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  1. Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography
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    Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography

    A new biography highlights the rich, black-and-white photography of Balthazar Korab, whose sharp imagery helped give a face to modernist architecture in mid-century America.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    12.18.12

  2. 3 New Book Releases: The Life and Work of Le Corbusier
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    3 New Book Releases: The Life and Work of Le Corbusier

    2012 marked what would have been the 125th birthday of the great French architect Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, better known to the world as Le Corbusier.

    written by: Kelsey Keith
    05.22.13

  3. Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio
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    Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 by Philip Jodidio

    Taschen’s forthcoming Wood Architecture Now! Volume 2 is a compilation of pioneering works built from man’s inaugural construction material. Pushed to the wayside of late for steel, concrete, and...

    written by: Sara Carpenter
    06.11.13

  4. Do It: The Compendium by Hans Ulrich Obrist
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    Do It: The Compendium by Hans Ulrich Obrist

    With his newest book, internationally renowned curator Hans Ulrich Obrist brings together 20 years of his do it project: an expansive series of artist-produced instructions, able to be replicated...

    written by: Laura Feinstein
    06.18.13

  5. The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry
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    The Future of Architecture by Pieterjan Grandry

    The future of architecture is no new concept for reflection. Frank Lloyd Wright wrote a book about it, published in 1970, and before that Walter Gropius can be heard articulating his theories on...

    written by: Cortney Cassidy
    07.25.13

  6. Reading Time: Creative Books for Kids
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    Reading Time: Creative Books for Kids

    From picture books for pint-size readers to more involved, didactic tomes that parents can read to their kids, break out these entertaining and educational volumes for more creative play.

    written by: Dan Maginn
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    09.27.13

  7. Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'
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    Jose Dávila's Compilation of Architecture That's 'There But Not'

    In a new book, artist Jose Dávila ponders, "How many buildings around the world have such distinctive designs that simply their outline, and nothing else, is enough to identify them?" Focusing on...

    written by: Diana Budds
    11.26.13

  8. Suburban Sprawl Photographed from Above
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    Suburban Sprawl Photographed from Above

    Christoph Gielen's aerial photography reveals the patterns created by suburban development.

    written by: Brian Bruegge
    04.22.14

  9. Wonderwall Archives 01
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    Wonderwall Archives 01

    Back in 2009 we ran a conversation with Masamichi Katayama about the incredible Japanese retail design outfit Wonderwall. We only showed a handful of photos to go with it, but now with the...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    02.02.11

  10. Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
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    Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott

    On a recent weekend, whilst both sitting on a train and lolling by the river, I read the short, strange novel Flatland by Edwin Abbott Abbott. Occasionally a novel about architecture comes along,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.31.09

  11. More Favorite Play! Spaces
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    More Favorite Play! Spaces

    Our September 2011 issue is about to hit newsstands, but we're not finished celebrating play (the theme of our July/August 2011 issue). Earlier this week we featured five fantastic projects from...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    08.01.11

  12. Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion
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    Dwell Book Lists for Any Occasion

    The Dwell office and all of the editors’ homes are filled with books, from architecture classics to the newest covers, and some we keep around for fun. Here are four reading lists for our fellow...

    written by: Olivia Martin
    07.25.13

  13. Small-Scale Architecture Around the World
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    Small-Scale Architecture Around the World

    Philip Jodidio's new book visits innovative projects across the globe, investigating the ingenuity of small-scale design.

    written by: Jacqueline Leahy
    04.25.14

  14. Architecture Reads on Google Books
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    Architecture Reads on Google Books

    Far be it from me to suggest you spend your spare computer time reading—those R. Kelly vids are certainly not going to watch themselves—but after a quick advanced search on Google Books...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.10.10

  15. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works
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    Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Works

    Design fans, get ready to add a hot new monograph to the bookshelf—Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec: Works by Anniia Koivu is out from Phaidon Press this month. A handsome, large-format tome,...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    05.10.12

  16. 9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer
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    9 Amazing Modern Houses by Paul Archer

    We're big fans of British architect Paul Archer, so much so that we ran a story on the incredible Green Orchard house he designed for his parents in our June 2013 issue. Naturally we were thrilled...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    06.14.13

  17. Parsing Perec
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    Parsing Perec

    A few months back I received a pair of new books from the small Wakefield Press in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and have come to like them both very much. The first, a translation of Balzac's Treatise...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.06.10

  18. The Story of De Stijl
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    The Story of De Stijl

    The threads of turn-of-the-20th century radicalism in the arts and design have by now pretty much been woven into one broad yarn: capital-M Modernism. But the new book The Story of De Stijl:...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.22.11

  19. Crafting a Meaningful Home
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    Crafting a Meaningful Home

    Anonymous mass production is losing its mass-market appeal, and there’s a growing movement toward owning things that have origins beyond an assembly line. Handmade crafts have an inherent...

    written by: Jordan Kushins
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    03.24.11

  20. Beneath the Streets: Photos of New York’s Secret Underground
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    Beneath the Streets: Photos of New York’s Secret Underground

    A new book opens the door to a subterranean New York only seen by transit workers and graffiti artist.

    written by: Patrick Sisson
    05.21.14

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