On Our Desks: Graphic Anatomy

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Posted by Alp Bozkurt
Book Review: No Zoning: Artists Engage Houston

In 1926, municipal efforts to shape communities across the country by regulating the types of construction, developments and businesses in district zones were made constitutional. This became national practice and thus, the process we know as zoning was born. However,...

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Posted by Andrew Turner, AIA

Book Review: Blue Issue 01

1 June 2010, 21:03

Book Review: Blue Issue 01

The work of many great contemporary architects is based on a tremendous amount of research and development of new ideas. This research produces some of the most innovative and sustainable new architecture yet we often only see the product and...

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Posted by Hannah Sargent

Book Review: The Stephen Sprouse Book

28 September 2009, 12:27

Book Review: The Stephen Sprouse Book

Our friend Barbara Amelio gave us this recently published book for the studio’s library. Stephen Sprouse, who according to William Norwich was the fashion designer credited with pioneering the 1980’s mix of “uptown sophistication in clothing with a downtown...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

Book Review: Tomasello

22 June 2009, 20:02

This is not as much a book review as it is an overview of a catalog of the current exhibit on the work of a friend, but most of all a master: Luis Tomasello. The work of Tomasello is now being concurrently shown at the Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires and at Sicardi Gallery in Houston. This is the artist’s …

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA

Book Review: Amancio Williams

5 June 2009, 18:50

Book Review: Amancio Williams

With forewords by former Dean of Architecture at the University of Michigan, Reginald Malcolmson and architect Emilio Ambasz, this book offers an essential look into the work of one of modernism’s most mystical characters. The recently published book, started by...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA
Book Review: Key Urban Housing of the Twentieth Century

From the Peabody Buildings of the early 1900’s in London to Foreign Office Architects’ recent Carabanchel 16 Housing in Madrid, the book if full of excellent examples of housing projects, social and otherwise. This 240 page volume is organized by...

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Posted by Fernando L. Brave, FAIA
Book Review: Le Corbusier - Le Grand

How do you make a book that contains the story of a person who has arguably had the biggest influence on architecture as we know it?

You make it big… Very big. Instead of being another biography, or...

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Posted by Alp Bozkurt

Book Review: Ecstacity

2 March 2009, 22:44

Book Review: Ecstacity

Formed in the early 80’s, Ecstacity is the brainchild of British Architect and scholar Nigel Coates. By overlaying the street plans of seven existing cities, Coates has created a hypothetical environment that allows us to speculate on the future of...

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Posted by Alp Bozkurt