AN rounds up our favorite tech books of 2018 (Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

AN rounds up our favorite tech books of 2018

Advances in technology continue to revolutionize the architecture and design fields, and AN selects eight of our favorite books to guide us into the future. Art and architecture have always been inexorably intertwined, as new innovations in materials and construction allow...
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All the Things We Leave Out… book review on “The Arsenal of Exclusion & Inclusion”

A new book by Interboro catalogs techniques of exclusion, and some of inclusion. By Aaron Betsky In architecture, what you exclude is often just as important as what you build. That becomes abundantly clear in the wonderful new compendium of techniques to keep things and...
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Book clinic: recommended reads on architecture

by Rowan Moore In the second of a new series in which we answer your book queries, our expert suggests architecture books for beginners Rowan Moore, architecture critic of the Observer First off, I’d say Experiencing Architecture, a 55-year-old book by a Danish architect called...
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This Is Your Brain on Architecture – A Book Review by CityLab

Amanda Kolson Hurley In her new book, Sarah Williams Goldhagen presents scientific evidence for why some buildings delight us and others—too many of them—disappoint. Sarah Williams Goldhagen was the architecture critic for The New Republic for many years, a role she combined with...
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Courtesy Jason Pineau Lockhart Lake truck stop is on the way to the Ekati diamond mine, about 120 miles south of the Arctic circle.

The Conflicting Future for Arctic Settlement and Design | Architect Magazine

Blaine Brownell reviews ‘Many Norths: Spatial Practice in a Polar Territory’ by architects Lola Sheppard and Mason White. By Blaine Brownell With the early arrival of spring in the northern hemisphere, our attention is once again drawn to the high Arctic.The North now...
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Assessing Architecture Through Neuroscience and Psychology | Architect Magazine

Blaine Brownell reviews “Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes Our Lives” by architecture critic Sarah Williams Goldhagen By Blaine Brownell We can do better. This is the fundamental message of Welcome to Your World: How the Built Environment Shapes...
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A Daily Dose of Architecture: Book Review: Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide

Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA by Sam Lubell, photographs by Darren Bradley Phaidon, 2016 Flexicover, 376 pages I’ve never considered that the idiom “never judge a book by its cover” should be ascribed to illustrated books. It makes...
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Gorgeous New Book Preaches the Gospel of Brutalist Architecture | WIRED

by Margaret Rhodes Before This Brutal World ($50) was an art book from Phaidon, it was a Twitter account. Unlike your typical Twitter feed, this one eschews 140-character musings in favor of images of Brutalist buildings. Its progenitor, an art director from London named Peter...
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Courtesy Flickr user r2hox via Creative Commons Architects need to bridge automation and creative processes in the built space.

Architecture’s Technological Moment | Architect Magazine

The rapid pace of technological change stands to have a profound impact on the built environment and our relationship with it. By Blaine Brownell American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler’s death last month at the age of 87 brought renewed attention to the cultural...
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Wright with a model of his Guggenheim Museum in 1945. Credit Margaret Carson/New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection

In ‘Architecture’s Odd Couple,’ It’s Philip Johnson vs. Frank Lloyd Wright – The New York Times

By INGA SAFFRON ARCHITECTURE’S ODD COUPLE Frank Lloyd Wright and Philip Johnson By Hugh Howard Illustrated. 331 pp. Bloomsbury Press. $28. Odd coupling did not begin with Felix and Oscar. Think of all the rivals shackled together by history: Bernini and Borromini, Hemingway and...
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