With warmer weather comes a fresh batch of exciting texts on architecture and design, past and present. See our full list here!
Zachary EdelsonSamuel Medina Laurel Rogers Joseph P. Sgambati III
Twice a year, the editors at Metropolis gather the most exciting books in one place for your convenience. And once again, our selection is a testament to the design world’s expansive preview and deep history: from Modernist tapestries and the architecture of trees to space-station design, there’s truly something for everyone here.
By Chris Grimley, Michael Kubo, and Rami el Samahy The Monacelli Press, 368 p.p., $31.45
In the middle of the last century, Pittsburgh found itself at a crossroads: The city had completely retooled itself as an industrial powerhouse to abet the war effort, but now Steel City had to re-imagine itself anew for the postwar period. Over the next two decades, its private and public sectors built new housing, offices, and public spaces. That Modernist boom—in all its glory, hubris, and conflict—is the focus of Imagining the Modern, an in-depth dive into that era and the buildings that defined it. Richly detailed and full of historic maps, drawings, and photography, it offers a wealth of information for any enthusiast of Modernist architecture or Pittsburgh itself. (It should also be noted that editors Chris Grimley and Michael Kubo helped write Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston.)
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