01: "African Metropolitan Architecture" is a collection of photos and essays from architect David Adjaye. Over the course of ten years, Adjaye documents and evaluates the architecture and built urban environment of 53 African cities in a quest to catalog, understand and define African architecture. Published by Rizzoli International, find it here.
02: Alex MacLean's "Over: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point," is a poignant visualization of the negative impact built environments have on our natural resources. The implications of continuing to sustain negligent behavior are overwhelming and evidence is captured in his eerily beautiful photographs. Learn more here.
03: The research by Urban-Think Tank in “Torre David: Informal Vertical Communities,” is the story of an uncompleted skyscraper in Caracas, inhabited by squatters. It highlights the informal community they formed that fuels a discussion of the future of urban development and its relationship to social influences. Learn more here.
04:Toyo Ito: Forces of Nature, edited by Jessie Turnball. The book is derived from Ito's 2009 Kassler lecture and illustrates projects such as the White U House, Taichung Opera House and Tama Art University Library to name a few, it includes a number of essays and interview with Ito. Learn more here.

05: Jean Prouvé (vol. 1 & 2) published by Galeire Patrick Seguin, celebrates the life and ingenuity of the French architect's contribution to 20th-century design. The extensive two-volume set is a collection of Prouvé's works and includes a detailed biography written by his daughter and essays by Raymound Guidot and Catherine Coley.
06: The High Line: The Inside Story of New York City's Park in the Sky is the first had account of Joshua David and Robert Hammond's inspiring decade-long effort to save the the abandoned railway and its transformation into one of the city's top outdoor destinations. Learn more here.

07: The Olympic City by Jon Pack and Gary Hustwit looks at the legacy of the Olympic Games in former host cities around the world. In a series of over 200 photographs the project documents the successes and failures of each city after the games are finished. Learn more here.

08: Plastic: A Toxic Love Story, by Susan Freinkel, is an eye-opening story of how plastic has permeated our daily lives and the effects on the environment and our health. Learn more here.




09: Carlo Scarpa: Architecture & Design by Guido Beltramini. The book catalogs the Italian architect’s career, spanning five decades from 1932 to 1978 and includes stunning photographs of all 58 of Scarpa’s completed structures. Learn more here.


10: The Greenest Home: Superinsulated and Passive House Design, by Julie Torres Moskovitz showcases 18 of the world's most attractive passive homes. Each case study includes detailed descriptions, plans and photographs. Learn more here.


11: Charles Correa's "A Place in the Shade: The New Landscape and Other Essays," explores architectural and urban issues in India. He identifies trends that are transforming the urbanization and architecture that do not consider or respond to climate, culture, financial resources, and diversity. Learn more here.
12: Author and tech expert Douglas Rushkoff exploree the proliferation of technology and its influence on our daily lives. In "Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commandments for a Digital Age," Rushkoff outlines ten ideas to help understand and navigate the biases of a changing technological landscape. Learn more here.
13: Peter Doig is an extensive collection of the Scottish-born artist's paintings, drawings and reference materials. His expressive compositions and use of color depicts visceral and dream-like moments in time derived from his past and photographic references. Published by Rizzoli, learn more here.

14: R.M. Schindler: 1887-1953 An Exploration of Space, highlights the Austrian born architect's major works and his influence within American architecture and California Modernism. Schindler's aesthetic and design principles pushed the boundaries of 'traditional' home design and living spaces. Learn more here.
15: The Sculpture of Louise Nevelson: Constructing a Legend, from Yale University Press highlights the American artist's career over a twenty year period. Known for her monumental installations and innovative sculptures, the book includes essays that examine themes and important issues expressed in Nevelson's work. Learn more here.
16: The Images of Architects, edited by Valerio Olgiati, it is a collection of images selected by 44 unique contemporary architects. Olgiati requested "...important images that show the basis of their work. Images that are in their head when they think. Images that show the origin of their architecture." Learn more here.
17: Lina Bo Bardi, by Zeuler R.M. de A. Lima, is a comprehensive study of her multi-faceted life and work. Best known for her design of Museu de Arte de São Paulo and the SEC Pompeia Leisure Center, the book goes beyond her buildings and examines her intellectual engagement with modern architecture. Learn more here.
18: Isay Weinfeld, by Raul A. Barreneche, highlights the Brazilian architect's commercial projects. With 200 photographs, architectural drawings and personal insights from Weinfeld for each project the book gives a comprehensive look into each design. Learn more here.


19: TSTUTSUMU: Traditional Japanese Packaging, from Bug News Network, depicts exquisite packaging examples from the personal collection of Japanese graphic designer, Hideyuki Oka. The traditional packaging uses all natural materials such as bamboo, rice straw, hemp, twine, paper, ceramics and leaves. Learn more here.
20: Spacesuit: Fashioning Apollo, by Nicholas de Monchaux tells the story behind the spacesuit for NASA. The development, evolution, technology, and various cultural and societal influences of the spacesuit demonstrates a relationship between what the Apollo astronauts wore and the design of the built environment. Learn more here.
21: Wood and Wood Joints: Building Traditions in Europe, Japan and China (2nd Edition) by Klaus Zwerger, describes the history of timber architecture. It explores the technical, aesthetic and ecological aspects of this material and looks at several hundred examples from Japan, Europe and China. Learn more here.
22:Summer House Storfjord, designed by Jensen & Skodvin and essay by Asmund Thorkildsen, presents the total collection of the project's working drawings. Built on pillars on a mountain ledge this summer home is adapted to the site, editing the view and directing the inside/outside experience. Learn more here.

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