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  1. Five Buck Book
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    Five Buck Book

    Got five dollars lying around? For $5.00 (plus, um, $7.50 shipping), you can snag a copy of George Nelson's 1977 classic How To See: A Guide to Reading our Man Made Environment from Design Within...

    written by: David A. Greene
    11.01.08

  2. Eutopia! I’ve Found it!
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    Eutopia! I’ve Found it!

    While the rest of my Design Miami/Art Basel cohorts were traipsing around in a sea of expensive gear, white pants, and more stilettos than you can shake a Jean Prouvé side chair at, I...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.14.08

  3. Architecture and Design Books
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    Architecture and Design Books

    Dear Dwell, I am new to modernism and eager to learn all I can about architecture and design. What books would you recommend to a novice? —Mathilda Feigenbaum, Mission Hills, Kansas

    photos by: Peter Belanger
    01.01.09

  4. Transforming Shanghai
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    Transforming Shanghai

    There seems to be no end to the superlatives being used to describe cities in China: the buildings there are the biggest, the most, the heaviest, the longest, the deepest, the tallest, always...

    written by: Geoff Manaugh
    01.26.09

  5. Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

    Cities of Tomorrow: An Intellectual History of Urban Planning and Design in the Twentieth Century

    An exhaustive history of modern Western urban-planning theory and practice, Cities of Tomorrow tackles everything from major figures and events that shaped 20th-century urban life to fundamental...

  6. A Proper Primer on Modernism
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    A Proper Primer on Modernism

    The historicization of modern architecture is quick to lionize Mies, Gropius, Wright and others, but too often treats them as though they existed in a vacuum, a far-sighted brotherhood whose sole...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    01.28.09

  7. J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton
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    J. Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton

    "We thought design was this incredible discovery as a field, and yet no one was making it interesting. There was so much work to be done."

    written by: Shonquis Moreno
    photos by: Julian Broad
    02.26.09

  8. The Architecture of Unhappiness
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    The Architecture of Unhappiness

    I saw the wonderful Cannes Grand Prix-winning gangster film Gomorrah directed by Matteo Garrone yesterday, and was struck at the level of decay and desecation presented. The film was set largely in...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    03.04.09

  9. Bigboxology 101
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    Bigboxology 101

    Now that the last laptop computer and toilet-paper dispenser have been liquidated from the once-mighty Circuit City, some very significant mementos remain: the 567 empty warehouse stores across the...

    written by: David A. Greene
    03.10.09

  10. Tiny Houses
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    Tiny Houses

    Living small is the new way to live big—whether within a tighter, more creatively written budget or physically in fewer square feet. In her new book Tiny Houses, Loud Paper Magazine founder...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    03.28.09

  11. The Mosque
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    The Mosque

    The Mosque. Political, Architectural and Social Transformations, compiled and edited by Dutchmen Ergün Erkoçu (an architect) and Cihan Bugdaci (a real estate developer) and out this...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    04.22.09

  12. Compound Addition
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    Compound Addition

    A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist menagerie.

    written by: Sarah Amelar
    photos by: Catherine Ledner
    05.13.09

  13. Q&A with Adam Kalkin
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    Q&A with Adam Kalkin

    In the In the Modern World section of our June 2009 issue, I reviewed artist-architect Adam Kalkin’s new monograph, Quik Build: Adam Kalkin's ABC of Container Architecture. The book is a...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    05.15.09

  14. Beyond the Bubble: The New Japanese Architecture

    Beyond the Bubble: The New Japanese Architecture

    It’s well documented that Japan replaces its building stock at an astonishing rate—the average life of a house is a mere 25 years. With that in mind, this attractive book examines...

    $79.95

  15. New Trio from Stout Publishers
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    New Trio from Stout Publishers

    One of the joys of coming in to Dwell every morning is passing by William Stout Architectural Books, maybe the best design bookstore I've seen. In addition to shelves and shelves of books on...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    07.15.09

  16. Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book
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    Author Q&A: The BLDGBLOG Book

    Many of you had the pleasure of reading Geoff Manaugh's work while he was a Senior Editor here at Dwell, but if you've not yet checked out the blog he's been writing for the last five years or so,...

    07.28.09

  17. Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Camps: A Guide to 21st-Century Space

    Offering far more than a reminiscence of summer sleepaways, author Charlie Hailey addresses questions of “identity, residency, safety, and tensions of mobility and fixity” in three...

    $29.95

  18. Reading Ada Louise Huxtable
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    Reading Ada Louise Huxtable

    I picked up this copy of Kicked a Building Lately? by the onetime New York Times architecture critic Ada Louise Huxtable while on vacation this summer. The used bookstores of small-town Maine...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    09.23.09

  19. Unpacking My Library
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    Unpacking My Library

    I just got a wonderful new book in the mail today concerning famous archtiects and their personal collections of books. Unpacking My Library: Architects and their Books is due out from Yale...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    11.23.09

  20. Wonders of the World
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    Wonders of the World

    Though not strictly modern—well, not modern at all, really—the Wonders of the World series of books from Harvard Universtiy Press remains my favorite ongoing run of architectural tomes....

    written by: Aaron Britt
    12.15.09

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