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Architecture Became Increasingly Obsessed with the Health of Bodies

Architecture historian Beatriz Colomina’s new book overlooks the concrete cruelties of the designed environment.   Written by Dima Stouhi In some theoretical books, architecture and the human body are more or less the same, each depending on one another. Oftentimes,...
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Sandow acquires Metropolis magazine

Architecture and design magazine Metropolis has been acquired by New York media company Sandow. Eleanor Gibson Architecture and design magazine Metropolis has been acquired by media company Sandow.The company’s CEO Adam Sandow said he was “thrilled” to add...
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A History of Modern American Architecture

A new book surveys the stunning work of Ezra Stoller, the most prominent photographer of 20th-century American architecture A major moment in Stoller’s early career was being contracted by news agency Underwood & Underwood to photograph the pavilions of the 1939 New York...
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Looking north from lower Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. (Jonathan Hilburg/AN)

New York Times brings back its Streetscapes column

Two years after the death of New York Times writer Christopher Gray, the paper of record is reviving his Streetscapes column with a new author. By Edward Gunts Fans of the late Christopher Gray’s Streetscapes column had much to cheer about last weekend when The New York Times...
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Diagram from Diana Agrest’s Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture (Courtesy Applied Research + Design)

Diana Agrest explores geology through representation in Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture

Landscape architect and professor Cathryn Dwyre-Perry reviews Diana Agrests new book on architetural representation and geology. By Cathryn Dwyre-Perry Architecture of Nature: Nature of Architecture By Diana Agrest Applied Research + Design Publishing $49.95 “Representation,...
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Book review: The Shaping of Us

The Shaping of Us: How Everyday Spaces Structure Our Lives, Behavior, and Well-Being Lily Bernheimer Trinity University Press, August 2019 Hardcover | 6 x 9 inches | 336 pages | 37 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-1595348722 | $26.95 Publisher Description: The spaces we...
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Book Review – Moon: Architectural Guide

Moon: Architectural Guide Paul Meuser DOM Publishers, October 2019 Paperback | Page Size inches | 336 pages | 500 illustrations | English | ISBN: 978-3869226705 | $39.95 Publisher Description: Architecture on the moon is no longer a naive fantasy dreamt up by space-flight...
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Morse and Stiles Colleges, Yale University, 1958-62, Eero Saarinen, architect. Saarinen is seen here with a large model of the two residential colleges, which he designed to have the rambling plan of an Italian hill town. Yale Manuscripts and Archives. (Excerpted from Living on Campus: An Architectural History of the American Dormitory.) Courtesy University of Minnesota Press

19 New Architecture and Design Books For Summer 2019

With warmer weather comes a fresh batch of exciting texts on architecture and design, past and present. Zachary Edelson, Samuel 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....
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Cutaway painting of a toroidal space colony, depicting a multi-tiered urban fabric. (NASA Ames Research Center/Rick Guidice)

Space Settlements explores what happens when we run out of Earth

In Space Settlements, Fred Scharmen argues that a series of paintings produced as part of a NASA study in 1975 has had a lasting impact on design. By Jonathan Hilburg Space Settlements By Fred Scharmen Columbia Books on Architecture and the City $24.00 The Earth is finite, and...
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Hardcover | 9 x 11-3/4 inches | 280 pages | English | ISBN: 978-1939621948 | $49.95

Book review: Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture

Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture Diana Agrest Applied Research and Design, January 2019 Publisher Description: Architecture of Nature/Nature of Architecture presents original research work, exploring the materiality and the forces at play in the history of the earth....
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