10 Books on Architecture You Can Read Online For Free

These ten books that cover a broad range of topics, from Herman Hertzberger’s advice to architecture students to an analysis of the films of Alfred Hitchcock. by Kaley Overstreet There are few things in this world better than books on architecture, especially when...
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Q&A: Alexandra Lange on ‘The Design of Childhood’

From wooden blocks to city blocks, the Curbed critic’s new book explains why child-focused design is actually for everyone By Kelsey Keith This week is a special one for Curbed: our architecture critic, Alexandra Lange—she of Black Mirror home conspiracies, teen space, Late...
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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The MIT Press is set to make at least 25 landmark out-of-date architecture books freely accessible, including works about Frank Lloyd Wright and Alberti.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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The Pond as a Deadly Device and Other Architectural Terrors

Theo Deutinger draws the ways we kill, harm, and exclude—with beauty. By Aaron Betsky “Pond. Used at the perimeter to deter intruders from entering. Piranhas can be added for an extra deadly effect.” This laconic caption to a section of a pond, which extends to the silhouette of...
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Blue Dunes: Climate Change by Design (Courtesy Amazon)

AN rounds up our favorite climate change books of 2018

With such a global problem facing humanity, how can architects adapt to a future plagued by natural disasters? AN rounds up our favorite books for thinking about, and designing for, an uncertain world. Coastal flooding, heatwaves, snow storms, droughts, wildfires and hurricanes;...
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Collapse of Artifice and Black Dog Publishing “terrible blow” to architecture

Architecture publishers Artifice and Black Dog have become insolvent, leaving architects scrambling to rescue copies of books and retrieve digital files. India Block Independent London architecture publishing company Artifice and sister publisher Black Dog Publishing have become...
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Coffee Lids: Peel, Pinch, Pucker, Puncture: a book by Louise Harpman and Scott Specht

What besides passion keeps the architect designing day and night? Coffee! Ask the architects… If you’re one of the 200 million Americans who drink coffee every day, you may have marveled at the ubiquitous plastic coffee cup lid, with its clever combination of...
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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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