill America’s cities, as well as being a comparative resource that shows how these types can be deployed in a way befitting smart-growth using sustainable principles. The only resource of its type, Increments of Neighborhood will demystify the understanding of costs and type, contribute to the public realm for the non-architectural professional, and provide a breadth and range of significant new information for experienced architects who typically specialize in a particular segment of building products such as hospitals or single-family houses, information with which they are frequently unacquainted.

$19.95 8.5” x 11” Portrait • 380pp • Hardbound • 978-1-940743-86-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

Kelly Mangold is a vice president based in RCLCO’s Washington, DC, office. Her work is focused within RCLCO’s Urban Real Estate and Community and Resort Advisory Groups, where she has had broad exposure to a wide variety of project types. Kelly is a licensed architect and LEED accredited professional. Prior to joining RCLCO she was an architect at Kohn Pedersen Fox in New York City where she worked on large mixed-use projects in the United States and abroad. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Architecture from Harvard University, with a focus on Real Estate and Urban Planning. Her studies concentrated on design and economics of the built environment. Payton Chung writes about the inter-related crafts that build cities and transformative places—namely architecture, development, finance, landscape, planning, and transportation. Nat Bottigheimer is an urban transportation planner with twentyfive years of experience in coordinated land use and transportation planning, having worked as a senior official in both state DOT and transit agency settings, and as a planning consultant.

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Al Wasl Plaza Dubai Expo 2020 Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG)

In the book Al Wasl Plaza: Dubai Expo 2020 the architects, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture highlight the inspiration and innovation of the design of Al Wasl Plaza. The book explores each aspect of the project including the garden, the trellis, three office buildings, and two hotel buildings, all of which serve to define the center of Expo 2020. The book is essentially divided into three phases of design. The first phase focuses on the inspiration and conception of the project. Architectural studies, sketches, and models show the process that led to the final iconic form. The second phase introduces each of the parcels including the garden, trellis, offices, hotels, the Leadership Pavilion, and the Arrivals Plaza. Each chapter illustrates the design process, architectural details, and the development of the technical systems. The third and final phase summarizes the construction process, sustainability achievements, and looks to the future to reveal the District 2020 legacy master plan concept by AS+GG. Authors Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. We strive to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment and inspire those around us to improve our world.

We use a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes symbiotic relationship with the natural environment – a philosophy we’ve termed “global environmental contextualism.” This approach, which takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption, and a site’s geothermal properties, represents a fundamental change in the design process, in which form facilitates performance. It’s predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected, and that a building’s design should stem from an understanding of its role within that context -- locally, regionally and globally. Such a pluralistic approach acknowledges the interaction among building systems as well as between those systems and the natural environment and seeks to improve each individual system’s performance. By using this principle in the design of buildings, we can create structures that not only reduce their negative environmental impact, but in some cases, virtually eliminate it altogether. AS+GG’s practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning, and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects, and hightech laboratory facilities. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

$55.00 9.25” x 9.25” Square • 294pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-83-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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How Architecture Tells 9 Realities That Will Change the Way You See Robert Steinberg, FAIA, Gerald Sindell, foreword by Hon. Penny Pritzker

The general reading public is likely to think of architecture as buildings. But, with this book, Robert Steinberg would like to help readers understand that architecture shapes lives. Architecture can help communities integrate and thrive. Architecture can touch us, influencing how we feel, and how we interact with others. In short, architecture can fundamentally improve our quality of life. As a young graduate architect fresh from Berkeley, Steinberg began to discover the potential of architecture to shape communities. Working with his father, an architect who had studied with Mies van der Roe (and whose father was also an architect), one of Steinberg’s first projects was to draft and redraft a parking garage in downtown Silicon Valley, CA. As he mediated between the two architects in charge of the project—his father and the city architect—he noticed that with each evolution, the garage became more beautiful and refined. And with each improvement, this garage became more able to succeed in the goal of reviving the dying downtown core of Silicon Valley. The garage was a huge success, and Steinberg began to codify what he had learned. Thanks to the garage, he wrote the first of what would become the 9 Realities of Architecture: Architecture is the Pursuit of Perfection—a magnificent take-away from a humble parking garage project. As Steinberg eventually rose to become CEO

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of his firm and grew it into a global practice with six regional offices including Austin and New York, and a major office in Shanghai, he used his drive for creating thriving communities to eventually touch the lives of countless people around the world. Contributors Robert Steinberg, FAIA, is chairman of the global architecture firm Steinberg Hart. He is a Berkeley-trained, third generation architect. Steinberg transformed his father’s primarily residence-focused practice in Silicon Valley into a global powerhouse that has, among other achievements, greatly impacted the Chinese approach to housing their senior population. The Hon. Penny Pritzker was the United States Secretary of Commerce during the Obama administration, is the founder of Vi Senior Housing, PSP Capital Partners, and Pritzker Realty Group. Gerald Sindell, co-author, is the author of The Genius Machine, New World Library (2009), and founder of Thought Leaders Intl. Adam and Catherine Hooper of Hoop Design have designed for the Tate Gallery in London, and Phaidon Publishing among many others. Among their titles is Phaidon Design Classics (three volumes, Phaidon, 2006).

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Truth and Lies in Architecture Richard Francis-Jones and Kenneth Frampton

This is a collection of provocative essays that journey into the vexed circumstance of contemporary architectural practice. The nature of the great cultural, social, political, environmental, and consumerist challenges facing the contemporary architect are explored, interpreted, and questioned, while drawing connections from architecture theory, philosophy, science, literature, and film sources in an attempt to negotiate the territory between the t in architecture. These essays written by a leading Australian architect represent a level of comprehensive critical awareness rarely found within the architectural profession and one would be hard pressed to find another comparable figure in contemporary architectural practice. The entire argumentation is impressive, challenging, intellectually at the highest level and beautifully written. Author Richard Francis-Jones is a highly awarded practicing Australian architect. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Sydney and has taught in many schools of architecture. He is a life fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects, an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Architects and member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is design director of fjmtarchitects.

$29.95 8.66” x 5.9” Portrait • 156pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-65-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

Kenneth Frampton was born in 1930 and trained as an architect at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. He has taught at a number of leading institutions in the field, including the Royal College of Art in London, the ETH in Zürich, the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, EPFL in Lausanne, and the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio. From 1972 to 2019 he served as Ware Professor of Architecture at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University, New York. In 2018 he was awarded the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale.

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Architecture as Art The Work of Stephen M. Sullivan Stephen M. Sullivan

Architecture as Art: The Work of Stephen M. Sullivan illustrates the author’s residential architectural practice based in the Pacific Northwest. It also describes his personal design philosophy founded both in the classics of western architecture and in his experience and appreciation of the architecture and craft traditions of Japan. The book tells the story of Sullivan’s development as an artist using architecture as his medium. It includes essays on his views of architectural design, which have been shaped by his personal history in the landscapes and the architecture of New England and Japan. Sullivan’s training as a potter informs his architecture in its interpretation of houses as “vessels of experience” and in his work’s focus on materiality and the craft of construction. Thematic essays address topics such as the importance of intuition in the design process and the interplay of analysis with nonrational ways of thinking. The influence of the site and its natural energies, the role of ordering principles, and the narrative capacity of architectural design influence Sullivan’s process of integration, forming unique design responses to diverse clients and settings. These themes address specific facets of his design method and introduce a selection of projects, which are illustrated with photographs and drawings. The projects display the author’s belief in generating an architectural language unique to a design’s client and its context, creating an architecture specifically tuned to its circumstances in time and place.

Following a selection of primary projects, a section on small houses, and a section on historic projects, a catalog of Sullivan’s selected projects executed between 1985 and 2020 is included. Author Stephen M. Sullivan is an award-winning residential architect based in Seattle. His background as a ceramicist and his interest in the traditions of architecture inform the buildings he has designed across the United States.

$60.00 9.25” x 11” Landscape • 192pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-58-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Dreyfus + Blackford Seventy Years Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture, foreword by Pierluigi Serraino

With offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture has 48 employees and has been in continuous operation since 1950. The firm achieved international recognition early on with the design of several notable game-changing landmark structures, including the recently rehabilitated SMUD Headquarters Building in Sacramento, CA. This project recently received the California Preservation Foundation’s 2020 Preservation Design Award as well as the Trustee’s Award for Excellence. Now in their seventh decade, they continue to be one of the preeminent architectural firms in the region, providing architecture, planning, and interiors services to a broad spectrum of public and private sector clients. Their unwavering commitment to design excellence is reflected in the quality of their built work. They believe great planning is about more than how people use the spaces they create—it’s how they feel inside of them. Positive experience provides the space for engagement and positive communication—resulting in an opportunity for making change in the world through the sharing of knowledge and collective experience. When they combine this understanding with a consistent pattern of outstanding design and efficient construction, the structures can provide lasting aesthetic quality and durability for generations. The firm has been recognized for design at local, state, and national levels with more than 150 awards over its 71-year history.

$49.95 10” x 10” Square • 244pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-14-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

This book celebrates seventy years of outstanding design by Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture. It starts with historical milestones, shows some examples of process and practice, and concludes with a few consequential recent projects. Author With offices in San Francisco and Sacramento, Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture has been in continuous operation since 1950. The firm achieved international recognition early on with the design of several notable game-changing landmark structures, including the recently rehabilitated SMUD Headquarters Building in Sacramento, CA. The firm has been recognized for design at local, state, and national levels with more than 150 awards over its 71-year history. Foreword by Pierluigi Serraino: As a practicing architect and design agitator, Pierluigi’s projects and writings have been published in journals such as Architectural Record, A+U (Japan), and The Architectural Review (UK).

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Pressing Matters 10 Weitzman School of Design

Professor and Chair of the Department of Architecture and Director of the Advanced Research and Innovation (ARI) Lab, served as one of the creative directors, inviting six faculty members to present examples of the design-research under way at Weitzman. We are also very excited that the Department of Architecture at the Weitzman was selected for the next Acadia 2022 Conference called Hybrids & Haecceities, which asks how technology enables, reflects, and challenges established disciplinary boundaries and design practices. Hybrids & Haecceities aligns with a fundamental shift away from abstract generalized models of design and production towards custom or bespoke design now possible at an unprecedented scale due to Industry 4.0. After a summer of protests the department immediately created a DEI committee, restructured its curriculum and student and faculty body to be more inclusive. The department also instigated a free summer school for the students as internships and jobs were hard to come by. The generous support of the great group of external experts really helped the students in their design for a temporary Covid testing station, issues such as prefabrication, social equity, and race and gender were discussed and became the source of inspiration for the exquisite designs published by Surface Media.

Already number TEN, Pressing Matters X is a special issue reflecting a year of reflection and change, after several waves of the pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests and newly developed hybrid teaching methods. It follows last year’s Pressing Matters 9 that was completely rethought with the aim to present an Open Source publication that shares the Department of Architecture’s concept of design-research, an integral approach of critical thinking, rigorous research, and design, representing a deep understanding of the complex layers of architecture. Together with Jonathan Jackson & team of WSDIA, a more integral design was developed, allowing input from research [ARI labs], students, faculty and Penn’s special events. This anniversary of Pressing Matters is celebrated by adding the “decade” color of silver to the usual recycled cardboard cover of Weitzman’s architecture publication. It also represents a year of new opportunities brought by a complete rethinking of education through the introduction of remote learning, zoom lectures and meetings. A much larger international group of diverse jurors, experts, and critics could be invited as travel was of no hindrance for attendance. In conjunction with the 17th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, CityX Venice, a virtual exhibition of new and recent work by leading architects and designers from around the world, opened online in May. Winka Dubbeldam, who is Miller

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Contributors Part of an important research university, the University of Pennsylvania’s Weitzman School of Design, as one of the top ten Graduate Architecture Departments in the USA, prepares students to address complex sociocultural and environmental issues through thoughtful inquiry, creative expression, and innovation. The Department of Architecture operates at the forefront of research and design by focusing on new design methodologies and future manufacturing through the interlinked intelligence of digital design, computational analyses, and robotics. Winka Dubbeldam, MArch MS-AAD, is a seasoned academic and design leader, serving in her 8th year as Chair and Miller Professor of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design, where she has gathered an international network of innovative research and design professionals. She is currently the Creative director for the Venice Architecture Biennale’s virtual Italian pavilion, and also serves as the External Examiner at the Bartlett School of Architecture in London (2019-present) and juror in several international competitions. Professor Dubbeldam was named one of the DesignIntelligence 30 Most Admired Educators [2015]. As the founder/principal of the WBE certified New York firm Archi-Tectonics, Dubbeldam is widely known for her award-winning work, recognized as much for its use of hybrid sustainable materials and smart building systems as for its elegance and innovative structures.

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RESIDENSITY A Carbon Analysis of Residential Typologies Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

RESIDENSITY: A Carbon Analysis of Residential Typologies is the culmination of a seven-year study analyzing nine building typologies to understand the relationships between building densities and the amount of land and infrastructure required to support them. The book investigates how much embodied and consumed carbon is used in each typology and how it affects density and open space from the viewpoint of sustainability, carbon emissions, and carbon sequestration. The study determines which building typology is the most sustainable on a comparative basis. Nine prototypical buildings were designed—Megatall, Supertall, High-Rise, Mid-Rise, Low-rise, Courtyard, Three-Flat, Urban Single-Family, and Suburban Single-Family—set within nine prototypical communities. The study designates an archetypal residential community of 2,000 units with an average unit size of 150 sm as a reasonable and representative cross section of different housing typologies. Contributors Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG) is dedicated to the design of high-performance, energy-efficient, and sustainable architecture on an international scale. The firm approaches each project, regardless of size or scale, with an understanding that architecture has a unique power to influence civic life. The firm strives to create designs that aid society, advance modern technology, sustain the environment, and inspire others to improve the world through a holistic, integrated design approach that emphasizes

symbiotic relationship with the natural environment—a philosophy coined as “global environmental contextualism.” This approach, which takes into consideration building orientation, daylighting, generation of wind power, solar absorption, and a site’s geothermal properties, represents a fundamental change in the design process, in which form facilitates performance. It’s predicated on the understanding that everything within the built and natural environment is connected, and that a building’s design should stem from an understanding of its role within that context—locally, regionally, and globally. Such a pluralistic approach acknowledges the interaction among building systems as well as between those systems and the natural environment and seeks to improve each individual system’s performance. AS+GG’s practice includes designers with extensive experience in multiple disciplines, including technical architecture, interior design, urban planning, and sustainable design. Architects also have expertise in a range of building types, including supertall towers, large-scale mixed-use complexes, corporate offices, exhibition facilities, cultural facilities and museums, civic and public spaces, hotels and residential complexes, institutional projects, and hightech laboratory facilities. The firm was founded in 2006 by partners Adrian Smith, Gordon Gill, and Robert Forest. Today there are 100 employees in offices in Chicago and Beijing.

$35.00 9.25” x 9.25” Square • 188pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-39-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Fifty Paintings Anthony Ames

This volume presents fifty paintings (1985 – 2020) with brief references for each. The paintings—executed in acrylic latex paint on two inch deep wooden panels—refer to or are informed by a particular way of looking at architecture. They are abstract in nature, and representative in subject matter. They propose an ambiguous reading of deep and shallow space—always frontal—in a world reinforced by a vocabulary based on a purist leitmotif and organized in a syntax of superimposed, juxtaposed, and spatially obscure centers, edges, grids, and alignments. The paintings have been exhibited sporadically at selected venues including The High Museum of Art in Atlanta, Georgia, The Biennale Architettura in Venice, Italy and at Le Corbusier’s enigmatic and beautiful Casa Curutchet in LA Plata, Argentina. They are presented here with an insightful introduction by Andrea Simitch and a timeless foreword by Dean Almy.

Contributors Anthony Ames has maintained an architectural practice in Atlanta, Georgia since 1976. He received architectural degrees from Georgia Tech and Harvard University. He has taught at eleven universities and lectured at many more. Ames, a fellow of the American Academy in Rome and of the American Institute of Architects has received numerous architectural awards and has been widely published. See: Ames, Five Houses, (Princeton Architectural Press, 1987) and Ames, Residential Work: Volume 2, (ORO Editions, 2007). He began painting in 1984 and has been struggling with it ever since. Andrea Simitch, Professor and Department Chair, Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University, Department of Architecture, Ithaca, NY. Co-author with Val Warke of The Language of Architecture: 26 Principles Every Architect Should Know, (Rockport Publishers, 2014). Dean J. Almy III, RA, is Associate Professor and Fellow of the Sinclair Black Endowed Chair in the Architecture of Urbanism at The University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Graduate Program in Urban Design. He holds degrees in architecture and urban design from Cornell University and from The University of Texas at Austin.

$34.95 10” x 10” Square • 132pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-13-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Along the Betwa A Riverwalk through the Drought-Prone Region of Bundelkhand, India Radhika Singh and Shail Joshi During their walk, the authors speak with men, women, and children that are employed in a range of sectors—agriculture, herding, fishing, and even sand mining—to understand how the degradation of natural resources has affected their livelihoods. They also learn about the impacts of climate change, which has led to more variable rainfalls and disasters of higher intensities, and how it has exacerbated factors such as debt, inequality and migration. Government interventions in the region are the subject of much controversy, and the authors play close attention to the complexity and range of opinions on health, education, livelihoods, and religion and the role people believe the public sector should play. The authors also engage deeply with socio-economic factors that entrench inequalities throughout the region. Communities in Bundelkhand are highly patriarchal. There is a stark separation of gender roles, and the sex ratio is one of the lowest in India. Caste inequality is also highly prevalent and can be seen in the physical layout of villages and roads; wells and handpumps, for instance, are often segregated according to caste. Discrimination and violent rhetoric against the Muslim population of the region is also documented. These inequalities have led to highly uneven growth, as more powerful people control and co-opt any benefits that development brings.

The region of Bundelkhand in India faces enormous challenges in development. With a population of 18 million people, it has one of the lowest human development indices in India. Groundwater, which the vast majority of people rely on for domestic and agricultural purposes, is being rapidly depleted, while droughts have become more frequent and severe. Livelihood options are narrowing quickly. A lack of public services, infrastructure, and market access has made the situation unlivable for many. The state and central governments carry out initiatives that are extremely expensive but highly ineffective. In Along the Betwa, Shail Joshi and Radhika Singh, in partnership with Veditum Foundation and Out of Eden (National Geographic), embark on river walk through Bundelkhand. By living with families and visiting villages across the region, the authors learn about the complex interplay of factors that have shaped the region to make it what it is today. Centuries ago, Bundelkhand was a relatively wealthy kingdom with effective irrigations systems, productive agriculture and extensive forests. Colonial rule and subsequent policies by the Indian government has resulted in severely degraded land and water resources that communities can no longer depend upon.

In Along the Betwa, the authors shed light on the experiences, fears, opinions, and hopes of people living in Bundelkhand. They bring together photography, interviews, and research to weave a narrative that contributes to a better understanding of the region. Throughout the book, the authors are careful to address their own positionality. Rather than presenting an “objective” account of the region, the authors are explicit about their own background, beliefs and feelings. By doing so, Radhika Singh and Shail Joshi present an honest and insightful look into the situation in Bundelkhand and hope that it will help inform the conversation of development in India. Authors Singh previously worked as a correspondent for the Indian Express in Mumbai and as a project manager at the research-advocacy organization INHAF in Ahmedabad. She is currently based in Nairobi, where she works on issues related to agriculture. Joshi is a design architect by training and a published photographer. He has worked across the Global South on issues pertaining to marginalized communities. He currently works as an associate at a non-profit based in New York City. Both Singh and Joshi are graduates of MIT.

$29.95 6.8” x 8.8” Portrait • 160pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-94-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Young Architects 21 JUST The Architectural League of New York, Anne Rieselbach, Mario Gooden

The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers is an annual competition, series of lectures, exhibition, and publication organized by the Architectural League of New York. For more than thirty years the League Prize has recognized outstanding and provocative work by up-and-coming North American architects and designers. The 2019 competition theme, Just, asked entrants to consider the just in how they approach the practice of architecture, whether through experimentation in research and design advocacy or by advancing speculative and applied techniques within the discipline. Contributors The Architectural League of New York nurtures excellence in architecture, design, and urbanism, and stimulates thinking, debate, and action on the critical design and building issues of our time. Anne Rieselbach is program director at the Architectural League of New York, where she is responsible for the Current Work lecture series, has overseen the Emerging Voices program since 1986—serving as editor for 30 Years of Emerging Voices: Idea, Form, Resonance—and directs the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers competition and its accompanying exhibitions, lectures, and publications.

$25.00 5” x 7” Portrait • 176pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-10-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Urbanism Beyond 2020 Reflections During the COVID-19 Pandemic Vinayak Bharne

Urbanism Beyond 2020 explores numerous questions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic: Why is city making a health project? How are ecological and human wellbeing interrelated? How can leadership and governance help bridge gaps in our unjust cities? How might we renew our relationship with dwellings and neighborhoods? How resilient and adaptable are our cities during uncertain times? Amidst climate change and global warming, is the pandemic a prelude to the challenges to come? Addressed to anyone invested in the well-being of our cities, this collection of essays by an accomplished urban designer and city planner reminds us why the pointers to our future will not emerge exclusively from affluent nations or less developed societies alone, why we live in an interconnected world, and why this pandemic is a crucial period to reexamine the impact of our cities on our planet’s future.

Author Vinayak Bharne is an award-winning urban design and city planning practitioner based in Los Angeles, an adjunct associate professor of urbanism at the University of Southern California, and co-director of the India-Netherlands-based knowledge platform My Liveable City. His work ranges from new towns and urban revitalization plans to housing and urban regulations in the United States, China, Panama, Australia, and Mauritius. His books include The Emerging Asian City; Affordable Housing, Inclusive Cities; and Routledge Companion to Global Heritage Conservation.

$19.95 5” x 7” Portrait • 160pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-07-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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From There to Here David A. Hansen Architect David Hansen and Dar Al-Handasah

This monograph represents circumstances and projects which have occurred beyond the span of Hansen’s earlier work. Through sketches, diagrams, rendering, photographs, and narratives this book portrays the criteria and conceptual thinking that was primary in finding an inclusive architectural solution for a diverse selection of projects. Though Hansen has always attempted to create a comprehensive matrix of interrelated design criteria on his client’s vision, site, context, sustainability, climate, culture, and tradition, some issues must be weighted above others. And sometimes, a story must be told that is inexorably tied to the essence of the land or building. These commentaries can even provide deeper meaning than the determinants of the building themselves. Authors Dar Al-Handasah is the founding company of the Dar Group, an international consortium of professional service firms. Through its 18,000 staff members, Dar Group assists clients in over 100 countries around the world. Dedicated to planning, designing, engineering, and project managing facilities, installations and structures, Dar Group further contributes to the sustainable advance of communities worldwide. With its principal offices in Beirut, Cairo, London, Pune, Amman, Chicago, San Francisco, Taipei, Singapore, Paris, Cincinnati, Linz, St. Louis, Johannesburg, Solagna, Oakland, and Barcelona.

David Hansen, FAIA, LEED AP, is an award-winning architect whose extensive experience has been emphasized in worldwide corporate, commercial, institutional, hospitality, airports, transportation, healthcare, and mixed-use projects. Known in the industry as a skilled authority in master planning and design, his talent has been sought globally and he has spearheaded over 52 million square feet of market and institutional facilities in just the past 10 years alone.

$49.95 7.87” x 5.51” Portrait • 260pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-95-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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My House is Better Than Your House NADAAA

In the South of France, sited on a hill of olive trees, pinus pinea, and a vineyard, a family retreat was designed with a key mission of maintaining the vitality of the site. A small agricultural plot, the site offered the possibility of amplification. With the introduction of a garden and many outdoor living spaces, the family had the intention of cultivating the landscape as part of their stewardship. In part a response to a programmatic brief, but moreover, a discursive response to architectural predicaments of geometry, typology, and anomaly, the house is also a response to Preston Scott Cohen’s pedagogies on architecture. Contributors NADAAA is a Boston-based architecture and urban design firm led by principal designer Nader Tehrani. NADAAA is a platform for design investigation at a large scale and with a great geographic reach. NADAAA has evolved over three decades as a practice dedicated to bridging between design disciplines; from landscape to urbanism, architecture to interiors, and industrial design to furniture, with a focus on craft, construction, and digital fabrication. Nader Tehrani is dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture at the Cooper Union and founding principal of NADAAA. Tehrani’s work has been recognized with notable awards, including the Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in Architecture, the United States Artists Fellowship in Architecture and Design, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Architecture.

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Preston Scott Cohen is the Gerald M. McCue Professor in Architecture at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where he served as chair of the Department of Architecture from 2008 to 2014. Robert Levit is associate dean and professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, the University of Toronto. He has been the director of the Master of Architecture and the Master of Urban Design programs at the University of Toronto, assistant professor at the University of Michigan, and has been a visiting professor most recently at Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cooper Union, and the University of Miami. His design work has been recognized through numerous awards and competitions. His articles on architecture including “Ornament: The Return of the Symbolic Repressed” and “Design’s New Catechism,” have become staples of the current debates on architecture. He is a partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong—recently featured in the second Chicago Architecture Biennial. Transcription of My House is Better Than Your House. Plus a proscript overlay onto transcription by Preston Scott Cohen and Nader Tehrani.

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Almost, Not The Architecture of Atelier Nishikata Leslie Van Duzer

Since the founding of Atelier Nishikata in 2000 in Tokyo, partners Reiko Nishio and Hirohito Ono have built just four residential works, three of them renovations, all of them publicly inaccessible. Until now, this remarkable collection of private spaces was little known outside Japan. Almost, Not: The Architecture of Atelier Nishikata belatedly presents this extraordinary, almost-ordinary architecture to an international audience. Leslie Van Duzer, author of four monographs on 20th-century architecture and a former magician’s assistant, draws parallels between the architects and magicians in this hybrid architectural monograph and magic instruction manual. The introductory essay, “Almost Not,” outlines their shared aspirations and techniques, including delay by layered rules, déjà vu by repetition variation, and detour by category jumping. Detailed project descriptions unpack Atelier Nishikata’s methods step by step, demonstrating the possibility of bewildering effects achieved with minimal means. Each project is richly illustrated with design studies, new diagrams, detailed drawings, and photographs, including before and after views of renovated spaces, and intimate post-inhabitation scenes. A concluding conversation with the architects provides further insights into their approach.

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Authors Leslie Van Duzer, professor of architecture at the University of British Columbia, has published numerous books on Adolf Loos, Mies van der Rohe, West Cast Modernism and Rudolf Arnheim. For continuing education, she attends magic conferences. Reiko Nishio, architect and co-founder of Atelier Nishikata, has a longstanding interest in the architecture of Mies van der Rohe. In 2017-2018, she spent one year in Canada and the US, studying his North American work, building on her University of Tokyo Masters dissertation. Hirohito Ono, artist and co-founder of Atelier Nishikata, studied architecture at Bunka Gakuin. After working in firms for eight years, he emphasized art, studying at the B-semi School of Contemporary Art and joining Haizuka Earthwork as an Artist in Residence.

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Erdy McHenry Architecture Twenty Years Erdy McHenry Architects

Rooted in the modernist tradition, Erdy McHenry Architecture brings uncommon rigor to their work. Recognized for their uniquely diverse portfolio of mixed-use, institutional, office, agricultural, and residential design, Erdy McHenry Architecture presents this monograph as a window into projects developed throughout the firm’s 20-year history. With an appreciation for place and creative constraints, Erdy McHenry Architecture considers each project challenge as an opportunity: how can architecture make great places? How can design elevate the human experience? How can a project team address the realities of construction without sacrificing programmatic intent? For each case study presented in this monograph, Erdy McHenry Architecture provides a brief narrative of the project’s design intent and evolution. Whether it is a tower, a school, or an office headquarters, Erdy McHenry Architecture leverages the challenges and opportunities of site, scale, and social context to reveal solutions that enable design as an outcome more than an objective. Contributors Erdy McHenry Architecture is an award-winning architecture firm based in Philadelphia. Since the firm’s critically-acclaimed beginning, designing the Southern Poverty Law Center Headquarters in 1999, Erdy McHenry Architecture has garnered numerous national, regional, and local awards for its work across the country. Scott A. Erdy, FAIA David S. McHenry, FAIA

$40.00 8.5” x 8.5” Square • 256pp • Hardbound • 978-1-943532-62-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Spirit of Luxury and Design A Perspective from Contemporary Fashion and Jewelry Jie Srun and Elizabeth Fischer

The vast medium of jewelry and fashion artifact design continues to be a central pillar of fashion luxury goods industries and artistic practice, but there is a lack of discussions on the researches, value, and roles of it. Design is an expression of values and attitudes, and a tangible form of guiding the thoughts and desires of individuals and members of society. In the contemporary society, when science, technology, and craftsmanship reach a stage, whether products and services become luxurious or not, its quality, uniqueness, artistry, and rarity are all achieved through design. This book represents the articles from 20 outstanding design researchers from 11 countries, including many works from international designers, who are engaging with and pushing the boundaries of the medium. It contributes to these international debates on contemporary fashion and jewelry design while providing an accessible overview and a concise reference book. Authors Jie Srun, National Distinguished Expert, professor at College of Design and Innovation (D&I), Tongji University in Shanghai; Head of New Center of Contemporary Jewelry and Fashion Culture (NoCC); Director of SxV Museum of Modern Arts in Qingdao, China (SV MoMA).

Elizabeth Fischer, professor at the HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design, in charge of the Fashion, Jewellery, and Accessories Design Department; Member of the scientific committee of MuMode Swiss Fashion Museum, in charge of defining its new cultural and scientific program.

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Frank L. Wright and the Architects of Steinway Hall A Study in Collaboration Stuart Cohen

In 1897, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Spencer, Dwight Perkins, and Myron Hunt, all young architects just starting out in practice, shared office space in Chicago. This book is both a history of that brief period and an attempt to assess the extent to which they collaborated on their architectural designs and on the creation of architectural theory which would impact a half century of architectural design. While there is little firsthand documentation of the time spent in their shared loft office in Steinway Hall, this study engages in a side by side comparison of projects they each designed while working there. Overlapping ideas, design similarities, and an analysis of their subsequent work, all suggest that these individuals formed a creative “collaborative circle” of friends, who jointly developed ideas later claimed as the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. This is a book about artistic collaboration at a time when discussions of art and architectural history are still largely dominated by the belief that significant works are created by the lone artistic genius. At the turn of the last century Spencer, Perkins, Hunt, and Wright were part of a community of architects who were all active members of the Chicago Architectural. Steinway Hall, an office building designed by Dwight Perkins, became a home to Chicago’s architectural community with as many as 50 different architects renting space in that building at the turn of the last century. Based on Real Estate Directories from 1897 through 1910 the book

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includes a listing of the architects that worked and interacted there. Also included are brief biographies of Spencer, Perkins, and Hunt. Excepting Hunt, none of these men have been the subject of individual publications. While Frank Lloyd Wright’s life and work have been extensively chronicled, this book reexamines the period between Wright’s arrival in Chicago in 1887 and his move into the loft office in Steinway Hall in 1897. Author Stuart Cohen is an author, educator, and practicing architect. His contributions to architectural history, theory and education have been recognized by the Society of Architectural Historians (2019) and the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art’s Arthur Ross Award (2018). He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Professor of Architecture Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chicago

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The Philosophy of Dumbness Joseph Choma

This is the dumbest smart book on contemporary architecture. What really is this “technology” that we speak of? How do we define “intelligence”? These are just two of the questions that this book attempts to answer through the unconventional (and seemingly ironic) lens of “dumbness.” Historical examples in science, art, and architecture ground dumbness as a means to convey a trajectory to practice “smarter.” Instead of a singular authoritative vision, over 50 contributors answer the question, “What is the dumbest, but smartest thing you’ve done?” These unique responses provide a vivid lens into the culture of contemporary architecture and the rigor behind it. Author Joseph Choma is the founder of the Design Topology Lab and an associate professor of architecture at Clemson University. He is the author of Morphing: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers (Laurence King Publishing, 2015) and Études for Architects (Routledge, 2018).

$25.00 7” x 9” Portrait • 140pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-37-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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A Solution to Homelessness in Your Town Valley View Senior Housing, Napa County, California Charles Durrett

Homelessness is one of the monsters that haunts our society. Thousands of people are trying to address the challenge but fail to come up with a solution. Valley View Senior Housing, built in 2019 in Napa County, CA, is a very affordable community of 70 cottages. This groundbreaking homeless project was organized by American Canyon’s city government, for older homeless people and homeless veterans of the area. This solution-oriented book shares the inspiring story of a compassionate and humane project. Imagine if every city could do one community like this and we can begin to make headway to solve the homeless problem. Every city can do this! And from this we can grow to do even more. Author Charles Durrett is an architect, author, and advocate of affordable, socially responsible, and sustainable design, and has made major contributions to community-based architecture and cohousing. Charles has designed hundreds of villages in North America and around the world. He is the principal architect at McCamant & Durrett Architects, based in Nevada City, California.

$19.95 5.5” x 8.5” Portrait • 108pp • Softbound • 978-1-935935-45-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Connective Tissues Ten Essays by University of Virginia Kenan Fellows 2001–2016 Peter Waldman

This is not another treatise on the heroic nature of the Jeffersonian imagination. Rather, it offers another reading generated by Joseph Campbell’s reluctant hero in The Hero of A Thousand Faces as offered by Jef7rey Hildner in his prescient Epilogue “Labyrinth R.U.N.” It is rather weaving fictions, constructing dialogues, (Rashomon) again and again on Jefferson as boy/man, as adolescent, as dreamer and instrumental explorer of here and there, close at hand and worlds long, long ago and far, far away. This is a collection of meanders, speculations, fog-bound as well as iridescent. Joseph Brodsky, in Watermark, would say of such consequential yet circumstantial descriptions (of Venice) that they were visions not based on principles, but rather were borne from the sensibilities of a very nervous man. The fact may be that Jefferson was a farmer and politician, but what we illuminate here was that at 13 he was an adolescent first, orphaned sooner than later as was common at the edge of the Arcadian Wild, as were Romulus and Remus, but custodian of terrains, knowledge, and human energy. He was a surveyor, nomad, and given his penchant for oculi and mirrors, a certifiable lunatic. This is a book on American pragmaticism and self-evident truths in a new culture of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness rooted in the promise of Eden and the enduring resistance of Jerusalem, articulated by William McClung in The Literary Legacy of An

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Architecture of Paradise. We aligned ourselves with contemporary philosophical debates benchmarked by Andre Gide and Bruno Latour that posit that previously called Ancient if not Archaic belief systems might hold self-evident truths coincidental with contemporary survival systems of sustainability once called common sense, grounded in the recurrent dualities of architecture. Connective Tissues is a philosophical work framed on epistemological and ethical questions, sustained by Joseph Campbell in the Hero of a Thousand Faces. Not only is this a philosophical work, it also seeks to identify the contemporary vitality of American cultural history and contemporary topographic landscapes. If the lawn is a tabula rasa for citizenship, is Monticello the enduring place for the engagement of both the familiar and the strange? Perhaps the roots of a topographic imagination are found in generative settings. On our tour of collective sense of we the people, one must remember there was once the he—as in Campbell’s singular hero, Jefferson, who enters from the 38th north latitude connecting the myth of Daedalus with the grounds of Jefferson’s own labyrinth. Author Peter Waldman is an architect who quarries mica and longterm educator who implements spatial tales of origin through specifications for construction sites in collaboration with surveyors, nomads, and lunatics, and author of Lessons From the Lawn (ORO Editions, 2019).

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Library as Stoa Public Space and Academic Mission in Snøhetta’s Charles Library Kate Wingert-Playdon

Library as Stoa is a reflection on the building design and construction in essays and photographs of Snohetta’s Charles Library at Temple University. The library demonstrates the role of public space and innovation in architecture. By using an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) for the storage of Temple’s entire collection, which includes two million books on site, the Charles Library was designed to balance the amount of space for books vs. people, and significantly increase the social spaces to accommodate student and faculty research and collaboration. Using the models of library as studio and creative commons, it is a place for discovery, creation, preservation, and sharing of knowledge. The library includes university partners and important library functions in strategic locations for improved support services for the university community. University Special Collections, an important institutional asset for the university and the city of Philadelphia, is visible and accessible for visitors from the city community. Snohetta’s design approach took into account the diversity of the university community, the site conditions and the university’s aspirations. The design process included collaboration with the campus community to fully understand the social aspects and future needs of the university. Sited in a prime location on the university’s campus, the library is an inspirational destination for the campus and city communities and serves as a change agent, reflective of the future direction of the university.

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Author Kate Wingert-Playdon is associate dean and director of Architecture and Environmental Design at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Her work addresses the cultural dimension of architecture as exhibited through construction and design histories. Contributors Tyler School of Art, Temple University Justin Coffin Phillip Crosby William O’Neill Bourke Betsy Manning Joe Lucia Snohetta brightspot strategy Stantec

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Capture the Moment An Architect’s Guide to Travel Sketching Jim Lammers

With sketches form around the world, this book takes you on a journey starting with the definition of sketching from observation and an introduction to right-brain drawing. You get a discussion of black and white and color sketching with a focus on colored pencil as an easy-to-use medium. Perspective drawing is demystified and you then take side trips to understand shade and shadow, reflections, landscapes, streetscapes, sky, and skyline. This book presents the fundamentals of rapid colored pencil sketching to “capture the moment” for designers and for travelers who have always wanted to draw the notable places they visit. Author Jim Lammers was trained as an architect when sketching and perspective were an essential part of the curriculum. A veteran world traveler, persistent writer, and relentless sketcher, Jim has been published in professional journals and on websites.

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Minding the City Field Notes on Neuroscience and the Poetics of Sustainable Urban Design Harrison Fraker, Peter Siostrom, and Atanaska Foteva

This book calls attention to the public space of cities. It proposes that the environmental performance of public space is underdeveloped, and is primed to play a more integrated role in combatting the urgency of climate change, while also creating a more meaningful experience of the city. The approach is influenced by recent insights from neuroscience that are generating a growing body of evidence for the underlying bodily basis of mind and meaning imply a reformulation of urban design theory. Minding the City is an effort to refocus the subject of urban design on the tangible and visceral experience of public space, to remind urban designers that our concept of the city is grounded in bodily experience. It discusses emerging insights from neuroscience and their potential impact on urban design in detail, not as a formula for design, but to bring awareness and a new sensibility to the design process. It uses a set of case studies to illustrate how the insights from neuroscience are operative in how we experience and value the built environment. It finishes with an exploration of the sensory and aesthetic potential of sustainable systems and then illustrates, through a series of urban design studies, how they might be used to create better environmental performance while creating more meaningful, even poetic, urban spaces.

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Contributors Educated at Princeton and Cambridge Universities, Harrison Fraker is considered a pioneer in climate responsive architecture and sustainable urban design. He has received major awards over 50+ years of teaching, practice, and research, first at Princeton, as chair and founding dean at Minnesota, and dean at Berkeley. Having retired from full time teaching, he continues to conduct research on his ecoblock concept as a professor of the Graduate School and lectures globally on the urgency of sustainable urban design. Peter Siostrom was educated at the AA in London and received his MArch from Lund University. Currently he is the director and founder of the Masters program in Sustainable Urban Design (SUDes) at Lund, chairman of the SUDes Urban Lab, and holds distinguished international appointments related to sustainable urban research. He has been the designer of interiors, architecture, urban design, competitions, conferences, and exhibitions for over 40 years, and lectures globally on sustainable urban design topics. Atanaska Foteva is an enthusiastic architect with an MA (hons) degree in Architecture from Edinburgh University and MSc degree in Sustainable Urban Design from Lund University. After working as a teaching assistant in the SUDes Program, she is currently interested in addressing the fragmented identities of contemporary city development, with a keen eye on resilience and sustainability.

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BI: The Origin of Architectural Creativity 9 Modules for Non-Linear Interactive Design Flow Bio-Architecture Formosana

Nature doesn’t necessarily mean creativity, yet its diversity and beauty are stunning. We call the mechanism behind this unintended creativity of nature “BI”: Biological Intelligence. The design and construction of a building is very much like the creation of life. The intention of Biological Intelligence (BI) is to understand how life is born, withers, and born again, and to follow the principles of evolution so architecture can also enter a sustainable cycle of design, construction, operation, disassembly, and regeneration according to its new condition. The three categories: “Origin,” “Form,” and “Interface” loosely resemble life’s condition of “Habitat,” “Physical Form,” and “Interaction with outside.” Each category contains three modules; all nine modules contain elements that architects have been familiar with for thousands of years. They exist as nine toolboxes that architects need and use during the design process—the creation of architecture. BI is a bigger box that holds the nine boxes together. The same way as nature never intends to create anything, most of architecture’s great inventions aren’t created intentionally. Rather than boosting design creativity, the mechanism we introduce in this book proves to accompany architects strolling through the maze of architecture improving the creation of architecture similarly to how nature creates itself.

Authors Ying-Chao Kuo is the principal architect of Bio-Architecture Formosana. He graduated with an M.Arch from the University of California, Los Angles in 1989, and has taught at National Cheng Kung University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and National Chiao Tung University as an adjunct professor. He has won numerous awards for his design in sustainability. Ching-Hwa Chang is the principal architect of Bio-Architecture Formosana. She graduated with an M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania (1984), and has taught at National Cheng Kung University, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and is a member of USGBC. She has won numerous awards for her ecological design.

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Translations Architecture / Art Sigrid Miller Pollin

Translations: Architecture/Art examines the architecture and artwork of Sigrid Miller Pollin. A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a professor of architecture at the University of Massachusetts, Miller Pollin has created a rich body of work, from residential and academic buildings to furniture and artwork inspired by the natural world. Her design sense and deep understanding of space and color combine to present an oeuvre worthy of study. While successful women architects are still frustratingly rare, Miller Pollin stands out as a creative force, balancing her design practice with studio teaching while raising two children. Highlighting Miller Pollin’s architectural and artistic achievements, which have served as distinct translations of site and program for a wide range of clients over the years, Translations: Architecture/Art is a synthesis of history and new directions, of careful observation and sensitive site research. As an educator, Miller Pollin has trained countless students, her teaching a vital part of an ethos at the University of Massachusetts that eschews the traditional studio critique in favor of an approach to learning that is supportive and constructive. As a book about a practicing female architect who has successfully woven family, work, and art into a creative life, it offers inspiration, anecdotes, and examples for women entering the professional world of architecture.

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Author Sigrid Miller Pollin is an American architect, artist, and educator. With a degree in Art History from Vassar College and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, she is a professor in the Department of Architecture at the University of Massachusetts and maintains an active art and architecture studio in south Amherst, Massachusetts. Contributors Text by Dr. Margaret Vickery Foreword by Christine Theodoropoulis

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Future Airports Ali Rahim

Future Airports re-examines the relationship between the growth of capital and the history of New York City real estate by speculating that airports play a role in the city’s financial success. What is the typology of a successful airport for the 21st century? What role does the airport play in the context of rapid globalization and everexpanding international logistics networks? Can the airport become a regional economic catalyst while also creating an inspiring and novel experience for passengers? The future airport becomes an important infrastructural space intricately weaving New York City’s desire to maintain its leadership in global financial markets with the imminent need of improved air infrastructure and the emergence of the logistics hub as an important and growing building typology.

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Author Ali Rahim is an architect and founding director of Contemporary Architecture Practice and a professor of architecture at the University of Pennsylvania where he directs the Advanced Architectural Design program. Ali Rahim holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from Columbia University, where he won the Honor Award Excellence in Architectural Design and the Kinney Traveling Fellowship. Ali has previously served as the Zaha Hadid Studio visiting professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and Louis Kahn visiting Architecture Design professor at Harvard University. Ali Rahim has authored and co-edited books on contemporary design including Catalytic Formations (2011) in Chinese with additional projects and texts, Elegance (2007) with Hina Jamelle, Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (2006) in its second edition, and Contemporary Techniques in Architecture (2002).

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APPLIED RESEARCH + DESIGN PUBLISHING FALL 2023 AR+D, or Applied Research and Design Publishing is a thriving editorial platform that creates a space for research-based publications within the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and design. With a diverse and talented editorial board consisting of a select group of the brightest practitioners, educators, and design thinkers in the world, we specifically focus on emerging dialogues between diverse modes of applied research that currently dominate a range of architectural practices, and their role in defining new modalities of spatial synthesis best afforded by design. This peer-reviewed imprint concentrates on the study of emergent spatial dynamics taking place across multiple scales and geographies, in order to construct a new ground for both established and emerging voices to disseminate their ideas in print.

Way Beyond Bigness proposes a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi, and Rhine river basins, focusing on water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology and realigns watersheds and architecture across multiple scales, disciplines, narratives, and venues.

Drawing Codes is a book that examines the impact of emerging technologies on architectural drawing, featuring 96 commissioned drawings by architects and essays on how computational thinking can revitalize the role of drawing. It documents how computational processes can contribute to a new understanding of what drawings are and how they are created.

Silt Sand Slurry is a visually rich book that explores the significance of sediment in shaping and enabling modern life, and its central role in the future of America’s coasts. The book presents the limitations of current sediment management practices and proposes an approach to designing with sediment that is adaptive, healthy, and equitable, given our contemporary context of sea level rise, environmental change, and spatial inequality.

Designing for Empathy is a book that proposes design strategies for creating learning environments that catalyze empathy, exploring the intersections between human development theories and spatial perception. The book presents a new perspective on empathy in architecture and illustrates through examples of projects designed by Aybars Aşçı how physical spaces can influence the experience of learning and catalyze empathy.


Meet the AR+D Publishing Editorial Board David Grahame Shane trained at the Architectural

Association School of Architecture in London in the 1960s during the Archigram years. He completed an MArch in Urban Design and a PhD in Architectural and Urban History at Cornell with Colin Rowe. He taught at the A.A. School under Alvin Boyarsky before joining Columbia University in 1985 (and the Urban Design Program in 1991). He now also lectures at Cooper Union and City College in New York. Over the past twenty years he has taught Urban Design master-classes and lectured internationally, as well as being published widely. In 2008 Kenneth Schwartz was appointed as dean of the Tulane School of Architecture after serving as professor, department chair, and associate dean for twenty-four years at the University of Virginia. As a founding principal of CP+D (Community Planning + Design) and Schwartz-Kinnard Architects, he has won four national design competitions exploring the constructive force that progressive urbanism and architecture can play in rebuilding cities. In addition to his design work, Mr. Schwartz has served as a planning commissioner and member of the Board of Architectural Review for the City of Charlottesville, focusing on design and preservation issues

in the community. Mr. Schwartz served on the University of Virginia Master Planning Committee and the Art and Architecture Review Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is a past president of the National Architecture Accrediting Board and recent board member of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture. Monica Ponce de Leon is the dean of the School

of Architecture at Princeton University. Along with her success in academia, she is widely recognized as a pioneer in robotic architecture and practices widely through MPdL Studio, which she is the founder of. Throughout her career she has won various design awards including the Young Architect Award in 1997 from the Architectural League of New York, the Award in Architecture in 2002 from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Emerging Voices award in 2003. Her past academic career includes being the former dean of A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan and work as a professor at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.


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John Parman is a visiting scholar in Architecture at UC

Berkeley and the co-founder of Snowden & Parman, an editorial studio. He was editorial director at Gensler from 1997 through 2017, launching its client magazine, its trends annual, and a monograph series. He co-founded and published Design Book Review from 1983 through 1999, and is an advisor to ARCADE (Seattle), Architect’s Newspaper (Los Angeles), and Room One Thousand (Berkeley). Michelangelo Sabatino, PhD, is the interim dean of the

College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). Michelangelo is an architect, preservationist, and historian whose research broadly addresses intersections between culture, technology, and design in the built and natural environment. From his research on preindustrial vernacular traditions and their influence on modern architectures of the Mediterranean region, to his current project, which looks at the transnational forces that have shaped the architecture, infrastructure, and landscape of the Americas over the course of the 19th and 20th centuries, he has trained new light on larger patterns of architectural discourse and production. Sabatino is professor and director of the doctoral program at the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture in Chicago.

Lake Douglas, FASLA, is Professor Emeritus, Robert

Reich School of Landscape Architecture, LSU. He received a BLA in landscape architecture from LSU, MLA from Harvard, and PhD from the University of New Orleans. He is the author of seven books—the most recent being Buildings of New Orleans (University of Virginia Press, 2018), which he co-authored with Karen Kingsley—and dozens of articles, book chapters, essays, and book reviews, many of which have been recognized with academic and professional awards. He is active in efforts to support open space equity and revitalize public spaces in New Orleans. To learn more about our editorial board or to contact us about submitting a proposal, visit us at: www.appliedresearchanddesign.com Instagram: @ard_publishing Twitter: @ARDPublishing Facebook: @ARDPublishing


Drawing Codes Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation Andrew Kudless and Adam Marcus

Emerging technologies of design and production have transformed the role of drawings within the contemporary design process from that of design generators to design products. As architectural design has shifted from an analog drawing-based paradigm to that of a computational model-based paradigm, the agency of the drawing as a critical and important form of design representation has shifted. Drawing Codes: Experimental Protocols of Architectural Representation examines the effects of this transformation on the architectural discipline and explores how architects have critically integrated procedural thinking into their drawing process. The book contains 96 commissioned drawings by a diverse range of architects that investigate how rules and constraints inform the ways architects document, analyze, represent, and design the built environment. The publication features essays by architects and theorists offering diverse perspectives on how computational techniques and, more importantly, computational thinking, can revitalize the role of architectural drawing as a creative and critical act. Each drawing responds to a shared conceptual prompt developed by the authors and conforms to a standard size and format. The intent is for this consistency to elicit a wide range of approaches to questions of technology, design, code, and representation. The book documents how computational processes such as procedural drawing, digital simulation, automated production, and machine

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learning can contribute to a new understanding of what drawings are and how they are created. The result is a considerable diversity of medium, aesthetic sensibility, and content, demonstrating how conventions of architectural representation remain fertile territory for invention and speculation. Author Andrew Kudless leads the design practice Matsys and is a professor at the University of Houston. Adam Marcus directs the design practice Variable Projects and is an associate professor at the California College of the Arts. All Credited Contributors: Ila Berman Sarah Hearne John McMorrough

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Silt Sand Slurry Dredging, Sediment, and the Worlds We Are Making The Dredge Research Collaborative

Silt Sand Slurry is a visually rich investigation into where, why, and how sediment is central to the future of America’s coasts. Sediment is an unseen infrastructure that shapes and enables modern life. Silt is scooped from sea floors to deepen underwater highways for container ships. It is diverted from river basins to control flooding. It is collected, sorted, managed, and moved to reshape deltas, marshes, and beaches. Anthropogenic action now moves more sediment annually than “natural” geologic processes—yet this global reshaping of the earth’s surface is rarely-discussed and poorly understood. In four thematic text chapters, four geographic visual studies, and a concluding essay, we demonstrate why sediment matters now more than ever, given our contemporary context of sea level rise, environmental change, and spatial inequality. We do this through a documentation of the geography of dredging and sediment on the four coasts of the continental United States. The book explores the many limitations of current sediment management practices, such as short-sighted efforts to keep dynamic ecosystems from changing, failure to value sediment as a resource, and inequitable decisionmaking processes. In response to these conditions, we delineate an approach to designing with sediment that is adaptive, healthy, and equitable.

$50.00 8" x 10" Portrait • 388pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-84-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Author The Dredge Research Collaborative is an independent 501c3 nonprofit organization that investigates human sediment handling practices, through publications, events, and other projects. Their mission is to improve sediment management through design research, building public knowledge, and facilitating transdisciplinary conversation.

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Way Beyond Bigness The Need for a Watershed Architecture Derek Hoeferlin

Way Beyond Bigness is a design-research project that studies the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine river basins, with particular focus on multi-scaled, water-based infrastructural transformation. The book proposes a simple, adaptive framework that utilizes a three-part, integrative design-research methodology, structured as: Appreciate + Analyze, Speculate + Synthesize, and Collaborate + Catalyze. To do such, Way Beyond Bigness realigns watersheds and architecture across multiple: scales (site to river basin), disciplines (ecologists to economists), narratives (hyperbolic to pragmatic), and venues (academic to professional). The research critiques and recasts Oxford Dictionary’s two very different definitions for a “watershed”: 1) “An area or ridge of land that separates waters flowing to different rivers, basins, or seas” and 2) “An event or period marking a turning point in a situation in a course of action or state of affairs” and its two very different definitions for “architecture”: 1) “The art or practice of designing and constructing buildings” and 2) “the complex or carefully designed structure of something.” The book highlights the author’s comprehensive work of over more than a decade, including in depth field research across the Mekong, Mississippi and Rhine, along with a diverse body of academic and professional collaborations, ranging from the speculative to the community-based.

$34.95 6" x 9" Portrait • 592pp • Softbound • 978-1-940743-59-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Author Derek Hoeferlin, AIA, is principal of [dhd] derek hoeferlin design, an award-winning, trans-scalar architecture and design practice based in St. Louis. He is an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate level multi-disciplinary approaches to architecture. Margarita Jover (foreword) is an architect, urban designer, and landscape architect based in Virginia, USA and Barcelona, Spain. She is the founder and principal, with Inaki Alday, of the firm ‘aldayjover architecture & landscape,’ and an associate professor at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Other contributors Anthony Acciavatti, Jess Vanecek, Paul Wu, Chenyu Zhang Kees Lokman, Meghan Kirkwood, Chuck Theiling, Jesse Vogler, Jennifer Colten, Forbes Lipschitz, Justine Holzman, Alex Kolker, Robbert de Koning, Dale Morris, Ian Caine, Han Meyer, Jonathan Stitelman, Allison Méndez, L. Irene Compadre, Chad Fisk, Rob Birch, Washington University in St. Louis, Mike Clark

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Designing for Empathy The Architecture of Connections in Learning Environments Aybars Aşçı

Designing for Empathy The Architecture of Connections in Learning Environments

Aybars Aşçı

Designing for Empathy: The Architecture of Connections in Learning Environments explores the intersections between human development theories and spatial perception, and proposes design strategies for creating learning environments that catalyze empathy. The critical question guiding the book is: how can architecture influence human development, and by extension, how can concepts of empathy in development be influenced and catalyzed by architecture? Planners, architects, and designers are responsible for shaping our physical environment—from our homes, schools, and cultural and religious centers to the wider neighborhoods and cities within which human development takes place. However, architecture is conspicuously absent in most development theories, even though the environment is omnipresent. In Designing for Empathy, architect Aybars Aşçı puts forth a new perspective on empathy in architecture, which shifts focus toward designing emphatic spaces. If the empathic imagination of the designer is at play during the creative process, designing for empathy occurs after the design reaches its intended users. Applied to the design of learning environments, this proposed approach aligns closely with development theories and explores the important impact of spatial environments on the experience of learning. Through examples of projects designed by Aşçı, the book illustrates how physical spaces have the potency to catalyze empathy in learning environments.

$40.00 7" x 9" Portrait • 260pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-42-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

Author Aybars Aşçı, architect and educator, is an advocate of researchdriven design, with a focus on designing learning environments. His projects range from planning large scale campuses to designing play structures. As a practicing architect he has over 25 years of experience, working in New York and London, on projects located in North America, South America, Middle East, and Asia. Aşçı is the president and founder of Efficiency Lab for Architecture, a design practice specializes in the design of Education Facilities. Other contributors: Dr. Julia Higdon

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Bracket [On Sharing] Volume 5 Neeraj Bhatia and Maya Przybylski architecture, environment, digital culture almanac 5

Neeraj Bhatia, Maya Przybylski, editors

[On Sharing] Sharing Objects Sharing Resources Sharing Space Sharing Technologies Sharing Power

Bracket [On Sharing] considers the historic roots of sharing and their relationship to contemporary models of sharing. Sharing is one of the humanity’s most basic traits; we intrinsically recognize the benefits of pooling resources within a community in order take advantage of varied abilities and access in order to fulfill needs. The impact of sharing goes beyond simply satisfying the necessities for survival and extends itself into the social and cultural dimensions of our communities. In constructing an urban commons, composed of collectively managed and shared resources, we shape our physical, social, and cultural environments to achieve some degree of shareabilty—whether of goods, services, or experiences. These historic and evolved cultural roots ensure that sharing is inevitably part of our daily lives. Yet, its central role in how we organize and manage our cities is increasingly threatened. Within a context of increased emphasis on the individual and privatization of the commons, sharing holds much promise for re-evaluating our economic, political, and social relations to equitably distribute resources and services at the scale of both the individual and the collective.

Authors Neeraj Bhatia is a licensed architect and urban designer from Toronto, and the founder of THE OPEN WORKSHOP. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. He is an associate professor at California College of the Arts, where he also codirects the urbanism research lab The Urban Works Agency. Bhatia has also held teaching positions at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Toronto. He is the coeditor of the books Bracket [Takes Action], The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Bracket [Goes Soft], and Arium: Weather + Architecture, and coauthor of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling—Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism. Maya Przybylski is an associate professor and interim director of the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo where she founded the DATAlab group. Maya combines her background in architecture and computer science to explore how the increased availability of data and the emergence of computational design transforms the theoretical frameworks, methodologies, tools, and outcomes of the architect. Select distinctions and awards for scholarly work include Canada's Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Development Grant (2018), Sidewalk Labs Grant (2018), ACSA Faculty Design Award, and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal. She is co-editor of books Bracket [On Farming] and Bracket [At Extremes] (Actar), and co-author of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling—Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism (PA Press). Through her design work, Maya has collaborated with a range of practices including Material Syntax, RVTR, Lateral Office, WilliamsonWilliamson Architects, and Bruce Mau Design. Other contributors Ursula Acternkamp, Shalini Agrawal, Catherine De Almeida, Piper Bernbaum, Andrew Bruno, Sara Brysch, Jessica Colangelo, Roy Cloutier, Tania Coen-Uzzielli, Han Dong, Ellen Donnelly, Rodrigo Durán, Christopher Falliers, Ifat Finkelman, Klaus Fischedick, María Teresa Flores, Julia Grinkrug, Stefan Gruber, GruppoTorto, Olivia Hamilton, Qiyao Han, Brian Holland, Nahyun Hwang, Julia Jamrozik, Grace Abou Jaoude, Gabriel Kaprielian, Leen Katrib, Eleni Katrini, Greg Keeffe, Murado & Elvira Krahe, Lluis J. Liñán, Marc Maxey, David Eugin Moon, Jack Murphy, N. Claire Napawan, Norell/Rodhe, Felipe Orensanz, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Kaitlyn Pelletier, Joel Piecowye, Eric Wycoff Rogers, Oren Sagiv, Carlos Sandoval, Víctor Muñoz Sanz, Antje Steinmuller, Brett Snyder, John Vogt, Harry Wei, Benjamin Wells, Lizzie Yarina, George Zhang

$40.00 7.87” x 10.62” Portrait • 320pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-77-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2024

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New Investigations in Collective Form The Open Workshop Neeraj Bathia

New Investigations in Collective Form presents a group of design experiments by the design-research office THE OPEN WORKSHOP, that test how architecture can empower the diverse voices that make up the public realm and the environments in which they exist. Today, society continues to face urban challenges—from economic inequality to a progressively fragile natural environment—that, in order to be addressed, require us to come together in a moment when what we collectively value is increasingly difficult to locate. Organized into five themes for producing collectivity—Frameworks, Articulated Surfaces, the Living Archive, Re-Wiring States, and Commoning— the projects straddle the fine line between the individual and collective, informal, and formal, choice and control, impermanent and permanent. Contributors Neeraj Bhatia is a licensed architect and urban designer from Toronto, and the founder of THE OPEN WORKSHOP. His work resides at the intersection of politics, infrastructure, and urbanism. He is an associate professor at California College of the Arts, where he also codirects the urbanism research lab The Urban Works Agency. Bhatia has also held teaching positions at UC Berkeley, Cornell University, Rice University, and the University of Toronto. He is the coeditor of the books Bracket [Takes Action], The Petropolis of Tomorrow, Bracket [Goes Soft], and Arium: Weather + Architecture, and coauthor of Pamphlet Architecture 30: Coupling—Strategies for Infrastructural Opportunism.

$45.00 8” x 8” Square • 224pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-46-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

The Open Workshop is an architectural urbanism practice that focuses on the relationship between form and collectivity. Specifically, the firm is interested in the agency of form to impact political, economic, and ecological systems. Using a transcalar approach to design research, the office straddles a complex line between permanence and ephemerality, control and choice, legibility and illegibility, the individual and the collective, determinacy and indeterminacy, the figure and the field. The office name, THE OPEN WORKSHOP, is a reference to Umberto Eco’s 1962 treatise The Open Work. The office is dedicated to evolving Eco’s concept into architecture by expanding the subject to include the pluralistic public realm and transforming environmental context. Select distinctions include the Canadian Prix de Rome (2019), honorable mention for The Architect’s Newspaper Young Architects Award (2018), the Architectural League Young Architects Prize (2016), as well as the Emerging Leaders Award from Design Intelligence (2016). All Contributors: Pier Vittorio Aureli, Neeraj Bhatia, Peggy Deamer, Clare Lyster, Keith Krumwiede, Jenny Odell, Albert Pope, Rafi Segal, Charles Waldheim Foreword by Pier Vittorio Aureli

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Designing the Computational Image Imagining Computational Design Edited by Daniel Cardoso Llach and Theodora Vardouli

During the three decades following the Second World War, and before the advent of personal computers, government investment in university research in North America and the UK funded multidisciplinary projects to investigate the use of computers for manufacturing and design. Designing the Computational Image, Imagining Computational Design explores this period of remarkable inventiveness, and traces its repercussions on architecture and other creative fields through a selection of computational designers working today. Situating contemporary expressions of design in relation to broader historical, disciplinary, and technical frames, the book showcases the confluence, during the second half of the twentieth century, of publicly funded technical innovations in software, geometry, and hardware with a cultural imaginary of design endowing computer-generated images with both geometric plasticity and a new type of agency as operative design artifacts. Authors Daniel Cardoso Llach, Ph.D., is an associate professor of architecture at Carnegie Mellon University and the author of Builders of the Vision: Software and the Imagination of Design (Routledge, 2015) and the co-editor of Other Computations (Uniandes, 2020). Theodora Vardouli, Ph.D., is an assistant professor at the Peter Guo-hua Fu School of Architecture, McGill University. She is co-

$49.95 7” x 9” Portrait • 380pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-34-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

editor of Computer Architectures: Constructing the Common Ground (Routledge, 2020). Contributors Gabriela Aceves Sepulveda, Matthew Allen, Moa Carlsson, Sean Keller, Anna-Maria Meister, Akshita Sivakumar, Olga Touloumi, David Theodore, Jacob Gaboury, Molly Wright Steenson, Nathalie Bredella, Ranjodh Singh Dhaliwal, Andres Burbano, Mario Carpo, and Wendy Chun. Featured Artists Ken Knowlton, Janet Tomlinsen, George Stiny, Steve A. Coons, Andrew Heumann, Golan Levin, Philip Beesley, Zach Lieberman, Lillian Schwartz, Kristy Balliet, Joseph Choma, Dana Cupkova, Jer Thorp, Elizabeth Vander Zaag, Carl Lostritto, Gilles Fortin, Leslie Mezei, Dennis Peters, Charles E. Eastman, Robin Forrest, Timothy E. Johnson, Nicholas Negroponte, Paul Pangaro, George Stiny, Rachel Strickland, Jonah Ross-Marrs, Hexagram collective, Christos Yessios, and Jürg Lehni.

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Toward an American Spolia A Loose Inventory of Antecedents and Possibilities Aleksandr Mergold

Spolia is what historians call the ancient practice of recycling of building materials, and until recently it was deemed rather inconvenient as it contaminates an understanding of history as a linear progression of time. It is both constructive (re-use) and destructive (“spoils” imply conquest, destruction, and uprooting). Yet as a way of engagement with historic artifacts, spolia opens a new door into the creation of built form. This publication is an inventory of the processes of spolia, a distinctive cultural practice from the ancient times to ours, framing the necessity for the spoliation of the American 20th century—its materials, inventions, aesthetics, and debris. The book will contain appropriated and repurposed images, drawings, and texts presented as a series of unbound plates affording multiple ways of sorting, comparing, mixing, and reusing. The book consists of antecedents of ancient and contemporary spolia in the form of images, texts, and drawing, composed of an introductory Bound Volume and a Loose Inventory, a collection of plates. Both the Volume and Inventory address the idea of spolia through the primary lenses of Form, Material, Type, and Tech; and the contents of the Inventory are sorted, at least initially, according to those categories. The loose plates can be also organized chronologically, alphabetically, programmatically, volumetrically, chromatically, etc., and, of course, sorted randomly.

$29.95 7" x 9" Portrait • 248pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-85-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

The introductory Bound Volume contains a foreword, a series of essays, illustrated footnotes, and an afterword. The essays are essentially short “chapters” on the phenomenon of spolia in art, architecture, design, and landscape composed by the author out of short fragments provided by prominent academics, curators, and practicioners (detailed below). The Bound Volume is followed by the Inventory, a collection of loose plates with images on recto and text on verso. Recto contains photographs of buildings & objects, drawings & diagrams, paintings reproductions, and book spread reprints where contemporary spolia is case-studied. On each plate’s verso is an accompanying explanatory/exploratory text by the author. Author Aleksandr Mergold is a partner at Austin+Mergold, an architecture, landscape, and design practice, a testing ground for his study of the contemporary interpretation of spolia. This research also continues at Cornell University where Mergold teaches architecture. Prior to the practice and the teaching, Mergold worked at Pentagram in New York on a variety of architecture and design projects. A third-generation architect, Aleksandr was born in the ancient city of Tashkent, that contains simultaneous traces of the Great Silk Road, colonial conquests, and a socialist planned economy. Contributors Aleksandr Mergold, Ada Tolla, Adam Nathaniel Furman, Alexander Brodsky, Allan Wexler, Anna Bokov, Bijoy Jain, Carmello Baglivo, Dale Kinney, Dennis Maher, Ed Eigen, Ernesto Oroza, Giuseppe Lignano, James Wines, Jimenez Lai, Joan Ockman, Jorge Otero-Pailos, Julie Bargmann, Leonid Slonimsky, Luca Galofaro, Mario Carpo, Mark Morris, Michael Ghyoot, Nikole Bouchard, Renny Ramakers, Sam Jacob, Sean Anderson, and Vladimir Paperny

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Project Archive An Architectural Survey of the Global South RISD Architecture

Project Archive reforms the contemporary architectural discipline’s understanding of the built environment. The content encourages the audience to acknowledge the role of architecture as a political actant. Featured projects prioritize an attitude that goes beyond its formal elements of the current architectural canon. The projects give importance to both formal aesthetics and the ability to serve the urgent social needs of a community. Included projects also forefront lower-tech solutions. They enforce culturally resilient models of domesticity as sustainable living and a longer-term response to ongoing environmental crises. Thus, showcasing extra-canonical works provides an opportunity to reflect on diverse solutions. The content endorses learnings from regionally specific and environmentally resilient models of architecture. This book provides diversity in knowledge systems, and varied responses to reforming traditional modes of domesticity, response to environmental and social crises, and diverse conditions of a landscape. Developed through a decentralized research process, the book also creates space for interdisciplinary projects with contributions from sociologists, anthropologists, historians, architects, etc. Featured list of writers include members at varied levels within academic institutions, architecture enthusiasts, and independent researchers.

Authors Namrata Dhore is a designer and researcher based in NYC. She is currently pursuing her MS in architecture at Columbia University and working towards being a licensed architect in New York. She has previously worked as architectural designer in New York and collaborated with RISD Museum and A.I.R Galleries. Christina Truwit is an architect, artist, and academic currently based in Providence, RI. She received her Master’s of Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, after attending Allegheny College for her degree in Mathematics and Studio Art. Today, she teaches architecture at Rhode Island School of Design. Sofie Kusaba is a multidisciplinary musician, architect, writer, and digital artist who is currently interested in the intersection of queer identity and social engagement through the metaverse. Sofie is a recent graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture and Fine Arts.

$35.00 6.1” x 9.2” Portrait • 160pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-47-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Building Practice Kyle Miller and Molly Hunker

Editors Kyle Miller is associate dean and an associate professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture. Molly Hunker is co-founder of SPORTS and an assistant professor at Syracuse University School of Architecture. Building Practice features interviews with architects, designers, educators, curators, fabricators, strategists, critics, and activists who are advancing speculative design through the culture and politics of building, capturing critical and formative moments associated with building a practice. Each interview reveals strategies for linking practical and theoretical forms of knowledge and evidences the active creation of unique approaches to contributing positively to both architectural culture and the built environment. Collectively, an introduction, twelve short texts on topics that are pertinent to architecture today, and thirty-two interviews convey how architects claim conceptual territory regarding form, space, order, materiality, and aesthetics, and push for design to have meaning and value in relation to cultural, environmental, political, and social concerns. The individuals and practices profiled in this book collectively partition themselves from previous generations of experimentally motivated practices while individually exemplifying their own inimitable affinities, techniques, and sensibilities. Building Practice shares the first acts of an emerging generation of practices and identifies the peripheral yet pivotal aspects of building a practice today.

$35.00 6” x 9” Portrait • 400pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-49-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Other Contributors Ellie Abrons, Anthony Acciavatti, Emanuel Admassu, Paul Andersen, Kutan Ayata, Jennifer Bonner, Shumi Bose, Brennan Buck, Tei Carpenter, Tom Carruthers, Mollie Claypool, Felipe Correa, Karolina Czeczek, Ivi Diamantopoulou, Iben Falconer, David Freeland, Anda French, Jenny French, Benjamin Freyinger, Adam Fure, Beatrice Galilee, Julia Gamolina, Jia Yi Gu, Andrew Holder, Molly Hunker, Elisa Iturbe, Jonathan Jackson, Jaffer Kolb, Wei-Han Vivian Lee, Helen Leung, James Macgillivray, Ajay Manthripragada, Jess Myers, Kyle Miller, Meredith Miller, Thom Moran, Sarah Nelson Jackson, Jennifer Newsom, Anna Puigjaner, William O’Brien Jr., Gilles Retsin, Justin Rice, Bryony Roberts, Jack Self, Troy Schaum, Rosalyne Shieh, Maxi Spina, Oana Stănescu, Kagan Taylor, Elizabeth Timme, Jen Wood, and Michael Young. Copyeditor: Jayne Kelley. Graphic Designer: Cat Wentworth.

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Environmental Activism by Design Coleman Coker, Sarah Gamble, Katie Swenson, and Thomas Fisher

Contributors Coleman Coker, RA, is the Professor of Practice at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture and director of the Gulf Coast DesignLab there. He is a Loeb Fellow in Advanced Environmental Studies at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a Rome Prize recipient from the American Academy in Rome. Coker is an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) 2019 Architectural Education Award Winner for his community-outreach work with the Gulf Coast DesignLab. Coker has practiced architecture for over thirty-five years, much of that in partnership with Samuel Mockbee as Mockbee/Coker Architects and later as head of buildingstudio. He has received numerous awards including National AIA Honor awards, Architectural Record, and P/A Design Awards. His work has been highlighted at MoMA, SF MoMA, Wexner Center for the Arts, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, and is in the National Building Museum permanent collection. In his twenty-five years as an architectural educator, Coker has taught at numerous schools of design. He is past director of the Memphis Center of Architecture, a design program focused on urban ecologies through the art of building. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Memphis College of Art and received an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from there in 2008.

Environmental Activism by Design, a monograph by architects and educators Coleman Coker and Sarah Gamble, challenges designers to actively engage the environmental crisis through their work, while articulating an optimistic, tangible means to pursue community good and environmental justice through design activism and engagement. The authors assert that in addition to greener buildings, cheaper housing, and technological fixes, we must rethink pedagogy and praxis so that every single architecture graduate can define equity and transform the profession. Environmental Activism by Design centers on the award-winning Gulf Coast DesignLab at the University of Texas, which works directly with clients and stakeholders to produce spaces for the public to learn and researchers to undertake their environmental work. Environmental Activism by Design asks readers to challenge themselves, as agents of social equity, environmental justice, and climate action, to pursue operative practices and transformation rather than mere keywords and consensus.

Sarah Gamble, RA, is an assistant professor at the University of Florida School of Architecture, following teaching at the University of Texas at Austin from 2011 to 2018. Gamble’s academic research focuses on context and how the design process is catalyzed by the surrounding environment and designers’ understanding of it. Gamble previously served as Architect for the Texas Historical Commission’s Main Street Program, Principal at GO collaborative, and Architect at the Austin Community Design and Development Center. Katie Swenson is a senior principal of MASS Design Group, an international non-profit architecture firm whose mission is to research, build, and advocate for architecture that promotes justice and human dignity. Katie received the 2022 AIA Award for Public Architecture and is the co-author of Growing Urban Habitats: Seeking a Housing Development Model and author of Design with Love: At Home in America, and In Bohemia: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Kindness. Thomas Fisher is a professor in the School of Architecture, director of the Minnesota Design Center, and former dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. The former editorial director of Progressive Architecture magazine, he has written or edited 11 books, 70 book chapters or introductions, and over 450 articles in professional journals and major publications. He recently completed a book on the post-pandemic world for Routledge, which will be published in 2022.

$35.00 7" x 9" Portrait • 200pp • Softbound with full flaps • 978-1-954081-79-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Living + Dying INbetween the Real + the Virtual Peter Jay Zweig

PETER JAY ZWEIG

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Reality isn’t what is sused to be. As the world moves increasingly from the real to the virtual, the question emerges, who do we want to be as humans? The amount of time spent on devices is taking more of our time from the real world as we “fast forward” to the virtual future. As we transform our work, play, living, education, and retail lifestyle, so too must architecture react and redefine the very nature of our public and private spaces. The challenge of our time is to learn to navigate INbetween these multiple realities on the spectrum between the real and the virtual world. As we progressively accept the technological advances in medicine that enhance our bodies, society will also begin to accept moving into the experiential, threedimensional space of the virtual METAVERSE. This book presents a three-year exploration, research, and case studies for expanding the tools of architecture for creating within this new reality for living and dying in between the real and the virtual world. Author Peter Jay Zweig, FAIA, a professor at the University of Houston is principal of the international award-winning Peter Jay Zweig Architects. He is an architect, inventor, curator, exhibition designer, author, and educator, and has exhibited at major museums throughout the US and Europe.

$55.00 8" x 10" Portrait • 420pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-78-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Johnston Marklee Source Books in Architecture No. 15 Benjamin Wilke

Source Books in Architecture No. 15: Johnston Marklee includes conversations with the architects and documentation of a range of built and unbuilt works. As the Baumer Visiting Professors at The Ohio State University, Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee engage with students at the school in conversations that range from developing a critical practice to idea formation with respect to projects to the pragmatics of working in the field or architecture today. Documentation of work includes drawings, diagrams, photos, and models. Source Books in Architecture is a product of the Herbert Baumer seminars, a series of interactions between students and seminal practitioners at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. Following a significant amount of research, students lead discussions that encourage the architects to reveal their architectural motivations and techniques. Author Benjamin Wilke is the editor of the Source Books in Architecture series and teaches design studios and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level at The Knowlton School at The Ohio State University.

$29.95 8" x 9" Portrait • 162pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-25-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Other contributors Benjamin Wilke, Editor Sharon Johnston Mark Lee Ashley Bigham Todd Gannon

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The Landscape Project Edited by Richard J. Weller and Tatum Hands

ANIMALS Richard Weller

At a time when everything is being forced to rapidly adapt to climate change, landscape comes into focus as a subject and medium of more importance than ever. Nowhere is this better known than at the Weitzman School of Design at The University of Pennsylvania, where the landscape architecture department has been leading the field for over 70 years. Edited by Richard Weller and Tatum Hands, The Landscape Project is a collection of 17 essays by the landscape faculty at Weitzman. Each author takes on a single topic — animals, plants, water, energy, politics, urbanism, aesthetics, and more. If there is just one book you need to get up to speed on the state of art in landscape architecture, then this beautifully crafted little black book is it! Contributors Richard J. Weller is the Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of Landscape Architecture and executive director of the McHarg Center at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published eight books and over 120 single-authored academic papers. He is also creative director of the interdisciplinary journal of landscape architecture LA+ Journal.

Dr. Tatum L. Hands is a lecturer and editor-in-chief of LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. Other contributors Frederick Steiner, Sean Burkholder, Christopher Marcinkoski, Sarah A. Willig, Karen M’closkey, Keith Vandersys, Sonja Dümpelmann, Rebecca Popowsky, Sarai Williams, Lucinda Sanders, Billy Fleming, James Billingsley, Robert Gerard Pietrusko, Ellen Neises, Matthijs Bouw, Valerio Morabito, Nicholas Pevzner, and David Gouveneur

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to create place, make space, and shape gardens and landscapes of various types has always been an indicator of our relationship with nonhuman nature at large. Plants are therefore also the subject of and the result of culture, as the terms agriculture, viticulture, arboriculture, and floriculture attest. In landscape architecture plants are both nature and culture. They sit squarely within what the early professional landscape architects described as a synthesis of agriculture, horticulture, and forestry as well as engineering and architecture.

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parks and the faux naturalism of 20th- and early-21st-century zoological enclosures. The systematic animal is that which is subsumed into landscape planning based on landscape ecology. This is the landscape of corridors, patches, conservation easements, and protected areas planned according to multi-species networks and wildlife population dynamics. Finally, the social animal relates to design that seeks “cohabitation and collaboration where humans play a less than dominant role” and to unsettle “the logic of nature and culture on which many conservation ideas were privileged.”29 In other words, designing for the social animal means bringing contemporary landscape architecture and HAS together in challenging the exceptionalism of the human subject. And since the act of design is typically considered a quintessential feature of that exceptionalism, it means that the way in which we design must itself be questioned.

In landscape architecture plants are more than a resource that can be harvested to provide medicine and drugs, food, and energy. They are also more than building materials and creators of space, and they provide more than what today are often called ecosystem services – the remediation of soil and water, the protection against soil erosion, the cooling of air, filtering of dust, buffering of sound, and the sequestering of carbon. Besides these functions, in landscape architecture plants are used to lift the human spirit, provide pleasure and psychological well-being, and foster identity. They are chosen and arranged for their form, sound, texture, color, smell, rhythm, and meaning. Oftentimes, landscape architecture is at its best when it employs plants to fulfill multiple of these functions and to achieve what the ancient Latin writer Horace in relation to poetry called the dulce utili – a mix of pleasure and utility.

This was the premise of the LA+ CREATURE design competition held by the Weitzman School of Design’s flagship journal LA+ in 2020. The 258 entries received provide insights into how designers around the world are currently thinking about the status of the animal in their work.30 Instead of trying to squeeze these entries into Klosterwill’s categories (scenic, systemic, and social), I propose an aesthetically more suggestive taxonomy of Rewilds,

This concept, in other contexts described as the combination of art and science, is one of the bedrocks of landscape architecture, cited in particular by 18th-century British landscape gardeners. It has also given rise to cultural technologies including Vegetationstechniken, literally “vegetation technologies,” used in the shaping of the land. An ancient example is the Etruscan and then Roman planting practice of training vines on and between trees described by Pliny the Elder and other Latin writers as “married vines,”1 and famously represented in a mural excavated in the late 19th century at Pompeii’s casa dei Vettii.2 Quite fittingly, in this ancient fresco small cupids

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Sculpture Park in New York that provides safe passage for migrating salamanders. As they move through the superhighway they trigger a sensor that sends tweets to humans such as, “Hi Honey, I’m heading home.”15 In literature, perhaps best known is Elizabeth Kolbert’s 2014 book The Sixth Extinction, which outlined the loss of biodiversity in a way that caught the public’s attention and became a bestseller.16 In two more recent books—Being a Beast17 by the philosopher and veterinarian Charles Foster and Goat Man18 by Thomas Thwaites—the authors regale their respective attempts to not only live with but also live like their animal subjects. Eating worms and digging burrows, Foster temporarily “became” a badger. He has also lived as an otter, an urban fox, a red deer, and a swift. For his field work Thwaites disguised himself as a goat replete with custom-made prosthetics to walk on all fours so as to be accepted into a wild goat community. So, what about the status of the animal in design culture? Apart from the established genre of designing zoological enclosures that can only reiterate or disguise the domination of the human gaze, that animals would even be considered a subject of design outside of zoos has been, until recently, uncommon. Consequently, MVRDV’s provocative “Pig City,” a high-rise pig farm designed in 2001 came as something of a shock.19 But here the issue was not so much one of animal rights or a concern with human identity in relation to animals, rather it was one of pragmatically reducing the sprawling footprint of Dutch pork production. From the animal’s perspective it likely matters naught whether the concrete floor plate of the slaughterhouse is single or stacked. As Temple Grandin, an animal behaviorist with an uncanny ability to empathize with ruminants, highlighted, what matters is the animal’s experience in that slaughterhouse. She designed a new, more “humane” way of guiding cattle through the horrors of the modern abattoir to their endpoint. We prefer of course to look at picturesque landscapes with wild animals, especially from the comforts of our living rooms or from designer hideaways.

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G. E. Kidder Smith Builds That Travel of Architectural Photography Angelo Maggi, foreward by Michelangelo Sabatino

George Everard Kidder Smith (1913–1997) was a multidimensional figure within the wide-ranging field of North American architectural professionals in the second half of the twentieth century. Although he trained as an architect, he chose not to practice within the conventional strictures of an architecture office. Instead, Kidder Smith “designed,” researched, wrote, and photographed a remarkably diverse collection of books about architecture and the built environment. His work and life were deeply interwoven and punctuated by travel related to the research, writing, and promotion of books that sought to reveal the genius loci of the countries whose built environments he admired and wished to share with a broader audience. From the early 1940s to the late 1950s his interest in architecture led him to describe visually the architectural and historical identity of many European countries. After his far-flung travels over the decades, with his wife Dorothea, Kidder Smith focused on his own country and produced a series of ambitious books focused on the United States. Kidder Smith’s vision and narrative betray the gaze of the traveler, the scholar, and the architect.

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Author Angelo Maggi is Associate Professor of Architectural History and History of Architectural Photography at Università Iuav di Venezia. Maggi trained as an architect at the Università Iuav di Venezia, and he obtained his PhD in Architecture and Visual Studies at Edinburgh College of Art. Michelangelo Sabatino, is Professor of Architectural History and Preservation in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. He currently directs the PhD program in Architecture and is the inaugural John Vinci Distinguished Research Fellow. Samuel Pujol Smith is a fully qualified architect based in Zurich with his own studio. It was the reputation of his grandfather, G.E. Kidder Smith, that led him to study architecture.

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Impossible and Hyper-Real Elements of Architecture Carl Lostritto, Viola Ago, Julie Kress, and Hans Tursack

Impossible and Hyper-Real Elements of Architecture addresses how and why architects, artists, and designers manipulate reality. Front and center in this discourse is the role of rendering. Most often, to render is to engage a thick software interface, to accept a photographic framework of variables and effects, and to assume an unquestioned posture of articulating material, mass, and color. But like drawing, rendering is an interdisciplinary, algorithmic, historically rooted cultural practice as much as it is a digital vocation. The elements explored in this book are labeled “impossible” because they avoid a fixed relationship to a singular built reality. Digital bonsai trees, pixels, video game levels, grids, and dioramas extend like skewers through multiple media and formats. Through work that looks very real and can’t possibly exist, representation becomes the territory of speculation, ambiguity, and curiosity. Authors Carl Lostritto is the Director of the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He was previously the Graduate Program Director and Associate Professor at RISD Architecture in Providence, Rhode Island. His research, practice and scholarship focus on design computation, especially with respect to drawing and rendering. In 2019 Lostritto published Computational Drawing, From Foundational Exercises to Theories of Representation. (AR+D Publishing).He lectures widely and exhibits speculative

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works of art and architecture aimed at exposing and disrupting architecture’s relationship to representation and media. Viola Ago is an Albanian architectural designer and researcher. She directs MIRACLES Architecture and recently held the Wortham fellowship at the Rice University School of Architecture. Julie Kress is a lecturer at the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Architecture + Design. Her work straddles across realms of architecture, exhibition design, and research in digital media. Hans Tursack recently served as the MIT Pietro Belluschi research fellow. His writing and scholarly work have appeared in Perspecta, Pidgin, Thresholds, Log Dimensions, Archinect, and the Architects Newspaper.

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Curb-scale Hong Kong Infrastructures of the Street Sony Devabhaktuni

Curb-scale Hong Kong is about the infrastructural objects that constitute the street in Hong Kong. Through drawing and text, the book renders these objects visible and argues for their relevance as story tellers and civic protagonists. The book opens an alternative imagination of infrastructure and asserts the importance of the ground to Hong Kong’s urban realm. The book is structured around measured plan drawings of five streets in Hong. The drawings represent stopping points in a desire to draw everything. This impossible task resulted in documents suspended between narrative and a stilled, abstract distance. Details of growth, error, decay, undoing, and repair provide a register of happenings and becomings. Each drawing speaks to an entanglement between the objects and agencies of Hong Kong’s urban realm. A second axonometric index names and examines these objects, registering more closely the material and technical decisions that give them their qualities. Texts that accompany the drawings are coincident descriptions; they thicken the street plans and index. Longerform opening and closing essays situate the curb-scale within architecture’s contemporary engagement with infrastructure and with the practice of architectural drawing.

Author Sony Devabhaktuni is an assistant professor of design in the department of architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU). His research and teaching focuses on collaborative processes in architectural design and urban infrastructure.

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Computational Drawing From Foundational Excercises to Theories of Representation Carl Lostritto

Computational Drawing explores computation, specifically the craft of writing computer code, as a medium for drawing. Exercises, essays, algorithms, diagrams, and drawings are woven together to offer instruction, insight, and theories that are valuable to practicing architects, artists, and scholars. This book can serve as a primer for those new to programming or motivation and context for those with experience. “Computing” and “drawing” are both deeply historical and loaded terms. Although digital media is often positioned in opposition to the “manual” act of drawing, the broader territory of “computing” includes matters of language, rules, procedures, and orders that are very much compatible with the presence of ink on paper. Indeed, the nature of drawing—a temporal medium governed by marks that can be precisely defined, but not easily edited—provides welcome structure for computational methods. Computational Drawing begins by unpacking definitions. How has the definition of drawing changed over time? What is the precise technical and cultural difference between a drawing, a model, and a model of a drawing? Why is it important to distinguish between a drawing and an image, or a program and an algorithm? Subsequent chapters address strategy, the role of machines, issues of authorship, and the disciplinary ways architects read and

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interpret space in drawing. Through every chapter, exercises and algorithms—written in plain English—frame computational techniques in terms of creativity. Author Carl Lostritto is the graduate program director and assistant professor of architecture at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. He operates an artistic practice that involves writing custom software and adapting machines to create drawings.

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A Landscape Approach From Local Communities to Territorial Systems Dr. Shelagh McCartney, Samantha Solano, Sonja Vangjeli, and Hannes Zander

The book promotes a landscape approach as a method for understanding and addressing the complex interdependent issues of environmental and climatic change, ecological degradation, and socio-cultural inequalities. The twenty-three book essays are structured into five sections around concepts of urban landscape systems, ecology, politics, territory, and practice. By linking individual sites and local communities to territorial socio-ecological systems and processes, they discuss issues of urban growth and development, remote areas of extraction and production, environmental degradation and transformation, and social inequality and discrimination. While the book allows for parallel readings of such issues in multiple cultural and geographical contexts, a geographic focus is placed on Canada and other environmentally complex and sensitive northern regions. One key theme is the integration of Indigenous knowledge, experience, and storytelling throughout several of the chapters. The book draws lessons that are grounded in inclusive, contextual, and multi-scalar readings which suggest landscape-informed practices that are both socially and environmentally resilient, just, and sustainable. Contributors Dr. Shelagh McCartney is an associate professor at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. She received a master of design studies and a doctorate

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of design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and is the founding director of the Together Design Lab. Samantha Solano is an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is a co-founder of The VELA Project and principal of the research practice JUXTOPOS. Sonja Vangjeli is a landscape architect and design project manager at Waterfront Toronto and has international experience as landscape designer and researcher. She holds a master of landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a master of architecture degree from the University of Waterloo. Hannes Zander is working as PhD Fellow at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design. He holds a master in landscape architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is co-founder of the International Landscape Collaborative ILC.

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Next New York Edited by Mona El Khafif and Seth McDowell

Editors Mona El Khafif is an associate professor at UVA School of Architecture and Principal of SCALESHIFT a design research-based practice located in Toronto and Virginia. Her research operates at multiple scales, examining the interdisciplinary aspects of urban design, creative placemaking, urban prototyping, and strategies for the smart city. Over the last 500 years, a range of innovative, responsive, and pragmatic civic actions have helped to generate, define, and maintain New York City’s global significance. From early on much of these actions were responses to population density and the accompanying challenges for health and well-being. Approaching its next growth cycle, New York is again amid important urban transformations that demand new urban and architectural models that allow for an open city to balance gentrification, and to address a lack of public spaces, social infrastructure, and affordable housing. These challenges and their architectural and urban implications are the focus of Next New York. The book captures the city’s current momentum through the lens of three important urban actions: sharing, connecting, and partnering. Through 10 essays from scholars and practitioners working on pressing urban issues, a photographic essay portraying New York during COVID-19, and more than 35 design projects from graduate studios at the University of Virginia’s School of Architecture, Next New York reflects, comments, and speculates on New York City’s capacity to bring about new conceptions of city-making and collective cohabitation through architecture.

Seth McDowell is an associate professor at UVA School of Architecture and is a co-founding partner of mcdowellespinosa architects located in Virginia and New York. His work, which explores architecture, art, and urban design as an artifact of material and construction experimentation. Other contributors Sharon Haar Matthew Jull Edward Mitchell Carrie Moore SHoP Architects Kathy Velikov and Geoffrey Thün Thomas Woltz

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Liquid Knowledge: Spaces for Pedagogy in the Speculative City Sharon Haar

Knowledge is no longer an immobile solid; it has been liquefied. It is actively moving in all the currents of society itself. —John Dewey, “The School and Social Progress” In 1937 the University of Pittsburgh dedicated one of the most iconic college campuses in the United States, the forty-two-story Cathedral of Learning designed by Charles Klauder, one of the country’s leading collegiate architects in the period before World War II. Standing atop a hill in the center of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, the building celebrates pedagogy, the attainment of knowledge, the capacities of modern building technology, and a land-poor university’s ambitions (figure 1). If, thanks to Rem Koolhaas, New York’s Downtown Athletic Club (Starrett and Van Vleck, 1930) is the better-known hybrid building, the Cathedral is a purer skyscraper and, perhaps, contains the more compelling, publicly available interior. Its mix of programs includes a soaring commons space built of load-bearing stone, thirty-one “nationality rooms” designed in conversation with local ethnic communities, (originally) the main stacks of the university library, a theater, a food court, lounges, labs, more than twenty floors of classrooms and lecture halls, and departmental and faculty offices, all made possible by steel-frame construction, elevators, and electric lighting, if not central air conditioning (figure 2). It is the predecessor of contemporary educational buildings such as Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center for the Columbia University Medical Center in New York. There is one important difference: the latter’s inversion of the logic of the Gothic revival uniform—concealing the precocious, complex body—in favor of an architecture of programmatic over-articulation—letting it all hang out. Despite being buildings for higher education, the Cathedral of Learning and the Vagelos Education Center set the stage for thinking about the place and space of public education in the city. First, they challenge the notion that education is largely a project of horizontality, the section somehow anathema to both physical and educational

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Courtyard Unleashed Student Team Jing Gu Yunrui Gao Instructor Mona El Khafif

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Courtyard Unleashed pays tribute to the historic fabric of the surrounding neighborhood and experiments with the familiar typology of the courtyard through a massing strategy based around three interlocking courtyards. The largest of the three courtyards spans horizontally across the full width of the site, promoting neighborhood pedestrian connections, and offering a large outdoor space which can be shared between the school and the neighborhood. The school’s inhabitable rooftop not only generates additional open space, but also provides residential access to two vertically-oriented courtyards containing interior common areas, green spaces, and circulation connections between the other courtyards, sidewalks, and upper-level gardens.

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Figments of the Architectural Imagination Todd Gannon

Gathering twenty essays written over twenty years, Figments of the Architectural Imagination explores the frontiers of speculative architectural design, theory, and pedagogy to offer clear-eyed and incisive treatments of some of the most important projects, practices, and polemics at work making contemporary architecture contemporary. These sharp and insightful texts, whether addressing the impact of digital technology, the design of an effective hotel, the emergence of the Los Angeles vanguard, or the proper execution of a thesis project, combine frontline reportage, archival scholarship, trenchant prose, and impressive critical acumen to cut through the cacophony of recent architectural discourse with uncommon clarity, intelligence, rigor, and wit. Taken together, these essays provide essential orientation for practitioners, academics, students, and afficionados hoping to understand how contemporary architecture came to be where it is and to speculate on where it might go next.

Author Todd Gannon is professor of architecture at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University. His books include Reyner Banham and the Paradoxes of High Tech, The Light Construction Reader, Et in Suburbia Ego: José Oubrerie’s Miller House, and A Confederacy of Heretics (with Ewan Branda). Other contributors Joe Day N. Katherine Hayles Graham Harman Tom Wiscombe David Ruy Andrew Zago

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Lunch 15 Thickness Edited by Ben Small, Colleen Brennan, and Leah A. Kahler

Leah A. Kahler is a landscape designer at Reed Hilderbrand and adjunct professor at the Boston Architectural College. Leah holds a Master of Landscape Architecture from UVA and Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and the Growth and Structure of Cities from Bryn Mawr College. She delights in justice-oriented storytelling in, through, and of, landscape. Her current research explores the possibilities of an abolition ecology through speculative fictions. The latest edition of the University of Virginia School of Architecture’s design journal, LUNCH 15 turns to the concept of thickness and considers what possibilities lie in poché, thick description, thin assemblies, and in the many layers of the built environment. The issue considers Thickness in four sections: “Places” navigates the ways we understand the spaces in which we live and work. “Materials” delaminates the building blocks of our world and how we know them. “Representation” traces the many forms and layers of communication through which we see or that might obscure our vision. Finally, “Relations” follows threads that bind. In a world operating between the thick and thin of it, how will your lines be drawn? Editors Ben Small is a lecturer at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, where he teaches in the undergraduate and graduate studio sequence. Ben received his M.Arch from UVA in 2021, graduating with the Alpha Rho Chi Award. Colleen Brennan is a landscape designer with Surface 678. She received her Master of Landscape Architecture from UVA in 2021, along with the Research Excellence Award for her thesis project In the Margins of Enclosures: Producing Knowledge and Space in the Post-Plantation Landscape.

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Other contributors Alissa Ujie Diamond Erin Besler & Ian Besler Chloe Nagraj Jonah Pruitt Nastassja Swift Shannon Mattern Bjørn Sparrman Ila Berman Julie Larsen & Roger Hubeli Kevan Klosterwill Brian Davis Katie LaRose Charles Weak Matthew Wilson Vic Mantha-Blythe & Brynn Day Garnette Cadogan & Elgin Cleckley Thaïsa Way Hannah Jane Brown Samantha K. Sigmon Aroussiak Gabrielian & Alison Hirsch

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Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop V Omar Khan

Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop

Ceramic Assemblies V Edited by Laura Garofalo and Omar Khan

This book chronicles experimental approaches to the design and production of architectural terra cotta facades and structures. Under the auspices of the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW), a research collaborative supported by Boston Valley Terra Cotta, the largest manufacturer of architectural terra cotta in the United State, architectural firms work with manufacturing to explore material and design innovation. Now in its fifth year, the workshop aims to educate architects about terra cotta through the production of unique prototypes of rain screen facade systems, modular assemblies, columns, and structural systems. Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop V chronicles the work of architectural firms Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), LMN Architects, Smith + Gill Architecture, Pelli Clarke Pelli, Perkins and Will, PLP Architecture, Skidmore Owings and Merrill (SOM), Studio Gang, and academic teams Haptek Lab and Alfred University/University at Buffalo. Contributors Omar Khan (editor) is Head at CMU School of Architecture. His research is located at the nexus of architecture, digital fabrication, and smart technologies.

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Laura Garofalo (editor) is an associate professor at the CMU School of Architecture. Her research, pedagogy, and practice focus on the conjunction of natural and architectural systems.

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BLANK Speculations on CLT Jennifer Bonner and Hanif Kara

This book advances a much-needed and transformational agenda for making architecture today through a close reading of crosslaminated timber (CLT) and its material unit, the CLT blank. Both matter-of-fact and multivalent, economical and excessive, the blank has untapped potential for experimentation, innovation, and research in architecture at various scales. Blank brings together texts and work from a wide range of theorists and practitioners who make CLT central to their inquiry and, in turn, suggest design approaches that broaden the material’s cultural, spatial, and technological significance for architecture, education, engineering, and industry. The book claims new conceptual territory for a material with extensive appeal whose theorization has been stuck in narratives of its sustainability. Slippages between art, architecture, and science help position Blank as an antidote to current conversations about CLT, which are fixated on its mass production and carbon footprint, portraying it as a bland product rather than an enabler of design. The book argues for the material’s aesthetic and spatial potential, conjuring the kind of world that CLT can create. Striking visuals contribute to repositioning CLT architecture though new forms of representation and design responses that continue to stay in touch with pragmatics.

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Authors Jennifer Bonner is director of MALL and associate professor of architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is the author of A Guide to the Dirty South—Atlanta and guest editor of a special issue of ART PAPERS on Los Angeles. Her design work, including Haus Gables, a single-family residence in Atlanta constructed of eighty-seven CLT panels, has been widely published and exhibited. Hanif Kara is cofounder and design director of AKT II, a design-led structural and civil engineering firm based in London, and professor in practice of architectural technology at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Kara has gained international standing in the field of the built environment through practice, pioneering research, and education in interdisciplinary design. Contributions by Jennifer Bonner, Nelson Byun, Victoria Camblin, Sean Canty, Courtney Coffman, Sam Jacob, Hanif Kara, Christopher C. M. Lee, Erin Putalik, Nader Tehrani, and Yasmin Vobis.

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Werewolf The Architecture of Lunacy, Shapeshifting, and Material Metamorphosis Edited by Caroline O’Donnell and José Ibarra José Ibarra is director of transformation and research of CODA. He is an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. Ibarra’s interdisciplinary work focuses on the intersection between architecture and environmental uncertainty, looking at design tactics for remediation and justice that work across different temporal scales. Cynthia Davidson is an architecture editor, writer, and critic based in New York City. She is the founding editor of Log: Observations on Architecture and the Contemporary City as well as the ANY series of conferences and publications. She was cocurator of the American Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennial in 2014. Peter Eisenman is a world-renowned architect and educator. He has designed several structures throughout the world, including the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe in Berlin, the City of Culture of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, OH. Jimenez Lai works in the world of art, culture, and education. He is founder of Bureau Spectacular. Lai is widely exhibited and published around the world, including the MoMA-collected White Elephant. Lai has won various awards, including the Architectural League Prize for Young Architects. As climate, culture, and technology evolve and become increasingly unpredictable, architecture’s stasis becomes more incongruous. Werewolf explores an emerging but under-investigated branch of architecture that embraces the transformation of form, performance, and the responsiveness to environments and context. These ideas are studied through architectural precedents and framed by critical essays by Jesse Reiser, Greg Lynn, Jimenez Lai, Spyros Papapetros, Kari Weil, as well as the editors. The shift from passive buildings to reactive structures is now imperative, as climate change and political turmoil exacerbate the unpredictability of environments. Werewolf expands on the architect’s agency to critically address political, social, and environmental unrest. Revealing the cunning and agile ways in which architecture can negotiate rather than resist change, this book departs from the fixed Vitruvian man and uses the figure of the werewolf to propose a model where changes of state, mutation, and decomposition are conceptually fundamental. Contributors Caroline O’Donnell is an architect, writer, educator, and principal of CODA. She is the Edgar A. Tafel Associate Professor and director of the M.Arch program at Cornell University, as well as author of Niche Tactics: Generative Relationships between Architecture and Site. O’Donnell specializes in ecological theory and material innovation, looking toward natural and local resources to produce meaningful environments.

Greg Lynn is an innovator, redefining design with digital technology as well as pioneering the fabrication and manufacture of complex functional and ergonomic forms using CNC machinery. The buildings, projects, publications, teachings, and writings associated with his office have been influential in the acceptance and use of advanced materials and technologies for design. Spyros Papapetros is an art and architectural historian and theorist whose work focuses on the historiography of art and architecture, the intersections between architecture and the visual arts, as well as, the relationship between architecture, psychoanalysis, and the history of psychological aesthetics. Jesse Reiser is an architect and educator whose work has been published and exhibited widely. He was a fellow of the American Academy in Rome in 1985 and he worked for the offices of John Hejduk and Aldo Rossi prior to forming Reiser + Umemoto with partner Nanako Umemoto. Kari Weil is the university professor of letters at Wesleyan University. She has published numerous essays on literary representations of gender, feminist theory, and, more recently, on theories and representations of animal otherness and human-animal relations.

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Fulfilled Architecture, Excess, and Desire Ashley Bigham

Based on the eponymous symposium and exhibition, Fulfilled: Architecture, Excess, and Desire considers the role of architecture in a culture shaped by the excessive manufacturing and assuagement of desire. Until the term became synonymous with Amazon warehouses, the concept of fulfillment described the achievement of a desire—sometimes tangible, often psychological or spiritual. With the rapid growth of e-commerce, our understanding of fulfillment has evolved to reflect a seemingly endless cycle of desire and gratification—one whose continuity hinges on our willingness to overlook the cultural, economic, and environmental impacts of our ever-increasing expectation of quick and efficient fulfillment. A closer look at fulfillment reveals a social, typological, formal, aesthetic, and economic practice constructed collectively through both digital and physical interactions. It is a cultural practice which evolves like a language, both universally transferable and contextually specific. As a symposium, exhibition, and now publication, this project aims to draw out these new arrangements, sticky relationships, and material byproducts of cultural production and to ask again the age-old question, “What does it mean to be fulfilled?”

Fulfillment networks are not invisible systems; they are tangible objects—warehouses, suburban houses, parking lots, cardboard boxes, shopping malls, mechanical systems, shipping containers— with which architects necessarily interact. From political mapping and questions of labor to digital and physical storage typologies, contemporary architects learn from and work critically within the architecture of fulfillment. Their interests and approaches include the material and environmental shortcomings of global logistics and the formal, representational, and cultural potentials of a culture of excess. This book highlights architecture’s unique capacity to offer methodologies for confronting an increasingly ambiguous, alienating world and produce new knowledge and unexpected solutions that go beyond the dichotomies of rural and urban territories. Author Ashley Bigham is an assistant professor of architecture at the Knowlton School of Architecture and co-director of Outpost Office. She is a former Walter B. Sanders Fellow at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College, a MacDowell Fellow, and a Fulbright Research Fellow in Lviv, Ukraine.

This book examines the architecture of fulfillment through three lenses: logistical, material, and cultural fulfillment. Each reveals the new forms of architectural practice and research that are possible, typical, and even surreptitiously encouraged in the age of Amazon.

Ana Miljački – Boston, MA Ang Li – Boston, MA Ashley Bigham – Columbus, OH Cristina Goberna Pesudo – Madrid, Spain Curtis Roth – Columbus, OH Jesse LeCavalier – Toronto, Canada John McMorrough – Ann Arbor, MI Keith Krumwiede – San Francisco, CA Laida Aguirre – Ann Arbor, MI Leigha Dennis – New York, NY Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco – Barcelona, Spain Michelle Chang – Boston, MA Miles Gertler – Toronto, Canada Mira Henry & Matthew Au (Current Interests) – Los Angeles, CA

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Blue Papers Studies on Digitational Architecture Giuseppe Bono

During the last thirty years, the use of digital technologies in architecture has exponentially increased. New computational tools and methods are significantly changing the way we design and perform our buildings. The book analysis the current digital evolution of architecture through a series of considerations related to several aspects of the ongoing digital era, ranging from the problem of authorship and human creativity in computational design to notions related to architectural pedagogy, professional practice, and robotic construction. This publication aims to identify an alternative and possible understanding of architecture in the current digital era based on the relationship between technological development and human progress Author Giuseppe Bono is an Italian and British registered architect and senior postgraduate teaching assistant at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. He holds a MArch(Hons) in Architecture and Construction Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, and he is now an MSc candidate in Architectural Computation at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

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Rem Koolhaas / OMA + AMO, Spaces for Prada Source Books in Architecture No. 14 Edited by Benjamin Wilke

Source Books in Architecture No.14: Rem Koolhaas / OMA + AMO Spaces for Prada is the most recent volume in the Source Books in Architecture series. Among the topics discussed in the book are the long-standing relationship with Prada and how the early objectives in that relationship have both maintained and shifted. An underlying theme to the conversations held with students and faculty of the Knowlton School community is the topic of architectclient relationships, their history, their problems, and how they have contributed to the discipline over time. Explicitly, a focus of the conversation is a number of projects that OMA has developed or completed with Prada, a large number of which are installationscale environments that manifest in the form of runway shows and exhibitions. The challenge of such projects is to retain a commitment to the political and cultural agenda that OMA embeds in the larger and permanent buildings. Given the ephemerality and role of these environments as literal backgrounds to highlighted events, the projects are ideal scenarios in which to develop an architecture that lacks the permanence of buildings while still carrying potency and contributing to larger cultural discussions involving, for example, event, place, concept, product, staging, the crowd, lighting, and materiality.

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Source Books in Architecture No.14 contains project documentation from the OMA and Prada archives, transcripts from Koolhaas’s conversations with students at the Knowlton School at The Ohio State University, and commentary and critique from architects, critics, and theorists. Contributors Benjamin Wilke is a senior lecturer at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, where he teaches graduate and undergraduate studios and seminars. Rem Koolhaas founded OMA in 1975 with Elia and Zoe Zenghelis and Madelon Vriesendorp. In 1978, he published Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. In 1995, his book S, M, L, XL summarized the work of OMA in “a novel about architecture.” He co-heads the work of both OMA and AMO, the research branch of OMA, operating in areas beyond the realm of architecture.

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Social Urbanism Reframing Spatial Design - Discourses From Latin America María Bellalta

This book serves as a critical review of Social Urbanism, defined as a theoretical and practical approach to urban globalization, deriving from a planning strategy and portfolio of built projects that seek to alleviate the social consequences of urbanization. This book emphasizes both the projects and the processes that simultaneously consider ecological and socio-economic components of space, and which highlight a greater focus on social sustainability. In a context in which geography defines space and culture, and through the challenges of global climate change, we are inextricably united in an era of environmental uncertainty, where shared experiences and values place us within a collective culture, inspiring mutual agency in service of this vision for Social Urbanism. Through the work presented here, Social Urbanism is expanded as a worldview that considers the cultural values of a given place as interconnected to the geographical landscape of the region, and therefore, as the driving forces behind future models of globalization and urban growth. The points of view of multiple colleagues and experts across differing fields additionally provide introspection on the value and implementation of Social Urbanism. These shared opinions strengthen the significance of this work and affirm the joint values and visions for the global urbanization challenges we are confronting in the 21st century, and which continue into the future.

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Author María Bellalta is Dean, Faculty, School of Landscape Architecture, Boston Architectural College: Former Design Director, Martha Schwartz Partners, designer, Sasaki Associates. She has been Visiting Critic, Harvard GSD, and Visiting Faculty, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

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As Found Houses Experiments From Self-Builders In Rural China John Lin and Sony Devabhaktuni

In rural China, an informal wave of building jump-started by economic and social transformations over the past 40 years has rendered some villages unrecognizable. The resulting building boom, taking place in a context with very few regulations, has created densities more often found in urban areas. At the same time, the sudden availability of new materials and industrial methods of construction have enabled some remarkable hybrid experiments where rural self-builders adapt, modify, graft, cleave, and wrap traditional building types. Unconstrained by notions of good taste or formal considerations, these unexpected and innovative solutions are reflections on some of the most pertinent issues of contemporary dwelling, whether building sustainably or negotiating tradition. As Found Houses argues that the manifold evolution of the vernacular is part of the everyday practice of the villagers’ lives. The book documents surprising design decisions in the domestic architecture of rural China and is a resource for thinking about new ways of living together.

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Author John Lin is an architect and an Associate Professor in the department of architecture at The University of Hong Kong. With Joshua Bolchover he is the director of Rural Urban Framework (RUF), a non-profit research and design collaboration. Their projects integrate local and traditional construction practices with contemporary sustainable technologies. Sony Devabhaktuni is an Assistant Professor in the department of architecture at the University of Hong Kong. His research focuses on the capacity of architectural representation to address cultural, sociopolitical and economic issues.

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Colors of Rhetoric Places of Invention in the Visual Realm María Fullaondo

Rhetoric has been broadly defined as the art of persuasion. Unfortunately, in the last two centuries, rhetoric has suffered a rather bad reputation because it has been deliberately overused to mislead and manipulate. However, the present argument claims that rhetoric is, above all, a method for creation, considering it as the study of the general relationships of unexpectedness for invention and persuasion. Since rhetoric was established in the early fifth century, it has been concerned almost solely with language, public speaking, and literature. The term “figure” (such as metaphor, antithesis, metonymy, among many others) refers to any device or pattern of language in which meaning or form is enhanced or changed. This study extrapolates to architecture and visual arts, what rhetoric does, which is not more than to put “things” together that have not been put together before, to create a new whole. Through the analysis of a large and heterogeneous group of art and architectural examples, this research constitutes a “proto-manual” of more than a hundred rhetorical tools and means by which architecture might be thought of, created, explained, and communicated. It reveals a particular methodology for the creation and communication of architecture and other visual disciplines beyond intuition and magic inspiration. This study attempts to explore the practical possibilities

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of application of rhetorical methods rather than to elaborate a comprehensive theory of rhetoric in the visual realm. Investigating the relationships among form, event, body, subject, matter and/or space, the study reflects on the spatial and social conventions, contradictions, and dislocations found in contemporary “everyday” life. Rhetorical figures are used as interrogative and critical tools to stimulate our social conscience and also to assist spectators’ awareness of the challenges of our society. Author Dr. María Fullaondo is a practicing architect, artist, and a leading educator with more than 25 years’ experience at the intersections of architecture, urban design, art, visual communication, and media. She has extensive international experience in architecture education in various universities and countries, including Spain, Australia, China, and South Korea. Her research, creative work, and teaching are very much interweaved, blurring the boundaries between activities and outputs.

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Best Practices Erin and Ian Besler

Contributors Erin Besler is an assistant professor of architecture at Princeton University and co-founder of Besler & Sons. Erin’s work is characterized by a particular interest in construction technologies, social media, and other platforms for producing and sharing content that rely more on ubiquity than expertise. Ian Besler is a designer, educator, and writer whose work is situated at the edges between interfaces, media, software, and cities. Ian’s work is especially interested in the defaults, incidentals, and workarounds of visual communication and digital interactions. He is a visiting assistant professor at Pratt Institute and a co-founder of Besler & Sons. Jonathan Jae-an Crisman is an artist and urban scholar whose work focuses on the intersections between culture, place, and politics. He is currently an assistant professor of public & applied humanities at the University of Arizona. Fiona Connor (born in New Zealand) is an artist based in Los Angeles. She has made solo exhibitions at Secession, Vienna; SculptureCenter, New York; MAK Center for Art and Architecture, Los Angeles; Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles among others. Connor received an MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2011. In visually cataloging the endearing and enigmatic ways in which the built environment takes shape, Best Practices proposes a new way of thinking about neighborhoods, housing developments, streetscapes, and storefronts, not so much as places defined by building codes, dimensions, or geographic features, but as assemblages of ad hoc interventions and incidental ephemera. Drawing on the history of architecture, media theory, cultural anthropology, and urban studies, Best Practices pairs photographic documentation with extensive captions and citations to define a territory within the margins between the sanctioned and unsanctioned, the regulated and unregulated, the tasteful and tacky, the novel and the nonsense. While not necessarily in opposition of those mechanisms, Best Practices asserts that interest, knowledge, and meaning are more often generated on the lines that divide such categories. This book advocates for a more thorough consideration of the unauthorized remodels, slap-dash handiwork, haphazard paint jobs, half-hearted do-it-yourself projects, cracked facades, contradictions, compromises, and coincidences.

Wendy Gilmartin is a licensed architect and writer based in Los Angeles and the Mojave Desert. She holds an MArch degree from Rice University and is an educator at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. Prior to becoming an architect, Wendy was a music critic at LAWeekly for ten years. Courtney Coffman, editor, is manager of lectures and publications at Princeton University’s School of Architecture. She has served as a content and copy editor for various architectural publications and monographs. Her own writings explore the visual culture of contemporary architecture and design. Christina Moushoul, associate editor, obtained her undergraduate degree from UCLA and is currently an MArch candidate at the Princeton University School of Architecture, where she is an editor of the journal Pidgin.

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Archive, Matrix, Assembly The Photographs of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 Nana Last

Space Shuttle 1, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral 2008 © Thomas Struth

Archive, Matrix, Assembly: The Photographs of Thomas Struth 1978–2018 presents the first comprehensive, systematic theory of contemporary German artist Thomas Struth’s main body of photographic work from its beginnings in the late 1970s until his most recent work in 2018. The book presents a unique, evolutionary understanding of the work, proposing that it has established three stages of production: archive, matrix, and assembly. Together the three stages form a developmental system that characterizes the individual photographs, their relation to their subject matter, and how they form larger, significant collections of images. The book project accomplishes three main goals: it develops a comprehensive critical reading of the work, it serves as a monograph of the artist, and it provides an extensive analysis of the photographs at all stages, including the less discussed, more recent photography, which is placed on par with the earlier work for which Struth first became internationally renowned. Author Nana Last is an art and architecture theorist. She is an associate professor of Architecture and founding director of the PhD Program in the Constructed Environment at the University of Virginia, and author of Wittgenstein’s House: Language, Space and Architecture (Fordham, 2008).

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Tokamak Asdex Upgrade Interior 2, Max Planck IPP, Garching 2009 © Thomas Struth

Grazing Incidence Spectrometer, Max Planck IPP, Garching 2010 © Thomas Struth

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Coenties Slip, Wall Street, New York 1978 © Thomas Struth


Lunch 14 Frontier Sam Johnson, Hutch Landfair, Sherry Ng, and Taryn Wiens

Hutch Landfair is a recent graduate (M ARH 2016, M Arch 2019) and current lecturer at the University of Virginia. His research exists at the intersection of history and design with a focus on collective memory within the built environment. Sherry Ng recently graduated with a Master of Architecture from UVA, where she was a Dean’s Honor Teaching Fellow. Her research focuses on the decline of American suburban publics and their future possibilities. She currently lives and works in New York.

With LUNCH 14, the editors wondered if they could use the frontier story itself to de-center its power. They divide this task into four sections: Edges explores the form and possibilities of the edge itself, and unravels the hard binary condition of the frontier; Wild flips the narrative around, picking apart established categorizations of wild and tame to deny their separate-ness; Metrics examines methods of observing and quantifying themselves as tools for gaining new understandings: the map creates “the frontier,” so to change the way we map or measure is to change the frontier itself; and finally, Culture takes on the “us” and “them” of the frontier, shifting our perception of this as a binary divide to a growing rhizomatic network of beings: where the meeting of cultures does not mean appropriation, erasure, and dominance but a hope for generative complexity. Contributors Sam Johnson received his Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia, where he was a Dean’s Honor Teaching Fellow. His research focuses on the effects of historic districts on social equity in New York, where he lives and works.

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Taryn Wiens is a Master of Landscape Architecture candidate at UVA, and co-leader of ManifestA (the UVA School of Architecture student group for equity in design). Her research focuses on broad conceptions of land management, maintenance, and the politics of landscape material transformations. Other Contributors Weaam Alabdullah Margaret Baldwin JT Bachman Sean Burkholder Sekou Cooke Laura Diamond Peter Del Tredici Alex Felson Maddie Hoagland-Hanson Richard Hobbs Sara Jacobs Leah Kahler Kevan Klosterwill Perry Kulper Karen Lutsky Shiqiao Li Erin McLean

Leigh Miller Rozana Montiel Jeffrey S Nesbit Jesse Ng Nicholas Rajkovich Office of Living Things Alexander Robinson Aisha Sawatsky Katie Stranix Jonah Susskind Rodrigo Valenzuela Mary Velez Alex Kachun Wong Joy Zedler Zihao Zhang Shurui Zhang

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Animating Guarini An Orthographic Project Mark Ericson

The evolution of orthographic projection from a technique to a convention has provided architecture with orthographic drawing—a form of imaging continually used to present, defend, and build architecture. Orthographic projection’s geometric principles and complex history are no longer part of an architect’s education, and yet its underlying Euclidean geometry informs the materialization of architecture, regardless of complexity. In this book, I mine the instrumental history of orthographic projection to reacquire the generative techniques of drawing that do not deal with visualization. Animating Guarini is thus a historical account and a reimagining of orthographic projection as a drawing technique that precedes convention. Contributors Mark Ericson is an associate professor in the School of Architecture at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. His drawings have been published in LOG, 306090, and the catalog for the Museum of Modern Art exhibition “Uneven Growth.” His research focuses on studying and reimagining historical practices of drawing.

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Perry Kulper is an architect and associate professor at the University of Michigan. After working with Eisenman/ Robertson, Robert A.M. Stern and Venturi, Rauch and Scott Brown he taught at SCI-Arc for 17 years. Recently he ventured into the digital world, looking into Photoshop operations. Fantastic beasts have been on his mind.

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City of Refugees A Real Utopia Peter Jay Zweig and Gail Peter Borden

Where should they go? Seventy million displaced refugees and asylum seekers with no passport, no money, and no worldly goods. In 380 BCE Plato wrote about the “Ideal City,” but it wasn’t until 1516 CE that Sir Thomas More invented the word, “Utopia,” translated from Greek as “good place,” that is in need of a new, contemporary interpretation. It is within the framework of utopia that the City of Refugees represents a place that transcends the fate of the refugee and the reason they were torn from their homeland and not given safe haven fleeing their country. It is a concept for a new city that welcomes these optimistic people looking for a place to be free from oppression. The City of Refugees is a soft place to land that believes in the future. The University of Houston College of Architecture + Design with 135 students is proposing four cities on four continents as prototypes that represent a real Utopia for housing the unprecedented migration of people moving across borders. This UN-sponsored, free economic zone for the four cities can be funded by small fractions of the defense budgets appropriated by the UN. The innovative cities create a platform for a new, multi-ethnic society based upon justice, tolerance, and economic viability with a net zero energy consumption

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within a sustainable environment. The new three-dimensional cities redefine the concept of streets by no longer needing cars creating a real utopia for those with no voice. Authors Peter Jay Zweig, FAIA, is a principal in the firm Peter Jay Zweig Architects and a professor at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture + Design. He is an architect, interior designer, educator, exhibition designer, and author. The award-winning firm has won recognition for three international, 26 national, and 16 regional architectural awards. In addition he has received 80 domestic and international patents for building system innovations. Gail Peter Borden, FAIA, is principal of the architecture office Borden Partnership and professor and director of Graduate Studies at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. His numerous awards and publications include: the Architectural League Prize; an artist-in-residence at the Chinati Foundation, the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony; a Graham Foundation Grant; the Borchard Fellowship; and books including: Material Precedent, Matter, Principia, Process, Lineament, and New Essentialism.

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Bracket [Takes Action] Neeraj Bhatia and Mason White

and encouraged. Equally, this is our call to action—it is time for design to take action and greater accountability for its actions in our contemporary socio-political spheres. Bracket [Takes Action] provokes spatial practice’s potential to incite and respond to action. Author Neeraj Bhatia is principal of the design office, The Open Workshop, and associate professor at the California College of the Arts, where he also directs the urbanism research lab, The Urban Works Agency. The rise of several divisive leaders within contemporary politics has once again brought action to the foreground. As a new generation makes their voices heard, they are also grappling to find effective platforms for action through design. The notion of action simultaneously evokes a discussion on what we are acting for and value. This is particularly important to consider at a moment when the authoritative systems—governments and corporations— appear more divergent to the voices on the ground. At the same time, within an increasingly pluralistic society, what we collectively value is increasingly unclear, which presents a primary challenge on action. Bracket [Takes Action] is situated at a critical point in history where the who, what, where, and how of action need to be re-conceptualized to relate to who we are, how we live, and how we communicate today. The role of design and the agency of the designer are at stake in facilitating or stifling action. Bracket [Takes Action] contains over 28 essays and 15 design projects that are structured into six sub-themes: ReAction, CounterAction, InterAction, FAction, InAction, and RetroAction. The intent of the fourth almanac of Bracket is to unpack the contemporary possibility of action through design. Our contention here is that a democracy in deficit cannot be repaired without a deeper investigation in how actions can be designed, accommodated for,

Mason White is co-founder of Lateral Office, and associate professor at University of Toronto, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. Essays by Pier Vittorio Aureli, Neeraj Bhatia, Vishaan Chakrabarti, Belinda Tato, Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Mason White, Serafina Amoroso, Lori A. Brown, Steven Chodoriwsky, Jill Desimini, Gabriel Duarte, Samaa Elimam, FAS- Foreign Architects Switzerland, Lindsay Harkema, Alison Hugill, Dan Dorocic, Hamed Khosravi, Kees Lokman, Markus Miessen, David Eugin Moon, Stephen Mueller, Ersela Kripa, Lucia Jalon Oyarzun, Albert Pope, Tobias Revell, Christopher Roach, Azadeh Zaferani, and Mimi Zeiger Projects by James Brazil, Founding Partner uAbureau, Michael Cook, Katherine Jenkins, Parker Sutton, Mariam Kamara, Elizabeth Golden, Aristodimos Komninos, Guy Königstein, Karen Lewis, Cesar Lopez, Claudia Mainardi, Matthew Mazzotta, N H D M / Nahyun Hwang + David Eugin Moon ,, Rafi Segal, David Salazar, Jin Young Song, Martin Sztyk, TVK - Trévelo & Viger-Kohler Architectes Urbanistes, URBANÍSTICA, De Peter Yi, and Azadeh Zaferani

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Architecture Beyond Experience Michael Benedikt

ARCHITECTURE BEYOND EXPERIENCE

ARCHITECTURE BEYOND EXPERIENCE

MICHAEL BENEDIKT

MICHAEL BENEDIKT

Architecture Beyond Experience is an interdisciplinary work in the service of one goal: the bringing about of a more relational, “posthuman” and yet humanist strain in architecture. It argues against the values that currently guide much architectural production (and the larger economy’s too), which is the making, marketing, and staging of ever more arresting experiences. The result, in architecture, is experientialism: the belief that what gives a building value, aside from fulfilling its shelter functions, is how its views and spaces make us personally feel as we move around it. The author argues that it’s time to find a deeper basis for making and judging architecture, a basis which is not personal-experiencemultiplied, but which is dialogical and relational from the start. He uses the word relational to describe an architecture that guides people in search of encounter with (or avoidance of) each other and that manifests and demonstrates those same desires in its own forms, components, and materials. Buildings are beings. When architecture, they teach as well as protect; they tell us who we were and who we want to be; they exemplify, they deserve respect, invite investment, and reward affection. These are social-relational values, values that both underlie and go beyond experiential ones

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(sometimes called “phenomenological”). Such relational values have been suppressed, in part because architects have joined the Experience Economy, hardly noticing they have done so. Architecture Beyond Experience provides the argument and the concepts to ultimately re-center a profession. Author Michael Benedikt is the director of the Center for American Architecture and Design (CAAD) at the University of Texas at Austin, where he holds the Hal Box Chair in Urbanism, is an ACSA Distinguished Professor of Architecture, teaches design studio and architectural theory, and directs the school’s Interdisciplinary Studies master’s degree program. He is a graduate of Yale University and of the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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Women [Re]Build Stories, Polemics, Futures

Franca Trubiano, Ramona Adlakha, and Ramune Bartuskaite Outstanding Scholarly Book Award. She is presently completing a manuscript Building Theories (Routledge), which challenges late 20th-century definitions and practices of architectural theory. Franca was president of the Building Technology Educators Society (BTES) (2015); a founding member of the editorial board of the journal Technology, Architecture and Design (TAD); and a member of the Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) (2013–2016).

Women [Re]Build: Stories, Polemics, Futures is exemplary in its mission to combine in one resource reflections on the renewal of feminist thought in architecture (Framing Stories), challenges to practice made possible by activism (Shaping Polemics), and portrayals of inspiring practitioners who pave the way for future women architects (Building Futures). The goal of this edited book is to increase the visibility and voice of women who everyday challenge the definition and practice of architecture. Women [Re]Build gathers words and projects of leading women thinkers, activists, designers, and builders who have dared to ask, “where are the women?” Where are the women whose architectural work should be celebrated and recognized for its courage and impact; who have cultivated female leadership while challenging the very principles of the discipline they represent; and who’ve asked the most difficult and rigorous of questions of those who build their visions? Authors Dr. Franca Trubiano is associate professor in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design and a registered architect with l’Ordre des Architectes du Québec. Her research on “Fossil Fuels, the Building Industry, and Human Health” is sponsored by the Kleinman Energy Center. Her edited book Design and Construction of High-Performance Homes: Building Envelopes, Renewable Energies and Integrated Practice (Routledge Press, 2012), was translated into Korean and winner of the 2015 Sejong

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Ramona Adlakha currently lives in Toronto and practices architecture at Diamond Schmitt Architects. She was born in Calcutta, India, speaks five languages, and has been lucky enough to call multiple places across the globe her home. Ramona holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania where she co-founded Penn Women in Architecture (PWIA), received the Alpha Ro Chi Medal for professional merit and the William Melhorn Scholarship in architectural history and theory. Ramona holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, Fine Art, and Literary Studies from the University of Toronto where she was the recipient of the Government of Canada’s Millennium Provincial Laureate scholarship awarded for exhibited excellence in community involvement, innovation, and leadership. Ramona is an executive member of Building Equality in Architecture Toronto (BEAT)—a national movement across Canada promoting equity in design, a board member of the Penn-Wharton Club of Toronto, and a LEED accredited professional. Ramona is deeply committed to promoting the incidence and visibility of women in design. Ramune Bartuskaite holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture with a minor in Marketing from Miami University. During her studies, she also had the privilege of participating in exchange programs in Copenhagen, Denmark and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London, U.K. At Penn, she co-founded Penn Women in Architecture (PWIA) and was a recipient of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal for leadership, willing service, and promise of professional merit. She practices architecture at JKRP Architects in Philadelphia and serves as chief creative director of Rise First—a non-profit for first-generation students. She is actively involved in the Philadelphia Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Philadelphia’s Green Building United. She hopes to be an advocate for more equitable, diverse, and inclusive development within our cities. Contributors Franca Trubiano, Ramona Adlakha, Ramune Bartuskaite, Joan Ockman, Ila Berman, Mary McLeod, Despina Stratigakos, Marion Weiss, Sadie Morgan, Samantha Hardingham, Lori Brown, Julie Moskovitz, Annelise Pitts, Shirley Blumberg, Nicole Dosso, Winka Dubbeldam, Billie Tsien, Jeanne Gang, Margaret Cavenagh, and Penn Women in Architecture (PWIA)

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By combining visual narrative, magical realism, popular culture, and history in a way never done before, this book gives an unprecedented view of the British textile industry during the time of the Raj—and its remarkably successful use of paper labels as trademarks.

By Western Hands celebrates the history of rustic design—from the Adirondacks and National Park “parkitecture” style to the work of legendary western furnituremaker Thomas Molesworth—and describes its evolution to the art form it is today, one that is born of an individual artisan’s creative process and uniquely inspired by place.

This striking collection covers the past fifteen years of photographer Felisa Tan’s work. Consisting of seventy-two photographs exquisitely made and sequenced, they unveil spellbinding and strange mundane subjects from her extensive travels and light experimentations.

Jerins shows us the redemptive power of suffering, the quiet heroism of the American spirit, and our refusal to give up no matter the odds against us with his charcoal drawings that are a towering achievement of contemporary American art.


Seeing it All Women Photographers Expose our Planet Rhonda Rubinstein

Eleven visionary photographers—who happen to be women—focus upon moments of profound beauty and peril on our planet. As award recipients and jurors of the prestigious BigPicture international competition, these women are featured with more than 125 dramatic images that illustrate the extraordinary complexity of the natural world and challenge our very relations and perceptions of it. Seeing It All goes beyond the glamorizing images of nature and wildlife that are typically shown. Here, images connect the seen to the hidden, abundance with disappearance, icebergs to indigenous portraits, animal sanctuaries and climate scientists, and heart to head. These intrepid individuals use photography to expose how we— humans, animals, nature—are living together in these precipitous times. Each photographer provides a concise manifesto arising from their commitment to life on the planet, which is accompanied by a short profile and behind-the scenes insights into their activities. Join Ami Vitale, Cristina Mittermeier, Suzi Eszterhas and others as they venture from Africa to the Arctic, through deep oceans to distant islands. Be witness to the last animal of its species. Delight in the birth of the next generation.

The significance and urgency of Seeing It All is expressed in the introduction by Rhonda Rubinstein, plus essays by renowned writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit, and neuroscientist, writer and stage director Indre Viskontas. Author Rhonda Rubinstein combines photography, narrative, and design to produce compelling experiences in all media. As Creative Director of the California Academy of Sciences, Rhonda co-founded BigPicture Natural World Photography, an acclaimed annual international competition and exhibition. She is the author of WONDERS: Spectacular Moments in Nature Photography and has written about visual culture for various magazines. All Credited Contributors: Writers: Rhonda Rubinstein, Rebecca Solnit, Indre Viskontas Photographers: Britta Jaschinski, Camille Seaman, Cristina Mittermeier, Daisy Gilardini, Esther Horvath, Jen Guyton, Jo-Anne McArthur, Morgan Heim, Suzi Eszterhas, Tui De Roy Contributing editors: Sophie Stafford, Peg Tyre, Gayle Laird

$45.00 8.25” x 10.25” Portrait • 160pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-30-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Labels of Empire Textile Trademarks: Windows into India in the Time of the Raj Susan Meller

It was said that at one time Great Britain clothed the world. In the 1880s, when the British textile industry was at its most prosperous to date, much of the world’s population wore clothing made from fabric produced in the mills of Lancashire. From 1910 to 1913 alone, seven billion yards of cloth were folded, stamped, labeled, and baled. Most of this output was for export—with 40 percent of it shipped to India. In order to differentiate their goods, British textile manufacturers and their agents had illustrated paper labels known as “shipper’s tickets” pasted to the faceplate of each piece of folded cloth sold into the competitive Indian market. Designed to appeal to the local people, and printed and registered in Manchester, these brightly colored images further helped to establish a company’s brand. Hindu gods, native animals, scenes from the great Indian epics—the Mahabharata and Ramayana—and views of everyday life were common subjects. In a sense a form of premium, they provided the consumer with an additional incentive to buy the goods of a particular firm.

Organized by subject, from “Gods and Goddesses” to “Swaraj and Swadeshi,” Labels of Empire begins with the late 19th-century heyday of British textile manufacturing and closes with Indian independence in 1947. By combining visual narrative, magical realism, popular culture, and history in a way never done before, this book gives an unprecedented view of the British textile industry during the time of the Raj—and its remarkably successful use of Paper labels as trademarks. Author Susan Meller is co-author of Textile Designs: Two Hundred Years of European and American Patterns (Abrams, 1991); author of Russian Textiles: Printed Cloth for the Bazaars of Central Asia (Abrams, 2007) and Silk and Cotton: Textiles from the Central Asia that was (Abrams, 2013; La Martinière, 2013); and contributing author to Colors of the Oasis: Central Asian Ikats (The Textile Museum, 2010).

$150.00 9” x 11.75” Portrait • 544 + tip on + 1,285 full-color illustrations • Hardbound + jacket + reinforced spine binding with Cotton JHT cloth over 3.5mm boards case + spot Varnish on all images • 978-1-954081-25-3 Publication Date Spring 2023 World Rights: Available

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Site Lines Lost New York, 1954–2022 Jill Gill

Born and bred New Yorker Jill Gill is equal parts artist and author, commentator, and collector, a true inamorata of the ever-changing city. Since the mid-1950s, she has captured the buildings and streetscapes of the city (especially those about to be lost to urban renewal) in a series of more than 100 watercolor and ink paintings. The New York she portrays is one of classic movies, vintage postcards, and hand-painted wall advertisements. The scenes in Site Lines: Lost New York, 1954–2022 extend from Midtown South, home of the artist from the mid-1940s to the mid1960s, to the Upper East Side, where she and her family lived in a historic Rhinelander townhouse. Along the way she passes through Midtown, including storied Fifth Avenue and the Theater District, and the Upper West Side. Her work includes buildings both important and unimportant that would otherwise have been lost to memory: the glorious Helen Hayes Theater, the Art Deco Horn & Hardart Automat on 57th Street, and blocks upon blocks of ordinary yet distinctive retail and commercial structures. In addition, Gill includes buildings that have themselves been quietly observing the changing city, often changing along with it: St. Bart’s, the Villard Houses, and MoMA before it “ate” 53rd Street. Each scene is accompanied by text that blends in-depth research with first-hand observation.

Author Life-long New Yorker Jill Gill has been creating watercolor and ink paintings of “lost New York” streetscapes for more than 60 years. Her body of artwork also includes woodcuts, silk screen prints, and collages. Gill’s body of work includes commissioned townhouse paintings. She is also the author/illustrator of the children’s book Tiger & Leopard.

$50.00 9.5” x 10” Portrait • 224pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-69-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Silver Moments into Memory Genevieve de Manio, Foreword by Theodore Stebbins

For more than 25 years, Genevieve has worked in the world’s finest venues, photographing events in Boston, New York, the Southeastern United States, and Europe. A storytelling professional, with a keen photojournalist’s eye and warm sensitivity to her clients, she documents, in beautiful and evocative images, the weddings of her clients. While Silver is a photographic retrospective, the book also tells Genevieve’s story—from the moment she realized she was a wedding photographer to today, 25 years later. In the book introduction, she states “the story these photographs tell is one of surprise and delight, love, and gratitude. I am passionate about what I do, constantly exploring and forever grateful that my life and my livelihood are entwined. My days are filled with a seamless flow of rigorous preparation, intense activity, and quiet reflection. Building trust and connection with couples on the cusp of new adventures, I turn moments into memories.”

Professor Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., one of the nation’s most distinguished art historians, has written extensively on American and contemporary art. He is the author of widely admired books on photographers Edward Weston and Charles Sheeler. Stebbins has taught at Harvard, Yale, and Boston University, and served as curator of American art at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and at the Harvard Art Museums.

Author In the more than 25 years since Genevieve de Manio discovered her passion for wedding photography, she has worked at the finest venues throughout the United States and around the world. Her acclaimed photographs, for both well-known and little-known clients, are widely praised and published. De Manio is a graduate of Hollins University and the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, Georgia and works from her home studio in Carlisle, Massachusetts.

$65.00 10” x 12.25” Portrait • 240pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-85-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Life in Charcoal Edgar Jerins

Forged in the crucible of family tragedy, Edgar Jerins's monumental charcoal drawings are a towering achievement of contemporary American art. Arthur Miller commanded “Attention must be paid” and in these meticulously observed images, the artist does exactly that. His middle American subjects have been buffeted by a sea of troubles, sometimes of their own causing. Jerins brilliantly and movingly captures friends and family members at a moment when all denial has been stripped away. There is no irony here, no flippant art world in-jokes, no smug condescension, and certainly no sentimentality. Jerins shows us the redemptive power of suffering, the quiet heroism of the American spirit, and our refusal to give up no matter the odds against us. The difficulties his subjects have with relationships, money, health, aging, substance abuse, violence, and death are part of the human condition that we Americans all know too well. With unflinching honesty and the kind of empathy only known by fellow travelers, Edgar Jerins brings a new realism to American art. His art is not just about life, it is life. Contributors Edgar Jerins was born in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1958. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1980. His primary focus was always portraiture, whether the subject was clothed or nude. In 2001 he began a series of large-scale narrative drawings of his family and friends in crisis. The drawings received considerable attention in the form of grants, reviews, and museum exhibitions and purchases.

Robert Cozzolino is the Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He curates collaboratively, in partnership with artists, colleagues, and broad communities. “Starting where you are” is critical to his practice—knowing the immediate context and deeper history of the place in which he works. Dr. Cozzolino is drawn to artists that make work about the full range of human experience, especially those who aspire to visually express the intangible, states of consciousness, and a full range of emotions. Although he has worked on topics from the 19th and 20th centuries, he regularly works with contemporary artists in examining history. He has curated over sixty exhibitions, including Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art, World War I and American Art, Peter Blume: Nature and Metamorphosis, David Lynch: The Unified Field, and The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World.

$45.00 9” x 11” Landscape • 120pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-37-4World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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Beloved Ukraine Photographs by Paul Chesley Paul Chesley

The war in Ukraine has brought about a newfound curiosity and interest in a country that is often misunderstood. Beloved Ukraine offers a glimpse into this country before the recent conflict, as captured through the lens of National Geographic Society photographer, Paul Chesley, over the course of several years. Beloved Ukraine is a tribute to this enigmatic country and its people. Author Paul Chesley comes from a family of inventors, artists, and adventurers who encouraged exploration into the unknown. By the time Chesley was in his mid-twenties, he realized that he could make a larger contribution to life through his photography. For the next four decades, beginning in the early 1970s, he completed more than thirty-five projects around the world with the National Geographic Society. He also freelanced for numerous American and international publications. He was honored by the inclusion of his work in the Society’s first major exhibition, The Art of Photography at National Geographic: A 100 Year Retrospective, at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. Solo exhibitions of his work have appeared in museums in London, Tokyo, New York, and Honolulu. In December 2012, during the National Geographic Society’s 125th anniversary, Chesley’s work was included in their exhibition and auction at Christies’s in New York City. His greatest enjoyment is capturing the lives of people and cultures in his international projects.

$60.00 8.5” x 11” Portrait • 180pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-60-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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Working in Industrial Los Angeles Martin H. Krieger

WOR K I NG I N I N DU ST R IA L L O S A NG E L E S

P H OTO G RA P H S BY M A R T I N H. K R I E G E R

Photographs of actual people at work in various industries in Los Angeles and its environs: cloth, wood, metal, oil, chemicals, …. Most of us have little sense of how the stuff of our lives is actually manufactured and the places where that happens. Los Angeles is one of the premier industrial concentrations in the United States. This book shows the reader just what they ordinarily do not see. Krieger has visited hundreds of industrial sites in the Los Angeles area. He is invited in about a third of the time, and then he systematically photographs the people—at work—who make clothing, furniture, chemicals, metal parts, as well as those working at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and at the iconic County Hospital of Los Angeles. Up close, we discover the actual work that people do, and the places where they do that work. Author Martin Krieger is professor emeritus of planning at the University of Southern California. He has published ten scholarly books and many journal articles. Since 1998, he has been systematically photographing Los Angeles and its environs. His original training was as an experimental physicist.

$35.00 7” x 9” Landscape • 220pp • Softbound • 978-1-957183-90-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2023

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By Western Hands Decorative Art from the Heart of the West Chase Reynolds Ewald

By Western Hands; Decorative Art from the Heart of the West celebrates the history of rustic design—from the Adirondacks and National Park “parkitecture” style to the work of legendary western furnituremaker Thomas Molesworth—and describes its evolution to the art form it is today, one that is born of an individual artisan’s creative process and uniquely inspired by place. The book includes leading voices in the movement, features original examples of bespoke mountain and rustic interiors, and showcases one-of-a-kind artworks from fifty of the best rustic and western decorative artisans working today. By Western Hands; Decorative Art from the Heart of the West is at once a history, a compendium and a curated showcase full of design inspiration, whether one owns a rustic, western or country home, or simply dreams of one.

Author Chase Reynolds Ewald first discovered the work of furniture designer Thomas Molesworth when she came to Cody at age eighteen to work at Valley Ranch, located in the fabled Upper South Fork Valley of the Shoshone River, which led directly to the work she has done since, including fifteen books, two Western Design Conference Sourcebooks and hundreds of magazine articles for western lifestyle publications. Chase has worked on various ranches and for backcountry outfitters in the Yellowstone region and ran the nonprofit Breteche Creek Ranch in Wapiti, Wyoming for eight years. A graduate of Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism at U.C. Berkeley, she works as a writer, editor, and consultant, helping private clients craft their stories.

$75.00 11” x 14” Landscape • 240pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-16-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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An Affair of Flowers John Rodrigues

This impressive book is richly illustrated with 91 gorgeous macro photographs—of flowers, and also some of their pollinators—by John Rodrigues, an artist who has taken that time to truly see. We invite you to sit back, maybe with a cup of hot Chamomile tea, and indulge in these images—taking the time to truly see these flowers, and to appreciate their inherent majesty. John Rodrigues takes an old lens and new camera and gives us a new look at an old photographic subject. Author John Rodrigues grew up surfing on California’s Central Coast then moved down south in 1979 where he picked up his love for photography. He worked as a photographer for Motown, and pursued photography jobs in the area. He took headshots for aspiring actors, photojournalism assignments for local papers, and of course some nice family pictures. From the very beginning of his career, his favorite subjects have been landscapes and nature.

that changed the way he worked. The thought process was: what if he coupled the old Canon lens with a modern mirrorless camera? He was using the SONY A7R IV, and it became the perfect vehicle to meld old technology with new using a simple adapter to create a whole different way of seeing flowers. This allowed for a “live view” screen that gave license to see his subjects in real time— he could move in and out of petals, stamens, and leaves like a mini spaceship. These images with a narrow field of focus had the “look” Rodrigues had been striving to achieve throughout his whole career.

For 25 years Rodrigues co-owned Boulevard Camera, a momand-pop photo store, lab, and studio. Back then he made it his job to know every type or piece of camera equipment. He particularly loved Canon’s fast 55mm f/1.2 lens made in the 1970s—that lens stuck out particularly, and years later led to a photographic epiphany

$39.95 8" x 10" Portrait • 120pp • Hardbound with jacket. • 978-1-954081-72-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: December 2022

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In Search for Meaning Felisa Tan

In Search for Meaning is the first published book by artistphotographer Felisa Tan. This striking collection covers most of her major work for the past fifteen years, many of which were never published before. Consisting of seventy-two photographs exquisitely made and sequenced by Felisa herself, unveiling spellbinding and strange mundane subjects from her extensive travels and light experimentations at home, she has created a record of the way she experiences the world after undergoing more than a decade of evolution as an artist and human being. Felisa’s photographs reflect honest, clear observation, and an intricate and layered way of seeing, as she watches life unfold itself before her eyes. Her exceptionally loaded ways of looking at the world are reflected in her handling of space, composition, synchronized colours, shapes, and framing, and rather imperfect subjects and places. Common things—graffiti, carnivals, twilight, lonely scenes, and empty spaces—are all transformed by her subtle luminous vision into an extraordinary teacher, filled with ageless Presence and wisdom. The consistency of her proclivity towards certain kinds of places and moments of time, and deep insightful rendering of these moments, present us with an extension of her present tense, reading of meaning, and judgment of what might be of timeless importance to the readers in every phase of their lives. Furthermore, with her ability to grasp the little details that come her

way as both an individual and a representative of a larger human and universal context, this rich compendium of images in both natural and human settings transport the viewer into the heart of childlike wonder and a lush infinite Universe. Author Felisa Tan is a self-taught artist-photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Beginning with making photographs at home and posting them regularly on DeviantArt in 2007, photography has become a language she chooses to express her love for the world with. Appreciating beauty as it is, she aims to keep her work as accurate as possible to her real-life encounters. The breadth of her subjects is a reflection of her sensitivity to perceive beauty, even in the most ordinary places. Through her work, she hopes to inspire her audience to pause and cherish the myriad blessings that might otherwise be left unnoticed in a world of noise.

$49.95 7.87” x 11.42” Portrait • 152pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-01-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

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American Industry Photography of Kim Steele Introduction by Paul Goldberger

American Industry is as much a celebration as it is documentation. Through his unique vision and privileged access, photographer Kim Steele has achieved a spectacular distillation of a variety of icons of power. Some of these places of power are literal: sources of hydro-electric energy, such as dams or atomic and accelerators. Other places of power are more metaphorical: the might of massive construction as only heavy industry can achieve, whether in architecture or ships; or the romance of aviation and the exploration of space. The photographic images are as iconic as their subjects. Formally pure and powerful in their scale and clarity, they mirror the ambitious and inspirational quality of what are now understood to be quintessential and classic symbols of American ingenuity and drive. Together, the seven chapters, Hydro Power, Aviation, Heavy Industry, Energy, Space, Atomic Energy, and The Future, create a visual tapestry of American industrial power in the twentieth century. A testimony of a guilded age of American Industrial might. Contributors Kim Steele is a San Francisco-based American photographer. He was educated at the Newhouse School of communications at Syracuse University. After graduating he received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship and attended graduate school at the University of New Mexico, where he studied under Beaumont

$40.00 10” x 10” Square • 124pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-70-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2023

Newhall. In the 1970s through 2000s, his work was exhibited at the Foster/White Gallery in Seattle, OK Harris in New York, then Charles Cowles Gallery in Chelsea. His work is in the collections at MoMa, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, LACMA, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, Denver Art Museum, Seattle Art Museum, and many other collections. As well as in corporate collections such as Chase Manhattan Bank, Goldman Sachs, and New York Life. In addition to fine artwork Kim Steele has also taken on editorial assignments from clients such as Life, Fortune, Forbes, Smithsonian, Paris Match, and Stern. He also produces unforgettable images for corporate clients include such as EDS, Mobil Oil, Mead Paper, AT&T, Frito-Lay, and Exxon. Paul Goldberger is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. From 1997 through 2011, he served as the Architecture Critic for the New Yorker, where he wrote the magazine’s celebrated “Sky Line” column. He also holds the Joseph Urban Chair in Design and Architecture at the New School in New York City. He was formerly dean of the Parsons school of design, a division of the New School. He began his career at the New York Times, where in 1984 his architecture criticism was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Criticism, the highest award in journalism.

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Café Society Time Suspended: The Cafés and Bistros of Paris Joanie Osburn

The Parisian café is an integral part of the city’s daily life no matter the weather, the time of day or year, the mood or neighborhood. It is the spirit of the café, the dance of the waiters, the camaraderie of the patrons, the perpetual movement and joy, that brings Joanie Osburn to share a dollop of history, a shot of insight, and a boatload of images that celebrate the Paris café as a cultural heritage worth celebrating and preserving. Café Society: Time Suspended, The Cafés, & Bistros of Paris is a beautifully presented view of the origins, progression, and current state of the centuries-long tradition of the Parisian café, bistro, and brasserie. The book is neither a history book nor a cookbook, but a nontraditional travel guide, coffee table, and lifestyle book about a treasured lifestyle. Introductory text and timelines provide a concise narrative of the history and evolution of coffee, coffeehouses, cafés, bistros, and brasseries in Paris and across the globe and form a backdrop for the text and photos in the body of the book that highlights contemporary café life. Osburn’s unique perspective, honed over many decades as an American in Paris exploring and capturing images of café society, captivates and amuses with anecdotes and insider recommendations. Café Society: Time Suspended, The Cafés, and Bistros of Paris is a book that matters now as the world reopens and eager travelers return to Paris.

Author Joanie Osburn is an award-winning interior designer, artist, and photographer based in San Francisco, CA. She holds a BA in Humanities from the University of California at Berkeley, a degree in Interior Design and Color from the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, San Francisco, and studied painting, photography, and sculpture in Paris and Cal Arts Los Angeles. Her art is exhibited in galleries and museums across the US, and interior design projects featured in magazines, newspapers, and books, including the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, House Beautiful,Traditional Home, Sunset Books, and Architectural Digest.

$ 49.95 8.6” x 11.02” Portrait • 240pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-77-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: February 2023

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’93 til A Photographic Journey Through Skateboarding in the 1990s Pete Thompson

Bestseller To be a skateboarder today is a much different experience than it was for much of the 1990s. The photographs, quotes, and anecdotal text in ’93 til captures a time in skateboarding when making a livable income as a professional skater was a luxury and public understanding of skateboarding was at an all-time low. It was a time when skateboarding was searching for an identity, a time before Instagram and big corporate influences. Street skating was coming of age, testing its limitations and aligning itself with a new and innovate style of hip-hop culture that was emerging. Looking back, many skaters today feel as though the ’90s were the golden years of skateboarding. ’93 til is a captivating portal into a decade and a culture that is remembered with warmth and nostalgia. Much of the photography that Pete has unearthed for ’93 til was buried in boxes for close to two decades and hasn’t never been seen or published before. The 236-page book also contains several timeless images from his years shooting for SLAP and Transworld Skateboarding Magazine that will be familiar to the initiated. In addition to his stunning action shots are plenty of portraits and unguarded, candid moments that span from the late ’80s up through 2004. The book reveals a raw, unapologetic perspective of a world that no longer exists. Also included in the book alongside Pete’s imagery are quotes and anecdotes from legends like Tony Hawk, Arto Saari, Jamie Thomas, Guy Mariano, Nyjah Huston, Geoff Rowley, Stevie Williams, and others. Pete moved on from his career in skate photography in 2004 and is currently living in Brooklyn.

Author In a photography career spanning nearly three decades, Pete Thompson worked as senior staff photographer for Transworld Skateboarding Magazine and contributing photographer for SLAP and Skateboarder Magazine. Pete has photographed many of the best skateboarders in the world, during a time in the ’90s that some call “the golden era” of skateboarding, before leaving the skate industry in 2004. After re-locating to New York City in 2008, and assisting Danish fashion photographer Anders Overgaard, Pete’s work made a pivotal shift, exploring a more nuanced, spontaneous feeling. His current work focuses on capturing candid moments that communicate a spirit of honesty, and authenticity. Pete currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.

$60.00 9.25" x 12" Portrait • 236pp • Hardbound with Jacket • 978-1-951541-46-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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Photoscapes and the Egg Patricia Z. Smith

Photoscapes and the Egg is an intimate book to be savored and kept nearby, perhaps on a coffee table because of its sheer beauty. Inside its robin egg blue cloth cover are improvised photos of objects, nature, and art, each matched with a photo of an egg inside a cosmic circle—eggs with personalities from the calm ethereal to the hot aggressive. In full, there are more than 100 stunning color photos, all taken with an iPhone. The match of phenomena and eggs alludes to the dance of the material world with the invisible “birthing source” represented by the egg. Accompanying text and poems bring stories to the dance. The juxtapositions evoke surprise, insight, emotions, hope, and refreshment. They make wry jokes and touch on realities beyond the obvious. This book contains unabashed gentleness and spiritual toughness without pretense.

Author Patricia Z. Smith, 79, is a photographer, poet, and social activist. She was founder-director (and documentary director) of the first social network connecting women globally for secure private conversations. She documented poverty across the US, taught photography at the Smithsonian Institution and had one-person exhibits of her photographs. Foreword by Stephen Nachmanovitch Design by Louise Brody

Photoscapes and the Egg sprang from the mind of Patricia Z. Smith, a 79-year-old photographer and writer with extensive life experience and a pull since childhood to meld the physical with the esoteric. The design by Louis Brody is modern and serene. The book is a gift to the reader and her or his friends. It is a resource for these times and our future.

$30.00 7.7” x 9.25” Portrait • 104pp • Hardbound • 978-1-957183-21-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: December 2022

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Street Culture Seleen Saleh

Street Culture is a stunning collection of photographs representing women and men of color who exhibit a unique style. Seleen Saleh’s photographs reveal individuality, fearlessness, and creativity in the most vibrant beings who collectively represent street style. This style is as varied as the people; it is a personal expression that changes day to day. It is an expression of a person’s culture, mood, influences, and esthetics. Street style originated in the street where top designers look for inspiration for their next collections. The book preserves the integrity of street style and features some of the muses that have been forgotten or were never acknowledged. In the book Seleen combines photographs from her work at Essence Magazine with new images of jaw-dropping, creative and colorful moments. As a lover of fashion, art, and people, Seleen brings out the authentic nature of these known and unknown muses. Each person depicted here can be considered a brilliant artist in his or her own right. These portraits were taken in New York City—the perfect global destination—diverse and open and where people are not afraid to tell you who they are. There is an underfed audience for this book; the world is waking up and wants to see more diversity and more eclectic styles. Author Seleen Saleh in her younger years painted fashion spreads and collected inspiration from magazines and the world around her. In school at the Art Institute of Philadelphia she merged her love of fashion and photography. It was during this time that she began to develop her bold and vibrant style.

$39.95 5" x 7" Portrait • 300pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-59-9 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

Her editorial work has been featured in magazines such as British Vogue, People, Essence, Fault, Gilt, as well as gracing the cover of Footwear News. In addition to her own projects as a fashion photographer, Seleen began working at Essence Magazine in 2009. There, she helped develop the “Street Style” section of the magazine’s website, which boasts 658K unique visitors every month. Seleen enables her subjects to show their best selves. She takes photos of a snippet of time which immortalize her models making them bigger than life. She enables her viewers to experience and live in and through all her subjects. She has made it a priority to create and foster relationships with all these beautiful people. She cultivates connections while generating exponential exposure for her evolving brand. Her highly praised work stands as a divine tapestry of culture and sensuality.

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Inflatable Planet Addi Somekh

A balloon artist and photographer travels the world surprising people with improvised, inflatable crowns and offer a deep view into the nature of joy. The simple act of twisting a balloon for a complete stranger can make people instant friends. This idea animated balloon artist Addi Somekh and photographer Charlie Eckert to improvise balloon crowns for unsuspecting people throughout 35 countries and document their reactions. Part photography book, part sociological study, part spontaneous party, Inflatable Planet chronicles features of over 200 photos from this international experiment in joy. Authors Addi Somekh has been twisting balloons for almost 30 years and specializes in improvising elaborate headdresses. His side hustles include teaching a critical thinking course at UC Santa Cruz and playing music with his homemade balloon bass in his LA-based band Unpopable. Charlie Eckert is a photojournalist, living in New York City and working around the world. Reggie Watts is a musician, comedian and the bandleader on the Late Late Show with James Corden.

$40.00 9" x 11" Portrait • 252pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-15-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: December 2022

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Masters of Shape The Lives and Art of American Women Sculptors Maria Ausherman

This inspiring and beautifully illustrated book chronicles the lives of seventeen pioneering women sculptors who dared to speak their truths about inequality and injustice and overcame obstacles of gender and race in the last hundred and fifty years. The works that these talented artists cast, carved, and molded mirror both their internal worlds and the society surrounding them. There is no better way to inspire young women to fulfill their destiny with courage than to give them these brilliantly brief and cogent portraits of great women who shaped the world of sculpting and through that, our culture, and our world. Ausherman puts the spotlight on women artists simply by celebrating them insightfully, and so well. With many helpful references for additional in-depth readings and beautiful photographs taken by Steven Taylor, this book is a gem for anyone who loves reading how immensely skillful and creative people pursue their passions through the art of sculpture. Author Maria Ausherman, a high school teacher and independent scholar, is the author of The Photographic Legacy of Frances Benjamin Johnston published as a paperback by the University of Alabama Press in 2022, as well as author of Behind the Camera: American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World published by Goff Books, an Imprint of ORO Editions, in 2021. She is the co-author with Patricia Jennings of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii published by Koa Press in 2011.

$25.00 6" x 9" Portrait • 200pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-95-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: December 2022

Other contributors Steven Taylor, photographer Carol S. Ward, Introduction Kristen Visbal, Foreword

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Small Town Big Dreams The Life of Nancy Zeckendorf Nancy King Zeckendorf and Jane Scovell

This is a story of a young girl from a small town with a big dream that took her to Juilliard, Broadway, summer stock, the stage of the Metropolitan Opera and the Santa Fe Opera, and introduced her to her husband William Zeckendorf Jr. Her memoir overflows with the glamour of a life lived among the famous figures of mid-century New York society and the grit necessary to succeed in the professional world of dance. Fascinated by art and architecture, the vivacious ballerina Nancy Zeckendorf became a formidable development partner with her husband and a philanthropic leader in the performing arts–her fundraising ability is an art form unto itself. “I love hardware stores and tools,” she said of her common-sense approach to construction projects. Indeed, Nancy was a guiding force in the expansion of the Santa Fe Opera, the Lensic Performing Arts Center, and the premier community of Los Miradores where she lives now in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Contributors Nancy King Zeckendorf, formerly a principal dancer for the Metropolitan Opera Ballet and Santa Fe Opera, is a founding director and chair of the Lensic Performing Arts Center in Santa Fe. After her years as a dancer, she began a new career creating special events and fundraising for the arts. A design partner on projects in Santa Fe and New York with her late husband and New York real estate developer William Zeckendorf Jr., she is as comfortable with an architect’s blueprints as with a choreographer’s direction. Jane Scovell has written books with Elizabeth Taylor, Ginger Rogers, Tim Conway, Marilyn Horne, and a biography of Oona Chaplin. She is currently writing with director Brian Large.

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Anti-trend Resilient Design and the Art of Sustainable Living Kristine Hornshøj Harper

The overall purpose of Anti-trend is to encourage designers and consumers to take responsibility for overproduction and overconsumption, and to alter unsustainable production and behavioral patterns. Through a study of anti-trend as opposed to volatile trends the importance of pursuing resilience in life in general and in relation to the creation of sustainable design-objects and living solutions is underlined. Hence, the anti-trend investigations navigate through two main focal points: anti-trendy living and the anti-trendy design practice. Establishing a sustainable lifestyle and designing durable products have one very important thing in common: they revolve around the formation of an enduring core that can function as a stable, yet flexible foundation for actions and usage. One of the most important and vital ways of overcoming and turning around the immense environmental problems we are currently facing worldwide is radical reduction of consumption. However, despite the fact that altering our habitual consumer ways might sound straightforward, it appears to be unbelievably hard. Even though we are bombarded with horrific and very tangible scenarios involving starving polar bears, whales with plastic-filled stomachs, and burning rivers, and even though these images are presented as interlinked with overconsumption, we continue to shop, and we continue to discard the majority of our belongings way before they don’t work anymore or are worn out, and hence we continue to add to the

$35.00 7" x 9" Portrait • 304pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-05-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

mountains and islands of trash that are building up in landfills and in oceans. Why? Because we are evil? No, of course not. Rather, the reason could be partly interlinked with an increasing detachment from our physical, natural environment and partly with the fact that habits are hard to change, particularly when engulfed in a busy daily routine. Our lack of sustainable action is likely connected to the fact that status symbols are to an extent associated with new, flashy things, and to the constant craving for more that seems to govern our late-modern minds and societies, as well as to the despair that this entails. Therefore, a significant part of Anti-trend is dedicated to an investigation of despair as well as authentic, sustainable living. Other parts of the book are committed to solutions: to an investigation of how objects and living solutions can encourage fulfilled, sustainable, resilient living with less as well as to a concretization hereof in the shape of three legitimations for creating new products in a world that is already overflowing with things and product waste. Author Kristine H. Harper is a freelance writer and researcher. Her main research areas are sustainable object-design and living, aesthetics, permaculture, and preservation of endangered crafts traditions. She worked as a lecturer in Copenhagen for a decade and is the author of Aesthetic Sustainability and has written a wide range of articles on sustainability.

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A Botany of Violence 528 Years of Resistance & Resurgence Pablo Escudero, Ghazal Jafari, Pierre Bélanger

From germ theory to plantation logic, this book charts the 528year legacy of global, colonial powers in the violent search for the elusive Cinchona plant of South America, the only known natural cure for malaria in the world. Stolen by the Jesuits in the 17th century, smuggled abroad by Britain and Holland during the 18th century, mapped by German explorer Alexander von Humboldt in the 19th century, and exploited by global pharma in the 20th century, the Cinchona plant and the story of its powerful quinine extract not only lie at the base of modern civilization but trace the deep roots of Indigenous, territorial resistance back to the Amazon and the Andes. Composed as a geopolitical treatise, this book proposes a counter-map to rebuild relations with the Cinchona plant—originally known to its peoples as the “Quino tree”—and to challenge territorial destruction that continues to increase amidst state-sanctioned resource extraction and benevolent conservation. Using the unfamiliar format of an illustrated historical timeline, the chronological organization of images and stories presented as unique spatial evidence offer counter-narratives to the conventional bounded map of the nation state and the distancing of the past that often overshadows and obscures realities of the present-future. Contributors Pablo Escudero is a farmer, architect, and urbanist from the Andean region of Pichincha in northern Ecuador and US Fulbright Scholar living on traditional territories of Kechwa People. He is founding director and research coordinator of LA MINGA Collective based in Quito focusing on territories of conflict at the intersection of the Amazon and the Andes. Ghazal Jafari is a designer of Persian and Azeri descent and territorial scholar in exile. Originally from Tehran, her practice focuses

on spatial and environmental justice, immigrant narratives, women resistance movements, and non-Western spatial discourses. She is founding director of Miyan Rudan “Between Rivers,” a longterm territorial initiative based along the Karun River watershed, borderlands of Iran and Iraq. Pierre Bélanger is a settler designer and landscape architect, originally from Montréal and Ottawa, currently in Boston, traditional lands of the Massachusett Peoples, territory of the Wampanoag and Nipmuc Nations. He currently coordinates The 1492 Project, an initiative dedicated to the removal of Columbus monuments across the Americas and the dismantling of structures of white supremacy. Together, they are founding members of OPEN SYSTEMS / Landscape Infrastructure Lab, a non-profit organization dedicated to the opening of knowledge of complex ecological challenges and raising awareness of geopolitical conflicts at the intersection of environmental justice, spatial inequality, climate change, and community self-determination.

$50.00 5.5” x 6.5” Landscape • 532pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-93-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2022

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Think Before You Shoot The Art of Taking Creative Photographs Santino Zafarana

This is a book is a visual feast, an offering both for those who love fine art and those who recognize the thought behind its creation. It is in addition, a book for photographers seeking to learn how to make your own photographs more artistic. The goal of this book is to offer readers a guide for those seeking to take fine, interpretive photographs and a joyful thought-provoking journey that the photographs in this book will inspire. Author For more than 45 years, Santino Zafarana has simply photographed “the magic of light,” and now shares his key techniques in this book. Think Before You Shoot is a fine art photography book and educational guide created to help inspire photographers of all levels to learn how to see and creative great photographs, no matter where they are in their photographic journey.

$70.00 9" x 12" Portrait • 204pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-78-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Goff Books Fall 2023


Slow Wine Guide USA Edited by Giancarlo Gariglio

The very best wines are awarded the Top Wine accolade. Among these we have the Slow Wines—which beyond their outstanding sensory quality are of particular interest for their sense of place, environmental sustainability or historical value—and the Everyday Wines, representing excellent value at prices within $30. The most interesting wineries on the other hand are awarded the Snail, for the way they interpret Slow Food values (sensory perceptions, territory, environment, identity) while offering good value for money; the Bottle, to wineries whose wines are of outstanding sensory quality throughout the range; the Coin to those estates offering excellent value for money. Contributors Giancarlo Gariglio: Editor-in-chief Deborah Parker Wong: Coordinating Editor Pam Strayer: Senior Editor Editorial Assistant: Jonathan Gebser Other contributors Gwendoyln Alley, Peg Champion, Catherine Fallis, MS, Charles Kelly, Laurie Love, Sally Ohlin, Karla Ravandi, Leslie Rosa, Amber Turpin, L.M. Archer, Sophia McDonald Bennett, Catherine Fallis, MS, Ellen Landis, Neal D. Hulkower, Ph.D., Nancy Crosier, Robin Shreeves, and Kathleen Wilcox Slow Wine Guide USA is a new and revolutionary guide to the wines of California, Oregon, New York, and Washington. Thanks to the help of a handful of expert contributors, we’ve selected the best wineries from each state and reviewed their most outstanding bottles. The idea behind Slow Wine is simple: it acknowledges the unique stories of people and vineyards, of grape varieties and landscapes, and of their wines. The awareness that wine is more than just liquid in a glass helps wine lovers make better, more conscious choices and enhances the very enjoyment of this beverage. Since its beginnings in Italy twelve years ago, Slow Wine has combined its tasting sessions with equally important moments of exchange and debate with producers. The direct contact with winegrowers and winemakers allows for a genuine, authentic, and always up-to-date report on what’s happening in America’s vineyards and cellars.

The Slow Wine Guide evaluates over 400 different wineries and treats each with the utmost respect and attention. The Slow Wine team prides itself on the human contact it has with all producers, which is essential to the guide’s evaluations. While other guides limit their relationship to a blind tasting and brief write up, Slow Wine takes the time to get personal with each winery in order to create a wellinformed, detailed review of the wines themselves and the people behind the production. Slow Wine selects wineries that respect and reflect their local terroir and practice sustainable methods that benefit the environment. And for the first time ever, those wineries that receive the snail or the official Slow Wine seal are 100% free of chemical herbicides, a quality that the Slow Wine Guide continues to passionately support.

Each winery receives a review divided in three sections: the first one is dedicated to the people who live and work at the winery, the second to the vineyards and the way they’re farmed, and the third to the finest wines currently available on the market.

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TOP WINES

91 Chalone Old Vine Pinot Blanc 2018 1 Seabold Cellars 42 Cienega Valley Chardonnay 2016 1 DeRose Vineyards

California

78 Arroyo Grande Valley Rim Rock Vineyard Syrah 2017 2 Piedrasassi

103 Adelaida District Paso Robles Esprit de Tablas 2017 2 Tablas Creek Vineyard

65 Astral Blend 2019 3 Les Lunes Wine

SLOW WINE

28 Alexander Valley Scheurebe 2019 1 Bannister Wines 103 Alexander Valley Warnecke Ranch Rosé Saignée 2019 3 Sutro Wine Company

EVERYDAY WINE

EVERYDAY WINE

30 Ballard Canyon PMV Clone #1 Syrah 2018 2 Beckmen Vineyards

81 Dry Creek Valley Cinsaut 2018 2 Preston Farm & Winery

29 Ben Lomond Mountain Beauregard Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 2 Beauregard Vineyards

41 Dry Creek Valley Estate Sagrantino Riserva 2013 2 DaVero Farms & Winery

SLOW WINE

25 Bike Path Tempranillo Grenache 2018 2 EVERYDAY WINE Angeleno Wine Co. 52 Calaveras Rorick Heritage Vineyard Chenin Blanc 2018 1 Haarmeyer Wine Cellars

EVERYDAY WINE

82 Amador County Shake Ridge Ranch Based on a True Story 2018 2 CARY Q WINES

73 Calaveras Rorick Heritage Vineyard Mondeuse Rosé 2019 3 Jaimee Motley Wines

87 Amador County St. Amant Vineyard Trousseau 2018 2 Rootdown Wine Cellars

74 California Petite Sirah 2018 2 Mountain Tides Wine Co.

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SLOW WINE

EVERYDAY WINE

98 Amador County The Old Soldier Touriga 2018 2

63 Calistoga Larkmead Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 2

42 Anderson Valley Dach Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 2 Domaine Anderson

69 Carmel Valley Massa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 2 Maître de Chai

SLOW WINE

113 Carneros Founder’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2017 2 ZD Wines

SLOW WINE

St. Amant Winery

40 Anderson Valley Elke Home Ranch Rosé 2019 3 County Line Vineyards

Larkmead Vineyards

SLOW WINE

EVERYDAY WINE

66 Anderson Valley Estate Blanc de Gris 2015 4 Lichen Estate

57 Carneros Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 1 Hyde de Villaine - HdV

65 Anderson Valley FEL Chardonnay 2018 1 Cliff Lede Vineyards

70 Carneros Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2019 1 Massican

EVERYDAY WINE

104 Anderson Valley Filigreen Farm Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 2 Tessier Winery 44 Anderson Valley Fog-Eater Pinot Noir 2018 2 Drew

SLOW WINE

54 Anderson Valley RSM Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017 2 Handley Cellars

SLOW WINE

112 Anderson Valley Wentzel Vineyard Albariño 2018 1 Yamakiri Wines

22 Centennial Mountain Rosso 2018 2 Aeris Wines

SLOW WINE

32 Central Coast Besson Vineyard Old Vine Grenache 2018 2 Birichino

SLOW WINE

EVERYDAY WINE

101 Central Coast Grenache 2016 2 Storrs Winery & Vineyards

EVERYDAY WINE

33 Central Coast Le Cigare Volant 2018 2 Bonny Doon Vineyard 67 Central Coast Syrah 2018 2 Lindquist Family Wines

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70 Contra Costa County Muscat Blanc 2019 1 Margins Wine

EVERYDAY WINE

EVERYDAY WINE

76 Contra Costa Oakley Road Mataro 2018 2 SLOW WINE Once & Future Wine

64 Ballard Canyon Estate Syrah 2017 2 Larner Vineyard & Winery

80 Agnes Sorrel Cabernet Franc 2019 2 Pott Wines 72 Alexander Valley Bell Mountain Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2019 1 Medlock Ames

EVERYDAY WINE

27 Clements Hills Vermentino 2018 1 Avivo

SLOW WINE

EVERYDAY WINE

SLOW WINE

SLOW WINE

51 Happy Canyon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 2 Grimm’s Bluff

85 Livermore Valley Merlot Reserve 2016 2 Retzlaff Vineyards and Estate Winery

69 Dry Creek Valley Kierkegaard Vineyard EVERYDAY WINE Chenin Blanc 2018 1 Maître de Chai

74 El Dorado Water Tower Blanc 2019 1 Narrow Gate Vineyards

61 Los Olivos District Semillon 2019 1 Kings Carey Wines

EVERYDAY WINE

84 Madera County Love Ranch Counoise 2019 2 Raft Wines

EVERYDAY WINE

104 Fiddletown Terre Rouge Viognier 2017 1 EVERYDAY WINE Terre Rouge/Easton Wines 110 Fort Ross-Seaview Estate Zinfandel 2015 2 SLOW WINE Wild Hog Vineyard

EVERYDAY WINE

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EVERYDAY WINE

EVERYDAY WINE

71 McFadden NV Sparkling Cuvée Brut Rosé 4 McFadden Vineyard & Blue Quail 108 Mendocino Carignan 2018 2 Vinca Minor

SLOW WINE

25 Mendocino County Comptche Ridge Pinot Noir 2018 2 Anthill Farms Winery

SLOW WINE

102 Mendocino County Honeymoon 2018 1 Martha Stoumen Wines

85 Fort Ross-Seaview Mohrhardt Ridge Chardonnay 2018 1 Red Car

79 Mendocino County Old Vine Carignane 2017 2 Porter Creek Vineyards

46 Fort Ross-Seaview Waterhorse Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 2 Enfield Wine Co.

35 Mendocino County Oppenlander Vineyard SLOW WINE Chardonnay 2017 1 Campovida

EVERYDAY WINE

39 Fountaingrove Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 2 Cornell Vineyards

33 Mendocino County The McNab 2016 2 Bonterra Organic Vineyards

36 Gomes Vineyard The Octopus Albariño EVERYDAY WINE Extra Brut 2018 4 CARBONISTE

93 Mendocino County Wild Thing Rendezvous Rosé 2019 3 Carol Shelton

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GRIMM’S BLUFF

GUTHRIE FAMILY WINES

1829 St. Helena Hwy. - tel. (707) 963-2784 www.grgich.com - info@grgich.com

2445 Alamo Pintado Ave #102. - tel. (805) 691-9065 www.grimmsbluff.com

610 Harbor Boulevard www.haarmeyerwinecellars.com

15401 Sonoma Hwy. - tel. (707) 996-5800 www.hamelfamilywines.com - info@hamelfamilywines.com

PEOPLE - Rare is the winery that puts its founder’s image on the label of its top wines, but when that founder is Mike (or Miljenko) Grgich, the image fits. A Croatian immigrant who arrived in Napa with one simple suitcase and just a few bucks, Grgich (now 97) famously made the Chardonnay that won the 1976 Paris Tasting. A storied career followed in partnership with Austin Hills (of Hills Bros. Coffee). These days Grgich’s daughter Violet serves as the winery’s president; Grgich’s nephew Ivo Jeramaz manages winemaking and production.

C This Demeter certified biodynamic ranch is a

PEOPLE - Guthrie Family Wines is an idea born from the dreams of a winemaking couple, a small boutique brand launched in 2013 to showcase a minimalist approach to winemaking. Blair Guthrie, whose day job involves making high end Napa Cab, always knew he wanted his own brand as soon as he got into the wine industry. They have actualized that vision to have complete freedom, to sell direct to consumers and to produce bright, fresh “New California” wines for folks who crave something a bit more accessible and refreshing.

PEOPLE - Pamela and George Hamel, Jr. bought a historic Sonoma Valley property and founded the winery in 2010 with their two sons, managing directors John B. Hamel II, and George F. Hamel III. Their sons run the family winery with a dream team of consultants including Pedro Parra (from Argentina) on terroir, Garrett Buckland (from Napa) on viticulture, Corinne Comme (from France) on biodynamics, and Alberto Antonini (from Tuscany) on winemaking.

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VINEYARDS - Grgich Hills has amassed a treasure trove of five estate vineyards that encompass the entire length of Napa Valley—from Calistoga in the north (good for Zinfandel) to Rutherford in the middle (prized for Cabernet) to Carneros in the south (perfect for Chardonnay). It grows another 166 acres of vines in American Canyon. In Yountville, its prized heritage Cabernet vineyard, has preserved old vines dating back to 1959. WINES - Grgich wines have always stood out for elegance, consistency and age-worthiness.

statement to what can be achieved when biodynamics are embraced from the outset.

PEOPLE - After living abroad in Monaco, Rick and Aurora Grimm relocated to California and purchased the bluff property in 2010. Bringing their love of European food and wine to the West Coast, they partnered with winemaker Paul Lato and biodynamic specialist Philippe Coderey and planted the first vines in 2012.

VINEYARDS - Guthrie sources all of their fruit, with high standards on using only organic. Blair says that one day he had an epiphany while shopping at Whole Foods, and asked himself “why do I not make my wines the way I eat?” Going forward, he decided to never buy fruit from a vineyard that is not farming organically or biodynamically.

WINES - South Africa native Ernst Stone is the winemaker, his goal is to craft elegant wines with pronounced sense of place.

WINES - Guthrie Wines are light, juicy, bright and clean. They pick early, which results in high aromatice and acid-driven, food friendly wine.

and fresh with red berry fruit. Seamlessly integrated, it’s an expression of timeless grace from the 1959 Yountville vines that its composed of. Rutherford Miljenko’s Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 2 1,135 cases; 70 $ - c - A newer wave style of Cab savory and complex, fruity, and herbal, with notes of chocolate and tobacco. Paris Tasting Commemorative Chardonnay 2017 1 940 cases; 97 $ - d - A gorgeously complex, top of the line Chardonnay impresses at first for its slightly creamy and rounded texture. Light on the entry, it then explodes on the palate with bright lemon, peach, a delicate whisper of pineapple, and citrus with a long, lingering finish. Napa Valley Estate Chardonnay 2019 1 2,500 cases; 45 $ - a c - Layered, juicy, racy

ored beauty sings of crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, cedary herbs, chocolate, and spice. With medium to full-bodied richness on the palate, it has notable freshness as well as beautiful purity and elegance. Santa Ynez Valley Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2017 1 350 cases; 28 $ - a - The nose is pronounced with classic aromas of gooseberry, fresh green apple, lime rind, and racy minerals. Tropical zest and intriguing spice dances on the palate. The mouthwatering minerality is redolent of the wet river stones awash off the bluff below the vines. Happy Canyon Cliff Hanger Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 2 250 cases; 65 $ - c - Crème de cassis, toasted spice, dried herbs, new saddle leather, and graphite all emerge amongst concentration and firm tannin structure that ensures this wine has a long life ahead.

Acres 366 - cases 65,000 Fertilizers compost, cover crops Plant protection organic, sulphur Weed control mechanical Yeasts spontaneous fermentation Grapes 100% estate-grown Certification organic

Acres 16.5 - cases 1,500 Fertilizers biodynamic compost Plant protection sulphur, organic, biodynamic preparations Weed control mechanical Yeasts spontaneous fermentation Grapes 100% estate-grown Certification biodynamic

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VINEYARDS - The vineyard rests at 850 feet above sea level overlooking the Santa Ynez River in Happy Canyon AVA. Through soil testing they discovered the estate’s unique series of sandy loam over clay and old riverbed rocks. Farmed biodynamically from the start, the warm days and cool evenings of Happy Canyon encourage a hands-off approach to their plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc.

T Yountville Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 2 690 cases; 150 $ - c Everything you’d expect from T Happy Canyon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon a perfectly balanced, old school Napa Cab - complex 2016 SLOW WINE 2 900 cases; 55 $ - c - This ruby col-

C A LI F O RNI A

SLOW WINE

34 Los Olivos District Sauvignon Blanc Au Naturel 2018 1 Brander Winery

EVERYDAY WINE

89 Edna Valley Spanish Springs Vineyard Chardonnay EVERYDAY WINE 2017 1 Sawyer Lindquist Wines

EVERYDAY WINE

76 Livermore Valley Estate Vineyard Petite Sirah 2016 2 Page Mill Winery

95 Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2016 2 Robert Sinskey Vineyards

107 Edna Valley Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard Albariño 2019 1 Verdad Wine Cellars

EVERYDAY WINE

30 Lake County Horne Ranch Survivor Petite Sirah 2018 2 Beaver Creek Vineyards

22 Los Carneros Boundless Optimism Rosé of Pinot Noir 2019 3 Adastra

62 Edna Valley Oliver’s Vineyard Chevey 2019 1 Lady of the Sunshine

SLOW WINE

82 Kelsey Bench Negroamaro 2018 2 Prima Materia Vineyard and Winery

83 Dry Creek Valley Fig Tree Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018 1 Quivira Vineyards

106 Dry Creek Valley Vermentino 2019 1 Unti Vineyards

SLOW WINE

21 Howell Mountain QUINTVS Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 2 ADAMVS

HAMEL FAMILY WINES

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VINEYARDS - The grapes come solely from four estate sites, which are all certified organic and biodynamic. Three are on the floor in the Sonoma Valley AVA—Tres Palmas in Kenwood and the Hamel Family Ranch and Armor Plate in Sonoma—while its Nuns Canyon vineyard is at higher elevation in the Moon Mountain District AVA. The Armor Plate vineyard was first planted in the 1890s and it still grows dry farmed, head trained Zinfandel. WINES - Committed to biodiversity and biodynamics, Hamel also integrates animals—chickens, goats and cows —into its regenerative agriculture program on the ranch site.

T Mendocino County Galaxy Carbonic Carignan 2019 EVERYDAY WINE 2 150 cases; 22 $ - a - The high acid- T Moon Mountain District Nuns Canyon ity and bright aromas of Carignan make it perfect for Vineyard 2017 2 215 casest; 160 $ - c - This monovanatural winemaking. The fruit comes from a 5th generation, old vine, dry-farmed vineyard in Mendocino County, important for making a lighter style red wine. It is fresh yet round, broad and juicy, full of strawberry, bubblegum, and an herbal, dusty nose from the whole-cluster style. Calaveras County Faux Picpoul Blanc 2019 1 150 cases; 22 $ - a - A special wine with fruit sourced from the Rorick Heritage Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. Limestone creates this mineral-driven, briny wine that displays pure “California sunshine,” as Guthrie puts it. Sonoma County Electric Syrah 2018 2 150 cases; 28 $ - c - Another 100% whole cluster, traditional fermentation wine. A tiny bit of carbonic gives it a little bubblegum, with bright raspberry fruit and a spicy earthy character.

rietal Cabernet Sauvignon is archetypal for expressing its windy, higher-elevation terroir showing intensity from complex dark fruit and age worthy tannins. Sonoma Valley Isthmus 2017 2 1,260 cases; 85 $ - c A Bordeaux blend composed of one third mountain fruit and two thirds valley grapes. Full bodied, it offers up concentrated, dense, black cherry notes with integrated tannins on the long finish. Though enjoyable now, it’s a gem for cellaring. Hamel Family Ranch Red Wine 2017 2 235 cases; 160 $ - c - A Bordeaux blend from valley fruit with notes of blackberries and plums. Sonoma Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 2 760 cases; 48 $ - a c - light-footed, graceful, floral.

Acres 0 - cases 6,600 Fertilizers compost Plant protection copper, sulphur, organic Weed control mechanical Yeasts spontaneous fermentation Grapes purchase 100% Certification none

Acres 88 - cases 5,000 Fertilizers biodynamic compos, cover crops Plant protection organic, biodynamic preparations Weed control mechanical Yeasts spontaneous fermentation Grapes 100% estate-grown Certification biodynamic, organic

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Situationist Funhouse G.H. Hovagimyan Stephen Zacks

G.H. Hovagimyan is an absurdist, a strategist, a serial collaborator, and nothing short of a cultural icon in the world of contemporary art, particularly as it relates to how artists have adopted the digital technological tools of our times, adapting them in his work for critique of art, popular culture, and social engagement. Situationist Funhouse is a joyride through this history. The journey Stephen Zacks so meticulously documents and describes is not only an incredibly comprehensive ride through G.H.’s life work to date— Hovagimyan adopted G.H. as an acronym in the 1990s as a kind of gesture of personal rebirth and to ease others’ difficulty with his last name [pronounced ho-va-GIM-yan]—it also serves as a document that tracks a particular view on the alternative contemporary art scene of New York from the 1970s to the present day. Author Stephen Zacks is an advocacy journalist, architecture critic, urbanist, and organizer based in New York City. A graduate of Michigan State University and New School for Social Research with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary humanities and a master’s in liberal studies, he founded Flint Public Art Project in 2011 and serves as president of the nonprofit Amplifier Inc., which promotes new conceptual frameworks and proven strategies to influence public policy and improve local and global governance. He has

been published in the New York Times, Village Voice, Art in America, Abitare, L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Dwell, the Architectural Review, Oculus, Landscape Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record, the Architect’s Newspaper, Brownstoner, Curbed, Monocle, Blueprint, Mic, Print, and Hyperallergic, and previously served as an editor at Metropolis. His projects have received awards from ArtPlace, Creative Capital, Warhol Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Graham Foundation, MacDowell Colony, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

$29.95 7" x 9" Portrait • 208pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-99-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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New York: Stilled Life Portrait of a City in Lockdown Gregory Peterson

Mid-March 2020: native New Yorker Gregory Peterson is on an i early evening walk through the city, suddenly shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. Manhattan’s grand public spaces are bare. The monumental Lincoln Center Plaza is empty. The sounds of skates on ice and bustle of tourists and workers at Rockefeller Center are absent. Not a soul on Easter Sunday at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine. Starkly silent, the city is stilled, as no one had ever seen it before.

Memorial Day due to fears of civil unrest as, documented in the chapter “Plywood New York.”

Traveling on foot and by bike to avoid public transportation, Peterson took more than 400 photographs of over 200 locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens through the spring and summer of 2020. Using his iPhone 11, he captured myriad surreal landmarks—the United Nations Secretariat with no traffic, people, or flags, Grand Central Terminal without a person or even a car in sight, as well as gelled neighborhood streets, churches, shops, and other tourist destinations. Without people, these photos reveal the city’s primeval soul. They unveil a serene beauty most often obscured by the frenzy of our fast-paced lives. We see New York with new eyes.

Authors Gregory Peterson is a corporate lawyer and noted art collector. A native, life-long New Yorker, he is a graduate of the High School of Music and Art (now the LaGuardia High of Music and the Performing Arts), where he studied oil painting and other media, and is an alumnus of Columbia College and Columbia Law School. Prior to becoming a lawyer he was a filmmaker and television producer.

New York: Stilled Life is a comprehensive record of a unique, vanished moment; a memento of a time we all endured and how it changed us and our cities—perhaps forever.

During the height of the lockdown, Peterson also captures the city’s response to swelling Black Lives Matter protests that shook the world after the killing of George Floyd. For the first time in living memory, midtown Manhattan and other areas were boarded up following

Barry Bergdoll is Meyer Schapiro Professor of Art History at Columbia University and the former Chief Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. A specialist in the history of modern architecture, he curated numerous exhibitions at MoMA, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Musée d’Orsay, and other venues.

$50.00 9"x 11" Portrait • 204pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-26-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Who Am I? Jean-Paul Bordier

The lush surreal illustrations of this book and its short humoristic story telling make it a fun, quick read for all ages and for anyone obliquely interested in our thirst for development and the nature of who we are. Through a poetic parody of human’s desires for more of everything, we become aware that such a quest does not bring us any closer to knowing ourselves or seeing, as contemporary scientific or spiritual leaders are telling us: all things and beings of our planet are intimately related, alive and ultimately “One.” While each colorful painting alludes to our close relationship with the world, short lines innocently and wryly comment on the predicaments of our lives pertaining to the industrial world, where dream and reality often appear intertwined. Through the shifting identities of forms, this album gives us a glance at our own formless nature and how our excessive wish for love, home, comfort, power, and productivity inexorably transforms our worldview and make us bypass our deep infinite nature, which cannot be contained through words. As some indigenous traditions have taught us: “life is like a dream. One wonders whether it is by living that we dream or by dreaming that we live.”

$39.95 8.5” x 11” Portrait • 96pp • Hardbound • 978-1-954081-29-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

Author Jean-Paul Bourdier has taught in many US Universities, in Senegal and Italy; author of nine books; he collaborated with Trinh Minh-ha on a number of installations and eight feature-length films. He is co-founder and co-editor of Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Photography and Visual Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Complements Eloquence of Small Objects Patricia Z. Smith

Complements is a gem, an intimate book to be savored on first readings and held near as a resource on what is real. It contains 115 luscious photos of small objects juxtaposed in ways that evoke emotions, thoughts, questions, and remembrance of beauty. The photographs tell stories, make wry jokes, and elude to larger realities of the esoteric. As complements, the objects are more than the sum of their parts. A sentence or two of text accompanies each photograph, creating storylines that draw the viewer into the world of the objects as strongly as if they were human, except, their not being human allows the viewer a purer sense of what they tell us. David Hume Kennedy, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, says in the foreword, “The narrative and pictures reunite twins separated at birth.” The photographs pull the viewer in with their emotional content, then ask the viewer to step back for another look—to both feel and think, to understand truths beyond words.

Authors Patricia Z. Smith was the photographer for the “War on Poverty.” She taught photography at the Smithsonian Institution and has had several one-person shows. She has a playwright, a collector of pre1850 quilts exhibited at the Smithsonian, and is a globally-recognized peace activist. Louise Brody has designed more than 100 books for a variety of leading British, American, and French publishers, museums, and international press, as well as working with private clients to produce publications for important events or to commemorate achievements. David Hume Kennerly is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and was the White House photographer under President Gerald Ford. He has photographed eight presidents, and historic events around the world. His photographs are icons of American history.

$30.00 6.7” x 8.07” Portrait • 128pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-74-3 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

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Behind the Camera American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World Maria Ausherman

Each of the women in this series stepped out of the bounds of physical and social expectations to pursue her personal vision through photography. Some were fortunate to have come from wealthy families who fostered their interests. Others had to make their way by supporting themselves, or they found encouragement from other, more established photographers. Many chose to avoid or leave behind the comforts of married life at a time when marriage provided the primary source of financial security for a woman. Each of them surmounted the challenges they encountered in order to pursue their dreams. I hope their true stories inspire you, and I invite you to continue documenting and recording whatever is most important in your life through the ever-evolving tool of photography, just as these women did before you. Author Maria Ausherman is the author of The Photographic Legacy of Frances Benjamin Johnston and co-author with Patricia Jennings of Georgia O’Keeffe’s Hawaii.

$25.00 6" x 9" Portrait • 200pp • Softbound • 978-1-951541-51-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

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Po Po Says Eight Inspiring Stories in Asian American History Ashley Ng

Did you know Po Po (paw-paw) means grandma in Chinese? Did you know Filipino settlers were the first Asian American community? When Po Po knits, she shares parts of American history that are not often told. As her young granddaughter listens with admiration, Po Po talks about Asian Americans and how their resilience has helped shape the strength and beauty of the United States of America. In this inspiring picture book, Po Po brings to light the hardships and discrimination that many endured in eight events that took place in American history. Accompanied by rich and colorful illustrations inspired by historical photography, Po Po wants her young granddaughter to know that not only have Asian Americans lived in the United States for centuries, but the different types of people are what make our nation unique and extraordinary. Each story has a special message and embraces the Chinese language–emphasizing that America is a culture of many cultures.

Author Ashley Ng is passionate about diversity, equity, and inclusion. She graduated with an MFA in Graphic Design and sees her skills as a tool to influence change in the world. Ashley hopes that her work encourages young readers to learn from the past and embrace the beauty of differences. She is currently a UX/Product Designer in the San Francisco Bay Area.

$19.95 7.28” x 5.83” Portrait • 76pp • Hardbound • 978-1-935935-53-7 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2022

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Death by Design at Alcatraz Anthony Poon

A mystery of obsession exploring the heights and depths within the world of architecture: Who would you kill to satisfy your creative ego? On a fog-enshrouded morning, a famous architect plunges to his death off a San Francisco cliff. Architects are being murdered as they compete for developer Magnar Jones’s prized commission: a new art museum at the notorious Alcatraz Island. Magnar’s devious plan? Turn his design competition into a spectator sport, where architects soon find themselves prisoners. Tormented architect, Parker A. Rand, confronts the police as the prime suspect, and Magnar’s alluring girlfriend, Celadonna Kimm, has her sights on this “friendly neighborhood” architect. With Parker’s ambition spiraling into darkness, can this beloved hero win the contest without losing his mind and soul? A tale of intrigue examines arrogance and redemption. Who will succeed—and at what cost?

$24.95 6" x 9" Portrait • 330pp • Softbound • 978-1-954081-28-4 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2021

Author Anthony Poon, AIA, is an award-winning architect, mixed-media artist, and classically-trained musician. His Los Angeles company, Poon Design Inc., poondesign.com—a multi-disciplinary architecture studio serving national and international clients—has completed over 300 residential, commercial, religious, and educational projects. Having received over 50 national and regional honors, the work of Poon Design has been featured in hundreds of articles. Anthony’s 2020 illustrated volume, Live Learn Eat: Architecture by Anthony Poon, showcases his process and projects as a unique “triple threat”: housing, schools, and restaurants. Anthony’s 2017 book, Sticks and Stones / Steel and Glass: One Architect’s Journey, has received critical acclaim, and he writes regularly on architecture and design at anthonypoon.com. Mr. Poon received his Master of Architecture from Harvard University, examining how the making of jazz can influence the making of architecture. He received his Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley, Magna Cum Laude, with a focus on design and music.

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The Wisdom of Buddha A Photographic Pilgrimage into the Traditional World of Buddhism Paige Lee Baron-Schrier

The Wisdom of Buddha is a stunning visual journey through the countries of India, Bhutan, Tibet, China, Cambodia, and Myanmar. The soul-touching photographs are paired with carefully selected quotes meant to express the very heart of Buddha’s teachings. Visit historical Buddhist landmarks including Bodh Gaya, where Siddhartha Gautama became enlightened and was pronounced the Buddha. View traditions from the different branches of Buddhism including Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. ‘The Wisdom of Buddha’ is a gorgeous, linen-bound work that offers beauty, peace, and wisdom for your journey through life. Paige Lee holds a master’s degree from New York University and holds a lifetime passion for photography. At age 12 she started taking photos with a Yashica-Mat twin lens reflex camera and developed the film in her homemade darkroom. Paige Lee now shoots on a Nikon D810 and has traveled to over 60 countries capturing the diverse beauty of our planet, and of our humanity. For the last 15 years, Paige Lee has been practicing meditation and has been an enthusiast of Buddhist Philosophy. Author With a master’s degree from New York University under her belt, Paige Lee has had a lifetime passion for photography. When she was 12 years old she started taking photographs with a Yashica-Mat twin lens relax camera and developed the film in her homemade darkroom. Paige Lee, now shooting on a Nikon D810, has traveled to over 60 countries capturing the diverse beauty of our planet and humanity. For the last 15 years Paige Lee has been practicing meditation and has been an enthusiast of Buddhist Philosophy.

$50.00 9.75” x 12.5” Landscape • 140pp • Hardbound with jacket • 978-1-943532-90-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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Body Mirror Jean-Paul Bourdier

This body of work is a contemplation of human beings’ passage on earth and their intimate interrelation with the environment. This book attempts to bring humor to the things we are getting attached to. It points at the invisible within the visible, the immaterial within the material or the vertical nature of being (and its mirror-like quality) within our horizontal way of living (where our mind, time, and space condition our experiences). The naked body is seen as our primary indivisible unit of perception which is usually pushed and pulled by our thinking mind’s desire to either get less or more. In other words, our lives are colored by our minds and since body-mind is a single entity, most of the colors painted on the body are an allusion to the range of our changing desires from being invisible or transparent to wanting to be singular and the center of attention. The stanzas, interviews (featuring interviewers from Russia, Colombia, Korea, Germany, and the United States), and photographs are not seen as being subservient to one another but can be seen as an assemblage of three independent directions that may or may not intersect following each reader.

Author Jean-Paul Bourdier has taught in many US Universities, in Senegal and Italy; author of eight books; he collaborated with Trinh Minh-ha on a number of installations and eight feature-length films. He is co-founder and co-editor of Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review. He is Emeritus Professor of Architecture, Photography and Visual Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

$50.00 12" x 12" Square • 220pp • Hardbound with jacket • 978-1-951541-20-0 1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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Sand and Golf How Terrain Shapes the Game George Waters

Sand and Golf: How Terrain Shapes the Game explores what makes golf, and golf course architecture, so special on sandy terrain. Golf was born on sandy ground and the features of the game are a direct product of that terrain. Fairways and greens were derived from the naturally occurring areas of short grass found among the coastal dunes of Scotland. The original sand traps were areas of bare sand that can be found scattered throughout any dune landscape. As the game spread beyond the coastal dunes it took these features with it, and while they have been incorporated into a variety of landscapes they have always fit best on sandy ground. For this reason each major expansion in golf has begun with new courses on sandy ground. Even the best courses of the modern era are products of sandy terrain. The reason golf works so well on sandy ground is that it quite literally belongs there. This book explores the unique features of sandy ground that make it so suitable for golf, studying the similarities and differences among sandy courses in a wide variety of environments. The courses of Melbourne’s Sandbelt may not bear much resemblance to the fantastic sandy courses of America’s Great Plains, but they actually have a great deal in common. The firm turf that is a product of free draining soils, rugged bunkers carved directly into the sandy soils, and a style of play suited to firm, often windy sites. Golf on sandy sites is a game played as much along the ground as through the air, and creative shotmaking is required to deal with the challenges of sandy terrain. The creativity required to succeed when golfing on sandy ground is a big part of the enduring popularity of these courses and the reason why people travel around the world to seek them out.

$40.00 12" x 9″ Landscape • 140pp • Hardbound • 978-1-939621-03-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2013

Golf on sandy terrain is something special because golf itself is a product of that terrain. Sand and Golf looks at all aspects of the relationship between sand and golf, from golf’s earliest days to the spread of the sport across the globe. Golf and golf course architecture on sandy sites is explored in every detail, using examples and illustrations from the best sandy courses in the world. Author George Waters is a golf course architect with particular expertise in designing on sandy sites. He has participated in the design and construction of several of the most significant new courses on sandy terrain, in addition to the restoration of several sandy classics. Tom Doak is one of the world's leading golf course architects and the author of numerous books and articles on golf course architecture. He has designed five courses ranked among Golf Magazine’s Top 100 in the World, four of those on sandy terrain.

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Over-Development Over-Population Over- Shoot Subtitle

Tom Butler

Why, when every problem facing humanity, from poverty to violent conflict over resources, is exacerbated by a ballooning human population, is the demographic explosion ignored by policymakers and the media? Why, when every problem facing nature, including ecosystem loss, species extinctions, and climate chaos, is caused by human overpopulation, is the root of the problem mostly ignored by the global environmental movement? Isn’t it time to start talking about the equation that matters most to the future of people and the planet? Overpopulation + Overdevelopment + Overshoot In 2015, a book as large and dramatic as the topic it covers, Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER) will ignite that conversation around the world. In an exhibit-format treatment with provocative photos from across the globe, OVER moves beyond insider debates and tired old arguments (yes, population numbers AND consumption both matter). Framed by essays by population experts, the heart of OVER is a series of photo essays illuminating the depth of the damage that human numbers and behavior have caused to the Earth—and which threatens humanity’s future.

$50.00 10” x 12” Portrait • 330pp • Hardbound • 978-1-939621-23-8 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2015

Author Tom Butler is the editorial projects director of the Foundation for Deep Ecology and the president of the Northeast Wilderness Trust. A conservationist and writer, his books include Wildlands Philanthropy, Plundering Appalachia, Keeping the Wild, and Energy: OverDevelopment and the Delusion of Endless Growth. Musimbi Kanyoro is a Kenyan human rights advocate. She has been the CEO and President of the Global Fund for Women since August 2011. William N. Ryerson is founder and president of Population Media Center and also serves as Chair and CEO of The Population Institute in Washington, DC. He has a 40-year history of working in the field of reproductive health, including two decades of experience adapting the Sabido methodology of social change communications to various cultural settings worldwide. He lives in Shelburne, VT. Eileen Crist teaches in the Department of Science and Technology in Society at Virginia Tech, where she is advisor for the undergraduate program, Humanities, Science, and Environment. A leading thinker about the relationship between humans and nature, she is author of Images of Animals: Anthropomorphism and Animal Mind and coeditor of Gaia in Turmoil and Life on the Brink: Environmentalists Confront Overpopulation. She lives in Blacksburg, VA.

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Every Last Jew Mark Koperweis

Experience firsthand what it’s like to struggle for your life in one of the most diabolical and murderous events in human history—The Nazi plan to exterminate every last Jew in Europe. Gain insights as to why the Nazis, and Hitler in particular, hated the Jews, making them the enemy of society, and labeling them Untermenschen—subhuman. This true-to-life story shines as a beacon of hope and perseverance and serves as a backdrop-narrative that reminds us that racism and hate can lead to murderous behavior and the rapid destruction of civil society. In Every Last Jew, Mark Koperweis beautifully retells his father Henry’s amazing story of survival that takes you on an unimaginable journey that is up-close, personal, and in full living horror. When you emerge, you will never see the world or your life in the same way. It will change you, as it did Henry, forever!

Author Mark Koperweis is co-founder and Executive Director of the Henry Koperweis Foundation for Holocaust Education, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the atrocities committed by the Nazis against the Jews of Europe. He lives in Oakland, California, where he owns and operates a successful window coverings business—draperyGuru®. This is his first book, compiled from hours of recorded interviews with his father Henry—the subject of this memoir. To learn more please visit: www.henrykoperweisfoundation.org

$9.95 4.4” x 6.25” Portrait • 142pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-71-1 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

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Liquid Poetry The Wonder of Water Patrick Macrory

Patrick Macrory describes himself as keen but not particular skilled in photography. Ten years ago he was taking photos of two of his grandchildren in a water park in Oregon, and as an experiment, he took a few photos of a fountain at very high speed (1/4000th) and with a long focal length (400mm) (the first two can be found in this book). He was surprised and pleased by the results, and since then has been taking photos of fountains whenever he could. Some of his best are in this book, each accompanied by quotations about water by authors and poets throughout the ages, ranging from Heraclitus to Conan Doyle to Philip Larkin to Yoko Ono. Author Patrick Macrory grew up in the United Kingdom. After three years practicing as a barrister in London, he moved to Washington, DC, where he has practiced law, specializing in international trade. He is a keen amateur photographer, and has had two shows exhibiting his photography, one in Washington on the subject of Japan, and the other in London showing the photographs in this book.

$24.95 8” x 10” Portrait • 80pp • Softbound • 978-1-941806-21-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2019

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Galapagos Birds A Photographic Voyage Mathew Tekulsky

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the 54 photographic images in Mathew Tekulsky’s Galapagos Birds speak volumes about these unique and fantastic creatures that live in one tiny part of the world. From the Red-footed and Blue-footed Boobies to the Swallow-tailed Gull and the Waved Albatross, the family lives of these animals are explored through photographs and a text that reads like a fairy tale. “Far, far away, on enchanted islands…” Mr. Tekulsky begins his story, and during the ensuing adventure, the reader sees a Nazca Booby female find her lost egg; observes American Flamingos foraging in a mystical lagoon; shares a ride on a Galapagos Giant Tortoise with not only a Galapagos Mockingbird but a Yellow Warbler as well; witnesses a Galapagos Hawk stretch his wings in anticipation of an imminent flight; and experiences fleeting moments with a Black Oystercatcher mother and her chick on the rocks. The Magnificent and Great Frigatebirds are in the story as well, and what a story it is. So join Mathew Tekulsky for a magical trip to the Galapagos and discover the wonderful birds that live there.

$24.95 7″ x 9″ Portrait • 128pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-12-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2020

Author Mathew Tekulsky is the author of Backyard Bird Photography and The Art of Hummingbird Gardening, both of which feature his bird photographs. His column “The Birdman of Bel Air” at NationalGeographic.com included essays and photographs about his birding experiences. His bird photographs have been published in numerous field guides, including the National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: California and the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America.

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Americana A Photographic Journey Mathew Tekulsky

From sea to shining sea, from Yankee Stadium to Yosemite National Park, Mathew Tekulsky turns his lens and commentary on the greatest topic of them all, the United States of America, in his new book Americana: A Photographic Journey. Following on the heels of his successful book Galapagos Birds: A Photographic Voyage, Mr. Tekulsky’s take on the American landscape includes images such as a barn with an American flag draped along its side; John Lennon’s Imagine mosaic in New York City’s Central Park; covered bridges and antique automobiles; an inflatable Uncle Sam in a front yard festooned with red, white, and blue buntings; John Burroughs’ Slabsides cabin; Mariano Rivera pitching a save at Yankee Stadium; a classic Vermont diner; a roller coaster at twilight; the Beverly Hills Hotel; tourists at Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park; and surfboards in Hawaii. And there’s much, much more in this book. We live in an era of photographic images, and Mr. Tekulsky has provided the reader with 83 of the best photographs of America that you will ever see. According to Wikipedia, Americana is defined as “any collection of materials and things concerning or characteristic of the United States or of the American people and is representative or even stereotypical of American culture as a whole.” As such, Mathew Tekulsky’s book Americana: A Photographic Journey is a piece of Americana itself.

$24.95 7″ x 9″ Landscape • 136pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-57-6 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

Author Mathew Tekulsky is the author of Backyard Bird Photography and The Art of Hummingbird Gardening, both of which feature his bird photographs. His column “The Birdman of Bel Air” at NationalGeographic.com included essays and photographs about his birding experiences. His bird photographs have been published in numerous field guides, including the National Geographic Field Guide to Birds: California and the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America.

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The Gold Lotus Thousands of Cupid’s Arrows on the Battlefield of Love A. D. Dauphinais

This is an epic tale; a fantasy replete with grand romances and countless avenues leading to divine love. Venture through diverse time perspectives and complex mythologies of the gods in this multidimensional drama, inspired by ancient Asian principles. The Gold Lotus is a dance in written form; a saga with a rhythmic delivery that will transport you through intricate plots, legendary wars, unsettling separations and passionate love, unbound. Manifested in a time of darkness and war, the celestial being Kānu prepares for a journey brought on by Muniji, the minstrel saint, to face a destiny that stands between destruction and salvation. Weaving through the ways of love and power, the almighty Kānu will learn to become the saviour of his heavenly kingdom while discovering the deepest desires of the heart and defeating evil – both within and without. As the heavenly kingdom yearns for its saviour, a formidable and broken God of War comes to battle with an unpredictable foe that has bested the mightiest of warriors before him: finding the lost love capable of fulfilling the void in his heart. What (or who) he finds as the answer proves to be a riddle never before encountered by the revered warrior. Alongside Kānu and a kingdom of mystical beings that oversee the forces of existence, the celestial war for balance is far from won and the stakes grow higher with every heartbeat.

$21.99 5.5” x 8” Portrait • 432pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-59-0 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Spring 2021

Author A. D. Dauphinais started her “out of this world” life journey during a long, solo pilgrimage throughout India at the age of eighteen. For the past twenty-five years, she has been immersed in ancient knowledge, fascinated by Buddhist, Vedic, and Sanskrit literatures. Recently she compiled a fantasy novel filled with timeless possibilities of divine love, based upon the Vedic viewpoint of time. The Gold Lotus multi-world drama series is not only a page-turner, but also a perception changer. Filled with poems, ancient knowledge, wars and romance. She is the founder of two non-profits, an ancient temple dance teacher, director of Devi Communications Music, and founder of TerraVoyage LLC. She spends most of her free time planting trees and saving ancient seeds at her organic permaculture-based farms.

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Arches to Zigzags An Architectural ABC Michael Crosbie, Steve and Kit Rosenthal

Arches to Zigzags introduces its audience (both young and old) to the world of architecture through the alphabet. It challenges young readers with new words and images, adults will widen their own knowledge of architecture. Captivating images and clever wordplay entertain folks of all ages to explore the built environment. The book begins its journey through architecture with an Arch (for the letter A), then a Balcony, and next on to Column Capitals. Along the way, readers will learn about some less-familiar architectural examples (such as, Finial, Keystone, Obelisk, and Quoin). Each letter and its corresponding image are described with light verse, which asks the reader some quick questions about what they see. This colorful, lively, and entertaining book closes with some thoughts about what architecture is, why it’s important, and where you’ll find examples of architecture in the buildings you visit and use every day. There’s also information on the location and history of each of the 26 beautiful images in the book, in case you want to check them out on your own. Created by an architect, writer, photographer, and librarian, Arches to Zigzags connects architecture with the letters of the alphabet, from A to Z.

Author Architect, writer, and educator Michael J. Crosbie is the awardwinning author of or contributor to more than 70 books on architecture and design. He writes and lectures on architecture in the U.S. and abroad, and teaches at the University of Hartford. Steve Rosenthal is a nationally recognized photographer who has run an architectural photography business with his wife, Kit, for the past 40 years. Trained as an architect, Steve is a graduate of Yale and the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Kit also studied architecture at Harvard, and has been a public-school library volunteer for the past dozen years.

$19.95 9.25” x 10.5” Portrait • 48pp • Hardbound • 978-1-951541-38-5 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2020

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City of Immortals Père-Lachaise Cemetery, Paris Carolyn Campbell

This first-person account of a legendary necropolis will delight Francophiles, tourists, and armchair travelers, while enriching the experience of taphophiles (cemetery lovers) and aficionados of art and architecture, mystery, and romance. Carolyn Campbell’s evocative images are complemented by those of renowned landscape photographer Joe Cornish. City of Immortals celebrates the novelty and eccentricity of Père-Lachaise Cemetery through the engrossing story of the history of the site established by Napoleonic decree along with portraits of the last moments of the cultural icons buried within its walls. In addition to several “conversations” with some of the high-profile residents, three guided tours are provided along with an illustrated pull-out map featuring the grave sites of 84 architects, artists, writers, musicians, dancers, filmmakers, and actors, including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison of the Doors, Frédéric Chopin, Georges Bizet, Edith Piaf, Maria Callas, Isadora Duncan, Eugene Delacroix, Gertrude Stein, Amedeo Modigliani, Sarah Bernhardt, Simone Signoret, Colette, and Marcel Proust.

York Times art critic—she embarked on her research and photo documentation of the cemetery. A summa cum laude graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, she has been working as an arts and communications specialist for over thirty years. She has held executive positions with the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the American Film Institute, and the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture, where she was also editor of UCLA Arts magazine.

Author Carolyn Campbell was born in Washington, DC, has lived in Paris, and is now a resident of Los Angeles. A published writer and an exhibited photographer, her fascination with Père-Lachaise was kindled on a first visit to Paris in 1981. With the support and encouragement of her mentor, John Russell—the late New

Contributor Joe Cornish, contributing photographer, studied fine art at Reading University and then assisted photographer Mike Mitchell in Washington, DC, before basing himself in the UK. Since his first photographic explorations in Père-Lachaise with Carolyn Campbell in 1982 he has contributed to numerous travel books as well as writing his own on landscape photography.

$24.95 6” x 9” Portrait • 200pp • Softbound • 978-1-943532-29-2 World Rights: Available Publication Date: Fall 2019

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