books

Miller’s Mid-Century Modern book returns to the shelves

This was out back in 2012, but has been out of print for some time now, leading to high secondary prices. So good to see Miller’s Mid-Century Modern: Living with Mid-Century Modern Design back on pre-order. It isn’t clear if the content within has been updated by Judith Miller, but as the cover is new, […]

Out now: Modernist London poster book by Sarah Evans

Love the look of modernist facades? You probably want the Modernist London poster book by Sarah Evans for Christmas. Sarah Evans is the architect and designer behind Oscar Francis, using her knowledge and skill to create this poster art book featuring 22 architectural illustrations. From the National Theatre on the Southbank, to Willow Road in […]

Now on pre-order: How to Love Brutalism by John Grindrod (Batsford)

Always nice to see a John Grindrod book on the upcoming list, in this case How to Love Brutalism, which is published by Batsford. This 144-page hardback book is described as a ‘passionate and personal book about the writer’s own love’ for a style of architecture that’s had something of a second coming in the […]

Coming soon: Post-Modern Buildings in Britain by Elain Harwood and Geraint Franklin

Batsford, in conjunction with the 20th Century Society, is releasing Post-Modern Buildings in Britain by Elain Harwood and Geraint Franklin in November. Post-modernism is described as the ‘1980s counter to Brutalism’, but a style that did fall out of fashion until key buildings began to disappear. It is now being reassessed by historians Geraint Franklin […]

Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings by Cemal Emden

This actually popped up last month, but I only spotted Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings by Cemal Emden this week. Glad I did, as it really does sound like a winner. Here’s the background. In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden decided to document every building designed by Le Corbusier. It took him through three continents, taking […]

Out now: Bauhaus Travel Book by Ingolf Kern (Prestel)

If you fancy a bit of architectural tourism, then you might want to check out the Bauhaus Travel Book by Ingolf Kern, which has been published by Prestel. It is pretty much what you expect, a 304-page travel guide covering Germany’s Bauhaus architecture, picking out over 100 locations that can still be visited today. Divided […]

New book: Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate by Anton Rodriguez

If you love the Barbican, you might want to get your hands on Residents: Inside the Iconic Barbican Estate by Anton Rodriguez. Exclusive to the Barbican shop, this 160-page book is your window into life on this modernist / brutalist masterpiece. Anton Rodriguez is a both professional photographer and Barbican resident, so the ideal man […]

Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture by Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd (Phaidon)

Not out yet, but you can pre-order Ornament is Crime: Modernist Architecture by Albert Hill and Matt Gibberd (Phaidon) right now. If you love the buildings we feature on this site, you might want to do that to. Ornament Is Crime is described as ‘a celebration and a thought-provoking reappraisal of modernist architecture’. Its argument […]

book review: ‘jo nagasaka: on my mind’ is an intimate dialogue on a life of design

like a diary with many authors, this book takes a personal look at the professional life of jo nagasaka and schemata architects.

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Crowdfunding campaign: Manchester Modern book by Richard Brook and Vaseem Bhatti

How does the idea of some northern modernism grab you? If it does, you might want to support the production of the Manchester Modern book by Richard Brook and Vaseem Bhatti. It’s a crowdfunded project, with the aim of producing the book in the first quarter of 2017. Early support is strong, so we suspect […]