The cover of It’s a Gas: The Allure of the Gas Station (Courtesy Amazon)

Two new books dig into the gas station’s impact on architecture

Gas stations have traditionally represented the freedom of the open road. But what will happen to these architectural relics as vehicles become electric? By James Way It’s a Gas: The Allure of the Gas Station Edited by Sascha Friesike, with a preface by Jay Leno Gestalten $60.00...
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Gift Guide: At Least 5 Gadgets and 5 Books

Matt Risinger’s yearly gift buying guide for that special someone in your life. (That could even be you!) Make sure your loved ones get a look at this. And don’t forget, your partner, spouse, even your older kids and other significant family members and friends are...
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The 17 best kids’ books about design and cities

Behold, the top books from 2018 for young urbanists and their design-savvy parents. The top picture books from 2018 By Megan Barber Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via...
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101 books about where—and how—we live… great gift guide

Urban classics and new favorites to read and give Recommended reading from urban experts and Curbed contributors By Alissa Walker, Patrick Sisson, and Sara Polsky Updated Nov 19, 2018 Perhaps more than at any other time in American history, where we live determines much about...
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116 Best Architecture Books for Architects and Students

Architecture, while a profession that is very visibly and tangibly realized, has deep wells of research, thought, and theory that are unseen on the surface of a structure. What urges architects to design the way they do? What are their motivations, their affiliations, their...
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Here are our top 2018 summer architecture reads (Jeff Nafura/Unsplash & Sandis Helvigs/Unsplash)

Here are our top 2018 summer architecture reads

With Memorial Day approaching, summer is right around the corner. Kick back with some of the books on this list of hot new architecture, design, and urbanism reads. As we turn the corner into summer, it’s time to kick back and dive into a book, whether you’re at the beach, drink...
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MIT Press to Make Landmark Architecture Books Freely Accessible Online

The MIT Press is set to make at least 25 landmark out-of-date architecture books freely accessible, including works about Frank Lloyd Wright and Alberti. by Niall Patrick Walsh If you don’t have access to an architecture library (and even if you do), sifting through shelves...
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Books: The Best Architectural Drawings from the Albertina Museum

The Vienna-based museum has published a book and mounted an exhibition featuring the most compelling images from its celebrated archives. By Eric Wills From Leonardo da Vinci to Zaha Hadid, and Michelangelo to Frank Lloyd Wright, the more than 40,000 architectural drawings at the...
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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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The 17 best kids’ books about design and cities

The top picture books from 2017 By Megan Barber The perfect children’s book both captivates the young reader and provides enough substance to keep parents from tearing their hair out at bedtime. We combed through this year’s fresh crop of picture books focused on cities,...
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