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Game-Changing Ideas for a Sustainable World

Author Jared Green polls 80 of the world's preeminent thinkers on ways to build for a sustainable future in a new book from Princeton Architectural Press.
April 22, 2015
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Monochromatic Color Palettes Are the Ultimate Modern Design Tool

With stunning photographs by Pia Ullin, Monochrome Home shows how restrained color palettes of inky blues, black, white, and neutrals create a sophisticated, modern interior. Written by Hilary Robertson and published by Ryland, Peters & Small, the tome offers a glimpse into high-design homes along with detailed sourcing information and practical advice on how to execute the looks yourself.
March 30, 2015
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A New Book on the Los Angeles Development of Iconic Modernist Architect A. Quincy Jones

Architect and Dwell on Design Los Angeles speaker Cory Buckner’s forthcoming book, Crestwood Hills: The Chronicle of a Modern Utopia, revisits the obstacles faced by the Mutual Housing Association (MHA) in 1947, as they worked to develop a utopian, post–World War II community in Brentwood, California. The struggling Crestwood Hills project (originally called the Mutual Housing Tract) eventually put the MHA on the map as the only successful large-scale modern housing cooperative in the west. The cooperative hired Southern California modernist architects A. Quincy Jones and Whitney R. Smith to design 28 floor plans to offer its members.
February 25, 2015
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26 Books You Need to Read if You Love Design

Delving into everything from Alexander Girard to wabi-sabi, we take a look at 26 authoritative works on modern architecture, design, and technology.
December 28, 2014

These Studios of Scandinavian Designers Are Bursting with Creativity

A book profiling workspaces ends up revealing the personalities of Scandinavian creatives, craftspeople, and makers.
November 4, 2014
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5 Must-Read Books On Color

New releases on the wonderful world of color—or a palate-cleansing lack thereof.
October 25, 2014
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Stunning Modern Cabins and Hideouts in a New Book

There's no denying the appeal of a cozy retreat tucked into the wilderness. Cabins, a new tome from Taschen due out in November, surveys structures spanning a riverfront boathouse to a bungalow in Sri Lanka.
September 15, 2014
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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.
May 21, 2014