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Rural Studio: Samuel Mockbee and an Architecture of Decency
by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, Timothy Hursley (Photographer)
For almost ten years, Samuel Mockbee, a recent MacArthur Grant recipient, and his architecture students at Auburn University have been designing and building striking houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County. Using salvaged lumber and bricks, discarded tires, hay and waste cardboard bales, concrete rubble, colored bottles, and old license plates, they create inexpensive buildings that bear the trademark of Mockbee's work, which he describes as "contemporary modernism grounded in Southern culture."  The Publisher
Paperback - 170 pages
Princeton Architectural Press; ISBN: 1568982925

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Beginnings - Charles Rennie Mackintosh's Early Sketches
by Elaine Grogan
Hardcover from Architectural Press

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
by Sol Kliczkowski, Eric Thorburn, Aurora Cuito, Cristina Montes
Hardcover from te Neues Publishing Company
Daniel H. Burnham : Visionary Architect and Planner
Daniel H. Burnham : Visionary Architect and Planner
by Kristin Schaffer
Hardcover from Rizzoli
Miller/Hull : Architects of the Pacific Northwest
by Sheri Olson, et al
Paperback - 244 pages
Princeton Architectural Press; ISBN: 1568982313
 
The Houses of McKim, Mead & White
The Houses of McKim, Mead & White
by Samuel G. White, Jonathan Wallen, Mead McKim, White McKim, Museums at Stony Brook
Hardcover from Rizzoli
The Houses of Philip Johnson
by Stover Jenkins, Steven Brooke (Photographer), Philip Johnson, Neil Levine (Introduction)
Hardcover - 288 pages 1 Ed edition
Abbeville Press, Inc.; ISBN: 0789201143

AS&P Albert Speer & Partner
Planen Und Bauen Urbanism and Architecture
by Paulhans Peters
Listed under Albert Speer

Antonio Gaudi : Master Architect
by Juan Bassegoda Nonell, et al
Listed under Gaudi

Boundaries
by Maya Ying Lin
Listed under Maya Lin

Brunelleschi's Dome : How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
Listed under Brunelleschi

Buckminster Fuller : Anthology for a New Millennium
by Thomas T. K. Zung(Editor)
(Hardcover)

Carlo Scarpa : Architecture in Details
by Bianca Albertini, Sandro Bagnoli
Listed under Carlo Scarpa

Eduardo Souto de Moura - Stein Element Stone
by Werner Blaser, Adam Blauhut, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Jacques Herzog
Book Description: The Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura was born in 1952 in Porto. During his architectural studies he had the good fortune to work for Alvaro Siza, and in 1980 he opened his own office in Porto. Today Souto de Moura, with his purist yet atmospheric structures is one of the most well-known architects on the Iberian peninsula. "I began practically at the very beginning and concentrated on the essence of architecture. The most fundamental element is naturally the wall." Souto de Moura succeeded in combining Portugal's strong tradition of stone masonry with abstract modern forms, creating an architecture of compelling beauty. Werner Blaser conveys through wonderfully expressive photography the elemental and timeless nature of Souto de Moura's buildings focussing in particular on his use of stone as a building material.
Hardcover from Birkhauser (Architectural)

Eduardo Souto de Moura.
by Aurora Cuito
Hardcover from te Neues Publishing Company

 

Giuseppe Terragni: Transformations, Decompositions, Critiques
by Peter Eisenman, Giuseppe Terragni, Manfredo Tafuri
Hardcover from The Monacelli Press
Jose Paulo Dos Santos (Contemporary World Architects)
by Oscar Riera Ojeda(Compiler), Gerrit Confurius(Introduction)
Paperback: 132 pages
Rockport Publishers; ISBN: 1564965732; (December )

Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects: Architecture, Art, and Craft
by Oscar Riera Ojeda (Compiler), Paul Goldberger (Introduction)
Hardcover - 256 pages (March )
Monacelli Pr; ISBN: 1580930786

Patkau Architects: Selected Projects 1983-1993
by Brian Carter (Editor), Patkau Architects
Paperback 2nd edition
Tuns Press / Dalhousie University; ISBN: 0929112288

Mary Colter : Builder upon the Red Earth
by Virginia L. Grattan, Pam Frazier(Designer)
An architect for the Santa Fe Railway and Fred Harvey Company, Colter laid the groundwork for female architects who followed. Seven of her remarkable structures are preserved in Grand Canyon's historic district. This is her story.
Paperback - 131 pages revised edition (June 1992)
Grand Canyon Association; ISBN: 0938216457

The Architecture of John Lautner
by Alan Hess, et al
(Hardcover)

Le Corbusier Alive
by Dominique Lyon
Listed under Le Corbusier

Lorcan O'Herlihy (Contemporary World Architects)
by Lorcan O'Herlihy, et al
(Paperback)

Leon Battista Alberti : Master Builder of the Italian Renaissance
by Anthony Grafton
Listed under Architecture History

Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses
by Christopher Domin, Joseph T. King
Hardcover - 208 pages
Princeton Architectural Press; ISBN: 1568982666 

Ricardo Legorreta, Architects
by John V. Mutlow(Editor), et al
(Hardcover)

Robert Maillart and the Art of Reinforced Concrete
by David P. Billington
(Hardcover)

Space Framed : Richard Gluckman Architect
by Hal Foster, Richard Gluckman
(Paperback)

Stamberg Aferiat
by Charles Gwathmey (Editor), et al
Young design partners Peter Stamberg and Paul Aferiat combine modernist architecture with vibrant primary hues, sensuous materials, sculptural walls, and classic modern furniture. The firm's first monograph presents 20 buildings and projects as well as commentary. The book's innovative graphics and stunning photography reflect Stamberg Aferiat's urbane, cutting-edge approach to design. Ingram
Paperback - 160 pages
Rizzoli; ISBN: 0847820114

Tadao Ando : Complete Works
by Francesco Dal Co(Editor), Francesco D. Co(Editor)
Tadao Ando, one-time truck driver and boxer, is a self-taught Japanese architect whose winning of the 1995 Pritzker Prize has given him preeminence among his gifted generation.
(Paperback)

Wallace Neff, Architect of California's Golden Age (California Architecture and Architects, No. 22)
by Alson Clark, Wallace Neff
(Hardcover)

Will Alsop
by Kenneth Powell
Will Alsop is one of the most exciting British architects working today. The designer of such striking, often colorful, buildings as Le Grand Bleu in Marseille, the Passenger and Ferry Terminal in Hamburg and, more recently, North Greenwich Station on the new Jubilee Line Extension in London, he was one of four architects chosen to represent Britain at the prestigious Venice Biennale 2000. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 208 pages Vol 1
te Neues Publishing Company; ISBN: 3823854879

Herzog & De Meuron 1978-1988 : The Complete Works
by Gerhard Mack
Listed under Herzog and de Meuron

Frank Lloyd Wright : The Masterworks
by David Larkin (Editor)
Listed under Frank Lloyd Wright

Facing Southwest: The Life and Houses of John Gaw Meem
by Chris Wilson, Robert Reck (Photographer)
(Hardcover -- February )
 

A. Quincy Jones
by Cory Buckner
(Hardcover -- May )

Rick Joy: Desert Works
by Rick Joy, et al
Showcases nine works by the Tuscon, Arizona based architect.
Paperback: 176 pages
Princeton Architectural Press; ISBN: 1568983360; (June )

Asymptote: Flux
by Lise Anne Couture, Hani Rashid
(Hardcover -- June )
 

Mary Colter : Architect of the Southwest
by Arnold Berke, Alexander Vertikoff (Photographer)
(Paperback -- May )

The Country Houses of David Adler (1882-1949)
by Stephen M. Salny, et al
Exlores fifteen of Adler's houses, many of which have interiors by his sister, the noted interior designer Frances Elkins. Archival monochrome photographs.
Hardcover: 208 pages
W.W. Norton & Company; ISBN: 039373045X;
 

California Modern: The Architecture of Craig Ellwood
by Neil Jackson
(Hardcover -- November )

The Henry Clay Frick Houses : Architecture, Interiors, Landscapes in the Golden Era
by Martha Frick Symington Sanger, Wendell Garrett
(Hardcover -- October 11, )

LOT/EK: Urban Scan
by Ada Tolla, et al
(Paperback -- February )

Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town
by A. Hays Town, et al
200 photographs by Philip Gould do justice to the Louisiana charm of 25 of the architect's best southern houses. Db
Hardcover: 161 pages
Louisiana State University Press; ISBN: 0807123714; (August )

Greene & Greene : Masterworks
by Bruce Smith, Alexander Vertikoff (Photographer), Edward R. Bosley
Listed under Greene & Greene
 

Paul Rudolph: The Florida Houses
by Christopher Domin, Joseph T. King
(Hardcover -- January )

His Invention So Fertile: A Life of Christopher Wren
by Adrian Tinniswood
(Hardcover -- January )

Richard Neutra - Complete Works (Jumbo Series)
by Barbara Mac Lamprecht
(Hardcover -- December )

Wren (The World of Art)
by Margaret Whinney
(Paperback -- May )

Wren's 'Tracts' on Architecture and Other Writings
by Lydia M. Soo
(Hardcover -- October )
 

Zaha Hadid : The Complete Work
by Aaron Betsky, Zaha Hadid
Paperback from Rizzoli

Jacques Herzog and Pierre De Meuron : Projects and Buildings 1982-1990
by Wilfred Wang (Editor)
(Hardcover - September 1990)
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James Cutler (Contemporary World Architects)
by Theresa Morrow, et al
Paperback: Amer Inst for Architecture
ISBN: 1564963411; (December )
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Lake/Flato (Contemporary World Architects)
by Oscar Riera Ojeda
Paperback: Rockport Publishers
ISBN: 1564962334;
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Mies in America
Edited by Phyllis Lambert
Hardcover - 584 pages
Harry N Abrams; ISBN: 0810967286
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Allan Greenberg : Selected Works (Architectural Monographs, No 39)
by Allan Greenberg (Editor), Richard Economakis (Editor)
(Paperback)
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Pierre Koenig
by James Steele, et al
(Hardcover)
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Robert A.M. Stern : Houses
by Robert A. M. Stern
(Hardcover -- October )
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