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8 Essential Landscape Design and Gardening Books

We combed the latest publishing catalogs for a selection of tomes that illuminate all things green, from macro (land art) to micro (indoor planters).
March 11, 2014
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Reading List: Demolished Paul Rudolph Homes

Photographer Chris Mottalini pays homage to Paul Rudolph's architectural legacy by documenting his almost-demolished homes—and reminding us what we can't get back.
December 11, 2013
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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 silhouettes, Dávila excises structures from photographs leaving nothing but a void. It's easy to fill in the blanks for some—like the Great Pyramid at Giza—but others—like the Burj al Arab—are a bit more obscure. In the following slideshow, spy 10 of the projects in There But Not by Jose Dávila, published by powerHouse Books. Get your thinking caps on and see how many you can identify.
November 26, 2013
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Peter Fehrentz DIY Projects

German stylist and designer Peter Fehrentz presentes Made by Yourself, a step-by-step book comprising 48 do-it-yourself projects.
October 11, 2013
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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.
September 27, 2013
Many a love affair with modern design begins with a book: Here, a host of design experts list the key titles that set them on the path of infatuation.

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 bibliophiles.
July 25, 2013
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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 the fate of industry in this sound bite on Ubu Web. But Pieterjan Grandry of Crap is Good (see the special report on bloggers in the September 2013 issue) has initiated a new conversation, opening the platform to contemporary participants—to all who study, build, take shelter in, and/or experience architecture on a daily basis, which is safe to say, most of all of us. The variety of answers in the first volume (published 2012) range from philosophical observations on society to abstract visual interpretations, all submitted in answer to the open call as well by invitation. Volume II is currently open to submissions until September 1, 2013. To participate in this project, please send your answer through The Future of.
July 25, 2013
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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 anytime, anywhere.
June 18, 2013
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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 when Paul Archer Design put out the book Old to New: Houses by Paul Archer Design by Archer and Phyllis Richardson this spring. Here's a look at some of his other work with particular attention paid to his conversions of old British building types into sleek modern homes.
June 14, 2013
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